Reviewers Are Obsessed With These 45 Cheap Beauty Products That Work So Damn Well

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The world of beauty and skincare is vast, and sometimes intimidating. How do you know which facial cleanser actually works or which shampoo will really add volume to your hair? This is why it can be useful to try products that are already backed by other shoppers who have tried and tested the creams and serums. This list is full of Amazon products that actually work, but you don’t have to trust me — you can trust the reviewers who even post photos of their skin clearing up or hair getting shinier.

Oil blotting sheets are useful, but they are also wasteful, which is where this oil-absorbing roller comes in to play; it’s reusable and made from volcanic stone. If your makeup tools are getting old, this makeup brush set comes with 24 versatile pieces, and it’s under $15. And if you want to keep those brushes clean while doing your makeup, this color removal sponge makes it easy to wipe off the brush heads in between colors. If you just need a heavy-duty lotion to soothe your dry and cracked hands, you can’t go wrong with a tub of O’Keefe’s working hands cream.

Whether you’re looking for beauty products to help manage your hair, or are looking to hydrate your face, this list of beauty products has it all, and the best part is they’re affordable and backed by thousands of helpful, rave reviews.


These Easy-To-Use Patches That Help Clear Up Pimples

There are some days when you just can’t deal with having a zit on your face. These pimple healing patches are a handy tool to have when you need to quickly minimize acne. Apply the patches to pimples or zits for four to eight hours (aka, while you sleep), and wake up after the hydrocolloid works its magic. “Definitely saw, and felt, results after a few hours. I’m not really sure how this sticky dot works but I only put two on for my worst pimples to test it out and it really drew out the nasty,” one former skeptic raved on Amazon.


A Pack Of Portable Facial Razors With Over 100,000 Five-Star Reviews

The hair on your face is fine, so it’s best to use a gentle tool when grooming it, like this Schick dermaplaning razor that makes it easy to exfoliate your skin or trim brows with the use of a handy attachment. These facial razors are small but mighty, and have over 100,000 five-star reviews on Amazon, with shoppers calling this product a “life-changer.”


An Exfoliating Brush That’ll Help Calm Ingrown Hairs

Having an exfoliating brush handy is a smart move, especially if you’re constantly battling bumps. This exfoliating brush by Dylonic happens to be a popular choice, with over 17,500 five-star reviews. Reviewers have used it for razor bumps, ingrown hairs, and as a general exfoliator to reveal their healthy skin. It even has an ergonomic grip.


A Plant-Based Butter That’ll Make Your Lips Silky Smooth

Having dry lips can be a complete day-ruiner. Amazon customers have latched onto this lip butter by Melixir to save the day. Available in over 20 colors and package combinations, this butter has a creamy texture and includes moisturizing shea butter. “This is my first time getting this brand of vegan lip butter and I don’t even know where to begin! It’s my most favorite item! Even on days [when] I am not wearing any make up, it’s my go-to! It goes with everything and it really brings out the natural color of my lips,” said one customer.


A Fan Favorite Matte Lipstick That Comes In Over 40 Colors

This Maybelline matte lipstick goes on smoothly and lasts up to 16 hours, and 42,000-plus five-star reviews on Amazon prove that this classic works well. Plus, it comes in over 40 colors, so you can grab a shade for all your different moods. “They stay on all day, last through meals, and they’re super affordable,” raved one shopper.


This Easy-To-Use Hair Cream Stick That Tames Flyaways

There are always those annoying baby hairs or broken strands that don’t want to cooperate when you’re styling. This hair cream stick helps tame flyaways and damaged hair so you can get a smooth look. It has over 16,000 positive reviews, with one shopper writing that “it stays better and looks smoother than stiff hair spray.”


A Hand Cream That Repairs Really Dry Skin

If you hands are dry and cracked, and regular hand lotion just won’t do, it might be time to whip out this Working Hands cream. Designed for people who work jobs that can be hard on their skin, this lotion helps heal and relieve peeling and cracked hands. Amazon shoppers love this hand cream; it has over 31,000 reviews and a 4.7-star rating overall.


An Affordable Liquid Highlighter That Is *So* Shimmery

The most expensive makeup isn’t always the best. Take this super affordable liquid highlighter for example, which one reviewer said is “by FAR is my favorite” even though she’s bought “SO many expensive highlighters” from beauty stores. The intensely pigmented product has a strong shimmer, so your look will stand out.


A Sponge That Cleans Your Makeup Brushes In Just 3 Seconds

If you do your makeup regularly, then you know how important it is to keep your brushes clean. This color removal sponge makes it easy to wipe off your brushes in between shades, so you can keep going with your look without stopping to rinse your brushes in the sink.


This Wildly Popular Vitamin C Serum That Brightens & Hydrates

With over 101,000 ratings and counting, this vitamin C serum may very well be the most popular face serum on Amazon. Unlike other vitamin C serums, this is packed with other beneficial ingredients — like hyaluronic acid, jojoba oil, and aloe vera — which help moisturize and soothe skin, while vitamin C works its brightening magic. “The results are unbelievable,” one shopper wrote. “With or without makeup, my skin is bright, smooth and my spots are disappearing.”


A Genius Hairspray That Covers Up Grown-Out Roots

If you dye your hair, then you know the feeling of dread when your roots start growing in before you’re ready to go to the salon again. This fast-drying, water resistant root cover-up spray quickly covers up gray hair growing back in. It has over 31,000 five-star reviews and is the best-selling product of its kind on Amazon.


A Keratin Serum That’ll Add So Much Shine

If you feel like your hair needs a bit of a pick-me-up, you might want to try this keratin serum, which will revitalize your locks. Perfect for anyone in need of a little bit of shine, this serum is great for all hair types. It’s especially great with taming frizz.


A TikTok Famous Face Roller That Replaces Oil-Blotting Sheets

If your face gets oily throughout the day, try this oil-absorbing face roller made from a volcanic stone. The roller works similarly to oil blotting papers by collecting excess oil on your face. But unlike blotting papers, this roller is reusable, to you can keep it on your bathroom counter or in your purse to use repeatedly throughout the day. This TikTok favorite product really works, as the 17,500 five-star reviews show.


A Fragrance-Free Eye Cream That Is Packed With Moisturizers

Some people get under eye circle due to a lack of sleep, and some people, like me, are just born with them. Whatever the origin of your under eye bags, this Cerave eye repair cream will help with the darkness and puffiness, while moisturizing your skin with a mixture of hyaluronic acid, niacinamide, and ceramides. This fragrance-free product is a fan favorite with over 16,000 five-star reviews.


An Award-Winning Eyelash Curler That Gets The Job Done

If you’re into your lashes, curling is probably part of your everyday routine. But, if you’ve been at it for some time, you’ve probably felt the pinch of an inadequate eyelash curler before. Behold — this one is actually comfortable to use, and you can even get it in four different colors. It also comes with two pad refills and a pouch that’s great for travel.


This Pack Of Collagen Sheet Masks That Brighten Your Skin

These fan favorite sheet masks are infused with hydrolyzed collagen, which revives, nourishes and brightens your skin. “I got the collagen one and my face is noticeably firmer and skin looks smoother for a day or two after use. I've been using one every two to three days. There is a really generous amount of serum in the pouch that you can rub on your face/neck afterwards. Doesn't hurt that it smells great, too,” one happy buyer wrote in their review of this cruelty-free K-beauty product.


An Affordable Set Of 24 Makeup Brushes That Are Soft Yet Durable

Treat yourself to a new set of makeup brushes with this 24-piece set that won’t hurt your wallet. This comes with everything you need to complete your makeup looks, from foundation and blending brushes, to eyelash and lip brushes. These brushes have over 12,000 five-star ratings, with one shopper describing them as “soft, full, and durable.”


A Foot Mask That’ll Make Your Feet Incredibly Soft

Having smooth feet is just a nice feeling. Get there quickly with this Soft Touch foot peel mask, which is easy to wear. Made from natural ingredients and botanical extracts, this treatment is a great way to handle rough, cracked heels. With continuous use, your feet will shed skin and feel revitalized.


This Moisturizing Lotion That Isn’t Sticky Or Greasy

Use this Nivea body lotion on your hands, legs, arms, and anywhere else on your body that gets especially dry. Made with shea butter and Vitamins E and C, this lotion is designed to hydrate your skin without leaving a sticky or greasy feeling behind. Plus, it has a fruity tropical breeze scent. “I am very lazy when it comes to applying body lotion as I hate to have to wait for it to absorb! So, a lot of time I just skip it, but this one gets absorbed so quickly and my skin feels soft and moisturized,” one happy shopper raved. “Love it! And the scent is just so nice, not too strong but delicate and pampering.”


These Reusable Makeup Wipes That Are So Soft

Instead of using disposable pads to wipe off your makeup at the end of the day, try these reusable face cloths that easily clean off your face and can be thrown in the washing machine. Just add water and these soft, gentle cloths are ready to to their job — no makeup remover needed. It’s hard to believe these work, but the 13,000-plus five-star reviews don’t lie.


A Mascara That Has Over 48,000 Five-Star Reviews

Add more volume and length to your eyelashes with this Maybelline Sky High mascara. With over 48,000 five-star reviews on Amazon, this mascara is a bona fide favorite that shoppers keep coming back for its lightweight formula that rivals (and beats) pricier products. “This will be my new holy grail mascara at such an affordable price,” wrote one shopper.


The “Miracle Product” That Moisturizes Cracked & Chapped Skin

Having a good moisturizer is important, but it’s doubly important in the colder months when skin is more likely to become dry and cracked. This La Roche-Posay balm contains Vitamin B5, shea butter, and glycerin, which help soothe and hydrate skin without being sticky. “I cannot praise this miracle product enough,” wrote one reviewer.


A 3-In-1 Silicone Beauty Brush That Happens To Be Totally Adorable

This super cute silicone beauty brush can be used to cleanse, exfoliate, and massage your face. With soft bristles that help clean skin and remove makeup, and thicker bristles that can massage cleanser into your face, this little tool will boost your skin routine. Plus it’s small enough that it can be easily packed up for travel.


A Derma Roller That’ll Make You Feel Like You’re At The Spa

It makes sense if you’re a little hesitant to try a derma roller at first — after all, it contains microneedles. But, Amazon reviewers swear by it. “I've been using it on my very loose and crepey belly skin, along with vitamin c serum, for a year. The skin has improved so much. The transformation is astounding for such a cheap tool,” raved one. It can also help tame acne breakouts if you add it to your routine.


This Dandruff Shampoo That 44,000 Reviewers Swear By

Manage your daily dandruff with this anti-dandruff shampoo that helps alleviate flaking and itching on the scalp. This shampoo contains ketoconazole, a clinically-proven ingredient that helps clear dandruff. “I have to literally say that this product is perfection. I followed the directions and in less than a month I had no dandruff at all,” raved one shopper. And 44,000 other five-star reviewers agree that this stuff really works.


This Cuticle Cream That Strengthens Your Nail Beds

This cuticle cream helps condition your nail beds and even gives a boost to slow-growing nails. The cream includes unique ingredients like rice bran oil as well as tried-and-true favorites like shea butter, aloe vera, and Vitamin E to strengthen your nails and make them look fabulous.


This Black Sugar Scrub That Exfoliates And Softens Your Face

Exfoliate your skin and scrub off build-up with this black sugar mask. The mask helps with blackheads, dead skin cells, and uneven skin tones, while keeping your skin looking fresh. This scrub is made with simply ingredients like black sugar, shea butter, macadamia nut oil, and meadow foam seed oil to nourish, moisturize, and soften skin.


These Affordable Makeup Sponges With A 4.7-Star Rating

These makeup sponges work for both dry and liquid cosmetics, and according to over 53,000 five-star reviews on Amazon, they work just as well — if not better — than much pricier alternatives. The precision tip, rounded middle, and flat bottom mean you can use these all over your face for all types of pro


An Exfoliating Facial Cleanser That Is A Skincare Enthusiast Favorite

Whether you have dry, oily, or combination skin, this CeraVe cleanser will help soften and exfoliate skin. This cleanser uses salicylic acid, which is a gentle chemical exfoliant. With over 24,000 five-star reviews, this cleanser is a favorite among skincare enthusiasts.


A Contour Palette That Is Great For Beginners

Add some definition and shine to your makeup look with this contour palette, which comes in two varieties — one with light to medium shades and another with medium to dark shades. The palette comes with three colors, meant for contouring, sculpting, and adding shimmer to your skin. Reviewers particularly note this is a good contour palette for those new to the game. “I bought this product because I wanted to learn how to contour. This set was awesome way to start. My best friend is a makeup artist and she said that it looks very natural with just a slight glow. Will order again soon,” one reviewer explained.


An Argan Oil-Infused Hair Serum That Helps Manage Frizz

Frizzy hair can be tricky to keep under control, but this Garnier Fructis anti-frizz serum can help. The product helps makes frizzy hair shiny and smooth thanks to Moroccan argan oil. This serum has over 12,000 five-star reviews on Amazon, with one reviewer writing “It adds such a nice shine I haven't seen on my hair in years.”


This Dreamy Highlighter With A Super Smooth Texture

If you want to add a streak of shine to your makeup look, try this Physician’s Formula highlighter with a super smooth texture. This highlighter is made from various butters, including murumuru butter and tucuma butter, so it applies to the skin easily. One reviewer even called this the “highlighter or my dreams.”


This Apple Cider Vinegar Hair Rinse That Removes Product Buildup

Styling and conditioning products can sometimes leave buildup in your hair, but this apple cider vinegar hair rinse helps remove all of that product. The sulfate-free, paraben-free, silicon-free formula can be used on all types of hair and contains Vitamin E to help moisturize your locks while restoring your natural pH and repairing damage. One reviewer raved: “I was having issues with dry scalp, and my hair was just lifeless and limp and just not healthy looking or feeling. Let me tell you, you need this in your life! It is so invigorating, and it makes your hair so unbelievably silky, soft, and it just makes your hair feel so clean!”


A Hairbrush That Glides Through Your Locks Without Breaking Them

Some brushes just aren’t designed to handle wet hair, but this detangling brush has smooth bristles designed to glide through both wet and try hair, so you don’t have to worry about knots or tangles. This brush has over 35,000 five-star reviews, with one reviewer saying this is the only brush that can detangle their hair after decades of searching.


This Bentonite Clay Mask That Helps Clear Pores And Exfoliate

Skin blemishes are a fact of life, but this bentonite clay mask can help manage them and produce clear skin. Made from 100% bentonite clay, this mask can be mixed with water or apple cider vinegar to create a mask that helps clear pores and exfoliate dry spots. Unlike other masks, this one lasts a long time, according to reviewers. “I bought this because I love face masks, but I hate when they go bad, or when they have added stuff in it to preserve it from going bad. This one is just the powder so it will last for four or five years. All you have to do is mix a little bit of it with water or apple cider vinegar when you are ready to use it,” one reviewer noted.


This Moisturizing Skin Oil That Has 20,000 Five-Star Reviews

Keep your skin smooth and moisturized with this Palmer’s skin therapy oil. Made from cocoa butter, Vitamin C, and other nourishing ingredients, this oil can help with dark spots, wrinkles, and uneven skin tone. It has over 20,000 five-star reviews on Amazon, with one shopper writing: “I notice immediate change with using it. My skin retains moisture and softness.”


This Cute Skin Scrubbing Stick That Helps Extract Blackheads

Use this exfoliating stick to help extract blackheads and whiteheads. Made with ingredients derived from the ocean, including marine plant extracts, black mud, and taurine, this super cute skin stick is most effective after opening up with pores with steam from a shower or warm wash cloth.


A Pack Of 7 Matte Lipsticks That Last All Day Long

If you’re looking to build out your lipstick collection, this seven pack of matte red shades is hard to beat, especially for the price point. “These are the most long lasting, inexpensive everyday wear lipsticks that I have purchased! I am so grateful for this purchase! One of the best investments I’ve made to my makeup collection! These come out looking matte, but not uncomfortable or too dry. They are amazing! Price range is awesome too,” one reviewer raved. These classic, creamy, highly pigmented lipsticks also come with a glossy lip plumper, so you can have some shine to your look if you prefer.


A Self Tanner That Doubles As A Moisturizer

Get a glowing, even-looking tan glow while also hydrating your skin with this gradual tanning moisturizer. The cream includes moisturizing ingredients like aloe vera and Vitamin E, so your skin won’t dry out as you gradually get a light tan. This streak-free self tanner is also vegan and cruelty-free, so you can feel good and golden.


A Classic Curling Iron That Won’t Break The Bank

You don’t have to break the bank to get quality hair styling tools, like this Conair ceramic curling iron that costs less than $20. The curling iron has 30 heat settings, a cool tip, and an automatic turn off feature. This iron has more than 20,000 positive reviews on Amazon. It’s a basic that gets the job done, as this reviewer pointed out: “Heats up fast, has swivel end for the cord, easy to use, and is very lightweight. Not to mention the price is fantastic! Well worth the money. Who doesnt love rose gold?!?”


A Cream That Nourishes Your Skin After A Breakout

Even after you’ve used a pimple patch or popped a zit, you can still have some skin irritation or redness. Luckily, this pimple cream helps heal skin after a blemish has been decreased. The balm helps relieve and moisturize dry and flaky skin and can lessen the effect of scarring from blemishes. One reviewer called this their “favorite product they own” period, a truly glowing endorsement.


The Volumizing Hair Mousse That’s A Best Seller

If you want to give your hair a little extra volume, try this John Frieda hair mousse. Formulated for fine and flat hair, this mousse helps your hair hold its style. And with over 11,000 five-star reviews on Amazon, this mousse is a favorite among shoppers. “My hair is fuller, shinier and feels amazing to the touch,” wrote one shopper.


An Exfoliant That’s Excellent At Taming Keratosis Pilaris

You might have keratosis pilaris and not even realize it. It’s a harmless — yet sometimes frustrating — situation where small bumps appear on your skin, oftentimes on the upper arms. This scrub has been known to exfoliate and tame the issue. “I’ve used this product 5-8 times and they are seriously like GONE,” said one reviewer. “Also this product has no scent which is a plus for anyone who has sensitive skin!”


This Moisturizing Cream With Extract From Black Snails

Sometimes the best beauty secrets involve the most surprising ingredients, like this moisturizing cream that contains black snail mucus. The moisturizing, brightening cream can help with a variety of skin issues, from acne scars to dry skin. “I'm almost done with my second jar. My skin keeps getting better,” praised one shopper.


A Hydrating Oil For Curly Hair That’s Free Of Harmful Ingredients

Add hydration and shine to your locks with this oil treatment designed for curly and textured hair. With ingredients including bacuri butter, coconut oil, rice, and avocado oil, this treatment helps keep hair healthy and protect from heat damage all without silicones, sulfates, or parabens. “The scent of this oil is very nice and it leaves a silky feel on the hair immediately after application. It definitely does what it claims to do, softens, reduces frizz and adds shine,” one reviewer wrote.

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