5 Best Beauty Under $20

Hey guys! Today I am going to be sharing the final part of my best affordable makeup series. If you haven’t read my best under $10 and best under $15, go check those posts out because there are so many great products in those posts. We don’t have as many products in this post, because it seems like most drugstore makeup is in the $10-$15 range. All prices are listed in Canadian dollars unless there is an asterisk* beside it, in which case the price is in American dollars. Let’s get into it!

Best affordable drugstore makeup featuring Revlon, Makeup Revolution, Colourpop, Burt's Bees and Physicians Formula.

The first product we have is so underrated. I don’t hear enough people talk about the Revlon PhotoReady Prime Plus Makeup + Skincare Primer. This adds a natural glow-from-within highlight to the face but isn’t glittery in any way. It reminds me a lot of the Dr. Brandt Pores No More Luminizer Primer. But it’s way cheaper at only $18.99.

The next product is the Colourpop Hyaluronic Tinted Moisturizer. If you’re looking for an affordable, light coverage foundation, this is it. It has a lightweight feeling and natural finish. It’s a your-skin-but-better foundation. It’s only $14* and there are 24 shades. The only thing is that you can’t return products, so take your time researching which shade would be the right one for you.

If you’re looking for a good drugstore eyeshadow palette, check out Makeup Revolution. I have their 24K Gold Eyeshadow Palette but they have so many eyeshadow palettes ranging in price from $12 to $20* dollars. I found their mattes to be pigmented and easy to blend and their shimmers easy to work with. It can be hard to find good-quality drugstore eyeshadow, but Makeup Revolution is one of the best.

One of my favourite blushes is the Burt’s Bee Natural Origin Blush. I like the formula because it’s pigmented but not difficult to apply. It looks so nice on the skin. I also like the shades that Burt’s Bees has. They’re not like some of the other shades you’ll find at the drugstore. And the best part is that it’s only $16.99 for a blush.

And the final product I have is the Physicians Formula Sculpting Bronzer. There aren’t a lot of options for cream bronzer at the drugstore and many of them come with a highlight product that I don’t use. This cream bronzer is very similar in tone to the Milk Makeup Matte Bronzer but is only $16.99. I will say it takes a little bit more effort to blend out this bronzer compared to the Milk one, but it gives a very similar effect on the skin for a fraction of the cost.

And those are my beauty recommendations under $20. I hope you guys enjoyed this series! Let me know in the comments what you’re favourite drugstore products are. I’m always looking to give you guys the best, affordable recommendations!

xoxo

Lea

Makeup Revolution I Heart Revolution 24K Gold Palette

Hey guys! So today I will be sharing a review on a Makeup Revolution palette! I know Makeup Revolution is a pretty widely available brand in Europe and in the US, but it’s hard to find in Canada. When I was in France and I saw that they had Makeup Revolution, I knew I wanted to try one of their palettes immediately. They had a few options, but I decided to get the I Heart Revolution 24K Gold Palette. I think paid twelve euros for the palette (it’s been a few weeks I can’t remember exactly), but online it is currently selling for $15 USD.

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First I really like the colour story of this palette. There are six mattes and a ton of fun shimmers. Most of the shimmers are shades of gold or bronze, but there are a few fun but still wearable shades like the green and the cranberry. This is a pretty simple palette, perfect for the average makeup wearer.

What I really like is that there are so many options with this palette. I was able to create two completely different looks using the palette. I was able to create a simple gold look, but also a dainty mauve look as well. I find that some palettes you can only do one look, but there are so many different looks you can do with this palette.

I think for the price point the shadows are pretty great! The mattes are very creamy and very pigmented. The black is amazing for being a ‘drugstore’ shadow. I’ve seen high end matte blacks that are worst than that. The shimmers are pretty good. I find that their quality varies slightly, with the darker shimmers being better than the lighter shimmers.

Overall I think this is a pretty good palette! I think this palette is good for the average person, someone who doesn’t own a ton of makeup. This palette has a lot of shades, so this would be a good palette if you only buy have one or two. If your like me and own a ton of palettes, I don’t think you need to necessarily run out and get it. I definitely have similar shades in my existing palettes. But I think this palette would be convenient to travel with since it had study packaging and everything for a basic look.

And that is my review on this Makeup Revolution I Heart Revolution 24K Gold palette. This review was short and sweet, let me know if you guys like these shorter reviews on one product or if you prefer longer posts!

xoxo

Lea