20 Under-$20 Eye Makeup Products Worth Trying This Spring

by Nikki Brown
Apr 11, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. ET
20 Under-$20 Eye Makeup Products
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Eye makeup application can feel intimidating — hello, raccoon eyes and smudged liner — but we still love getting fancy with our products this time of year. The days are longer and the weather’s warming up, which means there’s more time for everyone to see our cut creases and cat-eyes in the sunlight.

New spring makeup products have been rolling out since late 2017, but now that the conveyor belts have slowed a bit, we’re taking a little time to spotlight the eye-specific finds that should be on your radar this season. Ahead are the most affordable ones guaranteed to add a little twinkle to your eye.

Originally posted on StyleCaster.

1 /20: Colourpop Shadow Palette in It's All Wild

Colourpop Pressed 'It's All Wild' Powder Shadow Palette
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1/20 :Colourpop Shadow Palette in It's All Wild

Match your eyes to a glorious sunset by using any of the matte or metallic shades, all inspired by beaches around the world.

Shadow Palette in It's All Wild, $12 at Colourpop

2 /20: MAC x Padma Lakshmi Powerpoint Eye Pencil

MAC x Padma Lakshmi Powerpoint Eye Pencil
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2/20 :MAC x Padma Lakshmi Powerpoint Eye Pencil

Lakshmi's capsule collection includes this dual-ended pencil offered in three different color combinations.

MAC x Padma Lakshmi Powerpoint Eye Pencil, $18.50 at MAC

3 /20: Dose of Colors Matte Cream Eyeliner in Extra Baggage

Dose of Colors 'Extra Baggage' Matte Cream Eyeliner
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3/20 :Dose of Colors Matte Cream Eyeliner in Extra Baggage

Highly pigmented and smudge-proof for an eye makeup look with lasting power.

Matte Cream Eyeliner in Extra Baggage, $19 at Dose of Colors

4 /20: Rimmel London Ultimate Waterproof Kohl Kajal Eyeliner

Rimmel London Ultimate Kohl Kajal Eyeliner
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4/20 :Rimmel London Ultimate Waterproof Kohl Kajal Eyeliner

Lightweight application that'll deliver the deepest black to your lash lines sans irritation thanks to the kajal formula.

Rimmel London Ultimate Waterproof Kohl Kajal eyeliner, $6.99 at CVS

5 /20: Almay Shadow Squad

Almay Shadow Squad
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5/20 :Almay Shadow Squad

Four different finishes (matte, satin, metallic and glitter) in one compact so you can mix and match depending on your mood.

Almay Shadow Squad, $3.99 at Target

6 /20: Glossier Lidstar

Glossier Lidstar
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6/20 :Glossier Lidstar

The Insta-famous brand's first-ever eye makeup product will light up your eyes with a subtle wash of color.

Lidstar, $18 at Glossier

7 /20: Mally Beauty Smoky Mama! Mascara

Mally Beauty Smoky Mama! Mascara
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7/20 :Mally Beauty Smoky Mama! Mascara

Makeup artist Mally Roncal is launching a limited-edition set of pretty pink-packaged makeup essentials — including this mascara — in Ulta next month.

Coming soon to Ulta

8 /20: Maybelline The City Kits All-in-One Eye & Cheek Palette

Maybelline The City Kits All-in-One Eye & Cheek Palette
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8/20 :Maybelline The City Kits All-in-One Eye & Cheek Palette

Create a handful of bright and vibrant makeup looks using any of the eight creamy eye shadows, blush and highlighter.

The City Kits all-in-one eye and cheek palette, $11.99 at Maybelline

9 /20: Rimmel London Wonder Wing Eyeliner

Rimmel London Wonder Wing Eyeliner
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9/20 :Rimmel London Wonder Wing Eyeliner

The wing-shaped stamp will bring you one step closer to the Instagrammable cat-eye of your dreams.

Rimmel London Wonder Wing Eyeliner, $5.49 at Target

10 /20: NYX Holographic Halo Shimmer Stick

NYX Holographic Halo Shimmer Stick
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10/20 :NYX Holographic Halo Shimmer Stick

These limited-edition pearly pastel sticks can be used atop your lids or cheekbones for a unicorn glow.

Holographic Halo Shimmer Stick, $9 at NYX Cosmetics

11 /20: Maybelline Total Temptation Washable Mascara

Maybelline Total Temptation Washable Mascara
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11/20 :Maybelline Total Temptation Washable Mascara

The whipped formula, made with coconut extract, ensures your lashes will feel both voluminous and softer than ever.

Total Temptation washable mascara, $9.49 at Maybelline

12 /20: Flower Beauty Galactic Glow Holographic Palette

Flower Beauty Galactic Glow Holographic Palette
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12/20 :Flower Beauty Galactic Glow Holographic Palette

A prismatic pack for adding a shimmery effect to your eyes or cheeks.

Galactic Glow Holographic Palette, $16 at Flower Beauty

13 /20: Pretty Vulgar Vixen Glimmer Holographic Liquid Eyeliner

Pretty Vulgar Vixen Glimmer Holographic Liquid Eyeliner
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13/20 :Pretty Vulgar Vixen Glimmer Holographic Liquid Eyeliner

This cruelty- and gluten-free liner includes a reflective glitter finish with flake-free hold.

Vixen Glimmer Holographic Liquid Eyeliner, $20 at Pretty Vulgar

14 /20: Maybelline New York Eye Shadow Palette Makeup in Lemonade Craze

Maybelline New York Eyeshadow Palette Makeup in Lemonade Craze
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14/20 :Maybelline New York Eye Shadow Palette Makeup in Lemonade Craze

Set to hit stores on April 13, this 12-shadow set will quench your thirst for color thanks to options that range from neutral to bold.

Maybelline New York eye shadow palette makeup in Lemonade Craze, $10.99 at Amazon

15 /20: Milani Eye Shadow Palette in Most Loved Mattes

Milani Most Loved Mattes Eyeshadow Palette
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15/20 :Milani Eye Shadow Palette in Most Loved Mattes

Plenty of neutral-toned options that you can wear from work to a night out with friends or bae.

Eye shadow palette in Most Loved Mattes, $20 at Milani

16 /20: e.l.f Cosmetics Line & Define Eye Tape

e.l.f Cosmetics Line & Define Eye Tape
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16/20 :e.l.f Cosmetics Line & Define Eye Tape

Use this skin-safe adhesive to create lines and shapes that aren't crooked or smudged.

Line & Define Eye Tape, $2 at e.l.f Cosmetics

17 /20: Essence Metal Shock Eyeshadow

essence Metal Shock Eyeshadow
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17/20 :Essence Metal Shock Eyeshadow

Apply this creamy prismatic shadow to your lids when you're feeling extra bold and want to turn heads.

Essence Metal Shock Eyeshadow, $4.99 at Ulta

18 /20: Catrice Glam & Doll False Lashes Mascara

Catrice Glam & Doll False Lashes Mascara
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18/20 :Catrice Glam & Doll False Lashes Mascara

A waterproof formula that'll put your falsies to shame with just one swipe.

Catrice Glam & Doll False Lashes Mascara, $6.99 at Ulta

19 /20: Stila Smudge Kajal Eye Liner

Stila Smudge Kajal Eye Liner
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19/20 :Stila Smudge Kajal Eye Liner

Specifically formulated for use along the waterline, this kohl liner provides intense color payoff and stays put, even when your eyes get watery.

Smudge Kajal Eye Liner, $20 at Stila

20 /20: Ardell Studio Effects Lashes

Ardell Studio Effects Lashes
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20/20 :Ardell Studio Effects Lashes

No need to cut, trim or stack your lashes anymore! Ardell has added four custom lash styles to its Studio Effects collection.

Ardell Studio Effects lashes, $5.49 at Ulta