It is no secret that I absolutely LOVE all things makeup and beauty.  And if I am being honest, I can be a bit of a makeup snob and go for the high priced stuff.  But I have definitely learned there are some affordable products that are as good or better than their prestige counterparts.  Everything on this list is typically under $25!  I am going to share with you some of my faves right here!  But if you want more great deals, make sure you don't miss my Shopping Deals Group!

And if you are seeing this before March 26, you don't want to miss my Affordable Beauty Live Stream where I will show you my favorite affordable beauty products and how I use them!

Let's start with a duo I think should be in every single makeup bag because it is the PERFECT nude!  This gloss and lip liner are must haves!

NYX PROFESSIONAL MAKEUP Butter Gloss, Non-Sticky Lip Gloss - Madeleine (Mid-Tone Nude)
  • Butter Gloss: Buttery soft and silky smooth, our decadent Butter Gloss is available in a wide variety of sumptuous shades; Each glossy color delivers sheer to medium coverage that melts onto your lips
  • Kissable Lips: Our best selling Butter Gloss goes on smooth and creamy and is never sticky, leaving your lips soft, supple and kissable; Try all of our delicious shades, from Angel Food Cake to Tiramisu
  • Lip Products for the Perfect Pout: Doll your lips in creamy, long lasting perfection; Try our complete line of lip makeup including liquid lipstick, lip gloss, lip cream, lip liner and butter gloss
  • Cruelty Free Cosmetics: We believe animals belong in our arms, not in a lab; All of our makeup is certified and acknowledged by PETA as a cruelty free brand; We don't test any of our products on animals
  • Discover NYX Professional Makeup: Try all of our professional makeup products today from eyeshadow, eyeliner, and false lashes to liquid lipstick, lip gloss, primer, concealer, setting sprays and eyebrow makeup
NYX PROFESSIONAL MAKEUP Slim Lip Pencil, Long-Lasting Creamy Lip Liner - Peakaboo Neutral
  • Lip Liner In All Shades: NYX Professional Makeup Slim Lip Pencil natural lip liner pencils come in a variety of dashing shades from auburn to orange and traffic stopping red to line and define your lips
  • Long Wearing Lip Liner Pencil: This buttery soft, long wearing lip pencil formula goes on easily and resists bleeding; Glide it on for an instant pump to your pout accompanying your favorite NYX Professional Makeup lipsticks and lip glosses
  • Lip Products for the Perfect Pout: Doll your lips in creamy, long lasting perfection; Try our complete line of lip makeup including liquid lipstick, lip gloss, lip cream, lip liner and butter gloss
  • Cruelty Free Cosmetics: We believe animals belong in our arms, not in a lab; All of our makeup is certified and acknowledged by PETA as a cruelty free brand; We don't test any of our products on animals
  • Discover NYX Professional Makeup: Try all of our professional makeup products today from eyeshadow, eyeliner, and false lashes to liquid lipstick, lip gloss, primer, concealer, setting sprays and eyebrow makeup

 

When it comes to mascara, anything from Essence has taken the place all of all my high priced mascara because they are just that good.  But, while all of them are good, I still have my favorites and these are them –

essence | Volume Stylist 18Hr Lash Extension with Fiber Mascara | Cruelty Free - Black
  • ENRICHED WITH LENGTHENING FIBERS: Enriched with lengthening fibers, this mascara provides 18 hours of elegant, lasting volume and holds your lashes in place all day!
  • 18-HOUR WEAR: Go about your day free from flaking & fading! This mascara does not flake, fade, or wear, making it a perfect all-day, longlasting mascara.
  • REACHES EVERY LASH: The fiber-releasing brush is the perfect shape to reach even the smallest of lashes, leaving you with a gorgeous, voluminous finish!
  • CLAIMS: Vegan & Cruelty Free. Free from gluten, silicones, parabens, fragrance, & microplastic particles. Made in Luxembourg.
  • CRUELTY FREE: essence cosmetics is certified and acknowledged by PETA as a cruelty-free brand. We do not test any of our products on animals.
essence | Lash Princess False Lash Waterproof Mascara | Vegan & Cruelty Free | For Length & Volume (Pack of 1)
  • WATERPROOF PRINCESS: Get the voluminous false lash effects of the original in a waterproof formula with the Lash Princess False Lash Waterproof Mascara from essence!
  • DRAMATIC VOLUME: The special conic shaped fiber brush provides lashes with length and dramatic volume as well as a false-lash effect. Apply one coat for instant defined volume, or 2-3 coats for an extra voluminous, bold look. Make sure to wipe the excess product off the wand to avoid clumping.
  • LASTS ALL DAY: Sweat, weather & tears are no match for this mascara! This mascara does not flake or fade making it a perfect all-day, any-day long lasting mascara. Use a gentle makeup remover or micellar water to remove at the end of the day; if this doesn't work, coconut oil is recommended.
  • CLAIMS: Vegan & Cruelty Free. Free from parabens, fragrance, & microplastic particles. Made in Luxembourg.
  • CRUELTY FREE: essence cosmetics is certified and acknowledged by PETA as a cruelty-free brand. We do not test any of our products on animals.
essence | Lash Princess False Lash Effect Mascara | Volumizing & Lengthening | Cruelty Free & Paraben Free
  • If you receive this mascara UNWRAPPED, it did not come from essence cosmetics.
  • NO FALSIES NEEDED! Lash Princess False Lash Mascara defines and separates lashes while achieving a bold look.
  • DRAMATIC VOLUME: the conic shape fiber brush delivers dramatic volume and sculpted length WITHOUT clumps or globs.
  • CLAIMS: Cruelty Free. Free from gluten, silicones, parabens, oil, fragrance, alcohol, & microplastic particles. Made in Luxembourg.
  • CRUELTY FREE: essence cosmetics is certified and acknowledged by PETA as a cruelty-free brand. We do not test any of our products on animals.
essence | Lash Without Limits Extreme Lengthening & Volume Mascara (01 | Extra Black) | Volumizing & Lengthening | Vegan, Cruelty Free & Paraben Free
  • LASH WITHOUT LIMITS: Get ready to take your lashes to new heights with essence Lash Without Limits Extreme Lengthening & Volume Mascara. Experience lashes that defy gravity with extra length and incredible volume!
  • FLEXIBLE ELASTOMER WAND: The innovative and flexible elastomer brush reaches even the shortest lashes for precise application. Apply as many coats as you like until the desired length & volume is achieved.
  • 2 SHADES: Use shade (01 | Extra Black) for ultra-defined, dramatic lashes or shade (02 | Brown) for a more natural look on days you want a subtle definition.
  • CLAIMS: Vegan & Cruelty Free. Free from parabens & microplastic particles. Made in Italy.
  • CRUELTY FREE: essence cosmetics is certified and acknowledged by PETA as a cruelty-free brand. We do not test any of our products on animals.

 

If you have under eye circles or just want your eyes to look bright, this is a MUST HAVE.  It is very similar to a prestige product that is priced at almost $40!

Catrice | Under Eye Brightener | Conceal & Brighten Dark Circles | With Hyaluronic Acid & Shea Butter | Vegan, Cruelty Free & Paraben Free (010 | Light Rose)
  • BYE-BYE DARK CIRCLES! Say goodbye to heavy eye baggage with the Under Eye Brightener from Catrice. It ensures an instantly alert effect with its light pink, nourishing texture that is specially developed for the under-eye area.
  • CARING AND COLOR ADAPTING: The formula is enriched with hyaluronic acid and shea butter, which nourish the skin and give it a radiant glow. The pink color visibly balances out the bluish tones of under-eye shadows and dark circles.
  • NATURAL AND RADIANT: The Under Eye Brightener has a medium coverage and can be easily applied with your fingers, a make-up sponge or brush, and gently blended to help you achieve a natural & fresh look.
  • CLAIMS: Vegan & Cruelty Free. Formulated without Gluten, Parabens, Fragrance, Phthalates & microplastic particles.
  • CRUELTY FREE: Catrice Cosmetics is certified and acknowledged by PETA as a cruelty-free brand. We do not test any of our products on animals, and never have.

 

If you need other color correcting (redness, etc.) this palette has you covered!

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NYX PROFESSIONAL MAKEUP Color Correcting Concealer Palette
  • Ultimate Color Correcting Concealer Palette: This palette features 6 color correcting concealers expertly chosen to work together to conceal problem areas
  • Correct and Conceal: Our palette helps conceal trouble spots and visibly correct discolorations; Light and medium camouflage imperfections, yellow and peach conceal dullness and dark circles, green covers redness, purple and pink brighten
  • Face From Foundation To Finish: Complete your makeup look with our full line of face products to aid in color correction and coverage from concealer, blush, bronzer, foundations and contouring to palettes and powders
  • Cruelty Free Cosmetics: We believe animals belong in our arms, not in a lab; All of our makeup is certified and acknowledged by PETA as a cruelty free brand; We don't test any of our products on animals
  • Discover NYX Professional Makeup: Try all of our professional makeup products today from eyeshadow, eyeliner, and false lashes to liquid lipstick, lip gloss, primer, concealer, setting sprays and eyebrow makeup

 

When it comes to face makeup, I prefer cream because as we age, cream helps us look younger because it moves with our skin and doesn't settle into fine lines and wrinkles.  But, there are a few liquid makeup options I do use and like.  I have included all my foundation and contour faves (liquid and cream!) here –

Catrice | Nude Drop Tinted Serum Foundation | Lightweight, Hydrating, Buildable Coverage | Enriched with Hyaluronic Acid & Vitamin E | Vegan & Cruelty Free (040N)
  • PERFORMS LIKE A FOUNDATION, FEELS LIKE A SERUM: With its light-as-a-feather formula, the Catrice Nude Drop Tinted Serum Foundation covers like a foundation while feeling as light as a serum. This lightweight, hydrating serum formula offers buildable, light to medium coverage for a long-lasting, radiant complexion.
  • HYDRATION IN EVERY DROP: Enriched with hyaluronic acid and vitamin E, this foundation offers more than coverage. It's a moisture-packed formula, ensures 24-hour hydration and a natural matte finish.
  • EFFORTLESS BEAUTY: Shake, apply, and blend to perfection. Enjoy a breathable texture that enhances your beauty routine with ease.
  • CLAIMS: Vegan & Cruelty Free. Free from alcohol, oil, fragrance, parabens, phthalates, & microplastic particles. Made in Italy.
  • CRUELTY FREE: Catrice Cosmetics is certified and acknowledged by PETA as a cruelty-free brand. We do not test any of our products on animals, and never have.
Catrice | Soft Glam Filter Fluid | Luminous Make Up Base & Highlighter for Radiant Complexion | With Vitamin E & Squalene | Vegan & Cruelty Free (40 | Medium Tan)
  • GLOW LIKE NEVER BEFORE: The Catrice Soft Glam Filter Fluid is your key to unlocking a soft-focus & radiant complexion. The creamy, ultra-lightweight formula evens out skin tone and adds a luminous glow for a softened, perfected, and radiant complexion.
  • YOUR RADIANCE, YOUR WAY: Whether you wear it alone, underneath makeup for a radiant base, or as a highlighter to set those stunning features, the Soft Glam Filter Fluid lets you customize your glow to suit your mood and style.
  • FLAWLESS FINISH, EFFORTLESS APPLICATION: Enriched with vitamin E and squalene, this product hydrates & pampers your skin while delivering a flawless finish. The jumbo doe foot applicator makes application a breeze, allowing you to achieve that coveted glow with precision.
  • CLAIMS: Vegan & Cruelty Free. Formulated without parabens, fragrance, phthalates, oil, alcohol, & microplastic particles. Made in France.
  • CRUELTY FREE: Catrice Cosmetics is certified and acknowledged by PETA as a cruelty-free brand. We do not test any of our products on animals, and never have.
essence | Keep Me Covered Long-Lasting Foundation (110 | Buff) | Medium to Full Buildable Coverage | Vegan & Cruelty Free
  • WE GOT YOU COVERED: Get natural-looking and long-lasting coverage with the Keep Me Covered Long-Lasting Foundation from essence. The super soft formula provides medium to high coverage and seamlessly melts into skin, giving your complexion an even and healthy complexion for up to 16 hours!
  • INSTANT RESULT & LONG-LASTING: Its lightweight and breathable formula ensures comfortable wear while instantly evening out your skin tone. Plus, it's transfer and waterproof, so you don't have to worry about your makeup fading or smudging.
  • PARTNERS IN CRIME: For flawless-looking skin, pair the Keep Me Covered Foundation with the Keep Me Covered Concealer. This dynamic duo will hide imperfections, leaving you with a flawless complexion that's ready to take on the world.
  • CLAIMS: Vegan & Cruelty Free. Free from alcohol, fragrance, microplastic particles, oil, parabens & preservatives. Made in Italy.
  • CRUELTY FREE: essence cosmetics is certified and acknowledged by PETA as a cruelty-free brand. We do not test any of our products on animals.
e.l.f. Halo Glow Contour Beauty Wand, Liquid Contour Wand For A Naturally Sculpted Look, Buildable Formula, Vegan & Cruelty-free, Light/Medium
  • MAGIC CONTOUR WAND: Give your complexion stunning definition with this magic contour wand. With an easy-to-use cushion tip applicator, this sculpting tool lets you contour like a pro! Allure Best of Beauty 2023 Winner
  • CREATES RADIANT, NATURAL-LOOKING DEFINITION: The lightweight liquid formula is infused with hydrating squalane to add natural-looking definition and a glint of radiance. BUILDABLE & BLENDABLE FORMULA: Buildable contour formula effortlessly blends into skin.
  • BUILDABLE & BLENDABLE FORMULA: Buildable contour formula effortlessly blends into skin.
  • CUSHION-TIP APPLICATOR: Gently squeeze wand and use the cushion-tip applicator to apply to your hairline, temples, sides of your nose, hollows of your cheeks, and jawline, then blend in color with a bronzer brush for a naturally sculpted look.
  • SKIN-LOVING INGREDIENTS: All e.l.f. products are made from skin-loving ingredients you want, minus the toxins you don’t—all at good-for-you prices. All e.l.f. products are 100% cruelty-free and Vegan.
NYX PROFESSIONAL MAKEUP Conceal Correct Contour Palette - Light
  • Ultimate Color Correcting Concealer Palette: This palette features 6 color correcting concealers expertly chosen to work together to conceal problem areas
  • Correct and Conceal: Our palette helps conceal trouble spots and visibly correct discolorations; Light and medium camouflage imperfections, yellow and peach conceal dullness and dark circles, green covers redness, purple and pink brighten
  • Face From Foundation To Finish: Complete your makeup look with our full line of face products to aid in color correction and coverage from concealer, blush, bronzer, foundations and contouring to palettes and powders
  • Cruelty Free Cosmetics: We believe animals belong in our arms, not in a lab; All of our makeup is certified and acknowledged by PETA as a cruelty free brand; We don't test any of our products on animals
  • Discover NYX Professional Makeup: Try all of our professional makeup products today from eyeshadow, eyeliner, and false lashes to liquid lipstick, lip gloss, primer, concealer, setting sprays and eyebrow makeup
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e.l.f. Halo Glow Liquid Filter, Complexion Booster For A Glowing, Soft-Focus Look, Infused With Hyaluronic Acid, Vegan & Cruelty-Free, 1 Fair
  • INNOVATIVE COMPLEXION BOOSTER: Achieve a flawless glow with the only filter you’ll ever need. This makeup-skincare hybrid works to enhance the overall look of your skin for a glowing, dewy complexion.
  • CREATES A RADIANT COMPLEXION: The e.l.f. Halo Glow Liquid Filter creates a healthy-looking, more radiant complexion.
  • INFUSED WITH HYALURONIC ACID: Made with Hyaluronic Acid, which hydrates skin, Squalane, which moisturizes skin, and Finely Milled Powders, which blurs lines and pores for a smoother, soft-focus look.
  • MULTI-USE: Wear on its own, under, or over makeup, mix in with your favorite foundation for a fresh, dewy finish, or use as a highlighter to illuminate the high points of your face. Available in 8 shades that work beautifully across all skin tones.
  • SKIN-LOVING INGREDIENTS: All e.l.f. products are made from skin-loving ingredients you want, minus the toxins you don’t—all at good-for-you prices. All e.l.f. products are 100% cruelty-free and Vegan

 

I never go without bronzer and if you aren't a bronzer user or fan, I encourage you to try it because the way it changes your face is crazy!  Here are some of my affordable favorites –

Catrice | Melted Sun Cream Bronzer, Easy to Blend Buildable Coverage for Long Lasting Bronzed Glow, Vegan & Cruelty Free, Without Parabens, Oil & Microplastic Particles (30 | Pretty Tanned)
  • YEAR-ROUND GLOW: Experience the magic of a sun-kissed complexion, no matter the season, with the Catrice Melted Sun Cream Bronzer. Its creamy texture, easy application, and buildable coverage make it your passport to a naturally bronzed look year-round!
  • BRONZED BEAUTY IN ONE SWIPE: This long-lasting, natural finish formula has a creamy soft texture that melts into the skin and makes application a breeze. Its buildable coverage means you can customize your glow to your desire.
  • EASY TO APPLY & BLEND: Apply a small amount of the Melted Sun Cream Bronzer onto your fingertips, brush, or sponge, and blend it onto your cheeks and other desired areas for a natural, sun-kissed glow.
  • CLAIMS: Vegan & Cruelty Free. Formulated without parabens, fragrance, phthalates, oil, alcohol, & microplastic particles. Made in Poland
  • CRUELTY FREE: Catrice Cosmetics is certified and acknowledged by PETA as a cruelty-free brand. We do not test any of our products on animals, and never have.
Catrice | Summer Obsession Bronzer, Blush, & Highlighter Palette Matte and Glow | Face Makeup for All Skin Types | Vegan & Cruelty Free | Made Without Parabens & Microplastic Particles
  • BRONZER, BLUSH, & HIGHLIGHTER IN ONE: Introducing your new go to face makeup palette! The Summer Obsession Bronzer Blush Highlighter Palette from Catrice contains 2 matte bronzers, 1 matte blush, 1 glowy blush, and 2 radiant highlighter shades.
  • INSTANT SUMMER LOOK: Get a sun-kissed complexion in seconds with the Summer Obsession Bronzer Blush Highlighter Palette. Use the bronzers and blushes to emphasize the contours of the face while adding a fresh boost of color and the highlighters for a beautiful glow from within look.
  • EASY TO APPLY AND BLEND: The silky powder formulas are very easy to apply and blend with a brush. Simply apply a little of the bronzer shades on the side of the nose and contours of the cheeks, some blush on the cheekbones, and a touch of highlighter on the arch of the brows and the highest point of the cheekbones, and gently blend.
  • CLAIMS: Vegan & Cruelty Free. Formulated without Gluten, Parabens, Fragrance, Phthalates & Microplastic particles. Made in China.
  • CRUELTY FREE: Catrice Cosmetics is certified and acknowledged by PETA as a cruelty-free brand. We do not test any of our products on animals, and never have.
Catrice | Melted Sun Cream Bronzer, Easy to Blend Buildable Coverage for Long Lasting Bronzed Glow, Vegan & Cruelty Free, Without Parabens, Oil & Microplastic Particles (20 | Beach Babe)
  • YEAR-ROUND GLOW: Experience the magic of a sun-kissed complexion, no matter the season, with the Catrice Melted Sun Cream Bronzer. Its creamy texture, easy application, and buildable coverage make it your passport to a naturally bronzed look year-round!
  • BRONZED BEAUTY IN ONE SWIPE: This long-lasting, natural finish formula has a creamy soft texture that melts into the skin and makes application a breeze. Its buildable coverage means you can customize your glow to your desire.
  • EASY TO APPLY & BLEND: Apply a small amount of the Melted Sun Cream Bronzer onto your fingertips, brush, or sponge, and blend it onto your cheeks and other desired areas for a natural, sun-kissed glow.
  • CLAIMS: Vegan & Cruelty Free. Formulated without parabens, fragrance, phthalates, oil, alcohol, & microplastic particles. Made in Poland
  • CRUELTY FREE: Catrice Cosmetics is certified and acknowledged by PETA as a cruelty-free brand. We do not test any of our products on animals, and never have.

 

For the most part I also love cream blushes (especially because then they can also be used on your lips and I love multi-purpose products!) but there are some powder ones I am also pretty crazy about.  Here are some of my powder and cream blush favorites-

essence | Pure Nude Baked Blush | Highly Pigmented Baked Texture for a Bright, Healthy Glow | Available in 8 Gorgeous Shimmery Shades | Vegan & Cruelty Free (08 Berry Cheeks)
  • YOUR NEW GO-TO FOR A BRIGHT & HEALTHY GLOW: The bestselling essence pure nude highlighter has expanded to blushes! These creamy, blendable silky baked blushes are perfect for achieving that summertime glow all year long.
  • CREAMY, SILKY BAKED BLUSH: This luxurious blush features a highly pigmented baked texture that adds color accents to cheeks and any other area where you want to add a touch of color for a fresh, healthy looking complexion.
  • AVAILABLE IN 8 SHADES: Pair with the bestselling Pure Nude Highlighter for a beautiful, glowing complexion!
  • CLAIMS: Vegan & Cruelty Free. Free from parabens, oil, fragrance, & microplastic particles. Made in Italy.
  • CRUELTY FREE: essence cosmetics is certified and acknowledged by PETA as a cruelty-free brand. We do not test any of our products on animals.
SHEGLAM Color Bloom Liquid Blush Makeup for Cheeks Matte Finish - Love Cake
  • Light Coverage: Provides a natural, matte finish blush for a light coverage look
  • Cruelty-Free: Made with cruelty-free materials and free from harsh chemicals
  • Moisturizing Formula: Infused with moisturizing ingredients to hydrate and nourish skin
  • Vibrant Color: Features a vibrant, matte shade in a creamy, pigmented formula
  • Easy Application: Comes in a palette for seamless, streak-free application
Catrice | AirBlush Matte | Blendable, Lightweight, Long Lasting Powder Blush for Natural & Fresh Make Up | Vegan & Cruelty Free | Made Without Parabens & Microplastic Particles (130 | Spice Space)
  • LIGHT-AS-AIR TEXTURE: The AirBlush Matte from Catrice is a powder blush with a weightless, light-as-air formula and a natural finish with a matte effect. It is easy to apply and blend for a long-lasting, fresh look. Available in 3 shades.
  • NATURAL FINISH: The blush has a natural matte finish with buildable coverage that gives the complexion a natural color for a fresh look. The perfectly pigmented airbrush-effect formula ensures beautiful color without an over-blush effect.
  • BEAUTY ALL-ROUNDER: Using a fluffy brush, apply the AirBlush on the cheeks and blend towards the temples for a fresh and lifted look. For a fuller, naturally flushed look, apply product on the apples of the cheeks and swipe across nose.
  • CLAIMS: Vegan & Cruelty Free. Formulated without Gluten, Parabens, Fragrance, Phthalates & Microplastic particles. Made in Poland.
  • CRUELTY FREE: Catrice Cosmetics is certified and acknowledged by PETA as a cruelty-free brand. We do not test any of our products on animals, and never have.
essence | Baby Got Blush (30 | Rosé All Day) | Easy to Apply & Blend Pigmented Cream Blush Stick | Vegan & Cruelty Free | Free From Gluten, Parabens, Alcohol, & Microplastic Particles
  • BABY GOT BLUSH: Meet your cheeks’ new best friend: the Baby Got Blush stick from essence makeup. This silky soft, cream blush gives your cheeks the perfect touch of color in an instant! Thanks to its convenient stick packaging and soft cream formula, this blush applies and blends easily for a fresh boost of color.
  • 3 TRAVEL FRIENDLY SHADES: Available in three shades from pink to peach to rosé, these cuties are perfect for travel or to keep in your purse for on-the-go touch ups throughout the day! This multi-use makeup is perfect for any beauty lover on the go.
  • EASY TO APPLY & BLEND: Simply swipe the blush stick across cheeks then gently buff in the color with the essence Make Up Buffer Brush or ring finger. Apply to the temples for a fresh, lifted look or apply product on the apples of the cheeks and swipe across nose, a fuller, naturally flushed look. Apply to lips and eyelids for a monochromatic look.
  • CLAIMS: Vegan & Cruelty Free. Free from gluten, parabens, & microplastic particles. Made in Poland.
  • CRUELTY FREE: essence cosmetics is certified and acknowledged by PETA as a cruelty-free brand. We do not test any of our products on animals.
essence | Pure Nude Baked Blush | Highly Pigmented Baked Texture for a Bright, Healthy Glow | Available in 8 Gorgeous Shimmery Shades | Vegan & Cruelty Free (07 Cool Coral)
  • YOUR NEW GO-TO FOR A BRIGHT & HEALTHY GLOW: The bestselling essence pure nude highlighter has expanded to blushes! These creamy, blendable silky baked blushes are perfect for achieving that summertime glow all year long.
  • CREAMY, SILKY BAKED BLUSH: This luxurious blush features a highly pigmented baked texture that adds color accents to cheeks and any other area where you want to add a touch of color for a fresh, healthy looking complexion.
  • AVAILABLE IN 8 SHADES: Pair with the bestselling Pure Nude Highlighter for a beautiful, glowing complexion!
  • CLAIMS: Vegan & Cruelty Free. Free from parabens, oil, fragrance & microplastic particles. Made in Italy.
  • CRUELTY FREE: essence cosmetics is certified and acknowledged by PETA as a cruelty-free brand. We do not test any of our products on animals.

 

For eyeshadows, I definitely feel like you get more bang for your buck when you get a palette.  There are several I love and I have included them below.  You may notice some Laura Gellar palettes and while those can be more than $25, if you catch them on sale, they are an especially great deal, but even not on sale, the price for what you get usually can't be beat!

Catrice | Blossom Glow Eye & Cheek Palette | Multi-Use Make Up with Eyeshadows, Blush & Highlighter | Highly Pigmented Matte & Shimmer Shades | Travel Friendly | Vegan & Cruelty Free
  • GET READY TO GLOW: Elevate your natural beauty with the Catrice Blossom Glow Eye & Cheek Palette. Achieve stunning eye looks with the highly pigmented shadows and a radiant glow with the blush and highlighter. Whether Eye or Cheek – a glow is guaranteed!
  • VERSATILE & MULTI-FUNCTIONAL: This all-in-one palette is perfect for creating radiant eye and face makeup looks. With six perfectly coordinated colors, ranging from matte to shimmery finishes, you can create endless eye and cheek looks with one palette.
  • GLOW ON THE GO: Designed for your convenience, this travel-friendly sized palette is perfect for on-the-go touch-ups. With its handy built-in mirror and versatile powders, this palette will you keep you glowing anytime, anywhere.
  • CLAIMS: Vegan & Cruelty Free. Free from Parabens, Fragrances, Oil & Microplastic particles.
  • CRUELTY FREE: Catrice Cosmetics is certified and acknowledged by PETA as a cruelty-free brand. We do not test any of our products on animals, and never have.
Catrice | The Eyeshadow Palettes (The Dusty Matte)
  • EYE-CATCHING SHADES: Introducing The Eyeshadow Palettes by Catrice. These palettes feature eight highly-pigmented eyeshadows in a range of finishes, including matte, metallic, and shimmery. Available in 4 universally flattering color stories: Pure Nude, Hot Mocca, Electric Rose, & Dusty Matte.
  • SMOOTH APPLICATION: The velvety-soft texture of these eyeshadows makes them easy to apply and blend, ensuring a smooth, seamless finish. Plus, with a high color payoff, you'll get bold, long-lasting color that stays put all day.
  • ECO-FRIENDLY PACKAGING: In addition to their stunning shades, the Eyeshadow Palettes are also designed to minimize unnecessary plastic, so you can feel good about using a product that not only looks great, but is also kind to the environment.
  • CLAIMS: Vegan & Cruelty Free. Made without parabens, fragrance, oil, alcohol, & microplastic particles.
  • CRUELTY FREE: Catrice Cosmetics is certified and acknowledged by PETA as a cruelty-free brand. We do not test any of our products on animals, and never have.
Catrice | The Eyeshadow Palettes (The Electric Rose)
  • EYE-CATCHING SHADES: Introducing The Eyeshadow Palettes by Catrice. These palettes feature eight highly-pigmented eyeshadows in a range of finishes, including matte, metallic, and shimmery. Available in 4 universally flattering color stories: Pure Nude, Hot Mocca, Electric Rose, & Dusty Matte.
  • SMOOTH APPLICATION: The velvety-soft texture of these eyeshadows makes them easy to apply and blend, ensuring a smooth, seamless finish. Plus, with a high color payoff, you'll get bold, long-lasting color that stays put all day.
  • ECO-FRIENDLY PACKAGING: In addition to their stunning shades, the Eyeshadow Palettes are also designed to minimize unnecessary plastic, so you can feel good about using a product that not only looks great, but is also kind to the environment.
  • CLAIMS: Vegan & Cruelty Free. Made without parabens, fragrance, oil, alcohol, & microplastic particles.
  • CRUELTY FREE: Catrice Cosmetics is certified and acknowledged by PETA as a cruelty-free brand. We do not test any of our products on animals, and never have.
LAURA GELLER NEW YORK Blend Away Rosy & Rustic 8 Multi-Finish Eyeshadows
  • BLEND AWAY ROSY & RUSTIC 8PC EYESHADOW PALETTE: This compact eyeshadow palette includes 8 pressed shades in beautiful rosy tones, both in a range of shimmer and matte eyeshadow finishes.
  • FEATURES 8 MATTE & SHIMMER SHADES: These velvety smooth eyeshadows blend beautifully on your lids with rich color payoff. The mix of berry and floral-inspired tones let you create nude eyeshadow looks and rosy pink eyeshadow looks alike.
  • RICH COLOR PAYOFF: These velvety smooth eyeshadows blend beautifully on your lids with rich color payoff. The mix of berry and floral-inspired tones let you create nude eyeshadow looks and rosy pink eyeshadow looks alike.
  • PERFECT FOR TRAVEL AND ON THE GO: This palette includes both matte and shimmer eyeshadows for creating any beautiful combination you can dream of. Go classic with matte eyeshadow or shine on with shimmery glitter eyeshadow.
  • HOW TO APPLY: Apply onto eyelids with an eyeshadow brush. Blend deeper shades with lighter shades to create a multi-dimensional look.

 

And when it comes to primer and setting spray, I am not sure I will ever go back to prestige options because there are just way too many great affordable ones!!

Catrice | Prime and Fine (The Corrector)
  • THE CORRECTOR: The Catrice Prime and Fine Anti-Red Primer has a new and cleaner formula! This new and upgraded primer, Catrice's The Corrector Anti-Redness Primer is now formulated with nourishing Cica and Allantoin to help calm and sooth irritated skin while prolonging makeup wear.
  • EVEN & PRIME: The creamy & lightweight formula features subtle light green color correcting pigments to neutralize any redness or red spots. Depending on the skin's needs, the primer can be applied to targeted areas or on entire face to balance out redness.
  • CLAIMS: Vegan & cruelty free. Formulated without gluten, oil, alcohol, parabens, phthalates, fragrance, & microplastic particles. The sustainable tube packaging was produced with 100% green electricity. Made in Italy.
  • A CLEANER STANDARD: At Catrice Cosmetics, we are committed to a cleaner standard. This means communicating to you what’s in our products and what’s NOT in them. Check out the item description below to see the full list of how/why we’re clean.
  • CRUELTY FREE: Catrice Cosmetics is certified and acknowledged by PETA as a cruelty-free brand. We do not test any of our products on animals, and never have.
Catrice | The Vitamin C Fresh Glow Primer | Hydrating Base for Radiant, Revitalized Skin | Vegan & Cruelty Free | Without Parabens & Microplastic Particles.
  • PRIME & GLOW: Unveil your skin's hidden radiance and let The Vitamin C Fresh Glow Primer by Catrice redefine the way you glow. Discover your skin's vitamin-packed secret to a healthy, revitalized look!
  • VITAMIN-INFUSED RADIANCE: Enriched with 2% Vitamin C derivative, kiwi fruit extract, and peach oil, this vitamin-packed primer hydrates and revitalizes the skin to create the perfect canvas for makeup application.
  • GLOW & GO: After cleansing and moisturizing the skin, apply Catrice's The Vitamin C Fresh Glow Primer with your hands or a brush, evenly spreading it all over your face for a radiant and revitalized complexion.
  • CLAIMS: Vegan & Cruelty Free. Formulated without Gluten, Parabens & Microplastic particles. Made in Poland.
  • CRUELTY FREE: Catrice Cosmetics is certified and acknowledged by PETA as a cruelty-free brand. We do not test any of our products on animals, and never have.
Catrice | Shake Fix Glow Spray | Sets Makeup and Hydrates Skin | Made With Cactus Blossom and Pineapple Extract | Oil Free, Paraben Free, Gluten Free | Vegan & Cruelty Free
  • GLOW UP: The Catrice Shake Fix Glow Spray is a hydrating, shimmery spray that refreshes your skin and sets makeup in place. Made with cactus flower and pineapple extract, this glow spray provides a hydrating and fresh feeling on the skin. Contains ultra fine peachy-gold shimmer particles that give the skin an intense glow within seconds.
  • BENEFITS: Featuring cactus blossom and pineapple extract, the Shake Fix Glow Spray extends your makeup life while it’s ultra-fine shimmering particles provide an all-over glow.
  • A CLEANER STANDARD: At Catrice Cosmetics, we are committed to a cleaner standard. This means communicating to you what’s in our products and what’s NOT in them. Check out the item description below to see the full list of how/why we’re clean.
  • CLAIMS: Vegan & Cruelty Free. Formulated without gluten, parabens, oil, phthalates & microplastic particles.
  • CRUELTY FREE: Catrice Cosmetics is certified and acknowledged by PETA as a cruelty-free brand. We do not test any of our products on animals, and never have.
Catrice | The Perfector Poreless Blur Primer | Pore & Fine Line Refining Make Up Base with Niacinamide | Vegan & Cruelty Free | Made Without Gluten, Oil, Parabens, Phthalates, Microplastics & Alcohol.
  • THE PERFECTOR: Our bestselling Catrice Poreless Blur Primer now has a new design and better ingredients! Meet Catrice's The Perfector Poreless Blur Primer, a soft- focus effect primer that blurs fine lines and pores to ensure a flawless application.
  • SMOOTH & PRIME: The lightweight, velvet mousse texture provides an instant soft-focus effect, visibly minimizes pores and nourishes the skin with niacinamide. The primer can be applied on its own for a smooth, perfected complexion or as a base underneath foundation for extra long-lasting make-up.
  • A CLEANER STANDARD: At Catrice Cosmetics, we are committed to a cleaner standard. This means communicating to you what’s in our products and what’s NOT in them. Check out the item description below to see the full list of how/why we’re clean.
  • CLAIMS: Vegan & Cruelty Free. Formulated without Gluten, Parabens, Oil, Fragrance, Phthalates, Alcohol, & Microplastic particles. Made in Italy.
  • CRUELTY FREE: Catrice Cosmetics is certified and acknowledged by PETA as a cruelty-free brand. We do not test any of our products on animals, and never have.
Catrice | Prime & Fine Illuminating Dewy Glow Spray | Transparent and Fast Drying Fixing Spray| Paraben Free & Vegan | Cruelty Free (Pack of 1)
  • GET THE DEWY LOOK: This is a transparent, fast drying spray to give your skin a dewy, glowing shimmer. Can be used for priming, fixing or refreshing.
  • TRAVEL FRIENDLY! Perfect for quick on-the-go touch ups, keep a spray in your bag to refresh your look throughout the day!
  • CLAIMS: Vegan & Cruelty Free. Formulated without Gluten, Parabens, Phthalates & Microplastic particles. Made in Italy.
  • CRUELTY FREE: Catrice Cosmetics is certified and acknowledged by PETA as a cruelty-free brand. We do not test any of our products on animals.
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NYX PROFESSIONAL MAKEUP Bare With Me Multitasking Primer & Setting Spray
  • Sensitive Skin Friendly: Infused with aloe and cucumber extracts, this sensitive skin friendly makeup setting spray, primer and refresher has your complexion covered; Use it at any stage of your makeup routine or alone to refresh your skin
  • Prime, Set, Or Refresh: A real triple threat, this multi tasker is a spray on primer, makeup setter, and makeup refresher delivering a dewy burst of hydration with every spritz; This facial spray will be your go to for a fresh, no makeup, makeup look
  • Face From Foundation To Finish: Complete your makeup look with our full line of face products to aid in color correction and coverage from concealer, blush, bronzer, foundations and contouring to palettes and powders
  • Cruelty Free Cosmetics: We believe animals belong in our arms, not in a lab; All of our makeup is certified and acknowledged by PETA as a cruelty free brand; We don't test any of our products on animals
  • Discover NYX Professional Makeup: Try all of our professional makeup products today from eyeshadow, eyeliner, and false lashes to liquid lipstick, lip gloss, primer, concealer, setting sprays and eyebrow makeup

 

This is just the start of my favorites, if I shared them all this would go on for days!  But I have them all listed in my favorites list and I will keep updating that over time!  Make sure to check that out!  And if you want to check out other beauty resources, check out my blog post about my favorite all-in-one makeup palette.

 

P.S. Don't forget to follow me over on Instagram and Tik Tok where I do tutorials all the time!


Kalii Sue
Kalii Sue

I help busy women look and feel their best without wasting time and money.

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