With $200 foundations and $50+ lipsticks being the norm these days, it’s hard to imagine you can still find quality beauty products that are affordable and beautiful. Below, we searched multiple beauty sites for luxurious items that still cost less than the average price of lunch. Two criteria we didn’t waver on? None of these are mini-size and all have pretty packaging you’ll want to show off.
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These oversized freshening and makeup-removing wipes contain pure goat milk, which moisturizes and brightens skin as it easily cleanses away any impurities. The wipes are also infused with CoQ10 and cucumber extract, which provide nourishing and soothing properties for a product that’s safe for even the most sensitive complexion.
Eight universally flattering matte and shimmery neutral eye shadows make it easy to wear a gorgeous day or night look. The palette ranges from brightening white and peach hues to a jet black, so you can create a barely there, natural look or a smoldering smoky eye and everything in between.
We don’t tend to give shaving cream too much thought, but once you switch to this luxurious Italian brand, there’s really no going back. Oatmeal and green tea protect even the most sensitive skin and the traditional formula lathers up into a soft, creamy texture that makes shaving less of a chore and more of a pleasure. Technically, this shaving cream might have been created for men, but that’s not stopping us from using it everywhere we shave.
An all-in-one healer, this universal salve hydrates lips, cuticles, elbows, and other dry patches without being thick, heavy or greasy. The product is free of parabens, sulfates, phthalates and mineral oil, making it a great everyday option for the conscious beauty consumer.
Shiseido Facial Cotton ($10)
For $10, these facial cottons can truly turn any skin care regimen into a luxurious experience. The 100-percent natural pads are extremely soft and smooth to the touch, ensuring they’ll never irritate even the most sensitive skin.
Cult-brand The Ordinary has a devoted following, and for good reason: The no-frills, all-solution products deliver the most important ingredients at a price that is inclusive for all. This daily moisturizer contains multiple hydrating ingredients including hyaluronic acid to provide long-term comfort. The minimalist, silver packaging also looks great in your medicine cabinet or on your nightstand.
One brush with this line of artisanal toothpastes and you’ll never go back to your drugstore option. Not only is the packaging gorgeous, but the flavors are also sophisticated and inventive and leave your mouth feeling so clean. At between $6 to $10, they’re also a totally affordable luxury.
This gorgeous bottle of nail polish remover will never be shoved to the back of the closet and is equal parts gentle and effective. Made with 100-perfect natural ingredients (sweet almond oil and lavender), this remover will never strip or harm your nails.
Sea salt, shea butter, castile soap, grapefruit essential oil and rose clay are the yummy ingredients that make up this small-batch, handcrafted scrub that leaves your skin soft and fragrant while exfoliating away any dead skin. It also doesn’t hurt that the pretty jar makes it particularly Instagram-worthy.
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