If you’ve ever found yourself walking into Target for toothpaste and leaving after spending $200 on god only knows what, well, fucking same. It’s like as soon as you walk through the doors, there is something in the air that hypnotizes you into believing that you NEED to snag a bathing suit in the middle of January or a bedazzled tumbler that looks just like the 69 other ones you already have in the cabinet at home. However, if you ARE going to mindlessly spend your entire paycheck at Target, then what better to spend your hard-earned coin on skin care products and makeup? To keep you from blacking out in the beauty aisle and loading your cart with shit you don’t actually need, we’ve rounded up some of the best beauty products at Target. You’re welcome.
Best Facial Cleanser
La Roche-Posay’s Effaclar Medicated Gel Cleanser sounds like it’d be really fucking expensive, and while it’s not (at only $15 for almost 7 oz.) the daily cleanser delivers results of its pricier counterparts. So if you’re sick of adult acne (bc why is this still a thing??!), the gel cleanser prevents and targets acne and delivers literally the clearest skin I’ve ever had.
Best Face Mask
Very few things feel better than cleaning off all of your makeup, washing your face, and relaxing underneath a fresh face mask. The L’Oréal Skin Experts Pure-Clay Mark is perfect because the natural clays (including Moroccan Lava Clay) and charcoal feel refreshing on sleek on our skin. We actually live for face masks, so like, if we’re going to choose just one, it has to be easy to put on and take off, smell nice, feel good on our faces, not use harsh chemicals, and most importantly, not break us out. We honestly might be more picky over face masks than we are over men.
Best Face Serum
Korean skincare brand Missha is a cult favorite among K-beauty lovers, and luckily for Target lovers, it is now available in stores and online. Missha’s Time Revolution Night Repair works like a time machine for your face. The highly concentrated ampoule contains lactic acid which first absorbs into the skin to create a balanced complexion and then firms the skin to create a supple surface and youthful glow. In simpler terms, this shit rocks.
The number of times I’ve been asked whether or not my lashes are real while wearing L’Oréal Paris’ Lash Paradise is more than I can count. It gives major volume and separation without flakiness or clumping. If you want to look like you’re wearing falsies without the annoying application and getting glue all over your lashline, the trick is to apply multiple coats of this bad boy while the mascara is still wet on your lashes. You’re welcome.
Milani’s Conceal + Perfect 2-in-1 Foundation & Concealer made our list because not only can you use it as both a concealer and foundation, but the combo also gives medium- to full-coverage results so you can layer and build the foundation to take your look from day to night. And at under $8, you’re getting two products in one and a flawless complexion that’ll hide the fact that you just got off a three-day bender and haven’t slept in days. Not that I’m speaking from experience or anything.
Best Makeup Palette
BH Cosmetics’ superpigmented Foil Eyes palette has 28 different shades for any look you want to channel. While yes, you’ll probably look like a psycho if you try walking around with a full-on royal blue eye, all of the buildable eyeshadows are great for blending to create any shade your little heart desires.
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