Hey guys! So today, I wanted to show you that you can create a look easily on a budget. Every product I used costs $1. I did fudge a bit and use brushes I already had, but you can also find brushes for very cheap, even at under a dollar a piece of you buy lower priced sets.I did, however, try to use the same kinds and amounts of products I’d normally use for you.
To prep my face today, I smoothed on some AOA Studio Wonder Skin Illuminating Primer. I also hydrated my lips with Starry Rosehip Lip Balm with Honey Essences.
Using a Morphe M439 Brush, I evened out my skin tone by buffing on some Santee Cosmetics Magic Skin Beautifier CC Cream in 07. Now. This isn’t really my color. Buying online can be tricky, but I’m just going to make it work. Now for the under eyes circles. I could get more sleep (Hahahah yeah right!), but today I chose to correct them with AOA Studio Wonder Cover HD Concealer in Light Yellow. To blend it out, I used a Mini Beauty Blender.
To get a little definition in my face, I used AOA Studio Wonder Cover HD Concealer in Buff (I’m loving the formula of these, and this shade was perfect!) to cream contour, blending it out with an e.l.f. Cosmetics Contouring Brush. I also concealed and cream highlighted with Amuse Cosmetics Spot Cover Up Concealer Crayon in Highlighter (get ready for a crazy strong wax smell!), blending the crap out of that with a Morphe G37 Brush.
To start off some flush on my cheeks, I used my fingers to apply some Santee Cosmetics Super Magic BB Blush Stick in 4. I also added some glow to my cheekbones and down the bridge of my nose with Amuse Cosmetics Liquid Illuminate Pro Champagne, again using my fingers to apply.
To set all that cream product, I grabbed a Morphe G5 Brush, and used it to sweep some AOA Studio Perfect Matte Translucent Setting Powder all over. I also used both a Morphe Y22 Brush and a Morphe E56 Brush to go over the areas I earlier cream contoured with Santee Cosmetics Pro Bronze Bronzer in 1 to give them a little more depth.
For a little more cheek color, I used an e.l.f. Cosmetics Professional Powder Brush to add some Amuse Cosmetics Blush in Peach Harmony to them. And (as if you’ll be at all surprised) I wanted more glow. So I used a Morphe M310 Brush to add some AOA Studio Velour Highlighter in Private Show.
To fill in and shape my brows today, I used an LA Girl Cosmetics 207 Brush and Malibu Glitz Dramatic Brows Eyebrow Gel in 3. I cannot begin to tell you how much I loved this stuff. I can not believe it was only $1!
And now for the eyes! Today I used Amuse Cosmetics Eyeshadow Palette Number 2. I started by using a Morphe M330 Brush to get down a transition color, so it would be easier to blend on top of, using third color down on the left. I then used a Real Techniques Base Shadow Brush to add the third color down on the right into the creases of my eyes. Using a Morphe E14 Brush, I patted the top left color on to my eyelids. I used another Morphe E14 Brush to smudge to second color down on the right onto my lower lash line.
For liner today, I created a wing with LA Colors Cosmetics Smudge Proof Liquid Eyeliner in Black.
After a couple coats of LA Colors Cosmetics Volume Lash Mascara (please don’t waste your money, trust me), I added some AOA Studio Lashes in Natalia, using The Creme Shop Stuck On You Long Lasting Clear Eyelash Glue. Man. This glue. I don’t know that I’ve ever used anything like it. I think the lashes barely stayed on long enough to get these pictures.
To complete the look, I swept on some AOA Studio Wonder Matte Liquid Lipstick in Vibin’ and called it a day.
And that’s all, y’all! See you soon!