When I got married I had baggage alright…bins and bins full of expensive makeup!
Once I had to start budgeting with someone else I started experimenting with cheaper makeup instead of my usual expensive brands..
Five years later and I’ve narrowed down my everyday makeup to just five items that I love, love love!
Neutrogena sunscreen: This sunscreen not only protects my face from the sun but also is a great moisturizer before applying makeup. Both Costco and Target often have this on sale.
Covergirl concealer: For those northern European bags under my eyes. This is as good as anything I’ve tried…which has been a lot! Available at any drugstore.
Guerlain bronzing powder: Now I am super white because of all that sunscreen, I defo need THIS bronzer. This is my one ‘worth the splurge’ makeup product. I apply a little all over my face and a little extra on the apples of my cheeks and nose instead of using blush. I have tried lots of cheaper bronzers and nothing looks as good, and this one lasts at least a year. Do you have any good ones to recommend? Sarah also raves about this product, see HERE.
Wet n Wild eyeshadow in ‘Nutty’: THIS $.99 eyeshadow is amazing! I was a MAC eyeshadow girl for many years and this is just as good… I just use it to line the outer corners of my eyes. Available at Rite Aid/Walgreens.
Maybelline ‘full n soft’ mascara: Non-clumpy mascara that can be layered and comes off really easily at night. I hate sticky mascaras. Available at any grocery/or drugstore.
My routine takes less than five minutes, lasts just as long and looks just as good as the products I used to use.
Have you had any great finds with inexpensive makeup? Please share!