The best budget beauty buys for 2019
You don’t always have to splurge out on cosmetics - here are the best bargain beauty products under £10, because low price doesn't always mean lower performance
1. The Best Budget Highlighter
Sainsbury’s Boutique Illuminating Drops, £4
Formulated with hydrating Aloe Vera, these drops offer a realistic glow and are 100% cruelty-free and suitable for vegans and vegetarian.
2. The Best Budget Derm-style Mask
The Ordinary Salicylic Acid 2% Masque, £9.90
The Ordinary – one of the best budget-friendly brands around – has just launched this clay-based mask that unclogs pores, smoothes skin, and clears the way for a brighter complexion.
3. The Best Budget Eyeliner
Carter Beauty Supreme Gel Liner, £5.50
Rokael Lizama, the make-up artist to Beyoncé and Mariah Carey, revealed that he used Carter Beauty’s jet-black Supreme Gel Liner also on Arianna Grande during her recent video shoot. No wonder one sells every 8 minutes, as the formula is easy to use and stays put all day. From select Primark stores and online.
4. The Best Budget Moisturiser
CeraVe Moisturising Lotion, £9
Developed with dermatologists, this budget moisturiser is anything but basic. It contains skin-hydrating hyaluronic acid in a slow-release formula, so it soothes and smoothes for the entire day.
5. The Best Budget Lip Liner
Wilko Essence Stay True Waterproof Lipliners, £2
With most liners around the £16 mark – you could have one of these in every colour in every bag. It’s subtle, easy to apply, lasts for a good few hours and comes in a variety of natural and statement shades.
6. The Best Budget Foundation
Beauty Pie Everyday Great Skin Foundation, £7.75
OK, so you do have to join Beauty Pie to get this fantastic rate – but it’s well worth the spend. They source from labs around the globe and bring them straight to your door, so you get the best products at a low price. This oil-free foundation offers medium coverage and combines a little glow to add radiance with also mattifying qualities, to keep skin looking flawless all day.
Memberships start at £5 per month.
Click here7. The Best Budget Nail Polish
Flormar Nail Polish, from £4.46
We’ve been testing these colours since the brand launched into the UK in March and they’re consistently excellent, non-gloopy buildable formulas that can last around 5 days. Plus they also have a dupe for a great nude shadow palette too.
Click here8. The Best Budget Highlighting Concealer
3Ina The Highlighting Concealer, £9.95
This cult concealer is a doppelganger for a chic French brand we know (for a third of the price). The pen delivers on both glow and coverage to highlight and subtly refine.
9. The Best Budget Dry Shampoo
Batiste Dry Shampoo & Defrizz, £4.25
Batiste has expanded their range and now comes in four sheer, new formulas that can fight frizz, add volume, rehydrate or control damage. No residue build-up, just fresh, swishy hair without the hassle of shampooing.
10. The Best Budget SPF for Face
Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunscreen SPF45, £5.70
Provides a sheer, non-greasy ultra-light SPF coverage and acts as an efficient make-up base too.