They say change is as refreshing as a holiday. And for those who aren’t jet setting to warmer locations this Winter, leaning into the deep colours and hues of the colder weather can be just as rewarding, if not more (obviously I’m kidding myself, but it’s a close second).

As the days get longer and your skin gets drier, it’s a good idea to grab a few more moisture rich products to both prime and primp your face. Here are a some of the best skincare and cosmetic picks under $20 so you can feel and look fab all day, all while taking care of your skin and spending the rest of your money on more hot chocolate, warm coats, and fuzzy pyjamas.

Natio Broad Spectrum Sunscreen $12.95

Despite the cold, the sun is still shining. Keep your skin smooth and protected with a Vitamin E and Aloe Vera enriched sunscreen-moisturiser hybrid that protects and softens.

Antipodes Avocado Pear Nourishing Night Cream $12

Native New Zealand manuka honey treats your skin to a heavenly night sleep, helping to keep you moisturized and looking ageless. Perfect for dry Winter skin, it also helps neutralize the effects of free radicals.

Burt’s Bees Sensitive Eye Cream $5.99

Keep those peepers peeping comfortably through the cold, harsh winds of Winter. Moisturizing and lightweight, this is perfect for your delicate eye lids.

Revlon ColourStay Crème Eyeshadow $14.95

Incredibly creamy, sinfully luxurious, soft and smooth, undoubtedly regal and rich, intense and effortlessly sultry: this crème is perfect for a dewy Winter. Have we won you over yet?

Nation Precious Petals Brow Finishing Gel $3.17

Like a mascara wand for your brows, it shapes and sets for a natural effect. With Argan and vitamin E to nourish and condition, you can guarantee soft and supple brows that no gusts can blow out of place.

Burt’s Bees Tinted Lip Balm $7.79

This baby conditions the lips while giving your pout a bit of extra (and natural looking) colour. Stash in your bag for a quick moisture surge when your smile is feeling a little dry.

 

Natio Lipstick $15.95

Pucker up with a creamy and moisturising lip colour that packs a punch. Perfect your pout with Rush, the deep berry colour that compliments all the best parts of a winter wardrobe.

 

OPI Nail Polish: In the Cable Car-Pool Lane $19.95

Polish off your sultry look with a deep burgundy accent. Sophisticated and bold, this polish looks good with everything (including your sweats and slippers).

 

Lush Buffy Body Butter $14.95

When it’s time to wash the day away, exfoliate dead skin with essential oils, cocoa and shea butters, and other skin-healthy goodies. An instant pick me up for happy, dewy perfection.

 

Bondi Sands Self-Tanning Foam $19.99

If you still find yourself day-dreaming about an out-of-reach warmer location, you can always just pretend you were the one jet-setting. Enriched with moisturising Aloe Vera and fresh coconut, get an enviable tan that just came back from the Caribbean.

 

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