These 5 Best Cheap Makeup Brands should be on Your Vanity Right Now

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If you're on a limited budget or a newbie who is just getting into makeup, shopping at Sephora to buy your favorite beauty items will seem like a crazy idea! Also, thanks to the influencers that always show high-end beauty products in their videos and reels, luring us to buy them! However, did you know that several low-cost makeup companies on the market serve the same purpose as some of the high-end makeup companies?

I know, you're now confused and wondering, "How can inexpensive brands function like Charlotte Tilbury or Channel?"

If you seek a Chanel or Dior-like texture on your skin, budget products are unlikely to match your expectations. However, there are some amazing products that won't break the bank and will give you a flawless finish on your skin, and your friends won't notice you're using cheap makeup!

Now, let's find out which drugstore beauty brands are suitable for everyone, not just for beginners only.


Remember when everyone was raving about the Maybelline Fit Me foundation? From professional makeup artists to influencers, everyone has used this product at some point in their lives, and many of us still do. The Fit Me foundation has been allergy and dermatologist-tested, is fragrance-free so that individuals with sensitive skin may use it, is non-comedogenic, and is oil-free.

Maybelline Superstay foundation, another range of Fit Me products, hit the market around 3/4 years ago. It offers full coverage, is sweat and waterproof, and can be used for up to 30 hours without touching up.

Maybelline's Colossal Mascara in Classic, Glam, and Platinum Black is another popular product that provides instant lash volume with just one coat.

Let's not forget about the iconic Maybelline Super Stay Matte Ink liquid lipstick. This lipstick range is designed to complement every skin tone.

So, if you are considering buying Maybelline products, don’t be hesitant. They are definitely cheap makeup brands and have shades for everyone, whether you have a dark, tanned, or fair skin tone.

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Nyx is another cheap makeup brand, yet promising. Don't we all have some Nyx items on our makeup shelves? Lipsticks, setting sprays, foundations, and eyebrow pencils are reasonably priced.

Nyx's The Brow Glue Instant Brow Styler has recently received a good amount of attention on the TikTok and Instagram platforms. Not to mention, everyone who used this brow gel raved about how affordable it was and how well it worked. This product is just $9.00. So, don't forget to get your hands on this brow styler before it's gone!

Nyx is also vegan and cruelty-free, and it is good for all skin types. So, if you're looking for affordable items, give Nyx a shot!

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L.A. Girl

L.A. Girl, like the other two products I mentioned above, hasn't gotten a lot of attention from makeup fans. But that doesn't mean it is not a good makeup brand at a reasonable price. This cheap makeup brand has a huge collection of foundations, concealers, eye shadow palettes, and lip products.

Also, the team at L.A. Girl recently came up with a wide range of affordable yet good-quality makeup brushes, so be sure to check them out on L.A. Girl’s website!

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B.H. Cosmetics

The number four cheap makeup brand award goes to none other than BH Cosmetics!

This cosmetics line offers literally everything for everyone. You will find everything in your price range, from different eye makeup palettes to bronzer, brushes, and face and lip products.

B.H. Cosmetics are non-comedogenic, oil and sweat-proof, and leave your skin with a flawless finish.

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Now, let's talk about Milani, one of my personal favorite cheap makeup brands. It's vegan and cruelty-free at an affordable price. Milani foundations are amazing and can be used as both foundations and concealers. That means if you just use this foundation, you won't need to apply an additional layer of concealer around your eyes to mask the dark circles. Milani provides a wide selection of shades to suit any skin tone and type, whether you have dry, oily, or combo skin.

Another Milani Setting Spray product is said to be a dupe for Urban Decay Setting Spray. It works as both a primer and a setting spray for your makeup, allowing it to stay all night without needing to be touched up.

Milani's blushes and lipsticks were very popular among YouTube and Instagram influencers about two or three years ago, and some of them still love doing their makeup using these products. Two of my personal favorites are Milani’s Luminoso blush and the "Devotion" liquid lipstick in red.

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