I love drugstore makeup! The drugstore actually has some pretty good brands and products that are excellent value for money! Blushes are one of those makeup products that can add or take away from your whole makeup look. For women of colour, we have to choose colours that compliment our skintone without making us look ashy or like a clown.
My top 3 picks for drugstore brands that make a range of colours and are very affordable are Sleek, Barry M and Elf Cosmetics. Between them they have so many colours which are really pigmented and are budget friendly! I have swatched the blushes I own from these brands so you can see them against my skintone.
Sleek Blush by 3 palette priced at £10.00, Individuals priced from £4.49
I love Sleek Blushes because they are really pigmented. In my picture, I only used one swipe! These palettes are also great for travelling, it has a large mirror and a shimmery shade which can be used as a highlighter! The Sleek website frequently has offers going on, be sure to sign up for the newsletter. I bought all of mine in a sale!
Available from Sleek
Barry M, £4.99
I fell in love with this blush after I saw it on one of my girls! A little goes a long way with this blush! Many a times I have been heavy handed and ended up looking like a clown! It’s very affordable too.
Available from Superdrug (if you hurry, Superdrug has a 3 for 2 offer on all makeup!)
Elf baked blush, £4.50
Even though it’s a blush, I like to use it as a highlighter most of the time. It looks really nice on WOC. I like to apply this wet by spraying my brush with Mix Plus or the Vitamin E face mist from the BodyShop. This gives it a radiant glow and makes it pop! Excuse the packaging, I have had this for the longest time! Elf cosmetics have a lot of affordable makeup so you definitely have to check them out!
Available from Elf
Other honourable mentions
What’s your drugstore blush?