Welcome to the third post in my Affordable Makeup Starter Kit series! The first in the series was all about Brushes and Tools and the second was about my favourite affordable Base products. After I've applied my base I move on to bronzer, blush (sometimes!) and highlight, so I thought I would cover those next! I hope you find these posts helpful, stay tuned for the next installment! (Also, sorry about the photo quality in this post - I've recently changed laptops and haven't had chance to install the editing software that I usually use but wanted to get another post up for you asap!)
Bronzer – I love my Bourjois Bronzing Primer, while I sometimes like having a shimmery bronzer on my cheeks it is nice to be able to opt for this and then add shimmer in later with a highlighter. There are plenty of other affordable bronzers on the market though (I know this one isn't one of the cheapest!) click here to browse bronzers that Boots have to offer online. I like the look of the Collection Bronze Glow Matt Powder and the Barry M Afterglow Bronzer.
Blusher – I'm not really a blusher kind of gal, mainly because my cheeks are naturally red enough as it is, but if you're looking for a great budget blusher then I'd definitely recommend the Sleek Blush by 3 palettes. The quality is amazing, I really want to try their Face Form kits too! If your budget is very tight then have a look at Natural Collection as I've tried their blushers in the past and they are very impressive for the teeny price tag!
Highlighter – I picked up the Makeup Revolution highlighter in the shade Peach Lights before I went on holiday this year as I didn't want to risk my beloved (and very expensive) Becca highlighter smashing while it was in my travel case...I dunno, it felt like a legitimate reason at the time. I am so impressed with the quality of this highlighter, especially as it is only £3! I would definitely recommend picking this up, or if you have a bit more money to spend why not get one (or both!) of Makeup Revolutions highlighter palettes? There's Highlight and Radiance to choose between - both look stunning!
Powder - I thought I'd include the Natural Collection loose face powder in this blog post as I've found it to be a very affordable way of trying out the latest makeup trend that is 'baking'. 'Baking' or 'Cooking' is basically a way to tidy up your contour (or in this case, bronzer) to give a sharper line along your jaw, or to brighten up the under-eye area. I haven't tried using this powder as an all-ovver face powder to set my makeup but you could give it a go as it is so affordable!
Have you tried any of the products in this post? What affordable bronzers, blushes and highlighters would you recommend?