Here at More Than Adored will love a bargain and there are just some beauty products available in the pharmacy that are just too good to pass up. Here are our five top picks of the moment.

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1. Australis Cray for Colour Eyeshadow Sticks $8.95 
I’ve been obsessed with these seen they first released but it’s a product you don’t hear much about unfortunately. These are pigmented, multipurpose shadow sticks you can use for either lining the eyes or as a base for your shadow. My favourite way to use them is to line the eyes very roughly then smudge out with my finger. Once set they don’t budge!

2. Covergirl XL Nail Gel $8.95 – full review of range here
Say hello to a gel-look nail polish with one coat. These polishes are seriously shiny, thick and opaque with little to no effort (aka my kind of polish!). I’m not a massive fan of the crazy colour range and the brush does take a little getting used too but honestly – best polishes in the pharmacy!

3. Maybelline FitMe Concealer $14.95
This comes in just under the $15 mark but trust me, it’s worth it. This concealer is highly pigmented, sets well under the eyes but still is creamy enough to use both under the eyes or on blemishes. The shade range can be a little tricky to navigate around (like most pharmacy base products) but if you can find your match it’s well worth it.

4. Covergirl Lipslicks Smoochies $4.95
I’m not a fan of the name or the packaging but the product is fab. The colour range is fantastic and you can really get a good amount of colour out of these whilst still having moisturised lips. A great one to have hanging around in the handbag for when you forget to put a lip colour on!

5. Essence Gel Eyeliner in London Baby $4.95
This isn’t listed on Priceline but I’m almost certain it’s still available. This is a gorgeous brown with shimmer throughout making it that perfect break from the harshness of black. It’s a creamy consistency and super easy to apply but never smudges. If it’s not available in store still do keep an eye out because Essence often rerelease products.

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What are your favourite budget buys at the moment?

This series of posts were absolutely inspired by Ange’s post ‘7 Must-Have Beauty Products Under $15′ over on The Sunday Chapter. Make sure you check out her picks too! 

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I'm a retail manager by day and a blogger by night aiming to bring you the newest beauty, fashion and lifestyle news. More Than Adored was created to help beauty lovers, like myself, make informed decisions when it comes to buying new goodies.

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    Those essence eyeliners disappeared at least 3 product changes ago. I have 3, the colour you mentioned, silver and a turquoise from the sun club trend edition. All 3 came from clearance bins in 2013. They are awesome, but I haven’t seen them in a collection since sun club

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      Oh that’s strange! I picked this one up last year at my local Target.. I guess it’s all relatively to how fast your local store turns over stock (scary the difference!!)… Fingers crossed they bring them back because I love the formulation :) thanks for the info though! Really appreciate it :D xx

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      Hehe I wish they had a few more neutrals (maybe more to come?!) but I do love some of those really bright intense shades they have ;) xxx

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    I never took notice of Covergirl’s nail polishes but I will give this a go – I’m all for gel like nail polishes without the light! Sally Hansen Miracle Gel is another GREAT polish, I absolutely love it.


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      Hopefully you can find it in-store! A few people are saying it hasn’t been around for a while but good luck :) x

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    I never knew Australis had eye-shadow sticks! I love the Essence lip liners, they’re fantastic for the price! And their “Soo Glow” cream to powder highlighters are just stunning for around $5-6!

    Daniela | MissNewBeauty.net

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    Wait, does that mean the black essence gel liner might still be around?? :P And love the Fit Me Concealer! Agreed about the shades though, the one I own is too dark for my under-eyes so I use it for the face.

    Sheri | Behind The Frames

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