Beauty Bargains Under $5!

Y’all know I love makeup. I mean, seriously. I especially when I can find items that I love for a very reasonable price! I’m all about beauty on a bargain, and I will absolutely use products that are from the drugstore, especially if they perform just as good as my high end brands.

Today I’ve compiled a list of my favorite beauty finds under five dollars!

Beauty Bargains Under $5
Yep, you heard me right. 
Every single one of these products I use and love, and I am all about passing along my infinite knowledge and wisdom (haha) on to you!
Beauty Bargains Under $5 for Eyes

ELF CREAM LINER – I find this liner seriously comparable to MAC Fluidline. It stays put, goes on creamy, and doesn’t dry out. I have repurchased this multiple times and I will never go back to a high end gel eyeliner! However, the brush that comes with it is not great, so I suggest buying your own eyeliner brush for it.

TARGET BRAND CREASE BRUSH – This is an amazing quality crease brush, and I find it very comparable to my Sigma and MAC brushes. No lie.

WET ‘N WILD SWEET AS CANDY EYESHADOW PALETTE – I love these trios. This one is so neutral and fun to use, and I really like the light pink shade on my lid. Even though it’s pink, it still looks neutral and pretty!

WET ‘N WILD COMFORT ZONE EYESHADOW PALETTE – This is probably my favorite Wet ‘n Wild 6 shadow palette. It’s full of amazing colors, both neutral and not. I highly recommend this if you are wanting to experiment more with your shadows but not sure where to start!

MAYBELLINE VOLUM’ EXPRESS FALSIES MASCARA – This is one of my favorite drugstore mascaras. It provides a very “feathery” look that I love. Sometimes you can’t find this under $5 but I have seen it for that at Walmart (if you ever want to step into that lovely establishment).

Beauty Bargains Under $5 for Face and Lips

NYC BRONZER IN SUNNY – This is an amazing matte bronzer that blends very smoothly, and is great for pale-skinned girls. Not orange-y or glitter-y at all!

ELF GLOSSY GLOSS – I find this lipgloss to be super similar to MAC’s Lipglass. Extremely similar. They also have a great color selection online but it can be found at most Super Targets.

RIMMEL STAY MATTE POWDER – I am totally blown away by this powder. All of the amazing reviews I read/heard were true! Very finely milled, and I totally stay shine-free! Seriously, gals. Get you some! My only complaint is that it does kind of whiten you up a bit (I got the translucent one), so I have to contour/blush on top of it.

WET ‘N WILD MELLOW WINE BLUSH – Can you tell I love me some Wet ‘n Wild? I adore this blush. It is such a beautiful, natural color, even though it looks a little dark on the pan. Not disappointed at all!

EOS LIP BALM – This is seriously the best lip balm ever, and it lasts forever! I know many of you have tried it and love it, but I just can’t get enough. Plus they’re so cute and fun!

Obviously you will find these products for different prices depending on where you will go, but I have found each one of these for $5 or under. I also suggest checking out a drugstore such as CVS or Walgreens because they typically run a lot of beauty specials (buy one get one free) or offer various coupons. Walmart has consistently had really cheap prices, but there’s that whole having to go to Walmart thing, and a lot of times they seem to be out of what I’m looking for.

What are your beauty bargains? Do share! Of course I have to add it to my ever growing wish list!


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    April 10, 2013 at 11:02 am

    I love me some wet n wild!! Great quality and great price!

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    Life With Lauren
    April 10, 2013 at 12:45 pm

    Love a great find at a cheap price gotta try the rimmel stay matte. EOS is one of my favorites!

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    Life With Lauren
    April 10, 2013 at 12:45 pm

    Love a great find at a cheap price gotta try the rimmel stay matte. EOS is one of my favorites!

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    Jessica K
    April 10, 2013 at 3:09 pm

    I love the elf brand!

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    April 10, 2013 at 4:48 pm

    Great finds! I’m going to have to try that Falsies mascara. Thanks, Meg!

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    April 10, 2013 at 8:02 pm

    I love this list! There are always coupons for Maybelline products in the newspaper, too. Thanks for all the new things to try!

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    Sarah @ Scissors and a Whisk
    April 10, 2013 at 8:12 pm

    This is super duper handy!
    Ya know, I didn’t really care for the EOS balm.
    But I can’t wait to try the othe products! Can’t beat those prices! 🙂

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    April 10, 2013 at 8:29 pm

    i need more of these things in my life! the elf eyeliner is the only one of these things i use on the regular!

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    April 10, 2013 at 10:30 pm

    I see a Target trip in my future!

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    April 11, 2013 at 10:01 am

    Great recs Meg! I love that liner by Elf and of course the Eos balms 🙂

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    Kristen @ KV Confessions
    April 11, 2013 at 10:28 am

    Cheap makeup is my favorite!! This is an awesome post – now I want to try everything and it won’t even break the bank 🙂

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    April 12, 2013 at 7:14 am

    I love ELF and Wet and Wild! I especially love the ELF makeup remover wipes. So cheap and work great!


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    Brooke Tolly
    April 15, 2013 at 9:28 am

    I want to try that EOS lip balm so badly! I always hear great things about it!

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    April 15, 2013 at 9:33 pm

    Falsies is my all time fave mascara! And of course, I love EOS. I can’t wait to try the wet n’ wild palette you gave me 🙂

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    Sandy a la Mode
    April 17, 2013 at 10:34 pm

    i have the nyc blush and love it!!

    Sandy a la Mode

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    Madison B.
    June 12, 2014 at 4:16 pm

    Great bargins! Definitely plan on picking up all of them…oops. Haha! My bargin is the ELF Powder Brush! It’s only 3 dollars and absolutely amazing<3

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    Claire Kiefer
    November 21, 2015 at 5:43 pm

    I saw this collage on Pinterest and got SO EXCITED because that looked like a new WnW blush color (that doesn’t look like the actual color of Mellow Wine at all, I don’t think). WHY THE HECK haven’t they come out with new blushes?? The blushes are really good but the range is so limited. They need some peach blushes, some plummy ones, etc.

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      Meg O.
      November 25, 2015 at 8:48 am

      Hahaha I am so sorry! I know… they really need to release some new colors!!

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