Sunday, 2 October 2016

Top 10 Under £10 - Makeup!

Hi everyone,
Today I wanted to do a post that I cannot believe I haven't already done. It is no lie that I love affordable makeup and so I have dedicated this post to some affordable products I cannot live without. Please let me know in the comments if you want to see a skincare or hair care version of this. Enjoy!

L'Oreal True Match Foundation (£9.99) - This is honestly my all time favorite foundation, it is just under £10 but it is worth every penny. The consistency and formula is so luxurious and I love the way it makes my skin look. I have oily skin but I don't like my face to look flat and this gives a beautiful satin finish that lasts all day. It has a light to medium coverage, which I like because it is light on the skin and is just enough to even out my skin tone.

Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer (£4.19) - Who doesn't love this concealer? I recommend this concealer to everyone and they all tell me how much they love it, you just can't beat it. The formula is thick and high coverage which is great paired with a light foundation (like the True Match). It is a high coverage but isn't heavy on the skin, it is very blendable and it still makes your skin look like skin.

Seventeen Define and Conquer Contour Kit (£5.99) - This is a contour kit that includes a matte highlighter and a matte contour shade which I use as a bronzer as it is a little too warm. I mainly love this so much for it's matte highlighter, it is just a white powder that is beautiful to set under the eyes. Both powders are very pigmented, buttery and blendable. The compact packaging makes it ideal for travelling as it also comes with a mirror. I also like both shades on the eyes which is great because it makes them multi purpose.

Seventeen Cheeks Brush (£2.99) - This brush is so affordable and I think could potentially be better then Real Techniques ones. The brush is very unique as it is a very fluffy, small, powder brush. I really like this for any powder product, blush, highlighter, bronzer, contour, anything. The fibers are super soft and they pick up product really easily.

NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil (£5.00) - I know NYX are very new to the UK but this product is less than £10 and it is there famous eye pencils. The formula of these are very creamy which I find very rare in drugstore liners, they don't tug on my eyes, they just glide. They have a great colour range but the white is my favorite. These pencils can be used as liner or eye bases which I think is great because you get two in one. The only downside to these is that you have to sharpen them but I don't really mind.

Sleek Eye Shadow Palette (£8.99) - Sleek eye shadows will always be my favorite from the drugstore. They are very high quality for such an affordable price, they are creamy, pigmented, blendable and there are endless palettes to suit everyone. I really love the compact packaging, it is very compact, thin and has a great mirror in it.

Primark Eyelash Curlers (£1.00) - I cannot do my makeup without using these. I have tried a few lash curlers but none of them compare to these. They just curl my lashes so well and they stay like that for a super long time. The price tag is so small that you can't say no!

Maybelline Colassal Go Extreme Waterproof Mascara (£6.99) - After trying lots of high end and drugstore mascaras I can confidentially call this my all time favorite. The waterproof formula allows it to last all day and hold a curl. This gives my lashes a lot of volume and length without making them super clumpy. I am just in love with this mascara and I will continue the repurchase it until I find a better one.

Victoria Secret Lip Glosses (£9.09) - I know that these could be quite hard to get hold of but if you can get your hands on hem, they are totally worth it. Currently I am liking glossy lips over matte and these glosses are my go-to. The formula is very thick and intense which all comes down to preference but I love it. I have to admit, they are sticky but I can get over that because on the lips they are beautiful. The colour pay off is good, not too pigmented, not to sheer and they have a great range of shades to choose from.

Barry M Nail Polishes (£3.99) - You all probably know this by know, I love love love these nail polishes. Barry M will always be my favorite brand of nail polish, I have loved every range of theirs but my favorite must be their Gelly Hi Shine or the Speedy Quick Dry. They have an endless shades and finishes to suit everyone but their formula lasts so long and their pigment is out of this world.

I hope you enjoyed this post. Let me know if you have tried any of these products and what you think of them. Have a great day!
Grace xx


  1. the seventeen define and conquer contour kit literally saved my life when i was at a festival, it's so good! i'm a huge fan of barry m varnishes too.
    jen / velvet spring x

  2. That sleek eye shadow palette is for sure one of my faves, they are just so pigmented :)

    Lotte |

  3. i really wanna try the seventeen blush! x

    jess x |

  4. The Collection concealer will always been a repurchase of mine! I've heard that the Seventeen kit is such a great dupe for the Nars contour kit! That's amazing to hear that the primark curlers are so good! I keep forgetting to use mine in the morning! xx

    1. I cannot go a day of wearing makeup without curling my lashes, it is just a habit!xx

  5. love the look of all of your picks! barry m nail polishes are my absolute favourites. lovely post:) x

  6. I love this kind of post! Its a great way to find new gems, thanks for sharing :)

    Pink Frenzy

  7. I LOVE LOVE LOVE Barry M Nail Polishes! This was such a useful post, thank you :) xo