Back in February 2017, I wrote a post about what’s in my makeup bag. Yes, it was that long ago! My make-up and skin routines have changed so much that I decided it was time to update that list and share my new go-to products with a price tag that won’t break the bank.
I’ve struggled to find skincare that actually works but I found two products that make my skin GLOW.
First, the Hot Cloth Cleanser from Superdrug which is a bargain £4.99.
I put a small amount on my fingers and massage it into my skin, making sure I’m using circular motions and not scrubbing my skin. Then I just wipe my face with the muslin cloth that’s been in a sink full of hot water.
I can see straight away that my skin is clean and it just looks alive.
Second, I use the Vitamin C Gel Moisturiser, again from Superdrug, which only costs £4.99 (I know, it’s amazing…)
I dot a tiny bit on my nose, cheeks, chin and forehead and it rubs in so easily. My skin feels smooth and refreshed, I can even feel that it’s tighter and ready for the world.
I have seen SO many reviews about Revolution Pro’s new Foundation Drops that I just had to buy them to try them out. At £7 each, it wouldn’t even matter if it didn’t work.
I got two shades – F10 and F11 because I wasn’t sure which one would be a better match. I first thought that F10 was too light but after using it a couple of times, I’ve realised that it warms up when I put my blusher and concealer on.
I bloody love it. I’ve put it in a little tester pot that I got from MAC (shhhhhhh!) and dab my brush into the lid. I’m not using a lot of product and I can build it when I have crazy dark circles.
I use a really light and creamy concealer from MUA called Cover & Conceal in the shade Almond, but when I looked for it, they’ve actually updated their products!
As far as I can see, the new Pro Base Full Cover Concealer is the closest thing they have. It’s only £2.50 which is an absolute bargain and they have 10 shades for you to choose from. I’ll get one and let you know what I think.
Feeling super brave, I took the plunge and bought an eyebrow pomade to tackle these brows.
Choosing the Revolution Pro Brow Pomade in Medium Brown was an easy choice and I bought a double-ended brush from Primark for about 80p.
I thought I would really struggle but it’s a really creamy formula and it’s super easy to use with the brush. I just need to get my eyebrows threaded to make it worth all the effort!
I bought the Buxom mascara while I was in Australia (eek, I should probably buy a new one seeing as I’ve been home for almost a year!) and the formula is wet enough to get all your lashes, but not so wet that you blink and it’s all over your face.
The brush is just incredible, like an hourglass and it gets almost every single lash.
I’m not sure how much I paid for it in Australia, but you can purchase it from Debenhams for £16.00.
I’ve also been using the Primark Amplif-EYED mascara and it is actually incredible. Only £2 and it makes my lashes appear super long. The only problem is that it’s a wet formula so you have to pray not to blink after you’ve just applied it!
Blush and Highlighter
I said goodbye to my Sleek contour palette and took the plunge with a Revolution blush palette.
This beauty is the Rose Gold 2 Sugar Rush palette and it’s the most beautiful thing I’ve ever seen. And yes, it really does look like a galaxy, it’s not a camera trick!
Yep, I’ve started using some eyeshadows!!
I’m a crazy Primark lady, so when I see an eyeshadow palette, I kinda have to buy it.
I bought the Pure palette and the colour are just stunning. They’re the colours I’d wear every day and they’re subtle enough to give a touch of is-she-wearing-make-up-or-is-she-just-really-pretty?
I even used this on my mum when she went out to a friend’s wedding, so it can be used by all the family.
I’m going to be writing a post on the other eyeshadow palettes I’ve recently bought, so keep an eye out for it!
If you saw my Instagram post AGES ago, you’ll see that I bought the BH Cosmetics Sculpt and Blend Brush set from Urban Outfitters.
Got this bad boy today! Had my eye on it over on Beauty Bay, popped into @urbanoutfitters to have a nosey and they had it for £18!!! Cheaper than Beauty Bay and instant gratification walking out of the shop with it. Now… to learn how to use them… 🤔🤔🤔 • • • • #discoverunder1k #brumbloggers #birminghamblogger #ukbloggers #mixedraceblogger #bbloggersuk #makeup #makeupbrushes #urbanoutfitters #bhcosmetics #crueltyfree #crueltyfreecosmetics #lbloggersuk
I originally went in to see the Mario Baseco products they had in store but for £18, I couldn’t walk away from the brushes. I’d seen them more expensive on other beauty websites so it was a no-brainer really.
I use brush 116 to apply foundation and the brush 113 to pack on the Stay Matte powder.
This hasn’t changed from my original post because it’s just the best thing I’ve ever discovered!
The Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder in Transparent is perfect for taking with you when you go out to control the shine throughout the day, but I put it on after my foundation and concealer, but before everything else. It gives a really nice base so you can pack on the highlighter and blusher and you know that it’ll stay.
I’ve even used it like a Banana Powder and cut my blusher with it to give a cleaner line. I can’t promise that it works, but it makes me feel like everything’s under control.