A Budget Beauty Haul

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Exceeding Expectations

There’s nothing more thrilling than finding a new favourite beauty buy – especially when they’re super friendly on the bank balance. It’s been a while since I’ve found a new purse-friendly favourite, but a few weekends back, I think I might have hit the budget beauty jackpot.

I’ve already written about the Makeup Revolution Radiance Palette, which I have been using every day since I got it. For £8, you get three flattering shades, from a warm peach and a soft champagne through to a glowing gold. The powder’s finely milled and blends out perfectly to create an illuminated glow. It’s a great dupe for the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette if, like me, you don’t have £60 to throw on a few highlighters.

I also picked up some Makeup Revolution eyeshadows, seeing as I wasn’t so impressed with H&M Beauty’s offering. I picked up the flesh-toned ‘Touch Me’, the champagne/gold ‘Base!) and the pale rose gold ‘Finally’, at just £1 each. I wasn’t expecting much quality for the price but incredibly, they are fantastic eyeshadows. Highly pigmented, so just a quick sweep of the brush coats the lid in a wash of colour, and finely milled with minimal fallout. Very impressive for the price! My favourite way to wear them is to blend ‘Touch Me’ into the inner eye for a wide-awake look, before washing ‘Finally’ over the whole lid and blending ‘Base!’ over the brow bone.

From the MUA stand, I picked up a couple of brow products to change up my routine. I’ve already written about the MUA Brow Define tinted brow mascara, which I absolutely love – you can read the full review here. It’s a perfect match for my colouring, with a formula that just won’t budge during the day, but removes easily come cleansing time. The only thing I haven’t been thrilled with is MUA’s Brow Pencil – it’s too waxy and also too dark for being a mid-brown, so it’s super easy to overdo. After trying out, I was left with the dreaded Scouse brow look (luckily I was working from home that day!). I like the spoolie at the end but that’s really the only positive here – next time I’d spend the £1 on another Makeup Revolution eyeshadow.

Have you found any incredible budget buys recently?


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