4 wearable looks with dollar-store makeup

don't be scared off

Photographed by Alana Tyler Slutsky

Don't be scared off by the garish color selections, the funky smells, or the questionable import regulations: I buy makeup from the dollar store all the time. To prove that you can wear this stuff and look like a million bucks, we road tested it. Ahead, four wearable looks created from bottom-dollar products. The trick? You just have to choose the products wisely and keep in mind some secrets of the trade.

(Note: For those of you looking for organic and sustainable products, the dollar store beauty aisle may not be the best bet. Instead, try our ultimate vegan round-up, or some eco-friendly fashion finds.)

Makeup by Faye Lauren.