Bargain Beauty: Summer Buys Under $10

With the likes of Duane Reade and CVS now stocking La Roche-Posay, Bumble & Bumble, Too Faced, Pop Beauty, and other brands that are far from the frugal five-and-dime classics you’d expect, it can be quite the challenge to find beauty buys for under $10 (travel size not included). While I have yet to find a $5.99 waterproof mascara that's as clump-free and reliable as Kanebo’s Mascara 38'C Silk Performance (sweat-proof up to 38 Celsius!), or a shadow that goes on as smoothly as one of Chantecaille’s, there are still plenty of under $10 finds one can find to get beach bag ready or simply buy for a guilt-free mood-boost.

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1. Sephora Collection Sparkle Spray Compact Mirror, $8;   2. Sephora Collection Electric Safari Pop-Up Brush, $8;   3. Hurraw! Lip Balm, $3.79-$4.29;   4. Lush Dragon’s Egg Bath Bomb, $4.95;   5. Anjolie Ayurveda Handmade Soap, $8.95;   6. Sephora Collection Metallic Hairband Ball, $8;   7. Foot Works Watermelon Cooling Foot Lotion, $5;   8. Ouch! Kiss it Better Band Aids, $4.99;   9. Bath & Body Works Beachside Candle, $9.50;   10. Sonia Kashuk Essential Eye Kit with Case, 6 Pieces, $9.99;   11. NP Set Lip Gloss Compact, $10;   12. Sephora Collection Color Wand for Lips, $10;   13. elizabethW Lavender Bath Fizz Tablets, $8;   14. Bach Rescue Pastilles Black Currant, $6.11;   15. Yes To Blueberries Facial Towelette, $7.99