Wednesday, 26 August 2015

Budget Beauty Must Haves

Everybody loves a bargain, right? There is nothing I like more than finding an incredible beauty product that doesn't cost a fortune. So if you're tightening your pursestrings after spending a bit too much on holiday, here are some beauty products you can treat yourself too guilt-free.

The jet black mascara that gives you incredible length
The Lash Accelerator Endless mascara from Rimmel London comes in a range of formulas, the one pictured is the 'Extra Black' option. This mascara has thin little brush, which means you can reach your top AND your bottom lashes with ease. The formula is actually packed with little fibres which extend the length of your natural lashes. The length you get from this is phenomenal and each lash is perfectly defined.
RRP: £7.99

The hairbrush that tackles knots without the pain
The Wet Brush quickly become a staple in my routine after I fell in love with the miniature version. This handy brush effortlessly detangles wet and dry hair, it has a long rubber handle which makes it easy to hold and it comes in a whole host of cute colours. I recently did a full review of this which you can see here. 
RRP: £11.99 

The cream eyeshadow that rivals MAC on quality
The Maybelline Color Tattoos were the first cream eyeshadows I ever tried. They perform well and they fitted my student budget. They apply like a dream and they stay put all day, they are great as a base or on their own for a pop of colour. There is a huge range of colours, many of which are hiding in my drawers (pictured here are On & On Bronze and Eternal Gold). 
RRP: £4.99

The makeup brush that gives you perfect cheekbones
The Real Techniques Sculpting Brush, is the only brush I've found that makes contouring your cheekbones so easy. It's such a clever shape and it slots straight in the gap under your cheekbones. It means you can just load the brush up with your contour product and the brush does all the blending for you. I'm honestly so impressed with it and I don't regret buying it one bit!
RRP: £9.99

The daily foundation that matches my skin perfectly
I couldn't do a budget beauty blog post without mentioning a Rimmel London foundation, they are honestly fabulous. The one I always go back to is the Match Perfection Foundation! As the name suggests it's a perfect match for my skin, it gives a lovely natural finish to the skin and it lasts all day too! 
RRP: £7.99

The nail polishes that give you a high shine finish
I'm really not a fan of matte formulas when it comes to my nails. I love a formula that gives me a glossy high-shine finish that won't chip. The Seche Vite Top coat holds holy grail with me, I've tried a lot of alternatives and nothing compares. There is a reason that this is raved about so much - it's just unbeatable in the nail world! The other nail polish pictured is 'Sugar Plum' from Barry M, one of the Gelly Hi Shine polishesYou can get an opaque manicure in just one coat, the colour is rich and pigmented, plus it dries really quickly.
RRP: £9 & £3.99

The shimmer brick that dupes Bobbi Brown
I've always had a bit of a thing for the Bobbi Brown Shimmer Bricks, they look so beautiful, but man they are expensive. This Highlighting Palette in Bronze Gold from Revlon is a great little dupe. It's actually not overly pigmented which means it's great if you're a bit scared of bronzer. It's also not as glittery as you might expect, it's just a very subtle shade which is lovely to wear. 
RRP: £9.99

I'd love to hear about your bargain beauty picks! What are your favourite products from the high street?
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