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My Favorite Inexpensive Makeup Items

Great makeup doesn’t have to break the bank. And while I will admit, some of my favorites are on the pricier side, there are still some GREAT affordable makeup available. I’d like to highlight some of my personal favorites, many which are an everyday staple in my routine.


2019-06-06 09_43_22-Essence Lash Princess False Lash Effect Mascara _ Ulta Beauty

ESSENCE Lash Princess False Lash Effect Mascara – This mascara ROCKS! I used to be in love with the Lancome HYPNÔSE DRAMA mascara… until I tried Lash Princess. First of all, it’s $5. Yes, only FIVE DOLLARS for this mascara. And it’s Ulta, so they usually have coupons and BOGO sales going on. This is fantastic since the Lancome one is nearly $30. But this mascara delivers big, full, long eyelashes. I will recommend still using a lash primer to get some serious volume.

2019-06-06 10_00_28-Maybelline Total Temptation Eyebrow Definer Pencil _ Ulta Beauty

MAYBELLINE Total Temptation Eyebrow Definer Pencil – This does the trick and it’s only $8. It lasts all day, but not usually through sleeping. Not a huge deal. I like that it has a brush on the other side to diffuse what you applied or just brush the hairs in the way you want them to go.

2019-06-06 09_57_36-NYX Professional Makeup Matte Finish Makeup Setting Spray _ Ulta Beauty

NYX PROFESSIONAL MAKEUP Matte Finish Makeup Setting Spray – This has been my go-to for years now. It’s $8.50 but I usually snag it when Ulta is doing a BOGO deal. It really makes your makeup STAY! I prefer the matte finish, but there is a dewy finish available, too. I usually hit my face makeup once and double up on my eyes since I’m prone to my eyeshadow creasing.

2019-06-06 10_25_36-Correction Concentrate – Pixi Beauty

Pixi Beauty Correction Concentrate – I love this concealer. It’s great for your undereye area, especially. I just apply it with my finger, but if you have long nails it gets a little tricky to get it out. It’s only $12 and if you get it at Target with your Redcard, you can get 5% off.


Colourpop Shadow Palettes – Okay, if you want high-quality shadows at a lower price tag, Colorpop is the answer. I have several palettes and they are all great. The one pictured above is Yes, Please and it’s a fantastic, warm palette. I reach for it often. They have palettes available for $12-24, which is a steal compared to most other brands.

2019-06-06 11_01_03-Wet n Wild MegaGlo Highlighting Powder _ Ulta Beauty

WET N WILD MegaGlo Highlighting Powder – This is an amazing highlighter for only $5. It’s not super pigmented, but it’s great as an everyday highlighter for work or something more subtle. You can build it up and there is a little sparkle to it, which I like.

2019-06-17 11_27_31-NYX Professional Makeup Studio Perfect Primer in Clear _ Ulta Beauty

NYX PROFESSIONAL MAKEUP Studio Perfect Primer in Clear – I love Smashbox’s primer and this is the perfect dupe for a fraction of the price at $13! It’s silky smooth and makes my foundation look much better and last much longer.


2019-07-08 11_45_05-Pixi H20 Skintint Foundation - 1.18 Fl Oz _ Target

Pixi H20 Skintint Foundation – This foundation is so light and comfortable. It is a more of a tinted moisturizer but does cover well. There are only 3 shades, though, and they’re pretty light, so that is one downside. I have the lightest and middle colors and mix them as needed depending on how tan I am.


2019-06-06 11_32_15-Real Techniques Everyday Essentials _ Ulta Beauty

REAL TECHNIQUES Brushes & Tools – Some things you can get away with using your fingers, but I much prefer using sponges and brushes to apply my makeup. I love the Real Techniques line. Everything is very affordable, works well, and looks nice, too! I especially love the sponge, blush brush, and contour blush. I use those every time I apply makeup.


I would love to know YOUR favorite inexpensive makeup products in the comments! What would you recommend?

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I’m going to follow along to one of Ash/Atleeeey’s makeup tutorial using the ABH Prism Palette!



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Bright Eyeshadow Using the Zulu Palette from Juvia’s Place | VIDEO

I LOVE this bright eyeshadow look using the Zulu Palette from Juvia’s Place! It’s a perfect summer look that definitely has some mermaid/unicorn vibes!


• M A K E U P • U S E D •

Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer
Juvia’s Place Zulu Eyeshadow Palette
Kat Von D Alchemist Palette
NARS Blush [orgasm]
Makeup Revolution Highlighter [rose gold lights]
Colourpop Highlighter [hippo]
Maybelline Felt Tip Eyeliner
Lancôme HYPNÔSE DRAMA Mascara
CoverGirl LashBlast Fusion Mascara
Urban Decay Lipstick [unicorn tears]
NYX Setting Spray

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Storybook Cosmetics’ Wizardry & Witchcraft Palette | Video

My Storybook Cosmetics Wizardry & Witchcraft eyeshadow palette is finally here! Here is my unboxing, first impressions, and swatches!

Get yours here:
$52 + $7 shipping

I’m wearing Lime Crime’s Bleached on my lips.

* This video was not sponsored, I bought this palette with my own money. *

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Fire-Inspired Makeup Look | Video

A red hot, fire-inspired eye makeup look!

Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer
ABH Modern Renaissance Palette [venetian red]
Urban Decay Electric Palette [slowburn + thrash]
Becca Highlighter [champagne pop]
Essence Liquid Eyeliner
Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara
CoverGirl LashBlast Fusion Mascara
CoverGirl The Super Size Mascara
Urban Decay Lipstick [fireball]

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March Glam Bag from Ipsy

This months ipsy bag was cute! I like the bag itself and the contents were right up my alley. If you don’t have ipsy, you’re missing out. Only $10 a month for 5 beauty items in a cute little bag delivered right to your door. Sign up here!

Dr. Brandt Microdermabrasion Mini – This stuff is great. It’s not too rough but I can still tell it’s exfoliating.

Marc Anthony True Professional Deep Repair Aloe Vera & Jasmine Oil Deep Repairing Conditioning Treatment – Smells amazing and made my hair feel soft.

theBalm Cosmetics Bahama Mama – Solid bronzer! I can see why it’s loved by so many. I took it with me on vacation to maximize space in my makeup bag.

mPrincess Pressed Eyeshadow in Chestnut – Pretty color, good pigmentation, and easy to blend! Solid eyeshadow.

VASANTI COSMETICS Professional Contour Eyeshadow Brush – Love this! I always use a fluffy brush for my crease and this is perfect.