These days, we’ve said goodbye to the likes of watermelon chapstick in exchange for satin finish lipsticks. Our makeup bags have done a lot of growing up, and it’s mainly down to the array of choice we have when it comes to beauty products. With that being said, it’s almost too easy to splash the cash on the latest must-have product! And while we may literally need the latest beauty launches in our lives (who’s with us on that one?), at the end of the day, we love a great budget buy too! So whether you’re on the hunt for some beauty dupes, or don’t feel like spending your hard earned €s on the latest makeup launches, here’s how to build up your beauty bag for less than €100!
Best Base Forward
If you’re looking for a super silky, lightweight primer, you’ve come to the right place! The NYX Cosmetics Angel Veil primer is all about creating the perfect canvas for your makeup. The base perfecting primer smoothes out your skin while minimising shine and leaving you with a velvety finish. Priced at €16.99, a little goes a long way with this one – so it’s so worth the €s!
One of our highest rated products on Littlewoods Ireland, as well as one of our all-time favourite foundation, is the L’Oreal Paris True Match Foundation. An ideal everyday foundation as it’s super lightweight and lasting. Plus, it’s only €12.99 – a bargain!
As for concealer, we’re thinking HD all the way. Available in an array of shades, the NYX Concealer Wand is one of their best sellers. And it’s no wonder as to why! This has to be one of our favourite beauty buys, as it has super coverage teamed with a lightweight formula.
Now that we’ve got our base done, we’re totalling so far at €38. Not bad for a glowing base!
Primed and Prepped
Once you have your base primed and prepped, it’s time to liven up your skin! A sweep of bronzer, blush or highlight can make such a difference to your makeup look.
Say goodbye to shine with Rimmel Stay Matte pressed powder. It provides a natural, matte finish for a flawless complexion. For such a bargain at only €5, how could we say no?
Opt for a radiant, glowing bronzed look with Bourjois Delice De Poudre Bronzer – an oldie, but a goodie! The fabulous texture and shade mean it’s super simple to achieve that bronzed beach babe look. Plus, it carries a chocolate scent. Sold! Snap up this bronzer for only €10 right here. You can also use it as the perfect daytime eyeshadow!
One product that always goes down a treat is the trusty Rimmel blush. This budget buy will add a spring to your step, without breaking the bank! The pink rose shade is just stunning on all complexions. For €8, it’s an all-time favourite!
Now for our favourite bit, highlight! We just love how a glowing highlight can add an instant oomph to any makeup look. And now that one of our go-to highlights now comes in a mini-version for only €12 – we couldn’t be happier! The Benefit High Beam is ideal to wear alone, as well as both under and over makeup. The result? A gorgeous, glowing complexion.
Now that we have our full face of makeup on, our total is at €73. Just to add brows and lashes, and we’re done!
Lash It On
While we’re rushing around in the mornings, quick and easy brows are our go-to. With a flick of a pencil, you can create natural, fluffy brows in an instant using the L’Oreal Paris Brow Artist Xpert. Defined and sculpted brows for less than €10? Yes, please!
Bring your lashes to life in the mornings! No matter how tired we are, we’ve got that feeling that a bit of mascara does wonders. The L’Oréal Volume Million Lashes Mascara ticks all the boxes!
There you have it! A makeup bag full to the brim for less than €100 – or €97, to be exact! If you’re looking for a little-added luxury, check out our Face in Five with Illamasqua.