Wednesday, 8 October 2014
Rosy Neutrals: Autumn Appropriate Budget Buys
SONIA KASHUK VELVET MATTE LIP CRAYON in PINKY NUDE 09
I was inspired to pick this lip pencil up last week after hearing a Youtuber rave about this product as a dead-on dupe for the NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencils. Pinky Nude was the color she was sporting in the video and it looked fantastic. I ran to Target yesterday to pick one up and I'm so so impressed with the formula. It's a matte lipstick with no shine but still feels really moisturizing on the lips. The pencil shape means that you can apply the lipstick perfectly without the need for a lip liner. I haven't had too much time to play around with it yet but I think it would look stunning with a gloss layered over the top. The color is a lovely light beige rose that looks super pretty on the lips without looking like the dreaded "concealer lips". This little number runs at $7.99 and comes in a range of other colors that look equally stunning. I'm obsessed.
ESSENCE SILKY TOUCH BLUSH in 20 BABYDOLL
Ok people, this blush cost $2.99 and it feels like a luxury blush. The texture of the Essence blush is so creamy and pigmented that it almost feels like a cream blush, though it is a powder. Today I layered this on top of some bronzer on the cheeks and I love the effect. The blush looks like a peachy pink in the pan but when swatched on the skin it becomes a gorgeous dusty rose. I love colors like this as they add color to the cheeks while also helping to sculpt out the cheeks and accentuate bone structure. I don't know how this can be sold for $3 but I'm majorly impressed with the formula and wear time of these blushes. Try one out for yourself!
So there are two gorgeous budget products that would suit virtually anybody! A great update to your makeup bag for under fifteen bucks. Why not?
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