I have no problem investing mega moolah in a product that’s absolutely, truly phenomenal. However, when I find a stop-the-presses beauty product that’s brag-worthy and cheap as heck, I know my life has changed for the better.

Over the course of my beauty writing career, I’ve tried roughly a bajillion products. Some cost hundreds of dollars for only a few ounces and were not worth their packaging; others were so affordable and amazing that I got an overwhelming urge to run back to the store and buy them out.

The following products are not just my cheapie favorites, but they’ve been my favorites for many years, some since childhood. Check them out and let me know what your personal, long-time favorites are in the comment section below.

Let These Affordable Beauty Products Change Your Life!

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Queen Helene Mint Julep Mask

Queen Helene Mint Julep Mask, $4.71 from Drugstore.com
This stuff is so cheap and so, so good. I've written for many beauty outlets over the years, and I make sure to rave about this product every chance I get. How could I not when it's such a great value? This whopping 8-ounce tube is priced under $5 and lasts forever. I use it as an all-over face masque once every few weeks and as a spot treatment product in between. It dries out blemishes, reduces the size of pores and firms and brightens skin. You'll notice a difference after your first use--promise.