Top 5 under 5 | Drugstore Gems Under $5

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

I can't believe I haven't done this yet! BUT better late than never. Here are my top 5 beauty products under 5 dollars (I tried to make sure  it was under 5 US and CA, here's hoping). They are in no particular order but here we go!
a pictures of products under $5 :  aussie 3 minute miracle, rimmel scandeleyes waterproof kohl kajal, wet n wild mega last lip color, wet n wild color icon eyeshadwo trio, rimmel 60 seconds nail polish
1. Wet n Wild Mega Last Lip Color (my pick : Mauve Outta Here) - I literally grabbed this out of impulse, for that shade in particular, expecting not a whole lot, I mean it's a 2$ lipstick! Well, color me impressed! Not only is this shade one of my favorites in my collection, I had no complaints about the formula. It wasn't drying, it applied nice and smoothly, and it lasted pretty decently (I'd carry it around to reapply, but it's not like you have to constantly do so.). Highly recommend you check them out, and they come in an array of beautiful/wearable shades.
a picture of Wet n Wild Mega Last Lip Color in Mauve Outta Here
a picture of Wet n Wild Mega Last Lip Color in Mauve Outta Here
a picture of Wet n Wild Mega Last Lip Color in Mauve Outta Here (swatch)
2. Wet n Wild Color Icon Eyeshadow Trio (my pick : Sweet As Candy) - This is a long time favorite. Their eyeshadows are surprisingly pigmented and blendable. And for the price? Definitely my favorite drugstore  powder shadows as far as bang for your buck is concerned! (PS: I love me the Maybelline Color Tattoos (cream shadows) but they are a tad more than $5). I picked Sweet As Candy, because it was my first love, but Walking on Eggshells, Silent Treatment and Knock on Wood are also great picks! I mean hello! can we talk about this pigmentation?? Look!
a picture of Wet n Wild Color Icon Eyeshadow Trio in Sweet As Candy, Silent Treatment, Walking on Eggshells
Left to right : Sweet As Candy, Silent Treatment, Walking on Eggshells
a picture of Wet n Wild Color Icon Eyeshadow Trio in Sweet As Candy (swatch)
a picture of Wet n Wild Color Icon Eyeshadow Trio in Silent Treatment (swatch)
a picture of Wet n Wild Color Icon Eyeshadow Trio in Walking on Eggshells (swatch)
3. Rimmel 60 seconds nail polish - I did an overview of the Rita Ora collection last summer, and just fell in love with this formula! Dries quickly, the colors are solid and it lasts on my nails as much as a higher end brand.
a picture of Rimmel 60 seconds nail polish in Midnight Rendezvous, Do Not Disturb, Breakfast in Bed, Lose your Lingerie
4. Rimmel Scandaleyes Waterproof Kohl Kajal - These have been my go to eyeliners for years! The nude is great to give you a wide eye look (DO NOT use white on your waterline, why is that a thing? Stop. BEIGE GIRL, BEIGE) and the black one lives in my purse and it seems it got eaten alive so it's no where to be seen here, but...It's a must! I also enjoyed venturing out in more fun colors to switch it up!
a picture of  Rimmel Scandaleyes Kohl Kajal in purple, nude, turquoise, brown
a picture of Rimmel Scandaleyes Kohl Kajal in brown, turquoise, nude, purple (swatch)
Left to right : 003 Brown, 007 Turquoise, 005 Nude, 013 Purple
5. Aussie Moist 3 minute miracle - I know this is a bit harder to find in Canada (your best bet is Walmart, and if you see it, stock up), but this is a product I cannot live without. I've tried other hair masks and whatnot and this just does more for my hair. I use this in place of my regular conditioner about twice a week. Game changer. I always keep a backup of this.
a picture of Aussie 3 Minute Miracle Moist
Do you have any go to products that are under $5? Please let us know in the comments! If you like these kind of post, I can do under $10 or even drugstore favorites in general! Yay? Nay?

Talk to you soon,

-Val

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