I love a good bargain, but I have discovered that you often get what you pay for when it comes to cosmetics. There are, however, exceptions to this rule! Here are 10 bargain products I have purchased, and love just as much (or more!) as high-end products.
Wet n Wild MegaGlo Illuminating Palette in Catwalk Pink ($4.99)
This illuminating palette is SO GORGEOUS! I was really upset because I thought it had been discontinued. When I wrote this post, it was the first product I thought of so I was on a mission to find it. As you can see, it still exists but the packaging changed. *whew*. I will use a fluffy powder brush and swipe it across the palette to pick up a bit of each shade, then I brush it over my cheekbones and at my temples for some highlight/blush action. It is so beautiful on, and it warms my face up after applying foundation. I will also use these shades individually as eyeshadow, so this is a multi-use product!
Wet n Wild Foundation Brush ($2.99)
Keeping it in the Wet n Wild family for now, I recently picked this brush up from Meijer and I really like it! This brush has synthetic polymax fibers that are perfect for cream or liquid foundation. The first time I used it (with True Match liquid foundation), I expected to go over the foundation with a damp beauty blender after applying it with the brush. I was pleasantly surprised, however, to find I didn’t need that extra step at all!
NYC New York Color Browser Brush-On Brow Kit, Brush-On Brunette ($3.79)
This brow kit is THE original brow product for me. I used this years ago when I was first starting to play around with makeup, and I still reaaaaally like it. I would not recommend the tweezers or brush it comes with (both are bad news bears), but the powder and wax itself both work really well. I would recommend using it with a smaller angled brush, this $3 e.l.f. brush is actually the one I use.
NYX Mega Shine Lip Gloss ($4.99)
Love this gloss! I like the texture of it; it is moisturizing and not terribly sticky. It is pretty long-lasting, and it comes in many beautiful shades. This is the shade Nude Pink, which for me is the perfect “my lips but better” shade.