13 Affordable Beauty Buys We Love This Month

13 Affordable Beauty Buys We Love This Month

From full-coverage concealers to glow-giving night creams and a softening hair treatment that costs just £3.99, these are the 13 budget buys we’re loving this month…

Kiko Unexpected Paradise Magnificent Eyeshadow, £5.59 (was £7.99)

Rich in pigment, these new metallic eyeshadows provide an almost glossy intensity with a soft glow. They’re also completely crease-free and easy to build up – whether you dust them, blend them or smudge them on. 

Available at KikoCosmetics.com


Morphe Fluidity Full-Coverage Concealer, £10 

Billed as an ‘unbeatable base’, this one provides creamy, full coverage that can be used all over for foundation too. The larger brush makes application easier than ever, covering blemishes, dark spots and any redness with just a few dots – a little goes a very long way. For best gradation of colour, buff in with a brush to build and blend.

Available at CultBeauty.co.uk


& Other Stories Perle de Coco Glow Body Lotion, £11 

This silky lotion works double time to provide hydration and a subtle tint to limbs, thanks to a bronze pearl tone. It’s one of those rare formulas that delivers long-lasting moisture but absorbs fast with no stickiness. The milky, vanilla smell is highly addictive, leaving behind a lingering scent that’s both clean, fresh and musky. 

Back in stock soon at Stories.com


Aussie SOS Repair Shot Deep Repair Hair Treatment, £3.99

Dry, lifeless hair? This deep conditioner revitalises even the most parched strands with a blend of Australian superfruits to boost hair health and shine. For best results, moisturise it from your mid-lengths down to the end of your hair while you’re in the shower and let it sit for about 10 minutes – the steam from the water will supercharge its softening benefits. For £3.99, it’s a high-street staple with impressive reviews.

Available at Boots.com


Catrice Cosmetics Matte Pro Ink Liquid Lipsticks, £4.99

These long-wear lipsticks are packed with plumping pigment, yet weightless on application with no cakey feel, unlike other matte formulas. Laced with moringa butter, they’re flexible and comfortable, while the suits-all shades offer something for everyone. 

Available at JustMyLook.com


E.L.F. Cosmetics Ride or Die Lip Balms, £5

E.L.F.’s new juicy balms use jojoba oil and vegan collagen to hydrate and soften chapped lips, while the subtle tints give a pretty wash of colour. We love using the ‘Just Peachy’ shade on our cheeks for a glossy flush that looks both healthy and youthful.  

Available at ElfCosmetics.co.uk


Garnier Intensive Shea Butter Body Lotion, £5.25

Vitamins A and E and fatty acids come together in this buttery formula to strengthen the skin and give long-lasting hydration. With a gentle formula, it delivers on its moisturising promise, with visible results after just a few days’ use. It’s non-sticky as well, with a comforting

Available at Boots.com


Holika Holika 3-Seconds Starter Hyaluronic Acid, £12.95

Korean brand Holika Holika is new to the UK and worth checking out if you haven’t already. Its lightweight hyaluronic acid serum is an SL favourite, and great for those who are new to this hydrating ingredient. It works quickly to lock in hydration – use it before bed and in the morning for optimum results, before layering on your moisturiser to seal its benefits in place. A must-have for those suffering with dry, tight skin. 

Available at LookFantastic.com


L’Oréal Lash Paradise Mascara, £11.99 

L’Oréal’s cult mascara has had an upgrade, with a newly formulated brush that allows for seamless application, and an increase in essential oils for a softer glide that separates and lengthens lashes. It never clumps or feels heavy. Instead, just a few sweeps can give a fanned-out effect – even on the stubbiest of lashes. A best-seller for good reason. 
Available at LookFantastic.com


Neutrogena Hydro Boost Sleeping Cream, £6.49 (was £12.99)

Need a new night cream? Neutrogena is always a good place to start for affordable and effective skincare. Its latest launch is no exception. Utilising the benefits of hyaluronic acid and botanical trehalose, it plumps, smooths and strengthens the skin while you sleep – over time your complexion becomes more resilient and refined. But above all, it feels good: lightweight with a gel-like texture, it sinks in quickly and won’t leave you sticking to your pillow. 

Available at Boots.com


Nivea Naturally Good Milky Face Cleanser, £2.49 (was £4.99)

This gentle cleanser is a must-try for sensitive skin types and those wanting to effectively remove their make-up with a fuss-free formula. Green tea melts every trace of dirt and grime away, while aloe vera keeps skin hydrated and free from any irritation. The soft smell it comes with is a bonus – not too astringent, just light and clean. Great value for money. 

Available at Boots.com


Revolution Make-Up Revolution Reloaded Highlighter, From £2.75

Highlighters don’t have to come with a hefty price tag – and Revolution is here to prove that. Its new, silky powders transform into a luminous gleam on the skin that has an almost glass-like effect. Sweep a little over cheekbones and along the bridge of the nose – you can try it on the eyes too. If you want to ramp up the pigment, use a damp brush or sponge to apply it. 

Available at BeautyBay.com


WetBrush Volumising Round Brush For Fine To Medium Hair, £14.99 

The WetBrush never disappoints with its tools. Created for those with fine to medium hair, this one has a rounded ceramic barrel that increases body and volume, while the ions provide a glossy shine to strands. It’s ideal for anyone wanting to tame frizz and flyaways too. HeatFlex bristles get rid of tangles as you style, so you never have to worry about pulling or dragging. One of the best brushes we’ve tried for creating a full, blow-dry effect.

Available at Amazon.co.uk

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