Here at More Than Adored we love a bargain and there are just some beauty products available in the pharmacy that are just too good to pass up. Here are our five top picks of the moment.


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1.Ulta3 Metallic Creams
If you’ve added us on snapchat (‘morethanadored’ if you’re interested) you’ll know as a whole Ulta 3 isn’t really my favourite brand and I haven’t had much luck with their products in the past. The Metallics Creams were a bit of a surprise for me and I’m impressed. They set really quickly on the eye making them reasonably long lasting and the formulation is pigmented. A great one to use a base and the shade Bronze is a staple colour.


2. Maybelline Colour Shadow Lipglosses
These are a new edition to the Maybelline line up and coming in at a super affordable price. I’ve said it so many times but I’ll say it again – you really don’t need to spend up big on lip glosses because there are so many awesome, awesome formulations at the pharmacy. Although I only have one shade of these lip glosses I enjoy the texture so much I would happily switch all my lip glosses over to this line if I wasn’t such a makeup-aholic. They almost feel like an oil when first applied then they set to something a little more tacky.


3.NYX Eyeshadow Base
Say hello to my pre-NARS love affair eye primer of choice. It’s a fairly basic one with a tacky texture and little time to blend but I don’t think it works. I also like the way it blanks out the lids for you before you apply product.


4.Covergirl Eyeshadow Quads
Although I personally prefer higher end shadows these little quads are an awesome make up bag essential. They all come with a highlight shade, a medium shimmer shade and then two darker more satin colours so you’re able to customise the intensity of the look. The formulation isn’t incredible but if you’re looking for an easy-to-use quad that’s super compact it’s a good one to use… And the price is most definitely right.


5.Essence Lipsticks
These lipsticks do not last on the lips but they do come in a range of trendy shades that cost only $5.10… So that’s pretty darn cool! This Essence colour in Come Naturally is a newer release and it’s very ‘Kylie Jenner’ so completely on trend. They’re not my favourite formulation but if you don’t want to spend alot, don’t mind reapplying and want trendy colours then check out the Essence stand next time you’re near one – you maybe surprised!


What are your affordable must-haves at the moment?


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I'm a retail manager by day and a blogger by night aiming to bring you the newest beauty, fashion and lifestyle news. More Than Adored was created to help beauty lovers, like myself, make informed decisions when it comes to buying new goodies.

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    I love a good bargain! I’ve found Essence to be fantastic at producing some amazing products at low prices but as with all brands, there are a few hits and misses but I do enjoy their eyeshadows, nail polishes and special edition lines!

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