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    26 Cheap Ulta Products That Actually Give You The Same Results As High End Ones

    Full beauty collection, (mostly) full wallet, can't lose.

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    1. Maybelline Fit Me! Matte + Poreless Liquid Foundation proves you don't have to shell out the big bucks to attain a smooth AF, shine-free, and pore-minimizing canvas. With 40 shades, you won't have a problem finding your perfect shade, and at $8 a pop, you can buy multiple shades for different seasons without an ounce of guilt.

    2. ColourPop Got A Minute? Lippie Stix Bundle packs three super wearable rose/pink shades in a totally breathable formula that never feels heavy or chunky, and requires minimal touchups — toss all three in your purse, why not!

    3. Milani Make It Last Setting Spray is shine and humidity's worst enemy: it acts as a mattifying primer *and* keeps your makeup in place for up to 16 hours, while adding a bit of ~natural~ radiance.

    4. Not Your Mother's Clean Freak Refreshing Dry Shampoo mops up excess oil on that head of yours just like that *snaps finger* and leaves your hair matte, lighter, and tousling-ready. Third day hair? No sweat.

    5. Essence Make Me Brow Eyebrow Gel Mascara combs every single itty bitty hair into its rightful place and adds a dose of natural color, so your brows stay full and fabulous all day long.

    6. L.A. Girl HD Pro Concealer comes in skintone colors, as well as color-correcting shades like orange/green/purple, so you have a solution to every pesky blemish, dark circle, and areas of redness you come across.

    7. Garnier SkinActive All-In-One Micellar Cleansing Water swiftly removes all of your makeup without leaving any sticky residue or film behind, because we'd like to keep our vision intact — and you get a hefty 13.5 oz. bottle, so you don't ever feel guilty for squeezing out a little more than you might actually need.

    8. Lottie London Starry Eyed Stamp Liner Duo makes it a total snap to add a little flair to your usual cat eye — from personal experience, people will be so impressed by these "tattoos" that took literally no effort to create.

    9. Ulta Juice Infused Lip Oils soothe dry, cracked lips instantly with their sheer, glossy, and super-comfortable-wear formula boosted by nourishing Vitamin E and Alaria Esculenta Extract, which is an antioxidant conditioning agent.

    10. EcoTools Perfecting Blender Duo blends your foundation, concealer, and cream contour (hello, precise flat edges!) to total perfection — plus, they're PETA-certified, packaged in 100% Tree-Free Paper, and made with 80% bamboo fibers. What's not to love?

    11. e.l.f's Bubble Masks come in three types: Hydrating, Clarifying Charcoal, and Mattifying* — all three are gels that fizz up into foamy seas of bubbles that wipe away excess dirt and deep clean pores for a more radiant you.

    12. Makeup Revolution Re-Loaded Palette in "Iconic Fever" is just one of many eyeshadow palettes that basically mimic famous palettes from Huda, ABH, Urban Decay, and more at a fraction of the cost without sacrificing an ounce of quality and amazing pigmentation.

    13. If your lipstick preferences fall somewhere between liquid and gloss, NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream is perfect for you: its creamy formula is long-lasting but not drying, and leaves a soft matte — almost satin-y — finish. It also comes in SO many shades that include non-pinks, reds, etc.

    14. Catrice Prime & Fine Smoothing Primer has a few tricks up its sleeve, like making pores vanish and filling in fine lines, so you emerge from the magician's hat with a smooth, polished complexion ready for the show—I mean, day.

    15. L'Oreal Voluminous Lash Paradise Mascara uses 200+ bristles and a soft, wavy head design to catch every single millimeter of lash and bless you with voluminous, silky, and intensely black lashes.

    16. Wet N Wild MegaGlo Highlighting Powder packs in ~mega~ pigment and glow without the scary price tag — because taking amazing selfies shouldn't cost a fortune.

    17. Cosrx AHA/BHA Clarifying Treatment Toner prevents whiteheads and blackheads from even thinking about forming and disrupting the peace and balance of your facial landscape, and it also exfoliates/removes dry flakes and dull skin cells — it's so gentle, you don't even have to wash it off afterwards!

    18. J.Cat Beauty Rock 'n' Glitz Liquid Eyeliner make your eyes ~sparkle~ in eight different colors — because why would you only buy one? — without any messy glitter fallout, just a neat line that lasts until you're ready to take it off.

    19. Yes to Cucumbers Facial Towelettes get the job done — you know, removing your makeup and refreshing your face — quickly and gently: hello, being gently cuddled and pampered by a sheet of cooling cucumber and aloe.

    20. Conair Infiniti Pro Dryer cuts down on blow dry time with its quiet but powerful motor, so your hair is on blast for a shorter amount of time and ends up looking sleek and frizz free.

    21. Cosrx One Step Original Clear Pad is a super convenient and lightning fast treatment for breakouts and generally acne-prone skin — each pre-soaked pad contains betaine salicylate and willow bark water to gently exfoliate dead skin and excess oil, without further drying or irritating the underlying skin.

    22. Milani Baked Blush never packs too much or too little color — just gentle press your brush down to the level of flush you want, and it'll highlight your face just right.

    23. NYX Warm Neutrals Ultimate Shadow Palette features 16 stunning colors that work extremely well together, so you can experiment to your heart's content and you know it'll always look damn good — and at $1.13 per color, you can't lose!

    24. Essence Metal Shock Eyeshadows accent your eyes with unprecedented color/glitter, so they have no choice but to pop, pop, and really POP — just one swipe, and you can't help but stare at the mirror and say "wow."

    25. e.l.f Eye Refresh targets pesky under eye puffiness and dark circles with a blast of coolness infused with pomegranate, rosemary, green tea, cucumber, and grape — aka, the perfect pick-me-up anytime of the day!

    26. NYX Micro Brow Pencil excels at mimicking tiny hairs because of its super-fine tip, so you might even have fun drawing in your brows every day. Imagine that.

    *high fives self*

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