The 6 Best Budget-Friendly Makeup Lines

You don’t need to break the bank to live out all of your makeup fantasies! Most of our favourite budget-friendly makeup lines can be picked up at your local drugstore.

‘Tis the season to add a little moisture and shimmer to your look, whether you’re compensating for the lack of vitamin D or simply sprucing up. We believe you can keep it fresh and glowing all year long with the right lifestyle and products!

You don’t need to break the bank to live out all of your makeup fantasies!

Most of our favourite budget-friendly makeup lines below can be picked up at your local drugstore (how convenient!). 

In the words of Lil’ Kim — keep that “lip gloss poppin’” ladies!

Wet n Wild

budget-friendly makeup lines
Instagram/ @wetnwildbeauty

We love Wet n Wild for many reasons – especially for their Megaglo highlight products, which comes in the form of sticks, powders, bars, palettes and powders with their average highlighter product around $6. We love all of their makeup products for the quality and price points, ranging from approximately $4 – $12. Look like a dewy angel on a budget!

Nyx

budget-friendly makeup lines
Instagram/ @nyxcosmetics_canada

Nyx is like that reliable friend you can always count on to lift your self-confidence and not suck you/your wallet dry. Too good to be true? Not with Nyx, consistently providing great cosmetics for urban life on a budget. Their foundation ranges from $11-20 and their mascara from $10-12. Nyx is a great one-stop makeup shop for top-notch beauty products to feed all of your alter egos.

Pacifica

budget-friendly makeup lines
Instagram/ @pacificabeauty

This brand speaks to our eco-friendly soul – they are 100% vegan and cruelty-free. They are also very conscious of their ingredients so you don’t have to worry about potentially harmful substances. The brand carries many great beauty products, including an awesome line of perfumes made with natural, essential oils for a very affordable price of $22 a pop. Their foundations and face products range from $12-18, their eye products from $11-20 and their lip wear from $5-10.

You can also get free samples if your order is over $25 and free shipping over $50!

Morphe

budget-friendly makeup lines
Instagram/ @morphebrushes

Morphe is our go-to brand for amazing palettes and brushes that are budget-friendly (so we can do the things we love while owning a multitude of looks). Their palettes are to die for; face palettes range from $27-38 and their eyeshadow palettes on average range from $20-30. Their foundation brushes range from $7-20. Having fun with a variety of different colours and shades is more than possible on a budget with Morphe (bless).

Marcelle

budget-friendly makeup lines
Instagram/@marcellecosmetics

Hypoallergenic, fragrance-free and dermatologically tested – this brand is excellent for sensitive skin types. Their products will give you a classy finish with comfortable wear. If you have sensitive skin and don’t like to spend a fortune on makeup while keeping quality high — Marcelle is for you! Their BB creams are $22.99, lipsticks are all $12.95 and mascaras from $9.95 – 12.95 (we love their mascara as they are hypoallergenic without compromising quality)

Maybelline

budget-friendly makeup lines
Instagram/@maybelline

Maybe she’s born with it. Maybe it’s Maybelline.

Maybelline’s tagline remains true as ever with products enhancing women’s natural beauty from as long as our generation can remember. Fun fact: they founded in New York City in 1915.

Many makeup enthusiasts prefer their products over high end, particularly their Superstay foundation providing 24-hour protection for only $14.99. Their mascara is around the $10.99 price point and their eyeliners around $12.99. Let Maybelline be your little beauty secret for flawless enhancement and a full wallet aka live your best, beautiful and vibrant life!

Featured image: Instagram/@marcellecosmetics