10 Beauty Buys We Love Under £10

From the tools no one should be without to glow-giving skincare and long-lasting lipsticks, this month’s affordable buys are as good as ever. Here are our favourite new finds under £10…
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Ofra Liquid Blush, £10

Here at SL, we love a cream blush, which explains why this new liquid formula from Ofra caught our eye. Creamy and easy to apply, the texture glides on seamlessly and layers up for a rich, warm flush. It also has a matte quality that means once it’s on, it won’t budge – unlike similar formulas on the market. Using the wand applicator, apply a little to your lips and eyelids, too, for something a bit different. The shade ‘Truly’ is our go-to – a warm, tan peach that works year-round.  

Available at BeautyBay.com

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Brushworks Cuticle Nippers, £7

We never knew how much we needed a pair of cuticle trimmers until these caught our eye. With a good grip and sharp (but not too sharp) clips, they’re easy to use, while the pointed edge grabs the smallest bits of skin for seriously neat nails. The trick is to go gently, and never take too much off at once – leave that to the professionals. A must-have for a quick tidy in-between your salon visits. 

Available at BeautyBay.com

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NYX Professional Lip Lingerie XXL Long-Lasting Matte Liquid Lipstick, £9

We’re all sick of lipstick transferring onto our facial coverings, with many ‘long-wear’ formulas tending to slide as the day goes on. Cue NYX, whose latest Liquid Lipsticks are the very definition of budge-proof. Dubbed ‘liquid shapewear’ they hug your lips for precise, neat colour, while delivering a dose of hydration, too. Creamy and comfortable, the colours last for hours with a matte finish that’s never drying or cakey – just satin-like with a velvet-y dry down. There are plenty of wearable nudes on offer, but also some vivid reds and pinks beautiful for summertime.

Available at Boots.com

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Glow Hub Calm & Soothe Mist, £9

Both a serum and a mist, this is brilliant for soothing skin in an instant. Full of hemp seed oil, jojoba extract and nourishing hyaluronic acid, it’s great for keeping redness, inflammation and excess oiliness at bay. Plus, it has the kind of satisfying, cooling effect ideal for this time of year. Spritz it on before you apply make-up – it also works to prime the skin – or on top to keep your complexion looking hydrated and fresh. 

Available at BeautyBay.com

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KeraHealth Scalp Energiser, £10

Whether you think they’re a fad or not, one thing’s for sure: scalp tools really can relieve unwanted tension. This is our current go-to thanks to its hypoallergenic, silicone teeth which latch onto product build-up, dirt and excess oil for a cleaner, fresher scalp. The soft nodules also work to stimulate blood flow and open up your hair follicles for healthier hair, right from the root. Try running it over your neck muscles, too, if you’re feeling knotted or tight. 

Available at UK.KeraHealth.com

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Sunday Rain Energising Body Scrub With Coffee & Vanilla, £10

Everyone needs a good body scrub, and this one from Sunday Rain doesn’t disappoint. Satisfyingly gritty, the buffing beads polish your skin and get rid of any dead cells sat on the surface of your body for a smoother, fresher appearance. Massage it in from the ankles upwards while your skin is damp, then rinse off after five minutes with warm water. The caffeine will help stimulate blood flow – and invigorate your senses – while vanilla calms and soothes the skin with a softening scent to boot. A summer must-have. 

Available at BeautyBay.com

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Rael Beauty Miracle Patches, £10

Experts agree pimple patches won’t cure severe breakouts, but they will stop the odd one or two in their tracks, and these ones from Rael are worth having on your radar. Available in two different sizes, the clear, matte sticker blends into all skin tones, so you can wear it throughout the day without anyone noticing. They’re full of hydrocolloid (which is an antibacterial) to zap up excess oil and dry your spot out and we love that they have tapered edges too, which avoids any slipping or sliding around. Leave them on for at least four to eight hours, or overnight and remove come morning. You’ll notice redness goes down quite quickly. 

Available at Revolve.com

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BeautyBay Youtopia Pressed Pigments, £5

When it comes to affordable but vivid eye pigments, BeautyBay stock some of the best. These latest eyeshadows are no exception, with their finely milled shimmer particles, they catch the light beautifully. Easy to layer up for maximum impact, or keep sheer for just a hint of something, you’ll love how versatile they are. There’s a concise edit of shades available, but each one is flattering and suits everyone. Our go-to is ‘Vision’ – a soft taupe that’s perfect for daytime but can easily be amped up for a subtle, smokey eye for the evening. 

Available at BeautyBay.com

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Super Facialist Hexapeptide-9 Anti-Ageing Advanced Skin Cleansing Milk, £9

Super Facialist is a brand that deserves more attention. Affordable and effective, their silky formulas always perform, especially this milky cleanser that’s full of nourishing almond oils and plumping omegas to lock in hydration. Gentle and soothing, sensitive skin types can use it without fear of any irritation, while added Kakadu plum is known for its anti-ageing benefits. A great everyday staple that keeps skin balanced and radiant. 

Available at Boots.com

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Versed Brightening Tightening Mask, £9.50

Suffering from dull skin? This clever mask is rich in brightening turmeric to completely overhaul your complexion. Added kaolin clay works to get rid of dirt and any product build-up for smoother and more even skin tone, too. Try applying it once or twice a week – or whenever you feel your skin needs it most – just leave it on for 10 to 15 minutes max. Rinse it off with warm water and you’ll notice your complexion immediately feels tighter and looks more luminous. A great product to try before an evening out. 

Available at CultBeauty.co.uk

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