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Cheap (ish!) Everyday Makeup Video

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.

 

Shoppping List

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

 

 

 

22 comments

  1. What I love about your videos, Ruth, is how you actually apply the make-up. It’s fabulous to watch. Thank you as ever

  2. Nice video! I’m a student and I don’t have that much money to buy a lot of products, but as my eyes are very sensitive, I can’t wear everything and have to choose quality products.
    As it goes for eyeshadows, I’ve got a palette from Chanel that I adore and an other one from Dior, the same as yours but in “mystic smoky”.

    I’ve been disappointed with this Dior palette because the shadows don’t stay for a long time.. Here are my eyes:

  3. Hi!
    Ruth, I heard Bobbi Brown launched a new oil-free tinted moisturizer. I was wondering whether you’ve tried it or not. If so, is it any good?
    Thanks!

  4. thanks for the tutorial, very informative!

  5. I love your videos! I saw in your Keira video that you like Chanel’s makeup alot. Do you think you could review the soleil tan de chanel from the summer collection? The one with four shades. I’m really curious ’bout it. It looks so beautiful.

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