The Makeup Budgets Series-#2

Today, I’m showing you a day and night look using items in my collection from what I would deem a ‘High Street’ budget. These are products that are probably the most widely used and the most widely known; you can buy most of these brands from your local supermarket these days. In all honesty, I’d say the main bulk of my collection is probably made up of products from this budget range and whilst I’m putting together a nice selection of items from more premium, high end brands, this probably won’t change in the long run. Unless I become a multi-millionairess or something.

I apologize in advance for the weird lighting of these photos. Everything was a bit strange and I struggled to get decent shots this morning!


I’m starting to like having slightly darker, more prominent brows. Incidentally I was really happy with how I looked today until I got a snarky glance from a couple of girls in Primark, but oh well!

I’m wearing:

  • Two shades from Sleek iDivine Oh So Special, I believe I packed Gateau onto the lid and then blended Gift Basket in the crease and outer V
  • Sleek Face Form in Light- both the contour and blush shade
  • Maybelline SuperStay Better Skin in Light Beige
  • Maybelline Matte Maker powder in Classic Ivory
  • Soap and Glory Thick & Fast High Definition Collagen Coat Mascara
  • Barry M Wink Black Marker Pen for eyes
  • L’Oreal Paris Superliner Brow Artiste in Dark Brunette
  • Maybelline Browdrama Sculpting Mascara in Medium Brown
  • Natural Collection Eye Lines in Black
  • Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer
  • Revlon Matte lipstick in Smoked Peach

Now, I understand that the Natural Collection eyeliner pencil isn’t in the same sort of price bracket as the other products, but I discovered today that I don’t actually own a black eye pencil from a brand that’s not super budget or high end! Strange, isn’t it?!

I’ve really enjoyed wearing this look; this is pretty much how I’ve been doing my makeup for work this week. All of the products bar the liner pencil are very long lasting- the pencil smudges like crazy after a while- but I’ve had lots of compliments on my makeup. My mum even asked me what foundation I was using because ‘it looks very nice’! I also have a feeling that the blush in the Face Form palette is Sleek’s infamous and much lauded ‘Rose Gold’ blush, so that’s a bonus!


Again, I translated ‘night time’ as meaning more make up! I also made a bit of a ‘make up faux pas’ by doing big, dark eyes AND a statement bright red lip. So sue me, I think it looks pretty darn good!

I used:

  • Bourjois 1,2,3 Perfect foundation in 42 Vanille
  • Soap and Glory Solar Powder multi shade bronzer (from the Powder Trip palette, brought out as part of their Christmas gift range)
  • Bourjois Little Round Pot blush in Rose d’Or
  • L’Oreal Paris Superliner Brow Artiste in Dark Brunette
  • Maybelline Browdrama Sculpting Mascara in Medium Brown
  • Seventeen Blow Out Mascara in Blackest Black
  • Maybelline Eye Studio Lasting Drama gel eyeliner in Black
  • Maybelline Colour Tattoo in Timeless Black
  • Sleek iDivine in Bad Girl (I packed Intoxicated over the top of Timeless Black and then added Blade in the inner corner)
  • Barry M Lipliner in Shade 2
  • Rimmel Apocalips in Big Bang

I really like this look, I think I am going to have to remember it when I go out. I’ve not really used the Apocalips since I bought it- woops!- because I don’t tend to like really glossy products. BUT it was easier to apply than I remember, feels pretty good and looks nice, so I must stop neglecting it! I also like what I did with the shadows- Timeless Black is a proper super black colour by itself, but when I packed on the slightly green-black shadow over the top and added the silver in the inner corner it just came ALIVE. I bought Timeless Black really to use like this and I’m so happy it worked out well. What do you think?

About Hannah

I'm Hannah. Almost thirty, qualified teacher. Goth, vegan, Hufflepuff and Hordie. I like bats, skulls, glitter, tombstones, vampires, werewolves, ghosts, mummies, ghouls and zombies, Disney, musicals, Harry Potter and Star Wars.
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2 Responses to The Makeup Budgets Series-#2

  1. shakeystacey says:

    Ignore the Primartians. Your brows are fab. I’m in total brow envy.

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