46 Cheap Beauty Products That Are Wildly Popular Because They Work So Damn Well

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My first experience with makeup involved a $5 eyeshadow palette when I was 10. In all honesty, it didn’t go well. Mostly because I had no idea what I was doing, but also in part because the palette was just all-around crummy. But not all cheap beauty products are worthless — and all of the ones I’ve selected for this list are wildly popular because they work so damn well.

That’s not an exaggeration. In fact, nearly every product you’ll find below has received hundreds, if not thousands of positive reviews. Take the vitamin C serum as an example. Not only were people impressed at its low price, but many wrote about how quickly it absorbs into your skin. Or maybe you’re in the market for beauty tools rather than skincare? In that case, make sure to check out the detangling brush I made sure to include. With flexible bristles that separate strands instead of tugging at them, it’s just as gentle on your scalp as it is your hair — all for less than $10.

Even though I’m better at putting on makeup now, that doesn’t mean I’ve started buying expensive products. And why should I? With so many cheap beauty products available on Amazon, there’s no reason to break the bank when it comes to makeup — especially when they work this damn well.

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