So recently I’ve been living on a tight budget but it hasn’t stopped me wanting to buy cosmetic products and all things girly!
So I thought to myself: what better time to make a blog post on make-up on a budget?!
I set myself a challenge of finding a product for each make-up category that is under £10! I have scanned the shelves of Boots to propose to you the following make-up essentials!
Let’s start with a base: concealer! We all know what I’m going to say: Collection’s ‘Illuminating Touch’ concealer is fabulous both for its moisturising texture and easy application. It has really good coverage and gives a dewy glow and is a bargain at only £3.99!!
Next! Foundation! Rimmel London has to win this with either the ‘Wake Me Up’ foundation at £8.99 (for those of you who want a dewy look) or Rimmel’s ‘Match Perfect’ for a more matte finish at £6.99.
Face powder: To set your foundation and get rid of any shine I fully recommend Rimmel’s ‘Stay Matte’ pressed powder. It has always worked well for me, is raved about by many and is an absolute steal at just £3.99!
On to eyebrows: I actually use the Miss Sporty eye shadow quad in ‘Brown Eyes’ and use the dark brown shade in the palette and brush it through my brows with a fine Mac angled liner brush. It works perfectly for me at just £2.99!
Eyeshadow: I love the Rimmel ‘Glam Eyes’ Quad eyeshadow in the colour range ‘Smokey purple’. I picked one of these up for just £6.99 and everything about it is good: the application, the colour and how long it stays on for. Can’t fault it!
Now for eyeliner: The cheapest eyeliner I have ever used was from Collection and I think it was the ‘Eye definer, lasting colour’ pen. I actually can’t find a price for it but I think it was around £3. It’s good as a spare eyeliner for in between shops but smudges easily so its better worn smudged and soft. If you want a darker colour I’d look elsewhere. I’d like to try the Bourjois ‘Khol and Contour’ pencil at a friendly price of £4.99.
Mascara: I have heard only good things about Rimmel London’s new ‘Scandaleyes Lycra Flex’ Mascara which is budget friendly at £6.99
Finally, lips: I am a huge fan of Clinique chubby sticks (I don’t even need to clarify this to my regular readers) but they are quite pricey for what they are. I think we could have a winning alternative on our hands with the Bourjois ‘Colour Boost Lip Crayons’ which are just as colourful and just as creamy and moisturising and just as easy to apply but for a lesser price of £7.99! Yes please!
There you have it!
My top ten cosmetic items for under £10! Be kind to your purses ladies,