I kick started my new five new beauty launches under £5 the other week and I was really blown away by well the post went down and there’s been so many new releases this weeks, I figured it was the perfect time to do another. If you didn’t catch my first post within the series (here) I am basically highlighting five new budget friendly beauty products that have just launched, and letting you know about them, the price, shades and availability as well as letting you know my thoughts on them and if I’ll be purchasing them myself. One of the reasons I wanted to do this was post, was to get an idea of which new launches you like the most and would like to see me feature here on my blog, so I know what you want in terms of content. In the last post I featured makeup and hair products, but for today’s five new beauty launched under £5 post, it’s all makeup…
MUA Pro Base Long Wear Matte Finish Foundation £5
MUA have launched a brand new foundation which is exciting as it’s been a long time since their last. The MUA Pro Base Long Wear Matte Finish Foundation joins their existing Pro Base collection which already features concealers, primers and setting sprays. This foundation literally launched today on the Superdrug website and isn’t even on the MUA website, but I believe it’s available in 19 shades and is talc free, and vegan.
The bottle looks as if it’s glass, and the lid has what appears to be a silicone spatula which is certainly unique. MUA describe the foundation as being a full coverage, long wear foundation with a matte finish and is formulated with vitamin E and paraben free. It also claims to control shine all day, so if you have oily skin this might be a foundation to try.
Revolution Pro Powder Foundation £5
I have another foundation for my second of my five new beauty launches under £5 and this time it’s a powder foundation from Revolution Pro. It doesn’t take a genius to guess Revolution Pro have tried to copy the MAC Studio Fix Powder Foundation as the packaging is almost identical, with a sponge applicator under the powder pan with a mirror in the lid too. Revolution claim is boasts a customisable coverage with a velvety matte finish.
The powder can be applied both dry or damp depending on the level of coverage and whilst this isn’t a product I’m interested in, if you do like powder foundations for £5 it sounds OK. The shade range isn’t the best compared to their liquid foundations though, the lightest shade is F1 and the deepest is F18 so there’s room for more shades if they want to mimic MAC completely.
Barry M Under The Sea Nail Paints £3.99
I’m always pleased to see more Nail Paints from Barry M as they’ve my favourite drugstore nail polish brand. Their Under The Sea Nail Paints have proved to be very popular over the years, and Barry M tend to introduce a few shades each season which is fab.
For spring there are four beautiful new shades; Oyster Beach, Dragon Fish, Sea Turtle and Coral Reef. All four shades have the stunning iridescent finish that all the Under The Sea polishes have, and I particularly like the look of Sea Turtle and Coral Reef.
ELF Monochromatic Multi Stick £4.50
The next of my products within my five new beauty launches under £5 is a new to the UK product rather than a straight up new product all together. The ELF Monochromatic Multi Stick appears to be a twist up, cream stick that can be used on your eyes, lips and cheeks for a soft, glowy, monochromatic look.
The shimmery, luxuriously blendable cream-to-powder stick as your eyeshadow, lipstick, and blush for a cohesive, monochromatic look which is a nice idea, and there are three shades in the UK right now; Glistening Peach, Luminous Berry and Radiant Rose, whereas the US have one extra shade which is a shimmery bronze. I love cream products especially for the warmer months so I’m tempted by the peach shade.
I Heart Revolution Blush & Sprinkles Ice Cream Sundae £4
The last product in my five new beauty launches under £5 is another from Revolution, but this time it’s from their I Heart Revolution brand. It’s a collection of four blush and highlighter palettes which seems a little strange when only last week they launched the Revolution Cheek Kits which look very similar to these except the colour of the packaging, but they’re both £4.
These Blush and Highlight Kits have a baked formula with what Revolution describes as a “sprinkled tonal flecks that give a magical multi-dimensional effect” so I’m looking forward to seeing swatches, to see what they look like but I think I’d rather go for one of the Revolution Cheek Kits as the shades look prettier.
I’d love to know which is your favourite from these five new beauty launches under £4? Have you snapped any of these up yet?
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