Ridiculous Glow on a Budget

Hands up if you’re someone who loves a good glow (raises hand feverishly).

Today’s post is taking glow and boosting that to a whole new level! The best part is I’m going to use budget-friendly products to achieve this look – products you can find at Chemist Warehouse, Target, Priceline (you get the idea).

Are ya ready for this? I sure am! It’s going to be fun!

Ace the Base

As always, prep is the key. So get your glow on with these products.

  • DB Cosmetics Rise & Prime Luminescent Primer*
  • Rimmel Insta Fix & Go priming and finishing spray*
  • Foundation (L’oreal True Match / NYX Cosmetics Total Control Drops*)

Conceal – Don’t Feel

I couldn’t get to this step without a Frozen reference, now could I?

You want to eliminate all traces of shadows that can make your face look drained.

  • Bourjois Healthy Mix concealer*
  • Rimmel Conceal & Correct palette*
  • Rimmel Conceal & Highlight palette*

Get rid of all traces of redness, blemishes, shadows with these products. And don’t forget to blend.

Set and Forget

Use a setting powder to lock in all the hard work with the concealer. You don’t want it to move.

  • Rimmel Instaflawless powder*
  • NYX Cosmetics NoFilter powder*

Light It Up Baby!

The key to this look is the glow – so grab your highlight – depending on the final result you want to achieve.

  • Physicians Formula shimmer brick in Nude
  • Maybelline Strobing stick
  • Inika Highlight*
  • Rimmel Kate Moss highlight trio
  • NYX Cosmetics Strobe of Genius palette*
  • DB Cosmetics Brilliant Skin Duo*

Apply the highlight to the areas you want to bring to focus – your cheekbones, bridge of your nose, top of the lip.

Note: if using a cream highlight, use this before you powder, otherwise you end up with a streaky mess.

Eyes on the Prize

Grab an eyeshadow that will bring light to your eyes – I’m talking gold’s, shimmers, the works.

  • L’Oreal Infallible Eyeshadow in Hourglass Beige
  • Maybelline colour tattoo in Bad to the Bronze
  • NYX Cosmetics Glam Stick in Elegant Marble

Hot tip: use the Physicians Formula shimmer brick as eyeshadow. You can choose between a single shadow, a row of shadows or just swirl your brush in the pan for a really beautiful fusion of colour.

All in a line

Grab a light coloured liner and line your eyes. You can choose between lining just the top lid or even bringing light to the waterline.

  • Revlon Colorstay liner in Topaz

Curl Curl Curl

Mascara is definitely a must have to make the eye look wide awake and full of energy. My current mascaras on rotation are:

  • Modelco Megalash mascara
  • Rimmel Volume Shake mascara*

You make me Blush

A highlighty blush just adds to the youthful glow.

  • Rimmel Kate Moss highlight trio
  • Australis show some cheek blush in Dreamy

Sweep the blush onto the apples of the cheek and blend all the way to the temples.

Pucker Up

Grab a glossy or sheer lipstick for that inviting shine:

  • NYX Cosmetics Lip Lustre glossy tint Rustic Mirage / Juicy Peach / Ruby Couture*
  • Maybelline Color Jolt in Stripped Down

Finishing Touches

If you need to set the makeup, use a finishing spray.

  • Rimmel Insta Fix & Go spray*
  • DB Cosmetics spray & set*

Hit up my Instagram here for the final look I created using these products.

That’s my take on a super fresh, glowy makeup. What are your thoughts? Is this something you would attempt? Or is this your go-to look anyway?

*These products were PR Samples, but that doesn’t sway my opinion. My review is my own honest opinion

 

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5 thoughts on “Ridiculous Glow on a Budget

  1. I love the highlighters you have mentioned in the post. Drugstore have really nailed it with highlighters this year.

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