10 Beautiful Primpers That Fall Under Your Budget

Whether you spend your workdays in front of a camera or chained to your desk, a well-appointed makeup bag can be your saving grace. But, do you know what the products in your makeup bag are really comprised of? Unfortunately, animal testing and animal-derived ingredients dominate the conventional makeup market — and especially bargain cosmetics.
Luckily, I've culled 10 staples that are big on performance (read: help you look fresh-faced the morning after a too-long happy hour), and are friendly on your wallet — we're talking under-$10-a-pop affordable — and to the animals. Even better? You can find most of these vegan, cruelty-free picks at your local drug or big-box store. No better time than spring to give your dusty, powder-caked makeup bag a makeover, right?
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Swap Out Your Mean Mascara

This all-vegan formula is fortified with hydrolyzed soy protein to give your lashes a clump-free nutrient boost. And, at a price this affordable, you can keep one in every purse you own for instant feathery, flirty lashes.
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Freshen Up Your Brush Game

This 4-brush set is so plush, you’ll never know that the silky-soft bristles are kind to our furry friends. Each brush is specially designed to give you everything you need to conceal, buff, and apply mineral makeup with flawless results. Plus, the mini Kabuki brush is so darling (and effective), you just may want to carry it everywhere.
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Perfect With Kind Concealer

No matter how perfect your skin, everyone can benefit from this emollient-rich, non-comedogenic, light-diffusing concealer. It comes in a range of skin tones and treatment-specific colors (lavender for sallow skin, green to neutralize redness) to get you to your perfect match.
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Dewy Cheeks And Lips In One Step

Perhaps the most perfect blend of berry and sheer, true red, this creamy lip butter is enriched with pomegranate, mango seed butter, and other emollients to keep your pucker soft. And, the color works beautifully to add a subtle flush to cheeks.
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Easy Faux Glow

Long-lasting and enriched with jojoba, rose, and apricot, this bronzer lends a believable sunny glow. It's perfect for sculpting cheeks, waking up a sleep-deprived complexion, and adding glimmer to eyelids.
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To Freshen Up In A Jiff

Late night out? Lunchtime gym session? Sweaty walk to work? You’re gonna need these anti-aging, gentle wipes that remove makeup, unclog pores, refine skin tone with gently exfoliating ingredients like lemon peel and apple. They can be used on the body for all-over freshening, too.
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Clear The AIr

Hit reset on an unproductive or frustrating day with this body spray laced with spicy cardamom, invigorating peppermint, and energizing citrus. Spray liberally to freshen clothes, body, and mind, and even perk up a dry complexion.
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Define Eyes & Brows With Ease

This waterproof eyeliner glides on and lasts all day. There’s even a removable sharpener in the pencil, and the muted dark brown color is less harsh than black on eyes. I love how it can double as a brow definer (and beauty mark enhancer, if you're into that).
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Get Glowing

This pan of four, universally-flattering colors can illuminate, brighten, and add shimmer. Dab in the inner corners of your eyes for a wide-eyed look, or highlight below the eyebrows, above the cheekbones, and on the décolletage for a bewitching night out look.
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Hydrate And Protect

Moisturize elbows, cuticles, lips, and other chapped bits with this portable tube of cocoa buttery goodness. Plus, the SPF 30 can help protect you in a pinch when you’re out and about sans sunscreen.

NEXT: The Must-Know List Of Cruel Cosmetic Ingredients
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