Between full-time work, school drop-offs and household chores, keeping up with the latest beauty products can feel like a task, rather than an enjoyable experience.
Not to mention, the budget of a busy lifestyle doesn't always permit you to go splurging on a full day of beauty shopping, sigh.
So, to help you save in your beauty cupboard — without you feeling like you're missing out on the good stuff — we've rounded up the best budget-friendly beauty products for body, hair and face, that everyone seems to be talking about.
A brand adored by the beauty world and the royals alike (Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, we're looking at you), NIVEA always hits the nail on the head when it comes to nourishing and affordable skincare products. Its newest release — destined for a cult-following — is the MicellAIR Expert Make-up Remover. A unique formula of MicellAIR complex technology and black tea extracts work like a magnet to remove waterproof and long-wear makeup, minus that dreaded greasy residue feeling. Perfect for those late nights when a full face cleanse seems too daunting.
Available at at Priceline
One of the most popular fragrances of the 90s, Clinique recently decided to revamp its iconic Happy perfume by releasing a line of six new scents — and the internet went wild. Our pick of the bunch: My Happy Lily Of The Beach. A blend of floral and woody notes, the perfume is perfect to take you from the warm summer months right through to winter, and it neatly fits in your handbag too!
Available at Myer
Available in an impressive 31 shades, this skin-enhancing, flawless foundation applies just like moisturiser, so you don't even need to use a make-up brush! The reviews are in and many are describing the new Revlon product as "the perfect every day, natural looking foundation", meaning it's a great upgrade from your existing foundation that might lean on the cakey side. The best bit: it costs less than $20, so it definitely won't break the bank.
Available at Chemist Warehouse
Since launching its coffee scrub five years ago, Frank Body has developed quite the loyal following — you know those Instagram shots of people in the bathroom covered in coffee grounds, yes, that's them! Now, they have a new scrub on the market, a gritty mixture of hydrating oils, sugar, robusta grounds and green tea leaves. Described by some users as their "favourite scrub yet", this skin reviver is sweet and earthy and leaves your body feeling brighter and tighter.
If you've been holding on to your go-to mascara for years, 2019 might be the year for an upgrade. Finding the right lash treatment is hard, but the good news is, L'Oréal has released a defining and volumising mascara that is super practical and affordable. The talking point, a bendable wand that clicks into a 45 degree angle, to help you get every little lash.
Available online at Priceline
Since bursting onto our screens in the 90s, Drew Barrymore has become a household name, so it makes complete sense that her makeup line has been the talk of the town. Dedicated to being all-natural, cruelty free and affordable, Flower Beauty products are a must in the makeup inventory. Finally reaching the Australian market this year, the Mix N Matte Lip Duo is getting absolute rave reviews, and it's no wonder, the high coverage lipstick shade is perfectly suitable to wear all day long!
Available at Chemist Warehouse
If your morning routine doesn't leave room for substantial beauty time, a quick brow pick-me-up gel can help you go from feeling drab to fab. The latest popular pick: Tarte's Busy Gal Brows Tinted Brow Gel. Helping to make your brows feel full and groomed, this great new formula is easy to apply and only costs $27!
Available at Sephora
While Maybelline's Lemonade Craze Eye Shadow Palette sent the internet into absolute overdrive last year, the famed palette only hit our shores in February. With raving reviews already in from famous beauty bloggers and beauty review sites, the verdict on the palette is well and truly positive. A mixture of 12 metallics and mattes, this Maybelline product has been described as "great for everyday use" due to its endless colour combinations. Oh, did we mention it actually smells like lemonade?
Arriving in Australia in December last year, the highly anticipated hair care range from hair stylist Kristin Ess, got everyone talking. From shampoos to hair tints, the whole range of products are now officially available at Priceline, but we can't get enough of the texturising spray. Hands down one of the most affordable and high-quality texturising sprays on the market, the Kristin Ess product helps to create a soft matte texture, so you can achieve that effortless hair look.
Available at Priceline
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