Rumours are starting to fly about Priceline’s next 40% cosmetic sales so I thought it’d be the perfect time to get serious about budget beauty. This whole week of posts will be devoted to my favourites bits that you can find in the drugstore so it might be worth getting your wish list ready…
We’re starting with all things base – foundations, concealers and face powders. I’ve picked my top three for each category (it was hard to narrow it down, seriously). I didn’t mention primers simply because I don’t have a lot in my collection at the moment from the drugstore but the Face of Australia Face Base Primer would be my pick of the bunch.
Innoxa Age Erase Serum Foundation* – Perhaps my most loved base of all, it never fails me. Whenever my skin’s acting up or my makeup doesn’t want to cooperate I come back to this beauty. Essentially foolproof to apply, wears well and actually has a shade in the range that matches me. I think I’ll be picking up a backup in the sale… I’ve done a full write up here.
Rimmel Match Perfection Foundation – Another one that just seems to work every time I reach for it. It’s a thinner base but still manages to cover everything I need it to. A great one if you struggle trying to find a match for your skin as the range is fairly extensive. I’ve done a full write up here.
L’Oreal Infallible Matte Foundation – If your skin is a little oilier or you just like a matte finish, I’ve been so impressed with how this one has performed lately and it’s totally worth trying out. It lasts so well and makes my skin look matte yet still radiant. I’ve done a full write up here.
Rimmel Wake Me Up Concealer – I forgot about this one for the longest time but lately, I’ve been reaching for it a bunch for either under the eyes as an easy pick-me-up or dotting a tiny bit on spots. It blends in really easily and never goes cake-y.
Maybelline Fit Me Concealer – My go-to for anything spot related because it always looks so seamless! So many people seem to love this one and I can totally understand why, I’m considering picking up a second to just keep in my handbag at all times!
Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Concealer – Maybelline know how to do a good concealer, this is my other favourite from the brand, perfect for under the eyes because it’s so thin and so blendable but still manages to brighten up my under eyes like nothing else.
Savvy by DB CC Powders – I was so intrigued since the first moment I saw these and they really haven’t let me down. Considering how cheap they are, they do an awesome job of colour correcting (with the Anti-Redness shade) and brightening (with the Brightening shade) while also making makeup last longer and set in place.
Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder – I’m sure you can tell from the amount of pan on this product that I’m a bit of a fan – this stuff mattifies like nobody’s business and the effects actually last throughout the day too. Even if the packaging is a little dodgy, it’s still well worth a look.
Models Prefer Soft Touch Powder – Another product that definitely doesn’t receive the hype that it deserves! They’re the kind of powders that you throw on for a bit of extra glow and finishing power, similar to the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powders, but I’m always really impressed with how it performs.
Make sure to keep reading for the rest of the week, I’ll hopefully be covering all of your bases, preparing you for a good old shop at the Priceline cosmetics sale in a couple of weeks time…
What are your favourite budget base products?
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