Friday 20 January 2017

Affordable Makeup Must-Buys

Being an avid makeup lover, I'm always on the hunt for exciting new products to test and share with you all. Sometimes you come across complete misses from the drugstore but then you find those products that just make you go 'wow'. So if you're a drugstore makeup gal, boy do I have some goodies for you!


I hadn't tried NYX's eyeshadows until I got my hands on this lovely palette and I gotta say, I am very impressed. This all-in-one palette holds 6 eyeshadows, a highlighter, a peach-pink blush and a contour shade that have great colour pay off. The colours in this palette really give me Autumn vibes and the neutral tones are right up my alley. Perfect for tucking into your makeup bag and travelling as it's so versatile for creating day to night eye looks. 

You guys know I am utterly obsessed with the NYX HD Concealer but it was time to detach myself from it (for a little while at least), and try something new. I quite like Rimmel's Lasting Finish Foundation so I grabbed their corresponding concealer (which had me at high coverage), and it actually blew me away! I have very blue-purple under eye circles and this concealer made a huge difference. The texture isn't too thick and greasy so it doesn't feel heavy under the eyes or settle into those fine lines. Works a treat over blemishes as well so if you have problematic skin, definitely check this one out.


The Soft Touch range by Models Prefer are fantastic dupes for the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powders which is why I think they're an absolute must-buy for any makeup junkie. 'Glow 1' has a stunning blush, golden highlighter and a bronzer shade that just makes your skin look naturally illuminated without the shimmer. These powders are SO beautiful in texture and pigmentation; they truly are an absolute steal!

When it comes to contouring, I have to go in with a very light hand (being fair skinned and all) or I risk looking like a hot mess. This palette is totally foolproof in the way that the powders blend out like a dream. These powders have amazing pigmentation and texture is incredibly soft as well, so it's no wonder why it has quickly become my go-to palette.

The Internet went wild over this palette and with very good reason; it's gorgeous! I was super excited to find this under the Christmas tree and I refused to swatch it until I photographed it in its perfect state (life of a blogger!). It has all the shades you'll ever need to look like a glowing bronzed goddess, and it suits all skin tones. If you LOVE to glow I highly recommend this palette, it's a definite winner in my books.


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