Sunday, 2 November 2014

$20 Makeup Look

Happy Sunday Beauties!

Today I wanted to set myself a challenge, and this was to create a makeup look using a budget of just $20. I headed off to see how much makeup I could get to achieve this. I found quite a few beauty bargains along the way.

After I returned, the makeup fun begun! I decided on an everyday look and I was actually impressed by the quality of my products. So here's the result:

Here's a list of the products which I used:

Foundation: Loreal True Match Foundation $7.99

Concealer: Maybelline Cover Stick Concealer $4.09

Eyeshadow: e.l.f custom eyeshadow in Pink Ice $0.99 +  e.l.f custom eyeshadow in Wheat $0.99

Bronzer : E.L.F Contouring Blush and Bronzing Duo $2.99

Lips: Wet n wild lipstick in Just Peachy $0.99

Mascara: I had bought an e.l.f mascara for $0.99 but blonde me, already lost it before I got home! So I just used a freebie mascara I had lying around!

So the grand total for everything was $19.03!

Overall I am so impressed with the look and the quality of the products. L'oreal true match foundation provides such a great base, the e.l.f contouring duo is so useful as I also used some of the bronzer on my eyelids. The wet n wild lipstick for only $0.99 was such a great find, I love the peachy colour, the creaminess and it appeared to plump my lips!

It just goes to show that sometimes the drugstore products can create great makeup looks at a fraction of the price.

Have you got any drugstore favourites?

L x



  1. Can I just say: major props to you for putting on a $20 face! There is no way I can do that - mostly because finding drugstore foundation is just not possible for my skin colour.

    As far as drugstore favourites that I have, probably would be some generic almond oil and castor oil that I could pick up for a DIY oil cleanser. Or maybe Nuxe Reve de Miel!

    Tiff | AMtoPM

    1. Ah that's so annoying, you would think in this day and age they would cater for every skin! Really recommend the lipstick though! I've never used almond oil, I must give that a try! x

  2. Wish I looked as beaut as you do with only $20 worth of make up products on my face! I loveee L'Oreal True Match foundation. Wish I could easily get my hands on Wet N Wild products as they look lovely! xx

    1. Ah you're too sweet! It's such a good foundation, hard to believe it's a drugstore one! I wish they sold them in the UK too, I can't get over the great quality of it! x

  3. Good job finding quality products! I love Almay Smart Shade foundation from my local drugstore.

    1. Ah thanks, I've never tried Almay before, I must give it a go! x

  4. I really need to try L'Oreal True Match foundation, it looks great on you!

    1. Ah thanks, it really is a great foundation, definitely gives the high end foundations a run for their money! x

  5. Wow! Gorgeous! I find that you get a lot of drugstore make-up on discount, which is great!


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