Being a person obsessed with everything beauty, makeup and hair care related isn’t an easy task. The struggles come way before deciding which red lipstick to wear, and often begin before the product is even in your hands!
With so many expensive makeup items around that promise the earth and more, it can be hard to decide which beauty products are worth the money.
Here’s a few products that we’ve tried, tested (and loved!), and have concluded that they’re definitely beauty products worth the money:
Primer: Benefit Porefessional Primer – £24.50
I’m a firm believe that a foundation cannot look it’s best without a great primer beneath, and it’s almost guaranteed to make your makeup last longer.
My primer of choice is the Benefit Porefessional primer as it makes any foundation layered on top look like my own natural (but much-better-looking) skin.
It’s priced at £24.50, which is quite a hefty price tag for something which is essentially ‘invisible’, but it’s definitely worth the money for how it makes your skin look!
Foundation: NARS Sheer Glow – £31
At a massive £31 per bottle, NARS Sheer Glow has been known to be one of the most expensive foundations around right now. It’s achieved cult status with many makeup artists, bloggers and novice makeup-ers loving it, but why?
The foundation itself is one of the thickest that I’ve ever tried in terms of consistency but applies like an absolute dream. The medium-full coverage can be built up in a number of layers and unlike many other full coverage bases, it doesn’t look cakey when layered.
Sheer Glow is also one of the only foundations that is available in the widest range of shades. The palest to darkest of skin tones are covered, meaning everyone can get their hands on a dreamy little bottle of it!
Eyeshadow Palette: Urban Decay Naked – £38.50
Urban Decay have been one of my favourite makeup brands for a long time and I always stand by saying that they are beauty products worth the money.
They’ve released a number of eye shadow palettes in the Naked range, but the original is my favourite by far! A gorgeous mix of warm and cool, shimmery and matte shades make it the perfect palette for any beauty lover.
The palette costs £38.50 for 12 different shades, which works out at around £3.20 per eye shadow. The pigmentation is amazing and definitely worth it, even if you only use a handful of shades!
Highlighter: TheBalm Mary-Lou Manizer – £17.50
What would a beauty post be these days without any such mention of a highlighter? The world has gone mad for highlighters and with so many around, it can be hard to choose the best one.
I’ve tried a fair few highlighters but my pale skin always makes them look too glittery – MAC’s Soft and Gentle highlighter made me look like I had a shiny champagne stripe across my cheek. Needless to say, it wasn’t a good look for me.
The Mary-Lou Manizer by theBalm, however, is my favourite highlighter of all time. Even though it is similar to Soft and Gentle in the way that it has a golden undertone, it somehow finds a way to melt into my skin and give me a natural-looking glow.