I had such a good response to my 5 best beauty buys for $5, and heard from many of you that you were interested in a 10 for $10. So naturally I picked some of my favorite beauty products, and some of the biggest drugstore classics all under $10.
I am a firm believer that good beauty products don't always have to cost a fortune. Some of my favorite beauty staples are those I don't have to justify buying. As always I would never recommend a product to you I haven't tried and loved myself.
This was a recent beauty purchase when my myself and friend and fellow beauty blogger Charlotte reviewed it for our new post series call Drugstore Beauty Battles. Both of us are big fans of the coveted Tarte Lip Stain and were hesitant that this could compare. To our surprise though it was amazing, and we might even like it better than the $24 Tarte.
If you follow my posts and vlogs you know this is my everyday face primer. I really love it. It's silky smooth, affordable, and works wonders. If you are going to add an extra step into your beauty routine, primer is hands down the step you should add. It makes all the difference.
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Obviously this is a drugstore classic. This scrub has been awarded by every major magazine, website, blogger, and customer out there. The normal one has always been a little harsh for me but the sensitive is just right. I use this twice a week to exfoliate my skin and feel new. Definitely a beauty bargain must have!
Another drugstore beauty classic, this cleanser has also been awarded so many times it's irrelevant to count. Perfect for every day use and sensitive skin, it is gentle yet strong at the same time. This is one of my favorite cleansers to use in conjunction with my Clarisonic Mia.
Not the best mascara of all time but easily one of the best affordable versions. This mascara really gives that soft, feathered look and no tarantula eyes. Plus for under $10 and conveniently available at practically every drugstore and grocer it's a no-brainer.
This was one of the first Mark products I became completely obsessed with. As hesitant as I was to try cream blush it was really quite easy to apply. I love how natural this looks and how easy it is to blend with other Just Pinched colors. My favorite is "Nude" but I love to layer it with "Cheeky". One of the best parts is no shimmer/glitter, which is hard to find in blushes.
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Ok hear me out on this one... First off I want to say I am not a doctor, nor have I been recommended this by a doctor but my mom discovered an amazing beauty secret that I just have to share with all of you. TRY AT YOUR OWN RISK! This cold sore gel is hands down the most effective and amazing pimple treatment I have ever used. When you get a major blemish (it doesn't work well on smaller ones), especially the kind that are painful or underground, use this gel as a spot treatment and not only will it vanish overnight, the pain will also subside due to the numbing component in the gel. It has a very strong smell and is shiny so it's best used behind closed doors. I have also found that it tends to cause breakouts if it's rubbed into the skin or used all over. Just simply spot treat the actual blemish and let it do it's thing.
I am a big fan of Almay. It is one of the first brands I discovered that my super sensitive skin has no negative reactions to. I love how natural and light Almay feels too. I use the Clear Complexion foundation everyday and when this new concealer + treatment gel duo was released I was instantly smitten. The concealer formula is really creamy and easily blended and build-able. To have the treatment gel so handy on the same stick is a major plus. I really love the treatment gel alone as well and would actually buy it if it was sold solo. It is (like all Almay products) really gentle yet effective. I carry one of these in my bag at all times. It is the only make-up product I keep on hand.
This is easily one of the best gradual tanning lotions available at drugstores. Another classic, it has won countless awards. It is virtually impossible to get the streaky orangish look with this lotion. The perfect beauty buy to give your skin that extra glow.
I love baths and I love this bath treatment. I use it a lot in the winter to give my skin a much needed break from the harsh cold, but I also use it in the warmer months too. I always feel like my skin is brand new as soon as I finish a bath with this.
So what do you lovelies think?
Do you use any of these products?
What are some of your best beauty buys?