The 10 Best Walmart Makeup Products to Buy in 2018

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Whether you’re obsessed with all things beauty or you’re a total makeup newbie, finding high-quality, affordable makeup is always a thrill. Who wouldn’t want to find their ride or die mascara or their new favorite foundation for under ten or 20 bucks? Let’s be honest, drugstore mascaras are oftentimes better than prestige brands. Even makeup brushes don’t have to cost a ton of money. Walmart has some of the best products the beauty industry has to offer from drugstore classics to new indie brands—all in one spot.

That’s why we decided to find the hands-down best makeup products from Walmart. There are so many options to create your ultimate look, no matter if you prefer wearing minimal makeup or a full face. These picks are so affordable and so amazing that you’ll start wondering why you ever spent money on overpriced products in the first place. Here, the best Walmart makeup you can buy now.

L'Oreal Paris True Match Super Blendable Foundation

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The days of makeup brands offering limited color options of “Light,” “Medium,” and “Dark” are gone. This fan-favorite drugstore foundation just recently got a makeover— L'Oreal now offers a range of 45 shades so you can actually find one that works for your skin tone, no matter how light or dark your skin is. This liquid foundation blends into your skin seamlessly, matching your undertone so it looks like your skin, not like makeup.

Apply a light layer for a natural, your-skin-but-better finish or build it up for a higher coverage if you’d rather hide any blemishes, dark circles, or discoloration. More »

Real Techniques Travel Essentials Makeup Brush Set with 2-in-1 Case + Stand

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Quality beauty tools like makeup brushes can cost a lot of money, but these brushes feel and apply makeup just like professional brands. Real Techniques was founded by professional makeup artists and YouTube beauty influencers Sam and Nic Chapman. They worked together to create a line of affordable, cruelty-free synthetic makeup brushes. This set is perfect for anyone looking to try some new brushes. And, of course, the case that comes with the three-piece set is great for keeping brushes clean when you’re traveling and storing them at home.

The Essential Foundation Brush is super soft and great for applying liquid foundation. The Domed Shadow Brush blends eyeshadow perfectly into your crease, over your lid, and even under your eye. The Multi Task Brush is the best allover brush since it works great for setting powder, powder foundation, blush, bronzer, and highlighter. More »

NYX Professional Makeup Conceal, Correct, Contour Palette

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When it comes to good quality, high coverage products, NYX is always a great option. This palette is not only meant to be used for contouring—the technique of using darker shades in the places that light naturally wouldn’t hit to create a shadow and therefore more definition—it can also be used to conceal blemishes and color correct any pigmentation issues. Depending on your skin tone, you can find a shade in the palette that works for covering and contouring.

The creamy texture of the product makes it easy to apply color unlike many powder formulas. Just use a brush, a makeup sponge, or pat it on with your fingers. Then just blend it out until it looks natural. More »

e.l.f. Cosmetics Mineral Infused Face Primer

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Primer is a great way to help your makeup stay on all day. But a sheer, light formula is key to making sure your makeup feels weightless rather than thick and unnatural on your skin. This vegan and cruelty free e.l.f. primer comes in a clear formula to ensure that your makeup matches your skin perfectly.

Just apply a light layer over your skin with your fingers after you’ve completed your skincare routine to create a smoother surface for your foundation or concealer. Hydrating ingredients will help to get rid of flaky, dry patches while also working to absorb excess oils so your skin looks airbrushed. More »

Coty Airspun Translucent Extra Coverage Loose Face Powder

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If you ask any beauty lover about their favorite loose setting powder, they will likely mention the Coty Airspun Powder. It’s a classic that has been around since long before trends like “baking” your foundation were popular. Master Perfumer Francois Coty created the powder in 1935 by blending face powder with air in order to create the lightest finish possible.

If you want to set your makeup so it never creases and never feels cakey, this is the go-to—and it’s a steal compared to other designer and luxury products. It goes on translucent and creates a subtle matte finish for your makeup without laying in any fine lines or accentuating blemishes. It gives makeup a bit of extra coverage and it lasts all day. More »

Flower Cosmetics Seal The Deal Long Lasting Setting Spray

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There are so many opportunities through the day for your makeup to get messed up. Sweaty commutes, absent-minded face touching, and oily skin can make it hard for makeup to look and stay fresh all day. That’s where a finishing spray comes in.

After applying your makeup, give your face an even mist of this Flower spray to lock in makeup for hours. It gives your foundation a matte finish and seals it in so you don’t have to worry about smudging or sweating your makeup off.

One reviewer remarked that it works better than any other product they’ve used and doesn't leave a sticky residue or weird shiny effect like other setting sprays they've tried. More »

L.A. Girl PRO Conceal High-Definition Concealer

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Covering acne is serious business and it requires some serious concealer. This L.A. Girl concealer comes in 25 shades including green, orange, and yellow color correcting shades to not only cover pimples but also mask their redness.

To cover really stubborn spots, start with one of the color correctors (green to hide redness, orange to counteract blue tones, and a yellow to brighten dark purple areas). Blend these in to the skin and then follow up with a concealer that matches your skin tone.

The formula blends in easily, but can also be built up to create a heavier coverage. The formula is crease-resistant too, so it looks fresh for hours.  More »

Covergirl Clump Crusher by LashBlast Mascara

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Who doesn’t want more voluminous lashes? But oftentimes, with more volume comes more clumps. If you prefer to avoid the spider lash look and want something more separated, this is the mascara for you.

The combination of the volume-building mascara and the comb-like brush make for bold, fanned out lashes. The bristles on the wand of this brush resemble a fine tooth comb, notes on reviewer, so it does a great job of coating each lash and preventing a clumped look. More »

Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Eraser Dark Circles Treatment Concealer

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To counteract dark under eyes and added brightness anywhere on your face, this concealer is perfect. The sheer formula doesn’t create a thick, opaque coverage but instead makes the skin look radiant and awake.

The sponge applicator makes it easy to apply and blend out while goji berry works to fight aging and smooth fine lines. Add it under the eyes as well as around the nose or to any other area you want to look brighter. More »

Physicians Formula Butter Highlighter

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Since this blush-highlighter hybrid launched, it’s become a drugstore staple. The creamy texture dries down quickly to a powder finish for a smooth look on the skin. And the light-diffusing particles in the formula help to create a soft highlighting effect without going too over the top. Pink pigments create a flushed look as well.

One reviewer called out the product's ability to blend into skin easily for a natural effect. They also said the product is buildable, if you prefer a more dramatic look.

The cherry on top: the formula helps to hydrate the skin with ingredients like Amazon Murumuru Butter, Cupuacu Butter, and Tucuma Butter while it fights aging with peptides and conditioning ingredients. More »