I do not usually go for budget foundations as I like the quality and overall feel of luxury alternatives better. However, there are two budget foundations that have been a constant in my collection the last few years – the L’Oreal Nude Magique Cushion foundation and Rimmel Wake Me Up foundation. Both the foundations give a healthy, radiant finish to the skin that is easy to blend and apply, making them great choices for a starter budget foundation.
I like to use a translucent face powder to set my makeup, especially in the T-zone area. The two budget face powders options that I really like are the NYX High Definition Finishing Powder in Translucent and the cult status Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder in Transparent. The face powders work well in the undereye area as well as to set the whole face. Both the powders keep the shine away as well help minimize the appearance of pores. They are definitely where you should start if looking for a face powder on a budget.
I love using highlighters in my makeup routine as I love the glow they add to the skin. The budget highlighter that I gravitate towards is the NYX Born to Glow Liquid Illuminator in the shade Gleam. It adds the most subtle glow to the skin without looking unnatural.
However, I have not yet found a budget powder highlighter that I love. Let me know if you have any recommendations?
Although I own a few eyeshadow palettes, I rarely love a budget pick. However, the Wet n Wild Color Icon Eyeshadow Collection in C738 Comfort Zone is a high street gem which I haven’t been able to put down since I purchased it. This palette has eight versatile shades which can easily create an everyday eye look or even an intense smokey eye. At under £6, it doesn’t break the bank either.
There are tons of great budget lipstick formulas that are available in the drugstore. But if you are starting out with makeup, I would recommend starting with NYX Cosmetics brand that has a range of colours for every person. I love the NYX Soft Matte Lip Creams and the NYX Matte Lipsticks, as both of them have a very comfortable formula.
A couple of other budget lipstick options that I gravitate towards are the Maybelline Colour Sensational Lip Colour and L’oreal Colour Riche Lipcolour lipsticks, both of which are affordable long-staying lipstick formulas.
What are your favourite budget beauty products?