Thursday, May 30, 2024

24 Beauty Gifts You’d Never Guess Are Under $20

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Saving money is no easy feat around the holidays. However, we have a long list of exceptional beauty buys, hard-working skin care and cozy-smelling scents for everyone on your list. With this list of gifts that won’t break the bank, giving gets a little bit easier. Here are 24 beauty gifts so good, you would never know they’re under $20.

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LANEIGE Midnight Minis Set ($20)

One can never have too many LANEIGE Lip Sleeping Masks. This limited-edition set is back for the season with the beloved Berry, Gummy Bear, Sweet Candy, Mint Choco and Mango flavors. Thanks to the Berry Fruit Complex, vitamin C and coconut oil in the formulas, you’ll wake up with the smooth, hydrated lips you’ve always dreamed of but never been able to achieve during winter.


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Peach Slices Snail Rescue Blemish Busting Toner ($14)

If there’s a skin-care junkie on your list, they’ve likely heard the hype around snail mucin. This is the perfect way for them to try the trending ingredient alongside another beloved K-Beauty ingredient: cica. Together, these two clear pores and zap zits while calming redness and strengthening the skin barrier.


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Peter Thomas Roth Masking Minis 5-Piece Mask Kit ($19)

Don’t pass up on this five-piece kit, or you’ll miss the kit-exclusive Active Purple Pore-Refining Antioxidant Mask. It also features mini versions of Peter Thomas Roth’s other new and best-selling masks, including Cucumber Gel Mask Extreme De-Tox Hydrator, Pumpkin Enzyme Mask Enzymatic Dermal Resurfacer, 24K Gold Mask Pure Luxury Lift & Firm and Water Drench Hyaluronic Cloud Mask Hydrating Gel, so there’s a mask for every occasion.


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Rare Beauty Stay Vulnerable Glossy Lip Balm ($20)

Every shade of this gloss from Selena Gomez’s Rare Beauty is wearable and gorgeous. I keep one on my desk so I can swipe it on before Zoom meetings and one in my bag to reapply throughout the day. It’s the perfect flush of color and gloss, even though it operates like a balm.


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Innisfree Hydrate & Protect Set ($18)

Getting these three amazing products for $18 is a Christmas miracle. This limited-edition set includes a full-size Daily UV sunscreen and deluxe minis of the brand’s beloved Green Tea Serum and Cream. The trio is the perfect way to ensure your skin stays healthy and hydrated during winter travels.


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Naked Sundays SPF50 Sheer Glow Balm ($20)

This SPF glow balm was a popular purchase this summer with its sun protection and sheer bronze, golden or blush tint that’s perfect for cheeks and eyes. Sunscreen is essential all year round, and we can’t think of a cuter way to wear it than this subtle shimmer.


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The Ordinary The O. To-Go ($14)

The Ordinary is always a reliable place to purchase hard-working yet affordable skin care. In this set, you get the brand’s beloved Squalane Cleanser and Natural Moisturizing Factors + HA for the perfect two-step on-the-go skin-care routine.


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Tarte Creaseless Concealer and Glow Must-Haves Duo ($13)

This concealer and highlighter set will have you ready to head out the door in a matter of minutes. Use the Creaseless Concealer to cover problem spots, then swipe on Marajuca Juicy Glow highlighter pen for a brilliant, natural-looking glow.


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Esker Dry Brush ($18)

Gift someone the healthy habit of dry brushing with this brush from Esker. It helps smooth and tighten skin and reduces the appearance of cellulite. The brush also exfoliates dead skin cells for healthier, glowing skin.


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Sachajuan Scalp Brush ($18)

Scalp care is having a moment right now, as it should. A scalp brush is a must-add to your routine. The Sachajuan Scalp Brush perfectly compliments scalp scrub products to exfoliate dead skin and stimulate blood circulation and cell renewal in the scalp. The best part? It gives you an excuse to take a minute out of your day to give your scalp a massage.


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Kosas 10-Second Eye ($15)

On mornings when you’re in a rush or changing quickly from day to night, forget the complicated palettes. This clean, gel watercolor eyeshadow swipes on for an instant pop of color and glimmer.

kosas eyeshadow

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The INKEY List Retinol Serum ($13)

Retinol serum under $20? Unheard of. Not only is this serum a bargain, it’s not messing around. The slow-release vitamin A formula boosts skin’s clarity, evens out skin tone and brightens a ruddy complexion.


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NEST Holiday Votive Candle ($20)

NEST has a wide variety of luxurious, richly scented candles, but ’tis the season for holiday scents. This candle features a blend of pomegranate, mandarin orange, pine, cloves, cinnamon and a hint of vanilla and amber.


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Three Ships Buttercream Hydrating Lip Mask ($19)

We love wearing this lip mask and waking up to lips that are still plump and glossy. While you rest, the mask works to build up a protective barrier to lock in moisture.


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NUDESTIX Nudeskin Hydra-Peptide Lip Butter ($18)

Moisturize and protect the pout with this shea and avocado-infused lip butter, which keeps the lips loaded with essential vitamins and leaves them supple and hydrated.

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Smile Direct Club Electric Toothbrush ($19)

Give the gift of a whiter smile without the hefty price tag. Smile Direct Club’s Electric Toothbrush is designed to clean your teeth up to 50-percent better than a manual toothbrush. Plus, it comes in a three-in-one case that also acts as a counter stand, mirror mount and travel cover.

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