I’m interrupting my blog schedule JUST for this post because I’m teaming up with a few bloggers to bring you all some gift ideas under $10, $20,
$30, $40 and $50! I’ve linked the next blogger ($40 category) at the bottom of this post. Each blogger will link to the next one, and when you are done browsing through each, you will end up back here! 🙂
I decided that I wanted to do the $20 category because I love to shop at drugstores and I firmly believe that there are high quality products for a reduced/affordable price. I went through my entire makeup and skincare stash, and here are my picks for gift ideas under $20, I hope you like them! 🙂
Let’s start with the most expensive to the least expensive in this category:
Ulta Beauty Eyeshadow Palettes
The majority of Ulta’s palettes are no more than $20, so these eyeshadow palettes are the most expensive in this list. If you know a makeup lover, these may be a nice little gift. The formula/quality is pretty decent for the price, and they’re also pretty blendable. Most of Ulta’s palettes can be used from day to night.
Read Reviews: Melisa Michelle x Ulta Makeup Palette (limited edition, in-stock) | Ulta x Jenny Fox Miss Fabulous Eyeshadow Palette (limited edition, out of stock) | Rose Gold Eyeshadow Palette (permanent, in stock)
Derma-e Activated Charcoal Skincare Products
I had to include skincare in this list because skincare is VERY important if you want to have radiant skin with and without makeup. My absolute favorite products from Derma-e are from their purifying line which have activated charcoal as their main ingredient. (Daily Detox Scrub – $15.99, Charcoal Mask – $19.99).
These products have made such a huge difference for my skin. They truly purify my skin deep down to the pore, my skin feels softer and exfoliated, and I do have to say that they are my MOST favorite charcoal products.
Read Review: Derma-e Purifying Activated Charcoal Products
BH Cosmetics Makeup Brushes Set
I looove BH Cosmetics’ brushes, especially their sets that come in these cute little travel cases. The cases are a bit bulky, but trust me, it’s something nice to have! These travel sets range from $14.99 – $17.99 when on sale, so it’s always a good idea to snatch these up when they go on sale. The one I bought was a 14-piece set. I love that they have a good mixture of (synthetic) eye brushes as well as face brushes. Not only are they super soft, they’re also cruelty free! I highly recommend them!
Argan Wear 2-in-1 Argan Oil & Coconut Water Primer
This one I actually bought last month and used it only a handful of times, but I absolutely love it. Costs between $12-$15 depending on where you purchase it from.
It has such a silky, lightweight texture that hydrates my skin. It’s hypoallergenic, gluten free, cruelty free, and paraben free! One thing I love about it is its multi-use. It can be used alone as a moisturizing treatment, as a makeup primer, setting spray (to add a dewy finish), can be used on body, hair and nails! I think this would be a perfect stocking stuffer because it’s a all-in-one type of product and you can’t go wrong with argan oil and coconut oil.
Anastasia Beverly Hills Eyeshadow Singles
Lastly, we have the ABH single eyeshadow pans that are $12, and if you buy 4 or more, you get a free palette! (I missed out on getting one because the store was out-of-stock).
Anyway, the quality of these eyeshadow singles is AMAZING! They’re so buttery smooth and they have about 80 shades to choose from and they also come in a variety of finishes. These are also perfect as stocking stuffers because each eyeshadow is packaged separately. Perfect for beginners and advanced makeup enthusiasts alike!
So those are all of my gift ideas under $20! I think all of these are great even for those who don’t regularly use makeup and the majority are small enough to be stocking stuffers.
What did you think of this list? Did you like it? Hate it? Let me know!
Don’t forget to check out Steph’s post for more gift ideas under $40!
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