Shopping for the best beauty essentials can be overwhelming. Not only on our minds, but on our wallets too!

Sure, there are plenty of cheap beauty finds on the market, but people are often under the impression that an inexpensive item also means it lacks in quality.

Related: The Lip Products I’m Loving Right Now

Well, that’s where I’m stepping in to say that price doesn’t necessarily equate to the caliber of the product. In fact, some of my favorite beauty essentials cost less than $20!

Don’t believe me? You can find some of my top makeup, skincare and beauty tools for bargain prices below!

My Favorite Under $20 Beauty Finds

From nail products to nourishing lip balms, here are my budget-friendly beauty favs.

budget-friendly beauty ordinary
Find the oil HERE.

I’ve used The Ordinary Chia Seed Oil for many years in my beauty routine.

I love it patted under my eye area to help with the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles!

During the summer, I often use it as a daytime moisturizer (just this and nothing else!), and in winter, it’s great as a moisturizing serum before your moisturizer!

Oh… did I mention it can be used on hair too? For really dry hair, try using it as an overnight hair treatment.

budget-friendly beauty salve
Find the salve HERE.

I first learned about the Smith’s Rosebud Salve years ago from a very famous supermodel!

While most often used to soften lips, this multi-purpose salve can also be used on minor cuts, burns and rough skin too!

dr teals
Find the epsom salt HERE.

I’m a huge believer in a little Epsom soak when I’m tired, run down and feeling achy.

And that’s why I always have a bag of Dr. Teal’s Bath Salt by the tub! A budget-friendly beauty find that will give you the pampering you need.

clinique
Find the face wipes HERE.

Clinique has been around forever and they always have quality products.

One of my favorites are these Clinique Take The Day Off Wipes which are gentle and soft on skin.

Not to mention, they’re super effective and make makeup removal an easy process (not a chore!). 

budget-friendly beauty tweezerman
Find the razor HERE.

You know how much I love Tweezerman. But if you haven’t tried one of these Tweezerman Facial Razor, you’re missing out!

They’re great for removing the peach fuzz so makeup applies smoothly. 

tweezerman
Find the tweezers HERE.

And I couldn’t share the razor without shining some light on the Mini Tweezers as well.

I always keep one of these guys in my bag in case I need a little touch-up on the go!

*Here’s a tip! Dull tweezers? Tweezerman offers FREE sharpening for life!

budget-friendly beauty essie
Find the nail polish HERE.

This Essie Nailpolish in Madamoiselle is a feminine favorite and a color I always like to keep on hand.

I’ve been using it for over 10 years and it still puts a smile on my face!

budget-friendly beauty solar oil
Find the CND SolarOil HERE.

Whether I have a fresh manicure or I’m sporting the bare-nail look, I like to brush some of this CND SolarOil on top of my nails and cuticles.

It makes my nails look healthier, and a little massaging of the oil is all it takes!

budget-friendly beauty mascara
Find the mascara HERE.

I tested out a variety of pricey mascaras over the years. But when I discovered this L’Oreal Voluminous Mascara, I was surprised at how well it worked!

The color I use is Carbon Black and it’s incredibly budget-friendly. It seems to coat every last evenly!

just jill lip balm
Find the balms HERE.

Have you seen this set of three Just Jill Lip Balms at justjillshop.com?

The bundle ensures you can have one in your car, one in your purse and one at home… but they also make for great gifts!

budget-friendly beauty jo malone
Find the discovery set HERE.

I can’t remember a time when I didn’t use Jo Malone.

But if you’re new to the brand, you’ll have to try this Jo Malone Discovery Set which includes five popular scents for every season!

It even includes my two favs… Wood Sage & Sea Salt, and Wild Bluebell.

budget-friendly beauty saturn
Find the spot treatment HERE.

I’ve been adding quite a few treatment products from Sunday Riley to my skincare routine.

And while I haven’t tried the Sunday Riley Saturn Sulfur Spot Treatment Mask, it definitely caught my attention!

budget-friendly beauty laneige
Find the lip sleeping mask HERE.

If you haven’t heard me rave about the Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask yet, you’ll hear me do so now!

I put this on before I go to bed and I’m always surprised at how nourished my lips feel when I wake up.

While it’s listed at $24 on the website, you can get 15% off your purchase which brings it down to $20!


Do you have a budget-friendly beauty favorite? I’d love to hear about it… let me know here or on my Facebook and Instagram pages!

From my home to yours,

Jill

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