Budget Vs Boujee: Makeup

When it comes to payday, there are two types of people. The first puts half their pay cheque into savings, pays off all their bills ahead of time, then lives off their carefully calculated weekly budget for the rest of the month. The second can’t resist living like royalty for a day, splurging on boujee buys they’ve had their eye on all month, eating out for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, then living off the bare minimum for the next three weeks. If you’re in the second camp, we can definitely relate …

Whether you’re counting your pennies and looking for some budget essentials or you’re after some inspo for your next splurge, you’ll find everything you’re looking for below.

Eyeshadow

Budget

Ok, so you desperately need a new palette for Saturday, but your bank has already texted you twice this month to remind you that you’re in your overdraft (like you needed reminding). You need BEAUTY BAY EYN Fiery 16 Colour Palette. These warm-toned eyeshadows can be used to create everything from soft and subtle day looks to hot and fiery night looks. Also, can we talk about the fact that this palette is literally £10 for 16 shades?! Absolute steal. 

 

Boujee

When it comes to boujee eyeshadow palettes, Linda Hallberg Metallic Mysteries II is definitely up there. Made up of four intensely pigmented metallic shades that are strong enough to stand alone and versatile enough to blend with your faves, this is the palette your BFFs will be begging to borrow. Apply with a dry brush for a soft finish, a damp brush for an intense light reflecting finish, or with your fingers for a high shine metallic finish. 

Mascara

Budget

A decent, reliable mascara doesn’t always have to cost the earth, and the wet n wild Mega Length Waterproof Mascara is case and point. Sweat-proof, cry-proof, and even swim-proof, this tried and tested mascara will leave your lashes looking longer, thicker, and stronger for less than a fiver.

Boujee

Mascara is the one product that most people absolutely can’t live without. If this sounds like you, its 100% worth investing in Rodial Glamolash XXL Mascara. Promising to supercharge volume and maximise length, you’ll be hard pressed to find another that refuses to clump, conditions your lashes, and adds shine, all in one hit.

Foundation

Budget

The concealer broke the internet, and we can tell you (with confidence) that the Makeup Revolution Conceal & Define Foundation is every bit as good. Offering lightweight yet buildable coverage and an impressive range of 50 (!) shades, this demi-matte concealer can be layered as desired to create the ultimate customised finish.

Boujee

Just got paid? Splash out on Anastasia Beverly Hills Luminous Foundation to instantly upgrade your base. Striking the perfect balance between medium coverage and a weightless feel, this foundation is a total game-changer. Warning: Once you’ve tried this, you won’t be able to go back to basics…

Lipstick

Budget

Don’t let the crazy low price point fool you, the Revolution Pro Supreme Matte Lip Pigment is everything you need from a lipstick and more. It’s smudge-proof, it’s long lasting, it’s richly pigmented, and it’s available in 32 on-trend hues. What are you waiting for? Your collection needs this.

Boujee

Make an impact with UOMA Beauty Black Magic Metallic Lipstick. Far from your run-of-the-mill lipstick, this boujee buy features a highly pigmented, shimmering formula which flashes like loose glitter to give the lips a multidimensional shine. Going from desk to dancefloor? Keep this in your handbag to instantly switch up your look.

Highlighter

Budget

Get ready to live your best light with the BEAUTY BAY Gelée Glow Multi Use Highlighter. We beamed up space-age formulas to create the ultimate gel-textured highlighters (that are well within your budget). Swipe over the eyes, cheeks, and anywhere else you want to sparkle for hours on end.

Boujee

STILA Little White Lies Heavenly Highlighting Palette is the reason we have trust issues. These three highlighters look pretty similar on first glance, but when applied, they transform from pearlescent white to glistening, pastel-inspired finishes. Shimmering pink? Golden yellow? Lustrous silver? This multidimensional palette has got it all.

Brows

Budget

Finding a budget brow product can be tough when you take your arches as seriously as we do. Luckily, BH Cosmetics Brow Duo came through. Featuring two richly pigmented brow powders (in light and dark hues), you can either apply individually for alternative looks or blend together to create a truly personalised finish.

Boujee

Anastasia Beverly Hills have never let us down on the brow front, and their bestselling Brow Pro Palette is absolutely no exception. Branded the ultimate palette by MUAs and brow enthusiasts alike, this collection of brow powders is everything you need to shape, shade, and define. It may be boujee, but let’s face it, you deserve the best.