Skip To Content

    31 Inexpensive Makeup Products You'll Probably Want To Buy In Every Color

    And you can because, well, everything is less than $15 a pop.

    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. Peripera Ink Velvet Lip Tint gives you a long-lasting weightless flush of color that you can build to a deeper hue if you so desire. 

    the rosy nude shade on model
    the color in a gradient faded effect on lips

    BuzzFeed writer Nusrat Sultana is a big fan! She said: 

    "I have this in several colors and always love how it colors my lips and lasts all day without me having to reapply because of the stain effect. You don't need to worry if the color is there. If your lips feel dry, just rub some lip balm over them — the color stays! You can also build up the color for intensity or swipe it once and blot for a natural-looking gradient stain."

    Promising review: "I've been looking for a good, long-lasting tint for a while now and have been disappointed nearly every single time. Most of the products would fade or go on really unevenly, causing me to have to reapply multiple times. Not these! These stay on through both food and drink (I've tested them with sandwiches, soup, soft drinks, water bottles, etc.) AND smooth over any dry areas on your lips to make them look really soft and not chapped at all. The applicator also makes it really easy to get the product exactly where you want it. I have long days from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. and I usually only reapply once or twice — and even then, it's only necessary when I've been doing some hardcore stress eating. I've finally found my holy grail lip tint!" —Wendy K.

    Get it from Amazon for $9.90 (available in 12 shades. Find more shades here).

    2. Sun Bum Tinted Lip Balm SPF 15 I personally adore. It's easy to put on without a mirror, is super moisturizing, and has color that tints your lips for the day. If you're afraid of lipstick, this is a safe bet. I keep not one, but two(!) in my purse at all times.

    light skin tone  person's arm with five pink-y swatched lip colors

    Even on days when I'm feeling sick or have to pull myself out of my bed because I *do* have to earn a living,

    Get it from Amazon for $5.99+ (available in three shades).

    3. NYX Face & Body Glitter jazzes up any regular ole look to something that looks like you paid a makeup artist to create.

    reviewer with super sparkly eye shadow

    Promising review: "Amazing product. It makes your makeup look amazing and more elaborate than it actually is." —Tamiris

    Get it from Amazon for $6.50 (available in 23 variations).

    4. E.l.f. Bite-Size Eyeshadows make super blendable eye lewks...even if you're still a makeup novice.

    light shimmery pink makeup palette with four eyeshadows

    Promising review: "These have become my go-to little palettes. I usually buy high-end products but saw these on TikTok. Very impressed. Very good price. Highly pigmented. Stays on long with no fall out!" —Megan Underwood

    Get it from Amazon for $3 (available in three color combos).

    5. Wet n wild Megalast Liquid Catsuit Lipstick has major staying power and a precise applicator tip to help you apply your lippie like a pro.,

    Promising review: "My favorite lipstick! It stays on even when eating and drinking and it goes on smooth. Easy to remove and easy to reapply. I haven't had a brand that even comes close to how great this brand is. And for the price it's definitely worth it. My go-to are Give Me Mocha for the work day and Missy and Fierce for my bolder days or nights. I've even used some as dress up colors for my daughter and I. For lighter colors though I do have to use two coats." —ConfusedEternally

    Get it from Amazon for $3.18+ (available in seven colors).

    6. Or a UCANBE 13-piece lipstick set that comes with a moisturizing primer and 12 pigmented shades in you case you wanna cut to the chase and get a bunch of colors at once to give a spin.

    reviewer trying on four different shades of lipstick

    Promising review: "First, I love the colors! They are pigmented and lasted most of the day. The primer gave a moisturizing feel and the lipstick went on so smooth!" —Elektra

    Get them from Amazon for $15.99.

    7. Milani Salt-N-Pepa Eyeshadow and Highlighter Palette gives you tons of pigmented, gorgeous options to help create a range of smoky eyes.


    Promising review: "The best eye makeup ever. Beautiful colors. I love the way it looks. I get lots of compliments!!!" —NUSRETA VUCETOVIC

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99 (available in two color combos).

    8. CheriGlow Cosmetics Neon Liquid Eyeliner literally creates a ~glow up~ thanks to its bright glow-in-the-dark formula.

    CheriGlow Cosmetics / Etsy

    CheriGlow Cosmetics is a Teaneck, New Jersey-based shop that has a variety of super pigmented and sparkly cosmetics.

    Promising review: "They are amazing!! I love them and I get a lot of compliments. 😊 Please give them a try because they are awesome. 😎" —Andrea Perez

    Get it from CheriGlow Cosmetics on Etsy for $12 each or all six colors for $55 (available in six colors).

    9. NYX Butter Gloss slides on *so* smooth and satisfies any lip gloss fan's urges with a gorgeous finish, whether you're on the prowl for something that'll go subtly with your complexion or stand out., Amazon

    FYI, some reviewers say it's a dupe for Kylie glosses.

    Promising review: "Exactly what I wanted something more natural looking. This color exceeds my expectations it looks as if I have nothing on my lips as far as color goes. And that’s what I wanted considering I don’t wear much makeup or lipstick. This is perfect for those looking for something more natural-looking." —Terry Forbes

    Get it from Amazon for $4.97 (available in 28 colors).

    10. ColourPop Lippie Stix with stick application and shea butter and vitamin E to keep your lips looking and feeling great.

    light skin tone model applying the lipstick

    These Colourpop Lip stix are gooooooooood. Sometimes you just want an actual stick application rather than liquid application!

    Get this color from Colourpop for $7 (also available in a variety of other colors).

    11. Foraged Fields Plant-Based Eye Powder is a nice addition to anyone's beauty arsenal who adores mineral powder makeup.

    pots of colorful eyeshadow powder
    Foraged Fields / Etsy

    Foraged Fields is a Bakersfield, Vermont-based shop that specializes in organic plant-based skincare and makeup. 

    Promising review: "I adore these eye shadows, I bought Egyptian Goddess and I also received a sample of Toasted Coconut. To my surprise I fell in love with the toasted coconut as well. Egyptian Goddess is for days I want a more natural look and I will wear Toasted Coconut when wanting to stand out a little more. And the fact that these are only made out of clay is just the best thing. Will buy again and recommend, thank you 💕" —Savanna

    Get it from Foraged Fields on Etsy for $4 (available in six colors).

    12. Maybelline Lifter Gloss Hydrating Lip with hyaluronic acid makes your lips look so much plumper by smoothing, hydrating, and enhancing the countours.

    reader with the lip gloss on

    FYI, some reviewers say it's a Fenty lip gloss dupe, except it isn't quite as thick as Fenty's.  

    Promising review: "Stone is my favorite. So moisturizing. I want them all!!!" —Michelle

    Get it from Amazon for $6.98+ (available in 12 colors).

    13. NYX Powder Puff Lippie delivers a matte cream for a totally dreamy lippie you'll wanna wear every day.


    Get it from Beauty Beez for $6 (available in eight colors).

    14. L.A. COLORS Day to Night Eyeshadow Palettes give you lots of color options as a huge bang for your buck.

    two of the palettes

    Promising review: "Great value for money, pretty colors and lots of them!" —hopeinal

    Get it from Amazon for $6.47 (available in eight color combos).

    15. Heartd Beauty Cream Blush in a cute heart compact makes application so much easier (and more fun!).

    Heartd Beauty / Etsy, Heartd Beauty

    Heartd Beauty is a New York-based shop featuring all natural handmade lipsticks and makeup.

    Promising review: "It is a buildable color but a small amount gives you a natural flush on the skin. It is not greasy and even though it looks small, I think the pigment quality in will make it last a long time. Packaging is adorable and it smells nice too. Will buy again!" —Amy Lee Train

    Get it from Heartd Beauty on Etsy for $11 (available in eight colors).

    16. Wet n wild Silk Finish Lip Stick is SO affordable that you could just go ahead and buy one in every color. It'd still cost less than my typical Taco Bell order.,

    Promising review: "Almost exactly the same product as Revlon Balm Stain, Smitten. Same color, same staying power. The only difference is that the Revlon Stain is slightly more emmolient. For the difference in price, I went out and bought 3 more of these wet n wild Lip Sticks! Love them!" —Cody

    Get it from Amazon for $0.98+ (available in 11 colors).

    17. Aromi Metallic Liquid Lipstick punches up about any makeup look with its long-lasting, shimmery wear.

    Aromi / Etsy

    Aromi is a Minneapolis-based shop that specializes in liquid lipsticks, colognes, and perfumes

    Promising review: "Such a nice color!" —Hope

    Get it from Aromi on Etsy for $14.45 (available in 18 colors).

    18. Revlon ColorStay Overtime Lipcolor pairs a long-wearing lipstick with a clear lip gloss for your perfect color and shine combo.

    reviewer wearing perfect looking lipstick with a shine to it

    Promising review (for Stay Currant): "Love this color. It is long lasting and great for medium skin tones. I did have an issue once with it getting on my teeth when I applied too much. Let it dry slightly before applying the gloss to set the look and all night color. It's not sticky and it does not transfer to other things like your glass or napkin." —Jennifer R Jordan

    Get it from Amazon for $7.27 (available in 16 colors).

    19. NYX Slim Lip Pencil has major staying power through eating and drinking and doing whatever else it is that you do all day.


    FYI, some reviewers say it's a dupe for Charlotte Tilbury's Pillow Talk lip liner. And other reviewers (including the one pictured) wear the lip liner alone without lipstick.

    Promising review: "It lasts all day, even after eating and drinking several cups of coffee. I work 12-hour shifts, and it’s going stronger than I am at the end of my day. I use it on my entire lips, not just as liner. It sharpens well, not like how the color will fall out with some others. It doesn’t get more cost effective either. LOVE IT!" —JBRN78

    Get it from Amazon for $3.99 (available in 18 colors).

    20. Revlon Illuminance Crème Shadow is a user-friendly dip into creamy eyeshadows at a price you'll feel OK about experimenting with.

    reviewer wearing shimmery eyeshadow shade on eyelids

    Promising review: "Just tried out this product, I've never been good on putting on eyeshadow so I figured I'd try this gel kind. I use my fingertips and blended the shades out how they should be placed. I think the eyeshadow looks pretty great and was pretty easy to apply! Not sure how long this will last throughout the day but with a good primer it should have a good start. The package is a little smaller than I initially thought, but it's great for practicing!" —Crissa Brooks

    Get it from Amazon for $5.14+ (available in nine color combos).

    21. E.l.f. Putty Blush melts into skin for a highly pigmented flush.


    Promising review: "I brought this about a year ago and I was so pleased with the formula. It’s so pigmented, I found this applies better when you use it with your fingers. I warm the product up with my finger and apply it on my cheeks!" —Meatloaf

    Get it from e.l.f. for $6 (available in eight colors).

    22. BH Cosmetics Power Pencil Waterproof Eyeliner has the pigment so your colorful cat eye will stand out in that Zoom call, no problem. Oh, and did we mention it's waterproof?

    dark skin model and light skin model with all the colorful eyeliner colors swatched on their forearms
    BH Cosmetics

    Get it from BH Cosmetics for $9 (available in nine colors).

    23. Revlon Ultra HD Matte Lipcolor provides a beautiful color you'll wanna show off...and then replicate in all the other hues.,

    Promising review: "This is the only matte lipstick I’ve found that I have purchased in multiple colors." —Brena

    Get it from Amazon for $6.06+ (available in 15 colors).

    24. ETUDE HOUSE Dear Darling Water Tint stains *and* moisturizes lips for a mask-safe flush of color.

    reviewer with light orange tint to lips

    Promising review: "I absolutely love this product! I’m wearing the orange tint in this pic, the product is like a tinted water that hydrates and moisturizes while 'staining' your lips. The more you apply the richer the tint. I love that it is mask-friendly and doesn’t wear away easily not does it stain the inside of your mask. This is definitely a game changer!" —NYStateofMine

    Get it from Amazon for $5.30+ (available in three colors).

    25. Maybelline New York Fit Me Blush offers up a natural look that'll just make it look like you're blushing from a sweet compliment.,

    Promising review: "I liked it very much.just need a small amount and you will look beautiful. 😊" —Dinesh Kumar Rajput

    Get it from Amazon for $2.45+ (available in 10 colors).

    26. Maybelline New York Baby Lips Moisturizing Lip Balm packs in a surprising amount of color for folks who aren't into a full-on lip gloss or lipstick.

    reviewer with pale skin with bright pink lips

    Promising review: "I like slight color on my lips, but I hate lipstick and I hate sticky lip gloss that my hair always sticks in. I Looove this silky smooth hydrating stuff! Very nice hint of color and shine without being heavy or gross. Nice flavor too." —LJ

    Get it from Amazon for $2.15+ (available in five colors).

    27. E.l.f. Monochromatic Multi Stick is here to help you put on a full face that'll look a bit more natural.

    multisticks of varying colors

    Promising review: "This product is super easy to use with good pigmentation. Super quick and fun to get a super put-together look. I would use it as blush, eyeshadow, and lipstick, and love the look every single time." —bonn8

    Get it from e.l.f. for $4 (available in eight colors).

    28. CAI BEAUTY Glitter easily applies for a high-impact effect you'll be raving about to all your friends.,

    Promising review: "This product exceeded my expectations! A little goes a long way, it’s easy to apply and buildable. Only thing is it does take a while to dry but that’s not a big deal to me. The shine and color change with light is sooo beautiful it even looks super cool in the dark. Can’t wait to play with this more" —Yesss

    Get it from Amazon for $9.95 (available in five colors).

    29. Maybelline New York Facestudio Master Chrome Metallic Highlighter is chock full of shimmer to help satisfy your high-wattage standards for highlighter.,

    Promising review: "Obsessed with this highlighter! It is blinding and looks beautiful on bronzed skin. I was a little nervous the color would be to gold for me but when I applied it, it blended out to the perfect glow. Will be my go to this summer!" —Riley Hurlbert

    Get it from Amazon for $4.89+ (available in four colors).

    30. Maybelline SuperStay Ink Crayon Matte Longwear Lipstick has a built-in sharpener so you can color in the lines of your lips with the upmost precision.

    reviewer with darker skin wearing berry color lipstick

    Promising review: "Just recently became obsessed with lip colors and this is by far on of my favorite shades. I don’t have to reapply as often as some of my other favorites. The best factor. It’s worth the money." —Elle

    Get it from Amazon for $7.59 (available in 32 colors).

    31. Lique Metallic Creme Lipstick goes on lightweight with a moisturizing formula you can layer from sheer to full coverage.


    Get it from Lique for $7 (available in three colors).

    Reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.

    Need A Shopping Buddy?

    Get great products - from pros in the fine art of buying stuff online - delivered to your inbox!
    Newsletter signup form