Recently, I wrote a post about some of my favourite beauty products for under €10, which wasn’t the easiest. But this time, I decided to throw in an additional tenner, and go through my favourite beauty products under €20. I thought it was going to be SO much easier, but of course, it really wasn’t. It seems I have a thing for products around the €25 mark. But anyway, here we are. Some of my all-time favourite beauty products under €20.
Bare by Vogue
This tan literally just made the cut, at €19. I’ve tried both the lotion and the mousse, and I am fully obsessed with the mousse. It’s easy to apply, dries quickly but not too quickly. Smells amazing and the colour pay off is stunning. On top of all that, it lasts beautifully and isn’t a nightmare to take off. Worth every single cent, divine! Check out my full Bare by Vogue review for more. I also compared it to my old favourite, Bellamianta, you can read that here.
KVD Vegan Beauty Tattoo Liner
I’ve been using this liner for years, long before I heard anything about Kat Von D and her vaccine controversy. But anyhow, KVD Vegan Beauty has transformed, but their famous Tattoo Liner is still as amazing as ever. If you’re not the best at liner and need a bit of practice, this kind of liner will work a treat for you. The marker-like tip makes it super easy to perfect your liquid liner, and it’s literally jet black. There’s nothing worse than wanting black liner, and you end up with some kind of dark grey shade because it’s not pigmented enough.
I can get fairly watery eyes when I’m out and about, and this liner is one of few that doesn’t smudge or end up halfway down my face. An iconic liner, and I truly wouldn’t be without it. One thing to remember is that it does need a good shake before you use it, and you’re better off storing it with the tip facing down.
CeraVe Instant Hydration Eye Cream
People love CeraVe, they LOVE it. Simply because it’s cheap as chips as is meant to be every bit as good as they say it is. I haven’t tried a whole lot of their bits, bar the eye cream. And that’s exactly the product that made the cut right here. I don’t suffer a whole lot with dark circles or anything like that, I use an eye cream more for hydration and a little pick me up more than anything. This formula does exactly that. It’s a lightweight, non-greasy texture, that slightly brightens the area and really, it just feels nice.
That might sound a bit meh, but that’s how it is. If you want something that’s heavy-duty and will tick all your boxes, this isn’t it. But for a little something-something for about €14 ish, it’s fab.
Maybelline Lash Sensational
This is another product I’ve talked about before, simply because it’s an iconic mascara and a bargain at that. I’ve tried others that were twice the price of this or more, and they didn’t live up to Maybelline’s Lash Sensational. The curved wand makes it easy to literally lash on the mascara (I’ve used this pun before and I’m not even sorry). Then the smaller bristles make it easy to coat every single lash. It doesn’t smudge or flake off, plus, it’s easy to remove too. Literally, for around €12, it ticks each and every box.
This is one of my favourite things I’ve bought over the past few months. If you don’t know about it (it’s been everywhere, so if you haven’t I’m a little shocked), it sounds a little mental. The Hollywood Browzer is an at-home dermaplaning tool. But basically, it’s a small blade that you use on your face to exfoliate and, the main reason I bought it, to remove peach fuzz.
In short movements, you kind of scrape the blade down your face, going with the direction of the hair. You have to use the blade at a certain angle, like a 90-degree angle, or otherwise, it just will not work.
It takes about five minutes, then the more you use it the more used to it you’ll be and it’ll be quicker. The hair does not grow back like stubble, it literally grows back the exact same. Like fluffy peach fuzz. Easily, one of my fave beauty products under €20.