I do love my high-end makeup products because of the amazing quality, although I do love a good bargain and get excited whenever I see a '3 for 2' offer or any kind of offer at Superdrugs and Boots. As I do love makeup, I don't like to spend too much on it all the time, especially when it's not very necessary as sometimes you can get cheaper products with quality just as good as high end makeup. So for todays post, I've decided to share with you all a few of my inexpensive beauty/hair/skincare must-haves. Most of the products mentioned are something that I use on an everyday basis.
Bourjois Cream Blush: The quality of these cream blushes are amazing, They glide on easily and blend well and they last a lot longer than any other blushes I've tried. I use my fingers to apply them as it is quite difficult to apply with a brush. And the colour is buildable. This is in the colour 'Tropical Coral'.
Maybelline Color Tattoo 24hr: Now you've probably heard about these cream eyeshadows countless amount of times. And I'm not surprised. Even though I'm not a huge eyeshadow wearer, these have definitely won me over. They last long and don't drop bits of glitter all over the cheeks which make it very easy to apply without going through all the mess. It's also great to use as a base eyeshadow to give it that extra glow for the eyelids. This is in the colour 'On and on bronze'.
Sleek Eyebrow Kit: When it comes to makeup I believe good eyebrows is most important as it adds definition to the face. I would rather prefer barely any makeup with great eyebrows than perfect glammed up makeup look with bad eyebrows. I used to use this kit before I moved on to a new product. But if you are looking for an inexpensive, good quality eyebrow kit, then I would recommend this. Really easy application with the brushes and it also comes with a tweezer which I misplaced somewhere. It comes with a creamy base and also a powder base. I've got the darkest shade.
The Body Shop Travel Size Body Butter: I am a huge fan of the Body Shop. I can never walk past the store without having a quick look around inside as the aroma always drags me in. And these travel sized body butters are amazing and super moisturising. The smell is divine and also lingers for a while. I use the travel sized ones for my hands and carry it around with me whenever I'm out. This flavour is the moringa. a nice floral scent.
Hair Brush: Now this hair brush ain't no ordinary hair brush. I don't know if there is an actual name for this hair brush. If you know the name, do let me know! This is my life saver and is a definite must-have. Since I do like to do sleek buns and ponytails I get a lot of crazy fly aways and baby hairs. So this is when this hair brush comes in to the rescue. I just spray a little hair spray and use this brush to smooth everything out. It's made styling updo's so much easier and saves me time. And I got this from the local pharmacy for under £2. And it's tiny so it doesn't take up a lot of space. But you can get larger version of this at Boots and maybe Superdrugs as well.
Lee Stafford Argon Oil Heat Defence Spray: Although I don't straighten my hair all the time. On an everyday basis I just like to put my hair up in a bun. But when I do use electric heat styling products I like to use this prior to using the electric products. It doesn't weight your hair down and I believe it does protect my hair from split-ends as I don't have many yet (touch wood!). But the only downside it the smell. But the smell goes away after a couple minutes of applying.
Real Techniques Beauty Sponge: I've just been using this for a couple weeks and absolutely love using this to blend in my concealer. It's so much easier to use than a makeup brush and gives a more even finish than when I used to use my fingers to blend the concealer. You can also use it for your foundation aswell. It really blends the makeup well and the pointed tip makes it easy to blend the concealer.
Bourjois Rouge Edition lipstick in the colour ' Cherry my Cherie': If you are looking for the perfect red lipstick, I would say this would be the one. It's not too bright but has that strawberry red colour to it. It's well pigmented and also lasts long.