You know we love to splurge on fancy beauty products as much as the next millennial. But sometimes, especially when our credit cards are still tuckered out from holiday spending, it’s nice to save a few pennies on makeup.
Drugstores are the perfect place to pinch and still get the payoff you want, but unlike Sephora and department stores, you can’t always test everything out before you buy it. That’s where we come in. We rounded up 20 of the newest cheap spring beauty products, tested them all, and sounded off on what we loved, what we hated and what we had medium feels about.
Scroll through to see all the real-talk reviews from our beauty-loving editors.
Maybelline The Burgundy Bar Palette, $14,
“I didn’t have high expectations for this palette but when I actually gave it a try, I found the eyeshadows were very pigmented. I put the bronze shade all over my eyelids and then the burgundy in the creases and blended. I paired that look with burgundy lipstick for a monochrome effect. 10/10 for this shadow palette.” —Shaden Ayoub, beauty intern