Top 5 Lip Products Under £5.00

Top 5 lip products

I thought I would start to do a bunch of top 5s, sharing the top 5 makeup products within a certain category although the schedule and frequency of the posts yet. Here we look at my favourite lip products that are all under £5, as who doesn’t like to look good on a budget. I feel like all of these have been mentioned before, but here is me declaring my love for them

P.s. Love Matte Long Lasting Lipstick in Whisper

First up is one that initially I had a love hate relationship with loving the colour but often finding it drying. That is the P.S. Love Matte Long Last Lipstick in Whisper, which you can see my full review here it is a muted purple pink and is a great neutral colour with a little bit of a oomph. It works well with a range of makeup looks and as long as you moisturise before and after you will be fine. Available from Primark for £1.00.

mua lipstick in14 bare

Staying in line with neutral we now have the ultimate everyday nude, the Makeup Academy Lipstick in 14 Bare. Rich, creamy and opaque this lipstick is a dream to apply and wear, with only minor touch ups every couple of hours if you wish but due to the nature of the colour and the fact it fades evenly meaning you don’t have to touch up. I also love MUA lipsticks as they have a great formula and a really affordable price point they are great for trying new things out. Available from Superdrug and online for £1.00.

Rimmel London Exaggerate Lip Liner in East End Snob

I’m going to brief with the third one in the list, the Rimmel London Exaggerate Lip Liner in 63 East End Snob. I know there’s been a lot of hype and love for this item, and it’s often sold out in stores but it’s such a perfect muted pink colour. It goes with a lot of other lip colours but looks amazing on its own and as a lip liner it lasts all day, you can find my full review for it here. Available from Boots and Superdrug etc. for £3.99.

Rimmel London Lipstick in 08

This next Rimmel one is a total cheat as I am so in love with it I’ve slipped it in as it’s over budget. The Rimmel London Kate Moss Long Lasting Lipstick in 08, is a creamy pink colour which I really struggle to explain. It is my go to colour, no matter what makeup stand I’m at I pick up this kind of shade but this is by far my favourite lipstick I own of this shade type as it’s so smooth and comfortable on the lips. Available from Boots and Superdrug etc. for £5.49.

I am finishing off with The Body Shop Mango Lip Butter, the best tip balm/treatment I have ever used and it is so affordable. I use this twice a day and it keeps dry and cracked lips at bay, also it smells amazing, so if you have dry lips look no further than the body shop. Available from The Body Shop for £4.00.

So those are my top 5 lip products for near enough £5.00, all amazing products which are really affordable. And if you need any more excuses to be enabled and to go shopping, buying and trying everything on this list would cost you £15.48! You’re welcome.

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Day 26: Travel Make Up Bag

So today is my first weekend away of the Summer and I am going to my sisters for the weekend so I’ll do a series of posts of what I’m taking with me for this trip and it will vary for every time away so I’ll do it every time just to mix it up a bit.

The best thing is to keep it small and compact, I’ll be travelling by train and no one wants to be lugging loads of bag. The best thing that because I’m staying at my sisters I can use her shower gel, shampoo & conditioner, as well as her hair dryer and straighteners so much packing room is saved and I can buy so much more stuff if I want too.


  • Dove Go Fresh Pomegranate & Lemon Verbena Scent: You can’t not take your deodorant away with you but seeing as I don’t need to pack other shower stuff I thought why not take my big bottle of stuff I cannot resist the scent of it.
  • Colgate Sensitive Pro Relief travel sized: I know I could use my sisters tooth paste but I’ve been loving my full sized of this so much lately I thought there was no harm in packing my little cute one.
  • Boots Essential Moisturising Lotion: I always moisturise after a shower but instead of taking two different bottles I thought I’d take this as just a body one will be too heavy on my face so I thought I was best taking this.
  • Tesco Everyday Facial Wipes: I used to use these all the time and considering they are so cheap they don’t dry out, I can’t be bothered with make up remover, cleanser over the weekend so I’m taking these.
  • Nivea Express Hydration Primer: An obvious edition.
  • MUA Undress Your Skin in porcelain: This is almost done but I can squeeze the air out and make it more compact so I thought this would be better than taking my chunky sold plastic dispenser.
  • Make Up Brushes: Kabuki brush; Blush Brush; Eye Shadow Brush and Slanted Brush.
  • Lips Products: Avon Lipstick Sample in Crimson Twilight; Barry M Cor Balmy in Adam and Eve and MUA Lipstick in shade 14 Bare.
  • Face: Collection Pressed Powder  in shade 18 Ivory and Sleek Face Form in Shade 373 Light. I’d recomend the Sleek Face Form Palette to any girl that is always on the go or travels a lot it has a bronzer, highlighter and blush all in a nice little compact and it has a huge mirror for touch ups on the go.
  • Eyes: Collection Intense Colour Kohl Pencil in 01 Black Magic; MUA Extreme Volume Mascara and Avon True Colour Duo in Warm Cashmere.

So not too much the main thing to do is to pack multi purpose items like the Sleek face form or things that can be used to create different looks or general everyday subtle make up looks.

What do you like to take when you travel? What are your favourite multi purpose products?

Gwenllian Branwen