By Alyce’ Piazzolla


Looking to update your makeup bag or stock up on brand new beauty supplies? Don’t go emptying your wallet when you can get a full face of makeup for only $30.

From foundation to mascara, we have you covered with products from our very own stash of tested goodies:
Foundation: Covergirl Clean Makeup $6.99

Available for normal, oily or sensitive skin,  this foundation is water based and won’t clog your pores.  You can also mix a few drops with your face cream for an easy-to-make tinted moisturizer.
Concealer: Rimmel London Match Perfect Skin Tone Adapting Concealer $5.99

The brush applicator dispenses just the right amount of product so you won’t go overboard. Set with some pressed powder.
Powder: e.l.f. Studio Pressed Powder, $3

Apply this alone or over foundation to get flawless-looking skin. It's also great for setting your concealer and touching up during the day.
Blush: Wet n Wild Blush, $2.99

You can't beat this price for a good blush. The rich pigment means a little goes a long way.
Eyeshadow: Jesse’s Girl 9 Pan Eye Shadows, $3.99

Available in four different palettes with color-coordinated shades. Great color payoff and staying power for an excellent price.
Mascara: Jordana Best Lash Extreme Volumizing Mascara, $2.99

A couple of swipes of this gem and you'll love it as much as I do.
Lipstick: NYX Round Case Lipstick in Thalia, $3.99

Whether you want to play it safe with nudes or be more daring with reds, NYX has a great range of lipsticks that are creamy, moisturizinga and long lasting.