Ever had a month where all your bills suddenly catch up to you and your bank balance has a bunch of tumbleweeds rolling through it? That’s me right now, and make-up is the last thing I need to be buying. Thankfully, beauty products don’t have to be expensive. Here are some items for under Dh50 to get the retail therapy without the consequences.
Tonymoly Petit Bunny Gloss Bar
The adorable packaging is reason enough to pick this lipstick/lip gloss. They have a sheer finish, much like a lip balm, and come in mostly pink shades. It would be a nice addition to the sea of lip products at the bottom of my bag. Dh25 at Sephora.
Sephora Lip Liner To Go
Lip liners have been used to achieve a really matte lip look for ages. They’re very long wearing and are relatively more comfortable to wear than a liquid lipstick. These mini ones are cheap enough that you can have one for every occasion. Dh29 at Sephora.
Rimmel Volume Flash Scandal Eyes Mascara
Mascaras are supposed to be chucked into the bin every six months so buying them cheap makes this disposal process a little less heartbreaking. The large brush on this mascara makes sure every lash gets fluffed up and fluttery. Dh36 at Lifestyle.
NYX Love in Paris Eyeshadow Palette
Nine eyeshadows below Dh50 is a steal and it helps that Nyx makes top-class stuff. The nude shades in this palette make it versatile for day or night, and for beginners who might not be so brave with pinks and blues. Dh49 at Lifestyle.
Micaroon Ashq Blush
Cream blushes are an easy way to get some quick colour onto the cheeks without much fuss. Use your fingers or a stippling brush for a sheer wash of pink. Also, how cute is this lavender pot? Dh39 at micaroon.com