Here we go, the second in the series for my top 10 under £10!

Today I thought I'd do everything to create a good base; Primers, concealer, Foundation. I will be doing a part two to this that will include powder products like setting powders, blush, bronzers, highlights etc, so keep and eye out for those.

All of the products here I have tried myself and the opinions mentioned are completely my own. Obviously, if you have a different skin type then results may vary. Again these are not in any particular order.

So, without further Ado..

Number 1: L'oreal Paris infallible mattifying primer.

lorealThis is a great product, it really helps to mattify your skin for at least 5-6 hours. Perfect if you struggle with oily skin. I would struggle to find differences in the performance of this primer compared to a mid range primer from say smashbox or benefit. The texture is really nice as well, quite often I find primers too clumpy and thick. This primer however, glides on the skin effortlessly and doesn't leave that greasy feeling on your fingers that other drugstore primers do.



Number 2: Rimmel match perfection- fix and protect primer.

rimmelThis is my favourite drug store primer. It's affordable, easy to get and it works flawlessly. I've used this primer on really hot and humid days and my makeup has stayed in place better than anything I've ever used. Again, the consistency of this primer is nicer than some of the cheaper ones I've tried. This primer also has a nice fresh smell which is nice when you're applying first thing in the morning. This primer I'd say would be idea for most skin types, there isn't excess oil but it isn't drying either. I particularly like this primer as it creates a base under my eyes so that I don't get lines in my foundation as the day goes.



Number 3: Nyx 3c palette- conceal, correct, contour.

nyxThere are a lot of different versions of this product but the nyx one is my favourite if I'm on a budget. In this kit you get six different concealers so it works out to 1.66 a colour, great value if you ask me!  It comes with three colour correcting shades, I mostly use the green shade to counteract red spots on my face and the yellow shade to hide those dark circles around the eyes. It then has two concealer shades similar to your skin tone, one for covering imperfections and the other I use as a touch up highlight. The last shade is a contour shade, the use of this is pretty self-explanatory. They come in a smallish compact which makes this ideal for travelling or to carry in your makeup bag for touch ups. The only down side to this is that I wish the pans were a little bigger- but then you'd loose the compact size of the product. All the colours have great coverage and consistency.



Number 4: Collection cover up stick.

collection.jpgThis is my favourite concealer and I am never without it. It's absolutely cheap as chips but has second to none coverage. I always have two or three shades of this concealer, one for coverage and one for highlighting. It comes in a tube which means you get LOADS of product. One of these sticks will last me a month using it every day, and not sparingly either. I buy mine in light and natural beige. They blend nicely and are full coverage without being too heavy on the skin. At this price, don't just take my word for it, go get one!



Number 5: Maybelline age rewind eye concealer.

maybellineI've been using this product a fair bit recently as it has very good coverage and it easy to apply as it comes in this handy twist top tube. The twist top is a little difficult to start going and took me a good few minutes of twisting to get it started. The tube is also quite small so you wouldn't think that the product would last too long. However, I have been using this for a good month now, not just under my eyes but also on problem areas all over my face, and I still have a third of the tube left. It only comes in two sades- light and nude.I have the light and find it a little dark for my skin tone so bear that in mind if you're one of my pale girls.



Number 6: Primark stick foundation.

primarkHere me out here, I know what you're thinking, 'PRIMARK!?' That really cheap clothing store? YES. I picked this up for £2 out of curiosity and not expecting much but this was a complete surprise. You get sooo much product in this tube, enough to use it every day for at least 2 months. It has a medium to full coverage, depending on how much you put on. For a light look I'll put a few stripes on the blend it in with a foundation brush and for more coverage I colour in pretty much my entire face then use my beauty blender to pat it in to the skin. Ive gotten numerous compliments on my skin whilst wearing this foundation- I was actually wearing it in my black to blonde post I put up at the weekend. It also has great staying power, I wore this foundation yesterday and it stayed on longer than my 24 hour lipstick! I couldn't find a link for this but I'm sure it will be in your local store.



Number 7: Collection lasting perfection foundation.

collectionnFor years this was my everyday foundation when I first started out with makeup. I have a nice medium coverage and does stay in place all day so you don't need to be checking the mirror constantly. It also doesn't cling to dry spots on your face and has a very even coating in one layer. This foundation is easily build-able but for me just the one layer was fine. There's a good range of colours, I usually wear ivory. However, as is usually the case, there aren't too many dark shades.   For a good foundation this price is unbelievable.



Number 8: Revlon nearly naked foundation.

revlonThis is a great foundation if you want a lighter coverage. Really ideal for summer or occasions where a full face of makeup isn't appropriate like school or work. I usually wear this foundation during summer when I have a tan so I wear shade shell. I would suggest this foundation for dry , normal or combination skin. The consistency of this foundation makes it quite oily and wouldn't suit oily skin well, in my opinion. Again, a lot of shade options, including a shade lighter than ivory, but not a lot of darker shades. The only thing I don't like about this foundation is the application. The foundation comes in a bottle and you have to pour the product out on to your hand to apply. I'd much prefer a pump or wand. Either way, still an absolute bargain for a good light weight foundation.



Number 9: Max factor pan stick.

panI love this product so so much I could rant and rave about it for years. I started by buying this in the shade cold copper to use as a contour and it worked so perfectly and was so easy to blend that I went back pretty much the next day to buy another in the shade fair for highlighting. This foundation has a really great coverage, enough that I use it as concealer occasionally. It blend seamlessly with a brush and can be tapped in using a beauty blender for more colour pigmentation and a heavier coverage. I really like the packaging ad it has a twist bottom that is integrated with the base. The cap also clicks on nicely so I never fear it exploding in my bag if I just throw it in. I've never used these to do a full face as the stick is relatively small but they have fantastic coverage so I'd imaging they'd do a brilliant job- they are however quite heavy on the skin.



Number 10: Mua matte perfect foundation.

muaAnother cheap as chips foundation that actually works. For me this foundation has a full coverage and does exactly what it says on the tin- It mattifies and stays in place for hours. I never have to touch up this foundation and can wear it all day and night with only a touch up of my powder. The foundation does require powder to set it but after that the foundation doesn't get oily and stays matte all day. I brought this in the shade ivory and it was a perfect match. I also brought the shade almond to mix with Ivory for when I get a tan. This foundation doesn't have the nicest consistency when applying but the formula works great so I can't really complain.




That's it for my top ten face products. Stay tuned for part two of this including powder, blush and contour..

What's your favourite cheap foundation?

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Till next time,

J, x.

Published by Josie Cobden