I am the first to admit that I’m a bit of a makeup addict. I am very insecure with a bare face and I struggle to comprehend how some girls are able to go makeup free whilst I still struggle to cope not reapplying after a long day at work (seriously, I think the air conditioning eats my foundation or something because I come out of work looking like some sort of troll).
I am a strong believer that the key to good makeup is a strong base, and I have searched high and low to find products that provide me with this. These are my key items to help create my everyday look, and the best part is, they don’t break the bank.
No7 Stay Perfect Foundation – Cool Vanilla £14.50
I am a total No7 convert after going to their counter to discuss makeup with a sales assistant who really knew her stuff. I love that this foundation goes on easily, isn’t too heavy but is enough to brighten my complexion and even out my skin tone. I have been using this as my everyday foundation for around four months now and although I’ve looked around, I haven’t found a good substitute yet. At just under £15 it’s not too pricey either.
L’oreal Lumi Magique Concealer – Light £8.49
I wasn’t too sure about this to begin with, I think I may have got too pale a shade, but it’s actually brilliant to use alongside a standard concealer, to help with stubborn dark circles under eyes and for a quick highlight. It’s under £10 too, so much less expensive than other similar products
Ecotools Flat Foundation Brush £7.99
I am very impressed with this brand. Not only are they environmentally friendly, their products are actually really good quality and feel much for expensive than they actually are (this brush costs less than £10 and comes with its own handy pouch)
No7 Perfect Light Pressed Powder – Translucent £11.50
I love this powder! I briefly wavered when my sister pointed out there were lots of cheaper versions out there but, having tried one such product and coming out looking patchy and a shade darker than I should have done, I came running back, tail between my legs. This handy little compact which also happens to look very stylish, comes with an applicator and in built mirror, great for touch ups on the go. As it’s translucent, it doesn’t change the colour of the foundation but takes away all the shine, leaving a flawless finish