Top 15 Affordable Makeup Products


Affordable or 'drugstore' makeup sold in high street shops like Boots and Superdrug can often be hit or miss. Some of the products perform better than high end brands, and some are not even worth buying. I have tried & tested so many different affordable brands over the years and have found some really great products which I like to keep stocked up in my kit. To read about my favourite affordable foundations, click here. For my favourite affordable concealers, click here. Some of the brands listed below offer pro discounts, click here for information on how to apply.


NYX Cosmetics

NYX is one of my all time favourite affordable makeup brands - they have so many products to choose from and always impress me with their quality. Like any makeup brand, high end or affordable, there are a few products I've tried which aren't worth repurchasing. Listed below are a few of my must haves from NYX Cosmetics.




Matte Liquid Liner - £9.00

(LFTALEXN for 20% discount)

This liquid eyeliner is one of the best I have ever tried - I don't use any other liquid eyeliners as you really can't beat the formula and longevity of this! It's super black, easy to apply and the brush is very thin which helps to create a perfect, crisp wing. Liquid eyeliner can be tricky to apply, but the right brush and formula can make all the difference. If I had to choose 1 affordable product that is my absolute favourite, this would be it.







Slide On Lip Pencil - £6.00

(LFTALEXN for 20% discount)

These lip pencils are so creamy and long lasting. They are waterproof and make applying lip liner much easier as they glide on and don't drag on the lips.

Recommended Shades: Urban Cafe, Nude Suede Shoes, and Sugar Gloss.



Epic Wear Long Lasting Liner Stick - £7.00

(LFTALEXN for 20% discount)

These eyeliners have a similar formula to the lip pencils above. They are very creamy, pigmented and glide onto the eyes easily. The shimmery shades are so beautiful in the waterline and really make the eyes pop.

Recommended Shades: Gold, Taupe and Black.




Butter Gloss - £6.50

(LFTALEXN for 20% discount)

I have used these glosses for years and never get tired of them. They are so creamy and buttery on the lips with no stickiness at all. The nude shades are so beautiful and work well on all skin tones. Definitely a must have product for your kit!

Recommended Shades: Fortune Cookie, Madeleine, Creme Brule, Tiramisu, and Apple Strudel.




Micro Brow Pencil - £10.00

(LFTALEXN for 20% discount)

Good quality brow pencils can be really hard to find and this is one of my favourites. This brow pencil is affordable, long lasting and easy to apply. The pencil is super thin which allows for more precision and you can create tiny hair strokes through the front of the brow.

Recommended Shades: Ash Brown, Taupe and Espresso.