Finding quality makeup at affordable prices might seem like searching for the Holy Grail, but thankfully it isn't so anymore! And we have brands like Maybelline, Revlon and L'Oreal to thank for this beauty miracle. With these brands, you can get the most sophisticated products at the cheapest possible rates. All you need is a knack for picking out products that best suit your needs from the various makeup lines released by these brands. Here is a sneak peek into the budgeted world of glamorous beauty.
If you are running a tight ship, economically, Maybelline products are your ticket to flawless beauty. You can get fine quality lipsticks, mascaras, foundations, eye liners and lip glosses for under $6 each. Does that seem too good to be true? Keep reading.
Starting with the makeup base, Maybelline Dream Smooth Mousse is a light, easy to blend foundation available for $6.67. You can give your eyes a shimmery look for $4.19 with Maybelline's Modern Metallics Eye Shadow. Mascara wise also, this brand doesn't fail to disappoint. Try Maybelline's Lash Stiletto Mascara ($6.59) and Maybelline Full 'n Soft Mascara ($6.89) for beautifully sweeping eyelashes. You can get luscious lips for the meagre price of $4.04 with Maybelline's Shine Sensational Lip Gloss.
If you want a little diversity in your makeup closet, you can try out other brands like L'Oreal and Revlon. L'Oreal trumps all in the eye department with great products like L'Oreal Paris Infallible Never Fail Eyeliner, L'Oreal Paris Wear Infinite Eye Shadow and L'Oreal Paris Automatic Pencil Eyeliner. All these products give your eyes the perfect smouldering look and do not cost more than $8 each. For your lips, L'Oreal combines the perfect amount of shimmer and shine with its range of Colour Juice Lip Gloss that is easy on your lips as well as your pocket. There are a myriad of colours offered in L'Oreal's lipstick range, and almost everything is under $5. Other products like concealers, blushers, bronzers and nail paints are equally budget friendly.
The world of Revlon is also balanced in the quality vs. budget department. Top makeup artists swear by its makeup lines. And they have no reason not to; Revlon products are pleasing to the eyes, and to the wallet. If your nails are in desperate need of a manicure, give them a vibrant look with Revlon's nail enamels that cost $5 each. And that's not all; you can get compacts, toners, extreme mascaras, concealers and face illuminators from Revlon in less than $6 apiece.
Other brands that provide beauty solutions at affordable rates include NYX, which offers a delightful palate of colours and tones. Sally Hansen is another brand whose products are top of the range yet affordable. N.Y.C, Covergirl and Rimmel are a frugal beauty's favourite makeup buddies. Estee Lauder might give you starry eyes, but that's just a case of the 'forbidden fruit' syndrome. So the next time you go shopping, remember to wear enchantment proof glasses and shop from brands that don't make you steal from your college fund.