If there’s one sale that I always keep on my radar, throughout the year, it’s Priceline’s 40% off cosmetics sale. I have a running wishlist going pretty much year round of the things I’m going to pick up when it appears next time. But this year they’ve surprised even me – on the 23rd and 24th of November, Priceline is offering 50% off all cosmetics. FIFTY PERCENT. That’s cause for a celebration. It’s worth noting that this time around, all gift sets are 40% off, too, which is awesome leading up to the gifting season.
And you know the drill – I wasn’t going to miss another chance to send you a couple of my top recommendations for the upcoming sale. But as long-time readers are aware, I’ve been doing that for a while and you’ve probably heard it all before. Normally I do a Budget Beauty Week sort of thing leading up to the sale. But this time, rather than repeating the same products for the umpteenth time (yes, you should definitely still try Essence blushes, NYX Butter Glosses and the Savvy CC Powder) I’m rounding up some new discoveries and new loves that are well worth a look this time around.
If you want even more recommendations then there’s plenty available on TBC – check out this page for links to previous recommendations and round-ups.
This is actually a fairly old recommendation, that’s been rediscovered and reintroduced into the daily rotation. Sure, the shade range is limited but if you find a fit, it’s well worth a look if you’re in the market for a lightweight, everyday base. It’s become my go-to for those days where I can’t be bothered fussing with foundation, instead, I just throw a bit of this on to even out skin tone and add a bit of dewiness.
Savvy CC Concealer
I’m always encouraging more people to try out Savvy. Sure, there are some misses in the range but there’s also a couple of favourites that I’ve repurchased time and time again. My newest discovery from the range is the lightweight CC concealer, that I’ve been reaching for constantly to brighten up and correct my under eye area. It’s a simple couple of bucks, made even better by the 50% off so make sure you spend a bit of time at the Savvy stand.
This post is going to be dominated by Models Own recommendations – the new brand that’s just launched in Priceline stores. I’m been testing and trialling a bunch of things and have a fairly extensive list of bits I want to buy in the sale, too. First up, this colour correcting quad. It’s a creamy, not too over-the-top formula that does a great job without feeling heavy or grabby on the skin. It’s not the most heavy duty that I’ve tried but if I just want to spend a couple of seconds correcting some redness or brighten up the undereyes, this is perfect. This’ll be particularly awesome for makeup beginners who want a do-all colour correcting quad to experiment with.
This is another one that’s been a favourite for me for ages, but I’ve been reaching for it a lot lately and wanted to return to it. Sorry, I forgot to include it in the photos… Anyway, Taupe is a seriously awesome contour colour – something that’s fairly hard for a pale girl like me to find. It’s subtle, easy to work with and really adds so much structure to my face without the effort of pulling out a palette with 37 shades that I’m never going to use. There’s plenty of awesome products from the NYX range but make sure not to overlook these simple blushes.
I mentioned my recent love affair with cream highlighters recently and this Luma Beauty highlighter is really leading the way. It’s easy to apply, easy to blend out and adds a gorgeous, subtle sheen to the skin. If you’ve been meaning to try out cream highlighters, this is a great introduction because the stick format is pretty much foolproof. I’ve been loving Wandermusk but I’m tempted to pick up Cashmere Casbah in the sale…
If you’ve been waiting for the drugstore market to catch up to the intense glowy highlighters you can find in Mecca & Sephora, your wait is over. This has been the one product from the new range that everyone is talking about. And I can understand why. These are way up there as one of the most intense highlighters I’ve found in the budget price range. You only need the tiniest bit on the brush to really ramp up the glow factor. Give them a swatch in store (if you can find them!) and see for yourself.
The cheek palette is also well worth a look. Particularly if you’ve got a medium to deep skin tone. Each shade is absolutely beautiful, with the blush reminding me a lot of NARS Orgasm. The highlighter isn’t quite as metallic as the single highlighters but the light golden tone is pretty much universally flattering. The bronzer (I wouldn’t call it a sculpt/contour) is perhaps a little deep for my pale skin but I can definitely make it work with a light hand. It’s also just really beautiful to look at, if I’m being honest.
Yet another cheek kit, but it’s another good one – promise. I’ve been reaching for this contour kit a stack lately, with a banana shade for under the eyes, a bronzer, a contour and a sheeny highlighter all-in-one. Each of the shades actually work well for my skin tone, which is surprising considering how warm drugstore contours normally are. And the formula is really lovely. I’m actually considering taking this to Europe with me so you know it must be love.
There’s always a new drugstore mascara hanging out in my drawers and lately, it’s been a newbie from Bourjois that I wasn’t expecting to love as much as I do. The formula is a little wetter than I normally go for but the wand really separates and volumises each lash and keeps them looking great all day long. And it holds a decent curl. All I can ask for, really. I hadn’t really thought to try out the range of mascaras from Bourjois but so far, so good.
I have a million and one recommendations for budget lip products, truth be told. But I’ve narrowed it down to just one newbie, that I actually picked up in the last sale, that’s well worth a mention. Lip oils seem to be all the rage lately, and this Burt’s Bees one has been really impressing me lately. It’s essentially just a beautiful hydrating gloss on the lips – it feels really lightweight and comfortable and Whispering Orchid is a beautiful pink shade, perfect for the warmer months. If you like barely-there, glossy, moisturising formulas, these are well worth a look.
What’s on your wishlist for the sale?
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