So the one thing I hate and love about make-up is that there are sooooo many brands to choose from, how are we ever meant to find what’s great for what?! So to make it easier for some I have decided to devise a list of high street and designer brands and what I think is great to buy from which one. This is based solely on my opinion and the opinions of friends and family but comments are welcome to widen the advice and information for other readers!
Okay so I have a couple favourites, firstly my number one and first recommendation to ANYONE is the Match Perfection concealer highlighter combo. It’s affordable, durable, does what it says and it’s easily blend able and has the benefit of two products in one! I don’t know about you but I think wherever you can save a penny or two is definitely a bonus, especially now that some brands are continuously upping their prices on popular products.
The other favourites from here are the nail polishes. £2.99 is the average pricing and again an absolute bargain for a ‘quick fix’. When I’m low on the penny situation but still want flawless paws this is where I head to!
Okay this high street brand is a little more pricey than Rimmel but I promise their little blushers are sooooo worth the extra mile. They last longer, despite the questionable small pot it is packaged in, and it has a delightful highlight that just finishes the perfect summer look! They have a lovely range of tones that suit every skin tone. I have strayed to explore other blushers but I have to say this brand is my favourite. The bronzer tones are also great for the summer due to the highlighting quality so if you want a cheeky purchase before your holiday I recommend this one!
You’ve seen the stands, the in-your-face cardboard advertisements about one little product from this brand…..and at first I was skeptical. I believe a product, if as good as it seems, should speak for itself, it shouldn’t take over the top advertising, but in this case this product lives up to the expectation. The product I’m talking about, is the Real Lashes mascara range. This little silver tube transforms mediocre looking lashes to luscious long, volumised beauties that just make the person’s eye pop! It retails for around £19 , so in the upper range of high street products but ohhhh so worth it!
The other products I would recommend from this brand would be the Hello Flawless Oxygen Wow foundation. I had a little episode of breakouts and this made my skin feel amazing again! It’s £26.50 but worth it to clear your skin up!
If you’ve read my blog from the beginning you know what I’m about to say…..MASCARA!!! I looooovvveee their Inimitable Intense in black it’s just so perfect in so many ways. I used it for ages and my mum is a returning customer again and again. It’s long lasting, and just does exactly what a mascara should do. I have no quirks with this product and that is rare!
The other product I would recommend would be the Rouge Coco Shine great range of colours and it’s not sticky, has a great feel and look. It may not be the longest lasting lipstick in the world but it certainly does the trick when it’s on. It’s one of my cheeky treat buys when I have a good payday!
Again MASCARA! At the minute I keep returning to their Hypnosé Drama I just love the shape of the brush and just grabs my lashes in the right way. It can be clumpy when you first get it but just make sure you take off the excess before applying and you get round this little snag.
Everybody know I adore M.A.C. One pure reason is that it is great for my base makeup. It’s kind of higher end prices but foundation is a luxury I think. I love their Studio Fix Fluid for a matte finish, it’s great for day wear, however if you want to have heavier coverage go for the Studio Sculpt it’s not too thick but still maintains a great coverage, and is very long lasting!
If you want to perfect your eyebrows at a bargain price get their brow kits, retailing for under £6!! In three shades so you can find what’s perfect for you. This is a great little brand for cheaper makeup. I would highly recommend their lipsticks as well that don’t feel like cheap tat….despite the amazing pricing!
Eyeshadow palettes!! They are such a bargain for £4 and everyone is lovely not just 3/12! Also their £1 lipsticks are surprisingly handy and nice to wear! I have gone back and bought a few when I’m running low on money.
They also have a great gel eyeliner range that retails for under £3 and come in a range of colours that suit any occasion. My last recommendation from this brand would be the kohl eyeliners, they have built in sharpeners that are oh so very handy!
I hope this helps to direct you to the best brands for you! Happy Monday!