Since my last post ( )went down so well, I wanted to do a makeup version of it sharing all my budget buys in the beauty department.



Truth be told, I haven’t tried that many primers in the drugstore, so I’m a little biased in this area. I love this one because it makes your skin look lit from within, and isn’t greasy. It just gives a nice glow, and I always find that makeup goes on SO smoothly afterwards.



A few months ago I picked up the more ‘matte’ version of this concealer, but now I’m fully back on this lighter, brightening choice. It honestly makes you look like you’ve had so much more sleep than you actually have, and it lasts for ages too. Plus, it also blends in dreamily and doesn’t crease around my eye area at all.



These are definitely my favourite two affordable foundations, and both offer that healthy natural looking glow. They are light to medium coverage, but don’t look cakey on the skin at all. I will most definitely be repurchasing both when I’ve used them all up!



The Rimmel blushes are such a good price (£4) and they last for ages. The one I have is called ‘santa rose’ in a lovely pretty blush colour. These are so underrated in the beauty world and I rarely hear about people mentioning them. I also adore the Max Factor puff blushes (there are some gorgeous colours in this range!) and they last for a really long time too. I can’t believe mine is still going after the amount of use its had.



This is the only contour palette that I’ve used from the drugstore, but its very well loved in my collection. I have the light version and find the shades to be perfect for my skin tone, especially with the darker contour not looking ‘mucky’ as they sometimes do in these palettes. I feel like this is something that I’ve really enjoyed having, and it also has a great mirror in too if you want to take it on holiday or going away.



I won’t harp on about it, we all know this is my FAVE mascara ever. It makes you look like you have eyelash extensions, and doesn’t go clumpy. So much so, I’ve run out of it now and going to repurchase another! See you at Boots… 😉


Do you have any affordable makeup favourites? Let me know- I feel in a spendy mood for some new beauty bits!



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  • I love the Seventeen Skin Wow primer, which sounds very similar to the L’Oreal one here! Also Rimmel lipsticks are the bomb.

    • Oh thanks for the recommendation will definitely check them out! x

  • I don’t know why but I have never got on with Bourjois base products, really keen to try the Seventeen contour kit though. Great post! Thank you for sharing xxx

    ALittleKiran | Bloglovin

    • Oh thats a shame, I really rate the contour kit! xx

  • Ooh yes I love all Rimmel blushes! So dreamy and always affordable too! My favourite affordable beauty buy is Collection 2000 eyeliner haha! I wear winged eyeliner most days and it is just the best, stays on aaall day and only costs £2.99! Immy x

    • I haven’t worn eyeliner in SOOO long! Totally forgot about it! xx

  • I really want to try that L’Oreal cushion foundation, as it sounds so good for Summer and warmer days when you don’t want full coverage!xx

    Hannah | luxuryblush

  • Courtney Hardy

    Those are some good picks.

  • These are all great!! I’ve been so torn on whether or not to try the cushion magique but after so many bloggers raving about I’m going to give it a go 🙂


  • Yiotou_La

    The Rimmel Santa Rose blush sounds great, I never seen these blushes before but I will keep an eye for them!! x


  • I need to try that Bourjois concealer! I’ve read so many rave reviews about it!

    Sharni xo
    A Girl & Grey

  • I’m in need of a new mascara and I’ve heard the Maybelline one is really good! My favourite affordable make up has to be the Rimmel Match Perfection foundation 🙂 x

    Kayleigh |

  • Kali Borovic

    Just wanted to let you know that your subscription link isn’t working. It pops up with an error message each time I try to join xx.

    • Oh poop, thanks for letting me know will check it out now! xx

    • should be working now! let me know if you don’t mind girl xx

  • Love so many of your picks here, especially the base products! I’m going to have to try that mascara, it sounds perfect!

    The Makeup Directory

  • I have that primer. I sometimes just wear it on it’s own with nothing else over it. Shh…! 😉 xx

  • Zara

    I’m such a fan of that contour palette, and the loreal cushion foundation has become my daily go to! I didn’t think it would last all day at work on my skin but as long as I set it I am fine! My current fav mascara is the loreal babydoll, have you tried it? For me it gives the closest look to wearing falsies and I looove it! xo

  • Wow the Seventeen contour kit is well-loved! I’m using this Maybelline mascara so much at the moment 🙂

    Jasmine xx

    Jasmine Talks Beauty

  • Sinéad Danielle ✿

    Woah I had no idea Seventeen did a contour palette! That’s so cool!

    Sinéad xo Fabuleuse Du Jour