While my face and I enjoy using bargain and bougie makeup just the same, nothing beats finding a product that delivers on a budget.
On that note, here are four new(ish) affordable makeup buys I'm loving sick right now.
1. Designer Brands Skin Renew Ceramide Foundation, $22.99.
A hydrating liquid foundation infused with skincare ingredients like ceramides, vitamin C and vitamin A.
Lightweight sheer to medium buildable coverage with a natural satin finish.
Vegan and cruelty-free.
Major con - Only comes in six shades, so not at all inclusive.
Why I'm loving it sick:
I only started wearing foundations around two years ago, simply because I hated the way they gave me a cakey finish that (I thought) looked worse than my skin on its own. I was obviously using the wrong products, because the Designer Brands Skin Renew Ceramide Foundation is brilliant.
The liquid formula is creamy but light, and gives the skin enough radiant coverage without looking dull or mask-like. The finish is natural, dewy and very hydrating - I find it works really well with my dry, thirsty skin when applied with a flat stippling brush. Oily skin types might like to powder... or pop my next bargain pick on underneath.