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Budget Beauty Tools and Brushes

Budget Beauty Tools and Brushes

Being a lover of makeup and all things beauty, comes with an inevitable cost. Keeping up with current beauty trends can have a strain on our finances, but that doesn’t mean you can’t save money when buying the latest beauty products! Here at we have a range of makeup brushes and sponges that still offer amazing results but are much more affordable than higher end brands, so are better suited to those on a beauty budget.

Applying powder and bronzer requires a super soft, fluffy brush and the Eco Tools Powder Brush features the perfectly sized head for distributing an even dusting of powder products. Not only is this brush reasonably priced, it is also eco-friendly and is made from 100% recycled materials, meaning you can feel and look great. To find out more about Eco Tools and how you can switch to environmentally aware beauty brands, read our previous post here.

Beauty sponges are great for multi-tasking when it comes to applying your makeup, as they can be used alongside a variety of different products ranging in formula. This allows you to cut down on the number of tools and brushes needed to apply the majority of your makeup, saving time and money!

For an affordable and amazing beauty sponge, we suggest trying the renowned Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge - this award-winning product is a firm favourite amongst our customers here at The tapered tip is ideal for the under eye area, and when dampened this sponge delivers a flawless base and can even be used to set powder products onto the skin. This sponge is also available to purchase in a multipack containing four, meaning you get even more for your money, and you will be fully stocked up on this amazing yet affordable tool at all times.

Oval Brushes still seem to be taking the beauty world by storm and are continuing to be featured in tutorials on both Instagram and YouTube. Their distinctive design sets these brushes apart from traditional beauty tools, and provides an innovative way to apply your makeup. Many Oval Brushes and brush sets can be quite pricey, however the Brush Works HD Oval Combo Set consists of the three, key tools needed to create a precise, controlled application of your makeup resulting in a pixel-perfect finish every time. This kit is ideal for anyone that wants to try Oval Brushes, but doesn’t want to fork out a fortune.

Every makeup application calls for a mirror, and a compact mirror is certainly a handbag essential. Needed for midday touch ups, they are perfect for on-the-go and allow you to ensure you’re always looking your best. The Brush Works Compact Mirror is a pretty and practical addition to your makeup bag, and priced at under five pounds, it’s a budget beauty item you simply can’t go without!

You may think that to apply eye makeup, you need an extensive range of brushes, but the most important brush you need is a soft, fluffy blending brush. Their versatile design means you can use them alongside a matte or shimmer shadow, to effortlessly create a smoky eye look in minutes. The LAB2 Just Blending In Brush is the perfect choice for those looking for a staple tool for their eye brush collection, and the domed-shaped bristles deliver an impeccable blend every time.

Curling your natural lashes before applying mascara is crucial for achieving a wide-eyed look. Investing in a decent pair of classic eyelash curlers will have you set for a good few months, and the Eylure Eyelash Curlers offer incredible results without being overly priced. Their simplistic, traditional design works easily – you just position the curlers underneath the root of your upper lashes, and gently press down. Hold the curlers in place for approximately 30 seconds and your lashes will instantly appear longer and more lifted!

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