The Best Under-$20 Beauty Products to Buy at Forever21

Lauren Caruso
The Best Under-$20 Beauty Products to Buy at Forever21
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Forever21 isn’t exactly what you’d think of when you hear the words “beauty mecca.” H&M, maybe—even Topshop is a closer match with its extensive beauty range. But quietly, F21—purveyor of $2 tanks and statement jewelry for tweens—has been slowly improving its beauty game under the radar.

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So under the radar, in fact, that it took a last-minute party invite and a major time crunch for me to find out: In a pinch last week, I stopped into one of the NYC locations and picked up an eyeshadow palette, two nail polishes, and four face masks—all for less than $20 total. Of course, the shadow didn’t feel as buttery as say, anything in a Naked Palette, but the color went on smooth and stayed put for an entire evening—then wiped off without much persuading. The face masks were equally impressive: My skin isn’t totally transformed, but if the cost of looking slightly glowier and well-rested is $1.90, then sign me up. The polish stayed on for a whole 24 hours without chipping, which is impressive considering I did my nails on the train (it was empty!) sans base or top coat. Not bad for less than $4.

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Ahead, 25 beauty buys from Forever21 that are surprisingly good.

 

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Grid Makeup Bag Set, $6.90; at Forever21

 

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Its Skin Mini Bebe Hand Cream $6.50; at Forever21

 

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Burts Bees Body Lotion, $9.90; at Forever21

 

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Dr. 119 Fox Collastin Face Mask, $5; at Forever21

 

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Forever 21 Eye Shadow Palette, $8.90; at Forever21

 

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Matte Eyelash Curler, $2.90; at Forever21

 

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Metallic Hair Brush, $3.90; at Forever21

 

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Mani Pedi Set, $2.90; at Forever21

 

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Holika Holika Seal Mask Sheet, $5.90; at Forever21

 

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Light Grey Gel Nail Polish, $3.90; at Forever21

 

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Its Skin Blueberry Sheet Mask, $2; at Forever21

 

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Eva NYC Hair Oil Treatment, $16.90; at Forever21

 

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Brow Palette, $7.90; at Forever21

 

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My Mane Care Hydrating Mask, $15.90; at Forever21

 

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Eyeshadow Palette, $5.90; at Foreve21

 

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Water Resistent Mascara, $4.90; at Forever21

 

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Matte Top Coat, $3.90; at Foreve21

 

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Cooling Eye Mask, $3.90; at Forever21

 

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Classic Headwrap Set, $1.90; at Forever21

 

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Travel Bottle Set, $4.90; at Forever21

 

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Urban Dollkiss Sleeping Pack, $14; at Forever21

 

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Cucumber Lemon Cleansing Wipes, $4.90; at Forever21

 

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Makeup Brush Set $7.90; at Forever21; at Forever21

 

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Collagen Mask Sheet Set, $4.90; at Forever21

 

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Liquid Lipstick and Liner Set, $5.90; at Forever21

 

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