It is important to feel good about ourselves, and looking good when you step out of the door adds a great deal towards having a positive self-image. Looking great every day, whether by wearing make-up, or male grooming often doesn’t come cheap. We here at Fashions Finest know what it is like to run out of foundation weeks before pay day, or needing new razors when the money is tight.
We have trawled the web and found the best websites where you can buy great quality beauty and grooming products, for under £10 each! Set aside a little money every pay day to buy a few things at a time, and before you know it, your make – up and home grooming collections will be bursting at the seams!
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With both online and high street stores, Superdrug is a great one-stop-shop for all things health and beauty, for men, women - and indeed the whole family! Fashions Finest loves the massive range of health, wellbeing and beauty products, many of them well known brands, all for fantastic prices. Our top picks for adding to your collections from Superdrug are…
Maybelline Superstay Foundation 24 Hour 30ml £9.00 When it comes to high-pigment coverage with a lightweight, natural finish, this soft matte foundation goes above and beyond to transform the look of your skin. Maybelline’s long-lasting foundation evens out and camouflages skin imperfections, provides a flawless finish, and combats the clock for 24-hour wear. It features an oil-free formula, and doesn't clog pores. With 14 different shades to choose from, this is a great choice for a quality foundation.
Mitchum Powder Fresh Anti-Perspirant Deodorant 200ml £1.48 Superdrug offers a wide range of quality deodorant for under £3, but our favourite offering is Mitchum, which is suitable for both men and women. With a lovely and fresh, but not overpowering scent, lasting for up to 24 hours, this deodorant will do its job, and leave plenty of scent space for your chosen perfume or aftershave to shine through.
Hair Styling Wax £1.99 Superdrug Indus Styling Wax helps to give short styles a long-lasting matt look and hold. Grooms, defines and washes out easily. A great choice for male grooming, and there are other styles of hair styling products available at Superdrug too, which work well, but are available for very low prices.
With a great, affordable range of make-up and make-up related products, and widely available at several online stores, Kiko Milano offers quality products, for a modest price. Fashions Finest loves their new Green Me range, offering a range of makeup, made with natural ingredients, and promising a minimal impact on the environment. Our top picks include…
Smart Colour Eyeshadow £2.99 This wonderful eyeshadow comes in a modern, practical compact, It is small but poweful, and the powder glides on effortlessly, and is a handy, fun size. At this price you will be tempted to collect lots of different colours for creating intense, unique eye make-up for every occasion. Choose from 32 amazing colours available in four different finishes: matte, pearl, satin and frosted.
New Green Me Lipstick and blush pencil £8.99 2-in-1 lipstick and blush pencil, ideal for giving your lips and cheeks a touch of colour with one single product. It’s special because of its green formula, with 94% of ingredients derived from raw materials of natural origin. The creamy texture and wide tip make application extra easy and comfortable. The matching sharpener is included, which we think is fantastic!
With a dedicated section of products for under £10, and often offers on many other products too, Beauty Bay is a great place to visit for a wide variety of products. Fashions Finest loves the fact you can see how many stars other users have rated each product, and how they have rated them too.
Our top picks are...
Zoeva Graphic Mascara £7.70 A black, volumising mascara. Helping to thicken and lengthen lashes, this mascara offers instant volume. With a dense spiral brush, eyelashes are separated for maximum definition whilst simultaneously curling for maximum impact. The creamy formula is gentle and weightless to allow for comfortable, buildable application. It also gets 4.3 out of 5 stars, with 60 reviews, so it really comes highly recommended.
Loose Baking Powder £4.20 Revolution Loose Baking Powder is a great little bottle of magic. Available in a variety of true to skin shades, this finely-milled powder efficiently locks makeup in place, preventing oil build up, balancing skin tone and eliminating shine to maintain a smooth, poreless complexion. A great price for a great product.
Travel Makeup Brush Set £6.95 These are all the brushes you need for on-the-go looks with the Brushworks Travel Makeup Brush Set. This four-piece set contains a face brush, powder brush, concealer brush, and a foundation brush for you to craft all your favourite makeup looks wherever you are. Made from high quality, synthetic taklon bristles, these brushes are suitable for even the most sensitive of skin types.
Yes To Cucumbers Soothing Facial Wipes £1.20 for 10 wipes A pack of 10 hypoallergenic cleansing wipes made with sensitive skin in mind, Cucumbers Soothing Facial Wipes are enriched with cucumbers, aloe vera, dead sea minerals, and green tea to gently cleanse and soothe the skin. The cooling effect helps to keep your complexion feeling fresh whilst the detoxifying formula effortlessly removes dirt, sweat, and makeup. This pack is great for throwing into your gym bag, keeping in your handbag, or leaving in your desk drawer for an instantly refreshing hit, whether you are male or female!
Larger packs are also available.
A huge company with a massive range of high quality products available at an affordable price. Gone are the days we could only get hold of Avon products if we knew ‘the Avon lady’, this is all available to order online. Fashions Finest loves the section with great products, for under £5, and the constant offers and free gifts Avon have.
Our top picks from Avon are...
Avon True Dual-Ended Brow Pencil £4.00 Get naturally defined brows the first time, every time with this easy to use, dual-ended brow pencil and brush. This will stay put all day, and enables you to expertly fill and shape your brows. Male or female, these great little pencils really help to brighten your face, and add definition to eyebrows.
Clearskin Blemish Clearing Spot Conceal Stick £2.50 This clever concealer not only hides blemishes, but helps to clear them too! The Clearskin Blemish Clearing Spot Conceal Stick is your must-have for fighting and covering blemishes whether you are male or female!
Anew Instant Eye Smoother - 15ml £10.00 A Fab choice for both men and women. An under-eye cream that works to help banish the look of under-eye bags, puffiness and wrinkles – in just seconds*. Plus it lasts all day, leaving you looking fabulous from morning to night.
Shower & Shave Essentials Set £4.00 Get ready to face the day with this Shower & Shave Essentials Set. It’s just what you need for a refreshing shower and shave and will leave your hair and skin feeling great! Again - one for the men or ladies out there, and you get 1 x Avon Care Men Essentials 3-in-1 Shampoo, Conditioner & Body Wash 200ml, 1 x Avon Care Men Essentials Shave Gel 150ml and 1 x Avon Care Men Essentials After Shave Balm 100ml for such a great price.
Fashions Finest has come up with some great products which will ensure your nose, mouth, chin and cheeks stay beautiful throughout the mask wearing months to come, as well as the heat waves we are willing our way in the late summer. (We can but hope!)
Upgrade Your Cleansing Programme
The daily, or even twice daily routine of cleansing and moisturising your skin is the first step in ensuring it stays clean, smooth and healthy looking. Especially with the extra heat and discomfort of mask wearing. Take a look at the range of oil based facial cleansers available, and choose the best for you and your lifestyle. Regardless of whether your skin type is dry, oily or a combination, using an oil based cleanser can help to hydrate your skin as well as remove impurities, and cleanse. A great addition to boost your current cleansing routine.
Make The Most Of Your Eyes
Marks and Spencer
Since your eyes are what you are using to communicate most with, now the rest of your face is hidden with a mask for much of the time, consider accentuating and highlighting your peepers with the Autograph range from Marks and Spencer. These stunning eye shadow palette's will add sparkle and glamour to your brows, and each palette comes with four stunning complementary colours that work together to create a glamorous look. Simply wear your favourite shade on its own, or combine using the lighter colours to highlight and the darker ones to add depth and definition to your eyes.
Less Is More
The saying ‘less is more’ could well be true when it comes to protecting your face from breakouts! Consider wearing tinted moisturiser, BB cream or CC cream depending on what works best for your skin. These products are often more nourishing and much lighter on the skin than makeup.
Boots No 7 city lights tinted moisturiser comes in a myriad of colours to suit your skin, and they contain SPF 15 to protect your skin from sun damage as well. This great – tried and tested product is fantastic to mix, so you can buy two shades, and mix them dependant on the season, and how dark your skin is at that time, or you can also mix them with any other creams and foundations to find your perfect coverage!
Try using a lipstick that is both hydrating and long lasting, like this Stila stay all day® liquid lipstick available from look fantastic. Enriched with Vitamin E and Avocado Oil, this lipstick deeply nourishes and hydrates lips, whilst delivering bold colour that won't bleed or transfer for over 6 hours of wear. Lips are left silky smooth and bursting with moisture. If you want to add an extra ‘pop’ to your lips when you take your mask off, carry a tube of clear lip gloss, and apply that to your lips. It’s easy, quick and doesn’t require a mirror either.
We are expecting much more warmth and sun to come our way before the summer ends, however, if you want a great, natural looking and even tan from your hair line to your toe nails, Fashions Finest recommends a fake bake.
St Moriz 5 in 1 tanning mousse from Superdrug promises to deliver a natural looking healthy glow to your whole body, which develops over time. It's specialist multi-tasking formulation will provide extra moisture, a luxurious luminous finish and a longer lasting golden tan, and a boost of radiance. With an instant guide colour, it ensures ease of application and full coverage, even for a beginner.
What better time than the weekend to relax and check out these starbuy's from Superdrug. We know you’re going to love them because we do!
Versace Bright Crystal Eau de Toilette Spray 30ml Save £18 Was £39.00 Now £21.00 Valid from: 10th may - 16th May
You can Save Up To 1/3 on Real Techniques Ultimate Base Set valid from: 10th may - 16th May
Versace The Dreamer Eau de Toilette the perfect gift for men and boys. 100ml Valid from: 11th May - 15th May
BOSS Orange Woman Eau de Parfum 50ml Valid from: 11th May - 15th May
Happy shopping with Superdrug!