7 Affordable Beauty Favourites
Writing this blog for over 6 years means that I'm now fortunate enough to be sent a fair few products to try out. But something I'm all too aware of is the price of those items, just because I'm fortunate enough to receive them for work purposes doesn't mean everybody else is. So discovering products that are not only effective but affordable is something that I am always on a mission for and here are 7 of my current favourites, some new and some old.
NYX JUMBO EYE PENCIL IN YOGURT*: Eyeshadow pencils are something that I fell in love with a couple of years ago. If you're somebody who still wants to make an effort with their makeup but doesn't want to put in a tonne of effort then an eyeshadow pencil is for you. All you have to do is scribble them onto the lids and blend out with a firm brush or either your finger and you're good to go. The NYX formulation is lovely, so soft and creamy whilst having a good amount of pigment to them. They look somewhat glossy on the eye too which is something I love and means this could be used as a primer too.
BOURJOIS RADIANCE REVEAL CONCEALER*: I mentioned this illuminating concealer in a post a few days ago so I won't go on too much. But for a budget concealer, it brightens beautifully, it's so thick and hydrating to the eye area and the pink tone corrects any unsightly tones. For a long time, I skipped brightening concealers as I found they made my under eye area look kinda strange but this brightens and conceals just the right amount. Even without a base on top, you can get away with this to lend a helping hand when you're tired.
SIMPLE HYDRATOR BOOST MICELLAR CLEANSING WATER*: I've been loyal to the Garnier Micellar Water for years. And it takes a lot for me to stray away from it but this new release from Simple has got my heart right now. I thought the Garnier was just like water but this is incredible, you can really feel the hydration hit your skin as well as it removing any scrap of makeup you have on without causing any irritation to the complexion. It's more expensive than the Garnier and you definitely don't get as much. But as of right now I really do think this is better and having that extra hydration in the cooler months is ideal.
BILOU COCO COCKTAIL BODY SPRAY*: I can't deny that using a body spray does make me feel like a teenager but this number of Bilou is wonderful. It's a sweet rich coconut scent that lingers of the skin and your clothes for a considerable amount of time. Whenever I just want a top of up scent then I will reach for this rather than a perfume and it's ideal as a money saver without missing out on a dreamy scent.
MAYBELLINE LASH SENSATIONAL MASCARA*: Whilst there are high-end mascaras that I absolutely adore I don't believe it's a product you have to spent a lot on to get a great item. The Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara* is something that I discovered a couple of years ago and it's something I've come back to. It does everything that I could want in a mascara, it defines, adds length, volumises and holds all day without smudging or being a complete nightmare to remove. Which is rare as usually when something is so long lasting it means that it's going to be a pain to remove. Which certainly isn't the case with this and the formulation is just right, not too wet or dry.
LANOLIPS 101 OINTMENT*: The Lanolips 101 Ointment has been a long time favourite of mine. Of course, it's great all year round product but in the colder months, it really comes into its own as it creates a protective layer over the lips that doesn't feel uncomfortable or tacky to wear. It's such a thick dense balm which instantly comforts dry and cracked lips but you can use it on other areas of other the body too. It's particularly good on the backs of your heels and cuticles.
HYLAMIDE FINISHER PORE DELETE*: Whilst I might not love this underneath makeup on my skin something that I absolutely adore it for is on no makeup days as a skin perfecter without the need to reach for any base products. If you have really oily skin then I can imagine this could work beautifully but for more combination girls it's not something I've found to work amazingly well. However, on makeup-free days it creates a lovely smooth soft focus canvas and it helps with the appearance of blemishes and scarring too.
What are your favourite budget beauty products?