If you're a beauty lover, you know that finding great inexpensive products can be a challenge. Luckily, so many drugstore brands have amped up their game recently, which means we can all find stunning beauty products for less than a fancy coffee. Check out these amazing items, which are all $5.00 or less!
NYX Butter Gloss, $5.00
NYX Butter Glosses are a customer favorite for a reason. The formula is buttery (like the name implies), smooth, soft, and hydrating. The gloss is never sticky and provides sheer to medium coverage. It comes in aa variety of gorgeous colors.
Sephora Collection Holographic Face & Cheek Palette, $5.00
This face and cheek palette features six holographic pearl and matte blush shades in a variety of unique colors. The top row has three holographic blush toppers, while the bottom row has three matte blush shades. The palette has over 100 five-star reviews, and for $5.00, the price is truly unbeatable.
Sally Hansen Insta Dri x Jelly Belly Nail Color, $2.80
Everyone needs a great fast-drying nail polish. This Sally Hansen and Jelly Belly collab nail polish only comes in two colors, but they bot have incredible reviews. On Ulta, this product has over 3500 five-star reviews.
Essence Lash Princess False Lash Effect Mascara, $4.99
Essence's Original Lash Princess mascara is known for its volumizing effect. With one swipe, your lashes will look like you've applied falsies!
Essence Shine Shine Shine Lipgloss, $3.29
This Essence lip gloss is so shiny. The texture is cushiony and comfortable — and never sticky. There are a variety of colors, from clear to nude to deep pink, and they're all equally as shiny.
Essence Eyeliner Pen Waterproof, $2.99
Everybody who tries this eyeliner pen is instantly obsessed with it. This waterproof eyeliner has a super-fine felt tip applicator, which allows for the perfect winged eyeliner look!
Pacficia Travel Size Rose Kombucha Flower Powered Face Wash, $5.00
Everyone needs a good travel sized face wash, whether you're traveling or not. Who knows when you might need to wash your face on the fly!
Mario Badescu Travel Size Facial Spray With Aloe, Herbs and Rosewater, $5.00
This Mario Badescu facial spray has become a must-have in recent years. This spray is the definition of a multitasker; you can use it for a spritz of hydration, as a makeup brush/sponge dampener, or even as a dewy post-makeup spray. Although there are a variety of formulas, the rosewater one is definitely most people's favorite.
Essence Make Me Brow Eyebrow Gel Mascara, $2.99
Looking for more defined, fuller brows? Grab an Essence brow gel to make get the perfect brow look that'll stay in place all day and accent your makeup look perfectly.
Wet n Wild Ultimate Brow Retractable, $4.49
Sculpting your brows has never been easier than with this retractable Wet n Wild brow pencil. The triangular tip allows you to fill in broader portions of your brow at once, while using the narrow end to draw in individual brow hairs.
Ardell Lash Wispies Black, $4.99
If you're looking for a light false lash, these are perfect. The Wispies style will fill in your lashes without looking over-the-top.
Ulta Beauty Cosmetic Pencil Sharpener, $2.50
While it may not be super exciting, everyone needs a good cosmetic pencil sharpener. This one has great reviews and only costs $2.50!
EcoTools Total Perfecting Blender, $4.99
Beauty sponges can be expensive, but this one is the perfect combination of budget-friendly and effective. With the angled edges, you can get into all the tougher spots on your face.
Burt's Bees Moisturizing Lip Balm, $3.59
There's nothing quite like a good lip balm, and Burt's Bees is the best of the best. With tons of varieties (from classic mint, to pomegranate, to mango, to wild cherry, to chai spice), so there's really something for everyone.
Sun Bum Sunscreen Lip Balm SPF 30, $3.99
We all know that we should wear daily sunscreen on our faces, but it's also important to protect your lips from the sun's dangerous rays. This Sun Bum lip balm has SPF 30 and comes in seven different scents.
Feeling Beautiful Charcoal Mud Mask, $1.99
This charcoal mud mask has amazing reviews. Customers rave about how it detoxifies, deep cleanses, and completely removes blackheads.
TonyMoly I'm Real Rice Mask Sheet, $3.75
TonyMoly has some of the best sheet masks on the market, and this rice mask is one of their bestsellers. The three-layer mask is brightening, clarifying, and nourishing.
Feeling Beautiful Charcoal & Black Sugar Facial Polishing Mask, $4.29
The Getting Beautiful line of face masks are absolutely awesome. This detoxing mask does multiple things at once: the activated charcoal absorbs oils and removes impurities, and the black sugar exfoliates the skin for softness and clarity.
Peach Slices Acne Spot Dots, $4.49
Remember when we used to have to apply various creams and gels to our faces to try to get rid of tiny blemishes? Well those days are gone, thanks to acne spot dots. These fast-acting patches quickly and effectively remove blemishes, while protecting the skin.
Pacifica Eye Bright Undereye Vitamin C Spot Serum Mask, $5.00
Brightening undereye masks are perfect for reducing puffiness, boosting hydration, and brightening dark circles. Plus, the results are instant, so you can pop these on right before an event (or an important Zoom meeting).
Jergens Travel Size Natural Glow Instant Sun Mousse, $4.99
Want that sun-kissed glow without leaving the house? Grab yourself a home tanning mousse — this one is perfect because it dries fast, doesn't leave any streaks, and looks like a natural (non-orange) tan.
Revlon PhotoReady Candid Antioxidant Concealer, $4.99
This is one of the very best drugstore concealers on the market — it's just a bonus that it's so inexpensive! It has medium, buildable coverage with a natural finish.
Essence Pure Nude Highlighter, $4.99
This baked highlighter is the perfect addition to any makeup collection. The finish is glowy and not glittery, which makes it great for an everyday look. You can apply it lightly for a sheer look or build it up for a full shine.
Revlon Kiss Cushion Lip Tint, $4.99
The Revlon Kiss Cushion Lip Tint has a truly unique formula — it's like a mix between a lip stain and a balm. Formulated with coconut oil, the lip tint has a sheer to medium coverage and provides nourishment.
ColourPop IYKYK Pressed Glitter, $5.00
ColourPop is known for their innovative formulas, and their pressed glitter is no exception. The self-adhering formula is comfortable and mess-free, so it applies easily and looks gorgeous. This pressed glitter formula comes in tons of different colors, so you can find one for every possible makeup look.
Believe Beauty Glimmer Pots Gel to Powder Eyeshadow, $4.25
If you haven't heard of Believe Beauty yet, you're in for a surprise. Believe Beauty is the beauty brand exclusive to Dollar General, and influencers (like YouTuber Allie Glines) love it. These glimmer pots have great reviews across the board — customers consistently say they're surprised they're so cheap because the formula feels so expensive!
Believe Beauty Velvet Matte Liquid Lip, $4.00
This velvet matte liquid lip is comfortable and lightweight, while still providing full, bold coverage. The formula is very creamy, which keeps lips from drying out.
Believe Beauty Born to Blush, $4.75
Believe Beauty's brightly pigmented brushes are stunning. Although they're bright, the color is buildable, so you can choose between a light look or a more intense look.
Believe Beauty Perfect Glow Highlighting Stick, $4.50
This highlighting stick provides the perfect amount of glow for your cheekbones, temple, brow bone, cupid's bow, collar bones, and more. The cream formula makes it smooth and blendable.
Believe Beauty Skin Finish Foundation, $5.00
The Believe Beauty foundation is such a steal. It provides medium to full coverage that leaves a flawless finish. Reviewers rave that this is their absolute favorite foundation — they like it even more than high end, expensive foundations.
e.l.f. Bite-Size Eyeshadows, $3.00
These e.l.f. eyeshadows are the perfect mini palettes. Each set has four pans with carefully curated colors. There are eight different palettes: Cream & Sugar, Rose Water, Berry Bad, Pumpkin Pie, Hot Jalapeño, Açaí You, Truffles, and Carnival Candy.
e.l.f. Liquid Glitter Eyeshadow, $5.00
These liquid glitter eyeshadows are loved across the industry — in fact, they were Allure Best of Beauty winners in 2020. The shadows come in a ton of gorgeous shades, from classics like bronzes and coppers to brights like green and yellow.
e.l.f. Monochromatic Multi Stick, $4.00
This cream to powder stick is perfect for lips, cheeks, and eyes. These multitasking products are perfect for everyday use, and there are different colors to suit every makeup look.
e.l.f. Instant Lift Brow Pencil, $2.00
This $2.00 brow pencil is great for anyone who likes to define their brows. For just $2.00, you get a fine tipped brow pencil and a spoolie.
e.l.f. Lip Lacquer, $3.00
This super shiny lip gloss is one of e.l.f.'s "holy grail" products, meaning it's truly a must-have. Available in a variety of colors (as well as two clear options), this gloss is perfect on its own or on top of a lip liner or lipstick.
e.l.f. Wow Brow Gel, $4.00
Brow gels are truly the best — with just a quick swipe of the gel, your brows will be bolder, fuller, and held in place. The e.l.f. Wow Brow Gel comes in five different colors, so people with different hair colors can find their match.
e.l.f. Lip Exfoliator, $4.00
The e.l.f. Lip Exfoliator is another one of their holy grail products. People are obsessed with this lip exfoliator — and for good reason! The exfoliator comes in a tube just like a lipstick, but it provides a gentle scrub to leave your lips feeling soft, smooth, and moisturized. There are five types: Brown Sugar, Sweet Cherry, Mint Maniac, Coconut, and Rose.
e.l.f. Sheer Slick Lipstick, $5.00
A sheer, colorful, hydrating lipstick inspired by fresh fruit? Sign us up! This Sheer Slick Lipstick has a smooth formula with a glossy, balm-like finish, perfect for those no-makeup makeup days.
e.l.f. Eye Refresh Roller, $4.00
These days, we could all use a little refresher. While this roller may not be able to refresh your whole life, it will refresh your under-eyes! Formulated with pomegranate, rosemary, green tea, cucumber, and grape, this roller will hydrate and brighten your under-eyes.
e.l.f. Solid Brush & Sponge Cleanser, $4.00
Let's be honest... none of us clean our makeup brushes/sponges as often as we should. This cleanser is here to change all that. It's so easy to use, you'll actually look forward to cleaning your brushes and sponges!
e.l.f. Baked Highlighter, $4.00
If you're looking for a natural glow, this e.l.f. Baked Highlighter will give you just that. Available in a few different colors, this highlighter will give you a radiant, lit-from-within look.
e.l.f. Liquid Metallic Eyeshadow, $5.00
e.l.f. knows how much people love their Liquid Glitter Eyeshadow, so they created a new Liquid Metallic Eyeshadow. There are eight high-impact shades infused with multi-dimensional metallic pearls.
e.l.f. Matte Lip Color, $4.00
If you're looking for a good pigmented lip crayon, look no further. These Matte Lip Colors are not only incredibly pigmented, they're also long-wearing and comfortable.
e.l.f. Highlighting Brush, $4.00
When it comes to highlighter, the application is almost as important as the highlighter itself. If you don't have a good brush, your highlighter can look patchy, powdery, or just messy. This e.l.f. brush, a 2019 Allure Best of Beauty Award Winner, is perfect for applying highlighter.
e.l.f. Acne Fighting Spot Gel, $3.00
Finding surprising blemishes on your skin is always upsetting — but with e.l.f.'s Acne Fighting Spot Gel, unsightly pimples will be gone before you know it.
e.l.f. Kiss It Goodbye Lip Color Remover, $3.00
We all love a good lip stain or liquid lip color, but it's never fun when you take off your makeup at the end of the night and your lips are stained. This lip color remover solves that problem for you — in addition to gently removing lip color, it nourishes and hydrates lips.
e.l.f. Happy Hydration Cream — On The Go
This hydrating, refreshing cream will soothe your skin and nourish it after a long day. With hemp seed oil, vitamin B5, hyaluronic acid, and niacinamide, your skin will feel better than ever.
NYX Slim Lip Pencil, $4.00
This slim lip pencil is another Allure Best of Beauty Award Winner. The pencil, which comes in a ton of different colors, has a natural finish, and a soft, long-wearing formula.
NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil, $4.50
Applying eyeshadow is never easier than with an jumbo eye pencil. With just a quick swipe over the eye, you can have all the color you want. Plus, if all you need is an inner eye color, a bright highlight, or a water line shade, these are perfect.
NYX Hot Singles Eyeshadow, $4.50
Everyone needs a couple of go-to eyeshadow singles that are reliable and always in style. The NYX Hot Singles Eyeshadows are just that: pressed eyeshadows that deliver intense color every. single. time.