Your essential basic beauty kit for under $35
Have you ever had one of those moments where you think, “What if I accidentally dropped my beauty kit in the toilet and lost everything and had to replace it all?”
I certainly have (what can I say? I like to ponder the deep things in life) – and it is TERRIFYING. Not only would it mean that all of your products are literally down.the.toilet, but you would also have to spend your very hard-earned cash on purchasing replacement items.
But I’m not here to instill fear and anxiety in your hearts; I’d actually just like to show you that if such a disastrous event should ever occur, you can rebuild your basic beauty kit for under $35.
HOW TO REBUILD YOUR BEAUTY KIT FOR UNDER $35
Foundation: essence All About Matt! Oil-Free Make-up, $5.95
No one said that buying a budget-friendly foundation meant you had to compromise on quality. The formula works a treat to keep your skin oil and shine free all day without blocking your pores. Win!
Concealer: Australis Conceal Correct, $12.95
It may seem like a lot to spend on concealer when you’ve only got $35, but this nifty little product actually features four concealers that’ll help fix a multitude of problems, including blemishes, dark circles and redness.
Lip and cheek colour: Designer Brands Lip & Cheek Rouge, $9.99
A multitasking product like a lip and cheek colour is the perfect way to stock up your make-up bag without spending big. This creamy formula is pigmented enough to ensure that your cheeks are perfectly flushed and your lips covered in a hint of colour.
Mascara: e.l.f cosmetics Essential Earth & Water Mascara, $3
So you want longer lashes that’ll last all day and cost less than your morning coffee? Okay, no problem. This double-ended wonder will have your lashes sorted in a matter of seconds.
Eyeliner: Colour by TBN Wind-Up Pencil, $2.50
Sure, this pigmented pencil will work to add definition to your eyes wonderfully, but the nourishing formula (which includes vitamin E) will also mean that it’ll glide on like a dream and be kind to your skin.
Grand total: $34.39
GOT AN EXTRA $10?
Awesome, now you can throw in a few extras you may need.
Bronzer: Avon Glow Bronzing Powder, $6.99
Add an instant hit of natural warmth and radiance to your skin with this powder bronzer. Just a light dusting across your face and you’re good to go!
Brow pencil: Ulta3 Eyebrow Pencil, $2.95
This handy brow pencil features a brush on the lid, meaning that you don’t have to buy a brow pencil and a spoolie. Who doesn’t love a good two-in-one beauty buy?
Added extra total: $44.33
Have you ever had to rebuild your beauty kit? What are your favourite budget beauty buys?