Finding affordable skincare and makeup products that work for you can be a real challenge. While it’s true you can spend an arm and a leg on high-end beauty products and get great results, many cheaper brands use similar ingredients for great results. Some even have their products packaged in the same facilities as high-end brands with virtually identical formulas. So you definitely don’t need to spend big bucks to get the effect you’re looking for. The drugstore — or its online counterpart, Amazon — can be a treasure trove of great items at cheaper prices than you’ll see anywhere else.
Many of the products on this list have cult followings or are dupes for products that are three times the price. Many more of them come from time-trusted drugstore brands that are known to deliver on quality. But all of them are extremely effective, and hopefully you’ll become as obsessed with them as we are. There’s something for everyone and every need on this list, whether you’re looking for a lightweight, fragrance-free body lotion or a pigmented, long-lasting contour palette. Scroll on for 46 of the best cheap beauty products on Amazon that will blow your expectations out of the water.