The Best Bargain Beauty Buys

Posted on 14 January 2015
By Vicky King
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Chanel taste on a Rimmel budget? These are the drugstore brands that give first class results for an economy price.

Bourjois (

A classic French brand, long owned by Chanel but recently sold to Coty Cosmetics.

Their Little Round Pots of baked eye shadows and blushers have many fans. The Healthy Mix foundations are a dupe to the much missed Chanel Pro Lumiere giving radiant and long lasting skin perfection for only £10.99.

Don’t forget to check out Delice de Poudre Bronzing Powder which looks and smells like chocolate.

MUA Make Up Academy (

For the super budget shopper, MUA delivers quality for £6 or less.

Their Undressed eye shadow palettes are low-cost versions of for Urban Decay’s Naked range. The Luxe Velvet Lip Lacquers offer more shades at a better price than the Lime Crime Velventines.

Try Pro Base Prime and Conceal Palette, a range of creamy concealers to correct any discolouration.

Sleek Makeup (

Loved by professional makeup artists, their range of eye shadow palettes rival the likes of MAC.

The Face Contour Kit contains the perfect shades to sculpt cheekbones. Eau La La liners for lips and eyes are absolutely bulletproof.

There are eleven shades of their famous Pout Paint to mix and play with to create your own custom colours that last.

Makeup Revolution London (

A newcomer to the budget beauty world, this brand is now being stocked by Superdrug.

Known for their amazing dupes, they have versions of Nars The Multiple blusher sticks, Too Faced Sweetheart Blushers, and even the cult Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powders.

A huge range of eye shadows, the matte shadows are particularly amazing quality at any price. Their Amazing lipstick has every colour in the rainbow for only £1.

Watch their website for free gifts and special offers.

These high street brands are a great way to jazz up your makeup bag without breaking the bank. If you fancy trying a new beauty trend, it is better to test the waters with a less expensive product before committing to a premium brand.

The fantastic quality from these brands may be surprising!