The £10 Face

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERALast week I asked twitter for new video suggestions and one of the best came from my blogging friend, El (of AThriftyMrs) who challenged me to put a makeup bag together for £5. Honestly, I tried, I really did but that’s TOUGH! I’m still working on it and really want to come back to you with a minimal look for that but in the meantime I thought I’d share my £10 face. If I’m totally honest I even failed at that but ONLY because I lost the powder i intended to use just before shooting.. the powder I used instead took me £3 over the budget but rest assured you can do it all for £10 if you REALLY want to. Some of the products I used were purely to be on budget (the brow pencil for example – not great) but some are really worth a look no matter what you’re willing to spend.

IMG_4560Here’s a run down of everything I’m wearing here and if you’d like to see a quick show and tell the video is below – or you can click here to watch it on YouTube.. don’t forget to subscribe while you’re there 😉

MUA Pro Base Concealer Crayon / MUA Pro Base Prime/Conceal Powder / Laval Waterproof Twist Up Brow Pencil/ NYC Showtime Mascara / MUA Candyfloss Blush / Natural Collection Lipstick in Pink Mallow

Miss BB



  1. 16 January, 2015 / 9:44 am

    Ooh, interesting! I’ve used the non-waterproof Laval blonde eyebrow pencil in the past. It’s a regular pencil sharpener type rather than twist up and I thought that one was really quite good as it wasn’t waxy or orange like a lot of cheap eyebrow pencils can be. It’s a shame that the new twist up waterproof version isn’t very good, I can tell that it’s too waxy and gives eyebrows that slightly matted effect, but from a distance it looks fine. I love MUA blushes, so nice for £1! I think you did really well with your limited budget and this look is really pretty 🙂 x

  2. 16 January, 2015 / 11:45 am

    I loved this video! Great look for minimal money which proves that people don’t need to spend all their money on beauty products. This look would be great for work/school/weekends so very adaptable.

    I am obsessed with those MUA blushes, such good quality for the price!


  3. 16 January, 2015 / 7:22 pm

    Love this! MUA products are fab x

  4. Julie
    17 January, 2015 / 7:46 pm

    Hiya, just found your channels and absolutely loving them all – super excited again about beauty x thank you x I’m a busy mum if two, working full time in a special needs school (love every minute) but in desperado need of help as slightly lost the hair and beauty way…. But intend to find it again! My question to you is : I really want to but mac mineralise soft and gentle highlighter but… It’s quite pricy (don’t mind spending if it’s worth it! Is there a more high street version???? Would love to hear your view! Thank you for inspiring me again. Thank you x will continue to follow and support you x your so normal and down to earth x thank you x Julie xxx

    • missbudgetbeauty
      17 January, 2015 / 9:10 pm

      Ahh thank you!! Right, I’ve never tried Soft & Gentle but I have Stereo Rose. There are similar products available but if you’re looking to treat yourself the MAC Mineralise blush/highlighters are superb! There’s nothing QUITE like them but I will put together a highlighter post for you to give you some other options

      • Julie
        17 January, 2015 / 9:35 pm

        That’s great x thank you x I just think the whole bronzer, highlighter, blush area can be soooooo confusing at times – a great video idea???? Thank you for your time x Julie x

  5. 19 January, 2015 / 12:32 pm

    How easy is it to remove the NYC mascara? I have sensitive eyes so am wary of ones that you need to spend 15 mins scrubbing off! 🙂

    • missbudgetbeauty
      19 January, 2015 / 2:08 pm

      not difficult to take off at all

      • 19 January, 2015 / 8:48 pm

        Great, thanks! 🙂

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