20 Beauty Buys Under £20

20 Beauty Buys Under £20

From high-street skincare to affordable make-up, we’re all looking for high performance beauty buys which don't break the bank. We’ve found 20 under £20 worth adding to your basket now…

Nuxe Delicate Cleansing Oil, £17.50

Blocked pores? Inflamed skin? Nuxe’s new cleansing oil not only melts away all make-up, it also nourishes skin with sweet almond oil and rose oil extract, ensuring total hydration once the formula washes away. A great all-rounder for every skin type. 

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XX Revolution XXcess Powder Blusher, £10

With 16 shades, Revolution’s new blushers have been created with inclusivity in mind. Formulated for all skin tones, their diverse range means there is something for everyone. As for the formula itself, it’s a powder, but with a velvety texture, so it blends seamlessly on the skin. The shades layer beautifully together, too, adding depth and warmth in just a few sweeps.  

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Vichy Normaderm S.O.S Anti-Blemish Sulphur Paste, £17

If you’re suffering from sudden breakouts, give Vichy’s new sulphur paste a go. It works well on pesky one-off spots, but also on more severe patches of acne. Sulphur and glycolic acid unclog pores, while niacinamide soothes inflammation and keeps irritation at bay. The clear gel formula also absorbs quickly, so it layers well under both make-up, and the rest of your skincare. For best results, apply it before going to bed, so it can work its magic overnight. 

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The Inkey List Peptide Volumising Hair Treatment, £9.99

The Inkey List is broadening their cult range with haircare. Our favourite from the new line has to be this volumising treatment, which builds visible body and weight. Harnessing the benefits of keranutri and betaine, the lightweight serum boosts density, while conditioning simultaneously to prevent further breakage or dryness. Use it twice a week for best results, running a few pumps through wet or dry hair. 

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Tangle Teezer Easy Dry & Go Vented Hairbrush, £11.20

Using patented teeth and a special vent, Tangle Teezer’s new brush aims to speed up drying time, while also boosting smoothness and shine, and works well on all hair types to create a glossy, bouncy finish. Meanwhile, the handle gives you full control and grip, so it’s easy to keep hair taut for best results. A must-have if you’re missing your regular blow-dries. 

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Stila HUGE Extreme Lash Mascara, £19

With a silky-smooth formula and curved brush head, this swirl-shaped applicator grabs every lash right at the root for even distribution. The mascara glides through with no clumping or flaking, while the multi-length bristles allow for plenty of volume. Ideal for those who like big, impactful lashes. 

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Rituals The Ritual of Jing Foaming Shower Gel, £8.50

Foaming shower gels are everywhere right now, and this one from Rituals is our current favourite. On first pump, the formula dispenses as a milky oil, but soon foams up into a satisfying lather. Not only is the scent divine, it also works to deeply hydrate and nourish parched limbs with botanical extracts. Use it with your razor for a snag-free shave. 

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Revlon Brow Lights in Soft Black, £8.99

This innovative product combines a pencil, highlighter and spoolie for perfectly defined brows. The pencil’s tip creates the illusion of fullness by adding believable colour, while mimicking the appearance of extra hairs. The other end houses a soft kabuki brush to comb the formula through, tame unruly hairs and remove any excess product. Even better, it’s only £8.99. 

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Pantene Waterless Perfectly Undone Texturising Sugar Hair Spray, £9.99

We love this latest drop from Pantene. A lightweight spray, it creates instant fullness and builds tousled texture that you can still comb your fingers through. The subtle, floral scent is addictive, too. 

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NYX Professional Make-Up Epic Wear Semi-Permanent Liquid Liner, £9

Whether you’re after a new liquid liner or are keen to try one out, this product from NYX is a must-have. With a fine, brush-tip applicator, it allows for serious precision and is easy to manoeuvre. The high-shine finish belies its affordable price tag, too. Available in seven shades, try it in a vibrant blue for a summery twist.

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Nails Inc Retinol Top Coat, £15

A first of its kind, this retinol-laced top coat works to strengthen brittleness and prevent further breakage. A few coats offers instant shine plus, unlike others on the market, the fast-drying formula allows you to go about your normal routine straight away, without fear of chips or smudges.

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Morphe Luminous Setting Mist, £16

Following their best-selling spray, this new, luminous formula delivers dewy hydration while also sealing make-up in place. Dubbed an Instagram filter in a bottle, coconut water, glycerine and apple extract blur the appearance of pores, fine lines and imperfections without any stickiness or greasy residue. The subtle scent is a bonus, too.

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Lumene Nordic-C Cleansing Gel Scrub, (was £13.40) £14.90

If your skin is looking or feeling dull, Lumene’s Nordic-C Gel Scrub is guaranteed to make a difference. Formulated with soft-scrubbing biodegradable beads and glow-giving vitamin C, it gently boosts cell turnover for a brighter, more refined complexion. Massage it onto wet skin twice a week for best results. 

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Skin Proud Sorbet Skin Everyday Jelly Moisturiser, £13.99

Anyone on a budget keen to try the buzziest and most effective ingredients should turn to new brand Skin Proud – nothing in the line is over £14.99. Our favourite is this Jelly Moisturiser, which contains different weights of hyaluronic acid for long-lasting hydration and rose flower water to plump and strengthen. It’s suitable for all skin types, too. 

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E.L.F. Glitter Melt Liquid Eyeshadow, £5

An impressive dupe for similar iterations on the market, these creamy, metallic shadows glide on for a flawless eye look. The subtle, shimmering ink won’t budge for the rest of the day – or evening for that matter. Wear solo or blend with other shades to amp it up.

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Clinique Moisture SurgePop Triple Lip Balm, £17.50

Clinique’s latest launch merges the benefits of a balm with the pigment of a lipstick for a sheer finish that looks healthy and fresh. Available in six suits-all shades, shea butter, vitamin E and humectants condition and smooth dry patches, while the rich, glossy colour lasts for hours. 

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Caudalie Tan Proloning After-Sun Lotion, £15

If all this warm weather has left your skin inflamed or dry, slather on Caudalie’s brand new after-sun. Not only does it rehydrate with coconut oil, grape water and aloe vera, it also boosts and prolongs your existing tan by at least two weeks. Non-sticky, it’s easily absorbed, while the beautiful, coconut scent transports you straight to the beach – even if you're just in the garden. 

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Boots Gel Glow Mask, £4

Part of the new Boots ‘Glow’ range, this juicy mask has a thick, gel consistency that sinks in fast to bring your skin back to a more hydrated, supple state. Use it twice a week for 15-20 minutes, before washing it off with a warm flannel. Ideal for those who are suffering from extreme dryness or tight, dull skin. 

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AHC Natural Essential Mask, £6

From the brand that never compromises on efficacy, this sheet mask is made from 100% cotton and powered by hydrating aqua ceramide to help with everything from dehydration to tone, texture and firmness. It also offers calming benefits thanks to niacinamide, which counteracts any inflammation or redness. Once you’ve finished with the mask, use the excess on your neck, décolletage or any areas that feel dry or flaky. The instant results are highly gratifying. 

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Fenty Slip Shine Sheer Shiny Lipstick

Perfect for summer, Fenty’s new lipsticks are lightweight but deeply nourishing, with impressive pigment payoff. Available in wearable yet vibrant shades (from creamy nudes to hot oranges), they leave behind a soft, glossy finish that’s universally flattering. They’re also laced with pomegranate oil, so any dry patches and cracks are kept at bay. 

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