I know I know I know. Buying makeup can get costly real quick. It will have you standing there trying to figure out why it has to cost $60.00. I can admit I have purchased some makeup items here and there that I know others would question if I was thinking.
I’ve learned in my time of purchasing makeup there has to be a balance on the items you purchase. After purchasing and wearing for a bit I started to learn where I could cut corners a.k.a spend less on certain products and still get the same results. Today I want to give you the rundown and hopefully be able to save you a dollar or twenty.
My goal is to give you all the products that are less than $20 each, but of course, the price may vary just a bit depending on your location. I’ll also leave the shades that I use.
~ Rimmel London Stay Matte Face Primer – $5.99
This is perfect for those who have an oily t-zone. You can use this only in your t-zone to cut back on using so much of the product.
~Urban Decay Eye Shadow Primer – $13 (mini)
Now before you start saying I’m cheating keep reading. You do not need much and there is plenty of product in this tube. I have tried other primers but I always come back to this one and you should too.
~Wet N Wild Photo Focus Concealer (Dark Cocoa) – $4.49
~Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Concealer (Tan) – $9.99
~Maybelline Fit Me Concealer (Cocoa) – $6.49
~Ulta Full Coverage (Deep Warm/ Deep Cool) – $9.00
~CoverGirl TruBlend Matte Foundation (D50) – $11.49
~e.l.f.Flawless Finish Foundation (Nutmeg) – $6.00
~L’Oreal Paris Infallible Longwear Shaping Foundation Stick (Cocoa)- $8.89
~Maybelline Fit Me Foundation Stick (355 Coconut) – $6.59
~Maybelline Super Stay Full Coverage Powder Foundation (Coconut) – $7.99
~Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless Pressed Face Powder (355 Coconut) – $5.99
~Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder (Transparent) – $5.29
~ColourPop No Filter Loose Setting Powder (banana) – $9.00
~Maybelline FIT ME! Set + Smooth Powder (355 Coconut) – $5.99
~Soap & Glory: One Heck of a Blot – $16.00
~COVERGIRL Easy Breezy Brow Micro-Fine+Define Brow Pencil (soft brown) – $4.79
~Essence Long Lasting Eye Pencil (Hot Chocolate & Black Fever)- $2.49
~COVERGIRL Exhibitionist – $7.99
~COVERGIRL LashBlast Volume – $7.19
~e.l.f. Primer Infused (Always Spicy) – $6.00
~Wet n Wild Color Icon (Comfort Zone) – $5.29
~Wet N Wild Color Icon (Rose In The Air) – $5.49
This was somewhat of a challenge because I came across a few things that with just $2 more I could list it buttttt I stuck to the $20 goal and got it done.
I do hope this helped you all see that there are affordable quality makeup items. Everything you purchase does not have to be high end. As I said, in the beginning, there will be things for myself that I won’t budge on and others that I know I can.