Babes on a Budget can glam up too!!! Yes we all love a good Chanel mascara but let’s be honest, it’s an investment. So together the AdrinaRose Media Team has created the perfect little list of drug store make-up alternatives. We got you covered our fab college girls!


Nivea Soft Moisturizing Creme

The big soft tub is super cheap and it lasts months… I’ve had mine since the beginning of the summer. Five months later, and the thing is still half-full. Only $7 for this magic. Seriously girls this is a genius investment—no joke! drug-store-make-up-in1


Maybelline’s Volum’ Express Falsies Mascara

You’ll get “OMG ARE UR LASHES REAL???” each time you step outside. I don’t know about you but ya’ girl is the epitome of the 2 college B’s: broke and busy. When you have 0 funds, let alone no time, it’s impossible to replace false lashes every 3 weeks. Just stick with the Maybelline falsies mascara and the compliments will keep comin’. It’s only around $7 compared to the $150 you’d pay in the salon for the full false lash extensions. That’s $145 you could be spending on shoes, homegirl. drug-store-make-up-mascara


Revlon ColorStay Skinny Liquid Liner

This one has the easiest applicator I have used in quite a while. When searching for new liquid liner brands, I usually run into a few duds before actually finding good one. I LUCKED OUT HERE. The liner dries almost instantly with a matte look, like a lot of the big brand names do. I’m obsessed and it’s SO cheap. You can find it for $9! drug-store-makeup-liner-liquid


L’Oreal Voluminous Smoldering Eyeliner

Perfect for those who would much rather stick with a pencil liner to subtly accentuate your eyes.  I feel you, girl. This is honestly the only pencil liner I swear by and it’s just $10!  drug-store-makeup-liner


L’Oreal Magic Skin Beautifier BB Cream

I personally am not a fan of heavy foundation—so this is a perfect contender. The product works great for me and I don’t get breakouts from it! It works great as an everyday skin product, and it’s just $11.drug-store-make-up-loreal

Covergirl Clean Glow Bronzer

Forget those expensive contour kits. All you need is one good bronzer, and we have it right here. For just $8 you get three shades in one the clean glow bronzer is amazing if you want to create a dramatic look or even just add a little color.


Maybelline Color Sensational The Loaded Bolds Lip Color

Our last drug store make-up alternative is for our broke girls who love a good colored lip. If you are looking for an amazing lipstick that won’t dry out your plump pout then this is it! Oh and it is just $7. drug-store-makeup-lipstick

If you purchase all of these items, that’s just $59 for a full face of make-up! Stay beautiful girlies.

*Alexa Balint


*All images from approved social or stock accounts.

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