Budget beauty steals! New makeup you’ll love while on a budget

Combat the cost of living with these luxe for less buys!
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With rising inflation affecting everything from petrol to food prices, we’re making smart swaps with our beauty routines so we can still keep up with our self-care.

Think cult favourite mascaras to drugstore dupes, these price-friendly formulas are worth getting your hands on…

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Hydration booster – CeraVe Hydrating Cleanser $14.99

CeraVe produces some of our favourite budget-friendly skin and body care products, and this signature cleanser contains a blend of ceramides and hyaluronic acid for a gentle cleanse that doesn’t strip skin of its natural oils.



Lash lift – Manicare Glam Ready Pre-Glued Lashes $13.49

When a full set of lash extensions is pushing the budget, it’s time to acquaint yourself with the wonderful world of strip lashes. These pre-glued bands have an adhesive strip that makes for a quick, easy and accurate application without the fuss.

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Repairing balm – La Roche-Posay Cicaplast Baume B5+ $22.95

This bestselling balm has multi-purpose benefits to calm and hydrate dry, irritated skin like no other. The iconic pharmacy brand uses repairing madecassoside, soothing panthenol and antibacterial agents.

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Up your vitamins – Garnier SkinActive Vitamin C Brightening Serum $34.99

Known for its incredible brightening benefits, Garnier’s popular formula blends vitamin C, niacinamide and salicylic acid to help improve clarity and complexion.

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Retinol rules – The Ordinary Retinol 0.5% in Squalane $13.10

If you’re considering introducing retinol into your skincare routine, this squalane-infused formula is one to try because it’s gentle enough for first-timers but potent enough to make a difference with the 0.5%.

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Lip definer – MCo Beauty Perfect Pout Lip Liner in Cheeky Chat $15.40

If you’re a fan of Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk but can’t quite justify the price tag, try this incredible dupe. Nailing the iconic shade and even the packaging, you’ll get bang for your buck.



Blend – NYX Professional Makeup HD Photogenic Concealer Wand $11.99

Taking top prize for providing flawless, full coverage and a matte finish, this affordable concealer ticks all the boxes. It’s great for covering blemishes, brightening under eyes or evening out skin tone.

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