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    31 Makeup Products From Walmart I'm Not Sure How You've Lived Without All These Years

    Time to build a cosmetics collection that any beauty guru would be proud of.

    We hope you love the products we recommend! All of them were independently selected by our editors. Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page if you decide to shop from them. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

    1. L'Oréal waterproof mascara so your lashes can be full, voluminous, and lengthy as heck. Replace your old mascara with this 200-bristle brush.

    Promising review: "I have short straight lashes that can't curl and I'm always skeptical of any new mascara. I decided to give Lash Paradise a try and I'm really happy. I applied three coats. No clumps, my lashes look fuller and longer the best part is the brush I feel like it really covers every single lash." —Lulu1984

    Price: $9.97

    2. E.l.f. camo concealer, because this is creamy and pigmented enough to get your under-eyes looking like you didn't stay up all night. Why settle for just an "okay" coverage concealer!?


    Promising review: "I'm 62. I never thought I'd ever find a concealer for these severe under eye dark circles. Well, I have now. I am intrigued. The price is perfect, the coverage is unbelievable, the shade just right. Even my daughter, who is a makeup guru said, 'Mom that concealer really did something for your eyes.' She knows my struggle. The light at the end of the tunnel was E.L.F...who knew?" —Silverfire53

    Price: $1+ (available in 22 shades)

    3. Coty face powder for an all-day mattifying effect so you can say "buh-bye" to shine in unwanted places. This is a must in any makeup collection for setting the makeup look of your dreams ~AND~ for touchups.


    Promising review: "This is the BEST loose powder I ever used. It leaves your face with a beautiful, natural-looking glow while controlling shine and minimizing imperfections. You can wear it under liquid and/or powder foundation or simply by itself. I've bought so many EXPENSIVE loose powders over the years and none of them compare to this one. This powder will always remain a staple in my cosmetic bag." —BiPolarBear

    Price: $5.97 (available in six shades)

    4. Revlon super lustrous lipstick offered in an array of colors you'll want to stock up on for your lippie collection. Every makeup repertoire needs at least one statement lipstick for special events or moments when you're feeling bold.

    Promising review: "Color looks great! Vibrant yet soft tones. Don't know how a Revlon developed this product but it is a winner. Lipstick stays on all day or at least until you eat something. Provides great lip protection in the cold windy weather. Color is simply spectacular!" —RichieRich03

    $1.35+ (available in 76 shades)

    5. A NYX ultimate eyeshadow palette so creating warm-toned makeup looks are as easy as 1-2-3. Personally, I could never survive my makeup routine without a neutral shadow palette for everyday wear and now you might feel the same...


    Promising review: "The colors are gorgeous and go on very smooth. Easy for blending!" —Laurennwoodson

    Price: $7.75+ (available in two palette colors)

    6. Laura Geller bronzer to achieve the glow you deserve all winter long, no ☼ sun ☼ needed. Aka it'll be the secret weapon in your lineup for making your makeup feel bright and sunny, even if the weather is the opposite outside.

    Promising review: "I've used this for years, then tried others. This has a perfect combination of colors that bronze up my face without a hint or speck of orange. Hope this is always going to be part of the line. Love it!" —WendyR954

    Price: $31.95 (available in two shades)

    7. L'Oreal foundation in case you're in desperate need of a long-wear foundation (24 hours to be exact). Formulated with an SPF which everyone SHOULD use daily, it'll protect your skin from harmful UV rays and keep your skin looking flawless.

    Promising review: "Lightweight, great staying power, great shade range!" —Teri

    Price: $4.79+ (available in 30 shades)

    8. Nars blush that'll accentuate your complexion with a fresh swipe of color. You'll be obsessed the second you start using these blushes, thanks to their beautifully formulated tones that'll effortlessly melt into your cheekbones.


    I love NARS blushes—they're insanely pigmented but always add the right amount of brightness and flush of color to keep me looking healthy.

    Promising review:
    "Love this product! I have bought this before and love it!" —Betsy

    Price: $24.98 (available in three shades)

    9. Maybelline highlighter to get that "glow-from-within" look that'll be effortless and dewy. It'll easily add a bit more glow on the high points of your face ~AND~ as a pop of highlight in your eyeshadow look. Helloooooo to a multi-tasking hero.


    Promising review: "This is the best drugstore highlighter I've used. It's even better than some of my high-end highlighters! Go out and buy, you won't be disappointed." —Lowkeyrenee

    Price: $4.57+ (available in four shades)

    10. Maybelline x Summer McKeen lip gloss so sparkly and shiny, you'll want to own every shade. Your lips will always be poppin', especially if you top this over your everyday lipstick for an extra dimension that'll take your makeup from day to night.


    Promising review: "I absolutely love these! They are very smooth and apply very effortlessly. They are beautiful shades that are very wearable. They are not sticky or have thick consistency. I would definitely recommend and use them again." —gisseller8040

    Price: $5.94 (available in six shades)

    11. Rimmel face primer to smooth pores and ensure makeup stays put all day. If you don't already use a makeup primer...say hello to a game-changer.


    Promising review: "My favorite primer! Leaves my face smooth with my foundation. It's a must-have in my makeup bag." —MellyNew

    Price: $7.29

    12. A NYX brow pencil for filling in even the tiniest of eyebrow hairs for all your shaping needs. Using a pencil is a great starting point for anyone just starting to explore brow makeup.


    Promising review: "The thinness of the pencil keeps you from getting it too thick. The texture isn't greasy or thick and it looks so natural. I use black because it's more of a grey brown." —KimKC

    Price: $2.97+ (available in eight shades)

    13. And a Rimmel lip pencil — a must-have for achieving full lips or for applying under your holy grail lipstick for a longer lasting color. *TIP* you can also wear a lip liner on its own as an allover lip color; dab with a tissue and bam, you now have a long wear stain.


    Promising review: "This lipliner is perfect for any skin tone. You can apply it lightly for a lighter shade pink or nude lipstick and blend it well or draw on a little darker for darker colored lips. It's a staple in my makeup routine. I was floored when I found out Patrickstarrr uses it also. It's the best lipliner color hands down." —Cherylraye

    Price: $3.02+ (available in 13 shades)

    14. FLOWER Beauty lipsticks that are gorgeously rich and pigmented for a statement lip moment. Oftentimes, opaque lipsticks can be drying on the lips, but these ones supply a punch of color while ~also~ conditioning the lips.

    Promising review: "I love this pop of color lipstick. The pigment is beautiful. It doesn't smudge off. I don't feel like I'm wearing something heavy or greasy on my lips that's what I really love. Thank you for a great product!" —Danyell

    Price: $3+ (available in 24 shades)

    15. Wet n Wild loose higlighting powder in case achieving a blinding highlight is on your New Year's resolutions for 2020. A loose powder highlight is more finely milled than a compact and can supply a more shimmery finish than the highlights you've been using.


    Promising review: "First, let me just say there is so much product for such a low price! Not only that but a little goes a long way! The highlight is blinding! I was truly amazed. I didn't know what to expect because I've never used loose highlighting powder, but omg amazing." —Khicks

    Price: $1.33

    16. NYX matte setting spray to lock in your final look before running out the door. You can also spritz more on throughout the day for additional refreshing.

    Promising review: "To say that I love this spray is an understatement. It lasts all day." —Anjay83

    Price: $8.47+

    17. Burt's Bees moisturizing lipstick so you can obtain a colorful lip without sacrificing hydration. These natural lipsticks are a great alternative to the lipsticks you already own if you want makeup free of parabens and phthalates.


    Promising review: "I was not aware of Burt's Bee having lip color, so when I saw this lipstick I decided to try it. It is a great color it fits most skin colors, it leaves my lips moist and soft. Is it liquid but is not runny at all, I would definitely recommend it, I can't wait to try other colors!" —Luv2bye

    Price: $2.66+ (available in 10 shades)

    18. An Urban Decay contour and highlight palette — an easy option for traveling so your bronzer and highlight can be all in one place. You'll never have to pack too many products in your to-go bag ever again.


    This palette contains both powders and creams for all of your cheek sculpting dreams.

    Price: $36.99 (available in two palette shades)

    19. A Maybelline pencil eyeliner for defining your lower lash line ~OR~ creating smokey eye looks with a few swipes and a bit of blending. You'll want to stack your collection with a few different shades of this gel liner.


    Promising review: "I bought the Rich Amethyst and love love love this eyeliner. I want to buy more colors. It sharpens easily, the color is rich and doesn't run; when I get home at night it's still on! It washes off easily. It definitely makes me more confident that my eye makeup is on point at 10:45 a.m. as it is at 7 at night!" —My name is Jean

    Price: $6.38+ (available in eight shades)

    20. NYX duo chrome lip shimmer that'll add dimension to the lips solo or over a lipstick. If you've tried the matte lippie trend and said "nooo way," try dabbing this shimmer on top so you don't have to completely lose out on the matte lipstick you already bought.


    Promising review: "This new lip gloss feels so smooth and creamy as it glides on. The shine is incredible! It's so luminescent and when the sun hits your lips you will definitely blind all your haters!" —Paige Marie

    Price: $6.37

    21. L'oréal pigmented concealer in case you are late for work and would rather dab on some concealer instead of blending in a foundation all over. As someone whose skin tone changes basically every month, purchasing concealers and using them as foundations is a great affordable hack so you don't have to keep investing in a new foundation shade every few weeks.

    Promising review: "I really like this concealer a lot. Good finish and very easy to blend. I blend with a small brush." —riri93

    $5.94+ (available in 25 shades)

    22. Anti-redness L'Oréal BB cream that'll make erasing redness under your makeup routine easy peasy. Primers will be your BFF when it comes to making makeup stay put, and this one is even one step better than the one you already have, because it also color corrects. #YASSSSSSS


    Promising review: "I had no idea what I was getting into. Just recovered from severe acne, lots of scarring and I grabbed this product. I still am not sure of its actual purpose, all I know is as soon as I put it on, my skin looks amazingly different! Love this forever!!!" —Tmoney1212

    Price: $7.96

    23. Stila liquid eyeliner, because it's time to upgrade to a waterproof, long-wearing and highly pigmented option that'll make winged liner a breeze.

    This is my favorite liquid liner of all time. I have tried others and I always come back to this one. My eyeliner has never looked better and stayed on LITERALLY *all night*.

    Price: $15.96+ (available in eight shades)

    See why this won best mid-priced liquid eyeliner on BuzzFeed Reviews.

    24. L'Oréal liquid illuminator if ~SIMPLE~ is the theme of your makeup routine and you'd rather quickly dab on some highlighter than swipe it on with a brush. This is also a great cosmetic item to have on hand if you're always on-the-go and need to dab on some highlighter in your Uber.


    Promising review: "I'm cool-toned, and this highlight is beautiful. It's a very creamy texture, and it blends out incredibly well. It's nice over or under makeup. Personally, I apply it to my face after priming with my finger tips. I like the effect it gives under a matte foundation." —Karlee

    Price: $8.35+ (available in three shades)

    25. Maybelline clear mascara that'll prove itself a multitasking wizard. Use it as a mascara to keep lashes curled into place ~or~ as a brow gel for a strong hold. If you already have a brow gel, add this over top for *extra* hold.


    Promising review: "This is my absolute, FAVORITE, EVERYDAY mascara. I have three in my vanity at all times. This is one of the best mascaras to date. The gel texture is fantastic. It is perfect for everyday use. It gives your lashes a soft feel without getting hard or the clumpy mess. It is easy to remove and easy to apply. This is definitely worth having." —Jay17

    Price: $4.77

    26. A jumbo NYX eye pencil to use as an eyeshadow base if you love to wear brighter colors and want them to ☆ POP ☆. This also comes in clutch when trying to conquer cut-crease looks that'll be undoubtedly 'Gram worthy.


    Promising review: "I recently bought this jumbo stick. Let me tell you it's AMAZING! It's perfect for a pop of color and makes eyeshadow intense. I truly recommend this." —aracelilynn87

    Price: $2.42+ (available in six shades)

    27. Physicians Formula bronzer that smells heavenly and will apply like butter (pun intended). Some makeup products can smell "chemically", but with this bronzer, that won't be a problem.

    Promising review: "Love, love, love! A little goes a long way! Super pigmented. Gives that natural sun-kissed glow we all want during the summer. A purchase I don't regret." —CrystalK

    Price: $12.47+ (available in four shades)

    28. A blendable L'Oréal blush for a healthy swipe of color so you can fool everyone into thinking you just got back from a tropical vaycay. The L'Oréal true match line makes it easy to find the corresponding blush based on the foundation from the same line.


    Get the corresponding foundations here.

    Promising review: "I like the True Match products, because once you select the color foundation you like the blush coordinates with it. I like a natural look and these products help me to get the results that I am looking for. As an added bonus, Walmart has great prices on these products." —saile

    Price: $4.74+ (available in 11 shades)

    29. NYX honey primer so your face makeup will look super dewy when applied as a base. There'll always be the great makeup debate of dewy? Or matte? Either way, you can stock up on both so you can match your makeup to your desired finish.


    Promising review: "I bought this, because of the cute name and interesting ingredients caught my eye! I'm so glad I did! It's phenomenal and perfect for summer! It's such a lightweight gel and it keeps my face from getting oily. The honey and gold definitely make my skin look it's best. My favorite part of all is how well my foundation stays on my skin. All my makeup stays on really well actually. Nothing budges, sweats off, or gets wiped off throughout the day. And my skin is so touchable! I highly recommend this as it's worth every single penny!!" —JessicaAler

    Price: $7.39

    30. A two-pack of E.l.f. coffee cream eyeliner in case softer neutral eye looks are your go-to. A brown liner is a great alternative if a black hue is too dark for your eye shape. This also works great as a cream shadow!


    Promising review: "This is my first cream liner, and it's soooo nice. For someone who has oily skin throughout the day, it stays for at least six to eight hours. Of course it tends to smudge, and that's due to the fact I don't reapply. This bad boy also comes with a small angled brush, my hands can't handle long brushes so the smaller one is great, in my opinion it's not a perfect brush but it does it's job. Super happy with this product." —2sev7n

    Price: $7.76

    31. And a Garnier brightening concealer— an iconic two-in-one concealer and eye roller for de-puffing and color correcting tired eyes. Who needs a jade roller when this does the work for you!?


    Promising review: "I have had dark circles all my life! It has been a constant battle, especially now, that I am older. This is a fab product. I can only imagine how well it would work on younger skin. Everyone should have this in her makeup kit." —Alamira

    Price: $8.82

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