Best Budget Buys Of The Month Under £22

Best Budget Buys Of The Month Under £22

Few places are better for affordable beauty than Boots, and last year, Britain’s biggest chemist lined their shelves with 805 new products and 20 new brands. With cult classics and next-generation formulas, it’s now a one-stop destination. Here are 9 of the best make-up products to land there this month…

Fenty Beauty Snapshadows Mix & Match Eyeshadow Palette, £21

Fenty is always pushing forward with the latest innovation, and their new shadow palettes are no exception. With eight shades available, each are designed to snap together so you can bring them on the go, as well as adding to your existing collection. We love this ‘True Neutrals’ palette that features copper, pink and beige tones – it’s all you need for a wearable, smokey eye.

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Milani Baked Blushers, £11.50

Unlike other powder blushers, these ones from Milani deliver minimal shimmer and don’t look too heavy on top of skin. Instead, they give cheeks a sheer wash of colour which is both luminous and complimentary. The satin texture allows for seamless blending, too.

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Max Factor Miracle Prep Illuminating Primer, £10.99

So much more than just a primer, this silky base uses niacinamide and vitamin E to hydrate and calm inflamed skin, while the pearly pigment lends a healthy-looking sheen. Bonus points for the lightweight, non-sticky texture which doesn’t interfere with other products. While the tint is minimal, it provides an even canvas – just add your go-to foundation over the top for extra coverage.

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No7 The Full 360 Ultra Mascara, £15

When it comes to wearability, the shea butter and vitamin E in No7’s newest mascara formula means it won’t smudge or flake – even after a full day of work. The hourglass-shaped wand is ideal for those looking to put in little-to-no effort, while the fibre bristles coat every single lash for intense colour. One of the best we’ve tried this year.

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Nude By Nature Travel Brush 10, £20

If you only have the budget for one product on this list, make it this do-it-all brush. The densely packed hairs blend liquids, powders and cream foundations seamlessly for a flawless finish, while the portable lid keeps bristles clean and bacteria-free. The high-quality synthetic fibres perform just as well as natural hair, so you won’t experience any fallout either – expect it to last at least two years.

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NYX Professional Make-Up That’s The Point Eyeliner, £9.50

NYX’s chunky liner has serious staying power and an opaque satin finish that doesn’t streak or drag. The crayon style is easy to control, too – great news for liner novices – while the sharp tip allows for optimum precision and fuller flicks. 

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Revlon ColorStay Glaze Stick Eyeshadow, £6.99

Available in five, pretty shades, Revlon’s Stick Eyeshadows are an elegant alternative to black. They look great smudged along the lids and lower lash line, while the subtle shimmer and light tone means they never leave you looking tired. Wear solo or blend together for a speedy, smokey eye.

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Seoulista Rosy Glow Primer Mask, £5.50

Seoulista is one of the best sheet mask brands on the market, and their latest Rosy Glow Primer is our new go-to. Infused with Bulgarian rose oil and eucalyptus, skin gets deep down nourishment, while hyaluronic acid plumps and moisturises to leave you with a smooth, even canvas – not to mention a dewy glow. Ideal if you suffer with redness and need to take down inflammation fast, it’s designed to use in just five minutes. But given the sheet is so saturated with product, you may want to leave it longer to reap the benefits.

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Stila Beauty Boss Lip Glosses, £14

Stila’s range of lip products never disappoints, and these juicy glosses are one of our favourite new launches. Offering a high-shine wash of colour, they glide on like a gloss, wear like a lipstick but feel marshmallow-soft thanks to the addition of hyaluronic acid. You’ll be impressed by their subtle plumping benefits too, which come without any burning or stinging.

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