Beauty picks

Beauty on a budget

Have an extra $25 to spend? We rummage through our favorite beauty counters to pick our absolute favorite products for under $25. The best part? You can create an all-new beauty regimen with these amazing finds.

As beauty experts, we have the luxury to test the absolute best beauty products all day long as part of our research. In other words, it's the best job in the world — we live for it! The best part? We get to share all of it with you and take our favorites off of the shelves and into your hands.

Looking for something to make your locks silky smooth or a mascara that won't clump? Don't worry, we've got your back and have the best kept beauty product secrets that will completely transform your beauty routine. Test our editors' picks below, and your friends will be dying to know what your secret is. (If you're feeling nice, feel free to pass along our beauty tips... we don't mind.)

Alison Bills
Alison Bills
Managing Editor

Neutrogena Oil-Free Acne Wash Pink Grapefruit Foaming Scrub, $8Neutrogena Oil-Free Acne Wash Pink Grapefruit Foaming Scrub, $8

"I’m obsessed with this face wash and keep it in the shower. It’s so refreshing and best of all, effective. My combination skin dries easily, and this one is so gentle, while keeping me breakout-free."

Tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes! Mascara, $19Tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes! Mascara, $19

"I also love this Tarte mascara. It’s a lengthening, curling, volumizing and conditioning mascara. (Bonus: It comes in an adorable leather pouch.) Some of the lash growth products out there scare me a little, but this one is great!"

Chrissy Callahan
Chrissy Callahan
Beauty Assigning Editor

Vapour Organic Beauty Lux Organic Lip Conditioner, $16Vapour Organic Beauty Lux Organic Lip Conditioner, $16

"I'm beyond obsessed with this lip savior! The smell is delicious, the product is luxurious and effective and the ingredients are 100 percent organic. If I could have a lifetime supply of this stuff, I'd be set!"

JĀSÖN C-Effects Anti-Wrinkle Day Lotion, $15.95JĀSÖN C-Effects Anti-Wrinkle Day Lotion, $16

"I'm a huge fan of good-for-you products and love this natural sunscreen/day lotion. The smell is fresh and the consistency is neither too heavy nor too light. Plus, the boost of vitamin C is an added bonus!" (Available at natural food stores and Whole Foods Market.)

Brianna Martinez
Brianna Martinez
Junior Editor

Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in Fire & Ice, $7.99Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in Fire & Ice, $7

"When I want to spruce up a subtle outfit or when I’m wearing a lot of black, I swipe on this Revlon lipstick. It’s a vibrant red with a warm, orange undertone and it lasts quite a while! I’ll wear it with minimal eye makeup to make my pout pop even more."

Wet ‘n Wild Kohl Eyeliner Pencil in White, $.99Wet ‘n Wild Color Icon Eyeliner Pencil in White, $1

"When I’m in a hurry or don’t feel like taking the time to put on some dark eyeliner, I’ll wear Wet ‘n’ Wild Color Icon Eyeliner Pencil in white. I line my inner bottom lash line for a bright-eyed look. It helps for those mornings when I’m not feeling so bright-eyed!"

Bobby Schuessler
Bobby Schuessler
Beauty Writer

EOS Organic Lip Balm, $3.29EOS Organic Lip Balm, $3

"I call this balm the future of lip care. Nothing is as buttery smooth, sweet and totally cute as this little orb. Throw this in your bag and you’ll never worry about losing it — you can’t miss it!"

LovelySkin Healing Body Balm, $12LovelySkin Healing Body Balm, $12

"If you are prone to chapped skin, you have to try this body balm. Use it anywhere and you will instantly relieve any dry skin."

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