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Quality, Budget-Friendly Beauty Products for $20 or Less

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April 03, 2014 · 2.1k Views

Some brands of beauty products cost far too much for the average budget-conscious shopper, but you don’t have to give up on wearing moisturizers, concealers, foundations or other makeup. Try some of these makeup and beauty products that regularly sell for under $20, making them a beautiful addition to your bathroom cabinet or makeup bag.

e.l.f. Mineral Foundation

For just $5, you can get a lightweight, mineral foundation from e.l.f., which is an acronym for eyes, lips and face – the parts of the body this brand makes beauty products for. This foundation uses no chemical dyes, parabens or preservatives. Its cruelty-free formula contains SPF 15 to protect your skin from the damaging effects of the sun, and you can get this all for a budget price.

Aveeno Positively Radiant Brightening Cleanser

Clean your entire face and leave it looking radiant while using a product that has a price you can smile about. Aveeno Positively Radiant Brightening Cleanser is a highly rated cleanser that contains Active-Naturals soy extract, purported to turn dull, lifeless skin into fresh, radiant skin. This product cleans makeup from your face without over drying your skin. This cleanser retails for a suggested price of $7.99.

Almay Oil-Free Eye Makeup Remover Pads


You can protect your skin each night by removing your makeup, and even if you wear waterproof eye makeup, you can use makeup remover pads to take it off. For 120 of these pads from Almay, you only pay $8.99. These extra-gentle pads are hypoallergenic and free of irritating fragrances. They are a better option to soap and water, which may leave some makeup left on your face or dry out your skin.

Alima Pure Luminous Shimmer Eyeshadow

The eyelids are a particularly sensitive area for many people, and you can get a noncomedogenic eyeshadow for around $12.50. This eye makeup is the Luminous Shimmer Eyeshadow from Alima Pure. Like the other products from this brand, it is an all-natural mineral makeup that uses no preservatives or chemicals for its long-lasting formulation. This eyeshadow comes in a range of colors from glittery white to a deep, sparkling purple.

Botanics Conditioning Clay Mask

Think you have to go to a department store beauty counter and spend $50 or more for a quality, clay mask to condition your skin? Try Botanics Conditioning Clay Mask instead for around $10. This mask absorbs oil and leaves your skin soft and conditioned. It also helps to tighten your pores. If you have large pores or oily skin, this is a must-try product.

Maybelline Dream Lumi Touch Highlighting Concealer


Whether you wear a full set of makeup or just apply a concealer and foundation, the Maybelline Dream Lumi Touch Highlighting Concealer will help you to look bright-eyed and bushy-tailed, no matter how much sleep you had the night before. This concealer can be used on the corners of the eyes, around the nose and mouth, at the edges of the lips or all around your face to brighten your whole appearance. People with all skin types, including sensitive skin, may use this gel concealer without trouble.

Why spend a lot of money for your beauty products when there are great deals to find for under $20?


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Crystal Hessong is a lifelong lover of learning everything about everything. She has written about cooking news and advice through Examiner.com and has taught classes that combine science with cooking. Crystal has also written extensively about plants and gardening.

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