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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Rimmel London Lasting Finish Pro Black Satin Nail Polish

Rimmel London Lasting Finish Pro Black Satin Nail Polish, $3.99 from Ulta
I'm what you call a nail polish fiend. I spend more time tending to my nails than I do cleaning my house. However, when I'm feeling uninspired and just need a color to coat my nails, one of my favorite go-to polishes is black. The problem with black nail polishes, though, is that they tend to go on too sheer and/or too runny. Not this one. It's black as night, and the wide brush helps make for an even application.