The 10 Best Beauty Buys Under $10



There’s not much you can get these days for under $10, or is there…. A small takeaway dinner, a bus fare home, or perhaps a bargain beauty product. After all, it can get a little costly keeping up appearances. With many beauty items topping the $50, and often $100 mark, we’ve taken a look at gorgeous beauty items that cost $10 or less. Save money on these essentials, so you can still afford to splurge on your favourite beauty buys. 

Nivea Oil in Shower Gels



Q. When is a shower gel not a shower gel? A. When it’s a Nivea Gel & Oil. With Spring underway, these refreshing new shower gels are well worth a try. The formula contains moisturising oil pearl beads filled with sunflower seed oil, which dissolve on your skin, where the rich skin-loving and moisturising ingredients leave your skin silky soft and hydrated. Available in 2 gorgeous Spring Scents – Nivea Shower Lemongrass & Oil – a fresh scent infused with fruity, citrus notes, and Nivea Shower Hawaii Flower & Oil – an exotic scent with notes of tropical frangipani. A little goes a long way, so they are really economical too. Go ahead, pamper your senses and your body. 500ml RRP $8.00 each.


Designer Brands Lip Stix Cream Lip Crayon



Known for their affordable prices, Designer Brands Cosmetics don’t compromise on quality for price. The lightweight DB Cosmetics Lip Stix Lip Crayon has a highly pigmented formula for maximum colour payoff, with a creamy non-drying finish for comfortable all day wear. Use the built-in sharpener at the end of the crayon to finesse the shape of the retractable colour tip, keeping application on point. Available in eight flattering shades. 0.04oz RRP $9.99 each.


Palmers Cocoa Butter Lotion with Vitamin E



This cult product is a favourite of women around the world, and for good reason. Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Lotion is formulated with pure cocoa butter which melts on contact with your skin, helping to penetrate skin with antioxidants, as well as acting as an emollient to lock in moisture and protect skin from the environment. The lush formula also includes Vitamin E so not only does it moisturise, but it helps to keep your skin soft, healthy and super smooth. 250ml RRP $7.39. Also available in 50ml and 400ml sizes.


e.l.f Instant Lift Brow Pencil



Thin, sparse eyebrows are often a fact of ageing, especially if we over plucked them during our younger years. Give thin eyebrows the flick with the e.l.f Instant Lift Brow Pencil. The slim mechanical pencil helps to shape, define, and fill in brows for a natural, polished look. One end of the dual-sided design applies color with the fine tip liner on, and tames and combs unruly brows with the other to create natural and defined-looking eyebrows. Available in 4 shades. RRP $6.00, proving you don’t need to spend a fortune for gorgeous brows.


Burt’s Bees Honey Lip Balm



As a lover of hydrated lips, we are huge fans of the Burt’s Bees Lip Balm range. With the healing properties of honey, Vitamin E, and Rosemary, the 100% Natural Burt’s Bees Honey Lip Balm helps to heal, soothe and moisturise dry or chapped lips. Beeswax, coconut oil and lanolin form a protective coating on the lips which helps prevent them drying out whilst protecting and moisturising. Use as needed for luscious lips. And, if like us, you care for the environment, the plastic tube contains 50 per cent post-industrial recycled plastics and can be recycled again. 4.25g RRP $6.95.


SpaScriptions Makeup Cleansing Wipes



New to the Australian market, SpaScriptions Makeup Cleansing wipes are a handy, take-anywhere, makeup removal solution. The different types of wipes target specific skin concerns whilst gently removing makeup and daily grime. The moisturising wipes have been designed to leave your skin feeling cleansed and refreshed. The wipes are available in Pore Refining (30 pcs), Anti-Aging (30 pcs and 60pcs – pictured), Micellar (60 pcs) and Charcoal (60 pcs). RRP’s – 30 pcs $4.99, 60pcs $9.99.


Carmex Moisture Plus Sheer Pink Ultra Hydrating Lip Balm



Keeping lips in good condition, and going through Spring with a hint of colour is simple with the Carmex Moisture Plus Ultra Hydrating Lip Balm. The formula contains shea butter, Vitamin E and aloe as well as protective SPF 15, to help keep your lips soft, smooth, and nourished. Now available in a sheer pink tint, a sheer peach tint, as well as the original clear, the lip balm can help protect your lips while adding a sheer hint of barely-there colour. It is easy to accurately apply, with its sleek, slant tip. 2g RRP $8.99.


Jergens Hydrating Coconut Lotion



Ideal for skin that needs a little TLC after Winter, Jergens Hydrating Coconut Lotion is formulated for dry, rough skin that needs long-lasting moisture. The formula is fast-absorbing and lightly scented with coconut and leaves your skin luminous and soft. It is infused with coconut oil and coconut water which provides skin with nourishing and hydrating qualities. The Jergens special Hydralucence blend helps eliminate skin dullness and dryness by delivering a continuous supply of moisture to your skin and protecting against future dehydration. 400ml RRP $8.99.


Mavala Mini Nail Polishes



We’ve long been a fan of the Mavala Mini Nail Polishes, with their gorgeous colours, long lasting formulas, and being free of many nasties that can harm your nails. We absolutely love the mini size of these nail polishes, which means we can easily have a small collection for the season, and not break the bank. Collections are released seasonally, and if you read the blog you’ll know we love this season’s sun-filled Solaris Collection, and as we head towards Christmas and the party season, we love the colours and sparkles of the Magic Stardust Collection (pictured), which will launch on 1st November – make a note in your diary! Nail Polish 5ml each, RRP $8.50 each.


NYX Professional Makeup Eyeshadow Palette – Lid Lingerie



Makeup your eyes in velvety colour with the irresistible shades in the Lid Lingerie Shadow Palette. Featuring six versatile creamy matte neutrals to suit almost anyone, inspired by the NYX Professional Makeup Lip Lingerie Liquid Lipsticks, this gorgeous set packs a wide range of tones and depth into one small and portable palette. Each velvety-matte shade is super easy to blend and delivers long-lasting, incredible colour. 1.37g RRP $10.00. Okay, we know this isn’t strictly under $10 as it comes in right on $10, but as it contains 6 shades, and is incredible value for money, we feel it deserves its place on the list.



We hope we’ve saved you some serious money with these stunning beauties. Now all you need to decide is what to spend all your savings on….. Are any of your favourites on this list? Do you have another favourite budget beauty buy? Let us know in the comments below.


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