Beauty on a Budget- Money Savers, and Budget Friendly Products

Happy Friday All!!!!!!

I know we were going to try this Monday schedule, however, my life had other plans for me.

This past Wednesday, I had the joy of presenting my Beauty on a Budget- Lunch Soiree course to my colleagues at work.

Shout Out to my Coworkers!!! Thank you all so much for coming and making this class so much fun to present.

Also a huge shout out to my intern Kaitlyn, pictured below, for being my model for the day!! The purpose of the class was to take the wide and wonderful world of makeup and make it a much more manageable task for beginners, and to help women looking to switch up their products while not breaking the bank.

My audience's primary requests were learning how to do eyeshadow and eyebrows, and how to achieve flawless skin. The products that I used were either very budget friendly or are of a certain degree of quality that demonstrates their monetary worth. I have been doing makeup on clients for 5 years, and many of these clients have become my favorites.

So, let's jump into these products! I hope that you will find this post helpful and will inspire you to try new looks, or rediscover products that you've forgotten.

- I've done my best to add links to everything that I used to make things easy to find. -

BASE

For foundation I used is the Revlon Color Stay liquid makeup. I LLLOOOVVE this foundation, especially for work with clients. It performs well with my favorite primers- Makeup Forever and Maybelline Baby Skin- and it is consistent.

I apply this foundation with the Real Techniques Miracle Body Sponge which makes foundation and concealer application a breeze. Then I follow up with the LA Girl Pro Concealer- the budget friendly concealer that has quite literally taken over the makeup world- Kaitlyn is wearing the color -Beautiful Bronze (for reference). I use this with the pointed tip of the makeup sponge under the eyes- to conceal any darkness and I also use it to highlight any additional high points of the face- bridge of the nose, forehead or chin. Finally, with the same damp sponge, I set the concealer with the Ben Nye Translucent Powder. This powder is great to set any areas of the face that you want to add brightness to. It comes in several different shades, and quantities. To finish of her base, I set Kaitlyn's foundation with the Black Opal True Color Soft Velvet Finishing Powder.

CHEEKS

Cheek products are a great accessory to take any makeup look up a notch. On Kaitlyn, I used the Colour Pop Cosmetics Pressed Powder Bronzer in the shade Bits and Pieces. I used this on the perimeter to add warmth her complexion. I then added a tangerine blush to her cheeks and blended up to the temples. I finished her cheek application off with the Anastasia Beverly Hills- Sun Dipped.

EYES

For her eye shadow, the look that the audience requested was a beautiful day to night Smokey Eye. I used the Morphe 35M and Morphe 35S palettes. I started with a mid toned brown. I then added on a deep chocolate brown in her crease and swept it, halfway toward her inner eye. Finally I added a shimmery bronze color to her eyelids. To take the look from day to night, I swapped out the natural bronze color for a bright copper shade


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