As a child I used to play this game with my family and friends where we would take the alphabet and a topic such as songs and we had to come up with one for each letter of the alphabet. As a beauty addict I thought that it would be fun to do the same for beauty brands. Today I give you an A-Z of beauty brands and the products I’d recommend or want to try by them. I’ve tried to stick mainly to drugstore and affordable brands but for certain letters a few higher end brands have sneaked their way in, I hope that you enjoy this post.
A is for Accessorize
Accessorize is a brand that seems to be slowly fading away in the beauty world. Every time I go into Superdrug the Accessorize shelf seems to be empty and so I haven’t tried anything by them but I have to say I do have my eye on their baked merged blushes which just look adorable.
B is for Benefit
I know that Benefit isn’t the cheapest of brands but it is a popular one in the beauty world, I haven’t tried a lot of Benefit products but what I have tried I have enjoyed. I recommend the They’re Real Mascara and the Porefessional, two products that I’ve fallen head over heels in love with.
C is for Collection
I don’t know if you guys agree with me but in my opinion Collection has just gotten better and better over the years especially since they’re rebirth from Collection 2000 to Collection. My favourite product by them is they’re Cream Puff in Cotton Candy, a vanilla scented lip cream that offers a mid toned pink matte finish.
D is for Dior
Dior is definitely not a budget brand but as I thought of D all I could think of was Dior and Diptique. I don’t think I need to go into detail about how luxurious Dior products are I have tried the Maximizer Lash Growth Serum but I have my eye on the Dior Addict Fluid Sticks, luxury liquid lipsticks at their finest!
E is for E.L.F
Okay shoot me I still haven’t tried anything by E.L.F but I really want to! I do have a list of things that I want to try by E.L.F and I do have a particular interest in the HD powder which looks to be a dupe for the more expensive Makeup Forever version.
F is for Fyrinnae
For those of you who haven’t heard of this brand Fyrinnae is an indie cosmetics company that make the most beautiful looking eyeshadows and lip lustres. I particularly want to try the Pixie Epoxy which is like an eye primer which works to intensify pigment and glitter in eyeshadows.
G is for Garnier
Surprisingly I haven’t delved much into Garnier simply because I have a love affair with Nivea (we are married and everything) but I recently tried the Garnier Cleansing Lotion and it’s so gentle and refreshing on my skin.
H is for Holika Holika
Korean beauty converts step this way. Holika Holika is one of the most popular brands in Asian beauty and I definitely want to give their BB Cream a go. Koreans just do BB creams perfectly. If you are a BB cream lover but aren’t happy with British offerings then head over to Sasa.com and check out some korean offerings.
I is for Illamasqua
I desperately want to try the skin base foundation by Illamasqua and I absolutely adore their lipsticks. My personal favourite is Kontrol a unique grey toned blue/purple which is unlike any lipstick I have ever seen. It may sound scary but it’s actually really cool.
J is for Julep
Every time I’m on Bloglovin or WordPress there is always someone talking about the Julep Maven box and I’d be lying if I said that I wasn’t in the slightest bit envious. Julep have created some stunning colours that I’m just dying to get my hands (and nails) on.
K is for Korres
I’m a Korres virgin let’s just get that out their but I have to say that the Korres Lip Butters just appeal to the lip balm hoarder in me. I do not need any more lip balms, treatments or butters but these offerings are still pretty tempting.
L is for L’oreal Paris
L’oreal Paris is a huge brand in the beauty world covering all bases from makeup to skincare to haircare. I do find their Color Riche lipsticks a little on the drying side but I adore their True Match Foundation which offers medium coverage and matches both the colour and the texture of the skin.
M is for Makeup Academy
Oh MUA how I adore you. My favourites from MUA have to be their lipsticks however I do have both of their Undress Me Highlighters to try, and their eyeshadow palettes are pretty great too. I do want to try the Undress Your Skin Foundation which promises a radiant glow to the skin.
N is for Natural Collection
Natural Collection is a brand which I feel is often overlooked which is a shame because they have some really nice products. Their Solo Eyeshadows are great for adding a subtle wash of colour to the lids and their Blushed Cheeks consist of a range of matte blushers to add a natural looking flush to the cheeks, but it’s the Moisture Shine Lipsticks which have stolen my heart particularly the shade Cherry Red which is my perfect red.
O is for O.P.I
Literally every blogger and youtuber I love seems to own at least one O.P.I polish and I still haven’t tried them mainly because of the hefty price tag which puts me off every time but I can’t deny that they have a wonderous shade range which I could stare at forever.
P is for Pixi
Pixi is a brand that I want to try for both their skincare and makeup. In terms of skincare the Pixi Glow Tonic is something that I have heard a lot of people rave about and I also really like the look of the Endless Silky Eye Pencils which Zoella and A Sprinkle of Glitter rate, that’s before I even get started on the cute packaging.
Q is for Q.V.C
I have to say I chose this brand simply because I really struggled to think of a brand beginning with Q. I think that the Q.V.C makeup brushes look like they would get on with the rest of my brush collection though.
R is for Rimmel London
I struggled to choose between Rimmel and Revlon for this letter but I’m gone with Rimmel as their products are slightly for affordable. I adore the Match Perfection Foundation and Stay Matte Pressed Powder and would definitely recommend both products to anyone who has not tried them. The Scandaleyes range and the Moisture Renewal Lipsticks also have made it into my collection. Rimmel for me is one of those brands that I can always rely on.
S is for Soap and Glory
I’m a bit hit and miss with some of the Soap and Glory body products mainly because I loathed the Hand Food but I do love The Righteous Butter and have almost used up an entire tub of it. I also quite like the Soap and Glory makeup especially the Thick and Fast Mascara. The Archery Brow Tint and Precision Shaping Pencil is also quite nice for eyebrow beginners.
T is for Tony Moly
Yet another asian beauty brand, I’ve mainly mentioned this simply because I am lusting after the Egg Pore Silky Smooth Balm a product that evens out the skintone and comes in shiny egg packaging!
U is for Umberto Giannini
I bet a lot of you thought of Urban Decay for you but as great as their products are they are a little on the pricey side. Umberto Giannini isn’t a brand that I’ve yet tried but I have my eye on their Keratin Spray which would work perfectly on my damaged hair.
V is for Vo5
Vo5 is another brand that I find a bit hit and miss but one product that I did enjoy is their Oomph Powder. If, like me, you hair can look a little on the flat side\ fear not, just sprinkle some of this into you roots, massage in and watch your hair gain texture and volume in an instant.
W is for Weleda
Weleda is yet another brand that I haven’t yet try but I desperately want to try the Skin Food especially after hearing so many people rave on about it. I don’t care how much it is my skin needs it. Fact.
X is for Xen-Tan
I mainly stuck this in just because I couldn’t think of another brand for X. I don’t bother with fake tan simply because I’m pale and proud but a lot of youtubers I watch do fake tan and I’ve heard a lot of them rave about this brand. I don’t know much about it but if you are a tanning addict then it may be something worth checking out.
Y is for Yves Saint Laurent
YSL is definitely not a budget brand but their Rouge Volupte Shine Lipsticks are just perfection in a tube. The lipsticks not only look nice but they smell and taste fruity as well! I’d definitely repurchase and adore mine.
Z is for Zoeva
All of you people who own the Rose Gold brushes by Zoeva I’d like you to know that I’m extremely envious of you – emphasis on the “extremely.” I also love the look of their makeup particularly their eyeshadow palettes and lipsticks.
So that is it for my A-Z of Beauty Brands, I hope that you enjoyed this post and if you did please hit the like button. Let me know in the comments if you enjoyed this post, have tried any of these products or if you would like this to become a regular feature.
Thanks for reading.