22 October 2015

Top 10 Drugstore Beauty Products Under £10 #2

Gone are the days of below par packaging and powdery swatches. The aisles of Boots and Superdrug are brimming with new beauty products, they've really upped the ante. Today I thought I would show you my top 10 products that have really impressed me and guess what? They won't break the bank, so you can still get that Pumpkin Spice Latte before work.

NYX Butter Glosses
Top 10 Drugstore Beauty Products Under £10
Lets start with the make up bits shall we.
Barry M Chisel Cheeks Contour Kit
I may have mentioned this mascara a few times before, but I'm still loving it. It lengthens my lashes like no other mascara I've tried and doesn't clump or flake, which are huge deal breakers for me. It doesn't offer much in the volume department, but for fluttery everyday lashes, this mascara is perfect.

NYX Butter Glosses /£5 Boots
I never used to be a gloss fan, but these seriously smooth, pigmented and beautifully packaged glosses not only changed my opinion, but they may have given me the "Gotta Get Them All" mentality.

NYX used to be quite hard to get a hold of in the UK, but now you can get them from Boots (score). I do have a full review of these glosses up, so if you fancy reading that here's the link.

Barry M Chisel Cheeks Contour Kit
Barry M Flawless Chisel Cheeks Contour Kit / £6.49 Boots
Good contour products are very hard to come by in the drugstore, but this little palette delivers. It has one cool toned, ashy shade that works perfectly as a contour. A slightly warmer shade that can be used as an all over bronzer and a cream/yellow highlight powder, that I like to use to set my under eye concealer, as it's more matte than shimmery. You would be hard pushed to find another palette that has all three products for under £7, can we say bargain?

Seventeen Skin Wow Primer / £5.99 Boots
I don't personally use this product as a primer, but it's lovely mixed in with your foundation, or dotted along your cheekbones. It really gives your skin a gorgeous glow and considering the quality, I would expect the price point to be significantly higher. Definitely one to swatch the next time you find yourself in Boots.

Bourjois 123 Perfect CC Cream / £9.99 Boots
Light bases that offer a little bit of coverage are quite thin on the ground, especially in the drugstore, but this CC cream is lovely. It feels weightless on the skin and gives a gorgeous glowy, luminous finish. It's perfect for those "no make up" make up days.

The Body Shop Camomile Silky Cleansing Oil
Ok, so technically this one is cheating (a little) as it's £11, but The Body Shop always have a discount code floating around. I never pay full price, I think this bottle cost me under £7 and it's worth every penny, though I think that's pretty obvious looking at my gross bottle (ahem). It just breaks down my make up like a dream, you can feel your mascara disintegrating under your fingertips, it's so satisfying.

If you're after a hair styling product that's similar to the Orbie Texturizing Spray without the extortionate price tag, this is your guy. It gives a nice bit of movement (aka texture) without leaving your hair crispy, plus it smells pretty good too.

This cream is probably the cheapest skincare product on the market, but it has so many uses. It's original use was for healing abrasions and cuts, as it also has antiseptic proprieties. I've recently been using it on my spots and I have to say it certainly brings down any swelling and helps them heal quicker. This is definitely one that everyone should have in their bathroom cabinet and it's cheaper then a cup of coffee.

Sorry to keep banging on about this one, but I just can't help myself. £5.99 for nails that dry super quickly and stay chip-free for up to a week, what more can you ask for?

Provoke Touch Of Silver Brightening Shampoo / £3.19 Boots
Since I dyed my hair lighter in June (see this post for more info), I needed to find a shampoo to tone down the brassiness, as I do have a natural red undertone to my hair. It lathers wonderfully, smells good and leaves your hair with a nice shine, whilst eliminating any brassy tones.

I did a post like this way back in the day, so if you fancy strolling down memory lane and seeing what products were hot property a few years ago, here's the link.

Let me know what your favourite products from the drugstore are? What should I keep an eye out for in the future?

XOXO Claire


  1. I totally agree on Chamomile oil and Wow! highlighter - it's the best from the UK market.


  2. Seventeen have some lovely products and they are so inexpensive! :)

  3. This is such a great post! I've had my eye on the Seventeen highlighter, definitely going to have to pick it up next time I'm in Boots now! x

    ellie etc | a personal style & lifestyle blog

  4. Aww thank you, it's such amazing quality. Boots have some lovely Collection Christmas sets in at the moment and I think this primer is in one of them :)


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