Beauty on a budget: Affordable skincare products

It’s lovely to splurge on beauty products from time to time.

But if, like most women, you’re on a budget, it’s good to suss out the best affordable goodies that give top notch results.

Spots and blemishes

Sudocrem isn’t just for babies’ bottoms. It’s a wallet-friendly, essential item if you’re prone to breakouts. Slather it on any troublesome blemishes and let the affordable antiseptic wonderstuff do its job.

Lovely lashes

One coat of Rimmel London Scandel Eyes Flex Mascara mascara with its patented Lycra technology is all it takes to create big, fluttery lashes. And best of all, your wallet won’t feel the pinch.

Nail it

If tremendous talons are on your hit list, why not glamorise your fingertips for less with a budget polish. OPI is a major player in the manicure market and the brand features a massive range of colours. The shade entitled Colour To Diner For is perfect for creating next season’s vamp/grunge look.

Body beautiful

It’s luxuriously rich and creamy yet Palmer’s Cocoa Butter is an austerity must-have. Perfect for blitzing pesky dry spots and a brilliantly affordable moisturising all-rounder.

Complexion perfection

Forget splashing out on lots of different bases. Max Factor All Day Flawless 3-in-1 Foundation boasts a primer to hold, concealer to correct and a foundation to finish your look.

Luscious lips

Want to look like a supermodel but without the A-List price tag? Then perhaps channel your inner Kate Moss with the model’s own lipstick range for affordable make-up brand Rimmel London. Featuring a selection of seven pigmented lipsticks designed by Kate, the lipsticks are long-lasting with a bold, intense colour

Heavenly hair

Boost your hair’s texture with a spritz of Batiste Dry Shampoo. It might be a best-seller but it hasn’t yet succumbed to a price hike.