My Top Affordable Makeup Picks
Hello loves! My last beauty post was all about my favorite high end beauty products at Sephora, so in today’s post I thought I would show y’all the opposite end of the spectrum and break down my favorite budget friendly makeup products that are available at Ulta. I’m not calling this a “drugstore makeup favorites” because technically two of the products are only available at Ulta, but everything here is budget friendly (the most expensive product is $23). If you’re in the market for some new affordable makeup, I hope you find this post helpful!
This highlighter is one of the only ones at the drugstore that I think is comparable to highlighters from high end brands. The shade Precious Petals is my favorite; it’s a champagne color with a hint of peach. This product is buildable, so it’s perfect for creating both a light glow, and a blinding highlight.
This eyeliner is super easy to apply and doesn’t smudge throughout the day. I use the blackest black shade and I love how opaque it is. If you’re just starting to dabble in liquid eyeliner, I recommend this one because the pen applicator is easy to get the hang of.
This lipstick formula is so good I can’t believe it’s only $7. I have the shades lay over and LA lady and absolutely love them both. The actual lipstick also have stars embossed on the side which is an adorable touch. If you’re in the market for an affordable matte lipstick you definitely need to check this formula out.
This is my go-to for days where my skin needs coverage, but I don’t want to wear full on foundation. I also love that this BB cream dries down matte. The formula is oil free which is perfect for preventing clogged pores.
If I could only have one eyeshadow palette in my collection, this would be the one. For $23 you get 35 warm shades in both matte and shimmer finishes, which is an incredible deal considering the quality of the eyeshadows. They are rich in pigment and blend out beautifully with minimal fall out.
I’ve talked about this product multiple times on my blog and Instagram … it’s just THAT good! This pencil (I use the shade light brunette) gives me the exact same look that I’ve achieved in the past using the Benefit precisely my brow pencil (which retails for upwards of $20). I love how much control you can have when using a fine tip eyebrow pencil.
This is the only drugstore lipstick that I’ve completely finished and purchased a second one of. It’s the perfect '“your lips but better” shade, and the formula gives off a matte finish without drying the lips.
I went through a period last year when I stopped using this mascara and I have no idea what I was thinking. This is the best mascara currently available at the drugstore. It gives the lashes both length and volume and doesn’t smudge throughout the day. I’m currently using the waterproof version but the regular one is amazing as well.
What’s your favorite makeup Item from the drugstore? Let me know in the comments below.
Slap on some lipstick and smile