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7 Beauty steals under $7

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Best bang for your beauty buck

You don't have to spend a small fortune on your beauty routine. These must-have beauty products are all priced under $7.

1Carmex Healing Lotion

For an everyday moisturizer that soothes and heals your skin, you can't beat Carmex Healing Lotion ($5.99 at Walgreens.com). You can use it anywhere that your skin feels dry. Featuring rich ingredients like aloe and vitamin E, this product nourishes, hydrates and protects your skin.

Why we love it: This lotion absorbs fast and never feels greasy.

Carmex Healing Lotion

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2St. Ives Apricot Scrub

This popular scrub removes dead skin cells to reveal beautiful, healthy, smooth skin. St. Ives Apricot Scrub comes in a variety of formulas suited to different skin types. At around four bucks from your neighborhood drugstore, this healthy skin scrub can't be beat.

Why we love it: This facial scrub is created from 100 percent natural exfoliants.

St. Ives Apricot Scrub

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3e.l.f. Studio Little Black Beauty Book

This makeup collection features 20 lip colors and 28 eyeshadow colors tucked away in a little black beauty book. Keep this collection in your purse or at the office at all times to transform your look. The e.l.f. Studio Little Black Beauty Book is an amazing buy at only $5.00 and makes a fantastic gift.

Why we love it: The collection comes in your choice of warm or cool colors to coordinate perfectly with your skin tone.

e.l.f. Studio Little Black Beauty Book

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4Maybelline Great Lash Waterproof Mascara

This mascara in the iconic pink tube outperforms much more expensive mascaras when it comes to resisting smudging and separating lashes. This longtime best-selling mascara creates long, thick, beautiful lashes without clumping. You can find Maybelline Great Lash Waterproof Mascara at most drugstores and at online retailers such as drugstore.com for about $4.99.

Why we love it: This mascara conditions your lashes as it thickens, and it lasts all day.

Maybelline Great Lash Waterproof Mascara

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5Pantene Pro-V Color Hair Solutions Color Preserve Shampoo

The Pantene Pro-V line delivers salon quality results at a fraction of the price. Their Pantene Pro-V Color Hair Solutions Color Preserve Shampoo ($4.99) gently removes build-up and protects your hair while revealing brilliant shine and color.

Why we love it: This shampoo features lightweight moisturizers that never dull your hair color.

Pantene Pro-V Color Hair Solutions Color Preserve Shampoo

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6Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick

This drugstore lipstick offers stay-true color with mega moisturizers to keep your lips soft and hydrated. Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick is infused with silk and vitamins for a creamy texture that you'll love. With a price tag of $6.99, you get plenty of bang for your beauty buck.

Why we love it: This popular lipstick comes in 72 fashionable shades -- from brights to pastels to neutrals.

Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick

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7L'Oreal HIP Studio Secrets Eyeshadow

For high-impact color, you can't beat the intensely-pigmented shades of eyeshadow from L'Oreal. L'Oreal HIP Studio Secrets Eyeshadow comes in a variety of formulas -- bright, matte, metallic, crystal and concentrated. The colors are amazing and the texture is smooth, letting it blend and layer beautifully. You can often find these shadow duos on sale for under $6.00.

Why we love it: This eyeshadow never creases or fades, lasting all day and into the night.

L'Oreal HIP Studio Secrets Eye Shadow

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