Beauty Buys For Under $10

Who says you have to spend a fortune on beauty? With so many brands out there, it can be hard to find quality products that won’t leave your pockets feeling empty. With a little research and fun filled experimenting, you can save money while looking beautiful. Here’s a list of 10 drugstore products to get you started. (Prices may vary depending on location)


L’Oreal Paris Colour Riche $9
This moist, creamy lipstick allows your lips to stay kissably smooth and with its massive 54 shades, no skin-tone is left out.

Revlon Super Lustrous $8
No need to spend money on high-end lipsticks, this luscious lipstick provides high end quality for a low end price.

Lip Gloss

L’Oreal Color Juice $6
This glossy lip-gloss is great for wearing alone or under your favorite lipstick. Gives your lips a moisturized feel, with a glossy finish.

Maybelline Color Sensational $8
Provides great texture, moisture and staying power. The nourishing moisture comes from the nectar used to make the lipstick.


Normal Skin
Neutrogena Healthy Defense SPF 45 $10
A great daytime moisturizer and the added bonus is the SPF, which is very important with summer upon us.

Oily Skin
Purpose Dual Treatment SPF 15 $9
Oil-free products are very important for oily skin. This moisturizer provides create moisture without the greasy feel.

Dry Skin
Ponds Dry Skin Cream $9
Hydration is key for dry skin, even in the summer. This moisturizer is great for deep hydration and gives skin a supple feel.


Foundations can be very tricky due to the many brands, coverage range, skin tone range, and quality out there. I believe the best bet to finding your perfect foundation, at a reasonable price, is to research the many companies out there and based of your needs (oily, dry, normal, light to heavy coverage etc.) find the one that matches what you want.
If I were basing judgment off the brand with the best color range, and department store quality, I’d suggest, L’Oreal Paris True Match $11


Maybelline Full and Soft $8
If you’re looking for a soft and natural look, this mascara is right up your alley. It’s virtually smudge proof and it last all day.

Cover Girl Lash Blast $9
If you’re looking for dramatic lashes without all the fuss of fake lashes, then Lash blast is what you’re looking for. It thickens and lengthens your lashes to the extreme.


L’Oreal HIP High Intensity Pigments Bright Shadow Duo $9
If you’re looking for vibrate colors and don’t want to pay department store prices, then look no further. Experiment with colors you’ve never worn without emptying your pockets.
Maybelline Expert Wear Eye Shadow Quads $7
Never know where to put the lid and crease color? This quad tells you what each color is for; allowing you to look like a makeup artist did your make-up.

Nail Polish
Essie $9
With its massive collection of colors, this polish can take you from fresh and clean to sassy and wild.

Facial Mask

Queen Helene Mint Julep Masque $4
As an industry staple, this soothing minty mask shrinks pores, dries up pimples and draws impurities out from your pores.


Normal Skin
Purpose $7
Wipes dirt and oil away, while being gentle on the skin. Leaves face feeling cleansed and renewed.

Oily Skin
Neutrogena Oil-Free Acne Wash $7
Unable to get rid of pimples, this potent cleanser kills bacteria, while the gentle grains scrub away residue and oil.
Dry skin
Cetaphil $11
This cleanser leaves skin feeling soft and moisturized. It is suggest to use without water and wipe it away with a damp cloth.

Maybelline Mousse Blush $8
This ultra light blush allows easy application and long lasting wear on cheeks.

Cover Girl Cheekers Blush $5
If you’re looking for a sheer easy to wear blush that stays on for hours, try this powder blush. The natural shades allow simplicity and easy application.

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Good Luck


  1. YES! to this entire list! I’m a fan of cheaper buys that are equal if not better than higher-end/brand names. Thanks for this! 🙂

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