7 Affordable makeup buys you need to know about!

We’re always looking for deals, especially when it comes to makeup because we don’t necessarily have to spend a fortune to look good. The drugstore is an amazing place to look for deals, but we admit it, it can be pretty tricky to find products that actually work well. Here are some great products from the drugstore that work and won’t break the bank!

Foundation always tends to be a little on the pricey side, but thanks to Wet N Wild we don’t have to spend over $10 for an effective one. This foundation has received a lot of love since it’s launched and you probably know which one we’re talking about. If you thought Photo Focus foundation, you were right. This medium to full coverage foundation is not only great for photographs, its also great for everyday wear. It blends really well into the skin and has a beautiful natural finish meaning it’s not super dewy or super matte, but a nice balance between both.

Wet N Wild Photo Focus Foundation ($5.99)

The next foundation is also by Wet N Wild, it’s called “Mega Cushion” foundation. The  finish on this foundation is more dewy than the previous one therefore making it a stunning foundation for dry skin. It leaves a very healthy skin like finish and its very lightweight. It also contains SPF 15 so you’re protected against the sun.

Wet N Wild MegaCushion Foundation ($8.99)


Next on the list is a concealer by Models Own, ‘Cover It Long-Wear Full Coverage Concealer’. This concealer delivers extremely full coverage without the thick consistency or cakey feeling. The finish is so natural that this concealer can be worn without any foundation so you don’t have to commit to a full face.

Models Own Cover It long-wear Concealer ($7.99)


There are a plethora of mascaras at the drugstore and most don’t cut it, but we found a great one for just $7! Its the NYX Worth The Hype mascara and let me just say, its definitely worth the hype. It gives you beautiful volume and length while also fluffing up your lashes!


NYX Worth The Hype ($7.99)

Let’s move on to lip products, starting with City Color ‘Be Matte’ lipstick. These lipsticks are amazing because they’re super matte but they contain a lot of vitamin E so your lips stay nourished. They have a beautiful shade rage and they’re super pigmented and for $5, we couldn’t ask for more.

City Color Be Matte Lipstick ($5.99)

Lip liners are essential when wearing lipstick and these Flower Cosmetics Petal Pout lip liners are sure to keep your lipstick in place! They’re the perfect base for your lipstick because they don’t bleed at all and they’re super pigmented.

Flower Cosmetics Petal Pout ($7.99)


Last but not least, highlighter. The highlighter trend is in full effect and I don’t see it ending any time soon, so get ready to glow on a budget with J.Cat Beauty’s Aura Glow liquid highlighter! These highlighters come in bottles with a dropper to apply the product. You can mix these with foundation for added glow or just on the high points of the face. They have 6 stunning shades that look gorgeous on every skin tone.

J.Cat Beauty Aura Glow Liquid Highlighter ($8.99)

Affordable drugstore products that work are hard to find, it’s just a matter of trial and error but there are definitely some hidden gems. Now looking good doesn’t have to cost you an arm and a leg, looking good on a budget is possible! Which one of these products are you going to pick up next time you’re at the drugstore or at Ulta? Is there a product under $10 that you love and don’t see on this list? Let us know in the comments!

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