A Budget Beauty Haul: Rimmel
When your bank balance isn’t looking too promising but your makeup bag is in need of a revamp, it’s safe to say, the only place to head is the high street. Although I love the luxury of high end products, sometimes, there’s nothing better than discovering some amazing beauty buys for a fraction of the price. Recently scanning the aisles of Boots, I found myself gravitating towards the trusty Rimmel counter. As one of the first makeup brands I ever used, I feel like Rimmel is a brand I’ve always relied on throughout the years for those makeup essentials that always do the job and a seriously good and cheap one at that. After swatching left, right and centre, throwing items into my basket and using up the remainder of my Boots advantage card points, 5 new exciting products made their way into my life…
My all-time favourite makeup products from Rimmel and ones I’d repurchase again and again and again are their lipsticks, in particular the Rimmel Lasting Finish by Kate Moss in shade 08 with shade 03 lagging (very) closely behind. As soon as I purchased 08, I couldn’t wait to try it out. It’s a mauve almost Kylie Jenner-esque shade that makes your lips look 100 times better than they do, well, mine at least. This lipstick teamed with MAC’s Whirl lip pencil is my current favourite lip combination, I love it! For just £5.49, these are my favourite high street lipsticks.
For the past six months or so I’ve been using the Soap and Glory Brow Archery along with a MAC eyeshadow to fill in my brows. Although I love the way Brow Archery transforms my unruly brows, the felt tip end (and the best end in my opinion), dries up super quickly and it isn’t long before the pencil end follows in it’s footsteps and at £10 a pop it’s not exactly the cheapest thing to keep repurchasing. Saying that, I’ve just splurged on the Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade (eagerly anticipating its arrival over here) but that of course, was completely necessary…anyway back to the point, if you’re looking for a cheap eyebrow fix then the Rimmel London Professional Eye Brow Pencil is perfect. For just £2.99 you get a easy to use pencil that can provide both a natural and bolder look and you also get a built in brush too. With medium brown hair, I opted for the shade Dark Brown which is a pretty good match for me, though the overall colour choice is pretty poor!
For those of us not lucky enough to go to Coachella (a girl can dream), Peachella is obviously the next best thing. Well, not quite but still, it’s a gorgeous glossy pastel shade that makes your nails look ultra pretty. On a recent trip to London, I’d forgotten to bring any nail polish with me and so I found a Boots store near my hotel where Peachella immediately caught my eye. It takes about 3 coats of this polish to achieve that opaque look but once it’s on you won’t regret it. This is one of the 60 Second Super Shine Nail Polish by Rita Ora which you can buy here. Whoever says you can’t wear peach shades in Autumn is clearly lying…
When it comes to eyeliner, I’m much more of a pencil than a liquid kinda girl. I’m one of those unfortunate ones who suffers from that dreaded wobbly hand. I mean, whyyy every time I go to apply liquid liner does my hand decide to have a spasm and begin to cause an extremely black and unattractive catastrophe?! Annoying to say the least. However, after going on a long liquid liner break, I recently caved and found myself buying the Rimmel Exaggerate Eye Liner. I’d heard good things about it and although I’m still getting to grips with it, the applicator isn’t too tricky to apply the liquid with and the staying power is so good. I can’t say I’ve been converted to liquid liner just yet, but seen as I often use the Rimmel Soft Kohl Kajal Eye Pencil, I can definitely vouch for Rimmel when it comes to eye products.
Truth be told, I only wanted the Rimmel 1000 Kisses Lipliner in Cappuccino after seeing that Sarah Ashcroft (That Pommie Girl) used it to create her ombre lip look. After spotting it in the shop and no samples being available, at £2.99 I decided to take the risk and try it at home. I loveeeeee it. It’s a browny nude colour, just a few shades darker than my natural lip and paired with a nude lipstick it appears to make your lips look bigger. Plus, I love the name.