K-Beauty Under A Fiver ($5) - Makeup Edition

We’ve all been there: sharpening the stub end of your eyeliner or digging out that last scrap of concealer. Don’t worry your sweet little purse, because Althea’s here to give you a hand! Just because you’re broke, doesn’t mean you can’t look fabulous. Whether you’re on a student budget or you’re running low on the adult life, we’ve got just the thing to keep both your face and your bank account happy. Here’s our K-beauty picks under $5 (psst, nobody has to know!)
Skinfood Choco Eyebrow Powder Cake - $4.00
This brow kit comes with not one, but TWO shades to suit your brows, along with a handy brush for easy application. These powders contain real cacao extracts which lend good, dark pigmentation for a good looking brow. Bring this product up a notch and use it as a defining eyeshadow too on days you’re extra pinched for cash.
Abbamart Eyelash Master - $2.50
Look expensive with these little flutters! These lashes come in Soft Long (lengthy and wispy) and Volume Up (slightly thicker, more voluminous) to suit every mood. It also comes with lash glue, so this kit gives you glamour without emptying your pockets.
RiRe Luxe Full Coverage Concealer - $3.00
Hide those blemishes with this creamy, full coverage concealer from RiRe! Not just gentle on your purse, this formula is also gentle on the skin, offering a non-sticky feel and long wear throughout the day. Its super compact size also means that you can bring this with you on-the-go!
The Face Shop Lovely Me:ex Cushion Blusher - $4.75
Sweet cheeks don’t have to cost a bomb. This blusher from The Face Shop comes with both the powder blush itself and a puff for easy application. Pick from any from the 5 candy shades for adorable cheeks in no time.
The Saem Saemmul Water Candy Tint - $4.25
Freshen up your look with this super pigmented tint from The Saem. A little really does go a long way with this product! Dot a couple drops onto the center of the lips and blend outwards for a gorgeous gradient lip or wear it bold and full all over.

Did you hear that sigh of relief? I think it was coming from your pocket! Make sure you check out these and all our other price savers available on Althea, and let us know in the comments down below which ones you’ve tried and how they fared.


  1. Less than 5 dollar make up?Is it expired?

    1. Hi there,

      Althea doesn't sell expired or non-authentic items to our customers. We ensure that our prices are hard to beat and pass the savings on to our fans, hence the great prices. If you're interested, be sure to check out our site for more info at http://althea.kr/

    2. hmm just because it's under 5 dollars, it's enough to consider it as an expired product? :/ they made this article to help those in need of makeup that would suit their budget and not to promote expired items. lol


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