Affordable Beauty Buys Worth Snapping Up This Month

From the budget mascara delivering high-end results, to the multi-purpose make-up brush we love, these are the affordable beauty buys we’re loving this month…

Boutique Volumising & Defining Mascara, £3 

If you’ve not investigated Sainsbury’s beauty range before, now is the time. With a vast selection, the have-a-go prices make everything accessible, while the formulas still perform to a high standard. This lengthening mascara includes ingredients like vitamin E, peptides and pro-vitamin B5 – all of which strengthen and stretch lashes for a wide-eye effect. 
 
Available at BeautyByBoutique.co.uk

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Catrice Golden Sand Face & Body Maxi Brush, £5.99

This clever make-up brush works with every single formula – from powders to liquids – to deliver seamless coverage every time. With a useful handle, it’s easy to buff product into the skin, so there’s never any caking or creasing. Use it on your body to blend highlighter or skin illuminators for an even finish, too. 

Available at JustMyLook.com

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ELF Sheer Slick Lipstick, £5

Providing a sheer wash of glossy colour, these can be used on both the cheeks and lips for a plump and long-lasting dewy tint. There are eight suits-all shades available, but Golden Pear is our go-to for its universally flattering hue. 

Available at Boots.com

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Garnier Ultimate Blends Hair Food Goji 3-in-1 Hair Mask For Coloured Hair, £3.49 (was £6.99)

Dry, tangled hair? Look to Garnier’s intensive 3-in-1 mask. Formulated with goji and soy, it gets to work fast, softening and adding shine simultaneously. Use it as a speedy conditioner or a leave-in treatment overnight. It’s incredibly lightweight, so you won’t have that tell-tale heavy feel – just lustrous, smooth results that last. 

Available at Boots.com

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Kiko Jelly Highlighter For Face & Body, £12.99

One of the most satisfying products we’ve tried lately, this jelly highlighter skims over skin for a healthy, luminous glow. With tiny shimmer particles, it never looks too pigmented – instead, it delivers just a light radiance to catch the light beautifully. Apply a small amount to certain areas of the face, or dust all over for more intensity. It can be used on the body, too, while a small dusting looks great over the décolletage. 

Available at KikoCosmetics.com

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Lacura Miracle Oil For Face, Body & Hair, £13.89 (was £13.99)

An Aldi bestseller, this multi-purpose miracle oil can be used all over to provide skin, hair or cuticles with instant moisture. Rich in oils, it feels incredibly luxe, without ever being too greasy or thick. Use a smattering to eliminate frizz and flyaways, or scrunch some into your hair for visible sheen. 

Available at Amazon.co.uk

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Morphe 2 Wondertint Cheek & Lip Mousse, £12

Soft and velvet-y to the touch, these cheek and lip mousses are a beauty lover’s dream. Tap them on to give skin a light veil of colour, or mix and layer them up for a deeper pigment that’s both elegant and natural-looking. We promise you’ll love the satisfying, creamy and long-lasting texture. When using them on your lips, apply with your finger to create a pillow-y, soft finish that doesn't look false. 

Available at FeelUnique.com

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Nivea Naturally Good Organic Chamomile Sensitive Day Cream, £5.99

Created especially for sensitive skin types, this gentle formula is made from 99% natural ingredients, while organic chamomile soothes and hydrates. Even a small amount works to relieve skin of tightness or irritation, while testers claimed to see reduced redness within days. It absorbs fast and never clings to the rest of your make-up, either.
 
Available at Boots.com

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No7 Beautiful Eyebrows Tinted Gel, £12

If you love a brow gel, we really rate this one from No7. With a flexible formula, the small bristles grab every hair to create fuller arches in just a few sweeps. It isn’t sticky and doesn’t stiffen or flake post-application, either. Brush it through against the natural direction of your hairs, then back the other way for fuller, fluffier results. 

Available at Boots.com

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Physicians Formula Coconut Milk Eye Make-Up Remover, £4.75 (was £5.99)

Fed up of irritating eye make-up removers? Physicians Formula created this coconut milk with exactly that problem in mind. A small amount makes light work of stubborn mascara, liner or eyeshadow, without the need to tug or rub at the skin. It quickly melts down all formulas without causing stinging or burning to the sensitive eye area, either. 

Available at FeelUnique.com

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Revolution Pro Correcting Primer, £7

A good primer is hard to come by – even more so with a reasonable price tag. Cue Revolution’s latest correcting formulas which do so much more than just even out skin tone. With built-in pigments, the green base balances and conceals, while the pink one brightens and enhances dullness – that’s all before minimising pores, evening out luminosity and maintaining the longevity of your make-up. A must-have. 

Available at RevolutionBeauty.com

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YourGoodSkin Nourishing Hot Cloth Cleanser, £10

If you like the idea of a double cleanse, but not the drawn-out process, opt for this thorough formula from YourGoodSkin. It’s thick yet incredibly gentle, and removes even the most stubborn make-up while softening and conditioning your skin. The microfibre cloth gets rid of everything, while the formula itself is made without essential oils – so it’s better for sensitive skin, too.

Available at Boots.com

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