Beauty Must-Haves on a Budget

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I spent my adolescence wearing foundation that was far, far too dark for my skin in a dismal attempt to look more tanned, only made worse by the green eyeshadow that I thought would bring out my eyes, and the over-plucked, un-filled brows that I thought would frame my face. It took me years (seriously, years) and much too much money to finally stumble across the right makeup products for me, but you needn’t suffer the same fate, thanks to the arrival of Powder.

Powder Beauty Drawer: Winter Edition

Powder Beauty Drawer: Winter Edition

So how does it work? There are a few options. You can opt to buy a tailor-made Beauty Drawer, where you answer questions about yourself and your biggest beauty bugbears such as ‘what are your main hair concerns?’ and ‘what bothers you most about your skin?’, before a clever algorithm matches you with the perfect products. You’ll then get shown 12 specially selected products (6 of which are full-sized) that should perfectly suit your needs and which you can have delivered straight to your door.

Powder Beauty Box

Powder Beauty Box

Alternatively, you can subscribe and get a Beauty Box with seven products (five full-sized) delivered monthly, bi-annually or annually, which will be filled with game-changing beauty products, ranging from the latest launches to the classic favourites. And don’t worry, the beauty editors at Powder comb through all products and will only recommend the very best to its clientele, so the postman won’t be delivering a dodgy blusher or some suspect shampoo through the letterbox.

You can even use the site to find a particular perfect product which you can then purchase on its own. Not sure you can trust the science behind it? I tried it myself, challenging Powder to find the perfect foundation for me, and it actually managed to pick my favourite foundation that I was wearing at the time. Impressive science…or witchcraft? You decide.

Wowcher Beauty Box

Powder Beauty Box from Wowcher

Powder is backed by the likes of Marie Claire and Look, and it’s clear to see why. Seriously, it’s like having your very own beauty editor follow you around Boots and stop you from purchasing those god-awful products that will inevitably end up in the bin. If you’re not quite ready to commit to a subscription, or need some more convincing, you can dip your toe in the water by purchasing this amazing one-off Beauty Box, filled with eight top products by top brands including Eyeko, Nails Inc and St Tropez, for just £15 with Wowcher. We do treat you well…