The Best Makeup Buys You Can Snag For Just $1 (Yes, $1)

There's nothing worse than loading up a cart-full of gorgeous, glimmering beauty products (and feeling pretty damn pleased with yourself), only to internally sob when the total sum flashes on the register. We're with you, people: The makeup struggle is real.
That's why we're always scouring for ways to save on our self-care routines, and if you look hard enough, you'll discover there are plenty of them. You can find dupes of cult classics, stalk the stores for sales, and even join a club for round-the-clock discounts. But there's one thing you should avoid when finding cosmetics on the cheap: unauthorized retailers, which can put you at risk for buying fake or counterfeit beauty products. (And we're sorry, but no discount on lipstick is worth accidentally gluing your lips together.)
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Luckily, you don't need to go underground to find incredible deals. In fact, you can find everything you need for just a buck (yeah, we went there) at trusted retailers. If you don't believe us, check out this $1 Wet n Wild deal, then click through for every other item you can nab on a dime. We can assure you it's not stealing — no matter how much it may feel like it.
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This dual-sided mascara is there for you on good days and bad. On one end, there's a regular mascara; on the other, a waterproof formula.

E.L.F. Regular & Waterproof Mascara Duo, $1, available at E.L.F. Cosmetics.
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After that cool-girl, smudgy eyeliner look? This one's for you. It glides onto lids easily, making blending a breeze.

Wet n Wild Color Icon Kohl Liner Pencil, $.99, available at Wet n Wild.
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The quickest way to megawatt skin is with a creamy, pink-hued highlighter stick. In other words: this.

E.L.F. All Over Color Stick, $1, available at E.L.F. Cosmetics.
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This saturated eyeshadow is available in seven dreamy colors — from royal blue to pearly white — with the prettiest satin finish.

Wet n Wild Color Icon Eye Shadow Single, $.99, available at Wet n Wild.
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Everyone needs a staple red lipstick, and this one delivers in pigment payoff and price. If "fire truck-red" isn't your hue, you've got six other crimson variations to choose from.

E.L.F. Essential Lipstick, $1, available at E.L.F. Cosmetics.
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If you're not sold on lipliner just yet, don't splurge on an expensive formula. This one does the job just as well — blending on smoothly and preventing feathering.

Wet n Wild Color Icon Lipliner, $.99, available at Wet n Wild.
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Why settle for any nude lipstick when you could have one jam-packed with good-for-skin ingredients, like vitamins A and E, plus aloe vera?

Wet n Wild Silk Finish Lipstick, $.99, available at Wet n Wild.
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This blendable kohl eyeliner has been a makeup go-to for years. One editor with a theater background swears by its versatility (you can use it on your lids or brows) and creamy finish — plus, you can't beat that price.

NYC Cosmetics Kohl Brow / Eyeliner Pencil, $1, available at New York Color.
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Practically a two-in-one, this lipstick has a curved tip that also lines your lips.

L.A. Colors Matte Lipstick, $.99, available at Walgreens.
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If you're new to eyeliner and looking for a subtler effect, try this: The pigment is just bold enough for beginners, but you can build up the intensity with every layer.

L.A. Colors Eyeliner & Brow Pencil, $.99, available at Walgreens.
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