Affordable Makeup that Beats High-End

Maybelline Dream Urban Cover Foundation

This foundation is truly a dream come true! It’s lightweight, medium-full coverage, looks like skin and has SPF 50 which protects you from the sun. Highly raved foundations often tend to disappoint on first application usually because of the sky-high expectations, but this one actually lives up to the hype. It’s amazing how natural it looks on the skin with the great, buildable coverage it offers. The liquid foundation goes on smooth and blends seamlessly with a brush, makeup sponge or even your fingers. The reasonable price tag is the cherry on top (we’d honestly buy it for a lot more money). Do give this one a shot!

ColourPop Super Shock Highlighter in Flexitarian

Highlighters can be very personal, and favorites depend on the finish one enjoys most. If you like a very strong, seriously shiny, visible from outer space highlight, this one is for you. The super cool, gel to powder formula glides on to the skin and blends easily. The densely packed, fine shimmer particles give off a highly reflective sheen when worked into the skin. It’s versatile in that a little bit popped on the eyes will get you that editorial, wet look while a tad bit swept across the pout will give you the trendy disco lip. This highlighter will take your glow level to 100 but be careful, this isn’t for the faint-hearted.

Physicians Formula Butter Bronzer

The Physicians Formula Butter Bronzer is a cult favorite product for good reason. The buttery formula, true to its name, glides on to the skin and melts into it, leaving a soft, satin finish. It has the ease of application of a powder without the unwanted, powdery feel and competes, in fact beats in performance, most of our high-end bronzers. We generally prefer our products to be unscented, but man does this smell like a tropical paradise! The fact that it’s available in eight shades means there’s something there for everyone. Bronzers can be intimidating for many, especially us desi-skinned girls, but trust us when we say that this is the secret to that healthy looking, youthful glow and lifelike skin. The affordable price point makes it one you really don’t want to miss.