If you’re a person who wears makeup, you may know that finding good quality, affordable cosmetics is about as easy as finding a needle in a Superdrug store haystack.
To find good quality affordable cosmetics which cater to a skin tone outside of “relatively Caucasian” is even more impossible. Think trying to find a needle in a Superdrug store haystack, but the needle is invisible and the Superdrug store is on fire.
Regardless, Jennie Jenkins has attempted this noble task on our behalf, and has done a full face of makeup using only Primark own-brand products (with the exception of primer and eyebrow pencils due to them being out of stock). Jennie goes through the whole process from start to finish to see just how well these affordable products – all £6 or less – fare.
The results are, in most cases, how you would expect. The foundation is definitely too pale for Jennie’s darker complexion, and the products suffer from bad fallout and lack of pigmentation just as you would expect from makeup that is as cheap to buy as Primark’s.
However, through testing Jennie can offer us some good recommendations. She comments how the velvet matt lipstick crayons apply well, and the false lashes are actually really pretty. She also makes the very valid point that the types of tools – i.e. brushes – make a massive difference on the finished quality of the products and how easy they are to apply.
Even though the products she tried in this video were more of a sell-out than a success, Jennie has loads of other videos that you can watch where she offers advice for the best Drugstore Dupes For Popular High End Makeup or, if you’re looking for clothes, Affordable Transitional Summer To Autumn Haul + Balmain Blazer Dupes!!!, which offer more practical advice for the best affordable makeup.
Don’t give up fellow makeup wearers, one day we will find that perfect affordable face routine!
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