When it comes to beauty products, it’s easy to blow our budget on the latest ‘must-have’ creams, make-up and hair brands.
It seems as though there’s something new on the market every day, all promising ‘new and improved’ formulas that we just have to try! Unless you want to end up looking great but being broke, consider using some of the following products that as well as being affordable, are even endorsed by celebrities – because really, who doesn’t love saving a buck or two?
1. Bio Oil
If you’re looking for a great way to get rid of stretch marks while also keeping skin soft and supple, Bio Oil is an ideal choice. Beloved by celebrity moms, Bio Oil is affordable, natural, non-greasy and perfect for applying to any part of the body.
Used while pregnant, Bio Oil reduces the risk of stretch marks from forming and, because it is made with natural plant extracts, it’s safe and unlikely to cause any irritation. This lightweight oil can also be used to keep lines and wrinkles at bay around the eyes – something that all new, sleep-deprived moms can appreciate!
2. Elnett Hairspray
When a brand has been around for over 60 years and is used by every hairstylist in the business, you know it has to be good.
Elnett hairspray, with its unmistakable gold can, is the go-to hairspray for models, actors and even the royal family! Lightweight and never sticky, the L’Oreal classic has achieved somewhat of a cult status and even though the packaging may look dated when compared to the trendy new brands on the drugstore shelf, the product always delivers results.
And the best part is, your mom likely has a can sitting in her bathroom already, so you can try before you buy!
This classic skin cleanser and moisturizer dates back to the beginning of the last century and, over the years, has had a whole list of celebrity spokeswomen appearing in their ads. The cream, which can be used as a cleanser, makeup remover and treat skin irritations, contains a blend of menthol and eucalyptus, giving it a slightly medicinal scent.
While that may not be the most appealing odor, it’s these ingredients that allow it to deeply cleanse the skin without drying it out, leaving it soft and squeaky clean with a fresh, invigorating tingle.
4. Maybelline Great Lash Mascara
Another favorite of models, actors and make-up artists, Maybelline Great Lash Mascara, in its unmistakable green and pink tube, has graced the vanities of women for decades and is likely to for many years to come.
This no-nonsense mascara may not promise to take lashes to the unbelievably great lengths that some of its rival brands do (not to mention plumping, curling, separating, and all those other claims!) but it’s affordable, effective and relied upon by some of the top models in the business to make their eyes pop on the catwalk.
The best part about these fab budget products is that they can all be found at your local drugstore and let you save your hard-earned cash while still looking like a million-dollar diva!