THE 10 BEST BEAUTY PRODUCTS UNDER £30

If you know me, you'll know I'm all for affordable drugstore makeup. Most of my collection is budget friendly and although the price tag is affordable, the quality of products can be really high! I thought I'd share with you today 10 of the best beauty products for under £30. I've previously written a post all about my top products under £10 too so check that out if you want to find some fab products are a bargain price!


1. L'Oreal Paris Hydra Genius Aloe Moisturiser Normal Dry Skin - £9.99

Up first is one of my all time favourite Holy Grail products! I've done a full review here and you can hear me rave about it all the time over on my Instagram page but in a nutshell, this is one of the best/most hydrating moisturisers I've used from the drugstore. I suffer from dry skin and it can often look flaky during the changing seasons (I know, not a good look), but this moisturising gel helps to soothe the skin and inject moisture to help fight the dehydrated skin. You can buy this in pretty much any drugstore or supermarket but I always wait until it goes on offer and then get a few bottles to stock up. I couldn't be without it!

2. Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation - £9.99

I have recently rediscovered this old favourite of mine and I am so glad I decided to pick it back up. This foundation to me smells like summer holidays in a bottle. I don't know why but it just has that summer smell and it's so lightweight on the skin it just gives you that extra glow that you need whilst you're on holiday. I get so many compliments when I wear this and people often say my skin looks dewy and flawless! I am going to be wearing this all day everyday on my holidays this year!


3. MUA Shimmer Highlight Powder Iridescent Gold - £3.00

I am a highlighter girl at heart. I love the glowy skin and I can't go a day without putting on some highlighter! I've tried a fair few over the years and still love and use my MAC highlighters to this day however this MUA highlighter is £3.00 and is insane. It is SO pigmented and can be worn on the eyelid too (it looks so pretty with a brown smokey eye). This is my go to highlighter during the summer months. It makes the skin look amazing and I can't recommend it enough. I am obsessed with champagne/gold shades at the moment!


4. Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara - £16.50

The Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara is one of those Mascara's that I always come back to. I love that this mascara gives my lashes length and it's buildable to give that full look without being clumpy. It makes my lashes long and full looking and it's also great for wearing with out without false lashes!


5. L'Oreal Color Riche Lipstick Limited Edition - My Perfect Nude, by Emily - £9.99

This Lipstick is a new edition to my collection but boy have I been waiting for the perfect nude shade. This nudey/pink is the most gorgeous shade. It looks beautiful on it's own or with a lighter nude gloss over the top too. I've been wearing it everyday since it arrived! It's got a lightweight feel on the lips and is a creamy/smooth consistency. It doesn't dry out my lips either which is a bonus! Definitely go and check this out on Amazon before it sells out!

6. MAC Honey Love Lipstick - £17.50

This Lipstick is one of my all time favourites. I have loved this ever since the good old days when MAC was the go to makeup brand (and I still love them now!) I love the consistency of this lipstick, it's creamy and smooth when applied on the lips and it doesn't dry them out either. I wear this on it's own and with lip liner and it's such a versatile lip. If you love a nude lipstick then definitely give this one a try.


7. MAC Spice Lip Liner - £14.00

MAC Spice Lip Liner was one of those products that was SO hyped back in the day. I tried to hold off the temptation to buy one but ended up caving and boy am I glad I did! I love how this looks paired with honey love on the lips. It's a winning combo and the liner makes my lips looked defined and plump! It is pricey for a lip liner considering the lipsticks are only £3.50 more but they are worth it.


8. OPV Gorgeous 2 Palette - £27.00

I think this palette has to be one of my all time favourites. I received this as a gift for a birthday and was so excited by the warm toned shades in the palette. The shimmers are so pigmented and there are so many colours so you can create a variety of different looks. It's the perfect palette to take away on a holiday too!


9. BodyShop Oils of Life Facial Oil - £30.00

This facial oil has become a staple in my skincare routine lately. I never used to use an oil but with my dry skin it was recommended and so a while back I purchased this oil and haven't looked back since. It makes my skin feel so hydrated and injects moisture back into my dry skin. I definitely recommend this and it also smells like a spa so you're winning. The BodyShop skincare products are amazing!


10. Ardell Demi Wispies Lashes - £5.45

These lashes have been my favourite lashes for a number of years now. I used to wear Eylure 101's all the time (I do still love them) but when they were out of stock one week I decided to switch it up and purchase the Ardell's and haven't looked back since. I love the shape on the eye and they are so lightweight you barely feel like you have anything on. I can get away with reusing them numerous times and they're still as good as new too! They are so fluttery and natural yet it looks like you've got lashes on too. Highly recommend you check them out!



What are your favourite beauty products under £30? Am I missing any stand out products? Let me know so I can add them to my collection!

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  1. I love the hydra genius! I used it as a serum mostly! SO many fab products here!

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    1. It's so hydrating isn't it! I will forever repurchase it!XX

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  2. That MUA highlighter though! Divine! I love the too faced better than sex, it’s amazing, deffo one of my faves x

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  3. I have a MUA highlighter but in Peach Diamond and it's so pretty! I still can't believe they're only £3. I like the Too Faced Better Than Sex mascara but I prefer the dupe which is the L'Oreal Paradise mascara as I find it doesn't flake away like the TF mascara x

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