Longtime readers of TBC won’t be surprised to hear that I’m a huge fan of Savvy, a budget brand found at Priceline here in Australia. I feel like a lot of people skip over it when visiting their local store, I never really hear people talking about it. But I’ve found a couple of hidden gems that have actually become such important products in my routine. Sure, there seem to be products in the line-up that aren’t worth your money (I never got along with their lipstick formulas and the foundation shade ranges don’t really do it for me, personally) but for these four, I’ve done the testing for you, and I’m letting you know they’re worth a second look.
Savvy CC Liquid Concealer in Anti Dark Circles
My latest find from the Savvy stand is their newly released colour correcting concealer. The Anti-Dark Circles shade is a light, easy to work with pink that does exactly what it says. Placed under the eyes and blended out, this adds a subtle brightness that counteracts those pesky dark circles. It’s not as full coverage as my other favourite higher-end options but I find myself reaching for this one a lot, nevertheless. Mostly on days when I’m going for a more natural makeup look. It blends in beautifully and never wears weirdly throughout the day so for the price, I’m super impressed. I’ve been keeping an eye online for it to launch but hopefully, you can spot it at your local store!
I’ve been raving about the CC powder in Savvy’s line-up for years now. And I’ve lost count of my repurchases. The pan is reminiscent of Guerlain’s Météorites Powders and the shades are meant to have colour correcting properties but for me, it’s just the perfect setting powder for all over the face. It sets everything down without any heaviness or cakiness and it really improves the longevity of my makeup. You’d struggle to find a day where I haven’t at least reached for this to set down my t-zone. They have recently slimmed down the line to remove the Anti-Redness shade but I’m hoping and praying that this powder stays in Savvy’s range. I cannot recommend trying this one out enough, especially if you’re on the paler side, like me.
Another recent discovery that I hardly put down since I picked it up in the Priceline sale. Budget blushes are often chalky, patchy or glittery but this one is none of the above. Silky Pink is a beautiful shade that adds a bit of somethin’ to my complexion without every being too over the top. And the formula is definitely a hit. You only need a little bit on a fluffy brush and it blends out beautifully. It has a bit of a sheen to it but without any of the chunky glitter. Instead, it just leaves the skin looking healthy and glowy. I wasn’t expecting this to be quite as impressive but now I’m going to head back and scope out the rest of the shade range.
My brow routine is pretty simple, really. I tend to gravitate towards the natural brow look, I don’t really have the know-how to do much more. And I find that this no-frills brow gel is the perfect product to reach for. It holds the brows in place but doesn’t feel heavy or noticeable on the skin, like I find a couple of my more heavy-hitters tend to do. I still tend to reach for the other options if I need to make sure they don’t move an inch. But for day to day, casual, natural makeup, this is absolutely perfect for me. Which is probably why I’ve been through two tubes of the stuff, now.
Have you tried anything from Savvy?
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