High Street Beauty – My Favourites Right Now!
I love it when my makeup doesn’t cost the earth, and so Ive created this list of my favourite high street beauty products right now!
Every 4 months or so I go through cycles of makeup, I fall in love with a mascara and a foundation and then in another few months or so it will be all change.
This cycle has some old high street favourites in it, as well as some new releases!
So, lets get cracking…
The Collection Fast Stroke Eyeliner – £2.99
I love this eyeliner. That might be obvious because its in this post, but I really can’t stress how amazing it is enough. I fairly oily eyelids and I have tried multiple liners (Mac, NARS, soap and glory, L’oreal, NYX) and none of them have the staying power of this little bottle.
The other upside to this one is the price. For this price you can get a cup of coffee. I honestly can’t get over it. I would also say that this eyeliner is one of the easiest I’ve ever applied. With it’s small brush, thin tip and short handle the creation of a cat Audrey Hepburn would be proud of is easy!
Seventeen Brow’s That! Brow Kit – £4.99
My new beauty favourite is this little kit from Seventeen, it is small but powerful. I have the worst blonde eyebrows that always need filling in and shaping. I find this pallet is great for this, with a pencil, gel, powder AND highlight. It gives you a natural brow colour (and its not at all orange like other pencils or gels) and gives you a wonderful Cara-style definition to you brows.
Another cheap and cheerful choice here, and one of the best on the high street. A great starter kit for eyebrow newbies!
Liz Earle Colour Lash Definition Smudgeproof Mascara in 01 Black – £14.50
I think that if you read this blog you might think that Liz Earle might be slipping me a fiver for every mention I give them. I can assure you that they don’t (I wish). They just make wonderful products, that work beautifully. As a convert to their foundation and blusher my mum kindly bought me this mascara for Christmas. No surprises then that I LOVE IT.
Whilst this mascara is more than your average, but it is worth it!
M.A.C Studio Fix Fluid in NW15 (pale kid over here) – £22
This foundation is another one of those holy grail products. I haven’t found someone that this foundation doesn’t work for. It also doesn’t create a layer over the skin, instead it sinks in a creates a beautiful, albeit slightly dewy, finish. I would also suggest going slightly lighter than you would normally in this foundation, it has a tendency to oxidise slightly and darken!
Seventeen Stay Time Concealer! – £4.49
This concealer is a great dupe for the NARS concealer, which is a cult item and incredible! This Seventeen one is a great substitute though. With a similar creamy texture, this concealer gives great coverage on dark circles and works brilliantly on spots as well. As a high street beauty dupe for the NARS creamy concealer you can’t go wrong.
Again, for the price its really fab, Seventeen you’re killing it!
Seventeen Stay Pout Lipstick – £3.99
Wow, sorry about all the Seventeen in this post, but they really are killing it.
This lipstick is no exception, with a similar texture to many of the higher end ones that I have tried this lipstick really held its own. I wore this on New Years Eve and it lasted the whole night, and didn;t crack or smudge! What more could you ask for. For less that £5 you can also buy it in every colour without feeling guilty!
Benefit Hoola Bronzer – £23.50
Another cult favourite here, but it deserves the recognition it gets!
This bronzer gives a warm glow to your skin without the orange hue that sometimes comes with that. Although it is expensive, mine has lasted almost daily use for a number of months and is still going strong! A definite for my beauty favourites!
Last, but by no means least…
Sleek Cream Contour Kit – £10.99
I bought this on a whim, in a hurry, when I had a spot the size of Jupiter emerging from my nose on the day of my Christmas party.
No regrets. I feel like Kim K when I use this pallet, contouring my nose has taken practice but I think I’m there.
The basic use of this is obviously just to highlight and conceal under your eyes, but there is so much more that that. For a high street beauty product this is amazing.
The kit comes with a helpful guide on how to apply it too (great shout). The only downside of this kit is the necessity to powder the heck out of your nose to make sure you don’t look like a disco ball, but if I can get over it so can you.
Also, that price!!!!!!
So there they are, my current and pretty cheap high street beauty favourites right now!
Let me know what you think and what you’re loving in the comments below