Under $5 Makeup Products/Look

Here I wanted to create a full face makeup look using products that could be purchased for just under $5. This is great for girls going back to school who don't have much money to spend, or just people who are trying to save more but still want to enhance their features. 

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I just swatched a few products, so here's that:

Essence Silky Touch Blush. For some reason both of these blushes had the same name (Life's a Cherry), but they are obviously different. It was probably just a manufacturing mistake, but I don't know which one is supposed to be Life's a Cherry and what the other name is supposed to be :( 

Essence Silky Touch Blush. For some reason both of these blushes had the same name (Life's a Cherry), but they are obviously different. It was probably just a manufacturing mistake, but I don't know which one is supposed to be Life's a Cherry and what the other name is supposed to be :( 

These blushes are amazing, though. They are very true to their given name. They are silky, go on so smoothly, have great pigmentation, and last a long time. And for $2.99, I am not sure why you would pass these up. 

These blushes are amazing, though. They are very true to their given name. They are silky, go on so smoothly, have great pigmentation, and last a long time. And for $2.99, I am not sure why you would pass these up. 

Elf Moisturizing Lipstick in Red Carpet and Ravishing Rose. There isn't an end to how much I adore these lipsticks. Especially Ravishing Rose, it is such a beautiful mauve pink that would look great on all skin colors. 

Elf Moisturizing Lipstick in Red Carpet and Ravishing Rose. There isn't an end to how much I adore these lipsticks. Especially Ravishing Rose, it is such a beautiful mauve pink that would look great on all skin colors. 

These not only have great pigmentation, but they feel like lip balm on the lips, and last a while too. When the product is gone, it leaves a nice, even tinted color. This lipstick is only $3, and a must have for anybody. 

These not only have great pigmentation, but they feel like lip balm on the lips, and last a while too. When the product is gone, it leaves a nice, even tinted color. This lipstick is only $3, and a must have for anybody. 

NYC Liquid Eyeliner. I don't bother with any other eyeliner. This one works just fine and gets the job done. I don't usually wear liquid liner, but when I do this is the one I'll use. It is easy to apply and also doesn't flake on me during the day. 

NYC Liquid Eyeliner. I don't bother with any other eyeliner. This one works just fine and gets the job done. I don't usually wear liquid liner, but when I do this is the one I'll use. It is easy to apply and also doesn't flake on me during the day. 

The tip is so fine that you can create many different types of lines. 

The tip is so fine that you can create many different types of lines. 

Wet n Wild Coloricon Palettes in The Naked Truth and Tunnel Vision. I love these things! I think Wet n Wild eyeshadows are so amazing, and anybody who is trying to save money should just stick to these shadows, no need to venture out. 

Wet n Wild Coloricon Palettes in The Naked Truth and Tunnel Vision. I love these things! I think Wet n Wild eyeshadows are so amazing, and anybody who is trying to save money should just stick to these shadows, no need to venture out. 

Their matte shades are the best at the drugstore. I use that matte brown for my eyebrows every single day. These eyeshadows pack in some great pigmentation and have no trouble when used with some sort of base. 

Their matte shades are the best at the drugstore. I use that matte brown for my eyebrows every single day. These eyeshadows pack in some great pigmentation and have no trouble when used with some sort of base. 

Now on to the look: 

Before  I promise I don't look this terrible without makeup hahaha  The flash on my camera likes to pick up imperfections that you can't even see in person. But, I guess that's perfect for the "Before" picture! 

Before 

I promise I don't look this terrible without makeup hahaha 

The flash on my camera likes to pick up imperfections that you can't even see in person. But, I guess that's perfect for the "Before" picture! 

After  As you can see, my skin evened out nicely, the blemish on my forehead isn't as noticeable, my eyebrows look hella better, the blush gives some beautiful color to the face, and my lipstick really pulled the look together giving it a finished look. 

After 

As you can see, my skin evened out nicely, the blemish on my forehead isn't as noticeable, my eyebrows look hella better, the blush gives some beautiful color to the face, and my lipstick really pulled the look together giving it a finished look. 

To create my makeup look, I used NYC Smooth Skin BB creme all over my face to even out my complexion, then went in with my elf Complete Coverage Concealer palette to highlight under my eyes, cover up my pimple on my forehead, and brighten up the area around my mouth. Then to set all of that, I used my NYC Smooth Skin Translucent Powder. I use my NYC Smooth Skin Powder everyday to set my makeup. It really makes my face feel smooth, and keeps everything from setting into fine lines. For my cheeks I used my Essence Silky Touch Blush. Blush really does wonders for brightening up your face, making it look healthy and glowy. For eyes I just used the Wet n Wild Coloricon in The Naked Truth. I used the matte brown shade to fill in my eyebrows and to darken up my crease. I use the matte brown shade for my eyebrows everyday, and so does my sister. Then I took the light cream shade and applied it all over my lid to help lighten up my eyes and even out the lid. I just applied my Maybelline Great Lash mascara to finish off the eyes. To pull the look together and finish it off, I applied one of my favorite lipsticks, Elf's Moisturizing Lipstick in Ravishing Rose

I am really happy with how this look turned out. I came downstairs to have my mom and sister proof read this post, and before they even knew what I came downstairs for they both said I looked so pretty today. So, this makeup is working! I hope you find this helpful, and that you learned something from it :)