I've really been loving 'highstreet' make-up lately.
After many years of (wrongly) assuming that you get what you pay for in the cosmetic world, I've found myself well & truly making up for all that wasted time! So today I thought I would group together some of my favourite, purse-friendly picks!
For brows I used Mac Omega(£12.50) shadow & an angled brush; now I know Mac isn't a highstreet brand by any means, but it's a lot cheaper than my other favourite - Hourglass Arch Sculpting Pencil - so, I hope you don't mind me adding it in there! I've never been able to find a natural, blonde/ash eyebrow product that I like for under £10, so if you have any recommendations, please let me know!
For eyes, I kept it very simple with a flick of Soap & Glory SuperCat Liquid Liner(£6) which is absolutely wonderful for the price. It lasts all day, doesn't smudge or flake - what more could you ask for? I also added a little bit of Rimmel Scandal Eyes Nude Eyeliner(£3.99) in the waterline to open up my eyes. To finish off, I added Maybelline The Falsies mascara(£7.99). It's my favourite of all favourites. It's a great mascara at a fraction of the cost of some higher end versions, yet it does exactly the same thing. Thickens, lengthens & holds a curl well. The shelves in Boots were completely empty of this the other week, which made me slightly panic (I need a top-up, god dammit!), but it just goes to show how great it really is!
To perk everything up a bit, I added The Body Shops Honey Bronzer(£13) -(again, not necessarily 'highstreet' but still one of the best bronzer for pale skin that I've found!) & Bourjois Cream Blush(£7.99) in Rose Tender. I love these cream blushes as they're so, so easy to apply and look super natural. I have two of the four available shades and they get a lot of use!
On my lips I used Bourjois Rouge Velvet Lipstick(£8.99) in Frambourjois. This is a fairly new purchase and I'm still yet to completely make my mind up about it. I love the colour - it's a true raspberry red shade & unlike anything else I own, however I'm just not sure matte products are for me.
Initially this feels like adding silicone (or Benefits Pore-fessional) to your lips, which is… a little bit odd, to say the least. They do 'move about' slightly, then after around half an hour of so they dry to a stain, and the 'velvet' feeling goes with it. After two hours+, I find it settles into any cracks or dry patches (hence the Lush Mint Julips Lip Scrub!) However, the colour does stay vivid for hours and hours & from a distance, it doesn't look too bad. I think overall they're not really for me as I'm just someone who prefers a bit of gloss/hydration from a lipstick, but that's just my personal preference!
What are your favourite budget products?
Oh, and a little off topic, but THANK YOU so much for the mind-blowingly awesome response to my previous post. I still can't believe how much everyone enjoyed it! *waves to new followers*