Every year, come May, Allure editors eagerly await the results of the Readers’ Choice Awards, which are filled with gems handpicked by our smart and devoted Allure reader community. Just like us, we know you’re very serious about your beauty and personal-care items… and know a good deal when you see one. In fact, none of these products cost more than a Hamilton (aka, $10 bill).
The 19 products listed below won’t run your savings into the ground and have been outfitted with a bright red 2021 Readers’ Choice Awards seal to commemorate their wins. It’s an especially strong year for inexpensive makeup with cat-eye-sharpening and glow-inducing options from brands like Nyx Professional Makeup and E.L.F. Cosmetics.
As the summer months approach and you start spending more time soaking up the sun, the drugstore has you covered with Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunscreen SPF 55 to guard against UV rays and Purell Advanced Hand Sanitizer Refreshing Gel to keep your hands clean at all times.
We definitely can’t leave out the body-care winners, which include two Hall of Famers, Jergens Natural Glow Daily Moisturizer and Aveeno Daily Moisturizing Lotion. Both have tallied over 12 and 11 awards, respectively, over the years — and we have a feeling they’re not going anywhere. They’re just that good.
So, if you’re in the mood to replenish your beauty routine with some tried-and-true picks that have earned an Allure stamp of approval, read on for 19 of the best, most affordable beauty products money can buy.
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