Cheaper Makeup Brands V’s The Expensive Brands (Highlighters!)

So these options aren’t going to be for everyone and some products are what work for me at home and some I take with me.

Ok, so lets chat about highlighters actually this post ended up being only about highlighters lol.. There are so many on the market and it depends on how bright you want to shine girl!~

The W7 highlighter (I have only seen this brand at Chemist Warehouse I think it may be only sold at here and I think stock varies per store from what I have noticed) for a price of $4 you cant go wrong in trying it..

Hopefully it hasn’t changed as they recently changed there bronzer to a bronzer shimmer and being the 2 products I use of there brand I was just a little devastated..

The colour is more of a champagne gold and I have actually used it on different skin tones and it works well.  I can build it up which is what I like because we all like our own level of glow.

A fluffy fan brush that isn’t too thick works well to apply it on the cheek bones and I also add a little above the eyebrows down to the temples (even just what’s left on the brush) this can finish off the highlight perfectly.

I have tried the Farsali Jelly Beam which was more of a pink base it was ok though expensive and it dried up on me very quick I think half way or less into the jar and it struggled to work with products such as dura-line which is a product from Inglot that helps with dry makeup. It could have been a faulty batch I didn’t think of that till now to be honest..

The Huda beauty pallet at the time was highly recommended it was ok but for the price point for that range it needs to work better than what is affordable on the market, more than just a name if that makes sense.

There are others but I cant remember them all and wanted to give you a cheaper option to explore.

For dewy skin (not recommended for oily skin) add your oil, use a hydrating foundation, limit your powder (add to places like the nose and around the eyes) and add a great hydrating spray and set. For this look I would use hairspray to hold in place.

Till next time..

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KJ

Cheaper Makeup Brands V’s The Espensive

Years ago the cheaper brands were like their name might suggest pretty cheap and yep they were pretty nasty!

Eyeshadows had really low pigment content and you would use half a tub to apply one look and blending was pretty non existent! Eyeliners were pretty much the same and super hard or really soft, lack of colours from lipsticks to foundations etc though a lot has changed..

Like any brand cheap or expensive unfortunately we still have to sort through what’s great, so so or just a miss. You can find a few gems in so many places so don’t forget to look through the isles at Priceline and Chemist Warehouse because you might be pleasantly surprised and have a happier bank account and then you can splurge on your favs!

I’m going to break this post down into 2 parts so this is a few prep, base and finish ideas and then ill do another for shadows, additional products, setting etc

Skin is important so find what skincare works for you and stick to it you’ll thank yourselves later, trust me I feel you I am very lazy but once it works its magic you will do it! X

If your skin is dry and most of us suffer on the drier side of life ūüėČ I really liked the Farsali oil 24k Gold it was moisturising though absorbed through and didn’t look oily once finished… Bonus!

If your skin is very oily I apply a mattifying powder, then primer and on top of your makeup. I really like Arbonne’s Mattifying powder. I have had it for ages so I hope it is still available.

Ok, foundations.. The hardest part for most of us I think. I personally haven’t found one I love in on the cheaper side though to be fair I haven’t really tried them all.. I am also really fussy with how they feel on the skin. I find the ones I have tried feel drying, heavier than what I am used to and make my skin look dry and unnatural?? I like them when they almost feel non existent and just like my own skin.

I go to my fav Swiss primer and foundation from Arbonne.. Yes it is a MLM brand, no I don’t sell it and to be honest you really have to try it!

So concealers and stick foundations for me and clients I tend to pay a little more for a light weight feel of the cover which I can add to for a cover we want that feels great and hydrates.. That’s a definite bonus for me!

I have mixed Fit Me by Maybelline into these and found it works well though don’t use it on its own.

You defiantly want this when you are contouring as you need to blend.. blend and blend  again.

Powders whether it is for baking, light coverage or a translucent I’m still looking around so I will get back to you on that one.. Australis had a baking style powder though it was white it worked pretty good though the lid I could never get back on ūüė¶

As you get older they can add volume to creases and settle which I am not a fan of. The back of the hand test can be great judge on how it settles and if you can blend it, yes you will have product on to which can help. Though I may have found a winner so I will give you a few in my next post ūüôā

I found a really nice bronzer from W7 which was around the $4 mark and it was on par with two I had bought for around the $45 mark so I was impressed though I think it has been discontinued as when I went to purchase a new one from Chemist Warehouse it was a bronzer glow which is not what I was after.

Much Love

KJ

 

 

 

My Rae Morris brushes have just arrived!

My Rae Morris brushes have just arrived, the selected few I purchased (for now anyway! We’ll see how¬†they go with the finish product)

They look amazing and well presented. Each brush was individually sealed and the radiance brush was sent in a Rae Morris signature box.

I am excited to use them. They are¬†super soft as mentioned¬†on Rae’s website¬†and I read a few great reviews from artists¬†I scrolled though before purchasing, as you do!. I will post again when I¬†use for the first time and may even do my first tutorial if I ever get around to doing one??

The brushes are quite small though I purchased the brushes I needed to smooth product around the eyes.

My¬†negative comment is¬†trying to choose¬†which ones you want online. It was¬†a little¬†hard to choose in the separate brush section. There are brush packages though they are pricy and some have brushes you do and don’t need. I would love to be able to create my own package and receive a discount for the number of brushes purchased.

The four brushes cost my makeup budget approximately $260-$300

The brush I am looking forward to using from the Rae Morris range is the Radiance brush which I am hoping to use to apply and finish off my foundation perfectly.

Ill keep you up to date X

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