8 of the best new budget beauty buys of spring 2019
Want change from $20? You got it
By Iantha Yu
Beauty Crew Beauty Editor / September 16 2019
If you thought you can’t get a good quality and high-performance beauty product that’s not wildly expensive, then we’re about to prove you wrong. And yep, they’re all full-sized, too. Without further ado… here are the best budget beauty buys under $20 that we can’t stop using.
Blistex Lip Infusions Nourish, $5.95
When it comes to beauty necessities, you can’t go past your trusty lip balm to soothe dry skin. This spring, we’re reaching for Blistex Lip Infusions Nourish, which is loaded with ceramides to nourish, plus the stick design keeps your fingers mess-free.
The Ordinary Squalane Cleanser, $13.90
We’re shocked by The Ordinary’s prices time and time again, and their Squalane Cleanser is no exception. Warm up the balm-like formula in your hands for a couple of seconds, then massage it in circular motions on your face to melt away makeup and debris.
Flower Beauty Light Illusion Full Coverage Concealer, $9.99
Fact: Just because something is under $10 doesn’t mean the quality isn’t there. Case in point… the Flower Light Illusion Full Coverage Concealer, which quickly covers blemishes and dark circles without looking cakey, heavy or unnaturally matte.
Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Face & Body Sunscreen Stick, $16.99
An SPF 50 sunscreen captured in an oil-free and non-comedogenic formula that can be swiped straight onto your face and body? We’re sold. Pack this in your handbag and beach bag to top up your sun protection throughout the day.
NYX Professional Makeup Bare With Me Prime. Set. Refresh. Multitasking Spray, $19.95
Boosted with aloe and cucumber extracts, mist this before foundation to hydrate your skin or afterwards to set the look. Or, for a midday pick-me-up, spritz it all over to refresh your makeup.
Revolution Reloaded Palette in Fundamental, $8
To say that we’re excited to swipe these colours onto our eyelids is an understatement. The reason why we can’t stop using this palette isn’t just because of the affordable price point, it’s because the colours are so pigmented you only need to apply a tiny amount at a time (which *really* gives you bang for your buck).
Olay Skinfusion Wrinkle Relaxing Sheet Mask with Sake Yeast, $9.99
You can’t go past a nourishing sheet mask to restore moisture levels in your skin… not to mention, they force you to take a break for once. Our pick this season is the Wrinkle Relaxing Sheet Mask with Sake Yeast, which promises to refresh the complexion and address fine lines in a matter of minutes.
Davines Let It Go Circle Chronicle Mask, $18.95
A seriously good hair mask that gives salon-quality results, with change from a $20 note? We couldn’t believe it either. This one is a de-stress treatment for your hair and mind. Loaded with brahmi oil and sweet orange essential oils to invigorate the senses, the Davines Let It Go Circle Chronicle Mask is a must-have for parched strands this spring.
Are there any beauty products under $20 that you recommend? Let us know in the comments below.
Main image credit: Sevak Babakhani
Iantha is BEAUTYcrew's Beauty Editor, and has been part of the team since the site launched in 2016. Besides pinky-nude nail polish and wispy false lashes, she has a healthy obsession with face masks and skin care ingredients. Her previous work can be found in Virgin Australia Voyeur, Women's Health, and SHOP Til You Drop.