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    17 Cheap Beauty Products That Are Actually Really Good

    Tried and tested.

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    1. This daily face cleanser that removes your makeup and leaves your skin feeling great.

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    Promising review: "I needed something I could use daily that wouldn't irritate my sensitive/acne-prone skin but would still get my face clean. This did just that, and for the price point it's even better. It's nothing fancy, but gentle enough for daily use while still feeling like it actually cleans." – Lea9487

    Get it from e.l.f, £5.

    2. A matte lip cream that comes in 25 different shades.

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    Promising review: "I adore these. They smell incredible, which is always a perk. They apply really easy and feel so soft. The colour appears matte without completely drying up, like liquid mattes do. It doesn't flake off either and you can reapply without causing flaking. I recommend this to anyone." – Kate

    Get it from Cult Beauty, £6.

    3. The primer all the beauty bloggers and cool kids rave about.

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    Promising review: "I love this primer so much. I don't know whether it makes my skin feel like silk or velvet or both – bottom line is my face feels beautiful with and without makeup. Putting this on my face feels like a little bit of heaven. I've bought two bottles so far." – AW

    Get it from The Ordinary, £5.50.

    4. This micellar cleansing water that makes removing makeup really easy.

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    Promising review: "Love love love this product! I have been using it for a while now and it's just so easy and nice to use. I wouldn't say it really smells of anything. It removes my makeup perfectly, but you do have to put in more elbow grease when trying to remove mascara and eyeliner. It's also nice to run over the face to freshen up. I think I will use this forever now." – Amber26

    Get it from Superdrug, £4.99.

    5. A classic mascara that delivers every time.

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    Promising review: "My quest for finding the best mascara is finally over. I've got thin, short, and blondish eyelashes – you can barely see them. All the other mascaras I've tried managed to tint them and elongate a bit, but with Maybelline Lash Sensational, it's a different story. My lashes are fuller, longer, curled, and a true black. I apply the first coat and wait a few seconds before applying the second coat and that's it. It's so much easier and faster using this mascara compared to all the others I've tried. Plus, I've had no fallouts, even after 12 hours. I just love this mascara." – ElenaM

    Get it from Superdrug, £8.99

    6. A dry shampoo for when you can't be bothered to wash your hair.

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    Promising review: "Favourite dry shampoo ever! It took me a while to find a great dry shampoo, but this stuff has definitely won. The brand has so many options for scents and the ones I've tried all smell lovely. The smell is not too strong and it doesn't really linger, which I like. I wash my hair a few times a week and this stuff is what gets me by. It does an awesome job soaking up the oils. It also leaves my hair looking clean, not to mention it adds some amazing volume. Sometimes I'll apply this to my roots then use a blowdryer and use my fingers to evenly disperse the product and add more volume. Overall, a great dry shampoo for a great price. I have super-dark black hair and it does leave some white cast but I run my fingers through it a few times and it's gone! Love this stuff." – jamiemariemakeup

    Get it from Boots, £2.99.

    7. A high-street foundation that comes in 16 shades.

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    Promising review: "I have oily skin and have always avoided foundation because it exaggerated the oily effect. I use the shade 115 as have very fair skin. This foundation feels so soft to apply to the skin. It gives a good matte finish and for me actually seemed to stop my face looking shiny or greasy for most of the day. Very pleased and will certainly recommend and purchase again." – Gingernut88

    Get it from Boots, £6.99.

    8. A cheap setting spray that works just as well as the expensive ones.

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    Promising review: "If you are thinking about getting this spray, do it. It is a part of my holy grail makeup base and when I use it on top of my foundation, my makeup does not budge." – Mayasolomon

    Get it from Asos, £7.

    9. This cheap concealer that comes in 28 shades.

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    Promising review: "This concealer is amazing and it's full coverage. Highly recommend." – Lauren

    Get it from Beauty Bay, £5.

    10. This lip balm that's great for chapped lips.

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    Promising review: "Very good. An excellent product for stopping chapped and cracked lips." – Philip Bradbury

    Get it from Amazon, £3.99.

    11. This buildable highlighter that looks amazing and is dirt cheap.

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    Promising review: "This is my new favourite highlighter. It is full of golden shimmer, so if you're looking for a sheen and not shimmer you might not like this. It's perfect for a night out but may be too shimmery for day wear. Gold Addict compliments my tan skin so well. Loving it." – Namita

    Get it from Superdrug, £3.

    12. A foundation that actually stays matte all day.

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    Promising review: "I have tried so many matte foundations and I think this might be one of my favourites. It's SO good. The colour match is amazing, which is literally unheard of when it comes to cheap foundation. I applied it using a makeup sponge and it blended so well on my skin. It's also very buildable, so you can use as much or as little as you want." – Tolani

    Get it from Superdrug, £9.99.

    13. A mattifying banana powder that gives a flawless finish.

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    Promising review: "I saw this and was really sceptical as to whether it does what it says it does. I have red pigmentation on my skin and some mild acne scars on my chin so I was really hoping it would cover them up, and it really does. I don't use too much as I find it can make you look really flawless and I don't really like that for a day-to-day look, but when I go out it just completes my makeup look. I love it and would highly recommend. Will defo keep this as a must-have in my makeup bag." – Vixen

    Get it from Superdrug, £5.

    14. Blotting paper that is a must-have in your makeup bag.

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    Promising review: "It gets rid of oil – honestly it seems like I just powdered my face, but because no powder is used you look so natural. You can then proceed to use a loose powder if you'd like to stay really matte till the end of your night or day, but this looks pretty in its box and is also really compact and lasts ages. If you use one or two a day it will last 2-3 months. Love love love." – Anonymous

    Get it from DHC, £4.50.

    15. This dark red lipstick that's cheap and stays put.

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    Promising review: "Now this is my kind of lipstick. Matte but not drying, and with a nice sultry dark colour. I love blood-coloured reds and this one is pretty damn nice. It also complements my skin tone well. SEXXXXYYYYY." – Remee

    Get it from Superdrug, £4.99.

    16. A super-pigmented eyeshadow palette.

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    Promising review: "This is the third time I have purchased the palette – I absolutely love it. The colours are so pigmented. My favourite colour has to be 'Propose In Prague'. It's an amazing transition shade for my eye; I don't think I can complete a makeup look without it." – Sam1198

    Get it from Superdrug, £8.99.

    17. A refreshing hydrating mist for when your skin needs a little pick-me-up.

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    Promising review: "I was looking around for a while for a light facial mist that would moisturise my skin and give it a glow, with or without makeup. I bought the large bottle and it has lasted me months without running out. It smells beautiful and really does give your skin the most amazing glow without being heavy or drying. I use it at night after moisturising and in the morning before my makeup. Love it." – Maria James

    Get it from Beauty Bay, £7.