Buying makeup and beauty products can definitely make your pockets tight, especially if you're a product junkie. Here are some ways you can lighten up your pockets, save some money and get some beauty saver deals under Dhs.50. (Also, great for gift ideas when you want to buy many small things for that special someone!)
Express Cleansing wipes for face, eyes & lips by Sephora
Where: Sephora , click here
Price: Dhs. 37 for 25 wipes
Review: Easy to use, and not too harsh on the skin. Removes makeup easily but I don't like using it on the eyes if I'm wearing very heavy eye makeup. I prefer to use a separate eye makeup remover to remove dark liners and shadows. Travel-friendly and comes in smaller sizes with 10 wipes too!
NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream
Where: Lifestyle , click here
Price: Dhs. 37
Review: These are my staple lip colors that I love experimenting with because they're cheap, and I like to try out new shades from NYX first on my lips before buying a branded lipstick or lip color of the same color which is also much more expensive in price. It's better to be sure that the color actually suits you! They're soft, creamy and don't chap the lips but aren't long lasting. Though, their bright colors are so fun to use and apply and play with. I enjoy mixing them and creating my own.
Maybelline Colossal Black Kajal eyeliner
Where: Boots or Lifestyle stores or online, click here
Review: The smudge-proof, intense black liner that's a drugstore buy but it is black enough to do the job in half the price of other branded liners. Its smooth, glides on easily and gentle on the eyes. Also comes with a smudge on the other end of the liner which helps you create an easy smoked out black liner effect/ smokey eye!
LA Pro Girl Concealer
Where: Souq.com, click here or Pro makeup boutique (Oasis centre) [follow @promakeupboutique]
Price: Dhs.40 (price varies according to where you get it from)
Review: This concealer comes in so many shades that you're bound to find the right one for you, and if you can't then mix & play with them to create your own! They're creamy, give good coverage which can be buildable and they come in corrector colors as well (like orange, yellow, green). The tube is super easy to use, and also great for highlighting and contouring areas on the face with the brush attached to it.
Sleek Makeup eyeshadow palettes
Where: Official Website, click here or Alisha's Pro Beauty Store, Dubai (050-5688292)
Price: Dhs.47 (price varies according to where you get it from)
Review: My favorite one from the Sleek range is the palette in "Storm" which has a really good mix of metallic/shimmer eyeshadows and few matte shades (Esp brown and black) to create good smokey eyes and different eyemakeups. They're well pigmented for the price you're paying and they're compact in size so very easy to carry on a holiday. They do break easily when carrying it in your luggage, but then what do you expect the quality to be is you're paying such amounts. At least, its value for money because the colors are lovely to wear on your eyes.