Let me make one thing clear before I begin, I am no beauty blogger.
I don’t wear make up every day. Unless I’m going somewhere nice I only really wear a little mascara and lipstick, quite frankly, I just don’t have the time to apply it all and do the school run.
Today on the blog I thought I’d share my budget beauty and skincare favourites. These are products I absolutely love and every item is reasonably priced.
I don’t often treat myself, it’s always the kids that get the goodies! Thankfully these items allow me to be a little indulgent, without a hefty price tag and all the mum guilt.
Please note – this post is not sponsored or endorsed in any way by any of the brands mentioned below. These are products I have purchased myself and I am under no obligation to share my thoughts.
I only recently discovered the YourGoodSkin range but I won’t be using anything else from now on.
The products I use are –
- Refreshing Face Wash.
- Moisturizing Make-up Remover Wipes.
- SPF 30 Anti-Oxidant Day Cream
- ProVitamin Overnight Cream.
- Balancing Skin Concentrate.
The above products leave my skin looking and feeling refreshed and hydrated. I am often left the sore eyes after using facial wash, but the YourGoodSkin face wash is incredibly gentle. The entire range is extremely light in texture and a little goes a long way so you really do get a lot for your money.
Maybelline Superstay Matte Ink™ Liquid Lipstick.
The one thing I hate about lipstick is that it lasts for approximately 90 seconds before wearing off. Quite honestly, I stopped bothering with it when big nights out became a distant memory.
That was until recently when I discovered the Superstay Matte Ink™ Liquid Lipstick. Not only is every single shade gorgeous, it’s also quick and easy to apply and lasts all day.
Many beauty products claim to last and don’t, but these lipsticks really do. I usually apply my make up at 7.30am and at 10.30pm my lips are still flawless.
My favourite shades are Pioneer and Dreamer.
Maybelline Lash Sensational Lash Multiplying Mascara.
I have super sensitive eyes so I find it difficult to find a mascara that doesn’t make my eyes itch and water. The Maybelline Lash Sensational Lash Multiplying Mascara doesn’t irritate my eyes at all and does wonders for my lashes. It’s also incredibly long lasting!
No7 Stay Perfect Foundation.
This is the item I spend the most on but it’s definitely worth the slightly higher price tag.
This foundation is lightweight and doesn’t leave my skin feeling tight like other foundations do. It lasts a lot longer than many others I have tried and suits my somewhat knackered skin perfectly.
No7 Stay Perfect Foundation also contains SPF15 – an added bonus in warmer months.
Seventeen Miracle Matte Concealer Crayon.
Last but not least, the miracle worker. The clue is in the name!
Between my eye bags and hormonal spots I often find myself requiring some extra coverage. As I said above, I don’t wear much more than a little mascara and lipstick on a day-to-day basis but sometimes extra layers are vital.
The Seventeen Miracle Matte Concealer Crayon has had some bad reviews but it suits my skin really well. Unlike more liquid forms, this concealer stays exactly where I put it.
Do you have any budget beauty or skincare recommendations? Let me know in the comments.
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