My Favorite Makeup Products Under $5 (PART 1)

ELF Contouring Blush & Bronzing Powder- "Fiji Matte"


For only $4, this is a great deal for a product that is very comparable to a high-end duo. Both of the blush and bronzing powder are long lasting with buildable pigmentation and complimentary on my fair skin tone. The bronzing powder also makes the perfect eyeshadow shade for my crease. It is also perfect for travel with the built in mirror and compact packaging! 

 Buy it here for only $4!


Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder- "001 Transparent"

I have used this pressed powder for over four years and is definitely my most repurchased product from my makeup collection. I have very dry skin all year round and it does a great job of setting my foundation/concealer without accentuating my pores or dry spots. It also does a great job of shine control without looking cakey, as I have seen on friends and family with oily skin.

Colourpop Super Shock Shadow- "Weenie" 


Don't let the $5 price fool you, the Colourpop Super Shock Shadow is very high quality and is by far my favorite eyeshadow formula I have ever tried. My favorite shade is "Weenie" which the Colourpop website describes as an "ultra metallic true rose gold", developed by popular YouTuber Kathleen Lights. "Weenie" is my go-to shadow for any occasion and I can always count on it lasting all day without fading or creasing. I have worn it on special occasions, concerts and even all day in 100° weather, the results were all the same! My preferred application method is using my finger, but a flat synthetic brush would work as well (both are recommended on the Colourpop website). 


ELF Brushes


ELF Cosmetics has a wide variety of high quality brushes at such an affordable price. The brushes pictured above range from only $1-$2! I have been using these brushes for years now, and they still are in good condition and continue to distribute and blend the product very well. The metal barrel does tend to come off of the white wooden handle, but it is easily fixable with just a dot of glue. The brushes shown in the picture above are (top to bottom): eyeshadow brush ($1), blending eye brush ($1), defining eye brush ($1), foundation brush ($2) and total face brush ($2). 



Wet & Wild Liquid Catsuit Matte Lipstick- "Give Me Mocha"


Wet & Wild Liquid Catsuit is my favorite lipstick I have tried from the drugstore. The formula is very comparable to my favorite Kylie Cosmetics matte liquid lipstick in many ways. They both have a very different applicator, packaging and smell, but the longevity and quality is almost the same. For just a fraction of the price, it is a great alternative to other leading high-end matte liquid lipsticks. It now comes in an assortment of 13 shades, so you are sure to find one that suits you! 




Comment below some of your favorite makeup products & I'll be sure to try them out in the future! Thank you so much for checking out my blog and come back soon for more posts!
-Melissa

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