Weekend Beauty Steals - Neutrogena, E.L.F. + More

With the weekend fast approaching, you probably want to buy a little beauty "fix", but your budget may be tight, so here's a few of our most popular under $10 cosmetic reviews to give you some budget friendly beauty product ideas! Enjoy...

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Neutrogena MoistureShine Lip Soother Cooling Hydragel, Gleam-$6.99

Asian (Japanese) about Tia Tequila’s complexion with medium pigmented lips.

“Yummy and fun is how I sum up this gloss! While it’s not a super pigmented gloss, it is a very pretty sheer berry pink color and has a small amount of sparkle in it. It’s not super tacky – rather is very smooth and slick. There was a cooling sensation when I applied it to my lips which I loved, especially when it was hot (like a mild menthol sensation, that left a few seconds after application). It looked really natural, felt natural, has a great price and has SPF -- what more can you ask for? It smells and tastes like mango, which is very nice twist. My lips felt completely moisturized and the gloss has excellent staying power. I liked the tube packaging (perfect for those of you who don’t love a brush/wand), as well. This color will work very well on skin tones up to a Kerry Washington shade.” T.K.

Go-->Neutrogena MoistureShine Lip Soother Cooling Hydragel, Gleam

NYX Doll Eye Mascara- Long Lash - $8.00

Tester: West Indian (Jamaican) with short, thin lashes.

“I absolutely LOVE this mascara. For a girl like me with sparse lashes, it doesn’t get any better than this! Only 8 dollars for all this: a formula that separated, yet thickened my lashes with just 2 complete coats. This mascara made my eyelashes longer than MANY other mascaras I've ever tried – an especially none under $10 dollars.

I would HIGHLY recommend this if you like dramatic lashes. It’s also the perfect mascara for going out for a night on the town! I'm not sure if it's the brush and/or the formula, but the lengthening power of this mascara is very dramatic just like I wanted. What more could a girl ask for?

Note:This is a drier mascara and does clump a little bit but you can smooth it out with a lash comb as you apply for great results”. T.B.

NYX Doll Eye Mascara- Long Lash

E.L.F. Nail Polish Berry Pink- $1

Tester: Multi-Ethnic (Venezuelan/Irish) about Shakira’s complexion.

“So much for just $1! This is a thin formula that glided on smoothly, quickly and easily. It dried very quickly with almost no streaking as well. This polish covered my nails fairly well in the first coat, and the brush was just the right size/design. I also found that it lasted four to five days on me without chipping and stayed shiny, which for me that is quite remarkable - normally, most polishes chip on the very first day (I'm pretty hard on my nails). For packaging buffs these are absolutely adorable…with a splash of “faux” polish spilling out from underneath the cap! (Although it's not seen here in their product picture). All for $1! Brilliant!
The color is a cheery, fun, deep bubble gum shade of pink that is slightly metallic with some light shimmer – perfect for summer (and very accurately represented on the site). 2 coats really brought out the full potential of the color, but one coat was also a nice wash of pink as well. It also looked great on my toes. This will work best up to a Whitney Houston shade.” S.D.

Editor’s Note:
These nail polishes are toluene free, formaldehyde free, Dibutyl Phthalate (DBP) free and hypoallergenic.

E.L.F. Nail Polish Berry Pink


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