Hi everyone! I realised I hadn’t done a whole lot of beauty related posts, but it’s definitely an area of my blog that I’d like to expand. In saying that, I’ve decided to start a new beauty series called Beauty on a Budget which will feature cheaper, drugstore makeup brands rather than the high-end stuff. It is fun to have high end makeup, but when you need to buy foundation every so often, I find it better to go for the cheaper brand that still works well for me.
Today’s edition of Beauty on a Budget is about finding products to create a full face of makeup for under $100 AUD. I’m choosing to look through Priceline, which is a cosmetic store here in Australia which offers predominantly drugstore brands, such as Rimmel or Maybelline etc. The prices match the prices on the Priceline website at the time of writing this – however there is a sale on at the moment, but that kind of works – if you’re on a budget (or even if you’re not!) it makes far more sense to spend when there’s a sale, rather than paying full price. Also, cosmetics are a lot more expensive in Australia, so the sale balances it out in a way.
2. Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder $11.95
3. Rimmel Wake Me Up Concealer $14.95
4. Maybelline Dream Terra Sun Bronzer $7.97
5. NYX Baked Blush $11.95
9. Maybelline Brow Precise $5.97
10. Essence Lip Liner $2.00
11. Maybelline Color Sensational Bold Matte $8.47
Total price: $99.66
I actually wasn’t sure how many products I’d be able to include when I first started this – I definitely didn’t think I’d be able to get 11 different products for under $100 – I don’t even use that many products on a standard day.
However, these are all products I’ve tried (except for the cream palette, but since I’m almost out of my highlighter, I’m considering purchasing it!) and liked – there are some I would rather use more expensive equivalents for, such as my Anastasia Dipbrow Pomade rather than a regular brow pencil. I’m also quite picky about lipliners – but for the majority, I would be happy with all these products being used in my daily routine. That mascara is actually my go-to, and the only other one I like as much is the Better Than Sex mascara by Too Faced, but obviously at a higher cost.
Let me know if you like this new beauty series, and what kind of beauty on a budget post you’d like to see next! (For example, Top 5 Drugstore Lipsticks – which I think will be my next one!)
Love love love,