You're not new to the idea of an immaculate finish: You've heard of products that prime, blur, and illuminate. You're a beauty junkie and we just get you. But, those products usually come with a hefty price tag, and we've been doing too much summer shopping to afford them.
Luckily, there are great, inexpensive options that work really well. Trust, you'll be glowing and flawless in seconds flat. And you can pay your rent without a hitch.
Keep scrolling for our favorite wallet-friendly products that'll make you look airbrushed.
Can you believe it? A concealer that actually blurs under-eye circles. Plus, it delivers anti-aging benefits and smooths existing fine lines.
Weightless, water-based, and generally amazing is how I would describe Maybelline's primer. It smooths out imperfections and illuminates your skin in a way many of the more expensive products don't. Trust me, this one's a keeper.
Use this offering as the last step before applying your makeup. It is made with babassu oil to give your skin that airbrushed texture with 12-hour long hydration.
Throw a stick of this portable, colorless formula on days when you're going to be extra oily. It's never cakey, but it does instantly improve the look of your skin—with or without makeup on top.
I've already waxed on about how much I adore this product, but I thought it necessary to keep the tradition going. It's squishy but dense, soft, and applies foundation like an absolute dream. The sponge has a flat surface for the larger areas of your face (cheeks, forehead, and chin) with a point on one end for your under eyes and around your nose.
Recommended by associate features editor Amanda Montell, this BB cream works as a base and color corrector. And the coverage! It's phenomenal. I believe Montell actually said, "It's literally the most miraculous product in the universe." So there you have it.
This primer not only softens, blurs, and adds an unprecedented dewiness to your skin, but it also prolongs the wear of your foundation. So go ahead, meet up for a drink after work—your foundation won't even need a touch-up.
Formulated with optical concealers and skin-smoothing serum, this foundation will rid your skin of redness, unevenness, and even cover blemishes. It looks natural, but in the most amazing of ways.
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