Sunday, 8 November 2015

Affordable Beauty Products

Hello everyone! If you follow me on Snapchat (mkm_5797) or if you've liked my Facebook page (Miah Ke-leigh) You would know that it has been super requested for me to do a blog post about inexpensive products for every day use! Even better, I've decided to make this a three-part "series". The first, (today's post) will be all about makeup but I will also be talking and doing mini-reviews about hair and nail products! 

Face Products
Brands: Catrice

Catrice Transluscent Powder
: While I don't buy inexpensive foundation/powders [simply because I prefer higher-end  makeup products for my skin as I feel the quality and overall look is better], I do own this translucent face powder from Catrice.  A transluscent powder is a face powder that helps to set your makeup. This product is mattifying and waterproof, making it ideal for everyday wear.  Not only does it prevent you from looking oily, it makes sure your makeup stays on all day long. As you can see, I've already hit pan on it because I love this product!  

Catrice Blush in '060 Rosewood Forest: If you've read my August favourites, you'd know that I am obsessed with this gorgeous dark pink blush, also from Catrice. It is perfect for just a little pop of colour. Not only is it super pigmented, it's incredibly long-lasting too. Best part? It suits all skin tones. 

Eye Products: Eyeshadows
Brands: Wet n Wild & Accessorize

Wet n Wild Eyeshadow Trio in 'Silent Treatment' :  I adore this eyeshadow palette. It's perfect for a more edgy every-day look as the shades are diverse. What I like about this palette is how pigmented the shadows are, as well as how they give suggestions as to where you should apply the product. Keep in mind where they suggest isn't necessarily where you have to apply it. For example, the brow-bone colour looks gorgeous in the inner corners and the crease colour looks beautiful as a smokey all over lid shade! 

Accessorize Eyeshadow Palette in 'Lovely Day' : 

My favourite thing about this palette is that it has 32 different colours and some of them come in matte shades with a glitter equivalent. The colours are so incredibly pigmented and have a range of cool and warm tones. If you're looking for a gorgeous yet inexpensive palette, I would definitely recommend this one as it has everything a high-end palette does and more for half the price.

Eye Products: Lashes & Eyebrows
Brands: Essence, Rimmel London and Wet n Wild

Essence Frame 4 Fame False Eyelashes in '05 Natural Effect Lashes': Although I'm not a huge fan of false lashes, these (or any lashes from Red Cherry) are perfect for an extra wow-factor to your makeup. As we all know, false lashes can make your eye makeup look so much better - when applied correctly. These lashes are incredibly natural looking and just a little bit longer than my natural lashes. They're in black and have a clear lash band which is perfect because some false lashes come with a thick lash band that makes it super obvious that you're wearing it. Not only does this make liquid eyeliner application look a lot neater as you sort of have a guide, it makes your eye makeup in general look really good.

Essence Frame 4 Fame Lash Glue: This lash glue is white in the tube but dries clear which is excellent. I love that it doesn't leave a sticky residue after you remove your lashes. When applying false lashes, keep in mind that smallest amount goes a very long way. 

Rimmel London Mascara

Rimmel London Mascara by Kate Moss in '004 Jet Black' This is by far my favourite drugstore mascara! It gives my lashes so much volume and makes them look a lot longer. Two coats and you're good to go. Using this with false lashes gives your eyes extra definition, although this product does a pretty good job all on its own.

Wet n Wild Eyebrow Kit:
As you can tell by the picture, this is definitely a firm favourite in my makeup collection. This is the first brow powder I've hit pan on, which is saying a lot. Not only does the kit come with two different shades and a wax to set the product, the container also has a built in mirror for on the go application! The brush has angled bristles which are absolutely perfect for short, feathery strokes to fill in sparse areas. 

Lip Products: Balms/Chapstick

Brands: EOS, Jelly Belly, Zambuk

Jelly Belly Lipbalms in 'Bubblegum' and 'Tutti Frutti': 

I love these little lipbalms. They're great  for traveling, excellent for on-the-
go and smell good enough to eat! They are both clear super moisturizing. 

             EOS Lipbalm in 'Honeydew' : 

I continuously repurchase this product because it's my favourite EOS lipbalm ever. It's hydrating, smells so good and after you're done with it, the tube is easy to refill with a DIY recipe. To view that, click here 

Zambuk Cherry Lip Balm : 

This is easily my favourite South African beauty product.  It smells great, is super hydrating and it is ideal for the colder months. Not only does this product repair chapped lips, make your lips feel soft and the smallest amount goes a long way. Once applied, the product makes your lips feel slightly tingly and also contains SPF.  My only problem with the product is the tin, because sometimes it can be very difficult to open.  

Lip Products: Lipsticks & Lipliner
Brands: Revlon, Essence

   Revlon Lip Butter in 'Brown Sugar' : 

I love the name of this product! After hearing one of my favourite Youtubers (Ingrid Nilsen) gushing about how amazing these lip butters are, I had to check it out myself. This one is in 'Brown Sugar' which is a warm, deep brown colour. The texture is creamy and soft. Once applied, it has a slightly glossy finish. 

Essence Lipliner in 'Femme Fatale' 

Again, I heard about this product from Youtuber Kathleen Lights. This lipliner is so pigmented and looks perfect once paired with 'Adorable Matt' as it creates a very matte, clean finish.  Of course, using a lipliner enhances your lips and makes them look plumper, so if you prefer that effect, using the lipliner on its own definitely does that! Remember that dark colours make objects look smaller, while light/bright colours make them appear bigger. The same rule applies to makeup!

Lip Products: 
Lipgloss and Liquid Lipstick/LipStain 
Brands: Essence and NYC (New York Colour)

Essence Lipgloss in '06 Soft Almond' : 

Not only does this lipgloss last all day long, it is also the perfect nude lipgloss for every skin tone. It has a rich, creamy texture that isn't sticky. The finish is, of course, very glossy, and I'd pair this with Revlon's Lip Butter in 'Brown Sugar'. 

NYC Liquid LipStain in 'On Everybody's Lips' : 

It's currently Autumn here in Holland and this liquid lipstick is my go-to lip product at the moment. For those of you who are unsure of what a liquid lipstick is, basically, it comes in lipgloss form and has the same texture of a lipgloss, but once applied, it dries like a lipstick. Although liquid lipsticks can be glossy, they can also be super matte, like this one.  

That's all for today's post, thank you so much for reading!
 Until next time! 

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