Wednesday, March 13th, 2013

Temptalia Asks You


What are your holy grail beauty products under $10? Share yours!

Temptalia's AnswerMaybelline Color Tattoos, L’Oreal Infallible Eyeshadows, L’Oreal Colour Riche Nail Lacquer, Milani Shadow Eyez Pencils, Milani Pencil Eyeliners… just to name a few.

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84 thoughts on “What are your holy grail beauty products under $10?

  1. Avatar of Amanda Amanda

    Definitely Maybelline Color Tattoos, CoverGirl Clump Crusher Mascara, Palladio Rice Powder, and Chapstick!!

  2. Avatar of rebecca blueraccoon

    I agree on the Color Tattoos and Infallible eyeshadows. Also L’Oreal Caresse lipsticks and Revlon Kissable Balm Stains. They’re not HG for me but Milani’s Color Statement lipsticks are pretty amazing, and for around $10 (I forget the exact price) Cover Girl’s new Outlast Stay Fabulous 3-in-1 foundation is possibly my favorite foundation EVER. (No shine! Five hours and not even a bit shiny! and it held up!)

    Not all of these are what I’d call HG for me, necessarily – for me that means a product you’ll use over anything else given the choice. But they are pretty awesome products and well worth buying.

  3. Avatar of Lisa Lisa

    Besides nail polish, I have none :(

    Thats not without lack of trying, but I’ve always been able to find a HE product that works better for me than drugstore.

    I do like Revlon colorstay foundation though, they just dont have a good one in my color.

  4. Miss J

    Jack Black Lip Balm. :) Is Rimmel Lash Accelerator under $10? If so, that too.

  5. Avatar of Amy Amy

    I can only think of a few right now…
    Jack Black Lip Therapy Balm in Original
    Maybe Revlon’s Fire and Ice lipstick
    I also like Alcone’s sponges xD

    I think those are pretty much it. Don’t care for the Tattoo Shadows much, they’re too “dense” and hard for my taste.

  6. Physician formula Trio liners.. nice shades, no parabens and good for sensitive eyes…

  7. Avatar of Melissa Melissa

    wet n wild black liquid eyeliner! it is completely opaque, matte, smooth, and $3.

    • Avatar of Dani Dani

      This is my favorite black eyeliner. I have the MegaLiners in the teal and bright blue, also. Totally sweet.

  8. Linh

    Rimmel Stay Matte Powder, Neutrogena Oil Free Eye Makeup Remover, Rimmel Kate Moss Lipstick 01, Covergirl Lash Blast, Boots No.7 Lipliner in Nude, Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in Black Cherry, Loreal Coulour Riche in Fairest Nude, Maybelline Eye Studio Color Explosion in Caffeine Rush

  9. Let

    L’oreal Infallible Eyeshadows, Infallible Gel Liner (in Slate), Revlon Colorburst Lipgloss

  10. Kristabelle

    Rimmel Stay Matte Powder in Transparent- the ONLY thing that works on my oily skin without making it look cakey or fake. Miracle product.

    L’oreal Lineur Intense Liquipencil eyeliner in Blackest Black- just as good as UD Perversion- almost better, actually, because it’s way easier to sharpen and less messy. Super pigmented, creamy, blendable, and long lasting.

    Maybelline the Falsies Flared- I keep trying new mascaras but I never like anything as much as this.

    Maybelline Color Tattoos- I have so many and use them all so much. Amazingly awesome for the price, love them for everything from a neutral day look to a smoky eye.

    Maybelline Line Stiletto liquid liner- the only kind I can actually make a nice looking wing with. Hard to find, though.

  11. Fyrinnae Pixie Epoxy.

  12. Ivy

    Loreal infallible eyeshadow as well, NYX lipstick, Essence long lasting eyeliners (even more pigmented and long lasting than Urban Decay’s!! And it’s like $3 at ULTA, crazy cheap!), ELF false eyelashes and mascaras, Wet n wild and Sleek eyeshadows.. Love them all!

  13. Avatar of Emily 18thCenturyFox

    Maybelline Color Sensational Vivids lipstick and Drama Liners. Revlon nail polish. NYX lipliner (just ordered 14 more), NYX e/s- these often rival the higher HE ones I have. I’m a total covert to the Pacifica facial wipes I picked up at Target. Seche Vite quick dry and Sephora for OPI base coat are some of my under $10 favorites. OH and Dr. Bronners- I know it’s much too drying for many but there are times my skin demands the unscented baby castille soap.

  14. NYX Jumbo Shadow Pencil in Milk, Revlon Lip Butter in Pink Truffle and Sweet Tart, and Maybelline Color Tattoos of course! NYX Lip Liners are really great too, and I love Revlon Moon Drops Lipsticks for their opacity and staying power even though the smell may be overwhelming to some (it has a very strong waxy/baby powdery scent)!

  15. Dominique

    Kiko lipsticks !

  16. Avatar of Quinctia Quinctia

    Wet n Wild eyeshadow, Geogirl brow gel, Maybelline XXL Extensions mascara, Maybelline The Falsies mascara, Nyx Glam liquid liner, Milani HD Advanced lipstick, Zoya Hot Lips gloss, Jordana Easyshine lip color

    A few Physicians Formula items if getting them on promo counts. ;)

  17. Mine are all Revlon long wear lipsticks – perfect for everyday work when you don`t have the time for retouchs! Also the Color Tattos eyeshadows and the Colossal Mascara by Maybelline, the Infallibe eyeshadows by L’Oreal and Revlon ColorStay foundation. I like so many under $10 stuff from the drugstore that I ask myself sometimes why pay much for some brands!

  18. Lipglosses from H&M, very nice feeling on the lips, vanilla flavour and soft nice shades. I have gone through a lot of them during the years.

  19. Hard Candy glamouflage concealer! I’m very happy eBay sellers ship this to Europe. I also love Catrice Camouflage Cream concealer, but the Hard Candy one works just a bit better on imperfections.

    • Kay

      I totally agree about Glamoflage by Hard Candy. It is my go to concealer for undereye circles and covering spots! Perfect smooth texture, impeccable coverage, good color range and so cheap!!!

  20. Avatar of Jacqui Jacqui

    L’Oreal Infallible shadows for me, too! They are just fantastic. I also am a big fan of ELF mineral eye shadows (perfect dupes for Bare Minerals), Ruby Kisses Primer Potion (knock-off of UD down to the packaging but a fantastic product nonetheless), NYX lipgloss, and Hard Candy 1000′s of Lashes fiberized lash weave.

  21. I think I’ve given up on “holy grail” status, but a lot of my favourites are pretty cheap:

    Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer
    Rimmel Scandaleyes Pencils
    Maybelline Colour Tats
    FashionistA and Sleek eyeshadows/blushes
    Max Factor Masterpiece Mascara (and ack I hate P&G but I cannot find a mascara I like more)
    Famous by Sue Moxley I’m Your Curl Mascara (though this comes close)
    Natural Collection Clear Mascara (for t’ brows)
    Accessorize Baked/Merged Eyeshadows
    Sleek lipsticks (unffff)
    Make Up Academy palettes

    and I *really* like the NYC Metro Quartets but I wouldn’t say they’re my most favourite. Worth a check out though.

  22. Maybelline Dream Matte Powder, Revlon Lip Butters, and NYX Lipglosses!!

  23. Avatar of Ivana Ivana

    Wet´n´Wild Comfort Zone palette, my big love :)

  24. isabella

    Infallible- lipglosses/eyeliner/lipsticks*
    *on sale

  25. Milani liquid eye liners!

  26. Avatar of Aida Aida

    From the drugstore I use mainly nail polishes. My favorite line is the Wet ‘n’ Wild Megalast. My second choice would be L’Oreal Voluminous original mascara, which I tried this month for the first time and I can honestly say that it rivals my beloved Tarte LCL. I might actually like it more, it’s truly amazing, but it made my lashes fall out excessively, so I had to stop using it.

    • Avatar of Amy xamyx

      I’ve actually had the exact opposite experiences with those mascaras. I *love* tarte, but the mascara made my lashes fall out the first time I tried it; I thought maybe it was just a “bad” tube (deluxe sample), but when I tried a new one, the same thing happened… However, I’ve been using L’Oreal mascaras (different formulas, including Voluminous) for over 25 years, and no adverse reactions.

      • Avatar of Aida Aida

        That is so interesting… It just goes to prove once again that what works for one person, might not work at all for somebody else :).

  27. Marissa

    Maybelline Color Tattoos and Rimmell Stay Matte powder!

  28. Avatar of Dee GUSnail

    I really like the Milani Eye Tech Extreme Liquid liner, and the Revlon Colorburst and Lip butter lipsticks.

  29. Brianna

    Maybelline color tattoos, CoverGirl last blast mascara (any of them, but especially the purple one), and not sure if this is under $10 or not, but the Physician’s Formula Happy Booster blush in natural. It’s such a pretty and effortless blush that goes with everything!

  30. Avatar of Andie Andie

    NYX Jumbo eye shadow pencil in Milk. And Revlon ColorStay Eyeshadows. One of my all time favorite whites (it has a slight gold tint to it) is in the Inspired quad. I buy the entire quad for the one eyeshadow, but for less than $6, it’s not so bad.
    I also totally love my Elf powder brush. For $3, I use liquid products with it, and can afford to replace it often.
    I’ve also totally been loving my Rimmel Lash Accelerator Mascara. I’m not sure if it’s to “Holy Grail” status yet, but I’ve repurchased it a few times now.

    I mostly shop higher end, but those are some of my HG drugstore products for under $10.

  31. Avatar of Lauren Lauren R.

    St. Ives Apricot Scrub–it’s so cheap I use it all over in the shower as a body exfoliant. Really helps my skin in winter. I also use it before I shave, and my legs are super-smooth after.

  32. Avatar of KaseyCannuck KaseyCannuck

    Maybelline Color Tattoos
    Maybelline Lash Stiletto mascara (Full & Soft was before it was D/C)
    Essence Gel eyeliners (comparable to MAC Fluidlines)
    Wet & Wild eyeshadows

    I would love to try Milani products, but there is the barest selection where I live. Most of what I see reviewed here is nowhere to be found.

  33. Grace M

    Great Question! Mine are: coastal scents bright eyes concealer (light), maybelline lasting drama gel eyeliner, covergirl lashblast mascara, nivea repair and protect lip balm.

  34. LOVE Flexitol Heel Balm – works better than any other foot cream I’ve used, hands down. My #2 would be my Rose Balm salve – super cheap and lasts forever.

  35. Avatar of chris Chris

    Maybelline Mega Plush Mascara
    M Studio Master Drama Eye Liner (Black)
    M Eye Studio Color Tatoo
    IMAN Nutbush Eyeliner used as a lipliner
    I Oil Free Blotting Powder
    Revlon Lip Butters
    R Color Stay Foundation in Carmel
    R Color Stay Brow Duo
    R Color Stay Nail Polish
    L’Oreal Lipstick in Sandstone w/ coordinating Lip Gloss (800 Range)
    L’Oreal True Match Liquid Foundation
    NYX Matte Lipsticks
    N Retractable Eye Liners (vibrant colors)
    N Powder and Cream Stick Blushes
    N Single and Palatte Eye Shadows
    Covergirl Queen Collection 3/1 Liquid Foundation

  36. MYALIBI

    NYX glide on eyeliner, L’oreal color riche caresse lipstick, Sleek eyeshadow palette in STORM.

  37. Swatched Nails

    China Glaze for my nails definitely. Wet n Wild eyeshadow palettes are wonders but can break apart at the slightest thing.

  38. Geneva

    Milani eye tech extreme liquid eye liner. It was $4 only at Target now it’s up to $7. Fortunately I purchased 4 additional liners when they had it in stock at the lower price. I find it as good as Clarins and MAC liquid eye liners at a fraction of the cost. I also love China Glaze and Essie nail polish.

  39. So many! Here are some favorites, I’m sure I’m missing a ton:

    – L’oreal Infallible eyeshadows
    – Revlon Kissable Balm Stains
    – Revlon Shine Caresse gloss stains
    – Prestige Total Intensity eyeliners
    – Rimmel Scandal Eyes eyeliners
    – WnW Megalast lipsticks
    – WnW Perfect Pout lipsticks
    – Black Radiance Perfect Tone lipsticks

  40. Kerry Lauder

    Maybelline gel eyeliners, Loreal infallible shadows, Loreal False Fibers mascara (my fave mascara at the moment).

  41. Avatar of Cat Cat

    I love a lot of drugstore products that have been posted already but as far as Holy Grail products…

    Maybelline mascaras (Great Lash is my favorite)
    Ecotools brushes
    L’Oreal Infallible Eyeshadow in Golden Emerald and Gold Imperial

  42. romana

    L’Oreal glam bronze trio for blondes, I use it as bronzer, blush and eyeshadow :)

  43. A lot of things actually:

    Wet N Wild Eyeshadows and Mega Last Lipstick
    Annabelle lip Crayon
    Annabelle Smoothie Eyeshadow Pencil & Smoothie eyeliner
    Milani Shadow Eyes Pencils, Milani Pencil Eyeliners
    Pretige Lip and eyeliner pencils
    Hard Candy Tiki bronzer

  44. Avatar of Rachel Rachel

    Maybelline dream lumi touch concealer, NYX blushes.

  45. Milani and Prestige eye liners, Wet n Wild Color Icon eyeshadow & bronzer, elf brow gel, eco tools brushes, nyx concealers, elf eye lash curler… the list goes on

  46. Avatar of Sarah Sarah

    My holy grail eyeliner is Prestige Total Intensity eyeliner in Deepest black! Its as dark as UD’s Perversion and stays on just as long if not longer and is less than half the cost of a single UD eyeliner! It’s the only eyeliner that I’ve ever had where I’m almost done with it! My #1 lipstick is MAC’s Amp It Up! I get soooo many compliments when I wear it out and I love the color!

  47. Nikki

    Monistat Anti-Chafing Powder Gel (primer)
    NYX HD Eyeshadow Base
    Wet n Wild Comfort Zone Palette
    NYX Single Eye Shadows in Dark Brown & Black
    La Femme Blush on Rouge Blushes

  48. Omen

    There is a brand called b4u I love their metallic palette , very pigmented and creamy .

  49. Sam

    the e.l.f. kabuki brush, only $6!

  50. Avatar of Chelsea Chelsea

    Revlon Lip Butter in Candy Apple is my perfect red.

    L’Oreal Infallible Cream Liner in Bronze is amazing.

    Revlon Nail Polish in Watermelon Fizz (LE Summer 2011) is my favorite nail polish of all time, I’m hoarding two bottles of it.

    Burt’s Bees tinted lip balm in Hibiscus

  51. Avatar of Jae Jamie

    I have very oil lids and do not really have an interest in the Maybelline Color Tattoos like everyone else is saying. For me, my holy grail products under $10 are:
    -Revlon Colorstay Original Foundation
    -CoverGirl Luxe Lash Blast
    -CoverGirl Smoothers Concealer
    -Nivea Kiss of Moisture (Milk and Honey)

    Can’t think of anymore but definitely have more!

  52. Avatar of aykhan akhan

    Maybelline Color Tattoos, L’Oreal Infallible Eyeshadows and Revlon Lip Butters so far…

  53. Melissa

    My HG of products consist of four must have’s.
    1. Jack Black, Lip Balm in Natural Mint
    2. Maybelline Clean Express in Waterproof (takes of my Chanel mascara like a dream).
    3. L’Occitane hand lotion ($10, great for my purse and my hands!)
    4. OPI, nail strengthener.

  54. Avatar of Kathryn kEG

    I love Maybelline color tattoo in silver strike, almost all of the NYX products are good, and any Zoya polish performs well. These are the closest *holy grail* DS/under $10 products in my opinion

  55. Avatar of Jessica Jessica

    My elf angled contour brush is number one – it fits my lid perfectly for a wash of color. Other favorites include Maybelline falsies flared mascara, fit me concealer, clean express waterproof eye makeup remover and the color tattoos – especially barely branded. I like the Loreal infallible shadows and the shocking telescopic mascara – that’s the only Loreal mascara I’ve had that did not make my lashes a clumpy mess. I’m also a fan of Rosebud salve, Boscia oil-absorbing sheets and NYX jumbo eye pencils.

  56. Avatar of Veronica Veronica

    Hnn, had to think about this a bit. I use quite a few drugstore products, but I have very few HGs in my entire collection, since I’m always up for trying new products.

    I think Maybelline Stiletto and L’Oreal Voluminous Million Lashes are my only REALLY big HG drugstore products, the kind I’m likely to never give up. I’m also not enough of a lipgloss person to go high end for them, so Revlon’s Super Lustrous glosses are 85% of my lipgloss collection

  57. Avatar of Meiya Meiya

    Revlon Lipsticks
    Ben Nye Eyeshadows
    Ardell Eyelashes
    Duo Lash Glue
    Clean & Clear Advantage Oil Absorbing Treatment
    L’oreal Voluminous Mascara
    Almay Oil-Free Makeup Remover
    Ponds Deep Cleanser and Makeup Remover With Cucumber Extract

  58. Winni

    New one: covergirl outlast stay fabulous 3 in 1 foundation, awesome foundation!! Also, WnW 8,6 and 3 pans. Maybelline Color Whisper, Hard Candy Moon Glow.

  59. Avatar of Maggie Maggie

    What a wonderful post! I’m definitely going to have to try some rec’s here–like the Rimmel Stay Matte Powder.

    Here are my favorites:

    Eucerin Daily Protection Lotion SPF 30
    NYX Auto Eyebrow Pencil in Charcoal (for my black-haired brows)
    Aveen Skin Relief Fragrance-Free Bodywash
    Up&Up Daily Moisturizing Lotion
    L’Oreal Extension Effect Mascara (new but I’m in love!)
    The Body Shop DeoDry deodorant
    Badger Lip Balm
    Milani Eye Makeup Remover
    Orly Bonder (Basecoat)
    Nail color: OPI, China Glaze, Wet n Wild Fastdry, Zoya, Revlon Colorstay
    elf eyeshadow shader brush
    Revlon Colorburst Lipstick in Rosey Nude and Lipbutters in Lollipop, Pink Truffle, and Candy Apple
    Maybelline Falsies Flared Waterproof Mascara

  60. Dora

    -Maybelline Dream Mousse Liquid Foundation (mixed with a few drops of the discontinued Revlon Age-defying Illuminator-luckily I have several tubes left)
    -NYC Loose Translucent Powder
    -NYC Sunny Bronzer
    -Maybelline Color Tattoo Eyeshadow in Inked in Pink
    -Revlon Mascaras
    -Revlon Colorburst Lipgloss in Peony
    -Bdellium Brushes (many are under $10 and are fabulous)

  61. SarahKita

    Aside from nail polish – probably the Stay With Me lip gloss and Stay Matte lip cream from Essence. Definitely the best I’ve tried. They last for ages, really great colours, great on my sensitive (prone to drying) lips! Also my lips are really pigmented, a lot of gloss colours especially from cheaper brands won’t show up or will look blah, not these puppies. Not too sticky either. The matte lip creams are new and are just GORGEOUS, moisturizing (!!!), insanely beautiful. They beat the pants off so many of my high end lip products.

    Also just got an ELF Countouring Blush & Bronzer duo the other day, and this is another product that’s blowing my mind. Crazy pigmented, lasts forever, though a little more effort to blend than HE brands.

  62. Kelley

    Loreal Voluminous Mascara!! Best mascara out there by far, even compared to DIOR and very high-end brands. I have been faithful to this for many years!

  63. LBH

    Boots Expert Sensitive Cleansing and Toning wipes (Target & online)
    Vaseline Petroleum Jelly
    Nivea Cream in small blue tin or blue tub container (great cream for under eyes before concealer for me)
    Hard Candy Glamoflauge Heavy Duty Concealer (Walmart)
    ELF Wet Gloss Lash & Brow (Target & online)
    ELF Eye Lid Primer (Target & online)
    ELF Studio Cosmetic Brushes (Target & online)
    Ecotools Cosmetic Brushes (Target, drugstores & online)
    Neutrogena Norwegian Formula Hand Cream
    Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Eraser Dark Circles in shades Neutralizer and Brightener

  64. Covergirl Waterproof Lashblast Volume Mascara (The orange tube) in Blackest Black. Love it! (:

  65. Shorty

    Annabelle gel pencil liner, it works as well as Urban Decay 24/7 liner at less than half the cost (not sure if this is just a Canadian brand).

  66. Trish

    Love the Maybelline neutralizer and brightener concealers!! Nothing better and any price, IMHO!

  67. Sunny

    Not sure abOut HG, but these are a few favorites:
    Maybelline age rewind concealer (discontinued, boo!)
    Palladio rice powder in the yellowy color
    Loreal infallible eyeshadows
    Hard candy tiki (love!)
    L’oreal quad in natural smokes
    Nyx xtreme creme lipstick absolute red
    Sleek products (blushes and contour kit)

  68. Gotta go with a whole lot of elf (eyeslipsface.com) products. Their bronzer/blusher duo is amazing!

  69. Milk of Magnesia Primer, ELF’s Mineral Eye Primer, NYX’s Doll Eye Volume Mascara and definitely Wet n Wild’s Creme Eyeliner!

  70. Kia

    Opi polish, maybeline lash stiletto volumptuos, duo lash glue, and I’m loving NYX lipsticks. I caught on late but those lipsticks are amazing