We know of the all too familiar struggle.
The moment you wander aimlessly through the beautiful glass doors of Sephora. As you drift by, your eyes catch the beautiful glistening palettes, the vibrant lip stains, and the somewhat costly price tag. However, we have learned over time that our favorite makeup items don’t have be accompanied by an outrageous price tag.
The items below are our personal picks for makeup “must-haves” that won’t break the bank.*
- L’Oréal Hydrafresh Toner $7.99
I didn’t know I needed toner until I tried this one! I use it once in the morning (before makeup application) and once before bed. It keeps my skin hydrated and my complexion brighter!
- E.L.F. Illuminating Palette $6.00
I had been searching for an affordable highlighter before finally giving this a try. It has four different color options. I love it, and for the price, you can’t beat it!
- Maybelline Instant Anti-Age: The Eye Eraser $7.99
The purpose of this product is to reduce the appearance of dark circles under your eyes and it works great! I tend to use it on blemishes as well. It has definitely become a staple in my beauty routine.
- Essie Nail Polish: Fiji $8.99
This color quickly became one of my favorites! It’s vibrant and great for spring. Essie is one of my favorite nail polish brands, in general, because their polish lasts longer than other polishes I’ve tried. Not to mention, they have so many colors to choose from!
- Neutrogena Shine Control Powder $9.99
I have struggled with having oily skin my whole life. For a long time, I used other powder compacts to treat the problem. When I finally stumbled upon this shine control powder, I was instantly impressed. I love how the translucent powder doesn’t effect my contour and keeps my face oil-free.
2. NYX Micro Brow Pencil $9.99
This brow pencil has greatly simplified my makeup routine. The pencil creates fine lines that keep me from “over-doing” my eyebrows and the attached spoolie corrects any mistakes.
3. E.L.F. Poreless Face Primer $6.00
With the poreless face primer, I quickly learned that a little goes a long way. However, once I adjusted to using this product, I was amazed with how it smoothed the inconsistencies in my skin. By applying the primer before my makeup every day, my skin has been able to keep its fresh appearance all day long.
4. E.L.F Expert Liquid Liner $2.00
Before the E.L.F. liquid liner, I would spend $15-$20 on name brand eyeliner pens (that would quickly dry out after purchase). Discovering this liner has allowed me to save some extra cash while using a quality product!
What are some of your favorite, affordable beauty products? Let us know by commenting below!