Friday 8 September 2017

My Top 10 Under £10

My Top 10 Under £10
Hello, lovelies remember me? (I hope!), can we redo 2017?? I think it's fair to say I suck this year at keeping up to date with my blog. As much as I enjoy splurging on high-end makeup products from Space NK and Cult Beauty, my bank account doesn't always enjoy it as much. For when my bank doesn't agree I like to reign it in a bit and reach for some favourite drugstore products. I find drugstore products just as good as high-end, which is great because they're a whole lot cheaper and much easier to get a hold of.

These are my Top 10 Under £10 Makeup Products.

L'Oreal Infallible Matte 24hr Foundation £8.99 | As much as I love wearing Double Wear, I've been after a cheaper alternative to wear for work and everyday life. I tend to reach for this foundation the most on those days as it has medium coverage and stays in place all day. I do only like to wear this on good skin days though as I find any areas that are dry off spot treatments the foundation clings to those areas. It is a really good matte foundation though despite that and the shade range is really spot on too.

Soap & Glory Solar Powder £11.00 | Okay, I know I am a little over the £10 budget but I wanted to include one of my favourite drugstore bronzers and this springs to mind. I always reach for this bronzer because it is so easy to blend and doesn't leave you with any orange streaks. It looks very natural and is perfect to wear both day and night. A little goes a long way, I have had this palette for a good year or 2 now and I've only just hit the pan.

H&M Eyeshadow £4.99 | First off, how gorgeous is the packaging? These look like they belong next to YSL. I rarely buy makeup from high street clothing stores in case my skin reacts to them, but if I do, I tend to reach for eyeshadow or lip products. I personally love these eyeshadows, they're not long lasting but I sort of expected that for the price. However, they make up for it with their HUGE range of shades for every season. I just think these are so easy to wear, so affordable and perfect to chuck in your bag.

Real Techniques Sponge £5.99 | I have gone through so many of these sponges they are by far my favourite for applying my base makeup. I even prefer these over my Beauty Blender as the quirky shape of them helps keep my foundation and concealer at bay. The pointed end works great for blending concealer under the eyes or even just blending products into smaller areas. The flat surface is perfect for buffing my foundation or BB cream into my skin. I find I get my makeup done a whole lot quicker using these sponges than I would with a brush, they give me such an amazing coverage/finish.

Soap & Glory Brow Archery £10.00 | This brow pen was the first product that changed the way I felt about eyebrows and still to this day I use this felt tip to shape my brows. The shade range is quite minimal, I think they only do two shades one for blondes and one for brown. However, the blonde shade is spot on for people like me who have fair/invisible brows. I just love how quick and easy this product is, which makes it perfect for those days you are in a rush.

Maybelline The Falsies Mascara £7.99 | If we rule out Benefit's They're Real being my favourite drugstore mascara, this is a close second. I always look for a mascara that doesn't smudge or give me panda eyes, has good volume and lengthens my lashes. This mascara ticks all those boxes and I would highly recommend it if you are looking for a mascara that gives you that false lash effect.

Rimmel Stay Matte Powder £3.99 | Powder is one of those products I have always used no matter what to set my makeup. I am sure you's have all heard of this inexpensive, pretty-good powder before so I won't make a song and dance about it too much. Only if you haven't tried it definitely do as it is a perfect powder to set your makeup in place all day without constantly needing to touch up.

Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer £4.20 | I have probably gone through a solid 20 or more of these tubes that tells you how much I love this concealer. It is perfect for covering imperfections without clinging to any dry areas, a great under eye concealer for brightening up those dull circles and works well to not melt off your face throughout the day. I personally love this concealer and I will be heartbroken if Collection ever stops stocking it.

NYX Lip Creams £6.00 | I'm quite basic when it comes to everyday lip products, I tend to slap a tinted moisturizing balm on and I'm good to go, I don't like having to constantly retouch. NYX Lip Creams are definitely one of my favourite drugstore lip products I like to reach for. These are super easy to apply and dry into your lips almost instantly with a matte finish, and the best part is you barely need to retouch (unless you eat of course). I love the shade range as well, they literally have every colour and all the nudes you could ever need.

Sleek Highlighting Palette £9.99 | Where do I even begin with this amazing palette, I cannot recommend this enough if you are looking for a 'do it all in one' kind of highlighting palette. Who'd of thought highlighting different areas of your face with different shades could make such a difference?! This palette is definitely a good palette to try if you are into your healthy glow and dewy finishes.

What is your all-time favourite drugstore product??


  1. I really wanna try the archery pencil! It sounds perfect for easy brows - I use benefit wax/powder and if you're brows aren't feeling their best it's impossible to make them look perfect/defined. Might give this a try next!

  2. So many of my favourites too! I adore Solar Powder, it's perfect for my pale skin. I don't know why I don't use the Sleek palette more, I always forget how stunning it is! xo

    Laura | Blush and Bronze

  3. I can't believe I still haven't tried that sleek palette considering how much everyone loves it, it looks so beautiful! x

  4. YES TO ALL OF THESE! I've tried most of the ones you've listed and I have to agree with you on that one especially Soap and Glory and Sleek :)

  5. A massive YES to the sleek palette and soap and glory bronzer, they are two total drugstore gems and I use them both almost daily!

    Courtney xo | Lashes and Luxe

  6. I really like the Collection Lasting Perfection concealer, but I really wish there were shades. The lightest one is far too light for me, the second one is too pink toned, and the third one is far too dark!

    I'm also a big fan of the Real Techniques sponge; it really is the perfect shape for blending concealer under the eyes.

    Louise | Lipstick & Luxe

  7. Soap and glory solar powder is one of my holy grail products! It's such an amazing bronzer. X


  8. I didn't know a lot of these products! thanks for sharing, great post :)

  9. I adore the highlighting palette! It's honestly one of my faves! I didn't get on well with the foundation such is a shame!

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  10. Besides the RT sponge and the NYX lip creams, I haven't tried any of these! I'll have to give them a look though! They sound great :)

    Nicole | The Glam Surge

  11. I've recently got back into the L'Oreal foundation, I forgot how incredible it was!

    Sara - Flemingo

  12. The Rimmel powder is my holy grail, I freaking love it! The NYX Soft Matte Lip Creams have been my favourite lippies to use recently, I need to get more shades xx

    Carolina's Makeup Life

  13. I love the L'Oreal Infallible! It makes you matte for hours!

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