These Expensive-Looking Amazon Beauty Products Are Actually Affordable
Don’t be fooled by the packaging!
This article originally appeared on Essence.
For those who don’t know exactly what they want, Amazon can easily go from beauty oasis to beauty blackhole.
The makeup section alone is so vast that sometimes, we mistake a lot of expensive looking (or sounding) products as too fancy or out-of-reach to use.
The true is, there’s a reason everyone and their mother shops the online retailer; it has everything you could need at virtually any price point. And if you’re still in “New Year, New Me” mode, now is the time to add any of these handy beauty finds to your arsenal.
Don’t be fooled by the packaging or fancy names; they’re all budget-friendly!
MIZON Snail Repair Intensive Ampoule
Snail mucin is a hero ingredient within the Korean beauty community because of its intense hydrating properties. Use a small amount of this serum in between your cleanser and moisturizer.
To buy: MIZON Snail Repair Intensive Ampoule, $10; amazon.com.
Missha Time Revolution Night Repair Ampoule Serum
This highly concentrated serum is ideal for jump starting an anti-aging routine, since it's made with lactic acid, an ingredient that lends itself to firming skin an reducing lines.
To buy: Missha Time Revolution Night Repair Science Activator Ampoule Serum, $26; amazon.com.
MUJI Makeup Facial Soft Cut Cotton
This revolutionary cotton pads are made without bleach and softer than a baby’s bottom. Use them to remove makeup, apply toners or even remove nail polish.
To buy: MUJI Makeup Facial Soft Cut Cotton Unbleached, $6; amazon.com.
Bucky Eye Mask
An eye mask is the easiest and cheapest way to get more shut-eye. The cone-like shape of this particular brand completely blocks out light.
To buy: Bucky Eye Mask, $13; amazon.com.
Brush Egg Cleaner
Free your makeup brushes of the most stubborn build up by rubbing them against this hand-held silicone cleaner.
To buy: Brush Egg Cleaner, $2; amazon.com.
Su:m 37 Miracle Rose Cleanser
No, it’s not a highlighter stick, although you can use in the same manner. Simply rub against the skin, lather with water and rinse to wash away makeup.
To buy: Su:m 37 Miracle Rose Cleanser in Stick Type, $23; amazon.com.
Weleda Sensitive Skin Facial Lotion
This is the ultimate moisturizer for sensitive skin types. Fragrance-free, hypoallergenic and made with organic sweet almond oil, it’s the perfect way to calm skin after you’ve braved the cold winter temps.
To buy: Weleda Sensitive Skin Facial Lotion, $16; amazon.com.
Wunderbrow Brow Gel
Even if you don’t use an eye pencil, tinted brow gel adds shape, color and uniformity to unruly brows.
To buy: Wunderbrow Gel, $21; amazon.com.
Cosrx BHA Blackhead Power Liquid
If you’re plagued by oily skin or blackheads, reviewers can’t stop raving about this post-cleanser liquid that exfoliates without completely stripping the skin.
To buy: Cosrx BHA Blackhead Power Liquid, $20; amazon.com.
Ednaé Lightweight Moisturizer
Cure the flakiest winter skin with this luxurious moisturizer, that includes a who’s who of the best lubricants: coconut oil, aloe vera and rose hip oil, just to name a few.
To buy: EdnaÃ© Lightweight Moisturizer, $18; amazon.com.
Canmake Lash Care Essence
For lashes that have suffered from excess mascara or eyelash curler use, apply this treatment twice a day to revive them.
To buy: Canmake Lash Care Essence, $20; amazon.com.