While we’re all about splurging on expensive and elegant beauty buys – hello caviar creams –we’re really into the frugal finds these days.
Just because a product is under $30, doesn’t necessarily mean it won’t work. In fact, a lot of beauty brands are creating affordable skincare and makeup lines in order to serve the masses.
So, if you’re hoping to save a few bucks, all the while look your best, you absolutely need to check out these five affordable finds.
1. Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask, $24
This luxe leave-on lip mask will cost less than a healthy superfood salad from a Toronto foodie mainstay – and last a cool six months. The thin and sensitive skin on your lips are craving this necessary sleeping solution, as it will deliver powerful results effective immediately. With infused vitamin C, antioxidants and hyaluronic acid, your pout will appear prettier with continued and regular use.
2. The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid 2% +B5, $6.80
What we love about this affordable skincare brand, is that the results are clear – and nearly immediate. This particular formula contains vegan hyaluronic acid and is supported vitamin B5. This unordinary vanity hero can work wonders if applied both in the morning and the evening. Prepare to see a more hydrated appearance with visible plumping after the first slather.
3. Sephora Collection Cleansing Oil-in-Balm, $23
We’ve always been big fans of Sephora’s in-house products and for good reason. This cleansing balm will instantly transform into oil at first blush with your skin. The formulation will remove any traces of makeup, dirt and oil without stripping the skin or dehydrating it. This product is also enriched with essential waxes sourced from jasmine, mimosa and rose flowers for protective, nourishing and hydrating benefits.
4. Mario Badescu Facial Spray with Aloe, Herbs and Rosewater, $9.14
This not-so-new spray is an anchor in any beauty-geeks makeup arsenal. This rosewater refresher is infused with aloe and herbs for a hydrating mist that will add instant refreshment day or night. Simply spritz under or above your makeup and voila! Prepare to see a dewy and radiant glow immediately.
5. Glossier Solution Exfoliating Skin Perfector, $29
It’s time to put down your physical exfoliator. Not only are you potentially damaging the surface of your skin, but you could be removing essential oils that are actually doing your skin a service. Enter a gentle and effective exfoliation that will softly slough away dead skin cells. This formulation is safe enough for daily use and will improve the texture and quality of your skin. Prepare to see diminished pores, blackheads and signs of redness and irritation.
Do you know any other affordable beauty products that actually work? Let us know in the comments!
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