Monday, July 18, 2016

Drugstore Week ¦ Top products under £5

Today I thought I would kick off the Drugstore week blog posts with my favourite products under £5, I actually found this super hard to narrow down to a sensible amount of products for the post as there are actually a lot more products under £5 that  I love than I thought.  

Natural Collection Blushed cheeks - Pink cloud £2.00
I remember everyone being so obsessed with these about 3 years ago, they are so super affordable and really are the perfect introduction into blush for anyone who is new to makeup. This shade is a really pretty pink which can be applied very subtly or can be built up to a much more intense shade. These are a little powdery however nothing that is a problem and they still blend beautifully into the skin. I'd highly recommend these to anyone on a budget or who is looking to start/expand their blush collection.
MUA Undress your skin highlighters - Iridescent gold and Pink shimmer -£3.00
These highlights are so pretty, I absolutely love the way they look in the pan it's just a shame about the ugly outer white packaging. These highlights 100% live up to how they look in the pan and are such a bargain for £3.00. They leave a really stunning sheen on the cheeks when applied lightly and leave the skin looking incredible when applied with a slightly heavier hand. This is one of the main  reasons I love them so much as it makes them incredibly versatile as they can be used both ways.

Natural Collection Pink cloud, Mua Iridescent gold, Mua Pink Shimmer
 Rimmel Exaggerate lip liner - East end snob - £3.99
This did the rounds as a dupe for Charlotte Tilbury's Pillow talk (Which I adore so I bought it straight away) I have to say I wasn't sure about the dupe as it is a lot more pink and significantly less nude however I did fall in love with it. I like to use this one under nude lipsticks that are a little too nude for me just to add a little more pink to them. I also love wearing it alone as it is so beautiful and creamy.
Primark Lip liner - Pictured - 13 and 09 - £1.00
I actually own another four shades of these but above I pictured my two favourites, 09 is a really lovely nude shade which is a little bit pink and a little bit orange. The swatch below makes it look quite a bit more orange however on the lips it leans more towards pink. 13 is a really stunning berry shade which is one I used a lot in the winter under vampy shades. These are very comfortable to wear and can be worn alone although they aren't quite as creamy as the Rimmel ones.
Sleek Matte me Lip creams - Birthday suit and Petal - £4.99
These are by far my favourite drugstore liquid lipstick, they dry down to a beautiful matte finish and are so comfortable to wear. They have just expanded the shade range so there are now 12 shades ranging from a very pale pinky nude to some super dark reds. Despite the fact that my lips are incredibly dry these sit really nicely and don't ball up and crack when I reapply (this is my biggest problem with liquid lipsticks) meaning they are perfect to wear to a meal. They wear really evenly and I find that these two shades don't give you that gross line where the products finish on the inside of your lips even after eating.
Rimmel East end snob, Primark 13, Primark 09, Sleek Birthday suit, Sleek petal
 Miss Sporty Miaow look Felt tip liner - £2.99
I love a good felt tip liner but I find they usually run out super quickly however I've had this one for about a year and it's still going strong. It's incredibly black and lasts such a long time without fading or smudging. I also really like the nib as it is quite firm meaning that it makes it incredibly easy to get an accurate line.
Miss Sporty Kohl liner - Magic act - £1.99
I don't usually reach for a kohl liner however whenever I do it's always this one that I end up using. It's a very pigmented basic black liner which wears for a really nice amount of time on the water line and doesn't end up all smudged under the eye. It also works really well for a little bit of smokey liner on the lash line as long as it is blended before it sets.
Makeup Geek eyeshadows - £4.95
Although these aren't technically drugstore as you can't pick them up in store I just had to include them. These are my all time favourite shadows, they are incredibly pigmented, blend beautifully and have the most incredible colour range. They have such a variety of shades and I absolutely love the fact that I can create my own palette for much cheaper than I can create a Mac palette.
Makeup Revolution Foiled eyeshadows - £3.00
These are so stunning and perfect for any kind of special occasion. I love Rose gold all over the lid with a slightly darker warm shade in the crease for basically any kind of occasion and Black diamond is the perfect base for a navy smokey eye. These are meant to be dupes of the Stila magnificent metals shadows so I'd highly recommend if you like the look of those to give these beauties a go!
Miss Sporty felt tip liner, Miss sporty Kohl liner,  Makeup geek Wild west, Brownie points and Roulette, Makeup revolution Rose gold and Black diamond.


  1. It's surprising how many great items there are under £5, MUA and MUR have some really great ones - I think you've made great choices with the foiled shadows! Sleek's Petal looks like the prettiest colour, will have to check that one out

    www.Barely There | British Beauty & Lifestyle blog


  2. Gorgeous post, the MUR foiled shadows look lovely! Xx

    ALittleKiran | Bloglovin

  3. I always like to find makeup that is good quality for the good price. You really got some amazing products. xx

    Antonia || Sweet Passions


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