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Beauty Gurus Are Going Gaga For These 10 Affordable High-End Beauty Products

by Rachel Gariepy
Rachel Gariepy is an experienced Editorial Director for a variety of digital publications including LittleThings and Purple Clover. She has written for, edited and managed teams across multiple lifestyle properties, including sites for celebrity clientele including, but not limited to Jenni (JWOWW) Farley, NeNe Leakes, and Vanessa Hudgens. Rachel has experience wearing many fun and fanciful hats including content strategist, creator, editor and project manager. She, like Mitch Hedberg before her, sometimes wrestles with the idea of wearing a beret. She also enjoys hiking, reading and hanging out with dogs.

With so many affordable beauty products on the market, it can be difficult to sift through the junk to find the good stuff.

You know, the stuff that really works. Not all beauty products are created equal, and any beauty guru can tell you that if she’s worth her weight in Ulta gift cards.

So what are we looking for as we browse through the overstocked shelves of any drugstore, beauty counter, or online destination? We’re looking for products that get results. And how do we know if these products produce the magic that they so often promise? The answer is, the customers tell us.

If a person continues to come back again and again and repurchase the same product, that means it has to be working!

So how do you find these pot-of-gold products? We’ve hand-picked ten of the most affordable high-end beauty products coveted by makeup mavens and given you a little rundown of what they do, how much they cost, and where to purchase them. If you’re looking for the perfect at-home facial starter kit, a moisturizing lip balm that keeps your pout smooth all day, or a vitamin C-infused face wash that keeps your pores pure and your skin refreshed, we’ve got you covered!

Hanacure All-in-One Facial Starter Kit, $29

hanacure starter kit

This Korean all-in-one facial is designed to help all skin types with some of the most common problems our skin faces as it ages. It removes impurities while lifting, smoothing, invigorating, and toning, giving skin a visibly younger appearance.

Shop Hanacure Facial Starter Kit, (Violet Grey, $29)

DHC Deep Cleansing Oil, $28

dhc oil

It’s hard to remove makeup and excess dirt without feeling like you’re drying out your skin or scrubbing your face raw. This Deep Cleansing Oil from DHC makes the job a cinch!

Shop The DHC Deep Cleansing Oil, (Dermstore, $28)

Peter Thomas Roth Pumpkin Enzyme Mask, $35

pumpkin mask

Looking for a highly powerful exfoliating treatment that helps aging skin to fight against dullness? Perfect for anyone with a congested complexion, this pumpkin enzyme mask is a fan-favorite from the beauty mavens at Peter Thomas Roth.

Shop The Pumpkin Enzyme Mask, (Walmart, $35)

Kosas LipFuel, $18

kosas lip fuel

We know you have a drawer full of half-used lip balms already, but Kosas LipFuel is different from every other balm you’ve ever tried. It is infused with hyaluronic acid, which is powered by active botanicals. Because of this, the plumping and soothing action is unparalleled. This vitamin E-infused balm comes in both neutral and pigmented colors.

Shop Kosas LipFuel, (Violet Grey, $18)

Epionce Lytic Gel Cleanser, $28.80

Epionce Lytic Gel Cleanser, $28.80

Menthol and willow bark extract are the key ingredients in this gel cleanser which help to remove dirt and excess oil from your pores without disturbing the natural moisture barrier your skin needs.

Shop The Lytic Gel Cleanser, (Dermstore, $28.80)

Color Wow Dreamcoat Supernatural Spray, $28

color wow hair spray

This lightweight hair serum is a quick and easy way to refresh and nourish hair that feels dry and flat. It also protects against humidity and protects color-treated hair. Sounds like a winner!

Shop The Dreamcoat Supernatural Spray, (Dermstore, $28)

PFB Vanish + Chromabright, $31.95

pfb vanish

Ingrown hairs are a menace. They are painful, unsightly and annoying! The PFB Vanish + Chromabright is a 2-in-1 solution that relieves painful ingrown hairs and brightens skin at the very same time!

Shop The PFB Vanish + Chromabright, (Dermstore, $31.95)

RapidLash Eyelash Enhancing Serum and RapidEye Firming Wrinkle Smoother Cream Value Set, $20

RapidLash Eyelash Enhancing Serum and RapidEye Firming Wrinkle Smoother Cream Value Set, $20

This popular set is an $80 value and comes with the award-winning RapidLash eyelash enhancing serum as well as The RapidEye firming wrinkle smoother. It also comes with a travel cosmetics bag for good measure!

Shop The Serum and Wrinkle Smoother, (Walmart, $20)

South Seas Skincare Tahitian Tan Mist, $28

tahitian tan mist

If you want to maintain that summer glow well into the colder months, you’re going to need a little help. We all know tanning beds are an absolute disaster for your skin so instead try this dry-mist formula with zero grease or streaks from South Seas Skincare.

Shop The Tahitian Tan Mist, (Dermstore, $28)

Joanna Vargas Vitamin C Face Wash, $40

joanna vargas facewash

Do you want clear, glowy skin that looks like it was kissed by the dewdrops of a soft summer rain? Joanna Vargas Vitamin C Face Wash is your new weapon of choice! Choose this brightening cream-gel cleanser for a flawless complexion, and you won’t regret it.

Shop The Vitamin C Face Wash, (Violet Grey, $40)

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