10 Products That Will Change The Way You Do Your Makeup And Hair, Under $20

As someone who is really into makeup, I am always looking for the next best thing. What new mascara will make my lashes look 1,000 times longer? What is the perfect red lipstick for my skin tone (still on the lookout for this one)? How can I get my skin to look like everyone I’ve ever seen on TV? While I am constantly on the hunt for the answers to these questions, I often forget that I don’t have hours to spend on getting ready. In fact, I struggle with getting up 40 minutes before I have to walk out my door.

The search for the ultimate makeup products is one that is never really complete. There are always going to be new developments in the beauty world that can drastically change how you do you makeup. I’ve discovered a few of my favorite products and know that you will love the results as much as I do. Here are 10 products that will drastically change the way you do your makeup, and they’re all under $20.


The Original beautyblender®

If you only have one tool in your makeup kit, it needs to be this sponge. Unlike any other sponge that you apply makeup with, this one is designed with the brands magic material, that allows you to apply wet and dry makeup seamlessly. The teardrop shape makes it easy to get into every curve of your face. It doesn't soak up your makeup but transfers just the right amount to your face without streaks or smudges. You will be amazed at how easily and great your makeup will start to look by using this simple tool. It will change the way you apply anything to your face. $19.95

Get it at: Sephora

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Nicole Drying Drops for Nail Lacquer

Many of us dread painting our nails because we can't sit still long enough to allow them to dry properly. With this product, you'll be able to get back to your life with perfect nails in no time. These drops speed up the drying process and protects your nails against those annoying nicks and smudges that we've all run into countless times. You'll wonder how much time you've wasted waiting for your nails to dry after using this babies. $6.99

Get it at: Ulta

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REVLON ColorStay Makeup For Combo/Oily Skin

Wearing liquid foundation can seem intimidating and messy. The 24-hour staying power will change every reservation you've ever had about wearing foundation. With 20 shades to match your skin tone, this formula will cover any imperfection, blemish, or discoloration in one light layer. It provides moisture to those with dryer skin, and controls oil for those who are prone to shine. This foundation will have you out the door with a flawless face in under three minutes. $12.99

Get it at: Ulta

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KMS CALIFORNIA Moist Repair Revival Creme

If need a product that will help detangle, tame flyaways, and leave your hair looking healthy, you need to pick up this repair cream. You can apply it to wet hair to protect and control frizz before blow drying, or use a small dab on dry hair that will revitalize your strands. It will change the way you do you hair in the morning and have you out the door looking great in no time. $16.50

Get it at: Ulta

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e.l.f. HD Blush

The benefits of using a liquid blush are endless. Blush wakes your face up and makes your skin look glowy and beautiful. Liquid blush gives the skin a dewy finish which looks amazing on everyone. I love the formulation of this e.l.f. blush, and that you can also use it to give your lips a wash of color too. A double duty product for $3.00? You can't beat it!

Get it at: Target

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Rosebud Perfume Co. Rosebud Salve

This small tin may not look like it would change your beauty life, but it will. This lightweight salve packs a huge punch of moisture that can be applied to chapped lips, nails, elbows, hands, and anywhere else on the body that needs some extra TLC. There is a slight rose scent that is super refreshing. You'll wonder how you've lived without it once you try it. $6.00

Get it at: Sephora

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Complete All Day UV Moisturizer SPF 15 Sensitive Skin

I cannot stress the importance of properly moisturizing your face with with SPF every single day. Seriously, the benefits totally out weight the five seconds that it takes to slather this all over your face. Even when you're not wearing makeup, this lotion will help with your skin tone, feel, and overall health. It makes makeup go on so much better and hydrated skin is always the most beautiful. Start using this product daily and you'll be able to tell the difference in a week. $7.64 $6.00

Get it at: Ulta

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Aveda 'confixor™' Liquid Gel

If you're dealing with lifeless hair that won't hold a style, you need to start applying this liquid gel to your locks. It's infused with a protein-enriched formula that will add body, shine, and give your styles the hold they need without weighing hair down. It also smells amazing! One application is all it takes to see how this product will change the way yo do your hair. $19.00

Get it at: Nordstrom

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NYX COSMETICS Soft Matte Lip Cream

Anyone who is hesitant about wearing color on their lips for fear of looking silly, getting it everywhere, or getting dry lips, this product will change all of that. This super creamy formula goes on smooth and luscious with the right amount of color to change your entire look. There are 22 different colors that range from attention-grabbing to super subtle. Trust me, this will be your go-to lip product once you try it. $5.99

Get it at: Ulta

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Studio Secrets Professional Secret No.1 Magic Perfecting Base

If you've noticed that your makeup isn't applying correctly, or it's sliding off your face within hours, then you need to start using a primer. This silky, lightweight primer is the ultimate product to cover pores, and keep your skin looking flawless all day. It creates a great canvas to allow your makeup to apply smoothly and keep your skin shine free without drying out your skin. $12.99

Get it at: Ulta

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Do you use any of these products? Do you have secrets to getting your makeup done faster? Let me know in the comments below! 

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  • Vanessa

    As far as trying to find the perfect red lipstick, I recommend using Afghan Red by NARS. I’ve seen it used on multiple different skin tones, and it looks good on everyone!