20 New Beauty Buys Under £20

With endless beauty products delivered daily on the SL beauty desk, we try and test every product to give you honest, affordable, trustworthy buys that really live up to their expectations. In a bid to assist you on your quest, we’ve collated the latest and greatest buys you should be investing in, starting from £2.99…

1. Bobbi Brown High Shine Liquid Eyeshadows, £18.50 

These water-based shadows glide along the lash line and all over the lids for a pretty wash of colour that’s never overdone or too theatrical. While the subtly shimmering colour sets quickly and doesn’t budge.

Avaliable at BobbiBrown.co.uk

2. Escentric 01 Body Wash, £20

Fans of the EDP will be pleased to hear they can now get their molecule fix in body wash, too. With a surprisingly high percentage of fragrance, it keeps skin feeling and smelling fresh with that beloved woody scent.

Avaliable at CultBeauty.co.uk

3. Fenty Fly Baby Mini Eye Primer & Liner, £19

We can’t get enough of this travel-friendly set from Fenty. While it’s an investment for miniatures, both go the distance in terms of longevity and are brilliant for on-the-go. It also makes for a nice little gift for Fenty fans.

Avaliable at HarveyNichols.com

4. H&M Candles, £2.99

Ultra-chic and available in five delicious aromas, these little candles are a great addition to any home – and at that price, you may as well stock up on each and every one. A real high-street win.

Available at H&M.

5. Garden of Wisdom Neurophroline Serum, £18

Packed with two types of hyaluronic acid and ingredient of the moment, neurophroline, GOW’s latest serum works to break down signs of stress and environmental damage on the skin. Clarity, radiance and protection par excellence – we’re hooked.

Avaliable at VictoriaHealth.com

6. FRESH Sugar Roll On Deodorant, £17.50

We put this through its paces on some particular sticky days, and very impressed that it lasted so long with a very subtle, but sweet scent. Another bonus? You only need a tiny amount, so you really do get your bang for your buck with this, not to mention it’s harm-free natural formula.

Avaliable at JohnLewis.com

7. Givenchy Le Vernis in Vivid Orange, £9.75 (was £19.50)

One of summer’s best bright shades, Givenchy’s new coral-orange looks particularly chic against tanned skin, or a LBD as an added accessory.

Avaliable at Harrods.com

8. Glossier Brow Flick, £15

It’s been four years since Glossier launched their cult Boy Brow and now they’re taking it up a notch with their brand-new Brow Flick. With a superfine, flexible brush, it deposits hair like strokes that actually look natural and blend in with your actual hairs seamlessly. The key is to take it lightly and brush on in deft movements as lightly as possible because once this sets, it really is staying put.

Avaliable at Glossier.com

9. Isle of Paradise Express Ultra Dark Self-Tanning Mousse, £15.96 (was £19.95)

After fans said the original self-tanning mousse wasn’t rich enough, Isle of Paradise dropped this express version and it doesn’t disappoint. The spreadable formula also makes it one of the easiest ways to add a sun-kissed glow fast, as well as helping you to contour your body with confidence.

Avaliable at BeautyBay.com

10. Kosame Aloe Revital Sleeping Pack, £12

This Korean sleep mask combats dry, parched skin with soothing jeju aloe vera and mineral oils for complexion that’s left feeling rose-petal soft. It’s also completely chemical-free, so it’s particularly great for sensitive skin.

Avaliable at KosameBeauty.com

11. Kure Bazaar Nail Polishes, £15

For those who prefer something more neutral to bright summer hues, look to Kure Bazaar’s newest launches. We’re loving the shade ‘French Rose Glow’ for the clean, but soft pink finish it leaves behind. While the price tag may seem hefty, it’s worth noting these polishes stay put for days (seriously, we’ve tested them) and are eco-friendly with non-toxic formulas, while vitamin E and bamboo lock in hydration for optimum nail health.

Available at LoveLula

12. Morphe X Jaclyn Hill Eyeshadow Palette, £15

A go-to brand for make-up artists and serious beauty insiders alike thanks to its ultra-pigmented, long-wearing shades. This new palette is full of suits-all shades – from dusty pinks to moss greens and crimson reds – perfect when you want a chic alternative to black.

Avaliable at LookFantastic.com

13. Nudestix Matte Lip Colours, £20

These velvety crayons are the ultimate pick-me-up. They saturate the lips with vivid colour and glide on super smoothly without fading, feathering or flinching. You can scribble a little on the cheeks, too. The ultimate multi-tasking must-have.  

Avaliable at CultBeauty.co.uk

14. NYX Bare With Me Tinted Skin Veil BB Cream, £10

Available in 12 shades, NYX’s new skin veil is a weightless, tinted BB cream that gives breathable coverage with nourishing aloe vera. While it won’t conceal and cover every imperfection, it does leave behind a soft glow that makes it easy to wear solo – perfect for those who hate wearing heavy base or any foundation phobes.

Avaliable at CultBeauty.co.uk

15. Patchology Posh Peel Pedicure, £18

With a blend of alpha hydroxyl acids and moisturising agents (in this case, castor oil and rosemary extract) this foot treatment works to remove dead skin build-up and restore softness, all in the comfort of your own home. They come with some cute socks to wear, too, and depending on your needs, you can decide how long to leave them on for depending on the level of exfoliation you’re after.

Avaliable at CultBeauty.co.uk

16. Redken Nature Science Haircare Range, £13.88

A recent survey revealed 50% of us are concerned about the chemical impact shampoo and conditioners have on our skin. To combat this, Redken launched their new Nature & Science range, which is a no-compromise natural alternative to their cult hair products. Made with 99% naturally derived ingredients, their new products are still as effective as the originals, just 100% vegan, sulphate free and paraben free – plus their packaging is made with post-consumer recycled plastic. Finally, haircare you can feel good about using guilt-free. 

Avaliable at LookFantastic.com

17. Stila Beauty Boss Gloss, £14

Stila’s new mirror-like glosses don’t just deliver on shine factor – a couple of swipes will coat lips in vibrant, full-on colour that doesn’t go sticky or clump, while the hyaluronic acid inside keeps lips smooth and nourished.

Avaliable at BeautyBay.com

18. The Inkey List Bakuchiol, £7.95 (was £9.99)

Find retinol too strong? Bakuchiol is the new natural alternative that’s gentler, vegan-friendly and still delivers the same effects of vitamin A. We can’t get enough of The Inkey List’s latest variation. Designed to reduce fine lines, wrinkles and even out skin tone, this antioxidant-rich moisturiser works fast so you’ll see impressive results within just a few days. 

Avaliable at FeelUnique.com

19. Up Circle Beauty Coffee Scrub, £14.95

Packed with grapefruit, coffee and sea salt, Up Circle’s chic scrub gently buffs the skin, making it infinitely more enjoyable to hit the shower. We love the squeeze tube, too, that makes it clean and easy to use. 

Avaliable at BeautyBay.com

20. Vichy Mineral 89 Eye, £20

Wake up tired eyes with Vichy’s new brightening treatment. Made with hyaluronic acid, pure caffeine extract and thermal water, the potent formula works over time to provide radiance and minimise the appearance of lines and dark circles. It lasts for months on end, too, as you only need a little amount at a time.

Avaliable at LookFantastic.com

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