On A Budget? Meet 18 Magical Beauty Buys — All Under A Tenner

Feeling the pinch? Yes, payday wasn’t that long ago, and yet, it gets harder and harder to treat oneself as the month rolls on. But no more.
Ahead, we've lined up 18 beauty buys that are a mood boost, a style update, and a bank-manager-approved purchase — all rolled into one. And the best bit? They are all under a tenner. From dazzling eye shadows to neon-hued nail polishes and hair-taming sprays, these beauty buys will make your purse and your face sing.
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This Leighton Denny Quatro Buffer has nails gleaming like spun silk in a matter of minutes. Totally miraculous.

Leighton Denny Quatro Buffer, £5.50, available at Leighton Denny.
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We first spotted Weleda Skin Food backstage at London Fashion Week. The thick, delicately scented lotion soothes chapped lips and inflamed skin. It has become an handbag essential.

Weleda Skin Food, £8.95, available at Weleda.
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Between eyebrow waxes, we keep our brows sleek with a little help from Models Own slanted tweezers.

Models Own Neon Slanted Tweezers, £6, available at ASOS.
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In the mornings, when our skin is looking a little below par, we reach for Rimmel London Wake Me Up foundation. It helps give the impression of dewy, rested skin, even when we feel anything but.

Rimmel Wake Me Up Foundation, £4.99, available at Tesco.
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St. Moriz tanning mousse is the cheapest tanning range we've found that gives a golden glow, without any tell-tale streaks. We love.

St. Moriz Instant Self Tanning Mousse, £2.55, available at Amazon.
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Percy & Reed Dry Shampoo is a summer festival essential. It keeps hair looking fabulous long after it should do.

Percy & Reed Dry Shampoo, £4, available at Space.NK.
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For the merest hint of an English rose blush, swipe Max Factor's Miracle Touch Creamy Blush over the apple of your cheeks. It looks fantastic over a tan.

MaxFactor Miracle Touch Creamy Blush, £6.99, available at Boots.
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Every time we go to Paris, we hot-foot it to a pharmacy and buy Embroylisse Lait Creme Concentrate. Now thanks to Net-a-Porter, we don't have to cross the pond to snap up this wonder buy. It's the ultimate do-it-all cream, your skincare routine has been waiting for.

Embryolisse Lait Creme Concentrate, £10, available at Net-A-Porter.
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A kabuki brush is the perfect tool to work powder into the skin. This M&S Limited Collection style does the job and is dinky enough to pack into the sleekest of cosmetics bags.

M&S Limited Collection Kabuki Brush, £9, available at M&S.
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Revlon's fantastic Just Bitten Kissable Crayons haven't left our handbag since they first hit the beauty scene. We're particular fans of the Honey shade.

Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Crayon, £8, available at BeautyMART.
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We swear by Papaw Ointment for treating snagged cuticles and extra-dry skin.

Lucas' Papaw Ointment, £5.25, available at Pawpaw Shop.
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Meet our latest secret weapon. The Cosmopolitan Blend Perfection Sponge helps us achieve a flawless, airbrushed finish with our liquid foundations or tinted moisturizers.

Cosmopolitan Blend Perfection Sponge, £4.99, available at Superdrug.
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Repeat after us: Do not use Johnson's Cotton Buds in your ears. But do use these buds to remove makeup mistakes or to achieve the perfect smoky eye. Trust us.

Johnson's Cotton Buds, £1.49, available at Lloyds Pharmacy.
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When we are travelling we like to take this exfoliating cleanser in our carry case. It leaves skin feeling squeaky clean.

Yes To Carrots Exfoliating Facial Cleanser, £9, available at ASOS.
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Our hair gets really, really knotty. A quite spritz of Umberto Giannini Frizzi Styling Spray after we've washed our hair, leaves our tresses as smooth as alabaster. It smells lovely too.

Umberto Giannini Frizzi Styling Spray, £5.99, available at Boots.
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Try brushing the Topshop highlighter in Sunbeam across the bridge of your nose and top of your cheekbones, for a delicate, sun-kissed look.

Topshop Highlighter In Sunbeam, £10, available at Topshop.
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Nothing beats a pillar-box red nail. American Apparel's shade is a fantastic version of this iconic hue.

American Apparel Nail Lacquer, £9, available at American Apparel.
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A pot of Barry M Dazzle Dust goes a long way. Use fingers for a delicate, shimmering look or wet the tip of a eyeshadow brush for something a little more dramatic.

Barry M Dazzle Dust, £4.59, available at Barry M.
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