Looking for budget friendly, easily shipped beauty items that we love over at MMSM? We have you covered! We scoured our makeup bags, bathroom drawers and purses to bring you all the items we use daily. We have tried MANY beauty items and while some are definitely better than others, these budget friendly finds are fantastic! Many are under $10 prime shipped, and the ones that are a little more are 100% worth the cost — otherwise we wouldn’t recommend them. 🙂
First things first — start with a good full coverage cream and powder. Our go to for YEARS has been CC Cream, SFP 50. It goes on evenly and protects against sun rays. After cream is applied grab this NYX powder and set it. It leaves a flawless finish and sets your makeup for the day. Shop all here: CC Cream NYX Powder
Lash Princess mascara was a pleasant surprise. As much as a cup of coffee and it works! It has been dubbed “the best drug store mascara” and we agree — for the price it’s a must try. They also offer waterproof, volumizing and multi-packs, all can be shopped below. Milani products are great quality and affordable. We’ve been using them for years. This blush is comparable to designer beauty, for A LOT less. And this palette is life — I use it everyday for eyeshadow and highlighting. Can’t beat the price. If you want affordable brushes with incredible ratings you won’t be disappointed in these. A makeup brush set can be over $100, and these are a fraction of that!! My favorite Amazon beauty find to date has to be these Beakey sponges. The best mom hack: keep in purse/diaper bag and use to apply sunscreen to your kiddos face!! Shop all here: Blush Butter Bronzer NYX white eyeliner Covergirl black eyeliner Milani Highlighting Palette Beakey Makeup Sponges Beakey Brush Set Lash Princess Waterproof Volume 2-pack 4-pack
Let’s talk face care! We wash twice a day — morning and night. We are 5 am workout girls 5-6 days a week so washing when we get home is a must, and then again before bed (or in the shower). Years ago our dermatologists recommended CeraVe products. Gentle and effective — and affordable! We use their products daily, and now our daughters do too. The foaming is our top pick, but they also have a hydrating option great for winter and months when your skin needs a little extra TLC. After you wash, moisturizer is needed — this Hydro Boost was recommended by a friend and WOW it’s incredible. Literally feels like I just stepped out of a pool. I use it twice a day and a jar lasts me a few months. A little goes a long way. Looking for a toner? Definitely try Thayer’s, I grab a cotton ball or pad and apply on the days my skin needs extra soothing. It gives a glow that is hard to describe, radiant and calming. The reviews are amazing, definitely check them out if you use a toner. Saving the best for last. Aztec Secret Healing Clay is a secret we can’t keep to ourselves. It’s incredible and truth be told I wish I had it in my teens. The minute I feel a break out coming on I mix with water or ACV and apply to my face. It works so well, it actually pulses and tightens your face as it’s working. No joke. It’s an experience. Shop all here: CeraVe Neutrogena Hydro Boost Aztec Secret Thayer’s Facial Toner
Lip care is so important. Living in Wisconsin, we know that a good lip balm can make or break your summer and winter months. Because we have seasons, it’s important to protect your lips against both sunrays and the harsh winter cold. Sun Bum SPF 30 has been my go to for years, it’s protects and moisturizes. Blistex DCT was a recommendation from a friend and I immediately said to myself “where has this been all my life?!” It also has SPF 20 and is a fantastic option for any season. NYX butter gloss is our everyday gloss. Goes on like butter…seriously…and they offer so many colors. Nearly 60,000 positive reviews and affordable for any budget. Our favorites are Angel Food Cake and Praline. Looking for a long lasting crayon? You must check out this SuperStay Crayon! Perfect for the working or just busy mom, my go to color is “Lead the Way”, but there are a ton others available. Shop all here: Blistex DCT Sun Bum Lip Balm NYX Butter Gloss SuperStay Lip Crayon
A few odds and ends that are definitely worth mentioning… our last four favorite items that we can’t live without. The first thing I do in the morning is use my Wet Brush. These are three of the six we have. They are legit the best. Our daughters use them as well and no tears when using these brushes. Major mom win! Mario Badescu drying cream was an Amazon day score for me and I’ve used it almost everyday since. Wash your face at night and apply with a Q-tip to a zit or blemish. I use for a few days and it flakes off usually on day 3. It’s fantastic! Don’t shake, just dip in the bottle to the pink solution and apply. Wash off in the morning. Anyone else use pencils that need sharpening? Yup, us too! This one is a winner — I’ve had it for years and recommend it! Ok ladies…don’t forget makeup brushes need a good cleaning too and this brush cleaning mat is genius! Wet with warm water and apply a brush cleaner, make circles in the mat and watch ALLLL the colors rinse away. Shop all here: Wet brush Wet brush 2-pack Mario Badescu drying cream Brush cleaning mat (similar) Pencil Sharpener
We hope you enjoyed this roundup of the beauty items that are tried and true to MMSM! Have a favorite? We’d love to hear about it below.
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