I’ve been so excited to write this post since I thought of it, I feel like it’s getting to the time of year where everyone is a little shorter on money; people starting back at University, hours dropping in seasonal towns/jobs and people saving for Christmas etc so being the frugal, bargain hunter I am, I’ve decided to plan for each season a ‘Fill your makeup bag for £30’ for anyone who needs a top up but doesn’t have a huge budget. Lets face it just one foundation from Benefit, Too Faced or Urban Decay would set you back 90% of this budget and whilst high-end makeup is on another level in terms of quality, personally I just can’t afford it and I have at times brought drugstore products that have more than lived up to high-end quality but for half the price tag, so I’m sticking to the drugstore for this post. I’m going to fill the imaginary ‘make-up bag’ with things I’d personally only use daily to make this a little easier,. So I’m giving myself £30 and I’m going to try my hardest to stay within this budget.
BUDGET – £30
Foundation – CYO no shine zone matte foundation £6
So starting off with Foundation, I honestly think this is where most of the budget will be blown but this is going to be our ‘canvas’ so we want it to be sturdy and we don’t want it to just melt off our face come an hour later. So I’ve gone for the CYO matte foundation which is £6, I love a matte foundation for autumn personally. The coverage is good and it’s surprisingly quite good for oily skin, the only downside of this one is there aren’t really many shades.
BUDGET – £24
Concealer – Makeup revolution cover and define concealer £4
On to concealer, my absolute favourite concealer is from the drugstore (Superdrug to be specific), it’s the Make-up revolution conceal and define concealer. This concealer covers well, it’s a good dupe for the Tarte shapewear concealer, it lasts well and only £4. It’s literally my go to. The only thing is it gets used pretty quick because of the size of the doufer applicator.
BUDGET – £20