Budget Beauty | Soft Pinks + Purples

Disclaimer: I am NOT a makeup artist. However, I am slightly addicted to makeup and own a ton so I figured it’s high time I start using it up, and not just on the occasional photoshoot I have when an MUA isn’t available.

So last night I decided to break out my Urban Decay Deluxe Shadow Palette because I wanted to try a really soft purple + pink look; it has both bright and neutral colors so it’s a great basic to have in your collection. It’s not sold on their site anymore but you can easily find it on Ebay or some other site for as low as $8.99. If you want to make colors more intense, use NYX’s Jumbo Pencil in Milk ($4.49). It’s a great cream base and can make colors really pop!


Eyes: I patted fishnet on the inner corner, ransom on the outer + crease, and blended with underground. I try to keep color concentrated on my lids bc of my eyeshape; to go any higher can be a bit much. I then used a liner brush and applied ransom all the way around, and topped it with Maybelline’s Volume Express The Falsies Big Eyes Mascara. ($6.99).

On my cheeks I did a soft wash of Nars’ Outlaw blush, and applied NYX’s Pink Lyric Creamy Lipstick on my lips.

Here’s another look in natural light:


Outside of my Nars blush, everything can be purchased at your local drugstore or mass retailer. As long as you prime and set, it should last all day.

What are your favorite budget beauty buys?

Beauty Buy | Maybelline Baby Skin Instant Pore Eraser Primer
Wish List | J. Crew Accessories Edition

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