Tuesday 26 January 2016

Top 10 Under $10

Today I have for you my top 10 makeup products for under $10.
So if you're on a budget or you just love affordable makeup, just keep on reading and I hope this post is helpful in your next drugstore visit.

DB Pressed Mineral Blush - Rose

DB are a good quality drugstore brand that offer products from nail polish to foundations to fragrances.
 This gorgeous rose toned blush would look beautiful on all skin tones and it's usually my Autumn blush shade.

The formulation is great. It's silky, pigmented and gives you a subtle glow to the cheeks.
They have 4 shades to choose from in the range, Blossom, Nectar, Rose and Glow. Their products are also certified cruelty free and vegan.

Essence Make Me Brow Eyebrow Gel Mascara - Blondy Brows

Very comparable to Benefit's Gimme Brow except much more affordable and it gives you the same effect.
It has tiny fibres throughout to fill in any sparse areas you may have to create a more full and defined brow.
The formula is fantastic which makes it so easy to comb through your brows without any mess or fuss, and does a wonderful job at setting your brow hairs in place.
So effortless and achieves great results.
The only downside is it's only available in two colours so it may not suit everyone.

NYX Butter Gloss - Maple Blondie

I adore NYX as a brand and these butter glosses are simply amazing.
They provide sheer to medium coverage so you can wear them alone or over the top of your favourite lipstick.

They don't feel thick and sticky on the lips like some lip glosses, they're actually very comfortable to wear and the scent is just divine.
The doe foot applicator makes it very easy to apply no matter where you are and it wears quite well throughout the day.
They have a big range of shades to choose from so there is something out there for everyone.

Australis Metallix Eye Shadow - Gold Gaga

These little eye shadows are absolutely stunning.
Very similar to Stila's Magnificent Metal's but much more wallet friendly.
With their foil metallic finish, these are perfect to wear on nights out when you're looking to intensify your eye look.
The texture is very soft and pigmented, you don't need to use much at all and they are so easy to blend.
They also contain Vitamin E and anti-oxidants to assist in smoothing and hydrating the eyelids.
I like to apply an eyelid primer prior to application to ensure it lasts as long as possible.

Elf Studio Matte Lip Colour - Coral

If you love a matte lip, you can't go past these.
What I love about them is that for a matte finish, they're not overly drying or uncomfortable on the lips. If you do find it to be drying, a simple fix of applying a lip balm prior to application or a lip gloss over the top is all you need.
The wind up packaging is so convenient. No need to sharpen it every time it becomes blunt.
It's rich in colour and lasts pretty well on the lips. A touch up may only be needed every few hours or so.

Essence All About Roses Eye Shadow Palette

I always completely blown away by the quality of the shadows in this palette.
Sometimes with their palettes it can be a hit or a miss. Some shadows could be full of pigment and the other shades are just lacking. But not this palette.
Each and every shade in this palette is just beautiful.
You can create a soft, shimmery, day time look or a matte, smoky night time look with this diverse palette.
I'm a big lover of Essence and their products are incredible for the price so I definitely recommend them.

Makeup Revolution Amazing Lipstick - Flashing

A lovely pink toned lipstick that will look great during the Spring and Summer seasons.
Very creamy in texture and good colour pay off as well.
There are over 20 shades to choose from in the Amazing Lipstick range and they're all under $3, so they are a definite steal.

Ulta3 Volume & Length Mascara

Some of their products are a bit average however, this is a nice mascara.
It does lengthen my lashes and it does give me some volume.
I always curl my lashes beforehand and this mascara helps to hold the curl in place, with a little more help from the curved wand.

The formulation is quite thick but it doesn't clump or give me that spidery effect to my lashes which I'm not too keen on.
There isn't much information on this mascara but it looks like it has little fibres on the wand to give you that full lash effect that every girl desires.

Chi Chi Stay-On Lip Liner - Centrefold 

This nude brown works well for my fair skin tone.
It's soft and creamy so it doesn't drag along your lip line.
I've worn their lip liners alone at dinner and they barely rubbed off so they really are long wearing.
I love that it's a wind up lip liner so I don't need to worry about sharpening it once it's blunt.
They can be worn alone as they don't feel too drying on the lips or you can pair it with a lipstick or a lip gloss of your choice.

Fantastic lip liners to reach for if you know you're going to be eating and drinking because it's also smudge proof and waterproof.

Sinful Colors Nail Polish - You Goji

If I'm on a budget and I need a nail polish that I know I can I rely on, I always look for Sinful Colors.
You Goji is an absolutely gorgeous deep berry shade that I love wearing during Autumn.

The consistency of the polish is just right and very opaque so there's no need to apply four coats just to reveal it's true colour.
They have quite an extensive range of colours and finishes to choose from so I always find the colour I'm searching for. Whether it be a glitter, shimmer, metallic or a cream finish.
They last as well as a regular nail polish does but I just use a gel top coat and it keeps my mani looking good for longer.

They are my top 10 under $10.
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Stay beautiful!

- Dee

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