Let's Talk Makeup on a Budget

With a poor economy many of us cannot afford to buy high end makeup. As a result I have received numerous emails and comments about makeup on a budget. So I hit up Ulta with $50 to buy foundation, mascara, eyeshadow, blush and bronzer.

Let's Talk Foundation 
I don't know about you, but my skin is important to me and I want to treat it right. I think one should never use liquid foundation. 
My favorite foundation is bareMinerals Original($26) or Matte($28) SPF 15. You can get a foundation that matches exactly with your skintone - not to mention the large jar will last you at least three months.
Let's say you buy the Matte foundation, and it last you three months which is 93 days. This means the foundation is only costing you 30 cents per day to use!

When I use mascara I love serious volume. Great Lash BIG Mascara gave me all the volume I wanted for only $4.99!
For only $4.99 you can get three shades of blush which includes bronze for highlighting.
For only $4.00 you can get four gorgeous eyeshadow shades that actually stay on and look good!

For under $50 you can buy foundation, mascara, blush and eyeshadow! What a steal!
*you can buy cheaper foundation. 
Foundation is one thing personally I would not buy a cheap version of.*

21 comments :

  1. Morning friend!!

    Thanks for posting this as an ULTA just opened a few cities over (right next to Sephora, lol) and I haven't traveled over yet. I wear the same foundation LOVE!!! And that mascara was advertised in their flyer for $1.99! MUST.GO.TODAY!!

    Xo

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  2. Great Lash is my go to mascara, I've tried others but always go back to Great Last!

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  3. I love great lash too! I have also heard Rimmel makes amazing products!

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  4. I have been using elf for eyeshadows. They work just as good as the other drugstore brands.

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  5. Love this post! I love knowing what beauty and makeup products others use. I'll have to get some Ulta eyeshadow!

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  6. I'm a bare minerals girl myself. I love all the extra's that they have now with highlighters and eyeshadows. I also love how much they last as well.

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  7. I use the same foundation too :) I use the bronzer too! great picks

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  8. great picks, thanks for sharing!

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  9. My bareminerals last almost triple that! I love it.

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  10. I love Ulta eyeshadows. Any time I want to try out a new look, I pop by Ulta and pick one up--they're so cheap and great, how can you beat it?

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  11. What a great post!! I'm always looking for deals on quality makeup.

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  12. its true, that foundation really lasts and its just a great product.

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  13. Thanks for the info! I have really been wanting to try bare minerals for a looong time! I might just have to pick some up!

    xo Julia @ misssouthernpreppy.blogspot.com

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  14. Thanks for this! Now that I'm no longer supported by my parents, so I'm having to wean myself off of MAC and I'm totally lost.

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  15. I only use Bare Minerals and it does last FOREVER! I just replaced that jar that I've had since my junior year of college.

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  16. I always use that mascara too! It's my go to!

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  17. Thanks for your tips, I might try that mineral foundation.:D

    ***** Marie *****
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