Beauty Steals Under $5

Affiliate Links

I mention how I love my drugstore beauty steals all the time but the ones I usually write about seem to be more high in price.  It isn’t because I don’t have and love and cherish my less expensive products, it is because I know you are looking up reviews so that you can know if the higher end item is worth the price tag before you spend your hard earned money.  Well I wanted to take the time to tell you what I love most from the drugstore that costs less than $5!  Here are my 13 Beauty Steals!13 beauty steals less than $5The best Gel Eyeliner in the word is from Essence and my favorite shade is London Baby.  London Baby is a silvery taupe liner that lasts all day and looks gorgeous on.  They also have a jet black one that is called Midnight in Paris.  They used to have several other shades but I don’t ever see them around anymore.  These are serious beauty steals retailing for $3.99

Essence also has crazy amazing lipsticks.  I have several and you will be winning if you purchased any of them.  They retail for $2.99.

Wet N Wild has great products across the board but if you pick up any of the eyeshadow trios you will not be disappointed.  I have 4 or 5 myself and Walking On Eggshells just happens to be my favorite.  Honestly… Some of them have exact dupes for Urban Decay Naked Palette eyeshadows, so definitely beauty steals.  These retail for $2.99.

Rimmel Waterproof Kohl Kajals are amazing.  I have a bunch of different shades to choose from (the favorite being silver) and they go on so smooth and last all day.  They vary in price a bit but on average you can get these for $3.99.

Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Fast Dry Nail Colors come in a rainbow of shades and they actually do what they say, dry super quick.  When I am playing with stamps or just in a hurry and need to do my nails these are what I turn to.  The formula is nice and I feel like I can really count on them.  Beauty Steals don’t even describe these enough.  They have amazing drying time and tons of shades.  They retail from $4-$5.

eos lip balms are little circular balls of lip balm.  They are fabulous to keep in your purse.  Get ready to answer questions when you pull it out in public to use it, I get confused looks every time!  These also retail for around $3.50.

E.L.F. Studio Blush & Bronzer Duo is a huge bang for the buck.  It is a complete hack for the NARS Orgasm/Laguna duo and it is the tiniest fraction of the price.  It has been raved about by all the major bloggers and YT personalities so you don’t have to take it just from me.  It retails for $3.

Jordana Best Lash Extreme Volumizing Mascara is a product sent from the angels.  I have purchased it on 3 different occasions and I always question why I purchased something else in between.  I will chock that one up to trying new things for you all.  This retails for around $3.

Essence Single Eyeshadows are amazing beauty steals.  There are a bunch of shades to choose from and you wont be disappointed in any!  I have several but my favorite of all time is Party All Night.  It is a gorgeous champagne/bronze/taupe hybrid.  It is ultra shiny/metallic and it is amazing.  It retails for $2.49.

Jordana FabuLiner is an amazing liquid liner.  The first one I ever bought and still one I buy over and over.  I have gotten a lot of my friends turned on to this because they all want to know how I do my wingd liners.  Now they know and so do you!  It retails for around $3.

NYX Blush is the only product I sort of cheated with when I included it in this roundup.  It actually retails for about 40 cents more than $5 but I felt ridiculous excluding it for less than half a buck.  There are a ton of shades and they are great. They are pigmented (sometimes you need a light hand) and they look great on the skin so they are definitely beauty steals.  They retail for $5.39

NYX Concealer In A Jar is amazing stuff.  It covers everything you need while looking flawless and light.  It doesnt feel heavy either, which is a plus!  It retails for $5.

City Color Cosmetics Shadow Primer I have reviewed this primer before and I think a lot of it.  It is nice and affordable and I really personally enjoy the ease of the packaging.  It retails for $3.

I am so excited about this roundup of products and I would love to hear your feedback if you have used anything on this list.  Beauty Steals are sometimes hard to find but these make you want want to repurchase time and time again.  What is $5 when you are getting the best quality, anyway!

Blog Signature*Affiliate Links in use.

My Newest Addiction at times reviews products provided by PR companies. This is disclosed at the top of those posts. We also use affiliate links. For more, please see the disclosure page.
  • Megan Ulmer

    I’m definitely going to have to keep an eye out for Jordana products in my local stores. I just wrote about how NYX liquid eyeliner pen is a bust, especially compared to the Eyeko pens. I wonder how Jordana’s compares…

    • Laura

      The Jordana products are great. They are at Walgreens!

  • Meg Henning

    i finally bought the eos chapstick and it is great, i love how easy it is to apply!

    • Laura

      Me too… I end up applying it to both of my lips at once so I have a little pointy middle!

  • Danielle

    I love those EOS lip balms – I own 3 of them!

    • Laura

      Me too! I have a lemon one, a reddish one and a mint one. I will have 2 more very soon! :D

  • Brooke @ Blushing Noir

    These are fantastic picks! I love those WnW trios and the Rimmel.. and of course, who doesn’t love NYX?!

    • Laura

      Exactly.. Some are just staples!

  • Cosmetic Sanctuary

    I have like 20 of the EOS lip balm spheres scattered everywhere!

    • Laura

      I freaking love them!

  • Ange

    I just ordered that Elf duo tonight!!! I’m excited to get my hands on it!!

    • Laura

      With the 40% off thing? You will like it!

  • Nidia Doherty

    I get strange looks when I use my EOS balm, too! lol. I thought everyone knew what they were! I love NYX and Jordana (which seems to be a sister company to Milani) often has amazing products. I need to try that liner. Great post, thanks!

    • Laura

      Thank you! I think you will like the liner!

  • jamie @makeuplifelove

    Awesome post!!! Love the Wet n Wild palettes. They have come such a long way. And obsessed with the ELF duos looking very NARS-esque. Great post!!

  • Anastasia

    I agree with you about that elf blush duo, this is almost an identical dupe for NARS!

  • Destany

    Wet n Wild trios! Love them :) My favorite is now a discontinued one, I think. Knock on Wood. NYX and Jordana are two of o my favorite “steals” … and eos…. dang. I love them, too :)

  • Kim Porter

    Great post. NYX blushes are great. I like their cream ones, too.

  • jbrobeck

    I love Essence lipsticks!

  • Eugenia

    SO many great picks!! I love a good priced item!

  • Jamie F

    Thank you for all of these great products, I’m going to look for the nyx brand!

  • Citizens of Beauty

    Seriously, ELF rocks my world. Great picks!

  • Noelle

    That Jordana mascara is one of my favorites!

  • Amber

    I can never find London Baby gel liner that hasn’t been fingered. People are so gross at my ULTA lol…Great choices!

    • Laura

      Me either! LMAO! <3

  • chrissy boerman

    I am so adding a few of these items

  • Phyrra

    I want all the Nyx!

  • Aleya Bamdad

    Great list. I have to try that mascara.

  • Melissa

    Love walking on eggshells! It is such a great little inexpensive and pigmented palette.

  • FabZilla_Kath

    Great choices! I have WnW walking on eggshells, also that elf duo!!! Those Essence lippies look interesting!!!

  • Kelly R

    I love the NYX. They are all great choices!

  • MamaMommyMom

    I’ve seen a few different bloggers post about that gel liner now. I’ve always been afraid to try anything other than pencil, but I think I’m going to have to break down and do it.

  • Jillian @ Hi! It’s Jilly

    What a great list! I’m not a huge make-up wearer, so I can’t bring myself to spend very much money on it. But, I can handle 5 bucks! :)

  • Honeygirlk

    Awesome list – some of my favs are on that list too. I don’t own anything from essence though… but hear they are pretty awesome. ;)

  • Emmymom

    Oh I just ran out of my concealer, definitely going to pin this and take it with me shopping as so many great recommendations. Will be trying that mascara too as my current one just isn’t doing much for me.

  • Miranda Mendoza

    I just picked up the elf blush/bronzer duo and it’s easily my fave affordable bronzer now!

  • Ricalyn Garing Abrahan

    You got an awesome list! Love it! :)

  • Carly Anderson

    EOS is my FAV!!!

  • Sheila Arkee

    I love so many of your picks!

  • cindyprimebeauty

    Great list!

  • Kimmi @ The Plastic Diaries

    Awesome list of products. Lots of cruelty-free goodies!

  • Paige T.

    I adore so many of those products! Great list!

  • Shawna P.

    Ooo thank you for this. I cam across your blog and thought…crap…this chick is going to make me want to spend my money(which is like nothing) on expensive stuff. Then I found this post! Yay! I love finding makeup dupes for less. NYX is awesome and so much cheaper than other brands.

    • Laura

      HAHAHA You are funny! I am glad I could help you find some great affordable stuff!

  • dramaqueensmum

    I might try that NYX concealer in a jar & the Wet n’ wild eye shadow palette looks like the colors I like & have been wearing lately.

    • Laura

      I hope you love them <3