Best Budget Beauty Discoveries

I’m always on the look out for hidden budget beauty gems and I’m sure I’m not the only one so today I thought I would share with you a couple of beauty discoveries I’ve made in the last few months that are worth your pennies!

Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge

Now the beauty sponge has been around for a couple of years now but for me, this is one of the best budget beauty discoveries that I’ve EVER made. It has completely changed up my makeup routine and the way I apply my makeup. Originally I was really horrified about the idea of applying foundation with a sponge but honestly, this method is revolutionary. It gives you such a flawless base and with such ease. Beauty application for beginnersĀ right here.

Seventeen Phwoarr paint and Stay Time Concealer

Seventeen is such an underrated brand! They are stocked in most Boots stores and are incredibly affordable as well as being really bloody good. My favourite finds from them so far is the phwoarr paint under eye concealer which is very heavy duty and hides any bags and dark undereyes. The stay time concealer is also a really good find with a nice creamy consistency and I would say this gives the collection lasting perfection concealer a run for its money!

Makeup Revolution Eye Primer

Now I never used to use eye primer for some unknown reason and yet always cursed the shadow that ended up half way down my face. I received the Makeup revolution eye primer in the most recent advent calendar and have been using this on a daily basis. It has done such a good job of keeping my ABH, MAC and Urban Decay shadows in place when previously they would have quite a bit of fallout. Eye primer is definitely becoming a necessity in my makeup routine.

KIKO Milano Water Eyeshadow

KIKO is another pretty underrated brand that I don’t hear too much about. The products are of varying price and quality but one of the products that I’ve found and loved from them is the water eyeshadow. I have this in the shade 218 Grapefruit Pink and it’s an incredible shimmer coral shade which looks incredible on the lid! They have a ton of different shades and they often have 6 products for the price of 3 which is definitely worth checking out.

NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream

If you haven’t heard of these yet then you must have been living under a rock. They are the must have lip creams from NYX. They have a lovely velvet texture to them and are so easy to apply. They have a matte finish but unlike many lip products, they are not too drying and are pretty long lasting. My personal favourites are Rome and Stockholm (pictured below, left to right).

What is your best budget beauty discovery? Care to share?



  1. Yiota
    March 14, 2017 / 10:18 am

    The NYX Soft Matte Lip Creams are great, I love their formula and they have really nice shades!! x


  2. March 16, 2017 / 12:46 am

    Ah I really love the Kiko shadows, they’re amazing xx

    • Becky Hughff
      March 19, 2017 / 3:52 pm

      I haven’t tried much from Maybelline so will definitely have to give this a go!

  3. March 20, 2017 / 8:41 am

    That eye primer sounds awesome!! Think i need to try it out šŸ˜€

    xx Sofia | SOFIAADOT

  4. Sally
    March 20, 2017 / 11:07 am

    Love your picks here! I have one of the Kiko shadows in a rosy shade and it’s absolutely gorgeous, definitely would love to pick up more! Also a big fan of Seventeen concealers!

    The Makeup Directory

    • July 1, 2017 / 11:26 pm

      This is the perfect way to break down this intanmofior.

  5. March 20, 2017 / 1:24 pm

    I love the soft matte lip creams, I definitely want to try the MUR eye primer. I have only got good high end ones, thank you for sharing. I think you might have saved me some money, have a great week xxx

    ALittleKiran | Bloglovin

  6. April 12, 2017 / 1:19 pm

    NYX lip cream is definitely the best product <3

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