Favorite Beauty Products for Spring 2017 under $30

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One of my favorite things about changing seasons is getting new makeup and changing up my makeup routine.  I’ve come across many great beauty products in the last couple of months, so I wanted to share my must-have beauty products for this spring.  And everything is under $30!

Snag the makeup bag here for $18 (pink glitter version). 

1. Smashbox Light It Up 3 Palette Set: Eyes Contour Lips (lip palette not pictured)–only $22.50!

This is such a steal, and I can’t believe it’s still available!  You get three palettes in a pretty little box. I mainly bought it for the eyeshadow palette, because I’ve been loving Smashbox eyeshadow here lately, but the contour palette is awesome as well! I love the dimension of these shades–they go on so pretty!  If you grab this, try the purple in the outer corner of your eye, the peach in the middle, and the lightest shade on the inner corner and under the crease. I haven’t tried the lip palette yet, but to me, it’s just a bonus.

2. Sephora Collection Bronzer Powder in Fiji–just $17!

Sephora Collection is known for having quality products at bargain prices.  This bronzer is no exception! You get a ton of product.  It also looks natural when applying and really warms up your collection.  I use this as a contour.

3. Urban Decay Afterglow 8-Hour Powder Blush in Video–$26

This blush has staying power.  It’s really pigmented, and gives your cheeks a pretty flush. I like that it’s not cakey and looks super natural.  That said, if you’re looking for a pretty pink, try the shade Quickie.

4. LipSense Pearl Gloss and Lip Color in Bravo–$20 for gloss and $25 for color

I’m hooked on LipSense! Once you put it on, it doesn’t smudge or budge.  It will also stay on 4-18 hours depending on your body chemistry. How cool is that?  I’m currently loving the color Bravo, as it’s a perfect nude for spring, combined with the Pearl Gloss.  My friend Becky, who blogs at BYBMG, sells it!

5. NYX Cosmetics Perfect Filter Shadow Palette in Gloomy Days— only $19.99 and currently BOGO 50% off

This palette came out in the most recent NYX release.  The colors are beautiful and the payoff is great!  You get a lot of product for the price.  There’s also two other palettes in this collection, so you may want to take advantage of the BOGO deal!

6. Tarte Maneater Voluptuous Mascara–$23

This mascara was a recent release that’s exclusive to Ulta.  It’s great for getting thick lashes. I like to layer it over the primer mentioned below for some WOW lashes!

7. L’Oreal Voluminous Lash Primer–only $8.99 and currently BOGO 50% off!

I started using lash primer last year, and it’s now a staple in my beauty routine.  Do two layers, letting each layer dry, then add two coats of your favorite mascara. It really amplifies your lashes!

8. Smashbox Cover Shot: Eye Palettes in Softlight–just $29

Another recent release, this Smashbox eyeshadow palette is so pretty!  These shadows give such a natural, glowy look.  While I nabbed it in Softlight, there are 6 other palettes.  I also love Ablaze! I was a little apprehensive of purchase because all of the reviews complained about how tiny it way, but I found it to be good-sized for the price!

9. Too Faced Shadow Insurance–$20

I love this eye primer!  It makes sure your eyeshadow stays where it’s supposed to.  It’s also a flesh tone instead of white, like a lot of similar primers I’ve tried.

10. NYX Cosmetics Faux Whites (not pictured)–jut $7.99 and currently BOGO 50% off!

I accidentally left this out of my pictures, but it has to be included on the list.  These are eye pencils that come in super light pastel shades.  I picked up Seashell, which is a soft pastel pink.  I like to use this on my lower waterline and/or lashline.  It really opens up my eyes and gives me a fresh look for spring!


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Hi there! I’m Tif Fannin, the blogger behind Bright on a Budget, based in Lexington, Kentucky. Bright on a Budget is a Southern fashion and lifestyle blog where I share everyday looks, beauty, and travel, along with a behind-the-scenes look at my life as a working mom of two. I have a penchant for bright colors + good deals. Follow along for posts that are relatable to the everyday woman.

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