Saturday, May 15, 2010

My top beauty products under $10!

I love buying products that are amazing in quality and have a reasonable price. I wouldn't mind spending a bit more for something of good brand or quality but if i can find a gloss, lipstick or eyeshadow that i love and works just as well if not better than a high brand, i do not hesitate owning it. Here are just a few that i just cannot live without and i think work just as well as other brands that are more expensive.

1) Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser - i've tried only a few but i always go back to this. I love how it cleans my face and removes all the dirt and makeup. It's gentle on the skin and the big bottle lasts for a while. It ranges from $7-$8. Some drugstores have it on sale often. For me, this is a must have.

2) Ardell Faux Lashes - I get these at Sally's Beauty Supply store and everytime i go they have it on sale so it's a great deal lol it ranges from $3-$5 depends where you get them from. I think they work great i love them. I dont think i would spend a great deal on lashes so these are my number one choice.

3) L'oreal Extra-Intense Liquid Pencil Eyeliner - I've talked about this in my eyeliner post. It's the best eyeliner for me that's affordable and works just as well as the high brands if not way better than the ones i've tried out. It's very smooth and has a decent lasting power. I recommend it if you haven't tried it out yet. This ranges from $7-$8, depending where you get it from.

4) NYX eyeshadows (singles/trios) - I put these in the same category because no matter which one you want to get, you won't be dissapointed. I love the trios because i can depot them and add them in my Mac Pro palette. The quality is great. Pigmented, smooth and great variety of colors. A lot of them can be dupes of Mac eyeshadows. I believe they range from $3-$5. Check out for great prices on NYX Cosmetics.

5) Wet N Wild Eyeliner/Eyebrow pencil in Dark Brown - I think i've mentioned this in one of my monthly favorites. It's the only pencil i've loved using for my eyebrows. I've used L'oreal pencil, Maybelline define-a-brow and various eyeshadow powders. Nothing works as good as this pencil. It's waxy, so it tames my wild eyebrow hairs, as i fill them in and shape them. It lasts during hot summer days and doesn't fade away. I use it with a brush. You can get it at drugstores or wherever you can find Wet n Wild. It's 99 cents!

6) St. Ives Apricot Scrub - I know everyone raves about this, but it really is amazing. I love to use it in the morning and get that fresh, clean feeling for my face. It's around $4 and the tube lasts me for a good month or two. I know they recently came out with various ones that also contain Green Tea. I haven't tried them yet but i soon plan to do so.

7) Queen Helene Mint Julep Masque - i use this about once a week and i feel it renews my face. It tightens the pores and makes my skin feel super soft and refreshed, i love it. The minty smell and tingly feeling makes it feel like it works LOL! It's about $3-$4 depending on where you get it from.

8) NYC Smooth Skin Loose Face Powder Translucent - this is the only setting powder i love to use. I get it from Ulta and it's around $2-$3. It leaves my skin smooth and doesn't look like i have a pound of powder on my face. It controls the shine all day and sets my makeup the way i want it too. It comes with a slittle pink sponge but i toss it out and use a brush. It is a bit messy since its loose powder but once you get used to using it its no biggie. I highly recommend it. They also have one in Naturally Beige color if you prefer a colored setting powder.

9) Revlon Super Lustrous Lipgloss - i love these glosses. Even though i only own one so far, i really like the consitency and the subtle color pay off. Its shimmery but not over glittery or anything. They're amazing for the summer because they have SPF so its perfect. There's variety for the summer time. I know they have new shades out now so i have to go check them out. They range from $6-$7

10) Sinful Colors Nail Polish - i think these are amazing for the price. They have a great variety of colors depending on where you find them. I have them at my local Walgreens. I know they have a huge variety on They're about $2, and i love them. They have a really good lasting power. I don't like to spend a whole lot on a nail polish since i get bored of the color so fast, so these are affordable and great quality. Highly recommend them.
What are some of your favorites under $10?


  1. Nice picks! I'll have to check out some of the stuff on here--namely that eyeliner since I love eyeliner, haha. I would definitely have to agree with you on the NYX, St. Ives, and Queen Helene. Such lovely products! :)

  2. NYC powder sounds great! Wish we could find it in India!

  3. Love the eyeliner and super lustrous l/gs as well!

  4. Can you believe I haven't tried Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser yet? My mother buy the generic version from our loical drugstore instead, but it has the same ingredients in it, so I guess it's the same.

    Same thing about St. Ives Apricot Scrub. I prefer to make my own scrub out of olive oil and sugar, but if I have to buy one, it will be this one. I'm interested in the one with green tea ^^

    I have only one Revlon Super Lustrous Lipgloss too, and I haven't even tried it yet LOL. I have so many lipglosses I want to use up first!

    Great post, really interesting =D