Pretty comes at a price, and who really wants to shell out shell out $20 bucks on beauty products every time you have to go on a date? Here are a 4 top quality “cheapie” brands that wont have you short on your rent money.
This brand seems to be all over drug stores south of the border. Here (in Canada) it’s a hard find – but definitely worth the search.
The Blushes [$6] pack a punch and they’re famous for their Jumbo Eyeshadow Pencils [$4.50] which can be used alone or as a base.
Available at some Rexall locations and at www.nyxcosmetics.com
2. JOE FRESH
A Canadian favourite that provides quality makeup while you’re grocery shopping, on a late night run, or bored and looking to spend your last ten bucks on something sparkly.
The Cheek Tint [$4] is perfect for when you’ve hit midday and you notice all your blush has vaporized; and for a quick on the go palette the Five Minute Face Palette [$20] makes for the perfect pair to an overnight stay.
Available at Loblaws and Joe Fresh locations
An internet cult favourite (but not so well known in the real world) these natural and synthetic bristle brushes are top quality and half the price of what you would pay at the counter.
The Face Kit [$57] makes a great starter kit for any makeup noob, or you can mix and match to make your own sets.
Available at www.sigmabeauty.com
We may have saved the best penny-saver for last with ELF (eyes lips face) Cosmetics – and more than half of their products are under $5.
With non-plastic-y Lashes for $1 and Shimmering Facial Whip (an exact dupe for MAC luster drops) for the same price, what’s there to complain about?
Available at www.eyeslipsface.com