Following up from my previous Five under £5 blog post I wrote last year, I thought I would give you guys a run-down of my fave beauty products under £10. All of these are in the £5-10 range. Some of these are holy grail items you may have seen me rave about before. But, there are also some new comers that are more recent discoveries that I can’t fault for quality or price.
- Garnier Micellar Water 700ml (£7) – Starting off with one of my holy grail skincare products, this Micellar Water from Garnier is a crowd-pleaser for a good reason. You can’t fault this product for price and effective-ness. I have tried a fair few Micellar products but always find myself going back to this one. The larger size of 700ml is the best value for money and is often on offer for about £5 in Superdrug.
- Maybelline Fit Me Concealer (£5.99) – This is the best drugstore concealer in my opinion (at least compared to everything I’ve tried so far). It is natural looking, with a light, buildable coverage. It doesn’t last amazingly well on me, but it works well on my dry skin and in place of foundation on a natural makeup day. I do find myself running through it quite quickly, but for £6 I can’t complain. I love that they expanded the shade range too, so now more people can try it and see why it is such a great product!
- EX1 Blusher in Natural Flush (£9.50) – I totally bought this because Kylie Jenner uses it! I am a huge blush girl and love discovering new brands and shades to add to my collection. This blush has the perfect name, it provides a beautiful, natural flush of colour to the cheeks. The shade pairs well with every makeup look and leaves a healthy, just-pinched pop to the cheeks. It reminds me a lot of the Too Faced Love Flush Blush in ‘Baby Love’, so if you’re looking for a dupe I recommend checking EX1 out!
- Colourpop Super Shock Shadow/Cheek (£4/£6.30 approx.) – I couldn’t choose just one of these products so I *had* to mention both! Both the Super Shock Cheeks and Shadows from Colourpop work out to be under £10 when converted from dollars. You can read all about why I love the Super Shock Cheek here. It is probably one of the best highlighters I have tried, let alone being the best for a drugstore price! I love the Shadows for an easy, one shadow look. They last really well on my eyes and have so many shades and finishes available. Keep your eyes out for a review on the Super Shock Shadows coming soon.
- NYX Butter Gloss (£5.50) – I have mentioned these glosses countless times on my blog. I think this is the best gloss available at the drugstore. Every one that I’ve tried is creamy, non-sticky and pretty long-wearing too. I always grab one of these glosses when I’m not sure what lip product I want to wear that day. They also smell incredible, which is a major bonus for me.
- B. Essence Lotion (£6.99) – Essences seems to be having a bit of a moment in the skincare world (inspired by K-Beauty). This product from B. (Superdrug’s vegan skincare and makeup brand) is a great way to see if an Essence is right for you and your skincare routine without committing to an expensive product. I think this product makes a big difference to my skin’s hydration and it instantly feels soothed after use. I have repurchased this a couple of times, it does the job for under £10. If I can save money in my skincare routine, I will.
- No7 Precision Lip Pencil in Nude (£7) – I was after a lip liner that was a true nude (without being too pale or mauve on my skintone) and picked this up on a whim. I haven’t seen much about this product online which caused me to mention it. It has a creamy, but not too creamy formula that lasts really well. I think it is really good for faking your lip line and enhancing your natural shape. It pairs well with any lip colour, nude or bold.
- 3ina x Primark Cream Eyeshadow in 324 (£7) – I haven’t been the biggest fan of cream shadows in the past since my eye lids are so oily and nothing seems to last on them. Enter the Cream Eyeshadows from 3ina x Primark, after swatching them in store I couldn’t resist picking on up. These Cream Shadows offer amazing pigmentation with pretty great lasting power. These do set down quite quickly but once they set, they are good for all day wear. They remind me of the Stila Glitter and Glows in pot form because of the major shimmer and sparkle. I love wearing them as a glitter top coat to add a bit of sparkle, or as the main feature of a glam eye look too. I’m not sure if this collab was limited edition which is why I didn’t review it, but if you want to see swatches and a full review, let me know!
- Soap and Glory Archery Brow Pencil (£8.50) – As far as eyebrow pencils go, this is my favourite to date. It has a thin tip that helps create hair-like strokes and the product lasted me for quite a few months too. The shade ‘Brownie Points’ was the perfect brunette colour for my brows without being too warm or cool. I have just finished this product (hence why the pencil looks destroyed and the writing has completely rubbed off) and can’t wait to repurchased once I have finished up a couple of other brow products in my collection.
- Tanya Burr Cosmetics Lipstick in Pink Cocoa (£6.99) – I am pretty sure you can’t get Tanya Burr Cosmetics anymore but this lipstick will always be a fave of mine. Over the years I have loved reviewing Tanya’s products but now I know more about makeup and what works for me, the lipsticks are the only things that remain in my collection. The shade Pink Cocoa is a great MLLB shade for me and lasts really well despite being a creamy formula. I also love the packaging, I am sucker for anything gold! I will be sad when I use this up since it will be the end of the Tanya Burr Cosmetics Era for my blog, but I am looking forward to trying more lipstick formulas out in the future!
I hope you enjoyed my take on the 10 beauty products under £10. I believe that the drugstore has a lot to offer in terms of makeup and skincare. I love discovering new loves and hidden gems, if you have any drugstore beauty recommendations for me, let me know.