Everybody feels the pinch in the new year, it’s the start of getting back on track with your budget. That means, in order to save for that once in a lifetime vacation, you might have to cut back on the beauty buys.
But don’t worry we’re here to help. We have searched high and low to find you the best beauty products around! And trust me when I tell you that these stand-out products will keep you looking and feeling amazing throughout the year. So say goodbye to those January blues with these affordable picks.
Say hello to voluptuous lashes
Hypnôse Drama Instant Full Volume Mascara $27.50 available here
It seems like the entire internet has tried and fallen in love with this miraculous mascara. This affordable find has been crowned as “magic” with good reasoning.
The full contact brush with its S-shaped curve separates, coats, and curls each lash to voluptuous perfection and best of all it’s absolutely smudge-proof! What more could a girl wish for? And trust us, we’ve tried and tested almost every mascara on the planet, from bank-breaking Dior to cheaper, safer options like Maybelline. Buy it here.
Stick to The Ordinary
The Ordinary Foundation $8.37 available here
If you haven’t heard of this brand, get to know it! The Ordinary brand is making huge waves in the industry at the moment for producing affordable products, with ingredients that actually work.
They have recently launched TWO different formulas: the Coverage Foundation and the Serum Foundation. As the names suggest, one is for full coverage, the other is notably more natural. They both come in 21 different shades and are perfect for everyday glam. Buy it here.
Out with the old, in with the new
HUDA BEAUTY Contour & Strobe Lip Set $25 available here
Since Kylie Jenner has gone MIA so has my obsession with her lip kits (sorry Ky). So, I took matters into my own hands and went on the search to find the best affordable liquid lipsticks which don’t come with a hefty shipping price tag.
I came across Huda Beauty and have never gone back since. So, if you’re looking to make a statement with your lips with Valentine’s here’s how! Buy it here.
Lose the bags
Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer $13 available here
If you’re down to the last scraps of concealer and Monday morning bags are starting to emerge, if I were you I’d get myself on straight onto Sephora to grab a the creamiest concealer around.
And there are hundreds of this product sold every minute across the world, and it’s easy to see why! Amazing coverage, long-lasting results, AND it’s super cheap…What’s not to love? Buy it here.
Shine bright like a diamond
After Glow Highlighter Palette $19 available here
No makeup look is complete without the perfect glow. So highlight like a pro with this must-have palette. The lightweight, yet luxurious powder offers a soft but creamy texture and lasts up to 8 hours – that’s a lot of shimmer time!
This illuminating formula is infused with light-diffusing pigments, giving you that perfect, selfie-ready finish. Buy it here.
Sharpen your pencils
Color Chameleon Color Morphing Eyeshadow Pencil $27 available here
Queen of make-up Charlotte Tilbury has created a Colour Perfecting Eyeshadow Pencil and I’ve totally fallen in love with it. This range includes 8 different shades and aims to transform and enhance your natural eye color in one easy step.
Apply on the Girls, get your sharpeners at the ready and prepare for over 8 hours of eyeshadow heaven. Buy it here.
Best brows in the business
Brow Wiz Mechanical Brow Pencil $21 buy here
Let’s admit it – we all appreciate a good set of brows when we see some. This little stick of wonder is designed to shape, plump and save sparse and unshapely brows. One of the best things about this eyebrow pencil is… NO SHARPENING YAY!
Just simply twist and apply – nobody needs to know your elegant arched brows were applied in a taxi, do they? Buy it here.
The perfect pop of color
Benefit Sugarlicious Deliciously Nude Lip & Cheek Blusher Kit $30 available here
This pocket-sized lip and cheek kit are absolutely perfect to add a pop of color to your face in the morning. This set includes bestselling lip and cheek stain, luminescent complexion enhancer, lip gloss and sugar-bomb face powder.
Whether you’re late for work or have a party to go to, this on-the-go lifesaver needs to have space in your makeup bag. Buy it here.
Spray to make your makeup stay
URBAN DECAY All Nighter Long-Lasting Makeup Setting Spray Mini $15 available here
Step away from the hairspray, and switch to makeup setting spray. NYX have created a lightweight and comfortable sprays which works hard to make sure your makeup stays put.
This affordable product not only gives you an instant boost of hydration but is also full of rich pigments, and offers a fun approach to color, helping you find your perfect match. Buy it here.
Get pore-free skin
KIEHL’S SINCE 1851Rare Earth Deep Pore Cleansing Mask $30 available here
Are you looking for pore-fect skin? This mask is formulated with Amazonian white clay to gently draw out oil, dirt, and toxins that clog up your pores. Cleansing your skin of debris is an essential way to keep your skin looking healthy and clearer.
Oatmeal and aloe vera work well in together to soothe and hydrate your skin, while menthol delivers a natural cooling effect – it’s the perfect way to wind down and relax after a long day. Buy it here.
Eye need you
Facial Fuel Eye De-Puffer $20 available here
We all have those nights when sleep is just not on the cards and you wake up feeling as deflated as your bags. Specifically formulated for the delicate under-eye area this lightweight, cooling eye stick minimizes puffiness and prepares you for the day ahead.
This product will be your next best friend and is the perfect midnight recovery. Buy it here.
Restore your lip moisture
Anastasia Beverly Hills Lip Primer, $16 available here
Say goodbye to dry, cracked lips this winter. This sheer lightweight lip primer restores moisture and prevents the pigment from fading, flaking, or feathering.
You can wear this as a base coat under lip color or is best used as a nightly conditioning treatment. Wear alone or as a base coat under lip color. Buy it here.
Which ones do you want? Do you have any affordable products you like we haven’t mentioned? Tell me below!
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