We love a good bargain, but sometimes, when we think budget, we think low quality. These budget beauty products are anything but.
High-end and luxury beauty products cost more for any number of reasons. Generally, the ingredients are costlier as the really good stuff shies away from anything synthetic. Sometimes, it's simply down to the brand's reputation, or if a celebrity name has been attached. It could be down to expensive packaging. The point is some budget beauty products do the exact same job as their cousins in fancy department stores.
Behold, three seriously cheap beauty gems that counter the bad-quality stereotype.
Catrice Camouflage Cream €3.49
Becoming a cult classic in its own right, the Catrice Camouflage Cream is the handiest little concealer out there. It costs the same as a cup of coffee, but it lasts ten million times longer. Rivalling Mac's Studio Finish concealer in texture, coverage and longevity, the only problem it has is that oily skinned people may find it a little greasy.
Sleek Blush in Rose Gold (€5.99)
If you only need one reason to buy Sleek's rose gold blush, it's that it's widely considered a complete dupe for the iconic Nars Orgasm. Sleek's version doesn't feel cut-price either: it's highly pigmented and buildable.
Essence Keep It Perfect Make-Up Fixing Spray (€3)
This spray is just as good as any higher-end fixing spray on the market right now. It's light-weight, feels refreshing and is fragrance-free. If you find that fixing sprays work for you, but you don't want to shell out over a tenner for what is essentially fancy water, this is for you.