10 Drugstore Beauty Essentials for $10 or Less

10 Drugstore Beauty Essentials for $10 or Less10 Drugstore Beauty Essentials for $10 or LessEvery month, women's magazines rave about different beauty products, some of which are really expensive. I've occasionally tried them, but you don't always get what you pay for. In fact, some of the best beauty products can be found at any drugstore. And these 10 essentials are under $10.











Neutrogena Oil-Free Eye Makeup Remover, $7.99 Neutrogena Oil-Free Eye Makeup Remover, $7.99 1. Neutrogena Oil-Free Eye Makeup Remover, $7.99
I've tried a lot of different eye-makeup removers, including the fancy stuff. I always go back to this drugstore buy.













Clean & Clear Oil Absorbing Sheets, $5.49 for 50 Clean & Clear Oil Absorbing Sheets, $5.49 for 50 2. Clean & Clear Oil Absorbing Sheets, $5.49 for 50
These sheets are the modern equivalent of "powdering your nose." They're an affordable beauty must-have for hot, sticky days.











Revlon ColorStay Eyeliner Pencil, $5.43 Revlon ColorStay Eyeliner Pencil, $5.43 3. Revlon ColorStay Eyeliner Pencil, $5.43
This is my no-fail go-to eyeliner pencil. Its smooth application has won me over, forever and always. (The price doesn't hurt, either.)









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Maybelline Lasting Drama by EyeStudio Gel Eyeliner, $9.99 Maybelline Lasting Drama by EyeStudio Gel Eyeliner, $9.99 4. Maybelline Lasting Drama by EyeStudio Gel Eyeliner, $9.99
This gel eyeliner is a comparable, yet much more affordable, alternative to the Bobbi Brown classic.









Maybelline The Colossal Volum' Express Mascara, $6.59 Maybelline The Colossal Volum' Express Mascara, $6.59 5. Maybelline The Colossal Volum' Express Mascara, $6.59
I'm a fan of Maybelline mascaras. They don't clump the way others do. This volume-boosting version is the best yet.










Sally Hansen Salon Effects Real Nail Polish Strips, $10 Sally Hansen Salon Effects Real Nail Polish Strips, $10 6. Sally Hansen Salon Effects Real Nail Polish Strips, $10
This is the cheapest manicure you'll ever get -- and the best one you'll ever give yourself. There are so many patterns to choose from.





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L'Oréal Paris Colour Riche Balm in Rose Elixir, $8 L'Oréal Paris Colour Riche Balm in Rose Elixir, $8 7. L'Oréal Paris Colour Riche Balm in Rose Elixir, $8
If you're looking for staying power, this affordable lipstick (in a universally flattering shade) will stay on for the long haul.










Andrea Modlash Starter Kit, $6 Andrea Modlash Starter Kit, $6 8. Andrea Modlash Starter Kit, $6
Fake eyelashes don't have to be intimidating. These give you a boost without looking crazy and are easy to apply.










NYC New York Color Sun 'n' Bronze Bronzer, $5 NYC New York Color Sun 'n' Bronze Bronzer, $5 9. NYC New York Color Sun 'n' Bronze Bronzer, $5
My olive-toned skin relies on bronzer, so I'm somewhat of a connoisseur - drugstore or not. And this is the best bronzer for the least amount of money.








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Maybelline New York SuperStay 10HR Stain Gloss, $9 Maybelline New York SuperStay 10HR Stain Gloss, $9 10. Maybelline New York SuperStay 10HR Stain Gloss, $9
One layer of this gloss leaves lips vibrant and shiny all day.










- By Michelle Horton
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