Nigella Lawson loves this surprising budget mascara

nigella lawson reveals favourite budget mascara
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When it comes to mascara, more is always better.

More length, more definition, more volume.

And usually to get more out of our mascara we tend to lean towards higher-end, more expensive products that come with a whole load of promises to go with them.

But those promises don’t always mean a better product - and sometimes more affordable options can actually be better.

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And chef Nigella Lawson has revealed that over more expensive products, she actually loves one budget mascara.

In a column for The Sunday Times Style magazine, the 59-year-old opened up on her go-to beauty products, revealing that her favourite mascara is only £3.30!

nigella lawson reveals favourite budget mascara

"In my experience, cheaper mascaras tend to be better than expensive ones," wrote Nigella, "and I have come to learn that the mascara that teenage girls use (look at them, they are serious about lashwork) is the best mascara."

She then revealed that she lives by theEssence Lash Princess False Lash Effect Mascara, which is just £3.30 from Wilko.

"This is not subtle,’ she said. "But what it gives you is long, long lashes and, seemingly, many more of them. (I’ve never tried it without using a lash-curler first, but why would you?)".

nigella lawson reveals favourite budget mascara

"It’s not for lower lashes," she added, "but it doesn’t smudge or flake, and I wouldn’t be without it."

The dramatic mascara is unfortunately currently sold out on the retailer’s website, but you may be able to find it in your local store.

If you can’t wait to get your hands on this holy grail, it is also available on Amazon UK (opens in new tab), but for a higher price of £9.29.

Still a good price for an all-rounder mascara!

nigella lawson reveals favourite budget mascara

The TV chef also opened up on her favourite foundation, revealing that she opts for IT Cosmetics CC+ Illumination Cream.

The cult CC cream uses colour correcting pigments to brighten your complexion and trusty hyaluronic acid to keep your skin hydrated, rather than drying out like a typical base.

nigella lawson reveals favourite budget mascara

Apply with the matching dual sided Complexion Perfection Brush for an airbrushed look.

‘You will have the complexion of one of those lucky people who doesn’t need to wear make-up.’

If it gives us flawless skin like Nigella, we're in!

Aleesha is a digital shopping writer at woman&home—so whether you're looking for beauty, fashion, health or home buys, she knows what the best buys are at any moment. She earned an MA in Magazine Journalism from City, University of London in 2017 and has since worked with a number of brands including Women's Health, Stylist and Goodto. A year on the w&h news team gained her invaluable insight into where to get the best lifestyle releases first—as well as an AOP awards nomination.