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    26 Cheap Beauty Products That'll Basically Last You Forever

    Save your wallet and your time with these because you won't have to keep replacing them.

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    1. Peripera Ink Tint Serum is super lightweight and won't dry out your lips because of its blend of hyaluronic acid and ceramides (those hydrate!). It gives lips a long-lasting petal-like bloom of color that's velvety, weightless, and bold. Even when it fades, it'll leave a pretty stain.


    Promising review: "This has the consistency of a liquid lipstick with a glossy finish. Not too sticky, not too drying. Once I apply a full coat, I leave it on while I apply the rest of my makeup. Once I'm finished, I wipe my lips with a clean tissue and I'm left with a perfectly stained lip. I then apply a coat of clear lip gloss so my lips don't dry out. The stain LASTS forever. I purchased this with the intention of staining my lips rather than a bold full coverage look. It stains my lips pinkish-red, making them look 'alive' and juicy. This staining power is strong. The only product that I've tried that lasts even longer is their Ink Velvet line."Kim-E

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99+ (available in five colors).

    2. The Crème Shop Banana Powder not only sets your makeup and brightens your face, but it also helps eliminate dark circles and blurs imperfections for a soft airbrushed and matte effect to your makeup. It's made with camellia flower and has a yummy banana scent you'll find very a-peeling indeed!

    The powder
    The Creme Shop

    I love using this to set my makeup because there's never any cakiness — it makes my makeup look fresh and bright so it doesn't oxidize or fade. The airbrushed effect is everything. There's a lot in the container so you don't have to worry about running out anytime soon.

    This is vegan, cruelty-free, paraben-free, and allergen-free.

    Get it from The Crème Shop for $14.

    3. Canmake Cream Cheek melts into your cheeks with its silky gel texture and makes you look lit from within with its vibrant color, which is so pigmented you only need a little. Ingredients like vegan squalene protect your skin from drying out, and it lasts for hours. This is small but mighty!


    Promising review: "I purchased this in the red color. I love the way it applies (it just takes a tiny amount) and the way it lasts. The color is beautiful, but must be applied sparingly and ‘tapped’ onto cheeks. It gives a very natural flush to the skin if applied with a light hand. I will certainly repurchase this, however, it will last a long time. I own a quite a few high-end blushes from a variety of brands, but this blush is the one I usually reach for."Ruby

    Get them from Amazon for $8.99+: two shades available here, the Clear Red shade here, and the Apple Cream shade here.

    4. Colourpop Blush Crush Eyeshadow Palette offers an array of pretty colors in three different finishes for soft, romantic looks. Plus, their palettes last a really long time!


    Promising review: "The most beautiful shades of pink. And looks great on my skin tone. I will definitely buy this again. Very pigmented. So a little goes a long way." —Patricia

    Get it from Colourpop for $14.

    5. A body brush gently massages for exfoliation and also helps improve blood circulation. It has rounded nodules and can be used in both wet and dry brushing. Reviewers also say it helps for cellulite, dry skin, and stretch marks! Plus, it's durable so it'll last you.

    the brush

    Promising review: "Great exfoliator. I had itchy skin and realized it was from dry skin that needed to be exfoliated. This did the trick! My skin feels so smooth and I'm not having to resist scratching in public like some dirty bird any more lol. Love this product. And it's lasting. Others have said it is flimsy or that bristles come out easily, that has NOT been my experience at all. I am not gentle with mine at all and all my my brush is still intact and as strong as ever. I'm happy with my purchase." —Lateisha

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    6. A beauty spatula helps you get every single drop out of your liquid makeup so your makeup lasts longer and you get your money's worth! It's washable too!

    reviewer photo of the spatula being used in foundation bottle

    Promising review: "Great little tool! Love this, I get at least 10% more out of bottles. Durable and lasting. Worth it if you are patient and thrifty." —Woodland Poppy

    Get it from Amazon for $5.69.

    7. Colourpop Little Snow Crème Lipstick is a limited-edition recreation of the same shade Elsa wears so you can ensnare every Frozen fan with your makeup look at *frost* sight. I use this as my go-to everyday color and it's been months and there's still a ton left in the tube so I am impressed! And look at that gorgeous wintry case, will ya?


    This lipstick is full-coverage, creamy, and hydrating thanks to its blend of açai, jojoba, and pomegranate seed butters. It also has natural antioxidants to protect your lips from environmental stressors, and is vegan and cruelty-free.

    Promising review: "The Colourpop lipsticks I have tried have all been gorgeous formulas, easy to apply, and this is no exception. The color payoff is beautiful and rich. I hope they make these Disney collections permanent because I will definitely want to repurchase." —Erin

    Get it from Colourpop for $9.

    8. Mented Gloss is smooth and shiny for that "your lips but better" look and is also buildable for when you're in the mood for some color. The models are wearing three coats so go for one or two if you want something sheer. You don't need a lot to make your lips look good!


    Mented is a Black-owned and woman-owned company! All lip glosses are vegan and cruelty-free.

    Promising review: "While it's not often that I wear lipstick or gloss during these times of wearing masks, when I am home I am never without it! This lip gloss is wonderful. Not sticky and lasts! It's made me feel much better and put together, even though I'm home more!" —Kristine

    Get it from Mented for $15 (available in seven shades).

    9. OGX Moroccan Sea Salt Spray texturizes hair for tousled, weightless volume and a refreshing look and scent, zapping the greasy look. It includes sea salt, sea kelp, and argan oil to make your hair look its best.

    the bottle

    Promising review: "This is an absolute steal! I've tried a multitude of hair products from designer to drugstore and this texturized ranks up there with the best of them. I have colored, fine hair and love the results. It's lightweight and gives my hair body and a healthy soft shine. It smells wonderful and I'm always tempted to use more than needed. No matter what style I'm going for, I always end up with touchably soft shining hair that stays in place all day. This bottle has already lasted twice as long as my last sea salt spray. Love the OGX brand and ingredients. Superb product!" —Crystal Belote

    Get it from Amazon for $6.49.

    10. Etude House Eyebrow Mascara gives, full natural-looking brows with its gel formula and soft hold so you can wear this every day!


    Promising review: "This eyebrow tint is my jam! It lasts me about three months if I use it every day. It mixes well with contact solution so I can make it last at least six months with that trick. I’ve completely stopped using an eyebrow pencil and it takes me second to put this on. Be aware that all three of the colors are on the warm tone side. The price and quality make this a winner in my book though." —Kara

    Get it from Amazon for $6.30 (available in five colors).

    11. Skinfood Egg White Pore Foam Cleanser uses egg white to regulate excessive sebum, deep clean pore-clogging impurities, tighten pores, and rid skin of bacteria so your complexion is fresh. I've been using this for months and it lasts forever — it's an ~egg-cellent~ cleanser!

    the bottle next to an egg

    Promising review: "This is my second time buying this because I really like how clean my face feels after using it! I only use this in the evenings after removing my makeup. I think it lives up to the 'deep cleansing' description. It leaves your pores SUPER CLEAN, and also has that kinda tightening feeling on your skin. I have combination skin so I think this may feel too drying if you have dry skin. Affordable, and you only need a tiny bit, so it lasts a long time!" —Cat

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    12. A vegan lip scrub will get you the most kissable lips ever, especially with this one's coconut and sugar blend. Also, it helps your lip products last longer and tastes like almond cookies 😋.

    Hand dipping into jar of scrub

    Promising review: "Dry lips has been something I’ve been dealing with for the past couple of years. My 5-year-old son even has dry lips. I decided to try this lip scrub. Been using it for a week now and my dry lips haven’t come back. So happy about this purchase. The product works, and the price of the item is great for what you get. Item is small but you only needs a little so I’m sure this will last me a good six to nine months." —Krista Leung

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    13. The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid is super cheap but super effective. All you need is a few drops so it lasts you a while, and this vegan formula helps prevent excess oil production, adds hydration, and boosts brightness — for less than $7!

    the clear bottle / Via @deciem

    Promising review: "So affordable with great results. I’ve used it every day and night after washing my face for the past month and I’ve seen a great difference in how hydrated my skin is. Worth every penny!" —reedlapage

    Get it from Sephora for $6.80 (available in two sizes) or from Amazon for $18 (in size large).

    14. An eyeshadow primer keeps your painstakingly applied eyeshadow crease-, flake-, and smudge-free for hours and hours! You'll only need a bit too so it'll last a long time.,

    Promising reviews: "My eyelids are oily and I always had mascara transfer issues until I started using the NARS primer. I have tried every eye primer on the market, and nothing had ever compared to that one. UNTIL THIS. I am shocked that a product, on Amazon, from an unknown to me company, for only $15 blows NARS out of the water. I love this stuff. It feels good, dries quickly, is colorless, only takes a small amount, and lasts all day (I work 12-hour shifts, so that's 16 hours in makeup at least!) I don't know what else I can say about this product other than I am shocked and will now be a diehard fan. I love it." —Bucket

    Get it from Amazon for $13.48.

    15. These reusable cloths gently cleanse dirt and makeup from your skin with just a splash of water instead of having to go through cotton pads. They're machine-washable too so you know these will last and you'll be saving your hard-earned money!

    Image of reviewer swatching different makeups on arm and then removing them all with a makeup cloth

    Promising review: "Honestly why are you using makeup wipes anymore? These last forever and take off all your makeup with water. They do become stained but they still work! Over time they’ll become less soft, but at that price they’re beyond worth it. I’ve had some for over a year and still use them and they work exactly the same. They aren’t as soft, but they still aren’t abrasive. This is honestly a makeup must and will save you so much time and money!!!" —Amazon Customer

    Get a set of three from Amazon for $4.49.

    16. Touch in Sol Mattish Liquid Eye Shadow goes on smooth for a burst of everyday color because glitter eyeshadow doesn't go with your look all the time. It's pigmented, quick to apply, and uses hyaluronic acid and calamine powder to moisturize. It also lasts the whole day so you'll always reach for it!

    Touch in Sol

    Get it from Touch in Sol for $16 (available in five shades).

    17. A silicone face mask brush helps you apply your face masks and other skincare products that you would normally have to dip your fingers into. No more bacteria-ridden fingers? Your skin will thank you.,

    Promising review: "These brushes are very easy to clean and use. They spread easily as well. Durable and soft. I’ve had mine for about a year and they still work as well as they did when I first bought them." —Amazon Customer

    Get the face brushes from Amazon for $3.98.

    18. EmaxDesign's 12-piece makeup brush set covers literally all your makeup needs without breaking the bank — foundation, blush, eyeshadow, highlighter, you name it! With its comfy bamboo handles and the included makeup bag for easy carrying, this kit will have you ~set~ for months.

    the brush set

    Tip: Wash the brushes before first use!

    The set contains: Foundation Brush, Big Eyeshadow Brush, Highlight Brush, Eye Smudge Brush, Concealer Brush, Eyebrow Brush, Small Eyeshadow Brush, Blusher Brush, Eyelash Brush, Multifunction Foundation Brush, Multifunction Blush Brush, Mini Kabuki Brush, a portable bag, and an instruction manual.

    Promising review: "I LOVE these brushes. I've had them for over a year and they still have kept up so well. They don't shed. Great quality. Super cute. Last forever." —Rachel

    Get it from Amazon for $10.99+ (also available with makeup blending sponge included).

    19. Citrus-Honey Aqua Glow Moisturizer is a moisturizer-serum hybrid, making it light as water while hydrating with honey, glycerin, and ceramides that'll leave you with plump, supple skin. Fruit oils brighten, and honey, being anti-inflammatory, soothes. All at an almost unbelievable price point and an amount that lasts months.

    the texture of the lotion, which is gel-like
    Peach and Lily

    Promising review: "I initially purchased this serum/moisturizer for my partner, but ended up falling in love with it for myself, too. It is deeply hydrating without being too heavy or clogging oily/acne-prone skin's pores. A little goes a very long way and the bottle lasts forever, even with twice daily use. I was initially worried that the fragrance would irritate my skin but I haven't experienced any issues two bottles later, and as a bonus it really does smell incredible. I would recommend this to any skin type, any time of year, though dry types might like adding an oil or sleeping pack at night. A steal!" —Cho

    Get it from Peach & Lily for $11.99.

    20. Maybelline SuperStay Matte Liquid Lipstick really makes a statement and completely dresses you up, even when the rest of you is dressed down. And because it pretty much never comes off, you don't have to keep reapplying 😉.

    @maybelline / Via,

    Promising review: "This literally will not come off unless you use heavy duty makeup remover. It is a little drying, but you can always put lip gloss or ChapStick over it after it dries. It's very pigmented. Probably my best liquid lipstick, definitely my cheapest. I'm buying a second one after like two days of owning the first." —Nikolai

    Get it Amazon for $7.98 (available in 20+ shades)

    21. Jacq's Hibiscus & Carrot Cleansing Bar sounds yummy and is just as yummy for your skin; with organic carrot, rice milk, and aloe vera, it fights body acne, moisturizes, and suits sensitive skin. You'll be tempted to use it everyday just for that heavenly moisturized feeling.

    the soap bar

    Jacq's is a small Black-owned business!

    Promising review: "This bar leaves my skin feeling soft and I love that the bar lasts a long time as well. Happy with it!" —Heidi

    Get it from Jacq's for $6+ (available in two sizes).

    22. Maybelline Lifter Gloss is not only super hydrating but also enhances your lips, making them look plump and adding color so you can wear them alone or over lipstick. Flaky, washed-out lips? No thanks!


    Promising review: "I like this gloss both alone, or on top of a matte lipstick. It's comfortable and long lasting. It smells nice also." —Briana

    Get it from Amazon for $6.98+ (available in five shades).

    23. This winged eyeliner stamp treats you to perfect wings every time. No more spending an hour doing and redoing your cat eyes. No more, dang it! Your time is precious! Get those wings, get those compliments, and go about your day.


    Promising review: "Best eyeliner ever. Stuff lasts forever. Even if you don't want to wing every time, the other side of pen stays on all day. I used to have to buy a new liner every other month and now I can go...the first one I bought still works, it's just starting to dry out a little. I bought it several months ago." —Tina

    Get it from Amazon for $13.97 (available in three sizes).

    24. Undone Beauty Lip to Cheek 3-in-1 Cream Palette tints your cheeks and lips with a dewy flush of color that's sheer, blendable, and buildable. It's divided into three sections that go from sheer to opaque so you can take your pick for the day. Given that it's infused with natural coconut, it's no wonder it makes your skin look good., Amazon

    This is vegan and cruelty free.

    Promising review: "Just received this. In the package it looks more pink than coral but when applied its true coral color comes through. I see this lasting quite a long time, as just a simple pat of the top sheer-stripe picks up enough pigment for my lips and one cheek. Just love this and can't wait to try other products!" —Bostonchic35

    Get it from Amazon for $14 (available in four shades).

    25. Elizavecca Collagen Coating Hair Protein Treatment restores the purity of your hair and helps with oil control, frizziness, damaged hair, the works! It's lightweight too so no heavy ingredients involved. You don't need much so it'll last you!

    Bek O'Connell / BuzzFeed

    Promising review: "This is the first product that I have ever used where I saw immediate results. For those out there that have tried Olaplex at home, it's very similar in consistency but I think I see better results and this product is much cheaper. I shampooed my hair, towel-dried so my hair was damp, then ran the product through all my hair, mostly concentrating on my ends. I left it in for as long as I could and rinsed it out and my hair felt smooth and soft immediately. I let my hair air dry and it was soooo shiny! It is a small bottle but you don't need to use much so I can see it lasting for a while if you only do a treatment once a week or once every two weeks." —Samantha

    We've tried this here at BuzzFeed and loved it! Check out our review of Elizavecca here (#1, along with other beauty products we've tried)!

    Get it from Amazon for $8.

    26. Vivienne Sabó French Mascara is a cult fave for adding dramatic volume and length to your lashes. I don't know about you but I'm all about the drama. And it lasts all the way through until you need to replace your mascara again (which you should do to protect your eyes).

    Reviewer's before/after pic using the mascara. The after pic shows longer, fuller-looking lashes.

    Promising review: "This is the best mascara I've ever owned and I've tried everything. It makes my lashes so long that people think I have falsies. It does not clump, does not crumble and flake, stays on all day, and comes off super easy when I use my makeup remover. The brush is plastic too which I love and usually this mascara lasts me for six months without drying out." —Stasy

    Get it from Amazon for $11+ (available in two shades).

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