Budget Friendly Beauty- TK Maxx Haul

I decided to write this post about budget friendly beauty, as in the UK we normally associate this with makeup from places like Boots or Superdrug.

However there is another high street contender that sells not just basic make up, but high end named brands at budget friendly prices.

TK Maxx make up

The shop I am making reference to is TK Maxx. Although I knew they sold make up and beauty, I honestly feel that they have recently stepped up their make up brand game. I say this following my weekend purchases from my local branch.

It’s funny, as the reason I even went to TK Maxx was to get out of the rain. Upon entering the shop and going to the beauty section, I looked at my watch and an hour had passed.

Which Budget Friendly Brands?

Whilst going through their make up, I saw brands such as Tarte, Milk, ABH, Elizabeth Arden and numerous others.

The thing that can often put people off from TK Maxx is that it can often be a chore to find exactly what you are looking for, or there is no order to the way things are laid out.

My honest advice is to not let that put you off, as you are missing out on significant savings.

My purchases

I picked up a total of 5 Beauty products, from the following brands:

Nip + fab

Nip and Fab Night Fix

I have never used any Nip + Fab products, however I have only heard positive things. I picked up the Viper Venom Extreme Night Fix. This particular night cream contains hyaluronic acid and I have wanted to try a product that contains this for a while.

Nip & Fab Viper Venom Night Fix

As you can see the retail price for this is £19.95, however the price I paid at TK Maxx was £4.99.


NYX Butter Gloss Trio

Have been a fan of NYX butter glosses for a while. When I saw that 3 glosses were being sold for £7.99, I grabbed it so fast. I mean I who wouldn’t?

NYX Butter Gloss Trio TK Maxx price

Two of the glosses are colours that I already use, and so that was a bonus in itself. The retail value of the glosses are £17.30.

Estee Lauder

I have only ever used Estee Lauder foundation, specifically the double wear foundation.

Given that I love their foundation, it was only a matter of time before I tried more of this products.

Luckily I found their Vinyl Lip Colour, and it was in a colour that suited my skin tone (hooray).

Estee Lauder Vinyl Lip Colour

This weekend was my first time seeing Estee Lauder at TK Maxx.

Estee Lauder Vinyl Lip Colour

I don’t know if I just haven’t looked properly previously, or if this is a recent thing. Whatever it is I am so here for this (especially as I got it for £12.99 instead of £25…..result!)

Estee Lauder Vinyl Lip Colour TK Maxx price

Too Faced

I purchased their size queen mascara. To be quite honest, the sole reason I got this was price alone.

Too Faced Queen size mascara

I have never used Too Faced, but having a general idea of their retail prices, I couldn’t say no…it was £5.99 people!

Price of Too Faced Queen size mascara at TK Maxx

My initial impressions of this mascara are good. The lash brush is huge, although am not sure the size translates in pictures. Am looking forward to finding out if this mascara will be a repeat purchase.

Budget friendly Too Faced mascara

The vintage cosmetic company

Full disclosure here….I hadn’t heard of this brand before. When I saw their false lashes, they just looked so pretty that I wanted to give them a try.

The vintage cosmetic company false lashes

They were only £2.99 and so, even if it turns out that I don’t like them, it’s not too much of a big deal.

The vintage cosmetic company false lashes price at TK Maxx

Final Thoughts

So as you can see, with the right amount of patience and perseverance, there are amazing bargains to be found.

The great thing about TK Maxx is that their product restock happens quickly and so there are more brands that will inevitably be on sale.

The savings that can he made are insane. Along with my beauty purchases, I also got a book about Coco Chanel which cost £7.99.

vogue on Coco Chanel

This together with everything else came up to £42 and some change.

I know with total certainly, that TK Maxx will now be one of my first beauty stops.

Why not pay a visit and let me know what you get ?.



  1. August 28, 2018 / 8:56 am

    The T K Max near me has just moved and it has a massive beauty section now. I managed to get a Nails Inc polish I wanted for £3.99 which is was very pleased about. You found some amazing products and you are lucky because in my local store half the good products have been opened and messed around with.


    • August 28, 2018 / 9:15 am

      £3.99 is an amazing price for nails inc polish. It’s a shame about some stores having products already opened and I think that’s what often puts people off. I have never ordered online drom them but that is potentially another way ?

  2. August 28, 2018 / 9:13 am

    LOVE browsing around TKMAXX cause you can always find such gems there! Great haul!

    • August 28, 2018 / 9:41 am

      Totally agree, it’s such a great place! Thanks for commenting.

  3. August 28, 2018 / 9:18 am

    Wow I’m surprised by the Estée Lauder- I always buy it in boots and it’s so expensive and I didn’t know that I could get the same product for so much cheaper!

    • August 28, 2018 / 9:43 am

      That was my biggest surprise too! I was so excited lol. Thanks for commenting x

  4. August 28, 2018 / 11:47 am

    I am guilty of thinking that TKMaxx is a chore. Now I’m on a budget, it’s a chore I can add to my list. You have some great items here and have saved an absolute fortune! Thanks for sharing

    • August 28, 2018 / 11:58 am

      Thanks for commenting! I hope you get to find some great products too!

    • August 28, 2018 / 6:40 pm

      It’s great isn’t it! The purple gloss is called Berry Strudel. Thanks for commenting x

  5. August 31, 2018 / 9:02 am

    Your photos are amazing!!

  6. August 31, 2018 / 10:39 am

    Love this post, I didn’t realise TK Maxx sold such great stuff. Thank you

    • August 31, 2018 / 8:48 pm

      Thank you! TK Maxx is really upping its make up game, you should definitely check them out!

  7. September 6, 2018 / 11:36 am

    HOW DID I MISS THIS BLOG POST?????? I didn’t know TK Maxx had the hookup! First of all, I’m so used to calling it TJ not TK so excuse me if I slip up.

    Second of all, I never understood this store. I still don’t. I know they offer things at crazy discount prices but this store irritates the crap out of me. Guess who bout to roll up in there like we’re new friends! Hey TK MAXX!

    Cause the prices you showed in this post? I can rock with that. Bye Superdrug. Who that?

    Olli | http://www.olliviette.com

    • September 6, 2018 / 8:15 pm

      LMAO, girl you give me jokes! Although TK Maxx can look like one messy place, and sometimes you have to dig to find stuff, it’s worth the effort. When I say I bounced out of there with a whole leap of happiness with what I found lol. Definitely give it a try ?

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