A fair while a go I saw a few YouTubers like Emma Blackery doing the £20 make up challenge. The point is to buy a basic set of make up that you could get by on pretty much everyday for only £20 . The problem was that these YouTubers doing the challenge were now earning and had more money than most teenagers who would actually need to buy all their make up for £20. So they haven't had chance to try out lots of budget make up to see what's best and it usually end up suggesting that if you don't have a lot of money to spend on make up then it can't look good . This isn't the case. I've been wearing make up on a budget for about 4 years now and because of that I've tried out plenty of different cheap make up and know where I can afford to spend less so I thought that today, I'd do the challenge and share what I've learnt with you !
For my everyday make up I use the Number 17 BB Blemish Balm from boots ! It's £6.99. I know this isn't the cheapest you can buy your base product but I find it's the one things it's important to get right. Whilst most foundations increase spots, this oil control foundation actually promises to " Improve skin in 4 weeks " and I've definitely noticed a difference :)
I have very oily skin so powder is a must. The Seventeen ( This boots brand is brilliant and I would recommend most of their products ) Miracle Matte Pressed Powder is £3.99 and comes in an amazingly wide range of shades which is great for someone like me with skin the colour of a snowman ;)
I've always loved a nice warm blusher and Collections Blush in the shade " Bashful " is my go to blusher even when I can afford something more expensive, this £2.99 Blush is still my favourite !
I know a lot of people don't like lipgloss because it's they feel it's too sticky or shiny and just prefer a matte lipstick. But I'm a strong believer in lipgloss and I keep one on me at all times ! Most of the time I stick want a natural lip with a slightly dark pink tint. So this Natural Collection "Juicy Lips Lip Gloss" is perfect and at only £1.99 I really can't complain ! There's loads of different shades, plus they all have a different sweet smell ! The one I use smells of caramel shortbread :)
I cry... a lot ! I don't know why, I'm just a very emotional person ( happy tears most of the time don't worry ) so waterproof ( or Marianne proof as I call it ) mascara is a product I just can't live without . I'm not a massive fan of the Miss Sporty range but I their waterproof mascaras ( £3.99 ) are brilliant and won't budge for anything except your make up remover. Which for has saved me from a lot of awkward panda eyes situations !
So as you can tell, this make up will give you a very natural and discreet look but as a teenager trying not to get caught out at school for just wanting to wear something that makes you feel happier and you enjoy wearing then this look is perfect . If I'm honest I barely changed this look most of my way through secondary school ! So let me know if you've tried any of these products, what did you think ? Or if not, in the comments tell me what budget make up can't you live with out :)
Stay Strong <3 Stay Smiley :)
Lots of love, Marianne xxx