The other day I picked up a few bargain beauty items. I have been using them for the past few days and I am so impressed that I just have to blog about them!
Every month I spend crazy money on makeup and beauty products and I decided to give my bank card a little rest. I couldn’t just go cold turkey though, I’d collapse and die! And so, I had a mini bargain beauty binge. 🙂 I bought the following items:
A powder brush – Wilko £4
An eyeshadow brush – Wilko £3
A pack of 12 makeup sponge applicators – Primark £1.50
False eyelashes (4pck) – Primark £3
An Essence eye pencil – Wilko £1.60
Thanks to Wilko’s and Primark I have been able to sustain my addiction this week and, although the products may be cheap and cheerful, they are by no means substandard. I will review my favourite products below.
I was blown away by the quality of the Wilko’s makeup brushes!
I am absolutely in love with these brushes. I use brushes by Sigma, Real Techniques and Zoeva (amongst others) and this powder brush is the softest I have ever come across. It has a large head of beautifully soft, yet dense, bristles which makes it perfect for quickly powdering the face all over. I genuinely can’t get over how luxurious this brush feels, I keep brushing it over my face like it’s a cuddly kitten 🙂
The eyeshadow brush is similarly soft and luxurious. It is perfect for smudging and blending shadows to create a sexy smokey eye. I also love the look of these brushes; the black and gold colour scheme is classy and glamorous. They look special on my dressing table, as well as in my kit. They also come packaged in their own little ziplock bags, perfect for travelling around with.
I will definitely be buying multiples of every brush in Wilko’s range for personal and professional use. Well done Wilko!
I have bought false eyelashes from Primark in the past and wasn’t very impressed. For £1 I definitely got what I paid for. However this pack of 4 styles for £3 caught my eye for more than the bargain price. The style of the lashes is more natural than any I have seen in Primark before. The drag look is fine for Halloween ( or actual drag queens) but it’s not a look I like to rock down my local and so these lashes are a definite improvement! The seams on these lashes are also much thinner which makes them so much easier to apply. Also, how cute is that packaging?! I’ll definitely buy these again 🙂
And that’s it from me tonight! Just remember, just because something is cheap doesn’t mean it isn’t a good quality product. Experiment with products from cheaper brands and I guarantee you will be pleasantly surprised. Plus, it leaves more money for chocolate and wine 😉