I’ve done a post similar to this before, but I have tried a lot of new products since then. Sometimes Instagram can make us forget about drugstore brands with all of the Charlotte Tilbury and Too Faced products on our feeds. I wanted to share my favourite products that are under £10 so that you can ‘beauty on a budget’.
When I recently attended the The Body Shop event in Chichester, I picked up one of their liquid lipsticks. On first impressions, I was really happy with it. The pigmentation is really good – one swipe is enough to get the amount of colour needed. They’re super creamy and not drying at all. This does mean that they aren’t transferproof though, as they don’t fully dry down.
This foundation is my favourite foundation ever! It’s the perfect dupe for the MAC Studio Fix foundation for a third of the price. It keeps my oily skin at bay, without clinging to any dry patches! I have written a full review on this foundation that’s worth checking out if you’re interested in it.
Bleach London have truly nailed it when it comes to affordable eyeshadow pans. There is so much pigment packed into them, but they also come with a fair bit of fall out as well. Although, that is to be expected with this price point. I’ve also written a full review on these if you want more details on them.
Biore Charcoal Pore Minimiser (£6.29)
I’ve been using this for a few weeks and I’m really enjoying the results so far. Biore skincare has always proved to be effective for me – especially helping my oilyness. I’ve found this to be most effective when massaging it into targeted areas with warm water in circular motions. I do this for a couple of minutes then rinse.
This brow tint is another very recent find, but I had to include it. I’m so impressed with it – and I never thought I’d say that about a home tint. It’s so effective, even on the sparcest of brows. I can’t really recommend it enough, even more so because of how inexpensive it is too! There’s a full review on this too if you want to see how it worked for me.
Sleek Solstice Highlight Palette (£9.99)
This palette is so stunning with a mix of cream and powder highlights. I only ever tend to use the two powders, but them alone are so worth getting this palette for. These highlights are so wet looking and intense, so probably not for those wanting a natural finish. They’re so stunning on and melt into the skin like a dream!
I’m a girl that prefers a brow pencil to a pomade or powder. This has been my go-to pencil since forever, and still works and lasts a lot better than any others I’ve tried. For the same price as a meal deal this is such a bargain! If you enjoy a brow pencil like me, I’d highly recommend trying this one out. The only downside is the shades are quite limited so may be difficult to get a perfect match.
Maybelline not only hold the crown for my favourite foundation formula, but also my favourite matte lipstick formula. These lipsticks are extremely creamy which makes them so comfortable to wear. Again, they don’t dry down completely, so they aren’t transfer-proof. However, it suits me better as it means it’s not harsh on the lips when taking it off. The pigmentation is also out of this world – one swipe!
Nivea Micellar Water (£4.29)
I use this stuff every single day – sometimes multiple times. It gets rid of all traces of makeup and dirt at the end of the day. After using it my skin feels clean and refreshed. I’ve had it before where some micellar waters leave my skin feeling dry, but this doesn’t – my skin feels perfectly hydrated.
Sephora Liquid Lipsticks (<£10)
Okay, this is kind of cheating because there’s no set price in pounds. However, if you order from either the US or French website, 99% of the time, the currency exchanges to less than £10. I just really love the formula of these. They’re quite similar to the The Body Shop ones, except these actually dry down completely without being drying on the lips. The Sephora ones last all night or day and completely transfer-proof too. The pigmentation is really stunning, and the application is so easy. If you can get your hands on them, I’d recommend you do.
I hope this has given you some inspiration for your next beauty purchase. These products are frequently used in my routine so are truly loved by myself. Let me know if you try anything – I love hearing your thoughts too!