5 Best Lidl Beauty Products
I feel like the only person in the world who wasn’t aware of how good Lidl beauty products are! (I know, where have I been?!) but here I am recommending my 5 best Lidl beauty products I’ve recently tried and tested.
I’m all up for beauty on a budget, especially if the product performs just as well as any other brand! It’s a win-win situation, right?
After a quick search on Google, I’ve come to realise that Lidl’s budget beauty range has received rave reviews and quite often, a hyped beauty product from Lidl can sell out within hours of launching. Just goes to show how we can’t get enough of it these budget friendly beauty products such as Cien lipsticks and Suddenly Diamonds perfume.
I’ll definitely take more time to browse the beauty aisle at Lidl from now on so I don’t miss out in the future.
Cien Lipstick – £2 each
Cien lipsticks sell really well and are one of Lidl’s best beauty product. As far as I know, there are currently eight shades in the Cien lipstick range so while there isn’t a huge range, there is enough to find a shade for you. I was given three shades Cien lipsticks to try out and they are a pleasant surprise! The shade (from left to right) are Light Coral, Vintage Mauve and Spicy Red.
There is a subtle sheen to it’s finish, suffice in moisture so it doesn’t cling to dry skin but that gloss soon fades into a wearable matte finish. For a budget lippy, Cien has delivered in created a lipstick that’s easy to apply and has long-lasting power, it’s hard to believe that it only cost £2! Bargain!
It’s a bonus then, that I have found the perfect red lipstick in Cien’s Spicy Red. Spicy Red is a warm orange tone red, whist Vintage Mauve is a beautiful plum that is dupe of the much raved about MAC Plumful! Both of which are surprisingly pigmented and delivers full coverage with intense colour.
However, I’m not crazy about is Light Coral; it’s a frosty nude that doesn’t quite suit my complexion. The colour itself isn’t bad but the formula isn’t the same as the two red shades, it’s slightly waxy.
Suddenly Diamonds Eau De Parfum – £3.99
I’ve got to admit, when I heard about this perfume, I wasn’t expecting great things. I’ve bought cheap perfumes in the past and the lingering smell makes me feel nauseas. HOWEVER, I remained open minded with Lidl’s Suddenly Diamonds perfume and I was actually pleasantly surprised! The perfume smells good and if you were to do a perfume test between this one and an expensive one, I swear you wouldn’t be able to tell the difference.
It took Lidl two years to develop this perfume so even though this is at a budget price, the groundwork has been put in to ensure this is still a nice, wearable fragrance. It lasts on your skin for up to six hours and the word on the street is that this is a dupe for Hugo Boss Orange. Not bad going considering this budget alternative is only £3.99 per bottle.
The fragrance notes for Suddenly Diamonds are: Top notes of apples, mid notes orange blossom and jasmine with a subtle base of sandalwood and cinnamon.
Cien Classic Hairspray – 89p
At 89p, this Cien medium hold hairspray is the ultimate bargain! As I’m not picky with hairsprays (because I don’t use them often) this can from Lidl will serve me well and will last months. I use hairsprays when I’m back-combing or styling an up-do like a beehive or french twist, and that’s only if I can be bothered. If you go through cans of hairspray like no tomorrow, you might want to pop in to your local Lidl and stock up on this.
Cien Hand Cream – £1.25
A hydrating hand cream that contains almond oil and shea butter. It does a fine job by keeping your hands soft and moisturised. The smell is not too bad, and as pleasant as it is, I find it a tad too strong but the cream itself sinks in to skin fairly quickly and the smell fades along with it.
Cien Liftan Complete Moisturising Cream – approx £2
It’s a good face creamThis offers 24 hour protection, if you can believe it. Liftan Complete contains Q10 to regenerate skin cells, and caffeine which provides your skin an energy boost in the morning. The Vitamin E in it helps you prevent premature skin ageing while hyaluronic acid works to plump skin and minimise the appearance of wrinkles. It feels like it cost more than £2. Sadly, this face cream contains parabens so I wouldn’t repurchase on that basis.