Top 5 Under £5 | Vol. 2

I really love doing these posts because as an unemployed student, I cannot afford to purchase high-end make up.  I wish I can rummage through my Chanel and Giorgio Armani products but I am very pleased with having my drugstore pieces for everyday use.  As we all know, the drugstore are upping their game without a doubt so you do not need to splash the cash.

1. Rimmel London Good to Glow Highlighter in Notting Hill Glow £4.99

This is a beautiful highlight to mix into your foundation for a dewy finish.  In my 'Everyday Glow Makeup Look' I mentioned this product as a great substitution or upgrade from the ELF highlighter I am currently working through.  You only require one drop into your full-face foundation volume to get a healthy radiant appearance.  It can double up as a cheek highlight and blends like a pro without appearing patchy and harsh.  I highlight recommend checking out this range of highlighters if you want something to mix in your foundation or slightly more intense than a powder. 

2. Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water in 400mL £4.99

To take off a full face of makeup, I prefer to reach for my Almond Oil or Coconut Oil instead of a makeup remover as the price tag is far greater than it should be.  Nevertheless, 400mL for this incredible remover for less than a fiver is an exception I am willing to make.  The Micellar water was sweeping the shelves as a fantastic makeup remover that is not drying, uncomfortable, and does indeed do the job successfully. I find that 400mL is more than enough for 3/4s of the year if you use makeup everyday.  I do a full face maybe once a month if that so this product is basically immortal.  Therefore, you get way more bang for your buck.  

3. Seventeen Supreme Shine Lipstick in Rich £4.99

One of the main reasons I love this lipstick line by Seventeen is because the colors are perfect for those with deeper skin tones.  It looks amazing against darker skin tones without being deep purples or dark reds.  These lipsticks are perfect for school, university, or everyday because it as a glossy and buildable coverage rather than being extremely opaque.  On my pigmented lips, I find it enhances its natural color rather than hide it.  The shade 'Rich' is a perfect match for me when I want to emphasise and embrace my natural appearance. 

4. MUA Eyeshadow Palette in Undressed and Undress me Too £4.00 each

These eyeshadow palettes are as cheap as chips!  Not only is the price so ideal, it works great for starters as well as those who are experienced in makeup.  I absolutely love these palettes and they are my go-to for formal occasions as well as a subtle everyday look.  The swatches are pigmented though slightly on the powdery side due to the obvious presence of talcum powder.   With a decent primer, you can create a diverse range of neutral looks.  Plus, they've been said to be an amazing dupe for the Urban Decay Naked 1 and Naked 2 palette.  Would you rather spend 30 or 4 pounds? Hmm...

5. Boots 3 in 1 Blending Sponge £3.60 

Sponges by far excel any face brush for foundation, bb creams, or tinted moisturisers.  This sponge enables even application of the product on the face without caking or clumping.  Dampening of the sponge prior also further aids in having a healthy glow.  I do not think you need to spend an extortionate amount of money for a beauty sponge.  This one works tremendously but my favourite of all time is indeed the Real Techniques Sponge which is slightly more than 5 pounds therefore I couldn't include it in this post (though I am slyly slipping it in now).  This product also has a tapered end which is wonderful for blending out near the tear duct or nose region.  The sponge is easy to clean but like most sponges, they tend to stain which is never favourable so repurchasing after a few months would be necessary.  

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