Wednesday, 8 October 2014

Rosy Neutrals: Autumn Appropriate Budget Buys

Good afternoon folks! Today I'm excited to share with your two new discoveries from the drugstore. All over the catwalks for fall I've noticed a major shift in the usual autumn makeup looks. Instead of deep wine, burgundy and red lips, there has been a polar switch to nude and natural lip colors. I've recently gone mad over neutral makeup tones and the rose-toned neutrals are some of my favorite colors to wear. Natural pinks with a touch of brown look great on virtually all skin tones and are neutral to be paired with basically any eye look you wish. In the picture above, I'm wearing a bronze and reddish brown smokey eye and I like to think the blush and lip pencil compliment the eye without looking over the top. Here's a review of these lovely new makeup bits:

I was inspired to pick this lip pencil up last week after hearing a Youtuber rave about this product as a dead-on dupe for the NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencils. Pinky Nude was the color she was sporting in the video and it looked fantastic. I ran to Target yesterday to pick one up and I'm so so impressed with the formula. It's a matte lipstick with no shine but still feels really moisturizing on the lips. The pencil shape means that you can apply the lipstick perfectly without the need for a lip liner. I haven't had too much time to play around with it yet but I think it would look stunning with a gloss layered over the top. The color is a lovely light beige rose that looks super pretty on the lips without looking like the dreaded "concealer lips". This little number runs at $7.99 and comes in a range of other colors that look equally stunning. I'm obsessed.

Ok people, this blush cost $2.99 and it feels like a luxury blush. The texture of the Essence blush is so creamy and pigmented that it almost feels like a cream blush, though it is a powder. Today I layered this on top of some bronzer on the cheeks and I love the effect. The blush looks like a peachy pink in the pan but when swatched on the skin it becomes a gorgeous dusty rose. I love colors like this as they add color to the cheeks while also helping to sculpt out the cheeks and accentuate bone structure. I don't know how this can be sold for $3 but I'm majorly impressed with the formula and wear time of these blushes. Try one out for yourself!

So there are two gorgeous budget products that would suit virtually anybody! A great update to your makeup bag for under fifteen bucks. Why not?

Thanks for reading.


  1. I've been putting aside my very pinky rose golds for the rose-y neutral shades and now I've got my eye on that blush. It looks beautiful on you!

    1. Thanks Hao! I'm going crazy over rosey neutrals. They look good on literally everybody. Thanks for commenting darling :D xo

  2. I love the lip color, such a natural nude!

    1. Thanks darling! It's a very very wearable nude and I've gotten so much use out of it! xo