You can easily drop hundreds of dollars on a handful of beauty products (heck, you can spend that much on one prestige serum alone). But it’s certainly not a requirement, and it doesn’t always mean that what you’re investing in is better. For starters, there’s no one-size-fits-all measurement when it comes to beauty, and furthermore, many of the more affordable brands on the market boast offerings with similar ingredients, shade ranges, and salon-quality scents as their luxury counterparts. Rather than play the guessing game on your own when it comes to effective, high-performing beauty products, the list ahead includes 45 tried-and-true favorites. From skin care staples to a $50 straightening brush, these are the under-the-radar beauty products that are on par with prestige brands (but won’t break the bank).
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