30 Top Budget Beauty Buys under £20

You don’t have to spend big to get results. DESIblitz presents the cheapest beauty products around that really work.

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Style and set hair the right way.

When it comes to the best affordable beauty products, you really are spoilt for choice these days.

For starters, everything spanning skin, makeup, hair, nails and more is under one roof, tightly packed onto shelves close to overflowing.

Purse-friendly skincare formulas have come on leaps and bounds, so it’s not unusual to find the same transformative actives in a serum for £20 as you would in a luxury product.

And finally, the high street is embracing makeup brands with an array of shade ranges that are inclusive for all.

Essentially, our high street and its online portals are a gold mine for high-performance beauty products that rival high-end brands, just without the hefty price tag.

Here are 30 of the best budget beauty products available on the high street for under £20.

Garnier Summer Body Hydrating Gradual Tan Moisturiser

50 Top Budget Beauty Buys under £20 - 10Create glowing skin with the Garnier Summer Body Hydrating Gradual Tan Moisturiser.

The silky formula intensely moisturises and gradually builds a natural-looking tan in harmony with your skin tone.

Enriched with the natural extract of Apricot, Summer Body restores hydration to the skin all day long, leaving it feeling soft and supple.

Priced at £9.99, this body lotion can be purchased from Boots, Superdrug and ASDA.

Lottie London Velvet Skin Tint

50 Top Budget Beauty Buys under £20 - 14Create a balanced, lightweight and natural-looking complexion with the Lottie London Velvet Skin Tint.

Formulated as an alternative to heavier foundations, this soft-focus skin tint provides light, sheer coverage that works to unify skin tone without appearing cakey on the face.

The skin tint is easily blendable, gliding on effortlessly before drying down to an even matte finish.

Available in a range of different shades, the silky formula is infused with skincare benefits to help treat the visage while laying down a subtle veil of colour.

Nivea Original Care Lip Balm

50 Top Budget Beauty Buys under £20 - 1Experience long-lasting moisture for your lips with this unique caring formula made with naturally derived ingredients, including 100% natural jojoba oil.

The Nivea Original Care Lip Balm keeps your lips beautifully smooth and supple, protecting them from drying out.

With this caring lip balm, which retails for £2.25, you can enjoy natural healthy-looking lips all day.

This lip balm can be easily purchased from a variety of stores including Boots, Superdrug and ASDA.

NYX Professional Makeup Matte Setting Spray

50 Top Budget Beauty Buys under £20 - 11Lock makeup firmly into place, all day and night, with the NYX Professional Makeup Matte Setting Spray.

The lightweight spray effortlessly mists over the complexion to set and mattify the skin.

An essential in any makeup bag, this setting spray helps to keep makeup looking feel fresh for longer.

Ideal for those with oily skin, the shine-fighting formula keeps your visage matte and even, no matter what the day throws at you.

Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara

50 Top Budget Beauty Buys under £20 - 7Achieve sultry and seductive eyes with the Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara.

This plumping mascara enhances your eyelashes with extreme volume and definition, curling and lengthening to deliver an enticing, daring and dramatic finish.

The liquid formula combs smoothly through your lashes while the curved brush head grabs at every hair, helping to create an ultra-magnified effect.

Intensely pigmented and clump-free, the black mascara, which costs £9.99, ensures eyes appear bright, bold and beguiling.

La Roche-Posay Toleriane Sensitive Rich Moisturiser

50 Top Budget Beauty Buys under £20 - 12Hydrate sensitive skin with the La Roche-Posay Toleriane Sensitive Rich Moisturiser, a deeply nourishing formula that delivers soothing and protective benefits.

The high-tolerance moisturiser effectively repairs and protects the skin’s barrier while reducing signs of discomfort, including tightness, tingling, dryness and occasional redness.

Providing 48-hour hydration, the rich face cream envelops the visage to comfort and relieve.

Infused with Glycerin, Shea Butter, Vitamin B3, and La Roche-Posay Thermal Water to soothe and protect.

Bondi Sands Aero Aerated Tanning Foam

50 Top Budget Beauty Buys under £20 - 17Get glowing with the Bondi Sands’ Aero Aerated Tanning Foam, a revolutionary self-tanning formula that boasts a weightless, mousse-like texture that rapidly and deeply absorbs into the skin and dries in seconds, leaving you with a golden, natural-looking finish that never feels sticky.

Delicately scenting skin with the brand’s signature Coconut fragrance, the formula includes dual tanning actives for a deeper, darker tan that lasts for up to 7 days.

The addition of moisturising ingredients Vitamin E and Jojoba ensures skin feels silky-smooth and hydrated.

NUXE Huile Prodigieuse Multi-Purpose Dry Oil

50 Top Budget Beauty Buys under £20 - 29Treat yourself to the iconic NUXE Huile Prodigieuse Multi Usage Dry Oil, a luxurious dry oil that nourishes and softens both your skin and hair, now with a new formulation for 2017 to deliver even more benefits.

Specially formulated with a unique cocktail of Vitamin E and six precious plant oils, the oil offers ultimate hydration to leave skin feeling soft and hair ultra-glossy.

Tsubaki Oil creates a protective shield, helping to combat daily pollutants that may lead to signs of ageing.

It has a non-greasy, lightweight feel and a sweet fragrance, featuring top notes of Orange Blossom, heart notes of Rose and Lily, and Vanilla base notes.

The Ordinary Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%

50 Top Budget Beauty Buys under £20 - 19Working to create the appearance of radiant, even skin, the Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% Serum from The Ordinary harnesses the powers of advanced science and high concentrations of vitamins and minerals.

The lightweight serum infuses skin with an intense dose of Niacinamide (Vitamin B3), which helps to minimise the appearance of blemishes and imperfections.

The addition of Zinc Salt balances the formula, helping to absorb excess oils for a more balanced and refined-looking complexion.

This highly popular serum retails for £5.00.

Lanolips Tinted SPF30 Balm

50 Top Budget Beauty Buys under £20 - 13Get instant sumptuous lips and a hint of colour with the award-winning Lanolips Tinted Balm SPF30.

Enriched with the brand’s Ultra Pure Grade Lanolin and Vitamin E, the non-sticky lip gloss hydrates lips, whilst its SPF30 protects from environmental stresses.

Delivering a sheer tint of colour that deepens your natural lip colour, the gloss lends your pout a healthy glow and is perfect for lightly dabbing on cheekbones as a highlighter.

Intensely nourishing, it transforms dry lips to leave them feeling soft, supple and conditioned.

Super Facialist Vitamin C+ Skin Renew Cleansing Oil

50 Top Budget Beauty Buys under £20 - 18Enjoy a rejuvenating cleanse with the Super Facialist Vitamin C+ Skin Renew Cleansing Oil, a best-selling formula to dissolve makeup and impurities.

Transforming into a light milky texture, the oil-based cleanser breaks down stubborn cosmetics to leave you feeling clean and fresh.

Vitamin C and olive oil also seek to nourish and brighten the skin, promoting an energised complexion.

This cleansing oil retails for £11.00.

ICONIC London Lip Plumping Gloss

50 Top Budget Beauty Buys under £20 - 20Create the illusion of fuller, more kissable lips with the ICONIC London Lip Plumping Gloss.

The lightweight formula glides effortlessly across your mouth, never leaving a greasy, sticky residue.

Enriched with a Biomimetic Peptide, the lip-plumping gloss works to offer the look of a bolder, more defined pout, as the intensely shiny formula allows you to conform to the current wet-look trends being seen across the beauty industry.

The lip gloss encourages the appearance of improved natural collagen production, leaving an enviable finished aesthetic in its wake.

Maybelline Fit Me! Matte and Poreless Powder

50 Top Budget Beauty Buys under £20 - 26Achieve a professional makeup look with the Fit Me Matte and Poreless Powder from Maybelline.

Delivering natural-looking coverage, the weightless powder minimises the appearance of pores and imperfections, whilst eliminating unwanted shine for a mattified finish that lasts.

Housed in a mirrored compact with a sponge applicator for touch-ups on the go.

L’Oréal Paris Hairspray by Elnett

50 Top Budget Beauty Buys under £20 - 30Style and set hair the right way with the L’Oréal Paris Elnett Normal Strength Hairspray.

Boasting a weightless formula that disappears at the stroke of a brush, this powerhouse hairspray gives a strong and long-lasting hold to help keep locks in place all day long.

A unique micro-diffused spray is ultra-fine to prevent product build-up at the roots and lengths, working to leave hair clean, soft and luxuriously shiny.

The styling mist protects locks against the effects of humidity while securing all hair types and styles with supreme, durable hold.

The Ordinary Caffeine Solution 5% + EGCG

50 Top Budget Beauty Buys under £20 - 28-2Counteract dark circles and puffiness with the 5% Caffeine Solution + EGCG from The Ordinary.

Delivering a highly concentrated dosage of Caffeine and Epigallocatechin Gallatyl Glucoside (EGCG) derived from Green Tea Leaves, the lightweight serum rapidly absorbs into the delicate eye contour to help reduce the appearance of discolouration and alleviate symptoms of fatigue and stress.

Skin feels refreshed and lifted with enhanced hydration and a more even tone.

Morphe 9R Bronze Metal Artistry Palette

50 Top Budget Beauty Buys under £20 - 27Brush your lids with sun-kissed summer tones with the Morphe 9R Bronze Metal Artistry Palette.

This eyeshadow palette is detailed with hues of bronze, copper and gold, wrapped in one handy mirrored compact.

From dazzling shimmers to silky mattes, discover high-power shades that’ll make your eyes pop.

This palette lends itself to a series of warm, sensual makeup looks, perfect for every season.

The INKEY List SPF30 Sunscreen

50 Top Budget Beauty Buys under £20 - 25Take care of your skin with The INKEY List SPF30 Sunscreen 100% Mineral UV Filters.

A fundamental step to any skincare routine, this SPF gives broad-spectrum protection to help guard complexions from harmful UVA and UVB rays.

Formulated with 22% non-nano Zinc Oxide, the sun cream is designed for daily use and is suitable for all skin types, including those prone to breakouts and sensitivity.

The 100% mineral formula boasts non-comedogenic and anti-irritation properties, gliding smoothly across the skin while it resists clogging the pores.

L’Oréal Paris Age Perfect Cleansing Wipes

50 Top Budget Beauty Buys under £20 - 6Infused with soothing, calming properties, the L’Oréal Paris Age Perfect Cleansing Wipes specifically target dull, lifeless skin, rejuvenating tired cells and pores.

With age, the skin’s repair processes naturally slow down, yet the concentration of Vitamin C and Dermoliss within these wipes helps to revitalise action, creating a younger, fresher look.

Produced with naturally derived fibres from renewable sources, these handy face wipes respect environmental and corporeal factors, disintegrating naturally after use.

These beauty cleansing wipes are available for purchase at £4.95.

Moroccanoil Glimmer Shine Spray

50 Top Budget Beauty Buys under £20 - 21The perfect final touch to any style, Moroccanoil Glimmer Shine is a finishing spray that attracts and reflects light to give hair a gorgeous gloss.

Infused with argan oil, vitamins and antioxidants, it creates an invisible veil of pure, luminous shine which helps protect hair against environmental elements such as the sun, salt water and chlorine.

It also enhances colour and highlights, for hair that reflects beautifully in any light.

This beauty spray, which is also alcohol-free, retails for £19.95.

NYX Professional Makeup Butter Gloss

50 Top Budget Beauty Buys under £20 - 22Add a splash of sumptuous colour to your lips with the NYX Professional Makeup Butter Gloss, a silky liquid lip colour with a high-shine glossy finish.

Gliding effortlessly onto lips with a melting feel, the gloss delivers sheer to medium coverage that adds a pop of buttery smooth colour to your makeup look.

Soft and non-sticky, the lip gloss will leave your pout looking supple and ultra-kissable. It is a must-have beauty product.

L’Oréal Paris True Match Liquid Foundation

50 Top Budget Beauty Buys under £20 - 16Achieve a flawless complexion with the L’Oréal Paris True Match Foundation, a lightweight liquid foundation with skin-perfecting pigments for a natural finish.

Its ultra-creamy formula melts effortlessly onto the skin and delivers long-wearing, even coverage so you can experience a smooth, luminous complexion with every application.

Blendable and buildable, the foundation offers a diverse spectrum of shades so you can find your true colour match.

Enriched with vitamin B2 and provitamin B5, the anti-pollutant formula promises to improve skin quality over time through vital hydration.

Weleda Skin Food

50 Top Budget Beauty Buys under £20 - 24One of the beauty industry’s best-kept secrets, Weleda Skin Food is a nourishing treatment for the whole body that reams of A-listers swear by.

Racking up multiple awards, this nourishing beauty product refreshes the skin keeping it protected from the elements.

This marvellous intensive moisture cream is deep-penetrating and ideal for use on dry patches of skin and for added winter protection.

Made with organic sunflower seed oil and extracts of wild pansy, chamomile, calendula and revitalising rosemary extract this hydrating treatment is perfect for use on the whole body.

Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder

50 Top Budget Beauty Buys under £20 - 23Finish your makeup with the Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder, a mattifying setting powder that locks makeup in place while minimising shine.

Using natural minerals to control shine for up to six hours, the oil-absorbing finishing powder has a smooth, non-powdery texture that blends seamlessly onto the skin to set base makeup and minimise the appearance of pores.

Promoting a flawless, shine-free complexion, it applies without cakiness and is virtually undetectable for a natural, true matte finish.

Garnier Moisture Bomb Pomegranate Hydrating Face Sheet Mask

50 Top Budget Beauty Buys under £20 - 2The Garnier Moisture Bomb Pomegranate Hydrating Face Sheet Mask is a revitalising face mask perfect for those whose skin needs a boost.

Infused with a quantity of one full bottle of serum, the Garnier sheet masks contain natural plant extracts and hyaluronic acid to plump skin with moisture, reduce the look of fine lines and revive radiance for skin that glows.

The Moisture Bomb sheet masks are biodegradable by home compost, vegan and approved by Cruelty-Free International under the Leaping Bunny programme.

Available for £2.99, this sheet mask can be purchased from Boots, Superdrug and Amazon.

Maybelline Great Lash Mascara

50 Top Budget Beauty Buys under £20 - 3Maximise your eyes with the Maybelline Great Lash Mascara in ‘Blackest Black’.

With an expert, clump-free formula and lash-building brush, the thickening mascara glides on smoothly, conditioning as it plumps and expands lashes to create a thicker, fuller, built-up look without globs.

Upon application, your eyelashes will look instantly volumized and smoulderingly black.

The mascara, which retails for £6.99, is also hypoallergenic and contact lens safe.

CeraVe Foaming Cleanser

50 Top Budget Beauty Buys under £20 - 9Formulated with normal to oily skin in mind, the bestselling CeraVe Foaming Cleanser with Niacinamide transforms from a hydrating gel texture to a rich lather upon contact with water.

Seeking to purify the skin’s appearance without stripping essential moisture, the cleanser is enriched with the brand’s signature triple ceramide beauty blend and hyaluronic acid that work together to nurture your skin barrier.

Skin-balancing niacinamide lends a brightening and unifying effect to help reduce the appearance of imperfections.

Skin appears refreshed and radiant as the daily cleanser sweeps away excess oils and impurities to promote the look of revitalised skin.

Sally Hansen Hard as Nails Treatment

50 Top Budget Beauty Buys under £20 - 4Strengthen your nails with the Sally Hansen Hard as Nails Treatment, an advanced nail strengthener formulated with Nylon to fortify fragile nails and help prevent peeling.

Promoting stronger, smoother-looking nails, the clear nail hardener works to protect and harden the nails while smoothing the look of ridges.

Natural Omega 3 and Soy help diminish the appearance of ridges for smoother, shinier and healthier-looking nails.

The extra strength formula, which retails for £5.00, is available to purchase from Boots, Superdrug and LookFantastic.

Morphe Continuous Setting Mist

50 Top Budget Beauty Buys under £20 - 15Keep your makeup in place around the clock with the Morphe Continuous Setting Mist.

This beauty product is an air-powered spray that delivers even and controlled application.

Easy to apply, the micro-fine mist helps to prolong makeup wear, whilst preventing melting, caking and fading for a long-lasting, picture-perfect complexion that looks radiant and dewy.

The skin feels smooth and flawless throughout the day.

Revolution Pro True Love Eye and Cheek Palette

50 Top Budget Beauty Buys under £20 - 5Fall in love with the Revolution Pro True Love Eye and Cheek Palette.

The luxuriously-designed gold mirrored compact houses an eye-catching array of face and eye powders, seeking to fulfil all of your make-up needs in one place.

The richly pigmented palette features four shimmer and matte shadows, a defining contour, a high-intensity blush and an illuminating highlight, perfect to create a multitude of glamourous looks.

Retailing for £9.00, this palette can be purchased from Beauty Bay, LookFantastic and ASOS.

L’Oréal Paris Volume Million Lashes Mascara

50 Top Budget Beauty Buys under £20 - 8Create the ultimate fanned-out flutter with the L’Oréal Paris Volume Million Lashes Mascara.

With a Millionizer brush that boasts a multitude of long and short bristles, the flexible elastomer applicator evenly coats your lashes from root to tip.

Finished with an excess wiper to remove clumps and overload, it gives you just the right amount of formula to achieve long, volumized lashes.

This mascara retails for £10.99 and is available from Boots and Superdrug.

Legacy beauty brands like Maybelline, Max Factor and L’Oreal have stood the test of time, building upon their formulas to bring us foundations, mascaras and eyebrow stylers that stand up against luxury labels.

And skincare innovators like The Inkey List, The Ordinary and BYBI have joined the beauty ranks, too.

There has never been a better time in budget beauty.

Ravinder is a Journalism BA graduate. She has a strong passion for all things fashion, beauty, and lifestyle. She also likes to watch films, read books and travel.

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