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The best beauty buys for every budget

The best beauty buys for every budget
Tara Stevenson-Smith
Writer and expert3 years ago
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Last Updated 08/01/2024

A new budget beauty routine doesn’t mean compromising on the quality of the products! As the experts on how to create a next-level routine without breaking the bank, we’ve selected our best beauty buys for every budget, so you can keep on top of the trends while staying true to your budget.

Over £100

NuFACE Mini+ Starter Kit – Violet Dusk 

If you are looking to elevate your daily skincare routine, then the NuFACE Mini+ Starter Kit is the perfect addition to your daily or evening ritual! This must-have trio is great for on-the-go, containing the bestselling NuFACE sculpting device and skin-loving heroes to help lift and tone whilst smoothening your complexion. 


Beauty Works AERIS Multi-Styler 

A good hair day every day is the ultimate dream, and with the Beauty Works AERIS Multi-Styler, it could soon become a reality. Whether you’re creating a bouncy blow-dry, loose curls, or a sleek, straight look, this one tool can do it all, no matter the occasion. 


Chantecaille Gold Energizing Eye Serum 15ml 

Feel fresh all year long with the Chantecaille Nano Gold Energising Eye Serum. This rich, invigorating serum is formulated with antioxidant-rich 24 karat gold and silk, designed specifically for the delicate eye area to promote a smoother and brighter contour. What’s more, the formula features an anti-puffiness complex to help ease the look of puffiness and tomato stem cells to encourage radiance. 


Under £100: 

OLAPLEX Hero Bundle

If you’re looking for the ultimate hair transformation, the OLAPLEX Hero Bundle is your new best friend! Containing three bestsellers, including the No.3 Hair Perfector, No.4 Bond Maintenance Shampoo and No.5 Bond Maintenance Conditioner, this haircare set has everything you need to repair, rebuild, strengthen and hydrate your way to strong, healthy-looking locks. 


Bobbi Brown Primed to Party Vitamin Enriched Face Base Duo 

The best face always starts with the best base! This limited-edition Bobbi Brown Primed to Party Face Base Duo helps to create a smoother base for seamless makeup application, as the Vitamin Enriched Face Base is enriched with multivitamins to lock in that much-needed moisture. What’s more, this set features an in-built saving of £15. 


OLPAPLEX LashBond Building Serum 4.4ml  

Flutter your way to stronger and longer-looking lashes with the help of the OLAPLEX LashBond Building Serum. This lash serum is powered by exclusive bond building technology and packed with nourishing properties to promote the look of fuller and thicker lashes. This clear formula can be used both day and night and is compatible with the use of contact lenses and lash extensions. 


Under £50:  

Maison Margiela Replica Memory Box 10 x 10 2ml 

Take a nostalgic journey down memory lane with the Maison Margiela Replica Memory Box. This fragrance set includes ten discovery-sized scents from the REPLICA collection, such as bestsellers Jazz Club, By The Fireplace and Beach Walk. The discovery kit could be the perfect way to find your new favourite signature without committing to just one scent! 


Benefit Porefessional Super Setter Setting Spray 120ml 

Step up your makeup game with the benefit Porefessional Super Setter Setting Spray. Working to keep your base fixed in place for up to 16 hours, the refreshing mist absorbs fast whilst helping to blur the appearance of pores – a must-have for your makeup collection! 


Christophe Robin Purifying Mask with Thermal Mud 250ml

Give your hair a detox, with the purifying pre-wash treatment from Christophe Robin. Fortified with mineral-rich thermal mud, it works to draw out impurities and minimise the look of greasy roots for a clean, refreshed scalp and healthy-looking hair.  


Under £20: 

Tanologist Face and Body Drops - Medium 30ml

Get that glow all year round! The Tanologist Face and Body Drops offers a perfect bronze radiance, even when you’re on a budget. Transparent in colour, add a few drops to your moisturiser and the seamless tan applies smoothly and evenly as part of your skincare routine to create a luminous bronzed finish. 


benefit Benetint Rose Tinted Lip & Cheek Stain 6ml

The iconic Benetint lip & cheek stain is a must-have in every beauty bag. Add a delicate pop of colour, with a non-greasy and quick-absorbing formula, to achieve that dainty aesthetic. Apply on the lips under a gloss, or gently dab on the cheeks and blend for a rosy, gently flushed-looking complexion. 


NARS Orgasm Mini Blush 2.5g 

Add a pop of pink to your cheeks with the NARS Orgasm Mini Blush. This silky blush is award-winning for a reason, boasting a buildable formula that allows you to have control over the colour intensity of your finished look. The pigmented powder can be used for a more natural result or a statement look – the choice is yours! 


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Tara Stevenson-Smith
Writer and expert
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Ever since I was a little girl, I have been interested in all things beauty as I used to watch my mum do her makeup and hair all the time and then I would try and use her products! I now love finding the best beauty buys out there and then recommending them to my friends and family to find out there experience with using them. To me the beauty industry has no limits, you can use different products or even just one product to create a variety of looks and through using different tools it can be made into an experience tailored to you. For me, perfecting my base is my fave thing to do and play around with, as I like it to last me all day whilst still looking flawless! So a handful of high quality products that I can rely on to achieve my natural yet airbrushed effect daily look is an essential as it gives me the confidence to be bold. As I am always trying and testing out new foundations, concealers, powders, primers and setting sprays I feel like I have a handle on the best makeup products out there. I am an advocate in using products that make you feel FANTASTIC as well as LOOKING FANTASTIC! I am currently loving the NARS Afterglow Lip Balm in the shade 'Orgasm' as it adds the perfect sheen of colour onto my lips whilst also moisturising them!