I love doing my make-up for fun, and since I’m a student, I love my discounts. Make-up can be quite expensive at times but that’s when Primark comes to help. I was super hesitant about Primark’s make-up as I wasn’t sure if a clothing store should really be expanding into a completely new product line – beauty and make-up. I was intrigued enough to find out what their make-up was like and I was thoroughly surprised. I’ve found some absolute staples to put in my make-up bag that are far better than any high-end beauty products I’ve ever tried. Yes, they’re that great!
The first product I love the most and only recently bought is this PS Bronze Shadow & Shade palette, which only cost £4! The pigmentation of these shadows is incredible. I never want to use my other eyeshadow palettes again! The colours in this palette are gorgeous. It has those lovely nude shades as well as a blue shade, which makes this palette so special as I love using a touch of blue in my shadow when I want to do something different. It’s got some vibrant shades as well as some more neutral ones. You definitely need this palette in your make-up bag, trust me! I also love the packaging. It’s so thin and simple, which I love as I hate bulky palettes. This is a must-have!
I’ve had this PS Pure Glow highlighting palette for a while now and I’m in love. I’ve put all of my other highlighters back in my cupboard because this is all I need! I use ‘desert’ on the bridge of my nose, inner corners of my eyes as well as my brow bone. I use ‘glimmer’ on my cheekbones and it gives the prettiest golden glow. I also use the other shades depending on my make-up look (‘firefly’ for when I’m more tanned and ‘eden’ for more cooler toned looks) and honestly it’s the best palette ever, especially for £5!
This PS blusher in the shade ‘taboo’ is gorgeous for when you want more of a coral-toned blusher rather than a pink-toned one. Pink doesn’t look the best on my pale skin so when I found this I was all over the moon. I’ve always used sparkly pink blushes but since I’ve been loving using those Primark higlighters, it all looked a bit too much. This is a gorgeous matte blusher and it’s definitely worth the £1.50 that it costs (which is insanely cheap for how amazing this is, seriously)!
Primark’s lipsticks are incredible. I decided to try out their PS Matte Long Last Lipsticks, which are so lovely. I bought this pale shade (can’t find a shade name on the lipstick, I’m sorry!) as I don’t have any pale nude lip products and I am so happy I got this. This also cost £1.50 and it’s honestly worth so much more! It gives a matte finish but it doesn’t dry out my lips at all! My lips can’t normally handle matte products (i.e. matte lip kits etc.) but this one works beautifully! Definitely check out these lipsticks, they’ve got some beautiful shades in store!
Let me know if you know of any amazing make-up bargains in the comments below because there’s nothing better than affordable good quality beauty products! If you want me to do similar posts about other drugstore brands, let me know!
Be kind, be humble.
– Helina xxx
What time is it? It’s summer time! (Yes, that was a High School Musical reference). It’s been so incredibly hot here in the UK the past few days and I’ve acquired quite a few essentials to get me through this time as I’m a massive lover of cold weather. This blog post is basically about all the things I think you absolutely NEED.
1. Banana Milkshake
This might sound simple and random but honestly, this is the best thing ever. I use soya milk and Nesquik Banana Powder to create mine. It takes 5 seconds to do and tastes incredible. Throw some ice cubes in and you’re good to go! My favourite thing this summer!
2. Snickers Ice Cream
Oh. My. Gosh. I had forgotten how amazingly perfect Snickers Ice Cream is. I could eat about 10 of them per day (I try not to though haha). Also, for those who might be interested, the ice cream version of Snickers doesn’t contain egg. My boyfriend doesn’t eat egg products, so he for one is more than happy about this ice cream. The best snack for this summer hands down!
I’ve never been one to wear dresses but these hot days have completely converted me. My favourite ones are from New Look, so if you’re on the look out for a new summer dress then check it out. I pair mine with white Converse and it’s honestly the comfiest outfit ever!
4. Yellow Nail Polish
Yellow is my favourite colour, so of course it makes me happy to wear yellow nail polish. But honestly, what other colour represents summer better than yellow? I recently bought this nail polish by Barry M and it has quickly become my favourite. I can wear a dull coloured outfit with just this nail polish and it just brightens up the whole look!
Let me know what your summer essentials are – I’d love to discover some more staples!
Be kind, be humble.
– Helina x
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