How to have flawless make-up on a budget

Foundation: Loreal True Match £9.99

Starting with foundation, I recommend using a foundation brush to apply, using a stippling motion for a airbrush finish. Begin with a primer for a smoother base. Loreal True Match has a plethora of different shades to choose from.

Concealer: Collection Lasting Perfection £3.99

Next, use concealer to hide dark circles and blemishes using a beauty blender. I would recommend you use a shade lighter than your skin tone to brighten under your eyes.

Powder: Make Up Revolution Loose Baking Powder £3.50 – £5.99

To set the base make-up in place, use a powder. Large powder brushes are the best way to do this, however if you’re feeling fancy, use a beauty blender and ‘bake’ your face by leaving the powder on your face for a few minutes before swiping it away, allowing it to set for longer.

Bronzer/Highlighter: I Heart Revolution Bronze and Glow £6

Bronzing is the best way to give yourself a sun-kissed glow without having to go on holiday to gain the tan. Much like contouring, I recommend paying attention to cheekbones and hairline to really define your face. For highlighter, I’d recommend highlighting the cheekbones, tip of nose and brow bone with a fan brush for a radiant look.

Blusher: Revlon Powder Blush Ravishing Rose £7.99

Sweep this product onto the apples of your cheeks to give yourself natural looking rosy cheeks. Make sure to blend well. A new trend is to also lightly blush the tip of your nose, for a cute button nose effect.

Eyeshadow: Revolution Pro New Neutral Shadow Palette £12

This Huda Beauty dupe is the perfect palette. With neutral shades to suit all skin tones and to suit day-time wear, it also includes glitters for a more party style. Use transition shades to make the colours pop and using concealer on the eyelid to create a ‘halo’ eyeshadow or a cut crease can give it an extra edge. Really experiment with your eyeshadow!

Mascara: Maybelline Lash Sensational £8.99 

This mascara is well known among beauty influencers such as Zoella for being a reliable mascara. It is also superb for creating a false lash effect. Apply mascara is pretty self-explanatory, however I would recommend doing your lower lashes with a lighter hand or even avoid them altogether if you have dark or tinted eyelashes.

Lips: Bourjois Rogue Edition Velvet £6.84 / £8.49

Finally, the lips! Apply this matte liquid lipstick by starting in the centre of your lips, moving outward. For perfect application and fuller lips, you can also line your lips with a matching lip liner and/or go around your lips with a concealer. Borjois Rogue Edition velvet, gives a creamy texture with a matte finish that will last all day but not dry out.  Again, you are spoiled for choice when it comes to shades!


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