As a student, I don’t have endless money to spend on expensive make up, so I don’t own endless amounts of high end products. Here are my recommendations if you are on a budget like me. All prices are taken from the Superdrug website so they are all up to date at the time of posting.
Primer is an important step all make up routines, and this one from Makeup Revolution is really good. It really preps my skin, evening it out and making it 100% ready. This one is great and only costs £5 making it a complete bargain!
The next step for me is concealer, and I use Collection Lasting Perfection. I’ve actually ran out of my current tube and haven’t replaced it yet (I’m dying inside) which is why it’s not in the photographs. The concealer is really good and I find it applies really easily, and as long as my skin isn’t in a really bad condition it doesn’t crease up too much! This costs £4.19.
For foundation I have been loving the Maybelline Super Stay. I find it really difficult to find foundations that don’t make me look like an orange as I’m really pale, and this is the best one so far. The product looks so messy in the photograph (oops!). It applies really well and is the perfect coverage that I need, not too heavy or light. I’d question whether it really DOES last 24 hours, but it is a great foundation. I’m near the end and if anyone as any recommendations for good foundations for people with pale skin, that would be really apprieciated. This is one of the more expensive products from this post, but still won’t break the bank too much costing £8.99.
The final stage for the face is setting powder, and I use Rimmel Stay Matte. This powder is really easy to apply, and works really well. Something I love is that the powder doesn’t crumble or break, as I’m sure we’ve all been in the situation before where our powder has been dropped and cracks, and then just goes absolutely everywhere! This costs £3.99.
For eyeshadow I’m been using this make up palette from Makeup Revolution. The colours are all of my favourite eyeshadow shades, as I wear lots of browns and neutral colours. In the palette there is a mixture of matte and shimmery eyeshadow, but they are all highly pigmented and easily last all day. The only eyeshadow in the palette that isn’t great is the white, as for some reason this just isn’t pigmented and takes a long time to apply and build up. Luckily I have never had the need to wear white eyeshadow, and I just use it as a base for the other colours, in which it works well. This costs £4.
I rarely use eyeliner because I’m a glasses wearer, which makes applying it even more difficult than usual because I can’t actually see what I’m doing! When I wear contacts, I use this gel liner by Collection. I have to admit that I have only tried a couple of others, because I don’t wear it often, but it seems average quality to me. Only when I looked up the price did I earliest it ha sheen discontinued, so it’s obviously old and should be binned. If you have any eyeliner recommendations or techniques you use if you’re a glasses wearer, I would love to hear them!
As I don’t wear eyeliner, it’s really important to me to exaggerate my lashes. I use a mix of the Makeup Revolution Amazing Curve, and the Rimmel Wake me Up. I find that the different wand shapes mean that I get the best look possible, as the Rimmel lengthens my lashes and the other curls and shapes them. They both work well alone, but I do prefer to use them together. The Rimmel mascara costs £7.99, and the Makeup Revolution one costs £2.99 in store, but I can’t find it online!
This lipstick is my current favourite. It is a Maybelline Colour Sensational lipstick in shade 885, Midnight Merlot. It has been perfect over the winter as I love a berry colour more often. This lipstick is well pigmented and lasts all day, and I absolutely love it. I’m going to get a few more in other shades as the lipstick is just absolutely perfect. This lipstick costs £6.99 so is just the perfect price too!
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