The Budget Beauty Products Industry Pros Secretly Love!


Everyone one loves a good beauty bargain. Most of the time it’ll be the high-end products that professionals talk about, but if you look closely, you’ll often see a few budget gems hidden within the kit bags of top makeup artists, hair stylists and beauty gurus.

I’ve been working in the industry for years now, so you’d think I’d have seen everything, but as I’ve said before – each artist, stylist, actress, model, etc. is totally different, and we all like different things for different reasons. I am always intrigued to find out what products people love and why they rate them, especially when they’re purse friendly. So without naming any names, here are a few budget products the pros (secretly!) love.

An oldie but a goodie, as I’m always told. This is one of those products that most hair stylists have in the bottom of their kit bag as it is great for adding texture to hair or boosting volume if you’re backcombing.

  • Body Shop Chamomile Waterproof Eye & Lip Makeup Remover 

Gentle but effective, this is a favourite of a number of makeup artists and models backstage at fashion week as it leaves no residue but removes stubborn mascara and long wear/bright/dark lip colours quickly.

  • Maybelline Brow Drama €7.49

Brushed-up, full, natural brows aren’t going out of style anytime soon, at least not in the fashion world anyway. For a subtle hint of colour as well as shape, you can’t beat Brow Drama.

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