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I think I can fairly say, no one deserves a nice gift more than your mom or the mother figure in your life. She literally carried you in her body, raised you and listened to your problems for your entire life. The same goes for a mother figure like a grandmother who stepped up and gave you the support you needed. Luckily, you can get them all something nice with these beauty gifts under $20. Plan ahead and grab a few of these affordable finds and you’ll make Mom’s day and give her a little self-care time she so desperately needs. The quality isn’t sacrificed for a smaller price tag.
It’s also an unexpectedly great time to invest in the cult favorites Mom has been dying to try without having to buy the full-size version. This way, if she ends up not liking it, less product is going to waste. It’s a win-win for both the giver and receiver. Beyond that are those straight-forward hair, skin and makeup sets that rarely get two thumbs down because they’re also essentials most of us need, like body wash, makeup brushes, and face masks for a spa night in. So if you’re looking to tighten your budget without downgrading the quality of your gift-giving, here are some beauty finds you’ll definitely be impressed by.
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Modelones Color Cube Solid Cream Gel Polish Palette
No, it’s not a cool new makeup palette. Modelones’ Color Cubes are actually fun little palettes of solid gel nail polish! Gift your mani-obsessed mom this at-home kit of nine bold polish shades and a professional-level nail brush that’ll last more than 50 manicures. And it’s so travel-friendly! Don’t forget to also grab her a nail lamp as well as top and base coats so the color lasts a full 28 days.
Pacifica Beauty Bright Stars for Glowing Skin
When Mom doesn’t get enough sleep — like always — she’ll love this bright-eyed skincare set . She gets mini versons of Glow Baby Brightening Face Wash and Vitaglow Face Lotion, as well as Eye Bright Undereye Vitamin C Spot Serum Masks.
Beauty Bakerie Organic Blending Eggs
We always need new makeup sponges and this unique gift set will delight Mom. What looks like eggs are actually egg-shaped sponges for seamless blending of any liquid and cream makeup.
Tarte Picture Perfect Eyelash Curler Duo
Tarte’s best-selling Lights, Camera, Lashes 4-in-1 mascara is great for moms because it’s vegan, smudge-proof, flake-proof and long-wearing for up to 24 hours. This set gets her a travel size to put in her purse as well as easy-to-use eyelash curler.
Nest New York Mini Mediterranean Fig Candle
Mini candles are so cute to have around the house and Mom will love putting this luxe scent everywhere from the bathroom to the kitchen. The earthy fragrance features crushed fig leaves, blue cypress, and the essence of turquoise waters.
Dermalogica Power Cleanse Duo
Gift her two cult-faves in travel sizes: PreCleanse and Daily Microfoliant. Each works to minimize the look of pores, fine lines, wrinkles and uneven skin texture — all without drying out aging skin. Plus, the set has a $28.50 value!
Burt’s Bees Hand Repair Gift Set
With all the extra hand-washing and sanitizing we did this year, Mom needs to give her skin some love. This pre-wrapped gift set includes almond milk hand cream, shea butter hand repair cream and lemon butter cuticle cream, plus a pair of cotton gloves.
Floral Street Light Fragrance Discovery Set
It can be tough to buy a fragrance for someone like your mom. Smell is so personal! That’s why this five-piece trial set of vegan, sustainable fragrances is such a good idea.
Ulta Beauty Little Black Liner Haul Kit
Six eyeliner must-haves for less than $20? Mom will seriously would appreciate this set that has every day essentials like a classic felt-tip liner and a cat eye stamp.