Monday 29 August 2016

Beginners Makeup | The High Street Edition.

When it comes to starting a makeup collection it can be difficult to know where to start, especially if you're looking on the high street. Today I am sharing with you my favourite budget picks if you're looking to go on a spree anytime soon. 

Foundation | I don't usually go for high street foundations because I find the longevity and quality of the high end alternatives much better. Saying this, the two foundations I go back to time and time again are the Bourjois Healthy Mix and L'Oreal Nude Magique Cushion Foundation. Both offerings have luminous finishes that are easy to blend and apply, making for a great starter foundation. 

Blusher | There are so many high quality blushers on the high street, but it's the Milani Powder Blusher in Tea Rose and the Sleek Rose Gold Blush  that are head and shoulders above the rest. If you're looking for a perky pink or a shimmery coral offering that will add a pop of colour to your cheeks whilst minimsing the risk of going overboard then these will be your best bet. 

Highlighter | I've tried my fair share of highlighters, but when it comes to budget offerings, no one does it better than Topshop. Their Glow Highlighter in Polish is a cream highlighter that is amazing at giving a subtle radiance to the skin, whilst their Powder Highlighter in Horizon is great at warming up the skin and complimenting my contour nicely. 

Eyeshadow Palette | Although I own a lot of eyeshadow palettes, I rarely ever fall head over heels for a budget pick. However, the Tanya Burr Birthday Suit Palette is a high street gem which I haven't been able to put down since I purchased it. This quad is made up of four versatile shades which can easily create a brown smokey eye and at under £6 it doesn't break the bank either. 

Mascara | Aside from my recent obsession with the Clarins Mascara Supre Volume*, I have always stuck with mascaras from the high street. The quality and the range can't be beaten, but it can be hard to pick which one to go for due to overwhelming amount of choice. The L'Oreal Miss Manga Mascara was a favourite of mine for some time, but it's the Maybelline Lash Sensational  which currently has my heart. Both mascaras are long wearing and have the ability to add both volume and length to the lashes. 

Lipstick | There's some amazing lipsticks in the aisles of Boots, so it is hard to narrow it down to just a couple, but if you're starting out with makeup then I would recommend NYX; a budget brand who are infamous for their Soft Matte Lip Creams. With a comfortable formula and a range of colours, these are perfect for first time liquid lipstick users. The NYX Lip Lingerie's are another favourite of mine, coming in mostly nude hues that compliment a wide range of skin tones. 

What are your favourite high street products? 

*Pr Sample/Gifted

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