Top 3 under £10 foundations.


There are many great foundations out there on the market, but I am a firm believer that you don’t have to necessarily spend a lot to get a great foundation. The amount of amazing foundations out there on the high street under £10 is incredible; but here are my favourite three, all of which I would highly recommend.

Bourjois Radiance Reveal Healthy Mix Foundation: £9.99

I have raved about this before but this is still one of my favourite foundations out there. I have dry skin with the odd occasional oily patch but this foundation seems to glide on and stay put and I absolutely adore the smell of it. The only downside to this foundation is that the coverage is quite light, it is however very easy to build up. If you too have dry skin I would highly, highly recommend.

Bourjois Healthy Mix in No. 53 Beige Clair

Bourjois Healthy Mix in No. 53 Beige Clair

Maybelline SuperStay 24Hr Foundation: £9.19

This foundation really does stay put. I wear this foundation when I know I’ll have a long busy day with no time to fix my makeup. I don’t think it would last 24 hours, but I don’t see the need for this.  You only need a small amount at a time and so it lasts for ages. I’ve had this one for quite a while (as you can tell from the condition of the packaging.) The coverage is good, but the smell isn’t as appealing as the other two.

Maybelline Superstay 24hr in 010 Ivory

Maybelline Superstay 24hr in 010 Ivory

Rimmel Wake Me Up Foundation £8.99

I saw many beauty bloggers rave about this item, but it took me a while to get on the bandwagon. A foundation with glittery bits in was a bit off-putting. I however took the plunge and gave it a go and I am so pleased I did. It gives you a nice dewy finish and a nice glow. It smells lovely too; not as fruity as the bourjois, but still very pleasant. The only thing that lets this foundation down is the poor choice of colours. There’s only six to choose from and they’re not the best selection.  I’ve being wishing Rimmel would bring out some more colours for ages!

Wake Me Up in 103 True Ivory

Wake Me Up in 103 True Ivory

I am always on the lookout for great foundations to try, so I’d love to hear what are your favourite under £10 foundations?


Recent Purchases

Pearl Drops Tea & Coffee whitening toothpaste (Superdrug: £3.99)

I am a massive tea drinker and unfortunately my teeth have paid the price for this. Over the years they have become more and more discoloured and I have tried many other whitening toothpastes which either don’t work or the shiny white teeth look didn’t last long and soon the discolouring was back.

Pearl Drops Tea & Coffee daily toothpaste

Pearl Drops Tea & Coffee daily toothpaste

I went looking specifically for an everyday toothpaste for tea drinkers and came across ‘Pearl Drops Tea & Coffee daily’. Now I’ve never tried any other Pearl Drops whitening toothpastes or whitening kits before and so didn’t know what to expect.

It says that it is “specially formulated to deep-cleanse and remove daily build- up of plaque and stains from tea and coffee,” which is exactly what I need. It smells and tastes just like every other everyday toothpaste, unlike some whitening toothpastes and kits that I have used previously that tasted revolting.

I have only been using it a week, but unfortunately I am not impressed. My teeth feel shinier and yes I suppose my teeth do feel like they are getting ‘deep-cleansed’, but they are exactly the same colour as they were when I started. I will carry on using it, as it is a daily toothpaste and I have read that people have seen results after three weeks, nevertheless I’m not expecting much else from it.

And so my quest for white teeth continues.

Overall: 1.5/5.

Max Factor CC Cream (Shade 50 Natural.) (Superdrug: £9.99)

Max Factor CC Cream

Max Factor CC Cream

As mentioned in my favourite five ever items video is Max Factor’s CC Cream. I purchased this two weeks ago and I loved it so much that it had to go straight into my favourite ever items.

Now I loved BB Creams (Blemish Barm Cream) as I wanted something that gave me light coverage for everyday use but I didn’t want to use a tinted moisturiser as the coverage was not right. BB Creams worked perfectly on my skin and so when I heard that Max Factor had brought out a CC Cream (Colour Correcting Cream) I couldn’t wait to try it.

It is available in three shades; fair, natural and tanned. The natural shade seems right for me, but I’m not entirely sure that everyone will be able to find the colour for them with only three shades to pick.

It states that it “instantly transforms your skin with a radiant look” and I really think it does. It smells beautiful as well; it’s a smell I can only describe as ‘summer’, which puts a smile on my face.

CC Cream

CC Cream

My skin is very dry at the moment and the cream seems to glide on and covers up my dry patches and doesn’t emphasise them.

However, the coverage is light and my skin is not in good enough condition to use this simply on its own. If you build it up and use it with a concealer and foundation then I find that the coverage is about right.

Overall Rating: 4.5/5 – simply because there is only three colours available.





Bourjois Radiance Reveal Healthy Mix Foundation (Shade No 53 Beige Clair) (Boots: £9.99)

Bourjois  Radiance Reveal Foundation

Bourjois Radiance Reveal Foundation

I know that the old Bourjois foundation had been reviewed many times and had been highly recommended by many. I however never got round to trying it but when I saw the new one in the shops I knew I had to try it.

Firstly I can’t explain how lovely this foundation smells. It says it is “fruit therapy” and you can smell the fruit and it really is a beautiful smell.

The foundation is also nice on my very dry skin and doesn’t cake onto dry patches, which I have found other foundations to do.

Bourjois Foundation

Bourjois Foundation.

I would prefer if the coverage wasn’t as light, but again it can be built up and the colour isn’t quite a perfect match for my skin, but that might be more my fault being in a rush and not testing the colours against my skin tone properly.

It says that it lasts “for up to 16hours.” Now I don’t know if it does actually last that long and I’m not sure if the foundation would be right if you have oily skin. However, if you too have dry skin I would highly recommend it.

Overall Rating 4.5/5.

Wearing Max Factor CC Cream and Bourjois Radiance Reveal healthy mix foundation

Wearing Max Factor CC Cream and Bourjois Radiance Reveal healthy mix foundation