5 Ridiculosly cheap Make-up products I could use everyday

Diana Rogo Make-up advice on Dyrogue


The survey I made the other day ( you can still fill it out right here) showed that you have a lot of interest for beauty advice.

I got all excited about these results and decided to show you some of the products that never let me down.

And the best part: they're impossibly cheap!


My make-up philosophy is very simple:

It is an art, and art has no rules.


Snobbishness in terms of make-up can only limit your creativity. I may be a fool for YSL's glossy stains or matte lipsticks from Mac, but that doesn't mean everything is branded in my make-up kit. I do have a bunch of products that are less than 10 ron and even things that really have nothing to do with makeup at all.

Though, this does not imply that all products on the market have the same quality, quite the contrary! I just want to emphasize that the price is not always equivalent with the results you can get.

So if you like to play with different looks, but you mind spending a huge amount of money to get themlet me help you.

Learn to chose!

You can save up where there's no difference in quality and spend where it's really worth it.


In urma sondajului pe care l-am facut zilele trecute ( si pe care inca il poti completa aici ) am dedus ca aveti mult interes pentru partea de beauty.

Total incantata si simtindu-ma in elementul meu, am hotarat sa va arat cateva dintre produsele care nu ma dezamagesc niciodata.

Iar partea cea mai tare: sunt imposibil de ieftine!


Filozofia mea in make-up este foarte simpla:

Este o arta, iar arta nu are reguli.


Snobismul in ceea ce priveste machiajul te poate numai limita. Intradevar sunt si eu o mare fraiera pentru glossy stainurile YSL sau rujurile mate de la Mac, dar asta nu inseamna ca in trusa mea de machiaj nu sunt si produse sub 10 ron sau care chiar nu au nimic de-a face cu machiajul.

In acelasi timp nu insinuez ca toate produsele de pe piata au aceeasi calitate, chiar din contra! Vreau doar sa sublinez faptul ca pretul nu este intotdeauna echivalent cu rezultatele pe care le poti obtine.


Asadar, daca iti place sa te joci cu diverse look-uri, dar ti-se pare aberant sa cheltui o suma foarte mare pentru a le obtine, atunci lasa-ma sa te ajut.

Invata sa alegi!

Poti economisi dintr-o parte unde calitatea nu se simte si sa compensezi in alta parte unde diferenta e mult mai vizibila.




1. Terracotta Powder

I'll just start with the most expensive.

This illuminating powder costs about 30 ron and you can find it at Farmasi. The variety of colors compliment any skin shade, especially in the summer, in warm bronze tones. And the price is absolutely brilliant for the quality you're getting.

I use it almost daily in small quantities on the upper site of my cheek bones.

Sometimes, to make my eyes look brighter and awake, I apply the same color on the bottom of my upper eyelid.

It's my solution for a natural, smooth and radiant make-up. I love it!

Incep cu cea mai scumpa.

Aceasta pudra iluminatoare costa in jur de 30 de lei si o gasim la Farmasi. Varietatea de nuante complimenteaza orice ten, in special vara, in tonurile bronz-aramii. Iar raportul calitate-pret mi-se pare absolut genial.

Eu o folosesc aproape zilnic, in cantitati mici, in partea superioara a pometilor.

Cateodata, pentru o privire treaza si curata, aplic aceeasi culoare si pe partea de jos a pleoapei superioare.

E solutia mea pentru un machiaj natural, omogen si radiant. O ador!


2. Light Eyebrow Pencil

At least once a week, there's a message waiting for me in my inbox about eyebrows. So, here you have it girls, this is the secret!

Ever since I discovered this crayon for the first time, I keep using it non-stop. It's been years already.

It's a basic eyebrow pencil from Kallos, costing .. yeaaaaa ... 7 ron! Whoa!

The reason I like it so much, however, is not even the price, but the shade. I have never seen a color so bright and so natural for eyebrows. It's Ash Blonde 01.

I fill the gaps, brush the hairs, sometimes add a shade slightly darker to get some  density, then I clean the edges and I'm done!

Cel putin o data pe saptamana ma asteapta un mesaj in inbox legat de sprancene. Uite, aici aveti secretul, fetelor!

De ani de zile, de cand l-am descoperit prima data, il folosesc non-stop.

E un creion basic de sprancene de la Kallos, care costa.. daaaaa... 7 ron! Whoa!

Motivul pentru care imi place atat de mult insa, nu este pretul, ci nuanta. Nu am gasit nicaieri o culoare atat de deschisa si atat de naturala ca acesta. Ash Blond 01.

Umplu golurile, periez, cateodata adaug o nuanta usor mai inchisa pentru densitate, curat marginile si gata!

Kallos Creion de sprancene pe Dyrogue

3. Gold Glitter

I found it in a shop with all made- in- China stuff. You know, where you go looking for hair pins and get lost looking at these terribly ugly things.

I came across it in Haotic a few years ago, if you're from Cluj I'm sure you know what I'm talking about here. It's not finished yet and it still often accompanies me on my nights out.

As I recall, it  was about 10 ron or less. I hope you can still find it on the shelves now, and if not, the conclusion is the same:

With glitter it doesn't really matter where you buy it from or how much you spend on it. The particles just have to be tiny and delicate. I have products that follow the same look with a high price, that don't look half as good as this one does. It's a mini miracle!

What matters, though,  is to have a good primer where you use it on.

Oh, and regarding the package, just look at it! It's a baby bottle shaped in a diamond, absolutely adorable!

Am gasit-o intr-un magazin chinezesc. Stii tu, unde mergi sa-ti cauti elastice de par si te pierzi uitandu-te la lucruri teribil de urate.

Eu am dat peste ea in Haotic acum cativa ani, daca esti din Cluj sigur stii despre ce e vorba. De atunci inca nu s-a terminat si ma insoteste adesea la iesiri pe inserate.

Din cate imi amintesc a fost 10 ron sau mai putin flaconul. Sper sa mai fie si acum pe rafturi, si daca nu, concluzia e aceeasi:

Glitterul, daca e fin, nu conteaza de unde il cumperi sau cat cheltui pe el. Am produse care urmaresc acelasi rezultat, piperate ca pret, care nu ies la fel de bine in evidenta ca acesta. E un mini miracol!

Conteaza doar sa ai o baza buna pe care sa se aseze.

Iar despre cum arata ambalajul, uita-te la el! E un flacon pitic in forma de diamant, absolut adorabil.


4. My daily Eyeliner

This one too, is Kallos, still just about 7-8 ron.

I have never felt the need to try another eyeliner ever since I grabbed hold of this one. I hardly  think anyone can beat this quality with such a low price. But what's most important: I got used to the brush.

As we all know, it's not easy to get an equal, perfect cat-eye. You need skill and if you get around well with product you're using,  you are at least 10 steps ahead.

For me it's really ideal. I love the distance from where I can hold the brush, how flexible it is .. I can wish for  anything more than that.

The black is very intense, it dries fast enough and it's easy to wipe off. I recommend!

Tot de la Kallos, tot 7-8 ron.

Nu am simtit niciodata nevoia sa mai incerc alt eyeliner de cand am pus mana acesta. Calitate-pret nu cred ca-l bate nimeni, iar partea decisiva: m-am obisnuit cu forma pensulei. 

Pentru un cat-eye egal, perfect, ai nevoie de indemanare, iar daca cunosti produsul esti cu 10 pasi inainte.

Pentru mine e chiar ideal. Imi place distanta de la care tin pensula, flexibilitea ei.. chiar nu-mi pot dori nimic mai mult de atat.

Negrul e foarte intens, se usuca suficient de repede si se demachiaza usor. Recomand!

Kallos Eyeliner on Dyrogue

5. Ada Crayons

For an intense matte, color,  with a small budget, for both lips and eyes, I  recommend Ada crayons.

I swear I have memories as a child with them, at 6, as I painted my face in the mirror with one like these.

15 years later, they still exist and I still take a handful of pencils whenever I find any ..and I still try them all on my skin.

They're simply very, very, very good.

Starting with the vivid colors and intense pigmentation, to the persistence on the skin.

They are a memory that shouldn't be left to die, especially 'cause they costs only about 1-2 lei.

Pentru o culoare intensa, mata, cu un buget mic, atat pentru buze cat si pentru ochi, recomand creioanele Ada.

Sunt intiparite in amintirile mele, copila fiind, pe la 6 ani, cum ma mazgaleam in oglinda cu ele.

15 ani mai tarziu, inca exista si inca mai iau un pumn de creioane ori de cate ori dau de ele, si le incerc pe toate pe piele.

Pur si simplu sunt foarte, foarte, foarte, foarte bune.

Inceapand cu nuantele vivide si pigmentarea intensa, pana la persistenta pe piele.

Sunt o amintire care nu trebuie lasata sa moara, in special ca ne costa doar vreo 1-2 lei.