Anyone who is a student beauty addict knows, cheap makeup brands are hard to come by. When you find one, it’s usually really low in quality and not even worth buying. With the recent surge in demand for affordable, high-quality makeup, though, these 10 brands have seriously stepped up their game.
A master of skincare and face products, No7 is a treasure. The brand carries a wide variety of cosmetics, but their skincare products are the most notable part of their collection.
Growing in popularity as drugstore beauty becomes a huge market, NYX has quickly become a fan favourite. With matte lipsticks, palettes and face products like concealer, blush and bronzer, NYX is on its way to becoming a household name.
Barry M is a line of quirky and cute products. Their range of products includes palettes, contour sets, lipstick and mascara, all sold in super cute and bright coloured packaging.
As its name suggests, e.l.f. carries a whole range of products for eyes, lips and face. With major name recognition, e.l.f. has been able to remain its reputation as a tried-and-true favourite for drugstore makeup addicts.
Found in most Boots stores, Soap & Glory is a staple. With their fun packaging and high quality beauty products, it’s hard not to love this brand.
BH Cosmetics proves that cheap makeup doesn’t have to mean low quality. Their selection of eye shadow palettes, lip color and face products are the perfect addition to any beauty addict’s collection. Plus, they’ve partnered with beauty-obsessed celebs like Ashley Tisdale to keep on top of, and ahead of major trends.
Not only are Colourpop’s liquid mattes a perfect dupe for the Kylie Jenner Lip Kit, but they are about $30 cheaper. The brand also carries super smooth lipsticks and shimmery eye shadows at super affordable prices.
TONYMOLY is a South Korean brand that specializes in eco-friendly makeup for beauty lovers on a budget. The brand’s name loosely translates to “stylish packaging” and their seriously adorable packaging definitely lives up to that title. They carry cute sheet masks and moisturizers in various shapes and sizes as well.
An established name in the beauty industry, Jordana focuses on all things fun, fierce and affordable. With 18 shades of matte lipstick and trendy new collections being launched frequently, Jordana is an answered prayer for any beauty addict’s hurting wallet.
As its name suggests, Milani is an Italian-inspired collection of luxurious makeup. Milani has a sprawling selection of cheap makeup products including: rich lipsticks, face makeup and eye shadows, all geared towards all kinds of makeup lovers.
Do you have any other favorite cheap makeup brands? Let us know in the comments!
*This is a sponsored post. All opinions are my own.
Christina is a member of the class of 2018 at Fordham University. Her favorite things include french toast, concerts and "Sex And The City" re-runs.