Wednesday, October 5th, 2011

Temptalia Asks You


What’s the one bargain beauty product you can’t live without? Share your affordable must-have!

Temptalia's AnswerCetaphil Facial Cleanser–I love how gentle it is on my skin. It’s a product I return to whenever my skin is totally misbehaving.

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83 thoughts on “What’s the one bargain beauty product you can’t live without?

  1. Lisa

    Loreal Voluminous mascara carbon black waterproof

  2. Lulee

    one??? only??? i love lots of bargain beauty products, but since it is “can’t live without” i guess i will pick my certain-dri deodorant. total life changer for me even though it isn’t a makeup product or anything.

    • Andrea G.

      Ugh really? Lmao….I was trying to say that I LOVE my certain dri! One of the greatest inventions of all time!

  3. Wet n Wild Night Elf palette. I absolutely LOVE the antique goldish shade. Even the one in Comfort Zone that is a bit similar still doesn’t cut it for me. I would be devastated if I ever ran out!

  4. Pawsha

    Bargain beauty product would have to be Q-tips. I dont think I buy anything else at the drugstore beauty related.

  5. Carrie Ann

    A Wet n Wild eyebrow pencil in Taupe. It costs a dollar and it’s really creamy, looks very natural with my dark brows, lasts all day and it takes forever to use it up. When something works that well and only costs a dollar, you stock up. :)

  6. When it comes to eye shadow, I also like goldish. But if it is a serious occasions, I think coffee is more suitable or some dark color.By the way,Loreal is one of my favourite brand of eye shadow.

  7. Shiseido Eyelash Curler- I’d like to add Maybelline Mascara but If I have to choose only one…I’ll Curl my eyelash with it.

  8. Cetaphil cleanser, Neutrogena lip balm for me!

  9. Maureen

    SPF. In general.

  10. Ayzee

    Carmex! Saves my lips from chapping. I also love the fact that they DON’T TEST ON ANIMALS…and the they’re cheap! :)

  11. Oooh cetaphil also!!

  12. bubbles

    ELF blush in Peachy Keen YAY !

  13. Definitely CeraVe moisturizer- especially the AM & PM versions! Just like Cetaphil for Christine, it’s totally the product I go back to when I need something gentle. It’s attributes read like a much higher-end cream: time released, skin specific moisturizers including moisture retaining hyaluronic acid, barrier repairing ceramides, and in the case of the AM/PM versions, niacinamide- which reportedly helps everything from wrinkles to acne! All of this for around a dollar an ounce! I doubt you’ll ever find me without a jar of it in my medicine cabinet :)

  14. Sumer Mohammad

    MAC fluidline in backtrack :)

  15. tantan

    Cover Girl brow and eye makers, since i was in junior high.

  16. Ana

    ELF’s $1 eyeliner pen :)

    (another would be Palladio herbal tinted lip balm in Rosey)

  17. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Mariella Mariella

    Hmmmm – for skincare, probably Queen Helene Mint Julep mask and for cosmetics, Wet n Wild Walking on Eggshells or Silent Treatment trio.

  18. Already convinced that would be Sleek’s Sunset palette!

  19. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Emily Emily

    I cannot live without my Revlon ColorStay Foundation.

  20. Courtney

    While I generally hate CoverGirl eyeshadows, I love love love their Champagne shade. I can’t live without it. It’s a great brow highlighter.

  21. Liz

    There are only very few items I feel I can’t live without and none of them fall into the bargaining category. I do however like those Milani liners a lot!

  22. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Melinda Melinda

    I cannot live without Korres White Tea 3in1 Cleansing Water. Ever since I started using it, my skin just keeps getting better and better. I don’t think I’ve had so clear and fine skin in forever.. Never leaving it now (:

  23. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Elle Elle

    Makeup remover wipes! I rotate between Neutrogena and Yes to Cucumbers! Essential before washing my face at night!

  24. Leah

    Olay Complete SPF 15. I use it every morning and it’s very gentle on my skin.

  25. malia

    Neutrogena wipes!!

  26. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Ivy Ivy

    99.8% of my stash is bargain priced, but if I had to really choose I’d have to say Prestige’s Total Intensity eyeliner. It’s the best gel pencil eyeliner I’ve tried especially at its price point.

  27. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Schara Thincspot

    Vaseline…I can’t remember a time in my life when I didn’t have a jar.

  28. AmyE

    Eucerin Q10 anti-wrinkle sensitive skin cream. Holy grail for my skin!

  29. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Milessa Milessa

    Cetaphil Facial Cleanser too! I love it!

    • Kelly

      I love cetaphil, I use it as an eye makeup remover, I love how gentle it is. I haven’t ever even really tried anything else, my mom has been using it since she was in highschool.

  30. Lola

    Milani Liquif’eye!

  31. SuzInQueenCity

    Prosacea has done more for reducing my facial redness than products I have used 20X it’s cost. Vaseline Cocoa Butter Vitalizing Gel Body Oil straight out of the shower leaves my skin very soft. And when I am looking for a little color to my skin, regular application of Jergens Natural Glow Firming Tanning Lotion does as good a job as any of the expensive brands.

  32. Yazmin

    my w7 liquid eyeliner. It lasts all day, is so pigmented and only costs a pound.

  33. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Josefina Josefina

    It has to be my maybelline great lash mascara! And chapstick!

    • Mashka

      Totally agree! I’ve tried many mascaras and I always come back to the good old pink Maybelline tube.

      Another must have is Spectro Gel. It does wonders for my oily skin.

  34. Honeybumblebee

    Hands down it would have to be ELF makeup removing wipes. Takes it all off in one wipe and a whole pack cost 3 dollars. I stock up everytime I’m at target.

  35. The Wet n Wild 6 pan palettes. You get basically 6 MAC dupes for only $5. What else could a person want?

  36. Rebecca

    Rosebud salve!

  37. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Luis luis

    ELF glossy gloss and glitter gloss. there only 3 bucks but drop dead gorgeous!

  38. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Alexis AlexisV.

    There isn’t just one I can choose. My must haves are my CG LashBlast and all my Revlon lipsticks. I love them as much as my MAC lipsticks. I also really like the Maybelline Liquid Mousse Foundation, but it’s not a “can’t live without”. I’m partial to my Estee Lauder foundations. BTW, am I the only one that hates the Revlon Colorstay foundation? I don’t see what the big hype is about. I don’t really care for it.

    • Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Kellie Kellie

      AlexisV. I totally get what your saying about Revlon Colorstay. It oxidizes on me and turns me umpa lumpa orange. plus the part where i want to scratch it off because its so itchy.

  39. Mimi

    My holy grail… Cleansing oil and cleansing milk!

  40. Courtney

    Cover girl Lash Blast mascara. I won’t pay $$$ for mascara and it works great.

  41. Mel

    Neutragena(sp?) Acne Makeup Remover Wipes. Nothing cleans deeper than these wipes, they’re even better than Clinique’s Take the Day Off which is way oily and is prone to breaking me out.

  42. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Janis summerblue

    Rose water & glycerin, Neutrogena Eye Maker Remover, Cetaphil Face Wash & Cream Moisturizer.

  43. Reese

    Revlon Brow Fantasy brow pencil & gel is the only thing I use on my eyebrows. It’s 2 in 1, cheap, and works great!

  44. Megan

    Bonne Bell Lip Smackers!

  45. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Sass Sass

    Wet n’ Wild liner/brow pencil in dark brown. 99 cents regular price and 69 cents when it’s on sale. Can’t beat it!

  46. Amanda

    neutrogena fresh foaming cleanser!

  47. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Alicia Alicia

    Neutrogena wipes and Neutrogena SPF 15 oil-free moisturizer!

  48. Jennifer

    Milani 3D Lipglosses

  49. Natalie

    I agree with everyone else who can’t pick just one! I can’t live without my Purpose face wash or my Physician’s Formula eye make up remover lotion!

  50. Annie

    Cover Girl Lash Blast. I’ve tried MANY other mascaras, high and low end. This is the only one that has my undying loyalty. I love what it does for my thin, short lashes. And the bonus is that it won’t budge until I take it off at the end of the day. If they ever discontinue this product I will cry!

  51. Dana

    Definitely Cetaphil cleaner for me too. And drugstore brand mascaras. Overall, they work just as well if not better than dept. store brands.

  52. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Cathy Angelcat47

    My Maybelline Volum’ Express One by One Mascara…amazing!!

  53. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Lauren Lauren

    blistex deep renewal lipbalm

  54. Krista

    For me, it has definitely got to be Wet ‘n’ Wild’s Walking on Eggshells. I have long been searching for the perfect neutral eye palette and have finally found this! Plus it’s soo cheap!

  55. marisa

    Neutrogena Eye Make-up Remover and Bonne Belle Dr. Pepper Lip Smackers (the perfect hint of color while still being kissable!)

  56. M.

    Suave Sleek Anti-Frizz Cream. I’ve used a lot more expensive products that do a lot less to tame my flyaways.

  57. Swimsalot

    Loreal couleur rouge lipstick in Seafleaur. It’s a deep bluish fuchsia. I love it

  58. ELF Eyeshadow Primer, it’s $1 and works perfectly!

  59. stefania

    MAC fluidline in blacktrack,I can’t live without it

  60. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Quinctia Quinctia

    Quite a few! My makeup case is a hodgepodge between bargain and expensive.

    What sees daily use:
    – Cover Girl Fresh Complexion Concealer (for blemishes, not undereye)
    – Palladio Translucent Rice Powder
    – Maybelline XXL Extensions Mascara
    – Wet n Wild eye makeup remover (even though it smells like Mike’s Hard Lemonade, which can be disconcerting)

  61. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Elisa Love ElisaLoveWestIndies

    Olay body lotion (the purple bottle), it moistures my skin and give it sparkle :)

  62. Adelita

    Carmex, Aspirin (for scrubbing), Milk of Magnesia, Bior√© Pure Mild (facial wash) & CeraVe. I thought Cetaphil Facial Cleanser are gentle enough, but apparently CeraVe is even more gentle! (It doesn’t contain Sodium Lauryl Sulfate like Cetaphil)

  63. Heather

    EOS lip balm. I have about four that I keep in different places so it’s always there wherever I am. I like it because it’s lightweight, moisturizing and doesn’t contain petroleum.

  64. Samantha

    Maybelline Full’n’Soft Mascara. We cannot get it in NZ so I have to stock up online. I would also have to say Olay Complete SPF15 and Cetaphil facial cleanser

  65. Leenie

    Carmex and Lash blast mascara

  66. AshleyW

    I love Cetaphil too! It’s the only facial cleanser I use that is gentle on my sensitive skin and doesn’t make my skin break out. I used to have very troubled acne-skin but Cetaphil totally cleared it.

  67. danielle

    i seriously could not live without my tweezers. thats a bargain beauty product right? even with no make on at all, a perfectly groomed eyebrow can make all the difference!

  68. OMG I didn’t realize you posted my question LOL I can not live without Coty face powder!!! My granny wore it but still, I love it. Maybe that’s why. It smells like her. LOL

    I also adore Max Factor Pan Stick for multiple uses. Max Factor isn’t doing too good these days. You can only get it at drugstore.com now. =(

  69. Loreal is one of my favourite brand of eye shadow.Ever since I started using it, my skin just keeps getting better and better.

  70. Roxanne

    Klearderm EYEGEL