The beauty industry has changed so very much in recent times in very positive ways. In my formative makeup loving days, I would never have imagined I’d love cheap makeup so much. Back then, by and large, drugstore makeup just wasn’t very good! We’ve come a long way thanks to advanced technology and I can count many bargain beauty products as some of my must haves. Here’s a list of my 11 best beauty buys $5 and under.
ColourPop Super Shock Shadows are the beauty product that inspired this post. I’m in the middle of a love affair with these fun, pigmented eyeshadows and love the color options that are available. Nillionaire is one of their latest and greatest and a glittery bronze Summer must have.
Stilazzi Eyeshadow ($3 – $3.50)
I am so glad I found out about these bargain shadows a couple of months ago. They are fantastic! There are both matte and shimmery options available, and both offer incredible pigmentation at equally incredible low prices.
One of my favorite qualities about ColourPop Lippie Stix is their high color payoff along with top notch quality. Plus, there are lots of color options available. I Heart This is the first Lippie Stix I ever tried and it remains a favorite.
Milani Color Statement Lip Liner ($3.19)
Milani All Natural Lip Liner is the neutral pinky brown EVERYONE needs to have. These liners are smooth, pigmented, and are a great base for a variety of lip colors.
Rimmel Scandaleyes Kohls ($4.49)
These gel liners are so smooth, so pigmented, so smudge-free that I can hardly believe they are under $5. Sparkling Black is the best glittery black liner I’ve ever used!
A must have for all makeup users, this simple bottle of setting spray offers long-wearing makeup coverage and generally keeps things looking fresh.
The top coat to end all top coats, Grand Central Station keeps my nails looking fresh for days. I also love the fact that it truly dries quickly!
Next to ColourPop Lippe Stix, these bargain lipsticks are some of the best lip color deals. There are a lot of colors to pick from, and at their low (and often further discounted) price, you’ll want to own them all.
The pigmentation on these shadows is just as good as higher end eyeshadow options. I also like the singles and 8-pan ColorIcon eyeshadows, but you’re not always guaranteed the same quality with the limited edition eyeshadow palettes.
Jordana Modern Matte Lipstick ($2.99)
Matte lipsticks are no longer the dry and flaky options we remember from the past. Jordana did a fabulous job with the formula of these cheap, smooth, andpigmented treats.
LA Girl Pro Conceal ($2.99)
From makeup pros to the everyday makeup lover, these concealers are essential. I never imagined I’d find a concealer with a pink undertone I’d like so much, but LA Girl’s concealer does everything I want to knock out under eye darkness and more!
What are your favorite bargain beauty buys $5 and under?