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Hey everyone! Welcome to Day 13 of my 30 Days Beauty Blogger Challenge! Today, we're diving into the world of affordable makeup, specifically focusing on amazing products you can find for under $5. I firmly believe that price doesn't always dictate quality when it comes to makeup. With a little research and savvy shopping, you can find effective and impressive products that won't break the bank.

So, get ready to ditch the misconception that great makeup has to be expensive! Let's discover some hidden gems together and prove that you can achieve a flawless look on a budget.

Top 5 Best Makeup Products Under $5

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  • #5. 2-in-1 Eyeshadow & Primer by Essence | $2.24

How to make your eyeshadow last longer and the color to be bright, bold, and frisky? Not only is it budget-friendly, but it also comes in two shades to neutralize any discoloration and create a smooth canvas for your eyeshadow. This step will help your eyeshadow adhere better, preventing creasing and fading while allowing the colors to appear brighter, bolder, and more vibrant.

  • #4. NYX Stick Blush | $3

In case you are having some trouble finding the perfect blusher, try out NYX Stick Blush. It is especially great for those who have dry skin. It features two complementary shades – a darker shade for sculpting and a lighter shade for adding a pop of color. This allows you to customize your look and achieve a natural, flushed glow.

  • #3. Wet N Wild MegaVolume Mascara | $2.99 

Everyone loves Wet n Wild makeup products! This drugstore favorite delivers dramatic, clump-free lashes that last throughout the day. Its lightweight formula allows you to build volume without weighing down your lashes, making them look fuller and fluttery.

  • #2. ELF Eyebrows Kit | $3

This year is all about major eyebrows. I believe it is still one of the biggest makeup trends to date! But ditch the expensive brow products – you can achieve stunning Instagram-worthy brows with the ELF Eyebrow Kit for just $3! This budget-friendly kit is packed with everything you need: a mirror, brush, and long-lasting pigmented formula.

  • #1. e.l.f. Velvet Matte Lipstick | $3

While not technically the second product from e.l.f. Cosmetics (they offer a wider range of products), the e.l.f. Velvet Matte Lipstick undeniably stands out as a top contender in the under-$5 lipstick category. I'm particularly impressed by its combination of affordability, performance, and appealing design.

Final Thoughts...

So there you have it, my top 5 drugstore makeup picks under $5! Let me know in the comments which product you're most excited to try, and feel free to share your own favorite budget-friendly finds. Thanks for joining me, and I'll talk to you soon!

Lots of love,