A few months ago I shared five of what I consider my most highly effective beauty products and today I thought I re-create the same post but with only budget items!
This was much trickier however I managed to select five products from my stash that just get the job done incredibly well and I'd highly recommend trying out.
Palmer's Cocoa Butter Formula Lip Balm
£1.99 Boots here or £2.32 Amazon here
I've loved Palmer's products ever since I can remember using bodycare, but only last year did I think to try out their lip balm. Since picking up the lip balm it hasn't left my pocket, bedside table or handbag; it goes everywhere with me basically. I'm someone that suffers from constant dry feeling lips and this balm really has helped with that. It applies smoothly even in cold temperatures, feels buttery on the lips, has a lovely light cocoa scent/flavour and just to top it off, contains SPF 15 making it a lip balm handy to use in summer. Totally inexpensive and a beauty essential.
Argan + Multi-Action Eye Cream
£11.00 Feel Unique here
Now I'm not entirely sure how this is a 5-in-1 eye cream as it claims on the tube, however I do know that it's a really lovely eye cream for the price. Other than loving the fact that it contains Argan oil, one of my favourite ingredients, I love that the formula feels super hydrating around the eye. This feels smoothing when applied and like your eye area has been refreshed but it also plumps up fine lines around the eyes. For me this is ideal eye cream to use in your 20's when lines haven't formed but the eye area can sometimes look dry and lack luster. I'm definitely picky when it comes to eye creams so I'm glad to have finally found what I was looking for.
The Ordinary Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%
£5.00 Deciem here or ASOS here
This is one of a few products from budget skincare brand The Ordinary that I've been using on and off for 4 months now. The £5 serums aims to reduce the appearance of blemishes and congestion as well as balancing out sebum in the skin, all pretty amazing for oily gals! And thankfully this stuff actually works! I find after a few days of continual use the serum controls the oil levels in my skin meaning my T-zone is noticeably less oily and blemishes I have go within 2-3 days from when they appear! I also find it gets to work on the two small patches of congestion I have near my chin, practically clearing them up and leaving my skin much smoother. I'm pretty sure I will always continue to buy this product as similar skincare costs £30+ and this works amazingly well if you have oily, blemish-prone skin. Psssst - ASOS are now stocking The Ordinary here!
Primark Rose Gold Eyelash Curlers
£1.00 Primark in-store
Primark are doing seriously well with their beauty range right now and catering for rose gold lovers with so many lovely gilded products. Having already owned a pair of Primark Eyelash Curlers before and liking them I couldn't resist picking up an even prettier pair. But what surprised me about this pair is that they are even stronger with a really good grip, meaning these really do curl the lashes well. A few squeezes of the handle near to the base of the lashes and you have a serious curl going on that doesn't drop, well not for me anyway. For the price these are just incredible and so pretty!
Kiko Extra Sculpt Volume Mascara
£8.90 Kiko here or in-store
Last but not least I had to include my favourite ever mascara - yes, over Too Faced, Benefit and YSL! I'm all about volume when it comes to mascara and this KIKO one certainly does the trick with a medium sized brush that creates effortless volume, although wiggling it as the base of the lashes creates even more amazing volume. I have the mascara in the original format and waterproof (for summer and holidays) and like both equally. I would say this is a mascara that does need a week or so on opening so that the formula isn't as wet or just make sure the excess is pull off the brush onto the top of the tube before applying or it will be too heavy for the lashes. Other than that this is the best volumising mascara I've come across!
I may have to keep this as a mini series for now as I really love bringing products that work so well.
Hope you've found some new products here and don't forget to check The Ordinary on ASOS here for some amazingly effective but cheap skincare!