One of my New Year’s resolutions (mind you I’ve broken nearly all of them already), is to be on top of my makeup game. I know everyone wants to be able to turn heads while saying I woke up like this, but for me the only head I would turn if I go to work without makeup is that of my boss asking me why I have given up so early in life.
Ok, so it’s not that bad but I do thank the Lord for the invention of makeup and I’m also thankful that I don’t have to empty my account while getting choice makeup for my day to day look.
I know how a lot of people balk at the exorbitant prices of make up but fret no more, I’ve put together a list of essentials for day to day makeup that are fabulous, easy to use and very good by the society of world makeup (I made that up but you get my point) and the most amazing thing is that they only cost between N1000 and N5000!
All these items are available in Nigeria and sincerely I think the only thing left for you to do is deciding which ones are more suitable for your skin type. Please not that I’ve rounded up the prices to the higher end so you might actually find them cheaper.
Not bad right? I know, I’m that much of a darling.
Here are my top Beauty Bargains
Powder & Foundation Brushes
A good brush is essential for effortless and smooth application of your powder and foundation.
The Real Technique Buffing Powder Brush N3000 & Real Technique Stippling Brush N3000
The Original Beauty Blender N3000
A primer keeps your makeup stay intact all day without creasing or shifting.
No 7 Beautifully Matte Primer N3500
Foundation serves as a flawless base to even out skin tones and give your face a smooth surface for your makeup.
Revlon Color Stay Foundation for Oily and Combination Skin N4000
Mary Kay Medium Coverage Foundation N2000
Mary Kay TimeWise Luminous Wear Liquid Foundation N3000
Concealer deal with blemish and spot coverage and also to highlight areas of your face.
L.A. Girl Pro Conceal HD Concealer N1200
Mary Kay Full Coverage Concealer N1500
Powder is essential for sealing your flawless look and reducing shine.
House Of Tara Powder N3000
IMAN Second to None Luminous Foundation N3500
Milani Even Touch Powder Foundation N3000
Maybelline New York Clear Smooth All In One Powder N2500
Eyeshadows me your eyes pop and can take your look from day to night with a sweep of colour.
The Maybelline Nudes N4000
Wet and Wild Color Icon Eyeshadow Palette In Vanity N2500
BH Cosmetics 28 Color Neutral Eyeshadows Palette N4000
E.l.f. Studio 80-Piece Day to Night Eyeshadow Palette N4500
Bronzer & Blushes
Bronzers and blushes are great for highlighting the face and adding extra colour to your face.
Sleek Makeup Blush By 3 N3000
Cover Girl Clean Glow Bronzer N2500
E.l.f Baked Bronzer N2500
For everyday makeup look nude lipstick does the trick.
House Of Tara High Shine Lipstain in Nehanda (1700),
House of Tara Lipstick in Omoremi N1500
Maybelline Lipstick in Nude Embrace N2500
Revlon Lipstick in Mink N2500
For nude lipsticks, its essential to line the lips with a natural coloured liner so it blends with your lip colour.
Nyx Slim Lip Pencil in Natural N1000
MAC Lip Pencil in Cork N2500
Eyeliners, Mascaras and Kajals
Eyeliners and Kajals make the whites of your eyes seem even whiter and add extra glam to your lids while the mascara gives more volume to your eyelashes.
L’Oreal Paris Lineur Intense Felt Tip Liquid Eyeliner in Carbon Black (2500),
Maybelline Colossal Kajal(1000).
L’Oreal Paris Lineur Intense Felt Tip Liquid Eyeliner in Carbon Black N2500
Maybelline New York Volume Express Mascara N2500
Wet n Wild Mega Eyes Creme Eyeliner N1500
Once you’ve got all your fabulous and fabulously priced makeup essentials you’ll need something to store them in. I like those makeup bags with compartments so that my pencils don’t have the chance to smear up against the rest of the makeup and in general everything will be nice and orderly.
At the end of the day, a smile completes it all!
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