This summer I have been using so many affordable products that I need to share. Keep an eye out for these when you’re walking makeup aisles! The last two products are also unique ones- cream bronzers. Cream bronzers are not a super common product option – I can only think of either Chanel Soleil De Tan or Benefit’s weird liquid Hoola as being available at the moment. Without even realizing it I ended up finding two great ones this summer that you can get for under $10. I have been debating getting the Bondi Bae Nudestix cream bronzer, but these defeated the purpose for that one. Basically I love cream bronzer because I’ll take another way to apply more bronzer any day.
Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless 360 Mocha / I aspire to be the level of self tanned to wear this as a face powder, but right now I have been using it as a bronzer and contour. It isn’t too warm or too cool, so it works nicely to do both if I’m in a hurry. I can’t be super heavy handed with it to get a crisp contour since it is quite pigmented and not cool-toned enough, but for a light handed quick contour I’m loving it. The powder itself is really nice and I should probably grab one in my actual skin tone to set my foundation.
Alexis Ren x Colourpop Topaz Duo / Colourpop has really impressed me with their pan powder products and I reach for this bronzer extremely often. The bronzer in this alone is worth having the duo!
Sephora Collection Morning Light Luminizing Drops / I don’t see a need to pick up any other expensive highlight liquids on the market while having this. I love patting this on my cheek bones before going in with a powder highlight, or leaving it there on it’s own as a subtle glowy cheek. It works great as a glowy mix in medium with foundations too.
Nyx Control Freak Brow Gel / I wear this as a top coat for my bottom lash mascara EVERY time I do my makeup. I always thought I was doomed to have mascara smudged onto my lower lash line- not anymore!
Maybelline Beige Babe / This lipstick from the IntiMatte collection is a beautiful ultra nude. The formula of these lipsticks feel so high end and I love the shades in this all- nudes collection.
Covergirl Clean Matte BB Cream / If I had to sum up this foundation in one word it would be reliable. It is light weight, good coverage, not irritating on my skin, sets beautifully, stays matte, and is affordable.
L’oreal True Match Concealer Crayon / I picked this up around the KKW contour stick release and ended up getting a shade too light to contour, but finding it amazing as a cream bronzer stick. I love the creamy formula of these and it blends out flawlessly.
Colourpop Cream Bronzer in Bronze Me / This is still available but the only cream bronzer Colourpop has so get it ASAP! Why does Colourpop discontinue everything good!? I picked up this bronzer in hopes it would be like having a dupe for Chanel Soleil De Tan. It is BEAUTIFUL and blends out so perfectly with my Real Techniques stippling brush. They had a whole line of cream bronzers at one point that I totally thought were weird until I got smart and realized it would be awesome.
I hope you try out some of these amazing affordable items and have a great day! Speaking of bronzer… is anyone else as excited about the Jersey Shore Reunion Road Trip as me!!? All the old seasons of J. Shore are on Netflix if you didn’t know. I have watched it over and over something like ~10 times now and it gets better and better with time like a fine wine.