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Even without coupons, you can look great without spending a ton of money. For this basic makeup bag, we are going to include foundation, blush, eye shadow, eye liner, mascara, lipstick, and nails.
Note: If you like organic products, this is not your list. There are also many higher end products that people love. That is great if something works for you, but the point of this list is to have a great bag of make-up for less than $10 (or $20 if you don’t use coupons).
All of the prices listed are the prices you should pay after sales and coupons. There are currently a number of printable coupons for makeup.
Foundation – $4-$8
If you’re getting ready for an outing, chances are some photos will be snapped. No need to spend a fortune on foundations that look great in photos. Drugstores often have sales on foundation on top of rewards points.
Revlon Photo Ready – looks great in photos without feeling cakey
Covergirl Whipped Foudation – feels light & a little goes a long way
L’Oreal True Match Lumi – great coverage with antioxidants & vitamins
Bronzer – $4-$6
Blush – $5-$8
Add color to help naturally enhance your cheekbones. In a blush, I look for color with staying power.
Eye shadow and mascara are both ways to make your eyes pop!
Eye Shadow – FREE-$3
For eye shadow, L’oreal Eye Shadow Quads are my go-to palettes for me, plus I love getting four shadows for under $5!
L’Oreal Eye Shadow Quads – great colors designed for different eye shades
Maybelline Eye Studio Color Tattoo – great for a bold look especially if you prefer cream shadows
Mascara – $2.99-$5
Mascara is a girl’s best friend. It helps your eyes to appear brighter and
Covergirl Lash Blast Mascara – maximizes eye lashes without clumps
Essie – Fun Colors & chip resistant