We love beauty products, but sometimes they can be really expensive. With a little insight, understanding of ingredients, recommendations in magazines and by friends, you can find cheap makeup products that work extremely well without breaking the bank. Here are some cheap makeup products that make the grade. 

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Best Cheap Makeup Products

For Lips

E.l.f. Moisturizing Lipstick: For around $3.00, you can obtain a moisturizing lipstick that leaves your lips feeling shiny and hydrated. It contains shea butter, and vitamins A,C, and E that deliver nourishing antioxidants with a nice pop of comfortable long wear color. This lipstick is available in nudes, pinks, roses and reds. E.L.F. (which stands for eyes, lips and face) cosmetics are a leading manufacturer of high-quality cheap makeup products. It’s hard to comprehend how they manage to do it, actually.

Gracefulvara Waterproof Long Lasting Matte Lip Gloss Lipstick: For under $6, you get a set of 3, one with deep colors, one with light tones. These highly pigmented lipstick crayons are long wearing and are available in 2 sets of shades. The deep tones contain a dark nude, a berry and a wine red. The light tones are a true nude, dusty rose tone and a peachy tone. They are truly matte, not shiny, and they’re very easy to apply. These Focallure lip crayons are inexpensive and do exactly what they claim to do. Cheap makeup products for the win! 

Wet ‘n Wild Silk Finish Lip Stick: For a lipstick that costs just a buck, you can’t beat Wet ‘N Wild lipstick as far as cheap makeup products are concerned. This lipstick is fortified with vitamins A and E, aloe vera and macadamia oil. These nourishing and natural ingredients keep your lips moisturized all day long. Honestly, I’ve paid $30 for a lipstick that doesn’t work any better than this one does. 

NYX Cosmetics Butter Lip Gloss: I love this gloss! It makes your lips smooth and buttery with just the right amount of gloss. Your lips look healthy and happy and the color lasts a long time! Another win for cheap makeup products! 


e.l.f. Studio Flawless Finish FoundationFor just $6, this makeup provides a smooth finish that covers flaws without masking or clogging pores. E.L.F. uses natural ingredients that nourish, prime and maintains skin’s moisture. This is available in only six shades, but should have a match for most people. If you find it hard to match your skin tone, it’s also easy to buy two shades and blend them to create a shade closer to your natural tone. 

Milani Conceal + Perfect 2-in-1 Foundation Concealer: For $6, this product combines the benefits of two products in one. It’s a full coverage, hides redness, scars, blemishes, and has a smooth finish. It’s also waterproof. It sounds like a super concealer and it kind-of is! I’m really impressed by what this concealer can offer for the price. 

N.Y.C. New York Color BB Creme Foundation Matte: This BB, or beauty balm is only $4! Available in 6 shades, it smooths skins, reduces the look of pores and imperfections and its natural look just shines. This is a great option for weekend wear when you want to smooth our your skin but still go light on the makeup while you’re lounging around the house. 

Maybelline New York Dream Liquid Mousse Foundation: This amazing product from a long time leader in cheaper cosmetics is only $7 and boasts 12 shades, matching just about everyone’s skin tones. It glides effortlessly over skin and provides full coverage from early morning till late night. This is a huge win for those in search of cheap makeup products. 

Eye Makeup

Maybelline New York The Blushed Nudes: Again, Maybelline pulls it off with 12 neutral shades for $8. Soft pressed powders blend seamlessly to give the perfect cover with shades from off white to medium brown with some rosy toned and copper hues. There’s enough here to create different eye looks for weeks.

L.A. Girl Beauty Brick Eyeshadow: Similar to Maybelline, L.A. Girl makes a 12 shade neutral palette for eyes in nudes and smoky (grays). This one sells for about $8. It contains mattes and shimmers with applicators and a magnetic closing case for easy transport.

L’Oreal Paris Voluminous Million Lashes Mascara: For $7, L’Oreal has created the perfect mascara that qualifies as cheap makeup! It’s fragrance-free, safe for sensitive eyes, and with a big brush, creates lashes that could pass for falsies. It contains collagen to boost lash health and its brush prevents clumps.

COVERGIRL LashBlast Volume Mascara: $6 gets you bold, black lashes that look amazing. Its unique two-sided brush plumps, separates, and seals. Made with vitamin E.

NYX Cosmetics Collection Noir Liquid Liner: A luxuriously easy to apply black eyeliner for $5. That’s what you get from NYX. This is one of my go-to liners especially for a night out! It produces really clean, defined lines and is surprisingly easy to control as you apply it. 

Maybelline New York Eye Studio Master Precise Liquid Eyeliner: A $7 precision tip back eyeliner from a name synonymous with makeup. This liquid eyeliner makes it easy to achieve an ultra-thin line. This is a great eyeliner if you’re trying to achieve the perfect cat eye.  


Milani Baked Blush: Available in a wide array of natural shades ranging from pink to melon to tan, this blush powder blends naturally and seamlessly.

Moral of the story?You don’t have to spend hundreds of dollars to look beautiful! These cheap makeup products are made of quality ingredients, and last well throughout the day without breaking the bank!