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9 Cult Beauty Buys under 10 You've Got to Try out ...

By Sophia

Over time, certain beauty products have achieved cult status and there are plenty of cult beauty buys under $10. While some miracle products are super expensive, others can be picked up at any old drugstore. It just goes to show that sometimes value for money wins out over designer branding and fancy formulas. Take a look at these cult beauty buys under $10 to stock your beauty cabinet with.

1 Maybelline Great Lash Mascara

Maybelline Great Lash MascaraThe pink and green packaging on this mascara is iconic. It’s certainly made a name for itself as one of the top cult beauty buys under $10. However, while some people swear by this mascara and its value for money, others will argue that it fails to live up to the hype. It will set you back around $6 at drugstores so you might as well try it out yourself so you can make up your own mind about it.

2 Smith’s Rosebud Salve

Smith’s Rosebud SalveSome beauty products stand the test of time. Smith’s Rosebud Salve is one of those products clocking in at more than a century old. This rose-oil infused balm is versatile and can be applied to chapped lips or dry skin. You can grab yourself a tin from Sephora for $6.

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3 Cetaphil Daily Facial Cleanser

Cetaphil Daily Facial CleanserCetaphil’s Daily Facial Cleanser is regularly recommended as an affordable and effective skincare purchase. This gentle cleanser removes surface oils without drying out the skin. Prices start around $8 for 8 fl oz.

4 Burt’s Bees Lip Balm

Burt’s Bees Lip BalmBurt’s Bees products often create buzz in the beauty world. Their lip balm is one such product, and has achieved cult status. It’s perfect for stashing away in your handbag and you can grab yourself one for around $3.

5 Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula

Palmer’s Cocoa Butter FormulaPalmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula has made a name for itself as a cult skincare product. It’s famed for its rich moisturising formula and effectiveness in soothing stretch marks and scars. Get your hands on this cult product for $5 from

6 Rimmel Scandal Eyes Waterproof Eyeliner

Rimmel Scandal Eyes Waterproof EyelinerCreate sultry kohl-rimmed eyes with Rimmel’s popular Scandal Eyes Eyeliner. It has a long-lasting, waterproof formula and comes in a range of colours. They usually cost around $5 and you can purchase Rimmel products from a range of retailers.

7 Essie Nail Polish

Essie Nail PolishEssie nail polishes are a favourite with the fashion set. Each season, Essie releases curated collections of nail polishes that become highly sought after. You can pick up your own Essie nail polish for around $8 from but be quick because limited edition shades are likely to sell out quickly!

8 Lucas’ Papaw Ointment

Lucas’ Papaw OintmentLucas’ Papaw Ointment is a favourite with fashion editors and models alike. As a result, this humble product from Australia has garnered international interest. A tube of the stuff (which is popularly used as a lip balm) costs under $10 but Lucas Papaw products are currently only available in Australia, New Zealand, Malaysia, and Hong Kong. So you might have to stock up on your travels or ask a holidaying friend for a favour!

9 John Frieda Frizz-Ease Hair Serum

John Frieda Frizz-Ease Hair SerumTame your frizzy locks with this cult hair product. Inspired by salon experts, John Frieda’s Frizz-Ease has made a name for itself as one of the most popular hair serums in the business. It just squeezes onto this list at $9.99 from

These are just some cult beauty products that will give you bang for your buck. Have you tried any of these cult beauty buys? What are your thoughts and are there any other items you’d like to add to this list?

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