Under £10: Top Makeup Products of 2016


This post is all about my favourite makeup products under £10 that I have loved in 2016. I love drugstore makeup. I love finding great makeup products and tools for under £10 that I can rely on and don’t have to break the bank to repurchase. I hope you like some of my favourites!


One of my favourite face products is the Natural Collection Cover Up Cream, which is only £1.99! It is a great dupe for the already cheap Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer which is a beauty community favourite at £4.19. It is super creamy but is great at covering up any blemishes.
I also love the Rimmel Wake Me Up Foundation. It isn’t the foundation I am currently using as I am working through my MAC Studio Sculpt Foundation but for years I have adored the Rimmel foundation. It is super for dry skin and gives you a lovely dewy finish. It costs a mere £8.99 which means you aren’t breaking the bank if it turns out not to be for you! I have also heard great things about the matching concealer but I have never tried it myself.


Good and affordable eyeshadow is sometimes really easy to find… sometimes very difficult! My absolute favourite this year is the Sleek iDivine Eyeshadow Palette in ‘All Night Long’ which I was kindly gifted for my birthday! The colours are beautiful and so wearable. You can pick it up for £8.99 in Boots and there is a great selection of different colours to test out.
I have recently discovered the NYX Matte Liquid Liner after a friend recommended it to me. It is £5.50 on ASOS (here) meaning you can grab some student discount on top! At first I found it really hard to use but I eventually got the hang of it! It stays on all day and is super black which is better than the crappy ‘grey’ eyeliners I often find myself stuck with!


There is one product that I am mentioning for my eyebrows as it has taken me all year to actually find a product I love and that doesn’t break the bank to repurchase! Everyone has heard so much about the Anastasia Dip Brow Pomade which is £15. Not bad if you know you love it but why even bother when the NYX Tame and Frame Pomade is only £5.50 and works a dream! I am soooo impressed with this product and I can’t believe it has taken me so long to find such a gem.


Again I have to mention NYX. NYX seems to have completely dominated the beauty industry here in the UK this year and I think a main reason is their Soft Matte Lip Creams. They cost £5.50 each and the selection is just incredible. I have Amsterdam, Budapest, Cannes and Milan and I adore them all so much. I am currently lusting after Stockholm and London so hopefully I will add those to my collection soon – a perfect stocking stuffer for any lady in your life really.
I was recently lucky to get the NYX Lingerie Lipstick in Babydoll from my boyfriend to try out. As a nude it is definitely very nude so generally I just put a little on and use my finger to blend it out to avoid 2k08 concealer lips! It costs £6.50 and the range of nudes in particular is amazing and worth checking out!


Finally I thought I would mention some tools that I love. I have several Real Techniques brushes that are reasonably priced but what I often call ‘high end drugstore’ in terms of price. I have actually been really impressed with Primark’s range of makeup brushes that I want to feature two in this post. I have the big fluffy powder brush that cost a hefty £2 and the angled contour brush which I believe was another £2. The quality of the brushes is actually great and I am really chuffed I didn’t judge Primark for it’s quality and gave them a go.

What is your favourite makeup product of 2016?




  1. December 19, 2016 / 9:25 pm

    Enjoyed reading it..I did not know about the concealor you talked about..I should go try it out! xx

    • December 21, 2016 / 12:35 pm

      Ah thank you so much! It’s definitely worth a try for the money! Xx

  2. December 20, 2016 / 9:09 am

    Ahhh I want all of these products! 😍 Especially the NYX lip creams. The number one beauty product I’ve been after is the little shimmery eye palette from MUA – it’s so cheap but looks lovely on the bloggers who have used it in their posts! xx

    • December 21, 2016 / 12:35 pm

      Ohhh really!? I will have to check that out! The NYX lip creams are my life! Haha xx

  3. December 20, 2016 / 12:37 pm

    I spotted that NYX pomade in Boots and am tempted to give it a go when I next run out of my ABH one. I’m also in serious need of new makeup brushes and didn’t even think of Primark, but I’m definitely gunna have a look next time I’m there xx

    • December 21, 2016 / 12:36 pm

      I bought it on a whim but I’m honestly so impressed by it! Yeah neither did I! I was just looking at their eyelashes and spotted them. I thought they were worth a try and they haven’t disappointed me tbh. Thanks for commenting lovely 🙂 xxx

  4. December 20, 2016 / 7:49 pm

    I love the Rimmel Wake Me Up concealer for under eye coverage. The NYX soft matte creams have been on my wish list for so long too x

    • December 21, 2016 / 12:37 pm

      I must get that to try out then! I have heard such good things about it but never tried it! They’re amazing, I love them so much and their staying power is fantastic xx

      • December 21, 2016 / 3:10 pm

        Definitely do, its so radiating and illuminating x

  5. July 23, 2017 / 8:59 am

    Love it!! I’m considering buying the NYX brow product soon! X

      • July 24, 2017 / 4:43 pm

        Ooo very nice haha!! Guessing it’s a must product then I may have to delve into my purse X

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