Pore-Perfecting Primer: Maybelline Baby Skin Instant Pore Eraser
Everyone knows that primer is the key to Insta-looking makeup. And regardless of whether a product sets you back two Benjamins or one Lincoln, no one wants to apply foundation only to have it disappear within an hour. Real talk: Does it evaporate? Not only does this smoothing primer keep your layers of makeup in place all day, it also makes your pores disappear instantly … for just $7!
Precise Match Foundation: L’Oréal Paris True Match Super Blendable Makeup
Who says you have to spend half your paycheck to find a foundation that works? This patented color technology foundation precisely matches your skin’s tone and texture for less than the cost of your soup and salad lunch combo. It doesn’t hurt that it’s also chock full of skin nourishing ingredients like vitamin A and C to keep your complexion looking radiant, protected and healthy!
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Blush, Bronzer & Highlight Trio: Urban Decay Naked Flushed
This bad boy covers all of your blush, bronzer and highlighter needs in a single place. Why rummage through a sea of endless beauty products when you can reach for your all-in-one palette and get the job done in half the time (and half the price)?!
Black Eyeliner: NYX Studio Liquid Liner
Similar to the importance of a well-fitted leather jacket, no girl’s makeup kit is complete without black liquid eyeliner. And because we apply the stuff like nobody’s business, having to re-up can take a toll on your bank account. That is unless your trusted liner costs less than your morning latte. No guilt necessary.
Eye Shadow Palette: Maybelline The Nudes Palette in The Nudes
Individual shadow pots typically cost more than this entire 12-shade collection! Every hue needed to achieve the perfect daytime and nighttime look can be found in this one, fully loaded palette.
Matte Lipstick: Lancôme Color Design Matte Lip Crayon
Because matte lipstick is king queen, we’re willing to dish out a few extra coins on a luxury lippie that can get the job done. Its precise point makes this lip crayon both a liner and lipstick, leaving your pout looking plump and contoured in just a few effortless swipes.