My Favorite Bargain Makeup Products

by Courtney on October 21, 2014

It’s time for some more makeup talk!

Last week, I shared some of my favorite Sephora makeup products and, as promised, this week I’m sharing some of my favorite bargain (aka, more affordable) makeup loves.

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Some of these I’ve been using forever, and others have become favorites over the past year or two, but all currently always refreshed in my makeup bag, so let’s get to it.

Revlon ColorStay Makeup in Fresh Beige 250


I actually started using this foundation on the recommendations from so many of YOU after me asking you guys for your favorites about a year and a half ago. I’ll occasionally get bored with it and want to try something new, but I never do because I hate finding new foundation. I’ve tend to use the one for Normal/Dry Skin in the winter and Combination/Oily Skin in the summer, based on what is usually happening with my skin during those seasons. Great coverage, good price.

Maybelline Expert Wear Brow & Eye Liner in Light Brown


Ohhh, junior high. Back when I was in about, oh I don’t know, 7th or 8th grade, I got a little crazy with the tweezers. Ever since then, my eyebrows have just not grown back the same. Sure, I still need to tweeze some, but many of them just never returned. (Don’t worry, it’s not like my eyebrows don’t exist when I’m not wearing the stuff). This just helps fill them in a bit.

Maybelline New York Expert Wear Eyeshadow in Champagne Fizz


This one has been in my rotation for years and is just a little something that I use to brush on my eyebrows. I swear, every single time I get my makeup done by someone else, they always want to darken my eyebrows and it just makes me look downright scary. This gives them just a little bit of lightness which I really like.

Maybelline New York Unstoppable Eyeliner in Espresso


I don’t always wear eyeliner, but when I do (cue the most interesting man in the world there, right?) I really like this one by Maybelline. A major selling point for me is that you don’t need to sharpen it like regular pencils (it’s a twist up) so that saves on time for sure. It glides on really smooth and lasts all day.

CoverGirl Lash Curler


I can’t go without my eye lash curler! I’ve tried a few different ones but I just like the feel of this one when I’m using it. I typically curl my lashes before putting on mascara and after all of my foundation/base makeup is on. I do three pumps; one at the base, one midway up the lash, and one at the tip. Then I go back and curl once more midway to give an extra boost.

Covergirl Lashblast Fusion Mascara in Very Black


I’ve also been a loyal fan of Cover Girl mascara for a long time now. I just really like the way it looks on my lashes, and while I’ve tried other more expensive brands that work just as well, this is one item that I just prefer to buy cheaper.

Sonia Kashuk brushes from Target


I own a few different types of brushes (some are from Sephora) but I am really loving the Sonia Kashuk brand. This is a bit of a newer find for me, but I am in need of a new bronzer and blush brush, so I’m planning on picking those up, too. Good quality, good price.


So there’s that! My favorite bargain makeup finds. Now let’s hear from you guys…what are some of your favorites?!? Any recommendations?


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