Wednesday, 17 July 2013

Great Beauty Products For £20 and Under Post #1



Urban Decay Naked Basics Palette
This little palette is everything you need for eye makeup- it can be used for day or night eyeshadow as well as eyebrow powder. The shades are matte rather than shimmery like the other Naked palettes, which is why I think it's worth investing in. They are all very pigmented shades that suit every skin tone/ hair colour, and they last a long time on your eyelids (although I always apply the Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion on my lids first to ensure that the eyeshadow will last a full day and night). It's a great palette for taking away with you too at it's so small and light, yet has such a great range of shades. Full review here.
Price: £20 (Available at Debenhams)

Benefit They’re Real Mascara
A fantastic mascara, it really does make a huge difference to your lashes, they look so much longer and fuller, worth every penny in my opinion. This certainly isn't the UK's best-selling mascara for nothing! Full review here
Price: £19.50 

Bobbi Brown Brush Cleaning spray
This is really handy to have in between makeup brush washes. It's great for travelling or if your brush gets dirty/ you drop it and don't have time to wash it. It's basically an antibacterial spray for brushes. You simply spray it on the brush and wipe it off with a tissue. It's alcohol free and really gentle on brushes. I really hate germs and have trouble with spots in general so any product which will limit the bacteria going onto my face I am a big fan of! Full review here.
Price: £15(Available at House of Fraser, John Lewis and Selfridges)

Nails Inc Bling On The Rocks
I received this as a Christmas present last year from my boyfriend's lovely brother and girlfriend. I've had lots of fun using it- I'm definitely getting better with practice! With this set you can either create silver glitter nails or black glitter ones. They look so good, I usually do my ring finger on each hand and all my other nails a plain colour that compliments it, this way it makes a big impact :) Nails Inc do lots of cool sets like this- I really want to get my hands on the leather one- so I'd definitely check them out as they're fun, look cool and make a great present!
Price: £20 (Available at Debenhams)

Clinique Eye Makeup Remover
This is a fantastic eye makeup remover. It's so gentle on your eyes and doesn't sting at all. It gets rid of all makeup- even tough mascara! Full review here
Price: £17

Mac Lipsticks
I've got a few MAC lipsticks now and I've loved every shade I've tried. There's so many different shades, meaning that you can be daring with a bright pink or red lip, or subtle with a nude or light pink. All the shades last a while on your lips, the lipstick always looks flattering, it never dries your lips out. I'm loving the Cremecup shade at the moment (review to come shortly!) it's a very natural and soft pink shade. If you're after a new lipstick I would definitely recommend hitting the MAC counter! Full review here.
Price: £14 

Paul Mitchell Spray Wax
Since having short hair I've enjoyed experimenting with spray wax to create texture, volume and different styles. This is my favourite one so far as it's not sticky and provides a lot of oomph! I spray it underneath my top hair just to make sure it can't be seen and to get maximum volume. It create a messy, textured look in a matter of seconds: I simply spray it and then ruffle up my hair with my fingers. Full review here.
Price: £13.95


  1. I love this post, and because I am going on holiday soon I will be in duty free so I definitely want to pick some of these products up :D The UD Naked Basics palette looks great and I don't know whether to pick this up or the original/Naked 2 :D x

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    1. Aw good, thank you :) I hope you have fun in Duty Free and have a great holiday! I love the original Naked palette and the Naked Basics one, if you can only get the one I'd maybe go for the Naked one as that's got more options for the evening, but then this one is cheaper and can be used for all occasions too... ohh decisions decisions! x x

  2. I love 'take the day off' x

    1. Aw me too- it's so easy and gentle :) x

  3. Love Benefit They're Real and MAC Lipsticks! xx


    1. Me too! Benefit They're Real is my favourite mascara ever! And there's so many different MAC lipsticks, you can never have too many :) x


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