You don’t have to break the bank to look and feel fabulous. Ulta carries some of the best beauty products on a budget that I can’t live without and I’m sharing with you the 25 Ulta must haves under $25 I can’t live without!
You have heard me RAVE about The Ordinary and why not? Their products are so budget friendly and packed full of powerful ingredients that really work. These four are my absolute must haves and all under $15 (ummm what!?!?)
The AHA/ BHA peel is currently taking the world by storm thanks to several viral tiktok videos showing the powerhouse this peel is. It’s great for evening tone, texture, acne and fine lines. Yup it kinda does it all and it’s making it hard to find but totally worth it!
The Hyaluronic acid is just a great pure form for under $10 which is why it makes my 25 Ulta must haves under $25. This just makes your skin bouncy, firm and plump and is a must have for anyone trying to combat aging, it’s truly a powerhouse.
Last but not least from The Ordinary in my 25 Ulta must haves under $25 is The Buffet it’s the perfect combo of products to bring aging skin back to life in the best way. It’s so hydrating and firming and is part of my nightly routine. This in my opinion is incredibly similar to Peach and Lily’s Glass Skin serum but for less than half the price.
Lets talk bases, there are some INSANE foundations and concealers that are frankly a steal and insane bang for your buck so they had to be included on my 25 Ulta must haves under $25!
Lets talk foundations, there are two budget holy grails in my book. The two versions of the L’Oréal Infalable are beyond beautiful finishes that have staying power for days, you can sweat in the extreme heat of the Florida summers and it still looks flawless. One is a the Infallible pro glow and the other is the Infallible pro matte.
My other love is the Colourpop Pretty Fresh tinted moisturizerColourpop Pretty Fresh tinted moisturizer, this is so light and frankly feels like you have nothing on your skin with a finish that just looks like flawless skin (goals right!?!?)
If we have killer foundation we have to have killer concealer and I have two that are awesome dupes for the Tarte Shape Tape. So these two had to make my 25 Ulta must haves under $25
First up is a concealer you see on TikTok from ELF called the 16hr camo concealer, it comes in the standard formula as well as a hydrating version. This stuff covers and blends like a dream! I’ve noticed that I don’t find the creasing I do with most other concealers.
The 2nd concealer on my 25 Ulta must haves under $25 is the L’Oréal Infallible full wear concealer. This is another game changing concealer, it covers even the worst night of sleep making your eyes bright you will at least look like you got a good nights sleep!
Lets talk eyeliner… I used to be exclusively liquid till I discovered the Pixi Endless Silky eye pen. This is a buttery smooth pencil that goes on like a dream, stays all day and washes out easily. They make two of my favorite shades “black noir” and “black cocoa” depending on the look and intensity you are going for.
Now I have two favorite budget eyebrow products both are amazing at different things but equal in their greatness. Both come in under $15 and rival all of the pricier options. They are both had to be included in my 25 Ulta must haves under $25.
The ELF instant lift brow pencil gives a great super natural looking brow. It gives great basic definition and the perfect color for even the fairest blondes.
My second eyebrow product that I love is best for a fleeky eyebrow, it’s precision makes it just as good as products twice it’s price. You cannot deny the quality from NYX and these eyebrow pencils are insanely amazing. So my go to is the micro brow pencil. Holy moly it acts like it’s far more expensive counterparts!
Now that we have covered eyebrows it’s on to the actual eye! My favorite primer is not even a primer, it’s an eye pencil. The NYX Jumbo eye pencil in “Milk” this liner makes every color in your arsenal pop like never before with such a perfect blank slate.
To go on top of your now perfect canvas I would be wrong to not include this next product in my 25 Ulta must haves under $25. This is hands down my go to eye pallet and it stands up against it’s far more expensive counterparts. The Revolution Pro New Neutrals blushed shadows palette is the perfect blush eye pallet, and my favorite tones currently.
To polish off any look you need a killer mascara, so these two absolutely made my 25 Ulta must haves under $25. Both are a steal and will make your lashes look incredible. The first is the Essence Lash Princess False Lash Effect mascara is a killer bargain item at under $5 and out performing most expensive brands. My second choice is the L’Oréal lash paradise mascara. This dupe for the better than sex mascara makes your lashes so long and full that you could imagine you are wearing falsies.
Speaking of falsies I have to mention my two favorite pairs in my 25 Ulta must haves under $25. They make your eyes pop with doey, Princess like fabulousness that make you feel so pretty. The first kind is Ardell Demi Double Up. These were hands down my FAVORITE for performing anytime I needed that extra glam and to this day just make me feel extra special. When I want a more natural boost to my natural lashes are the Ardell Natural Lash Demi 120. These look like your natural lashes but so much better!
When it comes to applying makeup your tools can easily start to cost you an arm and a leg. Luckily there are 3 25 Ulta must haves under $25 that will help you make your face flawless.
The first is the Real Techniques Miracle complexion spongeReal Techniques Miracle complexion sponge. Let me tell you, for under $6 this little sponge blends your liquids to perfection, is incredible for baking and is far less than half of the name brand sponge. Hands down totally worth it!
One of the biggest expenses when putting together a makeup kit is your brushes. Elf shockingly has some great budget friendly options all under $20. The full face basic brush set is $15 and give you all the basics you need for a great look. For $10 their eye brush kit is everything you need to create fantastic eye looks with all of your basic brushes for killer eye looks.
So let’s cover hair really quickly in my 25 Ulta must haves under $25 there’s a few products that are absolute must haves and have been game changers for my colored curly hair, which is soooo dry. This leave in conditioner from Shea Moisture is a total game changer. It’s color safe and free from all the nasty stuff. I spray both while damp and then once dry. My hair is never oily and just incredibly soft.
My last two items on my 25 Ulta must haves under $25 is the Freeman facial masks. There are two that are absolutely incredible that deserve serious recognition. The Charcoal and black sugar mask and the Mint and Lemon Facial mask. Both deep clean your face in an incredible way for under $5 a pop! They are a mask everyone must have in their arsenal.
I have compiled for you my list of my favorite budget must haves and I hope you pick up a few of my 25 Ulta must haves under $25. Let me know which ones you can’t live without.