The best products of 2015 - the budget edition

top budget beauty products of 2015
It's that time of year again where I pull together all of my favourite products from the past year and round them up in a couple of huge posts. This year I'm taking a slightly different approach and not splitting them out by type, but focusing on price instead. Today's post features all the budget favourites I've loved this year (each one coming in about £20 or less) and later this week I'll be focusing on the mid-range and high end ones.

CoLab Dry Shampoo - I've raved about CoLab before - it's honestly the best dry shampoo I've ever tried. The original formula will leave you with fresh feeling, non-greasy hair without any trace of that tell-tale grey tinge that many dry shampoos leave behind. £3.49

Sukin Rosehip Hydrating Day Cream* – Sukin were a new discovery for me this year and I’m absolutely loving their Rosehip Day Cream. The Australian skincare brand packs in loads skin-friendly natural ingredients at affordable prices. The Day Cream is lightweight yet hydrating and the giant 120ml tub is a total bargain at about £20.

Garnier BB Cream Extra Light* – this has been a relatively recent addition to my makeup bag, but I can already see myself repurchasing it in a few weeks’ time. It’s so hard to find a shade match in BB creams when you’re ghost white, and this one is perfect. £9.99

L'Oreal Blake's Pink (La Vie En Rose Lipstick Collection)* – Blake’s Red has been a permanent fixture in my makeup bag over the past year, so when the Pink collection launched, I suspected I might find a new favourite in Blake’s Pink. It’s the perfect balance between an every day wearable shade and a bright pop of colour and the creamy formula is easy to wear for hours on end.

OPI Colour Paints – I’ll be doing a full post on these soon after receiving lots of comments on Instagram. They’re such an easy way to get a great looking nail art look with minimal effort. The set of minis is great value as you get the silver chrome base coat and then five semi-sheer shades to layer over the top. £16.95

The Body Shop Vitamin C Glow Boosting Moisturiser* – this zingy moisturiser from The Body Shop was my saviour throughout the summer as it gave my combination skin *just* the right amount of moisture in the warmer weather. The vitamin C boost is also great for adding radiance – a bit like a Berocca for your face! £16

Lush Yuzu & Cocoa Shower Cream – shower gel that smells like a fruity chocolate orange? Yes please! If you’ve not tried this scent from Lush before, rectify it immediately. Just don’t blame me if you end up wanting to lick yourself  after you use it. From £4.95

ColourPop Eye shadows – fingers crossed that 2015 is the year that ColourPop come to the UK as their eye shadows are AMAZING. The formula is super pigmented, lasts forever on the lids and they only cost $5 each. At the moment you’ll need a friend in the US to ship them to you, but I’m hoping they’ll be shipping to the UK later this year.

La Roche Posay Toleriane Cleanser – this is always my top recommendation for anyone with sensitive skin. It removes all traces of makeup and cleanses the skin without stripping away natural oils or irritating it. £12.50

Kiko Lips & Eyes makeup remover – Kiko’s makeup is always spot on, but their skincare range definitely needs a shout out too! This bi-phase remover dissolves even the thickest mascara in just seconds without any stinging eyes or greasy residue. It’s a permanent fixture in my bathroom! £5.90

What have been your favourite budget products this year?

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