20 budget beauty buys under $20

20 budget beauty buys under $20

If the cuts revealed in the Federal Budget look set to leave you out of pocket and looking to rein in your spending, it doesn’t mean your beauty routine has to suffer. With a bit of savvy shopping you can stick to a budget and still have an enviable beauty cupboard.

We’ve put together a list of 20 great budget beauty buys under $20 to keep you covered from top to toe. 


BB Cream:

Natio Pure Mineral Skin Perfecting BB Cream combines jojoba, vitamin E, shea butter and green tea with light-reflecting minerals to even out the skin tone for a dewy and radiant effect. Price: $14.95


Rimmel London 100% Waterproof Mascara provides long-lasting smudge-proof, tear-proof and waterproof colour to lashes. Price: $12.50


Sax Naked Eyes is an eyeshadow palette that features 12 long-lasting, wearable colours. Price: $14.95 


Maybelline New York Mineral Power Powder Blush provides soft, blendable, natural-looking colour to cheeks. Price: $18.50


Face of Australia Mineral Therapy Illuminator can be used as a highlighter, a blush or under foundation for a dewy look. The mineral formula nourishes and protects skin while providing long-lasting colour. Price: $14.95



Lanolips 101 Ointment is a multi-purpose ointment enriched with 100% ultra-pure medical grade lanolin to relieve symptoms of dryness, scaling and cracks on lips and skin. Price: $17.95

Face mask:

Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula Purifying Mask contains clay and essential oils to draw out impurities while tightening and cooling the skin. Price: $9.99 


Mieux Derma Peppermint Bead Exfoliant contains peppermint and olive leaf extract to increase circulation, slough off dead skins and simultaneously provide deep nourishment. Price: $19.95 

Make-up remover wipes:

Neutrogena Make-up Remover Cleansing Towelettes gently and effectively dissolve all traces of make-up – even waterproof mascara – leaving skin thoroughly cleansed. Price: $7.99 


Simple Daily Light Moisturiser provides gentle, all day hydration for sensitive skin. Price: $9.99



L’Oreal Paris Elvive Extraordinary Oil provides rich, non-greasy hydration to nourish, protect and soften hair while adding shine. Price: $19.95


Herbal Essences Long Term Relationship Split End Protector Mask is a rinse-off treatment that nourishes and strengthens hair to protect against split ends and breakage. Price: $7.99

Dry Shampoo:

De Lorenzo Essential Treatments Absorb Dry Shampoo will soak up excess oils to keep scalp and hair fresh and clean, with a matte dry finish. Price: $17.95

Hair colour:

Garnier Olia is an ammonia free at-home hair colour that will achieve rich, vibrant results without damaging the hair. Price: $16.95


Pantene Pro-V Aqua Light Shampoo rinses clean and hydrates the hair with zero residues and zero weight. Price: $7.99


Fake tan:

Le Tan Wash off Bronze is a fast-drying, rain-proof, transfer-resistant, self-tanning formula that washes off with soap and warm water. Price: $14.99

Tan extender:

SunFX Body Lotion Tan Extender contains almond oil, olive oil and shea butter to moisturise skin and extend tan life. Price: $19.95

Hand cream:

Philip Martin’s Organic Hand Cream is formulated to moisturise, heal and protect dry hands without a greasy residue. Price: $19.80

Hand and foot treatment:

Bio Sculpture Mint Mask contains peppermint and eucalyptus oil to refresh and moisturise hands and feet. Price: $20


L’Occitane Cherry Blossom Solid Perfume is the perfect size to keep in your handbag, contains no alcohol and is suitable for sensitive skin. Price: $16

Have you used these products before? Do you have any other budget beauty recommendations?

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