Affordable beauty haul: Essence, L.A. Girl & Revolution

Over the past couple of months, I’ve collected some affordable make-up products from Essence, L.A. Girl, and Revolution.

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Essence often come out with limited edition collections, and I thought this Berry on collection looked really pretty. I purchased the two matte liquid lipsticks; they’re in the shades 01 Berry Nice and 02 Berry Beautiful. I also purchased the highlighter which is called 01 Berry on My Mind!, and it’s a pretty pink shade.

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I’ve also bought a bunch of products from L.A. Girl and a single product from Revolution. From L.A. Girl I’ve purchased three coloured mascaras; turquoise, bright blue, and purple. The only products from this haul that I’ve tried so far are the Shockwave Neon liners; I’ve worn the yellow one (Screamin’) and the green one (Gotcha), but there’s also a bright teal one (Fresh) and a purple one (Vivid). So far I’m quite impressed by these liners. The last product I’ve got from L.A. Girl is the PRO.Color Foundation Mixing Pigment in White; I want to try to lighten certain foundations. The very last product in this haul is the Revolution Vivid Baked highlighter in Matte Lights. As the name suggests it’s a matte highlighter, which is something I haven’t really tried before, so I’m excited to see what it looks like on the skin.

Perfect matte red

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Here’s the make-up I wore with this outfit. The black and white outfit needed a pop of colour, so I decided to wear a red make-up look. I think I might have found the perfect matte red eyeshadow in Cherry Soda from the Jeffree Star Cosmetics Blood Sugar palette.

(Base: primers – Wet n Wild CoverAll primer + MAC Prep + Prime Natural Radiance Illuminating Base (shade: Radiant Yellow), foundation – Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless foundation (shade: 110 Porcelain), concealers – MAC Pro Longwear concealer (shade: NC20) + L’Oréal Infaillible More Than Concealer (shade: 322 Ivory), powders – e.l.f. HD Undereye setting powder in Sheer + Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless pressed powder (shade: 90 Translucent). Face make-up: bronzer – Physicians Formula Butter bronzer (shade: Light), blusher – Milani powder blush in 01 Romantic Rose, highlighter – Ofra Cosmetics x Nikkietutorials Glazed Donut highlighter. Eye make-up: base – MAC Pro Longwear Paint Pot in Painterly, eye shadows – Jeffree Star Blood Sugar palette (shades: Glucose + Cake Mix + Cherry Soda) + MAC Nylon eye shadow, mascara – Maybelline The Falsies Volum’ Express, eyeliner – Sephora Long lasting kohl pencil in 07 Infinite beige. Eyebrows – e.l.f. Clear Brow & Lash Mascara. Lips: Urban Decay Gwen Stefani 24/7 Glide On lip pencil in 714 + MAC Ruby Woo lipstick)

Double up on gingham

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Here’s what I wore Friday June 21. When I wear black and white outfits, I always make sure to mix different patterns and prints. For this outfit I decided to wear double gingham paired with my Pluto jeans.

(Jeans – H&M, top – Bershka, belt – Asos, loafers – River Island)