What's most interesting to me in the range of bargain products is the quality that is available to us now. I definitely use a mix of high and low products these days and the ones listed below are definitely favorites of mine. Also in January it's a great time to save your pennies and these will not break your pocket book and all give you great quality for under $10.
Shisiedo Cotton Pads $9.50
I use these with Bioderma to remove my eye makeup every night without leaving any cotton fibers to irritate my eyes.
Seche Vité Top Coat $4.99
Anyone who knows me know I've religiously used this for nearly a decade... when it's that perfect, it deserves my loyalty.
Expert Face Brush by Real Techniques $8
Seriously the best foundation brush ever created! End of story, buy it and buff your way into perfection.
Alway One Coat Multi Benefit Mascara $9
This is more of a recent discovery that jumped into my basket as I was strolling through the beauty aisle of Walgreens and I have to say, I've used it every day for over a month and plan to repurchase it! My lashes look full and separated, plus it has conditioning benefits, builds easily for more drama when I want it and washes off easily with my cleansing balm. #winner
NYX lip gloss $4.99
This brand took me by surprise. The shade Beige is in my all time favorite shade. They are always on offer at Ulta so you can pick up a dozen without breaking the bank and the Lip Butters from this range are awesome too.
24/7 Color Tattoo Shadows $6
The department store versions cost triple and dry out just as quickly so in my opinion these don't feel like a loss.
Aveeno Positively Nourishing Calming Lotion $6
I was really impressed by this lotion. So many claim to last 24 hrs and this one actually did. It's thick without being sticky and I love it after my nightly shower... I still feel the effects into the next evening.
Rimmel Scandaleyes Liners $5
I really love these liners for the price, especially the Taupe shade (I'm on my 3rd one) and the nude is great for brightening up the eyes.
Essie Nail Polish $8
These have been a favorite of mine for years and as long as you're not in search of crazy colors or wild finishes, you love the quality of these and they are available all over now!
Kiss Trio Lashes $6
Now I'm not a big faux lash wearing mainly because I can't stand feeling strips on on lids but when I do need to pull out the big guns, these cluster lashes do the trick! Feel free to bat them like Bambi all night long.