Monday 23 March 2020

Best Budget Beauty Buys

I will openly admit that I tend to be a bit of a makeup snob. I love buying premium beauty and quite often overlook drugstore brands even though I do have some firm favourites. I hadn't tried a drugstore foundation for at least a year when I decided to pick up the Milani Conceal and Perfect Foundation. Foundation is the beauty item I purchase the most, whenever any new ones are released, I've bought them. I love trying them out and seeing how they work as I think your base is such a crucial part of your makeup and if you get it right then the rest of your makeup looks so much better. I'd heard some great things about this Milani foundation and found it one day in Boots, at £14.25 it's so much more affordable than the foundations I usually buy so decided it was worth giving a go. This has ended up being one of my favourite foundations, out of both the drugstore and high end ones I own. It has lovely coverage, medium but buildable while feeling light on the skin. It works really well on dry skin and also lasts throughout the day which is something I've struggled with recently with foundations. I've loved this so much that I've repurchased it to make sure I always have one! The Revolution Goddess of Love Highlighter is a product I've owned for years and while I love the Benefit Watt's Up and the Becca Shimmering Skin Perfectors, this is a product I always come back to and always love. I've bought other shades and also purchased for friends, making them as obsessed as I am with it. This retails for just £4.99 and is one of the most beautiful highlighters I've ever tried. It's not glittery at all, it's really finely milled and looks stunning on your cheekbones, bridge of your nose or brow bone. This is one of the most pigmented highlighters I've used and friends I've gifted it to also agree. For the price, it's a product you need to try.

A recent purchase of mine is the St Moriz Radiant Glow Face Tan Drops. I bought this as a cheaper alternative to the Tan Luxe Tan Drops which is quite pricey. These are a great alternative, they're so much cheaper and I personally prefer them! I find that with 2/3 drops of these, I get a really noticeable tan on my face when I wake up the next morning compared to needing a few more drops with the Tan Luxe alternative to notice a difference. I use this product on my face as regular tan doesn't work on my face due to clogging my pores so if like me you need to use an actual face tanner, then definitely have a look at these. Another newer purchase of mine is the Elf Flawless Concealer, I bought this after being recommended it and have loved using it. It's got lovely coverage and the consistency works well on my skin. I occasionally struggle with concealers setting too much and therefore being dry and looking cakey on my skin however this one doesn't do that at all. My final drugstore favourite is from NYX. I've adored NYX for years, I love their lip products, their eyeshadows and their brow products. My favourite overall product is the Soft Matte Lip Cream. I own so many of these, they're basically liquid lipsticks that set into a matte finish. They set very matte on the lip but they don't feel drying or uncomfortable on the lips, they last a really long time (although not all day) without being touched up.  

Do you have any drugstore makeup or skincare recommendations?

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