Spending money on your daily latte may seem like a necessary expense (trust us—we fellow morning zombies feel you), but let us pose you just one simple question: What if you could buy the most amazing beauty products with those funds instead? A latte—creamy, soothing, and life-giving—is hard to denounce, but think of how fleeting, how ephemeral that joy is. The truth is giving up your Starbucks Venti just once—not five times, not for a month—would allow you to purchase a quality beauty product that will bring you far more joy. Don’t believe us? We’ve got plenty of proof for you ahead. Like your latte, they all ring in under $4, and like your latte, they deliver on what they promise (and then some).
Keep scrolling for 10 kickass beauty products that cost less than a latte.
The triple-pronged tip of this eyeliner makes it easy to apply liquid liner. Simply dot the liner across your lash line, and then sweep the tip along the dots to connect them.
Featuring a fat brush that coats every lash, this mascara from Sephora Collection will give you major volume in one sweep. Just make sure to allow the mascara to dry, or else you may be left with panda eyes.
This eye mask is called Panda’s Dream, so it’s only fitting that it’s made with bamboo extract (which is rich in amino acids) to help brighten dark circles. Plus, they actually make you look like a panda when you apply, which, as we all know, is Snapchat gold.
There’s a reason this classic product has withstood the test of time. Spray it on damp or dry hair for tousled, windswept strands; it’s also great for adding texture if you’re creating a braid. Plus, you have no reason not to carry it around with you at all times since the bottles are $3 a piece. Happy spritzing!
Makeup removers are a necessity, but that doesn’t mean they’re always enjoyable to use. These version from Yes To is an exception—they smell fresh, don’t leave a greasy residue, and remove makeup gently.
You’ll want to use this lip mask for the selfie opportunities alone. Infused with pomegranate extract and collagen, it treats dry, flaky lips and makes them silky soft.
This little tin houses the perfect rosy pink balm. Smooth it over your lips to make dry patches and cracks disappear in a flash—not to mention give your lips a just-bitten flush.
This brow gel from Essence stacks up against its pricier counterparts, containing tiny fibers that adhere to your natural brows to create a fuller, more Lily Collins–esque appearance.
These new lip liners from Nyx come in 36 vibrant shades—from amethyst to turquoise—and glide on silky smooth. Trace your lips, fill them in, and then apply a matte lipstick on top for last-all-day color.
Did someone say collagen? Sagging and wrinkles don’t stand a chance against this against this collagen- and hyaluronic-acid infused sheet mask from Korean brand Mizon.
What’s your favorite beauty product under $4? Tell us below!