By MANDY POON
While beauty is only skin deep, it’s fun for any girl to doll up once in a while. Thankfully, there are some gloriously cheap, great quality beauty products that allow us to look our prettiest without going broke. Here are our Top 5.
1) L’Oréal HiP Eyeshadows – $10
These “high intensity pigment” eye shadows deliver exactly that: vivid, creamy bursts of gorgeous colour, even with the laziest application. Each case comes with two complementary colours, perfect for layering or wearing alone. You won’t be able to find (two!) such fabulous quality eyeshadows for a lower price.
2) St. Ives Moisturizing Olive Scrub – $10
Not only does this scrub gently exfoliate to reveal fresh, bright skin, the olive oil in it also moisturises your face to maintain a healthy pH balance. Baby-soft and glowing skin? Count us in!
3) Marcelle Gentle Makeup Remover for Sensitive Eyes – $10
This cheapie makeup remover does the job like the best of them. Feel free to slap on as much waterproof mascara and liquid liner as you wish; nothing will stay on your face after a few gentle wipes with this.
4) Maybelline Falsies Mascara – $9
Need to glam up your look? Forget about investing in pricey designer mascaras and fake lashes, and pick up the new Falsies mascara instead. It has a unique curved brush that will instantly separate and lengthen your lashes if used curved-side down, then thicken and volumise your lashes if used curved-side up. This is one mascara that truly lives up to its name.
5) Blistex Lip Medex – $4
Nothing creates smoochable lips at a better price than Lip Medex. Because we all know how important a great smile is, this ultra-comforting lip balm should be a staple in every Bandit’s beauty collection.