24 Essential Beauty Products On Amazon Prime For Under $100

Photo of Jill Di Donato
Fashion Editor21 November 2016

In the past, you had to wait on line with models and make-up artists at City Pharma, the famed French drugstore emporium to score the crème de la crème of beauty products. To stock your make-up kit with the most innovative, on trend products, a subscription to a monthly beauty service was par for the course. Now, you can score cult beauty and make-up products, from French pharmacy faves to vegan foundation, without leaving your couch. And better yet, your goodies will arrive within two days, with free shipping. The international source for everything imaginable, Amazon Prime now carries top shelf beauty products for your make-up kit and skincare regime.

Top shelf beauty and make-up products available on Amazon Prime are definitely something to get excited about. Plus, some things you order on Amazon Prime, including health and beauty products offer free returns. However, check the individual product information for details, as these vary, and apply only to items sold directly from Amazon.

What makes a beauty and make-up product top shelf? Beauty junkies have spoken. According to the second annual Green Beauty Barometer Survey conducted by Kari Gan, millennial women want to buy green beauty products. 73 percent of millennial women polled reported a desire for natural beauty products. So, on this list of 25 of Amazon Prime’s best beauty products, you’ll find a ton of cruelty-free products that lack parabens and other harsh chemicals. What else do millennial women want to buy when it comes to beauty? According to a report by WWD, beauty products that multi-task and offer quick results. With these needs in mind, the following products are some of Amazon’s best beauty buys.


1. Julip Color Treat Nail Polish , $14

From tip to toe, you’re never naked when wearing glam nails. Choose from 22 colors (pictured above is Tatiana) of this luxe nail polish with nail-friendly oxygen technology that makes for fast-drying and long-lasting lacquer.

2. Eau Thermale Avène Thermal Spring Water Spray, $18.50

French pharmacy products treat the skin gently. This thermal water from a spring in France (the basis of every product in the Avène line) is a cult favorite. Use after night cream when you sleep, on the airplane during a long flight, or to set make-up naturally.

3. LORAC Limited Edition Pink Champagne Eye Shadow/Cheek Palette (Amazon exclusive), $19

Los Angeles based company LORAC, founded by make-up artist Carol Shaw, teams up with Amazon Luxury Beauty to create this limited-edition LORAC Pink Champagne Eye/Cheek Palette. The palette contains four eye shadows, an eye and cheek highlighter, a blush and a bronzer, and all the shades you need to go from sweet to sultry. Oil and fragrance free.

4. MAKE Cosmetics Soft Focus Foundation, $45

A cruelty-free, vegan make-up line based out of New York City, MAKE Cosmetics is also paraben-free. The Soft Focus Foundation uses light-diffusing micro-spheres to deliver full coverage with a velvety finish. Natural bark extract helps control shine; ginseng, green tea extract, and squalene help to provide anti-oxidant protection and hydration. Sixteen colors available (for very deep complexions with deep golden undertones, pictured above is Warm No. 8).


5. ORIBE Dry Texturizing Spray, $44

This product doubles as oil-absorbing dry shampoo and hairspray that adds volume and builds texture. A must-have for days when your hair needs a little pick-me-up.

6. blinc Mascara, $26

A revolutionary mascara, blinc forms tiny water-resistant tubes around your lashes for hold that lasts all day. The result is mascara that doesn’t run, smudge, clump, flake, or feather. A pro favorite for sure.

7. La Roche-Posay Effaclar Purifying Foaming Gel Cleanser, $14.99

Another French pharmacy favorite, La Roche-Posay is a skincare line that treats adult acne. The purifying foaming gel cleanser is ideal for oily skin. Zinc helps clear impurities while the gentle formula balance’s skin’s pH.

8. COLOR WOW Root Cover Up, $34.50

Not able to make it to the salon for a touch-up? No problem. Salon-grade mineral powder covers grey roots and adheres to hair without feeling sticky, oily, or stiff. Available in seven colors (medium brown pictured).


9. thebalm Manizer Sisters, $25.20

Beauty junkies go crazy for thebalm products because they multi-task as highlighters, shimmers, and shadows. The Manizer Sisters palette contains three oil-free, talc-free, paraben-free, cruelty-free, and non-comedogenic balms that go on easily with the tip of your finger.

10. CHI Original Pro 1” Ceramic Ionic Tourmaline Flat Iron Hair Straightener, $89.99

Far infrared heating makes the CHI Ceramic Flat Iron deliver frizz-free, silky tresses. Used by professionals and in salons, this tool helps you achieve straight hair without the damage that can be caused by lesser products.

11. Mario Badescu Silver Powder, $12

This product helps break skin-picking habits. Simply moisten powder with water and apply as a mask to unclog congested pores. One application cuts back on surface oil, and less oil means smaller-looking pores.

12. Jouer Long-Wear Lip Crème Matte Liquid Lipstick, $18

Liquid lipsticks offer the the staying power of full coverage lipstick with the high impact of gloss. Jouer liquid lipsticks are paraben-free and never tested on animals. Ultra-lightweight formula means your lips won’t be sticky. Available in 16 colors, pictured above is Cerise-Warm Fuchsia Red. A beauty junkie’s cult favorite.


13. St. Tropez Self Tan Express Advanced Bronzing Mousse, $32

Stay sun-kissed all year long with this super-lightweight, easy-to-apply, velvety mousse. One hour of development gives you a light tan, two hours gives you a medium tan, and three hours gives you a dark tan.

14. skyn ICELAND Hydro Cool Firming Eye Gels, $29.98

Cooling under-eye gel patches to help firm, tone, and de-puff delicate under-eye skin within ten minutes, regardless how late you were up partying. Elastin, hexapeptide, and Ginkgo biloba help tone and texturize the sensitive eye area, while improving blood flow. Antioxidants help prevent future fine lines.

15. NUXE Huile Prodigieuse Multi-Purpose Dry Oil, $29

In France, body oils are de rigeur. NUXE offers a combination of 30 percent precious plant oils and vitamin E to nourish, repair, and soften your face, body, and hair.

16. Coola Suncare Mineral Face SPF 30 Sunscreen Matte Tint, $36

In this preservative-free tube, you will find no nano-sized particles. Instead, the antioxidant-infused formula gives your skin an immediate line-smoothing matte finish and fights signs of aging caused by the sun. A broad spectrum SPF 30 protects your face, and the light tint makes this an ideal BB cream.


17. Smith & Cult Nail Collection, $50

Dineh Mohajer, the beauty genius who launched Hard Candy a decade ago, is back with a new line. Formulated without formaldehyde, camphor, or other nasty chemicals, this Smith & Cult lacquer protects your nails from damage. The trio of colors comes with a pouch and file.

18. MAKE Cosmetics Custom Finish Effects, Matte/Dew, $27

This vegan line offers a skin finisher that contains a mattifying gel (peach) to reduce the appearance of lines and pores, plus a moisturizer (pink) to hydrate skin. Using your fingertips, apply the peach formula to areas in need of shine control or matte finish, and the pink formula to areas in where you want moisture or a dewy finish.

19. Korres Body Butter, $29

Only natural ingredients in this body butter include shea butter sunflower, almond and avocado oils to give your skin all over softness.


20. JAPONESQUE Touch Up Razor Set, $11.39

A cutting-edge tool for expertly groomed brows. The set features a precision razor and lash/brow comb all in one—perfect for grooming small fine hairs.

21. jane iredale Active Light Under-eye Concealer, $28

Available in six colors (light no. 2 pictured above). This concealer refracts light for soft-focus coverage and contains ingredients to de-puff eye areas. Choose yellow, peach, or brown to neutralize tones and create highlights.

22. butter London Glazen Eye Gloss, $24

A crease-resistant, long-wearing, and carcinogen-free eye gloss. Create an intense metallic wet look while taking care of the sensitive eye area. Available in four colors (Spark, pictured above).

23. LORAC POREfection Mattifying Face Primer, $32

An oil-, fragrance-, and paraben-free primer, this formula is infused with salicylic acid and antioxidants of vitamins A, C, and E. It treats oily skin, while minimizing the look of pores and fine lines.

24. Vichy LiftActiv Serum 10 Eyes and Lashes Anti-Wrinkle Eye Serum, $35

This eye serum, formulated with hyaluronic acid, can also be used to fortify lashes. The Vichy line is another cult favorite from the French pharmacy, and this highly concentrated serum nurtures the sensitive eye area and is intended to be used twice daily.

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