LtoR: Real Techniques Expert Face Brush, L'Oreal Super Liner, Maybelline Smokey Eyeliner Pencil, Kate Moss for Rimmel Lipstick, Soap and Glory Hand Food, Topshop Head Over Heels Cream Blush, Soap and Glory Dr Spot, Collection 2000 Concealer, Collection 2000 Cream Puff and Garnier Micellar Water
I often love to mix my makeup between high end and drugstore products, and today I thought I'd do something a little different and share with you all my top 10 makeup and skincare buys for under £10.
Real Techniques Expert Face Brush £9.99 - Link
For me Real Techniques are really dominating the market currently with their range of fantastic makeup brushes. I am honestly yet to find a brush I dislike, and for this reason I included their Expert Face Brush. This brush is perfect for applying liquid foundation and really helps blend any foundation that I am using effortlessly. I like that when using this brush I can have my foundation applied in minutes and not have to worry about it not being blended properly. One of my favourite face brushes!
L'Oreal Super Liner £6.49 - Link
L'Oreal's Super Liner has been a favourite of mine for years, and probably my holy grail liquid eyeliner. The sponge nib really helps to create the perfect cat eye, and I think this would be great for beginners who want to create a cat eye. This is probably one of the blackest eyeliners I have ever come across and it dries quite quickly, I do find that when I have popped this on my eyes it will last all day which is a major bonus. I have loved this eyeliner for quite sometime now and don't think I'll find another liquid eyeliner that beats this.
Maybelline Smokey Eyeliner £5.99 - Link
Maybelline's Smokey Eyeliner is a recent discovery for me, but a firm favourite also. I love using this on days where I don't want to use a liquid eyeliner and find that this is really easy to create a straight line over the top of my lid. The little smudger is perfect for when I'm applying this with eyeshadow to create the perfect smokey eye. Again another ideal product for beginners who want to re-create a smokey eye.
Rimmel Kate Moss Lasting Finish Lipstick £5.49 - Link
Kate Moss's lipstick collection for Rimmel has to be my favourite drug store lipstick range ever! I own pretty much the whole collection so couldn't narrow it down to just one for this post. I find each shade to not only be very pigmented but they also last anywhere from 3-6 hours which for a drugstore brand I think is fab. The packaging is gorgeous and love how they are finished with Kate's signature, a small touch which I think just finishes the design off perfectly.
Soap and Glory Hand Food £5.00 - Link
This is one of the first Soap and Glory products that I was introduced to, and with good reason. I found that I was really suffering from dry hands when I used to work in retail, after I used Hand Food I noticed a big difference in how my hands felt. They were suddenly a lot softer and healthier and since then I have been obsessed with this product. As a bonus I love the quirky packaging!
Topshop Head Over Heels £7.00 - Link
I am a big fan of Topshop's makeup range and honestly when I was finding this on the Topshop site I was expecting this to be around the £9.00 mark so I was pleasantly surprised. Head Over Heels is a gorgeous peach shade that is highly pigmented. These cream blushers settle to a matte finish and honestly only need the small amount on a stippling brush to give a lovely glow on the skin. Topshop really can rival other drugstore and some high end cosmetics brands with their range of gorgeous makeup.
Soap and Glory Dr Spot £8.00 - Link
Soap and Glory's Dr Spot has been a lifesaver over the past few months, as my skin has suffered quite severely due to a mix of tablets. I have found this rivals spot gels such as Clinique and Origins and for a fraction of the price. I pop this on at night and find that redness is significantly reduced and spots will have started to heal. Soap and Glory have done it again with a great product that does really work.
Collection Lasting Concealer £4.19 - Link
A firm blogger favourite, and I can see why. The Collection Lasting Concealer is one of the best if not the best concealer I have tried, the creamy formula helps conceal any redness or spots and I've really been needing this of late. I find that when I apply this in a morning it lasts all day and is still visible when I finish work. It's brilliant for brightening my skin under my eyes also, a fab all round product.
Collection Cream Puff Lip Cream £2.99 - Link
Another Collection product and with good reason. I am a big fan of Collection's Cream Puff Lip Cream, these matte lip creams are actually very moisturising to the lips so you don't have to worry about using these and then them leaving you with dry chapped lips - a bonus for a matte product. These are highly pigmented and lasts a good 3-5 hours before the colour starts to fade significantly. I do wish that they would build the colour range of these as there are only four shades available at the moment which is a shame.
Garnier Micellar Water £4.99 - Link
Last but not least, Garnier's Micellar Water is pretty self explanatory as I have banged on about this for quite some time. It's one of those products that does what it says on the tin, and for a makeup remover this is quite cheap yet does the job really well. I love to use this in a morning to refresh my face also and gently cleanses the skin. A fab product that is a great alternative to Bioderma.
So these are my top makeup and skincare products for under £10, I'd love to know what yours are!