Must Have Beauty Products Under $50

Get your credit card ready.


If you're anything like us, the moment you step foot inside a Sephora you are immediatley overwhelmed and quite honestly, shook. Your intention was to only go in for a new foundation, but here you are wandering down the best sellers isle, convincing yourself you need one of everything. Girl, we are with you. But what if we told you we've created a list of beauty must have's under $50.00, that you can shop right from the comfort of your home? Below you'll discover makeup made for playing, smart stylers, and must have products. So start saving, get scrolling, and discover the beauty products we think you should get your hands on. 

1. Maybelline Master Chrome Metallic Highlighter

Hands down one of the most glowy and blinding drugstore highlighters out there, loved by beauty gurus like NikkieTutorials, Jeffree Star and Laura Lee. It's super pigmented and totally comparable to Charlotte Tilbury's Bar of Gold Highlight.

Shop it here for $10.39

2. Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizer

Ah, the yellow bottle. Many years (and some lines) later, we still gravitate toward this classic lotion because, well, it works.

Shop it here for $27.00

3. Rimmel Kohl Kajal Waterproof Eyeliner

Guys, this has nearly 1,000 positive reviews on Target alone—we’re not at all surprised given how silky and budge-proof it is. Did we mention it’s only four dollars?

Shop it here for $4.00

4. NARS Orgasm Blush

The name says it all.

Shop it here for $30.00

5. Maybelline Great Lash Mascara

Most likely the first mascara we ever used... and we still go back to it.

Shop it here for $6.00

6. Living Proof PHD Dry Shampoo

Fast-absorbing powders that soak up grease, while a time-released fragrance basically Febreezes your strands. Perfect for on the go.

Shop here for $22.00

7. Urban Decay Eye Shadow in Smog

While it’s best known for its palettes, some of us might not need (or use) all 12 shades—which is why this coppery bronze shimmer alone is perfect for everyday wear.

Shop here for $19.00

8. Dr. Jart Water Replenishment Sheet Mask

If you only try one sheet mask, make it this one. No matter your skin type or concern, it will leave your complexion dewy and bright for hours afterward. 

Shop it here for $8.00

9. Benefit Boing Industrial Concealer

Another favorite because it truly is industrial and will cover everything. Thank us later.

Shop it here for $15.00

10. Smith’s Rosebud Salve

It’s super cheap and you can use it everywhere—on lips, on brows and to tame flyaways. Even your cuticles will thank you.

Shop it here for $6.00
11. Anastasia Brow Wiz          

Cult-favorite brow pencil that’s easy to use and flatters all who do.

Shop here for $21.00

12. Dove Beauty Bar

We’ve used all of the fancy shower gels and soaps under the sun, but always go back to this bar because of the way it makes our skin smell (clean, not cloying) and feel (soft, not stripped).

Shop here for $4.00

13. Neutrogena Makeup Remover Cleansing Towelettes

There’s a reason why these wipes are in every makeup artist’s kit: They remove even waterproof mascara without any tugging.

Shop here for $7.00 

14. Weleda Skin Food

Though this thick salve is meant to tend to dry patches of skin (which it does exceptionally well, by the way), it can also be used as a mask, a spot treatment for inflamed pimples and even a highlighter.

Shop here for $19.00

15. Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream

A true workhorse, this thick salve has gotten us out of many a beauty emergency. From chapped lips to peeling cuticles, there’s little it can’t fix.

Shop here for $22.00

16. L’Oréal Paris Elnett Satin Hairspray

A go-to for pro hairstylists (and our moms) for many years, this classic spray keeps every last strand in place without so much as a crunch.

Shop here for $15.00

17. Cetaphil Daily Face Cleanser

A dermatologist favorite for good reason, this gentle cleanser gets the job done without causing any irritation. The seven-dollar price tag is just an added bonus.

Shop here for $7.00
18. Olay Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Cream

It’s the number one selling anti-aging moisturizer thanks to its highly effective ingredients and affordable cost. It’s also a great place to start if you’re overwhelmed by all the options.

Shop it here for $29.00

19. Stila Stay All Day® Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner

The waterproof liquid liner with over 2,800 five-star reviews on Amazon and consistently on Sephora's best sellers list, Stila's Liquid Eyeliner has a cult following that you need to be a part of.

Shop it here for $22.00


20. Milani Make It Last Setting Spray

It's all in the name. Milani's Make It Last Setting Spray last 16 hours and gives a beautiful dewy finish to the skin. We can't complain about the price either.

Shop here for $10.00

21. ColourPop Yes, Please! Pressed Eyeshadow Palette

12 beautifully pigmented eyeshadows in one "golden-hour" inspired eyeshadow palette, ColourPop's Yes, Please! is a makeup collection must. The warm tone shades are perfect for a go-to natural look. So if you're looking for a more affordable option, you've found it.

Shop here for, $16.00