If you're anything like me and have an undying need for every new beauty product that hits the shelves and has a limited amount of cash to spend, I know how it feels to get a new product that disappoints. Don't worry though -- I'm here to break down the best products have pleased my wallet and me the most!
1. Olay Active Hydrating Beauty Fluid Lotion: $6.94
Every winter, the cold air dries out my face and this is the only good facial lotion that I've come across. Not only is it low in price, it lasts forever too. In fact, I've been using the same bottle for almost a year now. A little goes a long way and the lotion doesn't leave your face feeling greasy or sticky. It doesn't clog your pores and it leaves your face feeling soft and fresh! Not bad for almost 7 bucks!
2. L'Oreal Paris Infallible Eye Shadow: $6.97
This has been my go-to eye shadow for about three years now. At first, due to it's small size and price, I was a little hesitant because I thought it'd only last a month. Boy, was I wrong! The pigments are so dense and bright that a little goes a long way. It doesn't crease when you use primer and there's just a little bit of shimmer in most colors, which gives it a pretty, girly look. They are also extremely easy to blend, which is awesome because you can make some smokey eye combinations out of their colors. I have seven colors that are a part of their collection and every one has a special use that could fit any occasion!
3. L'Oreal Paris Telescopic Liquid Eyeliner (Waterproof): $8.44
I've been using this eyeliner since I was in middle school and I'm now a senior in high school. I love literally everything about it! Before I started wearing liquid eyeliner, I was always worried that I wouldn't be able to get the straight line, but with some practice and the right brush like this one has, I have perfect eyeliner every time. Not only is the color extremely bold, but it stays bold all day without fading. One tube typically lasts about three months, which is awesome for liquid eyeliner. Definitely worth the $8!
4. Coconut Oil: Price varies, usually around $7-$10
I recently discovered this natural beauty product. It's great if you have dry skin or dry hair. Because it is an oil, it's probably best to put this on before bed and sleep with it on, that way you're not walking around school looking like you just got done having a wrestling at KFC. When you put it on your skin, it feels great and smells amazing too! I typically put some on the dry areas of my face, my elbows and feet. For my hair I put it on my ends and it helps give it some healthy volume.
5. Eos Lip Balm: $2.96
I've never been a fan of the traditional cherry ChapStick. It usually made my lips feel waxy and it tasted awful. However, this lip balm is officially my favorite It penetrates quick, while still protecting your lips. Not to mention, the flavors are amazing! My favorite flavor is definitely Sweet Mint -- it gives you this tingly sensation on your lips with every breath you take! And you can't lie, the packaging itself is pretty neat.
6. Revlon Grow Luscious by Fabulash Mascara: $4.97
First of all, did you see that price?! You just can't go wrong! The quality of this product is on point. As a girl with relatively thin eyelashes, I was kind of taken back by how big and thick the brush was being that I've always heard that the thinner the eyelashes the thinner brush to use. However, this brush did so much for my lashes! It made them long, thick and of course, a perfect shade of black!
7. FX Sea Salt Spray Wave & Texturizing Mist: $4.47
For a girl with naturally curly hair, this spray is my hair's best friend! It gives my hair a cute beachy look without feeling like I even put spray in my hair. The price is obviously awesome and a little goes a long way. I've had the same first bottle for just over a year, and let me tell you, I use this almost every day!
8. Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure Nail Color: $6.48
When it comes to nail polish a drug store, many of us girls know that it's usually a miss and chips in a couple days. But this is the royalty of drug store nail polish! It has a rich color and it lasts a long time. The way the brush is makes it go on easily with just a couple strokes -- and without needing another coat! Saves time and clearly is easy on your pocket.
You can get all of these products at your local Walmart, CVS or drug store. Hopefully they don't disappoint you, or your wallet either!