My Favorite Makeup Products Under $10

Every year I have made it a tradition to celebrate the anniversary of my very first blog post in 2017 to continue my series of the best affordable makeup on the market. For the past four years I have stuck to sharing my favorite products under $5, but this year I decided to switch it up and share my favorites under $10! All five of these products are not just "good for the price" but are genuinely great products that outshine many high-end alternatives. I hope you enjoy reading this list of products! 

NYX Mystic Petals Palette // $10

This NYX eyeshadow palette is a gorgeous selection of warm toned rosy shades and cool toned violet shades. I've been looking for a palette with unique tones of pinks and purples for so long, so I'm very happy it finally exists! It is made up of ten different shades - 3 matte and 7 metallic. The mattes have the perfect amount of pigmentation so that you don't apply too much at once and can easily build up the color. The metallic shades are so beautiful and have the perfect amount of sparkle and some even have a duo chromatic shift. The metallic shades are densely packed so I prefer to apply these with a brush for the best color payoff. If you swatch or apply these shadows with your finger, it won't have the same color impact as it does with a brush. These shades are so versatile for any occasion and any time of year. You can create looks that are bold, pastel, smoky, or neutral - this can be used in so many different ways. This is one of my favorite and most versatile palettes in my makeup collection, it is so underrated and an incredible price! 

Flower Beauty Blush Bomb // "Bitten" // $10

Flower Beauty has been one of my favorite brands for so many years, one that I can count on to consistently release high quality products for an affordable price. One of my absolute favorites from the brand is the liquid blush bombs. This product is very pigmented, so a little bit goes a long way. I typically don't use much more than a pea sized amount. This product would be perfect for both oily and dry skin, because it is long-lasting, but also doesn't accentuate any dryness. There are 6 shades available ranging from a light neutral shade to a bright berry. It will definitely be able to suit a variety of skin tones because of how they have high pigmentation, but are also buildable and natural-looking at the same time. I have the shade "Bitten" which in the tube looks like it would be way too dark for my pale skin tone, but it blends out nicely to be a bright, yet natural, flush on the cheeks.

ColourPop Supershock Cheek Highlighter // "Stole the Show" // $8

One of the best and most innovative makeup products I've ever tried is Colourpop's Super Shock formula. I have shared how much I love their Super Shock Shadows in the past, but another incredible Colourpop product is their highlighters. They have such a unique cream-to-powder feeling to the skin that leaves a naturally radiant finish on the cheeks when you apply it. "Stole the Show" is a new shade I recently bought, which is a warm silver with flashes of pink, silver and gold. Like all Super Shock products, I prefer to apply it with my fingers -  but the Real Techniques Setting Brush also works so well to apply cream products like this as well. 

Covergirl Lash Blast Clean Mascara // $6

The Lash Blast Clean mascara from Covergirl is my most repurchased product of the past year! It delivers high volume and length to the lashes, without any clumping or smudging. It lasts all day throughout this very humid summer without flaking off onto my face or smudging under my eyes. Mascara is a subjective product in general and it really comes down to your personal preferences, but this is such a great formulation that will work well for a range of users. This formula is vegan, cruelty free, formulated without parabens, sulfates, talc and mineral oil. I love seeing a huge global brand like Covergirl start to make a shift towards not only being cruelty free, but also making the effort to incorporate clean ingredients into their new releases. Ever since I first purchased a tube of this last year, I haven't used any other mascara since! 

Milani Color Statement Lipstick // "Teddy Bare" // $6

"Teddy Bare" is the perfect mid-tone brown lipstick with a creamy, yet long-lasting finish. This is the first lipstick I have ever tried from Milani, and I absolutely love wearing it. Milani's Color Statement line comes in wide selection of shades, but "Teddy Bare" is such a stand-out product that is so flattering on my skin tone. I love the 90s inspired brown nude makeup style, so this is always my go-to when I want to emulate that look. When it comes to bullet lipsticks, this is one of the best I've tried! 

Thanks for reading and supporting my blog for the past 4 years! I'd love to hear your thoughts in the comment section below! If you're interested in reading about more affordable makeup, check out my playlist of my favorite products under $5 here.

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