As much as I am a fan of the higher end makeup, there are also so many fantastic products available on the high street and some higher priced treats still under £10, being quite the beauty bargain! I've actually found myself using so many of these regularly over the past month or so, as well as a couple of long standing favourites, that need to be raved about!
Fleur De Force Eyeshadow Quad, not only is it fantastically well priced at £7.99. The pigmentation is beautiful and quality wise, each shadow blends effortlessly, making it a dream to work with. I did a full review of it HERE, as well as swatches too!
I could rave all day about the Topshop Chameleon Glow Shadow's. If you want something sparkly, or something new and interesting to add to your makeup bag, then this is it. The duo chrome finish to these is just as pretty layered over other eye shadows, as it is just by itself. Topshop Makeup overall is well worth the pennies, plus it comes in at £9.
Dare I say it, I had never tried a single Maybelline mascara until the Lash Sensational Mascara came along. Im not a huge fan of paying a lot for mascara, as there are so many fantastic ones on the High Street. If only I had tried Maybelline sooner though, if the rest of the mascaras are anything like this one... then I need them all! It adds so much volume, without being clumpy, but still also adds that bit of length. Plus my favourite part is the curl, it's a triple threat and one I cant help but keep repurchasing at £7.99.
One thing I do think that you get what you pay for is a base. I have tried so many drugstore foundations I just couldn't love. But the Rimmel Lasting Finish Foundation is one that is so far from being included in that group. For £7.99 it's amazing for the price, if you can get a shade match, as sadly theres a limited choice! It sits beautifully on the skin, without slipping once set, it can last for a good 10 hours on me. As well as offering a nice coverage that is build able, as well as having an SPF of 20 too.
Possibly the best value for money product in this list is the Makeup Revolution Ultra Blush Palette, for only £6 you get 8 shades. Six of them being matte and two frosted shades, making it versatile and a great one to travel with. You have so many options, especially with the Warm Spice Palette. If you can get away with it, as the shades are quite warm, you could use a couple as a contour, then you have your blush and highlighters too. If you'd like to see full swatches and a pink version too, they're available HERE.
The Sugarpill Heavenly Creatures Nail Laquer's are finally in the UK! Sugarpill is more of a higher end brand, which is so worth the money. However their nail polishes are only £8.95 and are fantastic if you'd like something a little different. If you love a bit of sparkle, pastels and adorable names, then this is the brand to go for. Plus they're also a vegan and cruelty free brand too.
NYX has hit the UK, not only newly launched in Feel Unique but also Boots too! I would always hunt down the Soft Matte Lip Cream's at IMATS and the Pro Beauty Show, they were so worth queueing for an hour for. Just as the name suggests they're just like a velvety, matte cream. Being one of the most comfortable lip products I've ever worn, especially for a matte product. As well as being in a huge shade range, I would probably collect them all for £5.50.
The Nuxe Reve De Miel is definitely worth the £9.50 price tag. A product that is now glued to me during these colder months, as it's highly moisturising. I prefer to wear it to bed as its a very thick balm, but going to sleep with the taste of chocolate orange isn't something to complain about.
Lip Liners are actually sort of difficult to find on the high street, although many companies do them, the stands seem to barely stock many shades. I love the Gosh Velvet Touch Lip Pencil's for their wide range, ease of application (the glide on with no pulling!) and pigmentation. You can apply it all over the lip and it'll happily hold your lipstick in place for hours, very comfortably and not too hard for the bank at £4.99.
Of course the Tanya Burr Lip Glosses had to be added to the list, I rarely use lip gloss as I find most of them to be sticky and uncomfortable, apart from a select few. Tanya's are perfect for being shiny and so far from a sticky mess. As well as packing a punch pigmentation wise and having a large colour range, just for £4.99. Swatches are available HERE, adorable shade names are also included.