The best beauty buys under $50

best beauty buys
Burt’s Bees Grapefruit Lip Shimmer $16
It’s natural, smells delicious and provides a shimmer – what more can you ask for? Keep one at your desk and one in your handbag to make sure your lips are always protected.

best beauty buys
Batiste XXL Volume Dry Shampoo $19
I have never found a dry shampoo that does a better job than this bargain buy! A little goes a long way, so spritz a little into your hair and gently rub at the roots.

best beauty buys
TL+C Butterfly Basic Pouch $19
I have a habit of frequently replacing my makeup bag for a newer, cuter one, and with this price-range it’s affordable. Wipe all contents clean when you change bags to keep your new one in tip-top shape.

best beauty buys
Dove Summer Glow $10
I am never far away from my summer glow – it’s value for money and one of the best gradual tans on the market. Although this is only a gradual tanner, the colour pay-off is very effective, so ensure you blot dry areas like elbows, knees and feet after applying to avoid staining.

Schwarzkopf Essensity Color & Repair Shampoo $35
If you’ve got coloured locks this fits the bill for quality hair care. When using a range like this, let the conditioner work its magic for at least two minutes.

Essie Nail Lacquer in Warm & Toasty Turtleneck $23
This pretty shade works in both winter and summer. Never skimp on using a base coat first – this ensures your nails don’t discolour.

Garnier 5 sec Perfect Blur, $17.50
It’s like Photoshop in a tube! For best coverage, ensure your skin is dry before popping this on.

L’Oréal Gentle Waterproof Makeup Remover for Eyes & Lips $19
When you wear a lot of eye makeup like me, you need a great remover; this one is incredible. Soak cotton pads in the solution and rest on closed eyes for 20 seconds. You will be amazed how much you are able to remove.

Lux Exfoliating Body Wash $6.50
Something that’s not only affordable but exfoliates and smells amazing is a smart buy. Team with a shower puff to get a great lather.

Maybelline New York Volum’ Express the Falsies Big Eyes Mascara $24
It creates big bold lashes at an affordable price. Avoid pumping the wand in and out as this forces air into the tube, causing the mascara to dry out.

Neutrogena Rapid Wrinkle Repair Serum $40
This is one of the best serums in its price bracket – amazing bang for your buck. Because retinol can be an irritant, those with sensitive skin should introduce gradually.

Palmers Cocoa Butter Formula Cocoa Body Scrub $14
The scent is delicious and this scrub is great to use before applying self-tan. Rub onto damp skin in circular motions for an invigorating scrub that gets the blood circulating.

Redken pillow proof blow dry express primer, $36.
This product great for using before blow-drying to protect my locks and provide a better end result. If you have fine hair, only use a minimal amount to avoid weighing the hair down too much.

Mavala Nail Colour in rose Pearl $10
I like a natural, universal shade on my fingernails and this one is a great price. If your nails aren’t in the best condition, a shimmer shade helps hide any cracks or ridges.

Via Thermal Medium Round Brush $27
This brush works perfectly for taming the ends of my blunt bob. To get some wave in your hair, leave the brush in and shoot some cold air from your hairdryer onto the brush and hair – this helps to hold the curl.