Budget Beauty

Budget Beauty

Currently, I’m waiting for my student loan to come in so I’m a bit strapped for cash, but I’m in need of a few makeup pick me ups for Spring.

I’ve never worn blush, although I think I am in some need of colour as I am rather pale. I was unsure of what colour to try and in the Superdrug I was perusing there were limited samples to swatch from. So I opted for two different shades from Revolution costing just a £1 each! The darker shade is called Love and the lighter tone is Treat, my current favourite of the two.

As I was so amazed by the cheapness of Revolution I also picked up two eye shadows also £1 each! I’m not really a fan of eyeshadow on myself as I feel like I always look like a Drag Queen, therefore I haven’t experimented with this makeup product in over a year. I though it was time to experiment and perfect my skills, as I have seen some lovely eyeshadow looks from my fellow bloggers. I opted for a gold called Mountains of Gold and a smoky purple called Insomnia.

MUA lipstickimage
This lipstick is in the shade 7 from MUA, is a pretty feminine pink, it is more of a cream sheen lipstick and isn’t as pigmented as Mac’s. There is also a hidden screw cap bottom for the lipstick to be applied like a balm.

As I was about to pay, my eye was caught by a Revolution concealer stick in Fair for £1. I’ve never used concealer so this was more of an impulse buy, surprisingly I have used it quite a lot as a highlighter to contour.
Is going budget worth it?– The products aren’t as pigmented as more expensive brands, but it’s good quality considering the price. If you just want to experiment with shades I’d recommend going budget to see if you like it and then branch out to luxe.

Do you have any favourite budget beauty brands?- I’d love to hear from you.



13 thoughts on “Budget Beauty

  1. What do you think about the pigmentation of the shadows and blushes? been considering purchasing them but is the pigmentation okay?

    1. The pigmentation is much better for the eyeshadow than the blush, which can wear off quite quickly. They aren’t as pigmented as more expensive brands, but for the price of £1 I’m pretty happy with the result. An eye primer is definitely needed I think for keeping the eyeshadow on. I’ll do a look with them in my next post, with swatches. 🙂

    1. Thanks for reading! I try my best to follow everyone who follows me on my blog, Twitter and Instagram, I like to see what everyone’s up to and it’s important to support each other 🙂

  2. I love this!!! I just recently found out about the Makeup Revolution brand and I’m completely obsessed! Another cheaper brand you’ve likely heard of is E.L.F. (Eyes, lips, face) they have so many items that are budget friendly they have a few different selections like you can get brushes for a dollar. I do think they just started shipping internationally depending on where you live. It’s worth a shot to look!

    1. Thank you! I have heard of E.L.F but I’m still to try anything as I’m in the UK and they aren’t in my local stores yet. I’ll have to browse the Internet to get some, I love a bargain 🙂

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