20 New Beauty Buys Under £20

20 New 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 trying now…

& Other Stories Eye Colour Cream in Solstice Lush, £13


A great, affordable dupe for Charlotte Tilbury’s cult eye creams, these little pots allow you to create a foolproof smokey eye in seconds. We’re loving this ‘Solstice Lush’ shade, a rose gold that adds warmth and subtle depth – perfect for summer. Sweep on with your fingers, building and mixing to create a sheer wash or something more intense. 

Available at Stories.com


Fenty Beauty Cheeks Out Freestyle Cream Blush, £19


Available in an abundance of tones, these blushers from Fenty give a fresh-faced flush that lasts for hours. The formula is very buildable, allowing you to take it from sheer to opaque in seconds – just use a brush for the best results. They work particularly well on mature skin types because it won’t sink into creases or flake, either.

Available at Boots.com


Bouclème Silk Scrunchie, £16


Fed up of tight hair ties that snag? Unlike others on the market, Bouclème’s new silk scrunchies are more affordable, but still combat breakage by using the softest material to minimise pressure on the hair – so much so, the brand even say you’re safe to sleep with them in. A great present, too.

Available at Boucleme.com


Brushworks Multi-Tasking Brush In White/Gold, £5.99


A good all-rounder, this dome-shaped brush blends and buffs all formulas seamlessly – from creams to powders and liquids. Despite its affordable price tag, it rarely loses bristles, while also delivering great coverage with a believable finish.

Available at LookFantastic.com


Caudalie Soleil des Vignes Shower Gel, £9


If you’re bored of your current body wash, pick up Caudalie’s new shower gel. Formulated with 100% plant-based ingredients, it’s gentle, while still delivering a thorough cleanse that doesn’t disrupt the pH balance of the skin. Aloe vera keeps skin hydrated and smooth, while coconut, orange blossom and jasmine linger all day for a highly-addictive, summer scent. 

Available at LookFantastic.com


Clinique Moisture Surge Pop Lip Triple Balm, £17.50


These pocket-sized balms provide serious moisture (up to 72 hours), while the pretty colours give a sheer tint that looks healthy and plump. Shea butter, vitamin E and humectants lock in hydration so chapped skin and flaky patches don’t stand a chance. Wear it solo as a tint, or over your favourite lipstick for extra pigment and shine. You’ll want every shade.

Available at LookFantastic.com


Garnier Ambre Solaire Ultra-Light Sensitive Sun Protection Face Fluid SPF50, £7


If you’re looking for a daily SPF that sits imperceptibly underneath make-up, this is one of the best. The milky texture sinks in fast and dries down matte, so you never have any sticky or greasy feel left over. It also protects against UVB, UVA and infrared lights, while hyaluronic acid locks in hydration for longer. A summer staple.

Available at Boots.com


GLOV Eye Make-Up Brush Set, £8.90


Whether you’re looking to overhaul your brushes, or fancy trying out a new brand, this handy set has everything you need to create flawless eye looks. Tucked neatly inside a metallic tube, you’ll find six different brushes – from eyeshadow to a liner applicator – all of which are easy-to-use thanks to their soft but firm bristles. 

Available at LookFantastic.com


Holika Holika Clean Up Lip & Eye Make-Up Remover, £5.95


This new remover is a bestseller, dissolving even the most stubborn, water-resistant formulas. Sitting in two-phases, the formula comes together to get rid of dirt without leaving a tacky or greasy film behind. Olive extract keeps dryness and sensitivity at bay, while the super berry complex is what makes the formula so fluid – so you never have to tug or pull. Quick, easy and affordable.

Available at LookFantastic.com


Indeed Labs Retinol Reface, £16.66


Combining retinol with bakuchiol (a natural form of retinol), this powerhouse formula works double time to stimulate sluggish cells and boost collagen levels. Apply a few pumps post-cleanse every other night for best results, and always follow with SPF each morning. You’ll soon see the smoothing results as skin becomes stronger and more resilient over time. A great buy for those new to retinol, or who want something super gentle.

Available at LookFantastic.com


Inglot False Lash Effect Mascara, £10


A great high-street mascara, the thick wand bulks up even the limpest of lashes. It’s packed with rich, black pigment for inky definition, while the formula itself has incredible staying power. One for those seeking lots of clump-free volume.

Available at Inglotuk.com


L'Oréal Paris Glow Mon Amour Highlight Drops Infused with Coconut Oil, £9.99


New for summer, these silky highlighter drops work well with other formulas for unbeatable luminosity. Pipette a small amount on to clean skin and wear solo for subtle dewiness, or blend with your go-to base. If applying on top of your make-up, dab onto cheekbones, the end of your nose and cupid’s bow – you can even try a small amount on your collar bone and décolletage. Thanks to the minimal shimmer, it catches the light beautifully.

Available at LookFantastic.com


NCLA Beauty Sugar, Sugar Natural Lip Scrub, £12.96


Formulated with vitamins E and C, this gritty scrub makes light work of chapped lips. That said, shea butter and agave nectar ensure it’s never too abrasive, by working to replenish any lost moisture. Plus, it’s available in five different shades and scents – from a soft watermelon to a pretty peach. A great buy for those who love lipstick and suffer from dry lips.

Available at SkinStore.com


No7 Summer Edit Limited Edition Face Palette, £18


No7’s new palette can be used all over the face and on the lids for a bronzy glow. It has two highlighters, as well as warm bronze/blush tones to bring depth and structure to the face. Sweep the shades on individually, or take a big, fluffy brush and swirl together for a naturally sun-kissed look.

Available at Boots.com


NUXE Refreshing Toning Mist, £15.50


The name of this mist gives it away. Formulated with rose water and skin-soothing allantoin, just a few spritzes gently coats the complexion with some much-needed moisture, while cleansing corn and coconut lift away any remnants of make-up. The addition of in-built botanicals gives skin a fresh, dewy glow, too.

Available at LookFantastic.com


Revolution Skincare Hyaluronic Acid Overnight Hydrating Face Mask, £8


Those with dry, tight skin will love Revolution’s quenching mask. Made with a blend of vitamin E and sweet almond oil, it works overnight to make a visible difference come morning. Expect your skin to feel soothed and plump, with instant softness. Try applying it when you’re feeling puffy after a late night for extra benefits.

Available at Boots.com


Rituals The Ritual of Sakura Foaming Shower Gel, £8.50


Following in the footsteps of its popular ‘Ritual of Jing’ shower gel, this new fragrance is both clean and invigorating. On first pump, the formula dispenses as a milky oil, but soon foams up into a satisfying lather. Not only is the scent heavenly, it also works to deeply hydrate and nourish dry limbs with organic rice milk and cherry blossom.

Available at JohnLewis.com


Seoulista Beauty Wonderberry Skin Defence Instant Facial, £7.99


As well as being 100% biodegradable, this product is also vegan-friendly and cruelty-free, making it suitable for all skin types and good the planet. Blueberry, pomegranate and hyaluronic acid come together to brighten, tighten and refine, while ceramides rebuild the skin barrier by forming a protective layer that limits moisture loss. It’s not a long-term solution, but a satisfying quick-fix with impressive, radiant results.

Available at LookFantastic.com


Tangle Teezer On-The-Go Metallic Detangling Brush, £14


The latest Tangle Teezer remains as good as the original, only this time, the compact packaging makes it better for on-the-go. The long teeth detangle even the most stubborn knots, while the shorter ones keep strands smooth and shiny. The handy cover also keeps a build-up of dust and dirt from affecting the bristles.

Available at LookFantastic.com


XX Revolution Cloud CompleXXion Primer, £15


A Boots bestseller, this primer flew off the shelves following its launch. It’s soothing to apply, while the finish it lends skin looks like glass. Let it sink in for at least five minutes so it blends seamlessly with other formulas, including make up. Its luminous dry down is a huge bonus, too, offering subtle but believable radiance. One of the best primers we’ve tried in a long time. 

Available at Boots.com

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