As much of a fan I am of Nars- that prestige make-up lifestyle is hard to maintain as a student so I’ve been on a mission to find drugstore equivalents to the high end make-up products- Yes, it has been trial and error but I’ll share the best products I’ve found so far to stay on fleek on a budget…
Max Factor Miracle Match Foundation- £12.99
I have to say, for me nothing will ever rival Nars All Day Luminess foundation but I did need to find a cheaper alternative to use during the day for uni. This Max factor foundation is hydrating without looking oily and also gives medium coverage. This has a lightweight feel so suitable for everyday wear. I wear shade Golden which matches my skin colour really well.
|Excuse the dirty bottle- I’ve had this one for ages!|
L’oreal Superliner Blockbuster- £6.99
This L’oreal eyeliner is really easy to apply because the pen is really easy to hold. The nib is also quite sharp so ideal for creating the sleek flick that we all want!
I’d say for £7 this is a real bargain and I got it from Boots when they were doing 3 for 2 on L’oreal cosmetics.
I definately recommend this as a ‘during the day’ eyeliner because it’s so easy to use it will take you seconds to draw your cat eye flick.
Rimmel Scandaleyes mascara- £6.99
This has to be my favourite drug-store mascara because it coats the lashes individually avoiding any clumpiness and helps them curl up nicely too. The brush is fatter than a lot of other mascaras out there so helps your eyelashes look thicker for that ‘false lash’ effect.
L’oreal primer- £7.99
I’d recommend this primer for anyone who (like me) has oily skin. This has a gel-like consistency and helps matify the skin to stop any shininess. I’ve found that it does help my make-up stay on for longer and still have a ‘glow’ just without shine (hurraahh!).
You only need to use a tiny bit for your whole face so this would last absolutely ages.
The best thing about this highlighter is that a little goes a long way so lasts forever- definitely a top investment. I usually just apply a few dabs on the top of my cheekbones and underneather the arch of my eyebrows with a Real techniques brush. It has a gel/creamy consistency so is easy to blend and has a subtle overall look.
L’oreal True Match Concealer- £6.99
I primarily use this concealer for my undereyes as I purposely bought a shade lighter for this reason. It’s really smooth on application so blends really easily. I would say though for best results use a make-up sponge (I use real techniques). I’ve found that it does help get rid of dark under-eye circles and can be used to cover up general blemishes too.
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