(Prices as at May 2013)
I will probably end up adding to this list! Also, feel free to shout out any others in the comments! :)
Number 1: MUA Palettes
I LOVE all the MUA make up academy eyeshadow palettes and at £4 each you can treat yourself to 1 a week if you wanted! Quenches the make up thirst for sure this one does!
Number 2:Sinful nail varnish
Sinful nail varnish comes in a fun range of bright colours! These are great quality (I tend to need two coats) and they are long lasting! At only £1.99 they are a total bargain and you can often grab them in 3 for 2 deals!
Number 3: Collection 2000 Lasting Perfection Concealer
Has to be Collection 2000 Lasting Perfection Concealer! This stuff is amazing! This is high coverage, long staying power and has never let me down! I usually stock up on this when there are the 3 for 2 sales! Otherwise, this costs about £4.20.
Number 4: Maybelline Fit Me Foundation
Some love, some hate this but I personally love Maybelline Fit Me Foundation! This foundation has a gel-like texture to it and contains no oils or waxes. As a result it is probably best suited to Dry/Normal skin. It gives nice coverage (medium) and gives a healthy glow. If you prep, prime and set this will last most of the day. You can get these for approx £6.
Number 5: Sleek Pout Paint
I recently discovered these in my search for Lime Crime Velvetine dupes Blog post: http://pennypinup.blogspot.co.uk/2013/04/lime-crime-velvetine-dupes.html Sleek Pout Paint are amazing! The tube in quite small but you literally only need half a pea size to cover your lips! They closely simulate OCC lip tars & MAC Lipmix. These cost around £4. My favourite is 'Pin Up'.
There is always one product you will always end up going back to. This one is my old faithful and has been since my school days! Max factor 2000 Calorie mascara is simply amazing! I love the wand and the formula. This is such a good quality mascara, it never crumbles or smudges or gives the 'spider web' effect. Costs vary between £5 - £8 and it is worth every penny!
Number 7: Rimmel Glam'Eyes Liquid Eyeliner
Strong black pigmentation excellent slim wand, lasts all day (for me at least!)! This product is a staple for most MUAs since it came out! I tend to use this in conjunction with my felt liner just to wing the end.
No need to build up the colour as it is so black. This one will set you back about £5.
Number 8: W7 Double Act Bronzer Blusher
This Bronzer Blusher is clearly a Benefit Powder box in perfect 10 dupe. Perfect all year round. The bronzer has a lovely light shimmer to it and the blusher is a delicate rose colour.
Prices vary between but normally start around £4.
Available in New Look, Next & our store www.pennypinup.co.uk
These two ingredients are so multi purpose it should be a crime not to own them! I pour the liquid into a spray bottle and use it as a make up setting spray. It also works great as a cleanser/toner and those with sensitive skin tend to find this soothing and moisturising. It can reduce redness and help clear problem areas. It is a total steal at just under £2.50!
Number 10: Technic Cheek Tint & High Lights
I actually came across these in my sister's make up bag some time ago! The cheek tint & highlighter are clearly Benefit Benetint & High beam dupes. They are not as highly pigmented as the Benefit products so you use more of the product building up the makeup however they are a great alternative and won't break the bank! Many other make up lines have their own versions now (Collection 2000, Revlon, 2true etc). You could get both these for approx £4 and sometimes less depending on where you pick them up!
*Disclaimer - I have not been paid to review to promote or review these products.