Apparently, our high-end makeup is often made in the same factory as our drugstore makeup. Now wouldn't that be a fun school trip? I often compare two products and think, for the sake of a £10, there really is no difference between them. I love exploring all types of makeup but as a student, I understand that it's nice to treat yourself sometimes, but the drugstore is my best friend. I though I'd put together my favourite makeup products under £5.
Firstly, an old favourite of mine, the Rimmel Eyebrow Pencil (£2.99). It fills in all the awkward patches, it has a handy brush and if you keep it sharpened, it can create a great pair of brows. The single eyeshadow that I have found is the Maybelline Color Tattoo Eyeshadow in On and on Bronze (£4.99), I actually have this in two more colours as they are a all over colour and do last a long time- not quite 24 hours though! Another eye product I used to use all the time is the MUA Eyeshadow Palette in Heaven and Earth (£4), over a year ago this was flying around the blogosphere as a dupe for the Naked palette and having them both, I can second that. It's perfect for everyday but they are all shimmery so you may need some mattes with it.
The packaging for the MUA Blush in Shade 2 (£1) has changed and they have also changed the name to Bon Bon. It is a neutral pink, perfect for brushing over your cheeks to wear everyday. The Elf Essential Eye Shadow Brush (£2) is honestly an essential. I use to for things like the Maybelline eyeshadow thats creamy and thicker and I like to pay it onto my eyelid. My favourite nail polish is the Models Own Fruit Pastel Nail Polish Banana Split (£4.99), it is gorgeous for Sping/ Summer and yes, it smells like bananas.
The lipliner I have been loving is the Barry M Lip Liner in Wine 7 (£2.99). I have a full review here and the perfect lipstick to go with it. It glides around your lips like melting butter and comes off easily. My favourite lipstick under £5 is the Natural Collection Moisture Shine Lipstick in Raspberry (£1.99). I used to be obsessed with buying these and they are very moisturising and also have rather good pigmentation. Lastly, a lip balm that has saved my lips from becoming cracked the past few weeks. The Body Shop Cocoa Butter Lipcare Stick (£4) leaves your clips creamy and hydrated plus the smell is amazing.
If you like the sound of any of these products, go test them out in stores and I'm sure you will agree with me.
Labels: bargain beauty buys under £5, barry m, beauty, blogger, budget beauty, cheap makeup, elf cosmetics, hannah rose, hanrosewilliams, maybelline, models own, MUA, natural collection, rimmel, the body shop