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31 Beauty Products With Small Price Tags And Major Results

We hope you love the products we recommend! Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication. amazon.com, amazon.com Promising review: “This is a great highlighter for its…

31 Beauty Products With Small Price Tags And Major Results

We hope you love the products we recommend! Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.


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Promising review: “This is a great highlighter for its price! I’ve used Becca’s Champagne Pop ($38) in the past, and NO ONE can tell the difference between the two. Its gives a natural looking glow- without the appearance of excess. I use it with both a fan and regular brush. Perfect for both night and day (you’ll need to vary the application depending on when you plan to use it, however). Arrived in perfect condition as well.” —Ajap Boparai

Get it from Amazon for $7.49 (available in four colors).

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Acure Brilliantly Brightening Facial Scrub says “buh-bye” to dirt and oil, with sea kelp and French green clay to soften and detox your skin without removing all the moisture.


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Promising review: “Yay! This stuff is a lifesaver. Recently my doctor put me on steroids to clear up my allergies. I immediately started breaking out like i was 15 again (it was one of the side effects. I should’ve read the pamphlet they give) and being 25, that doesn’t really happen anymore. I didn’t have a good exfoliator and this one had such good reviews that i decided to try it out. It really works! In eight days my skin was almost back to normal and it felt clean as can be! My dark acne spots were significantly lighter and all the little bumps I had were gone. Will be buying this from here on out. :)” —janelle

Get it from Amazon for $7.60 (also available in a charcoal scrub and a rejuvenating scrub).

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Touch In Sol No Pore-Blem Primer smoothes out the canvas of your skin pre-foundation, diminishing the look of pores and uneven skin — all while protecting and adding moisture, thanks to collagen and green tea extract!


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Promising review: “I wanted to give this product 10 stars.. But was only limited to 5. This stuff is AMAZING!!!! I’m almost 30, and my face has become super oily… Like I can fry chicken on it by the end of the day. So for months I’ve neglected wearing any kind of foundation or makeup in general. After reading reviews I figured I would give this a try. The glow it gives you is AWESOME!!! it makes my skin so soft…. I’m probably going to wear just this and no foundation 50% of the time. I went for it and did my whole face and ladies.. You know that could mean several steps of products…After the Ttexas heat…And the sun..And amounts of sweat. My face was PERFECT……STILL! No oil… No smears… No pores… This is literally sent from heaven!!!! My ONLY dislike is the fact that you cant purchase this in five-gallon buckets!” —Jessica

Get it from Amazon for $13.90.

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Avarelle Acne Cover Patches are formulated with tea tree oil and calendula oil (to heal and shrink zits faster). AND they come in two sizes — classic circular patches & large, square patches so you can easily treat and shrink clusters of pimples all at once.


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A lot of reviewers who have also tried Cosrx and Nexcare patches prefer these!

Get the box of 40 round patches from Amazon for $8.50. OR try their large, rectangular size to tackle multiple pimples at once. Get a pack of eight from Amazon for $8.50.

Promising review: “I’ve tried so many brands of pimple spots, and these are hands-down the best on the market. I’m a performer at Walt Disney World, and a clear complexion is required. Last night, I put these on a few acne problems (a small cyst, a Whitehead, and a pimple I shouldn’t have picked and has been a bump for about three weeks now.) I just woke up and am writing this review in disbelief. THEY’RE FLAT! Gone! All of them! I could cry I’m so happy. The packaging is also ideal, because it allows you to conveniently and easily peel the stickers off without stretching them out or folding them back on themselves. Do yourself and your complexion a huge favor! Have these on hand for a stubborn zit when you really need help. Make sure you apply them to completely clean and dry skin.” —Caitlyn

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Ultra Sexy Lip Scrub exfoliates your lips with coconut and sugar, but immediately provides lasting hydration and moisture, thanks to avocado, jojoba, and sweet almond oils. Pucker up!


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And it’s vegan and cruelty-free.

Promising review: “Story time: My lips were flaking more than the snow outside. They were dryer than the desert. I followed the directions and it wasn’t cutting into my skin like a thousand knives of fire as it sloughs away the disgustingly gross layer of cells. It also moisturizes like a warm hug. After rinsing away those hug crystals, my lips are given that new life and soft enough to not hurt others’ feelings when I yell about the 2016 Chicago Cubs being the greatest baseball team. Moral of the story: add this to your cart. No regrets will happen.” —Awesomeness

Get it from Amazon for $8.90.


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We’re talking five matte, nine shimmer, and four duo-chrome shades, all super pigmented and with minimal fall-out.

Promising review: “I AM BLOWN AWAY BY THE QUALITY. There’s almost zero fallout, extremely pigmented colors, blends creamy like butter, and the colors are beautiful. This rivals any of my Too Faced palettes — in fact far less fallout. These are the same quality if not better than my Urban Decay. Seriously not kidding. AND rivals my Kat Von D palettes. I rarely review anything, but this deserved a review.” —Chandra

Get it from Amazon for $11.57 (available in two color sets).

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Skinfood Black Sugar Wash Off Mask scrubs away blackheads and residue when you rub it in, while leaving lasting hydration, minerals, and nutrients with its rich black sugar formula — because your skin deserves a little dessert, too.


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Promising review: “This product is hands down a complete winner. In the shower, I apply heavily to my wet face and neck areas and leave it on while washing/conditioning hair, then rub gently again as by then the texture is smooth after the sugary grains have melted. Rinse off for super happy skin. This hydrates, nourishes, exfoliates so well with zero irritation. It’s so gentle and effective. I use a bit on my hands, too.” —GED

Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

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Maybelline Temptation Brow Definer is what you’ve been looking for so you can finally stop ~brow-sing~ for better products. Fill in with the teardrop-shape pencil (for precise but natural “hairs”) and blend out with the fluffy spoolie for a gorge finish.


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Promising review: “I have little to no eyebrows. Penciling them in with something like Brow Wiz ($21) with the tiny tip is pointless and takes forever and I run out in a month or less. This makes it easy and my brows look BOMB!!! I will buy this over and over and over” —Duchess

Get it from Amazon for $4.49 (available in four colors).

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Garnier SkinActive Micellar Cleansing Water has your back when it comes to effortlessly cleaning your face. It *gently* removes makeup, dirt, grime, and residue from the day, leaving your skin cleansed, but not stripped. And you don’t have to rinse!


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Promising review: “After one use of this product, I was thinking ‘Where has this been all of my life?’ I am using it to remove waterproof eye makeup and it is WAY better than any eye makeup remover I have ever used before. It is not oily so it doesn’t feel greasy or blur my vision after I use it, yet it cleans magnificently without rubbing. This is going to become a staple in my bathroom!” —Rabid Reader

Psst! This won best inexpensive makeup remover on BuzzFeed Reviews!

Get it from Amazon for $6.78 (available in three varieties: regular, waterproof, and oily).


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Promising review: “This is possibly the best foundation I have tried in years. My skin is oily and breakout prone. This foundation blended in easily and kept my skin smooth and matte for an entire eight hour shift at work. My job is sometimes physical and involves heavy lifting, so my other foundations turned into an oil slick after four-five hours. This foundation also offers good coverage for acne scars, but does not look cakey. I would recommend this product and will repurchase it.” —Clare C.

Get it from Amazon for $4.19+ (available in 40 shades).

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Cocokind Turmeric Spot Treatment calms inflammation and redness, kills acne-causing bacteria, and evens out skin tone, all with only F I V E ingredients. Skin care that’s as easy to apply as a tube of Chapstick? Sign me up.


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You’ve head about turmeric masks, but this is honestly so much easier. Just leave it on the areas you choose for 20 minutes before rinsing it off.

Promising review: “This treatment works like a charm! I have struggled with pigmentation and breakouts trying product after product. I’ve noticed evening of my skin tone and texture for the first time since I started using this regularly! Minimizes bumps and breakouts almost instantly! I’ve recommended this to all my friends who love it just as much!” —fpSaraNJ

Get it from Free People for $8.99.

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CeraVe Moisturizing Cream keeps your skin from ~flaking~ on you, helping restore your skin’s barrier to lock in moisture *without* ever turning greasy or oily.


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Promising review: “I have oily but flaky skin in winter. It’s really annoying, no matter how much I exfoliate or moisturize, my cheeks get flaky. I can’t even wear foundation or powder because it will make the flaky texture more obvious… Anyway, out of pure desperation and tired of spending money on scrubs and moisturizers, I purchased it and started using this a few days ago. It has kept me flake free! It doesn’t leave a greasy film, it sinks right into my skin. I even wore it with makeup today and my skin was smooth and flake free. My makeup stayed nice all day. I wish I had tried that sooner, I have the same problem every winter! I apply it from head to toe. It’s awesome and you get so much product for the money.” —MLK77

Get it from Amazon for $14.32.

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NYX Epic Ink Liner delivers the perfect wing every single time — without letting your money 💸 fly 💸 away like other brands.


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Promising review: “For real, this stuff DOES NOT BUDGE without makeup remover (I use cocoa butter to get mine off). I fell asleep with my makeup on the other night, and my husband said in the morning ‘Your hair is a mess, but your eyeliner is FLEEKY!’ He knew it would get a laugh out of me. Little did he know that statement totally solidified the fact that i would have a new staple in my make up bag. The brush took a few tries for me to get used to, but it will give you a wing that could out-preform a bald eagle (and it’s EFFORTLESS, Y’ALL). Now, I’ve been swimming with this liner on in pools and oceans and can attest to the fact that it’s truly long-wear and waterproof. Praise the Lord for no more raccoon eyes after the first splash.” —TayBranche

Btw, this won best inexpensive liquid eyeliner on BuzzFeed Reviews!

Get it from Amazon for $6.29.

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Or if you’re not greeeaaat at drawing wings, Vogue Effects Eyeliner Stamp has two sides: a triangular stamp on one end and a felt-tip eyeliner on the other to create the perfect winged liner look in no time flat, i.e., you’ll never be late again!


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It’s also water- and smudge-resistant, which 🙌.

Promising review: “I loved the product. I usually take 15 mins to do my eyeliner perfectly for my dance recitals which include cleaning and re-doing multiple times. But with this eyeliner, I took only five mins to do it in a single go. It lasted really long even in burning hot weather. It looked so beautiful even from a long distance. I loved the product. It’s a must-have for all those who love eye makeup.” —rasu

Get a two-pack from Amazon (one for your left eye, one for your right) for $13.97 (available in three sizes).

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Nip + Fab Daily Cleansing Pads contain 2.8% glycolic acid for gentle chemical exfoliation, revealing brighter and clearer skin every day — plus hyaluronic acid for moisture and witch hazel to tone and soothe.


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These are designed to resurface and retexture your skin, revealing an exfoliated and brightened complexion beneath!

Promising review: “I’m really impressed with these pads. I’ve suffered from adult cystic acne for about a decade now, and have tried countless products over the years. Adding these things into my skincare routine has made my skin look bright and clear like porcelain. I still get the occasional blemish, but they’re always very small and go away in a day or two. I highly recommend them.” —Caroline Powell

Get a container of 60 pads from Amazon for $12.95.

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Cologram Tok Milk Shadows bring a subtle sparkle to your lids with a super easy to apply formula — and at a fraction of the price of Glossier’s Lidstar.


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Promising review: “This eyeshadow is so amazing! The color comes up beautifully whether you add a small or large amount! I totally recommend buying this eyeshadow it’s so unique and cute and it’s worth it. In addition it came sooner than expected and It looks very poppy and trendy!” —Lauren

Get them from Amazon for $11 each (available in gold and pink).

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Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Dark Circle Eraser completely conceals dark circle, fine lines, and puffiness under the eyes while treating them with goji berry and haloxyl. You’ve heard so many people love this — don’t you think it’s worthy a try?


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Promising review: “Due to very pale and sallow skin along with chronic allergies, I have had dark circles since I was a little girl. Since then I’ve tried everything for my dark circles, mostly consisting of spendy makeup counter items. Who would have thought the drugstore would be where I would find the cure to my dark circles?! Love love love this product: the applicator, the color, the coverage, the staying power and of course the price. I use it all over my eye since the discoloration is all over. It’s a great primer for eyeshadow. People complain about the stickiness — just be sure to set the product with powder once you have it the way you want it and you’ll be good to go.” —DanceLady

A BuzzFeed writer swears by this concealer herself — check out her review (plus seven other Maybelline products we really love) here!

Get it from Amazon for $4.99+ (available in 18 colors).

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Teenitor False Eyelashes (two kinds, with 10 pairs each) give you that natural-but-dramatic look that’ll set hearts aflutter (especially when you bat your eyelashes at yourself!).


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It comes with a tweezer-like applicator to make adhering them to your lash line incredibly easy, too.

Promising review: “I’m never one to really wear eyelashes because some lashes irritate my eyes and are often to heavy on my lids but I love these eyelashes! This is my second time buying this product! They’re very light and not too heavy on the eyelids and give out a nice finish.” —Amazon Customer

Get the set of 20 pairs from Amazon for $9.99.

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Nature Republic Soothing Aloe Vera Gel is the multi-use product you didn’t know you needed until now — it’s mild enough to use on your face, but also soothes and reduces irritation wherever you need it (I love putting it on my legs after shaving!).


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Sensitive acne-prone skin? This gel will keep your face moisturized while soothing inflammation and breakouts. Easily sunburned? Keep a jar in the fridge for immediate relief. Prone to razor burn and ingrown hairs? Use it immediately after shaving to prevent irritation AND moisturize your skin. I have very sensitive skin, and I can even *dry shave* my legs with this miracle product!

Promising review: “Really great product that has done wonders for my skin! I cannot believed how much it has improved the moisture of my skin. I also breakout really easy and most facial products will irritate my skin horribly but this product has never done that! My mom is the same way and it has not caused any reactions for her either. If you have very sensitive skin, I recommend giving this a try!” —Ren

Get it from Amazon for $6.79.

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Yoseng Makeup Brushes have densely packed, ultra fine hairs with a domed top to give your foundation (and the rest of your face) a flawless, airbrushed finish.


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Promising review: “I LOVE these makeup brushes and the price can’t be beat! They are so soft and full and wash up very well. I’ve not had any shedding, like I’ve experienced with other make-up brushes and the variety of sizes is really nice. This is a perfect ‘dupe” for the outrageously expensive Artis brushes ($360) at a fraction of the price. I got the black set and am very happy with how well they are holding up and my makeup looks so smooth. The brushes feel so soft on the skin and I’ve had no problems with the handles bending, as other reviewers have said. I think if you use normal pressure, you shouldn’t have any issues.” —Ellen S.

Get them from Amazon for $11.98 (available in four colors).

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Elizavecca Witch Piggy Pore Control Serum contains 97% hyaluronic acid (which can carry up to 1,000 TIMES its weight in water), adding a serious boost of hydration and lasting moisture to your skin — and it can help reduce the appearance of pores.


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This is the same brand that makes the MIlky Piggy Carbonated Bubble Clay Mask so many people swear by (and it looks darn cool).

Promising review: “I bought this initially because I thought the little pig was cute. This is the best beauty product I have bought in a long time. It has made my irritated, flaky skin so soft and smooth. It feels a little sticky when first applied, but give it a couple of minutes and you won’t feel any residue. I have super oily skin in the summer, and this does not make it feel oilier. I am a customer for life.” —Nashvegas Girl

Get it from Amazon for $6.90.

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Aztec Secret Healing Clay Mask ~pulsates~ as it works its magic, banishing the toughest acne and deep cleaning your pores with calcium bentonite clay.


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For best results, mix with apple cider vinegar.

Promising review: “I am a bit obsessive about skincare. And I’m not afraid to spend good money for products that do what they claim to do — which is super hard to find. This product is indeed all it’s hyped up to be. And you can’t beat the price. I’m at that super fun stage of life where I still get some hormonal breakouts, but I’m also starting to lose elasticity, I have hyperpigmentation and all of that. This is hands down the most effective product I have ever used. I wish I had known about this stuff when I was struggling with cystic acne when I was younger. It immediately improves active breakouts, tightens the skins, exfoliates and gives you a really nice youthful glow. I mix it with ACV and use it about 2/week. I have also started using it on my hair with excellent results. Cannot recommend this product enough.” —Kay Dee

Check out more incredible before and after photos here!

Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

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L’Oréal Voluminous Lash Paradise Mascara builds up for dramatic, full, and fluttery lashes and NEVER leaves smudges under your eyes.


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Promising review: “I’ve tried just about all drugstore brand mascaras. I’ve even tried a few expensive ones from department stores. This L’Oréal mascara is hands down the best one I’ve EVER owned and I will never try another so long as they keep making this one! No clumps, makes them full with one application, and doesn’t flake even in the 90° heat today after I sweated my butt off running around after my niece and nephew. I love love LOVE this stuff!! Love at first sight I tell ya! All the five-star reviews are true! Buy this and you won’t regret it even a little bit!” —Oksana Peysakh

This is my favorite drugstore mascara! Check out my review (#2 in the post).

Get it from Amazon for $7.93

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Or! 4D Silk Fiber Lash Mascara is a great bet if you’ve ever been tempted to get those pricey eyelash extensions. People swear by this for loooooong lashes, *zero smudging* (even when reviewers accidentally slept in it) and no! more! clumps!


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Promising review: “The packaging on this mascara makes it look like a high end product! The coloration is beautiful — it is a very deep black color. It makes your lashes look SUPER long. The mascara is thick so it is definitely good to use a curler before hand to add some volume in addition to curling. It is long lasting and once it dries doesn’t leave any residue. I accidentally fell asleep in it and in other mascara my eyes would look like a raccoon, but this was still practically the same the next morning. I definitely like it and will continue to use it.” —Rachel Wellauer

Get it from Amazon for $12.99.

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Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel absorbs quickly into your skin, moisturizing skin with hyaluronic acid (it holds up to 1,000 times its weight in water!).


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Promising review: “This is the moisturizer I have been waiting for my whole life. I have tried moisturizers from what feels like every brand – from the drugstore to the high-end expensive stuff at Sephora. This stuff feels incredible on my skin – it feels like a relief to put it on. It’s not even remotely greasy, absorbs almost instantly, and has the lightest, cleanest fragrance. Other, heavier moisturizers left me with tiny clusters of new blemishes every morning (so frustrating), but this hasn’t clogged my pores at all, and my skin feels soft & plump. I also use this moisturizer to cut my CC cream/foundation to make it lighter (in body, not in pigment). LOVE!” —meems

Check out a truly ~glowing~ review in I Found The Best Face Moisturizer Out There, And It’s Only $15.

Get it from Amazon for $14.42.

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NYX Setting Spray finally spells the end for having to re-do your full face of makeup (or waste money on those blotting sheets). Your face will stay perfect and shine-free all day and all of the night.


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Promising review: “I’ve been using this for a while, but finally needed to write a review. This morning, I put on my makeup and some generous sprays of this setting spray. Then, I went into the 100+ degree heat and demonstrated a short workout at an outdoor event. Despite drinking as much water as I could handle, I overheated quickly and EMS had to come to my rescue. Between my boyfriend and EMS, there was a small crowd around me: literally pouring ice water on me; mopping my face and neck with cold towels; pressing ice packs on me. This continued for a while and I was sure that my makeup was gone, but this spray kept my face mostly intact! If this spray can keep my makeup on through an encounter with EMS and being essentially submerged in ice water, it can keep yours on through your (hopefully less eventful) day!” —Bugaboo

Get it from Amazon for $5.10 (also available in a dewy finish).

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Yes To Two-in-One Scrub and Cleanser Stick combines your cleansing and exfoliating steps into one (dare I say fun?) product. And it comes in two amazing varieties: energizing coconut and coffee (moisturizing and tightening skin) and charcoal (removing impurities and excess oil).


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Just scrub it all over your face to remove dead skin cells and get to work — then rinse! This is also a PEEERRRFECT cleanser for traveling (no worrying about liquids to spill!)

Promising review: “Amazing!!! I have been using this product twice a day for the last two weeks. My blackheads on my nose are completely gone! It also has shortened and prevented several pimples that have tried to pop up. My face has never felt softer and is super moisturized. I’m purchasing another one for my husband.” —LJA

Get it from Amazon for $8.32 (also available in a charcoal version).


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Promising review: “Love these liquid lipsticks! I have them in three shades ranging from nude to bold, and they all apply flawlessly. The applicator has a sharper point so it’s easy to put the lipstick on and you don’t need a lip liner. This is a very long-wearing lipstick and has lasted me through salads, pizza, drinking, etc. The formula is non-drying and kind of moisturizing so I don’t get the cracked lip effect. My go to liquid lipsticks are normally ABH, Kylie Cosmetics, and Stila, but I find myself reaching for the Maybelline one more often now. I hope they come out with a wider range in shades!” —colleenonyx

Get it from Amazon for $6.69 (available in 26 colors).

This is another Maybelline product we really love!

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Elizavecca’s Milky Piggy Bubble Mask has over 3,500 five-star reviews that speak to its satisfying foaming action *AND* how soft and clear it makes your skin.


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Basically you’ll want to post a picture of it while it foams up on your Insta story, and then take a 🔥 selfie of how soft and glowy your skin looks!

Promising review: “I have very few skin care items I buy more than once. Just not usually THAT impressed. That being said, I LOVE this mask. It bubbles up upon application and the tiny bubbles bursting itch and tickle like crazy but stick out the 10 minutes. The first time I used it after washing it off you could literally see the junk and oil sitting on top of my skin as it had been pushed to the surface. The next morning my skin glowed. I have used it a few times since, not much gunk to push to the top now but can see the pores are empty. Def will be buying more, especially for Christmas presents.” —Alice D.

Check out more ~effervescent~ photos in our closer look at this mask!

Get it from Amazon for $7.99.

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Coty’s cult-fave Airspun Setting Powder creates a flawless finish to your foundation that won’t turn shiny, crease, or fade all day.


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Promising review: “I absolutely love this powder. I’ve used more expensive ones in the past, but this one takes the cake. It keeps my makeup on all day, even with my oily skin. I personally don’t use the ‘baking’ method, but even so it keeps my face in place all day, even when I get hot and sweaty. I recommend it to all of my friends!” —Brittany

Need more proof? Check out This $6 Face Powder Will Actually Make Your Makeup Look Flawless.

Get it from Amazon for $5.69+ (available in six shades)

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Radha Rosehip Oil has over 4,800+ reviewers who say it not hydrates their skin, but also reduce redness and breakouts, thanks to the rich blend of fatty acids and antioxidants.


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Promising review: “I am super busy and not one to ever write reviews, but based on my results with this product I had to take the time. I am so impressed with the softness and glow the next morning. In addition I get adult acne and the healing process as well as reduction of previous scaring has been amazing. Today someone commented, ‘You look great…what are you doing???’ For a product under $20 you can’t go wrong, worth every penny.” —Max Jenkinson

Get it from Amazon for $14.95.

Learn more in This Facial Oil Will Solve All Your Skin’s Problems.

When you realize you’ve been spending more than you need to on beauty products:


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