A little over two years ago, my husband Danny and I set out on a journey to pay off over half a million dollars in debt. Our goal is to pay off our debt within five years. And while five years is relatively short in the big scheme of life, five years is a really long time to live extremely frugally, which is why I set out to find abundance on a budget. I’m constantly finding ways to get the most bang out of life for the fewest bucks, and of course, I am sharing them here with you. When it comes to cheap makeup products, I am pretty much the expert. I’ve tried basically every cheap makeup product under the sun. This is a list of my FAVORITE cheap makeup products that I wear daily and have found them to be the most comparable (in some cases, better) than other expensive makeup options.
One of my very favorite cheap makeup products is this all day lip gloss from Revlon. Expensive long lasting lipstick, like Lipsense, has been all the rage for the last few years. I, for one, cannot spend $20-$50 on lip stick, so I have used basically every grocery store version of the all-day kind of lip stick, and this one from Revlon is by far my favorite. It lasts the longest, it applies the most smoothly, and it has tons of super fun colors, infinite raspberry being my favorite for my day-to-day look. I get asked about it just about every time I wear it.
This lip liner pairs really well with the all day lip gloss. I don’t use it every day, but I love how it looks with the lip gloss. Plus, if its tricky for you to make a straight line with your gloss, you might want to grab some. It’s only $5.98 as an add on item!
This mascara is my absolute favorite. You only need one or two coats and it gives you long lushes lashes! Forget about expensive eyelash extensions, really. This mascara is all you need. Literally THE best mascara in existence, and as an add-on in Amazon it’s only $3.77!!
I obviously can’t afford microblading right now, but I LOVE how full and clean microbladed/shaded eyebrows are. There are tons of different kinds of waxes, dyes, etc to help you get a similar look, but this eyebrow wax by E.L.F. is my very favorite. It’s only $3, and mine has lasted me well over 6 months now, using it several times per week.
This age rewind concealer has quickly become one of my favorite cheap makeup products because it is so easy and applies so smooth! There’s a sponge on the top that applies so evenly and dreamily. I also use it to contour on special occasions.
My very favorite foundation brush, even above expensive brands, is made by E.L.F.
This eye shadow brush from E.L.F. is hands down my favorite. It’s $3 and works as good as any other expensive brand.
I’ve tried tons of foundation, including expensive brands, and I ALWAYS come back to L’Oreal True Match! It blends so well and doesn’t leave my face feeling sticky and gross like lots of other kinds of foundation do.
There you have it! All of my favorite cheap makeup products.
For the comments, what are some of your favorite cheap makeup products? Share them below!
Get inside tips and tricks: Find out all the behind the scenes things we’re doing to pay off our $650k of student loan debt by subscribing to our newsletter by clicking here. You’ll also get a copy of our FREE Debt Payoff Starter Kit.