When I started using makeup, I used a very small amount from the high street / drugstore. I went straight in for buying MAC, Benefit and (more randomly) Estee Lauder and Lancome… Since starting reading blogs and then blogging myself, I have definitely discovered the joy that can be high street makeup. So, I really want to continue with these £20 makeup posts. I will diversify and start using a whole array of products, I was thinking I would purchase one £20 set and then create one look a week with it per month. However, I’m really trying to do a no-makeup-buy March… So, maybe I can start that in April! In the meantime, I have a whole lot of amazing high street makeup, so a whole load of looks I want to create for you 🙂
This look, I have to admit, I used all my usual makeup brushes for. I had very little time to get ready, so I needed to just get on with it and not be trying to use little sponge applicators and cotton buds! I created a very ‘springy’ look, one that I’m really happy with and was really what I was trying to go for last time but failed. The NYC palette I bought has definitely turned out to be a good purchase, I think it may even make it into my work eye shadow selection…
First of all, as in my previous posts #2 and #1, I used the Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer in light 2 (£4.19) as both a tinted moisturiser and concealer. I mixed this in with a more hydrating lotion this time and really liked the slightly more dewy effect this gave. It still held up well and I didn’t get much oil showing through.
I brightened up my face using the Boots Natural Collections SunTint Bronzing Powder in sun shine (£1.99). This is a slightly pink toned, shimmery bronzer and I really like the effect it gave. I finished off the base using the Boots Natural Collections Blush in sugar plum (£1.99), this is one of my favourite blushes and works well as a natural looking blush and contour combination.
This look totalled the grand sum of £17.44! So a ‘saving’ of £2.56 on the £20, can’t complain with that for a pretty full look. I have already worn components of this look again but I really do love it so can imagine I will wear it lots more. Plus, that lipstick – gorgeous! I think I need to try out more from that range!
I hope you enjoyed this 🙂