My GO-TO Bargain Beauty Buys

Always in my Makeup Bag… and all under $20.00!


Powder –  Covergirl TruBlend PressedPowder. This powder is velvety smooth and delivers long-lasting coverage without feeling heavy. It gives your skin a natural look and blends easily with any skin tone. I’ve used this for years and I love it! Bonus – it’s only $8!


Concealer – Maybelline Better Skin Super Stay Concealer – this concealer is amazing. It’s lightweight, but gives excellent all day medium coverage for dark under eye circles. It’s not drying, nor does it create an oily feeling on your skin. Can easily be applied with the application tip – or with a beauty blender sponge. It’s fragrance free for sensitive skin, and doesn’t crease or look cakey! Bonus – only $6-8!

Bahama Mama

Bronzer – Bahama Mama is my go to for bronzer. It only comes in one shade – however it goes on light and blends well with any skin tone to give a natural tan look. Stays on all day, and gives your skin a nice summer glow. Only $20!


Mascara – I’ve used L’Oreal Voluminous Mascara since I started wearing makeup! I naturally have long and thick lashes (hooray!) so this mascara is perfect for me. Adds volume and lengthens perfectly without clumping. It comes in a few shades, but I get the carbon black. Super pigmented black that doesn’t have a grey tint to it. Bonus – only $6!

Brow Gel – I have two I love that are around the same price point! The reason I use a gel as opposed to a pencil is I just feel it allows me to apply it evenly in the shape I want, with a more natural look. MAC Pro Longwear Waterproof Brow Gel in the brown ebony shade. My hair is naturally dark, so this shade is great and matches well. It’s waterproof, but washes off easily with soap. Wunder2 Wonder Brow Eyegel in the Black/Brown shade. I will admit some of the adds for this product on social media are intimidating, however it does work really well and will basically stay put through a hurricane! Definitely better waterproof power than the MAC gel,  but both are great options, come in multiple shades, and are the same price! Only $20.

Lip Gloss

Lip Gloss – I think I have over 30 lip glosses – and most of them fall into the pink-coral-red family. My current favorite is the Clinique Marimekko Pop Splash in the Juicy Apple color. It’s a sheer red that has a slight pink tint – the perfect color for spring and summer! Only $18.50.

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