Any lady who wears makeup knows that there are so many choices when choosing what is going to work best for your skin, desired look and budget. There is an overwhelming amount of makeup brands and products to choose from. I love dabbling with makeup and I have definitely invested in some pallets and brands that have hit my piggy bank hard. However, I have always been someone who has never been defined by labels or brands. I am always on the hunt for a bargain and like using things that are affordable, without sacrificing on quality. I have been reading up on reviews and trying out new products that have a loyal following and are super budget friendly. I also feel less guilty about spending money on something I’ve never tried before if it is more affordable. I don’t always like to take a risk on high dollar makeup or skincare products, to later find out they caused a bad reaction with my skin or just wasn’t I was looking for. I have put together my favorite finds so far this year. Let me know if you have a chance to try out any and what you think of them! I hope you love them as much as I do.
I have been really impressed with this brow pencil that I found at Target for under $10! It comes in eight different shades and is double ended with a pencil and spoolie that allows you to comb out your brows and achieve a more natural look.
I think I have tried just about every mascara that has ever been made. I think taking time to make your eyelashes pop can make your entire face look put together. I have been loving this voluminous mascara from L’Oreal. It’s under $9 and even comes in a brown shade for when you are going for a more natural and subtle makeup look.
Some days I want to add a pop of color to my lips, without making them look overdone. I just discovered this tinted chapstick and I think it is amazing! It gives a soft neutral pink tint to your lips, while moisturizing them! You are getting two lip tasks completed for the price of one!
This eyeshadow pallet from Morphe is one of my favorite finds. You get 35 eyeshadow colors for only $25!! You can not beat that price! I love all of the neutral colors that are included. Plus you get a variety of mattes and shimmers to choose from. This is a no brainier go to pallet to keep on hand!
Essence Long-Lasting Eye Pencil
This might be the most affordable eye liner I have ever found, coming in at under $2.50! I was a bit skeptical because the price was so low, but the reviews are incredible. This pencil gets over 500 5 star reviews at Ulta and is offered in three different shades.
As I mentioned before, I love a full and voluminous lash look. These false lashes from Target are super affordable, get great reviews and are perfect for a natural look.
Foundation can be one product that is tricky to find and hard to fall in love with. I find once I like something, I usually stick with it for years. I have been hearing a lot about this Revlon photo ready foundation that can be found at Ulta for under $11. There are days when I want to look put together to run out quickly, but don’t want to waste some of my more expensive makeup for a quick trip. I feel like this would be a great foundation to try, especially with all of the amazing reviews I have read about it.
Neutrogena Shine Control Primer
I have always been a fan of Neutrogena products. I was excited to find this primer on Amazon. It helps create a smooth surface to apply makeup to and helps reduce the amount of oil and shine your face shows throughout the day.
Target for the win again! I love adding a little bit of bronzing powder to my face, especially in the winter months. This powder from Milani comes in three shades, is under $9 and gets almost perfect reviews across the board! It is also loved by well known influencers and is long lasting throughout the day.
Ulta has a lot of makeup and tools that they have produced themselves. This full coverage liquid concealer has been one of my favorite Ulta brand finds. It is full coverage, suitable for all skin types and has aloe vera in it that can help reduce redness and inflammation.