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15 budget-friendly picks from Glamour's 2018 Beauty Awards

Calling all beauty lovers! Glamour just released its 2018 Beauty Awards and some of our favorites cost as low as $2.
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Every year, Glamour editors and experts spend hours testing beauty products to find the best mascaras, lipsticks, moisturizers and more.

“If a lipstick makes you feel ready to take on the world, that's important," Glamour said. "Or if it just makes you feel good, that's important too. And that's exactly what our Beauty Awards are all about.”

This year, many of their picks cost well under $50. So, we're especially excited about Glamour's 2018 Beauty Awards.

From an expert-approved drugstore mascara that has stood the test of time to the natural lip balm that can bring your dry, chapped lips back to life, read on for our 15 favorite picks. Some cost as little as $2!

Over the past few years, makeup artists have consistently cited this mascara — one of Glamour’s "Best Damn Beauty Products of All Time" — as one of the best. We especially love its plush wand and thick, but not clumpy, formula. It gives your lashes both definition and volume.

Votedthe best acne treatment, this gentle gel is the first and only FDA-approved prescription-strength retinoid. And, it’s available over the counter. To reduce redness and prevent future breakouts, the brand recommends spreading a thin layer over the face once a day.

This "Drugstore Gem" from Neutrogena contains hyaluronic acid to keep skin hydrated for up to 24 hours. Available in 10 shades, it’s both a moisturizer and foundation, providing lightweight, natural-looking coverage.

High-performing eye creams for less than $30 are rare. This gel formula, which celebrity makeup artist Huda Kattan loves, feels light and contains cucumber extract for a refreshing cooling effect on the sensitive skin around the eyes.

This top-rated shampoo and conditioner from Tresemmé, recommended by celebrity hairstylist Clay Hawkins, is designed to protect hair against seven types of style damage — including blow drying, flat ironing and bleaching. Pair it with the brand’s Pre-Styling Spray ($5) for added damage control.

This new micellar water from Garnier, ranked among Glamour’s best of the best, removes makeup without harsh tugging. You can use it without running water (just grab a cotton ball). And, the cleanser is hypoallergenic, making it ideal for sensitive skin.

This oil-absorbing pick from Dove, voted best drugstore dry shampoo, is great for those who are sensitive to scents or plan to use it with other scented products.

Ranked among Glamour’s "Best Drugstore Makeup of 2018," this miracle tube from L’Oreal packs the same punch as many of its designer counterparts. Plus, the saturated, velvety color can stay put for hours.

Recommended by dermatologists for its ability to stand up to strong UV rays, this sunscreen-moisturizer hybrid from La Roche-Posay comes in a lightweight, creamy formula gentle enough for those with sensitive skin.

No surprise here! This coconut oil and vitamin E-enriched balm from Burt’s Bees (recommended by celebrity makeup artist Kelsey Deenihan) was awarded best lip treatment for its great flavors and lasting moisture.

Transform your bath into a spa with this sulfate-free pick voted best natural body wash or scrub. It contains a blend of essential oils and makes for the perfect end to a long day.

Ranked among Glamour’s favorite natural wonders, this mask contains an alpha hydroxy acid superfruit blend and quartz sand micro crystals for nourishing and exfoliating. Fans of the brand recommend it for oily and acne-prone skin.

The shades in these award-winning eye shadow palettes are curated to create a range of complementary looks, taking the guesswork out of your makeup routine. The bronze and purple hues in "Chill Brunch Neutrals" (shown) match well with brown and green eyes.

There’s nothing like unruly frizz to ruin an otherwise beautiful day. Take control with this award-winning serum from John Frieda that's infused with silk protein to repel humidity.

Serums are typically associated with high price tags. So, we were happy to see this oil elixir make Glamour’s list. Full of antioxidants, along with mongongo oil and rhodiola rosea, it's meant to give skin a nourishing, brightening boost.