Times are tough. South Africa is in a recession and consumers are bearing the brunt of the financial burden imposed on us. This involves cutting back, especially on luxuries. For many women, this means a cut in their beauty budget but there’s no need to get sad or panic. Looking beautiful does not require the most expensive products on the market. Many award-winning beauty products can be found for R500 or less. Here are a few of the top trending that will not cost you an arm or a leg.
BEST FACIAL WIPES
These cleansing wipes are a staple in my skincare routine. It gently cleanses and removes makeup without drying out the skin and doesn’t strip it of its natural moisture. If you have dry and sensitive skin like I do then this is your go-to.
BEST VOLUMIZING MASCARA
No girl can go without mascara let alone volumizing ones. Loreal’s mascaras are world renowned for their quality and their benefits are true to their word and the volume million lashes mascara is no exception. The brush has tightly packed bristles that ensures each lash is coated from root to tip. Hello drama!
BEST NAIL POLISH
Visiting a nail technician can be expensive but there is another quick, easy and affordable way to get well-manicured nails. Try Sally Hansen’s gel nail varnish. It will give you the same HD colour and shine that an LED-cured manicure will, and keep your budget on track.
BEST BODY CREAM
If you are not already moisturizing your body, start now! Moisturizer is not for the face only. A good body cream will hydrate the skin, replenish dry spots, and smooth calluses.
BEST LIQUID FOUNDATION
Foundation is a must, it will conceal any spots and blemishes on the skin and even out your skin tone. It doesn’t matter how good the rest of your makeup looks, if the foundation isn’t right the makeup won’t look right.