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The best budget skincare and makeup products that beauty experts love

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We all love to indulge in luxurious beauty products from time to time, but we think that finding an amazing product at a bargain price make us, and our skin, even happier! But wading though the thousands of products on drug store shelves can be overwhelming. We challenged two of our beauty experts to do the hard work for you and share their absolute favourite picks that all ring in under $15! 

MASCARA

Annabelle Skinny Mascara, $9.95

With a high precision brush grabs and captures even the shortest lashes, this mascara is perfect for everyone. And with ingredients to soften lashes and prevent flaking - what's not to love?

Covergirl Lash Blast, $7.99

There's a good chance you're already using Covergirl mascara, but if it's not this one, it's time to switch! it has a silicone wand that will evenly coat your lashes from root to tip giving you ultimate length and showstopper volume! It also comes in very black, black, brown and waterproof, so no matter what occasion you need it for, there's a shade for you.

LIPSTICK

Rimmel Lasting Finish Lipstick, $7.98

This high intensity lip color is going to keep on wearing for up to eight hours, which is no small feat! It has a smooth creamy texture for comfortable wear all day. No dry lips in sight!

Wet n’ Wild Silk Finish Lipstick, $1.99

The long-favourite makeup brand for teenagers and young women everywhere, Wet n" Wild definitely deserves another look no matter what your age. It's so reasonably priced it's almost absurd, and in a study of over 400 lipsticks that tested the safety of ingredients, this one came out on top. With celebs like Meryl Streep and Jessica Biel swearing by it, you know it's a great score. 

BEACH WAVE SPRAY

L’oreal Paris Stylista Beach Waves Texturing Mist, $8.99

The key to a good beach wave is beach water. So this mist with actual salt water will have you looking like fresh and cool without any cruching. It's silicone free, has 24-hour frizz control, and can be used on wet or dry hair to achieve the ultimate fresh from the beach look. 

Garnier Beach Chic Texturizing Spray, $5.49

This is a light weight, non-sticky, smooth satin-finish texturizing spray that will help you achieve the perfect beach wave look. It provides all day control with the perfect balance of texture and movement. And it smells so good you'll think you're basking in the sun and salt water, even if you're stuck at the office. 

SKINCARE

Olay Complete All Day Moisturizer, $9.99

One of the tried and true moisturizers on the market. It's a classic, all around great moisturizer that protects against sun damage with SPF, and while the oil free light-weight lotion keeps your skin glowing. It contains vitamin E and aloe vera to give long lasting hydration to the skin!

The Ordinary Argireline Solution 10%, $18.89

Deciem is a Canadian company that has several amazing skincare lines under its umbrella, but The Ordinary is one of their most popular brands. With a full line of wonderful products you can layer for optimal results- and at prices that can actually let you buy the entire line - you might wonder why you ever used anything else. Their Argireline Solution has been clinically shown to improve the appearance of facial areas prone to developing dynamic folds, like forehead wrinkles, lines around the eyes and mouth. With several people referring to this lightweight treatment as liquid botox, you might want to stock up before it sells out (again)!

BODY LOTION

Vaseline Clinical Care Extremely Dry Skin Rescue Overnight Cream, $4.99

This rich, creamy, powerful moisturizer for dry skin absorbs in just 15 seconds so you won't have to dance around your bathroom waiting for it to dry before you can get dressed. It's fragrance free and terrific for sensitive or irritated skin. It can even transform skin from very dry to healed within just five days!

Cake Beauty Butter, $15

Cake's take on body lotion is like putting on a cloud of decadent whipped citrus butter. The formula is infused with rich shea butter,pure essential oils and powerful antioxidants that instantly nourish and moisturize your skin!

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