Buying makeup can be a blessing and a curse. We quickly fall in love with all the options for foundations, eyeshadows, and lipsticks, but when the prices start adding up after a Sephora or Ulta haul, our wallets and heads might start feeling a little light.
Weeding through all the beauty products at the drugstore might seem like a tedious thing, but there are some amazing finds that are sometimes overlooked. If you’re still trying to stock up on makeup without breaking your bank, this is our list of 20 great beauty products under $10.
Maybelline Face Studio Master Prime ($7.99)
The Maybelline Face Studio Master Prime is a great drug store primer that has a lot of beneficial powers such as blurring pores, smoothing fine lines, and evening the skin tone.
This primer comes in three different shades. One is meant to blur and illuminate the skin to create a healthy glow. The second is meant for fairer skin tones and acts as a redness control. The last primer is meant to smooth out pores and fine lines. You can get them here.
Revlon PhotoReady Perfecting Primer ($8.50)
This ivory colored primer is lightweight, long lasting, and blends well into the skin. It is best used under makeup to create a flawless “PhotoReady” look, but can always be worn on its own. Get your best deal here.
Maybelline Baby Skin Instant Pore Eraser Primer ($5.39)
If you have large pores and oily skin, this Maybelline primer will be your next Holy Grail item. The Baby Skin Instant Pore Eraser will visibly blur pores while also leaving the face with a matte finish which is perfect for those with combination or oily skin. Buy it here from Amazon.
Benefit POREfessional Matte Rescue Invisible Finish-Mattifying Gel Mini ($10)
If there is one primer in higher end brands that you’ve heard, it’s most likely the Benefit POREfessional. Beauty vloggers all over Youtube have raved about this product. Often said to be the higher end version of the Maybelline Baby Skin Primer, this gel primer is lightweight, reduces shine, and blurs the look of pores.
Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless Foundation ($4.97)
With a roster of 24 shades, the Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless Foundation is perfect for normal to oily skin types. The shade ranges include pink, golden, and red undertones, and the brand recently added new shades to the collection. This foundation will help to control oil and blur pores. Buy it here now.
L’Oreal True Match Super Blendable Makeup ($7.99)
This oil-free foundation from L’Oreal might be one of their most popular products. The True Match foundation comes in 32 different shades and promises to match not only skin tone but texture.
If you’re not into full coverage foundation, this has promises for light to medium coverage and is suited for all skin types. You can get it here now.
Milani Conceal + Perfect 2-in-1 Foundation + Concealer ($9.99)
One of the newer items on this list, Milani’s newest product is a foundation and concealer duo. Only $9.99, this foundation is definitely buildable up to full coverage. This product promises water-resistant wear as well as coverage for under eye circles and redness. Although there are 14 shades, this product is known to oxidize (turn darker) after applied to the face.
Maybelline FIT ME Concealer ($4.38)
Often compared to the Nars Creamy Radiant Concealer, Maybelline’s Fit Me Concealer might be one of the most talked about drug store items. Although this only includes 6 shades, the concealer is most commonly used as a highlight shade which can be tweaked and work with a variety of skin tones. This oil free concealer makes it ideal for all skin types. Buy it here now.
NYX Dark Circle Concealer ($6.00)
We’ve all had those days, nights, weeks, or even months where we don’t get enough sleep and we start to see the evidence in the form of dark circles. Sometimes foundation might not fully cover these circles and leave a gray shadow underneath the makeup. NYX’s Dark Circle Concealer is specifically designed with an orange tint to help counter dark circles. You can buy it here.
L.A. Girl Pro Conceal HD Concealer ($5.49)
Coming in an impressive 24 shades, the L.A. Girl Pro Conceal HD Concealer might be the most talked about drugstore product. Available for under $3, this product provides a great amount of coverage while helping to even the skin tone. In addition to their regular concealing shades, they also have 3 ‘corrector’ shades that help even out redness or hyperpigmentation. Get your best deal on Amazon.
Maybeline FIT ME Set + Smooth/Matte + Poreless Powder ($4.99)
Both of Maybelline’s powders help cover the range of skin issues. The Set + Smooth is more catered to normal and dry skin while the Matte + Poreless powder is crafted for normal, but more specifically, oily skin types. With promises of lasting up to 16 hours, these powders are light weight, long lasting, and come in 12 shades. Get it here.
Revlon ColorStay Pressed Powder ($6.87)
Available in 6 shades, the Revlon ColorStay carries shades from light to deep. This powder will help control oil and smooth out the skin. The shades include a translucent powder which is perfect for giving the face a matte appearance without adding any addition color. You can buy it here.
Milani Prep + Set + Go Transparent Face Powder ($9.99)
When it comes to setting under eye concealer, the point is to have a powder that will leave the face looking bright without giving any flashback with a camera. Translucent powders are the go-to for this situation, and Milani recently came out with their own translucent/transparent face powder that will help control shine, blur pores, mattify the skin, and leaving the skin looking bright.
Ardell Glamour Wispies ($3.99)
If you love it when your lashes flutter in the wind, Ardell Glamour Wispies are the lashes for you. Not only will these lashes give you the length and width that you’re hoping for, but the wispiness of the lashes create a very natural looking eye.
Revlon ColorStay Liquid Liner ($7.99)
When it comes to makeup, we’re often intimidated by liquid liner and creating the perfect winged liner. The Revlon ColorStay Liquid Liner comes with an ultra-skinny tip that is perfect for precision. Not only does this liner come in the classic black and brown shades, but it also comes in a bright navy and green color. Buy it here.
Maybelline Eyeshadow Palette – The Nudes ($9.29)
If you’re a beginner or a pro in makeup, you would learn to love and appreciate the colors and pigmentation in the Maybelline “The Nudes” eyeshadow palette. With 12 shimmer and matte shades, this palette is especially catered towards the newer makeup aficionados.
Along the back of the palette, Maybelline includes ideas for creating different eye looks. Get your best deal on Amazon.
L’Oreal Telescopic Carbon Black Mascara ($7.49)
False lashes might be a part of your regular makeup routine, but if you’re looking for something to enhance your natural lashes or even your falsies, the L’Oreal Telescopic Mascara packs two punches in one go. Not only does it separate the lashes to increase the intensity, but it also adds length. They credit the increased intensity to the Carbon Black pigments in the mascara. Buy it here now.
Colourpop Ultra Matte/Satin/Metallic/Glossy Lips ($6)
Colourpop is an Indie brand that has shot to the forefront of beauty since its launch in 2014. Selling all of their lip products for $6 or under, Colourpop has an impressive catalog of 100+ shades including matte, metallic and satin lip sticks.
NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream ($5.99)
When it comes to lip products, NYX is on top of their game. Their Soft Matte Lip Cream is only $6 and comes in an amazing 34 different shades ranging from pale nudes to blues to purples. These cream lipsticks glide on smooth and leave a ‘soft matte’ finish. Get your best deal on Amazon.
Milani Amore Matte Lip Crème ($8.99)
Matte lipsticks are one of the hottest trends currently, and Milani has definitely stepped up to the plate in this game. With 18 shades of their Amore Matte Lip Crème, these lipsticks are not only highly saturated, but they promise long wear and transfer proof application.
Now that you’ve got 20 beauty products under $10 that you can splurge on, let us know in the comments below some of your favorite affordable beauty products or makeup brands!