Monday, 1 September 2014

Top 10 Budget Makeup worth buying under £5

top 10 makeup under £5 review
top 10 under £5 budget beauty products

Miners Maxi Mascara Volumising £3.49 (reviewed here available at miners/chemists)
There's really not much in the way of good budget friendly mascaras, I find most good volumising mascaras are around the £7 mark so this Maxi Volumising mascara from Miners is a winner at £3.49! It has a good sized brush that is curved which grips the lashes well and has a really black formula that adds volume without making the lashes clumpy. 

Natural collection single shadow 'Willow' £1.99 (available at boots)
Okay, so how many of us actually enjoy purchasing single eyehshadows? It's so much easier to purchase them in a palette but when I saw this beautiful shade for £1.99 I couldn't resist. Willow is a soft, glistening taupe shade that is perfect for a one shadow look using all over the lid. It reminds me of shades from the Naked 2 palette such as Verve and is also quite similar to a few mac shades too!

Elf studio baked blush 'Pinktastic' £3.95 (via

These baked blushes are the perfect blush/highlight combo which look so lovely on the skin. This pinktastic shade is very similar to high end highlighters and blushes like the infamous soft and gentle by mac and also the Mary Lou-minizer by The Balm (see Lauren's post here). This is shimmery in a subtle way without making your face look like a disco ball and a universal shade that will work for most skin tones - plus it's a lot cheaper than the high end alternatives!

Natural Collection Cover up cream concealer £1.99 (available at boots)
This is something new I've been trying out recently and I've really enjoyed using it. The shade selection isn't brilliant but I find 'fair' to be a good shade for me and I wear ivory foundations. It's lightweight and creamy making it easy to blend and it's great for brightening the under eye area and concealing any redness. An absolute steal for £1.99! 

Collection work the colour eyeshadow pencils £3.19 (available at boots/Superdrug
These make applying eyeshadow so easy, it takes around 2.5 seconds. I love this white, highlight shade called 'vanilla sky' and I also love the shade 'vintage blush' which is a shimmering pink. They last all day long, they are blendable and they don't crease and there's a pretty good selection of shades to suit day and night makeup! 

Twist up concealer 99p (available on ebay
This little gem was less than £1 from ebay and works a treat at concealing any blue tones, veins or blemishes. It comes in a handy stick format which doesn't drag the skin and blends nicely to create an even base for makeup. I did a full review of this including before and after images if you'd like to read it! 

Collection shimmer shades 'way to glow' £4.19 (available at boots/Superdrug
This quad style highlight/bronzer/blush hybrid is a great all rounder for adding some colour to your face. It features a warm and cool toned bronzer making it great for various skintones and the peach blush shade is gorgeous. I also make great use out of the pearl highlight shade which is great for highlighting cheeks and brows! It's compact and also works well with one giant swirl of your makeup brush for a quick sweep of colour. 

Miners Matte Factor lip paint 'Peach' £3.99 (available at miners & local chemist)
Another great budget friendly beauty product from Miners Cosmetics are these matte factor lip paints. There are quite a few brands that offer these, I just personally love the shade selection in Miners! This is the shade peach which is the perfect bright, coral pink and I also love cappuccino which is slightly paler and more towards the nude side. These last a decent length of time and are incredibly pigmented, plus they smell like vanilla too! 

W7 Brow Bar kit £4 (reviewed here and available online
There's not a great deal of brow kits available for less than £5, so this was a great find. It features 4 shadows designed for the brows including a cool brown, a warm brown and a black which makes it great for a range of shades. As well as this you get a handy highlight shade that is lovely for under the brow and the inner corner of your eye. The shadows are soft and buttery and very pigmented but they don't give you harsh looking bold brows - instead they enhance your normal brows and fine tune them. 

Primark Matte Lipstick £1 (Primark, obviously!
This beautiful matte pink lipstick costs one whole british pound and is absolutely brilliant. It's packed full of colour, it's smooth and buttery to apply but also gives a matte finish that doesn't dry the lips or bleed out. It has packaging that looks far more luxurious than the price tag and a soft vanilla scent similar to mac lipsticks. Definitely worth picking up next time you're at Primark! 

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