The 15 Top-Rated Beauty Products Under $25

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Buying online is a gamble: You're investing your money in a product you may never have seen in real life—and the fact of the matter is, it may not end up working the way you want once it's actually in your hands. Take a deep breath—there is hope. The beauty community has an army of dedicated reviewers who post their opinions online so you can do your research before you end up with something you hate. The betting forecast is looking a whole lot better with these top-rated beauty products, all of which come in at less than $25.

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Buxom Full-On Lip Polish

Stars earned: 4.6 out of 5 (10,159 reviews)
Rave review: "I can't think of a single thing I don't love about these lip glosses. The wide variety of colors means you can find just the right shade to match your skin tone and the rest of your makeup. They plump and tingle, but not uncomfortably so. If you want a lot of color, you can slather it on without making your lips too sticky; if you just want a hint of what's in the bottle, apply a clear balm first, apply a little, and rub your lips together." —AllyCatOnPluto

$19, Sephora.com

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Make Up For Ever Artist Shadow

Stars earned: 4.6 out of 5 (104 reviews)
Rave review: "I now have five shadows and one blush from this line, plus the new creamy blush. These are probably the best shadows I've ever used, and I'm a major product-aholic! Everything about them is just right, from the pigmentation, to the consistency, to the color selection. I'm very pleased these were suggested to me." —skitabug

$21, Sephora.com

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BeautyBlender The Original

Stars earned: 4.6 out of 5 (2,506 reviews)
Rave review: "I am one who reads reviews to make decisions but never has written one before. I bought my BB yesterday and LOVE IT. My liquid foundation goes on so smooth and flawless, and I can get the under-eye area and corner so much easier than before. I waste less product using this sponge. A definite must-have for all makeup lovers!" —De1225

$19.95, Sephora.com

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bareMinerals Mineral Veil Finishing Powder Broad Spectrum SPF 25

Stars earned: 4.7 out of 5 (607 reviews)
Rave review: "I love the blending capacity of this product. It includes sunscreen, which has not failed me even hiking. It is easy to travel with and does last a long time. I have used this product for years and hope to for years to come!" —Phx baby

$21, Ulta.com

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Smashbox 24 Hour Photo Finish Shadow Primer

Stars earned: 4.4 out of 5 (25 reviews)
Rave review: "I had stopped wearing eye shadows because of creasing and short wear-life/smearing, etc. This has resolved the problem, and I love wearing eye make up again! I also have very sensitive skin; Smashbox products are gentle yet effective." —boogieshoes

$20, Ulta.com

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Revlon ColorBurst Lacquer Balm

Stars earned: 4.4 out of 5 (40 reviews)
Rave review: "I typically purchase higher-end beauty brands because I find the ingredients and quality much better. However, I saw this reviewed in a magazine and heard of several makeup artists singing its praises, so I decided to give it a try. Was totally expecting to be disappointed, but was very pleasantly surprised!! I purchased No. 105 Demure, and it is the prettiest pale pink shade, perfect nude neutral with just a tiny hint of sparkle. I usually go for a more matte color, so this is not at all disco shiny! It is super-moisturizing, not drying like some balms can be—and a little minty. All in all, I am a fan now and would definitely purchase this again!!" —Ulta lover

$9.49, Ulta.com

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Aveda 'Hand Relief' Hand Cream

Stars earned: 5 out of 5 (26 reviews)
Rave review: "I've tried other products (e.g., from cheap stuff you get at Target to creams at Bath and Body works), but they are either too sticky, too thick, or too perfume-y. This cream is the perfect combination of being very hydrating without being too thick or sticky, and it has a really pleasant smell. It also lasts a long time (I think the previous tube I had this size lasted me over a year—maybe two), so it's definitely worth the money." —PsychProf

$24, Nordstrom.com

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Clinique Soft-Pressed Powder Blusher

Stars earned: 5 out of 5 (30 reviews)
Rave review: "I have been using this blush for 13 years. It looks great, feels soft and gentle to put on, and looks very natural and attractive. It is very important for me that my makeup does not look artificial, and this certainly does the job. This product is definitely worth the money." —DrTanya

$21, Nordstrom.com

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Evian Facial Water Spray

Stars earned: 5 out of 5 (21 reviews)
Rave review: "I discovered this a few years back. My mother is a master aesthetician, and she has used this to set makeup after application, cool me off during the summer, etc. This so moisturizing and feels so nice! I wouldn't trade this for the world. It comes in handy for so many things." —Tat2dBabydoll

$12-$17.50, Nordstrom.com

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L'Occitane Shea Butter Verbena Soap

Stars earned: 4.5 out of 5 (20 reviews)
Rave review: "With my beauty product budget being cut back, this is a keeper. The amount of shea butter in this soap is the perfect amount to keep skin from not drying out, even in these cold winter days. And the light fragrance is just right. The oversized bar lasts for quite some time…longer than the regular drug store soaps. Definitely a best buy." —Pin Oak Tree

$12, Beauty.com

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Nick Chavez Beverly Hills Amazon Infinity Mist

Stars earned: 5 out of 5 (10 reviews)
Rave review: "I use this after shampooing. I spray it on my hair, add a dollop of mousse, and set hair in Velcro rollers. Adds great volume and bounce to my straight short- to medium-length hair." —Dreamweaver

$19, Beauty.com

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Jack Black Intense Therapy Lip Balm SPF 25

Stars earned: 4.3 out of 5 (79 reviews)
Rave review: "Throw out your waxy lip balms. In the past, I would use those 10 times a day for my chapped lips, which only coated my lips with wax instead of moisturizing them. Once I was introduced to Jack Black Lip Balm, I needed it one to two times a day with great results. Incredibly moisturizing and long-acting, plus it has the added benefit of SPF!" —Jacq.

$7.50, Beauty.com

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Origins United State Balancing Tonic

Stars earned: 5 out of 5 (15 reviews)
Rave review: "This is a very good tonic! I use it every time I cleanse, and the greatest thing is that it doesn't feel like your skin is burning. It feels really cool and soothing." —Evelinia

$21.50, Macys.com

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Shiseido The Makeup Facial Cotton

Stars earned: 5 out of 5 (36 reviews)
Rave review: "These might seem expensive, but if you want to save your eyes when you remove your eye makeup, then these are it! I have tried all kinds/brands, and these are so soft and feel really wonderful on my eyes! You will not regret your purchase. You can even cut them in half and use them that way to save money!" —Greattoshop

$9.50, Macys.com

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M.A.C. Haute and Naughty Too Black Lash Mascara

Stars earned: 5 out of 5 (11 reviews)
Rave review: "I used this for a wedding, and now I wont settle for less. This mascara separates your lashes, and then going back over them for fullness never results in clumps or unevenness. You will be surprised with the look achieved with this mascara—the look of professionally applied lashes without the bother of false eyelashes makes this the perfect choice." —juju9

$22, Macys.com

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