Best Budget Beauty Buys

I think it’s fair to say that we’re all in the same position in January; trying to save for the upcoming year or maybe just still a little tight on money after Christmas, so it isn’t really the month to blow the budget on beauty bits.

I thought I’d share with you my top budget beauty buys that work as well as the premium versions but for a fraction of the cost, helping you maintain your usual beauty and makeup routines through January!

Your Good Skin Nourishing Hot Cloth Cleanser

Keeping up a good skincare routine is important all year round and many set themselves a New Year resolution to take better care of their skin, but skincare products can often be some of the most expensive items in our routines.

The Your Good Skin Nourishing Hot Cloth Cleanser is a classic yet luxurious feeling hot cloth cleanser, perfect for everyday showers or special pamper nights. This hot cloth cleanser has a similar feel to the highly popular Liz Earle Hot Cloth Cleanser, however, this product is just £8.99 and comes with two muslin cloths, just like the Liz Earle product!

Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer

I’ve mentioned this product a lot and it’s because it really is so good! For just £4.19 (available in Boots), this concealer has the coverage and consistency of some of the best-selling premium ones. Available in 4 shades, it may not work for every skin tone, but if one of the shades is a good match for you, then the coverage and blending power is amazing!

Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder

Setting powder is an essential step in many peoples makeup routines but when you choose the premium offerings, they can be quite expensive but the Rimmel Stay Matte powder is a well-known alternative to some of the high-end powders!

Available in Boots, Superdrug and many supermarkets and pharmacies for around £3.99, the Rimmel Stay Matte powder is available in a range of shades and is a light and comfortable setting powder that lasts all day!

Tanya Burr Illuminating Powder

Many of us are guilty of spending a little too much on highlighters because they have ‘the wow factor’ but the Tanya Burr Illuminating Powders have the same shine and shimmer as some of the best-selling high-end highlighters but for a fraction of the price!

Available in 3 shades: a champagne, a bronzer and a pink, there’s a colour to suit every skin tone and makeup look.

You can see my full review on these powders here!

Kiko Smart Fusion Lip Pencils

I tend to go for budget lip pencils anyway as I feel there’s no real need to spend all my budget on these and my favourites are the Kiko Smart Fusion Lip Pencil.

These creamy lip pencils last really well and are available in a range of shades, perfect for matching with any lip colour.

They last on the lips really well and are easy to sharpen so you can get the most out of them, and they cost just £2.50!

Tinted Vaseline

Vaseline is one of my top beauty buys all year round, and something I reach for all the time in Winter to avoid sore lips, as I think its better than any premium lip balm but if you’re trying to cut back on buying pricey lipsticks, tinted Vaseline is a great option!

The new Lulu Guinness Vaselines are tinted in various shades and make for a lovely moisturising lip colour!

I hope you’ve found this useful if you’re looking to get some new beauty bits without breaking the budget!


Author: Life With Ellie

18, full time Content and Social Strategist, beauty enthusiast.

3 thoughts on “Best Budget Beauty Buys”

  1. I recently bought the Collection Lasting Perfection concealer and I’m loving it! I tried it a few years ago and wasn’t really a big fan but now that I’ve tried it again I’ve realised that it’s not actually that bad and it’s such a good price! And I’ve never tried any of Tanya’s makeup products but this Illuminating Powder looks gorgeous! xx

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