Budget Friendly Summer Makeup


Budget Friendly Summer Makeup.

Summer is in full swing and there is no better time to try out the latest beauty trends. With the cost of living on the rise. I am so excited to share how to achieve this seasons hottest makeup trends without breaking the bank. Without further ado let’s dive in to budget friendly summer makeup finds that are so good they out perform their high end counterparts.

Trend # 1 Fresh Looking Skin

This seasons hottest skincare ingredient is Niacinamide (Nya-sin-a-mide). The newest skincare ingredient on the block is known for its hydrating and pore tightening benefits. Use daily to see a smoother more hydrated skin 🙂

Budget Friendly Find:

My iN.gredients Niacinamide Serum $7.99 at Shoppers Drug Mart

my ingredients Niacinamide serum

  •  This Niacinamide Serum is from an exciting new brand called My Ingredients, now at Shoppers Drug Mart – their focus is on ingredients and benefits, at amazing price points.
  • This rich, skin perfecting facial serum is super affordable at $7.99, and helps reduce the appearance of visible pores and dark spots. You can use it all over, or concentrate on areas where your pores may be more visible, like the T zone.
  • Niacinamide can help improve skin’s barrier function – a weak skin barrier can lead to dryness and uneven skin tone. This serum can help support an overall smoother and more even complexion.

How To: 

Use your Niacinamide serum once or twice daily after cleansing your face. Apply moisturizer on top for best results.

Trend #2 Your Skin But Better Skin Tints

This season we are letting our natural skin shine through. Skin Tints are all the rage. Every big brand has launched a skin tint lately. Skin tints are sheer coverage foundations that are very hydrating. They are undoubtedly one of my favourite complexion trends ever.

Budget Friendly Find:

Rimmel Kind and Free Skin Tint

Rimmel Kind and Free Moisturising skin tint foundation.

  • This moisturizing skin tint is made from 100% vegan ingredients and gives your skin an instant healthy glow.
  • I can’t get enough of this skin tint, it’s an exact dupe for some very high end skin tints out there 😉
  • The tint is infused with an antioxidant vitamin complex, and it evens skin-tone and blurs out imperfections.

How To:

Dot your skin tint onto your face then grab a damp beauty sponge (not wet just damp) and blend it out. This will give an even and flawless finish.

Finish off the look with the Rimmel’s Kind and Free concealer and pressed powder.


Rimmel Kind and Free Pressed Powder

Rimmel London Kind and Free Concealer.

Top the look off with the Kind and Free Mascara for voluminous luscious lashes. 

Rimmel Kind and Free Mascara.


Trend #3 Cream Blush

This season everyone is talking about cream blush. Cream blush melts into the skin giving a natural fresh flush. 

Budget Friendly Find:

The viral Pixi On-the-Glow Blush Stick at Shoppers Drug Mart is hands down one of my favourite products.

Pixi on the glow blush stick.

  • It’s a tinted balm that’s formulated with Ginseng, Aloe Vera and Fruit Extracts, giving you a hint of natural colour in just one sweep, while hydrating and conditioning your skin.
  • The shades complement all skin tones AND you can use it on cheeks and lips, so it’s a must-have for your travel kit this summer.
  • The convenient stick format is so easy to use.

How To:

Swipe the on the glow blush stick onto the apples of your cheeks and lightly blend out the edges with your finger tips. Appy the on the glow blush stick to your lips too for a quick and easy tint.

Trend #4 Cherry Stained Lips using Tinted Lip Balms

Achieve summers trendiest lip look by ditching your opaque long wear lipsticks and get your hands on this season’s hottest lip product a tinted balm! I personally can’t get enough of this trend, so comfortable on the lips and provides the perfect wash of colour.

However, this season we aren’t wearing them the usual way we are blotting them into our lips to create a stained look. Think of what your lips look like when you eat a popsicle or dig into a fresh bowl of cherries.

Budget Friendly Find 

Covergirl Clean Fresh Tinted Lip Balm 

Covergirl clean fresh lip balm.

  • Get instantly smoother lips with this nourishing, creamy lip balm.
  • Thanks to its blend of Hyaluronic Acid and Pomegranate Oil, this clean formula leaves lips looking visibly healthier and renewed.
  • Available in 6 colourful sheer tints, it’s sure to brighten up your easy, breezy, routine

How to:

Apply your tinted lip balm to the centre of your lips and blot the colour out with your finger tip to create a “worn in” look.

Trend # 5 Hailey Bieber Braids with Effortless Beachy Waves

Mrs. Bieber’s iconic braided hair style is coveted by everyone. It’s so easy to achieve, super cute and perfect for summer.

Hailey Bieber Braids.

How To:

Run a hair smoothing cream through your hair for an effortless wash-and-go beach wave. Then braid your bangs to achieve this seasons coveted hair lewk.

Budget Friendly Find:

Kristin Ess Weightless Shine Air Dry Crème $14.99 at Shoppers MartKristen Ess Air Dry Creme.

  • The Weightless Shine Air Dry Crème smooths while adding shine separation and texture, and it’s ideal for all hair types to help control frizz and restore soft, smooth, shiny hair.
  • If you want that wash-and-go life this summer, and still have polished looking, gorgeous hair, this is the product for you!

Trend # 6  –  Unexpected colour combo manicures

One of my favourite ways to save money is by doing my own at home manicures. If you follow me on instagram  you may have caught my love for doing my nails and taking care of them.

Achieve your own budget friendly DIY summer mani by opting for unexpected colour combos.

Budget Friendly Find:

Sally Hansen Good.Kind. Pure polishes are my go to.

Sally Hansen good.kind.pure.

Good.Kind.Pure. Sally Hansen’s 15-free natural, plant-based, 100% vegan polish offers beautiful color and shine with no compromise.

How To:

Pick colours that you typically wouldn’t pair together and paint alternating nails. A very quick and easy way to save money and enjoy the summer nail trend.

That wraps up my Budget Friendly Summer Makeup 🙂

Have a fabulous summer and stay cool .

XO Shira 







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