Can the budget babies blend in with a luxe label product? It all depends I guess on how you combine them together.
Sorry the eyeliner isn’t perfect I rubbed my eye earlier before I randomly decided to shoot this.
I think though it’s ok sometimes when the look isn’t too seamless. On my skin I used the Chanel Vita-Lumiere foundation sample that Charlotte sent me.
The Chanel sample happened to be my exact evening shade, meaning half a shade fairer than my actual complexion, I applied it with my hands. Vita Lumiere is the moisturizing foundation variant of Chanel. Upon application I concluded that, for myself at least, Matte Lumiere might have been better for me considering our local atmosphere is already quite humid, but the overall effect of this foundation is quite excellent, it glides on like silk and it smells mildly of roses. Continue reading to find out what the budget items are in this mix :).
To counter the excessive dewiness I finished my base with Laura Mercier loose setting powder. I contoured using Lancome Sparkling Cherub bronzer powder and applied Elianto baked blush in Pale Pink on my cheeks. I used Elf Cream Eyeliner in Black for the eyes, curled lashes but no mascara. The low budget star of this look is…
…(drumroll) Elianto Shine Away Lipgloss in “Wine Shine” which is a plummy beige, silky and NOT sticky gloss. It has a pleasant fruity scent/flavor that isn’t over the top. I’ve been using this almost everyday since I got it when I don’t feel like using up my fave Muji lipstick.
My uncle who knows almost nothing about makeup asked what I put on my lips and one of the Unilever executives asked me after the Rexona challenge what lipstick I was wearing, and I wasn’t wearing lipstick, I was wearing this, I even showed it to her. It sets beautifully after application.
So what do you think about this high and low mix? Can you tell the difference between what’s expensive and what’s more affordable?