6 Affordable Skincare / Beauty Brands

I thought I’d compile 6 brands that I use quite reguarly that are extremely affordable yet still great quality! This is a great time to look into affordable products, especially if you’ve recently been on furlough or had a cut in income etc!

The Ordinary retinol, salicylic acid & caffeine solution

The Ordinary is a great brand, especially for skincare. Their products can range between £4 & £20. For example, their retinols are below £10 which is an absolute bargain! Perfect if you want to try incorporating it into your routine without breaking the bank! The caffeine eye solution on the far right is only £5.75, obviously this is going to last a long time due to it only needed on your under eye area! Amazing! I’ve had great results from The Ordinary so far, including their Rosehip Oil too. Definitely worth a try!

Zoeva makeup brushes

I’ve been using Zoeva products for around 6 years now & haven’t been disappointed at all! Their brushes are amazing quality & have lasted wash after wash with little to no shedding! They sell brushes individually or can get the whole face & eye set – 15 brushes for £115 – only £7.60 per brush! I’ve tried a few of their eyeshadow palettes too & they have huge pans & amazing pigment! They start from £14 so still super affordable!

makeup revolution

Makeup Revolution make my favourite blushers! I own around 8 or 9 of them now. They have improved their packaging immensely compared to the ones that I own & they start from only £4 per pot! They last forever & are extremely pigmented! I’d compare them to MAC for quality! They also do amazing eye palettes too – loads of shades to play around with & so far, I haven’t had a problem with blending or pigmentation. They’ve also come out in recent years with a strong skincare line. There’s a face mask for every type starting from £6 & the moisturisers look incredible too!


I’ve recently written about RCMA powder here. This brand is crazy affordable – only £12 for 3oz of translucent powder. I don’t know about you, but I find that I plough through translucent powder, using it everyday, so I do begrudge paying a lot for it or premium versions of it. I’ve owned the same powder for 12 months & I’m around 3/4’s of the way through it which is amazing! It blurs my pores & keeps me matte all day long – as an oily person, this is life changing! Definitely give this a try if you feel that you’re flying through your expensive powders!


Morphe are just amazing! They can do no wrong and at amazing prices! Their brushes start from £4 & like Zoeva, I’ve had little to no shedding again. The eye brushes blend like a dream! I think the palettes are completely iconic. There’s always an amazing sale on too – I managed to get the James Charles palette for £20! Perfect for people who want to experiment with different looks or are beginners! The pigment is insane & so easy to work with! I own a couple lipsticks & lipglosses too & the staying power for the price is gorge!


You can’t go wrong with Maybelline y’all! Boots normally do a lot of 3 for 2 deals on them too – so even cheaper than they already are. The Lash Sensational mascara is only a tenner & I think it’s the perfect dupe for Benefit Cosmetics They’re Real mascara. Bonus? It removes a hell of a lot easier than Benefits too! The concealers are super cheap & they have expanded their shade range incredibly, so there should be a shade for virtually everyone! I’ve just started using the Tattoo Brow pomade & it’s the best pomade I’ve ever used – it also comes with a double ended brush – spooly & thin brow applicator.

So those are my 6 affordable brands! Is there one that I haven’t mentioned that needs a shoutout? Let me know!

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