Since last week’s 10 under £10 post went down well with you guys, I decided to take it one step further, and I took to my stash looking for my top ten products with a price tag under £5. I thought I’d struggle, being a luxury product girl at heart, but I actually found it really easy, turns out there are a fair few bargain products in my stash that I love.
Maybelline Baby Lips – £2.99 in Boots
You guys knew I’d include this, right? My favourite from the line is the Intense Care lip balm, I apply this every morning before my makeup to soften my lips for lipstick, and I also tend to chuck this in my handbag for midday lip emergencies. It’s cheap and it softens up my lips a treat! I also have the shades Cherry Me, Pink Punch and Peach Kiss, that I use when I want a sheer lip colour. No, they aren’t the most hydrating lip balms in the world, but for day to day hydration, or a moisturising burst of sheer lip colour, they’re great!
Rimmel Wake Me Up Concealer – £5.00 in Tesco
One of my favourite under eye concealers, and one of the only concealers I’ve ever repurchased. Creamy medium coverage concealer with brightening qualities, it’s one of the best concealers I’ve ever used, and the price tag means I will continue to repurchase it.
Rimmel Scandaleyes Shadow Paint – £4.99 in Boots
The longest wearing cream shadow I’ve ever used. These are like liquid eyeshadow, apply to the lid with a doe foot applicator and it sets solid in around 30 seconds. These things honestly don’t budge until you go at them with makeup remover. The shade range is a little iffy, but I love Rich Russet and Golden Bronze is pretty too. They make great eyeshadow bases, you can guarantee your eyeshadow will stay intact all day with this as a base!
Kiko Kiss Balm – £4.70 in Kiko
I actually got this a little cheaper since I picked mine up in Italy, but it still comes in at under £5. These are an incredibly creamy lip balm formula but with good pigmentation. I have the shade Blackberry, a creamy my lips but better shade. These also have the same vanilla scent as MAC lipsticks, which I am a sucker for.
Maybelline Eye Shadow in Iced Fudge – £4.09 in Superdrug
This is a discovery I made in the run up to Christmas. A beautiful, shimmery taupe shade, very similar to MAC Satin Taupe. The formula is soft and pigmented, it blends easily and is one of those shades that looks effortlessly good on it’s own, blended across the eyelid.
Lipcote – £3.69 in Boots
A must for any bold lip lovers out there. So it doesn’t taste so great, and I wouldn’t recommend using it on chapped lips, but this stuff is a lifesaver. Apply this over your lipstick to lock it down, and make it last all day, no matter how many burgers you eat, boys you kiss, and coffees you drink.
Rimmel Scandaleyes Eyeliner Pencils – £3.99 in Superdrug
The closest thing you’ll get to an Urban Decay liner on the highstreet. Creamy texture that sets, staying place all day even on the waterline. I love the shades Bronze and Nude, I have Taupe too which I don’t love as much, but it’s still pretty good.
Sleek Blushes – £4.49 in Superdrug
In my most humble opinion, the best blush on the high street. Intensely pigmented, and soft to the touch, with a gorgeous shade range. I have four of these that I use all the time.
Models Own Nail Polishes – £5 in Boots
Other than Essie Polishes, these are my favourite polish picks. With an incredibly vast colour range, good formula, and a super affordable price tag, I love these.
Elegant Touch Rapid Dry Spray – £3.05 in Boots
Spray this onto freshly painted nails for totally dry nails in 30 seconds. If you struggle with sitting still after painting your nails like I do, you should give this a go!
Have you tried any of these products? What are your top picks under £5?