There’s no better feeling than falling in love with a new beauty product, but when that product costs less than $10 and is a complete and utter steal, our happiness levels go into overdrive. To share the love during the holiday season, when your money is being generously spent buying gifts for your loved ones, we thought we’d clue you in on our fave beauty products under $10. They also make amazing stocking fillers for your beauty-loving squad.
Honestly, this is one of our favorite mascaras of all time. The wand has over 200 bristles, so it catches every lash; adding volume, drama, and intensity. We’ve even had members of our team ask us if we’re wearing falsies while using this before!
This amazing brow mascara has the tiniest wand so it evenly disperses product and will coat even the thinnest hair. It’s easy to use and dries quickly, so there’s no smudging while it keeps your brows in place all day long. It’s just as good as any of our fave brow mascaras from Benefit or Charlotte Tilbury, but the price is way better!
3. Glow Recipe Watermelon Glow Jelly Sheet Mask, $8
This transparent jelly mask is an absolute steal. You’ll be able to notice a difference in your skin immediately, as it’s insanely moisturizing and leaves your skin with a radiant glow. The jelly-textured mask is infused with watermelon, which is bursting with antioxidants and vitamins, as well as soothing ingredient, Centella Asiatica, and hydrating hero, hyaluronic acid.
We’ve been obsessed with this sponge for years – it just never fails to come through for us. The shape, size and foam texture are perfect for flawlessly blending foundations and concealer, and we even use it to bake, as it packs on powder really well. Just soak it with water, squeeze it out and be prepared for an airbrushed, dewy af foundation finish.
This lightweight foundation gives your skin a naturally luminous finish. Plus, it’s dermatologist tested and non-comedogenic (it won’t block your pores), and it offers SPF 18 to protect your skin against harmful UVB rays. It comes in 24 shades but the best part is it’ll only cost you $10, so if you can’t find your exact shade, you can combine two to find your ideal match.
6. COSRX Acne Pimple Master Patch, $5
It can be kinda infuriating when the night before a big event, a new pimple starts to emerge. But don’t panic because these overnight acne stickers can combat a pimple in just one snooze. They’re literally perfect for the holiday (aka the season of overindulgence) when our eating and drinking habits are working against our skin game. Thankfully, these pimple-busting patches help extract impurities overnight, reducing inflammation and redness by morning.
7. Batiste Dry Shampoo, $7
Another cult favorite, the Batiste Dry Shampoo: It saves us in between washes by soaking up oil to leave our hair looking fresh. It also always gives major volume, and it smells delicious… What’s not to love?
8. Labello Cherry Shine Lip Balm, $4.50
In our opinion, this is one of the most underrated lip balms of all time. This simple drugstore balm leaves your lips feeling so silky smooth while offering 24-hour protection. The formula glides onto your lips, leaving you with the most hydrated kissable pout. We love the Cherry Shine balm as it leaves your lips with a pretty pink tint and smells like cherries.
You know what they say ‘you can always tell someone’s age by looking at their hands,’ which is why we always like to keep our hands soft and hydrated, especially during the winter months. This delicious hand cream is infused with mega hydrating Shea butter, as well as macadamia oil and marshmallow extract to leave your skin feeling softer than a cashmere scarf.
This uber affordable bronzer has a velvety texture that blends like a dream and will give you a soft, radiant glow. It contains SPF 15 too, so it’ll help protect your skin from the sun’s powerful rays (although we’d still recommend applying SPF for full protection). Go slowly when applying this as the pigment packs major punch, so you don’t need to use a lot.
Let us know if you’ve tried any of these in the comments below, and which ones you love.