Top 10 for £10 – beauty products

Being a student means you’re often strapped for cash, which when you want to make a good impression, can be an absolute nightmare. Luckily for us, all of these products are available to buy in Lincoln today and they’re all around £10.


Beauty products. Photo by Jemma Page

Superfacialist by Una Brennan Vitamin C+ Skin Renew Cleansing Oil – £10.99 (Boots)

Many people would never have dreamt of using oil on their skin a few years back but now, it’s seen as the norm. The Superfacialist by Una Brennan range is of exceptional quality at a good, affordable price. This Cleansing Oil removes and dissolves make up almost instantly, smells of oranges and leaves the skin looking brighter and more radiant.

Maybelline SuperStay Better Skin Foundation – £8.99 (Boots/Superdrug)

One of the latest foundations to grace the high street is this beauty by Maybelline. Claiming to improve the appearance of your skin, this foundation provides medium coverage that lasts throughout the day. Containing no perfume and suitable for sensitive skin, this foundation is must-have to take you from lecture to Superbull. Oh, and its sister concealer isn’t half bad either.

Cuticura Lemon Sherbet Hand Gel – £1.50 (Primark)

Let’s face it, hygiene is important to all of us and gone are the days of the boring, chemical smelling hand gels. The new limited edition candy inspired range by Cuticura is fabulous. Exclusive to Primark, these hand gels give your hands a sweet treat, instantly cleansing them and keeping them bacteria-free.

Cocoa Brown One Hour Tan Mousse – £7.99 (Primark)

Can you believe the best fake tan I’ve tried is under £8? Found in Primark, this fake tan develops in just one hour and leaves you with a natural looking glow. Many times my friends and I have been spontaneous and I’ve ended up poorly applying an instant tan, only to find it streaky and messy halfway through the night. These woes are instantly eradicated with this streak-free, natural looking and biscuit-smelling free tanner.

L’Oreal Elvive Fibrology Thickening Shampoo – £3.99 (Boots/Superdrug)

This shampoo comes with massive claims and it most definitely lives up to them. Containing the revolutionary ingredient, Filloxane, the entire range expands and increases the diameter of each hair strand, instantly thickening it and making the hair appear fuller.

Swizzels Matlow Lip Balm Collection – £2.99 (B&M)

Tasting of sweets like Refreshers, Double Lollies, Rainbow Drops, Double Dip and Drumstick, these lip balms instantly take you back to your childhood days. In terms of formula, these five little bundles of joy sink into the lips almost immediately and leave them feeling soft and soothed. And of course, they taste absolutely delicious – exactly like the sweets.

Real Techniques Expert Face Brush – £9.99 (Boots)

Ever since YouTuber Samantha Chapman released her brush collection it’s quickly become many people’s go-to brand for make up brushes – and with good reason too. The Expert Face Brush comes with dense bristles that provide a fuller, flawless coverage that’s blended to perfection. This versatile brush can be used for a number of things including buffing foundation, stippling concealer or blending cream blush and bronzers. With synthetic taklon bristles the brushes are 100% cruelty free, dry quickly, don’t shed and don’t absorb up lots of the product.

Collection Deluxe Lipstick – £3.99 (Boots/Superdrug)

This lipstick bargain rivals some of the more expensive lipsticks on the market. The formula is creamy and the colour glides onto the lips adding a hint of hydration and a full on pigment of colour. The collection itself includes five colours ranging from tempting nudes to perfect reds.

Models Own HyperGel Nail Polish – £5.00 (Boots)

After Models Own’s surge of extensive and incredible collections in 2013, it was inevitable that the brand were going to “bring it” this year. And boy, did they start off well. The Hyper Gel collection promises a high gloss gel effect nail with a vibrant colour and pigment. There are ten new shades in the collection and the finish gives that of a professional salon manicure. They’re opaque in one coat, last around five days on the nails without chipping and are extremely easy to remove.

Treacle Moon Sweet Lime Sherbet Bath and Shower Gel – £2.99 (Tesco)

Treacle Moon showers gel’s smell delicious and as a brand, they’re constantly bringing out new collections and scents to please your nostrils. Their latest collection was inspired by sweet shop classics such as lime sherbet, toffee bon bon, ice cream sofa and marshmallows. They smell divine and can be used as shower gels or poured into the bath to create bubble heaven.