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This has probably been done to death but I'd like to know your favourite bargainous beauty products, please

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lucysmam Wed 06-May-15 19:43:03

I haven't got loads of cash for beauty products but would like some new things to try out so can I have a list of people's favourite bargain beauty buys please smile

Iliveinalighthousewiththeghost Wed 06-May-15 20:07:26

The PS. I love you range from Primark is fantastic.
I have the fake tan which only cost £2.50. And the glove for £1.50. And it stays on for days. Imo. It's much better than s spray tan and a whole lot cheaper.
The PS I love you lipstick range only costs £1 and stays on for hours
The PS I love you nail varnish comes on a variety of colours for only around £1.50. Which last for days.
The MUA collection from superdrug ranging from £1-£4 is well worth the money.
I also swear by Nivea cleanser for around £3,and astral moisturiser £1. Again from Superdrug

TulipOHare Wed 06-May-15 20:52:44

I use Waitrose bottom butter to remove make-up every night. Is fab and v cheap.

chanie44 Wed 06-May-15 21:02:18

Superdrug naturally radiant skincare is often half price (£2.99).

I love the body shop and you can often stack offers, giving you products that are really cheap.

Jenoftheweek Wed 06-May-15 21:06:48

Life macadamia nut hair masque. About two quid.

Jenoftheweek Wed 06-May-15 21:07:10

(Lidl not life)

m0gz Wed 06-May-15 21:07:13

I can't stop posting about superdrug products at the moment. My favourites at the moment:
Simply pure hydrating serum (on offer 2 for £3.50) is fantastic.
Glycolic overnight peel, often on offer, I'm addicted to the smell of it!
Solait SPF face cream is on offer for £1.98 and despite initially giving me a twilightesque shimmer it absorbs nicely and is not heavy and greasy.
Can't go wrong with mua eye shadows and I am loving the make up revolution lipsticks for £1

MamaLazarou Wed 06-May-15 21:10:01

'sleek' eyebrow pallette from Superdrug. Their blusher is good, too.

Newtons Chiropody sponge from pound shop

MsRaspberryJam Wed 06-May-15 21:10:04

Evening primrose oil capsules popped and mixed with Aveeno body lotion as a night face cream. It costs bollocks all and makes your skin look amazing.

lucysmam Thu 07-May-15 09:34:46

Thank you all smile

I'm off to Primark for a sports bra of some sort for dd1 tomorrow I think so I'll try some more of their nake up - I have some of their nail polishes already, can't go wrong for 80p! I looked at lippy in there on Tuesday but put the one I picked back so might try that.

I need a new sunscreen too so will have a look at Solait while I'm out.

Do any of you have any suggestions for a bargain body cream? smile

knittingbat Thu 07-May-15 09:45:20

Bananaboat SPF50 for babies is very good for sensitive skin (obvs) and is £2.50 normally (always on half price) at Tesco and about same on Amazon - really good base for makeup, or good if mixed with bb cream or foundation.

Love mn recommendation of Collection concealer - working better than my extraordinarily expensive By Terry one.

Botanics £5 bb cream - working better than my massive-treat-to-self-with-vouchers Sisley £70 foundation! The rage!

E.L.F. makeup brushes, and their GLOW blusher is great dupe for Nars Orgasm

Maybelline pots of cream eyeshadow - leather is great for a quick slap it on before work solution

Mn recommendation of Rimmel East End Snob lipliner - hard to track down but brill.

Great tip from a friend that really works - give up shampoo and any products with silicone, wash hair with Tesco 80p coconut conditioner. Best if you have thick dry or highlighted hair. Use a bit of argan, olive, almond or coconut oil afterwards

Maybelline used to have the best powder as well, better than any Laura Mercier or high end one, was a cult product in US (dream matte powder) then they discontinued it! WHYYYYYY do they do this? Apparently Barbara Daly compact foundation very good.

Tizwailor Thu 07-May-15 09:47:35

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DownWithThisTypeOfThing Thu 07-May-15 09:52:07

Baby lotion for make up removal & moisturiser.

Avon mascara.

Rimmel cream blush in a tube - lovely and lasts forever.

lucysmam Thu 07-May-15 09:58:15

What's the glycolic peel do?

I use the Tesco 80p shampoo and conditioner you mean cut the shampoo and just use the conditioner? I think that'd feel weird confused But I am slooowly going back to blonde highlighted hair so worth a go.

flippinada Thu 07-May-15 11:00:13

The Rimmel Scandaleyes eyeshadow sticks. Not just good for the price, really good full stop. They last really well and IMO are just as good as many high end brands.

flippinada Thu 07-May-15 11:04:20

Also love the Aussie 3 Minute Miracle deep conditioner for coloured hair.

The Dove shampoo /conditioner ranges (including the new ones) are good too I find and are often on special offer in Boots/Superdrug.

lucysmam Thu 07-May-15 14:21:18

I've looked up the glycolic peel -the Naturally Radiant one isn't on offer but the Clearly Youthful one is so I might try one of those.

SoundingBored Thu 07-May-15 14:24:10

As a mid-price 'drugstore' brand, I find Revlon to be very good quality.
Love their nail varnishes (longest lasting I have found) and their Colourstay foundation is a good mid-heavy coverage foundation for nights out.

YY to Superdrug. Both their Vit E and Radiance hot cloth cleansers are great and cheap as chips. They also do regular BOGOF or half price deals on various good quality but cheap body lotions - Vaseline intensive care, Dove, Palmer's, Garnier etc. I really like the Garnier '7 days' one in the light green bottle. Good for dry old hags like me grin.

Tizwailor Thu 07-May-15 15:08:58

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HelenF350 Thu 07-May-15 15:51:44

Calypso dry oil sunscreen spray is hands down the best sunscreen I have ever used. It's not greasy and it's the only sunscreen that I don't burn really badly with.

FrugalFashionista Thu 07-May-15 16:24:00

I just bought an Elf Taclon concealer brush at a discount store in the US (circa $2) and using it even a crappy undereye concealer feels great. Fabulous value.

Also love Revlon nail polish, a dream even for a clumsy person and stays on until I remove it. Colorstay is one of the best full coverage foundations out there.

I have to add sheet masks - a lot of impact for very little money.

lucysmam Thu 07-May-15 18:57:54

No worries Tiz, I'll still have a look at the other stuff tomorrow & bear it in mind for the future smile

lucysmam Thu 07-May-15 18:58:17

Frugal, what's a sheet mask?

Another vote for the Superdrug Radiance Peel.

MUA lipstick in Shade 11, which I was raving about on the lipstick thread yesterday. It's really lovely.

thescottishone Thu 07-May-15 19:02:57

The eyeshadow pallettes by MUA are almost exact dupes for the urban decay naked palettes. Seriously type it into YouTube, so many people have tried them both and actually prefer MUA! I certainly do! And at only £4 you make a huge saving of around £35 a time grin

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