I love blog posts or videos on this sorta thing as I love a good bargain! However, I'm genuinely terrible at making decisions. So ranking each product in order has been hard. I'm pretty happy with it now- quick read on before I change my mind again ha! Let's count down from 10 to 1. 

10) Bourjois BB Bronzing Cream- £9.99

This was the first product to be featured in my Hidden Gem Series- the products that you don't reach for everyday, can often be overshadowed, but when you properly think about them, you realise how good they actually are. That is the perfect way to describe this. I love it because it's multi-use; I use it to cream contour, to darken light foundations and as a BB cream when i'm on my summer holibobs! 

9) Sleek Highlighting Palette- Solstice- £9.99

This also just manages to make it in the under £10 category. With 3 powders and 1 cream, this is a beautiful highlighting palette that'll make you glow. And I mean glow!

8) Revolution Flawless Matte 2 Palette- £8

The newest addition to my collection in this list and I know I've spoken about this a fair few times on the blog already, but at £8 for 32 good quality shadows, it just had to be included. The eyeshadows are pigmented, blend easily and the palette has a huge mirror. You can find my full review >>here<<

7) Wet n Wild Eyeshadow Duo

Before the Huda Beauty palette came into my life, this bronze eyeshadow was my lil love. I wrote a post (The Bronze Eyeshadow Showdown) back in 2015 about my fave bronze eyeshadows, where I featured this. I classed it as my ultimate fave due to being pigmented, easy to blend and not creasing. It's not as high up in my list as it would be, since I don't wear it so much anymore. But for my first uni years, I would regularly just wear this for a night out- a sweep of colour and lashings of mascara- and be good to go. This is making me want to wear it again! (It does seem to be that old that I can't find a link to it anywhere, soz!) 

6) Sleek Face Contour Kit - £6.99

I've had this palette in my collection for several years now, hence the battered packaging- I should probably get a new one! But this is a really good contour / bronzer which is not too brown, red or orange. The highlighter is beautiful too and is so pigmented you only need to dip your brush in.  

5) Rimmel London Kate Nude Lipsticks- £5.50

I love several of the Kate Moss lipsticks. 107 used to be my absolute fave of all time, i've stopped wearing it so much now (i still love the shade) and have instead been reaching for 42 from the nude collection. It is perfect for a night out since it's so easy to wear and goes with just about any makeup look.

4) Soap & Glory Archery Brow Sculpting & Gel- £10
I love the Soap & Glory brow products. It was a toss up between this and the pencil and brush over which one to include. But this is one i'm using at the minute! Love is blonde is a great shade for fair eyebrows. I've often found that cheaper brow products tend to be either super dark or red toned, so don't look natural at all. That definitely isn't the case with this. The clear brow gel on the other end also sets my brows like glue. Winner!

3) Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara- £8.99

The mascara I keep on re-purchasing. Whenever I need to replace it, I endeavour to try something new but always fall back on this. Why fix what's not broken hey?

2) Rimmel Stay Matte Powder- £3.99

This might not be exciting, or a product that stands out but it just had to be included when I use it pretty much everyday. I've used powders 5X more expensive and they've not done as good a job as this. Sometimes cheap is the way to go!

1) Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer- £4.19
This just had to be number one. The only concealer I know will cover everything and the only concealer I must have in my makeup collection at all times. Is there anything more that needs to be said?

Phew! I managed it! What do you think to this list? Any you wouldn't have and any products you think I should include?

Catherine x