Dressing up to make an impact without having to break your bank seems like a difficult task. A lot of money goes into pulling off look together and to manage to look like celebrities. Makeup is one such factor that can lift up your look by highlighting your features and concealing your flaws.
Makeup that is cheap and most importantly safe and can be even used in fancy dress competition for kids too is difficult to find. Hence we have compiled the list of six budget-friendly make-up products and lines which are safe, inexpensive and cruelty-free.
6 Budget-friendly Makeup Products
- Mega-Glo from Wet n Wild
Mega-Glo highlighter by Wet n Wild comes in nine different shades in various forms like sticks, palettes, bars, powders, etc. They are cost effective and high-quality cruelty-free products that come in an array of nine different shades. The texture of highlighter is a soft and smooth powder which is induced with a creamy formula that lets it blend easily. It lasts for a long duration, like 7 to 8 hours, even on oily skin. In spite of the outstanding quality, this product sells for $4.99 (5.4 gms) in the United States. No wonder that this product is high in demand.
- Morphe Palettes
Morphe was founded in 2008 in Los Angeles to provide makeup lovers with a brand that provides killer makeup look without burning a hole into their pockets. Morphe’s eyeshadow palettes come in a wide range of tones that are sub-categorized into 39 to 36 hues and are priced between $20-38$. They also offer an eyeshadow palette with 60 shades for the minimal cost of 22$.
This product is not tested on animals and suitable for all types of skins. It's longlasting, easily blendable and comes in various shades for the comparatively less price. Whether you reside in the USA, Europe, the Middle East, New Zealand or Australia, you can easily find one of their stores with their store locator feature on the official website.
- Marcella’s BB Cream
Marcella’s products are specially created for people with sensitive skin. Their fragrance-free, hypoallergic, paraben free and dermatologically tested BB Cream is multi-tasker which hydrates skin, evens out tone, protects it from the environment, controls shine, conceals flaws and encourages skin regeneration. It also contains illuminating pigments along with SPF 20.
Marcella BB Cream products range between $24.95 to $28.95 USD which is an amazing deal for a multi-tasking quality product that provides smooth, healthy and radiant skin. They have a wide range of similar makeup, skincare, and makeup cleaning & removing products which you can filter according to type, texture, price ranges, etc as you browse through their website. What sets Marcella’s makeup removing and cleaning products apart from others is their money back guarantee offer. If their product fails to satisfy you within three days after using their products from the selected range of makeup cleansing cloths, micellar solutions, and eye makeup removers.
- L'Oréal Paris Infallible The Super Slim Liner
This eyeliner from L'Oréal Paris comes with a super slim and skinny tip of 0.4 millimeters that lets you design and highlight your eyes with precise and accurate lines.
- It comes along with curved rubber material at the center to provide good grip and control.
- It has a gel-based texture that glides smoothly with even flow that lets you apply it in one single stroke making it hassle-free unlike other brands.
- It is tested by an ophthalmologist and is absolutely safe for sensitive eyes and lens wearers.
- It comes in 5 shades, is very easy to apply and lasts for 7-8 hours.
Cost of this product lies between $6.93 to $8.93 USD. With ratings ranging between 3.0 to 4.1 on Amazon and many other product reviews, this eyeliner is your savior when it comes to hassle-free neatly drawn precise lines.
- ColourPop's Liquid Lipsticks
ColourPop’s Liquid Lipsticks are thin and lightweight lipsticks that smoothly glide over your lips and provide the highly pigmented, bold, ultra-matte finish. They come in more than fifty different color shades and have highest lasting power when compared to other lipsticks available in the market.
You need to apply very little quantity to color your lips which again makes it more economical. The only con is that it makes your lips dry and bit cracked sometimes. Again, they are a vegan and cruelty-free quality product that comes at a very low cost of $6.50 USD for 3.2 gms (0.11oz).
6. L'Oreal's Voluminous Carbon Black Mascara
This L’Oreal’s soft and black mascara is one of the popular products among fashionistas. It comes with a unique formula that contains ceramide-R and panthenol that thickens lashes and gives them voluptuous look while simultaneously conditioning them to keep them supple and healthy. It is specially made to make your eyelashes look 5 times thicker than they actually are which gives them a voluminous appearance as the name itself suggests. Its brush is uniquely designed to avoid faking and clamping of mascara during application.
This mascara is fragrance-less, non-irritating and suitable for sensitive eyes. Costing just $6.00 this mascara has become every makeup lovers favorite product. Other than above products you can check Milani Rose Powder Blush, E.l.f. Makeup Mist and Set, NYX Butter Gloss, Revlon Powdered Blush, NYX Invincible Fullest Coverage Foundation, Salon Perfect Lash Multipack, Pixi by Petra Multibalm, etc are some items that are priced below 10$ and are safe and suitable for most skin types.
Whether it be mascara, eye-liner, highlighter, eyeshadows or lipsticks, there are many affordable cosmetic products out there in the market that can aid you in enhancing your beauty without having to break your piggy-bank. In spite of being affordable, these products are clinically tested, cruelty-free and suitable for all skin types.
It's always a good idea to discuss the ingredients of your makeup products with your dermatologist if you have highly sensitive skin. It will be best to order from authentic stores or websites in order to stay away from duplicate or knock-off products of the same brands.
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