Family life School & Family Budget beauty buys for busy mums A few products that won't break the bank to make you look and feel gorgeous! 1 of Ad break Budget beauty for busy mumsYou just need a few key products to make you look and feel gorgeous - and these won't break the bank. Read on to find out what we've picked as our hero budget beauty buys, ideal for busy mums! The stretchmark creamMama Naked Serenity Stretch Mark Cream, £3.99, nakedbodycare.co.uk Made of 97% natural ingredients to help increase skin's elasticity, it's also paraben-free. Tester talk: 'I loved the smell! It left my skin soft, not greasy, and stopped my bump itching.' The hand creamJohnson's 24 Hour Moisture Radiance Hand Cream, £1.99, Boots Enriched with shea and cocoa butter, this will banish signs of dull-looking skin. Tester talk: 'Absorbed quickly and left my hands feeling lovely and soft.' The concealerCollection 2000 Illuminating Touch, £4.99, Boots This is the perfect quick fix at a great price. Easy to apply using the twisting pen brush and blend with fingers. It conceals dark circles and illuminates skin. Tester talk: 'I actually looked like I'd had eight hours' sleep - I was impressed!' Continue slideshow > The night creamWeleda Wild Rose Smoothing Night Cream, £13.50, weleda.co.uk This cream helps the regeneration phase overnight and leaves your skin feeling super soft and young-looking come the morning. Tester talk: 'Rich without feeling greasy, this is more expensive than my usual cream, but a little goes a long way. After a week's use, I looked much more "rested".' The serumLacura Multi-Intensive Serum, £3.49, aldi.co.uk This light cream-gel helps improve the skin's elasticity for a smoother look. Tester talk: 'I couldn't believe the price of this! My skin definitely felt smoother after a couple of weeks.' The eye creamLacura Caffeine Eye Roll-On, £3.49, aldi.co.uk This caffeine-enriched eye gel is great for refreshing tired eyes. Tester talk: 'Feels lovely and cool and noticeably reduces dark circles.' The blusherBlush Me! Blush Box in Coral, £8.50, Superdrug Vintage-style packaging that looks classy but without the price tag - this blush will perk up a wan expression in no time. Tester talk: 'This blusher gave me a great glow. I was even told I looked "fresh-faced". Definitely a must-have.' Continue slideshow > The day creamOptimum Super Antioxidant Grape Day Cream, £12.99, Superdrug This day cream includes grape extract which helps strengthen the skin's cells. Tester talk: 'This had a lovely smell and was very light and non-greasy, so easily absorbed, with the bonus of SPF15 included. A great day cream for busy mums.' The mascaraBarbara Daly Lash Boost Mascara, £4.99, Tesco Maximise those lashes with a sweep of this fab lash-building mascara. Tester talk: 'I thought this was really good - I definitely think it made my lashes feel thicker and longer. I was quite impressed.' The eye shadowBarbara Daly Eyeshadow Bon Bons, £6.75, Tesco This shimmery neutral palette of four complementary shades is perfect for mums who want to pretty up their eyes at top speed. Tester talk: 'Nice subtle colours that blended easily - love it!' The wipesFaith in Nature 3-in-1 Facial Wipes, £3.10, faithinnature.co.uk Convenient for removing make-up and grime, these wipes are also ph-balanced, so are kind to skin. Tester talk: 'My skin felt really clean and fresh after using these.' Continue slideshow > The cleanserVitamin E Hot Cloth Cleanser, £5.99, Superdrug This nourishing cleanser is rich in vitamin E and comes with a muslin cloth to use with it. Tester talk: 'A much cheaper version of the iconic Eve Lom cleanser. It has a rich, creamy texture that massages easily into skin, and the textured muslin exfoliates your skin well as you wipe it off. My skin felt wonderfully cleansed and hydrated afterwards.' The cover-upMax Factor Ageless Elixir 2 In 1 Foundation + Serum SPF15, £12.99, Boots Gives a flawless finish and protects against signs of ageing. Tester talk: 'Feels light to apply, blurred my fine lines and lasted all day. Didn't dry out my skin at all.' By Babyexpert.com Last updated on 31 January 2012 Comments Latest on MadeForMums Mum's guilty confession after 'turning in' another mum to the police The Unmumsy Mum shares BRILLIANT post-birth nappy reality pic MadeForMums Awards 2018 shortlist announced Mum takes drastic action when her baby name is 'stolen'