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CHEAP AF MAKEUP THAT’S ACTUALLY AMAZING: a thread
My FAVOURITE blender of all time is only $1.55 and it’s the @shopmissa pawpaw wonderblender. I buy like 10 at a time and it’s cheaper than one beauty blender.

The 55¢ goes to an anti animal abuse charity. They have a firmer one and microfiber one as well (I haven’t tried those!)
Glitter can get PRICY and with a lot of it you don’t ever know if you’re getting true cosmetic safe glitter
Bulk Glitters is the PLACE for cheap eyesafe glitter. They have a TON of shades of metallic, iridescent, pearlescent, mica and holographic glitter, all for $1.50/mini jar
@ProfusionCo if you want rainbow eyeshadows on the LOW, profusion spectrum and festival are great palettes and they have some of my favourite drugstore pastels!
Spectrum is $5.00 and Festival is $13
I’m sure you know @wetnwildbeauty is that girl when it comes to drugstore makeup!
Their pressed highlights are good but their but the loose highlighters are OTHERWORLDLY. Some of my favourite blinding highlighters of ALL TIME
Theyre $6.99 and you get a lifetime’s worth of product
this one is on the more expensive side of cheap, but the @LOrealParisUSA fresh wear 24 hr foundation is the ELITE drugstore foundation. It has the most beautiful skinlike finish and buildable even coverage. Id also recommend the full wear concealer!
Foundation: $15
Concealer: $13
Y’all SLEEP on @lagirlusa becuase the foundations, concealer and the mixers they have for their foundations are all bomb.
The matte and illuminating mixed together is an ELITE combo, and the shade adjusters should be in every mua kit.
Foundations + mixers: $8.99
Concealer: $3.99
The @elfcosmetics lock on liner and brow cream is an amazing brow pomade! It’s only $4, and it’s really great! Only downside is that it doesn’t come in enough shades (only 4 😖), but it’s super long lasting and is a great dipbrow dupe!
Back to @ProfusionCo! Their eyesparkler dazzling eye topper is the closest stila magnificent metals dupe I’ve ever used! They come in a set with a waterproof shadow stick for only $7.00 and they’re so bright and glittery it’s insane!
@MakeupRevUSA really went tf off when they created the cut crease canvas base. It’s $9.00 and it’s a thinner consistency than a lot of other eyeshadow base, but because it’s thinner, it’s easier to get a smooth line when you cut your crease, and it helps my eyeshadows POP!
My favourite super cheap brushes are Beili Brushes on aliexpress. They have goat hair and synthetic brushes, like morphe and in my opinion they’re exact dupes! My favourite eyeshadow blending brushes are $2 and you can get a set of 30 for $30
link:
s.click.aliexpress.com/e/6VHnCay
Some of my favourite SUPER cheap lashes are also on aliexpress from a company called Mikiwi. They have the BEST aliexpress mink lashes and for the cheapest of cheap.
I’m talking $2.84 a pair.
They also have 25mm for $3.34 if you’re into that!
Link:
s.click.aliexpress.com/e/J6QMuwU
The @milanicosmetics plumping lip gloss is only $8.99 and it gets your lips lookin JUICY.
The tingle is reAL with these but the gloss is super shiny and non sticky and I love it! The colors a pretty pigmented for glosses as well and the ones with microglitter don’t feel gritty.
@wetnwildbeauty went tf OFF when they created their MegaSlim Skinny Tip Eyeliner. It’s sooooooo black glides ok incredibly smooth, doesn’t smudge, and has a brush tip even skinner than Mariah. And it’s only $5. Legends only.
I’m sure you’ve used these by now but the @Maybelline master chrome highlighters SCHMACK!
They have a few shades and they’re all beautiful. Would definitely recommend especially becuase they’re $10
@wetnwildbeauty my glamour squad palette is an ABH soft glam dupe in my opinion! You get 10 awesome shades for only $5. The shimmers are a bit lackluster but the mattes are worth it!
On the top of great affordable eyeshadow palettes, the mad for matte palettes from elf are amazing! They’re super pigmented and perform beautifully. And they’re only $10! My favourite one is summer breeze and jewel pop is also stunning
The @NyxCosmetics ultimate palettes are a favourite at $18 which is a lil pricy but a smaller and even cheaper version of those palettes are the nyx ultimate edit petite palettes which are only $7! Both are awesome and have beautiful bright formulas.
I’m sure you’ve already heard that this mascara is bomb, so let me just say it again. It’s bomb!!! @LOrealParisUSA lash paradise is only $6.99 at target and it absolutely GOES OFF!
The @lagirlusa shady slim brow pencil is only $5.99 has a great micro tip, the shades have awesome undertones, and it’s honestly great for filling your brows in and creating natural hair like strokes! If you can’t afford brow wiz, this is for you!
@Maybelline fit me and Maybelline superstay. Both are powerful on their own but MIXED TOGETHER???? PERFECTION. You get the coverage of super stay with the smooth finish of fit me and it’s a match made in heaven.
Fit me is $7.99 and Superstay is $11.99 and they’re both WORTH IT
Let me tell my secret for how my foundation always looks dewy and skinlike even after I bake it with a SHITTON of powder.
Mix 5 parts water with one part vegetable glycerin ($5.00) and put it in one of these continuous spray bottles. Instant dewy setting spray. you’re welcome.
GET YA BLEND GAME UP FOR CHEAP
@wetnwildbeauty also makes some awesome blending brushes! My favourite is on sale right now for just $0.69 and I need to buy some more IMMEDIATELY! they’re normally $1!
@elfcosmetics also has great blending brushes and theirs are $3
Remember when Beauty youtube was talking about that KKW beauty brightening powder??? Well I love these pressed setting powders from @MakeupRevUSA to brighten under the eye after I’ve set everything! They’ve got a good range of 10 shades and they’re only $8
Here’s an awesome affordable black owned lash brand called Hazard Lashes! Their lashes are $8.99 and buy two get free shipping!
hazardlashes.com
Another @wetnwildbeauty favourite. liquid catsuit eyeshadows are BOMB. The metallics are glittery, gorgeous and perfect when you don’t feel like getting out loose glitter but want to add a pop. I used to use “pure intention” as highlighter. The mattes are pretty too! Only $4.99!
Now I don’t really prime my skin with primers usually but I do believe in hydrating tf out of your skin. This @elfcosmetics prep and hydrate balm is AMAZING at getting your skin ready for makeup. It’s supposed to be a milk makeup dupe, and it’s only $8.00
Not quite makeup, but skin! the ordinary has some of the best and most affordable skincare. DO RESEARCH ON SKINCARE PRODUCTS BEFORE YOU BUY PUH-LEASE.
I do nOT want y’all out here using 2697 active ingredients on your face saying I told you to. Skincare thread tomorrow! 😛
@Maybelline superstay matte ink liquid lipsticks are the only drugstore liquid lipsticks that I reallllly like.
They’re sooooo long lasting and I like the thin but opaque formula! The applicator is also bomb af and I like the variety of shades! These are $9.49
I just realised I didn’t add any bronzers! My favourite bronzers are actually just pressed powders! You get the biggest shade selection, and I like the way they mesh with the other powders on my face! The matte base powders from @MakeupRevUSA are BOMB bronzers and only $5
How could I have left out @NyxCosmetics butter gloss!!!! These lip glosses are incredible!!! They’re so smooth and have a beautiful shiny glow to them oh my god. I love love love these glosses and they’re only $5.00!!!
If you like a more “glow from within” but still super dewy and gorgeous highlighter the @milanicosmetics strobe light highlighters are BEAUTIFUL and only $10. There was a point where I wore sun glow every day. They look similar on the skin to the ABH sundipped glow kit imo!
Another day, more affordable gems!
@MakeupRVLTN baking powder is only $8, has no flashback, and has a variety of 11 shades. They have three DIFFERENT shades of banana powder! Get your bake on!
I’m back!
These @lagirlusa haute heat palettes are STUNNING. And even better they’re only $18.
Have you EVER seen pigment like this available in the drugstore because I’m floored
Here’s that thread if you were lookin!
I’ve been informed I forgot about blushes like a dummyidiot.
The @wetnwildbeauty coloricon blushes are the most flattering tones + are so pretty. I wish they had more shades for more diversity, as I think they could get some plums, and more shades for deeper skin. Only $2.99
More blushes from @milanicosmetics

EYE personally like the rose powder ($8.99) and color harmony ($12.99) blushes a lot and don’t really like the look of the baked blush ($7.99) on me.

HOWEVER! They’re a cult favourite and a lot of people love em so, honourable mention.
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