As much as love high-end makeup, you just can’t beat a bargain. I relied on quite a few drugstore concealers when I ran out of my beloved Tarte Shape Tape including this one from L.A. Girl. The PRO.conceal HD High Definition Concealer retails for £5 on Beauty Bay but you can also snap this up on Amazon for just a couple of quid. I’m not a huge fan of the brush applicator but I am so impressed by its coverage and how it brightens up my undereye area without creasing throughout the day.
I feel like I go on about this product but it really is an amazing little find. The Essence Fresh & Fit Awake Primer (£3.50) contains subtle light-reflecting pigments that minimise pores and gives your skin a beautiful luminosity that lifts your whole complexion. I have combination skin and this doesn’t make my skin feel or look overly greasy. It just gives me a natural-looking glow that makes me appear healthier and youthful. It is also an incredibly affordable dupe for the Charlotte Tilbury Wonderglow Face Primer (£38).
I have two must-have highlighters that anyone with super pale skin won’t regret buying. The MUA Undress Your Skin Shimmering Highlighter in Pink Shimmer (£3) feels hard to the touch which gives you the initial impression that it won’t be very pigmented, but you couldn’t be more wrong. Even though the formula is a little dry, the colour payoff is really impressive. It isn’t chunky or overly powdery and gives the skin a pretty pearlescent pink luminescent glow. It’s also a dupe for my Laura Geller Baked Gelato Swirl Illuminator in Charming Pink which retails for £21.
Colourpop never disappoints but I was blown away by their Super Shock Highlighter in Flexitarian ($8 roughly £6). The highlighter has the same slightly wet bouncy textures as the Super Shock Eyeshadows. Flexitarian is a highly pigmented white champagne shade that is absolutely blinding. It’s easy to blend and buildable with a buttery soft texture that melts into the skin flawlessly. Definitely one of my all-time favourites.
Finally, I’ve found myself reaching for the Essence Blush Play Sculpting Blush Palette (£4) a lot recently. While I’m not a fan of the highlight shade, I love combining the two blushes to give a natural-looking pop of colour to my cheeks.
What drugstore makeup products have you been loving recently?1