Affordable Makeup Favourites

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I’ve been planning this post for so long, I tried many new products that became my favourites. So I guess it’s a win in the end?

Skin

Maybelline concealer and more affordable make up on A Handful of Stories.

Maybelline’s Instant Age Rewind is the best affordable highlighting concealer on the market. Got mine in Spain, so the packaging might look different. I wear this concealer in every photo you see here and if I’m doing any kind of makeup that day, I’m probably using it under the eyes, on the forehead and chin. It has great coverage and doesn’t cake or exaggerate my dry skin.

Maybelline concealer and more affordable make up on A Handful of Stories.

Cheeks

NYX mosaic blush and more affordable make up on A Handful of Stories.

NYX Mosaic Powder in the shade Paradise is soft and very pigmented, use a light hand or avoid the darker part if you’re not going for a dramatic look.

NYX mosaic blush and more affordable make up on A Handful of Stories.

Eyes

NYX Wonder Pencil and more affordable make up on A Handful of Stories.

Two eye products I’m loving: NYX Wonder Pencil for brightening the waterline (it looks more natural than stark white) and Maybelline Master Drama (that I could only find on the Spanish website here) for highlighting the inner corner.

Turtleneck sweater and camel coat look on A Handful of Stories.

Eyebrows

L'oreal Brow Plumper and more affordable make up on A Handful of Stories.

I’ve been a fan of Benefit Gimme Brow formula for a long time, but the ridiculously tiny brush is just too much of a hassle. L’Oreal’s Brow Plumper has the perfect brush and gives as much colour and volume. Plus, it’s that much cheaper! H&M Brow Specialist and NYX Micro brow pencil are also great affordable options.

Shadow from the eyelashes portrait on A Handful of Stories.

Lipstick

Maybelline ColorSensational and more affordable make up on A Handful of Stories.Maybelline ColorSensational and more affordable make up on A Handful of Stories.

I bought my first Maybelline ColorSensational lipstick years ago, and I’ve been expanding my collection ever since. The colour selection is impressive, the formula is excellent and the price is irresistible. Here’s me wearing Velvet Beige.

Bubble hairstyle with wool hat.NYX Lip Cream and more affordable make up on A Handful of Stories.

NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream is a newer find for me and the first affordable matte liquid lipstick I loved. It’s pigmented, it’s not drying and it wears beautifully. I’m wearing it in Cannes below. The other colour is called Copenhagen, you can see me wear it it here.

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Nails

H&M nail polishes and more affordable make up on A Handful of Stories.

H&M nail polishes turned out to be frighteningly addictive. The selection is incredible, they are long-lasting and they are always on 2+1 offer! This is… not my whole collection. I’m wearing Bordeux and Mauve It below.

Happy Valentine's Day!H&M nail polish in Mauve It on A Handful of Stories.

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Yana

Hi! I'm Yana. I'm here to inspire you to try new things in fashion, travel and in life. I'm a fashion stylist, cat lady and a food enthusiast with an endless list of travel goals. Check out my contacts to stalk me on social media and don't forget to subscribe to monthly A Handful of Stories recaps at the bottom of the page!

  • EdyeNicolesMakeup

    I love those Maybelline lipsticks!! Their amazing <333

    Blessings,
    Edye // Gracefulcoffee.wordpress.com

    • I will probably end up with every colour in the range 😀

  • andy

    Love all the nail polish! Awesome products!!!!

    • Thank you 🙂 The quality is great!