Who doesn't love themselves a good deal? But it's not always easy finding a great beauty bargain. Can a foundation that retails under 10 bucks actually deliver good results? Am I wasting my money on a $5 eyeliner that's not going to stay put for more than 5 seconds? But here's the thing: Expensive makeup products don't always mean that they're better. Some pricey stuff isn't all that great and then there are affordable buys that work wonders. How do you tell the difference? Luckily for you I'm a beauty junkie who has tried almost everything that's out there. There's no need to break the bank in efforts to get gorgeous--trust me!

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I can't tell you how many amazing makeup products I've tried that are mind-blowing and dirt cheap! It almost doesn't seem real but believe me they are. And you don't even have to do the road-testing because I've already done it for you. Here are 10 insanely good beauty bargains under $5 that are worth every penny. You can thank me later!

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Eyeshadow palette 1

Eyeshadow palette

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The Wet N Wild Fergie Eye Shadow Palette Desert ($5) delivers intensely pigmented shades that work perfect for fall and compliment medium and dark skin tones. Not bad for just 5 bucks right?


Blush & bronzer 2

Blush & bronzer

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Behold e.l.f Studio Contouring Blush & Bronzing Cream ($3). You can get a vibrant flush for what a bottle of water costs you these days. How cool is that?


Liquid liner 3

Liquid liner

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A makeup artist once suggested to me NYX Studio Liquid Liner ($5). I'm still shocked at how well this thing delivers. It's better than a lot of the fancier ones out there.

Nail polish 4

Nail polish

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I love a good polish, especially one that lasts for more than 24 hours. Flower Nail'D It Nail Lacquer ($5) comes in a wide range of vibrant colors and stays put for days.


Eyeshadow quad 5

Eyeshadow quad

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I call Maybelline Expert Wear Eyeshadow Quads ($5) the eyeshadow palette for dummies. It comes in four gorgeous shades and literally tells you where to put what where. You can't go wrong!


Eye lip blush compact 6

Eye lip blush compact

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The Shea Moisture Eye Lip Blush Compact ($2) allows you to custom create your own compact with all your favorite formulas and shades. It's crazy cheap too!


Mascara 7


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You can never go wrong with Maybelline Great Lash Big Mascara ($4). It's a cult classic that delivers thick long lashes--without the luxury price tag.

Eyeliner 8


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Why do I love Jordana Easyliner For Eyes ($2). Because it's an affordable eyeliner that doesn't have me looking like a hot mess before I leave the office. Plus, it costs less than $5!


Faux lashes 9

Faux lashes

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The Andrea Modlash Strip Lashes ($4) might not cost much but you best believe they work and look fabulous!

Concealer 10


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Of course you can find concealer for dark skin without breaking the bank. If you haven't that's because you haven't tried e.l.f Studio Complete Coverage Concealer ($3).