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7 Pretty Good Beauty Products That Are Worth Spending A Fiver On

Tried and tested.

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First up, we tried the Rimmel Professional Eye Brow Pencil, £2.99. It’s a pencil with a little brush on the lid.

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As we all know, eyebrows are bloody important – they basically shape your whole face. We need to the right tools to keep them on optimum fleek, and since so many YouTube bloggers use this pencil, we decided to try it out.

I (Tolani) am sold and will definitely be using this from now on – it does the exact same job as my MAC Eyebrow Pencil, which costs £14. Emma is also impressed, but the black/brown shade we both tried is a little dark for her.

Next we tried the Barry M Make Me Blush Cream.

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OK, so this blusher comes in THE cutest packaging and it's a great little size to pop in your bag. It's a twist-up blusher and once you twist it the whole way up, you realise you don't actually get that much blusher, but hey, it's £4.49.

This is a solid bargain buy but we are not in love with it. It's a bit of a ball-ache to apply, as you have to keep building it to see any colour. It's also a little on the shiny side, which neither of us are into.

The shadows were pretty chalky, didn’t show up that well, and were hard to blend out. Yes, we are blaming the product and not our skills. It's fair to say the eyeshadow just fell short in the whole pigment department.

We then tried the Collection Fast Stroke Eyeliner.

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The product claims to be a precision liquid eyeliner with a soft nib applicator that's easy to apply and provides long-lasting lines. And we crossed everything in hope that this was true.

It works – it really is a precision liquid eyeliner that makes application easy. YAAASS.

We LOVE IT! Just look at our perfect little flicks. We both agree it's super easy to use and we will definitely be adding it to our makeup bags.

These lashes are more of a corner lash than a full-stripe lash, and I'm really into them. These were really easy to apply and just kinda fell into place, with the help of tweezers of course. They are subtle enough to wear all day, and I really like the feline flick they give. (P.S. Check out my eyeliner.)

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Great Lash was the first mascara Emma ever bought, so it's all very nostalgic for her. It’s a decent mascara. Very, very black, but it doesn't gives tons of length or definition. For the price, though, it’s great.

And last but not least we tried Sleek MakeUp True Colour Lipstick. And spoiler alert: We both REALLY like it. I tried the Fuchsia shade and Emma tried the Smother shade.

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The range comes in 21 different shades and you can get both matte and sheer textures.

YES to colour, YES to pigment, yes to everything about this lipstick. Not only does it literally slide along your lips, the colours are vibrant AF and it stayed on the whole day, even after lunch.

The formula is creamy and really pigmented, but we would 100% suggest using a lipliner with this lipstick. We tried to get the edges to look neat, and it didn't really work out.

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