Trend Tuesday: We Reveal Our Ultimate Budget Beauty Buys

28 January 2014 by

Ready for a budget beauty splurge? Then pick up this week’s issue of Grazia where you’ll find a pretty spectacular feature dedicated to the industry’s hottest budget beauty buys. Whether you’re after a winning foundation, a red lipstick that goes the extra mile, salon-worthy nail polishes or super skin heroes, we guarantee we’ve got something for everyone, and every budget. In fact, most of our products come with change from a tenner, which, we think, is pretty fantastic and leaves you with plenty of change for whatever else January is throwing at you (Zara shoes, bills/rent, your first cocktail post dry January, etc.)

Although you’re going to have to get your hands on the latest issue for the full beauty 411, we’ve got a little something for you in the meantime. After all, what’s not to love about a snoop inside the make-up bags of team Grazia beauty? Read on to discover the purse-friendly beauty buys that we simply couldn’t be without. Change from a tenner guaranteed…

Liz Hambleton, Beauty Director

“I am a self-confessed Babylips addict. After all, what’s not to love about super-cute, pastel-coloured lipbalms which are a bargain at £2.99 each? Plus, you’ll never lose them at the bottom of your handbag! I always stock up on Rimmel’s Kate Moss lipsticks too- there’s an incredible range of colours in the collection and they really do stay put for hours. When it comes to my skincare, I swear by Nivea’s Soft Body Lotion, £4.29 and Sudocrem, £2.55 which is a god-send for irritated, dry skin.”

Rose Beer, Acting Beauty Editor

“Forget spending £40 on an expensive foundation- the best thing I am yet to come across for my skin is L’Oreal Paris Nude Magique CC Cream Anti-Redness, £9.99. It’s the perfect base for day-to-day wear and the coverage is sheer but buildable. When it comes to my hair I am a total Pantene addict and can’t get enough of the Aqua Light range, from £1.50. Aussie’s 3 Minute Miracle Reconstructor, £4.99 is incredible too- a real treat.”

Poppy Lara, Contributing Beauty Editor

“Despite having tried a million different mascaras over the years, I always, always come back to Maybelline’s range. With prices starting from £6.19 and such a variety in the range, there is something for everyone- I am yet to find my favourite though! In terms of skincare, I love Cetaphil cleanser, £8.99- it is perfect for my sensitive skin and a make-up artist fave. Ooh, and not forgetting Herbal Essences Shampoo and Conditioner, from £3.89 each- a total classic!"

Tor Cardona, Beauty Web Co-Ordinator

“Always on the lookout for a beauty bargain, my most recent find is Avon’s SuperShock Gel Eyeliner Pencil, £6. Intense colour, glides on a dream and literally doesn’t budge- heaven! To take it all off, I swear by Bioderma, from £4.50- a little goes a long way and it’s so soothing for my sensitive eyes. I also have long been obsessed with CND’s Stickey Base Coat, £5.95 which gives some serious hold to your manicure. It’s addictive!”

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