Beauty Picks: The Best Finds Under $10

Looking great doesn't have to break your bank account. If you know the right brands to look out for…

Beauty Picks: The Best Finds Under $10
Foto: Morgue File

Looking great doesn’t have to break your bank account. If you know the right brands to look out for and the right products to buy, you can find products that will cost you less than ten dollars! Here is a roundup of our favorite beauty picks that are under $10—some are even under $5—ranging from acne products to haircare.


Finding the perfect primer is almost as difficult as finding the perfect foundation. Fortunately, the NYC New York Color Smooth Skin Perfecting Primer ($3.99) does the trick by firming your skin and evening it out, all while being lightweight. What’s more, it masks your enlarged pores and dark circles under your eyes—and that’s before you apply concealer and foundation. After applying your favorite foundation and/or powder, consider the NYX Matte Bronzer ($9). This bronzer is available in five shades and none of them leave you glittering like a disco ball. The powder creates a believably-bronzed glow.


Any woman can vouch for the importance of acne-free skin. Most products that actually work require you to shell out a lot of money. The Clean & Clear Advantage Acne Spot Treatment ($7.49) can attack any type of acne and reduce inflammation in just 48 hours. Simply apply before going to bed in the affected region and let the treatment do its magic while you sleep. Don’t have acne? Another miracle worker is the Maybelline New York Dream Fresh BB Sunscreen ($8.99). This BB cream evens your skin tone while offering sun protection. This 8-in-1 product blurs imperfections, brightens your skin, evens your skin tone, makes your skin smooth, hydrates your skin, enhances your skin, offers SPF 30, and is made without heavy ingredients.


When it comes to eye liner, the Essence Liquid Ink Eyeliner ($2.99) offers the biggest bang for your buck. This liquid liner doesn’t crease and doesn’t smudge. What’s more, the sharp brush allows eyeliner newbies to line their lids with ease and effortlessly creates a thin line for those looking for a natural look. Pair this liner with the Maybelline New York The Falsies Volum’ Express Mascara ($6.25) and you’ll be set with voluminous lashes. The brush that comes with this mascara has a curved shape that allows you to apply mascara from the base of the lash line, creating a more voluminous faux-lash-like look.


The trending nail colors change with each season, but luckily the Maybelline New York Color Show Nail Lacquer ($3.99) carries all the “IT” colors of the season at a fraction of the price of high-end cosmetic brands. With such a low price you can experiment with all the colors without committing to a hefty price tag.


The Clear Scalp & Hair Therapy Total Care Nourishing Shampoo and Conditioner ($4.02) may have a small price tag, but that doesn’t make it any less hardworking. This shampoo and conditioner works at restoring balance to your scalp. The duo cleanses, moisturizes, strengthens your hair, gives your hair some bounce and, as claimed, restores balance to your scalp.