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Everyday beauty

Lately I’ve been using a few beauty products in rotation and I’ve realized they are really affordable. All of them were recommendations of my favorite makeup gurus and they are really, really good. I have sensitive dry skin and I’m quite picky when it comes to textures and finishes, so I was surprised to discover such a fantastic quality for such a small price tag. I’m not very fond of heavy coverage, so the Bourjois 123 CC Cream is perfect for me. It’s the kind of base you can apply easily with your hands in two minutes. That’s perfect for working days and Monday mornings, if you ask me. It gives a fresh natural complexion but it does cover my not so nice pores really well. I swear by this product and I prefer it over more expensive brands. It even looks nicer a few hours after applying, when the natural oils of my face mix with it. To give my face a velvety yet still natural finish (and to keep those natural oils from going crazy), I apply a little bit of the Bourjois Healthy Balance Powder in Vanille. The result is very pretty if I may say so. For my eyes, I’ve been loving the Maybelline Colour Tattoo 24 Hours in Pink Gold. It’s a shimmery eyeshadow, so if you are a matte addict this might not be for you, but I’m having a shimmery moment right now and I love how this eyeshadow gives my lids a glowy juicy touch. And you don’t need a brush, your fingers will do. To finish up I use the Maybelline Eye Studio Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner in Brown. This eyeliner is the bomb. I know it was, ehem, inspired by the famous Bobbi Brown Longwear Eyeliner. However, Lisa Eldridge (makeup Goddess) recommended this, ehem, version in one of her videos and claimed that the brush was wonderfully designed. So I thought I’d give it a try… and I’ve been wearing it non stop ever since. It doesn’t smudge and when applied in the outer corner of the eye, it gives me fuller looking eye lashes and it makes my eyes look bigger. It’s a win- win. And finally let’s talk about lips. This lipstick has also had amazing reviews online. It’s a beautiful coral color that just screams Spring. I like to dub it instead of applying it directly into my lips. It looks natural and very pretty. The name says it all: Coral Calling. You can use it as a blush too, so 100 points for versatility. Sadly I still haven’t found a more affordable alternative to my beloved YSL Touch Éclat and my favorite mascara at the moment, Full Fat Lashes by Charlotte Tilbury. But if I do, I’ll let you know! Now it’s your turn: any affordable beauty jewel that I should know about? Please leave your recommendations in the comment section below!

12 Comments

  1. That CC cream is AMAZING! I cannot live without it! I’m the darkest shade (bronze) and it’s still a little light for me but nothing a little bronzer can’t take care of! <3

    • It’s fantastic, isn’t it?? If I want a flawless finish I apply Dior Pore Minimizer underneath and, honestly, the result is better than most of the “real” foundations I’ve tried. By the way, lovely post about nude lipsticks! Sadly I’m super pale and they don’t look very good on me. But I love those shades!

  2. I’ve got the Bourjois CC cream and the Maybelline Colour Tattoo in Pink Gold as well … and both are well-used at the moment ! I’m dying to get a new spring lipstick, so maybe a Coral shade is something I should experiment with. I tend to do either Red or Pink, and not coral so I’m not sure how it will go with my skin tone. I don’t want to end up like a baboon !

    • Hahaha! You won’t! Coral is an easy color… there is always a muted or a bright shade that goes with your skin tone! I’m super pale, so I tend to opt for brighter shades.

  3. Micaylah Jewell says

    Great post love! ❤️ I really enjoyed this. You blog photography is flawless! 😍 Any tips or tricks?

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