By surveying over 100 beauty pros, we've created the ultimate shopping
list in our annual Best Beauty Buys. We understand, however, that with
picks in 183 product categories, narrowing down the ideal options for you
might feel a bit overwhelming. That's why we whipped up this quiz to
spotlight the $25-and-under set. In less than two minutes, you'll discover
one of four curated kits filled with ATM-friendly winners sure to amp up
If we opened your bathroom cabinet, we'd see...
A. At least ten lipsticks in varying shades of pink
B. More skin care than you¹d find at your dermatologist's office
C. Eyeliner in every color of the rainbow
D. Practically empty drawers
What's your beauty motto?
A. Go big or go home
B. To thine own self be true
C. I'll try anything once
D. Less is more
Where is your favorite beauty escape?
A. A blow-dry bar
B. My aesthetician's table, to get my skin glowing
C. Sephora and Ulta, to test the latest products
D. The Container Store, to buy storage to streamline my stash
What do you consider your greatest beauty accomplishment?
A. Creating the perfect cat eye in a single flick
B. Getting your skin in such great shape that you don¹t mind going makeup
C. Making strobing a thing - before it was a thing
D. Editing your stash down to the basics
If you got mostly A's...
The Glamour Addict: Red lip? Check. Ultra-voluminous hair? Check. You were
born in the spotlight and love to express yourself through makeup.
The Kit: Lock in that post-blowout volume with L'Oreal Paris Elnett Satin
) fits perfectly in the crux of cheekbones for no-fuss
contouring. Kat Von D's fine-tipped Tattoo Liner ($19; sephora.com
for the perfect cat eye every time, and stays in place all day (until
you're ready to remove it by way of a Neutrogena Towelette, $6/25 wipes;
If you got mostly B's...
The No-Makeup Makeup Master: You love a natural, #wokeuplikethis look,
even it if takes an arsenal of products to get there IRL.
The Kit: Slough off dead cells with First Aid Beauty's Facial Radiance
Polish ($24; sephora.com
) to reveal a brighter complexion. Neutrogena¹s
salicylic acid-infused On-the-Spot treatment ($7; neutrogena.com
Breakouts, while a thin layer of L'Oreal Paris' True Match Foundation ($8;
For your hair, a misting of Klorane Dry Shampoo ($20; klorane.com
only soaks up excess oils, but leaves strands with a perfectly imperfect
If you got mostly C's...
The Explorer: You're not one to pass up trying a new product or pro
technique, no matter how out-of-the-box it may be.
The Kit: Available in punchy hues like orange and green, NYX's Matte
expand your repertoire; Urban Decay's 24/7 Eyeliner ($20; urbandecay.com
in shades like white and lemon offer the same for your liner game. And
when it comes to your hair, you can satisfy your inner adventuress by
shifting your strands a shade or two with Clairol's Nice n Easy Color Kit
If you got mostly D's...
The Careful Curator: You're a minimalist to your core: You keep a
tightly-edited pack of basics with proven performance.
Your Kit: Slow signs of aging by applying Neutrogena's retinol-based Rapid
Repair Wrinkle Serum ($22; neutrogena.com
) nightly. In the AM,CeraVe's
skin without stripping away natural oils. L'Oreal Paris' famously
oomph to lashes with minimal swiping. A few dabs of Stila Convertible
with a rosy glow that lasts.