I originally did the ‘What’s my face worth?’ tag as part of #JuneBBC (here) and the total came to over €200. I decided then and there that I was going to do a ‘budget’ version of this at some stage to see what the difference was. I did a face of makeup that I would be happy to wear out on any given night and it even passed the Mammy Friday test! 😉
MUA palette: €5.15 (Superdrug)
Catrice Photo Finish foundation: €6.99 (Penneys)
W7 lipgloss: €1.49 (Cara Pharmacy)
Essence I ❤ Extreme Volme mascara: €3.49 (Penneys)
Rimmel primer: €8.85 (Boots)
MUA gel eyeliner: €3.85 (Superdrug)
Inglot blusher: €15
What a bargain! If I had one of my Natural Collection blushers with me the day I did this the look would have come to just over €30 as the Inglot palette was the only non-budget item I used. I loved this look and would easily wear it again and again! My only gripe with the budget products was with the MUA eyeliner as it took a bit of work to build the cover up – but I have been spoilt by my Ingot eyeliner when it comes to pigmentation and on the plus side it allowed me to get two perfect wings which almost never happens!
What do you think? Where do you save and where do you splurge on makeup?