I mentioned in the 5 under £5 post (which you can read here) about high street/ aka drugstore gems. There are some brilliant products out there that don't cost the earth. As a continuation of that post I thought I would mention some amazing items that are priced under £10.
1. Witch anti-blemish skin clearing primer - £6.99 (I have seen this on offer for half price before now). I do think this is a really good primer for anyone who suffers from blemishes. Its a light creamy product that soothes the skin whilst helping foundation/your base products to stay put. Whilst I don't think its the best I've used for oil control - I use nip and fab shine fix for my oily t-zone, I use the witch primer when I'm suffering from spots as I find it calms the skin and really helps to clear blemishes up.
2. Revlon nearly naked foundation £8.99. There are a lot of rave reviews out there on this foundation - you can read my review in full here. Its an ultra light foundation that blends seamlessly into the skin, providing weightless coverage. It looks natural and doesn't oxidise. If you have oily skin, you will definitely need to set with a powder but for the price, its one of the better foundations out there.
3. Revlon lip butters £7.99. I did get sucked into the hype when these were released but luckily I really like them. Weightless colour that doesn't dry out the lips - I swatched a few shades here. I know some people do prefer the loreal rouge caresse lipsticks, which are basically their version of these. Whilst I prefer the lip butters, the caresse lipsticks are also a very good product for under a tenner.
4. Essie nail polish £7.99. I think essie are really good quality, though I might have been quite lucky with the shades I've bought. Generally I find they have a good consistency, wear well and there are a good variety of shades available. I usually go to fragrance direct or cheap smells where you can pick them up cheap but they don't tend to have newly released shades.
5. Real techniques brushes from £7.99. Bit of a beauty blogging fail here as I thought the powder brush I photographed cost £9.99 and not £12.99 but hey ho that what happens when you do don't your research properly. These are really good quality brushes - soft, wash well, don't shed. My favourites would have to be the eye shader which is £7.99 and the blush brush £9.99 - though I think the brush head is slightly too large for the cheeks.
Have you tried any of these products?