The beauty gurus always talk about which products they love more or less, and, since you’re absolutely obsessed with them and must have EVERY SINGLE PRODUCT THEY TALK ABOUT, you stop for a moment and think “sis i do not have that much coin”. They spend 1000’s of dollars on their faces, and you over here eating Maggi noodles for breakfast, lunch and dinner. So, what do you do?? What do you buy, what do you not buy, what do you start saving up for?? I’m here to help.
I’ve gathered all the products I simply cannot live without, the essentials of my (not so) everyday make-up routine. From foundation to eyeshadow, I’ve got you covered! And girl, everything I’m showing you is UNDER 30 bucks, so even if you live in that Maggi situation, you can still get these!
All the products I’m going to be mentioning are bought from my own money, and all opinions are my own. Just lettin ya know!
PUPA Like A Doll Liquid Make-up – I have raved and raved about this, but it’s just incredible! When you apply this, it genuinely looks like photohopped skin, not like make-up on skin, which is why I’m in love with this. You HAVE to get it.
PUPA Extreme Cover Concealer – AGAIN, TALKED ABOUT THIS AT LEAST 7 TIMES BEFORE, I just can’t help it. THIS will cover your past, your insecurities, your ex’s dead body, ANYTHING. And you don’t even have to cake it on to make it full coverage. One thin swipe, and you are painted like a HOUSE.
Good Make-up Brushes – This is such an important part. God, how do I begin. Having proper good quality make-up brushes, make your looks turn out 2000000% better. Just believe me, I used to have ONE elf angled brush, that i used to do EVERYTHING with : highlight, concealer, eyes, brows, foundation, and everything was so splotchy and disgusting looking. But once I got my hand on some GOOD brushes, I threw that ELF one RIGHT AWAY. MORPHE, the brand absolutely every single beauty guru on planet Earth talks about, has an amazing set of 12 eye brushes for 25 pounds. Now, keep in mind that their brushes range from 5 to 12 bucks, so this is a STEAL.
A Proper Eyeshadow Palette – Morphe, once again, has amazing eyeshadow palettes, that are also affordable! I got the 15N and 15D palettes for 15 pounds each and I could not have been happier. The pigment in the mattes is unreal, and the shimmers are SO creamy, it’s just dreamy. (IT RHYMED)
Benefit Ka-BROW! – *sighs* I know, okay. 134th time I’m talking about this. Just stick with me. Benefit is the #! brand for eyebrow products – facts. And this is just a wonderful product, and why I love it is because you can choose the brow style you’re going for, from natural to Cara Delevingne. The brush is also super precise, so it’s really hard to mess up! It is a little bit more on the pricey side (24 bucks) but it’s still under 30 pounds! And you will not regret this purchase, I promise!
A GOOD Mascara – Lashes can change an eye look drastically, and it’s always for the better. They just add so much more definition and life to your eyes, it’s actual magic. I have got to say, that the mascara I am showing you in my photos is 27,5 USD (but still under 30!!!), but if you don’t want to spend 30 bucks on a mascara I completely understand. A dupe for this, would be the Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara, which I’m sure you’ve heard of!
A Creamy Lip Liner – Lip liner, for me, is a life saver. Seriously, if I had to choose one from all these products, this would be it. I just love the way it makes my lips feel, and I never leave the house without one! I know a lot of people don’t really use lip liner, but for me, it is a necessity!
I hope you’ve enjoyed this post, and hopefully I’ve helped you a bit as to how you should spend your money on make-up. Now, shop away!
Love ya. Cheers, bye x