Beauty On A Budget: Stocking Fillers For Beauty Lovers

We all know how expensive Christmas can be – Do I spend this forty euro on a dress for St. Stephen’s night or just invest in a few boxes of Roses and go into a food coma instead? The struggle is real! However, if you have a friend/sister/mother/daughter who is a huge lover of beauty products, you don’t need to break the bank! It’s time to start hinting to Santa’s elves, ladies, because these are my stocking filler ideas for beauty lovers 🙂

Essence lipsticks
I cannot stress enough how much I love Essence. Their products are available in Penneys and pharmacies nationwide and are a must have for Christmas. I am in love with their lipsticks because there are so many shades available, they don’t dry out your lips and they are cheap and cheerful! I always use them. They are perfect if you have a teenage daughter finding her feet in the world of beauty because you will be able to buy her a few for the price of one expensive lipstick. And trust me, it’s totally worth it, such great quality… I love them!

Make Up Gallery Smoothly Does It Pressed Powder
You aren’t going to believe me when I say I bought this for only €1.49, but it’s the truth! This is my go to powder and doesn’t make me want to look in my purse and cry after purchasing. I can’t wait to try all of Dealz other make-up products, I am very impressed so far.

Batiste Plumping Powder
Okay, so I know you’re probably all sick of me going on about this stuff I refer to as fairy dust, but I promise you, you will be thanking me later. You simply sprinkle it on your hair and it creates volume, so no more backcombing hassle. I have seen other brands for around €30 euro, but I bought mine in Penneys for around the €4 mark and usually stock up. I actually tried the more expensive one to test it, but I didn’t find it as good as Batiste. My mum is a hairdresser and uses it in her salon and we LOVE it. Plumping powder is a must have in the Fox household!

Penneys Make-up Brushes
I was dying to try these from the moment I heard they came out. I finally bought one for my eyes and love it. For €1.50 you would be crazy not to grab a few, has Penneys ever let us down before? I think not! Just think how pricey other make-up brushes can be, it’s mad. I have not tried the others in the Penneys range yet so cannot recommend them but I definitely will be trying them as I’m sure they’re great. I love my one for the eyes as I can blend with the bigger end and I use the smaller to apply eyeshadow as eyeliner, I love it 🙂

Penneys Make-up Fixing Spray
Even as a blogger and lover of make-up, I’m not going to sit here and tell you I can afford loads of expensive make-up because that would be a complete lie, I’m constantly bargain hunting! I cannot express how excited I was the time I was strolling out of Penneys and a bottle of Make-Up Fixing Spray caught my eye. I had never had one of these before so headed up to the till with this instantly. I honestly find it really good for setting my make-up and it only cost €2.50.

Catrice Even Skin Tone Beautifying Foundation
I am such a foundation hopper these days, I can’t help myself. I always use Estee Lauder Double Wear for going out but for everyday use I need something a little more natural and affordable. I was using No7 Stay Perfect which I loved, but then I ran out so decided to give another affordable brand a go – Catrice! I bought their Even Skin Tone Foundation for around the €8 mark and am really loving it. I am so pale so I find it hard to find a natural looking foundation to match my skin tone. I must say though, after buying it, I am really impressed. It has really nice coverage (goodbye dark circles) and doesn’t make me look orange. Such a gorgeous product for a natural, flawless finish!

Okay girls, I hate to be the bringer of bad news, but I can see how all this beauty product shopping is going to end…

I hope you enjoyed this post and it gave you some ideas for Christmas 🙂 Now it’s time to start shopping, or dropping hints! 

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