Europe definitely has a lot to offer the international traveler. I mean, so many different countries and cultures concentrated in a relatively small area…
But visiting a dozen countries in a month can get extremely expensive, so what’s a beauty lover to do? Pass on the makeup shopping??
Of course not!
On the good ol’ continent, you can find lots of top quality products that cost less than a latte.
Here are my top recommendations!
1. Catrice Defining Blush in 040 Think Pink (€3.99)
If someone made me try the Catrice Defining Blush in 040 Think Pink after having depotted it, I’d for sure think it was a high-end blush.
I swear, I’d bet my entire makeup collection on it! It’s that good.
Creamy and not in the least bit powdery, nicely pigmented but easy to blend, and long-lasting, too.
Oh, and here’s the best part: it’s only €3.99!
2. Catrice Camouflage Cream in 010 Ivory & 020 Light Beige (€3.49)
If you’re blessed with oily skin and occasional hormonal spots like this mama, then you’ll know that liquid concealers just don’t last.
To cover up those angry red zits and the marks they usually leave behind, I think it’s much better to use a dry-texture concealer.
In my opinion, the Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage ($35) is the best in this category, but Catrice’s Camouflage Cream comes in a close second, and it’s just a fraction of the price.
Should you ever spot a Catrice stand during your European adventures, make sure you put your paws on this fantastic concealer.
3. Essence Long-Lasting Eye Pencils in 01 Black Fever & 02 Hot Chocolate ($2.49/€1.99)
Ok, I know that you can get Essence at Ulta these days, but wouldn’t it be cooler to pick up something from this affordable German brand after admiring the majestic Cologne Cathedral or visiting the breathtaking Neuschwanstein Castle?
My first recommendation would be the Long-Lasting Eye Pencils in 01 Black Fever and 02 Hot Chocolate, because I mean, who doesn’t need black or brown eyeliner?
These glide on super easily and last amazingly well both on the waterlines and lashlines.
4. Essence Sun Club Matte Bronzing Powder in 01 Natural – Blondes/Lighter Skin ($4.99/€4.99)