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19 Inexpensive Beauty Brands You'll Fall In Love With

Because staying on budget is a beautiful thing. The products in this post were updated in March 2018.

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We asked the BuzzFeed Community to tell us about their favorite inexpensive beauty brands. Here are the budget-friendly results:

1. Canadian brand The Ordinary carries skincare products (and now, cosmetics!) for beauty nerds who care about high-quality ingredients...but DON'T want to max out their credit card.

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"I almost don't want to say anything because then the company will get even more popular but... I am obsessed! Their products are high quality and at great prices. I have gotten so many of my friends addicted to their stuff!" —hannahcma1

"Mostly skincare, but they are developing a line of color cosmetics too! My vitamin C serum was under $10, as well as hyaluronic acid serum, glycolic acid toner, AHA BHA mask, and anything else your skin could possibly need!!! I will never buy expensive skincare products again. I recently purchased both their coverage foundation and serum foundation and both are really good!"

shannonstl

Prices: Products start at $7.50.

Available at: Sephora, Asos, and The Ordinary.

What you should know: The Ordinary never tests on animals and is never formulated with parabens or sulfates. Plus, they offer a year-long refund policy if you're not satisfied with your products!

2. BH Cosmetics delivers super-pigmented products that promise high performance so you can live your most colorful life.

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"Everything on their site is super inexpensive. I've yet to try a product from them that didn't work for me. The Carli Bybel palette is one of my favorite makeup buys ever!" —nancyp4cdf73662

Prices: Lipsticks start at $1.99 and eyeshadow palettes start at $7.

Available at: Amazon, BH Cosmetics, Beauty Bay, Target, Jet, and Urban Outfitters.

What you should know: BH Cosmetics is cruelty-free and Leaping Bunny-certified.

3. Miss A offers cosmetics and dupes for fan-favorite beauty tools for as little as $1. You heard me — $1!!!!!

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"Everything's $1, with free shipping once you get to $35. The other brands are admittedly hit or miss but I've never been disappointed by the Miss A brand, called "AOA Studio." AOA has highlighters, single baked eyeshadows, primer, eyelashes, brushes, an amazing Beauty Blender dupe, and liquid and regular lipsticks. As a lipstick fiend, it's quite nice to just get 20 lip colors at once, and if it doesn't work out, you're only out $1." —tisaudrey

Prices: Cosmetics start at $1.

Available at: Exclusively at Miss A.

What you should know: Miss A releases limited edition products to fund their Paw Paw Charity Program, which helps animal rescue and adoptions. Their brand AOA Beauty is an official, registered member of PETA and is always cruelty-free and never tested on animals.

4. Wet n Wild is a brand beauty-lovers swear by for a reason; they have the latest makeup trends at affordable prices so you can be sure to try them all!

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"So many beauty gurus talk about his brand so I had to try it out myself. Most of their products are amazing for the price, and some even better than high-end makeup!" —sarahmartenss

"Liquid Catsuit is the best long-lasting lip color this cheap gal can buy." —badwolf3210

Prices: Eyeshadow palettes start at $2.99 and lipsticks start at $.99.

Available at: Amazon, Target, Jet, and Wet n Wild.

What you should know: All Wet n Wild products are PETA-certified, 100% cruelty-free, and most are vegan, too (check here for a current list of all their vegan products). PLUS, their fall collection is mermaid-themed, which means you need to check it out ASAP.

5. Coastal Scents carries top-quality cosmetics (especially their eyeshadow palettes) at prices that might make you rethink saving up for that Naked Palette.

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"Gorgeous, buttery smooth shadows that stay put all day!" —Laura Greene, Facebook

Prices: Eyeshadow palettes start at $4.99 and lipsticks start at $3.95.

Available at: Amazon, Jet, and Costal Scents.

What you should know: All Coastal Scents prodcuts are cruelty-free, never tested on animals, and always packaged in recyclable material. Plus, they never use parabens, gluten, or propylene glycol!

6. Colourpop has you covered when it comes to gorgeous pigments, tons of shades, and pretty packaging that'll make your friends say, "Wait, that only cost HOW MUCH?!"

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"Six-dollar lipsticks that actually stay on for 24 hours?! Yes Please!!!" —angelaf4c3acf0ac

Prices: Lipsticks start at $5 and eyeshadow palettes start at $12.

Available at: Colourpop right now. But starting in November, plus select products at Sephora!

What you should know: Colourpop is cruelty-free, never tests on animals, and all of their products are gluten-free. Most all of their products are vegan, too. Check their FAQs for a full list of their non-vegan products.

7. Sephora Brand harnesses the knowledge and expertise of the massive retailer to bring you fantastic formulas for much cheaper than the designer brands they also carry.

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"It's like the high end of drugstore products!" —hollys4af76bd26

"The matte lip stain. So long lasting, such great colors, all for $14. I get compliments literally every time I wear it." —paigef4a5436842

Prices: Products start at $3.

Available at: Exclusively at Sephora.

What you should know: They have tons and tons of reviews, plus a mini quiz, all so you can find your way to the right products.

8. NYX is one-stop shopping for all your facial needs; peep their bestsellers for all the best dupes of your favorite high-end products.

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"I definitely wish I had known about the retractable lip liners sooner! They are so great! They glide on smoothly and last a really long time. They also have a great color selection and are only like $4.99!" —blancs

"I was paying over $30 dollars for a brow pencil from Benefit, when NYX sells an even better one for less than half the price!" —ndeeram

"All of their products are so affordable and great quality. I swear by their matte liquid lipsticks and their 'Tame and Frame' eyebrow pomade!" —carolineg408d46bb5

"One of my favorites! I tend to reach for their products over my high end products." —katherineilardi

"I wish I knew about NYX sooner so I didn't spend so much money on high end makeup that performs the same. Their Lip Lingeries are just like high end but for a fraction of the price." —lillyc41980d729

Prices: Products start at $1.49.

Available at: Amazon, NYX.

What you should know: NYX products are PETA-certified and 100% cruelty-free. Plus, you can make *FREE* returns on any products ordered online as long as you do it within 45 days.

9. British brand Makeup Revolution's gooooorgeous pigments and packaging will keep you from buying another expensive makeup palette again.

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"A great brand for dupes!" —katherineilardi

"They make the BOMB eyeshadow palette dupes. Super pigmented!" —tiarakarnicej

Prices: Products start at $.91.

Available at: Tam Beauty and Ulta.

What you should know: All of their products are cruelty-free and never tested on animals.

10. E.L.F. makes taking care of your skin and experimenting with makeup fun, easy, and affordable.

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"Their eye shadows and synthetic brushes. Everything is very affordable, and the pigment is amazing!" —randanichole03

"ELF is the SHIT and I'm mad at everyone who knew and didn't tell me about it. My skin has never looked better and it's thanks to ELF!" —briizy

"Ok, I know a BUNCH of people use this brand but more people need to use ELF. Elf is cruelty free and VERY VERY cheap." —trixirita

Prices: Brushes start at $.69.

Available at: Target, Jet, and E.L.F.

What you should know: All E.L.F. products are hypoallergenic and non-comodogenic, and they never test on animals. E.L.F also has a rewards program called Beauty Squad so you can earn points and rewards as you shop!

11. The Bonbon Factory is a New Zealand company that ships internationally, so you can enjoy their Lush-esque products wherever you live.

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"A New Zealand brand. Absolutely fantastic!" —savvy12

Prices: Skincare starts at $9.99.

Available at: The Bonbon Factory website only (and in retail stores in New Zealand).

What you should know: Bonbon products are 100% cruelty-free, 100% vegan and plant-based, and handmade just for you.

12. Morphe specializes in professional-quality products for amateurs and experts alike — without the cost of brand names.

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"Their palettes are incredible and inexpensive." —taylorsmithxox

"Fantastic for eyeshadow and makeup brushes!! 35-color palettes are $23 and most brushes are really affordable. The eyeshadow is very good quality too!!" —shannonstl

Prices: Products start at $2.70.

Available at: Beauty Bay and Morphe.

What you should know: Morphe makes both animal hair and vegan brush sets so you can choose which to use.

13. Milani's blushes are highly regarded as NARS dupes, but be sure to try all their other high-quality cosmetics to get a beauty bang for your bucks.

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"I love Milani's blushes, especially the Rosa Romantica baked blush and Blossomtime Rose powder blush. Their lipsticks are great too." —annalee10

"Love it. Loving their matte metallic liquid lipsticks!" —rachelsporyh

Prices: Products start at $2.49.

Available at: Amazon, Target, Beauty Bay, Jet, and Milani.

What you should know: Milani is 100% cruelty-free and certified by PETA and Leaping Bunny.

14. Californian brand Concrete Minerals is dedicated to creating ~popping pigments~ without preservatives, parabens, or fillers.

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"They have vegan eyeshadow pigments and lip tints that are amazing and very affordable." —provocxtive

Prices: Eyeshadows are $8 and lip tints are $6.

Available at: Exclusively at Concrete Minerals.

What you should know: All Concrete Minerals products are 100% vegan, gluten-free, and cruelty free. They're certified by PETA and Leaping Bunny. Plus, their cosmetics are formulated without parabens, preservatives, and talc. They also include free samples with every order!

15. Rimmel London has been creating gorgeous cosmetics since 1834 and has since become Britain's best-selling beauty brand for a reason.

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"The Kate Moss lipsticks are the tits! The colors are all fab and they smell like watermelon! The texture is so smooth, and they stay put while never drying lips out. I always get compliments when I wear these lipsticks!" —ainet2

Prices: Products start at $2.29.

Available at: Amazon, Target, Asos, Jet, and Rimmel.

What you should know: Check out their collaboration with Kate Moss for full across-the-pond inspiration.

16. Neutrogena's skincare products have all the bases covered from sensitive skin to dark circles to acne to sun damage — all at amazingly low drugstore prices.

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"Neutrogena has amazing lightweight moisturizer with SPF for all skin types that's super affordable." —sassystyles467

Prices: Products start at $1.62.

Available at: Amazon, Target, Jet, and Neutrogena.

What you should know: If you're not happy with your product, you can return it for a full refund within 30 days.

17. Physician's Formula understands that bbs with sensitive skin want amazing makeup too — that's why they formulate all their products without irritants.

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Prices: Eyeshadow quads start at $3.99.

Available at: Amazon, Target, Jet, and Physician's Formula.

What you should know: Physician's Formula was started by an allergist in 1937, and since then the brand has been dedicated to cosmetics free of fragrances, PABA, and other irritating ingredients. They label their products with icons so you know what's right for you, including labels for oil-free, safe for contact lens-wearers, hypoallergenic, paraben-free, gluten-free and cruelty-free.

18. Juvia's Place is the perfect place for anyone looking for the most pigmented and wearable colors of all time. And the packaging? Pure 🔥.

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"They have amazing, affordable palettes that are often on sale. Their eyeshadows are incredibly pigmented and the pan size is generous. Plus, the packaging is beautiful." —supershayb

"Love these palettes; they're cheap, are super pigmented, and blend like a dream. 10/10 would recommend" —lucyp4575f7bbe

Prices: Single eyeshadows start at $5.50.

Available at: Beauty Bay and Juvia's Place.

What you should know: Juvia's Place never tests on animals. All of their brushes and eyeshadow palettes are cruelty-free and vegan. Most of their other products are also vegan.

19. Looxi Beauty will make you want to swatch, swatch, swatch all day. Just look at these!

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"They have beautiful pressed eyeshadows and highlighters. I got six or seven shadows from them recently and they're AMAZING quality. They're super pigmented, buttery smooth, blend amazingly, and last all day. Will definitely be getting more stuff from them." —Kylie Casino, Facebook

Prices: Eyeshadows are $5 and highlighters start at $7.50.

Available at: Exclusively at Looxi Beauty.

What you should know: Looxi doesn't test on animals, and most of their products are vegan. Just check the label or search "vegan" on their site for all the available products.

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