Despite being a big fan of high-end beauty there is no denying how spoilt we are with all the brands in Boots & SuperDrug with some products being complete treasures and must haves! When I first started running this blog (2 and a half years ago) I posted my Top Ten Under £10 products and today I’m finally bringing you #2! Are you ready? I think you are.
I have been pretty obsessed with NYX since Boots began stocking the brand last year, and one of my favourite from their range is the VIVID BRIGHTS liquid liner! They’re so pigmentated and just god damn wonderful and perfect for Summer makeup, however, I have been throwing them in my Autumn/Winter makeup too because they’re too good and not to mention only cost £5.50. I’m totally over thinking that Colourful eyes are just for my 11-year-old self.
L’oreal completed slayed me with their Miss Manga Mascara collection, in particular, the Miss Hippie (£7.99) and Miss Punky versions… Miss Hippy gives you so much volume and length but without being too much or too little I feel like it just gives you the perfect enhanced lashes without looking like you’ve used a ton of mascara to do so. You can read my original review here
From Maybelline I found the perfect dupe for MACs Painterly paint pot with the Matte Creams Eyeshadows in the shade cream de rose (£4.99) – I use this everyday I do my makeup, whether it’s as a primer or to just colour correct my eyes, it’s so lovely to apply and falls under the no-nonsense category.
Another NYX winner is their Liquid Suedes(£6.50), a creamy matte liquid lipstick which rivals a lot of the sought after brands (cough kylie cough) – In particular, i’ve been loving the shade sandstorm, the perfect nineties nude which flatters so many skin tones. They have a great range of colours too!
In my first top ten under £10, I hadn’t long discovered Makeup Revolution since then they have become a big favourite amongst beauty lovers showing that they can deliver top quality beauty and super affordable prices. This time around I have their blush palette, Blush Goddess(£6) in the spotlight, – with 4 different blushes colours and 4 baked highlighters it’s perfect to give your cheeks a nice healthy glow! MUR blushers are super pigmentated so a little goes a long way!
Sleek completely knocked it out of the park with their Highlight palette in Solstice(£9.99) – this palette is perfect for any highlighter addict, the pigmentation and shimmer you get from this bad boy are incredible! The Gold packaging adds a feel of luxury to it – a product to really rival a lot higher end brands.
I’m now one to powder an awful lot as I have very dry skin it can often make my makeup look less appealing however on the odd occasion I need to set my makeup or cover up some shininess I always use Rimmel’s Stay Matte powder(£3.99) – it’s cheap and cheerful and mattifies super easily without leaving your skin looking cakey… my only criticism is the packaging – although I don’t need super fancy packaging the lid always gets cracked and the writing rubs off – as you can see in the photo above any trace of Rimmel Branding has completely vanished… again it’s not a massive problem but it does irk me. Back to positives, though, it’s a brilliant powder that does its job very well.
Real Techniques are the Queens of High Street makeup brushes and the one tool that I think is a must have is their Miracle Complexion Sponge(£5.99) – I mean I don’t know what it is but I think this sponge can fix anything – somehow it makes my foundation apply better – I add a little too much blush, a little blend using this bad boy and wa-la everything is perfect again! You definitely don’t realise how much you need this little gem until you’ve tried it.
In the last year I’ve seen a great leap in the high-street/drugstore skincare range, in particularly the improvement in range of face masks – long are the days of using the Montagne masks (although they’re still fun for a girly night) there are some great masks that are so beneficial for your skin. My favourites are Garnier’s Moisture Bomb Sheet Mask, this gives my skin so much hydration it’s unbelievable and it only 99p you can stay on top of your skin easily!
I also really rate the L’oreal Pure Clay Masks(£5.99) – perfect for multi-masking so that you can tend to all of the needs of your skin. I recommend using the detox clay mask and then the moisture bomb tissue mask afterwards, you and your skin can thank me later!
What do you think of my choices?