I've never been greedy when it comes to spending money on good beauty products, but there are a lot of options in the market that are ridiculously affordable that deliver just as amazing (if not even better) results than most luxurious brands! I've narrowed down 4 favorites that I use on a regular basis.
Bronzing Powder - H&M | 7.99 €
This is my all time cult bronzer. It's silky smooth & leaves your skin matte with a slightly shimmering finish. Works perfectly whether you want to sculpt your cheekbones or add a beautiful bronzed glow to your holiday tan.
Soft Matte Lip Cream in Cairo - NYX | 7.80 €
Smooth lipstick cream that provides your lips with moist & a matte finish. Love the shade, love the texture and absolutely love that it feels as if you don't have anything on your lips. Even though the product promises a lasting result, I think the colour fades pretty quickly. And as you pull up the wand, I think the applicator doesn't get too much lip cream on it, resulting with you having to apply thin layer after thin layer until you get the result you want.
Wonder Pencil - NYX | 6.20 €
Everyone loves a good multitasking makeup product and this one, as the name gives away, is a true wonder pencil. Its 3-in-1 function will fulfill any beauty desire by covering flaws and blemishes, lining your lips and brightening your eyes. I've only used it for lip enhancement and eye brightening, and I do agree that it does wonders if you want bigger looking eyes. I do believe it works fine while lining the cupid's bow on your lips, even though I do many other makeup tricks in order to get the perfect pout.
Quick tip - You can also try using it under your eyebrows for an instant brow lift.
Lip Pencil - Seppälä | 2.95 €
This product is beyond ridiculous!! And don't take me wrong, I mean it in a good way. It's super cheap and seriously the best lip liner I've ever owned. And I've owned many. Anything from the most expensive brands to the brands that focuses on lips with highly pigmented products. I think I bought this one for a measly 2.95 €. And the color is long-lasting, keeps the lipstick or lipgloss in one place and gives you a dreamy puckered pout. Sadly, it's only available in Seppälä's store, not online.