I recently decided that the £20 (or $20) makeup challenge just looked like a good idea. Not only does it cause Beauty Bloggers, such as myself (sort of), to stop and check their privilege but also demonstrate to those who may not have cash to burn (such as myself, but I do anyway.) how to do a full face of makeup on the cheap.
Also I am all about a bargain so this challenge just has me all over it. I took it to mean just the beauty products themselves, though I did buy some cheap brushes to review too.
Beauty UK Matte FX Foundation
|Such photography, so profession, wow.|
Worth It? Yeah I guess.
Makeup Revolution Pressed Powder
|You can see my naked body! lel jk tricked you|
Worth it? Oh God Yes. Yes!
Makeup Revolution Powder Blush
I think Makeup Revolution may be my new favourite makeup brand, because this Blush was brilliant too. The packaging is a lot more simple than the powder, just a little flip top, but the product is very pigmented. Like seriously. On the one hand, amazing cause you only need a little! On the other, it took a lot of blending because I did not realise how pigmented a cheap blusher could be. It's not quite the perfect colour for me, but it looked nice enough. For how cheap it is, you could buy one in every colour and not break the bank.
|Pretty standard. Until you slather it on and look like a blushing anime girl.|
Worth it? For sure.
Makeup Revolution Amazing Lipstick
|The one on the right is the lippy in the pictures below...|
I will just say that the Matte shade I bought from this brand was a bit harder to apply, but not overly so. And, as always with matte lipsticks, you're going to want to make sure you have really smooth lips.
Worth it? Oh yes. I will definitely be buying more.
MUA eXtreme Volume Mascara
|Seriously why am I not doing this professionally. So talented.|
Worth it? For that price? It's really not bad.
Body Collection Bronzing Pressed Powder
|This Bronzer has wifi.|
I actually bought this at BodyCare for (spoilers) £1.49, but I don't think BodyCare has a website that works. So.
This bronzer is not great. It's a bit overly shimmery for my taste and doesn't have a lot of colour pay off. I don't even know how that's possible but there we go. I won't be buying it again and most likely I won't be using it again. It may be gifted to a sister or friend who likes hand-me-down makeup.
Worth it: Regretting having bothered.
W7 Waterproof Automatic Fine Eye Liner
|Eyeko on Left: W7 on Right.|
I was pleasantly surprised by this eyeliner. It was easy to use, long lasting and didn't smudge at all. It was even kind of difficult to budge with eye makeup remover, but that says a lot for its longevity! It isn't the most intense black around but I think we're just splitting hairs there. It really is a find nip on the pen and so I had to compare it to my Eyeko Skinny Eyeliner Pen. It really does compare as a budget version, it's not as intense, it doesn't look as a smooth, but it's still very usable and use it I will. I may even buy again, but I'll have to see how quick it dries out first.
Worth it? So far, yes.
W7 In The Buff Natural Nudes Eye Colour Palette
|God I'm terrible at photos.|
All that being said, I LOVE this palette. This is absolutely the bestest product out of all that I have purchased. Considering how cheap it is, it's beautiful. It's well made, quite light but it doesn't look necessarily cheap. The eyeshadows are very pigmented and they lasted all day. It is a very good quality eyeshadow palette, especially for the price. If you've been eyeballing the Naked palettes, but they seem a bit steep, then definitely go for this. There isn't a mirror in the palette but that's forgivable. The brush is decent, it's dual ended- one end is a brush and the other is a sponge tip. It's not bad, nowhere near the soft loveliness of the brush in my Naked Palette but definitely usable.
Worth it? Oh yes, darling.
That brings our running total to... drum roll please... £17.76!
So I did this challenge and didn't spend over £20, managed to do a full face and did a good job too if I may say so.
And that brings us all to the moment you've all been waiting for. The pictures of my finished makeup look! This was a daytime look, and the photos were taken by my Best Friend and Personal Photographer Louise. Enjoy.
|Why yes, that is a Hawaiian Print Jurassic Park t-shirt.|
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|the above caption was the Jurassic Park theme tune. Obviously. Best film ever.|
Also, I did purchase some other products on the cheap that you would need to go with your makeup. Brushes and a primer, to be exact. However this post is long enough already, so I'll write about those another time as well as posting some more photos from my amazing photoshoot! Wehey!