7 Makeup Must Haves That Won’t Break the Bank

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One of the biggest goals for many of us when getting ready and looking our best is to do so without spending a lot!  We want to be able to run to the store and buy the best eye shadow and still afford milk and bread!

Many times you see “must have” beauty products in magazines and on TV and you get all excited until you see the price. Did you know finding quality products that don’t cost a lot isn’t as hard as it seems? We’ve put together a list of the top 7 products that will help give you that look for less you long for!


L’Oreal Paris Color Riche Dual Effects Eye Shadow

This is an incredible eye shadow that comes in eight different color palettes.  Each eye-shadow has four shades of your desired hue and will naturally highlight your eye. I like to put lighter colors throughout my eyelid and then add the darker shade on the outside corner of my eye.  It is always important to find a shadow that will not flake, run or crease on your eyelids.  This shadow will keep you looking great all day!



Covergirl LashBlast Bombshell Mascara

I had never used a mascara that came in two steps until this one!  This may feel confusing but step one will cover your lashes to help plump or thicken for when adding step two which is the color you choose.  I always stick to the classic very black mascara colors, go with the shade you feel best in.  Be sure to go on light with step one so that step two goes on smooth.  You will love your lashes all day!  In the past I have always had to buy the waterproof of any particular brand of mascara to ensure it would not smudge, run or flake down my face but with this mascara it is not necessary.  This product will give your natural lashes a beautiful boost.



Rimmel London Scandal Eyes Waterproof Kohl Eyeliner

Once you begin using eyeliner you will not ever want to stop!  I love a crayon eyeliner that twists up as I need it.  Then you do not need a messy sharpener not to mention how much more comfortable a crayon is on your poor lids!  Liquid eyeliners can be tricky if you are in a hurry and need a steady hand.  Grab this Rimmel London Eyeliner and add beautiful defined drama to your eyes easily.  This liner will go on smooth and stay put for the entire day.



Revlon ColorBurst Crayons

Lipsticks can be mundane, lip gloss can get too glossy, but this Crayon by Revlon is just the right touch of professional color for the everyday lady’s price!  This is actually a tinted lip balm, giving your lips both color and moisture in the the cooler months ahead.


Neutrogena Healthy Skin Blends Sheer Highlighting Blush

Let’s “Face” it, everyone’s skin is not the same tone throughout.  This blush does a great job of highlighting all the best of your skin.  It goes great over top any foundation as a finishing blush and will give you a youthful glow at the same time.  The reviews on this blush are amazing, it seems that most cannot complete their look without it!


Maybelline Dream Wonder Foundation

If I could only wear one product out of the house it would probably be my foundation!  This Dream Wonder Foundation by Maybelline gets great reviews for both quality and price.  When picking a foundation you want something to smooth out any imperfections, wrinkles or larger pores and this is the one for you!


Essie Nail Polish

Some days you just need a little extra something when you walk out the door.  Maybe you haven’t been able to buy yourself a new wardrobe yet, or a new pair of boots but you can feel just as classy with a fresh coat of paint on your nails! Essie Nail Polish will last longer without a chip than most and comes in incredibly fashionable shades to fit any style you desire.



Good Luck and have fun choosing your beauty products.  Remember, higher priced products are not always necessary for your best look!