Bargain Beauty Buys

By Abigail Jones

It always seems that our calendars become increasingly occupied as we approach the end of the year.  Work parties, graduation ceremonies, University balls, Christmas parties – you name it! It becomes expensive enough to find an outfit for each of these events, let alone purchasing new makeup products to add the finishing touches to your glam looks.  Luckily for you, Beautifinda has found the best affordable makeup products to make looking fabulous at your events not only fun for you, but fun for your bank account too!

Primer: Rimmel Lasting Finish Primer

Price: $10.50 – $14

Like all great makeup looks, we begin with a cheap and cheerful primer that will help your makeup to slay all day.  Rimmel’s range of primers are our absolute favourite as they cater for different skin types.  This primer is perfect for any skin type, and helps to make sure your foundation sticks like glue!

Foundation: L’Oreal Paris – True Match Foundation

Price: $29.95

Foundation – the do or die of every makeup look! L’Oreal Paris’ True Match collection has so many shades you are bound to find the perfect match for your skin colour.  You can nab this baby from your local Priceline, Target or Chemist Warehouse.

Concealer: Maybelline New York – Fit Me Concealer

Price: $10.50 – $14.95

Brighten those under eyes and cover those blemishes with our absolute favourite drugstore concealer by Maybelline.  With crazy coverage and a range of shades you can’t go wrong with this baby.

Brows: Essence – Eyebrow Stylist Set

Price: $5.10

I bet you’re wondering if you saw that price correctly…well, girl, you sure did! These sets also come in different shades to suit light, medium and dark brows. You can grab this bargain bad boy from any Essence retailer (such as Priceline, Kmart, Target, Chemist Warehouse).

Lids: Covergirl – TruNaked Eyeshadow Palette

Price: $22.95

Covergirl has got your lids covered with their range of TruNaked palettes! You can choose from their Goldens, Nudes, Jewels and Roses palettes, which each contain eight stunning shades to suit any makeup look.

Lashes: Covergirl – The Super Sizer Mascara

Price: $17.95

Make those lashes pop with a mascara that not only has an excellent formula but an impressive brush.  Coat your lashes with this mascara and watch them transform from bleak to on fleek!

Contour: Essence – Shape Your Face Contouring Palette

Price: $8.20

There’s no need for three or four different products to nail your contour with this all in one palette. Once again Essence has got our back with an insanely low-priced and high-quality product. Getting your contour on has never been so economical!

Lips: NYX Costmetics – Lingerie Liquid Lipsticks

Price: $14.96

Matte finish, creamy formula, lasting colour – you can’t go wrong with this low-cost lippy! Slip your lips into this seductive lipstick to add the perfect finish to your next makeup look.

Hopefully these products can help save you – and your bank account – from the stress of purchasing new makeup products this party season!