Top 5 Budget Beauty Buys
While I do have a lotta love for luxury beauty products, every now and then I discover a budget buy that knocks my socks off and I end up reaching for it more often than its spendy sisters.
These are my current Top 5 Budget Beauty Buys, starting with my favourite:
Maybelline Lash Sensational, £7.99
Accurately described as a 'lash multiplying mascara', this is my go-to everyday mascara for long fluttery lashes with very little effort. I'd say it adds more length than volume, though it does add a little - and overall literally makes me look like I have better, lusher lashes than I do.
Soap & Glory Solar Powder, £11
Despite owning more high end bronzers than I care to admit, this is the one that I reach for most. I love that it contains two different shades that can be used separately (great for different times of year), or blended together - and work really well on my pale skin. The powders are soft and buttery, not a tell-tale streak in sight.
The Body Shop Camomile Sumptuous Cleansing Butter, £13
A solid butter that melts into oil on the skin to gently cleanse, removing all traces of makeup (and grime!). This rinses off easily with a damp face cloth, is quick and easy to use and I only need a tiny amount, love that the little tin is travel friendly too.
Max Factor Lipfinity Lipstick, £8.99
A long lasting lip formula that doesn't dry out the lips is a rare find, especially at budget prices. I have a couple of shades in this and the one pictured is Evermore Lush a mauve toned berry that's perfect for this time of year.
Soap & Glory Archery 2-in-1 Brow, £10
A brow duo with colour and brow gel in one double ended tube, this adds natural-looking colour to define the brows and holds them in place all day, whatever the weather. The twist-up crayon is angled to allow for fine strokes or filling in bigger gaps.
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Nic is a Belfast beauty blogger, freelance writer and mum, with a penchant for Chanel lipstick, shopping & strong coffee. As editor of Strawberry Blonde Beauty, she helps steer women through the beautysphere with reviews, tips and the lowdown on the latest releases. Nic loves exploring Belfast's thriving cultural scene and agrees with Dorothy that there's no place like home.