10 Tie-Dye Pieces You Can Actually Buy Now

Truth be told, (which is what I thought #tbt stood for back when Instagram first became a thing) I did not fully understand this revived obsession with tie-dye. Like overalls, I kind of thought tie-dye was a thing of the 90s that should have stayed there, especially since my only experience with it was in 2004 at a summer camp literally I tried to escape from. However, upon doing some research for the purpose of this article, I’ve found a few tie-dye pieces I would definitely wear and I can happily admit that I no longer hate the trend. In fact, I want all of the pieces I found and maybe thanks to unemployment money, I can get them!

If you no longer associate tie-dye with hippies and children and want to expand your style horizons, these are the seven pieces you’d love. But act fast, because just like loungewear, tie-dye is selling out at the speed of light.

Splendid Twilight Tie-Dye Pullover, $148

I actually own this sweatshirt and it’s one of my favorite things in my dresser. Yes, I paid nearly $150 for a f*cking sweatshirt. Judge me. Here’s the thing, though: you know how your grandmother’s front lawn always had those low-growing plants with inexplicably soft fuzzy greenish gray leaves? That’s literally what Splendid loungewear feels like. It’s like a kitten’s ear. It truly makes no sense to me, but I’m not going to question it. This sweatshirt in particular is in muted enough colors that you can definitely wear it out and not feel ridiculous . I’d pair it with a pair of white boyfriend jeans and silver ballet flats.

Free People Movement Love Tie Dye Tank, $23.20

free people tie-dye tank

Need a casual shirt for lounging around? Something you could do your light walk around the block in? Boom, and this color combo is on sale right now. What more could you want?

French Connection Satin Tie-Dyed Dress, $98

On the model, this dress kind of looks like something Serena van der Woodsen would wear to sleep, but I would most definitely wear this out. I would wear it with a pair of Greek-looking sandals that you tie around your ankles. The dress is kind of quiet, so pairing it with something with a little more personality would really tie (dye lol) the whole thing together.

Dippin’ Daisy’s Serene Tie Dye One-Piece Swimsuit, $33.60

Are swimsuits canceled this year? I have no f*cking idea, but I’m being hopeful anyway. This one piece is business in the front, party in the back with a low back and cheeky cut on the bottom. I feel like you could get away with wearing this to your family pool party and a day club (remember day clubs?) equally.

Urban Outfitters Out From Under Jenny Tie-Dye Fleece Jogger Pant, $49

I feel like you can’t name a pair of tie dye joggers “Out From Under Jenny” and give zero context in the product description, but okay Urban Outfitters. Tbh, I haven’t stepped into an UO since I was in high school, but their loungewear has been on point as of late. I am very particular about joggers because I don’t like when they’re too baggy or too fitted, and these are right in the middle. They’re also made of a a fleecey type of cotton, so they’re definitely very cozy.

Emerson Road Tie Dye Haze PJ Set, $68

Shopbop calls this a PJ set, I call it a working from home outfit. This lightweight jersey set has a cute pastel color scheme and tie details on the side, which basically makes it formalwear if you ask me.

Herschel Supply Co. Chapter Carry On Vanity Case, $30

If you want to jump on the tie dye bandwagon, but don’t want to wear it on your person, consider a super-cute and extremely durable cosmetic bag. It’s got a zip closure and a few extra pockets so you can stash your random Chapsticks or whatever, and it’s lined.

Onzie High Rise Basic Midi Legging, $32

I’m a huge fan of Onzie’s leggings, sports bras, and activewear in general, so these leggings will be perfect for my socially distant runs. (JK, it’s more like a jog, if you’re very loose with your definition of “jog”.) Anyway, they’re high rise and high performance, so you can actually do a legit workout in them.

Target Tie Dye Leggings, $17

From a distance, these leggings look more like marble than tie dye, which I’m not mad about. I like that the pattern and colors are subtle enough that you’re not out and about silently screaming for people to look at you. These are another item I’d happily wear out. I’d throw on a white tee and an oversized denim jacket and call it a day.

ASTR the Label Retrograde Square Neckline Bodysuit, $68

Ugh, this bodysuit is so perfectly summery that it’s making me kind of sad. I might just get this to wear it around my house underneath some jean shorts while gazing longingly out my window and pretending I’m on a rooftop.

Images: Splendid (2); Nordstrom (2); Bloomingdale’s; Urban Outfitters; Shopbop (2); Target; Verishop (2) 

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8 Cozy Loungewear Pieces You Can Work From Home In

If I relate to any fictional character, it’s Schitt’s Creek’s Alexis Rose, who wears an ensemble to her court-mandated community service. I, too, dress up regardless of where I’m going, but in these trying times, I haven’t left my apartment in *checks calendar* a long f*cking time, and I don’t want to waste an outfit if the only people who see me are the frat boys who live in the apartment across the street. However, I refuse to wear my floor-length bathrobe and magenta Uggs all day because I am a firm believer in look good, feel good, and it’s hard to feel like a boss when I look like Tony Soprano pre-coffee. Seriously, if we are going to be staying in our homes for what looks like the foreseeable future, it’s important to make yourself and your home as aesthetically pleasing as possible.

So because I have paused my Rent The Runway account and the only clothes I own are jeans and oversized T-shirts, I have decided to invest in loungewear that is both cute and extremely comfortable. Again, I’m not trying to impress anyone with my outfits because no one can see me, but if you are like me, you feel more productive and useful when you get dressed in actual clothes, rather than just chilling in whatever you slept in. So, between reading emails and pretending to pay attention in Zoom meetings, I scoured the internet for quality loungewear and these are my  favorite things that I’m excited to live in for the next quarter.

Aerie Plush Jogger, $23

I got these joggers over the summer and am shocked they’re still in stock, because they’re the most comfortable item I own. I don’t like to be swimming in sweats, so I sized down and they fit a little more snuggly than pictured above, but you do you. Here’s how amazing these are: my incredibly bougie boy toy thought they were cashmere. I’d also like to add that I am pretty tall and these are way more high-waisted than they are on the model above, but I like them that way because I can wear a cropped tee with them and not feel like a wannabe TikTok star.

Alo Yoga Ombre Legging, $59

 

I have these in every color and have never worked out in them because these are my lounge leggings. If someone told me they’re made of silk and clouds, I’d believe it. Truth be told, I like my leggings to be a little bit sculpting because I feel like I’m wearing a fitted sheet otherwise, but these are neither light nor sculpting. However, they work because the material is thick enough that when I bend over because I spilled pancake mix all over the floor, no one can see my bare ass. Highly recommend.

American Apparel Peppered Fleece Cropped Pullover, $36

When my former roommate broke our lease and abruptly moved out, I made sure to keep forgot to give back her American Apparel sweatshirt. However, because karma is a b*tch, I leaned against a freshly painted pillar on the subway platform and properly ruined the sweatshirt. Luckily, American Apparel has a storefront on Amazon and, not only did I replace it, but I bought it in every color! It’s easy to just throw on, it’s super soft and, unless you dunk it in wet paint, holds up pretty well.

Lunya Washable Silk Set, $178

I know this set is super expensive for pajamas, but hear me out. My roommate got me the Slip silk pillowcase for my birthday and I didn’t realize how amazing silk was until I slept on this pillowcase. Silk is cooling, obviously very soft, so light and just all-around amazing. The only problem with silk is that it’s hard to wash if you’re a peasant and don’t go to the dry cleaners for your PJs. These, however are washable and, may I add, so worth the price. They’re so f*cking comfortable and you can even wear them out once the world returns to regular programming. I’ve definitely tucked this top into a pair of high-waisted Levi’s and called it a day.

Target Striped Perfectly Cozy Lounge Pajama Shorts, $14.99

I don’t have to tell you that everything Target sells is amazing, but I will say, these shorts are no exception. They’re made from Target’s super secret Perfectly Cozy material, which explains why they are so comfortable. I proudly own the matching sweatshirt and am proudly wearing this set as I sit here writing this story.

P.J. Salvage Peachy Long Sleeve Top, $60

I swear I don’t mean this in a bad way, but the material is actually really thin, which I appreciate because waffled tops generally activate all of my sweat glands. This one is super soft and a tiny bit sheer, which is fine if you are also alone in your apartment. P.J. Salvage is famous for its super-soft materials and this oversized top is no exception. This top runs a little big, so size down if you don’t want it to double as a short dress.

Wildfox Tennis Club Sweatpants, $36

I could be wrong, but I feel like after Juicy Couture exited the scene, Wildfox promptly took its place. I have a few pairs of the signature Tennis Club sweats and I love them. They’re so soft and, I don’t know how, but incredibly flattering on my butt. It’s not just me, though. A few of my friends have said the same. They are perfect for times like these when you can’t leave.

Sarah Liller Penelope Jumpsuit, $128

Is it crazy to drop so much on a jumpsuit that’s so soft it feels like pajamas? I mean, I’ve definitely stress-impulse-bought worse things. This jumpsuit is, as I previously mentioned, so f*cking soft and comfortable. And I know that some of you may come at me for promoting actual clothes during these times, but this is where you’re wrong. Less pieces to put on and take off = less effort. You can wear this on your Zoom meeting to look professional, then you can fall asleep on your couch in it, and you can even wear it outside of the house (if we are ever allowed to do that again).

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Images: Inside Weather / Unsplash; Aerie; Nordstrom; Electric Yoga; Amazon (2); Lunya; Target; PJ Salvage;

7 Brands You Didn’t Know Make Super Cute Swimsuits

Swimsuit season is upon us, and I for one am thrilled for the chance to shop for yet another one to fill up my already-clogged closet. (It’s not my fault; New York City apartments have notoriously small storage.) In addition to wearing swimsuits to the pool, I’m all about a bathing suit that can be transitioned. Sure, it’s not necessary, but it’s an added bonus if I can buy a swimsuit and wear that as a festival outfit (which I will be doing all next weekend at Shaky Beats, for anyone who cares). The problem, of course, is that we as a society are lazy and don’t want to spend hours at Macy’s or wherever or combing the internet. So I’ve done you the courtesy of finding a bunch of brands that you didn’t know make super cute (and often very affordable) bathing suits. Prepare to be shocked.

Nike

I know, it’s shocking, but Nike actually has some of the cutest swimsuits around, and the reason I love them so much are that you can wear these as more than just swimsuits. Anyone who knew me in Atlanta circa 2015 knows that one of my favorite pastimes was to see how far I could push the definition of “crop top”. Like, I had a few bathing suits I would wear out to bars, and nobody said sh*t to me. Many of Nike’s spring swimsuits fall right into this category, and can be worn as tops, bodysuits, etc. Of course, since they’re made by Nike, you also can swim in them without fearing they will fall apart. As an extra bonus, many of the pieces are reversible, so you can get so many wears out of them. I’m obsessed.

Nike Flash Reversible Crossback Bikini Top

Nike Shine Stripe Crossback Midi

Maaji

Maaji is a Colombian swimwear line that recently launched in the U.S. Most of their pieces are super colorful and fun, and they have so many different silhouettes that aren’t just the regular triangle bikini we’re all sick of seeing. But here’s the big deal with Maaji: all of their suits in their newest line are reversible—two ways. That means you can wear them fowards, backwards, inside out, and inside out and backwards. So you’re getting four different suits in one. It’s legit incredible.

Maaji Mandarin Dazzling

To put it into perspective, all those photos are of THE SAME SUIT. Literally.

Victoria’s Secret

No, that’s not a typo, and no, it’s not a mistake. Victoria’s Secret’s swimwear is BACK, baby, by popular demand (I assume, since we were all basically crying when it got discontinued). Thank f*cking god. From cute separates you can mix and match to sexy one-pieces, they have so much good sh*t at very reasonable prices (and plenty of other suits at higher price points, but I’m not made of money). I’m talking bikini tops for under $50. They’ve also got one piece options for under $100, which doesn’t sound like a deal, but really is if you spend like, five minutes researching how much bathing suits go for these days.

Victoria’s Secret Zip V-Neck One Piece

Victoria’s Secret Asymmetric One-Shoulder Bralette & Asymmetric Cut-Out Hipster

Kona Sol

All you Target-loving betches, rejoice. Target’s swimwear has been killing it for years now, and they just introduced a new line called Kona Sol that boasts inclusive sizing and good quality swimwear. Oh, and amazing prices. Like, a one piece for $40? Sign me up; I’ll take 10.

Kona Sol Women’s Plus Size Twist Front Cut Out One Piece Swimsuit

Kona Sol Women’s Faux Wrap Halter Bikini Top

Aerie

If you are not yet a believer of aerie, you need to get on board with their swimsuits (but really, why don’t you own 60 of their bras already?!). As far as swimwear goes, they offer very cute basics as well as fun, flirty patterns at super affordable prices—I’m talking a bikini top for $25 (and up). Many of these pieces can also transition from the pool to a music festival, or wherever else besides a body of water that you might wear a bathing suit.

Aerie Ribbed Side Scoop Bikini Top

Aerie Crochet Triangle Bikini Top

Curvy Beach

Curvy Beach, brainchild of former plus-size model Elizabeth Taylor, offers suits in sizes 4 to 26 and cup sizes A through J. It was initially such a big hit that its first line of swimsuits sold out in 24 hours, so you’ll have to act quickly if you want to get your hands on one of these size-inclusive neon suits. Also, and I think this is crazy revolutionary, their site instructs you on how to order (like what situations you’d want to size down), and the padding is optional. Thank you. What a miracle.

Curvy Beach Neon Triangle Top

Curvy Beach Neon Side Tie Bottom

Indigo Swimwear

Okay, so this brand is a little more expensive than some of the others, and speaking for myself, these silhouettes are a little more aspirational. Like, think lots of strappy and cheeky looks. If you can pull that off, I’m jealous, but I’d look like a sausage in casing. But they’re so cute! Ugh, it pains me. It’s fine, I’m fine. In any case, these come in fun colors, and all their suits are made from ECONYL yarn and 100% regenerated nylon made from ocean waste and fishing nets, so even if they’re not the most sustainable for your budget, they are sustainable for the environment, and that’s all the justification I need to go buy a few.

Indigo Swimwear The Amelia Top & The Amelia Bottom

Indigo Swimwear The Bay Top & The Bay Bottom

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Science Knows Why You Impulse Shop at Target

It is a truth universally acknowledged that when you go to Target, you’re going to spend $200 more than you need to. Like, sure, you came in for witch hazel and maybe a candle but you’re leaving with a back to school set (even though you graduated three years ago), a throw pillow making kit, and directions for a barbecue that you’ll never buy. That’s how it works.

But what if I told you that Target knew exactly what it was doing and was letting the throw pillows mess with you on purpose? I know. Welcome to the glamorous but also sad world of advertising.

After some research that was put into the very questionable dynamic of Target shoppers, Refinery29 has confirmed that your impulse buys have a scientific basis. So you’re still fiscally irresponsible and in possession of two more micro-fleece blankets than you actually need, but it’s nice to know that it’s not entirely your fault.

Basically, Target is laid out to fuck with you. According to Tom Meyvis, a professor of marketing at New York University, “Stores have an idea about the path . Walmart was once famous for doing things like putting like Band-Aids next to fishing hooks and things like that. Something you don’t naturally associate, but once you see them there, it makes sense.”

So the evil genius layout that has you staring at clothes clearly made for high schoolers, combined with the generally cheery aesthetic and likely the oxygen they pump in like a Vegas casino (unconfirmed) creates the perfect storm for an impulse buying environment. And the worst part? They know it. Joe Perdew, Target’s Vice President of Store Design, knows it. “That whole ‘I came in for shampoo and left with two carts full of other things’ phenomenon is real!”

TL;DR: Target is that guy from college that you used to hook up with when you were feeling shitty about yourself, who fully knew the situation and played into your self-destructive behavior. You will remember him. You will revisit him. You will never trust him. Or his buy one, get one candles.

5 Ways To Get Gorgeous Hair Like Jonathan Van Ness

If you have noticed that your hair inspiration goals are starting to be a little less Blake Lively and a lot more Jonathan Van Ness, you’re not alone. According to a recent study, 72% of women have reported wanting to emulate the Queer Eye star’s hair and twerking abilities. Okay, I literally just completely made that up, but it sounds convincing and is actually probably true. JVN has flawless hair and a legendary Instagram handle, so it might be a good idea to take every single word he says and apply it to your own life. Jonathan recently spoke to The Cut to share some of his hair secrets. Here’s how to use them as inspiration for your own life. And, because I’m better at repurposing other people’s inspirational quotes than Michael Scott is, I’ve even thrown in some extra tips that helped create my flawless, modest, head of hair. 

1. Stop Washing Your Hair Daily

“Not overwashing your hair gives it a nice shine,” JVN told The Cut. “Washing your hair every day dulls it out.”

I mean… not washing my hair is my favorite part of my beauty routine, and I’m so glad that Jonathan has confirmed that it’s his secret to Jesus hair. Personally, I’ve always been kind of skeptical of using dry shampoo, because I feel like if I’m not going to wash my hair for three days, and I look like a greaseball by day four, that it’s a sign that I need to just wash my damn hair. But like, I also understand that some betches get a lil greasy by the end of wash day one and should probably use some dry shampoo. If you’re going to trust any dry shampoo, I’d advise you to go with the one invented by the Olsen Twins named after a ‘90s grunge band. According to the reviews, this sh*t smells amazing and not at all like teen spirit. And no, that’s not the only Nirvana song I know…

Elizabeth and James Nirvana Dry Shampoo

2. Use Silk or Satin Pillowcases

JVN also mentioned that silk pillowcases are the move for achieving shiny hair. Please, let’s all just take a moment to close our eyes and visualize Jonathan laying on a heap of gorgeous silk pillowcases. I kind of feel like I just had a religious experience. You can probably pick up a silk pillowcase at a lot of places, but we at Betches love Slip pure silk pillowcases. They feel amazing and will make your fair so shiny, you’ll need shades. No sorry you’re right, that joke was terrible.

Slip Silk Pillowcase

Slip Queen pillowcase

3. Use A Shine Spray

Jonathan doesn’t really use shine sprays, but he did tell The Cut that he recommends Aveda Brilliant Spray On Shine and Kevin Murphy Shimmer Shine. Personally, I just feel like that wasn’t his most like, fun recommendation. You definitely could spend $30 on one of the sprays that JVN stands behind but doesn’t really use. Or, you could FaceTime your long distance best friend on your way home from a date that went kind of okay, realize your hair looks a little dull in the front cam, stumble into a Duane Reade because you’re kinda drunk and want a snack, and then just like, discover your favorite $7 shine spray. I know I’m not a self-love guru, and I don’t mean to go against anything that the lord of shiny hair advises, but I also feel like that could be a really great personal journey and I don’t want you to miss out on it.

Aveda

Aveda Brilliant Spray-On Shine

4. Become One With Nature

Okay, so, this next shiny hair gem actually just comes straight from me, so you’re welcome. Like Jonathan said, I try to wash my hair as infrequently as possible. So when I do actually wash it, I need something that’s going to work as hard as I do when I finally decide to take a weekend at the beach in late July after not having worked out since last September. LUSH’s Daddy-O Shampoo uses citrus juice and seaweed to make your hair super shiny and it smells SO GOOD because it has a ton of flowers in it. It’s supposed to be a brightening shampoo for blondes, but I’m a brunette and it keeps my hair looking like it’s insured for $10,000.

 

LUSH Daddy-O Shampoo

5. Protect Your Hair From UV Rays

Okay, here’s one more tip from me because I love to hear myself talk. Except, this tip is also basically from Jonathan because he loves a sun protection moment, and he is a graduate of the Aveda Institute. If you’re not already protecting your hair from harsh UV rays, you really should be. There are like, a million reasons why. If you dye your hair, the sun can seriously dull your expensive color. If you wear hair extensions that don’t receive the benefits of your hair’s natural oils, the sun will basically fry and ruin them. Even if your job title on The Bachelor would be “free spirit,” you need to protect your hair from the sun because it will seriously dry and dull your look, no matter how natural your hair is. This spray will help you minimize dryness, retain shine, and smell amazing.

Aveda Sun Care Protective Hair Veil

Images: Giphy; Sephora; LUSH; Aveda
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The Best Hair And Body Products You Can Buy At Target

Ah, Target. The place where dreams come true. The place where I buy half my wardrobe (don’t judge me). The place where you go in with the intention of spending $100 and end up maxing out your credit card. It’s a magical place. Anyone who is able to visit their local Target without coming out with a ton of stuff they don’t need is a sociopath who should not be trusted. That said, I assume we don’t all have unlimited budgets. If you’re going to spend money you don’t have on stuff you probably don’t need, you need to make sure it’s at least good quality first. We already talked about the best makeup and skin care Target has to offer, so now we’re focusing on the best hair and body products at Target.

Best Hot Tools

NuMe Jet Setter, Mini Ionic Dryer, Concentrator Diffuser, Mini Ceramic Tourmaline Wand, Mini Ceramic Tourmaline Straightener

nume jet setter pak, best beauty products at target

Courtesy of NuMe

Honestly, it’s basically impossible to find a collection of salon-grade hot tools of NuMe’s quality for less than $150 anywhere, and the fact that you can pick up their Jetsetter collection at your local Tar-jay is a godsend. The collection includes a flat iron, hair wand, and blowdryer, all of which are travel size but efficient enough for everyday use. The smooth tourmaline surfaces mean that you won’t experience serious breakage like you do with other hot tools.

 

Best Body Wash

Plant Apothecary Get Happy Body Wash

get happy body wash, best beauty products at target

Courtesy of Plant Apothecary

Besides having a cheeky name and cute little bottle, Plant Apothecary’s Get Happy Bodywash contains peppermint to give skin a cooling sensation and is 100% natural (but actually, it’s made with all organic oils). You’ll be happy with how clean you feel AND your skin will be happy with the fact that you’re not lathering harsh chemicals all over it.

Best Lotion

Jergens Ultra Healing Lotion

jergens ultra healing lotion, best beauty products at target

Courtesy of Jergens

Sometimes, even when you have a million options, you need to go with ol’ faithful and that’s the case with Jergens’ Ultra Healing lotion. Sure, Target has a million other options for daily moisturizers, but none of them leave skin quite as moisturized as Jergens. The lotion absorbs quickly so you can apply it and run out the door without feeling slimy, and it’s packed with Vitamins C and E to lock in moisture for up to 48 hours so you won’t look ashy when you decide to throw on a sundress last minute.

Best Hairspray

Biosilk Volumizing Therapy Hair Spray

biosilk volumizing therapy hairspray, best beauty products at target

Courtesy of Biosilk

Biosilk’s Volumizing Therapy gives major hold without the hard, sticky texture that you get from other hairsprays at the same price point. The best part? The bottle is only 10 bucks for 12 oz., which means it will last you the entire summer while you try to tame your humidity-induced frizz.

Best Shampoo & Conditioner

Kristin Ess The One Signature Shampoo & Conditioner

kristin ess the one signature shampoo, best beauty products at target

Courtesy of Kristin Ess

It seems like everywhere we look, celebrity MUAs and hair stylists are inking deals for new product lines; however, Kristin Ess’ namesake collection is on a different level. The stylist behind Jenna Dewan’s and Lucy Hale’s manes now has products available at Target, and it def tops our list of best beauty products at Target. The shampoo is high lathering, sulfate-free and made for just about any hair type and texture. It features a “zip-up technology” which targets the weak strands and seals up cuticles, so you can finally stop dealing with split ends.

Best Dry Shampoo

Dove Refresh + Care Volume & Fullness Dry Shampoo

dove dry shampoo, best beauty products at target

Courtesy of Dove

In case you didn’t know, dry shampoo is ruining your hair. But, if you’re like us and fuck up your shower schedule on the reg because you’re a tired betch and therefore MUST use dry shampoo, Dove’s Refresh and Care Volume & Fullness Dry Shampoo is the way to go. It’s great for soaking up the excess oils in your hair without overdoing it and leaving your hair and scalp feeling dry and stringy.

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The Best Makeup & Skin Care Products You Can Buy At Target

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 Medicated Gel Cleanser

la roche posay effaclear cleanser, best beauty products at target

Courtesy of La Roche-Posay

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

L’Oréal Paris Detox & Brighten Pure-Clay Mask

l'oreal paris pure-clay mask, best beauty products at target

Courtesy of L’Oreal Paris

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

Missha Time Revolution Night Repair Science Activator

missha time revolution night repair, best beauty products at target

Courtesy of Missha

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.

Best Mascara

L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Lash Paradise

l'oreal paris lash paradise, best beauty products at target

Courtesy of L’Oreal Paris

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.

Best Foundation

Milani Conceal + Perfect 2-in-1 Foundation and Concealer

milani conceal + perfect, best beauty products at target

Courtesy of Milani

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 Foil Eyes – 28 Color Eyeshadow Palette

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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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The 7 Best Drugstore Eyeliners That Cost Less Than Your Starbucks Order

I may or may not have talked a little bit about my ongoing battle with the woman who works the checkout counter at Sephora. Let’s call her Sheila for the sake of this article. The root of my vendetta against Sheila probably has something to do with the ridiculous amount of money I spend on eyeliner. Because let’s face it, I would be nothing without my eyeliner. Mostly because it enhances the Bitch in my Resting Bitch Face, but also because it serves as a sort of last defense against the psychopaths commuting from Brooklyn to the city. I sincerely believe my on-point eyeliner is the only reason why tourists do not ask me stupid questions like “will this train get me to Brooklyn” when they’re standing on the Manhattan-bound side and it fucking says it on the sign right in front of them, or when children don’t try and start some shit with me for stealing sitting in the open subway seat. So yeah let’s talk about eyeliners. Drugstores actually have some really good shit in there—and for a price that doesn’t make me want to question my priorities more than my mother already does. So here are seven eyeliners you can buy at any drugstore that won’t break the bank (take that, SHEILA):

The Best Eyeliner For Cat Eye

Trying to perfect the cat eye technique is a bigger mind fuck than listening to a fuckboy try and evade the question of “what are we?”

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And, like a fuckboy, my cat eye technique only does what I want it to do every day that is not Friday or Saturday. Like, some days I look like a very, very distant relative of the Hadids and other days I look like Jenny Humphrey after she became a drug dealer and it’s really a toss-up every morning. That being said, Physicians Formula Felt-Tip Eye Marker is going to be your go-to for all things cat eye. This fine-tipped marker goes on super soft instead of super pigmented, which makes it perfect for attaining those bedroom eye goals. 

Physicians Formula Eye Marker

The Best Eyeliner For Color Range

CoverGirl, aka a brand The CW is low-key keeping in business by shamelessly plugging the shit out of their products, has the best eyeliners for color range. We recommend using the CoverGirl Perfect Point Plus, which comes in more color selections than Kylie Jenner’s wig room. Our three top picks are charcoal (perfect for taking your look from office professional to happy hour hoe), and if you’re feeling more adventurous, hunter green and midnight. 

CoverGirl Perfect Point Plus

The Best Eyeliner For Smokey Eye

Like the cat eye, the smokey eye takes actual patience and work, which is the last fucking thing I want to do when I’m drinking alone in my room getting ready to go out. Like, I can barely drink wine while trying to take a decent filtered AF picture for my Snap story so my ex and the three fuckboys on my rotation will know exactly what they’re missing, and you expect me to also be good at making sultry eyes too?? That’s a hard no. But the Rimmel Exaggerate Eye Definer makes a smokey eye v v easy. Not only is it a retractable pen, but it also comes with its own smudging tool and sharpener so it’s like three things for the price of one. Praise Be. 

Rimmel Exaggerate

The Best Liquid Eyeliner

WARNING: do not attempt to use liquid eyeliner after half a bottle of wine a casual night in watching beauty YouTube videos. You will look like this, and I of course know nothing about this from personal experience:

Liquid Eyeliner

Using liquid eyeliner is an art form that I’m convinced should count as an accepted skill on your professional resume should you be one of the few that can pull this off. And Maybelline’s Line Stiletto liquid eyeliner is the best one in the game. It glides on easy and gives razor sharp lines with zero dragging. Plus it can stay on throughout a nuclear bomb night out with your friends.

Maybelline Line Stiletto

The Best Eyeliner Endorsed By Celebs

I had to include this category because celebs are doing this new thing where they pretend they’re peasants just like us and visit CVS’s for beauty products and not just for opportunities to be spotted by the paparazzi being “real” and “normal.” Lol, K. But I also love them for this because I will buy any and all beauty products that celebs pretend like their assistants don’t buy for them. That being said, Reese Witherspoon’s makeup artist revealed that Reese would be nothing without L’Oréal Infallible Lacquer Liner (my words, not hers) and I squealed like a Belieber because apparently I only need to spend less than $10 to look like Elle Woods and that is a dream come true right there.

L'Oreal Infallible Lacquer Liner

The Best Waterproof Eyeliner

Obviously I had to include this category because I’ve noticed this strange phenomenon where on any given weekend night after 2am, creatures start to prowl the streets of Manhattan looking for shitty pizza and their dignity. Ya know, the ones that look like this:

LC Mascara Tear

That’s where Rimmel Scandaleyes Waterproof Kohl Liner comes in. Use this product if you don’t want to turn into an (iconic) internet meme. This eyeliner is the best of both worlds because it gives you a creamy formula while also staying on through a night of vodka sodas, shitty street pizza, and a search for your missing dignity.

Rimmel Scandaleyes Waterproof Kohl Liner

The Best Pencil Eyeliner

I will never understand the type of person that uses pencil eyeliners. Is it just me or do they seem sort of archaic? Like some sort of medieval tool Cersei would use to torture one of her offspring with? I mean, we live in a world where people can literally order alcohol to be delivered to their homes without moving from the couch, we don’t need to be stabbing sharpened pieces of wood at our eyes anymore for the sake of beauty. But I guess some of you masochists like this sort of thing so I’m including it. YOU’RE WELCOME. If you’re into being tortured, L’Oréal Voluminous Smoldering Liner is going to be your weapon beauty product of choice. It’s perfect for smudgy “I woke up like this” vibes.

L'Oreal Voluminous Smoldering Eyeliner

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