• S. Parris

beat face for an unbeatable price

(All items mentioned will be linked below)

If you're like me, you have noticed the overgrowth of make up influencers and enthusiasts on social media. Being that new looks and products are so accessible, you want to imitate some looks and of course get your hands on some great products. But if you are trying to get a beat face without beating down your credit cards than consider investing in some products from brands that I've listed below:

Real Techniques

Real Techniques is a make up tools brand that I absolutely live by. Their products are sold in Target, Wal-Mart, and Ulta (may vary by location) and the prices can range from $5 to $30 depending on the product. They offer beauty sponges, eye brushes, skin brushes, brush cleaning solutions & almost anything else you would need.

Some of my personal favorite items from Real Techniques are their Miracle Complexion Sponge and the Expert Face Brush.

Nyx Cosmetics

Nyx has been one of my favorite brands since I was about 17. Even before the hype of social media I have lived by their products for years. Nyx literally offers every item you would need; foundation, concealer, blush, lipstick, lip gloss, bronzer, brow products and more! Their products are super inexpensive and are available in Wal-Greens, local beauty supply stores, Target, Wal-mart, Ulta and they even have their stand-alone stores in some malls (check nyxcosmetics website for exact locations). Some staple NYX products of mine include their Micro Brow Pencil, Highlight & Contour Pro Palette, JUMBO Pencil (in milk, used for priming eyes), and their Intense ButterGloss.

L.A. Girl Cosmetics

Yes girl, I am talking about that brand you walk by in your neighborhood beauty supply store. L.A. girl is my favorite brand in affordable concealer. They offer a 28 shade range (which most high end brands don't have), as well as color correctors. L.A. Girl does offer other make up products, however, I haven't tried any but the concealer so I won't vouch for ALL their products just yet. The concealers are about $2.99 and they have very buildable coverage. My favorite highligh shades are Fawn, Toffee, and Warm Honey.


An "oldie but goodie" brand. Maybelline has been offering a lot of new products and rebranding themselves. Their greatest addition to their products has been the "FitMe" collection. My favorite is their FitMe Matte & Poreless foundation. When used correctly, you can stay oil free for much longer. (My shade is 335, 338 in the Summer)

Maybelline is offered in most drug stores and at Ulta Beauty

Ben Nye

Ben Nye offers my favorite setting powder. Unfortunately I have not been able to find Ben Nye products in the store, but they are available on a few select online retailers. They offer several shades to fit best with your skin tone, my favorite shade is "Banana" for setting my under-eye concealer.

Black Radiance

Black Radiance is another one brand that offers a wide spectrum of products to cater to your everyday or glamourous looks. Not only are they very affordable, but they are a brand that "Inspires and empowers women of color through beauty", so you know they get my vote. They have great contour shades for women of color, which is often hard to find. My favorite product from BR is their True Complexion Contour Palette (Medium to Dark). Black Radiance can be found at your local drug store and some beauty supply stores.

BH Cosmetics

BH Cosmetics is a website that offers affordable make up and make up tools. If you are an aspiring freelance artist I definitely recommend starting your kit through BH. They offer amazing eyeshadow palettes for great prices, various brush kits, and other palettes that are great to start with. I purchased my very first brush kit from here in 2013 and have purchased many more since. I love all of their brushes but my favorites are the ones included in their Studio Pro 18 Piece Brush set. BH Cosmetics products are offered by some drug stores, ULTA, and on their website.


Morphe is a brand I discovered a couple years ago on the hunt for pigmented and affordable eyeshadow palettes. Morphe's products have since made a staple in the beauty world and I can see why. Their recent collaboration with Jaclyn Hill in her self titled palette broke the internet. The colors in their palettes are super pigmented and can work for many different looks. Their brushes are some of the best I've used and my new favorite. I highly recommend the Jaclyn Hill pallette. Morphe is offered on their website and is now offered at ULTA

These are some of my favorite affordable make up brands to use. Of course there are many more to explore, but I would be typing for days. Let me know what some of your best affordable make up brands are & I hope this was helpful!

RT Miracle Complexion Sponge: https://www.target.com/p/real-techniques-miracle-complexion-sponge/-/A-51190259?ref=tgt_adv_XS000000&AFID=bing_pla_df&CPNG=PLA_Health%2BBeauty%2BShopping&adgroup=SC_Health%2BBeauty&LID=700000001230728pbs&network=s&device=c&querystring=real%20techniques&gclid=[*GCLID*]&gclsrc=ds

RT Expert Face Brush: https://www.target.com/p/real-techniques-expert-face-brush/-/A-14509208#lnk=sametab

NYX Highlight & Contour Palette: https://www.target.com/p/nyx-professional-174-makeup-highlight-contour-pro-palette-0-09oz/-/A-49114074#lnk=sametab

NYX Micro Brow Pencil: https://www.target.com/p/nyx-professional-makeup-micro-brow-pencil/-/A-52133473#lnk=sametab&preselect=49113236

NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil: https://www.target.com/p/nyx-professional-makeup-jumbo-eye-pencil/-/A-14723533#lnk=sametab&preselect=14583290

NYX Intense ButterGloss: https://www.target.com/p/nyx-professional-makeup-intense-butter-gloss/-/A-21409171#lnk=sametab&preselect=51235942

L.A. Girl HD Pro Concealer: https://www.lagirlusa.com/collections/face/products/hd-pro-concealer?variant=7709997509

Maybelline FitMe Matte & Poreless Foundation: https://www.walgreens.com/store/c/maybelline-fit-me!-matte-%2b-poreless-foundation/ID=prod6268422-product?ext=msnPLA_-_Beauty&kpid=sku6228019&sst=65f49812-425e-4874-8b5b-bedeebdeaacc&reactjs=true

Ben Nye Luxury Powder: https://camerareadycosmetics.com/collections/ben-nye/products/ben-nye-bella-luxury-powder-banana

Black Radiance True Complexion Contour Palette: https://www.walgreens.com/store/c/black-radiance-true-complexion-contour-palette/ID=prod6352104-product?skuId=sku6256342

BH Cosmetics Pro 18 Piece Brush Set: http://www.bhcosmetics.com/brushes/brush-sets/18-pc-studio-pro-brush-set

Morphe x Jaclyn Hill Palette: https://www.morphebrushes.com/collections/best-sellers/products/jh2-jaclyn-hill-ii-palette

I am in no way sponsored or in collaboration with any of the brands mentioned in this article.