Beauty On A Budget

Hello, everyone! I hope you are well. This week I thought I’d do something a little bit different to my usual blog posts and talk about beauty. I’m not really a beauty blogger but I love make-up so much so I thought I’d give this a go.

As a student, it is very difficult to spend £30 on a Mac foundation as that’s pretty much a weekly budget for food. Therefore, all the products I use are from standard high street stores such as Superdrug, Boots, and even Tesco. I’ve divided it into three categories: eyes, lips and face.


I don’t know about you guys but eyes are my favourite feature about any person. That also means I like to make them stand out and these are my favourite products to do so.

  • Waterline: BeYu Soft Liner in ‘516’
    Perfect subtle liner for your waterline to brighten up your eyes if you haven’t gotten much sleep.
  • Eyeliner: L’oreal Super Liner in ‘Intense Black’
    This is pretty much my favourite eyeliner. It helps you create the perfect winged eyeliner or just a subtle line across the lashes. Pretty much suitable for anything! And the colour pay off is amazing as well, definitely worth checking out.
  • Mascara: Maybelline Lash Sensational in ‘Black’
    This is the best mascara I have ever used. Don’t get anything else, trust me. It makes your lashes thick and super long looking. I’m never using any other mascara.
  • Eyebrows: NYX Tinted Brow Mascara in ‘Black’
    Perfect for sorting out your brows and if you’re not too fussy about filling them in perfectly, a quick stroke over the brows with this and you’re good to go for the day.
  • Eyeshadow: H&M Eye & Brow Shadows in ‘Dark Neutrals’
    Perfect eyeshadow and brow combo. I mix the dark brown and black together for the brows and use the glittery shadows for my eyes. I love this so much!
  • Eyeshadow: NYX Single Eyeshadow in ‘Sin’
    I use this every day as an inner corner highlight. As you can probably tell, I’m nearly running out, which shows how much I love it.

2. LIPS (from the left)

  • Rimmel Kate Moss lipstick in ’38’
    This is your perfect natural baby pink shade.
  • New Look Matte lipstick in ‘Latte’
    I love this lipstick as it is one of the few matte shades I have. It’s a perfect nude lip for every day use.
  • New Look Pure Colour lipstick in ’23 Mink’
    This is another nude, very similar to the matte one but this one has a much more creamier finish. One of my favourite lipsticks of all time.
  • Rimmel Kate Moss lipstick in ’08’
    This is the darkest one of them all, very similar to the Kylie Jenner liquid lipstick Candy K.
  • NYX Liquid Suede in ‘Soft Spoken’
    My only liquid lipstick that I tend to use on nights out as it is quite dark but super long lasting. Definitely recommend checking them out if you’re into Kylie Jenner lip kits as they’re very similar.


  • Collection Primed & Ready Mattifying Pore Minimiser
    I love putting this on before my foundation. Protects my skin from blemishes and makes the rest of the make-up glide on.
  • Maybelline Dream Pure BB-cream in ‘Light’ with Salicylic Acid
    I haven’t used proper foundations for years as BB-cream are proven to be so much better for your skin. This doesn’t leave my skin feeling oily and the coverage is medium but buildable. Definitely a staple in my make-up bag.
  • Rimmel Stay Matte Powder in ‘003 Peach Glow’
    I never ever use any other powder because this one is perfect. Provides some extra coverage and keeps your face matte all day long. There’s not much more to ask for.
  • Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer in ‘1 Fair’
    The most perfect drugstore concealer. Super high coverage and very long lasting. You definitely need one if you don’t have it already!
  • Essence Matt Touch Blush in ’20 Berry Me Up’
    The most perfect colour for a natural blushed look. Great colour pay off and blends easily. The best part though – it only costs a pound in Wilko! Bargain.
  • Collection Highlight & Sculpt Contour Kit
    The perfect kit to get a natural bronzed and contoured look as well as the most beautiful highlight on your cheekbones. Very affordable but high quality. This is my second one because it’s simply amazing.

I hope this helped some make-up lovers like me find some cheap beauty products that are actually worth so much more. Have an amazing weekend!

– Helina x

Beauty On A Budget

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