Makeup can be an expensive hobby if you’re a junkie who enjoys luxury formulas. The experience of feeling fancy does not match up to budget-friendly products but it keeps your pockets full and doesn’t break the bank. It was in my college days that I started my makeup journey. As a student with limited pocket money, I began hunting for budget-friendly alternatives. So when you’re low on the moolah and you look for something affordable yet fresh, refer to this!
In addition to level up your makeup game, it’s important to use a correct primer. The Hourglass Veil Primer offers a flawless finish that mattifies yet hydrates due to its creamy texture. However, the perfect budget-friendly option to it is NYX Cosmetics Angel Veil Primer.
Too Faced Born This Way Foundation creates a seamless base for makeup. Similarily, Milani’s Conceal + Perfect 2-in-1 Foundation is a budget-friendly option for max coverage and lightweight application.
Tarte’s Shape Tape Concealer is the best friend to a night owl but expensive. However, a budget-friendly option to that is Maybelline’s Age Rewind Concealer. The formula ensures no creasing under your eyes!
While we can’t always have high cheekbones, we can always learn to contour like Kim Kardashian. A good budget-friendly option to Tantour by Huda Beauty would be Makeup Revolution‘s Fast Base Stick Foundation. In addition, both the brands have an incredible shade range which makes it easy to match!
Our favourite kind of baking is one under our eyes! Huda Beauty‘s Easy Bake Loose Powder is finely milled with a natural finish. Its budget-friendly alternative Maybelline’s Fit Me Loose Powder performs exactly the same and doesn’t break your bank.
For those rosy cheeks, Benetint by Benefit Cosmetics is a go-to liquid blush. This liquid formula can be found in a budget-friendly option The Body Shop’s Lip and Cheek Tint in Pomegranate. In addition to that, the alternative gives you that fresh look and is cruelty-free!
Shimmer and gold set the tone for all party looks. Our favourite Caviar sticks in Moonshine by Laura Mercier are a must-have. However, Sugar Cosmetics Eyes and Shine Shadow Crayon in Metallic Champagne Gold is a good budget-friendly replacement.
If you love a killer wing Too Faced Better Than Sex Pen Liner is your best bet. Maybelline New York‘s Hyper Precise All Day is a great budget-friendly replacement for the same. In addition, both the products give you that sharp tip to grow your wings!
If there’s anything I envy about Bambi, it’s her lashes. The Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara makes your look all about the eyes. L’Oréal Lash Paradise that does the same job as a budget-friendly option.
Our favourite nude transfer-proof lipstick is MAC Cosmetics Velvet Teddy. Although, Maybelline’s Superstay Matte Ink in Seductress is a great budget-friendly replacement.
Oh, Darling! MAC Cosmetics Extra Dimension SkinFinish Powder does a great job to blind people with its shine. However, a good budget-friendly option is Maybelline New York‘s Face Studio Master Chrome Highlighter in Molten Gold.
MAC Cosmetics‘ Prep+Prime makes that final spritz count but is expensive. However, PAC Cosmetic‘s Microfinish Setting Spray acts as a budget-friendly replacement. In addition to that, it’s fuss-free and distributes the setting spray beautifully with its micro nozzle.
Hope you enjoyed this exhaustive list and long to try them as much as I do. Don’t forget to double-cleanse!
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