When it comes to my wardrobe, I’m a high-low girl. Splurge on some items; scavenge for the others. My makeup bag is the same—Yves Saint Laurent lipstick; Cover Girl mascara. But when I heard people singing the praises of a $3 makeup brush, even I was skeptical. Cheap brushes have uncomfortably stiff bristles that shed incessantly. I stand behind that statement, but found the exception to this rule: the Studio Powder Brush by e.l.f. It’s designed to be used with both wet and dry products, and it’s particularly phenomenal with foundation. I use it to blend mine, and its super soft bristles create an airbrushed finish. All for three measly bucks.

$3 at eyeslipsface.com