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    26 Cheap Things To Treat Your Makeup Bag To Right Now

    Because nothing is more beautiful than a great find under $25. Okay, except you.

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    1. Some luxurious 24K gold under-eye masks full of skin superstar ingredients like vitamin C, collagen, and hyaluronic acid that might make it look like you actually got eight hours of sleep for once in your damn life.,

    Promising review: "I've posted pics of myself with these on my Snapchat so often and I've had SO many people reach out to me asking where I got them. They're my saving grace when I'm tired in the morning and my skin is dry. I put these on, wait 15 minutes, and I look so much more awake and moisturized and smooth. Tip: put them in the fridge and the cold makes them feel even better. You cannot beat the price. It’s refreshing to be able to feel like I’m pampering myself without breaking the bank. I wish I'd known about them sooner!" —Amazon Customer

    Get 15 pairs from Amazon for $17.93.

    2. Lottie London Blush Crush, cheeky powders with the Best. Names. Ever. Each shade is named after a different thirst-inducing celeb.

    *Thinks about that one Nick Jonas selfie* *No longer needs to put on blush*

    Promising review: "I was pleasantly surprised by this little blush. It's small enough that it would be good for travel, and buildable so it could the only blush you'd need to bring. Sometimes lighter shades don't show up on me, but the pigmentation is great. It blends like a dream, and I have no complaints." —Alyssa

    Get it from Ulta for $5.49 (available in Harry, Zayn, Zac, Justin, Nick, or Drake) or Asos for $8 (available in Harry or Zayn).

    3. Maybelline Falsies Washable Mascara, a hella volumizing formula that reviewers can't help but gush about.,

    Promising review: "This Maybelline formula is drugstore-priced, but high-end quality. That means that you can afford to get a new bottle every month or two to keep your mascara looking fresh without breaking the bank. The application wand is curved at the end, which gives your lashes a lot of curve, so it's ideal for people who like to skip the eyelash curler in the morning. The formula is, in a word, DREAMY. It's the kind of true black that creates such drama and intensity in the lashes. It goes on easily — a few swipes of the wand and your lashes, like the name claims, WILL look almost like falsies. It's shockingly hard to create clumps (with the amount of volume you get with this product, you'd expect MUCH more clumping). The length is like nothing I've ever experienced with other mascara brands."—Kayla

    Get it from Amazon for $4.69+ (available in six colors).

    4. e.l.f. Stardust Glitter Eyeliner for a glitzy and totally party-ready look. What are you celebrating? The fact that you can get these super shiny precious metal shades for under $5 (!!!!).

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    Promising review: "I got the Sea Foam shade and it's beautiful. It's a nice, subtle color with lots of glitter! I used it along my bottom lashes and under my black wing on the outer corner of my top lid and got so many compliments! It would be great to put over another, darker liquid liner. The glitter doesn't flake off, which is nice. It glides on easily, dries quickly, and stays put." —jennarator

    Get it from e.l.f for $4 (available in three colors).

    5. Aztec Secret Healing Clay, a natural, deep-cleaning mask that over 15,000 (!!!!) people swear by for giving their pores a refresh. Honestly, it could make spas obsolete.

    Promising review: "I cannot even explain to you how much I love this mask. I have very troubled skin, with terrible redness, cystic acne, scarring, and blackheads. They drove me crazy, and I didn’t feel comfortable in my own skin. Trying this mask was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. I make my mask by mixing it with apple cider vinegar, a splash of lemon juice, and a few drops of rosehip and tea tree oil. This mask has done wonders for my skin. I’ve been using it weekly for about two months now. I will never splurge on masks again. This is all I need. It pulls out all the blackheads and dirt at once. My skin went from hell to heaven in only 10 weeks. My pores used to be so enlarged, and now it looks like I’m using a blur filter, even when I’m not. This is the best $10 I’ve ever spent. My skin really was horribly inflamed and painful all the time before this mask, and now I don’t have to worry about acne anymore." —lorelai b

    Get a one pound tub from Amazon for $8.10.

    6. A fun ombré brush set with a handy storage cup so you can ombr-ing it with you everywhere.

    The set includes a fan brush, mascara brush, eyebrow comb, lip brush, eyeshadow brush, nose shadow brush, eyebrow brush, eyeliner brush, concealer brush, blush brush, foundation brush, contour brush, and case.

    Promising review: "The quality of these brushes is much better than I expected. They're so soft and I haven't had a problem with them shedding. It's great that they come with a matching holder; it's convenient for traveling and bringing on vacations. The colors are exactly as pictured. I definitely recommend these." —ILI

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99+ (available in three colors).

    7. An adorable cat ear headband that'll keep even the most unruly locks out of your face during your beauty routine for a purr-fect pampering session.,

    Promising review: "I'M SO HAPPY WITH THIS HEADBAND! I'm new to the skincare game and I've been trying to make myself get into a regimen. I have really long hair and I hate tying it up because of the creasing, and my other headbands fall down/don't hold my hair back/start to hurt after a while. This headband is cheap, cute, stays in place, doesn't damage your hair, is thick enough to keep bangs or long hair out of your face, and DOESN'T HURT. It's literally one of the best things I've bought from Amazon. I use it all the time." —Taylor

    Get it from Amazon for $6.

    8. Or if you're more of a dog person, a softening coconut oil sheet mask to temporarily transform you into, well, a literal dog person.

    Get it from Asos for $5.

    9. Urban Decay All Day All Night Travel Duo, an economical primer and setting spray set so you can always put your best face forward.

    It includes Quick Fix, a hydrating, pore-minimizing priming spray with vitamin B3, and All-Nighter, a super-strong setting spray to help your gorgeous look last for up to 16 hours.

    Promising review: "This is the best primer and setting spray duo! The price is great. The sleek packaging makes it easy for travel. They both last about three months or longer, even though I'm using them every single day and sometimes twice a day. I'm in love." —MrsBones

    Get it from Sephora for $19.

    10. An exfoliating foot peel that'll slough off dead skin and calluses to give you the softest feet you've ever had. Oh, and the strange and wonderful satisfaction of peeling off all that dead skin 😉.

    Promising review: "I'm surprised by how well it works. Inside the box are two pairs of plastic, foot-shaped sleeves with a clear, watery solution. You put your feet inside the sleeves for one hour, letting them soak in the solution. Then you rinse your feet off. As long as you don't have any open cuts or blisters, it doesn't hurt at all. Just when I thought this was a failed experiment (about five days in), the skin on my feet started peeling. It takes a few more days for the peel to complete (soaking your feet in warm water daily helps). The callouses on my heels are completely gone; I still have some rough areas on my forefoot, but it's a huge improvement." —Lazarus

    Get a two-pack from Amazon for $17.94.

    11. A lighted touchscreen mini mirror to turn your desk (or dresser, or locker) into an A-list-worthy dressing room.

    You just touch the button on the screen to adjust the brightness of the LED lights. It can also be rotated 180 degrees so you can admire yourself from all angles, and it comes with a mini 10x magnifying mirror so you're really ready for your close-up. Get the required AA batteries here.

    Promising review: "I'm impressed! It fits perfectly on my makeup table and while it may look a little small, it's actually the perfect size! The lights are great and it's amazing that you can dim them. The 10x magnification mirror is just an added bonus, and it attaches with suction cups. It's easy to use and the manufacturer provides wonderful instructions — they even send you an email before you get your mirror to let you know if customers had problems in the past and how they fixed them." —rambubbles

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99.

    12. Etude House Drawing Eye Brow, a double-ended eyebrow brush and pencil so effective, you'll never need to brows for the perfect eye product ever again.,

    Promising review: "This is the best eyebrow pencil I've ever used. I've been using it for about four years and I love it! I have very dark hair but extremely thin and light eyebrows. When I would wear eyeliner, I used to almost look like an alien because my eyebrows are so light, but this product has completely changed my life. I have extremely oily skin, but I use this after I apply my foundation and it lasts all day! This product usually lasts four to six months depending on how much you apply and if you use it every single day. It really is a fantastic product! Most eyebrow pencils that say they're for dark brown hair have a red tint and I absolutely hate that, but these don't. They're perfect." —Mir

    Get it from Amazon for $4.20+ (available in six colors).

    13. A bright sampling of mini polishes from OPI's Grease collection you're sure to be lovin' all summer long.

    It includes four pretty shades that go together like rama lama lama ka dinga da dinga dong: "Don't Cry Over Spilled Milkshakes," "Was It All Just A Dream?" "Pink Ladies Rule The School," and "You're The Shade That I Want." But forget want. These are the shades that you need, yes indeed.

    Promising review: "I'm a nail tech, and when I found out we were getting the Grease collection I freaked out. The colors are SOOOO pigmented, so cute, and great for this summer!" —Redd

    Get it from Jet for $11.95, Walmart for $12.95, or Ulta for $14.50.

    14. A gorgeous waterproof, moisturizing lipgloss in a pretty pink shade that looks just as good on as it does in the tube.

    Promising review: "This glossy, lightly-colored lipstick is perfect. I absolutely love it. I love how nice it looks despite how cheap it is. The flower inside is beautiful. It makes me feel so happy every time I apply it. It's the perfect color for an everyday, simple look and it feels light and smooth." —Baked Bunny

    Get it from Amazon for $4.01.

    15. A retro Nickelodeon eyeshadow palette for a fun way to show your love for your old fave shows, even now that you're all grown up.

    It includes ten colors with names inspired by the classic shows. Some personal faves? An Angelica-esque purple called "I'm The Boss" and a gold glitter you don't have to be Nigel from The Wild Thornberrys to think is "Smashing."

    Get it from Hot Topic for $11.83.

    16. A whimsical cooling, hydrating eye stick to keep you looking the polar opposite of tired.,

    It's made with cooling Icelandic mineral water, which may help lessen those bags under your eyes that seem to be a universal side effect of adulting, plus plant extracts thought to help moisturize your skin.

    Promising review: "Holy cow. I was not expecting something so simple to be so amazing. I read another reviewer say they kept theirs in the fridge and I did that as well. After cleansing my face, I took this out and rubbed some under my eyes, and it was the most cooling, refreshing feeling! Not only that, but the next day I noticed a visible lightening of my dark circles and the skin under my eyes looked brighter and well-moisturized. I really enjoy the scent of this as well. I actually look forward to taking my makeup off and using this every day!" —Amelia

    Get it from Amazon for $7.11.

    17. A subscription to Play!, Sephora's monthly goodie box that lets you sample minis of makeup, fragrance, skin, and hair products for wayyyyyy less than the price of buying them alone.

    When you subscribe, you'll fill out a questionnaire to make sure you're getting products that work for you. Then, every month you'll get a makeup bag, five products, access to video tutorials on how to use them as well as a booklet full of details and tips, and a coupon for 50 Beauty Insider points with your next full-size Sephora purchase. Plus, you and a friend will be able to attend Play! Date, an in-store event where you can chat with experts and play around with Sephora products to your heart's content. That's the stuff dreams are made of.

    Get it from Sephora for $10/month.

    18. Or Walmart Beauty Box, which'll send you samples of new products every season, plus tips on how to use them, all for five dollars. Yes, that is correct, FIVE DOLLARS.

    A subscription gets you four boxes a year, at a flat rate of $5 per box, no matter the number or value of the goodies inside. Check out BuzzFeed's full write-up here.

    Get it from Walmart for $5/box.

    19. A posh metallic manicure and grooming kit so you can totally nail the whole self-care-on-the-go thing.,

    It includes a fingernail clipper, a toenail clipper, a diagonal nail clipper, scissors, a cuticle trimmer, an ear pick, a double-sided push stick, tweezers, a nail file, a peeling knife, a blackhead extractor tool, and a V-shaped push stick.

    Promising review: "This is a beautiful case with a nice variety of quality stainless steel tools for your nails and face. I'm a massage therapist and I'm always trimming and filing my nails, so this will be perfect to take to work with me. The case has a nice weight and feel to it, and it's small enough to carry in a purse. It's a great buy and I recommend this to everyone!" —Emily

    Get it from Amazon for $10.98+ (available in two colors).

    20. A resplendent rainbow eyelash curler with over 3,000 positive reviews.

    Promising review: "I had some reservations about this eyelash curler, but all of the rave reviews convinced me to give it try. Now that I have one of my own I can see the benefits of this design and its simplicity. It's well made and works beautifully. It includes two replacement silicone pads, which I truly appreciate, and comes in a lovely black satin pouch. Clear instructions are also enclosed. For me, the best feature is the silicone pads. They prevent sticking and pulling. I'm getting up there in years and can't afford to lose a single lash. It's easy to clean and it won't rust, because it's made of stainless steel." —Oregonians

    Get it from Amazon for $10.99 (available in three colors).

    21. An unbelievably affordable smokey earth tone palette with just the right amount of shimmer.

    It includes eight shades, seven of which are metallics. Because even when you're rocking a neutral look, what's life without glitter?

    Get it from Charlotte Russe for $10.99.

    22. A genius shadow switching pan that allows you to quickly clean your brushes and use the same one for multiple colors. Spending money on tons of brushes is overrated, tbh.

    Promising review: "I'm impressed with how well the outer black sponge works for removing even the darkest shadows from your brush. You can turn around and use the same brush for a light shadow. The white square sponge in the middle can be removed so that you can moisten it for wet shadows, and it works well, too. Both of the sponges pop out and can be cleaned with brush cleaner and air dried. I use this product a lot more than I thought I would!" —Ms. Meg

    Get it from Ulta for $9.

    23. A set of Winky Lux mini lipstick pills in five rich, semi-matte shades at a price that's not hard to swallow.


    It's hard to pick a fave shade, but they're so small that you don't really have to — more than one can fit in even the tiniest going-out bag.

    Promising review: "I love this collection. Every color goes on smoothly and looks fantastic." —Whizzcat

    Get it from Winky Lux or Ulta for $16.

    24. A duo of Moschino fragrance minis that are just good, clean (and cheap) fun.

    Moschino is a fashion house known for out-there quirk — Adam Rippon's Oscars harness or Cardi B's Met Gala gown, anyone? — so it's no surprise their signature fragrances come in the cleverest little bottles. This set comes with the original Fresh Couture scent (mandarin and bergamot with a twist of raspberry) and the newer, floral-scented Moschino Fresh Couture Pink.

    Promising review: "This is a super cute little set. I've been wanting to try the Moschino scent for a long time, so this was a perfect way to do that. The original scent is a bit lighter/cleaner and more for every day, and the pink one is slightly more floral and more of a going-out scent. The bottles are very small, but I still think this is a good way to try both scents considering the price of a full bottle. But I am definitely considering a full bottle of the pink one." —clurivy

    Get it from Sephora for $16.

    25. Fenty Match Stix Shimmer Skinstick, glam multipurpose makeup sticks invented by Queen Ri with one goal in mind — to leave you shining bright like a diamond.

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    While they may be a bit more expensive than other items on this list, they're on the lower end of Fenty Beauty prices AND you get tons of bang for your buck. These can be used as highlight, blush, or pretty much anything you can dream up (some reviewers even mention using them on lips and eyes). And if you splurge on more than one, they're magnetic and fit together! Check out BuzzFeed's full review here.

    Get it from Sephora for $25 (available in 10 colors).

    26. And an aww-worthy makeup bag sure to meet all your koala-fications for taking your beauty goodies on the go.

    Get it from Forever 21 for $9.90.

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