The 10 Best Beauty Brands For Any Budget

As far as beauty brands go, I have definitely tried them all. There is nothing like finding that right brand that you love and that works perfectly for you, though it is not an easy process to go through. There is a lot of trial and error involved, but eventually you have a list of products you just can’t live without. I have personally tried every one of these brands, and I am confident that they are the very best beauty brands out there…for each and every girl!

1. bareMinerals

When I first started wearing makeup, this was the only brand I would buy, and to this day it is still one of my go-tos for all things beauty. Besides the amazing foundations and blushes that they offer, bareMinerals is one of the best beauty brands for moisturizers and serums – they are amazing for your skin and give you that perfect natural makeup look.

2. Ponds

If you deal with dry skin, this brand is definitely for you (even if you don’t, their products are still worthy!).  The cleansers and moisturizers are ideal for curing dry skin without the oily buildup that other products have. I would not be able to survive the dry winter months if it weren’t for this brand.

3. Josie Maran Cosmetics

Not going to lie, I am addicted to anything Argan oil and these products make it hard to give it up. I’d say Josie Maran is one of the best beauty brands out there when it comes to products incorporating Argan oil. I am a huge fan of the signature Argan oil, which I use on my hair, skin and nails. A little goes a long way with this brand, so you are able to get the full use out of any product you buy.

4. Neutrogena

Definitely one of the best beauty brands for anyone who is desperately trying to get rid of stubborn acne. I started using this product at the start of my acne problems in the fourth grade and I was surprised at how much they really worked. Tip: their makeup wipes are essential – you know those nights when you are too lazy to wash off you makeup? Just grab one of these bad boys and swipe away.

5. Victoria’s Secret

It’s not just bras and panties anymore ladies! Victoria has one killer body care section filled with body scrubs and lotions that smell like Passion Flower and Acai Berry. I am currently obsessed with their weightless body oil that smells like coconut milk. Who would have thought that the queen of lingerie would be on the best beauty brands list too?

6. e.l.f

These are the best beauty products especially for college student on a budget (then again, they are perfect for ANYONE on a budget!). For the incredible prices I can never stop myself from picking something up. I am guilty of buying their face primer and it is THE place to get affordable quality makeup brushes.

7. Aveeno

If this brand is the cause of Jennifer Aniston not aging one bit, it is a brand that we all need to rally behind. While I can’t deny that this is an amazing skin care brand, the reason that I am crazy about Aveeno is actually because of their hair care products. The natural ingredients used in their products make my hair nourished without all the extra chemicals.

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8. Olay

I use Olay’s night cream before I go to bed and I wake up with silky smooth skin. Not too mention, they have the best anti-aging products out there! Yes, I know it’s a long time before we need to start thinking about wrinkles and age lines, but it doesn’t hurt to know what’s out there, right??

9. Biore

Leave all things blackhead-related to this brand right here. Their strip, bars, and scrubs target blackheads and get rid of them for good. My favorite product is the strips because you can leave them on while you do other things and by the time you’re done, your blackheads are gone!

10. NYX Cosmetics

This is another brand that makes sure you get quality products without breaking the bank. The butter gloss and the matte lipsticks are my fav because they are the cheapest around and still look great on anyone. I guarantee there isn’t one person who would disagree that NYX is one of the best beauty brands around!
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Jalana Fuller

Jalana is living in the city as she completes her Junior year at Baruch College. She is pursuing a career in Public Relations, and will start a new and exciting internship with Elizabeth Arden in the Spring! Once she graduates she hopes to travel around Europe before the responsibilities of adulting catch up with her.

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