$15 And Under: Our Fave New Budget Finds For Summer
We’re officially in the thick of summer, which means lazy rosé Saturdays, oversized sun hats, and obvi an assortment of season-approved beauty treats. From a gorgeous blushing eyeshadow palette to bold lips to a highlighter that’ll make your skin glow, we’re sharing nine finds that won’t cost you a penny over $15.
For Bold Lips: Milani Color Fetish Lipstick, $8
Leave it to Milani to create a lipstick that looks hella splurgy but won’t break the bank. Fetish Lipstick is a creamy, high-pigment lippie that comes in 12 daring shades. These range from Kink (a bright purple) to Tied Up (an earthy brown) to Lustful (a playful coral-pink). It also comes in a matte collection, and the names are equally as raunchy!
For Healthy Skin: Uoma by Sharon C Go Awf! Au Naturel Cleansing Oil, $15
Cleansing every day is essential, but summer sweat, salt, and sunscreen can make the job a bit trickier. That’s why we love this au naturel cleansing oil from Uoma by Sharon C, the budget-friendly off-shoot of Uoma Beauty. It’s formulated with simple ingredients, including olive, castor, and grapeseed oils along with botanical extracts and vitamin E. The oil formulation grabs onto the day’s gunk and rinses away for soft skin. For a thorough cleanse, we recommend following up with a gel or foam cleanser.
For Major Lashes: e.l.f. Big Mood Mega Volume Lifting Mascara, $7
Drugstore fave, e.l.f., is back at it again with their Big Mood Mega Volume Lifting Mascara. Since debuting this summer it’s received allll the rave reviews. We love the hourglass shape that hugs lashes, the lifting and separating effect, and the creamy, moisturizing formula that’s resistant to flaking and smudging.
For Protected Strands: L’Oreal Paris Elvive Dream Lengths Heat Slayer Pre-Iron Leave-In Spray, $7
Here’s another freshly debuted beauty product that’s already getting a ton of buzz. L’Oreal’s lightweight, leave-in treatment is meant to be applied just before heat styling your hair to protect your strands. In addition to shielding from heat damage, it also seriously tames flyaways and frizz for up to three days. Think of it as a protective glossing treatment.
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For Juicy Lips: Tower28 ShineOn Milky Lip Jelly, $14
To get that ‘90s babe effect, swipe on Tower28’s new ShineOn Milky Lip Jelly. This semi-sheer gloss comes in four milky, muted hues – mauve pink, rosy brown, peachy pink, and chocolate – and is infused with nourishing ingredients like apricot and raspberry seed oils.
For Post-Sun Soothing: Pacifica After Sun Cool & Glow Chest Area Sheet Mask, $5
Apply this soothing sheet mask to your chest after a fun day in the sun. It calms and brightens with aloe vera, vitamin C, calendula, and vanilla. Pro tip: Pop it into the fridge for a cooling treat.
For a Golden Glow: Wet n Wild Fantasy Makers Highlighter, $5
How cute are these pastel rainbow star highlighter compacts? Cuter yet is the price, and the shimmery glow they deliver. The texture is surprisingly silky, which makes for easy application.
For Hydrated Hair: NaturAll Club Hydrating Ice Cream Treatment Deep Conditioner, $14
It’s no secret that our hair is really put through the wringer in the summer months. We’re talking chlorine, hot temps, salty water, and mega sweat. This deep treatment from NaturAll combines avocado and kiwi to seriously nourish thirsty strands. Because it’s made with whole ingredients, it’s meant to be stored in the freezer.
For Gorgeous Eyes: ColourPop Blush Crush Pink Eyeshadow Palette, $14
Your eye game just got leveled up. ColourPop’s new Blush Crush Pink Eyeshadow features nine blushing nude hues in a range of matte, metallic, and Super Shock finishes.
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