Hello my lovely ladies! Today I’ll tell you about my beauty favorites that are inexpensive, but with the quality of luxury product. Most of them you can find at the pharmacies.
1 – BODY SHOP ALL-IN-ONE FACE BASE
I am actually really surprised and pleased with the effect of this powder. It gives you an instant perfect and smooth coverage. When I apply it my boyfriends says my skin looks ‘photoshoped’. It feels like you smoothed your skin in an application or something. At the same time it does not look fake (if you do not apply too much). It is better if you apply it on a well-moisturized skin after you apply your cream on. I also like to spray a bit of thermal water or makeup fix after. I have it in number 052 (quite dark).
I used to have one a couple of years ago and I have finished it all. Now I have bought it again. It feels like they have improved the formula and it became a bit more thick. Ideally you need to use just a little bit of product on a sponge.
2 – LIP LINER AUSTRALIS
( in ‘Tickled pink’)
A very beautiful pink nude shade, matching many of my nude and pink lipsticks. Works well by itself as well and I often use it as a full coverage for the lips without any lipstick to make a kinda Kylie Jenner lip look.
3 – REAL TECHNIQUES ‘RETRACTABLE KABUKI BRUSH
This brush is very universal, I use it for bronzer or for a powder. I use it mainly for a bronzer or a blush. But you can also use it for a powder. The most important thing here is that you can control the softness of a brush. If you just screw it a little bit inside, it becomes thicker and you can apply more product.
4 – AUSTRALIS STAYPUT EYELINER
I love dark blue and dark green liners! This green is just adorable, the texture is very soft and it is easy to apply. You can not always tell it is green, the color is kinda like a chameleon. Depending on the light, the color looks darker or more saturated.
5 – REVLON GEL ENVY NAIL POLISH
This is a nail polish that really last long (still less longer than the gel, but definitely longer that normal polish). Looks thick and solid on the nails. Gold Em (beautiful braun-ish shade and in Queen of Hearts beautiful deep red-burgundi kind of color. It stays about 5-6 days and looks like a gel manicure.
6 – RIMMEL BB CREAM RADIANCE
I’ve picked this medium brown shade. I also love it because there is an SPF 20 and SPF is extremely important especially here in Australia. It is very long lasting, I am wearing it all the day.
7 – BORJOUIS HAPPY LIGHT FOUNDATION
In contrast to the Rimmel BB cream it is a little bit more thick and more matte. It gives you a perfect coverage. It does not highlight the dry zones, however I prefer to spray some thermal water during the day to refresh the makeup and to moisturize the skin. Thus, your makeup stays fresh longer and your skin feels better.
8 – THE BODY SHOP EYE SHADOWS
These eye shadows Consists lots of natural oils extracts. Very soft and silky texture. Easy to apply. Beautiful nude and natural colors. I’ve got 1 – Oh Honey N 105 & 2 – Melt my heart N 201. A very little package so I usually carry it with me in my make up bag. I add the light color to the inner corner of the eye and a bit under the eyebrow.
N 201 – Melt my heart
N 105 – Oh honey
One more product from Body Shop that I admire. Silky eyeshadows, quite pigmented, easy to apply and quite long lasting.
9 – RED LIPSTICK REVLON ‘FIRE AND ICE’
I really like this lipstick for it’s soft texture and just the nice pigmentation. This shade looks very pretty. It is a classic red, I would say with a little bit of cold undertones. At the same time they say it is a bit orangy.
10 – ESSENCE EXPRESS DRY DROPS
It is a really cheap and works well. It costs only about 5$ and helps to dry your nail polish in seconds. It’s my little secret. And I share it with you, girls :)
Let me know if you know any other awesome inexpensive products.