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My 15 favorite makeup finds under $15

Megan CrevierComment
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I've found myself purchasing more and more drugstore products lately. Mainly because I keep finding amazing products that get the job done at a fraction of the price!  These products have been my favorite finds that I use almost every day - they've become my must-haves and they're all under $15! 

Maybelline Master Prime:
This primer really feels nice on the skin and does a great job minimizing my pores. I find myself grabbing this almost as much as my Benefit Pore-fessional! (gasp!) Shop.

Milani Conceal & Perfect Foundation
The coverage from this stuff is SERIOUS. With a small amount of product I get a pretty flawless looking perfection without looking cakey - and I have a lot of freckles. Shop.

NYX Color Corrector
I love using the green shade in this palette to correct redness under my eyes, around my nose, and to help hide any pimples. Shop.

Maybelline Better Skin Concealer
On my foundation-free days, I use this concealer under my eyes and in my t-zone - it give awesome but breathable coverage, and 'better-skin' is a perfectly fitting name because it really does just make your skin look, well, better. Shop

Maybelline Age Rewind Brightener
This is the perfect product for brightening the under eyes. I put a dot on the darkest spots under my eyes underneath concealer and it does a great job offering a brighter looking eye. Shop

NYX Stay Matte Not Flat Power Foundation
I'll use this alone or to set my foundation/concealer. It offers great coverage that isn't cakey and helps prevent shine if you're oily - my type of product. I use this every single day without fail. Even if I set my face with a translucent powder, I find myself grabbing this to give my t-zone some extra coverage. Just love this stuff. Shop. 

Maybelline FaceStudio Master Fix Setting + Perfecting Loose Powder
This is great for setting the face and feels super silky. I also find that it helps absorb oil more than other translucent powders that I've tried, and with a great price, you don't feel guilty baking away. Shop

NYX Matte Bronzer
This is a bold claim, but I really think this is my most favorite bronzer ever. That's right I said it, ever. It applies so smoothly and I love the medium shade on my skin tone. I use this product every day! Shop.

NYX Ombre Blush
I love blushes that offer more than one shade, and that's what you get with these NYX Ombre blushes. They're just beautiful colors with dimension and a great formula. Shop.

NYX Wonder Pencil
I'll admit this nude pencil isn't as pigmented as others I've tried, but I just love it for a subtle touch of nude on the waterline - it really brightens the eye without looking like a thick formula. Shop.

L'Oreal Voluminous Feline Mascara
This is just really my favorite drugstore mascara (so far!). I love the bristles on the wand - they're those rubber-feeling bristles that really allow you to coat the lashes. Shop.

NYX Intense Butter Gloss
This is always my favorite drugstore lipgloss - such a great formula that's not too thick or sticky but still good pigmentation! I especially love the shade Peanut Brittle. Shop. (P.S. Paired with their Nude Mechanical Lip Pencil is even better! - Shop.) Most NYX lip products are really just the best of the best.

L'Oreal True Match Lumi Liquid Glow Illuminator
Love putting a few drops of this stuff on my cheekbones for a subtle 'glow from within.' Shop.

Morphe Sponge
I used to love the Real Techniques sponge for foundation and concealer, but the last one picked up was definitely a different material than I'm used to and I was not a fan. (I'm being nice... I hated it more than anything...). However, thank the makeup heavens for Morphe because they saved me with this great sponge now sold at Ulta - great material, super bouncy, and blends creams so beautifully. Thank you Morphe! Shop.

Maybelline Facestudio Master Fix Wear Boosting Setting Spray Translucent
Another bold claim, but I'm pretty sure this Maybelline setting spray works just as well as my Urban Decay All Nighter. I just love it. Shop.

What drugstore finds did I miss?! Let me know :)