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Affordable Makeup and Skincare Finds
I’ve made it no secret that I love my premium beauty products. The amount of expensive makeup and skincare items I own is truly ridiculous. But even with the amount of high end beauty products I have in my collection there are still some affordable drugstore brand finds that I believe are hidden gems. These are my must-have products that I would gladly put up against more expensive ones any day. The best part? You can order each and every one of them off of Amazon! Also, I frequently share deals I find on these beauty items and more in my private Facebook group.
Maybelline Dream Fresh BB Cream
This is probably the BB cream I use most often. It’s perfect for that “your skin but better” look and cuts down any redness I may have.
Buy it here: https://amzn.to/2WDNEVi
L’Oreal Voluminous Mascara and Primer
If I could only use one mascara for the rest of my life this would be it. The formula is perfect and it makes my lashes look full and long. The primer is a MUST have. I use it under all of my mascaras.
Buy the mascara here: https://amzn.to/3t6ma6X
Buy the primer here: https://amzn.to/3kId6RT
Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Concealer
I use both the concealer in my skin tone and the brightener. The brightener is great for tackling dark under eye circles. The little sponge applicator is also super handy.
Buy it here: https://amzn.to/2V3RMgP
This is the blush I use most frequently and it’s sooooo good! My favorite color is luminoso which is a pretty peachy pink and a great alternative to Nars Orgasm.
Buy it here: https://amzn.to/3jBjxXM
NYX Honey Dew Me Up Primer
As far as primers go this one is a real winner. It’s not super sticky or tacky and applies much like a serum. It helps my BB cream and foundation go on smoother and last longer.
Buy it here: https://amzn.to/38sRtiM
Beakey Makeup Sponges
I absolutely adore these makeup sponges and they are one of my favorite Amazon beauty finds ever! They work just as well as the much more expensive brand name ones at a fraction of the price.
Buy it here: https://amzn.to/3gU5hr9
Maybelline Fit Me Matte and Poreless Foundation
I don’t often wear full coverage foundation but lately if I do I’ve been finding myself reaching for this one. The coverage is good and it’s available in a large range of inclusive shades which is important to me. I find it blends to match my skin beautifully.
Buy it here: https://amzn.to/3kG9bFm
Carenel Lip Mask
These K-beauty lip masks are fantastic and SO hydrating! I actually like them better than the more expensive Leineige ones and they are so much cheaper AND it comes in a 3-pack. I don’t just use them for sleep; I even wear it during the day. It has a nice berry scent and adds a pretty, light bit of color.
Buy it here: https://amzn.to/3jysbGk
NYX Matte Finishing Spray
This setting spray from NYX is very good and helps my makeup to last longer- even in the Florida heat! It’s a good budget friendly alternative to MAC Fix.
Buy it here: https://amzn.to/3yuiVas
Maybelline Lifter Gloss
I have fallen in love with this lip gloss! It’s super hydrating and includes hyaluronic acid. It’s not sticky and even though it’s a plumping gloss it doesn’t burn or tingle. My favorite color is called “moon.”
Buy it here: https://amzn.to/3kDGzMO
NYX Matte Bronzer
This is my favorite budget friendly bronzer and a good alternative to Benefit Hoola Bronzer. I use this for contouring and like the shade “medium.”
Buy it here: https://amzn.to/2V60ueF
Milani Color Statement Lipstick
Lipstick is one of those things I go through so quickly so finding a good everyday budget one is a must. This Milani lipstick in the color Dulce Carmelo is my signature nude-pink lipstick. I like how creamy the formula is and the gold flecks give it a beautiful shimmer.
Buy it here: https://amzn.to/2Yiy2Yb
NYX Epic Ink Liquid Eyeliner
This is my favorite liquid eyeliner. Not only does it apply well but it lasts much longer than my more expensive Stila one! I use this on my upper lash line and when I want to do winged liner.
Buy it here: https://amzn.to/3t6MZbi
Baebody Retinol Serum
I’ve used this retinol serum nightly for several years now. Not only do I think it helps with fine lines but it also keeps my face clear when I start to break out. It’s made in the USA and a fantastic product.
Buy it here: https://amzn.to/3yEqM5k
NYX Fill & Fluff Brow Pomade Pencil
I like this eyebrow pencil because it’s not too heavy and the little brush on the end makes it blend so naturally. As far as affordable eyebrow pencils go this is my top pick.
Buy it here: https://amzn.to/3td38vO
Flower Beauty Shimmer & Strobe Highlighting Palette
I’m pretty devoted to my Anastasia Beverly Hills Glow Palette so I was not expecting to love this one from Drew Barrymore’s Flower Beauty as much as I do! The pay off is great and there’s an almost holographic effect. It’s simply stunning.
Get it here: https://amzn.to/2Y7mO8I
I Dew Care Cake My Day Mask
If I had to pick one K-Beauty mask you must own it’s this one! It smells just like birthday cake and is so hydrating. The little sprinkles in it are so cute. I have both the large size and the smaller mini scoops set.
Buy it here: https://amzn.to/3jyX65c
Flower Beauty Shimmer & Shade Eyeshadow Palette
Eyeshadow is an area I tend to splurge so finding a budget friendly option always alluded me. I’m a devoted Tarte Eyeshadow Palette fan. But, I recently ordered this golden one from Flower Beauty and I have to say it’s the best budget-friendly palette I’ve tried! The color payoff is good, there’s not a lot of fallout, and they blend beautifully. There are 10 shades and it comes in a couple different color options.
Buy it here: https://amzn.to/2Y7oy1K
Each of these products I use regularly and love. They are department store quality on a drugstore budget and definite must haves. What are your favorite budget friendly beauty products? Let me know in the comments!