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Your new guide to buying high street makeup online

Read on to discover everything you need to know about the best high street beauty brands.

There is something deeply satisfying about saving money. There’s nothing quite like the rush of scoring an amazing beauty product without having to spend a fortune.

High street makeup is affordable, great quality and often provides more product than splurging on equivalently priced department store cosmetics.

Knowing which high street brands are good quality can help you better allocate your beauty budget. Below are some general guidelines for discovering the best high street make-up products.


High street makeup comparison: Priceline versus Chemist Warehouse

ProductPriceline priceChemist Warehouse price
Rimmel stay matte pressed powder$11.95$9.99
Rimmel Kate sculpting palate$16.95$13.99
Rimmel exaggerate liquid eyeliner 100%$13.95$11.49
Rimmel Provocalips lip colour$10.00$15.99
Rimmel Match perfection concealer$13.95$11.49
Rimmel Stay matte primer$13.95$11.49
Rimmel Wake me up concealer$14.95$12.49
Rimmel Transparent Loose powder$15.95$13.49
Rimmel stay matte pressed powder$11.95$9.99
Rimmel Scandaleyes Mascara$16.95$13.99
Rimmel Lasting Finish Foundation$18.95$15.99
Rimmel Moisture Renew Lipstick$10.00$11.49
Rimmel Lasting Finish Lipstick$10.00$8.99
Rimmel exaggerate liquid eyeliner 100%$13.95$10.99
Rimmel supercurler mascara$17.95$14.99
Rimmel Extra 3D Lash Mascara$12.95$10.99
Maybelline Volume Express The Falsies$19.95$16.49
Maybelline instant age rewind concealer$18.95$12.32
Maybelline master precise liner in blackest black$15.95$13.49
Maybelline fit me concealer$14.95$9.72
The Blushed Nudes$25.95$21.99
Maybelline Full & Soft Mascara$14.95$12.49
Maybelline Fit Me Matte$19.95$12.97
Maybelline Master Fix by Face Studio$15.95$13.49
Maybelline Lash Sensational$21.95$18.49
Maybelline Hyperglossy Eyeliner$9.95$7.99
Maybelline the Nudes$25.95$21.99
Maybelline Colour Drama Lipstick$9.95$7.99
Maybelline Dream Pure BB Cream$15.95$13.49
Maybelline Great Lash Mascara$12.95$10.00
Maybelline Colossal Volume$19.95$16.49
L'Oreal Paris Nude Magique BB Cream$24.95$20.99
L'Oreal True Match Foundation$29.95$24.99
L'Oreal Paris Telescopic Mascara$26.95$22.49
L'Oreal Paris Volume Million Lashes Mascara$24.95$10.00
L'Oreal Paris Lumi Magique Pure Light Primer$29.95$24.99
L'Oreal Paris True Match Highlighting Powder$19.95$16.49
L'Oreal Paris Brow Artist Maker$20.95$17.49
L'Oreal Paris True Match Minerals$37.95$31.99

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What high street make-up brands are available on the high street?

There are some great brands available on the high street, including:

  • Rimmel
  • Maybelline
  • NYX Cosmetics
  • Bourjois
  • Australis
  • Covergirl
  • Max Factor

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Popular high street products and their average price:

On the high street you can get some great beauty products and accessories, all at affordable prices. This can include make-up sponges, brushes and brush sets, nail kits and cosmetics. At high street stores, purchasing beauty accessories and tools can mean saving a great deal of money.

  • Mascara: $12-25
  • Concealer: $15-25
  • Eyeliner: $12-25
  • Blush: $2-20
  • Eyeshadow: $5-30
  • Foundation: $15-30

Does makeup expire?

As a general rule, you should replace your mascara every 3 months, eyeliner and eye shadow every 6 to 12 months and lipstick every 2 years. Meanwhile, the average expiration date for foundation, powder, and other facial makeup is 12 months. It is also good to make sure you are regularly cleaning your make-up sponges and brushes, to make sure there is no excess bacteria.


Use one of these coupon codes to get even cheaper high street makeup:

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Extra 20% off select deals: 72-hour sale

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Valid only on deals with the warehouse clearance badge. Maximum discount of $50. Discount will be applied to a single voucher in a transaction. Unlimited redemptions per customer (across separate transactions). T&Cs apply.

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50% off big brand sale

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Get 50% off big brand sale at Priceline. Conditions Apply

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Free shipping sitewide on orders over $20

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Enjoy free shipping sitewide on orders over $20 at Chemist Warehouse. Conditions Apply

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Save 25% and receive a free 5ml eye cream when you purchase any rose product

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Get 25% off all rose products plus a free 5ml eye cream with any rose product purchase at Jurlique. Conditions Apply

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Order 2 full size benefit products and receive a free benefit tote bag

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Conditions Apply

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10% off Foreo Luna 2, Mini 2, Play, Go, Iris T&C apply

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Show code FO****

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15% off Foreo Luna 1, Mini 1 & Issa T&C apply

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Show code FO****

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FREE Brush Set With Babyliss Pro Italia Brava Hair Dryer

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T&Cs apply

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Show code IT****

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FREE delivery on orders over $99

Deal expires

Get FREE delivery on orders over $99 at RY.COM.AU. T&Cs apply.

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20% off tech

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Take 20% off tech with the code at eBay. Conditions Apply

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Clare Cribbin

Clare works as the assistant publisher in the shopping team here at finder.com.au. Whether you're after the best fashion deals, promo codes for your favourite store or just wanting to know what to buy your brother for his birthday, she has all the knowledge.

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