Hey lovelies! So for the next post in my drugstore makeup series I thought I’d do a full face of makeup using my cheapest products to show that sometimes you don’t have to splash the cash to get good quality makeup!
I’ll be doing a full face using my most expensive products as well and then I’ll do a post comparing the two so keep your eyes out for those!
Revolution Fast Base Foundation Stick F1 – £5
The foundation stick from Revolution is the cheapest foundation I own coming in at just £5, it isn’t the most full coverage foundation in the world but I’ve actually been loving it recently because it gives a natural look and it’s so lightweight that it’s been perfect in this heatwave we’ve been having here in the UK!
The foundation is super easy to apply, you just put a few swipes onto your face and then blend it in using a buffing brush, it takes less than two minutes; perfect for those mornings when you’re running late!
Revolution Conceal and Define Concealer C1 – £4
I adore this concealer from Revolution! Fair enough I’ve never bought concealers from anywhere but the drugstore but I don’t need to when you can get such amazing products for this price!
This concealer gives great coverage so it pairs perfectly with the foundation as it will cover any blemishes/dark circles that the foundation may not be able to! It blends out well, isn’t drying and doesn’t crease! My favourite concealer ever!
Rimmel Stay Matte Powder – £3.99
Do I even need to say anything about this powder? I think everyone in the beauty community knows how great it is and that price tag just makes it even better!
Rimmel Sculpting Kit Coral Glow – £6.99
I’ve mentioned this product quite a lot on my blog recently but considering you get a contour, blush and highlight all for £6.99 it is the cheapest product I own to complete my base so I went for this instead of choosing individual products!
This palette is great for travelling and I love it!
Rimmel Brow This Way Medium Brown – £4.99
I actually really liked the way this product made my brows look when I used this, I’m usually a pomade girl now but the powder was really easy to work with and it made my brows look so natural whilst still giving them some shape!
The only criticism I have of this is that it was a bit too warm toned for me, it was more of an auburn colour than ‘medium brown’.
MUA Eye Primer – £2.50
This is another product I’ve mentioned a lot recently but again it’s because it is amazing! This eyeshadow primer definitely helps my eyeshadow to last all day without the colour fading and it doesn’t crease! What more could you want for £2.50? Absolute bargain!
Revolution Reloaded Palette Iconic Division – £4
I went for this palette as although I have 3 of the Reloaded palettes this one is a dupe for ABH Subculture which I did a whole post on here. I thought if I chose this one then I could use Subculture in my most expensive face of makeup and compare the two!
The shadows in this palette are SO pigmented and they blended together seamlessly! I’m actually banning myself from buying any more high-end palettes because I don’t see the point in wasting my money when I can spend £4 and get just as good if not better quality products!
Maybelline Colossal Big Shot Mascara – £6.99
I’ve tried a lot of drugstore mascaras over the years and I don’t think I’ve ever repurchased them until it came to this one. I really struggle to find a mascara that does everything I want it to but this is the one that comes closest! I will sometimes mix it with another product to add a bit more length but it adds really good volume to my lashes!
I also used some Sleek brow gel but I can’t seem to find it anywhere online so I think they’ve stopped doing it and I can’t find a price for it sorry guys!
Lips & Set
Revolution Matte Lipstick Chauffeur – £3
This lipstick reminds me of Mac lipsticks but it only costs 1/5th of the price so who’s complaining? I love how these lipsticks come in a range of colours and you can chose between a matte finish or a creme finish so there is something for everyone!
Barry M Mist & Fix Illuminating Finish Setting Spray – £4.99
This one isn’t actually mine, the only setting spray I own is the Urban Decay one so I stole this from my mom’s makeup table for the purpose of this post (I hope she doesn’t mind). This setting spray claims to have ‘light reflecting particles for full face and body radiance’ now I don’t know about that, I don’t think it made my face much more glowy but it did do it’s job of keeping my makeup in place for longer than usual.
I wouldn’t say this product lives up to the same standard as my Urban Decay one but for a fraction of the price it did an ok job.
Here’s the finished look, it comes to a total of £46.45!
Personally I was quite happy with the finished look and for less than £50 I think it’s a bargain, especially when you see the price of my full face of most expensive makeup! Hopefully I’ll have that post up by the end of the week so you can see how they compare against each other!
Thanks for reading lovelies, I hope you enjoyed this post! Let me know in the comments your favourite, cheap makeup product!