Beauty on a budget is incredibly important to me, nothing makes me happier than hauling makeup without breaking the bank! There are only a handful of brands I follow that truly provide beauty products at an affordable price without compromising quality. e.l.f. Cosmetics is one of those brands and I thought I’d share a few products I would 100% recommend to you!

Beauty On A Budget | Five Must Have e.l.f. Cosmetics Products

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You may know e.l.f. Cosmetics is already incredibly affordable with some of their products starting at just one dollar. However, if you’re looking to save some extra money and are willing to wait, I recommend signing up for their newsletter. A few times a year they offer 50% off site wide – I tend to grab some of their brush holders and a few other products that are a little bit on the pricier side when they have this sale. Additionally, you can also earn cash back through Ebates! In fact, right now they’re offering 10.5% off all purchases from e.l.f. Cosmetics website! If you’re an online shopper and haven’t signed up for Ebates, I HIGHLY recommend signing up. It’s the perfect way to save some extra money!

Also wanted to take a minute to apologize – I don’t have photos of all the products I listed below – most of my makeup is currently packed away and the products shown above were the most accessible.

Let’s get right to some of my favorite products from e.l.f.!


e.l.f. makes quite a few brushes I adore, and the price point isn’t that bad! A few of my personal favorites are their Contour BrushUltimate Blending BrushSmall Stipple Brush, and Highlight Brush! Each of these costs less than $6 a piece and you can grab them at many places such as Amazon, Target, Walmart, and e.l.f.’s website!

The quality of these brushes is pretty darn amazing for the price point. They have tons of other brushes and sets that start from just one dollar!

Eyeshadow Trios

Their baked shadow trios are so stunning and only $4! These babies can be worn wet or dry and are full of amazing ingredients! I love how pigmented these are and how beautiful they wear on the eyes! If you’re someone who doesn’t like packing too many shadows on a trip, these would work great for you!

Baked Highlighter

A $4 highlighter? Yes please! I used to have mine in the shade Apricot Glow and LOVED it! I say used to have because I misplaced it but you can best bet I’ll be picking up another one soon! You can wear this both wet and dry as well – wet for a more intense highlight and dry for a more sheer finish.

Mad For Matte Palette

Firstly, I have to say that I LOVE how e.l.f.’s palettes are sleek – they don’t take up much room and are perfect to travel with. This particular palette is perfect for those who love mattes and neutrals. It includes 10 shades and costs $10 and the quality is pretty great for the price point! I’m not skilled at all when it comes to eyeshadow so I love that e.l.f. offers palettes like these along with their Prism Palettes – they’re so affordable and perfect to practice looks with.

Makeup Mist And Set Spray

I have gone through bottles and bottles of this spray, it’s only $3 and works fairly well if you’re looking for something to hold up your makeup for a few hours. I tend to use this on days I know I won’t be out the entire day – it’s a great product for the price point!

There you have it! Some of my all time favorite e.l.f. products! Do you have any favorite products by this brand, let me know in the comments!

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