15 Great Brand Name Beauty Buys Under $10

Sometimes, a small beauty purchase is enough to satiate that urge to try something new. If you're trying to keep your beauty budget on the low side, check out these 15 great brand name beauty buys for under $10.

1. Rosebud Salve

The classic Rosebud Salve by Rosebud Perfume Co. is a cult favorite and retails at just $8. This super moisturizing rose-scented lip balm comes in a vintage-style tin and would be a cute addition to your makeup bag.

2. Clinique Take the Day Off Makeup Remover

Clinique's eye and lip makeup remover is my favorite no-tug eye makeup remover. It just melts everything off without rubbing. This travel size 1.69oz bottle ($10) is easy to throw in your carry-on for all the fun trips you'll be taking this summer and is a great way to try the product out. (Note: I've actually gotten this trial size bottle as a sample for free at Clinique counters before. It doesn't hurt to ask!)

3. Sheet Masks

I'm a huge fan of ultra-moisturizing sheet masks for delivering a concentrated punch of hydration to your skin. They're perfect for moisturizing and brightening before a big event, and they're very affordable. Try Dr. Jart Water Replenishment Mask, one of my favorites, for $7.50, Karuna Brightening Face Mask for $8, TONYMOLY I'm Real Mask Sheet for $4–$9, or Mizon Ampoule Essential Sheet Mask for $4.33–$8.50.

4. Sonia Kashuk Creme Blush

The Sonia Kashuk brand collaboration with Target is a great source for good quality cosmetics at affordable prices. The Sonia Kashuk creme blush gives a great natural finish for around $7–$9.79, a third of the price of many higher-end brands, with comparable quality.

5. Pacifica Coconut Water Cleansing Wipes

These gentle, vegan, all-natural Pacifica cleansing wipes are perfect for those days you want to just fall into bed, and don't have the energy to go through an entire cleansing routine. This $6.95 package of wipes is free of harsh surfactants and includes naturally exfoliating papaya enzymes, leaving your skin soft and not dried out.

6. Boscia Makeup-Breakup Cleansing Oil

I love using emulsifying oils to remove makeup. This travel size Boscia cleansing oil ($10) removes your makeup and rinses clean, leaving your skin soft and refreshed. This small size is enough for you to determine if it's really a product you like and is a great way to try an oil cleanser if you've never taken the leap.

7. As I Am Coconut Cowash

Have you tried cleansing conditioners yet? These specially formulated conditioners cleanse your hair and scalp without stripping your hair of its moisture and natural oils. If you find that regular shampoo is drying out your hair, a "cowash" (cleansing conditioner) like As I Am Coconut Cowash ($6.79) might help.

8. Pixi Fairy Dust

I love Pixi's innovative cosmetic products. The Fairy Dust eyeshadow, for $10, is a unique powder eyeshadow that you apply with a sponge applicator. It wears well, is foolproof to apply, and feels super light.

9. Zoya Nail Polish

I really love Zoya's vegan, natural, colorful nail polishes. Although they are "5-Free," free of five toxic chemicals such as formaldehyde resin, toluene, and others, Zoya's nail polishes are also easy to apply and long lasting. At $8.87, they cost a bit more than most drugstore nail polishes, but are still definitely affordable.

10. Ecotools Bamboo Brush Set

At about $9, this compact set of Ecotools brushes is a great starter or travel set. Ecotools' bamboo brushes have a reputation for being high quality but very affordable.

11. Konjac Sponge

These soft, all-natural, facial cleansing sponges have been exploding in popularity lately. Used with a bit of foaming cleanser, they create a rich lather and are perfect for gently cleansing and exfoliating your skin. You can find various brands of konjac sponges ranging from $1 to $20, but your best bet is a mid-range brand like My Konjac Sponge, $10.

12. Honest Co. Conditioning Mist

We're big fans of The Honest Company at our house: the whole family uses the sulfate-free shampoo and conditioner daily. Recently, I've really loved using the Honest Co. Conditioning Mist ($5.99) both on myself and my daughter. It's perfect for detangling, taming flyaways, and giving soft texture to the hair without weighing it down. The ingredient list contains some great natural ingredients like argan oil, shea butter, quinoa protein, and few fillers. It also smells delicious.

13. SheaMoisture Argan Oil and Raw Shea Hand and Body Scrub

SheaMoisture products tend to have great ingredient lists and the argan oil body scrub ($10) is no exception. This luxurious body scrub leaves your skin super smooth and moisturized, and the ingredient list contains quality oils and few fillers (the top four ingredients are sugar, shea butter, safflower oil, and argan oil).

14. Ipsy Glam Bag

For $10 a month, you can subscribe to the Ipsy Glam Bag, a beauty subscription service that sends you a bag full of deluxe samples (and sometimes full size items) up to $50 in value. It's a great way to sample some brand name items without paying full price. If you find you're constantly making impulse buys at the makeup counter just to try something new, perhaps you'd be willing to contain your habit to the monthly Ipsy bag and save some money.

15. Birchbox

Ipsy's main competitor, Birchbox, also offers a monthly beauty subscription box for $10. Like Ipsy, it offers a great way to sample brand name products at a low price. It tends to offer more skincare products than Ipsy, which focuses on makeup.

What's your favorite affordable brand name product?

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Although this was a very helpful and informative but in my opinion nothing beat the good ol' natural recipes such olive, coconut oil and honey.But this is just me