Affordable makeup that delivers results to a high standard is something that we all want, but it can be tricky to find. Today I am bringing to you, 3 budget beauty brands and their latest releases to show you what I think is a hit and what should be missed. First up in the adorable new company, Bagsy, which has developed key makeup items that are handbag friendly, hence the name! I love the fact that they’re all products in special packaging which mean they’re less likely to be damaged, or damage anything else in your handbag. I was really surprised by the quality of the items and packaging, as well as just how pretty they are. Bagsy is definitely a brand to look out for, and I’d probably start with the lip products! The bronzer is a tad too dark for me, but I loved that it had a messaged printed into the product and the fact that it really is that dark, bronzy glow colour which is compatible with most skin types.
For lips there are glosses, balms and chubby sticks to suit most needs. Personally, I’m more of a matte lip kind of girl, and hate shiney lips, so I don’t reach for these a lot, but they are fantastic products and very pigmented. The balm would be perfect for those colder days coming up! I’m really interested in trying more from Bagsy as they have such a wide range of products for such a new company. Bagsy starts from as little as £5 and is sold at Feel Unique.
The next brand with new releases is Essence, a brand that is know for being so completely affordable with amazing products. It was a real hit and miss this time as in the past I’ve been so impressed by Essence, especially their eyeliner, but these new eyeshadows are lacking a lot of pigment. I’m actually wearing quite a few colours on my photos below with Eyecandy, but it’s really difficult to be able to tell. A real shame from Essence but thankfully their new blusher is a stunning colour, shade and pigment, and it really kept their new releases level for me. A lot of beauty bloggers rave over Essence as it does have some real gems amongst the collection, as I said before, the eyeliner really stands out for me, so I cannot recommend having a good haul with them and finding your key products. Essence cosmetics start from 50p, slightly crazy, and are sold at Wilko.
Finally, eyeCANDY eyelashes, I’ve tried quite a few styles of these now and they’re consistently really good quality. I’ve had the awkwardness of trying to get your lashes out of the package and half of the lashes fall off before, that’s not fun, but you certainly don’t have to go through that with these. In the packet, they’re not the usual lashes I would go for, but as you can see (and they are in order of the photo) they don’t look bad on at all! If I was wanting a ‘no makeup’ or minimalistic kind of look, I’d definitely go for either of these pairs.Are these brands ones you’ve tried before? What did you think?
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