My spring break beauty products under $10 were such a hit, I decided to make a post every season with products under $10. There are so many amazing drugstore products out there that get underrated just for being inexpensive. Not all good products need to cost $25+! Below I am sharing my latest beauty discoveries under $10 that are perfect for the summer months. These products will help you maintain healthy glowing skin all summer, add a pop of color to your lip collection, and keep your hair clean & full of volume.
I bought the Biore Baking Soda Cleansing Scrub from a recommendation from my friend Anna. Following our trip to Nashville for my birthday, my skin was a disaster. It seemed my regular skincare regimen was not cutting it. Anna had been using the Biore Baking Soda Cleansing Scrub and her skin had noticeably cleared up after Nashville quick. I was a little hesitate to try it out – since it is made with baking soda. Baking soda for your skin gets a lot of conflicting opinions. Baking soda is a threat to your skin because of the high level of pH. The Biore Cleanser claims to have a pH – balanced formula in both the cleanser and scrub. However, I am not a doctor I do not exactly if this can result in long-term damage to your skin. I have been using it for the past week and have noticed a SERIOUS difference in my chin area which is prone to blackheads. Throughout the week all of my blackheads have come to a larger head that I can squeeze the dirt out of. The scrub is a little drying – I use a really moisturizing cream after using the scrub
My favorite eyeliner for the longest time had been the Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eyeliner in Perversion. As I have gotten older and my skin started changing, I noticed that by the end of the day the eyeliner would smudge onto my eyelid, almost like my eyelids were sweating. I had difficulty keeping the eyeliner in tact for hours, let alone a full day. I moved on to what became my next favorite eyeliner – the Revlon ColorStay Liquid Liner. I absolutely love liquid liner. I love the way it looks, I love the way it applies – everything about it. The problem – I have watery eyes especially during allergy season. Saint Patrick’s Day this year I tried to wear this eyeliner out and about, and it ended up running all over my face ruining not only my eye makeup but my foundation and powder as well. It was a sad day, but I finally parted ways with the Revlon Liquid Liner. I did some research about eyeliner that works great for watery eyes or allergies. Gel liner and pencils seemed to be the winner. Refinery 29 came out with an article recently of their top drugstore products and named the Maybelline Eye Studio Lasting Drama Gel Liner as a favorite. Gel liner always intimidated me since it requires a little more technique for the application, but I decided to give it a go. The product comes with a little brush that is really easy to use. The gel itself in black is very think, creamy, and pigmented. The color does not fade or run what so ever. To my surprise the application process was a lot easier than I expected. I have found that the trick is to get a good amount of product on your brush and spread it out along the lash line. When doing a wing, you will want less product so you have more control and precision.
I know I have definitely wrote about this before, but I need to re-emphasize how much I love this product. If you are new to beauty blenders or have several beauty blenders – you need to add the Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge to your collection. The flat face of the sponge really sets it a part from any beauty blender out there. It does not eat your product and applies your foundation perfectly across your face. The pointed end is great for getting in hard to reach places and for dabbing in concealer on blemishes.
If you do not like a bright bold lip – STAY AWAY from this color. I absolutely love a shocking statement liquid lipstick. To me, it completes and even makes a makeup look. This color is a highly pigmented orangey red, that is great for summer. I also like to mix it with my Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick in Fiery to make it a bit more dimensional. The NYX formula itself is real moist, and a little sticky on the sticky side. They are definitely more of a glossy/wet finish. The NYX Liquid Suede Cream Lipsticks come in a great selection of colors for the summer!
This is the only blush you need this summer. It is literally the ideal summer shade. I like to think of it as a sunkissed pink shade, as it is more of an orangey-pink. My favorite way to use this is with my Becca x Jaclyn Hill Shimmering Skin Perfector in Champagne Pop, the two products compliment each other so well. If you want a fresh of the beach summer glow, these two products are a must!
There are TONS Of dry shampoo products out there. I have tried a fairly decent amount of dry shampoos. I have tried high-end products such as: Living Proof Dry Perfect Hair Day $22 & Drybar Detox Dry Shampoo $23.00 and low-end products such as: Tresemme Fresh Start Volumizing Dry Shampoo $5.99 & Salon Garfix Dry Shampoo Invisible $6.99. I always find myself coming back to the Not Your Mother’s Clean Freak Dry Shampoo. To me, it has the best formula and really does make my hair feel clean and itch free after not washing for several days. When applying hold the can at least 6 inches from your scalp or you will develop a white residue. I do really like the Drybar Detox Dry Shampoo, however, it is pretty similar to the Not Your Mother’s and at $5.99 the Clean Freak is a steal!
When it comes to makeup removal, makeup wipes are my go to. I am always trying out new techniques and beauty products to help me find styles and products that work best for me. I heard a TON of great reviews about the Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water, so I decided to give it a whirl. In all honesty I thought the cleanser was more of a face wash as opposed to a makeup remover? So when I bought the product and went to use it, I did not have cotton rounds ready to use. I purchased the Ulta Premium Oval Cotton Pads since I planned to use the Micellar Water to Remove all my makeup (not just eye makeup). I put a about a quarter in size of product on the pad and got to work. Everything came off within seconds. I always do a rinse with water after removing makeup and pat dry with a white towel. This lets me know how much makeup residue is left. The Micellar Cleansing Water passed the white towel challenge. For the last few weeks I have stopped using my Neutrogena makeup wipes and been strictly using the Micellar Cleansing Water. I have seen a noticeable difference in my skin. My skin has not been as oily throughout the day compared to before and I have seen fewer blemishes.