When it comes to makeup I'm a real bargain hunter, I love finding fabulous things that wont cost me a fortune, I mean who doesn't! It's a bit trial and error when you buy more affordable makeup because sometimes the quality can be a little lack luster but I thought I'd share five absolute gems that are all £5.00 or under, your defietly going to need these in your makeup loving life!
Arhh Makeup Geek Eyeshadows, these babies can be found on Beauty Bay where you buy the shadows singly and build your own palette, I think building your own palette is a money saver in itself because you literally buy all the shades you know your going to wear meaning theres no more wasted, un-loved shadows! The Makeup Geek Shadows come in at £4.95 each and I cant stress enough how worth it they are, each shadow is well pigmented, applies and blends beautifully and they last really well on my oily eyelids! I even prefer the quality of these shadows over my MAC eyeshadow pans and the Makeup Geek shades are half the price of the MAC shades too!
A good foundation is hard to find when your on a budget but the Revolution Fast Base Foundation is a serous winner for me! The foundation itself is just £5.00 and has a whopping 18 shades ranging from fair to deep, in cool, neutral and warm undertones which I think is amazing! The formula is super creamy and melts onto the skin when you swipe it on, it blends in so easily and the coverage is lovely, I'd say medium but buildable with a very dewy finish which I like, maybe too dewy for oily skinned gals but definitely perfect if your normal to dry! For £5.00 though you really cant go wrong with this foundation and the shade range is so so good!
I'm a bit of a highlighter addict so when I saw Primark where selling highlighters for £2.50 I was all over that s**t! The Primark highlighters actually come in a range of shades but I opted for Mink Pink which is a champagne-baby pink shade which is so metallic it looks like foil on your skin, it's so blinding! The formula is nice, it picks up on the brush well and blends onto the skin beautifully, a little bit really goes a long way too so theres no need to build up the powder on the brush! Overall for £2.50 this highlighter is incredible, if you like your highlighter to shine as bright as the sun your going to be needing this little beauty!
Barry M's lip liners are literally incredible, I'm actually in the middle of collecting all of their shades because I honestly don't think I'll reach for an expensive lip liner again after trying Barry M's offerings! Their lip liners are creamy but create precise lines at the same time, their well pigmented, feel super comfortable on the lips and only cost £2.99 each! I have lip liners from MAC and Charlotte Tilbury that I bought in the past which where pricey and I still prefer my Barry M ones, their just so nice!
Finally if your after a good glitter glue then the Essence Glitter Primer is where the parties at! This stuff is so good at keeping your glitters or pigments in place all day, the primer easily blends out and covers well and creates a nice dewy base for the glitters to adhere too, and a major plus for me is that it isn't sticky or heavy and it comes in at just £2.80 woohoo!
What are some of your makeup favourites that are under £5.00? I'd love to know beaut's!