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Five of the Best Budget Beauty Products to Try

Five of the Best Budget Beauty Products to Try

In my opinion of course, there are lots of budget beauty products out there but this in my current round up of five of the best. Five products that won't break the bank but preform better than many high end products out there, what's not to like?

Five of the Best Budget Beauty Products to Try

Tesco Radiance Melting Gel Cleanser
This is a light, gel based cleanser that has a very, very similar texture to Clarins Pure Melt Cleansing Gel only marginally cheaper (yay!). I am not a skin care expert (far from it) but can say that as someone with fairly sensitive skin on occasion that gel cleansers seem to be the most gentle approach for me, the balm like texture comforts and cools my skin and the vast majority can also be used to gently remove eye make-up. The gel base quickly emulsifies when it comes into contact with water making removal easy all of which is true for Tesco Pro Formula Radiance Melting Gel Cleanser. It makes easy removal of even the heaviest of make-up, feels great on the skin and does leave my complexion soft to the touch with a slight glow. You really do need to track this down next time you are in store. You can find it here for £5 - link.

Superdrug Body Butter in Cherry and Macadamia
As you may imagine this smells out of this world but the scent alone is not enough to gain entry on to this list. This body butter is rather luxurious - thick with an almost whipped texture that not only quickly hydrates the skin but sinks in within moments even on damp skin without a trace. If you suffer from dry skin then I'd put this top of your list, you may or may not end up sniffing your skin all day long. I resisting the urge to write YOLO! At a mere £1.99 for a large 400ml tub you'd be nuts (geddit?) not to try it! Find it here via Superdrug  - link.

Five of the Best Budget Beauty Products to Try

Dove Oxygen Moisture Souffle Treatment
Although Dove have marketed this towards fine and flat hair I can happily say that it works just as well on thick and out of control hair. If like myself you have long hair or hair that is easily weighed down - make this your next purchase. It deeply conditions, de-tangles, leaves the hair feeling soft and nourished yet doesn't weigh it down. I use it weekly in place of a normal conditioner and can truly say the ends of my hair have never felt nor looked better! I quickly want to mention the texture - a liquid like almost gel conditioner which is best approached with a less is more attitude. It seems to expand once on the hair so one tub will last a good few months even with regular use. Find it via Boots for £6.99 - link.

Five of the Best Budget Beauty Products to Try

Topshop Lipstick in Innocent
This goes for any Topshop Lipstick really, I consider them to be one of the high street's hidden little gems. Topshop Lipstick in Innocent which is a dusky, light blue toned pink lipstick which is not entirely dissimilar to MAC's Angel Lipstick in both colour and formula. Topshop lipsticks are well pigmented, creamy, comfortable to wear and long lasting. I own a good few and fully recommend them to all. I should also point out that many of Topshop's lipsticks more often than not end up being dupes of more expensive brands such as YSL, MAC et al. You can find the Topshop Lipsticks via Topshop for £8 each - link.

Five of the Best Budget Beauty Products to Try

Revlon Bold Lacquer by Grow Luscious Length and Volume Mascara  
A mouthful yes and it did seem a little gimmicky but this is one of the few mascaras I swear by. As someone with often oily skin I find mascara can smudge rather quickly and easily - this does not flake never mind smudge! It doesn't clump despite my desire to apply four coats, it simply creates long, fluttery eyelashes with plenty of volume. I can't contest if it does or does not encourage eyelashes to grow but it is a brilliant all round mascara regardless and on the plus side my eyelashes have never looked better! You can find it here for £9.99 - link.

What are your favourite budget buys? 




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29 comments:

  1. Lovely product selection! Great choices for a budget friendly buy, I really like the Top Shop lipstick collection x

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  3. I would love to try the Dove Moisture Treatment! Great post.

    Anika May // UK Fashion & Style Blog

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  4. Wow I never knew Topshop lipsticks were that worth it. I've been meaning to try one soon but this blog post made me want to buy it like as soon as possible :O and that pink color looks gorgeous!
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  5. I've really got into trying the Topshop makeup range at the moment, lipsticks are definitely next on my list!

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  6. Love the sound of the body butter, I definitely have to go and smell it!

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  7. My mascara smudges quite a lot, so will have to try the Revlon one I think! x

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  8. love the idea of this post! i'm definitely interested in the dove mask

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  9. I have been wanting to try Topshop lipsticks (and some other of their products) for a really long time but I have never gotten around to it.

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  10. My eye lids are more on the oily side, and I always find most mascaras smudge on me! Maybe I should give the Revlon a go! Thanks for the recommendation! :)

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  11. I haven't try the Topshop lipstick yet despite them on sale (BOGOF - Buy one get one free) in Singapore. Now I wish I can slap some of them on my lips. I always thought they aren't moisturising enough but your post proof otherwise. Thanks for the headsup.

    My favourite budget buys would be Maybelline Volume Express Mascara. The mascara is definitely the bomb for my hooded eyelids as I have the highest tendency of smudging. It totally saves lives. Believe me...

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  12. I also love the new Dove range - the deep conditioners work wonders for my matted locks!

    Josie XOXO
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  13. the superdrug body butter sounds amazing! will have to try for sure :D

    emily xx

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  14. I've seen the PRO line a lot and they seem interesting, yet I've never tried them!
    The TopShop line is pretty raved about, so I totally see why thats in there! <3
    xoxo,

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  15. The Tesco gel cleanser just sounds dreamy, might just have to give it a try and maybe kick my Body Shop cleansing oil a miss for a while...
    'phie | http://phiesfindings.blogspot.co.uk/

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  16. I need a new mascara so I might give this one a go.
    Xoxo nathalie
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  17. The Topshop make up range is wonderful x

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  18. I am interested in the Dove conditioner. I have long out of control hair and everything that can lock on moisture is welcome to my bathroom! Currently, I use John Frieda Full Repair Range and I have been really liking it. Have you tried it? I wrote a review on my blog if you fancy a read.

    Alexandra
    Glam O’Clock | Beauty Blog

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  19. Love the lipstick x
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  20. I love Topshop lipsticks, they're always lovely colours and the formula is great too. I especially like the colour of this one! x

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  21. Great picks, I love that mascara and lipstick!

    Sophie x

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  22. I love lists like that, ive been looking for a good cleanser so ill definitely try this one! Great post

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  23. Great products!

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  24. Coming from Australia, our budget beauty products are different, but I use the:
    1. Rimmel Match Perfection foundation in its lightest shade - the best I have found,
    2. Rimmel Salon Pro nail polish in Posh Trash is a fabulous taupe nail polish,
    3. Cetaphil Moisture Cream - great for both body and face (especially for sensitive skins)
    4. Sukin Cream cleanser - very nourishing on dry skins
    5. Maybelline, L'Oreal, Revlon and Rimmel lipsticks in my favourite red, chocolate and coral colours.
    I agree - you don't need to spend a fortune to look good. Especially when the sales are on.

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  25. I agree with the Topshop lipsticks for sure, as their colours are so unique and very "MAC"! My favourite budget products have to be the Maybelline Master Precise Liquid Liner, the Essence Eyebrow Kit and the Maybelline Age Rewind concealer.

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  26. I adore Topshop lipsticks and you can't beat Barry M's Nail Gelly's for high quality budget nail polish
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  27. Topshop lipsticks are amazing! In fact the whole topshop make-up range is great!

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  28. oo the mascara sounds like something to bookmark !

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