The 20 best hair, skincare and make-up products under £15

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best hair skincare and make up products under £15 beauty 2022 june summer uk buy
best hair skincare and make up products under £15 beauty 2022 june summer uk buy

The cost of living is rising with households grappling with the worst budget crisis in a generation. While you may be spending more on other areas of your life, you don’t necessarily need to be spending big bucks on your beauty routine.

The high street's beauty offering is nothing for your beauty cabinet (or wallet) to snub at these days. Product development has stretched a long way of late, and continues to surpass all of our expectations. From designer-worthy formulas to improved complexion ranges, it's about time we warmly welcome budget-friendly choices back into our beauty bags.

Here are our tried and tested all-time favourites which have been awarded the Telegraph beauty desk label of approval.

Skincare saviours

Chamomile Sumptuous Cleansing Butter, £11, The Body Shop

Chamomile Sumptuous Cleansing Butter, £11, The Body Shop
Chamomile Sumptuous Cleansing Butter, £11, The Body Shop

A brilliant cleanser that easily rivals more expensive cleansers and balms, apply this every evening and remove with a face towel.

The Ordinary Vitamin C Suspension 23% + HA Spheres, £6, Look Fantastic

The Ordinary Vitamin C Suspension 23% + HA Spheres, £6, Look Fantastic
The Ordinary Vitamin C Suspension 23% + HA Spheres, £6, Look Fantastic

If you like a glow and extra antioxidants to boot, work a vitamin C serum into your plan. This also includes hyaluronic acid serum, too.

Cerave Facial Moisturising Lotion SPF50, £12, Look Fantastic

Cerave Facial Moisturising Lotion SPF50, £12, Look Fantastic
Cerave Facial Moisturising Lotion SPF50, £12, Look Fantastic

This two in one moisturiser and sun protection is a fantastic option if you’re on a budget. It sinks in well and doesn’t leave a white cast on the skin.

La Roche-Posay Anthelios Anti-Shine Sun Protection Invisible SPF50+ Face Mist, £10.50, Look Fantastic

La Roche-Posay Anthelios Anti-Shine Sun Protection Invisible SPF50+ Face Mist, £14, Look Fantastic
La Roche-Posay Anthelios Anti-Shine Sun Protection Invisible SPF50+ Face Mist, £14, Look Fantastic

A must-have in any skincare routine, spritz this skin-friendly SPF over the top of your moisturiser for the ultimate sun protection.

Garden of Wisdom Vitamin C Serum 23% + Ferulic Acid, £10, Victoria Health

Garden of Wisdom Vitamin C Serum 23% + Ferulic Acid, £10
Garden of Wisdom Vitamin C Serum 23% + Ferulic Acid, £10

Another Vitamin C we love, which doesn’t hurt your wallet. This version, with added ferulic acid helps fight those stubborn fine lines and spots too.

Weleda Skin Food, from £8.25, Look Fantastic

Weleda Skin Food, from £8.25, Look Fantastic
Weleda Skin Food, from £8.25, Look Fantastic

Well if VB (Victoria Beckham to you and I) loves this moisturiser, it must be good right? Feed your skin this formula’s botanical goodness to understand the hype after one use.

Vita Liberata Fabulous Gradual Tanning Lotion, £10, Boots

Vita Liberata Fabulous Gradual Tanning Lotion, £10, Boots
Vita Liberata Fabulous Gradual Tanning Lotion, £10, Boots

Use as you wish, this mist is buildable and believable, and most importantly, not orange.

Revolution Skincare x Sali Hughes Gel Quench Light Anytime Moisturiser, £14, Revolve Beauty

Revolution Skincare x Sali Hughes Gel Quench Light Anytime Moisturiser, £14, Revolve Beauty
Revolution Skincare x Sali Hughes Gel Quench Light Anytime Moisturiser, £14, Revolve Beauty

Ditch the rich creams for something lighter (and wearable) this summer. This hyaluronic acid gel should be three times its price…

Byoma Creamy Jelly Cleanser, £9.99, Boots

Byoma Creamy Jelly Cleanser, £9.99, Boots
Byoma Creamy Jelly Cleanser, £9.99, Boots

Ideal for a second cleanse, this jelly-like consistency can help mop up excess make-up in time for bed.

Garnier Micellar Water Facial Cleanser Sensitive Skin, £2.99, Boots

Garnier Micellar Water Facial Cleanser Sensitive Skin, £6.99, Boots
Garnier Micellar Water Facial Cleanser Sensitive Skin, £6.99, Boots

We love this generously sized bottle while trying and changing our make-up look during the day. No oily residue or irritation.

Make-up miracles

Luminous Creamy Concealer £9.99, Zara

Luminous Creamy Concealer £9.99, Zara
Luminous Creamy Concealer £9.99, Zara

If you don’t like a heavy base, try this concealer where you need it. It leaves a semi-matte finish.

Do It All Stick, £8.99, H&M

Do It All Stick, £8.99, H&M
Do It All Stick, £8.99, H&M

H&M is often overlooked for its make-up products and clever formulas. This multi-use colour, which comes in several shades, is case in point.

Maybelline Great Lash Mascara, £5.99, Boots

Maybelline Great Lash Mascara, £5.99, Boots
Maybelline Great Lash Mascara, £5.99, Boots

This is a best-selling classic mascara for a reason, and is still one of our all-time favourites on the Telegraph beauty desk.

Boy Brow Eyebrow gel, £14, Glossier

Boy Brow Eyebrow gel, £14, Glossier
Boy Brow Eyebrow gel, £14, Glossier

If you have ever been tempted to shop from this Gen Z-loved brand, the eyebrow gel should be first in your basket. Choose from pigmented or clear, and your brows will stay in place, without the tackiness.

Bite-Size Eyeshadow Palette, £4, e.l.f

Bite-size eyeshadow palette, £4, e.l.f
Bite-size eyeshadow palette, £4, e.l.f

There’s no need to over complicate an eyeshadow palette - after all, how many shades do you actually find yourself using? Keep it simple, and still reap the compliments.

Rimmel Natural Bronzer, £6.99, Superdrug

Rimmel Natural Bronzer, £6.99, Superdrug
Rimmel Natural Bronzer, £6.99, Superdrug

Contour? It’s all about ‘non-touring’ this year. Simply pick a bronzer a shade (or two) deeper than your skin tone and sweep along the cheekbone, nose and forehead for a pre-holiday glow.

Haircare heroes

Pantene Repair and Protect Hair Oil, £3.99, Boots

Pantene Repair and Protect Hair Oil, £3.99, Boots
Pantene Repair and Protect Hair Oil, £3.99, Boots

Nourish your mid-lengths and ends with this smoothing serum, which works particularly well on longer hair.

Klorane Daily Dry Shampoo with Oat Milk for All Hair Types, £6.66, Boots

Klorane Daily Dry Shampoo with Oat Milk for All Hair Types, £9.99, Boots
Klorane Daily Dry Shampoo with Oat Milk for All Hair Types, £9.99, Boots

You really can skip the shampoo (and disguise that you did so) with Klorane’s dry shampoo - no white cast in sight.

Almost Everything Cream, £12, Hershesons

Almost Anything Cream, £12, Hershesons
Almost Anything Cream, £12, Hershesons

Zhush up a blow-dry, tame frizz or leave in as a mask overnight, this really is an ‘anything’ cream at its finest.

L'Oreal Paris Elvive Colour Protect Wonder Water, £4.99, Superdrug

L'Oreal Paris Elvive Colour Protect Wonder Water, £4.99, Superdrug
L'Oreal Paris Elvive Colour Protect Wonder Water, £4.99, Superdrug

Hoorah - a hair treatment designed for the time-poor! Wet the hair, apply a small amount to lengths and rinse. Your hair will feel stronger and shinier with this nourishing treatment.

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