5 Under £5

Rimmel Lasting Finish Mono Blush | I own a couple of these and both are my go-to cheek products. Santa Rose is the perfect pink for fair skintones and Bronze adds some much needed warmth and definition to the face, albeit with a touch of shimmer. They're highly pigmented, easy to blend and incredibly long lasting - I can't think of anything else I could ask for.

MUA Eyeshadow Palettes | highly pigmented, long lasting and good selection of shades; these are super impressive. I love the classic palettes (the one shown is Heaven & Earth) which, at £4 for 12 shadows, equal out to less that 40p a shade. The matte palette is a beauty too, although the shades included could be a improved upon just a little.

Rimmel Salon Pro Nail Varnish | even compared to high end options these have to be the best formula I've found. Each shade lasts over a week chip-free and leaves a glossy, smooth finish to boot. 

Sleek True Colour Lipstick | I don't own much from Sleek, but what I do have is super impressive. These feel incredibly comfortable on the lips and have a huge amount of colour pay off. There's also a great range of shades considering their low price tag - although I'm obviously still most partial to a nude.

Natural Collection Loose Powder | this was one of the first makeup products I ever bought and all these years later it's still one I come back to. A translucent powder that sets down makeup without looking or feeling heavy on the skin.

The Perfect Matte Nude

The Perfect Matte Nude

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