Three weeks until payday? Getting further into your overdraft? Don’t fret, these bargain beauty products will keep your face flawless without breaking the bank.
MUA Pro Pallette Underdressed, £4
Often likened to the Urban Decay Naked Palette this eye-shadow collection is an absolute must have and a snippet of it’s rival’s price. Teeming with 12 natural shades the palette has nude tones, shimmery shades and matte colours which can be used together to create the perfect natural look. Unlike a lot of cheap eye-shadows these are highly pigmented and look great whilst lasting all day, don’t forget to use a primer!
Rimmel Moisture Renew Lipstick, £6.29
As a beauty addict I’ve searched high and low to find the best lipsticks, in the budget bracket nothing compares with Rimmel’s Moisture Renew. Combining three super moisturisers; Collagen, Polypeptides and Hyaluronic Acid upon application lips feel instantly hydrated and look smoother for longer lasting moisture. Enough of the boring science though, the colour is long-lasting, rich and comes in great shades, ‘Vintage Pink’ and ‘Notting Hill Nude’ are favourites.
H&M Bronze Powder, £4.99
If we’re talking value for money H&M’s bronze powder is incredible, it’s just £4.99 and contains enough powder to last a few months with everyday use. It comes with a built-in mirror, great for using on-the-go and is encased in hard plastic so hopefully it won’t smash if you drop it! Also recommended for use on the body it creates a natural-looking sunkissed glow without shimmer (I’m totally against glitter in bronzers – Yuk) and therefore can be used for anything from cheeks to covering imperfections on legs. It’s advised to apply lightly as brushing on too hard will create a muddy look, it’s quite a dark colour.
Accessorize Nail Polish, £4
From the pretty packaging to the even prettier price-tag Accessorize’s fairly new make-up collection is everything beauty products should be. The nail polishes come in a variety of shades and at £4 you can treat yourself to a few. The texture is smooth, it glides on without clump or mistakes and many of the shades only require one coat. The finish is immaculate (as much so as a more expensive polish) and the cream finish produces a flattering glossy look which doesn’t chip for 3-4 days. It’s no wonder the beauty bloggers are raving about it!
Batiste Coloured Dry Shampoo, £3.99
Fed up of washing your hair everyday? Well put down that shampoo and step away from the shower, Batiste is no longer just for festivals. For those post-work nights out and mornings when you’d just rather have an extra twenty minutes in bed, dry shampoo is for you. Spray on to banish oily roots and create lift, the new range adds a hint of colour too, much better than the grey colour of the original dry shampoo! A true beauty essential, Batiste’s dry shampoo has a loyal fanbase and is a definite handbag essential.
Maybelline Volume Express Mascara, £6.19
As with lipsticks I’ve rummaged the shelves of drugstores for the perfect mascara too, i’m a firm believer that you don’t need to spend £25 to get lengthy lashes and this mascara is the perfect example. Featuring an anti-clump brush with several different sized bristles the wand builds length, seperates and gives an immaculate finish. Simply build on applications if you wish to add more volume for a fabulous false lash effect.