When it comes to beauty products, there are plenty of times when it’s worth it to splurge… and plenty of times when the cheaper version gets the job done. Here are 10 makeup tools under $10 that definitely get our seal of approval.
1. Grindhouse Double Barrel Sharpener from Urban Decay – $10. This pencil sharpener keeps the shavings inside to avoid the mess. It works especially well with other Urban Decay products, but you can use it for all your sharpening needs.
2. Satin Nickel Vanity Mirror from Danielle – $9.99. This baby magnifies times five, so you’ll never again leave a hair unplucked.
3. Slant Tip Micro Fine Tweezers from Revlon – $6.99. These tweezers are precise and easy to grip. Don’t waste your money on more expensive ones!
4. Eyelash Curler from Revlon – $5.99. This curler is on the bigger side, so it’s great for people with less-than-perfect eyesight. Go for a different one if your eyes and eyebrows are closer together, though.
5. Sharpen & Smudge Duo from Ecotools – $3.99. Use this bad boy to smudge your eyeliner AND sharpen it. It’s a great travel tool for when you need to conserve space in your makeup bag.
6. Daily Brush Cleaner from e.l.f. – $3. Don’t let anyone talk you into splurging on brush cleaner. This stuff does the trick for next to nothing.
7. Brow Groomer with Metal Comb from Sonia Kashuk – $8.39. Sonia Kashuk brushes have a unique shape for easy grip, and the fine teeth on this comb will help you tame the messiest of brows.
8. Latex Super Blender from Up & Up – $4.99. Apparently fingers are out and brushes are old news, because everyone’s talking about beauty blenders. Use this sponge-like creation to evenly apply foundation and blend out concealer.
9. Precision Lash Definer/Metal Comb from Japonesque – $8.49. Like your mascara but hate the clumps? Use this gentle tool to comb through your lashes.
10. Touch and Go Flat Compact Mirrors from the Sephora Collection – $8. This sleek compact contains two mirrors—a 3x magnification for inspecting the details and a 1x magnification for when you don’t want to see your pores.
Screw paying high-end prices for basic tools. Stock up on these money-savers and spend the big bucks on stuff that matters.
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