10 Current Beauty Favourites Under £10



I’m sure you know by now that I love finding a bargain and the Boots 3 for 2 mix-and-match offer was certainly an incentive to pick up some more drugstore makeup recently! So I decided it was the perfect time to show you some of my 10 favourite products under £10, from almost every category.

First up is foundation; hands down my favourite one I’ve tried from the high street is L’Oreal True Match (£9.99). It reminds me a lot of MAC Studio Fix Fluid, as it has a semi-matte non-drying finish with really great coverage at less than half of the price. Although I have to mix two shades (and even then it’s certainly not perfect!) I think this foundation comes in one of the best shade selections in the drugstore. Whilst it isn’t the most long-lasting product in the world on my fairly foundation-repellant skin, the finish is just flawless without looking caked on. If you’ve never tried this, I thoroughly recommend giving it a whirl.

Next is a bit of a love-it-or-hate-it product: the Maybelline Instant Eye Eraser Concealer (or whatever it's called...) (£7.99, review here). Obviously, as it’s in this post, I fall into the ‘love it’ category! I know a lot of people think the applicator is unhygienic and whilst the concept of it does gross me out, I really don’t think it’s any less sanitary than the standard doe-foot. Also, this is something you’ll only really use under your eyes, if it was for blemishes that would be another story! In some ways the applicator is great as it means the product basically blends itself in. It doesn’t matter how much you use, it will never go cakey and I find this perfect for using with a lighter base where a heavier concealer (like the Collection Lasting Perfection) would be too much. I generally use a corrector then this on top to blend it all in and hide even my intense dark circles all day long.

I’ve sort of merged the blusher and highlighter category into one in the form of Max Factor’s Crème Puff Blush in Alluring Rose (£8.99, review and swatches here). If you have a lighter complexion I’d recommend the shade Seductive Pink, but for medium to darker skintones Alluring Rose is perfection. It’s such an interesting copper-rose shade, I really haven’t seen anything similar to on the high street. It does have a little glitter in there, but I promise it isn’t visible on the face (as I hate that!), it just produces a beautiful highlighting glow. I find that this applies really beautifully and lasts well over the course of my pretty long days.

I posted recently on Rimmel’s Brixton Brown 5-Pan Eyeshadow (£6.99) and it’s still a firm favourite (review and swatches here). It doesn’t look like much but the shades work beautifully together and the red shade takes what could’ve been a fairly standard brown quad to another level. They’re a really nice texture, very pigmented and last pretty well on the eyes.

This one is cheating a little as the one I have is from the more expensive Rose Gold set, however you can also get the Zoeva Luxe Petit Crease Brush individually for a mere £6.95. This is potentially my #1 can’t-live-without-eye brush (I rank it perhaps even higher than the MAC 217), so I can’t recommend it enough at that price. I use this every day to apply a matte brown crease shade and the bristles blend it in perfectly whilst the shade fits exactly into the crease. I don’t know what I was doing to my eye makeup before I got this but it will change your makeup life.

I know I rave about the KIKO Long-Lasting Stick Eyeshadows (£7.90, review and swatches here) all day every day, but they really are that amazing! My favourite shades are 06 Golden Brown and 05 Rosy Brown, but there really is a shade in there for everyone. These are both gorgeous neutral shimmers; 06 being an antique gold shade and 05 being a mauve-y colour. The pigmentation is insane and so is the texture; it’s so creamy and blend-able. You have a good 30 seconds to work with them before they set and stay in place until you remove them. They’re one of the most adaptable products in my arsenal as they’re perfect as a base, blended out as an all-over lid colour or used as eyeliner. I really haven’t given similar high-end products from Laura Mercier, By Terry and Bobbi Brown a second thought since getting my hands on these.

A more recent discovery has been the Soap and Glory Supercat Eyeliner (£6, review and swatch here). I did say I’d update you and I can tell you this is just as inky and pigmented as the first day I used it, and it hasn’t left my side since then. I went shopping last week and genuinely got stopped twice and complimented on my eyeliner and it was all because of this! It’s so easy to apply and the shape is incredible for getting your perfect feline flick. I was always a big fan of gel liner, as I found a lot of these felt pen products too scratchy or they just ran out after a couple of weeks, but no such problems with this! I now prefer this to gel as it lasts all day with no transfer on my oily eyelids. If you, like me, can’t be without your winged liner you should get acquainted with this amazing product.

Soap and Glory gets a second mention in this post as I’ve also been enjoying their Archery Brow Pencil (£8). There is a pen version and a pencil version (I picked up the latter) and each unfortunately only come in two shades. However I found Hot Chocolate was perfect for me. It can be really hard to find high street brow products for brunettes that aren’t too warm and red-toned. Hot Chocolate is that perfect, slightly ashy tone for dark hair. I love the twist-up function as I think it actually lasts longer because unlike with a traditional pencil you don’t have to keep it constantly sharpened to get a natural look. With this you can easily sketch in the individual hairs with one end then use the spooly end to brush it out for a natural look. It’s definitely an everyday look as opposed to a really dramatic brow, but that’s exactly what I look for personally.

For mascara I've included my all-time favourite from the drugstore: Maybelline Lash Sensational (£7.99, review here). A bold claim, I know but to be honest I rate this more than the much-hyped Benefit Roller Lash, as it gives a lot more volume. It also has a curved wand to ensure an amazing curl without eyelash curlers and I still think it's nicely lengthening.

Finally, no post of mine would be complete without a good lip product. At the moment I’ve been reaching for the Bourjois Colourboost Lip Crayon in Sweet Macchiato (£7.99, review and swatch here) just as much as I have my Clinique Chubby Stick. It’s a reddish-brown sheer lip colour that’s perfect for everyday. It’s not glittery and just gives a great glossy finish without being really high-shine. Obviously it doesn’t last long on the lips, but I wouldn’t expect this kind of product to.


If you want to go one better, make sure you check out my Amazing Products Under £5 post!

What do you think of my picks? Which products do you recommend for under £10?


 


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74 comments

  1. I really need to try KIKO i feel like that only beauty blogger who doesn't own any! It all look so fab though I can't choose! Lucy x

    www.pltlucy.co.uk

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    1. They're honestly one of my favourite brands :) xx

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  2. Some great items there, I share you love for KIKO shadow sticks and I also love the Mas Factor blushes too :)

    Pams Stuff and Things

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  3. I am totally with you on the Loreal True match! It's fab! I might have to try out the Kiko Shadow sticks too they look great!
    Jennie Emma
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    1. Oh my gosh you do! They're amazing xx

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  4. I'm lusting over that blush. I'll certainly need to pick up a pinkier version of if right away <3
    Dreamy photo as usual, Jasmine .
    Gill xx EyelinerFlicks

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    1. They have so many shades to suit different skin tones in that line :) I\m sure you'd love Seductive Pink xx

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  5. I agree with you that these are great products for under £10, I'm yet to try the True Match foundation, need to jump on the bandwagon :) x

    Mummy’s Beauty Corner

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  6. NEED to try the Maybelline concealer. I have literally never read anything bad about it and it just keeps on popping up every where! Great list of wonderful items!

    XO Naomi in Wonderland

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    1. It's the best one I've ever tried from the drugstore! xx

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  7. I love kilo eyeshadow sticks! You'll never catch me paying over £30 for those by Terry ones! Such a helpful post x
    Karan// StudentBeautyHack

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    1. I agree - the KIKO ones do it all for me! xx

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  8. Great picks! Essence, Kiko and Makeup Revolution are great cheaper brands x

    Heather | Of Beauty & Nothingness x

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    1. They're all brands that consistently wow me :) xx

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  9. I really want to try the concealer! All I have heard is good things! Xx
    OliviaCheryl.com

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    1. It's well worth a shot at that price :) xx

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  10. I really need to get my hands on some Zoeva brushes, the crease brush looks gorgeous :)! The Bourjois Colourboost in Sweet Macchiato is a shade I definitely need to swatch, I love the texture and finish of those crayons, more than I do the Clinique!

    cescasretailretreat.com

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    1. It's a lovely shade and Zoeva do the best eyeshadow brushes! xx

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  11. I love the KIKO Long-Lasting Stick Eyeshadows. Got a few myself

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  12. Ahh I have a few of these and love them, the Supercat liner especially :) everything else you mentioned I've wanted for ages, especially the Rimmel shadows and Kiko stick!

    Kat | www.kathorrocks.com

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    1. Definitely check some of them out! xx

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  13. That Zoeva brush is on my wishlist for quite some time =)

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    1. They're so great- definitely get them when you can! xx

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  14. I absolutley love the MAX factor blushers! The colours look amazing and it is very similar to the hourglass blushers~
    I'm really lusting to invest in some Zoeva brushes, especially their rose gold collection.

    Great post, I hope you have a lovely day ♥

    Ying | * Y i n g c b e a u t y *

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    1. I can't recommend Zoeva brushes enough! xx

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  15. The Max Factor blushes are gorgeous from the looks of things. I need to try the soap and glory eyeliner because if it does flicks right, then I need it!xx

    Jasmine || http://blogsallbeautyy.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Definitely check it out - it's perfect for getting a precise flick :) xx

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  16. So, I pretty much love every item you have her Jasmine (great taste girl ;) ) The concealer, foundation and brow pencil are up there in my all time favourites, such fab products!

    Elle
    www.theellenextdoor.com
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  17. I love the Brixton Brown palette, the shades are super pretty and very easy to wear!! x

    Blushhx

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    1. I agree- one every neutral-lover should own :) xx

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  18. Some fab products in there and so many that I haven't tried! I love Sweet Macchiato, it's such a beautiful colour :)

    Anoushka xx www.Anoushkaloves.com

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  19. The Zoeva Petit Crease brush is definitely my most used brush!! Haven't looked at their single brushes, I'm really tempted to get another now :)

    allthatshimmers.co.uk xo

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    1. I agree - it's changed my makeup life haha xx

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  20. I haven't had the Maybelline Instant Age Rewind in my collection for such a long time but I definitely love it and it was all I was using at one point. I wonder how I'd like it now...its been about a year. Should I purchase one and find out? :-)

    Beauty Isles | An Island Girl's Beauty and Lifestyle Blog

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    1. Do it! When I stop using it for like a week then go back to it I wonder why I ever stopped using it! xx

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  21. There have been many beauty bloggers who claimed that the Maybelline Lash Sensational is much better than Benefit Roller Lash. I have yet to try Roller Lash but I 100% agree Lash Sensational is brilliant. Also agree on that Maybelline Instant Age Rewind concealer, it's currently holding a HG status for me. I have yet to try True Match but it's definitely next on my list to buy, have read great reviews on it and it's supposedly a dupe for one of Giorgio Armani's foundation.

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

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    1. I agree - the concealer is a HG for me too :) I hope you enjoy True Match! xx

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  22. I really want to try some of S&G brow products, will check these out next time im in boots x
    Emma | Emmys Blog

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  23. Oooh, that KIKO shadow stick looks awesome! Great picks.

    Erin | Erin and Katherine Talk Beauty

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    1. They're one of my favourite beauty products of all time! xx

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  24. Fab picks, I’m really loving Soap and Glory at the moment and I’m just trying out the Supercat liner and loving it so far and have to agree it’s so pigmented :) Their Archey pencil is the bomb dot com also! I’d definitely recommend some Essie polishes also, really loving them of late :)

    Charlee XO | CharmedCharlee

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    1. I need to get my hands on a few more Essie shades! xx

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  25. I want to try the Loreal True Match. I love the packaging of Soap and Glory but I'm terrified of their products as I had a skin reaction to their hand cream and soap!

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  26. I've been using the Rimmel’s Brixton Eyeshadow for a while now and I love it so much! Great picks :) xxx

    www.sleepy-heaven.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Me too - I wasn't expecting to at all! xx

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  27. Definitely need to try the S&G Archery pencil, feel like the only person who hasn't tried it yet :') Great picks! x
    Jordan | Keep Dreaming ♥

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    1. I felt like that too - now I know why as it's fab! xx

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  28. I love reading posts like this, there's nothing I love more than a bargain! I have a few of the Max Factor blushes & really like them, I can't believe how amazing the quality is for the price. x

    Jordan Alice

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    1. The shades are also just so different to anything else on the high street :) xx

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  29. I'd love to get my hands on some of those Kiko shadow sticks!!

    She Likes to Shop

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  30. that rimmel eyeshadow palette looks really nice ! i have the same one but in different shades, wish i would've gotten yours instead ! also, i still can't believe i haven't tried that maybelline concealer, it sounds really nice x

    CLUB AVENUE / http://club-avenue.blogspot.com / instagram

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    1. It's amazing! And I definitely recommend Brixton Brown! xx

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  31. Great favorites. That Maybelline concealer is my holy grail. And I also LOVE the maybelline mascara.

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  32. You've included some of my favorites here as well! :D I looove Maybelline's Lash Sensational mascara, it's definitely one of the best drugstore releases in a looong time. I like it a lot better than a few high-end mascaras I've used.

    Paula
    Thirteen Thoughts

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  33. I used to love True Match Foundation...that is until I came to the UK. The formula is completely different than the one in North America, and though I have gone back a few times to re-try, I always feel it was a waste.

    Angie x | Chocolate & Lipstick || UK Beauty and Lifestyle Blog

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    1. I never realised the formula was different! xx

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  34. Great post! I love the Kiko eyeshadow sticks and really want to pick up one of the Max Factor's blushes. They're beautiful! x

    Renata | Speaking Beauty UK

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  35. Love all your picks and some of them are my absolute favourites especially the L'Oreal True Match Foundation and the Maybelline Mascara!!! I keep uhhming and ahhing over Rimmel's Brixton Brown!!..xx

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    1. Go for it - I think you'll love it ;) xx

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  36. I NEED to try the Archery Brow Pencil **
    thanks for the review :D

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  37. I have the foundation and I love it! Gives a great coverage overall, maybe not an ever lasting foundation, but I can deal with that haha! I actually went and got the Maybelline mascara today despite wanting the Rollerlash from Benefit! What are the chances :D I've never tried Kiko makeup, only their nail polishes. What do you think of those?

    Really great and helpful review, thumps up from me! :)

    Tess x
    www.simplybeingyoung.com


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    1. Yeah I am quite oily so I find it rubs off a little during the day! I would definitely recommend KIKO's makeup - I've never tried their polishes but sounds like I need to :) xx

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