I recently did a post on 5 high-end makeup items that were worth the money. In this post I said that a makeup product may not be amazing just because it’s expensive. So, I thought it would only be right if I did the opposite! I always say that you don’t have to spend a fortune to get good quality products… so here are 10 great drugstore products that are less than £10!

1. Makeup Revolution Conceal and Define Concealer – £4.00

This concealer has become my all-time favourite. You can read a more in-depth review here, but all you need to know is that it’s creamy and blendable, full coverage and ONLY £4! That’s insane. For reference, I use shade C2 and it really brightens my under-eye area. As drugstore products go… This one is incredible.

2. Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder – £3.99

When I first bought this product, I wasn’t a big fan (shock, horror I know), I just didn’t understand the hype. However, after giving it a proper go it is not my favourite drugstore powder. I use the translucent shade so that I don’t change the colour of my foundation as I set it. It doesn’t make my skin look cakey, and keeps my makeup in place all day long. At less than £5 you can’t complain! It is a product I have bought time and time again (and you can afford to at that price) and really is a great product.

3. Nyx Lingerie Liquid Lipstick – £7.00

This product is another great buy! With every brand bringing out liquid lipsticks these days it can be hard to choose which to buy. The Nyx lipsticks are beautiful! They are extremely pigmented, glide on like a dream and don’t go crusty after wearing them all day. My favourite shade is 108 – Bedtime Flirt. It is the perfect pinky nude that will be perfect for all year long. All of the lipsticks last all day and don’t feel drying on the lips.

4. Bourjois Healthy Mix foundation – £9.99

If you saw my Favourite Makeup of 2017 post you will know that the Bourjois Healthy Mix is my favourite drugstore foundation at the minute. It is perfect for my combo skin and lasts all day without looking cakey or sliding all over my face. It is a relatively dewy foundation and makes the skin look so flawless and healthy. I haven’t tried a new drugstore foundation since because it is my everyday go to! It is the perfect shade for my pale skin (N51 for reference) and so I don’t look like an orange every time I leave the house!

5. Makeup Revolution Reloaded Iconic Fever palette – £4.00

This product is the ultimate drugstore bargain. I don’t know any other brand that would sell a full eyeshadow palette for £4… its crazy! But what is even crazier is how good it is! With 15 pigmented shadows, a mixture of mattes and shimmers, and lovely warm toned colours, it is perfect for everyone! I could not recommend this palette more!

6. Nyx Tame and Frame Tinted Brow pomade – £6.00

This product is Nyx’s dupe of the Anastasia Beverly Hill’s Brow pomade. I never used to be a fan of pomades and was more of a powder person (I wore the HD brows kit) so I thought I would ease in with a cheaper product. I was not disappointed! It is the perfect shade to match dark hair and is so quick and easy to apply. I use it with the Nyx number 118 brush and achieve effortless brows in minutes! All for £6 what could be better!?

7. Collection Lasting Perfection concealer – £4.19

This is an oldy but goldy! If you haven’t heard of this concealer over the years then you have been living under a rock! It is great coverage and again for such a small price. Collection has recently released more shades and so it is so much easier to get a perfect match. The clue is in the name, this concealer lasts and doesn’t crease, a great addition to any makeup lovers collection.

8. Rimmel Stay Matte Liquid Lipstick – £5.99

Another lipstick I’m sorry! But it is such a bargain for a great product! This was actually the first liquid lipstick I had ever tried and I still love it to this day. My favourite colour is 200 – Pink Bink (yes another pink… I like them okay!). Like the other lipstick it is a dream to apply, lasts all day (even with multiple drinks) and I get so many compliments when I wear it. This one is £1 cheaper than the Nyx lipstick if you really do want a bargain!

9. Maybelline Fit Me Concealer – £4.15

Wow, this post turned into the best drug concealers…oops. But this does prove that you don’t need to fork out lots of money to get a decent concealer that does the job. All of the ones that I have mentioned have been less than £5 and have been so much better than the more expensive alternatives. This one is much lighter than the other two and so is perfect for those no-makeup makeup days. It is creamy, blendable, and gives just enough coverage to hide those pesky dark circles… another drugstore bargain!

10. Nyx Setting Spray – Dewy Finish/Long Lasting – £7.00

Last, but certainly not least… a setting spray! If you have been following me for a while, you will know that the morphe setting spray is my all time favourite. But this product is a close second, and half the price! This setting spray is great for giving that dewy look (hence the name) and I love wearing it on a night out to keep my makeup in place whilst still looking fresh and glowy af. It doesn’t leave water droplets on the face (which I hate) and gives my skin that extra boost of life!

So those are 10 products that are less than £10 – BARGAIN! What are your favourite drugstore products? Leave me a comment down below!

Thanks for reading,

Chlo x

My makeup collection (most likely a lot smaller than other bloggers) is a mixture of both drugstore and luxury products. I have always said that you can find hidden gems in the drugstore and terrible high-end products and so price doesn’t really matter! Having said that, here are 5 high-end products that I think are totally worth the splurge and don’t disappoint (well for me anyway).

Urban Decay – Naked heat palette £39.50

All of the Urban Decay palettes are known for being quite pricey! But for the beautiful colours, stunning pigments and excellent blendability they are brilliant value for money. I believe that all of the Naked palettes can make this list, but I narrowed it down to the most recent palette… The Naked Heat! With 12 fiery, earthy shades, this palette packs a punch! There is a mixture of mattes and shimmers, with shades that can complement any skin tone. Working out at just £3 an eyeshadow, who can complain?!

Benefit – Hoola Bronzer £24.50

If you read my Favourite makeup of 2017 post, you will know that I absolutely love the Benefit Hoola bronzer. This is the only bronzer that I have re-purchase time and time again (as you can probably tell from the shiny new one in the picture). I have a very pale complexion and so many bronzers can make me look like I work at Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory! This is the only bronzer that I have come across so far that does not make me look ridiculously orange, and, with a slightly more cool tone, it is perfect for contouring. The Hoola bronzer lasts me forever, it took well over a year to hit pan despite me using it every day and so you really are getting a lot of product for your money!

YSL – All hours foundation £35

This is a relatively new purchase of mine, and I love it. You have probably seen a lot of hype over this foundation… and rightly so! It has a full coverage, matte finish, lasts all day and makes the skin look flawless! What more can you want? I mainly wear this foundation for nights out or special events as it is too expensive for everyday wear (unless you are rich af). But every time I do wear it, I get so many compliments. I got a brilliant shade match for my pale skin (BD20) which makes me feel so much more confident when wearing it. It also comes with a pump, which many other high-end foundations don’t have (I’m looking at you Nars Sheer Glow) and so you can control how much you use at any one time and prevent wastage!

Laura Mercier – Loose Setting Powder £20

An oldy but a goldy! The loose setting powder in Translucent has been all over the Internet for years, which may give you a hint that you should buy it! It sets foundation beautifully without giving you cake face! It is very finely milled and so is great for baking under the eyes and dusting all over the face for makeup that will last all day long! Also, the translucent shade means that it doesn’t alter the colour of my foundation (one less thing to worry about). This is another product that I have had for a really long time and I havn’t hit pan, proving that it is great value for money.

Too Faced – Hangover Primer £27

Last, but certainly not least, is the Too faced Hangover primer! I hadn’t used this primer for a while but after my skin getting drier over the winter months I thought I’d dig it out again. I am so happy that I did! This primer is sooooo moisturising and makes my skin feel so lovely and soft. It leaves the skin feeling slightly tacky and so no matter what foundation I use, it lasts all day long. It also smells of coconut – a great bonus!

So those are 5 high-end items that I believe are worth the extra money! If you have any cheaper alternatives to these products please leave a comment down below, I am always looking for a good dupe! Thankyou again for reading!

Makeup Revolution was a brand that I never considered to buy, I always assumed that the low price meant that the quality of the products wouldn’t be up to scratch (a bit too snobby I know). After all the hype recently over the brand, I couldn’t resist and did a mini haul!

I thought I would do a little first impressions of the products I bought, If you would like a full review, let me know in the comments!

Unless you have been living under a rock recently, you will have definitely heard of the Makeup Revolution Conceal and Define Concealer. This product has been all over YouTube, Instagram and Twitter and has been named the dupe of the Tarte Shape Tape concealer. If you know me, you will know that I cannot resist a hyped over product… I ALWAYS have to buy it just to see if it is worth all of the buzz!

One of my first thoughts about this product was that it had an amazing shade range … a total of 18 shades ranging from the very fair to the very deep. For a drugstore brand, I think this is brilliant and more higher known brands (*cough* Tarte) should definitely learn something from this release! I have very pale skin and so I got shade C2 (unfortunately C1 was sold out on Superdrug) but lucky for me its a great match!

I never did buy the Shape Tape concealer, mainly because it was difficult to shade match online for the price and so I can judge this concealer as a stand alone product with no expectations. I am pleased to announce, this is my new favourite concealer! If you follow me on twitter you will know that I have been quite sick recently, and this product has made my dark under eye circles completely disappear! It has great coverage and blends beautifully without creasing… and for £4 what more can you want!

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I also thought I would purchase some of the Makeup Revolution Reloaded eyeshadow palettes. After much deliberation I decided to pick up the Iconic Vitality and the Iconic Fever palettes. Both of these are only £4 for 15 eyeshadows (WHAT?!), which at only 26p per eyeshadow is INSANE.

I have only played with these palettes a few times so far, but as first impressions go I am amazed! The shadows are Sooooo pigmented and blendable and exceptional value for money.

Iconic fever is a beautiful warm toned palette filled to the brim with beautiful burnt oranges, reds and purples which are perfect for all year round. There is a great mix of mattes and shimmers to create a wide variety of looks that work for both day and night!

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Iconic Fever

Iconic Vitality is very similar to the Fever palette with again some beautiful burgundy and brown tones, but also the addition of a beautiful black to create some smokier looks. There are also some cooler toned colours in this palette and so has something for everyone!

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Iconic Vitality

Both of these palettes have beautiful, high quality eye shadows at such a great price point and I cannot wait to use them more to see exactly how they compare to the more expensive palettes in my collection.

Have you tried these palettes or any other makeup revolution palettes? What are you thoughts? Did you succumb to the hype of the Conceal and Define concealer, do you love it as much as I do? Would you like a more detailed review of any of these products?

Let me know your thoughts by leaving a comment below! Thanks again for reading!

Chloe x

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Hello lovelies, and thank you again for reading another one of my blog posts! I am back again with another review… this time the Morphe 15D Day Slayer palette caught my eye. One thing you should know about me is that I love morphe, the palettes are always stunning, extremely pigmented and really affordable!

About a week ago, I thought I would treat myself to the 15D palette, as the warm toned shades are right up my street! The palette is extremely affordable at only £15, and with a total of 15 shades, they are only £1 per eyeshadow!

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I absolutely LOVE the packaging of this palette. In the past, I have always thought the normal 35 morphe palettes have been quite bulky and plain (almost cheap looking), but this one feels much more luxurious! The packaging is the standard black with the Morphe logo, but has a much heavier feel to it and seems much more sturdy. One MASSIVE bonus with this palette in comparison to my other Morphe collections is that it has a really big mirror. This makes it so much easier to use and is perfect for travel… and with beautiful, wearable shades, this will definitely be my go to travel palette.

This palette has a total of 9 matte shades and 6 shimmer shades, meaning a wide variety of looks can be created with this one palette. I was particularly surprised by the matte shades, which were so pigmented and blended seamlessly and really were the stars of the show! I also loved the shimmer shades, which as always, I used with a setting spray to really make them pop. Bronzed Beauty in particular is gorgeous all over the lid! As a whole, the palette is very warmed toned which is perfect for my style. If you are a more of a cool toned kind of person, this one may not be the one for you!

Lets get into the shades!

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Row 1:

  • Natural – The perfect matte transition shade
  • Spark – A beautiful pale golden shimmer shade, great for an everyday glam look
  • In the crease – The clue is in the name, a lovely pale matte orange shade for defining the crease
  • Forever – A stunning dark matte orange shade
  • Bronzed Beauty – an extremely pigmented shimmering bronze shade for all over the lid

Row 2:

  • Upbeat – A beautiful matte yellow shade perfect for autumn
  • Glow – A shimmery dark orange shade, great for all year round
  • Editor – a matte light brown, works beautifully in the crease
  • Highlight – a shimmering brown toned orange
  • Define – a matte red-brown, perfect for autumn-winter and adds warmth to any look

Row 3:

  • Desert – a matte chocolate brown for adding smokiness to any look
  • Epic – a matte light brown for a subtle day look
  • Blend – my favourite shade! A shimmering rose shade, will work all year round
  • Just eyes – A shimmering purple toned brown for a smoky, sultry look
  • Sweet – A matte deep purple-brown shade for the perfect smoky eye

All of these shadows are really well made, extremely pigmented and blendable and great value for money! The only thing that is missing is a highlight shade, but other than that it is perfect. It has become my new favourite palette and I get so many compliments when I wear it. Well done Morphe!

Do you have this palette? What are your thoughts? Has this review tempted you to buy this palette?

I would love to know your thoughts, so leave a comment below! Thanks again for reading!

Chloe x

If you have been on twitter or Instagram over the past few months, you might have noticed The HiSmile Teeth Whitening kit craze, with everyone from Kylie Jenner to Connor Mcgregor raving about how amazing it is. I drink a lot of tea and coffee and as a result my teeth can become quite stained. I thought I would treat myself and try out the kit and test it to see if it is overhyped or actually worth the money!

fullsizerender-1The Kit:

The kit, is undoubtedly beautiful. Often when I have bought teeth whitening kits in the past I get ugly mouth guards that never quite mold to my teeth and strange teeth whitening pens. This one has a lovely pink and white theme which screams luxury! The kit includes 3 x HiSmile gels (2 uses per syringe), 1 x LED light, 1 x mouth tray, 1 x shade guide, 1 x instruction manual. At a retail price of £49.99, this is considerably more expensive than other teeth whitening kits I have purchased in the past. Despite this, it is still cheaper than getting your teeth whitening professionally, and hey if it works, it works!

How to use it:

The kit is really simple to use and includes a total of 6 daily applications. All you have to do is load 1/4 of the gel into the mouth guard, pop it into your mouth and switch on the LED light. This is the part that you have probably seen all over Instagram and Youtube. You simply wait 10 minutes for the LED light to do its thing and bobs your uncle, your done!

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I was a bit hesitant to order this kit as I have heard that it can take weeks for your order to arrive. I decided to order the kit anyway, and luck was on my side, with my order taking only 1 week to get to my doorstep!

I was slightly disappointed with the indicator chart as I found that many of the stages showed pink toned teeth, which I don’t think ANYONE has! This made it much more difficult to judge what my starting point was and how my teeth changed colour throughout the process. I found that a simple white backdrop worked much better!

I have used the kit everyday without my teeth feeling sore or sensitive which has always been an issue when I have whitened my teeth in the past! HiSmile claim that you can see a difference after just 10 minutes (1 application), although I don’t think this was the case for me. After 6 days, I did notice that my teeth were whiter than before I started the process, and they certainly felt cleaner… but I was hoping for a much larger impact! I started the teeth whitening at around a 4/5 and I feel by the end I was maybe a 2 or a 3. I did continue to drink tea and coffee whilst using this kit which obviously didn’t help, so if you are not a big tea drinker like me, this may work much better for you!

Overall, this is a nice kit for teeth whitening if you want a gradual change. If you are like me and wanted pearly whites even though you drink your body weight in tea everyday it may not work as well as you would like! For 6 days worth of whitening, I do feel that £50 is quite expensive, however as I now have the LED light I am considering buying the top up gels to do once a week. Fingers crossed I will have celeb worthy pearly whites by the end of the year, and I will continue to blog my progress as the year goes on!

Have you used the HiSmile teeth whitening kit before, did you see a big difference? What other teeth whitening kits have you been loving?! Comment below and let me know!

Chloe xx