Exactly How Our Editors Would Spend £25 on Beauty Products at the Drugstore
The best things in life are free, sure, but the not-far-behind second best — beauty products, what else? — can really add up, especially if you're just starting to devise a routine. And while there's something to be said for investing in yourself, there are some makeup, hair, and skincare buys that belie the price point.
The key is knowing where to look (and, spoiler alert, it's in the neighbouring aisle of Kleenex to help you with those happy tears). Yep, the beauty section at the Boots and Superdrug is just as stocked with high-quality hair treatments, facial cleansers, and mascaras as it is the basics. To help you sift through the masses, we asked our trusted team of editors how they would spend £25 at the drugstore.
The strategies vary — some divvy it up between a few skincare essentials, while others would spend it on quality makeup staples — but all of them are the perfect excuse to spend your money elsewhere (because "hugs" and "kisses" can only get you so far).
— Additional reporting by Tori Crowther