There was a time when buying your makeup at the drugstore was a game of chance. If you were lucky, you could find decent lipstick, some mascara, and some frosty eyeshadow. If you’re a person of color, finding drugstore makeup in your shade was nearly impossible.
Over the years, beauty brands have given us an array of products that are much more inclusive and easy on the pockets.
I don’t know about you, but I love looking and feeling expensive without the expensive price tag. In this roundup, we’re giving you a few things we think you should add to your beauty stash. So, grab your wallets, and let’s head to the drugstore and to some of our favorite online retailers for a budget-friendly shopping spree.
Budget Friendly Beauty Products to Try This Summer
The right tools to complete your makeup look are essential. This complete makeup brush set has everything that you need for a flawless face. Sonia Kashuk is a Target exclusive brand and you can buy the set or the brushes separately. The Blend Crease makeup brush is one of the best, most durable eyeshadow brushes you could own. You can buy these brushes individually or as a set. This retails for $25 on the Target website.
Whether you’re going for full glam or a barely-there look, you want your makeup to last. The summer heat calls for a primer and setting spray that will hold you down all day. The Make It Last Setting spray is a 2 in 1 product that you can use before and after your makeup application. This is a vegan and cruelty-free formula that won’t irritate sensitive skin. Spray on and relax knowing you’ll be snatched all day. This retails for $11.99
This Lavender and Lemon Body Mist gives you fresh from the coast vibes and is perfect for a hot summer day. This spray is light enough to be layered with your favorite lotion or body oil. This spray can be used on your hair and body and retails for just $12.00
Give your lips a lift with this fabulous lip gloss from Maybelline. The hyaluronic acid infused formula gives deep hydration and visibly smooths the lips. The extra large doe foot wand makes it easy to apply and it comes in 15 different shades. These can be purchased for $6.99
Range Beauty is a Black Woman owned cosmetics company that recently released their line at Target. The Golden Hour Dual Eye-Highlight is a 2 in 1 product that can be used as a shadow or highlighter. It comes in 5 different shades that are all very pigmented. Try the shade Frose for the summer, it’s a beautiful pink that will melt into your skin. These retail for $9.99 each.
Cream bronzers are all the rage this summer, and with this smooth, creamy formula from Revolution Beauty, I totally get the hype. This is a cream to powder formula, so the finish dries down to a soft matte. This bronzer also has Vitamin C and Niacinamide for skin brightening benefits. This retails for $ 15.00 and comes in three shades.
Give your eyes some vibrancy with this Lush Life eyeshadow palette from ColourPop. The colors are rainforest inspired with greens, blues, coral and yellow shades. The 12 pan palette gives options from mattes to metallics so you can go subtle or all out depending on your mood. This retails for $18.00
Take off the day with this makeup melting balm from Neutrogena. The balm to oil takes makeup off with ease, even waterproof mascara and lash glue. Rub the balm in circular motions and once the makeup is removed, rinse with warm water. To double cleanse, follow up with your usual facial cleanser. This balm retails for $11.99
Do you have any of these beauty products in your stash?!
What I love most about all of these products and tools is that nothing costs over $25.00. We can save a coin and still look fabulous, who doesn’t love that? Leave a comment below and let us know if you’ve tried any of these products and how you like them.