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10 Cheap must-have beauty products

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The cheap price of beauty

If your family budget doesn't leave much left over for beauty products, you have to get a little creative with your shopping. However, don't worry. The price of beauty doesn't have to be expensive. In fact, it can actually be cheap.
Mom shopping for beauty products

Here are 10 must-have top-quality beauty products for moms that you shouldn't do without -- and the best part is that all these skin care products and cosmetics are all under $8 each!

1

Revlon Extra Life No Chip Top Coat

Moms don't have time to get a manicure every week, but that doesn't mean your nails can't look great. One of the best products to stop nail polish from chipping is Revlon Extra Life No Chip Top Coat (Ulta, $6). This product will really extend the life of your manicure and it delivers an ultra glossy shine.

2

Olay Foaming Face Wash

Cleanse your skin without over-drying it. This foaming face wash from Olay (Drugstore.com, $5) removes dirt, oil and makeup, leaving your skin clean and refreshed. This product is 100 percent soap- and oil-free.

3

Almay Hypo-Allergenic Eye Makeup Remover Pads

With the kids banging on the door to get in the bathroom, you don't have time for a long beauty routine. Remove your makeup quickly and thoroughly with these eye makeup remover pads (Drugstore.com, $5). Unlike many other products, these pads don't leave any greasy residue and don't irritate eyes.

4

e.l.f. Plumping Lip Glaze

Dozens of e.l.f. products could make the list, considering they are only a dollar each. However, our favorite is their lip plumper (e.lf., $1). After trying dozens of lip plumping products, we have found that e.l.f. Plumping Glaze is one of the best.

5

Burt's Bees Lip shine

Get soft lips with this naturally flavored lip gloss (Burt's Bees, $7). This gloss adds shine without being sticky. Burt's Bees uses apricot wax and sunflower seed oil to keep lips moisturized all day. It comes in six sensational shades.

6

Kiss My Face Olive Oil Bar Soap

Keep your skin care routine simple with pure, natural products. This soap cleanses and moisturizes your skin using olive oil and other natural ingredients. Kiss My Face Olive Oil Bar Soap (Swanson Health Products, $2) will keep your skin hydrated and touchably soft for just a couple dollars.

7

Dickinson's witch hazel

This cheap toner will cleanse and condition your skin for just pennies a day. Witch hazel (Drugstore.com, $5) has been used as an all natural skin care treatment for over 200 years.

8

Epsom salt

Epsom salt (CVS, $6 for six pounds) isn't just for treating sore, tired muscles. You can also use it as a homemade beauty treatment to plump up hair, exfoliate your body and much more. Learn more about summer beauty with epsom salt.

9

Cocoa butter

Cocoa butter works wonders on dry skin. It moisturizes hands, treats cracked heels, helps eliminates stretch marks and much more. Cococare Cocoa Butter (Drugstore.com, $1) is just over a buck for four ounces, and you really can't beat it.

10

Maybelline Great Lash Mascara

If you have time for just one makeup product in the morning, make it mascara. Maybelline Great Lash Mascara (Beauty Encounter, $4) is a favorite choice that fattens and lengthens your lashes beautifully. Be sure to get the waterproof variety -- it's perfect for school plays and other tear-jerking moments with your kids.

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