I wanted to take a minute and throw a little love over to some of my favourite beauty products out there that cost less the $10 dollars! I love makeup and have amassed quite a collection but I find myself loving drugstore (or at least drugstore priced) makeup because it has come such a far way over the years and there are truly some amazing products out there! So here we go :)
I LOVE this product for setting and mattifying your foundation or BB cream (as I wear that more often), it has very simple packaging and is easy to carry in your purse. Plus you can find it on average of $3.99-$5.99 in many different drugstores. WIN!
2. Wet ‘n’ Wild Color Icon Collection Eye Shadow Trio (in Walking on Eggshells)
I have many different high end palettes that carry the nude line well and while they are amazing, I have fallen in love with this cheap but effective palette. It’s easy to carry, the colours are super pigmented and they go on smoothly. The eyelid colour is so creamy! This palette will run you $3 and is great!
Okay, I’ve also tried a lot of BB creams and for the “under $10” rule - this one is good. It’s creamy, gives decent coverage (for a BB cream) and doesn’t break me out. I like it. I LOVE the one from Neurotgena but it’s $18 and doesn’t classify. The Rimmel one is a nice product for the price and I have no complaints though. :)
4. NYX Matte Lipstick (in Tea Rose)
Are you looking for a great pink nude that isn’t too deep or bright? Look no further! Tea Rose is a great daily lippy that gives a nice matte coverage but isn’t drying. It doesn’t flake or patch either. This is one of their cult classics and is a great dupe for NARS Dolce Vita.
This is a affordable primer that reminds me of Benefit’s PoreFessional. It sits on the skin well and isn’t heavy, plus it erases your pores (like it says!) and really primes your skin for your makeup application. Most days I can wear this and some BB cream and feel totally ready for the day. It will run you roughly $8.
6. NYX Auto-Brow Pencil (in Charcoal)
I’m always at a loss with brows. I don’t want them to be super bold, dark or bare, I like the filled in but not overdone look. I have tried many different powders, pencils, pomades, gels and haven’t found the right combo because everything makes my brows look too brown or too red. I love this particular pencil because the consistency is creamy, not too powdery and is a perfect grey for my brow colour. It blends perfectly! I can fill my brows in and not have to worry about having too much colour in my sparse areas that is off from my natural brow colour. If you’re like me and can’t find a good base colour, check this one out - it’s called charcoal. There are tons of other colour options too if you don’t have my issue and this pencil will only run you about $4.
7. Revlon Super Lusturous Gloss (in Super Natural)
Remember tea rose a few items up? Meet it’s glossy bae! I love pairing this with lipsticks to give a nice gloss with the perfect nude colour. It’s got a really low amount of shimmer (almost none) and works with just about any lip colour. It’s not sticky (which is something I HATE about glosses) and lasts really well. I have to touch up with it but that’s to be expected with gloss or really lipstick in general. It will run you around $6.
I’m not big on eyeliner so I won’t spend much money on it, and this is a great product! The felt tip liner gives a lot of control and colour payoff. It’s a mix between a liquid and a kohl liner, so you can get a really understated to dramatic look with one liner. It will run you about $2 so you can’t beat that! You can typically find this brand at any Walgreens (over by the checkout area in the makeup department is where I usually see it).
Ooooh, this mascara! I love the double tip wand, which allows me to hit the lower lashes easily and also grab the corner lashes which I always seem to miss when applying mascara on my upper lashes. The formula is long lasting but NOT waterproof (keep that in mind), the wand for the upper lashes is great and applies really well, and dries pretty fast. It will run you $7 and is a great buy if you don’t like to buy high end mascaras but want one that will really bring your lashes out. The only things I don’t like is the product amount is smaller because of the dual wand tips and I feel like it’s drying out fast (or maybe I’m almost out? Because it feels like it’s almost gone from the tube already and I’ve only had it about a month).
10. Jordana EasyLiner for Lips Liner (in Tawny)
If you like to line your lips, this is a great liner that will run you $2. It has an amazing consistency and lasts all day. It helps to prevent bleeding from your lip colour to your face and is a great neutral to dark neutral colour. On me, it’s slightly darker than my natural lip colour but it fits well with just about all of my favourite lipsticks. You can typically find this brand at any Walgreens (over by the checkout area in the makeup department is where I usually see it).
BONUS!!! 11. Hard Candy 1000 Lashes Primer
I was torn about adding this one because apparently this product is hard to find. I saw it randomly at Walmart and bought it just to try, I didn’t realize that it’s next to impossible to find and I hope it isn’t discontinued because I LOVE LOVE LOVE this primer! It has tiny fibers that really extend, fatten and lengthen your lashes. Seriously, my eyelashes look outrageous with the primer on (and I already have great eyelashes - thank you mama!) so it’s even crazier for me. It takes a little practice to put it on because you really want to coat the lashes and areas between the lashes with the primer. The product goes on white but the colour goes away when you put your mascara on, so don’t be afraid. It’s also only $6 so if you see this product - grab it!!!
These products make what is essentially my daily look, it takes about seven minutes for me to do (I usually skip the eyeliner though). I hope this article was helpful! Feel free to share on pinterest or comment away, I want to connect with more readers!