My Top 20 Under $20

Hi everyone! Hope your week is going well.

Today I’m going to share with you my top 20 beauty products that cost under $20. Here they are in no particular order:

 

sephora primer

SEPHORA BRAND PERFECTING ULTRA-SMOOTHING PRIMER
This costs $15 at Sephora and is a really nice primer. I’ve found it to work just as well as the more expensive Smashbox Photo Finish primer. It helps blur imperfections and also is infused with vitamins E and A which help nourish your skin. It really helps my foundation go on smoother and keeps it staying fresh longer.

 

Ulta Cheek Color
ULTA BRAND CHEEK COLOR
This normally costs $7 at Ulta (sometimes they have it on sale) and a nice pressed powder blush. I have these in Bashful, Playful and Adore. They’re Gluten-Free and long-wearing.

 

True Match

L’OREAL TRUE MATCH FOUNDATION
I really don’t wear liquid foundation much anymore, but True Match by L’Oreal was my go-to for several years. It comes in a ton of shades/tones, so there’s literally something for everyone. It contains SPF 17, goes on smooth and is super blendable. They cost anywhere from around $9 to $11 depending where you buy it.

 

Travel Size Hope In A Jar
PHILOSOPHY HOPE IN A JAR – TRAVEL SIZE
This is my favorite moisturizer ever. The full size jars are super expensive, but this travel size jar costs $15 and can last a long time. I highly recommend applying this moisturizer with a foundation brush as you’ll use less product and still get the perfect amount of coverage on your face.

 

Rimmer Brow Pencil

RIMMEL LONDON PROFFESIONAL BROW PENCIL
I like these eyebrow pencils as they go on smooth and fill in gaps to make your brows look fuller pretty well. Plus there’s a little brush on the cap for blending. These pencils cost around $4.

 

Revlon Highlighting Palette

REVLON HIGHLIGHTING PALETTE
These palettes come in a few different shades and are nice as you can blend the colors by swirling your brush around to create a perfect highlighting shade. They cost around  $10 to $12 depending on where you buy.

 


Revlon ColorStay

REVLON COLORSTAY FOUNDATION
This foundation is good if you have oily/combination skin. It’s oil-free and doesn’t rub off under normal wear circumstances. It comes in several shades and costs $11 to $13 depending on where you buy it.

 

Real Techniques Brushes
REAL TECHNIQUES MAKEUP BRUSHES
These are pretty good quality brushes and are very soft. They cost around $6 to $10 at Ulta, depending on which brush you buy (lip and eyeshadow brushes are less expensive, face brushes are at the higher end).

 

NYX Wicked Dreams
NYX COSMETICS WICKED DREAMS EYESHADOW PALETTE
This palette costs just $15 and comes with 24 different shadows, which gives you the freedom to create a lot of different looks.

 

Ulta Brand
ULTA BRAND EYESHADOW
This my current favorite. They normally cost $7 but sometimes Ulta has them on sale 2 for $6! They go on smooth and last a long time (especially if you use a primer underneath).

 

NYX Butter Gloss

NYX COSMETICS BUTTER GLOSS
These glosses are pretty awesome. They’re supper smooth and moisturizing, give pretty good color payoff and don’t feel sticky/tacky on your lips like some lip glosses do. They come in lots of colors and cost just $5!

 

NYX Slide On Pencil
NYX COSMETICS SLIDE ON EYELINER PENCIL
I love these pencils. They work just as well as Urban Decay’s 24/7 or Make Up For Ever’s Aqua Eyes pencils but cost less than half the price at just $8. Once it sets, it won’t come off until you take it off.

 

Maybelline Great Lash Waterproof
MAYBELLINE GREAT LASH WATERPROOF MASCARA
This one has been voted time and again as one of the best mascaras out there. It’s a classic used by professional makeup artists as well as everyday folk like you and me. The best part is the price – around $6 to $7 depending on where you buy it.

 

NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil
NYX COSMSTICS JUMBO EYE PENCILS
I love these! They go on smooth and are super blendable. My favorite shade is Milk, which is a matte white. I used it as a lid primer when I want a nice pop of color with my normal eye shadow. It also makes my shadow last all day and night. These pencils cost $4.50 at Ulta and sometimes they have NYX on sale buy one, get one 50% off (a great time to stock up).

 

NYX Butter Lip Balm
NYX COSMETICS BUTTER LIP BALM
Don’t like wearing lipstick or lip gloss but want a little color on your lips while keeping them moisturized? These balms do the trick at just $4. They’re soft and smooth and give just a touch of color.

Clean & Clear Sheets
CLEAN & CLEAR OIL ABSORBING SHEETS
These are my favorite blotting sheets. They cost $5 or $6 depending on were you buy and really soak up excess oil well.

NYX Baked Blush
NYX COSMETICS BAKED BLUSH
These blushes can be used either wet or dry so you can create a customized look. They come in 12 different shades and cost just $7.

 

Almay Clear Complexion Concealer
ALMAY CLEAR COMPLEXION CONCEALER
This concealer helps absorb excess oil, is hypoallergenic and does a good job at covering up imperfections. It costs $8 to $10 depending on where you buy it.

 

NYX Round Case Lipstick
NYX COSMETICS ROUND CASE LIPSTICK
Yes I love NYX and I’m proud of it. This is my current favorite lipstick. It goes on super smooth and is really creamy and non-drying. My favorite shades are B52 and Minimalism. And they only cost $4!

 

Facial Wipes
EXFOLIATING FACIAL MAKE UP REMOVER WIPES
I don’t know the exact brand of these, but I got them at Dollar Tree of all places. These things actually work well! They remove your makeup while exfoliating your skin, plus they’re infused with Vitamin E. I’ve been using these for a few weeks now and so far they have not caused any breakouts on my somewhat sensitive skin. Best thing? They only cost a whole dollar for a pack of 30 wipes!

And those are my top 20 under $20 picks! Do you have a favorite beauty product that costs under $20 that’s not listed here? Tell me about it below in the comments!

 

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