Makeup on a Budget

Makeup prices do not run cheap, especially when shopping for brand names with quality. Using imitation name brand makeup may seem like a great alternative, but its not safe given how toxic the dupes actually are, according to Fortunately, there are many makeup companies that sell products with an amazing quality for a better price.

BH Cosmetics

When looking on the BH Cosmetics website, it is hard to find anything over the price of $25. The company has a wide range of products, from eyeliner, to foundation, to lip kits. BH Cosmetics has worked with social media influencers like YouTubers Carli Bybel and ItsMyRayeRaye, actress Ashley Tisdale and drag queen Kim Chi.

They frequently work with your favorite influencers to create collaborations that are very different from everything we’re used to seeing,” writer Tynan Sinks said, according to “Their liquid lipsticks are drag queen approved.”


The Colourpop website is filled with many products including concealers, eyeshadow palettes and lip kits. Prices also stay in the range of $5 to $25. Although the company does not produce foundation, they are very popular for their wide variety of colors in palettes. The only downside of colourpop is that shipping is not great. Many people reviewing the cosmetics claimed that products take a long time to arrive, but when they do consumers are pleased by how amazing the cosmetics are, according to

Maybelline New York

Maybelline New York may be one of the most well known drug store makeup companies. Products are very reasonably priced and have amazing formulas that are suitable for every skin tone and type. This company has a vast range of products, as well as using various formulas that would suit any consumer. Many social media influencers and celebrities praise the product, such as YouTubers Jeffree Star and James Charles.

“Even though this brand is on the cheaper side, it just has such good quality and they work,” senior Allyson Madden said. “They do the job.”

Wet n’ Wild

Wet n’ Wild has a very broad variety of products at affordable prices. The cosmetics can range from $1 to $30. The company sells many different products for the nails, face, lips and eyes. Wet n’ Wild has everything one could need in doing everyday to glam looks and face painting. Makeup is a great way to show self expression, and it is a true art.

“For everyone who wants to go in makeup, that’s awesome,” Madden said. “Chase your dream because makeup is an art.”