Friday, 19 September 2014

Top 10 under £10.


Everyone loves a good beauty find...even more so when said beauty find is discovered lurking amongst the shelves of the drugstore. There's nothing more satisfying - for me, at least - then heading to that checkout with a basket full of goodies that aren't going to cost me an arm and a leg. I thought I'd give a little insight into my top 10 treats under 10 pounds.

Rimmel Scandaleyes Kohl pencils (£3.99) - These are probably the best pencil eyeliners in the drugstore. They're cheap (great), they come in a range of colours (brilliant) and they're waterproof (fan-bloody-tastic!). I really do rate them, the only problem I had was for some reason, I couldn't find the colours 'taupe' or 'bronze' in any of my local Superdrug's or Boots' which was really annoying. Superdrug kept saying they were sold out and Boots have seemed to stop stocking them all together so I had to resort to Ebay. 

Rimmel Lasting Finish Nude foundation (£7.99) - This is a very recent purchase of mine but I've really been enjoying using it over the past few days. The coverage is good and it claims 25 hour wear and it really does last forever, my oiliness barely shows through after a good 5/6 hours of wear and usually I'm re-applying powder after a couple. As far as first impressions go, I'm very impressed. It is a tad too dark for me, but I've just figured out they do a lighter shade than the one I have - which wasn't on display when I picked mine up URGH - so I'll probably pick that one up too.

Natural Collection Blush in 'Peach Melba' (£1.99) - This blush is stunning. It adds the loveliest of flushes to the cheeks without being too obvious and it's blendability is en pointe. Natural Collection is one of the more affordable drugstore brands and I love the majority of their products, but especially their blushes. At £1.99, you can't really grumble.

Bourjois Happy Light Concealer (£8.99) - This is a really good concealer for the under eye area. It's creamy and blends well with a good, buildable coverage. I find this stuff easier to use with a brush than my fingers and it comes in a really handy, travel-friendly pot with a mirror...perfect for makeup bags. Again, not the greatest colour range but I'm the palest of the pale and shade '21 Ivory' works well for me. 

Maybelline Colour Tattoo in 'On and On Bronze' (£4.99) - This stuff is seriously brilliant. The colour selection is superb and so is the product. It lasts all day on the eyes and can be used alone or as a base for underneath other shadows. I have the shades 'On and On Bronze' and 'Permanent Taupe' and I've even hit the bottom with 'On and On Bronze' I use it that often. A big thumbs up from me. 

Carmex Lip balm (£2.69) - I'm not going to bang on much about this because I've already talked about it in several other posts. It's just one of those lip balms everyone needs in their collection. It's a miracle worker for chapped lips.

Rimmel Brow This Way styling gel (£3.99)- Another recent find of mine and I'd go as far as saying it's already reached holy grail status for me. It's the product I reach for to not only set my brows but to add colour and texture to them too. If I'm in a rush this is the only product I use on my brows and you wouldn't even be able to tell the difference. A dupe for Benefit's Gimme Brow if I ever saw one.  

Maybelline The Falsies Waterproof mascara (£7.99)- This mascara is great for adding volume and length to any lashes. It's a wet formula so I prefer to let mine sit for a week or so so it dries out a little and then I have no complaint with it. It really does create lashes that look full and...well, false. I have the waterproof version because it holds a curl better but it has a version to suit everyone. 

Jessup Tapered foundation brush (£3.00 - £11.00 depending on set chosen) - This brush isn't actually from the drugstore, it's from a set I found on Ebay and these brushes are amazing. There are so many options to choose from depending on which set and colour you want but the actual quality of the brushes is brilliant. Not only do they blend in your bases flawlessly but they wash really well too - and you can get sets for under a tenner. Bargain.

Rimmel Fix & Perfect Pro Primer (£6.99)- This primer is another good'un from the drugstore. It doesn't cost the Earth and claims to smooth, resurface, brighten, mattify and protect and I would agree with all of those statements. It keeps your makeup in place for the majority of the day and it smells really good too. 

So those are my top 10 under £10. I hope it gives you some inspiration for when payday is just a little too far around that corner and you're looking for a budget buy. 

Lauren 
xo

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