As many of my friends know I’m not shy when it comes to finding myself a bargain, and I’ve come to realize that many other people may benefit from my finds! When it comes to makeup you don’t always need to splash out to find quality products, so here are my best makeup finds for under £10;
1) Nyx Matte Lipstick – boots.com – £7.00
Review – This lipstick has full one swipe coverage and a creamy yet matte finish. It sits on the mouth best after exfoliation and easily lasts 4-6 hours, impressive for a stick matte! It doesn’t dry your lips out or ball up which I have found in other matte drugstore lipsticks!
2) The Body Shop Lipscuff – thebodyshop.com – £8.00
Review – Across my makeup exploration in the last few years I have tried many of the generic sugar lip scrubs and found them very messy and that you had to use a lot of it to actually exfoliate your lips, however this isn’t the case with this! As it is in a lipstick component you can easily target where the product goes, meaning if you forget to exfoliate your lips before doing your base makeup you don’t risk ruining it. It contains many essential oils and coconut oil too, meaning after exfoliation your lips are left nourished ready for a lipstick of your choice!
3) L.A. Girl PRO Coverage Illuminating Foundation – beautybay.com – £8.80
Review – I first came across this on Tati Westbrook’s YouTube channel and after her recommendation figured I’d give it a go! I have never looked back when it comes to an affordable foundation. Not only is it super full coverage and glowy, but it doesn’t look cakey either. It layers very well if you feel like an area might need some extra attention and apply’s flawlessly with both a foundation brush or beauty blender (brush for more coverage). I use this as my summer bronzed base and despite its ‘illuminating’ title I don’t have issues combating shine so long as I use a mattifying primer.
4) Nyx Control Freak Eyebrow Gel – Boots.com – £6.00
Review – This is my go to brow product as I have microbladed brows so don’t actually need any brow colouring products. This holds my brow hairs in place all day and doesn’t leave a dry hairspray-like feel on my brows that others brow gels have. You get 9g of product which is a good amount for £6.00 and it is easily dispersed with the mascara style applicator.
5) Barry M Dazzle Dust – Superdrug.com – £4.59
Review – I brought two shades of this for my Sixth Form Prom, 27 and 44, and was super impressed with the consistency and staying power of the microglitter. I applied it on top of Kat Von D’s Lock It Concealer and was super impressed at the lack of fallout and it’s opacity on the lid. It lasted all night and, unlike other glitters, didn’t make it difficult to apply my false lashes. I applied it with a flash shadow brush dampened with Mac Fix + and it spread evenly and effortlessly. Only drawback it that the container has no sifter so it can be messy on the table, but still a bargain at £4.59!
6) Revolution Pro HD Cream Contour Pallete – superdrug.com – £10
Review – This palette contains 3 contour shades, 3 matte finish concealers, one banana shade concealer and one high shine highlighting cream. The contour shades are very easy to build, and can provide a range from natural to glam contour. They apply smoothly and don’t bunch or ball on top of foundation. The concealing colours are also very consistent in the formula and apply smoothly with a lot of coverage for covering dark circles or highlighting. The only shade I do not like in this palette is the shimmery highlight shade. It balls up in the pan even with a clean finger, brush or sponge. I also think it has a strange white cast haze on the skin so I personally avoid this but still think the high quality of the other 7 pans are worth the low price tag!
7) Maybelline Matte Maker Mattifying Powder – boots.com – £3.99
Review – As the price on this is so low I didn’t expect the soft consistency of this powder, nor any kind of staying power. I was very surprised that it keeps me matte for 5+ hours at a time, and you can easily add more powder on top of it. It doesn’t bunch up or shift your makeup when you layer it up which is very impressive for a drugstore powder. It is also available in a range of shades including translucent so this is definitely a must-have drugstore product!
So these are my most loved products for under £10, any comments are welcome! Please contact me on other style posts you’d like to see! Brushes? Skincare? Acne help? High end makeup? Any ideas are welcomed!