Building a Makeup Bag for Under $100

I wanted to create a makeup bag that would be ideal for someone just getting into makeup or a minimalist. A lot of times, you can find things even cheaper with promos (especially CVS) and sales (sign up for the e.l.f.’s emails). Obviously, leave out anything you don’t need/like to customize it. I hope you enjoy!

$100 Makeup Bag

Foundation: L’oreal True Match 9.99 | Wide shade range to suit a variety of skin tones

BB Cream: Olay Fresh Effects BB Cream 13.99 | For those who want lighter coverage

Concealer: L’oreal True Match Super-Blendable Crayon 8.99

Under Eye Concealer: Maybelline Dream Lumi Highlighting Concealer 7.99

Powder: Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder 4.99 | To set and mattify

Bronzer: NYC Sunny Bronzer 2.79 | A classic bronzer with a loyal following

Blush: e.l.f. Studio Blush Palette 6.00 | 4 shade options in 1 palette

Eye Primer: NYX Shadow Base (3 Shades) 6.99

Eyebrow: Sonia Kashuk Tinted Brow Gel 5.99 | Tints and tames

Eyeshadow: Wet ’n Wild Walking on Eggshells 2.99 | Compliments every eye color

Eyeliner: Revlon ColorStay Eyeliner 7.99 | Defines and stays in place

Mascara: CoverGirl LashBlast Clump Crusher 6.99 | Builds volume and separates

Lip Balm/Stain: Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain 9.49 | Moisturizes and stains

Lipstick: NYX Lipstick 3.99 | 42 shades for Kissin’


I know that with tax, this would be over $100, but I think it’s a pretty good start. Let me know, what are some of your drugstore must-haves?


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