Beauty On A Budget: Great Items At Great Prices

by Lisa Heath

Beauty On A Budget: Great Items At Great Prices

I have a wonderful Beauty Budget Guest Post up for you all today!  A huge thank you to Amanda from for this post!

Having a limited budget does not mean that you have to do without some really great beauty must haves. There are plenty of products out there that are totally affordable. Not only are they are totally affordable, but they are also a really great value! Don’t believe me? Then check out our list of great items at great prices for those who have to do their beauty on a budget!

1. Aloette Clarifying Facial Wash


This facial wash is a steal. Not only is it cheap, but is also works great at unclogging your pores, treating blackheads, and even whiteheads. It is surprisingly gentle, and is specifically great for oily skin types.

2. Bamboo Brush Set By ELF


Crafted out of recycled material, and 100% cruelty-free, this product is a real steal for ‘go green’ lovers who also happen to have a limited budget. The set comes with a complexion brush, concealer brush, blending eye brush, and mini Kabuki brush- and all for just $8.

3. Glycolix Elite Facial Cream Ultra Lite


This is a light glycerin moisturizer that is perfect for either oily skin, acne prone skin, or even combination skin. This facial cream has been formulated using ingredients that have both moisturizing and anti-bacterial properties, so it leaves you skin totally healthy and germ free. On average,  you can find this Glycolix facial cream for around $15.

4. Eucerin Daily Protection SPF 30 Moisturizing Face Lotion300

This dermatologist recommended face lotion is great for dry and/or sensitive skin. It’s lightweight, helps to replenish the skin’s natural oils, and protects your skin from the sun’s damaging rays. It is also extremely lightweight, fragrance free, non-comedogenic, and clinically proven to be safe for even the most sensitive skins.

5.Boots No 7 Stay Perfect Foundation, SPF 15


This foundation is great for oily skin, and has a finish that lasts around eight hours without becoming flawed. It offers a medium shine-free finish.

6. Loreal Oil Free Moisturizer


This moisturizer is a perfect choice for anyone who suffers from oily or acne prone skin. Since there are no added oils, your skin will not end up being greasy and shiny. Loreal is a really great brand in general, even though all of their products are not as cheap as their oil free moisturizer.

7. Clean and Clear Deep Action Cream Cleanser

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This is another one that’s oil free, so it’s great for any type of acne prone skin, or those with oily skin. This one is available at just about every drugstore or grocery store, so it’s also very easy to find.

8. Purpose Gentle Cleansing Wash


This wash is great for all skin types, and comes dermatologist recommended. It’s made plenty of “best” facial lists, and appeared in multiple magazines and websites.

9.  Neutrogena Deep Clean Facial Cleanser


Good for normal to oily skin, it is made from salicylic acid. This product is also oil free, alcohol free, and dermatologist tested. The average price is around $5 to $6.

10. Bobbi Brown Blotting Paper


If you have oily skin, then blotting papers are a must have for your purse and general beauty regiment. These powder-free sheets come in a pack of around 100 for only $10 or less.

11. 180 Colors Super Queenie Eyeshadow Palette


This eyeshadow palette comes with a whopping 180 vibrant, bold colors and  it’s only $30 for the whole palette…that’s around 16 cents a color!

12. Voluminous Mascara by Loreal

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Cheap and effective, that is exactly what this mascara is. No matter how many layers you put on, you will never be left with clumpy looking eyelashes, and you can find this product nearly anywhere makeup is sold.

13. Baked Blush by Milani

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This powder blush is simple to use, and makes your skin look absolutely luminous. It looks great on anyone, and comes in nine different shades. It also costs less than ten dollars, and pretty much lasts forever.

14. Easyliner For Eyes by Jordanahwthumb (1)

This is a bright eyeliner that comes in ten different colors. Each stick costs under $2 each, so you could gather up every last one of the ten colors for less than $20.

On top of all of these beauty products, there are also a few brands who are on the cheaper side of things, but that work just as well as their expensive counterparts. Here are a few of the brands:

  • ELF (Eyes Lips Face)
  • Purity/100% Pure
  • Icing Cosmetics

Do you know of other awesome budget items that actually work? Have you used one of the ones we mentioned and want to tell us how it worked out for you? Let us know in the comments below! We’d love to hear what you have to say!

Author Bio: Amanda is a skincare fanatic and author of which features a guide on Non-Comedogenic Foundation. Aside from skincare, Amanda loves to travel and one day dreams of living in Europe. If you have any questions or comments for Amanda, feel free to connect with her @Skincare_HQ on Twitter!

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1 comment

Noureen Mohamed November 14, 2013 - 4:07 pm

What If Im in Egypt and I dont have all of those body lotions? all that I can find is Clean and Clear … So is there are things that is like those? Or can I order? and Do you deliver to Egypt?
Thank You :)


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