Just 14 Bargain Beauty Products Under $50 We're Loving Sick Right Now

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Bougie beauty products are very luxurious, but we've got to admit: there's nothing quite like finding a banger of a bargain buy.

Beauty is for everybody and every budget, and if an affordable product delivers the goods, it'd be rude of us not to let you know about it ASAP.

So, below, you'll find 14 hardworking bargain beauty buys under $50, as recommended by the Adore Beauty team.

From skincare and makeup to hair care and nails, these are our tried and tested picks.

1. Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara.

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Why it's so good:

"My lashes are stick straight and basically invisible. This special little guy lengthens, thickens and holds a curl like no other. The fact it doesn't break the bank is the absolute cherry on top." - Christine, Lifecycle Specialist.

2. innisfree Lip Sleeping Mask with Green Tea.

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Why it's so good:

"This is the only lip product I’ve tried that has actually healed my dry lips! I leave it on my bedside table so I never forget to apply before bed. It’s been especially helpful during winter with all that red wine drinking in lockdown." - Melissa, Graphic Designer.

3. Essie Gel Couture Nail Polish.

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Why it's so good:

"Essie Gel Coutre has changed the game for me. My nails have never felt this strong and looked this good, ever! This formula is long-lasting like shellac, but super easy to apply. I love the shade ‘Sheer Fantasy’ on its own for a translucent, ethereal pink, or I apply it as a topcoat on all of my neutrals. ‘Fairy Tailor’ is another neutral in my collection - it's slightly more opaque when layered and is a perfect pale pinky-neutral (I'm wearing it above)." - Marie, Customer Service Advisor.

4. Antipodes Manuka Honey Skin Brightening Eye Cream.

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Why it's so good:

"Iso skin is real - for me, it's dry, flaky, rough skin around my eyes. I'm obsessed with the texture of this thick, luscious eye cream, and have been using it morning and night. You won't find any hectic active ingredients in this formula, which is exactly what you want for fragile skin. But you will find Manuka honey MGO 800 (Active 20+), which is great for hydration and healing inflammation. The cream has a slight tint and iridescence to it, so you'll notice your under eyes look instantly brighter. Such a good bargain!" - Amy, Senior Editor (who is sorry for going $5 over budget!!).

5. L'Oreal Paris Infallible More Than Concealer and 6. Maybelline Fit Me Matte & Poreless Foundation.

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Why they're so good:

"Since lockdown, I've been looking for a cost-effective makeup solution. I figure if I'm not seeing people in real life and my webcam isn't high-definition, I don't need to be using a $60 foundation and a $40 concealer on the daily. I added the Maybelline Fit Me Matte & Poreless Foundation in Toffee and the L'Oreal Paris Infallible More Than Concealer in Caramel to my routine and I was amazed by the finish. I now prefer this duo, regardless of being seen in real life or not. These two lovelies give me max coverage without the feeling of wearing a full face AND I save $50!" - Shanthi, Head of Campaign & Strategy.

7. Lanolips 101 Ointment The Original Multipurpose Superbalm.

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Why it's so good:

"I've tried so many lip balms (even bougie ones!) and nothing compares to my holy grail Lanolips 101 Ointment. It's my most repurchased product, and I literally have them stashed all around the house, in my car, in my handbag and on my desk. The nourishing formula prevents chapped lips and keeps them feeling so soft and smooth, I love the glossy finish and after applying, the excess product works great on cuticles!" - Yasamin, Assistant Campaign Manager.

8. evo Mane Attention Protein Treatment.

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Why it's so good:

"Evo Mane Attention saved my hair when it was at its worst. This protein treatment really helped to strengthen my broken, fragile hair and leave it feeling soft and silky. It smells amazing, too! It’s quite affordable when you compare it to other hair strengthening products." - Maddy, Videographer.

9. innisfree Hydra Solution Mask for Dry Skin.

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Why it's so good:

"I'm not (usually) one to spend big on sheet masks, so this two-in-one sheet mask and cream from innisfree is one of my faves. It's packed with hydrating, moisturising ingredients like glycerin and vitamin B5, and it leaves my skin looking plump and lush! And it's $6. Yep." - Amy, Senior Editor.

10. Weleda Skin Food.

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Why it's so good:

"At $25.95, you'd be hard-pressed to find a better-priced moisturiser, but Weleda Skinfood is so much more that! I layer it on really thick before bed for an ultra-hydrating sleep mask, use it as a hand cream and cuticle treatment, and even as a primer under makeup. It's the ultimate bargain product, cheap and multi-purpose. I'm never without a tube of it!" - Samantha, Category Manager.

11. The Ordinary Salicylic Acid 2% Masque.

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Why it's so good:

"During lockdown, I have discovered working from home is the perfect excuse to use more face masks, and maskne is real! Enter my unlikely hero, The Ordinary Salicylic Acid 2% Masque. It keeps my skin clear by drawing out impurities, balancing oil production and targeting breakouts with a high concentration of BHAs. I like to use it once a week when my skin is feeling clogged. Oh, and did I mention it costs under $25?!" - Yasamin, Assistant Campaign Manager.

12. La Roche-Posay Toleriane Sensitive Riche Prebiotic Moisturiser for Dry Skin.

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Why it's so good:

"This cream is so, so rich and simple. I apply it 20 minutes after using my hectic retinol product because it's so hydrating and minimises the risk of irritation. I think of it as a 'Heyyy, sorry about all the actives' apology note to my skin." - Harriet, E-Commerce Merchandise + SEO Coordinator.

13. L'Oreal Paris Life's A Peach Blush.

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Why it's so good:

"My favourite makeup look to do right now is a punchy blush used on my cheeks and as an eye shadow. This one's super affordable and a really lovely shade of peach that pops on different skin tones. It's also a tiny bit shimmery, and smells like peach, too!" - Amy, Senior Editor.

14. theBalm Put A Lid On It Eyelid Primer.

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Why it's so good:

"This is the best eye primer I've ever tried, hands down! It's an eye shadow must-have, whether I'm using something cheap and cheerful or super-luxe - I'm talking 12 hours of flawless wear levels of amazing." - Alexina, E-Commerce Merchandise + SEO Coordinator.