10 Beauty Products Under $20 That Are Worth Every PennyGreat makeup and skincare doesn’t have to come with a hefty price tag. Get real bang for your buck with these 10 amazing beauty products under $20.
Cherie is an online community of beauty lovers sharing their stories; whether that's their favorite products, makeup tutorials, or skincare routines. Download the app today to be a part of #BeautyWithoutBarriers and show the world what beauty means to you!Shopping for beauty products on a budget can be frustrating. There’s plenty to choose from at the drugstore, but finding affordable beauty products that are worth the money requires some savvy shopping. Luckily, plenty of beauty brands make great products that don’t come with sticker shock. We’ve rounded up 10 great beauty products that won’t break the bank - each of these options comes in at under $20. Freeman Feeling Beautiful Masks - $5.00This incredible line of masks proves that you don’t have to overspend to take care of your skin. You can find them at Ulta and other beauty stores, and there are a number of different options to choose from, depending on your skin concerns. They offer gel masks, peel-off masks, and clay masks. Some popular options include the mint and lemon facial clay mask, which is great for treating oily skin, and the charcoal and black sugar facial polishing mask, which is a deep exfoliant.The Ordinary High-Adherance Silicone Primer - $4.90The Ordinary is another affordable brand that is completely changing the face of the beauty industry. They offer high-quality skincare and makeup products at a drugstore price point, so you can get beautiful skin on a budget. This primer makes an excellent base for the rest of your makeup routine. It’s oil-free, so it doesn’t clog pores, and it creates a silky matte finish that so the rest of your makeup goes on more evenly. Macadamia Natural Oil Deep Repair Masque - $6.49Sometimes your hair needs a little extra TLC, which is where a great hair mask can really help. This nourishing option from the Macadamia Natural Oil brand is affordable and is available at the drugstore. It has a blend of nourishing oils, with macadamia oil as well as tea tree, argan, and chamomile oil to give dry hair the softness and shine it needs. It also has a delicious natural scent that will leave your hair smelling great. Revlon Colorburst Balm Stain - $8.78These highly pigmented lipsticks come in a wide range of bright colors that are perfect for the summer months. The crayon design makes them very easy to apply, especially when you’re on the go. They have a light satin finish, and a mix of coconut, shea, and mango butters makes them incredibly moisturizing. They’re also available at most local drugstores and grocery stores, so they’re very easy to find. ColourPop Super Shock Blush - $8.00ColourPop is known for their highly pigmented products, including their bold Super Shock blushes. Normally, a product this bright would have a high price tag, but each of the ColourPop blushes are only $8. They have a very unique, almost bouncy texture that blends beautifully on the skin for a nice glow. They have 11 main shades, ranging from natural peach colors to bold pinks and corals, and they occasionally release limited edition shades as well. Makeup Revolution Brow Pomade - $9.00Makeup Revolution is an affordable UK-based makeup brand that is often compared to high end makeup brands like Anastasia Beverly Hills. Everyone needs a reliable brow product in their makeup routine, and this long-lasting pomade option is a great choice that comes in at under $10. It’s available in four different shades to match your unique brow color. The formula is buildable, so you can use it just to add a little definition to your look, or to create beautiful dark, sculpted brows. Sun Bum SPF 30 Face Stick - $9.99It can be hard to find a sunscreen that effectively protects you from burns without irritating your skin or interfering with your makeup routine. This face stick from Sun Bum is a great option - it’s easy to apply quickly and has broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection. It also contains vitamin E, which is an antioxidant that can protect your skin cells from damage. It also has a very pleasant scent that will make you want to use it every day. Odele Air Dry Styler - $12.00Odele is a salon-quality haircare brand with budget-friendly prices. They have an entire range of shampoo and conditioner sets for different hair types, but one of our favorite products is the Air Dry Styler, which you apply after a shampoo and before drying. It’s designed for all hair types, and gives you a relaxed, wavy style that looks effortlessly cool. It smooths away frizz and helps your hair look shinier, even as you let it air dry. All of Odele’s products are clean and vegan, so they don’t use harmful chemicals or test on animals. Pixi Collagen Tonic - $15.00A great toner can dramatically change your skincare routine, but some of the most popular options come with a huge price tag. This option from Pixi is a great alternative, particularly if your goal is to achieve more youthful-looking skin. It’s formulated with collagen, a naturally-occurring protein that keeps your skin looking smooth and full. Coconut water hydrates the skin, while peptides brighten your face up and even out tone and texture. Glossier Skywash - $18.00Glossier is typically considered a high-end brand, but many of their makeup products actually come in at under $20. Their new Skywash matte lid tint is a unique eyeshadow formula that’s easy to apply and perfect for light makeup days. It comes in a tube with a doe-foot applicator that you can put directly on your eyes, and dries down to a soft matte powder finish. It’s also very buildable, so you can take it from day to night with just an extra layer. These 10 products are a great addition to your beauty routine, and they’ll fit right into your budget. With so many excellent drugstore brands to choose from, you don’t need to be made of money to enjoy great beauty products.
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LIGHT SUMMER MAKEUP
•••••••••my routine for lightweight summer makeup•••••••••• 1) Neutrogena - Neutrogena Hydroboost Gel Cream Moisturizer 50ml first i moisturize the skin with the neutrogena hydro boost gel cream (this is my fav moisturizer 2) MILANI - Prep+Sooth Camellia Face Oil next i prep the skin with this face oil for a little extra hydration 3) RIMMEL - Stay Matte Pressed Powder then i go in with this pressed powder to set the oil 4) MAYBELLINE - Maybelline Fit Me Matte & Poreless Powder after that i use my maybelline pressed powder (been wearing this for years and love it) all over the face 5) PHYSICIANS FORMULA - Murumuru Butter Bronzer next is bronzer to add that tan look 6)tarte - Travel Size Amazonian Clay 12 Hour Blush then i go in with tarte blush. it is very long lasting for me (shade: quirky) 7) COLOURPOP - Super Shock Highlighter now to get the cheeks poppin’ with the colourpop highlighter 8) PHYSICIANS FORMULA - Murumuru Butter Bronzer COLOURPOP - Super Shock Highlighter next i take the bronzer and brush it all over the eyelids and up towards the brow a bit, then use the highlight on the lid 9) e.l.f. - e.l.f. Ultra Precise Brow Pencil 0.05g essence - Lash & Brow Gel Mascara then i use the elf ultra precise brow pencil and set the brows with the essence clear brow gel 10) essence - I Love Extreme-Volume Mascara next i give my lashes a curl and use a few coats of this essence mascara 11) COLOURPOP - Pretty Fresh Hyaluronic Acid Setting Mist then i use the new pretty fresh setting spray (LOVE it) 12)Vaseline - Lip Therapy, Advanced Healing Skin Protectant finally, i finish off the look with a lip balm or clear gloss and thats how i get my every day lightweight summer makeup!!
Diary of an oily, dehydrated mess
Lately, I have been sticking to a pretty consistent routine and I wanted to take a second to share with you the first THREE products I use in the morning. (Active serums are just too specific maybe I’ll share them later.) Disclaimer: I have oily, dehydrated skin so I try to feed my skin and avoid stripping it. These three products complement each other well for my morning routine. I have been doing this particular routine for about a 6 months now, but I do rotate different products in and out as I see fit. I follow a lot of YouTubers and they recommend the first two products so much that I had to try them MY MORNING ROUTINE (first three products only) 1️⃣ TATCHA - The Deep Cleanse Exfoliating Cleanser is an oil-free, gel-based cleanser that is supposed to clean your skin, but not strip it. TDC is the recommended for dry, normal, combination and oily skin. (It can be used daily — morning and night.) It is a product I use mostly in the mornings. It is really gentle and would not be my first choice to remove makeup — even after using it after an oil cleanser. It is not a cleanser that you should expect to have standard suds so be aware of that. Specs: • 1.7 oz. for $16 • 5 oz. for $38 2️⃣ fresh - Rose Deep Hydration Toner is a daily toner that has real rose petals and hyaluronic acid in it to hydrate your skin while minimizing pores. It is for dry, normal, combination and oily skin. It has an orange hue and is pretty liquidy. It comes in two different sizes. (Pro-tip: Look for it in Sephora or Fresh sets if you are unsure.) It has rose extracts, rose oil, rose water and rose petals in it. If you are sensitive to any of those this probably isn’t the product for you. Specs: • 3.3 oz. for $25 • 8.4 oz. for $45 3️⃣ HADALABO - Gokujyun Premium Lotion is hyaluronic acid “lotion” that has five types of HAs and urea “to lock in moisturize and keep skin thoroughly hydrated longer.” It also helps balance your pH. It is slightly thicker than other hyaluronic acids that I have used. It layers really well and doesn’t cause other products to pill like the newly reformulated The Ordinary - Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5. Best for dry, dehydrated skin. Specs: 5 oz./170 mL for $14.40 on Amazon
Foxy eyes 💫 👀💫
During social distancing, I’ve been trying to keep thinking positively through self care. I’ve been playing around with makeup and testing out new looks using products I already have at home. Enter: this foxy eye look which is a far cry from my usually minimalist “no makeup” makeup look. I’m pretty proud with how this turned out and it has some cool 90s vibes. Plus, it showcases some of my favorite (affordable) makeup products!
I can’t live without a good lip liner 💋
A lip liner is ESSENTIAL in my makeup routine when I’m wearing makeup. In recent years, the definition of my lips has been fading and a lip liner is crucial for me as a tool to help me through applying a lipstick or lip gloss. As you can see above in my before/after picture, it makes a WORLD of a difference since you can actually see where my lips begin and end LOL. Depending on the look I’m going for, I’ll use different shades but “going steady” by Essence essence - Soft Contouring Lipliner has been my go-to for SO LONG! This is the PERFECT lip liner (the texture is a bit matte but it’s not too drying) since it’s so buildable and it lasts forever. Best part? It’s $2!!!! WHAT!!! Yep. The only downside I’d say is that it’s a true lip pencil so you have to use a sharpener when it’s too dull...but that doesn’t bother me, I’d rather pay $2 than $20+ for a twisty lip liner. I recommend trying this formula if you’re in the market for something new! I usually top it off with a tinted lip balm or lip oil and it lasts at least 5 hours. I have to rate it 5/5 for my amazing experience!
A Wonderful Way to Reapply Sunscreen
COOLA - Full Spectrum 360° Refreshing Water Mist Organic Face Sunscreen 18 Bringing #sunscreensaturday to your feed -and reminding you to reapply your sunscreen every two hours- courtesy of my latest skincare purchase: the Coola 𝗙𝘂𝗹𝗹 𝗦𝗽𝗲𝗰𝘁𝗿𝘂𝗺 𝟯𝟲𝟬° 𝗥𝗲𝗳𝗿𝗲𝘀𝗵𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗪𝗮𝘁𝗲𝗿 𝗠𝗶𝘀𝘁 𝗢𝗿𝗴𝗮𝗻𝗶𝗰 𝗙𝗮𝗰𝗲 𝗦𝘂𝗻𝘀𝗰𝗿𝗲𝗲𝗻 𝗦𝗣𝗙 𝟭𝟴. Touting coconut water and aloe as it’s base, this mist is hydrating and gives skin a pleasant slippery feel before settling into a sunscreen-scented (smells like the beach tbh!) finish that sits between satin and dewy, depending on if you pat it in a bit. It doesn’t irritate my skin or make me too shiny, so I’m a big fan of the product! It also works well with the dewy finish of the Glossier Perfecting Skin Tint, which is what I use. However... the packaging. Ugh. I, for the life of me, can’t get it to not have a concentrated stream -however small- amidst the misty spray. But the product itself is great, so I spray into my palm then gently press onto my face 🌤
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