Cheap Chicas: Top 3 Beauty Picks Under $15
This is not a typo. Affordable, quality beauty products that rival the pros exist- You can have your makeup, and wear it too.
As you begin to book your summer getaway tickets, and your daily iced Starbucks count rises to match the temperatures, your bank account may seem to have painfully less room for shopping trips. But never fear, because your #MakeupOfTheDay does not have to suffer. Makeup junkies, or newbies, of any budget can incorporate these favorites into their routines to serve the hottest looks for less this summer.
Colourpop Super Shock Highlighter in Lunch Money
Velvety? The smoothest thing you will ever touch? That would be Colourpop’s Super Shock Highlighter. Snatch it in the brand’s best-selling, most universally flattering shade and prepare to feel ethereal. Apply with your finger, tapping on your highlight in all of the right spots, with as heavy or light of a hand as you would like- it will feel like air on your skin. This gorgeous pigment packs the star power to easily build from a casual glow into a sharp highlight that even Erika Jayne’s Glam Squad would be proud of. Colourpop Super Shock Highlighter, $8
Ouai Wave Spray
This wave spray by hair legend Jen Atkin is perfect for helping build beach waves this summer. This formula is so lightweight and easy to evenly distribute that the small “travel” size bottle is all that many users need for quite awhile. Use before styling, or take a break from the heat by spraying on damp hair before slipping into loose braids. Ouai Wave Spray, $12
P.S. Get the 411 on Ouai & its founder in our Ouai Obsessed Article, if you haven’t already. Your hair will thank you.
Makeup Revolution Luxury Banana Powder
Several years ago, Kimberly Kardashian West swept the world with the trend of “baking” makeup. AKA, using powder over your foundation to strategically absorb excess oils in your face and set your makeup to last longer. Perfect for sweaty summer heat, right? The famous product for this trend was Ben Nye’s Luxury Banana Powder, yet British brand Makeup Revolution’s extremely affordable dupe is now carried at Ulta. Makeup Revolution Luxury Banana Powder, $8
Go forth! Slip these staples into your makeup bag to summer-proof your look on a dime. If you’re anything like me, they won’t just be a summer fling. May this be the start of new, year-round relationships in your beauty routine- it’s hard to remember my makeup bag’s life before finding these keepers, and I’m SO not letting go.
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