After leaving my 9-to-5 after my son was born, this mommy understands being on a budget. That means you can't always purchase your favorite cosmetic brand. But that doesn't mean you have to settle makeup you would've worn in junior high. Here is a list affordable brands that also provide great quality products.
E.L.F. (Eyes. Lips. Face)
Up until recently, I had to buy NYX products online because I couldn't a retailer that carried them in my area. Luckily, Target has started carrying the brand, making it easier for me to try NYX products. I especially love their eyeshadows. They are reminiscent of MAC when it comes to color selection and pigmentation.
NYC (New York Color)
Ok I know, I know. But I promise they have gotten better in recent years. Their eyeshadow and tinted lip balms are my favorite products in this line. I, like many I know, had written off NYC cosmetics after using them in my early makeup years and discovering their products, though affordable, were not up-to-par. I recently decided to try them again after seeing new packaging and marketing strategies on their part. Now, I don't know if it's because of the release of newer brands like E.L.F, but NYC has stepped up their game. So, give them another chance.