As much as I love high end beauty products, there are some drugstore/ high street brands who can really compete. In some cases you can get the quality of a luxury brand without the hefty price tag... And let's face it, who doesn't love a bargain?!
Over the years I have discovered some really beautiful beauty products that replicate high end quality products yet only cost me a fraction of the price. These are the kind of products that I will keep repurchasing and that will keep me from ever needing to pay for the more expensive alternatives.
The Revlon Photo Ready Insta-Fix Highlighting Sticks are a recent find of mine, but they're already up there as one of my very favourite highlight options in my collection.
They're very similar in formula and application to the Benefit Watt's Up Highlighter. Really creamy, really blendable and really pretty on the skin.
I have this in the pink and golden shades, but for everyday wear on my pale skin I keep reaching for this pink one. I can use this on my cheekbones, down the centre of my nose, cupids bow and inner corner of my eyes for a really pretty/natural flash of light.
It can also be applied heavier for an evening look if you want something more dramatic.
Something I repurchase over and over as soon as I run out is the Bourjois Poudre de Riz.
I was initially drawn to this because of the vintage style packaging, and I'm so glad I was as it's become a real staple of mine in my makeup collection.
It's a really fine, transparent setting powder that holds my makeup in place, evens out any shine and leaves my skin feeling and looking incredibly smooth.
The powder itself is so different to any other setting powder I've used before as it has a slight shimmer to it which settles onto the skin to give a radiant, pearly finish. There's no shimmer, but there's a glow and the skin just looks beautiful.
One of my favourite lip products from the high street are the Revlon Lip Butters. The most hydrating and easy to wear lipsticks I have ever known.
They're available in a huge variation of shades, all of which are glossy and give what I would describe as a pigmented tint to the lips, they definitely have more colour pay off than any other balmy lip product I've used. The colour is fairly long lasting, but for just how buttery and moisturising they are, the odd top up throughout the day really doesn't matter.
I have quite a few of these in my collection, with two or three shades being some of my most used lip products I own. For the perfect every day pinky/mauve I love 'Lollipop'.
Everyone's favourite budget cream eye shadows just had to get a mention here didn't they?! The Maybelline Colour Tattoo's are just brilliant as an eye shadow base or to wear on their own. 
I reach mostly for the Taupe shade as it's a great base for any nude eye look, but I love the bronze, pink and pomegranate shades just as much. 
If you don't have a couple of these in your makeup stash, then you really are missing out. They're creamy, comfortable to wear, long lasting and really highly pigmented.
For someone who is self confessed as rubbish at applying eye makeup, they're a dream come true - Literally applied with a fingertip and blended out, they manage to make my eyes look 'done' (in a good way!)
Rimmel Wonder'Full mascara is my favourite budget mascara by far. I feel as though Rimmel and Bourjois are the brands to go to on the high street if you're after a really good mascara and currently this is the one that's keeping my lashes a-fluttering.
The brush manages to disperse the product onto even the tiniest of lash hairs, elongating and volumising them all to give my lashes the real WOW factor.
The formula contains argan oil too, which not only gives the mascara a glossy finish, but conditions the lashes as I wear it. This means my lashes are less likely to break or drop out - A real added bonus!

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