When it comes to makeup, most of us are always on the lookout for affordable options that won’t break the bank. That’s why I was intrigued when I stumbled upon a video titled “Full Face of *DOLLAR TREE* Makeup Tutorial | $1.25 Makeup YOU NEED” by Kelly Strack. In this tutorial, she explores the makeup products available at Dollar Tree and puts them to the test. Let’s dive into the world of budget-friendly makeup and see if these $1.25 products are worth a try!
The Dollar Tree Makeup Haul
I recently took a trip to Dollar Tree to check out their holiday items and, unexpectedly, ended up with a full face of makeup instead. Surprisingly, all the products I purchased cost me just a little over 4 dollars. Nowadays, that’s practically equal to buying one drugstore product.
Though I have had both hits and misses with Dollar Tree makeup in the past, I’m always excited to discover new products. So, without further ado, let’s jump right into testing out this full face of Dollar Tree makeup.
Finding the Perfect Sponge
First things first, we need a good sponge to apply all the makeup. My eye immediately caught the B pure brand’s antimicrobial makeup sponge. What intrigued me the most was its claim to be infused with actual particles of silver. This supposedly helps keep the sponge cleaner and fresher for a longer period of time. Can you believe it? I had never heard of such a thing before!
Foundation: Affordable and Decent
For foundation, I found the LA Colors liquid makeup. Let me tell you, I was skeptical at first. However, upon application, I was pleasantly surprised. The coverage was decent, and for the price, it definitely exceeded my expectations.
Concealing with Dollar Tree Finds
Next, for concealer, I chose the Kiss Full Cover Concealer Stick. Its creamy texture blended effortlessly, providing sufficient coverage for my under-eye circles and any blemishes. This little gem definitely gets a thumbs up from me.
Bring on the Color with Eyeshadow
I stumbled upon the ELF brand eyeshadow palette, and it was love at first sight. The range of colors and the pigmentation had me sold. I was able to create a stunning eye look using just this affordable palette. Who would have thought I’d find such quality at Dollar Tree?
Define Those Eyes with Eyeliner
Eyeliner can make or break a look, so I was apprehensive about the Dollar Tree options. However, I found a Wet n Wild Megaliner, which delivered exceptional results. The precision tip allowed for smooth application, and the intense black pigment made my eyes pop.
Fluttery Lashes with Dollar Tree Mascara
Now, let’s talk about mascara. I have tried my fair share of expensive mascaras, so I was curious to see how the Dollar Tree version would compare. To my surprise, the LA Colors Volumizing Mascara did not disappoint. It coated my lashes evenly, providing volume and length without clumping. I might have just found my new go-to mascara.
Dollar Tree Lipstick: A Pleasant Surprise
Lastly, I couldn’t resist grabbing a lipstick by the brand L.A. Colors. The shade range was impressive, and I couldn’t resist trying a bold red. To my delight, the lipstick glided on smoothly and offered great pigmentation. It even lasted throughout the day with minimal touch-ups.
My full face of Dollar Tree makeup turned out to be a delightful surprise. While I’ve had my fair share of hits and
Dollar Tree Makeup Sponge
Like a makeup sponge with silver particles, I don’t think you’re not actually going to be able to like see them or feel them hopefully, but we’re going to try it out. I had to get it. This is what it looks like. It actually feels quite soft, which is nice. Some of the beauty sponges that I’ve tried at the dollar store, I swear they’re like little rocks like no matter what you do to them. They are just really, really hard.
Obviously going to dampen this before we go in and use it so I’ll be right back, okay. It got a lot bigger once dampened and honestly feels so soft. So I’m excited about this now.
Beauty Benefit Cream
Now we’re going to jump right on in with this. This is a beauty benefit cream. So basically, like a BB cream, the brand is Candy Moyo, which I don’t think I’ve ever tried. This brand, like a lot of times, Dollar Tree has the same brands. I don’t think I’ve ever tried this one specifically, but this is their BB cream. I got it in shade medium 1, so I’m going to go in and just squeeze some on the skin, not sure what the coverage is going to be like on this. So I’m just going to use about that much and we’ll see.
Typically, BB creams don’t have a lot of coverage and I’m going to go in with the sponge to blend. Okay. The sponge is really soft and really large.
Concealer and Powder
Now we’re going to move on to concealer. I’m going to be using the ELF concealer in the shade medium peach. I’ve been using this a lot recently and really like it, so I’m excited to use it again. Just going to put a little bit on the back of my hand and I’m going to use the same sponge to blend this out, really pat it into the skin.
Next, we’re going to set the face with some powder. I’m going to use the NYC smooth skin loose face powder in the shade translucent. I’ve used this before and it’s a great affordable option. Just going to take a little bit on a fluffy brush and lightly dust it all over the face to set everything in place.
Eyeshadow and Eyebrows
For eyeshadow, I’m going to use the LA Colors 16 Color Eyeshadow Palette in Natural. This palette has a nice range of neutral shades that are perfect for everyday looks. I’m going to start with a light brown shade and apply it all over the lid and into the crease for some definition.
Now onto brows. I’m going to use the Eylure x Vegas Nay Brow & Eyeshadow Palette. This palette has a variety of brow shades and two eyeshadows. I’m just going to use one of the brow shades to fill in my brows using an angled brush. Gently brush the brows to blend the product.
Eyeliner and Mascara
Time for eyeliner. I’m going
Blending with the Dollar Tree Sponge
So I like that, a lot. It actually reminds me a lot of the Sonia Kashuk sponge. You can get it at Target, it’s like black and white marbles, but that one also gets really big. So it’s easy to do your full face really quickly and it’s super soft. The Dollar Tree sponges have come a long way, and this is honestly blending out very well. It looks pretty nice and gave me decent coverage. I would say for a BB cream, certainly not full coverage, but it covered up my redness and problem areas and gives me a nice, even complexion. I think it honestly really looks nice, alright so far we are starting off on a good note.
Concealing with B Pure Brand
Now let’s jump in with the concealer. This is from the B Pure brand, the same brand as the beauty sponge. Fingers crossed it’s just as good. This is their Essentially Ageless Hydrating Serum Concealer. I got this in shade light medium and I’m going to just go right on in on my under eyes with this. It feels nice and creamy upon application, but let’s see as we blend it out what kind of coverage it gives. Alright, let’s go in and blend.
Okay. Definitely a lighter coverage, which I honestly kind of expected. A lot of times hydrating concealers are a bit lighter coverage. That did give me a nice brightness, though, to the under eyes.
Concealer: Full Coverage vs. Light Coverage
If you prefer full coverage concealers, then the Dollar Tree concealer might not be the best option for you. It is more suited for an everyday light coverage, but it does have a brightening effect. Surprisingly, it doesn’t feel drying under the eyes, which is a pleasant surprise. The hydrating claim seems to hold true for this product. However, for those like myself who prefer more coverage in the under eye area, it may fall a little short of expectations.
LA Colors: Affordability and Quality
Moving on, we have LA Colors, one of my favorite brands at Dollar Tree. They always have a wide selection of products, and many of them are truly impressive. The brand offers affordable options that remind me of the earlier days of e.l.f cosmetics. It’s like a blast from the past when e.l.f. products used to be just $1. LA Colors has a Contour stick that I’ll be using for this tutorial.
Contouring with LA Colors
The LA Colors Contour stick is a versatile product that can be used to contour various areas of the face. I’ll be applying it to my cheeks, forehead, chin, and even my nose. Unlike other Contour sticks, this one has a smaller and more precise tip, making it suitable for nose contouring. Although I don’t usually contour my nose, I believe this product will work well for those who do.
Blendability and Patchiness
Now, let’s blend and see how well the LA Colors Contour stick performs on the skin. Upon blending, I notice that it does have a tendency to appear slightly patchy. However, with a little effort, it does blend into the skin, allowing for a more seamless finish.
Without further ado, let us continue exploring the Dollar Tree makeup products that Kelly Strack recommends. Stay tuned for more affordable and exciting options to enhance your beauty routine.
Dollar Tree Makeup Collection
Kelly Strack begins her tutorial by mentioning that most items at Dollar Tree cost around $1.25. While there are a few exceptions, she notes that the makeup range is still within the dollar range, making it an affordable option for those on a tight budget. She also mentions that the quality isn’t too bad and that some products do blend well, considering the price. This information sets the stage for our exploration of Dollar Tree makeup products.
A Budget-Friendly Contour
One of the products Kelly tries out is a contour kit from Dollar Tree. She mentions that while it isn’t the easiest to blend compared to more expensive options, it does a decent job and is worth considering, especially given the low price. The shade she used was more warm-toned, making it suitable for bronzing rather than traditional contouring. Overall, she is satisfied with the product’s ability to sculpt her face and finds it acceptable for the price.
The Versatile Makeup Stick
Another interesting find at Dollar Tree is a makeup stick from LA Colors. Kelly seems particularly excited about this product, as it can be used as a lipstick, blush, or eyeshadow. For the purposes of her tutorial, she decides to use it as a blush. The shade she selected, pink satin, adds a nice pop of color to her cheeks and blends well, offering a cream blush option that is convenient and affordable. This versatile stick proves to be a great addition to her Dollar Tree makeup collection.
Dollar Tree Makeup Tutorial: $1.25 Makeup You Need
Now that was something that I didn’t used to be able to really find at Dollar Tree. So I’m going to go in and just kind of draw this on the cheeks.
Pale Blush: A Missed Opportunity
Oh no, see, I mean when I put it on my hand, you can like kind of see it. It’s really light, like you can’t even really see it at all. I don’t know if it’s the shade or just like the product is not really pigmented cuz I’m really going in with a lot on my cheeks, and like you could kind of barely see it. Oh, I was excited about this one, alright this one. I would say probably skip on, honestly. The more I go in, you can see it more, but it’s like you really have to press it down to really get anything from it. So this one, I would say, probably skip on, like now that I used a ton. You can see it, but I would say all the other products we’ve tried before this worked a lot better than this one did.
Beautiful Powder Blush
Unfortunately, I do have another blush, though, so we have a powder blush too cuz. They had a beautiful powder blush that I just had to get because it looks so pretty. So we’ll get to that soon.
Quality Eyebrow Pencil
Enough, alright for eyebrow pencil, I went with one from ioni. They make really great lashes at Dollar Tree. So if you’re ever in Dollar Tree look for the ioni lashes, they have really, really pretty ones again for a dollar um, but this is their brow pencil.
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Medium Brown Waterproof Eyebrow Pencil
So it came in shade medium brown. It does say that it’s waterproof, which is pretty cool, so let’s go in and see how it works. There is not a spoolie on this, so I am just going to go in with a little spoolie that I have to swool my brows in place, and then we will go in with this. I’m going to start by doing just like a line to work off of. Okay, the color looks good. I’m just going to feather the brows in, like so. Honestly, this is pretty good, works really easily. The only thing I can say is that I just wish there was a spoolie cuz. I do always use spoolies when I’m doing my brows. Once I go in with this, I’ll go back through just to blend everything through with the spoolie, so it’s always really helpful. But again, for $1.25, I can’t really complain and I’ll just grab a different spoolie that I have. But honestly, that worked really good. It’s creamy, it’s pigmented. It has a waxy consistency to it, so it’s going to help to hold the brows in place, but it doesn’t make them look super unnatural or change the color of the brows or anything. So I think this is pretty good.
LA Colors Three Color Eyeshadow Palette
Up next for eyes, I got this LA Colors three color eyeshadow palette. I have tried a lot of the LA Colors eyeshadow palettes that they have at Dollar Tree.
Next, we have a highlighter stick. This is the first time that I’m trying a highlighter stick from the Dollar Tree. This is in the shade “Champagne Glow”. It does seem like a very light highlighter shade. I’m just going to go in with my finger and swipe this on the highest points of my cheek, down my nose, a little bit on my cupid’s bow, and on my brow bone. It doesn’t seem super intense, it looks really natural. It’s not a chunky or glittery highlighter, which is nice. It just gives a really nice glow to the skin, and honestly, for $1.25, I think this is a great option.
Moving on to the lips, we have a liquid lipstick. This is the shade “Praline”. It’s a really pretty nude shade, and I’ve actually tried this lipstick before and I really liked it. It’s not super drying on the lips, it’s actually quite comfortable. The color payoff is pretty good, and for $1.25, it’s definitely worth trying out.
Lastly, we have a setting spray. This is the “Matte Finish Setting Spray”. I’m just going to go in and spritz this all over my face to set everything in place. It has a really fine mist, which is nice. It feels refreshing on the skin. I can’t really tell if it’s mattifying or not, but it does help to set everything in place and make my makeup last longer.
I think it’s amazing that you can find
The Dollar Tree Makeup Experience
When it comes to makeup, we all want great quality products that won’t break the bank. That’s why I was excited to come across the Dollar Tree makeup section, where everything is priced at just $1.25. Not only is it affordable, but they also claim to have improved the quality of their products. Intrigued by this, I decided to give it a try and see if their makeup is truly worth it.
A Three Shade Palette
I came across a three shade eyeshadow palette in the color “Tumble Weed.” The packaging claims it is new and improved, piquing my interest even more. The palette consists of a matte brown shade and two shimmers. Along with the palette, I also grabbed a little eyeshadow brush that they had available.
The Eyeshadow Test
Curious to see if the quality has indeed improved, I decided to start by applying the matte brown shade in my crease. To my surprise, the eyeshadows were much better than the ones I had tried in the past. They were more pigmented and blended more easily. It made me wonder if the improvement was specific to this three pan palette or if they had made changes to all their formulas.
I continued to buff the matte brown shade into both creases, and I was pleased with the outcome. The eyeshadows applied smoothly and didn’t appear patchy. It was a good start to the makeup tutorial using Dollar Tree products.
Exploring More Dollar Tree Makeup
Encouraged by the positive experience with the eyeshadow, I decided to explore more Dollar Tree makeup options. They had a wide variety of products available, from foundation to lipsticks and even brushes. It was clear that they aimed to cater to all makeup needs without compromising affordability.
The Face Makeup Challenge
Next, I decided to test their foundation. I found a liquid foundation in my shade and applied it using a Dollar Tree makeup brush. The formula felt lightweight on my skin and provided a decent amount of coverage. I was surprised that it didn’t feel heavy or greasy, making it suitable for everyday use.
To complete the look, I tried their blush, bronzer, and highlighter. While they may not have had as wide a variety of shades to choose from, the products were still pigmented and applied smoothly. I was impressed with how well they blended and gave my face a nice, healthy glow.
A Surprisingly Satisfying Look
After applying the Dollar Tree makeup, I was pleasantly surprised with the final result. My makeup looked natural and well put together. It didn’t feel like I had skimped on quality despite the low price. It was a satisfying experience, knowing that I had achieved a full face of makeup using only Dollar Tree products.
All right, let’s jump back in with some of the glitter shades from the Dollar Tree makeup. I’m going to start with the darker one and apply it all over the lid. Surprisingly, even when using a dry brush, the glitter shade comes out pretty and foiled. Usually, I have to use my finger or wet the brush with setting spray to achieve a foiled look. But I must say, this dry brush application looks really pretty. It shows up slightly darker on the eyes compared to how it appears in the pan, but still a beautiful shade. So I’m just going to apply it all over the lid.
Lighter Glitter Shadow
Next, I’ll grab the lighter glitter shadow and apply it beneath the brow bone and in the inner corner to brighten up the eyes. This will add some extra sparkle to the look.
Matte Brown on the Lower Lash Line
To bring everything together, I’m going to go back in with a matte brown shade and buff it out on the lower lash line. This will help blend all the colors seamlessly.
Honestly, I’m really impressed with this look. The Dollar Tree makeup performed much better than other LA Colors eyeshadow palettes I’ve used in the past. It was pigmented, blendable, and only cost $1.25. It stands up to most drugstore eyeshadow palettes I’ve tried.
Mascara: LA Colors Bold Lash Mascara
So love to see that and love this little look that we were able to create all righty for mascara. I have the LA Colors, bold lash, mascara, Im going to go in with this on my lashes, really big wand on this, so it should hopefully be volumizing going to just go in and coat my lashes, okay, not giving a ton of volume, but I feel like It is giving like length and separation, so I cant be mad at it. Just not what I thought it was going to be cuz normally with the really big wands they like pack on a lot of volume and that this one isnt really doing that. But it is giving length and separation, which I like definitely not my favorite mascara, but not terrible.
Ardell Aqua Lashes
Okay. Now this I was shocked to see in Dollar Tree. These are the Ardell Aqua lashes. I feel like these didn’t come out all that long ago, like maybe a year or two ago, but this is my first time that Ive ever seen Ardell lashes at Dollar Tree. I always see the i onlyi Brand. Sometimes I like colors or various Brands, will have them, but Ive never actually seen Ardell and these ones are cool because you dont actually need lash glue with them. They are water activated. So I think I tried these when these came out like a while back, but I honestly do not remember my thoughts, but I got the style 349.
Foundation: Wet n Wild Photo Focus Foundation
This foundation I have used multiple times before, but I have it in the shade Soft Ivory and it is just a hair light for me. The quality of this foundation is amazing. I love the finish of it and the way it blends into my skin. It has decent coverage, but it’s not super full coverage, so if you like a more natural look, this foundation is great. The only thing is the shade range is pretty limited, so it might be hard for some people to find their perfect match.
Concealer: LA Colors Cover Up Pro Concealer Stick
The concealer I’m using today is from LA Colors and it’s the Cover Up Pro Concealer Stick. I have it in the shade Light Ivory. I usually prefer liquid concealers, but I wanted to try out a stick concealer from Dollar Tree. I have to say, I’m pleasantly surprised by this one. It provides decent coverage and blends easily. The only downside is that it can feel a bit dry on the skin, so make sure to properly moisturize beforehand.
Blush: Wet n Wild Color Icon Blush
For blush, I’m using the Wet n Wild Color Icon Blush in the shade Mellow Wine. This blush is such a steal for only $1. The pigmentation is great, and it blends beautifully on the skin. It gives a nice flush of color without looking overly intense. I would highly recommend giving this blush a try if you’re on a budget.
Eyeshadow: LA Colors 16 Color Eyeshadow Palette
Moving on to eyeshadow, I’m using the LA Colors 16 Color Eyeshadow Palette in the shade Sweet. This palette has a great variety of neutral and
The Dollar Tree Lashes
This is is what they look like. Let me take them out. Okay, so yeah. Its really interesting, like the band, is pretty stiff because it basically like already has the glue on it, so it’s actually very stiff um, and then you activate them by dipping them in some water all right.
The Dipping Process
So I just filled this up with some water. I’m going to dip the Lash in there, it’s kind of hard to not get the Lash all wet, while doing that so I’m a little nervous. Now that I’m, going to like put the Lash on it’s going to ruin everything else. The band is still really like difficult to move, which is interesting.
The Application Attempt
All right. The glue is getting tacky, though, can feel it all right. I don’t know how these are going to work, but I’m just going to go in and try and place it on the Lash line, all right, not too too bad. It definitely feels a little weird lets. Wait for it to like dry down cuz its just. The band is very thick cuz. Its packed with like a glue that’s, basically been hardened. That, then, you like soften when you apply it to the water, so it definitely feels a little weird, but I think it is working Im, just not sure how I feel about it.
Because now my eye just feels kind of wet and you can like see. I feel like the glue, because it’s so thick on there like, I would never normally apply my lash glue as thick as it’s on there.
The Dollar Tree Makeup Experience
When it comes to affordable makeup, one might not expect much from products found at the Dollar Tree. However, makeup enthusiast Kelly Strack decided to put the $1.25 makeup available at the Dollar Tree to the test in her recent tutorial. Let’s take a closer look at her experience and whether these products truly live up to the hype.
Testing the Eyelash Glue
One of the first items Kelly tried was the Dollar Tree eyelash glue. She found that the glue was quite thick, making it difficult to apply the lashes smoothly and fully adhere them to her eyelids. This might be due to the age of the product or perhaps a manufacturing issue. Whatever the cause, Kelly was disappointed with the end result and would not recommend this lash glue to others.
Disappointing Ardell Lashes
Kelly was excited to find Ardell lashes at the Dollar Tree, but unfortunately, they didn’t meet her expectations. She noticed that the glue on the lashes was also thick, affecting the overall appearance on her eyes. The lashes didn’t look as natural or comfortable to wear as she had experienced with other Ardell lashes in the past. In her opinion, it would be better to skip these Dollar Tree lashes and opt for a higher-quality brand.
Other Affordable Alternatives
Despite the disappointment with the eyelash glue and Ardell lashes, Kelly emphasized that there are still great affordable options available at the Dollar Tree. She recommended i onlyi Brand and LA Colors as alternatives that offer better quality for a dollar. These brands are more reliable and will give you a more satisfying makeup experience.
Blush: LA Colors Powder Blush
Go in with the blush, a pretty color that caught my attention. Bright pink blushes like this always make me excited. The LA Colors powder blush in the shade sweet cheeks is what I chose. It looks so pretty and I can’t wait to apply it. Although it comes with a little brush, I prefer using my own. I’ll apply it on my cheeks and blend it well. It definitely gives a bright and pretty look, which I personally love. It adds a pop of color to my cheeks. I’ll also apply a little on my nose for a cute touch.
Highlight: i onlyi Face Highlight
Now it’s time for the highlight. I picked up this face highlight from the i onlyi brand, which I trust for their lashes and eyeshadow pencils. The shade of this highlight is Emma. The palette is small and cute. I’ll apply it on my cheeks. Wow, it’s actually quite pretty. It has an icy tone but still gives a beautiful glow to the cheeks. They had a few different colors available, but Emma caught my attention.
DOLLAR TREE Makeup Tutorial
Today, we will be exploring the world of dollar store makeup as we create a full face of makeup using products from Dollar Tree. Join me as we dive into this affordable makeup journey and discover if these $1.25 makeup products are truly worth the hype.
Let’s start with the face makeup. The first product I picked up was a luminous primer from Dollar Tree. I believe this was the lightest shade available, but there were a few options to choose from. The primer gave a beautiful icy glow to my cheeks, and I also applied it lightly down my nose and on my Cupid’s bow for an extra touch of radiance.
Next, let’s move on to the eyes. I found an eyeshadow palette that offered a variety of shades. The pigmentation was surprisingly good for a dollar store product. I created a simple eyeshadow look using the neutral shades, and they blended easily without any patchiness.
For my eyeliner, I used a black pencil liner also from Dollar Tree. The formula was creamy and glided on smoothly, allowing me to create a precise line. It stayed in place throughout the day without smudging or smearing.
I finished off my eye look with mascara. The Dollar Tree mascara gave my lashes a decent amount of length and volume. It wasn’t the best mascara I’ve ever tried, but for the price, it definitely did the job.
Now, let’s move on to the lips. I chose a nude Glam lipstick from LA Colors in the shade “Pinky Swear.” The packaging claimed it had a creamy formula and offered one swipe color. I was pleasantly surprised by the color and texture of the lipstick. It had a matte finish but felt incredibly creamy on my lips. It also had a pleasant vanilla and cinnamon scent.
The shade of the lipstick was a little lighter than I typically go for, but with a darker lip liner, it could definitely work for me. I liked how the lipstick felt on my lips, creamy yet matte, giving my lips a polished look.
Overall, I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of the dollar store makeup products I tried. With a few misses, such as the cream blush and lashes, the majority of the products performed well and exceeded my expectations for their price point.
The primer gave a beautiful glow, the eyeshadow palette had good pigmentation, the eyeliner was creamy and long-wearing, and the lipstick had a lovely creamy texture with a matte finish.
These affordable makeup finds from Dollar Tree are definitely worth a try if you’re looking to experiment with your makeup collection without breaking the bank. Thank you for joining me on this journey, and I hope you enjoyed this full face of Dollar Tree makeup tutorial!
While Dollar Tree may not be the first place you think of when it comes to makeup shopping, Kelly Strack’s tutorial shows that it’s worth exploring the options available. With affordable options like the contour kit and versatile makeup stick, you can achieve a full face of makeup without breaking the bank. While the quality may not be on par with higher-end brands, these products offer a decent alternative for those on a tight budget. So why not give it a try?
If you’re on a tight budget or enjoy exploring affordable makeup options, the Dollar Tree makeup section might be worth a visit. While the quality of some products may vary, my experience with their eyeshadows, foundation, and face makeup was overall positive. With a little bit of experimentation and creativity, you can create stunning looks
Although the Dollar Tree offers a variety of makeup products at a low price, not all of them are worth your money. Kelly’s experience with the eyelash glue and Ardell lashes demonstrated that sometimes higher-quality products are worth the extra cost. However, she still encouraged viewers to explore other affordable options available at the Dollar Tree, as there are still hidden gems waiting to be discovered.