Make your dollars stretch further. Check out our wrap up for some of the best beauty bargains that you’ll find in chemists and supermarkets around Australia that act like their expensive counterparts.
1. Maybelline Full ‘N Soft Mascara
This mascara is one that should always be in your makeup kit if you don’t have the cash to fork out for a high end mascara. Full ‘N Soft delivers on its promise, making your lashes much appear fuller than other similarly priced mascaras. As long as you replace this one regularly, it doesn’t clump – which is always our pet peeve in other mascaras. Pick one up in regular or waterproof versions.
2. Revlon ColourStay Liquid Liner
A bold, winged black liner is always in, and once you’ve mastered the art of liquid liner there really is no turning back. Revlon’s ColourStay Liquid Liner has a tip that makes liquid liner application easy, so there’s less smudging and do-overs. While this item is a little pricier than others, the quality of the liner and the ease of application makes it well worth the little extra spend.
3. Covergirl Eye Shadow Quad
Get more for your money’s worth with Covergirl’s Eye Shadow Quad. Any girl that knows her shadow knows that you’ve got to blend colours across different surfaces of your eye to really make your eyes pop. The quad gives you four colours in one and comes in a variety of different shades from cool blues, to deep mauves, nude browns, and everything in between. Pick up a couple of these for a few different eye looks.
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4. Manicare Glam Eyes False Lashes
Big lashes are in, which means that adding a set of false lashes to your look is the perfect finishing touch for a night (or day) out. While Manicare is known for their nail products, their line of false lashes is also fabulous. Manicare Glam Eyes come in a range of different styles, are soft and reusable, and look like they cost double the price.
5. Maybelline Dream Pure 8-in-1 BB Cream
BB creams are the perfect alternative to heavy foundation or a not heavy enough tinted moisturiser. Maybelline’s Dream Pure 8-in-1 BB Cream is a great formulation for a low price and lasts well compared to other BB Creams in its price range. Maybelline’s range of skin colours are also great matches for a range of skin tones.
6. Rimmel Oh My Gloss
Get the London look with Rimmel’s range of Oh My Gloss lip glosses. While our personal favourite is the Clear, it also comes in a range of pinks, reds, and nudes with names like Love Bug, Ooh La La, and Glossaholic. These are the perfect, throw in your handbag, item for a night out and it doesn’t matter if you lose one because they’re cheap as chips.
7. L’Oreal Colour Riche Lipstick
If you’re a lipstick lover, then you’ll really enjoy L’Oreal’s Colour Riche Lipstick range, available in a huge range of colours. The smooth formula is packed with colour and comes in the season’s hottest colours. Let your lipstick last longer with this one, meaningless applications, and less coming off on your teeth and glass. Whether it’s nudes, deep hues, or bright reds, you’re sure to find what you’re looking for with this one.