Friday Favorites: 10 Best Summer Beauty Buys Under $10

It’s June! And it’s Friday! So, that means it’s high time for some Friday Favorites. Today it’s about Summer Beauty Buys, all under $10.  

For summer, I love bronzer on my cheeks and a pop of color on my lips. I keep everything else pretty minimal.

Here are my 10 best summer beauty buys for under $10. Because you don’t have to spend a fortune to get a beautiful sun-kissed look. (And, you don’t have to spend hours laying out in the sun!)

Have a wonderful weekend!


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polyvore summer beauty buys

  1. Maybelline New York Unstoppable Eyeliner This is hands down my favorite eyeliner. I wore this Chanel eyeliner until I realized that this little baby is exactly the same, and so much less expensive. It stays on forever and will last through summer sweat.  
  2. Rimmel Natural Bronzer I discovered this bronzer awhile ago, and I love it. If you love Clinque bronzer, try this one! Very similar, and a fraction of the price. It’ll give you that beautiful summer glow.
  3. e.l.f. Kabuki Face Brush Brush You don’t have to spend a fortune on brushes! This one is perfect for bronzer.
  4. L’Oreal True Match Super Blendable Makeup  I discovered this little gem about a decade ago, and love that it still makes “Best” lists each year. It’s great for summer and will give you that dewy glow, without being too heavy.
  5. Maybelline Great Lash Mascara I’ve been wearing this mascara for YEARS. I’ve tried so many others, and always return to this good ol’ trusty pink tube. It stays on forever and doesn’t flake.
  6. Bonne Bell Lipsmackers  Maybe it’s the kid in me (or maybe my sweet tooth??), but I use these every day. I love them. (And Harper tries to eat them.)
  7. Neutrogena Moisturesmooth Color Stick in Bright Berry This is a favorite of makeup artists. Such a pretty pop of color for summer. PLUS, it helps makes your lips smoother, even after you take it off. Yay.
  8. Rimmel Kate Face Sculpting Kit Because: Kate Moss.  
  9. Maybelline New York The Blushed Nudes I love the range of nudes in this compact!  Great for during the day, or you can layer them for night.
  10. Vaseline  An oldie, but a goodie. There’s just not much this little tub can’t do. Perfect for removing waterproof eye makeup!


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  • JeeYoung

    Love the picks, especially the nudes palette!

  • Kim

    I love that Rimmel bronzer and the mascara – that one has been a favorite for so long! Nothing compares. And I totally forgot about the power of Vaseline – ha! Great tips!

  • Ginger Marie

    First of all, love your blog. Super cute.
    Secondly, I was totally hoping you were gonna say that pineapple was on sale for $10 bucks!
    Third, I had no clue Maybelline had such cute makeup pallets (#9)! I have to check them out!

  • Lauren

    I need to check out that palette! I have been hearing a lot of good things about it!

  • Stacy

    I always struggle with summer foundation and finding one light enough. I’m going to give your suggestion a try!

  • kerona

    I have never tried any of these beauty buys except for vaseline, i love it, it has so many uses it is truely a great product and a multi tasker
    have a lovely weekend

  • Shannon

    So many great buys! That Nudes palette is one of my favorites and definitely a must!

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  • tineke - workingmommyabroad

    I can´t live without vaseline, definitely a must-have!

  • Rachel

    Great finds! I’ll have to check a couple of these out on my next trip to the store!

  • Maggie Unzueta

    That palette looks great. I’ll have to check that out! Thanks for sharing. 🙂

  • Ellie Augustin

    OH I made a list! I’m loving this and will for sure look for some of these goodies next time I go to store… I am The WORST when it comes to finding anything and always end up w/nothing for me but end up with bubbles and candy for the kids ha..

  • Angie

    I’m kind of getting into makeup a lot lately, so I love these recommendations! I used to use that Blackest Black Mascara, how did I forget about it? I need some. Also, I am dying to get those Blushed Nudes. I’ve seen them around a bunch of times lately and they look SO pretty!

  • Bella B (xoxoBella)

    I need to step up my makeup game. I prefer natural tones, so I love that palette.

  • Emily

    Those blushed nudes are calling my name! All of these look like essential buys!

  • Corina

    Vaseline + color! Glad I’m not the only one who does this :-p

  • Chelsea

    I have so many high end bronzers, but Rimmel Natural Bronzer will always remain one of my absolute faves! It’s so good!

  • Tiki

    I have quite a few of the items you listed and I love them all. My fave is the Maybelline palette.

  • rebecca

    Love ELF products as reasonably priced makeup solutions. Everyone seems to be raving about that palette, so I may have to give it a try.

  • Becca Wilson

    I love finding great beauty items for less than $10! Thanks for sharing this list.

  • Amber @ Amber Lately

    I seriously love a good makeup steal, and I love when people share their reviews on makeup, so I don’t have to test it first. 🙂 Thanks for sharing!