As someone who is a beauty product junkie like me, I have to rely heavily on products under $10. I have so much stuff, that in order to afford it, I have to get about 70% of my collection for under $10 each product. Having tried so many products, it’s only appropriate to have a 10 must have beauty products under $10 list.
I hope you enjoy what I came up with (this list is in random order):
1. e.l.f. Luscious Liquid Lipstick in Maple Sugar ($1) – This lipstick doesn’t go on heavy or gunky like some glosses. That’s not even what I love most about it. It’s the color. This color is the perfect shade one step above nude. If you just want a little bit of color this is a great color for you. I have purchased this lipstick about 4 times since I first discovered it. Once it runs out, I just run out and get another. For a $1, I can afford to replish it often. It’s a staple in my purse, and I’ve gotten 5 people hooked on it already. Bonus: sold at some Targets.
2. Suave Dry Shampoo spray ($3.50) – I had never tried dry shampoo until 1 day out of total desperation I just picked the Suave one off of the shelf while at my local Target. I had no time to wash my hair that day, and hoped this would save the day. My bangs get very oily because I touch them too much, and because of my oily skin. I sprayed a few times at the roots smoothed it down as directed, and instantly no oily greasy hair look.
3. Burt’s Bees Beeswax Lip Balm Tube ($3) – I have tried every lip balm there is, and then some that aren’t around anymore. I can tell you unequivically that this is the absolute best lip balm in the world. Yeah I’m that sure. Do you hate matte lipsticks that dry your lips? I’ll tell you a trick: Swipe a little bit of Burt’s Bees Lip Balm and rub your lips together. Put that matte lipstick on, and you’ll notice a difference right away. Make sure to buy a lot more than 1 at a time. You’ll lose them, and be glad you have extras. Even my husband has one in his pockets at all times.
4. Physician’s Formula Organic Wear 100% Origin Jumbo Lash Mascara ($9.95) – Several months ago I tried this mascara, and have since tried several that are considered department store brand. I’m going back to the Physician’s Formula because it is that good. It made my lashes long and full. There is no reason to spend all that money, when this is so awesome.
5. Maybelline Expertware Twin Brow & Eye Pencil ($3) – I’m 100% serious when I tell you that I learned to use this from my Grandmother over 25 years ago. One day when I was in college (and she had already passed) I was at a drugstore and remembered my grandmother using them on her brows. I was broke so I bought them. In all the years since, I’ve always had a set of them in my make-up collection. I’ve tried others, but can’t seem to match my eyebrows as well as this does. With 3 shades of brown, 1 black and 1 blonde there’s no way you can’t match your brows.
6. Sally Hansen Instant Definition Eye Shadow Palette in Storm ($8) – Carmindy of TLC’s What Not to Wear inspired (whatever that means) a line of make-up for Sally Hansen. I love that show, so I wanted to try something from the line. I picked the storm palette, because I had never seen that color combination together. Once I started playing with it a little I realized it is the best way to make a smoky eye. You can put the shadows on lightly, and get a smoky eye day look. If you want it to be a night look it’s very easy to layer more on. It’s extremely blendable. For the last year and a half when I want to pack light I only take this palette because it’s so versatile.
7. OPI Lincoln Park After Dark Nail Polish ($5-$8) – No matter how many different pictures you see of this nail polish color I guarantee it won’t be what you expect it to look like. Having said that no matter who wears it, it looks great. It’s best described as a purpley-black-brown color. Does that clarify it for you? I know it doesn’t but I do promise that if you buy it you’ll love how it looks on your fingers, toes or both. It’s definitely a staple in my nail polish collection. (photo via)
8. Suave Professionals Humectant Shampoo & Conditioner ($3.29/ea) – Those days of spending unheard of prices on shampoo and conditioner are over. I have found the shampoo and conditioner that leaves my hair shiny and soft. The best part is that it doesn’t weigh my hair down. Plus, as a woman who dyes her hair it doesn’t make my hair color fade. I have heard that the color protector one is also just as good, but I have yet to try it.
9. St. Ives Naturally Clear Blemish & Blackhead Control Apricot Scrub ($6) – It was actually my husband who introduced me to this great face scrub oh so long ago when we were dating. I had never really used a face scrub before, and instantly fell in love. I’ve tried other face scrubs, and when money runs low, I go right back to the St. Ives scrub because for the money it cannot be beat. It really does stand up to all of the high end brands out there.
10. Eucerin Calming Creme ($9.50) – I had lotions from stores with all of the pretty scents, but with age my skin became more and more sensitive. I had to start from scratch (pun intended) in my search for a cream I would like. My mom told me to try the Eucerin Calming Creme, and she’s right it does the trick. It’s not greasy in any way and soaks into the skin very quickly. It doesn’t smell either, which is now huge for me. Note: if you have really bad ecxema try the Eucerin Calming Itch Relief, it is really helping me right now.
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