The 15 Best Things to Buy at Ulta for Under $5
You know Ulta. You love Ulta. You've learned all its secrets. Now it's time to dig through the bajillion products to find the tiny treats—those little beauty happies that won't cost you more than an Abe. You just might be surprised at what you get.
E.l.f. Moisturizing Lipstick
You won't find a creamier, more hydrating lipstick at this price. (Maybe any price.) So don't feel bad by stocking up on all 11 colors from the cruelty-free line.
Essence Gel Nail Polish
You thought $3 lipstick was good? What about $2 nail polish? With a four-star rating from over 700 reviews, DIY manicurists will tell you it's not a bad gel-like option.
TonyMoly Strawberry Nose Pack
If sheet masks and Biore strips had a baby, it'd be this popular Korean blackhead remover.
Batiste Travel Size Dry Shampoo
You might think a travel-size product is cheating, but not when the dry shampoo within it is so damn good. For quick weekends away, toss this in your bag instead of shampoo for fresh-smelling hair sans the whole water thing.
Sweet & Shimmer Eye shadow Palette
Pearlescent shimmer is trending. But who knows for how long. Skip the $40 palettes.
Sweet & Shimmer ($5)
Ulta Small Super Blenders
Beautyblenders are like $20 a pop. These under-eye-concealer-friendly babies clock in at $2.50 a piece. Oh yeah.
Eos Shave Cream
You probably know this brand for its silky lip balms in the little spherical pods. Well, ever imagine what a shaving cream from them would feel like? We'll tell you: ultra-moisturizing. It's a non-foaming cream—made of conditioning oils, shea butter and vitamins E and C—that you can use wet or dry.
Sally Hansen Ouch-Relief Numbing Wipes
More of a regular-wax-appointment gal? Be sure to take these wipes with you to clean and calm the skin before, you know, all hell breaks loose.
Sally Hansen ($5)
EcoTools Contour Buki Brush
Real talk: Makeup brushes can kinda become ridiculous. Ladies who just want a natural swipe of bronzer, this line should do you just fine. Not to mention, it's PETA certified and completely recyclable.
E.l.f. Daily Brush Cleaner
We hope everyone is deep-cleaning their brushes once a week and giving a light spritz once a day after getting ready. This bottle is perfect for the latter—freshening things up for tomorrow's facial interaction.
Revlon Lash & Brow Definer
Pick the clumps from your lashes. Fluff your brows without using some old toothbrush. You need one of these.
Maui Babe Lip Balm
The fountain of youth lies in lying inside. We kid. But for real, your lips are aging out there everyday in the sun. Swipe on SPF 30, so one day you can feel like J.Lo.
Maui Babe ($5)
Ulta Sugared Vanilla Bath Fizz
Oversize bath bombs don't need to be just for a special relaxing time. Stock up on several little tabs for your nightly avoid-all-talking-to-others time.
Spongeables Pedi-Scrub Foot Buffer
And while you're at it, scrub your tired toes with a reusable, exfoliating, self-soaping sponge.