6 Cheap And Good Makeup Brands You Have to Check Out

by Melissa Chew
LIFESTYLE  |  August 14, 2018
  • Who says good things don't come cheap? Or conveniently?
    1 / 7 Who says good things don't come cheap? Or conveniently?

    $4.50 for a mascara, under $17 for a 12-piece makeup brush set – cheap deals all day, every day. Let us introduce you to these six beauty brands that offer a cheap and good range of makeup. And it gets better too! You can shop for all these online and have them delivered to your doorstep. Psst… we buy from these sites too. Happy shopping!

    (Also read: 9 Best BB Creams For Every Skin Type)

    Main photo: www.123rf.com. Product photos are courtesy of the respective brands.

    A version of this article originally appeared on www.herworldplus.com.

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    2 / 7 COLORPOP

    Clockwise from top left: iluvsarahii Lip Bundle, US$15 (about S$20.20); Lippie Stix, US$5 (about S$6.80); Pressed Powder Shadow Palette in She, US$16 (about $21.60); Super Shock Blush, US$8 (about S$10.80).

    This L.A-based brand doesn’t test on animals (yay!) and one of the hot faves is the Lippie Stix with its natural matte finish and pigmented shades.

    Available on colorpop.com (ships from the US)

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    3 / 7 E.L.F COSMETICS

    Clockwise from left: Poreless Face Primer, $8.16; Essential Professional Complete Brush Set, 12 Brushes, $16.32; Matte Lip Color, Rich Red, $4.08; Eyeshadow Palette, Everyday Smoky, $13.60. (prices in SGD)

    E.L.F stands for Eyes, Lips, Face (in case you were wondering), and the brand is based in Oakland in the US. We love the super affordable makeup tools like brushes and the pro-looking eyeshadow palettes.

    Available on iHerb.com (ships from the US)

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    4 / 7 ESSENCE

    Clockwise from left: Mosiac Blush, $5.50; Get Big! Lashes Volume Curl Mascara, $4.50; Stay All Day 16h Long-Lasting Make-Up, $6.90; hi! lighting eyeshadow mousse, $4.50 each. (prices in SGD)

    (Also read: 7 High Coverage Concealers That Are Super Lightweight)

    This brand hails from Europe and has makeup so affordable we did a double-take when we first saw the price tags. We were doubtful but the blushers and highlighters are pretty decent. They’re stocked in Guardian stores so pop by and play with the testers to try.

    Available on guardian.com.sg (ships from Singapore)

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    Clockwise from left: Jumbo Eye Pencil, $12 each; Born To Glow Liquid Illuminator, $15; Colour Mascara, $15; Concealer wand, $10. (prices in SGD)

    We love that this brand is stocked in Sephora here. The makeup products are of professional quality at a fraction of the price. Our faves include the Jumbo Eye Pencils and base makeup like concealers and face illuminators.

    Available at Sephora.sg (ships from Singapore)

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    Clockwise from left: Happy Booster Glow & Mood Boosting Blush, $15.19; Organic Mascara $12.98; pH Matchmaker pH Powered Lip Gloss, $12.66; Mineral Wear Mineral Airbrushing Loose Powder SPF 30, $17.76.

    Based in California, this is a fun makeup brand for sensitive skin. The products are free of nasties like fragrance, parabens and glutens, and are cruelty-free too.

    Available on iHerb.com (ships from the US)

    (Also read: 8 Beauty Products With Super Cute Packaging You Won’t Be Able to Resist)

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    Clockwise from top left: Color Pencils, US$16 (about S$21.60); Cosmetic Glitter, US$15 (about S$20.20); Lip Tar, US$17 (about 22.90); Creme Color Concentrate, US$23 (about S$31).

    A cult brand from the US, we love the mix of OTT glitters and everyday essentials like liquid lipsticks and liners.

    Available on occmakeup.com (ships from the US)

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