I Only Use Quick, Easy Makeup, and My Current Routine Costs Under £100

As someone who loves nothing more than lying in bed for as long as she can get away with, I need my mornings to be as efficient as possible, and that includes getting myself ready for work. If you've read any of my articles, then you'll already know that I favour a quick and easy makeup routine that I can practically do with my eyes closed (although I wouldn't risk it). As long as I've got a glowing base, a slick of mascara and hydrated lips, I'm good to go. However, as a beauty editor, I often find that people assume I opt for the most expensive products on the market to deliver the best results, but that's simply not the case.

Don't get me wrong—I'm lucky enough to be sent lots of luxurious, high-end makeup that I love to use for special occasions, but when it comes to my day-to-day routine, I know I can rely on a few trusty, affordable products that have remained staples in my collection for years. In my opinion, there are so many purse-friendly brands that give their luxe competitors a serious run for their money.


(Image credit: @gracelindsay__ for Who What Wear UK)

Junior beauty editor Grace Lindsay always favours a natural, glowing makeup look.

Let's face it: none of us want to be spending our entire monthly paycheck buying foundation and mascara, which is why I've put together my go-to affordable makeup routine to share with you all. These products have earned me so many compliments on my makeup over the years, and I like to think that they're proof that you don't need to spend a fortune in order to get expensive-looking results. All of the items below are quick and easy to use, and when added up, the whole lot comes in at less than £100. Keep on scrolling for all the details. 

1. Primer

2. Foundation

3. Concealer

4. Powder

5. Bronzer

6. Blusher

7. Brow Wax

8. Eye Shadow

9. Mascara

10. Lips

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Junior Beauty Editor

Grace Lindsay is the junior beauty editor at Who What Wear UK. At the age of 18 she decided to train as a makeup artist before going on to study english and media at Goldsmiths University. It was during that time that she explored her love for journalism by interning at a small beauty start-up based in Shoreditch. Since then, she has worked at a number of publications including Marie Claire and Hello!, where her love for all things beauty continued to grow.

As Who What Wear UK's junior beauty editor, she covers everything from the latest hair trends to the stand-out makeup products of the season.