7 Must-Have Beauty Products Under $15

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Everyone who knows me well, tries their best to keep me away from the drugstore’s cosmetic aisle, because chances are I’ll be there for the good part of an hour. As much as I love the occasional high end splurge, I also really enjoy walking away having not completely crippled my bank account. Here’s 7 of my my favourite beauty budget buys, for under $15.

Rimmel Match Perfection, $12.95: Many of you will be familiar with this product, because it sure is making the rounds on beauty blogs everywhere – and for good reason. It’s buildable, dewy finish feels lightweight and makes the perfect everyday foundation.

Australis Primer, $13.95: From memory, this is the first primer I ever used and still one that I will continue to repurchase. It definitely improves your makeups lasting time, plus it’s SPF free, which makes it ideal for night time use.

Kate Rimmel Lipsticks, $6.95: These lipsticks range from $4.95 – $7.95, depending which collection, which is incredible value for money. Apart from the gorgeous shade range, the formulas are non-drying and really comfortable to wear.

Essence All About Matte, $6.15: Honestly one of the most amazing budget buys you can get, I find this perfect for setting under eye concealer as it does leave the area looking bright.

NYX Eye Shadow Base Primer, $12.95: I already reviewed this a while back over here, so you can have a more in depth read on it if you’d like. It still continues to be a favourite of mine, and makes applying eyeshadow a lot easier.

Maybelline’s Master Precise, $13.95: Again, I did review this in an earlier blog post over here. I haven’t purchased many eyeliners since, because none are as easy to apply or give me the same precision.

Maybelline’s Super Stay Gel Nail, $7.95: I featured this nail polish in my December favourites, and I still absolutely love the formula. It lasts up to 5 days without chipping, and the brush makes it enjoyable and easy to paint my nails.

Do you have any beauty budget buys?

  • I purchased Essence All Abou Matt a few days ago purely because I thought it was worth a try! I'm glad people actually like it because I haven't tried it yet! I also have Maybelline's Master Precise eyeliner and I really liked it but it dried so quickly..all my eyeliners do! Is there any trick that I don't know of?


  • Need to get my hands on some of those Maybelline polishes, a lot of people love them! Same with the Rimmel foundation. I have waaaay too many bases right now though!

    Tasha // shiwashiful.

  • So many little goodies, must resist the urge to go and buy more! I think I am the only one who isn't a fan of the Rimmel Foundation! I don't know why but it just didn't do anything for me at all. However the Kate Moss Lipsticks are forever a favourite of mine! Another great post Angela, you are doing amazing things! xx

    Bethany | littlewhitelane.blogspot.com

  • I love the look of the Match Perfection foundation. The Rimmel Kate Moss lipsticks are amazing also :)
    Elise @ Elise Dopson

  • Kat Horrocks

    I have a nail polish obsession so can't believe I've not tried the Maybelline ones yet, they have so many great reviews!

    Kat | http://www.kathorrocks.com

  • I really like the maybelline eyeliner too! Great post.


  • The Maybelline Master Precise is my all time favourite liner!


  • I'd love to see the difference that the shadow primer makes — I'll have to try it :) I love posts like this!

  • That Maybelline nail polish looks sooo gorgeous! So pretty and chic!

    xprincessjas | ♥

  • I need to try the powder! x

    Blog A Girl with a Camera

  • I need that Essence Matte powder! I can't seem to find a store around me that sells their stuff though.
    xo, Lauren-lee

  • Cherie Tang

    I agree with you, the Maybelline polishes are so good! I don't have the shade pictured above, I'll have to get that! :)


  • Love the maybelline nail polishes and the match perfection is my everyday foundation so affordable and so great.
    Zeynab x
    The Beauty Load

  • The Rimmel Kate lipsticks are a big favorite of mine! I'd love to try that Maybelline liner. I'm a big fan of their Stiletto liquid liner!


  • Ooh I've not tried the Stiletto liner! May have to give that one a go soon :) x

  • I'm obsessed with the nail polishes! Just so easy to apply! x

  • It's so pretty for everyday! x

  • Oh yes! They're fab. Although I find mine dry out really quickly :( x

  • Aw! Definitely grab one if you ever get the chance, such a great buy! x

  • So good! I'm obsessed at the moment haha x

  • It's one of my faves! So perfect for everyday! x

  • There's so many reviews online! The white one is great too. Thanks lovely :) x

  • Ahh same! Just can't go to anything else haha x

  • Thankyou! It's soo good! x

  • Omg you need to! They're my all time favourites at the moment! x

  • Two great buys! You really can't go wrong with the Rimmel lipsticks :) x

  • I never used to like the foundation until recently! It never used to look good on me and then all of a sudden I loved it haha. I find it works better mixed in with moisturiser and powdered. Thanks so much! x

  • Ooh yes! They're amazing and great if you're really impatient at doing your nails haha x

  • It's so affordable it's worth a try! Felt lip liners tend to dry out quicker than any others, just make sure the lid is always on! I'm still looking for a trick myself! x

  • Definitely interested in the NYX Primer! Also going to see if my store has the maybelline polishes I don't remember seeing them yet :D

    My March Wishlist

  • Bec

    Great post! I love the Rimmel foundation which I only recently picked up. So good for the price! The Maybelline liner is my new fave too, I haven't screwed up my winged liner since I started using it! X

    Bec | Bec & Beauty

  • Anna

    Loved this post!! Thanks for sharing <3


  • I love Kate Rimmel Lipsticks,such great shades. Ive never tried Maybellines Gel Nail polish. Need to look into that!

    Mickey, ahteablog.blogspot.com/

  • beacarvajal

    I can not be more agree with you! Grea post! xx

    Beatriz // classyandtrendy.blogspot.com

  • I love love love the Rimmel Match Perfection foundation, but I guess the ones sold in the U.S. don't come with a pump :(


  • Ah I love the Rimmel foundation and the NYX eye primer! I've literally have had it over a year and there's not even a dent in it yet! So great and so inexpensive xx


  • I like the finish of the RImmel foundation but it broke me out :( I really want to try the Maybelline Superstay Polishes!

    Sheri | Behind The Frames

  • effierced

    Maybelines Master Precise is such a good product! It's in my February Favourites blogpost http://www.effierced.com/2015/03/monthly-favs-february-2015/

  • I loooove the Rimmel Match Perfection Foundation but I purchased a totally wrong shade for me. I can manage to wear it at night when I'm a little more exposed to the sun, but right now I'm quite pale for my taste and it just looks wrong. Such a bummer cause it's a great product!

    | http://www.noirettediary.com |

  • Great list and will surely try Rimmel foundation as well as the Maybelline products. Some people say that high end products are the way to go. However, I came across so many products at drugstores that I have to disagree with this notion.

    [ http://www.beautyandfitnessguru.com ]

  • Maybelline's precise eyeliner is seriously so good. I went through so many of them.

  • I love this Nail polish from Maybelline, will certainly check out the liner and the Nyx eyeshadow base primer since I have such oily eye lids.

    Debasree // ALL SHE NEEDS

  • Kate Rimmel lipsticks. YES. I also love the Nudes pallette from Maybelline!