Finding Perfect Makeup for Less

by Charlotte Wood
(last updated September 8, 2014)

If you're like me, you have a thing for makeup. I love browsing the makeup aisles and counters at stores, looking for those perfect eye shadow shades, lip colors, and mascaras. Makeup just doesn't get old for me. Unfortunately, makeup can get pretty pricey, and if you want to indulge your love of makeup, then it might be a good idea to shop around and try and find that perfect makeup for less.

You don't have to buy only MAC makeup to find quality makeup. Sure MAC is fun, but it's not the only quality makeup out there. Makeup that you can find at the local WalMart or Target is often of a good quality and worth investing in. If you have an Ulta store in your area, go and check it out, because you can find great makeup for good prices. Their house brand is good makeup that lasts, and there are always sales going on with Ulta makeup. And if you want to splurge, Ulta also carries several other brands of higher quality makeup.

For real inexpensive makeup that still delivers admirable quality, check out e.l.f. makeup. On this website, you can find all kinds of makeup—foundation, mascara, eye shadow, blush, eye liner, and even mineral makeup—for ridiculously low prices. Most products on this site are $1 each, with the mineral products being $5 each. And if you're wary, then it still can't hurt to spend $5 and try it out. If you don't like it, then you're only out $5! This site is definitely worth checking out, even if you weren't initially looking for a deal with makeup.

And just because you want to find makeup that isn't as expensive doesn't mean that you have to ban yourself from checking out those more expensive makeup counters. Indulge every once in a while, but don't go overboard. And if you really do love to shop the makeup counters in the department stores, shop the sales. Look for coupons in your local ads and sign up for newsletters and emails that will give you deals on the products you like the most.

Finding perfect makeup for less isn't impossible, but rather, it's actually really easy and just takes a little bit more effort. Your wallet will thank you, and you'll hardly notice a difference!

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