Drugstore or High Street makeup products can be really great and, sometimes, I find myself grabbing them more often than my higher end products. So here is a list of 6 of my favourites that cost less than £6.
Rimmel Lasting Finish 1000 kisses stay on lip contouring pencil in Spice - £2.99
I love this lip liner and use it under pretty much every lipstick despite the colour of the lipstick because it helps the colour last a little longer and I find none of them bleed with this liner on. It adds a depth to a nude lipstick and is just a perfect liner. I reach for this so often and at £2.99 it's a steal. It's not hugely creamy but I like this in a liner as I hate the chore of sharpening the pencil and creamy liners need sharpened so much more (what can I say I'm lazy?). I also think that the slightly harder formula helps make it last a little longer and enables you to be more precise with the application. I definitely want to try out some of their other liners.
Supercat Eyeliner Pen by Soap and Glory - £6.00
I have repurchased this eyeliner pen so many times. I find it takes a long time to dry out so lasts a long time in itself and it applies really well to the eye as it creates a really nice opaque line. The pen is not hugely skinny so it may take a little while to get the hang of it if you've not used one before. It's perfect to use for any eyeliner look from winged liner to a thin accentuation of the eye. I cannot rave about this enough as I reach for it everytime I wear eyeliner.
Maybelline New York 24HR Color Tattoo in 05 Eternal Gold - £4.99
The Maybelline Color Tattoos are cream eyeshadows and were my first cream eyeshadow purchases. I love this shade; it's a beautifully opaque pure gold colour. I love using it for inner corner highlight with a black and gold smokey eye or to just add some elegance, shimmer or sparkle to my eye makeup look. I would highly recommend buying this as it adds something a little extra to any look. It can crease occasionally - especially if used over the entire eye - but for £4.99, the perks outweigh the cons and I rarely use it as a base shade anyway so it's perfect for me.
I am a huge fan of a matte face and am not hugely keen on shine - unless it's from my highlighter - and this powder is perfection. Because I get it in the translucent shade, it doesn't cake onto your face and keeps you matte for a good long time. But it isn't only good for those who like a matte face, it's brilliant for setting your makeup, whether you just want to set it on oily patches of skin, your T-zone or where you have concealed. I recommend this every time.
Tanya Burr Lip Gloss in Picnic in the Park - £5.99 (Currently on sale for £3.60 on Feelunique.com - not an ad just a handy tip)
I'll be honest: I'm really not a fan of lip glosses; usually it's because of the stickiness and because I like matte lips a little more. But I am really enjoying this gloss. It's not sticky or tacky and it adds a shine to your lips without feeling like you've caked your lips in icing. The colour is also not something I would usually go for because I don't often wear bright pinks but I have fallen in love with it and wear it over nudes to add a bit of a girly vibe to it. If you're looking for a good lip gloss, look no further than Tanya Burr. Well done girl, you did good.
Zoeva Concealer Buffer Brush (142)
Now, I'm not entirely sure how much this cost because it came in Zoeva's complete eye set of brushes but all-in-all each brush works out to cost about £3.57 on average. I know what you're thinking: 'that surely is way too cheap to be a good product'. If you thought that, you thought wrong. Yes, it is ridiculously cheap but do not complain. This is one of my favourites from the kit and I use it for every type of concealer; from my Bobbi Brown creamy under eye concealer to concealer over blemishes. It gives a really natural finish and just gives a nice blend into the skin. If you're shopping for makeup brushes, I really recommend their complete eye set and I'm itching to try out their other brushes.