Your Ultimate Guide to Beauty on A Budget

By Lisa Le

As a grad school graduate with many skills on my resume, the one thing I would say I'm really good at is finding decent products at a decent price. Because let's be real here, as a 25-year-old with bills to pay and food to put on the table, I have very little money to spend on "less important" things like make-up and beauty products. After many years of trying things and spending money on expensive AF foundations, I've gathered a list of really afforadable things that works for me. I mean sure, I still splurge on brands that I love but these are the essential things that I always have on my vanity when I'm broke AF. And you know what's even better, they're all $10 and under! 

Covergirl Outlast 3 in 1 Foundation

$8.67 1 fl oz @ Amazon


This is my absolute favorite drugstore foundation! It's a primer, foundation and concealer all in one. It's full coverage and great for acne prone and oily skin. 

Bestope Makeup Brush Set

$7.99 8pcs Silver @


One of the best things I bought on Amazon. These are simply just great makeup brushes at a really awesome price and they work!

Formula 10.0.6 Clean Getaway Travel Kit

$9.99 @


First of all, I love the packaging of this brand but this whole pack is only $10 for 4 really decent size products. You get facial wipes, a cleanser, a mud mask and a toner! Everything you skin needs in one!

Mario Bedescu Facial Spray

$7.00 4 fl oz @ Amazon


I just absolutely love this facial spray! Not only does it sets my makeup, it smells so good and makes my skin feels so refreshing!

Forever 21 Charcoal Nose Strip

$3.90 Set of 6 @

Your Ultimate Guide To Beauty on a budget

Y'ALL - THIS THING WORKS. I'm telling you, it really removes all those nasty blackheads you get and it smells really good. 

Not Your Mother's Dry Shampoo

$4.84 7 fl oz @

Your Guide To Beauty on A Budget

This dry shampoo is amazing. It helps with oily hair and it builds volume. And did I mention it has so much product, this will last you forever!

Kocostar Foot Therapy 

$10 at

The Ultimate Guide To Beauty on A Budget

If you have really dry skin on your feet, this thing will work wonders. It will look kinda nasty at first because it really peels your dry skin but after it's all done, your feet will look so smooth and soft!

NYX Two Timer Dual Ended Eyeliner

$6.99 at

The Ultimate Guide to Beauty on a Budget

This dual end eye liner is simply amazing. Easy to use and long lasting!

What are some of your favorite beauty and skincare products that on the cheap? Let us know below!