BEAUTY FOCUS

Under £20 Essentials

Cheap beauty products can be a dodgy territory to navigate, so which ones can you trust? Here are the items that are constantly in our bathroom cabinets. From nails to hair, skin to lips, these top-quality beauty essentials just happen to come in at a great price point…

By Petro
Laura Loves

Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat £9 
No other top coat has ever reached the heights of this brilliant product used by top nail salons and technicians. It dries your polish in half the time and gives your nails a glossy effect unlike anything I’ve tried before. Don’t bother going elsewhere – this is a nail-toolbox must-have.

Lanolips 101 Ointment £10.99 
Giving your lips moisture rather than shine, this 100% natural super-balm has a subtle, barely there look. Brilliant before bedtime for overnight moisturising and also kept in your bag for the times when your lips need a little oomph.

Petro Loves

Erborian CC Crème £17
 We cannot rave about this product enough. The perfect lightweight coverage and it somehow smoothes and makes you look like you’ve had a full night’s sleep. It also adapts to your skin tone, so there’s no need to change shades with a tan. All in all, a five-star wonder buy!

Batiste Dry Shampoo Original Clean & Classic £2.99
Yes, there are other, more expensive, dry shampoos on the market. But on grey or blonde hair, Batiste is simply the best we’ve tried. It needs a lot of rubbing in to avoid that chalky look, but it achieves great volume and saves your hair at least two washes. 

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Batiste £2.99

Erborian £17

Lanolips £10.99

Seche Vite £9