Beauty Ritual: Bargain Beauty

While I love splurging on that got-to-have beauty item every now and then, I try to stock up my makeup with as many bargain priced products as I can. Believe it or not, you can actually find some great, low-priced products in the makeup aisle of your local drugstore -- many of them even rival their more expensive counterparts. The following items are tried and true, and best of all, they are all under $10.

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1. Revlon PhotoReady Concealer Makeup  - Good for concealing unsightly blemishes or under eye circles. 

2. Rimmel London Exaggerate Liquid Eyeliner - A recent favorite of mine. This eyeliner is fool-proof and has great staying power.

3. Maybelline Volum' Express One by One Mascara - This mascara gives my skimpy lashes a much needed boost. I love how it both separates and thickens my lashes.

4. Revlon Super Lustrous Lipgloss - This lipgloss has great shine, perfect for wearing alone or layering over your lipstick.

5. CoverGirl Instant Cheekbones Contouring Blush - I'm still learning how to use this contouring blush, but I love how it defines my cheekbones and gives my face a healthy glow.

6. essie nail color - My manicurist turned me on to essie's polishes. I love them all, most especially their collection of pinks and beiges.

7. L'Oreal True Match Foundation - This is a truly great foundation for the price. You can easily find a shade that blends in perfectly and it has even, smooth coverage.

8. L'Oreal True Match Powder - This is a good finishing powder, whether it's applied over your foundation or worn alone.

9. Revlon ColorBurst Lipstick  - I've been a fan of Revlon's lipsticks since my high school days, and I'm still wearing many of their shades today. This recent line from Revlon has some awesome shades.

10. L'Oreal Wear Infinite Single Eye Shadow - I love L'Oreal's eye shadows for their variety of colors. Plus this eye shadow has a great sheen to it that really makes your eyes "pop."

11. e.l.f. Essential Wet Gloss Lash & Brow Clear Mascara - This is a nice alternative to wearing mascara PLUS it brings an extra wand to help keep your brows in place. And for only $1, what's not to love?

What are your favorite bargain beauty items? Let me know in the comments!

2 comment(s):

.adri. said...

#4!!!! I swear I have like every shade they make! lol. I swear by that lip gloss! :D


Claire Kiefer said...

I LOVE these posts cause beauty products are my fave, and I love learning about what other people are loving. As far as cheap ones are concerned, I have a few MUST HAVES. At the top of the list is Covergirl original blush in Soft Mink. It's so pretty and makes my cheeks glow just enough . . . I swear by it!

I love Essie nail polish too, although recently I've been turned onto Orly. My favorite ever is OPI for Sephora's Only Gold for Me topcoat--it's brilliant!

Sephora also sells a liquid liner for $8 I think that is really great! I use it in combo with a pencil eyeliner.

Micaela loves Revlon's photo finish; I'll have to try that! I don't use a concealer, but I'm pretty loyal to Bare Minerals as far as "foundation" goes.

I could talk about this for days . . .