Affordable Makeup that Beats High-End!

Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Concealer

This concealor is probably one of the best and the most loved concealer of all time and what’s phenomenol is the amazing price point! More often than not, Maybelline is trusted to get it right, but they hit it right out of the park with this one. Maybelline Instant Age Rewind is everything you want a concealer to be – it offers great coverage, helps you fake an 8 hour sleep by erasing those dark circles, goes on creamy and smooth, blends like a dream, does not sink into fine lines and at the same time manages to give a radiant, natural finish. We love that it’s pigmented yet light in texture. It is a cult product for all the right reasons. And we can’t get over how affordable and accessible it is!

 

Essence Pure Nude Highlighter

If you like your face to exude an angelic glow, if you like to look like you’re lit from within, like the warmth of candlelight has blurred your skin to perfection so you turn into a beaming celestial being, you will LOVE the Essence Pure Nude Highlighter. This powder gives the softest, most subtle sheen to your face without highlighting any texture but definitely adding a noticable glow. The best part is that the glow is natural, so it actually looks like you’re blessed with great skin and not wearing tonnes of makeup. If a strong, visible from outer space highlight is more your jam, then this one is probably not for you. But if you enjoy natural looking, luminous skin, definitely give this a go. In our book this an absolute hidden gem at the drugstore and compares in quality and performance to our high-end, luxury makeup items. We don’t get how this is so affordable!

 

Rimmel London The Only 1 Matte Lipstick

This was another great drugstore find for us, and we’re surprised we ended up liking it as much as we did. The color pay off is great, but what sets it apart from other lipsticks is that it has a matte finish but is not drying at all. It goes on smooth and creamy when you first apply it but then it mattifies after a few minutes and doesn’t feel like you’re wearing anything at all. So it is ideal for those who like a matte lipstick but cannot bear the thought of how heavy those feel. It is a traditional bullet lipstick so application is easy and fuss free, as opposed to handling the precision of a liquid matte lipstick. We love all the colors and strongly recommend you try them in store before purchasing as colors show up different on different people, but if we had to choose, High Flyer 610 (dusty mauve rose) would be our favourite!