Ulta- the beauty store that takes so much of my money every year, and I’m sure yours too!
Ulta is amazing because you can find great quality affordable and high end make up all in one place.
I have been shopping at Ulta for years now and I am never disappointed about all the makeup gems I can find there.
The best part is that they not only offer great makeup but they also have all your skincare, nail and hair needs covered as well!
Though they have 1000s of products at Ulta, I’m gonna share some of the affordable products that I swear will change your makeup game.
1. A facial cleanser that cleanses and refreshes
Soap and Glory is an amazing skincare brand that makes incredible facial cleansers, body cleansers, and body butters.
This vitamin C facial wash in particular is probably one of the most refreshing face washes I’ve ever owned. And with a 4.6 out 5 star rating, it’s safe to say others would agree.
It has scrub beads that exfoliate the skin without being too harsh.
It will leave you skin smooth, clean and bright without drying it out (which is a huge plus!).
I highly recommended this face wash if you suffer from acne or hyperpigmentation.
The most amazing thing about this product is the price. A 12oz bottle will only cost you $12, and trust me… it will last you a long time!
2. A full coverage foundation that blurs out pores
The Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless liquid foundation is a foundation that is incredible for normal to oily skin. If you have dry skin, don’t fret.. they have a moisturizing foundation for you too! You can find it here.
This foundation is a medium to full coverage foundation that absorbs the oil on your skin all while erasing your pores without clogging them.
You skin will be a flawless canvas after applying this foundation.
3. A brightening setting powder with no flashback
The Essence Brighten Up! Banana Setting Powder is probably one of the best setting powders out there.
This is one of many products from Essence Cosmetics that you will see on this list because they make amazing products at outstanding prices.
This translucent setting powder is great for setting concealer and the best part… no creasing!
Honestly, it is comparable to a lot of high end setting powders but at only a fraction of the price.
4. A MascaraThat Will Lengthen and Volumize
Another great product from Essence Cosmetics. The lash princess false lash effect mascara is a wonderful drugstore mascara.
This mascara will give you the most bold and big lashes you will ever experienced, trust me!
One of my favorite things about this mascara is how easy it comes off. Unlike other mascaras, it doesn’t pull out your lashes when taking it off.
This mascara is so good, it is crazy that it only cost $5!
4. A lip exfoliator that is affordable and effective
The lip exfoliator by e.l.f is a great budget exfoliator!
This exfoliator comes in a cool lipstick shape package. It is also packed with nourishing ingredients such as vitamin E, shea butter, avocado, grape & jojoba oil.
All these ingredients really leave your lips feeling hydrated after using the exfoliator.
One reviewer writes: “Love love LOVE this product!! I did exactly as the instructions said and my lip came out softer than ever!”
With 5 different scents, there is a lip exfoliator for everyone!
5. A Lip Liner Comparable to M.A.C
Often referred to as the dupe for M.A.C popular lip liner whirl. The NYX slim lip pencil in the shade mauve is the go to shade for many women.
These lip liners do everything a lip liner is meant to do. It keeps your lipstick from running (I recommend using this lip liner with NYX Whipped Caviar lipstick), it keeps your lipstick in place and the application is smooth and last a long time.
The shade mauve is the perfect everyday shade but if you don’t love this shade don’t worry, they offer over 30 others shades so there is definitely a shade available for you.
6. A drugstore lipgloss that outshines its high-end counterparts
Another amazing product from Essence, this lipgloss is probably one of my favorite beauty gems I own.
This lipgloss is an incredible product all around. It is shiny, long wearing, not too sticky and all the shades smell amazing. It makes the lips look beautifully pouty.
I personally love the clear color, but the other 12 shades are amazing as well.
Another positive, it last suppppper long. Usually lip glosses come off insanely quick but this one last way longer than the average lipgloss.
Oh, and if that’s not enough.. just take a look at the price.
With nearly a five star rating and almost 1000 positive reviews you will see why this lipgloss made this list!
Prices were accurate at the time this article was published but may change over time.
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