Glamour’s Fashion Editor-At-Large, Louise Roe, knows a thing or two about a well-stocked makeup bag. In her travels, she’s scavenged, begged, and twisted some industry-insider arms about the best budget beauty finds. Luckily for us, she’s a good sharer!
Read on for her definitive list of must-have products...
Albolene makeup remover: "Old-school product and packaging, but it gets rid of every last scrap of eyeliner better than the expensive stuff."
Neutrogena shine control primer: "A new favorite item of mine, primer stops the mid-afternoon shine on your face and keeps makeup in place."
Jergens Cocoa Butter: "Rich and delicious, this stuff leaves your skin gleaming."
Pssssst! Instant Dry Shampoo Spray: "Another oldie-but-goodie product that adds volume to your hair and restores a greasy mop back to life. It’s been around since the 70’s, but it’s still a major hit."
Marc Anthony Oil of Morocco Argan Oil shampoo: "It makes all hair types super glossy and strong."
Wet N Wild lip gloss: "“Every makeup artist has one, they’re only about a dollar and don’t run or get sticky,” Says my own make-up artist, Rachel Wood."
Maybelline Mega Plush by Volum’ Express mascara in Blackest Black: "I’ve been using Great Lash since I was 12. This new line is perfect for summer pool parties; your lashes will look gigantic, and you won’t cry black tears."
Rimmel eyeliner: "A British brand, Kate Moss has been using this product for years."
Victoria’s Secret Pear Glace body mist: "Fruity and light, I keep this in my office so I can spritz throughout the day."
Covergirl & Olay pressed powder: "Lightweight and smooth, it leaves skin glowing, not matte or caked."
Body Shop coconut soap: "I’m a fan of an old-fashioned bar of soap, and this animal-friendly one smells like a vacation in Hawaii."
Papaw Ointment: "An Australian lip balm in a red tube. It smells like freshly-baked cake. Get hold of it on eBay over here, and suddenly you’ll notice it in all your fashionable friend’s handbags."