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6 Cheap Makeup Brands Your College Girl Wallet Will Love

Because broke college kids still want to look pretty.


When summer rolls around each year it's only natural to want to freshen up your makeup game. So, you go into Sephora and quickly realize that you would need to sell your left kidney in order to buy a lip balm. But fear not, I am here to bring you six brands that your face and wallet will both approve off.

1. BH Cosmetics

I honestly can't get enough of this brand. They have everything you could want including foundations ($8.99), super cute brush sets (starting at $9.50), vibrant eye-shadow pallets (120 shades for $17.99), and more neutral pallets like the one picture above ($16). You can shop online and see all the wonderful goodies they have to offer.

2. L.A. Girl Cosmetics

This is the company that makes every YouTube beauty guru's favorite concealer, the L.A. Girl Pro Conceal ($5). They have awesome shade ranges in all of their face. eye, and lip products, and most things are until $10. Can I get an AMEN!!!

3. NYX Cosmetics

This company has been rocking the beauty community for years! They bring you quality products at affordable prices...can it get much better than that! You can shop their products in most drugstores, and of course Walmart and Target, but you can also hop onto their website to find more options.

4. E.L.F. Cosmetics

E.L.F. (standing for Eyes. Lips. Face) is another one of those companies that has been a staple in the makeup community for years. They never launch a product that doesn't create some serious buzz, and they were even voted #1 Primers in America. They have everything from face products, to brushes, to skin care (the illuminating eye cream is my personal fave). They are found in Walmart, Target, Ulta, and most drugstores. You also shop online by clicking the link above.

5. Wet N Wild Beauty

Youthful. Vibrant. Trending. All three of these words describe this brand. Though my favorite product is their MegoGLO Highlighting Powders (get the palette with all 4 shades for only $10), this brand seriously has everything you could want and need with products starting at just $0.99. Y'all I'm serious, don't sleep on this brand.

6. ColourPop Cosmetics

Can't. Stop. Won't stop! This brand is hands down my favorite on this list! Known for their Super Shock Shadows which are only $5 (pictured above). This product alone comes in more shades than you can count. They are also known for their amazing lip products (starting at $5), and their cream blushes, highlighters, and bronzers (starting at $8). Seriously, anything you get from this company is AMAZING, and when you register for checkout you will receive a coupon code for $5 off your first order (which is basically a free lipstick). Although they are not in stores, to my knowledge, you can shop online with the link above.

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