Top 10 under £10


Top 10 Under £10 Makeup

So my friend and I were talking at work recently about how we would rather spend a lot of money on expensive/high-end makeup than cheaper brands and although I was all for it, I realised I have quite a few  a lot of  inexpensive products that I love. I’m definitely here for buying makeup that will run my pockets dry and not caring because of the luxurious packaging and buttery quality but I have to admit, the budget brands have improved their game. Being able to spend less than £10 on a makeup product is always a great feeling, especially when it does the job a product that costs more would.

I sat down the other day with my makeup collection and counted all my budget buys which surprised me as I have a fair amount. For the purpose of this post though, I only included 10, my top 10 to be exact. I managed to narrow it down by choosing the products I use the most so you can see how I get my usage out of cheap makeup. So, without further ado, in no particular order, I present my top 10 under £10.

TOP 10 UNDER 10 5

I’m not quite sure how I even came across Collection (previously Collection 2000) Sheer Loose Powder in Transparent (£2.99), but can I say I’m happy I did. It’s the only loose powder I have used in the past two years and I have no issues with it at all. Although I eventually want to upgrade to the infamous Laura Mercier translucent powder, I will still buy this as a backup. It sets my makeup beautifully and controls oil really well for a £2.99 powder. Also, major key lol, it is actually transparent and does not leave a white cast which is fab for a WOC like myself.

Top 10 Under £10 ELF Makeup Revolution
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In terms of my cheeks, the cheaper brands of blushes, highlighters and bronzers have been doing the damn thing. ELF Blush & Bronzing Powder in Turks and Caicos (£6.99) is a must have for me. I discovered it in some of my fav Youtubers videos and went on to purchase it a few months ago via Ebay, now I use it all the time. I only use the bronzer as the blush looks too light but the bronzer is not too dark and even though it leans on the cool side a bit, there is no muddy tone. To compliment it, Sleek’s  ‘Rose Gold’ blush (£4.49) is a pretty blush when I want my cheeks to glow as it’s a warm tone that adds a nice wash of colour and light shimmer.

Following on providing a glow, Kiko Water Eyeshadow in 208 (£8.90) which is said to be a dupe for MAC Whisper of Guilt and Makeup Revolution ‘Rock on World’ Bronzer (£4.00) are my ride or die babies. I use the Makeup Revolution one for my standard day looks and the Kiko one when I’m going out as its brighter and makes me gleam! I think everyone should join the highlight revolution, see what I did there…

Top 10 Under £10 Maybelline LA Girl

Maybelline Lasting Drama Gel liner (£7.99) is one of the best eyeliners I have ever used. Although sometimes it can be a pain to put on depending what eye brush I use, the results are amazing. It’s actually black unlike some eyeliners that claim they’re black and turn out dark grey. *side eye* It is also matte which is a bonus so the intensity shows and does not budge at all until I attempt to wipe it off with makeup wipes. Oh, and this liner makes a great base under a smokey eye.

Then comes the raved about LA Pro Girl Concealers (£4.99)… the shades I have are Toffee and the Orange Corrector. I use Toffee to highlight under my eyes as it is a lovely warm yellow/peach shade and the orange corrector to correct blemishes sometimes. I don’t know what magic they put in these concealers but I still can’t get over how something so great can be so cheap. Like how?! I love the formula, the brush applicator, the longevity of these, everything! No cons for me. There is also a shade to suit every single skintone which is probably one of the key reasons these are so talked about. Sidenote: the prices vary depending where you get it from and can range from £2 – £5.


Staying with LA Girl, they’re not just good for concealers, but also for lipliners too. For £1.99, the LA Girl Endless Auto Lipliner in Cocoa (£1.99) is an amazing buy. Everytime I wear lipstick or gloss I use this to line my lips then fill them in with whatever colour I choose to wear and it just helps my lips look put together, you know.

NYX ‘Fortune Cookie’ Butter Gloss (£5.00) which I have spoken about in a past post, here, is my everyday baby. It goes well over any nude pink lipstick including the Rimmel Kate Lipstick in 08 (£5.49), a nude pink mauve that has a creamy texture but stays put for sooo long.

There you have it, my top 10 under £10. I’m keen to discover more great products so let me know some of your favourite budget beauty buys too.

Pam x


  1. Reply

    Why you no tell me about Collection Sheer Loose Powder fam? *runs to buy*

    1. Reply

      Sorry boo, now you know! Defo purchase it! 😉

  2. Reply

    I love Sleek Rose Gold too! 🙂 I’ve been dying to try the KIKO water eyeshadow as I heard it’s an amazing dupe too – it’s just always out of stock! xx

    Jasmine Talks Beauty

    1. Reply

      Happy you love it! Yeah it’s so annoying that the water eyeshadow is always out of stock, you have to grab it once you see it. I’m defo gonna get another one as a back up when I can! xx

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