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24 Inexpensive Makeup Products For Anyone On A Budget

You really don't have the time (or the coin) to actually buy thousands of dollars in high-end makeup (especially since you need to eat to live), BUT! you absolutely adore a beat face, so here are some affordable options.

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1. Etude House Dear Darling Water Gel Tint gives your lips a bit of lightweight color without the drama of caking, flaking and drying.

Promising review: "I'm totally in love with this tint. Every time I use a lipstick, within a few minutes, I take it off because I don't like feeling like I have something on. This Water Gel tint is really nice, you won't feel that you're wearing it." —Mirta P. Get it from Soko Glam for $5 or Amazon for $6 (available in eight colors).
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Promising review: "I'm totally in love with this tint. Every time I use a lipstick, within a few minutes, I take it off because I don't like feeling like I have something on. This Water Gel tint is really nice, you won't feel that you're wearing it." —Mirta P.

Get it from Soko Glam for $5 or Amazon for $6 (available in eight colors).

2. Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Concealer is made with goji berries and haloxyl to brighten undereye circles — and it comes with an applicator sponge, making it so simple to get product where you need it.

Promising review: "This stuff is my newest beauty must have! It works so well to take away the circles under your eyes, it is amazing. It really gives your face a fresh look and helps even out your skin tone. I just apply it under my eyes then blend it in and finish with a thin layer of foundation. The bottle it is in makes it very easy to apply. You just twist the top until some of the makeup comes out onto the sponge, then apply it under your eyes, and voila!" —ShellyGet it from Amazon for $7.94 or Walmart for $7.94. (available in seven colors).
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Promising review: "This stuff is my newest beauty must have! It works so well to take away the circles under your eyes, it is amazing. It really gives your face a fresh look and helps even out your skin tone. I just apply it under my eyes then blend it in and finish with a thin layer of foundation. The bottle it is in makes it very easy to apply. You just twist the top until some of the makeup comes out onto the sponge, then apply it under your eyes, and voila!" —Shelly

Get it from Amazon for $7.94 or Walmart for $7.94. (available in seven colors).

3. Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray will be able to hold your makeup in place until the beginning of forever, and then some — throughout the heat and humidy, or even outright rain, your beat face ain't going anywhere. Plus, it has a cooling technology to refresh whenever you want (not that you need to).

Promising review: "This is like glue for your makeup. I live in a hot, humid place and my makeup usually just melts after a few hours, but this makes my makeup stay put until I take it off. This is perfect for parties, a long day of work, or if your makeup doesn't stay on your face." —Keishla7Get it from Sephora for $15.
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Promising review: "This is like glue for your makeup. I live in a hot, humid place and my makeup usually just melts after a few hours, but this makes my makeup stay put until I take it off. This is perfect for parties, a long day of work, or if your makeup doesn't stay on your face." —Keishla7

Get it from Sephora for $15.

4. Soap and Glory Archery Brow Gel is the true definition of "fill in your eyebrows and go." It thickens and grooms your brows with its creamy wax formula.

Promising review: "One of my favorite brow products! It's extremely affordable and does just as good of a job as high-end products. I bought this when I dyed my hair darker and wanted to match my brows to my hair and I'm so glad I picked this up. It's so easy to apply, last forever and has great pigmentation. The applicator is also one of the best I've used on a brow gel before." —HollyGet it from Target for $9.99 (available in three colors).
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Promising review: "One of my favorite brow products! It's extremely affordable and does just as good of a job as high-end products. I bought this when I dyed my hair darker and wanted to match my brows to my hair and I'm so glad I picked this up. It's so easy to apply, last forever and has great pigmentation. The applicator is also one of the best I've used on a brow gel before." —Holly

Get it from Target for $9.99 (available in three colors).

5. Pretty Diva Jelly Flower Lipstick provides a subtle (and moisturizing) tint to your lips, reacting to your skin's chemistry to create a unique color just for you.

Promising review: "This lipstick is super cool! It has a nice light smell, it feels very moisturizing, and isn't sticky at all. It is very cute and will be used more frequently in the summer." —Sara W. Get it from Amazon for $10 (available in five colors).
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Promising review: "This lipstick is super cool! It has a nice light smell, it feels very moisturizing, and isn't sticky at all. It is very cute and will be used more frequently in the summer." —Sara W.

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

6. L.A. Girl Pro Conceal Color Correcting Concealer will be able to even skin tone and mask dark circles without creasing.

Promising review: "I have to say this is the BEST concealer I've have used to date. I've tried more concealers than I can count and they have all come up short. So far this one is a 10 in my book. It blends so well with the liquid foundation that I use. I would definitely recommend this to anyone who wants full coverage on their face. A little goes a long way." —T boyeeGet them from Amazon for $10, or Walmart for $8.25 (for a set of three).
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Promising review: "I have to say this is the BEST concealer I've have used to date. I've tried more concealers than I can count and they have all come up short. So far this one is a 10 in my book. It blends so well with the liquid foundation that I use. I would definitely recommend this to anyone who wants full coverage on their face. A little goes a long way." —T boyee

Get them from Amazon for $10, or Walmart for $8.25 (for a set of three).

7. Physicians Formula Butter Bronzer has ultra-refined pigments to melt into your skin, giving you an ethereal bake all year long.

Promising review: "I really love Physicians Formula products and this bronzer doesn't disappoint. It's a beautiful warm color with a bit of shimmer in it. I have a medium olive complexion and it gives me a sunkissed glow with no orange tones at all. The texture is velvety smooth and feels really nice on my skin. I use a powder brush to lightly apply it to my whole face, and then a contouring brush for my cheekbones. I also have acne-prone skin, but it doesn't make me break-out." —JheneyaGet it from Amazon for $10 or Target for $10.09 (available in four colors).
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Promising review: "I really love Physicians Formula products and this bronzer doesn't disappoint. It's a beautiful warm color with a bit of shimmer in it. I have a medium olive complexion and it gives me a sunkissed glow with no orange tones at all. The texture is velvety smooth and feels really nice on my skin. I use a powder brush to lightly apply it to my whole face, and then a contouring brush for my cheekbones. I also have acne-prone skin, but it doesn't make me break-out." —Jheneya

Get it from Amazon for $10 or Target for $10.09 (available in four colors).

8. Maybelline Nudes Eyeshadow Palette is packed with tons of pigmented, metallic gold colors that look amazing on every skintone.

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Promising review: "I love the colors and how pigmented they are. I created a black smokey eye look with the black shade and used the purple shade as a transition color." —abbyv

Get it from Target for $7.89, or Amazon for $7.78.

9. Innisfree No Sebum Mineral Powder controls excess oil and shine while setting your makeup in place with jeju minerals and mint extracts.

Promising review: "This powder is incredible! I've never found a powder that feels as light as this one. I've used various 'HD' powders over the years, but this stuff is truly amazing. It also smells great. A little bit goes a long way. The white powder comes with a small pouf to use for application, although I'm sure you can use a brush to apply it. I, personally, love the pouf because it helps me to specifically target certain areas on my face. It is a super smooth powder that can really soak up my oil. Most days, I feel that I only need one application, while other, more humid days, might require two applications. I have quite oily skin, so this product is AMAZING. I truly love it." —Conscious Consumer Get it from Amazon for $9.
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Promising review: "This powder is incredible! I've never found a powder that feels as light as this one. I've used various 'HD' powders over the years, but this stuff is truly amazing. It also smells great. A little bit goes a long way. The white powder comes with a small pouf to use for application, although I'm sure you can use a brush to apply it. I, personally, love the pouf because it helps me to specifically target certain areas on my face. It is a super smooth powder that can really soak up my oil. Most days, I feel that I only need one application, while other, more humid days, might require two applications. I have quite oily skin, so this product is AMAZING. I truly love it." —Conscious Consumer

Get it from Amazon for $9.

10. C'est Moi Visionary Makeup Crayon is the best eyeliner for anyone who wants an optimistic pop of color, but doesn't even know the first thing about how to use it.

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Promising review: "I can't get enough of these makeup crayons. I like using Dove in my waterline or even Petal for a pop of pink in my waterline. Tangerine is awesome as a color corrector under my concealer. Rose is awesome for some color on my cheek bones. I love how portable and easy-to-use these are. They are really smooth and last a long time." —Jazzy J

Get it from Target for $7.99 (available in seven colors).

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11. Maybelline Fit Me Matte and Poreless Liquid Foundation features micro-powders to control shine throughout the day, so your face can look just as fabulous as it was in the beginning of the day.

Promising review: "This is one of the most natural looking foundations I've owned. I usually have trouble finding a good match because I have olive tones but this one is darn close to my natural color. I love to wear it with a setting powder and brows for a natural, minimalist look. It gives me light coverage on my undereye circles and generally evens out my skin. It's also easy to layer other products over it and it blends out beautifully with fingers or a sponge." —LizGet it from Amazon for $5.94 (available in 49 colors).
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Promising review: "This is one of the most natural looking foundations I've owned. I usually have trouble finding a good match because I have olive tones but this one is darn close to my natural color. I love to wear it with a setting powder and brows for a natural, minimalist look. It gives me light coverage on my undereye circles and generally evens out my skin. It's also easy to layer other products over it and it blends out beautifully with fingers or a sponge." —Liz

Get it from Amazon for $5.94 (available in 49 colors).

12. NYX Powder Blush has a creamy, pigmented formula that can give you a natural-looking, rosy glow, especially on darker skintones.

Promising review: "This is outstanding. It really surprised me. I use the Dusty Rose. It is highly pigmented, very much like Nars blushes at a fraction of the cost. You only need a very light swipe for a beautiful blush. It's blendable, buildable, natural looking, lasts all day. An amazing dupe for a much pricier product." —Northstar5Get it from Amazon for $9.95 or Walmart for $8.19 (available in 12 colors).
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Promising review: "This is outstanding. It really surprised me. I use the Dusty Rose. It is highly pigmented, very much like Nars blushes at a fraction of the cost. You only need a very light swipe for a beautiful blush. It's blendable, buildable, natural looking, lasts all day. An amazing dupe for a much pricier product." —Northstar5

Get it from Amazon for $9.95 or Walmart for $8.19 (available in 12 colors).

13. Docolor Makeup Brushes are gorgeous AND silky smooth to the touch — they're made out of synthetic fibers!

Includes powder, foundation, concealer, eyebrow, highlighter, eyeshadow, and blending brushes.Promising review: "I am a makeup and makeup brush junkie, so naturally I had to have these pretty brushes if only for decoration in my bathroom. But after reading the reviews, I thought, 'Hey! They sound functional, too!' And boy, was I right! Not only are they gorgeous, but these are by far the best brushes I own! I absolutely love them! I have never had a single brush that picks up and disperses product like these. Not only are they amazing, but they are ultra soft, and did I mention beautiful?" —LiamidasGet the set of 16(!) brushes from Amazon for $22.99, or Walmart for $18.99.
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Includes powder, foundation, concealer, eyebrow, highlighter, eyeshadow, and blending brushes.

Promising review: "I am a makeup and makeup brush junkie, so naturally I had to have these pretty brushes if only for decoration in my bathroom. But after reading the reviews, I thought, 'Hey! They sound functional, too!' And boy, was I right! Not only are they gorgeous, but these are by far the best brushes I own! I absolutely love them! I have never had a single brush that picks up and disperses product like these. Not only are they amazing, but they are ultra soft, and did I mention beautiful?" —Liamidas

Get the set of 16(!) brushes from Amazon for $22.99, or Walmart for $18.99.

14. Mehron Makeup Setting Powder is moisture-absorbent, so it can soak up all of the sweat from singing on stage or just walking outside on a hot and humid day.

Promising review: "This keeps my makeup on like nothing I have ever used before!! It literally looks like I just applied it when I get home after a long day at work!" —brooke leeGet it from Amazon for $9.49.
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Promising review: "This keeps my makeup on like nothing I have ever used before!! It literally looks like I just applied it when I get home after a long day at work!" —brooke lee

Get it from Amazon for $9.49.

15. L'Oréal Paris Infallible Super Slim Eyeliner has an ultra-fine felt tip for a thin and well-defined line. It's also great for sensitive eyes!

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Promising review: "I have always been picky about eyeliner and mascara as my eyes get irritated easily. I absolutely love this eyeliner! It is really easy to apply and get those nice lines and points you see celebrities wearing. One swipe and you're done; a nice straight line due to the shape of the long applicator. This eyeliner has really revolutionized my makeup giving me a different look. My husband loves when I wear this. And guess what, it doesn't irritate me at all!" — Coffee Bean

Get it from Amazon for $6.93, Walmart for $7.97, or Jet for $7.97.

And check out our pick for the best liquid eyeliner on BuzzFeed Reviews!

16. Maybelline Baby Skin Primer can help your foundation slide onto your skin like butter and is fragrance-free, so it won't irritate sensitive skin.

Promising review: "A friend of mine recently tried this and she absolutely raved about it for a week straight. Holy Maybelline, this stuff is phenomenal! I used it on my face, and I literally looked photoshopped, in a great way. If you wear makeup this is a must-have item!" –Amanda98Get it from Amazon for $5.59, Walmart for $5.94, Jet for $5.94, or Target for $5.59.
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Promising review: "A friend of mine recently tried this and she absolutely raved about it for a week straight. Holy Maybelline, this stuff is phenomenal! I used it on my face, and I literally looked photoshopped, in a great way. If you wear makeup this is a must-have item!" –Amanda98

Get it from Amazon for $5.59, Walmart for $5.94, Jet for $5.94, or Target for $5.59.

17. Fenty Beauty Invisimatte Blotting Paper removes oil without smudging your full face of makeup because who the fuck has time for streaked foundation and blush while you're clubbing the night away?

Promising review: "This blotting paper does what it claims. I love it! It's great to keep in your purse for when the oil begins to seep through your makeup. It sucks up all the oil and does not ruin your makeup." —Gabrielle0713Get it from Sephora for $10.
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Promising review: "This blotting paper does what it claims. I love it! It's great to keep in your purse for when the oil begins to seep through your makeup. It sucks up all the oil and does not ruin your makeup." —Gabrielle0713

Get it from Sephora for $10.

18. Milani Brilliant Shine Lipgloss gives a subtle pop to your lips without the weird, sticky feeling most lip glosses provide.

Promising review: "It applies butter smooth and keeps lips moisturized for hours. The color is subtle on my dark skin tone but is nice to build." —AngeeGet it from Amazon for $10.89 (check out all the shades available).
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Promising review: "It applies butter smooth and keeps lips moisturized for hours. The color is subtle on my dark skin tone but is nice to build." —Angee

Get it from Amazon for $10.89 (check out all the shades available).

19. Milk Makeup Holographic Stick is made with mango and shea butter that won't dry out your skin, while giving you the show-stopping shimmer you really need in life, since you're a whole star!

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Promising review: "I love this highlighter so much. The pigment is very vibrant, so if you are going for a more obvious highlighter this is for you." —Keelyr

Get it from Sephora for $14 (available in three colors).

20. E.l.f. Cosmetics Mineral Infused Primer can combat oily or dry and flaky skin for a long-lasting, natural-looking base. It's exactly what you need to start your makeup routine the right way!

Promising review: "I read a review that said it felt like applying satin to your face, and I agree! I have acne and my skin has redness that often shows up through my foundation, but with this it was even and no redness showed! My foundation was even and felt better than when I applied it without the primer." –KristenGet it from Amazon for $5.57, or Jet for $5.57.
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Promising review: "I read a review that said it felt like applying satin to your face, and I agree! I have acne and my skin has redness that often shows up through my foundation, but with this it was even and no redness showed! My foundation was even and felt better than when I applied it without the primer." –Kristen

Get it from Amazon for $5.57, or Jet for $5.57.

21. Milani Illuminating Face Powder is a wonderful mix of blush, highlighter, and brozer so you can cut your makeup routine in half!

Promising review: "This is the perfect color of powder for me. The color looks very natural and stays on all day." —KayroseGet it from Target for $7.39 or Amazon for $7.43 (available in three colors).
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Promising review: "This is the perfect color of powder for me. The color looks very natural and stays on all day." —Kayrose

Get it from Target for $7.39 or Amazon for $7.43 (available in three colors).

22. NYX Gotcha Covered Concealer has a full coverage, waterproof formula for everyone who wants to get their contour on without it fading throughout the day.

Promising review: "My go-to concealer! I wear it every day to cover scars and dark circles." —SajGet it from Target for $5.99 (available in 17 shades).
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Promising review: "My go-to concealer! I wear it every day to cover scars and dark circles." —Saj

Get it from Target for $5.99 (available in 17 shades).

23. Beaky Beauty Sponges deliver streak-free foundation application without wasting any product, and let's be real — foundation is fucking expensive.

Promising review: "THESE ARE THE BEST BLENDERS. I have tried so many brands, and these ones have the best feel. They are so porous. Just add a little water, squeeze the water out completely, and apply your makeup. This is the only blender that seamlessly blends around my eyes." —Courtney BotmaGet them from Amazon for $9.99 (for a pack of five).
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Promising review: "THESE ARE THE BEST BLENDERS. I have tried so many brands, and these ones have the best feel. They are so porous. Just add a little water, squeeze the water out completely, and apply your makeup. This is the only blender that seamlessly blends around my eyes." —Courtney Botma

Get them from Amazon for $9.99 (for a pack of five).

24. Covergirl Lastblast Volume Mascara boosts your eyelashes to a whole other atmosphere, giving you the length and thickness you deserve.

Promising review: "I love this product. It lasts just as long as waterproof mascara but without the pain of trying to get it off at bedtime. Comes right off with soap, but doesn't smear. The look was exactly what I wanted." —Bridget RGet it from Amazon for $5.98.And check out our pick for the best waterproof mascara on BuzzFeed Reviews!
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Promising review: "I love this product. It lasts just as long as waterproof mascara but without the pain of trying to get it off at bedtime. Comes right off with soap, but doesn't smear. The look was exactly what I wanted." —Bridget R

Get it from Amazon for $5.98.

And check out our pick for the best waterproof mascara on BuzzFeed Reviews!

But your makeup still goes OFF! Broke and fabulous is the name of the game.

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