1. WET n WILD
Long lasting, highly pigmented, beautiful matte finish and dirt cheap.
Compare to: MAC matte finish lipsticks
Try: The color Cherry Bomb for a perfect dark red that is almost impossible to find in a Sephora store. Trust.
2. NOT YOUR MOTHERS BEACH BABE SEA SALT SPRAY $5.99
Natural ingredients, creates beachy voluminous waves and texture.
Compare to: Bumble and Bumble Surf Spray and Josie Moran
Bohemian Waves Argan Hair Mist
Try: Spraying on wet hair, flipping upside down and using a diffuser for volume and wave
3. COVERRGIRL CLEAN WHIPPED CREME FOUNDATION $7.79
Lightweight, yet full coverage with a dreamy texture and an even dreamier price.
Compare to: Kat Von D Lock It Tattoo Foundation
Try: A second layer if one isn't doing it for you.
4. E.L.F. MINERAL EYESHADOW PRIMER $3
Fear eyeshadow creases no more. This stuff is EYE OPENING.
Compare to: Urban Decay Potion Primer
Try: On most skin colors. Sheerer than it seems.
5. E.L.F. Neutral Eyeshadow Palette $15
Amazing mix of shimmery, glittery and matte shadows, the possibilities are seriously endless with this gem.
Compare to: Urban Decay Naked Palette 1, 2 & 3 combined.
Try: the E.L.F. Ultimate Eye Shadow Palette for crazy colours in addition to the neutral one
4. E.L.F. MINERAL INFUSED FACE PRIMER $6
Kind of like good cheap labor. Does the trick just as well for a SMALL fraction of the price.
Compare to: BareMinerals primer
Try: A small amount. A little goes a long way with this one.
5. NYX MATTE SETTING SPRAY $8
Strong hold hairspray for the face that keeps you less shiny.
Compare to: De-Slick Oil-Control Makeup Setting Spray
Try: Holding away from the face for an even coating.
6. GARNIER FRUCTIS HAIRCARE SLEEK & SHINE MOROCCAN SLEEK OIL TREATMENT $5.99
A smoothing, deep conditioning daily wear treatment that smells divine.
Compare to: Moroccanoil brand Moroccan Oil Treatment
Try: Using on ends, not on roots. Use on dry hair to tame fly aways!
7. SINFUL COLORS NAIL POLISH $1.99
Whoever runs Sinful Colors must be some sort of fashion forward, super chic saint with no concern with profit, because this stuff RULES. Any color you can think up, they sell.
Compare to: OPI, China Glaze.
Try: Buying all of them, You won't regret it.
8. NYX PORE FILLER $14
If you've never used a product like this, you will be very entertained by the results, as it is basically magic.
Compare to: Benefit POREfessional. Not QUITE as great, but half the price
Try: Strictly under foundation and sparingly. This product is heavy but amazing.
9. FOREVER 21 BRUSH SETS $4-10 USUALLY
Usually found near the checkout line, these brushes are the unsung heroes of the beauty industry.
Compare to: Sephora brand brushes. Basically the same quality. Not the best, not the worst.
Try: The angled brush for eyebrow powder
10. CONAIR THINK BIG ROLLERS $8.99
Not so much for curl, more for volume, these rollers are re-usable and will save you a LOT of money. Plus, wearing them while you get ready feels really retro glam.
Compare to: A blowout at a salon.
Try: A hair dryer on low, because heat always helps to
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