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BeautyFul Products For Less Than $20

Here is a list of some beauty industry staples. And they're all super inexpensive! You can easily include them in your beauty routine.

L'OREAL True Match Super Blendable Makeup -- $11
MAC Cosmetics Eye Kohl - $15
MAKEUP FOREVER Eye Shadow - $19
BENEFIT A Little Bit BADGal Lash Mascara (limited edition) -- $9
MAYBELLINE Eye Studio Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner -- $9.99
SHU UEMERA Skin Purifier Cleansing Beauty Oil (online only at -- $12
REVLON Color Stay Mineral Finishing Powder -- $14
OPI Nail Lacquers -- $9
MAC Lipgelee - $14 (Moistly -- BLACKswan favorite)
L'OREAL True Match Powder Blush -- $9
bareMINERALS Tinted Mineral Veil -- $19
LANCOME Juicy Tubes Natural Origins -- $18
MAC Viva Glam Lipstick -- $14 (charitable cause and universally flattering shades)
NEUTROGENA Makeup Remover Cleansing Towelettes -- $9
KIEHL's Supremely Gentle Eye Makeup Remover -- $16.50 (BLACKswan favorite)
PHILOSPHY Classic Fudge Cake Shampoo, Shower Gel & Bubble Bath -- $16

What are some of your favs?


  1. Black Swan,

    Thanks for this post! I think you have a great blog. My fav on that list is the MAC Viva series. A little pricey but I'm never leaving the house without it! Do you plan to do more fashion related posts? I would love to see your taste and opinions on bags, shoes, etc.

    Thanks Black Swan!!!!

  2. Dear Anonymous:

    Love the Viva Glams too! And 100% of the cost goes to the MAC's AIDS Foundation. And yes, an accessories exclusive is coming soon. Thanks!