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Looking to update your makeup bag, but don’t want to break your piggy bank? No sweat. Beauty experts, including your fave beauty bloggers, know that you don’t have to fork over lots of $$$ in order to keep your look flawless. In fact, there are a ton of amazing beauty products — from skin care to makeup — that are easily affordable.
From moisturizers to mascaras, here are some of our fave picks.
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The first step in your beauty routine is an awesome moisturizer. Fight acne, and keep further pimples from popping up, while refreshing and hydrating your skin with this oil-free, lightweight formula. Available at drugstores, $9.49.
A primer is a must before you tackle any makeup. This illuminating formula can be used either as standalone primer under makeup, or as a luminizer/strobing product over foundation. Either way, your face will really glow. Available at Sephora, $7.50.
Ace your makeup techniques with this gorgeous palette that includes six rich shades in matte and pearl finishes. The kit includes colors in nudes and smokey eyes, both good for day and night, guaranteeing that it’s the perf addition to your makeup bag. Available at drugstores and NYX, $10.
This powder-gel formula, which comes in 10 pretty shades, is perf for those with oily complexions. Its long-lasting formula will make sure you have a rosy, natural glow all day along. Available at drugstores, $8.
Thanks to its patented color technology, this foundation matches your skin’s tone and undertone and coordinates perfectly, which means it won’t be difficult finding your perfect match for your unique skin tone. Plus it’s oil-free and lightweight and super easy to apply. Available at Ulta, $9.99.
A long-lasting matte lipstick in a deep hue is a must for every makeup bag. A great pout easily amps up every outfit — even jeans and a tee. The best part about this lipstick? It’s cruelty-free. Available at Forever 21, $5.
Skip the pricey salon visits and create your own nail art with this kit. With different shades to choose from, your nails will always look super on point but for cheap. Available at Walgreens, $4.50.
After a long week, there’s nothing better than pampering your face to a sheet mask. This one works for all skin types, and instantly hydrates tired and dry skin thanks to chamomile flower water and witch hazel. Your skin will feel instantly refreshed. Available at Sephora, $7.