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Beauty on a Budget: Full face of makeup for under $100!

Beauty on a Budget: Full face of makeup under $100 || hellomoonies

Hi everyone! I realised I hadn’t done a whole lot of beauty related posts, but it’s definitely an area of my blog that I’d like to expand. In saying that, I’ve decided to start a new beauty series called Beauty on a Budget which will feature cheaper, drugstore makeup brands rather than the high-end stuff. It is fun to have high end makeup, but when you need to buy foundation every so often, I find it better to go for the cheaper brand that still works well for me.

Today’s edition of Beauty on a Budget is about finding products to create a full face of makeup for under $100 AUD. I’m choosing to look through Priceline, which is a cosmetic store here in Australia which offers predominantly drugstore brands, such as Rimmel or Maybelline etc. The prices match the prices on the Priceline website at the time of writing this – however there is a sale on at the moment, but that kind of works – if you’re on a budget (or even if you’re not!) it makes far more sense to spend when there’s a sale, rather than paying full price. Also, cosmetics are a lot more expensive in Australia, so the sale balances it out in a way.

 Beauty on a Budget: Full face of makeup under $100 || hellomoonies

1. Maybelline Fit Me! Matte + Poreless Foundation $9.97

2. Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder $11.95

3. Rimmel Wake Me Up Concealer $14.95

4. Maybelline Dream Terra Sun Bronzer $7.97

5. NYX Baked Blush $11.95

6. Models Prefer Radiance Collection Cream Palette $12.99

7. Maybelline Color Show Crayon Kohl Eyeliner $3.47

8. Maybelline Volum’ Express The Mega Plush Mascara $9.97

9. Maybelline Brow Precise $5.97

10. Essence Lip Liner $2.00

11. Maybelline Color Sensational Bold Matte $8.47

Total price: $99.66

I actually wasn’t sure how many products I’d be able to include when I first started this – I definitely didn’t think I’d be able to get 11 different products for under $100 – I don’t even use that many products on a standard day.

However, these are all products I’ve tried (except for the cream palette, but since I’m almost out of my highlighter, I’m considering purchasing it!) and liked – there are some I would rather use more expensive equivalents for, such as my Anastasia Dipbrow Pomade rather than a regular brow pencil. I’m also quite picky about lipliners – but for the majority, I would be happy with all these products being used in my daily routine. That mascara is actually my go-to, and the only other one I like as much is the Better Than Sex mascara by Too Faced, but obviously at a higher cost.

Let me know if you like this new beauty series, and what kind of beauty on a budget post you’d like to see next! (For example, Top 5 Drugstore Lipsticks – which I think will be my next one!)

Love love love,




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  • Eli
    September 16, 2016 at 11:34 am

    Love makeup but not the huge prices, this helped heaps and I’ve already bought a few things from it✨✨✨

    • moonies
      September 19, 2016 at 8:22 am

      That makes me so happy! I’m glad it helped :)

  • Cat
    September 12, 2016 at 10:32 am

    this is awesome, I can’ta fford stuff like MAC even though I would love to try it, so this helps me a lot!

    • moonies
      September 12, 2016 at 10:41 am

      I’m glad it helped! :) For what it’s worth, MAC foundation doesn’t work on everyone – it definitely doesn’t on me, and I actually prefer some drugstore brands!

  • Jade
    August 23, 2016 at 4:00 pm

    Love this! Super helpful. I love high end makeup but I can’t afford it until I’m out of school so this is great to see how much I could get for $100! Thank you

    • moonies
      August 23, 2016 at 4:03 pm

      Yay, I’m glad!

  • Mary Bochenek
    August 23, 2016 at 3:41 pm

    Yeah i don’t like drugstore makeup, my foundation from there was terrible and then i bought MAC foundation and i’m looking flawless <3

    • moonies
      August 23, 2016 at 4:03 pm

      I actually find MAC foundation way too thick for me – I prefer my drugstore one! But I do love their powders, they’re the best I’ve tried

  • Desiree
    August 23, 2016 at 12:24 pm

    I dont like using drugstore anymore just persoanlly for myself i find the higher end products work better and last longer.

    • moonies
      August 23, 2016 at 4:04 pm

      For sure! But I’m trying to save money at the moment so I thought this could be helpful for others in the same boat or younger people just starting their collection etc. ps – have you worn koko k yet?!