Beauty

Stocking Stuffers She’ll Actually Use Under $10

It’s my absolute favorite time of year (with the exception of my birthday)—it’s Christmas! Eric and I are big gift givers. We honestly start Christmas shopping in August—yup, we’re those people. While the shopping is fun, watching our money slowly dwindle away isn’t so fun.

My beautiful, smart and hilarious friend (no joke, her Snapchat stories make me laugh until I cry), Kylie put together the perfect low-cost gift guide for makeup stocking stuffers! BRB while I go buy that Milani blush!—Hanna

Covergirl The Super-Sizer Mascara $7.49

Okay, this little mascara surprised the hell outta me! I bought it one day without much thought and the first time I went to use it I noticed the bristles were TINY. My initial thought was “Okay, this will be good for my lower lashes but I don’t know how well this is gonna do for my top lashes.” Boy, was I wrong! This itty bitty wand does wonders on my top lashes!

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Maybelline Fit Me! Concealer $6.99

This concealer has become my absolute favorite concealer of all time! I use it pretty much every single day (except for when I want extreme coverage, then I go for the one listed below). Since I don’t really have a lot of darkness under my eyes, this has the perfect amount of coverage for me. 

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Travel Size Bye Bye Under Eye Anti-Aging Concealer $10

When I need my makeup to last and want my under eyes to stay flawless, I go for this bad boy. I received this in one of my IPSY bags a few months ago and I’ve been loving it ever since! It’s extremely full coverage, very creamy, and you need the TINIEST bit! Trust me, this little travel size will last you a long time. I use one tiny dot under each eye and it covers EVERYTHING.

Maybelline Fit Me! Matte + Poreless Foundation $7.99

This foundation is one of my absolute favorites! (Warning: I’m going to say that about 99% of these products). It gives full, matte coverage, without ever looking cakey. It lasts all day and makes your skin look super smooth!

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Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge $6.99

Okay, here’s where the truth comes out: I’ve never used a Beauty Blender. An actual Beauty Blender. I’m sorry, I know. But I’ve been using this Real Techniques sponge ever since the Internet told me it was almost exactly the same (other than the shape) as the $20 Beauty Blender. 

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Maybelline FaceStudio Master Strobing Stick Illuminating Highlighter “Light Iridescent” $8.99

I heard mixed reviews on this product but since it is pretty cheap I decided to give it a go. I actually ended up really liking it! If you like a pinkish highlight, I think you’ll really enjoy this. None of my current highlighters include anything with a pink undertone so I really love having this one in my collection.

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e.l.f. Contour Palette $6

e.l.f. has some really great products that are crazy cheap! This palette has great shades with the perfect amount of pigment. Honestly, for six bucks, how could you beat it?

Milani Baked Powder Blush in “Luminoso” $8.29

I’m sure if you’re a makeup junkie yourself, you’ve heard of this one before. But if you’re reading this to shop for Christmas, listen up: She probably already has this because everyone and their mother does but I’m sure she won’t mind a duplicate. Okay, there’s my advice.

But seriously, this blush is absolutely stunning! It’s the perfect peachy pink and gives just the right amount of color and glow to the cheeks. I probably use it at least 90% of the time that I wear makeup.

Now you can get out there and fill those stockings for less! Or just treat yourself!

Photo by Beauty, Cocktails & Girltalk

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