There is nothing worse than overspending during the festive season and not being able to start the new year with beauty goodies that’ll leave you feeling and looking like the goddess you are! To help you out, we’ve compiled a list of must-have products that will have you looking flawless without breaking the bank. Think of this as a ‘beauty on a budget’ guide.
Fit Me Matte & Poreless foundation is perfect for ladies with normal to oily skin. The beautifully lightweight formula evens out and perfects your skin, wears beautifully throughout the day, doesn’t get oily throughout the day or oxidise (go darker and turn orange). The foundation leaves you with a natural, seamless finish and those enlarged pores which seem to gape at you every time you look in the mirror will appear more refined. A peanut size is enough per application but this obviously depends on the type of coverage you’re looking to get. Pack on an extra layer if you prefer a heavier coverage or until you achieve the coverage you prefer. For R99.95 you’ll get a foundation that is raved about by international and local beauty bloggers alike.
Mascara is a must for every beauty bag, whether you need a quick pick me up for tired looking eyes or want a far-reaching flirty lash look to go with your bold eyeshadow, mascara always makes a statement. The Essence Lash Princess False Lash Effect Mascara (sister to the cult favourite) Lash Princess Sculpted Mascara will both give you lush lashes in a matter of seconds. The conic shape fiber brush provides lashes with dramatic volume and sculpted length. The formula is thin and long lasting and glides on perfectly, so much so that it’s hard to believe the dramatic results from this royally good find aren’t the magic of a set of falsies. It’s so easy to use, just take the wand and place it at the base of your lashes wiggling it to the top of your lashes for the full effect. This mascara will give you a full fluttery finish comparable to more expensive high-end brands of mascara.
Rimmel Stay Matte Powder has a lightweight formula that keeps your concealer and foundation locked in. You can use it to set your face and even your eyelids before you apply eyeshadow. Press the powder in with your favourite beauty blender to give you a gorgeous finish. Dust off any excess product off with a fluffy powder brush and watch the magic. The powder offers high coverage that lasts for hours, minimizes the appearance of pores and when used with a light hand doesn’t look heavy or cakey on the skin. The powder does have a slight colour so make sure to get a shade that matches your skin tone or is one shade lighter.