If you’re anything like me, you want your makeup to look flawless. Like wearing an Instagram filter on my face FLAWLESS. So we start watching all these YouTube beauty gurus who talk about “reasonably priced” $50.00 foundation. Or how the beauty blender is a must have for what, 20 some bucks? I do not have that kind of cash laying around. But guess what… there are far more affordable options for flawless finish!
First off, girl, you have to find the makeup groups on Facebook. You can score some MAJOR buys of authentic high-end makeup for drug store prices. You do need to double check the groups (and do your own research), but most admins make sure all the products sold are authentic. You can easily get a $40.00 eye shadow palette for half price.
- MakeUp Swaps, Trades, and Sales
- High End Makeup Divas (Buy/$ell/Live/Auctions/Pull Games)
- Ipsy/Birchbox/Sample Swap
- Cakeface Anonymous Sales
Secondly, if you want flawless looking skin, you need to moisturize (dry, normal AND oily skin alike.) Neutrogena Hydro-boost Gel is amazing.
Every foundation needs a primer. Go to Wal-Mart or Target and buy Monistat chaffing gel. I am dead serious. It will make your foundation go on so smooth and stay all day. It’s under $10.00 for a large tube.
Now let’s talk face. The two best foundations on a budget are Maybelline Fit Me or Wet and Wild Photo Focus. They have a variety of colors and the coverage is easily buildable from medium to full coverage.
Remember, for a real flawless finish, you must set your foundation with a powder. It’s not an option. Since you are already giving Target all your money, grab Coty’s Airspun’s translucent powder. It’s about $6.00.
You’ve spent about as much as a high-end mascara so far. #YoureWelcome Now you need to add that perfect glow. NYX brand has a blush/bronzer combo for around $5.00 that will make you shimmer like Beyonce’s leotard.
For your eyes, Maybelline has different versions of the “Nude” palettes for around $12.00 dollars, and they’re buildable. Next, grab a NYX epic eyeliner for a Stila All Day eyeliner dupe. Then make sure to pick up L’Oreal’s Lash Paradise mascara (Too Faced Better than Sex Mascara Dupe).
If you want a beauty blender, Real Technique’s version is 1/4 the price and works just as good. You just wet it with water, squeeze out the excess water and dab, then blend your foundation until you have achieved your preferred look.
As for makeup brushes, Real Technique’s makeup brushes are hands down the cheapest and best brushes to get at Wal-Mart or Target.
You will have people asking you about your makeup and not to mention how many compliments you will get!
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