Budget Beauty Products I love

08 April 2018

Although I favour the likes of Space.Nk and Cult Beauty, there are some products that I always head for on the hight street. I tend to gravitate towards Boots or a Superdrug when I'm in a bit of a pinch such as when I travel somewhere and forget something or sometimes if I've run out of something that costs £30+ and I'm on a budget I usually head over to find a dupe for a fraction of the price. So here are a few of my go to's. 

The Ordinary Coverage Foundation. I love this stuff. I've got two at the moment that are different shades, one as an everyday and the other for when I have a bit of a tan (aka, when I smother myself in gradual tan as my legs are whiter than the snow) to get me through the winter months. I picked it up on Cult Beauty and at first I just scrolled past it, then went speedily scrolling back up when I saw the price tag. I wasn't looking for a new foundation but at £5.90 I was most certainly picking that up. It was cheaper than the drugstore foundation I liked from Rimmel and Bourjois which usually retail from £9.99. I was so excited to get them and tried them out as soon as they arrived. I have heard mixed reviews but I was so happy with both products (aside from one of the pumps didn't work on one but for a formula I was happy with at £5.90, I couldn't have cared less). I use the Coverage Foundation most days when I'm going to work so I get save my nicer products and I love the result. It's not full coverage which I like, it blends well for me and I love the finished result. It's not exactly a matte finish but doesn't leave it dewy either, it just does the job. 

Bourjois Poudre De Riz De Java is one of the only powders I use. I love this product and how translucent it is. Once I have applied my foundation and let it sit, I dust this over my face and it seriously just illuminates my skin. I also love the staying power it gives to my under eyes otherwise I feel my concealer would just fall away during the work day.

The best budget lips I have found so far has got to be the NYX Soft Matte Cream Liquid Lipstick. I still can't get over that these are only £6. There is such a huge range of shades and they just flow onto the lips. My faves are the nudey colours such as Cannes, Stockholm and San Fransisco, which usually reside in the depths of my handbags.

For concealer I usually stick to my favourite pots from Glossier, Bobbi Brown, and Nars but as my Nars one ran out recently and I didn't have the £32 to spend on a concealer (boo wedding budget) I opted for the Bourjois Healthy mix concealer with a £8.99 price tag and my purse did a sigh of relief. I am always blown away with this as I'm so used to my staples this really does go on so well and is a breath of fresh air. I love the way it illuminates my skin and gives a good amount of coverage. 

Back in February I forgot my Charlotte Tilbury All in one Face palette with my blusher, bronzer and high lighter. The end of the world I know and I only realised about ten minutes before the shops shut and we were going out for a Valentines day meal. No highlighter on a date night, Valentines Day too, the horror. I ran into the nearest Boots and looked for a palette that had every thing I needed and I found the Revolution Sculpt and Contour Kit in C01. It was what I needed and all in one. When using it a little goes a long way and I use this for work days, and for £3.50 it's an absolute steal. 


What are your Fave budget buys? 


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