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The best drugstore makeup for when you’re on a budget

Makeup can be expensive. What’s sometimes overlooked are the makeup products that stores like CVS and Target sell. They’re still of great quality while also fitting within most budgets. Here are the best affordable makeup products that will leave you feeling beautiful and with a little more money in your pocket:

Foundation: Maybelline’s Fit Me! Matte & Poreless Foundation 

For under $10, you can have your skin be both matte and pore-less. The consistency of this foundation is great as it isn’t totally full coverage, but it’s not so sheer that you won’t get any at all. The shade range of this foundation is also pretty inclusive; the product has 40 shades. If you’re looking for a solid foundation, this one’s your best bet.

Concealer: L.A. Girl HD Pro Concealer

This concealer has definitely been raved about by some YouTube beauty gurus throughout its time on the shelves. It has a super creamy consistency and comes with a brush built into the bottle, so application is a little easier. This concealer also comes in 30 shades, which is great for a concealer. Bonus? It’s cruelty free. This concealer runs for about $5. 

Eyebrows: Micro Brow Pencil Vegan Eyebrow Pencil by NYX

Though a little on the pricier side for it being a drugstore makeup product, the NYX Micro Brow Pencil definitely shows it’s worth. The precise pencil side allows you to draw super thin lines to best mimic eyebrow hairs. The consistency is creamy enough to work with, but not to the point that it will slip and slide all over your face and leave you with an unforgiving mess. The Micro Brow Pencil Vegan Eyebrow Pencil comes in 12 inclusive shades and runs at about $11. 

Eyeliner: Epic Ink Vegan Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner

Running at $10, NYX’s Epic Ink Vegan Waterproof Liquid Eyeliners is surely one of the best eyeliners on the market right now. It’s super smooth, black and user friendly if you’re not too talented when it comes to eyeliner. This eyeliner makes it easy to achieve that signature winged eyeliner look and will also last you a long time. 

Lipstick: SuperStay Matte Ink Liquid Lipstick

Maybelline wasn’t kidding when they included the word "ink" in the name. This lipstick is seriously a two-day commitment. Coming in 30 shades, you’re bound to find your desired color. This lipstick won’t come off for anything and is perfect for a night out when you know you’ll be eating, drinking, dancing or sweating. This lipstick will not let you down.

Mascara: COVERGIRL Super Sizer Fibers Mascara

If you want your lashes long, dark and voluminous, Covergirl’s Super Sizer Mascara has got you covered. Running under $7, this mascara really should be everyone’s go to product. Also, the bright blue packaging is a great plus.

There are so many more great makeup products for under $10, so don’t let this list limit you. Happy makeup shopping!


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