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    25 Under-$10 Drugstore Beauty Products That Can Give You Professional Results

    These products are almost as good as having a makeup artist at your beck and call.

    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 — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

    1. L'Oreal Wave Swept Spray enhances your natural hair so you can give your locks a break from the heat. Simply spray on damp hair to reduce frizziness and let your mane do its thing!,

    Promising review: "I loooove this product. My natural hair is wavy and has always been unmanageable for me no matter which product I used, until I took a chance on this spray. From years of straightening I was unsure if this could really help bring out my natural curls and waves, but I was surprised when it did. I shower, put my hair up in a towel turban, do my makeup, then take my hair out and spray this evenly throughout my hair while lightly scrunching. It brings out my natural waves and helps lock in their shape all day without feeling heavy, greasy or crunchy. Highly recommend for those who love their natural waves, but want their shape to last all day!" —S2018

    Get it from Amazon for $3.85.

    2. e.l.f. Poreless Putty Primer helps smooth out pores to achieve an ~airbrushed~ look with its velvety, glides-over-skin texture. Plus, it's infused with Squalane to help grip makeup for all-day wear and help protect skin from moisture loss.

    Promising review: "I am in love with this primer! So much so that I have three just for backup, in case it becomes unavailable again! It goes on smooth, silky, and is very lightweight. It grips my foundation to last all day even in the 90°+ weather we have had lately! I can't say enough good things about this primer. Great job, e.l.f.!!!" —Uroma

    Get it from e.l.f. cosmetics for $8.

    3. Hard As Hoof Nail Strengthening Cream conditions nails and cuticles with a calcium- and vitamin rich-formula to prevent splits, cracks, and breakage. Go ahead, grow out your nails, and trick everyone into thinking you're a nail salon regular.

    Promising review: "I took my acrylic nails off and my natural nails were extremely damaged; thin as paper and splitting so I thought about putting the acrylic back on. I used nail strengtheners that paint on the nails that cost $40 and still they looked bad. Tried this product and within seven days my nails were looking and feeling great, and my cuticles were healthy and soft." —U S Man Of Steel

    Get it from Amazon for $7.94.

    4. Milani Make-It Last Setting Spray is a total workhorse that locks in your makeup for up to 16 hours (!!!) *AND* leaves your skin looking extra radiant and shine-free.

    Promising review: "This spray lasted me through six hours of school, then almost SIX HOURS in TWO EMERGENCY ROOMS AND AN AMBULANCE, and all the time I spent there I had to be on my stomach. Not once did I see makeup on the pillow, and then I went to sleep and in the morning most of it was still there. 24 HOURS PEOPLE. GET YOSELF A MAN WHO HAS THIS DEDICATION AND LOYALTY. I've used Urban Decay and NYX, (NYX used to be my #1) but this is amazing. Granted, I do believe that it depends on your skin and makeup ingredients on which spray works best, because I used UD's All-Nighter and it didn't work." —bri

    Get it from Ulta for $9.99 or Amazon for $6.66.

    5. Coty Airspun Loose Face Powder rids excess shine and oil to leave skin looking flawless. And if you're wondering about possible flashback, there isn't any — just see for yourself:,

    I've seen this all over Amazon and Instagram, and decided to check it out for myself to see if it really was a great dupe for more expensive setting powders. I can confirm — this stuff is great.

    Promising review: "I am totally blown away by this product! I have been consistently using Laura Mercier's Translucent Loose Setting Powder for about six months, and was dissatisfied with the fact that my skin appeared greasy/oily by the end of the work day. I live in a warm climate and have oily skin. By the end of my work day using this powder, my face is still very matte! I am THRILLED! This way outperforms the Laura Mercier powder and is a fraction of the cost. Can't believe it. Never going back." —AlexisJulian

    Get it from Amazon for $5.97+ (available in six shades).

    6. Makeup Revolution Reloaded Eyeshadow Palettes offer the perfect combination of shimmers and mattes, and prove you don't have to drop a ton of $$$ to get a stunning long-lasting look.

    Promising review: "I was looking for something similar to ABH Modern Renaissance or Urban Decay Heat Palette and I found this gem. Its very pigmented and buildable. Doesn't crease. Easy to blend. Doesn't oxidize. No fallout. I'm so happy I found this and its so affordable!! Bottom line, I highly recommend." —AZC

    Get it from Ulta for $7 (available in 13 palettes).

    7. Schick Silk Touch-Up Razors gently and efficiently remove peach fuzz and dirt. The blades are designed with built-in guards so they won't cut your skin, plus you'll receive an extra attachment for super precise eyebrow shaping.

    Promising review: "Super easy and satisfying to use — you’re literally scraping all of the peach fuzz and dead skin off your face. The the first two photos are the before and after I used this product, and the last photo shows all of the stuff that this product took off my face. My face is glowing and incredibly soft now. Highly recommend." —Jane

    Get a set of three from Amazon for $4.99.

    8. The Saem Iceland Hydrating Eye Stick instantly cools your under eyes, boosting circulation to reduce puffiness instantly and ~chill~ down any discoloration. It's like a mini arctic vacation and trip to the spa all in one swipe.

    Promising review: "Holy cow. I was not expecting something so simple to be so amazing. I read another reviewers comment about how they kept theirs in the fridge and tried this as well before trying it. After cleansing my face, I took this out and rubbed some under my eyes and it was the most cooling and refreshing feeling! Not only that, but the next day I visibly noticed lightening of my dark circles and the skin under my eyes looked brighter and well moisturized. I really enjoyed the scent of this as well and will definitely keep using this in the future because I actually look forward to taking my makeup off and using this every day!" —Amelia

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99.

    9. L'Oreal Voluminous Lash Paradise Mascara adds length and volume to your lashes thanks to the TWO HUNDRED soft bristles on the brush.,

    I am regular buyer of this and can confirm: it's amazing.

    Promising review: "This is hands down the best mascara I have EVER used. I saw a lot of glowing reviews of it on social media so I wanted to try it. It is extremely similar to the Too Faced Better Than Sex (BTS) mascara but better IMO. Lash Paradise does not clump, flake, smear nor smudge. The brush is a bit smaller so it is much easier to use. I always end up touching my eye when using BTS because of the large applicator. Or I get it on my lids due to their formula being wetter. I have not had any issues with sensitivity to Lash Paradise either. My lashes hold their curl too as this product is light weight and doesn't make my lashes crunchy. It's price is amazing since it works better for less than half the cost of BTS." —Starz123

    Get it from Amazon for $9.47 (available in regular and waterproof).

    10. NYX Color Correcting Concealer Palette has six creamy concealers for targeting red and dark spots and blemishes. They blend well with foundations and will add some extra hydration to your skin.

    Promising review: "I have a lot of trouble with getting really red and splotchy when I am nervous, upset, or anything! I bought this pallet before an interview to use the green color on my cheeks! My makeup artist from my wedding used it on my wedding day and it was amazing! SO I went out bought it for myself to use. Used a little green on my face areas that get red, then covered it with a liquid foundation and my typical powder. It is truly a lifesaver and you could not see any redness in my face or neck!!!" —Interviewee

    Get it from Amazon for $5.99.

    11. Milani Eyeshadow Primer ensures your perfectly blended smokey eye stays in its dang place from sunrise to sunset. Now you can can kiss smudging, flaking, and creasing GOODBYE.

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    This lovely thing keeps my eyeshadow from turning into nasty goop on my eyelid crease from sunrise to sunset (and probably until the next sunrise — it's THAT good). I've actually fallen asleep with my makeup on before (yes, I know it's bad, blame the margs), and I've woken up with my makeup looking fine. I don't know how, but this stuff works.

    Get it from Amazon for $5.97.

    12. Maybelline Brow Precise Pencil features a half millimeter tip (yeah — that's TINY!) so you can create precise lines that actually match your brows. It also has a grooming brush for blending.

    Promising review: "I use this every single day, even on the days when I don't wear makeup at all! I have sparse lighter eyebrows and the blonde shade matches me so perfectly. I can't find a color that matches me anywhere else, I've tried other cheaper brands and high-end as well, but they are either WAY too light, WAYYYY too orange, or WAYYYYY too brown. BUT THIS IS SO PERFECT! I use this for any and all makeup looks. It's also nice because it is really easy to build up, so if I want a more natural look I can easily apply it lightly but if I want a full glam situation I can also really easily build it up. The spoolie on the other end is great too, I mean it's just a normal spoolie but its handy to have it right there. I've converted my sister, my mom, some of friends into using this product because it truly is amazing!!!!!" —Lucy

    Get it from Amazon for $5.29+ (available in seven colors).

    13. AND! Milani Stay Put Brow Color helps you naturally fill in and achieve your dream brow look. Plus it has an impeccable 16-hour wear time and comes with a dual-ended brush.,

    Promising review: "This is by far the best brow filler and shaper ever! Everyone compliments me on my brows. It goes on smooth and won't run with sweating and such. Super easy to apply, and the brush they give you is actually really nice quality and not too soft or firm. It's constantly sold out in my area so I came to Amazon to find it!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $6.19+ (available in five colors).

    14. Covergirl Outlast All-Day 3-1 Foundation gives you long-lasting full coverage *and* contains broad spectrum SPF 20 so you can play in the sun, sweat, battle the humidity, and still look fierce., Amazon

    Promising review: "I've used many different types of foundation over the years. I refuse to buy the super expensive foundation brands (anything over $20), because I have other things I would rather spend my money on. However, that has led to me purchasing some pretty crappy types of foundation over the years. This Covergirl Outlast 3-in-1 has definitely shown me that you can get amazing foundation at a great price! This is by far the best foundation that I have ever used. It is creamy and goes on very smoothly, and bet of all, it lasts pretty much all day. With other brands, I would get home and wash my face around 8 PM with my makeup wipes, and there would be absolutely NO foundation coming off on the wipes, because it had all worn off. However, with this foundation, there is still a lot of foundation wiping off onto the makeup cleaner wipe! I also love how smooth it makes my face look. I barely have to touch up at all with this foundation, because the coverage is so nice. The foundation does not cake at all either. I am definitely very happy with this foundation, and it will most definitely be my go to from now on!" —Kimberly Sue

    Get it from Amazon for $5.33+ (available in 41 colors).

    15. And! Maybelline Fit Me! Concealer is lightweight with a translucent base so your natural skin still shines through but is provided some extra coverage.


    Promising review: "This is one of the only beauty products I have used up completely and re-purchased three times. Being a beauty product junkie, this should speak to how great this concealer is. I love that it's creamy enough to use under the eyes and not cause dryness/creasing yet not SO creamy that you can use it on other areas of the face and it won't move around. I feel like this is comparable to the NARS creamy concealer for just a fraction of the price. The color is perfectly warm, yet fair so that you can also highlight your face without it turning ashy. I will continue to use this concealer for years to come." —RebeccaMUA

    Get it from Amazon for $4.12+ (available in 13 shades).

    16. Milani Baked Bronzer creates a gorgeous glow with the swipe of a brush, and is compact enough that you can toss it in your bag and head out the door!,

    It even comes with a lil' brush and mirror that can be stored on the bottom!

    Promising review: "You know how there is always one or two products you cannot live without? This is one of mine. I won't leave home without it. I've been using it for 3-4 years now and I love it! I love the subtle shimmer and sun kissed look. The compact brings so much product you could easily go nine months without having to get a new one. I hope they never discontinue this product." —Aixa

    Get it from Amazon for $7.97 (available in two shades).

    17. Real Technique Miracle Complexion Sponge evenly blends makeup like an absolute dream to give you a smooth and enhanced finish.

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    Promising review: "I don't know how I ever lived without this, seriously! I rarely write reviews, but this product is worth the time. I use it with bb cream, foundation, cream concealer and sunless tanning products for the face. I wet the sponge, squeeze the water out, and it's ready to go! I find that I use HALF the amount of foundation I normally do (I put some on the back of my hand and dip sponge in and apply to my face.) It DOES NOT absorb product. You will be amazed at how far your foundation goes — and WOW what a finish! BUY A COUPLE, you won't regret this purchase!" —makeup gal

    Get it from Ulta for $5.99.

    18. Batiste Dry Shampoo effortlessly de-greases and adds volume to your hair so it ~looks~ freshly showered...eeeeeven if you're going on day three (or four).,

    Promising review: “This stuff lives up to the hype! I used to wash my hair every single day, and I just started trying to cut back last year. Without ANY dry shampoo, I could get no more than one day. With this, I won't lie, I've gone seven, eight days without washing and it still looks clean and not greasy! I really couldn't believe it — I have a terrible habit of touching my hair and this helps so much. It also gives my very flat, heavy, straight hair some volume that even my brother noticed.” —Emily A.

    Get it from Amazon for $7.19.

    19. NYX Pore Filler does what the name says: Fills in your pores and creates a smooth foundation for other makeup.

    Promising review: "I got this because it was recommended as a dupe for Benefit's Porefessional (I just can't bring myself to spend $36 on primer every six weeks). It comes out of the tube with a drier texture (compared with Porefessional's creamier texture), but blends just as smoothly and is a great base for BB cream. It helps makeup stick and provides some (though not perfect) oil control. I'm totally happy with this purchase and will definitely get it." —OhEdith

    Get it from Amazon for $9.80.

    20. NYX Jumbo Eye Pencils features soft, blendable tips that glide onto your lids like butter so you can *finally* throw worries of precision out the window.,

    Promising review: "I am lazy and hate doing my makeup, especially after a morning workout on a weekday. I wanted something I could throw in my bag and smear around my eyes in a couple of seconds, and to just add a little color without the fussiness. This fits the bill perfectly. It gives my eyes a little definition, but isn't super noticeable. The slight shimmer also makes me look awake on days where I'm dragging. It is not intensely shiny, though, which is important to me — I'm not a disco ball! It just reflects light and looks luminescent, not glittery. Because this is so easy to use, non-irritating, and is the exact color I was looking for, I expect that I will keep ordering it as long as it's available." —Rachel

    Get it from Amazon for $2.59+ (available in 21 shades).

    21. Revlon ColorStay Overtime Lipcolor lasts up to 16 hours (16 hours!!!) and comes with a double-sided gloss addition. Shine or matte? We'll leave that up to you.


    Promising review: "This lipstick is one of my favorites! When I wear it to work everyone notices and compliment the color (Forever Scarlet). I put it on at 7 am and all I have to reapply is the gloss every few hours and the color lasts ALL day!! I will definitely be adding more colors to my collection." —Meagan

    Get it from Amazon for $6.18+ (available in 22 colors).

    22. Maybelline Age Rewind Concealer is made with a sponge-tip applicator to cover up dark spots with total ease. Really, the sponge does most of the work for you — you just have to dab, dab, dab, and you're done.

    I am a die-hard fan of this product, and believe it deserves a place in everyone's makeup bag. Read my entire love letter to this Maybelline Concealer.

    Promising review: “This product is fantastic. I really like the applicator because it makes the process so quick and clean. I only need to twist it three or four clicks to get enough product on the sponge tip, then I dot it on my dark circles and blend it in with a finger. It takes about 20 seconds to use this, and a little goes a long way.” —Kristin

    Get it from Amazon for $7.98+ (available in 19 shades).

    23. Essence All About Matt! Compact Powder rids your skin of shine and absorbs excess oil so your makeup looks fresh all day long.

    Promising review: "This product is amazing! I have oily skin and this product helps a lot with keeping my skin matte throughout the day. Other products such as bronzers, blush, etc. blend well with this powder as well. It does settle into creases but that is normal for me with every product because I have terrible laugh lines. Other than that I think this is a great product." —Sandra

    Get it from Ulta for $3.99.

    24. Maybelline Master Chrome Highlighters give your cheeks a stunning sheen and come in four colors so you can find one that accentuates your sparkle.,

    Promising review: "I probably have more highlighter products than any one person could possibly use in a lifetime. That being said, it takes a lot for me to be impressed and takes even more to fall in love with a highlighter and use it until it's empty. This highlighter is going to be one of these products. It. Is. Spectacular. The formula is amazing. It is SOO pigmented and buttery. It's buildable and blendable, and it sheers out beautifully. This highlighter is seriously 100x better than highlighters I've bought that are quadruple the cost. I am obsessed with it! It's affordable, it's gorgeous, it's long wearing, it's not too glittery. It's perfect. Yes... I said perfect." —TickTockAlice

    Get it from Amazon for $6.59+ (available in four shades).

    25. And Revlon Colorstay Creme Eyeshadows are as long-lasting as they are mesmerizing, and will give you a striking look with minimal effort.


    Promising review: "I absolutely love this product!! I use it as a base for my powder eye shadows or just use it alone when I'm in a hurry in the morning. The neutral colors look very natural and brighten my eyes. I use my finger to blend it, not the brush. It lasts like 16 hours!! And it doesn't crease or slide around like most of them do. Very good quality for the value!" —Luxe On A Budget

    Get it from Ulta for $8.49 (available in 12 colors).

    Here's to looking faaaabulous on a budget.


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