I have to agree that in some cases high-end makeup is worth the splurge, but sometimes the cost of a beautiful face can put a damper on our bank accounts. Today’s post is all about budget-friendly products that can compete with Sephora brands, but cost less than $5.00. Here are my top five under five products:
Essence Lip Liner $2.49
It happened! I don’t know how, but it happened – I’ve fallen head over heels with these long-wearing lip liners. I picked them up on a whim one day because they were on sale for $1.00! They’re already cheap to begin with, but at that price I couldn’t say no. I was shocked at how good they were! They are so unbelievably creamy and last a really long time on the lips.
NYC Liquid Eyeliner $2.47
Aside from the Kat Von D Tattoo Liner, this is the best liquid eyeliner on the market! It’s super jet black, matte and stays put all day long. Plus it’s under $3.00. What more could we ask for? It has a brush applicator (opposed to felt tip) and can be a little tricky to use at first, but practice makes perfect and at such a great price, you could practice all you want without feeling guilty for using up the product.
It doesn’t cost a fortune to achieve a sun-kissed glow. If you’re seeking a natural looking bronzer, NYC is the way to go. It’s quite pigmented, but the colour is more on the terracotta/orange-y side. I wouldn’t suggest it for contouring, but it’s really nice for warming up the skin. The powder isn’t as finely milled or smooth as other bronzers I’ve tried, but at less than $5.00 I think it’s a great option for beauty birds on a budget.
Although you’re only getting one eye shadow, I think these Revlon ColorStay ShadlowLinks are the best bang for your buck. Unlike many other inexpensive shadows which can be quite chalky, these ones are smooth, have great colour pay off and blend really easily. Plus, you can connect a few different colours together, creating your own compact palette perfect for travelling.
This lipstick is an Allure Best of Beauty Winner and for good reason! It’s a semi-matte formula but feels very comfortable on the lips. This particular colour in Purty Persimmon stains the lips just slightly, making it wear even longer.
I wanted to show you what each product looks like on the face, so aside from foundation, concealer and mascara the below photo shows me wearing each of the five products discussed above.
Five products at a total of $25.00 versus one product for $25.00 dollars. What would you choose? Keep in mind that the less expensive products are just as good (if not better) than high end ones!
I’m in love with each and every one of these products and would highly recommend them to everyone no matter what your beauty budget may be!