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Thursday, November 19, 2015

Your Budget Beauty Steal

Your Budget Beauty Steal

Last night I was clearing out my handbag and suddenly a wave of smug, satisfaction took over. You see somewhere in the last week or so, I had remembered to pick up a new stick of my beloved Rimmel Scandal Eyes Kohl Liner in Nude. My holy grail of eye brightening liners and a product that I hate to be without. It's soft, creamy, long wearing and waterproof - what more could you ask for? Isn't it funny how something so little (and inexpensive) can not only brighten up my eyes but also my day. Then I got to thinking, a lot of my favourite products are easily found on the high street and cost less than £5.

Your Budget Beauty Steal

For instance, when my lips are chapped and weather beaten I turn to Carmex Medicated Lip Balm and have done for years. I've lost count to how many little yellow tins I have completed over the years and do have a tendency to thrust it upon others in their moment of need. I also swear by Maybelline the Matte Maker Pressed Powder, a fairly light in coverage, pressed powder that absorbs excess oil without leaving my face caked in powder. I refuse to lug around a pricey, pressed powder compact as sooner or later they all end up breaking in my bag anyway.

Your Budget Beauty Steal

Maybelline may be infamous for continually launching new product lines but much like Carmex I can't begin to tell you, how many bottles of Maybelline Great Lash Mascara I have used, lost and gave away to a friend in need. The iconic green and pink bottle will always have a place in my heart and make up bag. Yes it is a very simple mascara but if all you want is a little definition, length and volume, all without clumps and a hefty price tag, you could go far worse than purchasing a tube. Apparently it is many a make up artists favourite for this very reason.

My last budget beauty steal is Boots Natural Collection Eyeshadow in Milk Chocolate, despite its teeny £1.99 price tag this has turned out to be my most used eyeshadow ever. A matte, warm and slightly ruddy toned brown eyeshadow that really brings out the blue in my eyes, and can double up as a great transitional shade when blending - it is really not to be missed. Surprisingly the formula is wonderful too: soft, pigmented and never chalky. If you have two pounds this should be your next buy.

I know we all have a few budget beauty products we perhaps swear by but don't actually get around to recommending? Well now is your time, come clean in the comments, share your budget beauty steal and save us all a penny or two.



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20 comments:

  1. i love sleek blushes, the shades are too pretty xo

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  2. I have a Natural Collection Eyeshadow in Crushed Walnut it's always my go to eyeshadow! So good for the price! x

    www.shayholly.co.uk

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  3. I need to try more Sleek blushes, they are gorgeous!

    Sara - She Who Is Short

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  4. I seriously thought those were Nars blushes at first glance! I think I definitely need to order some Sleek soon. I wish they had it readily available in the states!

    bigfluffycats.blogspot.com

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  5. ELF cosmetics are great! And sooo cheap. I'm not sure if they're available in the UK or not, but most of their products (especially brushes and eye shadows) are wonderful!

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  6. Sleek is my budget beauty brand - they do some really great dupes for Urban Decay. Also Rimmel do some great lip liners which look and a little like Charlotte Tilbury.

    Tiffany Tales – A British Beauty & Lifestyle Blog

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  7. Collection Lasting Finish Concealer, been using Cool Medium for years! Also Maybelline Color Tattoo cream eyeshadow in 'Pink Gold', one swipe and you're done :) Both less than £5 each!

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    1. I second this, I cannot live without my color tattoo eyeshadows which make the perfect eye base!

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  8. Barry M Lash Vegas Waterproof Mascara is wonderful. Such a great product for a very affordable £6.

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  9. These are some great affordable blushes! I'll definitely check some of them out next time I'm in store for every day wear!

    Georgia Jade | The Weekend Attic

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  10. I love elf brushes! They are great quality and so affordable!

    xx, A Little Dose of Makeup

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  11. Great pics!In love with everything!

    http://www.avalonentries.com/

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  12. Maybelline Brow Drama is my holy grail... for quick brows and affordable this is always in use when I'm not interested in penciling in 'individual hairs'!

    Victoria
    FlorenceandMary.com

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  13. I love the Revlon Colourstay Concealer and I always buy a £1-£2 clear mascara to set my brows with (even if I do use the £££ ABH Brow Wiz to fill them in, I like a well balance makeup bag ;)) x

    Amy / srslylou

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  14. Bourjois healthy balance pressed powder, and the Rouge Edition Velvet lipstick. It's not available in USA so I drive 3 hours to Canada to get my fix.

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  15. I am so loving seventeen products and natural collection right now, they really are fab for the price. Cant go wrong really!

    http://www.makeerinover.co.uk

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  16. Oh wow they look amazing. I love Sleek blushes and bought some for my sister too

    Nashia | MakeupandBeautyMayhem

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  17. Sleek is such a good brand, really great quality and it doesn't break the bank!!

    This Damsel Loves Blog

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  18. Great warm color! Thanks for sharing.

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  19. I swear by Seventeen's Stay Time concealer, it's my absolute favourite. And also L'Oreal True Match, Rimmel Kate's lipsticks and also Sleek's blushes!

    Emily // Beauty and Lifestyle Blog

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