Money Saving Makeup Advice

Posted August 21, 2011 by in Beauty

Out of the house? College? Young Professional? Lost job? Too many bills? What ever it may be your wallet isn’t as full as it used to be ,or you no longer have that monthly allowance.

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I know when I was in high school, all the money I made from working was my “whatever” money! I was able to spend it on clothes, shoes, haircuts, and of course MAKEUP. I became overly addicted to the expensive makeup brands such as M.A.C, Urban Decay, Benefit, Clinique and Stila. But when I went away for school and “grew up” I had to spend all my money on necessities such as rent, bills, and food. I had to find new makeup brands to love that gave me the looks I wanted for less. Some I like even more than the expensive designer versions!


I went from Clinique’s $22 liquid foundation to the $8 L’Oreal True Match liquid foundation!

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I went from Clinique’s $20 pressed powder to the $8 L’Oreal True Match pressed powder!

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I went from Benefit’s $19 Bad Gal Lash to the $8 Rimmel Sexy Curves, and I have to say it’s the best mascara I have ever used!

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I went from the $20 a tube M.A.C. to the $1 a tube Sally Girl Lipstick from Sally Beauty Supply!

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I went from Benefit’s $28 CORALisa to my $1 Sally Girl Lipstick. (Click here for instructions)

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Liquid Eyeliner

I went from Benefit’s $20 Magic Ink liquid eyeliner to Eyes Lips Face $1 waterproof eyeliner pen!

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Eyelid Primer

I went from Urban Decay’s $18 Eyeshadow Primer Potion to Eyes Lips Face $1 eyelid primer!

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I still use the waterproof retractable eyeliner from the Sephora Collection for $12 since it glides on nice and smooth! There are of course cheaper options, but they don’t last all day.

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Do you have any budget makeup brands you love? Share them with us in the comments below!