As much as we all love our makeup and beauty items, they don’t always come at the cheapest prices. I’m just like any other makeup hoarder, who is guilty of stacking up on expensive makeup and to be honest; when I review all my makeup, many of my faves are on the lower end of the price spectrum AND can even reach to the same quality as the more expensive items.
So today I have for you my TOP 5 beauty items under £10!!
Sleek i-Divine Palette (Storm 578) (Click link for prices)
I don’t have a lot to say about Sleek as a brand itself because I haven’t tried out many of their products but having heard a great deal about their eyes shadows i decided to go out and buy one just to test out. I went for the Storm 578 palette as, it had a few neutral shades which caught my eye along with some contrasting bold bright shades which I thought I could use to add a pop of colour. In store, I did a few swatches and was rather impressed but the real test was how well this stuff applied on the eyelids.
Unfortunately, I don’t have a clear enough picture to explain the results but, the eye shadows are absolutely and amazingly pigmented. They blend out very well without any harsh lines and are great when it comes to transitioning into different colours. Also, considering the fact that they are highly pigmented, they don’t have a great deal of fallout, what could be better? Well… let’s not forget about the fact that there are a range of palettes with different color combo’s available!
So, if you’re considering investing in a high end palette, by all means go for it! BUT, try to give these a go too .. (they won’t hurt your purse as much).
Sleek Face Contour Kit (Click link for prices)
Ahh, Sleek has made a second appearance in my top 5! Yes guys, this contour kit is just as amazing as the above eye shadow palette. It comes in 3 different shades ; Light, Medium and Dark to allow individuals to decide which contour shade best suits them. I went for the Medium, which comes with a cool toned brown contour and a luminous highlight.
Once again, the pigmentation on these are very good. The contour shade is very true to it’s colour and allows you to sculpt your face without making it look too muddy. The highlight shade however is not as pigmented on the skin as it appears on the fingers but, this is not a disadvantage at all, because if it is built up, it gives that perfect but natural looking highlight that is suitable for everyday wear. Yes, i’l admit it’s not on the level of Jaclyn Hill’s Champagne Pop but for £6.49, you really can’t go wrong!
Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer (Click link for prices)
If anyone knows me, they know how much of a concealer junkie I am! I can go as far as saying I have tried nearly all concealers from boots/superdrug over the past few years. I am always on the hunt, and even though I have found my ideal concealer (Nars Creamy Radiant Concealer) – it’s not exactly under £10.
I cannot believe I didn’t get on this bandwagon earlier! I’d heard the hype but never actually considered this concealer and when I did…
This concealer is great! It comes with a doe foot applicator which is quite useful as, you can just use as much as you need. The consistency of the concealer is quite thick and opaque so it does a wonderful job at covering those horrid eye bags – I must say, it is one of my absolute must haves! (great for starters too!)
Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder (Click link to see prices)
This was the first ever setting powder I decided to get about 2 years ago and since then I have gone through 3 pans of these (currently on my fourth). I haven’t really tried out many pressed powders which is why I can’t compare this effectively.
But just on a brief note, this powder is pretty much a lightweight standard powder that does it’s job well. I have it in the shade translucent so it does not give me extra coverage or make me look cakey – just simply sets my foundation and helps me ‘stay matte’ throughout the day.
LOreal Paris Miss Manga Mascara (Click link for prices)
For someone who has pretty short and straight lashes – this mascara does wonders for me. It gives me great length, volume and curl and I can even add up to 3 coats of this without making my lashes look clumpy.
Additionally, regardless of the fact that this isn’t a waterproof mascara ; I have realised that even when it rains my mascara does not smudge or flake off. It really is the ideal mascara for everyone.
So, that’s it for my top 5 under £10 – make sure you leave your comments of your favourites, i’m always up for a bargain!
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