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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.

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Lidl Cien lipstick swatches

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.

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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.

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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.

Have you tried budget beauty products from Lidl before?

Read more of my affordable beauty recommendation here.



  1. 29th August 2014 / 4:11 pm

    Er… I never knew Lidl had a beauty range either! And I thought I knew where you could buy all the cheap make-up… I have to say I love the look of that bright red lippy – and knowing you've got a somewhat similar skin tone to mine I'm even more excited to try it now! I can never have too many reds… which is good as I must have about 20 of them 😉 xxx

  2. 29th August 2014 / 4:14 pm

    Wow! Beauty products in Lidl? I've tried some of the Aldi range but I mainly just buy the cotton pads and buds really. My skin is so sensitive that I don't know whether to risk it or not!
    Thanks for the post!


  3. 29th August 2014 / 5:13 pm

    didn't know lidl is anywhere else than in germany! the products start to createa little hype here 🙂

  4. 29th August 2014 / 5:30 pm

    I have the lip glosses and the night cream from there and can't fault them. Such good buys for great prices

    Rhiannon x

  5. 29th August 2014 / 6:05 pm

    I've heard lots of good things about Lidl's beauty range. My sister in law who has sensitive skin and is quite fussy about her skin care admitted that she's been using Lidls face cream for a couple of months now and wouldn't swap it back for her old (expensive) moisturizer.

  6. 29th August 2014 / 8:13 pm

    wow these look fantastic think I may have to go check it out my self 🙂

  7. 29th August 2014 / 9:50 pm

    I've heard really amazing things about their products! Actually one of their creams apparently works best than a lancôme cream .__.
    Take care*

  8. 30th August 2014 / 12:21 am

    No flipppin way I am so behind on the times and now I REEALLLY want to pick some goodies up!!! Thanks for sharing cos I can't wait to get some myself now xx

    Blonde of carbs

  9. 30th August 2014 / 7:27 am

    Would never of tried Lidl for beauty supplies but your lipstick swatches look great. I've heard a few good things about the perfumes being good dupes for designer, high end brands though xx

    Kate | A British Sparkle

  10. 30th August 2014 / 8:02 am

    I have heard good things about the Lidl beauty bits too, I've used one of their facial moisturisers before and it's been great. That perfume smells really nice, I spritzed it in the shop the other day – in the advert outside it says that they did a test with members of the public and a massive percentage of them preferred it to a really expensive high end perfume! 🙂 We do a lot of shopping at Lidl generally nowadays, their food is such good value xo

  11. 13th September 2014 / 8:35 pm

    this is amazing!! I love Lidl! Really love Boss Orange too so will def give this Dupe a go xx

  12. 16th March 2015 / 4:24 pm

    I never knew Cien did lipsticks, that's amazing! I've been using the Suddenly perfume for about two years now and I absolutely love it. It lasts for ages and smells so lovely, it's my go-to budget perfume!! x

    Amy | The Perks of Being Amy

  13. 13th March 2016 / 2:48 am

    I have passed the aisle displaying Cien products many times but never thought of looking further or buying. Will try the lipsticks on your recommendation.

    Fatima | http://www.blogsbyfa.com

  14. 25th June 2016 / 4:58 pm

    Does anyone know where I can buy Cien lipstick online

  15. 25th June 2016 / 5:00 pm

    Does anyone know where I can buy Cien Lipstick online

  16. 1st September 2016 / 2:32 pm

    I searched and searched for Lidl LIPSTICKS & LIP GLOSS but my branch do not have them. I bought lots of CIEN beauty products and some 'Suddenly' perfume. Although I was REALLY disappointed that I could not get the original items I went in for which was the pale lipstick & lip gloss.
    Can I also have a Lidl Brochure?
    M CARR
    11 Bransdale
    TS14 8JR

    • 1st September 2016 / 3:41 pm

      Hi Myrna,

      This is not the Lidl website and I am not an employee of Lidl, so therefore have no access to information in regards to their stock nor provide you with a brochure, sadly.

      The customer service department is: https://ssl.lidl.co.uk/en/customer-service-contact-form-uk.htm

      Alternatively, you could contact them on Twitter, their handle is @LidlUK.

      Hope this helps.

      Many thanks,

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