Who doesn’t love an easy all-in-one-guide for a full face of makeup?! What makes this one extra special is that this guide features products for a full face that are all $6 and under! If this isn’t your first time reading one of my posts, then you know that I looooove affordable makeup 🙂 Check out my ultimate drugstore makeup kit guide for more product recommendations! I’ve taken it one step further this time and narrowed down to the most affordable of affordable products. Are you ready for this? I’m really not sure if you are but let’s jump in!
I’ve been wanting to do a post like this for a while. It’s one thing to achieve a full face of flawless makeup from the drugstore. And these days drugstore makeup products can be a bit pricey! Some of the mega brands are walking dangerously close to the line with foundations, palettes, etc being in the $12-$18 range. I wanted to see if I could create a guide for a full face using ultra affordable products all under $6. I’m so happy to say that it is doable. In fact, these products are seriously some of the best out there period.
It’s amazing to me that a brand can get away with charging $40, $50 or even $60 for something like a foundation when I can just as easily get a darn near identical result with the Wet n Wild foundation that’s $5! I’m not against high-end makeup at all and have my fair share of favorites that I justify spending the money on. I also think that sometimes affordable/drugstore brands just can’t hit the standards of certain high-end products, formulas, quality, etc.
Case-in-point: I absolutely love Benefit’s POREfessional face primer and am willing to spend the money on it because I can’t find anything else cheaper that does the same thing or has the same quality that this product has. But will I stop searching…NO! haha. My love of affordable makeup is engrained deep inside my soul.
Anyways, I digress…my point is that there are some AMAZINGLY CHEAP products out there that are worth your time and attention! If you love makeup and want quality products, any of these products are worth investing in at least once and you just may find out that you like them better! Either way, for $6 or less, it’s worth a shot and won’t break the bank.
I’m not going to give details on every single product because we’d be here for hours. To sum them all up, these are all amazing, highly raved about, some of my all-time favorites and total steals for the money! I would like to give a personal shoutout to my top 3: the Wet n Wild foundation, NYX brow gel, and L.A. Girl blushes with an honorable mention going out to the Wet n Wild eyeshadow palettes. Ugh..actually there are so many more good ones, you just have to try them out to see for yourself!
Primer :: e.l.f Mineral Face Primer $2.99
Foundation :: Wet n Wild Photo Focus Foundation $5.69
Concealer :: Colourpop No Filter Concealer $6.00
Face Powder :: Wet n Wild Photo Focus Pressed Powder $4.99
Bronzer/Contour :: e.l.f Bronzer Palette $6.00
Blush :: L.A. Girl Just Blushing Powder $5.99
Highlighter :: Essence Pure Nude Highlighter $4.49
Setting Spray :: e.l.f Illuminating Mist & Set $3.00
Brows :: e.l.f Instant Lift Brow Pencil $2.00 | Essence Make Me Brow Gel Mascara $2.99
Brow Gel :: NYX Control Freak Brow Gel $5.99
Eye Primer :: Milani Eyeshadow Primer $5.99
Eyeshadow :: Wet n Wild Color Icon Palettes $4.99
Eye Liner :: NYX Retractable Eyeliner $4.99 | Ulta Gel Eyeliner $2.47 | Catrice Liquid Eyeliner $5.49
Mascara :: Essence Volume Stylist 18hr Lash Extension Mascara $4.99
Lashes :: Ardell Studio Effects Wispies $5.49
Lip Liner :: L.A. Girl Lip Liner Pencil $1.99
Lipstick :: NYX Round Case Lipsticks $1.99 | NYX Butter Lipsticks $3.29 | NYX Matte Lipsticks $5.99
Liquid Lipstick :: Wet n Wild Megalast Liquid Catsuit Lipstick $4.99
Lip gloss :: NYX Butter Gloss $4.99
What are your favorite ultra-affordable products?! I would love to know if I left out something that you love so that I can try it out myself! Leave me a comment letting me know your faves 🙂
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