1. Maybelline Dream Fresh BB Foundation, $9
The biggest new product category to come out of the beauty industry in the last year has been BB creams—and now Maybelline's taken the beauty balm love to foundation. We're calling it now—Maybelline's Dream Fresh BB 8-in-1 Beauty Balm Skin Perfector makeup is going to be a new classic. And, at about $9 a tube at Drugstore.com, it's a great deal to boot.
2. Smith's Rosebud Salve, $6
Not just for chapped lips—though it is fab to soothe a chapped mouth—Smith's Rosebud Salve is also great for dry/irritated spots on your face and body. We like to take it on planes and on trips for cuticles, undereye areas, and chapped heels. It'll run you about $6 at Sephora.com.
3. Maybelline Great Lash Mascara, $6
Maybelline's classic pink-and-green tubed mascara is a staple in so many makeup artist kits—and for good reason! The standby lash thickener and lengthener is great for everyday wear and doesn't clump easily. Best part? It'll only cost you about $6 at Maybelline.com.
4. Clean & Clear Oil Absorbing Sheets, $5
When you get that five o'clock shine in your T-zone and don't feel like layering more makeup on, try Clean & Clear's oil-blotting sheets—some of the most-effective oil-blotters we've ever used, and, at $5 from Amazon.com, a great deal.
5. Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser, $8
Cetaphil's Gentle Skin Cleanser is a go-to classic that won't irritate sensitive faces and won't strip skin of its natural, essential oils. An 8 oz. bottle is $8 at Drugstore.com.
6. Essie Instant Dry Oil, $8
DIY manicures are a great way to save money on salon treatments, but what about the DIY dry time? Check out Essie's amazing Instant Dry Oil—which does exactly what it claims it does, a.k.a. dry your nails, instantly. One bottle will last a bazillion at-home manis—and, at $8 a bottle at Ulta.com, that's a total steal in our book.
7. Covergirl Cheekers Blush, $5
Beauty products come and go, but Covergirl's Cheekers blush has been around forever. It's no wonder—at $5 a pop, it's super-affordable, and comes in a whole range of ultra-wearable colors. Our favorite? Golden Pink, which is a great contouring shade on a range of complexions.
8. Ardell fake eyelashes, about $3
Between the Kardashians, the Real Housewives, and, well, every other reality television show out there, we're seeing giant fake eyelashes just about everywhere. Even though we love ourselves some super-luxe mink lashes (as favored by Madonna), sometimes we just want to throw on a cheap pair and party all night without worrying too much about 'em. Enter Ardell's falsies—which are as easy to apply as the more expensive brands, but won't put a dent in our cocktail budget. They're only about $3 a pair at Drugstore.com.
9. Duo Eyelash Adhesive, $8
Hands down, the most popular eyelash glue brand we see in top celebrity makeup artist kits is Duo. If you wear dark lashes, try the dark-tinted one—it's completely indetectable when dry—and will cost you about $8 at Sephora.com.
10. Burt's Bees Tinted Lip Balm, $7
Burt's Bees lip balm is so great, we even know some die-hard vegans who'll bend their no-animal-related-product rules to use it. It's moisturizing, long-lasting, won't give you lip gunk (you know what we're talking about!) and, with the brand's new-ish tinted range, will give you just the right hint of color–all for about $7 at BurtsBees.com.