Look for quality. Judging by price is not the key to finding quality products. You must examine each product individually. That line could have great blush, but not great foundation colors or brushes. Your needs will be best met by not limiting yourself to buying everything from one line.
Always buy your drugstore products at a store with a good cosmetics return policy. I would feel terrible if any of you bought something I had suggested, didn’t like it, and then couldn’t return it!
Keep in mind that even some of the more expensive drugstores sometimes carry some very low-priced obscure brands and products. You just have to look for them. I found an excellent quality retractable lip brush for under $2 at my local Long’s Drugs. They carry many interesting low-cost brands and products you have never heard of. Save-On also carries some interesting, inexpensive and obscure products.
More unusual sources to shop. Scour beauty supply stores, $1 stores, discount stores, your local swap meet/flea market, any warehouse stores you belong to, and any old-fashioned five-n-dime’s in your area for more bargains. For the not-so-easily-embarrassed, check out play make-up for children. At Pic N’ Save I found a $2 compact that had about 12 eyeshadows and 3 blushes and they were actually rather adult colors and fairly matte. Some discount clothing stores in strip malls also sell very inexpensive make-up.