Everyday Makeup Looks for Different Price Points

Hello everyone!

For this article, I decided to create three everyday makeup looks. Two of them are from products that all cost under $20, and one is with a bit pricier makeup. As you will be able to see, there isn’t a whole lot of difference between the final results, and in fact, it was easier working with the cheaper products.

Let’s jump right in!

The first two looks I did were with the Elf Eyes, Lips, Face eyeshadow palette. I got mine about 4 or 5 years ago for $15 at TJ Maxx, though it retails for more than that. All of the products I used as well as their prices will be listed at the end of this article.


For this look I did not use any brushes. I stuck to using my fingers as a way to keep the cost down and to have more control over the saturation of the colors. I started with my Revlon ColorStay Foundation, and used it as a coverup to conceal a few red spots on my skin and I dabbed some on under my eyes as well. Next, I brushed a light orange color all over my lid. Then I added a sparkly brown overtop the orange. I lightly lined my eyes with Ellen Tracy liquid liner, than finished with a coat of brown mascara from Covergirl.

For this look I started with the same covering up of blemishes and under eye circles. Next I took a peachy-orange shadow and swiped it across my lid. Next, I took a light pink and starting from the middle of my lid, swept it back to the outer corner of my eye. I then brought a darker pink/purple into my crease and outer lid. In the photos above, you’ll notice that one eye has much more liner on then the other. That is to represent that you can either go more natural with it, or switch it up and do a bold cat eye. Either works!

The next look is done with some pricier products. It features the Anastasia Subculture palette at runs for $42.

I started by spreading the color Dawn all over my lid with a Danielle All-Over Eyeshadow Brush. Then I went in with Mercury and gently blended that out from the middle of my lid to my outer corner. Next I added the tiniest bit of Rowdy to the very corner of my lid. This is where I had trouble, as I found it to be difficult to blend, despite several minutes of trying. As you can see, this look isn’t as blended as the ones above.

Hopefully this gives you folks some ideas for your own everyday makeup look! Here are the products I used and their prices!

Elf Eyes Lips and Face Palette: $15

Tarte Cosmetics Lights Camera Lashes Mascara: $23

Ellen Tracy Liquid Eyeliner: $2.99

Rimmel London Extra Super Lash Mascara: $4.59 for 2

Covergirl Bombshell Volume Mascara: $7.99

Danielle Brush Set: $20.00

Revlon ColorStay Foundation: $8.59

Anastasia Subculture Eyeshadow Palette: $42