My Affordable Makeup Routine (Nothing Over $12.99!)

Yup, you read that right.

The most expensive item on my list of everyday makeup? $12.99.

Plus, you can get all of the below products at Ulta or Amazon—those are the two places I’ve linked to make your shopping easier. After all, who wants to buy from five different sites and rack up shipping costs?!

I’ve done drugstore beauty roundups before, but figured I’d update you all on my latest routine. It’s easy, it’s affordable, and I think it looks pretty good—but you can be the judge. I’m wearing it all in the featured photo (#nofilter)!

Lash Princess False Lash Effect Mascara, $4.99

Thank you, TikTok, for introducing this to the world. It turns out that the hype is very real—and it’s so cheap, it’s hard to believe.

Makeup Revolution Conceal & Define Concealer, $7.00

I found this one while stalking concealer reviews on Ulta’s website. It’s thick enough to provide great coverage, but not so thick that it feels heavy.

Revlon Colorstay Brow Kit, $12.99

As someone who picks at her eyebrows, this has saved me. I’ve been using the same package for YEARS and still haven’t run out. I don’t even use the gel piece—just the powder.

Maybelline Ultra Slim Defining Brow Pencil, $7.99

See above…eyebrow picking. This one is great for filling in more “specific” lines and super easy to use when on the go.

Milani Silky Matte Bronzing Powder, $10.99

I feel like every bronzer I get attached to gets discontinued, so I decided to give this one a go. It’s the perfect amount of color without looking fake or sparkly.

Wet ‘n’ Wild Megaglo Highlighting Powder, $5.99

Trust me, you don’t need an expensive highlighter—you just need this lil’ guy from your local drugstore.

NYX Matte Finish Setting Spray, $9.50

In all honesty, I have no idea if this actually works or not…but even if it’s a placebo effect, I’ll take it! I save it for nights out when I’ve done a more dramatic makeup look.

Let me know if you give these a try!

Colorfully Yours,


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