Friday, February 20, 2015
Where To Save On Makeup
I do love my luxury high end brands, but sometimes there is no need to fork out 20 odd quid for something thats just as good at the drugstore. I'm willing to invest in foundations, good quality eye shadows and lipsticks but some things don't seem as worth it. I'm just covering makeup here but if you would like me to talk through various other beauty bits to save on then please let me know in the comments.
A good base is key to any makeup look and a good foundation and concealer duo isn't impossible to find within Boots, however your choice is limited. If you're looking for a face powder however, the drugstore will have you covered. High-end wise, MAC do some great powders and I know theres a few from Chanel that are very loved and of course the Hourglass Lighting Powder, but you'll find ones just as good from lower-end brands. A few of my favourites include, The Soap and Glory Kick Ass Powder (£12.00), Rimmel Stay Matte (£3.99) and the Bourjois Healthy Balance Powder (£8.99) which are all lovely powders that mattify the skin without it looking cakey. If you're not a great powder lover I would suggest trying these out as they may well change your mind!
Mascara and eyeliner are both things I very rarely walk out of Boots and Superdrug for. I know many people love mascaras from higher end brands, and of course they are great, but there are ones just as good for a lot less. L'Oreal and MAX Factor are my favourite mascara brands, they have lots of different options for lengthening and volumising and they are all rather excellent. No7 also do some great ones and Maybelline offer some which I know are very raved about. The same goes for eyeliner and although the Tom Ford Eye Defining Pen and the Kat Von D Tattoo Liner entice me greatly, £40 for an eyeliner is not worth it in my eyes. They may last a bit longer but I go through them so quickly I would rather pay a bit less. The Soap and Glory Supercat Liner (£6.00) is amazing, its super black, lasts well on the eyes, has a great felt tip nib which is easy to use and doesn't dry up quickly! For liquid liners I would recommend the Rimmel Exaggerate Liner (£5.29), and for pencils the Rimmel Scandal Eye Liners (£3.99) are an amazing dupe for the Urban Decay 24/7 liners!
Since the launch of the much loved Real Technique brushes my MAC ones have started to collect dust..I think Real Techniques have you covered in terms of brushes, they have one for everything and they're great quality and very soft! Zoeva is also a brush brand which has been new on the scene over the past couple of years. Their brushes are inexpensive too, but very lovely and they also come in some great sets if you're starting out with makeup.