6 Best Bargain Beauty Buys

I love trying out new makeup products and I’m not opposed to spending a decent amount on high quality products.  But, there are definitely some products that don’t warrant breaking the bank and today, I’ve gathered my six favorite bargain beauty buys!

I use a wide variety of products and I’m always trying new things.  Walking into a Sephora or the beauty section of Target is a dangerous activity for me!  

I use a mix of high end products and bargain products.  I want the best products I can find and I’m always thrilled when I stumble upon a product that’s less than $10 that exceeds my expectations and that has me falling in love with it!

These six products easily fit into that criteria and while one of these is a rather recent addition to my routine, the rest have been staples I’ve relied on for months, if not years!

Hair || L’Oreal Paris Total Repair Extreme Shampoo & Conditioner

I have never had success with drugstore shampoo/conditioner until I tried this when I received it in an Allure Sample Society box.  I LOVE this stuff.  My hair is shiny, bouncy, and has plenty of volume.  And what I really love…it’s less than $10 per bottle!        


Hair || Batiste Dry Shampoo

This is my latest bargain discovery courtesy of an Allure Sample Society box last fall. I love a good dry shampoo, but it’s hard to find a good one! This stuff is awesome, smells amazing and is also less than $10!  I found a wide variety of these in various scents at my local TJ Maxx for $5.99 per can!        


Makeup || Hard Candy Glamouflage Concealer

This concealer has the best coverage of any concealer I’ve ever tried!  I don’t use it everyday, but when go through bouts of insomnia and my under eye circles start rivaling black eyes (I’m exaggerating, but only by a little!), I whip out this little magic product and it erases all traces of dark circles! It’s also great for that stubborn zit that pops up and won’t go away for days! You can find this at Wal-Mart for…wait for it…$6!!!  


Makeup || NYX Lipgloss

I have a bit of an obsession with lip glosses so I have been loving NYX’s glosses.  They have beautiful colors that provide good coverage, rich hues, and awesome staying power.  These are my three favorites these days, but I’ll likely add a few cream colors soon.  You can find these at Ulta, Target, and other beauty supply stores and they ring in at around $5-$6 a tube!      


Lip Care || Chapstick

Seriously, does it get any better than Chapstick?  They’ve been around forever and with good reason…they’re the best! I’ve tried high end (i.e. expensive) lip balms and they’re nice, but honestly, Chapstick rivals any of the pricier ones out there! And since I love having moisturized, soft lips, I tend to stash a tube of this stuff everywhere!  Where can you find these?  Everywhere!  And I believe, they’re typically under $5.    


Organization || Makeup Bags


I’m a sucker for a pretty makeup bag, but I’ve never really seen the point in spending a ton of money on them! That’s why I love Target’s offering.  They always have pretty makeup bags in a variety of sizes to fit every organizational need!  They range in price, but even the big one seen in this photo (which is more of a travel bag, then a daily bag) was only $19.99.  

What are your favorite bargain beauty products?  I’d love to learn of more great finds, so leave me a comment and let me know!