September 2015: My Current Top 5 Affordable Makeup Products

My friends ask me all the time about my favourite high-street makeup products, and I have realized that I haven’t posted a top 5 [affordable makeup products] feature in ages (See previous ones here and here)… So here we go!

September 2015 My Current Top 5 Affordable Makeup Products makeup4all

Max Factor Creme Puff Blush in Alluring Rose (review and cheek swatches)

If I had to choose only one product out of these – it’d be the blush. Regular readers know how many blushes I own, and the fact that I’ve barely touched any other  in months says it all. Creme Puff Blushes are dreamy! Soft and creamy, they blend beautifully and look gorgeous on the skin. I am a convert, and I have recommended it to a lot of my girlfriends, too. There are six shades in the range and I have swatches of three (click the link above). I can’t recommend these enough!

Rimmel Kate Moss Lasting Finish Lipstick in 45 (review and lip swatches)

Being a fan of Rimmel Kate Moss lipsticks I knew I’d  love the

Rimmel Kate Moss Lasting Finish Lipstick in 45 Review and Lip Swatches

Since I am such a huge fan of Rimmel Kate Moss original and matte lipsticks, it was just a matter of time till I’d get one from their newest nude collection. If you follow me on Instagram, you could already see all the beauties.

Rimmel  Kate Moss Lasting Finish Lipstick  in 45 Review and Lip Swatches

There are five shades in general and I loved N45 the best, as it is a cool toned mauve-ish nude.The lipstick comes in a cool nude tube with a silver details and white Kate signature.

The formula is great, it gives a light coverage which can be layered for a more intense colour. It goes on smoothly and has a beautiful sheen. I don’t find it

Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet Lipstick in 01 Personne Ne Rouge Review and Lip Swatches

My favourite red lipstick  at the moment? Bourjois  Rouge Edition Velvet Lipstick in 01 Personne Ne Rouge.

Bourjois velver Rouge Lipstick in personne ne rouge review and lip swatches

Why?

It has a pretty cool design, and the applicator makes it easy to use the product and, I find, that is goes on smoothly and evenly.

The formula is great. It feels light  and non-greasy on the lips. You can apply one layer for a lightly-stained effect or several – for an intense colour pay-off. It takes some time to set but when it is set – it has that nice matte  finish which is not flat of lifeless, like some matte.

I also like the fact that even

Maybelline ColorDrama Intense Velvet Lip Pencil in 310 Berry Much Review and Lip Swatches

I am loving the lipsticks that come in a form of a lip pencil, as they are easy to apply and you don’t need any extra liners or brushes for that. The other day I’ve picked up Maybelline’s ColorDrama Intense Velvet Lip Pencil.

They had so many beautiful colours but 310 Berry Much is the one that stood out for me, this is a very “me” shade. I was actually shopping with a friend who bought the nude one.

Maybelline ColorDrama Intense Velvet Lip Pencil in 310 Berry Much Review and Lip Swatches (2)

I think this is a fantastic product for the price.  The pigmentation is excellent, the colour pay-off is amazing, the colour is gorgeous.

As for the finish, it is just spot-on! It is not a flat matte but, at the same time, not a sheer glossy shade. I’d describe it as

Max Factor Colour Elixir Lipstick in 725 Simply Nude Review and Lip Swatches

I have already reviewed several shades of Max Factor Colour Elixir Lipsticks in the past and you can see the feature here, and this is the latest addition to the range. Meet 725 Simply Nude – smoky eyes best friend.

The lipstick comes in a gold packaging with a colour matching panel on the bottom.

Max Factor Colour Elixir Lipstick in 725 Simply Nude Review and Lip Swatches 2

It is a moisturizing and a fool-proof lipstick formula that glides on easily and  smoothly. Colour Elixir contains shea, avocado, aloe butters, and anti-oxidant white tea so it feels comfortable and non-drying on the lips.

It is really low-maintenance.  I think you could apply it even without mirror, and since it has that “glossy” lightweight texture and finish, it looks good, as it wears off. And this kind of nude  would look nice on a lot of skin tones, as