I found this very difficult to make, mainly because I truly have never used that many budget cosmetics in real life. Even when I was in my late teens I was spending way beyond my means and coming home with Dior, Lancome, the odd bit of Guerlain. I suppose, too, that I have always been a little bit spoiled with work; brands or makeup artists handing me this and that to try or giving away samples from the beauty shoots…
However, there are loads of excellent budget beauty products and I have pulled together a few in this video to create a nice, slightly bronzed everyday look. You’ll see that I’m wearing a new headband which isn’t leopard print – hurrah! – and that my skin is looking in pretty good nick. If I may say so myself. Two words: Alpha, H. But wait until my big proper write-up – this is going to be big!
Shopping list, as always, beneath the video pane. If the sound on the video goes a bit funny, like someone is shaking maracas in the background, then that’s the rain.
Mascara: Max Factor False Lash Effect ‘Fusion’: usually £11.99 this is £8.99 at the moment from Boots: http://tinyurl.com/3l9of68
Boots No7 Triple Action Tinted Moisturiser (Light Medium) £12 or £7 with frequently issued vouchers: http://tinyurl.com/4yxjhjq
e.l.f. Tinted Moisturiser in Porcelain, £3.50 from e.l.f.: http://tinyurl.com/3tnz3fr
Garnier Tinted Roll-On (light), £10.20 from Boots: http://tinyurl.com/3cotx6c
Bourjois Illuminating Touch in ’97 Rose Essential’, £7.49 from Superdrug: http://tinyurl.com/3th5xlb
St Tropez Skin Illuminator (Violet) £12 from Boots: http://tinyurl.com/3lhlfer
Eyeko ‘Posh’ Polish, £5 – use this code E11285 to get a free gift at checkout! http://tinyurl.com/2canqnt
Avon Blush in ‘Earthen Rose’ £6: http://tinyurl.com/3docwjf
Avon Moisture Seduction Lipstick in ‘Nude Perfection’, £8.50: http://tinyurl.com/3quuw3q
Dior 5 Couleurs Palette in ‘Elegante’: this is old, it may not still be around. Similar palettes at Escentual here: http://tinyurl.com/43ysqox priced at £38
Rimmel Quad Eye Shadow in ‘002 Smokey Brun’, £6.99 from Boots: http://tinyurl.com/3jrcz6y
Revlon Colorstay in ’02 Coffee Bean’ usually £7.99, is £5.99 in Boots at the moment: http://tinyurl.com/3doeqpd
Vaseline Rose & Almond Oil Lip Balm, £1.97 from Boots: http://tinyurl.com/3dnm988