By Tern Pelser
I dig makeup ‘mkay. But who actually has the money to buy Kylie cosmetics and what not?
NOT ME. I need makeup products for under R150 in my life.
So I bought 9 makeup products for under R150 to create a full look. And they’re actually flipping awesome.
Here they are because I value my moolah…
First, makeup products for under R150 FOR YOUR FACE
(R144.95 AT DIS-CHEM)
CATRICE COSMETICS HD LIQUID COVERAGE FOUNDATION
It gives the skin a natural finish as it has a mattifying effect. It is extremely lightweight (bye bye icky thick foundation).
Dot the foundation on your skin and use a damp beauty blender to ensure that the foundation blends seamlessly without leaving any streaks.
(R59.95 AT DIS-CHEM)
LA GIRL PRO CONCEALER
This concealer is considered as the holy grail concealer by numerous makeup artists and beauty gurus. With a wide shade range, there is a colour to suit every skin tone.
Apply a shade that is one shade lighter than your skin colour in a triangular shape underneath your eyes: this will eliminate dark circles and highlight your skin.
(R119.95 AT CLICKS)
WET N WILD BRONZER POWDER
Firstly, anything that contains SPF is a winner. Secondly, who wouldn’t want to use a product that won the Oprah Magazine O-Ward?. This bronzer is dermatologist-tested and oil-free: your skin will thank you for this one!
Apply the bronzer on cheekbones and on your temples to give your face definition and colour.
(R92.95 AT DIS-CHEM)
CATRICE DELUXE GLOW HIGHLIGHTER
3 Beautiful shades in one palette? YES PLEASE. This highlighting palette is enriched with vitamin E and jojoba oil and will leave your skin looking radiant and glowy.
Use a fan brush to apply the highlighter on the high points of your cheekbones as well as your cupid’s bow.
Makeup products for under R150 FOR YOUR EYEBROWS
(R26.95 AT DIS-CHEM)
ESSENCE EYEBROW DESIGNER
A wooden eyebrow pencil is a staple for makeup junkies as it can be sharpened to create a precise point that makes it easier to fill in the brows. This particular pencil is extremely pigmented (has an excellent colour payoff) and has a creamy consistency.
Comb the brows using the brush on the top of the pencil, fill in the tail of the brow or any other sparse areas and comb through once more to ensure the product is evenly applied.
Makeup products for under R150 FOR YOUR EYES
NIGHT-TIME LOOK EYESHADOW
(R59.95 AT DIS-CHEM)
ESSENCE EYESHADOW QUATTRO IN THE SHADE 07
The 4 shades in this palette can be used to achieve an everyday smokey eye or to create a killer night-time look.
Prime the eyes using an eyeshadow primer. Apply the lightest shade all over the eye to ensure that the shadows won’t crease. Apply the second lightest shade in the crease of your eye and blend the edges with a fluffy eyeshadow brush. Apply the third lightest shade all over the lid and then use the darkest shade on the corners of the eyes and blend to create a smokey eye.
DAY-TIME LOOK EYESHADOW
(R82.95 AT DIS-CHEM)
ESSENCE ALL ABOUT ROSES EYESHADOW PALETTE
This palette is versatile as it contains shimmer and matte shades.
For a natural look, use the 4 shades on the left. For a more dramatic look, use the 4 shades on the right. Start by applying the lightest shade all over the lid and then apply the shades from light to dark.
(R69.95 AT CLICKS)
ESSENCE LASH PRINCESS VOLUME MASCARA
Not only is the packaging SUPER CUTE, but this mascaras wand is shaped to ensure that it lifts, separates and coats each individual lash. Say hello to voluminous lashes!
Gurrrl, you know the drill.
Makeup products for under R150 FOR YOUR LIPS
(R46.95 AT DIS-CHEM)
ESSENCE LONG LASTING LIPSTICK
Pick and chose from an extensive shade range: think nudes, bright pinks, intensive reds and electric berries. These beauties last for several hours and do not make the lips feel dry as they as extremely creamy.
Use your lipstick like a crayon and just colour it in babe!
THE SMOKIN HOT RESULTS
To prove that it’s possible to slay while using affordable products, we created this look using all the products mentioned above.
PURPLE SMOKEY EYE ACHIEVED BY USING THE ESSENCE ‘ALL ABOUT ROSES’ PALETTE.
AND THE BEST PART, YOU STILL GOT SOME MOOLAH LEFT.
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