Currently Loving- makeup edit

I keep meaning to do posts about the hair and beauty products I’m loving right now but never seem to actually get round to it. I’m by no means a beauty blogger and mostly not even very good at makeup but I do like to try new products and have a go at making myself look presentable to the general public. I’ve picked up a few new bits and pieces lately which I’ve been really impressed with, all of them super cheap too- I don’t think any of them cost over £5 each!
First product I’m loving right now is the MUA Matte Perfect loose powder which I can’t find on the Superdrug website, but I believe it cost £2.50. I picked this up as a replacement for my usual CLinique translucent powder as I can’t justify £20+ on makeup at the moment and I wasn’t really convinced I’d love this. Actually it’s really good and keeps my makeup in place and my skin shine free all day. You get loads of product in the pot as well so it’s a complete bargain and something I’d really recommend.
I’m forever on the quest for perfect eyebrows so when I saw Rimmel’s new brow gel I made an instant purchase of the mid brown shade. This was on offer at £2.99 when I bought it and I’ve since picked up another tube as I love it so much. It has a subtle effect but keeps brows neat and in place whilst filling in any sparse bits.
I’ve been on a bit of a lip product binge recently too, picking up the three pictured above among others. I’ll list them in the order I’ve swatched them on my hand so you can get a vague idea of what they look like (see, I’m not a beauty blogger!). First up is a lipstick from essence at Wilko that I picked up as part of a 3 for 2 offer the other weekend. This is the rosy pink colour of my dreams and for £2 is of super quality. I was already familiar with essence having picked up a few bits in Spain last year so I was super excited to see them available over here! I’ll be picking up more of these for sure! Next up is one of the new Maybelline Baby Lips (electro pink shock). It’s also the product I’m wearing on my lips in the photos, although only a very light coat. I’ve seen mixed reviews of these and of Baby Lips in general but for me they are a staple. I love the subtle neon pop of colour these give and how soft and smooth they leave my lips. I have my eye on a couple of the other colours but ought to show a little bit of restraint! Last but not least on the lip product front is one of the new lip crayons from Beauty UK at Superdrug (in the shade would I lilac to you? ). I’ve been wearing this pretty much daily and just adore the beautiful pastel shade. Mum’s a fan of these too and picked up a pink one as part of a two for £5 offer at the same time.
Usually I’m all about the eyeshadows so it’s a surprise to me that I’ve been less than inspired by what I’ve seen around lately. I have only picked up one eyeshadow in recent months and that came from the huge selection by essence, again as part of the 3 for 2 deal (I also picked up another eyeshadow for Mum). Their basic colours are only £1.60 each and SO impressive. The colour lasts all day and this has become my every day base colour for work- I think this is shade 78. If you’re looking for high quality and highly pigmented colour then you really can’t go far wrong. I’ll be stocking up on some more “trendy” colours too at that price!
What products are you loving right now? Are there any more bargains I should be seeking out? Let me know below, especially if you’ve tried any of those I’ve mentioned- I’d love to hear what you thought.


3 comments for “Currently Loving- makeup edit

  1. I like the first lippie. No bargains here sadly but I did buy a single pot of my fave Urban Decay shadow Midnight cowboy rises again as I love my palette but it is too big to carry around! X

  2. I’ve just been editing some pictures of some essence products I got the other day! I got 6 products for just over £10!

    Corinne x

  3. I love BabyLips! I really want to try the new electro shock ones, they look so cool. I have a little giveaway going on my blog if you want to check it out 🙂 xx