Good beauty products do not have to burn a hole in your pocket.
Life looked through top make-up artists' pouches and pored through the shelves of personal care shops, department stores and multi-brand beauty boutiques.
The result? A list of 30 value-for-money beauty buys - skincare, haircare, make-up and make-up tools - that each costs $30 or less.
Shampoos, body washes, deodorants and other personal care items that are relatively inexpensive were left out. Instead, most of the ones on the list are from product categories where items often cost $30 and above.
Some are award-winning; some are products that make-up professionals cannot do without; and others are all-time favourites. A handful are new launches that score in terms of ingenuity. But one thing they have in common: All are worth every cent.
Click on the next page for more details on the products.