20 Beauty Buys We Love Under £20

From new, satisfying brush cleansers, to multi-purpose make-up, and niche finds worth having on your radar, here are 20 of the best beauty buys under £20 this month.
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Benefit Moisturising Lip Balm, £18.50

You can always rely on Benefit for products that do exactly what they say on the tin. These new ColorBalms are no exception. Designed to soften skin with hyaluronic acid and wild mango butter, they’re a must-try for dry, chapped lips. It’s the ‘just-bitten’ shades we’ve fallen hardest for – sheer, but easy to layer up, you can take a more muted approach or amp up the colour for something more vivid. Either way, you’ll love the plumping, healthy effect they give.

Available at LookFantastic.com

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BeautyBlender Liquid Charcoal Cleanser, £12

Brimming with grime-busting charcoal and antimicrobial lavender, this new cleanser can shift even the most stubborn make-up from your sponges and brushes. Start by rinsing your tools, then use a small amount of this, lather it up, and rinse and repeat the process until your brushes look far cleaner. Sustainable palm oil, aloe and coconut oil give the bristles a softening soak, too, so you’re less likely to have any fallout after use.

Available at CultBeauty.com

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Bleach Proof Towel, £15

If you dye your own hair, or occasionally top up the colour at home, this Bleach Proof Towel is a must-have. Made from 100% organic cotton cloth, it’s far gentler than a traditional towel. The benefits don’t end there, either – high-tech, it protects your hair as you bleach, tone and colour, thanks to a protective coating which is resistant to staining – plus, it can be machine washed as normal.

Available at BleachLondon.com

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By Eloise Heart Silk Scrunchies, £7.90 

Created to take this everyday accessory up a level, these silk scrunchies are available in fun, bold colours that look as good on your wrist, as they do in your hair. They’re silk, too, so they never snag, pull or rub – great for those prone to breakage or frizz. Be quick, as they sell out all the time.

Available at ByEloiseLondon.com

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Vita Liberata Self-Tanning Mist, £12 (was £15)

New from the iconic tan brand comes this lightweight mist. Buildable and subtle in shade, it’s great for tan novices, or anyone wanting just a hint of something. It’s untinted, which takes a while to get used to, but you’ll start to see your tan develop gradually within a few hours of application. Mist it over your skin generously and apply it a bit more to areas that don’t always ‘catch’ colour as well – think knees, shins and feet. Use a barrier cream first to prevent the colour streaking on areas like your knuckles and ankles and it’s worth applying a smattering to your lips, too, to stop them drying out. That said, aloe vera, white tea and hyaluronic acid work together to lock in hydration for supple-looking skin.

Available at ASOS.com

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Bybi Acid Gold AHA Face Mask, £15.20 (was £19) 

Vegan-friendly and environmentally-conscious, beauty brand BYBI is worth a try – especially if you want to make some sustainable switches to your routine. Its AHA Face Mask is the latest  addition to their ever-growing range, and is ideal for dull, dry or blemish-prone skin. Full of natural, gentle AHAs – think lactic, glycolic and malic acid – it gently exfoliates and dissolves any dirt for a smoother, more radiant complexion. Added papaya enzymes act as a barrier between your skin and new bacteria, so your chances of further breakouts are minimised. All you need is a very thin layer, leave it on for 5-15 minutes, then rinse it away with warm water. You’ll love the thick, jelly texture that feels cooling, but luxurious.

Available at FeelUnique.com

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Cinema Secrets Make-Up Sanitizing Spray, £9 

Like the BeautyBlender cleanser, this dissolves bacteria and grime that’s not only built up on your tools, but also your make-up bag. The difference is this is one’s a spray, so it’s great for on-the-go or a quick fix. Simply mist it onto your brush head or over your sponge, then use a towel, tissue or cleansing pad to brush your tool against – you’ll be seriously satisfied to see the amount of dirt that comes off.

Available at BeautyBay.com

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Jason Wu Opal Multi-Use Highlighter, £14 

With just a hint of shimmer, this multi-tasking highlighter stick is an easy way to add some sheen and gloss to your skin. The crayon style is chunky, too, so you can scribble it on over areas like your cheekbones and lids to catch the light – no mirror required, just apply, then blend in with your fingers, a brush or a damp sponge. You can use a little on your body, too – or anywhere you feel needs a hint of luminosity.

Available at BeautyBay.com

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Kitsch Ice Roller, £14 

Ice rollerballs are having a bit of a moment, but this tool takes it up a level. Designed to be kept in the fridge, it provides a cooling, refreshing treatment to the skin and rolls as you go, helping to de-puff and brighten areas like under the eye, while also soothing inflammation and redness from issues like breakouts, sunburn and shaving. Use it to alleviate sore muscles, tension and headaches – in short, it does a bit of everything, forcing you to take a moment and switch off. At just £14, it’s a steal, too, compared to other models on the market.

Available at BeautyBay.com

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L’Oréal Paris Volume Million Lashes Balm Noir Mascara, £10.99 

Looking for a clump-free mascara? Give this one a go. Designed for sensitive eyes, it’s made using 99% natural ingredients, while the intense, rich black pigments give perfect inky definition. While it does create volume, the creamy balm texture also conditions, and glides through each lash for a separated, fanned-out effect. Don’t expect high drama – this is more of a daytime finish, just with a bit of extra length. It’s also ophthalmologically tested and fragrance-free, too.

Available at BeautyBay.com

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Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask, £19 

Thick and balmy in texture, this popular lip mask softens and soothes dry patches using vitamin C and hyaluronic acid, while goji berries gently exfoliate. Designed to be used at night, the formula is quite rich, but you can use it as a mask during the day and wash it off after ten minutes. You’ll find your lipstick goes on easier and lasts longer, as a result.

Available at CultBeauty.com

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Lumene Dewy Glow Setting Spray, £13.50 (was £15.90) 

We’re yet to find a Lumene launch we didn’t like and their new Glow Setting Spray is everything you’d expect and more. Formulated with Nordic algae and arctic spring water, it hydrates and soothes skin almost instantly, leaving behind a dewy, radiant sheen. The mist is ultra-fine, so you won’t get any stickiness or greasy residue sat on your skin, either. Keep one handy at all times to hit refresh throughout the day.

Available at FeelUnique.com

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Nailberry Clean Bi-Phase Colour Remover, £18 

Nail polish removers can be hugely damaging, stripping your nails of essential moisture. It’s why many brands are now launching their own nourishing, hydrating formulas. Our current go-to is this one from Nailberry. Bi-phase, you shake it up, and let the Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHAs) get to work exfoliating any dead cells for a smoother surface. Extra points go to the rose tree oil, which is rich in fatty acids to lock in hydration.

Available at LookFantastic.com

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Revolution Skincare Body Exfoliator, £8 

Come summer, we all need a good body exfoliator – be it a dry brush or a silicone one like this from Revolution. With flexible, bendy bristles, it doesn’t harbour any bacteria like a wooden brush might, but even better, it’s so gentle, even those with sensitivities can get involved. Use it in the shower, alongside a cleanser for best results. Stimulating your skin and boosting blood flow for healthier-looking limbs, you can use it on your face, too.

Available at BeautyBay.com

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SAIE Sun Melt Natural Cream Bronzer, £20 

Cream bronzers are everywhere but it’s this new from SAIE which is our favourite this summer. Blendable and easy to use, it sculpts, defines and subtly bronzes your skin with a soft, sun-kissed finish that looks healthy and radiant. Skin-loving ingredients like organic colloidal oatmeal, grapeseed oil and silica keep hydration locked in, too, so skin is balances, while benefiting from the key make-up benefits, too. 

Available at CultBeauty.com

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Soak Sunday Midnight Storm Bath & Body Oil, £14

Soak Sunday is one of our favourite brands right now. Sustainable, ethical and incredibly calming, their entire range is indulgent but affordable. We love their new Bath & Body Oils which can be used in the shower, too. Rub them directly onto wet skin, and watch the oil will turn into a nourishing milk. There are three scents available, but we love ‘Midnight Storm’ for its herbal, medicinal quality. A little goes a long way, so these bottles should last you for months on end – although if you do run out, you can easily get refills.

Available at SoakSunday.com

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Sun Bum 3-in-1 Leave In Conditioner, £15.99 

We love Sun Bum’s incredible SPFs, and now, they’re expanding their best-selling range to include haircare. This three-in-one Leave-In Conditioner uses coconut oil, banana pulp and sunflower seed oil to control frizz, prevent split ends and slow colour fade that can happen during the summer thanks to regular UV exposure. Added antioxidants also leave a protective veil on your hair, while simultaneously boosting body and volume, too – no wonder it’s so popular. Spray it onto wet or dry hair, comb through and leave it for the day.

Available at CultBeauty.com

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UN_DID Water Tint For Face, £19 

This new face tint has been making waves for a reason. Available in a huge array of shades, it caters to everyone, with a quenching, hydrating finish that looks and feels like skin, just with a more even glow. Part-moisturiser, part-serum, it’s water based so it blends and blurs to match your natural colouring. You’ll love the added hyaluronic acid, aloe vera and chamomile, the combination of which calms redness, addresses blemishes and evens out uneven bumps.

Available at LibertyLondon.com

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Versed Back Up Plan Acne Control Body Mist, £11.99 

Around 60% of us will suffer from ‘bacne’ at some point in our lives – the skin here is thicker, with larger pores, so it’s no wonder breakouts are common. Luckily, it’s easier to remedy than ever before. This new Control Body Mist from Versed uses salicylic acid, tea tree oil and witch hazel to fight off bacteria and control excess oil – all three take down redness in a flash, too. As it’s a spray, it’s easy to reach the area, while the fast-drying time means you’re never left stuck to your clothes. It’s not just the back that can benefit – use it on your chest, bum or anywhere you feel you need it.

Available at VersedSkin.com

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WXY Velvet Woods & Amber Candle, £18 

We’re always on the lookout for new candle brands and WXY is our current favourite. Prices start from just £12, but their slick aesthetic and cool packaging would make you think they’re double the price. All packaging is recyclable, while the candles themselves are hand poured in the UK and free from parabens and animal-derived ingredients. Plus, the wax is 100% soy and palm-free. There are so many to choose from, but Velvet Woods & Amber is our favourite for its cosy, warming scent. The fragrances are potent, too – expect them to linger for hours long after you blow them out.

Available at BeautyBay.com

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