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    Posted on Feb 4, 2015

    29 Budget Beauty Buys That Actually Work

    We never go out of style.

    We recently asked members of the BuzzFeed Community to share their favourite budget beauty buy. Here’s what they said:

    1. Kiko Unlimited Foundation, £14.90

    "Kiko's unlimited foundation, along with pretty much every other Kiko product! Kiko has become my favourite make up range, with foundations with colours to suit different undertones and skin colours for less than £15!"

    Recommended by Heather Cadden on Facebook

    2. Nivea Creme, from £1.55

    "Nivea soft creme is just epic as an all body moisturiser. Nivea Light Moisturising Day and Regenerating Night Moisturisers... Nivea Essential Care Lip Balm is your lips' best friend."

    Recommended by Erin Teare on Facebook

    3. Lasting Finish by Kate Moss for Rimmel, £5.49

    "Rimmel Kate Matte Lipstick (111) & Bourjois Rouge Edition in Hot Pepper are brilliant high street red lipsticks."

    Recommended by Natalie Louise Todd

    4. Thick & Fast Mascara by Soap & Glory, £10

    "Soap & Glory mascara, reasonably priced, yet once you've used it nothing else seems quite as good!"

    Recommended by Sian 'Flygirl' Owen on Facebook

    5. Instant Glow Shimmer Brick by Seventeen, £4.99

    "17 Shimmer Brick, better than Bobbi Brown shimmer brick any day :)"

    Recommended by rachelm42d97aed5

    6. Dazzle Dust by Barry M, £4.59

    Barry M
    Barry M

    "Barry M Dazzle Dust. Lots of colours, much cheaper than MAC."

    Recommended by Lucy Hayes on Facebook

    7. Lipstick Lock by Rimmel, £4.99

    "Rimmel Lipstick Lock. It's about £7 and turns any lipstick into one that stays put all day. And that's despite the fact that I lick my lips constantly!"

    Recommended by mahimalemurllamak

    8. Hydronourishing Moisturiser by Pond's, £4.49

    "Pond's face wash and moisturizer. I have suuuuper dry skin and it's not only very inexpensive, but the only thing I've found that actually stops my face from peeling like a shedding lizard."

    Recommended by Sara Hunt on Facebook

    9. Color Riche Nail Varnish, by L'Oreal, £4.99


    "I also absolutely adore L'Oréal's newly revamped nail varnish range, they apply very easily and it takes a lot for them to chip! (I have horses and muck out every day and I'll still get a good weeks wear from two coats!)"

    Recommende by jessicat46493edd0

    10. Eyeshadow by Topshop from £5


    "Mine is Topshop eyeshadow in 'Shuffle the Cards.' It's this fantastic, indescribable colour. Every time I wear it I get compliments, and when my friends wear theirs I can't stop staring at their eyelids. It's so mesmerizing!" *

    Recommended by Lizzie McCallion on Facebook

    *This isn't available online anymore, but Insterstellar has a similar coppery tone.

    11. One Heck Of A Blot by Soap & Glory, £12

    "Soap & Glory "One Heck Of A Blot" powder is literally the best I've ever had. Better than Benefit and only £12, compared to £30+ from Benefit."

    Recommended by Holly Walters on Facebook

    12. No 7 Stay Perfect Lipstick by Boots, £9.95

    "No 7 Stay Perfect lipstick, mine is in Pillarbox red, it stays on for A WHOLE DAY without needing to be reapplied, and I don't end up eating it if I want to have a meal. It's amazing stuff!"

    Recommended by Katie Opposs on Facebook

    13. Wake Me Up Foundation by Rimmel, £8.99

    "Rimmel Wake Me Up concealer and foundation is seriously good stuff. I swear by it, it lasts such a long time and doesn't make me cry when I need more."

    Recommended by Nadia Pulfrey on Facebook

    14. Perk & Paint Black Liner by 17, £3.99


    "For waterline eyeliners, then it's Perk and Paint by seventeen at boots. A highlighter and kohl double crayon that is smooth."

    Recommended by Sarah Louise on Facebook

    15. Fit Me Concealer by Maybelline, £5.99

    "Maybelline Fit Me Concealer. Covers up my massive dark circles, while looking natural and saving me money!"

    Recommended by charlsien

    16. B.Even by Superdrug, from £9.99

    "I really like the B. range from Superdrug, they're pretty cheap and their foundation is one of the best I've used, their cream eye shadows and lipsticks are good too."

    Recommended by Vanessa Arger on Facebook

    17. Scandal'Eyes Mascara by Rimmel, £6.99

    "So cheap and makes your lashes look sooo lust-worthy; cheap as hell and absolutely perfect… I will NEVER own another mascara!"

    Recommended by jordanc4e9dee9e0

    18. Eye Palette by MUA, from £4

    "MUA eye palletes are cheap yet stay crease free all day long. Their £1 lipsticks also fab glide on smoothly lasts ages and keeps lips soft."

    Recommended by dreamvelveteen

    19. Highlight and Contour Powder by NYX, £10

    "Everything by NYX. It's affordable but made professionally. Everything is great quality. They recently made a contour kit similar to Anastasia's but with two extra shades. They also are making brow formulas similar to hers. But better prices. Not to say I don't totally love Anastasia. But in a pinch NYX is my number 1."

    Recommended by uptownclown

    20. Extreme 24 Hour Liner by Collection 2000, £2.99

    Collection 2000

    "Collecton 2000 Extreme Wear 24hr Eyeliner. I picked it up for £3 on Amazon… And loved it! It really IS waterproof, easy to apply, and an intense black."

    Recommended by surikune

    21. Really Red Matte Lipstick, by Revlon, £6.99

    "Revlon lipstick in Really Red, lovely rich blue red with a matte finish and properly stays put and it's £6.99. Quality of MAC and half the price!"

    Recommended by sheonap

    22. Nail varnish by H&M, from 99p


    "H&M's make up range is great, especially lip glosses, nail varnishes and the eyeshadow palettes that come in a range of really good shades. Also, they do not irritate my sensitive skin and they are very cheap."

    Recommended by Lauren McNally on Facebook

    23. In The Nude by W7, £9.99


    "Pretty much anything by W7 especially the eyeshadow sets that are the dupes of the UD Naked palettes, and they do a wicked range of primers that'll rival Smashbox, a fixer that smells divine and a really good selection of eyebrow pencils. But for liquid eyeliner I won't be budged from Rimmel's once it's on, it's on."

    Recommended by christabeld

    24. Luxe Velvet Lip Lacquer by MUA, £3

    "I've just found out about MUA Luxe Velvet lip lacquers. They are along the same lines as Lime Crimes Velvetines (matt lipstains that are highly pigmented), but are only £3 in Superdrug! They have some beautiful colours too."

    Recommended by invisiblemousse

    25. Lipstick by Makeup Revolution, from £1

    Makeup Revolution
    Makeup Revolution

    Everything by Makeup Revolution, a whole bunch of stuff for £1 and everything else is under £8. The quality is amazing for the price and they bring out new stuff all the time

    26. Pump Up Mascara by Miss Sporty, £2.49

    "Miss Sporty Pump Up 24h mascara. It was £2.99 and is one of the best mascaras I've ever used. :)"

    Recommended by slightlycrazy06

    27. True Colour Eyeshadow Quad by Avon, £5.25

    "AVON Eyeshadow Quads are AMAZEBALLS! Really anything AVON nowadays… I used to think only old ladies bought from AVON, but I love it!!!!!!"

    Recommended by brkwellz

    28. Eye and Cheek Palette from Sleek, £10

    "The Sleek eyeshadow palettes - such great colours at bargain prices!"

    Recommended by maleneneltingj

    29. Vaseline, £1.99

    "Vaseline, of course. Use to sort out any dry skin, anywhere. Use a clean mascara wand to slick it on between mascara applications to increase lash volume and length. Mix it with your fav lipstick to make your own tinted lip balm. Add sheen to pretty much anything.Treat eczema with it. Or use it to loosen any rings that have got stuck on your fingers!!"

    Recommended by susieb4e4da58e3

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