Affordable Picks

The wet n wild mega slicks lip gloss is highly pigmented. For a girl that isn't too into lip glosses, I must say this one has staying power on the lips without that overwhelming glossy feeling on your lips. It isn't over sticky and can also be used in conjunction with a lipstick. Just be careful and put on a thin layer, so that it isn't overwhelming. It's available from major Clicks stores and retails for less than R30. It come in a variety of colours and I think Clicks has around fourteen shades.

The Essence Metal Glam eye shadow has that metallic effect on the eyes and yet very soft and easily blendable. It gives the eyes just the right amount of shimmer without looking too heavy. It's not too heavy on the glitter and has more colour from the powder than from the glitter itself. It's also ideal to apply in the inner corner in the eye for the extra glam. These are available from major Clicks stores .

Let's talk about budgets and a liquid eyeliner. If you're on a budget like some of us, then the Essence Liquid Ink is the perfect product for you. This product is almost a dupe for the Maybelline eyeliner and works just as well. It applies wet, and once applied it goes matt, so we're guaranteed minimal smudging. Great value for your pocket. It's available from Clicks stores.

Palladio Eye Liner is perfect for those just starting to use liquid eyeliners. The tip of this liquid liner almost looks like a permanent maker tip. It's not too thinly based and allows for better precision especially for that cat eye look. These liners are available in different shades and retails for only R49.95 from Dis-Chem pharmacies