My Everyday Budget Makeup

My Everyday Budget Makeup


Today I thought I’d share some of my favourite budget makeup that I wear on a daily basis. I don’t stick with one brand as I find with mosts brands, products are very hit or miss.


Let’s start with an important base product, primer! The Instant Pore Eraser (£7.99) from the Baby Skin collection from Maybelline, is one of my favourite products at the moment. It’s a lightweight silicone primer that is slightly thicker than my previous primer, Ultra Face Base Primer from Makeup Revolution. I prefer the Maybelline primer as it fills in my pores and smooths my skin better. I’m also a big fan of the nozzle as it makes application so much easier! If you like silicone primers, you’ll love this product.

With the weather heating up matte liquid lipsticks aren’t always the best lip product. However, I find with NYX’s Lingerie liquid lipstick (£7) my lips don’t become as dry and crusty, my go to shade is Push Up, a pretty pinky nude.


So many reviews have been raving about the Lasting Perfection Concealer (£4.19) from Collection, so I had to try it. Ever since I have, I’ve been reaching for it everyday. The doe foot applicator makes application mess free and the consistency covers redness and dark areas well. Considering how affordable this concealer is I can see why it’s so much praise.

I’ve been using NYX’s Sculpt & Highlight (£9.50) continuously for about a year and it’s still going! It seems to be bottomless… This product has definitely been worth the money. The last few months I tend to only use the contour shade (the dark shade) as I highlight with concealer. Unlike some contour products this isn’t heavy and doesn’t make the skin oily throughout the day.

Another favourite in the beauty world which I use most days is Revolution’s Vivid Baked Highlighter (£3) in the shade Peach Lights. In the light it has a vibrant pink shift. When I first used it I found the powder was a bit too compact and wasn’t being picked up by brushes, although through more use it’s become softer and easier to apply. This highlighter is so pigmented and it’s only £3!

You definitely don’t have to break the bank to play around with makeup, out of these products I would urge you try the Revolution highlighter, it’s amazingly pigmented and it’s so cheap.

What are your everyday makeup favourites? Do you have a favourite brand you use all the time?- Be sure to leave a comment to let me know!

38 thoughts on “My Everyday Budget Makeup

  1. My everyday favorites include: Porefessional by Benefit & L’Oréal Infallible Pro- Matte Foundation! I keep forgetting how much I love the foundation and have a new found love for it now that it is getting much warmer!

      1. Do you feel like the baby skin is just as good? I’ve always been curious! I have major pores around my nose! I would love to save some money!

      2. Personally I think the Porefessional is slightly better if you have oily skin and larger pores. I find the baby face fills and blurs pores, but doesn’t prevent oil building up like the benefit primer does. I had really large pores around my nose and have found Garnier’s Rose toner has made them significantly smaller, so haven’t been reaching for the porefessional as much.

    1. It is good and so affordable! I’ve only tried the concealer from LA Girl so far, definitely need to branch out and try the brow products. Thanks for stopping by 🙂

    1. Hi Taylor, thanks so much! I found with the Revolution highlighter it was stiff in the beginning but through more use it’s become softer and is really pigmented. I find this is a problem with a lot of highlighters :/ For £3, I’m really impressed!

  2. My everyday lovers are L’oreal Infallible Matte 24h foundation or the Catrice HD Liquid Foundation, Maybelline’s Master Precise eyeliner, either Anastasia Dip Brow or Essence brow duo, MAC Pro Longwear concealer and the others vary.

    1. I’ve been wanting to try the Infallible foundation for a long time, but have never gotten round to it! The dip brow is amazing and I always seem to be going back to that product for my brows. Thanks for sharing, I love hearing what people use everyday ♥︎

  3. That fan brush though! Going to the drugstore later today so this post was definitely helpful! Going to check out the Instant Pore Eraser if they have it in stock. Benefit’s Porefessional is so expensive 🙁

    1. I know what you mean, I’m always looking for dupes or products which can replace some of my favourite expensive products. Thanks for reading ♥︎

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