If you love makeup, you may know that looking for the perfect product can be difficult. When you visit any pharmacy or drugstore, you’re hit with an endless wall of cosmetics in the makeup section, and it’s
easy to get overwhelmed by your choices. If you’re on a budget, like most of us, and aren’t sure what products fit you best, keep reading! These are very affordable makeup products for the perfect “no
makeup” makeup look.
Everyone has a different skin type, it can be difficult and stressful when you can’t find your exact foundation shade. One of the best drugstore foundations people have been raving about is the Maybelline New York Fit Me Foundation. This foundation comes in two varieties for your best fit: matte poreless and dewy finish. It also doesn’t clog your pores and it’s oil free. You can get this foundation at any pharmacy or drugstore for only $8! If you are not sure what your exact shade is, you can always visit Maybelline’s website on their foundation match finder and they’ll recommend you your shade. “The Fit Me Foundation is very affordable and works really well. It also has a great shade range and can match anyone’s skin tone.” Jackie Molina (‘19) said.
Another affordable foundation dupe is the Wet n Wild Photo Focus Foundation. It comes in a pretty
simple bottle but it doesn’t need a ton of hype because the foundation speaks for itself. It gives you a nice,
medium coverage with a matte finish and hides any imperfections you may be self-conscious about. It
controls oil and shine without making your face look flaky throughout the day. This foundation is
available in twenty different shades for just $6!
We all love a bright under eye look. Concealers are the perfect product for brightening your face and
making you look more alive and awake! The Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Concealer is one of the
most popular concealers that has been around for while. This concealer “instantly erases the look of dark
circles and fine lines”. The Instant Age Rewind creates a soft skin-like finish and stays in place while
keeping the skin glowing. It comes in twelve different shades for $10!
For just $6 you can also get the NYX HD Photogenic Concealer Wand. It is available in twenty-three
different correcting shades. This concealer goes on smoothly by covering imperfections and under eye
circles without it looking cakey, creasing or leaving lines. It will leave you with a natural looking bright
Finding a mascara that is right for your lashes to both lengthen and volumize them may be difficult. Not
all mascaras are the same and they don’t always have the same finish. There are many varieties to choose
from starting with waterproof or not, different colors, and nylon or rubber. The L’Oréal Voluminous
Building Mascara covers each lash with pigment to add depth by making your eyelashes look long and
defined. It dries slowly so you can keep adding layers without it creating clumps. You get the choice to
either buy waterproof or washable mascara for $6.
A good eyebrow never hurt nobody! If you’re looking for one on a budget, an eyebrow pencil from E.L.F
for $2 might just be the perfect product for you! This pencil is dual-sided with a twist up pencil on one
end and a fluffy spoolie on the other. Coming in six different shades and a creamy formula, this product is
definitely a steal.
If you are not a fan of eyebrow pencils and prefer to use gel, the E.L.F Eyebrow Kit for $3 is for you!
This kit gives you a small amount of product on each application, but just enough to last you a while with
one side gel and the other side powder. It also comes in four different shade ranges. “I love it because it
lasts a long time and it already comes with the a small angled brush! Great for beginners, too.” Karla
Montoya said, giving us her insights on the product.
The Profusion Cosmetics Eye Kit is a travel size eyeshadow palette with seven different multi-finish
shades. This palette comes with its own eyeshadow primer and and eyeliner pen for only $7! Talk about a
good deal, am I right? The colors are matte and some have a shimmery finish. It is available in two
colorways: New Nudes and Orchids. The shades are high quality, very pigmented, and not too dark
depending on which palette you buy. “It’s one of my favorite cosmetic products from Profusion. It leaves
me with a natural look and a smooth surface on my skin.” Fatima Campos (‘19) said.
Who doesn’t want a blinding highlight to show off, right? The MegaGlo Highlighter Powder from Wet n
Wild for $5 is one of the best affordable highlighters with nine variety of shades to choose from! It is
highly-pigmented, very buildable and works all over your face. Helpful tip, these highlighters could also
be used for eyeshadows as well. Your makeup with always look “Glo-rious!”