Thursday, 12 September 2013

My fave 10 products under €10

I've been wanting to do a post like this for the longest time, and I am delighted that I finally have the motivation to now thanks to SBBC. I am a bit of a makeup snob, I do enjoy drugstore/highstreet brands, and I kind of think you get what you pay for when it comes to cosmetics. That said, there is nothing that fills my heart with glee than a dupe or a bargain. I have tried millions of products and these are some of my favourite products which individually cost less than a tenner! I picked ten products which I think would complement each other to put together one look, so you could paint your entire face with these products.

Most of these products are available in pharmacies or chains like Boots or Superdrug, or online from reputable Irish sellers like Beauty Emporium or Cloud 10 Beauty. 

For concealer, I chose the Catrice Camouflage Cream because it is a really effective undereye and blemish concealer. I think this will set you back €4.
Foundation wise, I chose one of my favourite drugstore foundations, Rimmel Match Perfection. I have the lightest shade and it is a nice match for me in the winter, and gives excellent coverage with decent lasting power. To set this foundation, I chose Catrice Skin Finish Compact Powder which is a really nice, finely milled powder. 
My mascara choice was another Catrice offering (sorry UK readers!) and it is my favourite mascara by the brand, the Glamour Doll Mascara. This has a really nice comb for a wand which does not irritate my sensitive eyes, it defines and lengthens the lashes nicely and doesn't smudge under your eyes over the course of the day. I think this is €4.49. 
For my lips, I chose the Rimmel Kate Moss Lasting Finish Matte lipstick in the Shade 101, a beautiful blue toned matte baby pink. I absolutely love this lipstick and am on my second bullet.

On to the eyes, I chose Maybelline Color Tattoo in 'On and On Bronze' as the perfect base for a neutral eye look, and the MUA palette in 'Undress Me Too', which has beautifully pigmented eyeshadows in a variety of different neutral tones and finishes. For blush, I selected my favourite Sleek Blush in 'Rose Gold'- the much celebrated dupe of NARS 'Orgasm'- this is a beautiful colour flattering on all skintones. To warm up the face, I threw in the Natural Collection bronzer in 'Sun Shine'- the perfect shade for pale skinned girls because it is not too muddy. There is a slight hint of shimmer in this but it's hard to believe that this product is very regularly part of a 3 for €6.50 deal! So play your cards right and this could be yours for €2.17! Finally, to complement and finish off this fresh, ethereal look, I chose the MUA Undress Your Skin Shimmer Highlighter, one of my favourite highlighters.

There were so many other products that I could have mentioned but I wanted to be able to create a whole look from my picks. What is your top product under €10?1


  1. I love the palette, mascara, and foundation a lot! Great picks, I really need to get that concealer x

  2. Great picks! That Rimmel Foundation is great and so is the Catrice Concealer - they are 2 of my favourite products aswell!

  3. Love that MUA highlighter! Such a brilliant product for only 3 pounds! My only bugbear with MUA is the packaging on everything I've bought from them seems to break after a couple of weeks, could be just me though! But cant really complain for the price! Love the blog :)

  4. I'm ridiculously fond of the MUA eyeshadow palettes, I can't believe how great the colours are not to mention the pigmentation. Totes agree with you!!

  5. I am a huge fan of Catrice's powder! It's become a make up staple of mine. I never knew it wasn't available in the UK though.

  6. I love how you did a full face look! I really want to try that MUA highlighter sometime soon!


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