When you find a great beauty product especially under five dollars, it’s a pretty rare but magical moment. Instead of searching for those products yourself, here are some fabulous beauty products under $5 that you will adore.
1. Tinkle Eyebrow Razor
Why It’s Worthwhile: Even though it’s positioned as an eyebrow razor, you can use this gentle tool all over your face to erase peach fuzz. You can thin out your eyebrows, clean up your upper lip, shape any sideburn hair, and more.
Get a 3-pack of razors here for $3.19.
2. E.L.F. Cosmetics Clarifying Pressed Powder
Why It’s Worthwhile: Use this on top of your makeup to set it or alone to get rid of shine. Or, if you’re feeling extra fancy, use it to help make your lipstick last longer. Apply one layer of lipstick, then use your finger to dab the pressed powder over your lips, then apply another layer of lipstick. That stuff won’t budge.
You can buy the E.L.F. Clarifying Pressed Powder for $1 here.
3. Clean & Clear Oil-Blotting Sheets
Why It’s Worthwhile: These little papers soak up oil without disrupting your makeup, which means you won’t have to deal with the annoying midday reapplication. Also, they’re tiny enough that you can fit them in your clutch, your car, wherever. Bring them everywhere to get rid of shine.
You can buy the oil-blotting sheets for $4.99 here.
4. Thai Crystal Deodorant Stone
Why It’s Worthwhile: It’s an all-natural deodorant stone that works against odor and can work on stickiness too. All you need to do is wet the tip of the crystal and apply to ANY area that sweats: your armpits, boobs, feet, thighs, anywhere. It doesn’t clog up your sweat glands with chemicals and it really helps with the whole B.O. thing. Bonus: The stone can last for years.
The stone costs $4.99 here.
5. Aussie 3-Minute Miracle Deep Conditioner
Why It’s Worthwhile: Most deep-conditioning treatments take like 20 minutes, and no one actually spends that long in the shower, so it becomes a huge waste of water and time. This one takes three minutes, and there are different formulas for every kind of hair texture (color treated, dry, damaged, etc.). Basically, no matter what kind of hair you have, you step out of the shower after using this and you’ll just want to touch your hair forever.
You can get the deep conditioner here for $2.99.
6. Revlon ColorStay Eyeliner Pencil
Why It’s Worthwhile: Eyeliner should be easy to apply and should last throughout the day without that weird smudge that can happen in your crease. This one doesn’t drag when you’re applying it so you’ll actually be able to get a smooth cat eye that won’t get messed up during the day. Remove it with baby oil or eye makeup remover at night and you’ll be good to go.
You can buy the eyeliner here for $4.99.
7. Almay Shadow Softies Eyeshadow
Why It’s Worthwhile: The colors are pretty sheer, so they’re really good for days when you want a softer look (hence the name). The formula works really well when you apply with just your finger, so it’s pretty clutch for lazy, or on the go girls.
The eyeshadow costs $3.69 here.
8. Mane ‘n Tail Hoofmaker Hand & Nail Therapy
Why It’s Worthwhile: It may have originally been used on horses to make their hoofs strong and shiny, but this moisturizer formula works wonders on human hands too. It helps strengthen your nails and soften your hands — not make them into hooves, just so we’re clear here.
This moisturizer costs $2.99 here.
9. Sarah Potempa’s Half Up Hair Wrap
Why It’s Worthwhile: The Half Up is kind of like buns for dummies. If you have thin hair you can use this for a ballerina bun, or if you’ve got thicker hair, you can use it for a little half-up bun. Styling with this takes all of two minutes and it stays for the entire day.
10. Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Nail Polish
Why It’s Worthwhile: Some nail polish bottles have these weird little brushes that aren’t big enough for the nail and can’t hold enough polish for a solid swipe. This brush is the perfect tapered shape for painting nails so you’ll actually get a good manicure with your less dominant hand. Plus, the polish dries really fast, which means you won’t have to deal with the whole, “I just painted my nails but now I have to pee but I can’t pee because I just painted my nails and taking off my jeans will screw them up” thing.
Get it here for $2.49.
11. Milani Color Statement Lipstick
Why It’s Worthwhile: You literally just have to do one swipe and you’ll see a color payoff with this lipstick and it actually lasts through the day. Another thing to note is the fruity, Jolly Rancher-like scent of the lipstick, which can be a positive or a negative depending on which way you swing.
Get the lipstick for $4.97 here.
12. Precision Tip Q-Tips
Why It’s Worthwhile: Regular, run of the mill Q-tips are all fine and good, but when you’re trying to fix a very precise line of makeup, nothing does the job like one of these little pointy guys. Here’s a pro tip: Dip your Q-tip in concealer first, then clean up the rough edges of eyeliner or lipstick.
Get them here for $3.29.
13. Wooden Dotting Nail Art Set
Why It’s Worthwhile: Have you ever tried to get a perfect dot on your nail with polish? It’s really hard, and when you’re trying to be on top of your manicure game you need the right tools. With this set you can dot to your heart’s content.
You can get the nail art set for $4.74 here.
14. Nugg Face Masks
Why It’s Worthwhile: First of all, this little face mask comes in what looks like a pack of honey mustard, so it gets points for cuteness and usefulness. Second, it’s colorless, fragrance-free, and incredibly hydrating for sensitive, dry skin. One pack usually gives you two to three uses, so you can really stretch it out.
Grab a face mask for $3.29 here.
15. Goody Mini Spin Pin
Why It’s Worthwhile: Anyone who has ever attempted a ballerina bun knows how many bobby pins are needed. With one Spin Pin, all you have to do is twist your hair into a bun, then twist the pin into your hair and it stays put.
You can get them here for $4.56.
16. Neutrogena Makeup Remover Cleansing Towelettes
Why It’s Worthwhile: Some towelettes are nothing but a fart in the wind with makeup that’s formulated to be long-lasting, but these actually get all of that quality product off of your face. Keep them by your bedside table if you’re really lazy, that way you’ll (hopefully) take off your makeup before bed.
Pick up the towelettes here for $4.97.