10 Ways to Update Your Fall Beauty Look on a Tight Budget

Sep 20 2014 - 6:00am

We're sad to see Summer go, but it's time to give up the bronzed skin and beach waves in favor of something a little more crisp for Fall. That doesn't mean we're blowing a whole paycheck on updating our makeup bag, though. We've found 10 Fall essentials that don't cost more than $10 — and trust us, they look chic, not cheap. Click through to discover your new Autumn obsessions.

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TokyoMilk Dark Clove Cigarette Lip Balm

With the brisk winds of Autumn come dried-out, chapped lips. It's essential to hydrate because a supple pout is the perfect foundation for the season's dark lipsticks. Slick on this spicy TokyoMilk Dark Clove Cigarette Lip Balm [2] ($7) to nourish your lips with bee balm, aloe, and vitamin E. It's so addictive that you'll want one for every jacket pocket!

Dove Style+Care Cream Serum

Gone are the days of your hair looking greasy and fried — instead, you have to worry about frizz, flyaways, static, and wind destroying your coif. Dove Style+Care Cream Serum [3] ($5) softens, strengthens, and tames unruly strands without making your hair oily.

Dr. Jart's Water Fuse Water-Full Hydrogel Mask

After suffering from oily skin all Summer long, you may be looking forward to a more matte face. Careful! Dry skin is more prone to looking old and wrinkly. Lock in serious hydration with Dr. Jart's Water Fuse Water-Full Hydrogel Mask [4] ($9). It's packed with hydrating hyaluronic acid to plump your skin.

Alba Botanica's Very Emollient Body Lotion

All that sunscreen and dry oil application over the Summer may have kept you nice and hydrated, but scratchy sweaters and dry Fall air are leaving your skin feeling a little tight and uncomfortable. Alba Botanica's Very Emollient Body Lotion [5] ($6) is light enough that you don't feel slimy, but it still quenches your skin. It's hypoallergenic and unscented, too, meaning it's perfect for sensitive, eczema-ridden skin.

Elf Studio HD Blush

Cream blush is not only more natural-looking than powder formulas, but it also hydrates your skin. A little goes a long way with a deep hue like Elf Studio HD Blush in Showstopper [6] ($3). Use your fingers or a stippling blush to apply and blend thoroughly for a flushed, chic cheek.

Bath & Body Works Hand Cream

You need a thick, nourishing hand cream when Autumn rolls around to protect the skin on your hands (and don't forget your cuticles!). This yummy, practically edible pumpkin-pecan-waffles-scented formula from Bath & Body Works [7] ($5) contains shea butter and vitamin E to leave skin feeling soft and prevent pesky, painful cracking.

Burt's Bees Lip Crayon

When we picture Fall beauty, the star is always a dark, dramatic lip. The deep red of Burt's Bees Lip Crayon in Napa Vineyard [8] ($9) dries to a matte finish but is formulated with shea butter and olive oil to keep lips silky smooth.

L'Oréal's Ideal Moisture Dry Skin Day Lotion

You need to protect your skin all year round, not just when you're at seaside barbecues in the Summer months. L'Oréal's Ideal Moisture Dry Skin Day Lotion [9] ($7) contains SPF 25 and immediately softens skin. But don't worry — it's noncomedogenic, so you won't have to worry about breakouts.

Maybelline's Master Kajal

A sultry, smudgy, come-hither gaze is always in style, but it looks especially hot with flushed, windburned cheeks and a chunky-knit sweater. The shape of Maybelline's Master Kajal [10] ($8) makes it supereasy to line the insides of your eyelids for a huge boost in sex appeal.

OPI With a Nice Finn-ish

There's just something so sophisticated about a metallic manicure when it's paired with a leather jacket. Try OPI With a Nice Finn-ish [11] ($10) to make your nails look like you're wearing jewelry.

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