makeup The Best Affordable Cosmetics Brands  

Tatyana Lewis
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List Rules Best cheap makeup & cosmetic brands that can be purchased at a drug store rather than a makeup counter

Drugstore cosmetic brands make beauty products like mascara, lipstick and nail polish affordable for those of us who prefer to not spend half of our paychecks on makeup. Some brands are better than others, but these are the best affordable cosmetics brands that stand above and beyond the rest while saving you a few bucks in the process.

Like all things, just because a brand of makeup is more expensive does not mean that the quality is better. You could be paying for enormous marketing costs that are passed to consumers. But it's also true - especially with cosmetics - that it's not worth getting an inferior product just to save a few bucks. As a rule of thumb, you never want to go with the absolute cheapest brands. Because of all of this, it's often a good idea to do some research about affordable makeup brands before you make any purchases. Read the ingredient labels on the boxes - good cheap makeup brands have found ways to cut costs (on packaging, for example) without filling their products up with unnecessary chemicals or cheap ingredients.

When looking into inexpensive makeup brands, there are no hard and fast rules. Company A may sell absolutely killer nail polish, but their foundation just doesn't cut it. Company B has mineral foundation you cannot live without, but their lipstick leaves a lot to be desired. Nothing says you must stick with one cosmetics brand for everything. Mix and match your eye shadows, mascaras and blush to find a combination perfect for you.

We've all made regretful cosmetics purchases, but with these affordable cosmetics brands, should you run into a dud, the hurt will be less for your wallet compared to throwing away pricey department store makeup. So go ahead and experiment to your heart's content, with these cosmetics as inexpensive as a dollar each, you can stock your cosmetics case without busting the bank.

What are cheap makeup brands? The items on this list certainly are affordable so make a cost efficient decision based on here.
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e.l.f. is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Affordable Cosmetics Brands

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Maybelline is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Affordable Cosmetics Brands

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NYX Cosmetics is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Affordable Cosmetics Brands
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L'Oréal is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Affordable Cosmetics Brands
L'Oréal Perfumes, Cosmetics, and Other Toilet Preparations

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566 224
Wet N' Wild is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Affordable Cosmetics Brands

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434 181
Rimmel is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Affordable Cosmetics Brands
Rimmel Perfumes, Cosmetics, and Other Toilet Preparations

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551 273
Revlon is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Affordable Cosmetics Brands
Revlon Perfumes, Cosmetics, and Other Toilet Preparations

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484 262
Neutrogena is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Affordable Cosmetics Brands

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446 238
Cover Girl is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Affordable Cosmetics Brands

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400 218
NYC is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Affordable Cosmetics Brands
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368 237
Burt's Bees is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Affordable Cosmetics Brands
Burt's Bees Perfumes, Cosmetics, and Other Toilet Preparations

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268 188
Sally Hanson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Affordable Cosmetics Brands

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Colourpop is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Affordable Cosmetics Brands
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Physicians Formula Holdings, I... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Affordable Cosmetics Brands
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Avon is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Affordable Cosmetics Brands
Avon Cosmetics, Beauty Supplies, and Perfume Stores

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224 202
Almay Inc is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Affordable Cosmetics Brands

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140 90
OPI is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Affordable Cosmetics Brands
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BH Cosmetics is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Affordable Cosmetics Brands
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Morphe is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Affordable Cosmetics Brands
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Milani is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Affordable Cosmetics Brands
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Makeup Revolution is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Affordable Cosmetics Brands
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Jane is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Affordable Cosmetics Brands

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Coastal Scents is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Affordable Cosmetics Brands
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LAKME COSMETICS is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Affordable Cosmetics Brands
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Aloette is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Affordable Cosmetics Brands