Wallet feeling a little light?
Don’t you hate the week before payday? You’re strapped for cash, budgeting like a maniac, and practically salivating at the thought of that bump in your bank balance.
But just coz you’re watching those cents doesn’t mean your beauty cupboard has to suffer. There are plenty of budget-friendly products out there that will not only keep you looking your best, but won’t leave you with the guilt of spending your dwindling cash.
Everyday staples on a shoestring
Run out of your cleanser? Legs feeling a little dry? Fear not, beauties, Johnson’s has you covered. For your cleansing needs, get your hands on its Daily Essentials Face Wash Gel to keep your skin clean, fresh, and protected. And Johnson’s 24 Hour Extra Rich Body Lotion will have your scaly skin situation sorted in no time at all. The body lotion combines skin conditioners, natural moisturisers, and a tiny bit of oil to keep your body smooth and soft. Win!
Total cost = $15.98
Anti-ageing on a budget
Keeping those fine lines and wrinkles at bay doesn’t mean you need to break into your piggy bank. Derma Intensive, available exclusively at Coles, offers a wide range of quality anti-ageing products that are just as hard-working as they are budget-friendly. Our favourite products? The Renew Oil, which contains a blend of natural oils to rehydrate, soothe, and improve the appearance of light scars, stretch marks, and blemishes, and the Q10 Anti-Wrinkle Eye Roll-On, which repairs and regenerates the skin around the eyes to leave it looking plump and supple.
Total cost = $11.98
Derma Intensive Renew Oil, $6.99, and Q10 Anti-Wrinkle Eye Roll-On, $4.99, available exclusively at Coles.
Makeup made affordable
If your makeup bag is a bit lacking, then look no further than newbie beauty range, essence, to add the oomph you need. For eyes that’ll pop, try essence Eyeshadows. Used wet or dry, the shimmery, matte, or metallic shades are bound to take your eye look to a whole new level. And if it’s your lips that you want to stand out, try the essence XXXL Shine Lipgloss for added volume and shine.
Total cost = $8.45
What’s your favourite budget-friendly beauty item?