5 Beauty Must-Haves Under $5

Expensive doesn't always mean quality. 'Been there, 'bought that. Case in point- makeups. I like going to Walmart, Target and CVS (Long's in Hawaii) once in a while to browse their beauty aisles. Funny how you go there for groceries and check out with a handful of makeups. I know I'm not the only one here, it's confession time!

For my FOTD, I used 3 from this list of must-haves, can you guess?

At less than $2, this lippy from Wet n Wild Mega Last lip color (909D) is the perfect coral-red shade for me. It's semi-matte and ultra-pigmented. I think I have 5 or 6 of mega last lipsticks... oh well you can't beat that price beauties!

Probably one of my most used tool, this flat top brush from the land of the e.l.f costs about $3. I use this mostly to buff and blend liquid foundation or loose powder. The bristles are dense and soft. I've had this brush for over a year and it's still in good shape. 

Another great product from e.l.f is this $3 bronzer-blush duo. I'm picking up 2 new shades, let's see if they're at par with the original one. The blush is a little shimmery, enough to give me a certain glow. I like the bronzer for its versatility- I use it to contour and sometimes as an eyeshadow, how d'ya like that?

A rather surprising drugstore find is this khol lipliner from Jesse's Girl (about $4). Pucker up is hot pink,  my signature shade. It glides smoothly and has built-in sharpener. Definitely a must-have.

Wet n Wild megalast nail color in refresh-mint ($1.99) is a calming shade, literally. There's something about it that makes me relaxed and happy. 'Betcha it's the price. 

What's your best beauty find under $5?




  1. Kath, Great post! I love cheap and cheerful beauty. By the way, I received my ULINX bracelet and it is beautiful. Thank you so very much (hugs)
    I posted pictures of my bracelet on my blog and linked to you as well.

    Thank you again lovely lady! You went the extra mile, and I am very appreciative!

  2. yeah the problem is I can't find the wet and wild mega last here, is pain in the posterior.
    I only got one of them cause my cousin did send it for me, but there are still so many shades I want, sight . gonna try that duo bronzer if I find it

    1. I like the expression, pain in the posterior! Wet n Wild is one of my fave drugstore brands, I wish you find those lippies soon

    2. hehehe yes, is funny,
      but really I like those lippies want badly more shades

  3. nice picks :) I love a bargain so i think these kind of posts are great xx

    1. Many thanks, I've got more posts like these soon. Keep in touch. xo

  4. Mine is Elf studio blush brush!!

  5. Been hearing a lot of good comment about the elf brush! Must check it out sooon!:)


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