The Candor

Makeup on a Budget

by Elizabeth Welz





Makeup bills can really hurt the pocketbooks of college students everywhere. As a college student, you are in the weird age between being a full-fledged adult and a child. This means that you are stuck in the age where you are expected to look like and act like an adult, but are forced to do so on a very tiny budget. On a college student budget, it is very hard to get quality makeup without blowing your budget out of the water. However, there are a few hidden gems that you can find at your local convenience store like CVS or Walgreens.

Maybelline SuperStay Lip Stain

This lip stain is fantastic. It has a great price of $9.79. Unlike a lot of lip stains, Maybelline SuperStay Lip Stain does not leave your lips feeling dry. Not to mention, the amazing assortments of colors available for all skin types.

Coty Airspun Translucent Powder

Coty Airspun powder seems to have magic powers when it comes to keeping your makeup in place. This product seems to be a big hit for all ages. Many older adults have used this product since the early 1940s! It’s clear to see why. At only $6.49, it’s amazing at how great this product works! Coty Airspun is definitely a powder to try.

Wet n Wild Liquid Eyeliner

At only $2.99, Wet n Wild Liquid Eyeliner seems to exceed all expectations. Once this liner dries, it stays in place all day. The liner altogether seems to last a significantly long time. Even if you wear eyeliner everyday, the product lasts for months.

Maybelline Expert Wear Eyeshadow Palette Nudes

If you don’t have the money for the $50 Naked Palette, this palette is a great alternative! By still having the same nude colors, it’s a great way for people of all skin tones to create the perfect smoky eye at a cheaper price. You can find this steal at your local Walgreens for $11.99.

L’Oreal Exact Match Foundation

One of the great things about L’Oreal Exact Match foundation is its amazing blending capabilities. At only $12.79 at Walgreens, it’s a foundation that is within the reaches for college students. With the assortment of skin tones that they offer, it’s a great foundation for anyone to try!