There’s no such feeling like purchasing a product that didn’t break the bank and it turning out to be one of the best things you’ve ever bought. We automatically think that if it’s more expensive then it must be good, but what about all those cheap and cheerful products you pick up from your local Boots or Superdrug? They are amazing for the price! Don’t get me wrong, some items are just not up to scratch and I have found that out the hard way! However, some products are the best I have tried and from eyeshadow to lipstick to foundation these beauties are all under £10!
Make Up Revolution Foundation Stick, £5
If you have been lucky enough to get your hands on this foundation then you will know how outstanding it is for only £5! After Make Up Revolution broke the internet with their concealer which was named as a dupe for Tarte’s Shape Tape it was no wonder that they produced such a high class foundation for an amazing price.
With 18 shades you should quite easily be able to find your perfect colour. Creating a dewy finish your skin is sure to look healthy and glowing all day long. I love a full coverage foundation but also love a glowing finish and it can be hard to get a foundation that offers you both, but this one does! I have several shades as I use a darker one for contouring (when I can be bothered) and sometimes would use a lighter one for highlighting also. They are so creamy it makes putting on your foundation so easy and they blend like an absolute dream no matter how you apply it, be it your fingers, sponge or brush.
Rimmel Stay Matte Finishing Powder, £3.99
If you know me at all or have been following my blog for awhile now then you will know how much I love and use this powder. It sounds ridiculous but cheaper powders tend to feel more powdery. Duh, right? But this Rimmel powder still manages to leave the skin feeling silky without feeling clogged with too much product. It always stays in my handbag for little emergency touch ups and with up to 5 hours wear it has me good to go for the rest of my day.
Bourjois Bronzer Maxi Range Delight Bronzer, £8.99
I love a big old bronzer. Bronzers seem to be getting more and more compact these days, almost morphing into contour pans but this Bourjois bronzer is a fab size which not only will it last a long time but your brush won’t get ruined swiveling around a small pan. It’s definitely a warmer colour which suits for a more tanned look making it one of my go tos for Summer!
Sleek Solstice Palette, £9.99
I know, I know. This must be the third or even the fourth time that this palette has featured in my blog but it is that good. Aside from the fact that you can get 4 highlighters in this palette for less than £10, the product itself is amazing. With a variation of textures there is something in this palette for everyone, from the two baked powders to the silky shimmer powder you’ll be sure to be extra highlighted. You really need the tiniest amount or else you will end up like a moon beam.
The Body Shop Brow & Liner Kit, £10
Back in the day when I used to work in The Body Shop this was my ultimate favourite brow product and to this day still is! It has a powder and two powders which are great for creating extra dimension to the brow, perfect for when you want your brow to be a little softer. It comes with a firm double ended brush allowing for precise application and they also sell a brow gel at £10 which is great as well! A must have for brow upkeep and a bargain too.
Rimmel Lipstick, £5.49
I am a longtime fan of Rimmel’s lipsticks so it’s no surprise that these appear on my list. Extremely moisturising with a vast range of colours you are sure to find something that suits. The Kate Moss Shade 3 is one of my favourite lipsticks ever, and as you can see from my What’s in my make up bag? post it’s never too far from me.
Make Up Geek Eyeshadow, £4.95
Available from Beauty Bay these eyeshadows are sure to make a hell of a difference to your makeup bag. With an outstanding array of colours it’s easy to pick exactly what you want. From beautiful warm colours like Peach Smoothie and Chickadee to the nicest brown shade I have ever seen, Cocoa Bear. Typically with cheaper eyeshadows it can be a struggle to blend them out but Make Up Geek have their formula nailed and they blend like a dream. With just a few shades you can create a fabulous look!
Maybelline Master Precise Liquid Liner, £5.99
Eye love this liner. Sorry not sorry for the pun. This liner is a brilliant addition to my makeup bag and is up there with one of my new favourites. The tip always holds pigment and therefore never dries out and creates even lines on even the shakiest of eyelids. This pen is great if you are looking to be a little more creative with your lines and it creates such sharp lines, perfect for editorial.
Make Up Revolution Blush Palettes, £4
Yes, yes you did read that right – £4. Hot Spice is my palette of choice and I was shocked at how pigmented they were. The fact that there’s 8 shades in the palette for £4 was what made me think they would be terrible. Honestly, no they are amazing. I’ll be honest I throw my brush through all the shades and hope for the best because they are all fairly similar. There is a selection of mattes and shimmers perfect for all occasions.
Nyx Dewy Long Lasting Setting Spray, £7
I don’t know how much I believe in setting sprays but once this is sprayed over my makeup I feel instantly energised and cooled down. It can be a stressful ordeal applying makeup, especially when you are in a rush and I love the little spray at the end to finish it all off. Available in Dewy Finish and Matte Finish there’s something for everyone.
Updating your makeup bag doesn’t always have to break the bank and hopefully you have seen something on this list that you would love to try or have already. Let me know your thoughts on these best beauty buys for under £10!