Best Makeup Products Under $15
Updated: Jun 15
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One of my passions is makeup. I am a bit of a makeup hoarder because I just like to try new makeup all the time. I am also living on a budget so I am always looking for great makeup products that are affordable.
I would say that about 60% of my makeup is drugstore, high street, affordable and 40% is from more expensive brands you find at Sephora. But honestly, the drugstore makeup is just getting better and better each season! I've found brands like Colourpop are amazing, their products work just as well as high-end makeup.
I only splurge if I deem it's definitely worth it!
Ok, so let's get to the makeup. I'll be adding a couple of products from the main makeup categories. I'll do a follow-up post with skincare later!
Matte Foundation: I've been using the Maybelline Fit Me for the last 3 years and I love the coverage it gives without making my skin look cakey.
If you want a formula that's not as matte, try the Milani foundation.
Milani is a great brand for affordable makeup products. Their 2-in-1 concealer and foundation works nicely, offering medium coverage and a smooth finish.
Recently, I've been loving the NYX BORN TO GLOW FOUNDATION. It is hands down one of the best drugstore foundations.
This foundation offers medium coverage and has a glow formula. It won't leave you shiny but it gives that healthy glow for summer.
Here's the 0nly concealer palette you need!
I suggest getting a concealer and corrector palette so you can correct any dark circles and blemishes. This NYX palette has everything you need.
I use blush and bronzer every time I put on a full face of makeup, try these 2 favorites.
BLUSH & BRONZER
This is a matte blush
It applies like a dream
Comes in pink and bronze shades
Very pretty packaging
The Milani Baked Blush is a blusher and bronzer that works for all skin tones. I've been using this product for the past 2 years and I love it!
Try their bronzer which is just as amazing. Sometimes I use the blush as both bronzer and blush depending on the shade.
Even on no makeup days, mascara is always part of my routine!
Essence Lash Princess Mascara has been my go-to drugstore mascara for over 12 months! I've tried the pink and green version and I can tell you that my lashes look just as good with this product as they do with the 30 dollar mascaras!
This mascara is a dupe for the famous Better Than Sex Mascara from Too Faced. It does the same thing but at half the price!
I use a felt tip eyeliner to draw on a cat-eye!
Finding a great liquid eyeliner that actually goes on well and keeps its dark black color all day was a struggle, but the one that works for me is this one from NYX.