Fall makeup: The best products under $25

Sep. 26, 2012 at 10:19 AM ET

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Shopping for new beauty products is fun, but drying out your bank account isn’t, so we rounded up the hottest new fall products for $25 and under. With price tags this slim, you can afford to stock up!Mascara

In need of a hero? Consider these mascaras to be the "Fantastic Four" of eye makeup. We’re loving the lengthening and volumizing effects created by Revlon Colorstay Overtime ($8;, Buxom Sculpted Lash ($19;, Clinique’s High Impact Extreme Volume ($20; and Laura Mercier Faux Lash ($22; Their long-lasting formulas keep them from running or getting clumpy.Eyeliner

These inky black liners create flawless cat eyes or subtle definition in just one swipe. Too Faced’s innovative three-prong applicator ($22; allows you to target the tricky spaces between your lashes, and Essence's Superfine Eyeliner Pen ($3; glides on so smoothly, it’s almost pro-quality. We also like Clarins's Kohl Eye Pencil ($23;, a true sable that can be blended out for an easy smoky eye.

Eye shadow

Play with high-fashion colors like Elizabeth Arden’s amethyst ($19;, Clarins’s inky asphalt ($20;, and Tarte’s amped-up neutrals ($22;, minus the couture price tag.

Lashes and brows

Nothing commands attention like a strong brow and lush lashes. Swipe on Make Up For Ever’s Aqua Brow ($20; to enhance your arches, then give lashes a flattering bend with YBF’s Crystal Jeweled Eyelash Curler ($12; Plus, thanks to Sephora’s Bulls Eye Lash Applicator ($12;, full-on falsies like Ardell’s Fashion Lashes Strip ($4; are even easier to put on.Lipstick

Gone are the days of mismatched lipstick and liner — the all-in-one Poppy King for Boots Lip Pencils ($11.50 each; define and fill in lips with a smooth cream formula, and we love the trendy shades of L’Oreal’s Colour Riche Lipsticks ($10 each;

Sweep the soft pink or deep berry onto the apples of your cheeks to create a natural flush, then use the tawny brown as a contour ($20 each; starting in late August).Beauty tools

Between Cynthia Rowley's patterned tweezers ($25;, Sephora's ribbon hair ties ($8; and Sonia Kashuk's plaid brush set ($14; starting in September), your primping routine just got a lot more chic.

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