If you're on a strict budget with family to look after, splurging on makeup is probably just not an option, so I've put together this guide to my favourite budget makeup buys which perform just as well without breaking the bank.
It's a common misconception that natural, organic and toxin-free makeup is pricy and unaffordable, but that just simply isn't true. Finding natural beauty products that won't break the bank but perform just as well as their expensive counterparts, is actually now a lot easier than you might think. Even if you're wanting to make the switch the toxin-free makeup and just don't want to start with an expensive product right away, I understand! So I've put together a list of some of my absolute favourite natural makeup products that are budget friendly and effective. With nothing over $30, these cheap makeup buys won't hurt your wallet!
Budget natural eye makeup
Lavera Smoky Eye Quattro
The Lavera Smoky Eye Quattro $27.45 contains a striking combination of smoky shades so you can customise your eyeshadow for day or nighttime wear. The four colours complement each other to create the perfect smokey eye. The metallic colours can be used across the whole eye or as eyeliner if applied with a thin brush. Certified Natural by NATRUE, this eye palette is perfect for simplifying your eye makeup routine with one affordable product.
Inika Certified Organic Eyeliner Pencil in Black Caviar
Whether you're after a smudged, smoky eye or a perfectly defined line, the Inika Certified Organic Eyeliner Pencil in Black Caviar $29.00 is an ideal classic pencil eyeliner. With natural earth minerals and botanical ingredients including Almond and Sesame Oils, this gentle, long lasting eyeliner is suitable for those with sensitive eyes, and is perfect for Vegans. Certified Organic and Certified Cruelty Free, it's designed to be smudge resistant so it stays put throughout the day.
Benecos Natural Mascara Vegan Volume in Magic Black
A true budget buy, the Benecos Natural Mascara Vegan Volume in Magic Black $15.95 adds length and volume to your lashes without clumping. With a large bristle brush, this Vegan mascara separates and lifts lashes for luscious fullness, while Avocado Oil and Vitamin E help condition and protect the lashes.
Best budget natural foundation
Benecos BB Cream Fair
The Benecos BB Cream in Fair $17.99 is one of my all time favourite BB Creams as it perfects the skin just like a foundation, but feels so light and hydrating on the skin so it won't cake up or turn patchy as the day goes on. Full of anti-ageing ingredients including Pomegranate Seed Extract, Acai Oil and Shea Butter, it helps to deeply moisturise, mattify and smooth the complexion, almost like an extension of your skin care routine! Gluten Free and Certified Natural, this creamy BB Cream helps to diffuse imperfections and even skin tone for a soft, flawless complexion.
Eco Minerals Mineral Bronzer
For a natural, golden glow year round I love the Eco Minerals Mineral Bronzer $29.00. Not only is this one budget-friendly, a little bit of this product really goes a long way, so it really lasts, and once you're finished you can just buy a refill pack! One of the best things about this bronzer, aside from the natural sun kissed glow it gives the skin, is that it actually works to protect your skin with the SPF that natural minerals offer. Semi-matte, Vegan and suitable for all skin types, this pure bronzer is great for contouring. Apply a small amount to your forehead, nose and chin as well as under cheek bones and to contour the jaw.
Budget natural nail polish
nails by Nourished Life - I Like to Mauve it, Mauve it
The nails by Nourished Life - I Like to Mauve it, Mauve it $16.95 is a gorgeous neutral mauve shade, perfect for everyday wear. Opaque and classically feminine, this breathable nail polish is free from 7 of the potentially toxic ingredients found in mainstream nail polishes, and is water-permeable to allow the nail to breathe. High-shine, Vegan and Australian made, this neutral shade elongates hands and is designed to last.
Best budget natural lip balm
Buddy Scrub Lip Scrub in Choc Mint
It's easy to treat yourself to plump, hydrated lips without having to fork out the big bucks. Start with my favourite Buddy Scrub Lip Scrub in Choc Mint $7.95 to gently buff away any dry skin and smooth and soften lips. This lip scrub uses Sugar to exfoliate, while Cocoa Butter and Coconut Oil nourish and hydrate. Vegan and Australian made, it even smells like an after dinner mint!
Hurraw! Organic Lip Balm in Black Cherry
An ideal 2-in-1, the Hurraw! Organic Lip Balm in Black Cherry $6.45 contains Sweet Almond Oil, Coconut Oil and Jojoba Seed Oil to keep lips hydrated, while Black Cherry gives a beautiful sheer, deep red tint for a hint of colour. This Vegan lip balm contains fair-trade, raw ingredients and is Certified Cruelty Free. I love to keep one in my handbag for lipstick touch ups throughout the day.