24 Makeup Products Under $20 That Sephora Reviewers Love
Looking for a fab new lip gloss and brow gel? Trying to stick to a budget? We got you.
We hope you love the products we recommend! All of them were independently selected by our editors. Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page if you decide to shop from them. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.
Fenty Gloss Bomb Lip Luminizer provides all the shimmer and shine you need, while also conditioning lips with shea butter. The formula is nonsticky and has a lovely peach-vanilla scent.
Promising review: "Love this gloss so much. It has a big applicator and the packaging is so cute. I really love the smell of this and I don’t have to put a lot on when I use it. This shade leaves a pink sheen and isn’t sticky. Honestly, it’s a really good gloss." — Brookevball
Price: $19 (available in six shades)
Promising review: "The pigment is amazing and works really well with pink undertones. I don't even really use a contour with this bronzer. The mini I found is still plenty and you get a lot out of it." — elizachey
Price: $17 (get the full size for $30)
Sephora Daily Brush Cleaner is fast-drying, won't irritate your skin, and will have your brushes looking like new in a jiffy!
Promising review: " I actually LOVE the smell of this! If they made a room spray in this, I would totally buy it!! And, it cleans make up brushes really well, too! It’s so easy and quick to spray, and you can brush it on a paper towel and watch all the makeup come off. Great price, too!" — Jinnyc
Price: $15 (also available as a mini version)
Kaja Mochi Pop Blush tints your skin with a pop of pink for a lively glow. It's compact and has a unique cream-to-powder formula that's easy and mess-free to apply.
This product is also cruelty-free.
Promising review: "I've nothing but good things to say about this blush. I wish I had tried it before! It has a good amount of product, plus I love the little mirror in there. The packaging is cute as well! I just dip my blush brush in and sweep it all over my cheeks. It's sheer but not in a bad way, and not glittery or overly sparkly; it has just the perfect amount. I even swipe it over my nose and across my cheeks for that cute, blushing look, which is what I love to use with this blush. You can keep building it up to the intensity that you want, which impressed me so much about this blush. I can have light or darker blush if I want. The product is soooo amazing!" — Meliths
Price: $19 (available in three shades)
Laneige Lip Glowy Balm moisturizes lips with shea butter and gives them the perfect tint for a natural and summery beauty look.
Promising review: "AMAZING. I have tried many lip glosses, looking for moisturizing and lasting qualities; this has both. I have berry and grapefruit. Not much color, looks like a clear shine. Smells good, not too strong. Highly recommend if you want something natural and moisturizing for everyday use." — Kristen
Price: $17 (available in four shades)
Touch In Sol No Poreblem Primer makes skin look and feel silky by using ingredients like green tea extract and collagen to help with the appearance of pores, uneven skin tone, fine lines, and wrinkles.
Touch In Sol
Promising review: "This goes on very smooth, but stays light. It really does blur out my pores and blemishes very well! Best base for makeup I’ve ever used. It is super easy to use too!" — sophster14
Sephora #Lipstories Lipstick is perfect for trying out a new bright and bold lip look. With the vast amount of options and the awesome price point, it's hard to go wrong.
Promising review: "This was given to me in a holiday gift set, and I get so many compliments on. It makes my teeth look super white. I think that it would look good on anyone." — Josie1234
Price: $9 (available in 52 shades and three finishes)
Promising review: "I purchased this mini concealer today and LOVE it!! I really like all NARS products, and this is no exception. It effortlessly glides on your skin and blends out perfectly. If you like to use a lot of concealer, I suggest investing in the bigger size, you won't regret it!" — cutecass
Price: $13 (available in 30 shades; get the full size for $30)
Sephora Magnet Brush Collection has soft synthetic bristles and a sleek magnetic base. It'll not only look super chic on your vanity, but will totally get the job done.
Promising review: "All time favorite blending brush! For the price its a steal! Performs as well or better then other more expensive blending brushes in my collection!" — angiefisher
Price: $6 each (originally $12 each)
Sephora #Eyestories Eyeshadow Palette includes six pigmented eyeshadows in matte, shimmer, metallic, and glitter finishes so you have everything you need in one compact lil' palette, perfect for on-the-go. This gorgeous range of neutral shades is great for daily wear.
Promising review: "Really nice array of colours. Great for someone like me, who likes a simple, more subtle look. if you are someone who is not wanting to spend a great deal of money on makeup, really good price for what you get. Would highly recommend!" — 09lizzie
Price: $10 (available in three styles)
Sephora Waterproof Eye Makeup Remover effortlessly dissolves waterproof eye makeup with plant-derived ingredients so you can thoroughly remove that tough eyeliner and mascara, without irritating your eyes.
This product is free of parabens, sulfates, and phthalates and is also vegan.
Promising review: "Great price, not oily, removes any type of makeup within seconds and it’s a good size considering the price! It usually lasts me months and I wear makeup on my eyes every single day!" — nmori97
This product is free of sulfates SLS and SLES, parabens, phthalates, and mineral oil. It's also vegan and gluten-free.
Promising review: "Hands-down the best lash primer out there and at an amazing price point! It’s not gummy and it works with pretty much every mascara I’ve ever tried it with. It doesn’t dry out after two months like every other one. I keep it until about four months due to germs and it going bad but I always feel terrible throwing it away because it’s still creamy. Love this!" — gillyknox
Sephora Cream Lip Stain Liquid Lipstick gives your pout high-coverage and long-lasting color — plus it's infused with avocado oil, which helps it feel comfortable and nonsticky throughout the day.
Promising review: "I'm always looking for a long-lasting lip stain that doesn't dry up after a few uses and this one has exceeded all my expectations! It goes on nicely like a gloss but very quickly dries and stays put for HOURS. I love the matte versions, they are very bold. I got a ton of compliments and comments about how long my lipstain stayed on the first time I wore it. Better than all that crazy expensive stuff. LOVE." — jnikkijohnson
Price: $15 (available in 93 shades and two finishes)
Anastasia Beverly Hills Norvina False Lashes supply that bit of added drama you've been craving. Just pop these on over any eye look and you'll feel 10 times more glam.
Promising review: "I love these; they are dramatic, but not too big, and fit my eyes perfectly. :) I also really appreciate that they are not super expensive as well." — Rachelgrof
Price: $6 (originally $12; available in six options)
Fenty Mattemoiselle Plush Matte Lipstick is long-wearing, lightweight, and available in so many stunning colors. If you're feeling adventurous with your summer beauty looks, you should def go for a fun shade like purple, green, or blue!
The model in the photo is wearing the shade "Violet Fury." 💜This product is free of parabens, sulfates, and phthalates.
Promising review: "I love this lipstick! Color is exactly like the photo, very pigmented. Doesn’t last through eating or drinking, but it’s still beautiful. I think I might order more just to have it on hand." — shiaurum
Price: $12.50 (originally $18; available in 24 shades)
Sephora Collection Retractable Brow Pencil helps you achieve full, long-lasting brows thanks to its precise, hair-like strokes. And it's waterproof!
Promising review: "This has been my favorite eyebrow pencil. It is so easy to apply, glides smooth, and color is spot on. I am also glad that they changed the tiny ‘comb’ to a ‘brush’ for final eyebrow set. It stays 12 or more hours on until I remove it. I‘ve tried several branded eyebrow pencils and gels and I am glad that I tried the store brand. I am now loyal to this." — detdet
Price: $12 (available in 10 colors)
Sephora Collection Retractable Waterproof Eyeliner is available in your classic black and brown shades as well as matte blue, shimmery purple, glitter copper, and so much more. It's waterproof and has a built-in smudge tip too, so you can finally achieve the perfect smokey eye.
Promising review: "I was looking for an affordable eyeliner that I was able to smudge to give a fun, edgy look and when I came across this I thought at first it was too good to be true for the price. But I use this almost everyday — to the beach, special occasions, or just around the house. It is super easy to apply and very ‘smudgeable’." — makaylakalman
Price: $13 (available in 19 colors)
Promising review: "Well I have a new favorite nail polish brand! Magical colors, lasted five days before noticing a couple of tiny chips, and the brush is so easy to use. This is a wider brush than any other brand I’ve used, but it makes it easy to swipe on. I used two coats and a cheap top coat from Amazon. I usually only use OPI Infinite Shine, but this brand has won me over. Great price for two bottles, also." — Katiela9
Price: $15 (set of two colors)
Milk Makeup Kush Lip Balm soothes and hydrates lips with hemp-derived cannabis seed oil, shea butter, and moringa butter.
I love this lip balm because it's ~super~ moisturizing. The "Green Dragon" shade goes on completely clear so it also makes a great base to wear under lipstick. It's ultra comfy to wear, nonsticky, and doesn't flake. Plus, the lid is magnetic and the overall packaging is really nice quality.
Promising review: "I brought this product by accident, but I am so happy I did because it is the most refreshing, moisturizing lip balm I have had! Plus, if you eat something it doesn't have a weird texture or flavor. I love this product and I will buy it again!" — Fetta
Price: $16 (available in six shades)
Milk Makeup Holographic Stick Mini easily swipes on cheeks, eyes, or lips for a very magical look. I mean, how could you not love this mermaid/alien/unicorn perfection?
Promising review: "I am not a highlighter person, but I had to get this product. The color payoff is unbelievable, you get a lot of product for the price, it's easy to apply and the color is so unique." — finessa
Price: $15 (available in three shades; get the full size for $18)
Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray Mini keeps makeup in place for up to 16 hours! It's weightless and helps prevent your fresh beat from melting, cracking, or fading throughout the day.
Promising review: " Makeup lasts ALL day with this stuff. Even while wearing a mask (wear a mask people!!) my makeup stays flawless. I’ve never found a better setting spray that actually does what it says!" — marisaaa1
Price: $15 (get the full size for $33)
Promising review: "This gloss is nonstick, lightweight, and is still beautiful and very glossy. Would highly recommend especially for price point!!" — Glowyavacado
Price: $14 (available in six shades)
KVD Vegan Beauty Everlasting Lip Liner combines rich pigment with a long-wear, lightweight formula you can use to define your lip shape or fill them in completely.
This product is free of parabens, vegan, and cruelty-free.
Promising review: " One of the best lip liners, so creamy. Great color. Can fill in your lips and put on a good gloss." — missme105
Price: $19 (available in 16 shades)
Promising review: "I have skimpy, strange colored brows and grey hair. I've struggled to find the right color eyebrow gel. This is it! It gives me volume, and beautiful color without looking like I just used a magic marker. I love it!" — nightrose
Price: $14 (available in 10 shades; get the full size for $24)
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