Gone are the days where you must spend £££ to get hardworking reliable beauty products. Beauty dupes have never been more prevalent and popular than they are now. With everyone closely monitoring their spending and trying to be savvier with their pounds, budget beauty buys are the way forward. Affordable beauty is finally giving high end heavyweights a run for their money. No longer is the price you pay a reflection on the quality of the formula or the result they deliver. Here, we’ve rounded up our favourite budget beauty buys under £20 that are worth snapping up…

Face Savers

This super-powered Vitamin C and niacinamide packed serum will brighten, tighten, even out skin tone, hydrate and protect skin after just one application. It’s no wonder Tik Tokers are going mad for the stuff.
Fast-absorbing, non-greasy and fights practically every concern you have with your eye area (dark circles, puffiness, darkness), and it’s ophthalmologist-tested too. An absolute steal!
This powder-to-milk formula gives skin a brilliant glow thanks to a cocktail of skin-friendly acids. While the clever saltshaker dispenser means there’s no wastage.
This microbiome-friendly multi-tasker will hydrate dry, rough skin in seconds. Plus, a little goes a long way, so you really get your money’s worth.
A great choice for under makeup. This protective lightweight formula powers up hydration levels but without the grease, plus it leaves zero white cast on skin.

Body Boosters

A godsend for overworked hands. This protects and moisturises mitts for hours and rubs into skin brilliantly so you can get on with your day.
Garnier Summer Body Hydrating Gradual Tan Moisturiser Medium
You may be sceptical of a self-tan for under a tenner, but trust us, this is your answer for a golden glow all-year round.
Aveeno Daily Moisturising Body Lotion
A family favourite that hydrates, soothes, calms without irritation, and keeps skin flare-ups under control. Enough said!
Ameliorate Clarifying Clay Body Wash
If you’ve been going hard at the gym, swap your regular body wash for this hardworking clay formula that washes away sweat, oil and dead-skin build up, that can often lead to blemishes and bumps if left untreated.
Buff away dull skin with this 98% natural salt, formula with a comforting cocktail of nutrient rich almond, oat, chamomile and manuka oil that leaves your body baby soft.

Makeup Must-Haves

Giving the high-end brands a run for their money, this highly-pigmented vegan mascara, lengthens, volumizes and defines lashes in just one swipe.
You can always rely on Benefit to deliver when it comes to creating your best brows yet. This tiny, tapered brush gives you natural looking fullness in seconds.
Get juicy lips with absolutely no tackiness using the fat doe applicator for a fuller-looking ultra-shiny plump. Our favourite shade: Baddie Pink.
Swipe this multi-tasker on cheeks, eyes, and lips to cheat a wide-awake look with minimal effort. A Monday morning makeup essential.
A true example that you don’t need to spend £££ for a long-lasting, great coverage foundation. Blendable, buildable and comes in 40 flattering shades.

Hair Revivers

Give your scalp a treat with this zingy exfoliating shampoo that draws out impurities and feeds follicles with much-needed nourishment. A dream for flaky, dry scalps.
Effortlessly detangle coils and leave them looking strong, defined, and separated with this curly hair game changer. After one try, you’ll be buying this in bulk.
Enriched with natural oils this deliciously-scented hair oil can be left overnight for extra hydration, smoothed on dry ends, or massaged into scalps as part as your hair care ritual.
Haircare without the waste. We’re in! This sustainable bargain buy will leave hair feeling surprisingly soft and manageable, but don’t expect a bubbly lather.
Aptly named. There’s nothing this hair cream doesn’t do. It works on all hair types, all hair styles. It defines, primes, shines, defrizzes, smooths, tames, defrizzes, tames, conditions, it’s pretty much the only hair product you really need. ‌

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