Cheap Thrills: Best Beauty Finds Under 5 Dollars11:02:00 AM
Like I often say on my blog, I love beauty steals!
There's something about finding a great product for an affordable price that just makes me smile inside. Today, I want to share some of my favorite beauty gems that are under 5 bucks.
When it comes to a product being a beauty steal, for me it has to be not only pigmented, but also needs to be extremely blendable and have some serious staying power. All of the products today definitely fit into these categories. I also like to look out for true alternatives to high end products, because at the end of the day why spend a lot of money if there's a cheaper alternative that's just as good!
On to the List
|Swatches of Wet n Wild "Blue Had Me At Hello"|
Wet n Wild Color Icon Eyeshadow - $4.99These are an OG favorite of mine. All of the palettes are so pigmented and there is even a guide to tell you where you should place the colors. These eye shadows were my go to when I was just getting into makeup because they are so easy to use and look gorgeous on the eyes. All you need is a little primer and these really pop.
Jordana Lip Lights Lipgloss - $4.99This gloss is seriously so nice! It's so pigmented and vibrant and last all day. This retails for like $4.99 and is totally comparable to the Anastasia Beverly Hills lip gloss in terms of pigmentation and staying power. The only downside to this is that it only comes in like 8 colors, but I still really love the two colors that I own.
Ruby Kisses Creamlicious Triple Butter Matte - $2.99These lip colors are everything that I wish the Nyx Soft Matte Lip Creams were. They are super pigmented, moisturizing and actually set to a matte finish. It also doesn't settle into lip lines, which is hard to find with matte lip colors in general. I can typically get about 5 hours of wear from this lipstick, which is good considering its like 2.99!
here and come in 12 different shades.
ELF Lip Exfoliator - $3.00This is my go to item to prep my lips for lip color! If you're like me and suffer from crusty lip syndrome and have 3 dollars to spare, this is the product for you. I love that this lip exfoliator is in lip balm form so you can use it without putting your fingers in the product. It keeps my lips ultra smooth and smells really good too! I also love that this now comes in different flavors to fit everyone's taste. I personally love the mint and the original flavor.
LA Girl Concealer - $2.99
I literally just mentioned this concealer in my favorite drugstore base products post (HERE), but I just have to mention one more time how awesome these really are! The color selection is huge and these cover so well. All for 2.99! I own several different shades that I use for different purposes, but my favorite shade is definitely the orange corrector to get rid of all my hyper-pigmentation.