There’s something super satisfying about finding amazing beauty products that don’t cost the earth. Like most of us, I don’t have the budget to to only ever use high end products and to be honest, why bother when you can find great products that perform just as well for a fraction of the price tag? Today I’m sharing some of my old favourites and some newer discoveries.
Soap & Glory Archery 2 in 1 Brow Pencil, RRP £8 but currently £6 available here.
I can’t actually tell the difference between this and much more expensive options, like the Anastasia Beverley Hills. I use the shade Hot Chocolate which is a perfect match for me. One of these lasts me ages and gives fantastic, natural definition to my brows.
Maybelline Age Rewind Eraser Eye Concealer, £7.99 available here.
This is a staple in my make-up collection. I purely use it for under eye concealing and highlighting my under eye area. I’m yet to find a concealer that performs so well on my under eye area, which can be prone to dry patches. It covers dark circles amazingly well, is fantastic for overall highlighting of the under eye area and doesn’t dry my skin out, cling to any dry patches or cake and crease as the day wear on. Love it. I use the shade Light.
Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water, RRP £4.99 currently £3.33 available here.
I always used to use Bioderma and was devoted to it, until the day I ran out and didn’t have time to order more before going away so I picked this up from Boots. Always on offer so even more of a bargain, I haven’t purchased Bioderma since I started using this. It’s great and, again, I’m not sure I can ever tell any difference so why not save some pennies?!
La Roche-Posay Serozinc Spray, RRP £8.50 currently £6.37 available here.
I love this stuff and I’ve sang it’s praises a LOT on this blog. I started using this as my hydrating toner and it’s fantastic. It helps fight breakouts, banish spots and reduce the oiliness.
COLAB Sheer & Invisible Dry Shampoo, RRP £3.49 currently £2.32 available here.
I’ve only tried the New York scent so far which smelt delicious, I’ll definitely be trying the others to find my favourite! As I said in my recent Empties post, I love this – it smells fantastic and is completely invisible. Plus, it’s super affordable.
Marks & Spencer Nature’s Ingredients Body Butter, £7 available here.
I can’t tell any difference between these and The Body Shop one’s except that these are about half the price! If you like body butters these are brilliant and you should definitely try one. They’re rich and creamy, absorb really quickly and don’t leave your skin feeling greasy or tacky. There’s lots of different ones – the Shea and the Lemon Verbana are probably my favourites.
Lush Ultrabland Cleanser, £7.50 available here.
Made with almond oil, rose water, beeswax and honey, Ultrabland is a soft, gentle balm cleanser that removes all traces of makeup and leaves my skin feeling really hydrated. It’s been hailed as a cheaper alternative to the Emma Hardie Moringa Cleansing Balm and I can see why – it’s pretty much identical in terms of texture and results.
Real Techniques Expert Face Brush, RRP £9.99 currently £5.44 available here.
This is my go to brush for applying foundation. It leaves a flawless finish to my foundation, buffing it into my skin beautifully with no streaks, patchiness or brush strokes. I’m yet to find a Real Techniques brush I haven’t liked – they’re amazing quality at a really good price point.
What products are you loving that are under £10?