4 affordable beauty products to try this month

Over the course of the summer, I’ve been shifting around the contents of my beauty bag to make way for a simpler, more edited selection of products. If you follow me on Instagram you may have noticed that I’ve been here, there and everywhere this summer. This has, in turn, forced me to create transitional day to night makeup looks with whatever gets thrown into my overnight bag.

Whether it’s been a look for the surreal reality of bumping into Tom Hardy at an Eminem concert, my Mum’s 50th birthday celebrations, or a wild camping trip inside a forest in North Wales – I’ve needed a look for everything. With this in mind, there are a few products I’ve called upon time and time again that I definitely recommend.

4 beauty products to try this month…

1. The Bodyshop Honey Bronze – Bronzing Powder // £14
I’ve always admired the slightly nostalgic tortoiseshell packaging of the Bodyshop Honey Bronze Bronzing Powder, it’s distinctive colour palette of orange, amber, brown and gold is just divine. I decided to give this bronzer a try after hitting pan on the bronzer I was using and wasn’t motivated to repurchase. And as it’s summer, I really needed that swoosh of bronze on my cheeks, if not only to balance out the shade of Dr Alex red I’d turned. I really appreciate that the Honey Bronze range caters to both very fair and very dark skin tones and I have shade 02 which offers a really natural, matte bronze with a neutral undertone. 
2. Colorsport 30 Day Brow Tint – Dark Brown // £8.25
More often than not I’ll have my brows tinted and waxed at Woodland’s Beauty And Aesthetics Clinic, however, over the course of the summer I’ve been a little lax with making appointments, mainly as I haven’t been in town! I decided since tinting my hair a few shades darker, that my brows needed to match up and so I called upon the Colorsport 30 Day Brow Tint to help. This stuff is SO easy to use and you really can’t mess it up – even if you’re as cackhanded as myself! The tint lasts well and the dark brown shade I have matches seamlessly with my natural brown eyebrows. If you don’t have time for a professional tint, definitely give this a try by picking up a packet on your way home from work.

3. HEMA Cushion Eyeshadow // £7

This product is testament to the amount of time I’ve spent in London Euston station over the years. Every time I happen to be passing through, I find myself in HEMA. I first discovered the brand years ago in Amsterdam and was delighted when I saw it’s presence in the UK. I have recently been coveted their cushion eyeshadow. A domed sponge applicator sits neatly into a cushion of sparkly gold/bronze eyeshadow formula – how satisfying! I have the gold variation and it is a highly pigmented shimmery shade that dots perfectly onto the lids. Super handy for travel!

4. HEMA Big Brow Crayon // £5.50

Remember earlier I mentioned I’d bumped into Tom Hardy at an Eminem concert? Well, on that particular day I didn’t have any eyebrows on and I felt…naked. My usual brow weapon had broken in transit and I resorted to some not-quite-right eyeshadow and a completely unsuitable blending brush to try and whack on some brows in a hurry. Luckily, as I once again passed through London Euston station on my way to Ealing, I found the HEMA extra thick eyebrow pencil in mid brown. SAVIOUR. It’s a chubby pencil that you can simply dot into your brows and blend outwards with an angled brow brush to achieve the colour depth and angle you require.

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