You don't have to spend loads of cash to have great make up. e.l.f. Cosmetics makes some great products that are ridiculously cheap and you should give them a try. Here's my top 10.
1. Brown Treat & Tame $3
This is the best way to quickly give your eyebrows a more fuller polished look. Unfortunately it's sold out (because it's so awesome) however e.l.f. is very good at getting products back in stock quickly and you can buy it at Target.
2. Cover Everything Concealer $2
I use this every single day. It is my favorite concelor and is perfect over a green or orange color corrector. It's creamy and blends beautifully.
3. Flawless Finish Foundation $6
This is my favorite cheap foundation with a very polished look. It takes some time to blend properly but with a finishing powder on top it will look as good as the $40 stuff.
4. Ultimate Blending Brush $6
I use this brush to apply and blend all my foundation with I then follow it up with a blending sponge. It picks up liquid beautifully and blends it just as well.
5. Beautifully Bare Blending Brush $6
This is my favorite Highlighter Brush. It creates the perfect stroke above your cheekbones and your nose. It's a little clumsy on above your lip but you can use an eye shadow brush for that.
6. Baked Highlighter $3
I love this highlight in Moonlight Pearls. It's the perfect color and has the right amount of shine that lasts all day.
7. Smudge Pot Cream Eye Shadow $3
If you need a quick smudge of color on your eyes this is the way to go. I use it in my Bronzed 10 Minute Look. If you have long nails this is tricky to use because it's best applied with your index finger.
8. Mineral Pearls $8
Comparative products are very expensive elsewhere so I highly recommend giving these a try for a nice finishing powder. You have a choice between natural and skin balancing. If you have splotchy skin go for the latter but otherwise I find the natural gives you the perfect glow. It comes with a less than great powder puff. I use a large powder brush.
9. Contouring Blush & Bronzer Duo $4
The St. Lucia is my favorite color combo. The colors are strong and you only need a little blended well. It's a great dupe of the NARS duo for $42.
10. Tone Adjusting Face Primer $6
When I'm Red I use this primer to adjust my skin tone. It's extremely effective. It works great with the Flawless Finish Foundation. If you have problems with yellow tones try out the purple.
All together trying all 10 will cost you less than $50. Not everything e.l.f. makes holds up to the more expensive brands but these 10 are solid buys. Enjoy!