What makeup products would you buy if you only had $50? :)
Not quite as great as my favourite Bobbi Brown Luminous Moisturising Foundation but it is a lovely foundation and I can totally deal with using it. Great price tag, great shade range, great overall foundation.
Besides Bobbi Brown this is my go-to concealer. It covers up everything well, not full coverage but super build-able.
Essence Sun Club Large Matte Bronzing powder $5
Benefit Hoola and NARS Laguna are my favourite bronzers and trying to find a good bronzer on a budget can be a touch difficult. There are rave reviews on the NYC Sunny Bronzer but I’m yet to try it so my other favourite option is Essence Sun Club Large Matte Bronzing Powder, it is matte and you get lots of product.
ELF HD Blush $3
These are only $3 and a true gem. Super pigmented (so make sure you use sparingly) beautiful formula and great staying power, plus they are super similar to the exy Makeup Forever HD Blushes.
ELF Radiance Enhancer $3
I am partial to my Benefit High Beam but boy does this stuff come pretty close. It is a beautiful highlighter and it comes in many shades so you are sure to find one that compliments your skin-tone.
ELF Eyelid Primer $1
For $1 you can’t go wrong and it works just as great as Urban Decay Primer Potion.
Wet N Wild Color Icon Comfort Zone Palette $5
My favourite eyeshadows, especially on a drugstore level. Super pigmented, super soft and the staying power is quite good. The comfort zone palette in particular contains shades that anyone can pull off and you can create hundreds of different looks with it.
This stuff, oh my, I just can’t even… This gel eyeliner is FANTASTIC. Move over MAC, Stila, Bobbi Brown and say hello the revolution. Never dries out, cheap, super pigmented and the staying power is insane.
Covergirl Clump Crusher $7
Drugstore mascaras simply don’t agree with my sensitive eyes, except for this one! No clumps, great length and great volume = love.
Essence Eyebrow Stylist $4
So far, this is my favourite eye brow product I have tried. I even like it more than Makeup Forever Aqua Brow. It is EXTREMELY similar to the Urban Decay Brow Box but the packaging is a pain.
Wet N Wild mega last lipstick $2
I love these lipsticks. I can’t fault anything about them (except maybe the packaging) they are pigmented, creamy and have great staying power.
That brings the total to $45! That is basically a full face in under $50 (besides a powder and primer because they aren’t absolutely essential and not everyone uses them.) $50 might sound like a lot to some of you but most of these products you can usually find on a discount.
This has been done with American pricing, because well trying to buy makeup with only $50 in Australia is basically impossible. Even our drugstore brands which are equivalent to NYX, etc are around the $15 mark, if not more.
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I hope I helped you and if you need anything else feel free to ask.
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