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. October 25, 2012 / 11:01 am

    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. October 25, 2012 / 2:47 pm

    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

    • October 25, 2012 / 5:35 pm

      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

    • October 25, 2012 / 8:54 pm

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

  3. October 25, 2012 / 7:20 pm

    nice picks 🙂 I love a bargain so i think these kind of posts are great xx

    • October 26, 2012 / 4:34 am

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

  4. October 25, 2012 / 8:46 pm

    Mine is Elf studio blush brush!!

  5. October 26, 2012 / 10:46 am

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

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