Shopping for beauty products is so much fun, even more so when I’m getting a bargain! I do own some pricier brands but I’m always on the lookout for “drugstore dupes” that do just as amazing a job at a fraction of the price.
Since I’d love to share those finds with you, I rounded up 37 beauty products with small price tags and huge results that prove you don’t have to drop a lot of cash to look your best. From a cult-favorite Korean retinol night cream to a miracle-working BB cream, I’ve got a load of ideas to make you feel like a million bucks without draining your bank account!
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This Face Cupping Set Plumps Up Your Skin
While creams and serums claim to temporarily plump up your skin, it takes a while for them to work. If you want instant results, use this face cupping set for toned, tightened skin that lasts 1-2 days! You can also use the cups all over your body to improve the appearance of cellulite, increase lymphatic drainage and promote better circulation.
This Makeup Brush Cleaning Glove Cleans Away Grime In A Swipe
No need to spend hours rinsing out all the old makeup and grime from your brushes if you wash them the traditional way (ask me how I know!), just use these makeup cleaning gloves and be done in seconds! Simply add a little brush cleanser to the glove, swirl your brushes around the textured palm, then rinse everything away quickly and easily.
These Exfoliating Pads Are Made With Wine
The not-so-secret ingredient in these exfoliating peeling pads is reservatrol, an antioxidant found in red wine that promotes tightened, clearer skin. These double-sided pads are soft gauze on one side to gently cleanse, and the other side is embossed cotton which sweeps away dead skin cells and makes you look radiant, dahling. Almost 600 reviews praise the gentle but effective formula and grape candy scent – yum!
This Face Wash Whip Maker Turns Cleanser Into Fluffy Clouds
The official name of this skincare tool is the “marshmallow whip maker” and it’s as fun to use as it is to say! Simply put your favorite face wash onto the plunger, add a little water to the container, then pump a few times to make fluffy clouds of rich foam that’s gentler on your face. Plus, you can use less cleanser so it’s economical, too!
This Makeup Pocket Palette Takes Your Face On-The-Go
I’ve never seen this pocket makeup palette before but it’s legit genius. It includes a single application BB cream, lipstick and mascara that you can throw in your gym bag, carry-on or back pocket so you can put your face on anywhere! The palette comes in four shades – light, medium, tan and dark – with lipstick colors to coordinate.
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This Lavender Soy Nail Polish Remover Is So Good For Your Nails
Does anyone actually like the smell of nail polish remover? The only way that’s likely to be “yes” is if they’re using this lavender soy nail polish remover that’s a treat for your nails as well as your nose. The non-toxic, vegan, cruelty-free formula is free from the seven harmful chemicals that dry out your nails and skin, instead it’s full of good-for-you ingredients that nourish your nailbeds!
This Milani Baked Blush Is An Amazing Drugstore Dupe
This Milani Baked Blush in Luminoso, a peachy-pink shade that looks universally good on everyone, is an incredible drugstore dupe for Nars Orgasm. I like it even better because it’s five times cheaper than the fancy brand but performs admirably well! It has over 1,200 reviews that mention long-lasting wear and blendability as top selling points.
This BB Cream Brightens Like Nobody’s Business
This triple-function Super Plus BB cream has over 1,000 reviews and people are in love with how much it improves the appearance of their skin. Along with brightening, it includes SPF 30 protection and niacinimide, an intense hydrator which plumps skin to reduce wrinkles. This is amazing for people who don’t like wearing heavy foundation but like a bit of coverage with a lot of benefits!
The Mother Of All Creams Solves ALL Your Skin Woes
The name of this product is literally “The Mother Of All Creams“, and it definitely lives up to that moniker based on satisfied users’ photos! This wonder cream works on eczema, psoriasis, dermatitis and all kinds of rashes with 13 natural superfoods for quick healing and deep moisture. The proof is in the pudding – over FIVE THOUSAND reviews singing its praises!
This Lip Plumping Gloss Is Fast & Effective
The delicate pink color and pretty packaging of this lip plumping gloss belies its powerful formula that gives you long-lasting volume and hydration! You can see results in just a few applications of the strawberry-scented formula and reviewers love the cool tingly feeling that means it’s working.
This Anti-Dandruff Shampoo Has Over 5,000 Reviews
Dandruff sucks, and so do shampoos that claim to fix it but don’t. Thank goodness for this Anti-Dandruff Sage Shampoo from Maple Holistics that has over 5,000 reviews. Happy users love the fresh herbal smell thanks to tea tree and rosemary oils and the fact that it works in one treatment – literally overnight!
This Rosewater Toner Reduces Redness Fast
This Moroccan rosewater toner balances skin and evens tone with one simple ingredient, no alcohol, glycerin or additional fragrance, just 100% pure rose petals! Over 2,400 reviewers love how gentle it is on sensitive skin but how effectively it reduces redness while smelling heavenly. Plus the bottle’s like, really pretty, so it’ll look great on your bathroom counter!
This Argain Oil Hair Mask Gives You Supersmooth Locks
Want super-silky, deeply conditioned and restored hair? This argan oil hair mask is your ticket to hair nirvana, just ask the over 5,400 happy reviewers! It works on all hair types, from fine and pin straight to coarse and curly, with natural ingredients like the rich, nourishing argain oil that revitalizes overworked, heat-damaged or color-treated hair. Judging by reviewers’ gorgeous “after” photos, this stuff is worth its weight in gold, but costs less than lunch!
This Gua Sha Tool Can Be Used All Over Your Body
Whether you use this gua sha tool to massage oil into your facial skin or place it in the fridge then swipe it over puffy eyes and bloated cheekbones to slim and tighten, you’re going to look amazingly refreshed. You can also use it to help massage knotted muscles in shoulders, neck, arms and legs and even on sore feet. The cool, ergonomically shaped green adventurine or rose quartz stone feels good in the hand and produces fast relief!
These Listerine Tabs Give You An Extremely Fresh Mouth
When I was a kid, I was often told I had a “fresh mouth” but not in the icy, refreshing way these Listerine Ready Tabs make you feel! Simply chew a convenient tablet to activate, then swish with water to make your whole mouth sparkle and refresh your breath. It’ll give you a “just brushed” feeling on-the-go – I’d love to use these on my next long plane trip to feel halfway human again!
This Charcoal Nose Mask Kills Blackheads On The Spot
Although the shiny appearance is a little bit scary, the Australian skincare brand’s Blaq activated charcoal peel-off face mask is super effective at cleaning out blackheads immediately and zapping zits at the source. When you peel off the nose mask you’re removing dead skin cells that dull the skin, so you’ll look brighter and clearer instantly!
This Antibacterial Pillow Spray Helps Eliminate Acne
If you think about it, and I don’t suggest you do, your pillow’s basically a petri dish of bacteria, hair and face oil, drool and dead skin cells just waiting to clog up your pores. This antibacterial pillow spray helps clear up your skin since it zaps germy nasties on your pillow before they get onto your face and wreak havoc! The heavenly tea tree and lavender scent is also a great way to induce peaceful sleep.
These Clip-In Extensions Bring Instant Drama
Want to change up your hairstyle quickly and more importantly, believably? These clip-in hair extensions totally change your look in minutes and stay securely in until you remove them. They come in four lengths and 26 colors so you’re sure to find a match to your existing hair color. Over 4,500 reviewers have gorgeous, shampoo commercial girl hair thanks to these beauties!
This Exfoliating Soap Smells So Manly
This Dr. Squatch exfoliating soap smells uber-manly, but not in an Axe body spray, teenage boy kind of way, more like nautical sage, spearmint basil and cool, fresh aloe. The all-natural, handmade cold process soap is great for washing face, body and hands, shaving and “manly activities such as bathing in the woods”.
These Oil Blotting Papers Sop Up Your Mid-Afternoon Greasies
Whether your workplace is overheated or you’re blessed with naturally oily skin, by 3 PM your T-zone might be getting a little shiny. No problem – just pat on these discreet bamboo charcoal oil absorbing sheets and you’re back to matte in a flash. They come in a pack of 100 that’s easy to store in your bag or desk drawer so you’ve always got protection against the afternoon greasies close at hand!
This Chamomile Cleansing Butter Feels Ultra Luxe
Have sensitive skin? You need this Body Shop Camomile Sumptuous Cleansing Butter like, yesterday! It gently removes all your makeup, along with dirt, oil and grime from the day with pure, luxurious creaminess. Think of it as modern cold cream – you massage it into your face, even around your eye area and over eyelashes, then towel off with warm water. It has unbelievably high reviews for the gorgeous smell and gentle cleaning power!
This Tattoo Eyebrow Pen Is Perfect For Novices
You don’t need to be a makeup artist to get amazing results with this waterproof tattoo eyebrow pen. In fact, the pretty lady in the pic above did her brows on the first try! She says: “I am not a brow expert and I’m not very good at shaping. I tried this product and it was very easy to apply.” It comes in three versatile shades that work for lots of hair colors and lasts all day. It’s half the price of an eyebrow pencil I bought recently, and I’m kicking myself I didn’t see this first!
This Silk Fiberlash Mascara Looks Like Eyelash Extensions
I’ve gotten eyelash extensions twice and never will again – it was a long, painful process and ain’t nobody got time for that. Especially when I can get even better results with 4D silk fiberlash mascara like this lovely lady – eyelashes for days! The high-tech formula uses tiny silky fibers to give your lashes instant volume and drama, but doesn’t clump and look like tarantualas have replaced your lashes. It also has super-long staying power, according to the over 800 reviewers!
This Exfoliating Peeling Gel Reveals Soft New Skin
This is one of those products that’s a little gross but soooo satisfying to use! When you apply this exfoliating peeling gel, you’ll immediately see old, dead skin literally rolling off your face so you might look a little zombie-like for a bit, but after? Nothing but glowing, baby-smooth new skin! You can also use it on other acne-prone areas of your body for great results, too.
This Lotion Applicator Gives You An Even Tan
By now we all know tanning’s bad for you, but self-tanning is hard to apply evenly, especially on hard-to-reach areas. That’s why you need this lotion applicator to get all the areas you might otherwise miss, like the middle of your back. You can also use it to apply regular lotion on itchy skin for instant relief!
This Snail Mucus Mask Makes You Glow
Yes, the idea of snail mucus is a little revolting, but when it gives you moisturizing, glowing results this quickly it’s a lot easier to overlook. Especially when it’s in the form of these 10 snail jelly masks where the snail secrete is captured in hydrogel so it’s not messy to apply. And once you take the mask off, immediate radiant, plumped, amazing skin! Totally worth it.
This Glycolic Acid Cleanser Is Packed With AHAs
AHAs, according to reddit’s skincareaddiction sub, AHAs (alpha hydroxy acid) are your “dead skin detachers”, and this glycolic acid cleanser is packed with ’em! It uses natural jojoba wax beads to exfoliate, the AHAs to sweep away dead skin, and rosehip oil to soothe and soften the newly-revealed skin. Reviewers love it for its acne-fighting and glowifying powers!
This Solid Face Wash For Men Is A Gateway Beauty Product
If you’re a guy that’s new to skincare or wants to take better care of your face, this Oars + Alps natural solid face wash is a great entry-level product to get your feet wet. The exfoliating cleanser comes in stick form, so all you do is swirl it over your damp face to wash away dead skin cells and blackhead-causing sweat and dirt. It’s easy to throw in your gym bag for a post-workout cleanup or a carry-on bag since you don’t have to worry about spills!
This Seaweed Body Wash Detoxifies While It Cleanses
This Seaweed Co. body wash is packed full of skin-loving nutrients like antioxidant-rich spirulina, antibacterial neem oil, nourishing bladderwrack seaweed with 65+ vitamins and minerals and kukui oil, coconut oil and aloe to hydrate. It comes in lavendar, citrus vanilla, eucalyptus peppermint or unscented, and it’s well on its way to becoming a cult-favorite, with over 400 stellar reviews!
This Dream Water Sleep Powder Puts You Out Fast, Naturally
Why’s this melatonin Dream Water sleep powder included on a beauty product list? Well, because hydration and a good night’s sleep are two of the most important things you can do for that healthy glow (3rd is sunscreen!) This genius berry-flavored product helps you nod off to dreamland – whether you need help avoiding jet lag or are just having a bit of trouble sleeping – without the morning-after grogginess.
This Makeup Brush Set Covers All Your Bases
This is a fabulous starter makeup brush set or replacement brushes for your collection. These pretty iridescent brushes cover everything from concealing to contouring and come with their own chic black storage bag. Reviewers love how soft the nylon bristles feel against their skin – this set scores a perfect five stars across the board!
This Retinol Night Cream Could Be The Holy Grail
The Internet loves the packaging (and results) of K-beauty brand Elizavecca’s skincare products, and this Milky Piggy retinol night cream is so adorable. Not to mention it’s often cited by happy users as their “holy grail” product for its amazing anti-aging and moisturizing properties! Even users with sensitive skin are loving the great results, no irritation or redness in sight (which can be a problem with other retinol creams.)
These Green Tea Eye Masks Are So Soothing
Like a health-giving cup of green tea, this pack of 60 green tea anti-wrinkle eye masks refresh and rejuvenate you instantly. They contain matcha essence and collagen to moisturize your undereye area while reducing dark circles and puffiness. Satisfied reviewers love how immediately they feel more awake since their undereye skin feels tighter and firmer. After a long day at the computer, these would feel like heaven!
This Eyeliner Set Is Just Plain Fun
This eyeliner set is so much fun to experiment with – there are 12 gorgeous shades that glide on easily to create a ton of different looks. They’re smudgy enough that you can use them as eyeshadow too, which makes the set even more versatile!
These Perfume Sticks Are Great For Travel
I love associating a certain scent with a trip so it’ll bring back great memories whenever I smell it again, and these solid perfume sticks are great for throwing in your carry-on bag or purse to take wherever you go. They’d also be a welcome refresh after a long flight when you might not be smelling as fresh as a breath of spring air! And the packaging is to die for.
Treat Yo’Self With These Gold Collagen Masks
If you like your skincare products fancy AF, you’re gonna love these luxe gold collagen sheet masks. Reviewers love how the substantial gold foil masks stay on so well without slipping, and the soft, smooth skin the mask reveals after 10 minutes! Happy users claim smaller pores, visibly smoother skin, fewer fine lines and wrinkles and a healthy glow.
This Eyeshadow Palette Is Amazingly Versatile
I’m head over heels for the colors in this versatile “Beach Punk” Pacifica eyeshadow palette full of gorgeous sunset colors and gritty urban grays that are perfect for smoky eye looks. If you’re more into cool metallics or warm neutrals, there are two other palettes sure to float your boat. And all are under $20 so you’re getting a bargain whichever one you choose!