Top 5 Under £5
Recently I have been all about budgeting; finding small ways to save money. It’s been a good excuse to rummage through the shelves at Boots to find more affordable alternatives than my usually very high end taste. Here are my top five finds under a fiver.
1. Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer –
This little pot of goodness has made multiple appearances on my blog recently, and for good reason too. I am so glad I set myself the mission of finding a high street or ‘drugstore’ concealer as good as my MAC Pro Longwear, because this has well and truly replaced it. It doesn’t crease up or settle into fine lines, it provides a good amount of coverage and can even double up as a highlighter, sound good? The only problem is it’s tricky to get my hands on because it’s often sold out everywhere.
2. NYX Cosmetics Single Eyeshadow in Prune –
NYX eyeshadows are up there with the most pigmented I have ever used. I have been hooked since the very first use. They produce very little fallout and have fantastic staying power. My favourite is in the shade Prune. And at that price? I’d happily order 50! Hop on over to thebeautystore.co.uk. They have tonnes of bargains you just can’t get in stores.
3. Barry M Showgirl Extra Volume Black Mascara – £4.99
Goodbye Clinique High Impact, MAC Studio Sculpt – you are a distant memory. I was lucky enough to win the Barry M in a giveaway, and I am so pleased that I did. It’s a fraction of the price of my previous favourites and is just as good. It thickens, lengthens and curls my lashes, leaving them looking oh-so-fluttery. I think the high street have really upped their mascara game in the past couple of years.
4. Rimmel Professional Eyebrow Pencil – £2.99
Also known as the best eyebrow product I have ever used. I’m often lazy and tend to cut corners when it comes to spending time on one particular area of the face when I’m doing my makeup, and eyebrows are just one of those things. This pencil gets the job done so quickly; it’s thin enough to be precise, and pigmented enough to disperse the product (very evenly too I must add). Plus it comes with a handy brush.
5. Nivea for Men Sensitive Post-Shave Balm –
Confused? Let me explain. You may have seen this new-ish craze around the Internet. Nikki Tutorials on YouTube actually discovered that because the Post-Shave Balm contains Glycerin, it can be used as an all over skin primer. I put the theory to the test myself (you can watch the video here) and it actually works well. My makeup lasts for a longer period of time when I apply the balm. Crazy? I know. It has become a necessity of mine for that reason. Try it! I always use the Sensitive version because it contains zero alcohol.
There are so many fantastic products under £5. What are your favourites? What should I try?
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