To start things off I have three base products. The first being the Rimmel Stay Matte Primer (review), this is probably the best drugstore primer i've found. Yep, I said it! It is perfect if you have oily skin as it mattifies the skin without making it feel dry, it isn't silicone-y and helps to make you makeup last that bit longer. Next I have two under eye concealers, the first has a bit more coverage and is the Maybelline Instant Anti-Age The Eraser Eye, now I don't love the packaging of this but the product is really good. It feels light on the skin but has a decent amount of coverage whilst still looking natural. It also seems to have a brightening effect to it helping to waken up the eyes. If you prefer something with a lighter coverage the Bourjois CC Eye Cream (review) is perfect, it looks so natural on the skin yet covers just the right amount. Best worn when you've had a fairly good nights sleep and don't need to cover too much darkness.
An eye product that I bought on a whim but as actually been seriously good is the Seventeen Eye Eye Crayon in Molten Metal, this is a lovely golden bronze shade which once applied to the lid stays put all day. A great base for a smokey eye, sadly the other colour seems a bit poor but this one is a defiant stand out. Finally a lipgloss, as someone who hates lipgloss this is a bit of a surprise. The Maybelline ColorSenstational Shine Gloss in Gleaming Grenadine has made it's way into my handbag. This feels almost like a balm on the lips, has just the right amount of glossyness and is well pigmented to add a slight red tint to the lips. I definitely want to pick up some more shades of these.
So that's my first budget beauty finds posts, I already have a few products ready to test so i'm sure you will be seeing another one of these soon. What have been you favourite budget beauty finds recently?