8 Budget-Friendly Beauty Buys

Budget-friendly beauty buys truly do exist! When it comes to shelling out big bucks, women can do some damage on make-up. Sephora, Ulta, MAC…the options for buying high quality beauty products are endless. While high-cost beauty products are fun and reap some great rewards, there are plenty of low-cost beauty products that still deliver.

 The CGS Team is sharing 8 budget-friendly beauty buys for you to consider on your next trip to the make-up store. You won’t be disappointed in these options, and your wallet (and budget) will be grateful!

Lush Lip Scrub

Every woman loves a great lip stick, but to nail the perfect lip color, you must exfoliate the lips. The lip scrubs from Lush exfoliate gently, thanks to the jojoba oils and coconut, and don’t leave behind any film. The Lip Scrub comes in a variety of flavors, like popcorn, bubblegum, and mint julips, and is priced under $20!

Garnier SkinActive Micellar Makeup Remover Wipes

Remember the article 5 French Beauty Brands to Try? Well, in that article we mentioned that French women thrive off Micellar Water because it rejunvinates the skin. For under $6, you can remove your make-up and give your skin life with the Micellar Makeup Remover Wipes from Garnier.

Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Eraser Dark Circles

If you deal with dark circles, don’t spend a fortune on concealer. Go for Maybelline’s Instant Age Rewind Eraser which smooths dark circles without creasing. The formula is very light and allows your skin to breathe. The best part? It’s under $10!

Herbal Essences Bio Renew Shampoo and Conditioner

Earlier this year, Herbal Essences released a new collection of 9 shampoos and conditioners with the ingredient histidine to remove damage to the hair shaft caused by free radicals. With 9 scents to choose from, you can’t go wrong with Passion Flower and Rice Milk.

L’Oréal Infallible Paints Lip Color

When picking a lip stain, the priority is one that lasts all day. With L’Oréal’s Infallible Paints Lip Color, you get long-lasting wear for a fraction of the price ($10). With 14 shades to choose from, you can keep picking up new colors to try!

Jergens Original Scent Moisturizer

If you need a lotion that leaves your skin soft, nourished and moisturize long after application, then you can’t go wrong with Jergens Original Scent Moisturizer. The cherry almond scent is delectable and your skin will be soft all-day long.

e.l.f. Prep & Hydrate Balm

Recommended by Allure as one of the best drugstore beauty buys for 2017, the e.l.f. Prep & Hydrate Balm is a primer in stick form. Prep your face with a blend of grapeseed oil, and shea and cocoa butters for a non-greasy make-up application under $9.

Maybelline 24k Nudes Palette

Long gone are the days of boring nude colors, thanks in part to Maybelline’s 24k Nudes Eyeshadow Palette. For $12, you get 12 amazing colors that complement each other perfectly. Sparkling golds and shimmering nudes, here we come!


Effective beauty doesn’t have to cost a fortune, and the 8 beauty products above prove that! Are there any specific budget-friendly beauty buys that you are fond of? Share your favorite low-cost beauty products in the comments section below!

-The CGS Team



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