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Best Budget beauty buys?

(16 Posts)
Gotabookaboutit Mon 10-Jan-11 21:25:06

Trying to save money (like everyone) and wondered what your best budget beauty buy is?

Looking for a good foundation especially as am running out of my Dior

I have changed to the oil cleansing method which has saved me a fortune

Also have brought a fab radiance balm from superdrug yesterday - price at the moment so far as good as my Clarins! and is half price at the moment

puzzlepetal Mon 10-Jan-11 21:31:02

NYC mascara from superdrug. It's fab and I'm a mascara perfectionist!

SoLongAsItsHealthy Mon 10-Jan-11 21:47:11

Foundation - L'Oreal True Match (RRP £10ish) I have used expensive ones in the past but this is really the best I've found.

Gotabookaboutit Mon 10-Jan-11 22:12:51


Freyfreysmum Tue 11-Jan-11 13:19:42

Sainsburys Deep Foaming Cleanser - beats Clinique and Clarins hands down - white and grey packaging - AMAZING.

Iatemyskinnyperson Tue 11-Jan-11 16:04:16

Bourjois foundations are pretty good. I like the 'Fresh' one - with the fruit on the bottle. Nice pale shades.

La Roche Posay skincare isn't really cheap, but its reasonably priced, and its totally fab.

katykoo Tue 11-Jan-11 17:32:32

What's oil cleasning? and what radiance balm is it? I'm intrigued...

carciofi Tue 11-Jan-11 17:40:34

Simple eye makeup remover is really good.

Am also intrigued by the radiance balm.

DrNortherner Tue 11-Jan-11 17:45:15

Ah, I think you should not scrimp on your base. Keep the dior, and buy cheaper everything else.

I wear Lancome tinted moisturiser.

The lidl own brand of day and night creams plus eye gels are amazing. I swear by them.

Maybelline mascara is good, and rimmell products are pretty good I find.

I use ASDA's own cleansing wipes.

Dropdeadfred Tue 11-Jan-11 17:47:57

Sleek makeup eyeshadow palettes only £5.99 from their website or superdrug...soooo highly pigmented and really long lasting. I can't undersand how they ae so cheap..

tattycoram Tue 11-Jan-11 17:51:59

The radiance balm is this one I think OP? I've used it and it is fab

tattycoram Tue 11-Jan-11 17:53:45

I tried this nice and easy colour foam over the weekend and it gave really good coverage and lots of glossiness

Got2Dance Tue 11-Jan-11 17:54:49

That radiance balm looks good - might give it a go. Trouble is, since I don't currently use one, I'm not saving money but rather spending more!!!

CDMforever Tue 11-Jan-11 20:01:58

I'm in the same boat GOt2Dance, I just love spending cashola I haven't got!

Emo76 Tue 11-Jan-11 20:52:12

Body Shop Camomile eye make up remover and Vitamin E range

Simple cleansers

Dove bath products and body creams. Also Palmolive almond oil bath/shower cream

I second Rimmel mascaras

Gotabookaboutit Tue 11-Jan-11 21:03:48

Hi yes tattycoram thats the one - I'm very impressed and have just brought a load off the web sit while it is 1/2 price.

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