If you’re anything like us, you’ll be sick of flicking through magazines advertising products only a Kardashian afford. Good beauty products don’t have to cost the earth so, if your New Year’s resolution is to make 2016 your thriftiest year yet, here are the superhero makeup items that’ll help you do it.
Sixties-style Twiggy lashes are back in for 2016 and there’s no better way to achieve them than with a lengthening mascara. If you normally love Benefit’s They’re Real Mascara, save yourself £16 and go for W7’s wonder product instead. It’s just as lusciously lengthening for a much smaller price tag.
What the bbloggers say: “The wand is exactly the same as the Benefit offering, it’s quite big and covered in rubber bristles that really separate and curl your lashes. My lashes are quite naturally curled but this made them almost vertical, not to mention incredibly long! It’s amazing at lengthening your lashes.” – velvetblush.co.uk
Every beauty fan worth her salt needs a go-to palette of eyeshadows for all occasions. Chances are in the past you’ve turned to brands like Urban Decay but, with prices reaching nearly £40, these beauty buying habits just aren’t sustainable. Instead, why not try this varied and versatile palette from W7. Featuring everything from natural shades ideal for daytime wear to smoky metallic tones perfect for parties, this collection offers the same as more expensive brands for a fraction of the price.
What the bbloggers say: “Twister in the W7 Palette is actually more stunning than Half baked and more metallic and pigmented!” – missynadm.com
Flawless and poreless are always key words when it comes to creating your perfect makeup base so a smoothing primer is essential to any makeup bag. Rather than spending upwards of £20 on something like Benefit’s Porefessional, why not save your pennies and spend just £3.95 on this beautiful primer. Designed to leave your skin smooth and pore-free for perfect makeup application, this primer is the ideal first step to flawless.
What the bbloggers say: “The face primer is also a really nice touch, and is really smooth and silky feeling. I would feel as though I would wear this a lot if I was on holiday and wanted a coverage but nothing too heavy or oily on my face. I would definitely recommend getting a face primer and this Technic one I think is very good.” – kawaiianbeauty.blogspot.co.uk
If you’re a big fan of the contoured look or even just of a natural sun-kissed glow, finding the right bronzer and highlighter combo can be a pain. You could splash out £50 on the likes of Charlotte Tilbury’s Filmstar Bronze & Glow or you could buy W7’s equally effective offering for just £2.99. Yes, you heard that correctly. Whether you want to bronze, highlight, contour, or fake a summer glow – this palette is all you need.
What the bbloggers say: “I’ve struggled a lot recently finding a natural contour and this is it, the search is over! I’m in love, all I had to do was pick up a bit of product and swipe it across my cheeks and I had cheekbones. I’m definitely going to be popping this out on special occasions!” – velvetblush.co.uk