TODAY   |  September 20, 2013

Allure’s best beauty products under $30

Kristin Perrotta, executive editor at Allure magazine, shares six effective drugstore beauty products priced under $30.

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>>> and now to the best of beauty, 11,000 beauty products come out each year. how can you tell which ones are worth the money? never fear, our friends at allure magazine tests thousands of products and come out with their best bet . kristen is the editor. good morning.

>> good morning, savannah.

>> all of these products are under $30.

>> yes, they are. want to get cracking?

>> let's do it. what have we got?

>> the first one, i'm sure you've seen the commercial. vaseline spray and girl. this performs as it does on the commercial. this woman sprays her body down and in about 10 seconds , you want to play with it yourself. you just rub it in and that's it. put your clothes on and go. you can spray your back. it's a break through because it has great glycerin.

>> it's not greasy.

>> no. comes out, 10 seconds . never forget body lotion again.

>> what do we have here.

>> the wrinkle department.

>> my favorite department.

>> exactly. i do too. you need to be using a retinoid product but a lot of people can't use that ingredient. regenerist repair treatment contains a gentle version. it will help to build collagen. you'll see a difference. dermatologists love it.

>> do i get one of these?

>> i was going to give it to you.

>> all nail files aren't created equal?

>> no, this is so cool. you know how sometimes you never remember to buy a nail file ? this is ingenious because it's in layers. so it is layers on both sides, when you're done, you peel off the player. there's two different sides. when you finish, it lasts three times as long and it's under $5.

>> taking three of those. oh, shoot, okay. this is a department store side here.

>> this is actually found in salons. this is the professional line. this is a break through because if you need volume in your hair, most products deposit things on your hair so the instant you touch it, you have no volume anymore. this goes into the hair shaft and fills up the hair shaft. we thought it sounded too good to be true. it actually works. amazing.

>> okay. taking them.

>> 30 seconds.

>> okay. this is cool. this is a self-sharpening eyeliner. so go like this.

>> it's nice and dark.

>> 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 --

>> i'm taking the whole pile.

>> last one, let's do the lip lacquer.

>> this is mark jacob's new line. it makes your lips tingle. the colors are perfect and it smells like mint candy. there's yours.

>> oh, they're all coming in. i'm just kidding. kristen from allure, thank you so much. we're back after this. but first, this is "today" on nbc. let's take the whole thing.

>> coming up, we have a great edition of the 9:00