10 Best Beauty Finds Under $20

As much as I love my luxury beauty products, I can never resist a good drugstore find. Some of my favourite beauty must-haves are easy on the wallet, so I can fatten my budget for luxury buys that are actually worth it. Since I have no patience for crowds, I’m a big proponent of online shopping, Amazon being my favourite hunting ground. So today, I wanted to share my 10 favourite beauty finds under $20.

L’Oreal Pure-Clay Energizing and Brightening Mask ($12.99)
I’ve raved about this mask in my Instagram pictures and stories alike. It’s my go-to whenever my skin feels dull or irritated. It’s a miracle worker, and smells incredible! Believe me, it is the best $13 you’ll ever spend.

Ardell Lashes ($10.39)
I was introduced to Ardell in Hawaii by another blogger. You guys, it has changed my life. I wear each lash at least 5 times before discarding it, and it is super easy to apply.

Batiste Dry Shampoo XXL Volume ($8.47)
One of the most common questions I get is how I keep my hair colour from fading. The answer? I only wash my hair every 4 days. If you’ve seen my Instagram stories, you’ll know that I work out, and I get really sweaty. The way I deal with this problem is dry shampoo. Batiste’s XXL Volume one, as the name suggests, gives me a ton of volume which is great because it makes me feel like Beyonce.

Nutiva Coconut Oil ($12.47)
Who could say no to a multi-purpose organic product? I use it on my skin, in my hair, and to roast vegetables.

NYX Contour Palette ($18.02)
If you want to look like Kim K, without spending like her, this contour palette is for you. It’s a great alternative to pricier options like Anastasia Beverley Hills and the Smashbox contour trio.

Neutrogena Makeup Wipes ($9.97)
What would my life be without these travel-friendly, all-in-one life savers? For once, you can believe the TV ads, this removes EVERYTHING.

Vita Liberata Travel Size Self-Tanning Lotion ($12.99)
This baby is your one-stop shop to gorgeous bronzed skin, sans sun damage. Having a travel sized version of it is great when you’re traveling light for a short island getaway.

NYX Intense Lip Butter Gloss ($13.07)
Another great NYX find, proof that you don’t need to spend a fortune on lipstick.

Maybelline Lash Sensation Mascara ($6.96)
In my opinion, mascara is a beauty product you can really save money on. The drugstore mascara options that are available are often on par with their luxury counterparts. Plus, saving money on mascara means you can allocate those funds to products you should actually splurge on, like skincare. As far as drugstore mascaras go, I’m a Maybelline junkie. I’ve yet to have used a bad mascara by them. This particular one is a long-time favourite.

E.L.F. Blending Sponge ($13.89)
I don’t think it’s necessary to buy the OG Beauty Sponge to get that coveted flawless finish. This one is a great dupe for half the price.

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  1. June 23, 2017 / 1:38 pm

    YES!!! The Neutrogena wipes really are perfect and I love that all of the stores I frequent actually carry the travel versions. These are great picks!

    Laura
    Black Coffee Beautiful

  2. June 23, 2017 / 2:27 pm

    the NYX contour palette is my all-time fave! A few of my friends have purchased it after I showed them how to contour with it – it’s great.

    Also the NYX lip butters…the consistency is a teensy bit dry/sticky, but they do the trick. I have a couple of them 🙂

    http://www.luellapearl.com
    Caitlin

  3. June 23, 2017 / 2:46 pm

    Thanks for sharing this! I want to try the Maybelline mascara and ELF sponge. I couldn’t agree more with Ardell lashes! They are awesome!

    http://www.rdsobsessions.com

  4. June 23, 2017 / 6:04 pm

    Love these suggestions! Maybelline mascara has always been a go-to of mine, and I totally agree with you about coconut oil. I love how many purposes it serves!!

    Ciara
    http://www.ciarasalloum.com

  5. June 23, 2017 / 8:35 pm

    You’ve got a great list of products here, girlie, all of which I’ve heard nothing but great things about either the brands or products themselves. I’ve yet to try any of NYX’s lippies, but it seems I have to, they’re all the rage. Thanks for sharing, beauty, and I hope you have a great weekend ahead!

    XO,

    Jalisa
    http://www.thestylecontour.com

  6. Jessi Malay
    June 23, 2017 / 9:10 pm

    Awesome finds girl<3 I've been a long-time fan of Ardell lashes and Neutrogena Wipes, I'll have to try that coconut oil though!

    XO, Jessi
    http://www.mywhitet.com/must-basket-bags/

  7. June 23, 2017 / 9:18 pm

    I’m a huge fan of Neutrogena Makeup wipes. I also recommend Maybelline Under Eye Concealer. So quick and easy!

    xx Yasmin
    http://banglesandbungalows.com

  8. Nina
    June 24, 2017 / 12:19 am

    The ELF sponge sounds wonderful, I need to give it a try.
    Nina’s Style Blog

  9. June 24, 2017 / 6:35 am

    I love clay masks for some deep cleansing and my current one is about to finish! Gonna give the Loreal one a try! Maybelline mascaras are the bomb! Have tried other ones but always come back to maybelline!

    http://www.talesoftwoblog.blogspot.com

  10. June 24, 2017 / 12:07 pm

    I’ve been thinking about doing a post like this! Good picks!
    Keep up with the good work and check out my blog if you fancy,
    xx Kris

    htps://dreamingofpink.wordpress.com

  11. June 24, 2017 / 7:11 pm

    coconut oil is probably my #1 skin product that is easily found in drug stores! It really can be used in so many ways and is natural so it’s so good for your skin!

    http://www.prettyinleather.net

  12. June 25, 2017 / 10:35 am

    Love your list! There’s so many I would love to try! NYX Butter gloss has been on my list of things to try for agesss now and I think i’ll definitely pick it up the next time I head into the store x

    TOUCHOFGS // BLOGLOVIN 

  13. June 25, 2017 / 11:11 am

    I love the products from NYX and also the rest of your tips sound great – thank you so much for sharing <3
    xx, Carmen – http://www.carmitive.com

  14. June 25, 2017 / 5:33 pm

    I’m a big fan of NYX, they lipgloss is such a gorgeous shade!!

    The Quirky Queer

  15. June 25, 2017 / 6:08 pm

    Batiste is my favourite dry shampoo brand. I have tried high end dry shampoos but I always go back to Batiste. Great post!

    Vanessa x | http://www.springlilies.com

  16. miri
    June 25, 2017 / 8:23 pm

    Hi Siffat,

    Thank you for sharing. I would love tho try the clay mask. I find that clay and charcoal face masks are the best.
    X
    Miri

    http://currentlywearing.com

  17. June 26, 2017 / 2:05 am

    So many great finds! I tend to go for investment beauty products but I have to say these deals are irresistible!

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

  18. June 26, 2017 / 3:15 am

    These looks like amazing products, I have to try them soon. Thanks for sharing!

    Camila,
    My Vogue Style | http://www.myvoguestyle.com

  19. June 26, 2017 / 5:09 am

    There are so many fantastic dupes to be found on the market these days! The only issue is that there is SO MUCH product on the market that it gets complicated to weed out the good from the bad. Thankfully, posts like this one really help to narrow down what worth trying. Thank you for posting!

    -Didier
    http://www.didieryhc.com

  20. June 26, 2017 / 11:30 pm

    Great round up! I love Maybelline Lash Sensation Mascara – always so reliable.
    Love the flat lay photo too – those flowers are gorgeous!
    Lyndi

    http://www.stylecalling.com

  21. June 27, 2017 / 3:10 am

    NYX’s Lip Butter Gloss is my all-time favourite! I always get compliments when I wear it and honestly, it’s probably worth more than it costs (i’m not complaining, though)!

    Imogen // http://www.faux-silk.com

  22. June 27, 2017 / 3:18 pm

    So many great beauty bargains! I want them all, and actually they are so cheap I probably can get them all too! hehe
    x Emily
    http://shedoes.com.au

  23. June 27, 2017 / 5:55 pm

    I love finding affordable products with exceptional quality! Thanks for sharing your top picks, Siffat <3

    Blessings,
    Edye | http://gracefulcoffee.com