Look 1 cost over $300 and Look 2 cost less than $100. Quite a few of you guessed correctly! Wow, I'm impressed, you really know your makeup. One person even guessed what the colour of the lipstick in Look 1 was... yes, I am looking at you Stephanie! It was my all time favourite lippy, MAC Impassioned. Seriously though, how did you guys know???
Here are some more close up shots of each look.
Well, are you ready for a breakdown of the products used in each look? All prices are in Australian dollars.
MAC Studio Sculpt foundation in NC25 - $52
MAC MSFN powder in Medium - $47
Urban Decay Naked2 Palette from Beauty Bay - $55
NARS blush/bronzer duo in Orgasm/Laguna - $66
MAC lipstick in Impassioned - $36
L'Oreal Color Riche Eyebrow pencil in Brown - $22.95
Elizabeth Arden Mascara* - $35
Australis Curve Ink Eyeliner - $11.95
TOTAL - $325.90
Sleek Oh So Special palette from Crush Cosmetics - $19.95
BYS blush in Coral - $4.95
BYS lipstick in Revenge - $3.95
Rimmel eyebrow pencil in Black/Brown - $8.95
Maybelline LOL Great Lash Mascara - $12.95
L'Oreal Nude Magique BB Powder in Medium* - approx $21
Australis Curve Ink Eyeliner in Black* - $11.95 on sale
Rimmel Match Perfection foundation in Ivory - $14.95 on sale
TOTAL - $98.65
In normal every day life I don't make a conscious effort to only use budget products, or only use expensive products. I use whatever I appeals at the time. You can get some great quality products for not a lot of money at all. The BYS blush in Coral is extremely pigmented, and a pretty good dupe for NARS Orgasm but costs less than $5.00. And the Sleek Oh So Special palette has a great mix of wearable and pigmented colours suitable for every day wear. You'll also notice that I used the Australis liquid eyeliner (a cheapie) in both looks, that's because I don't own a more expensive liner and I don't see the need for it as this one is perfect. The only product I don't use regularly is the Rimmel foundation as it's far too pink toned for me. Actually the only problem with cheaper foundations is the limited colour choices so that's the only area I'd recommend spending more money on.
I hope you enjoyed this post! If you're a blogger I'd love it if you can do a similar post on your blogs using budget and expensive products, and feel free to leave the link here for others to see. If I get enough people doing a similar post I'll feature a collection of it on my blog.
Thanks for reading!