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    29 Products Under $10 With Truly Dramatic Before & After Photos

    Cheap products. Incredible transformations.

    We hope you love the products we recommend! All of them were independently selected by our editors. Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page if you decide to shop from them. Oh, and FYI β€” prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

    1. The cult-favorite Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay Mask for the deepest pore cleansing your skin's ever experienced.

    Most people mix it with some apple cider vinegar so it can work its magic.

    Promising review: "My 15-year-old daughter has acne that has only gotten progressively worse no matter what medication changes were made. I purchased this product as a last resort. My baby girl and I both used this only mask twice, on a Friday and the following Sunday. I cannot describe the improvement it made in her skin. All the antibiotics, creams, etc. have not had anywhere near the effect of this very simple remedy." β€”Campheadmama

    Get a one-pound tub on Amazon for $10.95.

    2. Some Bottle Bright fizzing tablets that are like an ultra-powerful bath bomb for your travel water bottles and mugs β€” they deeply clean even the most built-up layers of coffee and tea stains.

    Promising review: "Can I give Bottle Bright 10 stars? This is a MIRACLE product. I saw it on Shark Tank last week and was really surprised that Lori was the only one that made them an offer (the other Sharks must not use Contigo travel mugs). I immediately ordered it to try and save my Contigo mug that I thought was too far gone. One 10-minute go-round with this product in warm water cleaned the dark brown layer of crud off the bottom of the mug, revealing perfect, shiny, good-as-new stainless steel underneath! I'd tried everything to get that off, but the shape of the bottle made it nearly impossible to scrub. With this product, it rinsed right off like it was nothing. I decided to try one more tablet with hot water and leave it overnight to get the stains off the sides of the bottle. This morning when I rinsed it out, I was absolutely blown away by how perfect it looks. I almost didn't want to put more coffee in it! Also, as the product was sitting and doing its thing in the water, there was no odor whatsoever, and there is absolutely no residual taste. I don't know how they did it, but this incredible product is a MUST-HAVE if you have a mug that you find impossible to clean!" β€”Erica C.

    Get a pack of 12 tablets on Amazon for $7.99.

    3. A scarf organizer so you no longer have to dig through a messy pile to find the perfect match for today's outfit.

    Reviewers say it also works well for leggings and ties!

    Promising review: "This thing is amazing. I was skeptical about buying because all the other reviews had pictures with lighter summery/spring scarves but my collection is mostly winter wear. I wasn’t sure it would hold all my large blanket scarves but it does. My grandmother saw it and asked me to order one for her! This was the perfect solution to my organization problem." β€”Nikolette

    Get it on Amazon for $9.87.

    4. A set microfiber makeup remover cloths that will swipe off every speck of foundation and eye makeup with just water β€” yep, WATER.

    Promising review: "I was skeptical of these, but now I'm pretty sure they're what Mulan's outfit was made of when she wiped her makeup off on her sleeve in the movie. Even totally dry, they do a pretty impressive job of taking off all my makeup (including waterproof eyeliner and mascara) in a couple swipes. I like to use a little micellar water to make my skin feel a little cleaner. It's nice not to burn through so many cotton pads." β€”RachelM

    Get the pack of three on Amazon for $3.99 or a pack of five for $7.12.

    5. A drain millipede to reach deep into your slow drains and extract the slime-and-hair monster who's been lurking for far too long.,

    Promising review: "Never has my flabber been so ghasted. For a sub-$6 tool, this worked amazingly great. Pulled out a 3.5-foot-long hair monster from the shower drain. User tip: when you pull back a little and feel resistance, reinsert the millipede and twist (a pair of pliers helps with this) like your life depended on it. This gets the clog to wrap around the little tines a lot more and gives you stronger leverage to unclog the nasty SOB.

    The times are so clingy, that is near impossible to clean off the hair clog afterwards. Makes this essentially a one use tool, which I'm ok with. I don't have to clean and store a drain snake for a once a year (at most) use." β€”J.M.

    Get one on Amazon for $5.01.

    6. A matte foundation with buildable coverage that doesn't require a setting powder to seriously stand up to oily skin.

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    Promising review: "I love this foundation. This is the first foundation I have tried that has matched my skin so closely. It gives me medium to light coverage which I personally love because I like wearing this during the summertime. I have acne scars that I really don't love β€” they make me feel self-conscious β€” but this product provided coverage over them. In the two photos linked I only used foundation, no concealer, around my cheeks and forehead. You can obviously see the coverage this foundation gave me. Also what tops it all is that this foundation is matte! I have very oily skin so this thing is my holy grail. If you are wondering whether to get it just read this review. It goes on and blends flawlessly. I bought another bottle just because I love it so much! (Btw I got the color 330 Toffee Caramel)." β€”Simpleebekah

    Get it on Amazon for $5.64 (37 shades).

    7. A wood polish and conditioner to restore all kinds of faded and water-stained tables, cabinets, furniture, doors, and even natural wood floors to their former glory.

    All you do is apply a thick-ish coat, wait 20-30 minutes for it to soak in, then wipe up the excess with clean cloth. A few reviewers note it's not a complete substitute for a true refinishing, but agree it can go a long way toward making things look better while you procrastinate on a refinish.

    Promising review: "I cannot even believe this stuff. I just purchased a house built in 1900 with gorgeous original woodwork that not had attention in quite some time. I was a little skeptical trying something like this, so I tried it out on some woodwork that is behind a dresser. Next thing I know, I'm putting this on any piece of wood I can find. This stuff is a miracle in a bottle. Do not hesitate to purchase this, I will always keep some on hand from here on out." β€”Kristen

    Get a 16oz bottle on Amazon for $8.48.

    8. A makeup brush cleaning egg and shampoo combo that extracts every last bit of leftover makeup on your brushes without damaging their delicate bristles.

    Promising review: "I love these little cleaning eggs! I coupled one with a brush shampoo. It cleaned out loads of product even after I thought they were clean. My brushes are now fresh and soft. I was able to really get my brushes clean without having to be overly rough with them. A solid purchase.

    Tip: hang your brushes upside down to dry to keep the bristles soft and fluffy and allow the bases to fully dry out. (I use an IKEA sock hanger)." β€”Shadia Elhert

    Get them both on Amazon: the shampoo for $4.79 and the pack of two eggs for $5.99 (that's $10.78 total).

    (Bonus tip: If you don't happen to have an Ikea sock hanger lying around, you can always use hair ties and your towel rack to easily dry your brushes upside down.)

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    Now back to your regularly scheduled products...

    9. A pumice stone because years (or even weeks) of iron, calcium, and other mineral buildup isn't going to scrub itself off in the space of just five minutes.

    Promising review: "We rented a home and the toilets were disgusting. The picture above is after just five minutes with the stone. I had tried bleach, every toilet bowl cleaner available, and countless hours of scrubbing to no avail, but this stone worked instantly! I will be buying several more! The stone does dissolve when scrubbing so you need a couple. I was able to completely do almost two toilets that looked awful with one stone!" β€”CristaCross

    Get one on Amazon for $9.41.

    10. A callus-busting foot file so you don't have to spend hours applying lotions or scraping at your foot with a (pumice) rock to actually see results.

    Promising review: "This thing is pretty amazing. I was skeptical for sure, since I've tried all kinds of lotions, balms, and stone-based products, none of which helped my heels whatsoever. I've worn socks to bed for years, because if I don't the sheets hardly last a week before they have holes rubbed through them. My wife ordered this thing that looks like a mini cheese grater, lol, and after two minutes β€” two minutes!! β€” of rubbing it on my heel, it's a complete 180. I never would've believed it until I tried it myself. This is well worth double what it costs." β€”LBK

    Get it on Amazon for $7.39.

    11. A witch hazel toner you simply wipe over your face once a day to cleanse, moisturize, and rebalance your skin β€” even if it's a little bit sensitive.

    Promising review: "I buy this when my other bottle is only half empty β€” that's how much I don't want to be without it. The smell is so good that even if it didn't work amazing wonders on my skin, I would use it just for that. But it does work! Because of this toner, my skin is brighter, more even, and just plain pretty. It feels moisturizing and clean, without giving your skin that tight feeling. I have pretty sensitive skin, but it doesn't burn at all. It tightens pores and helps with all skin needs, whether you break out a lot, are young or old, or have dry or combination skin β€” it's universal." β€”Gail Shelton

    Get a bottle on Amazon for $8.54.

    12. A working hands cream to instantly improve the dried out layer on your hands, which basically happened the moment the weather dipped below 70.

    Promising review: "Every winter, my fingers and knuckles crack and bleed. I've tried everything on the market to heal my hands. I received this hand cream yesterday and when I put it on, I could tell right away that this was better than anything I'd tried. This stuff started working immediately. I filled all the cuts and cracks on my hands with this cream, and today they are all almost healed. I believe that this is the best hand cream ever made on Earth." β€”Steve

    Get it from Amazon for $7.95.

    13. A rust stain remover so you can harness all the powers of chemistry to make the stubborn red-orange dissolve and vanish with just a few sprays.

    Promising review: "The photos speak for themselves. When we bought our home there was no water softener and years of iron build up. We tried so many things on our shower. Nothing worked. We were convinced we’d be stuck until we renovated the bathroom. But this worked wonders. I still can’t believe it. We had to let it sit for about an hour, then it dissolved and wiped right off. Definitely use in a ventilated area if possible." β€”M. Gilardi

    Get it on Amazon for $5.

    14. An HD concealer ready and willing to seamlessly disguise any acne, under-eye circles, dark spots, and more.

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    Promising review: "I'm of African descent and I suffer from hyper-pigmentation and dark spots, which is why I wanted to buy this product in hopes of it hiding my dark spots (because sometimes foundation doesn't have enough coverage). So, I bought this and OMG it works! I put it on my dark spots, took a beauty blender to just play it down, then took my foundation with a brush, and bow! You don't see dark spots and it doesn't look cakey! A little goes a long way, so don't use a lot." β€”jaszyboo

    Get it from Amazon for $4.99 (22 shades).

    15. A headlight restoration kit to make your car's brights look sparkling and new again thanks to a cleaning wipe and just a dash of elbow grease.

    Promising review: "This stuff worked great! My car is six years old but it looked more like 20 with the cloudy headlights. The kit I received came with a double-sided fine sandpaper-type square, a red cloth, blue gloves, and a sealed package containing the wipe. The instructions are simple and clear: wet the surface and use the green side of the square to gently scrub off the milky, yellowish stuff on your headlights. Follow up with another splash of water and use the grey side to polish. This step will take more time and effort depending on how bad your headlights are. Once you think you're ready for the last step, take the red cloth and thoroughly dry the surface. I let it sit for a few minutes to make sure everything was dry as a bone. Last step: put on the gloves, open the packet, remove the thick wipe and carefully go over the surface once. All in all, this was a simple procedure that didn't take too much effort and my headlights look brand new. Win-win!" β€”Jeneroo2u

    Get it on Amazon for $9.90.

    16. A brow pencil and spoolie for natural-looking brows that take no effort and no time.

    Promising review: "Just got done ordering two more. I only write reviews for things that I really LOVE or really HATE... this one I absolutely love. It's very natural looking. And well, I'll just post my before-and-after pic and you will see why I love it." β€”Jenny S.

    Get it on Amazon for $4.50 (8 shades).

    17. A highly-rated honeycomb drawer insert to turn your sock-and-underwear pile into an well-sorted array where you can always find exactly what you need.

    Promising review: "One of the better non-basket-style ways to organize small clothing pieces in a drawer that I've found to date. I tried another style that allows for size customization but found the unit to always shift during use. This piece remains in place after its set up in the drawer. It allows for me to keep track of socks and other small clothing well and I can easily see if I need to replace items that get worn over time. (Or if I'm losing one too many socks to the dryer monster.)" β€”Marilyn

    Get it on Amazon for $6.79.

    18. A toilet wand cleaning system that uses a fresh scrubbie loaded with Clorox's powerful disinfecting cleaner every time, letting you ditch the nasty toilet brush you've been using for years.

    Plus there's a button on the wand that lets you release the scrubbie directly into the trash when you're done.

    Promising review: "When I moved into my current apartment, I inherited a toilet brush that had probably been used by the previous six tenants. It was nasty and disgusting. I'd had these toilet wands before, but I'd left them at my old apartment, so I knew I needed a replacement. These are so easy to use. You snap the sponge head onto the wand, clean your toilet, and unlock the used sponge head over the trash can. The sponge doesn't sit in its own filth waiting for the next time you use it. The handle sits in its own nook in the bin. I love it! I clean my toilet once a week and I like the how simple this system is." β€”Lauren Roland

    Get the starter kit on Amazon for $8.79.

    19. A bottle of anti-frizz serum to protect your hair from heat (thanks, styling tools) and humidity (great, outdoor air) so it stays sleek and smooth.

    Promising review: "I'm not sure what I'd do without my Frizz Ease. It smooths out my unruly hair leaving it manageable, but not heavy, sticky, or weighed down. My hair actually looks good when I use this product." β€”Dana G

    Get it on Amazon for $9.37.

    20. A patch kit engineered to have everything you need to seal up a dent or nail hole in one place: the spackle and primer in the tube, the putty knife on the end, and the sanding pad on the lid.,

    I used one of these myself to seal up holes from a shelf in my last apartment β€” it really does work like a charm! The only thing it doesn't come with is the paint, for obvious reasons. (But you could fill one of these reusable pens with your house paint to easily touch up any dents; they're two for $7.99 on Amazon.)

    Promising review: "I was initially a little concerned at the size of the tube once received but it ended up being more than needed. I used this to fill in two large lag bolt holes from a TV I previously had mounted on the wall and also four decent sized holes from a soundbar that was mounted below it.

    Application was extremely easy. I waited about 45 minutes and applied a coat of the next morning you could not even tell the holes were ever there. Highly recommended." β€”Steelstorm

    Get it on Amazon for $6.97.

    21. A pack of clip-in hair extensions for the days (or weeks!) you just feel like making your hair a little longer, thank you very much.

    Promising review: "I CAN'T BELIEVE ALL THE MONEY I SPENT on natural hair extensions until I got these. OMG I'm so amazed by how natural they look. They are super voluminous and soft. I bought two since my hair is really short and I like to use a huge amount of hair, but even with one you can rock lots of hairstyles. Thank you so much for this product!!! In the picture I'm wearing only one and you can tell how good they are." β€”JE

    Get the set of two on Amazon for $9.49.

    22. A bottle of soft cleanser to tackle all kinds of impossible stains on pots, pans, bathtubs, stoves, ovens, sinks, and basically any surface that won't scratch.

    Note that it won't scratch stainless pans, but it will scratch brushed stainless, so don't use it on your new brushed stainless fridge.

    Promising review: "I was so bummed when I scratched up my pretty white sink with pots and pans. I thought I'd need to have it replaced or try to sand it and refinish it somehow, but I bought this stuff as a last ditch effort to fix it myself. It takes some elbow grease to make them go away, the scratches don't just wipe off, but if you scrub at them for a few minutes they melt away pretty quickly. After two rounds my sink looks nearly brand new again. It also worked on a few mineral stains in my bathtub that I thought were permanent after soft scrub failed to remove them. Again, a little of this stuff, the scrubby side of a blue sponge, a little bit of effort and they were gone!" β€”Dan Borden

    Get a pack of two 13-ounce bottles on Amazon for $9.12.

    23. A roll of stainless steel contact paper that will make every circa-1990s appliance in your kitchen look like it belongs in the 21st century at long last.

    Promising review: "Amazing job at updating my wall oven. I searched for months trying to see what would be an alternative replacement to my dated wall oven (25 years old). The thing is, my old oven has always worked very well, so I couldn't really justify paying $2,000 to replace my working double wall oven only because of cosmetic reasons. Then it dawned on me that maybe if I updated the oven with this metal covering it would look like real stainless steel. So for literally the cost of $10 I updated my oven. The update is virtually unnoticeable unless you tell someone, and what's the best thing of all, it leaves no fingerprints. Best $10 I ever spent." β€”B. Lenj

    Get a roll on Amazon for $10.97.

    24. A red wine stain remover so you don't have to worry one bit if you (or your house guests) get a little messy with their merlot.

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    You seriously just spritz it on the stain β€” whether it's fresh OR you discover it the next morning β€” and watch it vanish before your eyes. It also works on blood, coffee, ink, and even pet accidents.

    Promising review: "This stuff might be actually magic. It got a three-year-old wine stain from a white carpet that I have used literally every product ever trying to remove. Folex, resolve, rug doctor, etc. Nothing worked, and I just ended up with an ugly brown stain. This stuff also has worked on every other hard to remove stain I have tried to on. Works great on red makeup stains and that high-pigment hot pink eye shadow I dropped on the white carpet that I thought would never come out." β€”Caitlin

    Get it on Amazon for $5.92.

    25. An eight-bin interlocking drawer organizer you can customize to any configuration so it fits your drawers just perfectly, giving every product a place and never sliding around.

    Promising review: "These organizer bins were just perfect for my needs. I love that I'm not stuck with one configuration, it's so easy to change out a large bin for two or three small bins or vice-versa so the number of different layout possibilities are endless. The bins are super easy to lock together so it's simple to increase the size by interlocking a few more bins or make it smaller by removing a couple bins. The bins are made of a thicker plastic and feel nice and sturdy. I use these in the utility drawer in the kitchen, the drawers in our bathroom vanity and my dressing table. This is my third set and I will be using these to organize some drawers in the garage." β€”Dee

    Get the eight bin set on Amazon for $10.89.

    26. A grout-cleaning brush with super-stiff bristles designed to scrub out every last bit of built-in dirt and grime with a minimal amount of effort on your part.

    Pair it with a heavy-duty grout cleaner β€” like Black Diamond's Ultimate Fast-Acting, $10.98 on Amazon β€” to make your job even easier.

    Promising review: "Finally, a grout scrubber that works! It sounds weird to call something as commoditized as a scrubber 'high-quality,' but this one really is. The bristles are very stiff, and so far, have not softened, bent, fell out or failed. And the ergonomic handle lets you dig in and scrub without getting an achy wrist or fingers. Pricy for a scrub brush? Yes. Worth every penny? Hell yes!" β€”Michael Kirby

    Get it on Amazon for $9.95.

    27. A can of spray paint that can make any thrift-store find look like you picked it up at a high-end furniture store.

    See the full makeover and more spray painting projects from KA Styles, and check out 34 other luxe spray paint transformations.

    Get a can of high-performance enamel spray paint on Amazon for $4.98+.

    28. And a can of metallic spray paint as a cheap and easy way to update the finish of any fixtures you're not in love with.

    People do this with their bath/shower fixtures, their sink faucets, the hardware on their doors...the transformational possibilities are endless!

    Get a can on Amazon for $6.78+ (available in silver, gold, oil-rubbed bronze, aluminum, nickel, and a brushed coppery-gold called ~Sparkling Canyon~).

    29. A water stain eraser because, yes, it is that easy to make minor damage to your wood furniture disappear right before your eyes.

    Promising review: "Worked pretty well for my cabinets. Had a hot water stain that came right out. The cloth is oily and leaves the wood a little shiny. Wear gloves. Did not work on a hot steam stain, but didn't think it would." β€”Amazon Customer

    Get it on Amazon for $4.99.

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