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5 Inexpensive makeup products you’ll want to add to your beauty bag

Makeup is an everyday staple for many women. We brush it onto our faces and trace it around our eyes. We use it to contour and to make our lips a different hue. With all of the products out there, how do we know which to choose, especially if we don’t want to break the bank? We’ve done the hard work for you and have found the best pharmacy makeup products you can get your hands on.

1. Volum’ Express Colossal Mascara


This mascara has received amazing reviews, from “This mascara is literally my holy grail” to “WOW! I only ever use one coat of mascara and people thought I had put on fake lashes”. I have used this mascara for years and it certainly lives up to the hype. This mascara adds volume and length to be coveted. (Priceline, $14)

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2. Models Prefer Nude Eyeshadow Palette

nude palette

This palette full of nude hues becomes a go-to, as it has lighter shades for a subtle look and darker shades that can take you into special occasions. The shades are a nod to the coveted palette from Urban Decay without the hefty price tag; in fact, it’s right around a fifth of the price. As one review said, “The colours are so easy to work with and have great colour payoff!” (Priceline, $13)

3. Revlon ColorStay Skinny Liquid Liner


With an ultra-thin brush tip, this product gives you the freedom to make subtle lines or thicker lines for a more dramatic look. Plus, it comes in multiple colours, including brown for a more natural look. To top it all off, it’s liquid, so it’s less likely to smudge throughout your busy workdays. (Priceline, $25)

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4. Rimmel Lasting Finish by Kate Moss Lipstick


“Lasting” is in the title and last it does. With rich, vibrant colours, this lipstick gives a matte finish that won’t bleed. (Priceline, $13)

5. Maybelline Dream Matte Mousse Foundation


Foundation just might be the most important piece of your makeup routine and something you’ve always feared skimping on for fear of getting the wrong shade or it coming right off or being caked on. A million things can go wrong when it comes to foundation, but this one is solid. One review said it “goes on thin and smooth while providing great coverage” and “it smoothes out imperfections rather than highlighting them”. (Priceline, $23)

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