15 budget beauty buys under £15
We’ve rounded up our tried and tested favourite makeup, haircare and skin products that are affordable but so effective.
Great beauty doesn’t have to be expensive. And the high street’s beauty offering proves just that.
Yes, we know that for some cheaper options, you do get what you pay for, but many budget beauty brands have recently come a long way.
From designer-worthy innovative formulas to improved complexion ranges, it’s about time we welcome more purse-friendly options back into our makeup bags.
Here are our tried and tested budget buys to add to your beauty routine, just in time for payday (sorry, not sorry).
Cult Beauty - IT Cosmetics - Your Skin But Better CC Cream - £14.50
This lightweight complexion-correcting cream provides full coverage and has brightening pigments that create a seamless au naturel glow. Plus, it has SPF 50 and skin-nourishing benefits, making it a makeup and skincare product wrapped into one.BUY NOW
LOOKFANTASTIC - Maybelline - Lash Sensational Sky High Mascara - £9.59
This mascara has been our go-to for years. With just one brush your lashes will look so much longer and more volumized. The formula is enriched with bamboo extract and fibres so your curl will last all day.BUY NOW
Boots - NYX Professional Makeup The Brow Glue Instant Styler - £7.99
Whether to want to tame your unruly brows or give your eyebrows some TLC by need fluffing them up for an instant facelift, get that freshly laminated brows look at home without having to visit the salon.BUY NOW
Feelunique - e.l.f. - Poreless Putty Primer Universal Sheer - £7.65 (£9.00)
This best-selling primer is a real game changer. With moisturising ingredients, it creates a perfect base that grips your makeup for a long-lasting, flawless finish and makes blending easy and seamless.BUY NOW
e.l.f - 16hr Camo Concealer - £6.00
This concealer gives long-lasting, full coverage without looking cakey. Filled with moisturising ingredients, it blends so smoothly, doesn’t sit in your under-eye creases, and is perfect for covering those dark circles all day and night.BUY NOW
BEAUTY BAY - K18 Hair - Leave-In Repair Mask - £8.95
This has been all over TikTok so, of course, we had to jump on the trend. The result? Stronger, softer and volumized hair. In just four minutes this leave-in formula will nourish and transform your hair to get a salon-like feel.BUY NOW
ASOS - Tangle Teezer - The Wet Detangler Hairbrush in Black - £13.00
This is another mane-changer. We know how damaging it can be to brush our hair when it’s wet, until now.Detangle your wet hair without causing any damage with this specially-designed brush.BUY NOW
Feelunique - Living Proof Perfect Hair Day (PhD) Dry Shampoo - £12.00
Never have a bad hair day again thanks to this dry shampoo. Perfect for those days in-between washing, the shampoo is filled with healthy hair molecules and triple-action cleaning technology that will make your hair feel cleaner than ever before.BUY NOW
Revolution - Haircare Curl Enhance Satin Curling Ribbon Pink - £6.00
If you’re always pushed for time when you’re getting ready, now you can curl your hair overnight with this heatless curler. Wake up and unwrap to reveal soft, bouncy curls without causing any damage.BUY NOW
Boots - John Frieda - Frizz Ease Weightless Wonder Featherlight Smoothing Crème - £6.99
If you’ve tried different oils before and your hair just ends up greasy, then look no further than this moisturising cream. If you have thin and frizzy hair this will help tame your mane and create a smooth lightweight feel that will last all day.BUY NOW
Weleda - Skin Food - £14.95
This does exactly what it says on the tin, feeds your skin with all the best nutrients. A lot goes a long way with this, we recommend using just a pea-sized amount which can intensely moisturise dry, rough skin all over your body.BUY NOW
Superdrug - CeraVe - Hydrating Facial Cleanser - £7.99
Created by dermatologists, we know we can trust any CeraVe products. This hydrating and gentle cleanser removes dirt and makeup without disrupting your skin’s natural protective barrier.BUY NOW
TAN-LUXE - The Face Illuminating Self-Tan Drops - £15.00
Add two-three drops to your favourite moisturiser, let it develop in up to six hours and you’ll have a glowing natural-looking tan without any streaks or a nasty biscuity smell. P.S. make sure you wash your hands after use.BUY NOW
The INKEY List - Caffeine Eye Cream - £9.99
Tried everything to stop dark circles and under-eye puffiness but nothing seems to work? This is your calling to buy this eye cream. After applying this you’ll instantly see results and it creates the perfect smooth canvas for your concealer.BUY NOW
The Ordinary - AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution - £8.40
Love getting a chemical peel but don’t want to break the bank? This peeling solution lets gives you similar results but in the comfort of your own home. Use once/twice a week and you’ll have brighter, clearer skin in no time.BUY NOW