Cheap Make Up: 5 Products That Won't Break Your Budget

14/08/2014 16:46 | Updated 20 May 2015

Hands up if you love a bargain. You're certainly not alone, as nothing puts a bigger smile on our faces than picking up a beauty treat for less than the price of a cappuccino and cupcake. Here are our top picks for a thrifty beauty haul for your make up bags.

Rimmel London stay matte powder

1. Stay Shine Free

We love beauty products that have multi-uses and this matte powder is one of our make up bag favourites. If you need to quickly de-shine your T-Zone this powder does the job. Or use after applying your foundation for a smooth, flawless and lasting finish. The light texture absorbs those pesky oily patches and leaves no flakes or powdery mess. It also doubles up as a brilliant base for eye make up. It comes in six glorious shades for a bargain price. The only snag is it doesn't come with a puff or brush.


2. Nail it

Malibu, Miami or Waikiki? The globe's hottest beach destinations are adorning our tips. These new shades of matte nail polishes by make-up maestro Barry M are perfect for summer nails. To make the colour really pop, paint a base coat layer of white first. And if you can't decide which colour to try first, then do away with matching nails and paint each tip a different shade for an on-trend mis-matched look. We're off to paint our nails...

Maybelline NYUK eyeliner

3. Get groomed brows

Brows open your eyes and frame your face. Whether you're trying Cara Delevingne statement brows or going for a neat, natural arch, brow-defining products are firmly back on the beauty map. For a quick instant fix, fill in your brows with a little pencil, working in the direction of their natural growth, then sweep your brows up and outwards with a brush to blend and tidy. This brilliant beauty buy combines pencil, with a handy brush to help you create perfect brows in minutes.

Carmex lip balm

4. Luscious lips

If you never leave home without your lip balm, you're probably already a fan of this cult classic balm. Known for its powers to soothe and smooth dry, chapped lips, Carmex is a long-serving staple in our beauty bags. The tingly sensation is from the added ingredients menthol and camphor, while the beeswax nourishes and protects lips. It's instant TLC. A quick slick of Carmex will moisturise dry cuticles too.

Carmex - £2.69

St Moriz Shimmer Tan

5. Fake it

The tanning gurus over at St Moriz have created this fuss-free instant tan which simply washes off in the shower at the end of the day. It's a purse-pleasing £4.99 (so slightly more than the average cappuccino) but a glowing golden tan is one way to guarantee looking a million dollars. We found the subtle shimmer transformed our pins into bronzed beauties with just one application. We're hooked!

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