Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Makeup of the Day: Budget Spring

As the weather is getting warmer there is a higher need for a lighter and fresher look. Here is what I have been wearing recently

I picked up this foundation a while back and didn't really use it throughout the winter however the slight shimmer in the mix and the added benefits of the SPF 15 I picked this up a couple of weeks back and have begun using it again. It's easy to use, with a pump dispenser however I do find that it clings to any dry patches.

On my cheeks I have been wearing MUA's £1 powered blush in Bon Bon. This, for the amount it cost, is amazing. High pigmentation, easy to blend and a gorgeous coral toned pink - although it is described as being apricot on the website. I would highly recommend spending a quid and checking these out, especially if you are on a tight budget.

Under my eyes to brighten them up I have been wearing the Nip+Fab CC Eye Fix. This is a twist and brush applicator (much like some lip glosses) and is great for those days when sleep has not happened. It also smells amazing! I picked this up in TK Maxx and I would really recommend having a browse as they always have great finds hidden away!

I recently bought the MUA (a slight trend here - can you tell I'm a student?!) Matte Palette off of a blog sale, but I think in shops it is around £4 - which is still amazing for 10 matte shades. My two favourite are the ones on the left of the bottom row (Penny and Chino) - the lighter shade is perfect for everyday wear and can be added to with the darker shade for night time. These aren't exceptionally pigmented but for what they are worth the colours are great.

My mascara at the moment is the Super Lash by Seventeen. With spring looks I prefer to tone down my mascara with a black/brown instead of pure black as I feel it softens the eyes. I picked this up during the 3for2 offer at Boots and have so far enjoyed it, although I do find it is very clumpy.

On my lips I have been wearing another blog sale purchase, this time in the shape of a Topshop lipstick. This shade is Pillow Talk and is a very barbie but softer shade of pink. I love light and bright lipsticks in the spring/summer and this fits perfectly.

So there is my budget(ish) spring makeup look.
What have you been wearing recently? I would love any suggestions!


  1. Replies
    1. I've only tried two but they are great! Looking to get some more!

  2. The Topshop lipstick looks gorgeous, perfect for Spring! Good to hear you've been enjoying the Nip Fab CC eye fix, I've heard a lot about it lately and I'm tempted to pick one up! I love picking up bargains from blog sales too :) Great blog, I've followed on GFC and Bloglovin!

    Ellie xx | http://theleobeauty.blogspot.co.uk/

    1. Thanks! I'll be sure to check your blog out too!
      The eye fix has been pretty good - have a look in TK Maxx

  3. I'm a fan of MUA products but I have never tried their eyeshadows.x


    1. It's worth giving them a try. The singles can be pretty good - I have the black one!

  4. I love MUA products, they are such great value!
    Eden from edenroses xx

  5. I'm such a fan of Topshop makeup, think the quality is far beyond it's price tag!

    Josie xoxo | Fashion Mumblr

    1. I've not tried much... it's on my list though!!