10 Beauty Products Under $10 to Channel Your Inner Gladiator

Down with the Olivia Pope & Associates? Here are 10 bargain beauty buys to help you channel your inner gladiator.

Virginia Lowman Oct, 28, 2015

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She's Washington's most go-to problem solver, she's got a killer team of gladiators, an affinity for popcorn and fine wine, her dad is Command, her (almost) ex-boyfriend is a spy, and she has a very public "thing" for the President. She's Olivia Pope and she's mastered the art of classic beauty. Now you can too! No splurge necessary.

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Olivia is a fan of neutral palettes (I mean, have you seen the woman's living room? Cream everywhere!) She likes to keep her beauty look the same. Her go-to color? A mauve pink that's perfect for day or night. We love this Essie shade, "Fun in the Gondola."

$8.50, available at drugstores

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For rendez-vous with your guy, you need a sultry scent that seductive, but not overwhelming. This 'Sultry' fragrance by Flower Beauty has soft notes like Pink Pepper, Cabbage Rose and Peony that are sure to drive your guy crazy.

$9.97, available at Walmart

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A busy woman on the go needs beauty products that can keep up with her lifestyle. That means, long-wearing, water-resistant shadows that are easy to apply and won't crease. Because "creased shadow" and "Oval Office" just don't mix. Take a cue from Olivia and opt for a subtle neutral shadow that can take you from breakfast to that all-nighter that you may have to pull. Try H&M Beauty Eye Colour-To-Go Eyeshadow Pencil in Cordoba.

$5.99, available at hm.com 

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For those nights when she's missing sun-drenched days at the beach with Jake, a candle with a tropical scent is a necessity. Take a mental trip to the beach with Illume Luxury Soy Candle in Cactus Verde

$10, available at illume.com

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All of that gladiating doesn't allow much time for multi-step skincare. Pack in the moisture and get dewy, kissably soft skin with this gentle exfoliant that you can use on a daily basis. 

$10, available at sephora.com

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For flawless application of your lipstick, apply a balm before you go to sleep to make sure your lips stay hydrated throughout the night. We love this Shea Butter Lip Balm Stick from L'Occitane.

$8, available at loccitane.com

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Olivia's go-to lip color is a nude pink— soft enough for the office and flirty enough for night. Opt for a ploss pink hue like MAC Pink Lemonade Lipglass.

$10, available at nordstrom.com

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If she needs a break from the whole "mistress to the president" life, the beach is just on lather away with Pacifica Indian Coconut Nectar Natural Soap. Sadly, Jake may not be there waiting for her—or you, but a girl can dream, right?

$6, available at pacifica.com

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93% of communication is non-verbal. Maximize on what you say with your eyes with feathery lashes that will do that talking for you. For eye that say "It's Handled," we like Urban Decay Perversion Mascara.

$10, available at nordstrom.com

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Have a grape facial with your glass of Châteauneuf du Pape and your bowl of popcorn.

Brightening, Calming, Toning Grape Facial

1 bushel of grapes

4 Tbs. white flour

Mash the grapes into a paste and apply to your face. Leave on for 10-15 minutes and rinse with water. Cover the remainder and preserve in the refrigerator.


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