Look, I'm a huge fan of beauty products just like the next gal, but let's be honest with each other: buying beauty enhancers can be expensive. For the price of some skincare lotions, they better be made of gold. But getting your beauty routine right doesn't have to cost an arm and a leg. There are some truly quality products out there that are budget-friendly and still give you the results of the high-end brands.
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The truly challenging part is sorting through all the products out there to find the ones that are the right price and also high quality. So here's the big secret: you don't have to. We've already done it, and this list is the payoff. We have here 37 of the best beauty enhancers that are under $25 (yeah, that's right. $25). You can build the perfect beauty routine and still have money to buy Starbucks.
This NYX Matte Lip Cream Is Beautiful and Only $5via Amazon
I have this NYX matte lip cream in a couple of different colors: Budapest and Prague. Both are deliciously smooth and lovely. They're highly pigmented, and though they're matte, they won't dry out your lips. This lip color is better than many premium brands, and it's only $5!
These Brushes That Get Your Lips Looking Smoothvia Amazon
I think we can both agree that chapped, flaking lips are not appealing — whether they're on you or someone else. So grab these exfoliating brushes. The silicone bristles gently remove peeling skin, leaving your lips looking (and feeling) smoother. Plus, their small size allows them to easily fit into travel makeup bags.
Be Kind To Your Eyes With Burt's Beesvia Amazon
I love all of Burt's Bees products for their commitment to using natural ingredients that are good for the environment and good for your skin. Their eye makeup remover pads with kiwi extract have me intrigued, partly because you've got enough here for the month for a little over four dollars. One reviewer said: "One pad removed concealer, eye primer, cream shadow, eye shadow, glitter waterproof mascara, colored brow gel, and waterproof brow gel, so I'm happy."
A Cream That Helps Fade Away Discolorationvia Amazon
If you're looking for some seriously affordable dark spot cream, this tube is available for less than $10. With thousands of reviews, it's clear that it genuinely helps fade away hyper-pigmentation — and the added vitamin E even works to smooth out skin for a glowing finish. I'll just pop that right in my cart.
This Beauty Blender is Great Quality but Won't Break the Bankvia Amazon
There's nothing particularly earth-shattering about this beauty sponge blender unless, of course, you're tired of paying $20 for its name-brand competitor, which looks and performs identically. I particularly enjoy the black color of this one, which will keep it from looking dirty while serving as a one-stop applicator tool for powder, cream, and liquid makeup. The best part? It'll only set you back four bucks and some change.
Not Only Does This Lip Gloss Look Cute, But It's Also Super Hydratingvia Amazon
I'm a big fan of throwing lip gloss on while I'm out running errands–even if I don't have any other makeup on. It makes me feel slightly more put together. This lip gloss not only comes in 15 different colors, but it also has hyaluronic acid, which hydrates the lips, helps smooth the lip surface, enhances lip contour, and makes them look fuller. I can't wait to try this in every color.
This Lipstick Eraser Works on Long Wear Formulasvia Amazon
Long wear lipstick can stain like the dickens, but here's a quick way to remove it fully. This lipstick eraser cleans up even the most stubborn stains, and it's also great if you're not the best at neat application like me. Reviewers love how easy it is to use and how fast it works - just a few swipes and you're completely cleaned up!
This Mascara Looks Like You're Wearing False Lashesvia Amazon
I've tried applying false lashes, but it's just way beyond my skillset. What I can do to get a similar effect is use this Lash Princess waterproof mascara that lengthens my lashes beyond belief. We all know the best-selling original Lash Princess has a cult following, but this new kid on the block is well on its way with over 28,000 glowing reviews!
These Masks That Feel Heavenly On Sunburnt Skinvia Amazon
When your face is on fire because you were too lazy with your sunscreen, these masks can help you cool down. Shea butter and jojoba seed oil work to hydrate burnt skin, while aloe leaf extract helps soothe the pain. Plus, they can even help brighten your complexion — a must-have once it's been singed to a crisp.
These Lip Balms With SPF 30 Protectionvia Amazon
Few things are more disappointing in life than ruining a kissable pout with a bad sunburn, so keep your lips protected with these balms. Each one features SPF 30 protection, and you get three flavors with every order: watermelon, banana, and coconut. "These taste and feel almost like putting straight-up coconut oil on your lips," wrote one reviewer. "The flavors are AMAZING."
This Keratin Nail Strengthener to Create Long Healthy Nails That Don't Chipvia Amazon
If I'm run down and not getting enough sleep, often my nails start chipping and becoming weak. I found this Nail-Aid Keratin formula on Amazon that fixed that problem. It contains amino acids that stop peeling, chipping nails and actually make them grow faster within three days. Plus, it gives your nails a glossy finish that complements your summer looks.
These Brushes For Styling Your Baby Hairsvia Amazon
Don't let your baby hairs stick straight up — use these slim brushes to style them down flat. They're gentle on the delicate skin around your hairline, yet will still separate your strands to help get rid of knots and tangles. Plus, they've got thousands of reviews. You tellin' me the reviews are wrong? I don't think so.
This Epsom Salt Comes at an Amazing Price: Less Than $6 for an 8-Pound Bagvia Amazon
I love soaking in a hot bath with Epsom salt. My workouts tend to be a bit more aggressive than they need to be, so having a serious soak afterwards is a must. So I was excited to discover this super affordable 8-pound bag of Epsom salt from Amazon brand Solimo. The bag is resealable, but I always store it in an airtight container as well, just to make sure it doesn't get wet and clumpy.
No Time To Wash? No Problem.via Amazon
When I'm running too late to take a shower, my morning BFF is dry shampoo, like this fan-favorite from OGX. It has 10,500 reviews and growing, with one reviewer saying: "It is grade-A smack/your/grandmother quality that I can get behind." I don't know what that means exactly, but it sounds interesting.
This Eyeshadow is Effortlessvia Amazon
I don't like to fuss around with eye makeup when I'm late getting out the door, so I swipe on this Revlon Colorstay creme eyeshadow and go. It has sheer, buildable coverage, comes in a bunch of colors, and is so easy to use. No smudging or fading throughout the day, either!
These Makeup Remover Wipes Take Everything Offvia Amazon
At the end of the day, I don't want to mess with a bunch of different cleansers and makeup removers, I just want to swipe it all off in one step. Which I can do with these best-selling Neutrogena makeup remover towelettes! They even take off waterproof mascara and long-wear lipsticks so they really are a speedy option for getting a clean face.
Top It Off With Numerous Look Possibilitiesvia Amazon
Finishing a mani without a topcoat is like eating dinner without having dessert...or something like that. It sounded better in my head. Anyhoo, this three-piece nail set from Modelones offers both base and topcoat options for a picture-perfect manicure. Whether you feel like you want a glossy finish or a matte finish, this $9 set has you covered, along with a base coat to protect your nails.
This Tongue Scraper Nixes Bad Breathvia Amazon
Yes, brushing and flossing are super important, but another way to fresh breath is this tongue scraper. One end has a metal scraper and the other end is plastic with a kind of brush for your tongue to remove bacteria and other nasties. It also comes with a replacement plastic head so it'll last you quite a long time!
These Pads That Catch Eyeshadow Falloutvia Amazon
Nothing kills my vibe like painting a sleek eyeshadow look, only to have fallout dust across my cheeks — that's why I use these pads. Any eyeshadow fallout lands directly on top of them, keeping my cheeks clean. Or, you can use them as stencils for winged eyeliner if you're still honing your skills.
This Mascara Primer Gives Your Lashes An Extra Boostvia Amazon
Using mascara primer is one of the easiest, fastest ways to make your lashes look longer and thicker. It not only helps your mascara stick to your lashes but over time, it also conditions for soft, nourished lashes. Apply 1-2 layers of primer before your mascara and be prepared to be WOW'd. Plus it works like any primer to help keep your product firmly in place, even if you're sweating.
Instantly Refresh Your Hair with Thisvia Amazon
I know I can't be alone struggling with limp and oily hair that demands to be washed every day and who has the time for that? Thank god for this dry shampoo! It gives me some reprieve and makes my hair look sleek and shiny even if it's been far too long since my last wash - don't judge, I know you get the struggle.
Give Your Skin the Deep Cleanse It Needsvia Amazon
These makeup wipes will literally melt makeup off your face in a swipe. The best part? They leave your face soft and residue-free. A definite classic to always keep in your cabinet. Tip: I keep a pack by my bedside for those late nights when I fall into bed with no ability to do a full skincare routine. This way, I can be sure I at least take off my makeup in one messy swipe.
This Cooling Eye Mask Relieves Headache and Puffy Eyesvia Amazon
Add this Cooling Eye Mask to your next bath for the ultimate in self-care. The flexible mask has a soft, plush lining and gel beads inside. Chill first in the fridge or freezer, then apply to reduce pain and inflammation. It's the perfect way to hide from all your responsibilities and still feel like you're getting something done.
This 4.7-Star Shea Body Butter Is Organic and Smells Incrediblevia Amazon
This shea body butter sounds downright delicious. Lychee and plum? Mmm! (Don't eat it, though.) This cream is nourishing to the skin and the palate, which is why buyers love this moisturizer so much. There are so many swoon-worthy scents; you might just have to try them all!
The Perfect Beard Tools For No-Shave Novembervia Amazon
I need you to get prepped for No-Shave November, and this grooming kit is a good way to get started. Created by Grow Alpha Beard (and who wouldn't want an "alpha" beard?), this set includes a brush, comb, and scissors to help massage your facial hair, stimulate oil production and remove dirt. It also works to add shine and softness.
Step Up Your Lash Gamevia Amazon
You'll be well on your way to "lash queen" status with this purchase — a 10-pack of mixed-style lashes that will see you through every occasion. Who needs the expense and upkeep of lash extensions when you can DIY these styles at home for less than $9? A promising review: "I love these eyelashes! They feel so real, and I got so many compliments that I had to order another box just in case I ever run out."
Get Soapbox Brows With This Eyebrow Soap Kitvia Amazon
I, unfortunately, was born with pretty thin eyebrows. And it's all about the full fluffy brows these days. So I do what I can to fake it any way that I can. This eyebrow soap kit adds thickness, volume, and texture to your brows in seconds. With the small angled brushes, it's super easy to achieve the bushy look. Plus, the spoolie allows you to brush them out once you've got the desired look to blend for a more natural look.
This Lip Tint Lasts All Dayvia Amazon
I love wearing lipstick, but I hate having to reapply every time I eat or drink, which is why I'm always looking for a lipstick that will stay put. Summer weather makes the problem even worse, so finding the perfect lippie for summer is a high necessity. This lint tint has become an Amazon top seller due to its wide variety of colors, high pigmentation, and lasting wear time: the perfect solution to smearing or disappearing lipstick.
Wonder Water That Lives Up To Its Namevia Amazon
I found out about this product from a Facebook group I'm in and it is hands down, my best purchase of 2021 (and maybe 2020). Dubbed 8-Second Wonder Water for its water-like consistency and wondrous results, this rinse-out product from L'oreal transforms your hair from tangled to sleek in eight seconds. (No lie.) It uses something called lamellar water technology, which means nothing to me except perfectly silky strands.
The Hydrating Face Cream From Burt's Beesvia Amazon
Using lotion in the morning and before bed is an easy way to help fight signs of aging — and this one from Burt's Bees is available for less than $10, which is the cost I prefer if I'm using something twice a day. It's formulated to be gentle on sensitive skin, while aloe vera works to hydrate any dry parts of your complexion. And unlike many lotions, this one won't clog your pores.
This Hot Cream Blasts Cellulitevia Amazon
If ever there was a way to make exercise more effective it's this Hot Cream that slims and blasts cellulite while you work out! The body-sculpting workout cream has over 49,000 glowing reviews for helping you sweat more while you exercise, improving the appearance of stretch marks, cellulite, and saggy skin quickly. Just apply it before your sweat session and watch for instant results, according to happy reviewers.
This Hair Removal Cream Has Over 44,000 Rave Reviewsvia Amazon
No doubt about it, shaving is a total pain, especially when you have to do it daily. It's a much better idea to get rid of hair with this hair remover cream that's great for sensitive skin and removes stubborn hair within minutes, no razor needed. Aloe and vitamin E moisturize skin, while a vanilla and passionflower scent relaxes you, making hair removal an actually pleasant experience. It's the easiest way to get your legs beach ready.
This Makeup Brush Dryer Is So Convenientvia Amazon
After watching my friend struggling to dry her freshly-washed makeup brushes last weekend, I immediately got her this makeup brush drying rack to make things go smoother. Says Anna: "It super easy to assemble and make drying brushes very easy and convenient." And if you're out there not washing your brushes, just let me remind you that you're about to use those beautiful babies on your face, so you want to make sure they're clean.
This Benzoyl Peroxide Acne Bar Will Keep Your Face and Body Acne at Bayvia Amazon
Yes, there are a billion acne cleaning products on the market today, but this one stands out from the crowd. This benzoyl peroxide acne cleanser comes in bar form, which I sometimes prefer since you can better control usage and foaming ability. There's none of the bad stuff either, like fragrances or dyes, that could irritate your already sensitive skin. Definitely one in a billion.
This Flat Top Kabuki Brush Delivers Flawless Foundation Every Timevia Amazon
The latest brush I'm lusting over is this flat-top kabuki with a hexagon-shaped handle. The shape makes it super easy to hold, and the bristles on the brush itself are both firm and soft, keeping your makeup on your face and not getting sucked down into the brush itself. For just $10, with 15,000 reviews, it's going to deliver the most flawless look you've ever created.
Achieve All The Right Angles With Beauty Tapevia Amazon
How do y'all get those absolutely perfect eyeshadow angles? It's something I swear I'll never understand ... and definitely won't be good at. However, I think this makeup tape could be the answer to my inquiry. It promises to help me create perfect winged liner looks and shadow angles that would make any makeup artist jealous. And, how can you not just fall in love with that bedazzled dispenser? That's worth the purchase price alone.
This Eyeliner Lasts All Day
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Eyeliner and I have not always had the best relationship. Pencil eyeliners feel like I'm stabbing myself in the eyeball, and water based liners smudge everywhere. But this Stila liner does everything I need it to. It goes on smooth and slick so I can create the pointed lines of my dreams, and it lasts all day. Oh, and it's under $25 too.