Friday, May 1, 2015

My Top 10 under £10

I'm a big lover of the high street. The most expensive makeup items I own are a couple of Benefit mascaras. Being a youtube lover, it's become apparent that most high end products have a high street dupe so I keep an eye on those videos to save myself some money. A lot of these products are under £5 but I really love them and I repurchase them time and again.




L'oreal True Match Foundation
My holy grail foundation. I really like branching out to try and find alternatives but due to my aversion to high end prices and the high streets aversion to actual pale shades, I always end up back at True Match. It doesn't cling to my dry patches which I'm definitely loving right now. I set this with the Collection powder and it lasts flawlessly all day.

Essence Lip Liners
I can't get over the fact that these are only £1!I get a four/five hours without needing touchups and that's more than I'd expect for such a cheap price. I find that these are perfect with or without lipstick on the top, usually I wear these alone.

Essence I <3 Extreme Crazy Volume Mascara
I love this mascara for a more clumpy 'I've had this on for four days' look. It's super cheap but has amazing colour payoff and lasting power. It does take a while to dry because of the amount of product the wand picks up but I personally don't mind that because of the results I get.

L'Oreal Volume Million Lashes
I love this mascara. It lengthens and defines whilst also being super black. This dries pretty quickly so I can apply it on the go or if I'm in a hurry.

Collection Lasting Pefection Concealer
Who doesn't own this? It's super affordable and easily the best concealer I've tried. It helps that it's a perfect shade match for me :)

Collection Sheer Loose Powder
This powder is such a bargain. It's the best powder I've tried in terms of being long wearing and not oxidising. I wasn't a massiv fan of this when I first got it but recently I've been loving it. My makeup looks the same when I get home from work as it does when I set off.


Maybelline Color Tattoo 24 Hour
Granted I do only own one of these. Three guesses for which one? The consistency is super easy to blend, very pigmented and impressively long lasting. I'm currently on a spending ban but I'll definitely be looking at picking up a couple more of these sometime soon.

NYX Eyebrow Cake Powder - auburn/red
This is the first 'ginger' eyebrow product I've tried. Not sure why it's taken me so long given my obvious need for one. I actually prefer the darker shade of this but as my hair gets lighter with the sun, I'll definitely be reaching for the lighter shade a lot more. I don't really notice a difference in the staying power between when I use the gel and when I don't so I tend to just use the powder on its own. I would definitely recommend this product to anybody who prefers (or just generally likes) a powder brow.

Sleek Eyeshadow Palettes
These are so affordable for what you actually get - 16 highly pigmented shades. They have so many palettes available as well so there is something for everybody whether you like neons, pastels or nudes.

Barry M Nail Polishes
Barry does my favourite nail products. They have every colour you could ever need in every finish you could ever want and they're only £3.99.

What are your makeup essentials for a tight budget?
Nikki x
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