My Top 5 Under $10: Must Have Beauty Products for the Summer!

As a professional makeup artist I've tried TONS of makeup products out there in "beautyland". From the higher end of the spectrum like Dior and Chanel; to the lower end with products like NYX and Wet-N-Wild. It can be a daunting and rather expensive task trying to decipher which products give you more bang for your buck, and which products you should never buy. Like EVER! I'll cover that topic in the future, but for now I've compiled a list of 5 beauty products under $10.00 that I just can't live without; and neither should you! (*Listed in no particular order of importance.)

1.) L'Oreal Voluminous Carbon Black Mascara

Truly an AWESOME product for the price! This mascara makes my eyes look amazing! My natural lashes have been mistaken for falsies and I give all of the credit to this phenonmenal product. Most of all it doesn't clump or flake and is fragrance-free which I love. It's non-irritating formula is safe for contact lens wearers and sensitive eyes. Weighing in at only $5.39-$5.89 at

2.) L. A. Girls Cosmetics HD Pro Concealer

When I initially discovered these concealers I was sold! I couldn't believe how amazing and affordable they were. The product has a crease-free formula with superior coverage and blendability. It's the perfect way to quickly diminish skin imperfections and hide dark circles and redness. It's super easy to apply because it includes a soft brush-tip. You're sure to find one that matches your complexion with 24 colors to choose from and ONLY $5.00! Get yours now by clicking here:

3.) Maybelline Dream Bronze BB Cream

What's a BB cream you ask? Well, it's lighter than a foundation but heavier than a tinted moisturizer (and also contains antioxidants and anti-aging ingredients) making it PERFECT for the hot summer months. It provides an instant sun-kissed, bronzy glow to your skin while simultaneously protecting it with a built-in SPF 25. It's extremely lightweight and is great for ALL skintypes. Give it a try for only $7.24-$7.44 in store or online at

4.) Neutrogena Oil-Free Cleansing Wipes

These wipes are a godsend! They do a great job at cleaning away dirt, oil, and makeup which are notorious for clogging pores causing acne and breakouts (arrrgh!). These pre-moistened wipes require no water at all and are oil-free, dermatologist and allergy tested. A 25-count is just $5.59 (with FREE shipping) on

5.) NYX Butter Gloss

Hands down NYX is one of my FAVORITE product lines. The quality and affordability is second to none! This butter gloss is a staple in my makeup kit and purse. I'm simply in love with the buttery, non-sticky texture and it smells and tastes great too (not that I would know however)! It'll make your lips soft and supple. Say goodbye to dry, chapped lips and hello to one of 34 shades at for $4.99! Definitely a steal!

Have you tried any of these products before? How did you like them? Do you plan to purchase any of these items from the list? I'd love to know your thoughts. Comment below or send me an e-mail:

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