The best of 2019 budget beauty
The team behind the Spell Magazine beauty desk pick out the best thrifty hair and beauty finds that offer a lot of bang for your buck
Colour me perfect
The 3INA x PRIMARK range offers conscious make-up that won't break the bank. 100 per cent vegan and made from recyclable plastic packaging, there’s also no compromise when it comes to results. The 3 in 1 Foundation Set, £11.50, provides the perfect shortcut to Instaworthy skin as it primes, conceals and covers in one easy step. Available in 15 flattering shades.
Flutter your way into autumn with LASH PERFECT Lash Pop, £3.99, strip lashes. Each style comes in its own pretty lolly pop packaging that can be reused to keep your lashes looking fresh. The glue-on lashes feature a thin, flexible band that is perfect for moulding to your unique eye shape.
Time to heal
If you don’t have Jamaican SUNNY ISLE Black Castor Oil, £2.99, in your bathroom cabinet, it’s time to make way for its healing super powers. Its all-purpose formula can be used on dry skin, hair and nails for extra hydration during the winter months.
We couldn’t run a budget beauty feature without mentioning THE ORDINARY. The brand has fast become a go-to for cost-conscious beauty fans thanks to its affordable yet high-tech formulations. Our top pick is the new Salicylic Acid 2% Masque, £9.90.
Perfect for prepping skin, ELF COSMETICS Jelly Pop Water Gel Moisturizer, £8, contains watermelon and castor oil to give parched complexions a nourishing boost. The product’s unique gel-to-liquid texture means it is absorbed quickly – offering instant hydration for all skin types. Use its lightweight formula under your usual make-up as a primer or on its own for an au naturel glow.
For brows on fleek without forking out on expensive salon visits, the LILIBETH Bw Shaper, £7.49, is a must-have for your kit. This award-winning beauty tool features stainless steel blades that can be used to shape and prune your eyebrows without irritating the skin.