Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Top 5 under $5

If I only had $5 to spend on a beauty item, I would most likely buy one of these items I'm about to mention. They are great quality AND are dirt cheap! Most aren't surprising because they are continually talked about in the make up world, and for good reason.

So whether you are ballin' on a budget or just want a fantastic product from the drugstore, try one of these products!

I tried to choose a variety of products that could produce almost a whole look (pretty much just the basics). First up is the NYC Smooth Skin Loose Face Powder in Translucent, which is $2.77 at Walmart. I've mentioned it a lot now, so if you've read my recent posts you know that I love it. It's a great face powder for setting foundation that leaves your skin looking flawless, not cakey. 'Nuff said.

This other NYC product is already famous for being one of the few matte drugstore bronzers, and that is the NYC Smooth Skin Bronzing Powder in Sunny. It's available at Target for $2.79. It's a matte bronzer that isn't too dark or orange but still gives your face warmth like you've been in the sun for a while. The packaging is cheap (obviously), and the closure broke on mine but I don't really care since the product itself is fantastic.

The e.l.f Blush in Glow from the Essentials line is an amazing shimmering peach blush that is perfect for spring/summer. It gives a lovely sheen to the cheeks and no highlighter is needed if you just want a subtle glow as the name implies. Plus, it's only $2. It is a little grainy and powdery, but that can be easily overlooked for me.

Another e.l.f favorite is the e.l.f Studio Baked Highlighter in Blush Gems. It's supposedly a dupe for Mac Soft n' Gentle highlighter too! It's a glorious champagne/bronze highlight that isn't too overpowering. Price? $3.00. YAS.

Last, but not least, Wet N' Wild Comfort Zone eyeshadow palette. DEAR GOD IT'S AMAZING.

Angels have descended from the heavens and gave us an 8 pan eyeshadow palette for $4.68. These all satin/shimmer shadows are creamy, buttery and smooth. The shade variety is also incredible for creating a multitude of eye looks from the everyday to the dramatic.

Left side swatches

Right side swatches

The bottom right "Definer" shade is a duo chrome red-brown/blue that is phenomenal. My favorite shades are the taupe, pink, copper brown, and champagne brow bone highlight that is honestly my favorite brow bone highlight. All are fantastic though!

That's it for my top 5 under $5! What are your top 5 picks?

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