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7th of April, 2020

How to Build a Makeup Collection for under $100

Jordan Hazan
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We’ll let you in on a secret: You don’t need to break the bank to buy makeup essentials. If you’re looking to update your makeup collection, or you’re trying to save money on makeup, we’ve got you covered.

Our DB Cosmetics beauty experts share their top product picks so you can build a makeup collection for under $100. 

Ace your Base

DB Cosmetics Gold Elixir Priming Potion - $19.99

To create a canvas for your foundation, add a primer to your pre-makeup routine. Our Gold Elixir Priming Potion is infused with real gold flecks, so it feels ultra-luxurious. It has a gel-like formula, and glides on to give your complexion a radiant glow - which is why it’s one of the best affordable primers. It’s full of Hyaluronic Acid to deeply hydrate your skin, Vitamin C to brighten, and Q10 and Peptides to lift and firm - and ensure your makeup stays put all day long! 

DB Cosmetics Luminous Hydrating Foundation - $19.99

There’s nothing worse than a foundation that cakes or flakes on your skin. That’s why we created the best-selling hydrating formula for our Luminous Hydrating Foundation. It’s enriched with skin-loving ingredients like Hyaluronic Acid, Aloe Vera, Green Tea and Vitamins A, C and E, and the light-reflecting pigments leave your skin looking radiant and dewy. The foundation is buildable, so you can apply one layer for light coverage, or another to take your look from day to night. We like using a  Foundation Brush and a  Beauty Sponge for a flawless finish.

Add Warmth and Colour

DB Cosmetics On The Go All-In-One Face Palette - $17.99

Who doesn’t love a multitasker? Our On The Go All-In-One Face Palette is made up of a bronzer, blush, highlighter and four eyeshadows - everything you need to wake up your complexion and have fun with your makeup. It’s one of our minimal makeup essentials. The shades are highly-pigmented and blend beautifully, with zero creasing or caking. Plus, they’re packed with vitamins and nutrients to nourish the skin at the same time. 

For daytime, sweep on the bronzer on your cheekbones, forehead and nose, then pop the rosy blush on the apples of your cheeks. To take your glow up a notch, dab the highlighter on the high points of your face, like the top of your cheekbones and under the arch of your brows. If you’re glamming up for the night, finish off with the shimmery gold shadow, or the rich burgundy shade. 

Draw attention to your Eyes

DB Cosmetics Absolute Brow Pencil - $11.99

Your brows frame your face, so spend some time shaping them to perfection. Our nifty Absolute Brow Pencil is dual-ended. Use the brush first to comb your brows, and then the pencil to create a naturally feathered look. The pencil has an angled tip for easy, precise use, and the smudge-proof formula glides on like a dream. We call this our holy grail brow product, and it comes in three shades to suit any brows.

DB Cosmetics Centre Stage Curl & Volume Mascara - $14.99

Finish your eye look with a swipe of our Amazing Volume Mascara. It will coat your lashes with ultra-black colour while building volume - without clumping. The formula also contains Vitamin E to help promote lash strength.

Nourish the Lips

DB Cosmetics Lavish Lip Gloss - $9.99

Gloss is back, and it’s not going anywhere. Our Lavish Lip Gloss has a non-sticky formula and will add a pretty shine to your pout. It also comes in an array of colours to suit different skin tones (and moods!), like pink, peach and crimson.

And the total comes to...


Mission accomplished - we just created a full makeup collection for under $100! As for shipping, it’s free for orders over $60 when you choose local standard shipping.

*Prices and shipping are in AUD. 

To start building your own collection of makeup, shop everything from Primers to Palettes here. Don't forget to tag us @db_cosmetics on Instagram- we'd love to see the looks you create!