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Great Makeup Buys That Won’t Break the Bank

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Okay let’s be honest…we all need some real help when we go into Ulta or Sephora.  Like seriously ladies, our bank accounts can’t keep taking this! But not to worry—  I’ve got the fix for you!

Check out these products you can buy from Ulta or Sephora that won’t bust your budget!

1. Foundation L’ORÉAL Infallible Pro Glow Foundation

($12.99) (Buy 2, get 1 free)

  • Up to 24 hour, long-lasting foundation

  • Super great foundation that has literally every shade of skin color!

2. BB CreamMAYBELLINE Dream Fresh BB Cream 8-In-1 Skin Perfector

($12.99) (Buy 2, get 1 free)

  • 3 Different colors  

  • Blurs imperfections, Brightens, Evens skin tone, Smoothes, Hydrates, Enhances, Protects with SPF 30, 0% oils and heavy ingredients

3. Matting PowderMAYBELLINE Fit Me Matte + Poreless Powder

($7.99) (Buy 2, get 1 free)

  • 12 Different colors (Light and Medium)

  • Buildable coverage, Does not clog pores, Oil-free

4. Eye Shadow KitIconic 2 Redemption Eyeshadow Palette

        ($7.00) (Buy 2, get 1 Free)

  • Multiple Palette Option (6-7 options ranging from pinks to blues to nudes)

  • Ultra high payoff, Collectable with other Redemption Eyeshadow Palettes, Pure sellout

  • Perfect mix of shimmer and matte shades

  • Great for smokey eye

5. Eyeliner –  NYX Professional Makeup Matte Liquid Liner

        ($6.99) (Buy 1, get one 50% off)

  • Good for bold and classic looks

  • Precision brush tip allows for a nice matte finish

6. MascaraMAYBELLINE Great Lash Mascara

    ($5.99) (Buy 2, get 1 free)

  • Gives your lashes a pop of color that is universally flattering for all eyes

  • For even more color impact, layer with your favorite lash primer

  • Formula conditions as it thickens with a lash-building brush that makes it easy to get a full-lash look

  • Washable formula,

  • Ophthalmologist tested

  • Hypoallergenic

  • Suitable for contact lens wearers

  • Precision brush tip allows for a nice matte finish

  • Makes your lashes look great and long!

7. LipstickNYX Professional Makeup Soft Matte Lip Cream

    ($6.49) (Buy 1, get 1 50% off)

  • 46 Different colors ranging from reds and pinks to golds and nudes

  • Great mix between gloss and lipstick

  • Creamy, lustrous formula applies like silk, Soft matte finish exudes a sensual glow, Unique innovative texture adds the perfect polish to any look

8. HighlighterUlta Illuminator

    ($10.00) (Special Free Gift with Purchase)

  • 4 Different colors (Plus other ones that aren’t under this exact name)

  • Lasts a long time

  • Looks great and really stands out!

  • Easily blends with buildable, natural coverage while delivering a transparent veil of color eliminating shine and evening skin tone, High quality consistency and extremely smooth formula that will make even the driest skin look supple and dewy, Sheer coverage with a radiant finish, Paraben free, gluten free, oil free

9. Bronzer – NYX Professional Makeup Matte Bronzer

    ($8.99) (Buy 1, get 1 50% off)

  • Lasts a long time

  • A perfect look for all seasons that creates a very natural look

  • 5 colors (Light to Deep Tan)

10. BlushMakeup Revolution Golden Sugar 2 Rose Gold Ultra Professional Blush Palette

    ($10.00) (Buy 2, get 1 free)

  • Multiple Palette Options

  • Creates a very natural and glowing look for your face

  • 8-10 Colors in one Palette

  • Easy to apply, and stays clean

11. Eyebrow PencilMAYBELLINE Eyestudio Brow Precise Micro Pencil

        ($7.99) (Buy 2, get 1 free)

  • Four colors (Ranging from Blonde to Deep Brown)

  • Shaping pencil and grooming in one

  • Achieve micro-precision in every stroke, Mechanical eyebrow pencil with an ultra-fine 1.5mm tip

12. HairspraySEXY HAIR Big Sexy Hair Spray & Play Volumizing Hairspray

        ($18.95) (10 oz)

  • Tons of sizes and styles (Read labels for the best one for your hair)

  • Lasts a long time

  • Holds hair really well! (Even for girls who have fine hair)

13. Setting sprayUlta Matte Makeup Setting Spray

        ($10.00) (3 oz) (Special Free Gift with Purchase)

  • Lasts for a good amount of time

  • Does a great job keeping your makeup on all night long

  • Dries quickly after spraying

  • Minimizes melting, cracking and fading of makeup throughout the day, Performance packed spray includes skin conditioning and moisturizing ingredients while maintaining a fresh, matte finish, Contains aloe vera, cucumber extract, sweet almond extract and vitamin E to soothe and nourish the skin, Gluten free

14. Dry ShampooBATISTE Dry Shampoo

        ($7.99) (6.73 oz) (Buy 1, get 1 40% off)

  • 13 Different options

  • Quick, convenient, leaves your hair really soft and fresh smelling

  • Lasts for a good amount of time

15. Face MasksUlta Face Masks

        ($3.00) (0.5 oz) (Special Free Gift with Purchase)

  • 3 Options (Detox Charcoal, Clarifying Honey, and Age Defying Mud)

  • Great for a nighttime use

  • Does the job!!!

I believe in you!  Don’t go broke the next time you step in the makeup store!


Mac Crone

Oklahoma '20

Mac is a sophomore at OU, from Florida, studying management information systems, pre law, with a minor in politcal science.  She is involved in sports and politics, with the plans to continue both after college.  She is passionate about writing and hopes to influence others in some way through it.  
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