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    • MyGirl1
    • By MyGirl1 4th Mar 18, 6:58 PM
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    Make up or beauty product must haves
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    • 4th Mar 18, 6:58 PM
    Make up or beauty product must haves 4th Mar 18 at 6:58 PM
    Hi all

    So Iím a self confessed beauty product addict ...I love spending my money on make up, fake tan, hair extensions, lash extensions etc etc but Iím looking to cut down or find Ďjust as goodí alternatives at cheaper prices and was wondering what your beauty product must have is?

    Mine is st tropez fake tan spray and fake bake liquid - Iíve tried cheaper brands but they just donít seem as good or long lasting unfortunately anyone got any recommendations for fake tan at reasonable prices?

    Also, make up wise I have recently discovered a new range of make up called Ďmakeup revolutioní which is getting rave reviews and is stocked in Superdrug at very reasonable prices, have bought a couple of items and so far so good ....oh and I believe primarks make up range is supposed to be pretty decent too...

    My hair & lashes are prob one of my biggest expenses tho - really need to remove the extensions I think
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    • Kim kim
    • By Kim kim 4th Mar 18, 7:37 PM
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    My makeup must have is benefit they!!!8217;re real mascara, it!!!8217;s my fav.

    I use different primers, foundations, concealers, powders, bronzer, highlighters, eyeshadows, eye liners & eyebrow makeup.

    I have 2 fav blushers, Nars Orgasm & Benefit Rockteur

    I!!!8217;m pretty fond of Deciem skincare. I like Tigi shampoos and conditioners.
    • MyGirl1
    • By MyGirl1 4th Mar 18, 7:44 PM
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    Yes I love benefit products too, their highlighter is amazing !! Not cheap tho

    Iím newly converted to primers , canít put make up on now without primer first , wondering if people think any primer will do though? Iíve got a soap & glory one which I save for best and a cheap Asda one for everyday use . I do love the soap & glory one, their products are fab too...really need to find some fab low price range products lol
    • MyGirl1
    • By MyGirl1 4th Mar 18, 8:53 PM
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    Ah yes foundations I have different ones for day and night my fave is a Revlon brand tho so not too expensive. Iíd love to try the Armani foundation as Iíve heard so much good stuff about it but canít bring myself to pay that much for it ...itís eye waterinly expensive
    • Bathory
    • By Bathory 4th Mar 18, 9:16 PM
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    • 4th Mar 18, 9:16 PM
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    • 4th Mar 18, 9:16 PM
    I like Primark's High Impact Ultra Volume mascara (silver tube) which I find as good as any other and costs £3, although it took about a week for me to break it in. I've purchased the Rimmel Stay Matte powder for many years and recently been loving the NYX eyeliners.

    I also like Body Shop Ginger shampoo, a bit dearer than other anti-dandruff brands, but doesn't seem as drying and other ones turn my hair into a thatched roof.
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    • Kim kim
    • By Kim kim 4th Mar 18, 9:42 PM
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    • 4th Mar 18, 9:42 PM
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    • 4th Mar 18, 9:42 PM
    Yes I love benefit products too, their highlighter is amazing !! Not cheap tho

    Iím newly converted to primers , canít put make up on now without primer first , wondering if people think any primer will do though? Iíve got a soap & glory one which I save for best and a cheap Asda one for everyday use . I do love the soap & glory one, their products are fab too...really need to find some fab low price range products lol
    Originally posted by MyGirl1
    The Ordinary is a new(ish) range by Deciem.
    Look them up.
    I have all their primers. The Ordinary have two cheap as chips ones, high spreadability & high adhesive. I love them both. Hylamide (also by Deciem) do a blur one, but it costs more.

    They do foundations too, I bought my daughter the full coverage one, it seems really nice, amazing for the price. They also do a serum foundation. I think that would definitely be worth a try, one of my favourite foundations is Bsreminerals Bareskin & thatís a serum foundation.
    • Kim kim
    • By Kim kim 4th Mar 18, 9:43 PM
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    • 4th Mar 18, 9:43 PM
    Mine was Liz Earle hot cloth cleanser...as it prevented me from getting spots. A few months ago I started using the body shop tea tree clearing wash and cleanser (£8 for the two delivered and they are massive bottles) can't rave about it enough. Anytime a spot threatens to appear I use the wash and toner and it's gone the next day!
    I used to only used estee lauder double wear and have been using boots no7 lately and it's saved me a fortune!
    Originally posted by CreditCardJunkie
    Have you tried the aldi hot cloth cleanser?
    It really is similar to Liz Earleís.
    • Kim kim
    • By Kim kim 4th Mar 18, 9:45 PM
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    • 4th Mar 18, 9:45 PM
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    Ah yes foundations I have different ones for day and night my fave is a Revlon brand tho so not too expensive. Iíd love to try the Armani foundation as Iíve heard so much good stuff about it but canít bring myself to pay that much for it ...itís eye waterinly expensive
    Originally posted by MyGirl1
    Definitely worth asking them for a sample so you can try it for a few days and see if you really like it.
    • tanyab
    • By tanyab 5th Mar 18, 9:43 PM
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    • 5th Mar 18, 9:43 PM
    My must have is Mascara
    Love Benefits new one!
    Primark eyeshadows are quite decent for the price but nothing beats Urban Decay
    They are awesome!
    I love Double Wear Water by Estee Lauder and I love Kiehls and Origins Moisturisers.
    Bare Minerals Gen nude Lip Glosses are fab and I love Smashbox Lipsticks.
    • Judi
    • By Judi 5th Mar 18, 10:28 PM
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    Foundation is my biggest expense and my must have. Lipstick too. I like to wear mascara but my eyelashes are quite long anyway and with mascara my eyelashes touch my reading glasses when i wear them.
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    • yourmirror
    • By yourmirror 6th Mar 18, 4:17 AM
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    I also use fewer beauty products than before but I do use lipstick more than other products
    • maddiemay
    • By maddiemay 6th Mar 18, 8:16 AM
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    I love Elemis Omega Rich cleansing oil, but have found that The Body Shop Camomile Cleansing oil does a fantastic job £12/200ml as opposed to £30/200ml, the Elemis may feel/smell a touch more luxurious, but not enough in it to spend the extra dosh unless received as a gift.
    • Starrystarrynight1
    • By Starrystarrynight1 6th Mar 18, 11:05 AM
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    Can I just ask, do you think The Ordinary's primers would be good on eyelids? I have terrible trouble keeping eyeliner in place and thought a primer might help. I have some skincare from The Ordinary, which I love, but wasn't aware of them doing primers. Thanks in advance for any advice!
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    • catherine/kate
    • By catherine/kate 6th Mar 18, 5:44 PM
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    Ah yes foundations I have different ones for day and night my fave is a Revlon brand tho so not too expensive. Iíd love to try the Armani foundation as Iíve heard so much good stuff about it but canít bring myself to pay that much for it ...itís eye waterinly expensive
    Originally posted by MyGirl1
    I treated myself to this. It has, to be fair, lasted well - been using it regularly for 12 months and I'm only half way through the bottle. I have very fair skin and struggle normally with a colour match, but this is perfect. However . . . the texture and staying power on my oily T-zone is not quite as good as Rimmel's Stay Matte, which I can't get in the right shade any more.

    Love Makeup Revolution's eyeshadow and blusher - great value for money.

    I find Max Factor's mascara to be excellent - works better for me than Benefit, etc. and more (especially when 3 for 2)
    • PoppyTaylor
    • By PoppyTaylor 6th Mar 18, 6:38 PM
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    I love benefit's They're Real! Mascara but when I don't feel like spending £20 on mascara, I do also love Maybelline mascara!
    My favourite powder foundation is Bare Minerals and I like NYX eyeshadow palettes. I love make-up but I could happily get by with just these 3 products if need be!
    • Kim kim
    • By Kim kim 6th Mar 18, 8:16 PM
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    Can I just ask, do you think The Ordinary's primers would be good on eyelids? I have terrible trouble keeping eyeliner in place and thought a primer might help. I have some skincare from The Ordinary, which I love, but wasn't aware of them doing primers. Thanks in advance for any advice!
    Originally posted by Starrystarrynight1
    Have you tried urban decays eye primer?
    • Kim kim
    • By Kim kim 6th Mar 18, 8:18 PM
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    I love Elemis Omega Rich cleansing oil, but have found that The Body Shop Camomile Cleansing oil does a fantastic job £12/200ml as opposed to £30/200ml, the Elemis may feel/smell a touch more luxurious, but not enough in it to spend the extra dosh unless received as a gift.
    Originally posted by maddiemay
    The Elemis one is my fav. Iíve tried the body shop one, but I like the way the Elemis one emulsifies.
    • Zandy_23
    • By Zandy_23 6th Mar 18, 10:50 PM
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    Benefit products are amazing. Primers and highlighters are just a few of them. When it comes to mascara, I agree that Maybelline got some good ones that are a lot cheaper though.
    • Iamzee
    • By Iamzee 6th Mar 18, 11:08 PM
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    I always go with maybelline products when it comes to make up must haves. They are way cheaper than most and they have a wide range of formulas.
    • maddiemay
    • By maddiemay 7th Mar 18, 8:12 AM
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    Lip primers? I love lipstick and have quite a lot, but they just don't seem to stay on me, I do the lip brush and blotting and re-applying lark. The long lasting ones I tried in the past are too drying for me and make my lips scaly. Does anyone know what primers are available and if anything works for them?
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