Most Expensive/Least Expensive Makeup

Hey babes! I had the idea for this post recently, thinking it would be fun to see which makeup I own in each category that is the most/least expensive and give you my honest review of each! Without further ado, here they are broken down by category:

Primer:

Most Expensive/Least Expensive Makeup - Dior Glow Maximizer Primer & Elf Poreless Face Primer
Most Expensive: Dior Glow Maximizer • $42 – I’m not sure why this has been discontinued this year, but I love it for special occasions!
Least Expensive: e.l.f. Cosmetics Poreless Face Primer • $6 – I think this works very well and is actually comparable to my favorite, the Smashbox PhotoFinish

Foundation:

Most Expensive/Least Expensive Makeup - Dior Airflash Airbrush Foundation & Maybelline Fit Me! Dewy + Smooth Foundation
Most Expensive: Dior ‘Airflash’ Spray Foundation • $62 – I like to use this airbrush foundation for special occasions, especially those that are outdoors
Least Expensive: Maybelline Fit Me Dewy + Smooth Foundation • $7.99 – I grabbed this on major sale when a local store was going out of business, but I don’t enjoy the coverage

Concealer:

Most Expensive/Least Expensive Makeup - Tarte Shape Tape Concealer & L.A. Girl Pro Conceal
Most Expensive: Tarte Shape Tape Contour Concealer • $25 – My favorite concealer EVER!
Least Expensive: L.A. Girl HD Pro Concealer • $4.99 – I think it’s pretty good, although the shade I ordered is a bit too dark for my undereye

Powder:

Most Expensive/Least Expensive Makeup - Tarte Smooth Operator Loose Powder & Essence All About Matt Powder
Most Expensive: Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Setting Powder• $33 – Great loose setting powder
Least Expensive: Essence All About Matt! Fixing Compact Powder • $3.99 – Great pressed setting powder

Bronzer:

Most Expensive/Least Expensive Makeup - Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick & Elf Poreless Face Primer
Most Expensive: Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick • $25–48 – Gorgeous shades of bronze!
Least Expensive: Physicians Formula Bronze Booster • $14.99 – Does a great job too

Blush:

Most Expensive/Least Expensive Makeup - Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush & Elf Blush
Most Expensive: Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush • $29 – One of my favorite blushes!
Least Expensive: e.l.f. Cosmetics Blush • $3 – Haven’t used this in forever, wasn’t that impressed

Highlighter:

Most Expensive/Least Expensive Makeup - NYX Born to Glow Liquid Illuminator & Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Highlighter
Most Expensive: Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector • $41 – This is gorgeous, but I’m not a big fan of liquid highlighter
Least Expensive: NYX Born to Glow Liquid Illuminator • $7.49 – This shade is a bit too fair/pearly for my tan skin tone

Eyeshadow:

Most Expensive/Least Expensive Makeup - Stila Magnificent Metals Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow & Elf Smudge Pot Eyeshadow
Most Expensive: Stila Magnificent Metals Liquid Eye Shadow • $24Gorgeous glittery liquid shadow for special nights out!
Least Expensive: e.l.f. Cosmetics Smudge Pot Cream Eyeshadow • $3This is good for on the lid or smudging under the lower lashes

Eyeliner:

Most Expensive/Least Expensive Makeup - Marc Jacobs Highliner Gel Eye Crayon Eyeliner & ColourPop Creme Gel Eyeliner
Most Expensive: Marc Jacobs Beauty Highliner Gel Eyeliner • $25My 2nd favorite eyeliner!
Least Expensive: ColourPop Crème Gel Eyeliner • $5Wasn’t a big fan of this one

Mascara:

Most Expensive/Least Expensive Makeup - Benefit They're Real Mascara & Wet N Wild Max Volume Plus Mascara
Most Expensive: Benefit They’re Real Mascara • $24Great mascara for lengthening!
Least Expensive: Wet n Wild Max Volume Plus Mascara • $4.99This stuff isn’t bad, but not my fave

Brows:

Most Expensive/Least Expensive Makeup - Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade & ColourPop Brow Pencil
Most Expensive: Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade • $18A great brow pomade for filling in sparse spots with an angled brush
Least Expensive: ColourPop Precision Brown Pencil • $5My fave brow pencil!

Lipstick:

Most Expensive/Least Expensive Makeup - Dior Addict Lipstick & ShopMissA Kleancolor Madly Matte Liquid Lip
Most Expensive: Dior Addict Lipstick • $35I remember wanting this so badly a couple Christmases ago! I use it occasionally still, definitely a nice formula
Least Expensive: ShopMissA Liquid Lipstick• $1This is horribly dry!

Lipgloss:

Most Expensive/Least Expensive Makeup - Bare Minerlas Marvelous Moxie Lipgloss & ColourPop Ultra Glossly Lip
Most Expensive: Bare Minerals Marvelous Moxie Lip Gloss • $18 – I love this lip gloss which I have in tons of colors. I think they changed the name a bit, but it may be the same product still
Least Expensive: ColourPop Ultra Glossy Lip • $6I love all of ColourPop’s lip products!

Setting Spray:

Most Expensive/Least Expensive Makeup - Urban Decay Chill Makeup Setting Spray & L.A. Girl Pro Conceal
Most Expensive: Urban Decay Chill Setting Spray • $32My favorite setting spray!
Least Expensive: e.l.f. Cosmetics Makeup Mist & Set • $3This one works well too

8 thoughts on “Most Expensive/Least Expensive Makeup

  1. I’ve been wanting to try both the Tarte and LA Girl concealers, I’m just nervous on which shade to order. And I totally agree about the Colorpop eyeliner, it’s not that great. The Marc Jacobs is my favorite eyeliner. Which one is your favorite?

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  2. I absolutely adore e.l.f products, so happy to see quite a few featured here 🙂 Been meaning to try their waterproof felt tip eyeliner, any thoughts on that one? x

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