Seeing as we all tend to over-spend a bit over the festive season, between holidays, entertaining and gifts, it is not surprising that when January comes around, extra money is not so easy to come by. So, today I will be sharing a Budget Beauty Edit with you, so you can still get your beauty fix, without breaking the bank. All of the products mentioned below are less than R200 and are pretty fantastic if you ask me!
essence Fresh and Fit Awake Makeup- I am really enjoying this foundation! It is light and fresh, and leaves my skin looking dewy and healthy. It offers medium coverage, and sits well on my dehydrated skin without looking cakey or clinging to fine lines. I just wish the shade range was better, I have Fresh Sun Beige which is the darkest shade, it works, but it does lean a bit pink, whereas I need a more yellow undertone, but with a light dusting of bronzer I can warm it up. But, offering only four shades, with the darkest one being NC30-35 is quite disappointing.
Woolworths Face Make-Up Finishing Spray- I love the gentle cucumber/aloe scent of this spray! It isn’t drying on my skin, leaves my skin looking dewy, and although it isn’t the most long lasting setting spray it does a good job of increasing the longevity of my makeup.
Swatches from Top-Bottom:
Palladio Liquid Concealer Honey- On its own, this concealer doesn’t cover my dark under eye circles, but when paired with a corrector, it does such a great job! And because it is so thin and light, it doesn’t crease!
LA Girl Pro Conceal Peach Corrector- The LA Girl Pro Conceal range is not hyped for no reason. The coverage of this is excellent, and I love the shade, it disguises my dark circles perfectly.
Colourpop Super Shock Cheek in Never Been Kissed- The formula of this blush is amazing, a cream to powder that blends well and lasts long. The pigmentation is fantastic, and look at that lovely peach shade!
Catrice Sun Lover Glow Bronzing Powder in Sun-kissed Bronze- I love a luminizing bronze shade, it warms up the face so well, and keeps the Summer glow going all year round! This bronzer is a bit more glowy than what I usually like, but I really like it for Summer.
LA Girl Strobelite Strobing Powder 50 Watt- This champagne gold highlighter is absolutely beautiful. It is pure metallic, with not a glitter particle in sight!
Colourpop Creme Gel Liner in Swerve- I love how smooth and pigmented this liner is. No dragging, no pulling, and most importantly no smudging!
NYX Intense Butter Gloss in Orangesicle- I love me an orange lip, and this gloss is amazing! It is so pigmented! Since it is a gloss it isn’t as long lasting as a liquid lipstick, but I love this bright shade for warm Summer days.
Maybelline Master Fix Setting + Perfecting Loose Powder- I was a bit worried that this translucent powder would leave me looking a bit ashy, but luckily it does no such thing! It sets concealer well, and reduces the shine on my forehead and cheeks too, without leaving any white cast.
NYX Micro Brow Pencil in Black- The Stila Stay All Day Precision Glide Brow Pencil is my go-to brow pencil, but this one competes quite well. Although it is black, it isn’t too dark, and has a nice cool tone that suits my brows perfectly. It has a spoolie on the one end to brush brows out, this is one I will be using often!
Catrice Lash Extension Mascara- This mascara really lengthens and seperates my lashes, and it doesn’t clump or flake. Although I much prefer a plastic spoolie, as opposed to a bristle one like this, this one does a good job at lengthening and seperating each individual lash.
What are your favourite Budget Makeup Picks?
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Tried all the NYX lip products and I am such a fan. This year I’m aiming to finally try Colourpop! x
I also love the NYX, which is your favourite? Definitely do, Colourpop is fantastic!
I’m so in love with ColourPop products and the NYX Butter Glosses are fantastic too! 🙂
Yasmina | The July Journal
I have an endless Colourpop wishlist, their products are amazing!
Didn’t think the essence foundation was any good but I’ll have to give it a try now! X
I was quite surprised by it, but I quite like it. I just wish the shade range was better!
I need to pick up the Maybelline Master Fix Setting + Perfecting Loose Powder, it sounds just what I’ve been looking for x
It is great, so light and non drying or ashy! I want to try the brightening one too and see how that goes!
I love the swatches. I really want to try from LA Girl. I’ve got s couple of bits and pieces already.
LA Girl is such an amazing brand, and I love that they keep expanding their range!
The ColourPop eyeliners are so good! I think I need to give the LA Girl concealer another shot too 🙂
Jasmine Talks Beauty
They are! The peach one is amazing, did you not get on with them?
There are certainly some great budget-friendly products!
I really want to try ColourPop and LA Girl Products xx
They are great brands, certainly worth it!
Thanks for this post being a stay at home mom and not much spending money for myself its great to know what to buy when i need more make-up at great prices
There are so many great affordable beauty brands out there for when you need a spoil!
I love a good bargain beauty buy
Me too Shelley! Which is your favourite bargain brand?
Oh wow that NYX Gloss looks stunning! I prefer a more orange shade on the lips to a straight up red so may have to pick this up! x
Me too Terri! I love orange on my lips!
I really enjoy those LA Girl Pro Concealers. Great coverage and good shade range xxx
Me too! I really love this peach one, it is by far my favourite!
Ooh that LA Girl highlighter is super pretty! It looks gorgeous on your skin xx
The formula is really good too, and I love their shade range!
I am desperate to try color pop products as ive heard so many good things about them.
I highly recommend it! Such great products and formulas!
I am a budget blogger through and through so this post is right up my street! I love essence I think they’re a real unsung hero! Beauty doesn’t have to cost the earth! I’d love to do a blond test on people to compare high end to high street!
And their limited editions too! Have you tried Catrice? I love budget beauty! Haha, I am sure more than a few would choose the budget versions in a blind test!
Loving that blush colour! I’m a bit of a make up snoot and hardly ever by from drugstores! I need to take a closer look!!
There are such amazing affordable gems out there, definitely try and check a few out!
That Peach correct looks amazing. Another great blog post lovely. I will have to look out for some these when I have a spending spree:
I love LA Girl products, they really do some amazing stuff!
I really love the look of that colour-pop blush! It is stunning! The photos are pretty here too lovely 🙂
Erin || MakeErinOver
The blush is really pretty, and the formula!!! Ah thank you!
Ooo I’m a real lover of budget beauty! (I’m so broke right now haha) will deffo have to take a look into some of these beauties!
Me too! essence and Catrice are my favourites, especially their limited collections!
I’ve heard so much about the LA girl pro conceal and I think I’m just going to have to bite the bullet and order some online!! 🙂
Yes, I am really enjoying it. If you like full coverage concealers, they are awesome!
I’ve always been rubbish when it comes to budget beauty but I’ve really loved Milani recently xx
Yes, Milani is a lovely pick!
Yesss! I’m all about the budget beauty with baby on the way, it’s time for me prioritise and it hurts x
There are such awesome budget beauty products out there though, I am sure you will find some 😉
I want to try the Maybelline Master Fix Setting + Perfecting Loose Powder – I think the Catrice Prime & Fine Mattifying powder (transparent) makes me look ashy. Previously I used the Rimmel one with no problems. But I like to try new makeup 😉
Haha, me too Reonette! There is another more yellow version of the Master Fix too, but I haven’t seen it in store yet! I also like to use a light powder foundation to set, I find that works really well.
I think ColourPop are so great for beauty on a budget. The formula is always up there with mid-end products and such a bargain xx
I agree, they are really one of the best, and being affordable is a bonus!
The LA Girl highlightsers are great value for money
They are Sharleen. Which is your favourite shade?
The LA Girl highlighters are my favourite!
Candice | Beauty Candy Loves
They are amazing Candice! Which is your favourite one?
Essence is my favourite budget brand x
Mine too! Have you tried Catrice before?
I use the Pro- Concealer and absolutely love it!x
It’s lovely isn’t it? And so affordable!
I love ColourPop cheek formula, I don’t have that shade though i will check it out. I’m huge fan of the LA girl highlighter to xx
It’s a lovely formula, and I love that it doesn’t melt off my skin like some other cream formulas! The highlighter is stunning!
I love bargain makeup as you get so much more for your money. This sounds like a great haul! x
Me too! And the quality of affordable makeup is right up there!
That Essence foundation sounds right up my street! The NYX butter gloss is absolutely stunning! xx
It is lovely, I’ve been wearing it so often! The gloss is perfect for brightening a dull day!
Loved this! I already like a few of these – the NYX brow pencil, the LA Girl higlighter and I have another shade in the Colourpop blush that I love.
Really great post!
Thanks Siobhan! I am loving the Brow Pencil and the Highlighter! Ooooohhh which shade do you have?