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Wednesday, December 10, 2014

My Top 5 Budget Buys of 2014

My Top 5 Budget Buys of 2014

In the last few months or maybe even year it feels like I have somewhat ignored the likes of Boots and Superdrug in favour of higher end brands. Silly really, when some of my favourite products ever can be found in your local chemist for less than £10. With that in mind here is my edit of top 5 beauty budget buys...

My go to mascara is Revlon Lash Potion Mascara By Grow Luscious, a mouthful yes and it did seem a little gimmicky but this is one of the few mascaras I swear by. As someone with often oily skin I find mascara can smudge rather quickly and easily - this does not flake never mind smudge! It doesn't clump despite my desire to apply four coats, it simply creates long, fluttery eyelashes with plenty of volume. I can't contest if it does or does not encourage eyelashes to grow but it is a brilliant all round mascara regardless and one I always have in my stash! Find it here for £9.99 - link.

While we are on the topic of eye make-up may I recommend Rimmel ScandalEyes Kohl in Nude? Easily one of the best nude eyeliners I have ever tried, it glides on with ease, stays put even when my eyes begin to water and really creates big, bright, peepers. Even if nude eyeliner is not for you I can not recommend picking up a Rimmel ScandalEyes Kohl Pencil enough (be it black, brown or blue). They are dupes for the infamous Urban Decay 24/7 Eyeliners only much cheaper and in my opinion come in better shades. Find them here for £3.99 each  - link.

Let's face it we all get blemishes and/or dark circles time to time. For that you want a hard working, easy to apply and reliable concealer. Enter L'Oreal True Match Concealer - it blends so well, doesn't crease and offers great coverage, it can be used to disguise just about any skin fault as well as looking and feeling much more expensive. I would go as far as saying I prefer it over NARS Creamy Concealer! If you are in the market for a new concealer please check this one out. Fine it here for £6.99 - link.

My Top 5 Budget Buys of 2014

One of my favourite pressed powders has to be Maybelline Matte Maker Mattifying Pressed Powder. Why? Well it is a light silky powder that feels lightweight on the skin, while leaving the skin matte without looking heavy or caking for that matter. In terms of coverage it is sheer and acts almost like a second skin while controlling oily areas of the skin. Is this the best pressed powder out there for oily skin? No but you won't find anything better in the likes of Boots or Superdrug
or for this price . As most will know I have really oily skin and I can apply this in the morning and easily achieve up to six hours of wear before signs of oil appear, I can then reapply this powder to the areas that need it, safe in the knowledge that it won't look heavy nor does it oxidise or settle in my open pores.It's a thumbs up from me. Find it for a mere £3.99 via Boots - link.

I couldn't have a best of budget beauty post and not include a nod to Bourjois Rouge
Edition Velvet Liquid Lipsticks. Easily my favourite budget lip product out there, I own several shades and wear them frequently. An easily to apply liquid lip colour that glides on to the lips, quickly dries and stays in place for hours on end. Yes they can be a little drying - what matte lip product isn't but for days when you need a long wearing product no other budget buy can quite deliver. More new shades please Bourjois - I am addicted! You can find them here for £8.99 each £8.99 -link.

What would be your picks?

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33 comments:

  1. I love all of these, although I am yet to try that powder, sounds great though for the price :)

    Sophie x

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  2. I really want to try that mascara, it sounds wonderful but it's slightly pricey for a drug store here. Will wait when there's sale and I will definitely be picking that up!

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  3. Love the sound of the Revlon Mascara! So many great new products in 2014, I also loved the Bourjois lip gloss!

    Josie XOXO
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  4. like the sound of that powder - anything to make my oily forehead a bit more matte is a good call for me!

    Beth / Bethany Georgina

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  5. Definitely wanna try that mascara! Mine aren't doing much for me atm!xx
    alicekatex ♥

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  6. That powder sounds so nice, but I don't think it's sold in the US yet, because I couldn't find it anywhere yesterday!
    xx
    Jenny // Mish Mosh Makeup

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  7. I love the L'Oreal true match foundation too, I am yet to try the concealer. I have only started using the Maybelline Matte Maker, but I already love it x

    pintsizedbeauty.blogspot.co.uk

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  8. i like the sound of that concealer, will defiantly have to check that out.

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  9. I have the Rimmel Scandaleyes Kohl Pencils in black and silver but have been meaning to pick up the nude for about a million years (definitely an accurate measure of time). May treat myself to it soon!

    Maliberry Makeup

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  10. I agree with three of these, and the True Match concealer and Matte Maker are both high on my to-try list so I'll definitely have to pick them up soon.

    nueyork.blogspot.com

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  11. Definitely want to try the Lash Potion and the Nude Kohl.. seem fab!

    Chloe// chloexlogan.blogspot.co.uk x

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  12. Love the Rimmel ScandaEYES in nude! It is amazing for making you look awake! I also really like the Rimmel stay matte powder Lovely post xx Rena Kiss and Make Up- Beauty Blog

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  13. I love the Bourjois lip colours! They are amazing and I own so many colours! I must give the concealer a try though! Wow, sounds amazing!

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  14. I'm quite surprised I've never used any of these products, I'm a drugstore make-up addict!
    It's given me a shopping list now!

    Kathryn / Cherries in the Snow

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  15. I've heard so man things about the Bourjois Velvet Liquid Lipsticks! I definitely need to get one!!X

    http://for-my-love-of-style.blogspot.co.uk/

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  16. Great picks! I totally have to agree about the Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvets- they're fab! xo

    -Jen

    www.vibrantbeautyblog.com

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  17. I have the powder and i love it! The Revlon mascara sounds good :)
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    perfectfixations.blogspot.co.uk

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  18. I'll have to try that revlon mascara!

    Makeupmusicbooks.blogspot.com

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  19. I love the Rimmel products like their Match Perfection foundation- perfect for pale complexions, their Salon Pro nail polish and lipsticks. Cannot beat them.

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  20. need to try the loreal concealer heard so many great things about it

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  21. I need to get that pressed powder....looks amazing....xoxoxo...:)

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  22. i love the scandaleyes nude eyeliner, i have to try that concealer! i have serious problems finding high coverage concealer in my shade (being mixed race is hard) - nice post! :-)

    fashion, beauty and an existential crisis

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  23. I've been using the Matte Maker powder for a while now and really love it. I choose it over Rimmel Match Perfection as I want something to set my foundation that doesn't give me coverage and make me look cakey! xx

    www.vanillabeautyx.blogspot.com

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  24. I need to try the velvet lipsticks!

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    xx

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  25. I really like the Matte Maker to! Not sure why it doesn't have more hype - I keep it in my bag to touch up xx

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  26. The Velvet Lipsticks were a real highlight for me too. I also like the nude eyeliner from Rimmel - I recently bought the Charlotte Tilbury version, and at 1/5 of the price (!!!!!), I'd really recommend going for the Rimmel - it's almost identical.

    The Beauty Locker

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  27. Love the Bourjois Rouge Velvet lipstick!

    www.angerawrs.co.uk

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  28. I love the Matte Maker, I've been using it for a few months and it's great for touch ups. I must try some of the other products now.

    GreyWalls 

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  29. I swear by Maybelline´s Great lash mascara but I always try to get another mascara just for a little change... most mascaras I´ve tried fail to make me happy but I will try the one you suggest! I also love Bourgeois lipstick! It is one of my favourites! :) xx

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  30. The Rimmel Scandaleyes are always a winner! Really need to try some of the Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvets!

    Cass | CassandraMyee

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  31. always looking for budget lip products :) I wanna try the Bourjois ones

    Fancy Nancy’s YouTube

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