Back To School Beauty — On A Budget

August 28, 2013

Welcome back everyone!!

Many places have already started school or will in the upcoming weeks, so I wanted to do a budget friendly beauty post. This is post is for everyone—students, teachers, on-the-go mom’s, etc.


I wanted to incorporate items that are not only inexpensive, but also products that are easily accessible and great quality.



On to the goodies! Enjoy!




Foundation | CoverGirl Outlast Stay Fabulous 3 in 1 Foundation


Price: $9.49


Shade Selection: 14 Shades


I chose this particular foundation because it has a built in primer, giving it longer lasting power. I also like the coverage and the longevity of it.




Powder | Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder


Price: $2.99-$3.99


Shade Selection: 7 Shades


This powder does not give a whole lot of coverage, however, it does a good job at keeping me shine free.




Concealer | CoverGirl+Olay Concealer Balm


Price: $7.99


Shade Selection: 6 Shades


I love this concealer because it’s really hydrating, gives great coverage, and really smooth.




Blush | Wet’nWild Color Icon Blush


Price: $2.99


Shade Selection: 4 Shades


The pigmentation of this blushes is unbelievable, definitely use a light hand when applying. There is a small shade selection, but you can find both matte and shimmery blushes.




Bronzer | NYC Smooth Skin Bronzer in Sunny


Price: $2.99


I believe this is probably the only matte bronzer that can be found in drugstores, let me know if I’m wrong.

I really like this, it works well with my fair skin, and it doesn’t look muddy at all.





Eyeshadows | Wet’nWild Color Icon Eyeshadows


Price: $2.99-$4.99


Shade Selection: There are a variety of trios and 8 pan palettes.


I can not rave enough about these shadows, they are highly pigmented! They do have a little bit of fall out, but nothing major, just dust your brush before applying.






Eyeliner | ELF Waterproof Eyeliner Pen


Price: $2


Shade Selection: 8 Shades


This is a great liquid liner, it has a great tip, that is not flimsy. Great color payoff.



Mascara | CoverGirl Lash Blast


Price: $7.99


Shade Selection: 4 Shades


This mascara lengthens and volumizes, I’ve been using this mascara for years!!




Lips | Revlon Lip Butter


Price: $6-$7


Shade Selection: 24 Shades


These are very moisturizing, they act as a lip balm and a lipstick. They can be built up for more color payoff or worn sheer.



Eyebrows | ELF Eyebrow Kit


Price: $3


Shade Selection: 4 Shades


This kit includes a tinted wax and a powder. You can use the wax alone, the powder alone, or use the wax and set your brows with the powder. Great little kit.



There you have it, a list of great products that can be found at your local drugstores, Target, or Walmart.

I hope you have found this post helpful and maybe found some new items to purchase next time you’re out shopping.


What budget friendly items do you love/recommend??




Until next time my loves!!


Daily Nuggets…


-I’m working on my next color combo using my Nude’tude palette, keep an eye out for the next post in the series!



-Somehow my ‘notes’ section for my blog that I keep in my iPad is gone!! I have no idea how it disappeared, I had so many ideas, bummer!



-Emily Noel from tweeted me this morning!! I love her, she is such an inspiration! <3



-Facebook is acting up, I can’t seem to get it to open! Is it just my app or my internet? Ugh!




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