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By Stacey Caruso

Who doesn’t love a bargain? Especially for us beauty junkies out there! A fabulous gift with purchase, a discount at your local beauty store or even finding an amazing product for a bargain price is the same feeling you get when you discover a $20 note screwed up in your clutch from last friday’s after work drinks… you’ve struck gold!!!

So last week I ventured down to my local Priceline beauty store during their two day 40% off cosmetics sale. Now I’ll be the first to admit that I don’t usually buy my cosmetics from pharmacies/beauty stores and instead shop with the specific brands that I know and love.

So initially feeling a little overwhelmed with the endless aisles of products with one brand after another I quickly got my bearings and was like a kid in a candy store. A bit of advice…because you may not get such one on one service at stores like this and it’s more of a self serve environment, be very cautious when buying foundations/concealers etc and make sure you test the colours on the side of you face (see my earlier post on How To Create Flawlelss Foundation) and take a mirror outside and look at the product in natural light. No matter how cheap the product you don’t want to get home with a foundation colour that’s way too dark or end up with drawers filled with lipstick colours that you will never wear.

Not only am I thrilled to have discovered some awesome bargain beauty buys for super cheap prices, but I’m so excited to share these with you! Oh and this isn’t a sponsored blog, just some honest tips from one Adelady to another!

So ladies without any further chit chat here are my top bargain beauty buys!


This dewy gel-based foundation is great for dry skin and normal/combo skins. Coming in five yellow based shades it is a light to medium coverage that is easy to blend, gives a radiance to the skin and most importantly looks natural. It is long lasting without being heavy and from my first application before work at 7am I’ve found that I haven’t had to touch up once during the day!


Now we all know how much I love my Bobbi Brown foundations especially her foundation stick but this is a much cheaper option and works the same way. A creamy foundation in a stick that’s perfect to cover blemishes, as an all over foundation or to provide extra coverage in certain areas. It’s the perfect product for touch ups on the go. Easy to blend but wouldn’t recommend as an under eye cover as could be a little dry for that area. Comes in six different shades also.

MAYBELLINE FIT ME CONCEALER  $14.95 (now $10.46)

A breathable liquid concealer that’s perfect for covering under eye discolouration. It has a lightweight formula that is creamy in texture and a wand for easy application. Comes in a variety of shades so you can find the perfect colour for you and one that will blend flawlessly with your skin. Just use the wand applicator to dab product under the eye and use your finger to gently pat into the skin.


Who says you you have to spend $50 on a mascara??! If you love a mascara that gives you length and volume without being clumpy then this a great mascara for you to try. Has a great full wand for easy application that helps with the separation of lashes and doesn’t smudge during the day. Also comes in a waterproof formula.


So ladies these are my top bargain buys! I would love to hear what you think if you decide to try them out, and any of your favourite bargain buys please feel free to share with me!

Stacey xx

Hayley Pearson

Hayley Pearson

Co-Creator and Writer for Adelady, she still gets goosebumps that she’s combined her creative passion with sharing the best of her stunning home state.

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