Tue. Feb 27th, 2024

Admit it, you love any and all excuses to shop at Target. There’s nothing more therapeutic than scoring deals as you trek through the store — especially once you see Target’s beauty items.

The endless buffet of makeup products ranging from flawless foundations and creamy concealers to hyaluronic acid-infused products and makeup removers is next level.

Oh, and if you’re looking to up your haircare game, you’ve come to the right place. From top-tier curling irons and wands to shampoos for every hair type, you’re golden.

That’s right — Target’s dishing out all your favorite brands (think: Function of Beauty, Beautyblender, First Aid Beauty and more), and now that the brand has partnered with Ulta Beauty, the range of brands has basically doubled.

Target is also a great spot for beauty items less than $25. From Essie’s Expressie Quick-Dry Nail Polish (it’s magic in a bottle) to hair growth products, you’ll want to do cartwheels (while on the Cartwheel app, of course).

Ahead, find the 40 best Target beauty items you can pick up to add to your routine and give your beauty routine a much-needed refresh.

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Best Target Makeup Products

1. Too Faced Born This Way Foundation, $45

Too Faced Born This Way Foundation

Meet one of the best full-coverage foundations (experts swear is phenomenal for mature skin): Too Faced’s Born This Way Foundation. It’s available in a number of shades and won’t budge throughout the day. That’s all we can ask for, right?

2. Maybelline Lash Sensational Sky High Mascara, $10

Maybelline Lash Sensational Sky High Mascara

Stop what you’re doing and pick up Maybelline’s Lash Sensational Sky High Mascara. As its name suggests, it really is sensational, giving your lashes an elongated look that’s akin to many mascaras with a $50 price point.

3. Morphe Neutral Territory Artistry Palette, $13

Morphe Neutral Territory Artistry Palette

We love the neutrals, and Morphe’s Neutral Territory Artistry Palette is one to snag ASAP. The brand holds a top spot in our best eyeshadow palettes reveiws, too, and the nine-shaded compact is perfect to bring with you on the go.

4. Tarte Shape Tape Glow Wand Concealer, $30

Tarte Shape Tape Glow Wand Concealer

If we could write a love letter to Tarte’s Shape Tape Glow Wand Concealer — well, we would. It’s one of the best multiuse products on the market: use it as a makeup primer, as a brightening concealer or as a cream-based highlighter to apply as a final step in your makeup routine. It’s seriously that good, and we’re thankful Target offers it online.

5. Beautyblender Original Sponge, $20

Beautyblender Original Sponge, pink

If you don’t think a $20 sponge is worth the hype, think again. Beautyblender is the irreplaceable product in your makeup toolkit, namely for being as simple to clean and care for as it’s as easy-peezy to apply. Plus, it’ll last for months on end until it’s time to replace.

6. L’Oreal Paris Infallible 24HR Fresh Wear Foundation with SPF 25, $13

Foundation in ebony

What’s great about L’Oreal Paris’ Infallible 24HR Fresh Wear Foundation is that it’s much like your moisturizer with SPF: protective, skin-boosting and hours-lasting. For less than $15, it’s one to order and try for yourself (oh, and to repurchase when it’s on its last squeeze).

7. Urban Decay All Nighter Long-Lasting Makeup Setting Spray, $16

Urban Decay All Nighter Long-Lasting Makeup Setting Spray

We ran through the gamut of more than a dozen setting sprays and, after reviewing them all, claimed Urban Decay’s fan-favorite All Nighter the overall winner. It lasted a whopping 15 hours without reapplying (a serious gem, to say the least) and it will last for months on your vanity.

8. Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional Pore-Minimizing Face Primer, $14 to $56

Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional Pore

Benefit Cosmetics’ The POREfessional Pore-Minimizing Face Primer isn’t your cookie-cutter product. It (1) helps mitigate the appearance of pores and (2) instantly feels smooth on the skin, helping to reverse the feeling of dull or dry skin. Luckily, Target has it on its roster.

9. Tarte Maracuja Juicy Lip, $24

Tarte Maracuja Juicy Lip

Thank you, TikTok, for turning us on to Tarte’s Maracuja Juicy Lip. It’s truly like no other if you want that cult-favorite glossy sheen (like your favorite clear lip glosses) and the lippie comes in a wealth of shades to adorn your top and bottom puckers.

10. Benefit Cosmetics Hoola Matte Bronzer, $35

Benefit Cosmetics Hoola Matte Bronzer

Swipe, bronze and go with Benefit Cosmetics’ Hoola Matte Bronzer. It’s been raved about on YouTube, in Sephora stores and on the Internet for years. Plus its $35 price point is fairly priced for the quality, natural glow you’re receiving.

11. E.l.f. Power Grip Primer 4% Niacinamide, $10

Bottle of pink and black primer

Add this primer to your makeup routine if you want long-lasting wear that evens out your skin tone (thank you niacinamide!) and uses a gel texture to really grip your makeup.

12. Thread Face It Complexion Stick, $8

Teal tube of product

Whether you’re contouring or concealing this stick will do it all! It’s made from a vegan and cruelty-free formula that is soft, creamy and can easily be blended with your fingers, a beauty sponge or brush.

13. NYX Professional Makeup Jumbo Eye Pencil All-in-one Multi-Stick, $5

Make your eyes really pop with NYX’s multipurpose jumbo eye pencil. The super-sized design allows you to switch from creating a cat eye look to shading in some eyeshadow. No matter if you’re going for glam or a more natural look, there’s a full spectrum of colors to stock up on.

14. Anastasia Beverly Hills Mini Clear Brow Gel, $9

silver tube of brow gel

Even your brows deserve some love and Anastasia Beverly Hills has just the gel that’ll have them frozen with joy. Simply use the applicator to lightly brush and customize the shape of your brows for all-day wear.

Best Target Skincare Products

1. First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream, $18 to $38

First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream

When we noticed First Aid Beauty on Target’s website, we screamed. Seriously, the brand has been one of our favorites for sensitive and dry skin, especially, with its Ultra Repair Skin serving as an excellent eczema treatment as well.

2. Native Brightening Vitamin C & Niacinamide Facial Cream with SPF 30, $20

Native Brightening Vitamin C & Niacinamide Facial Cream with SPF 30

Packed with skin-boosting vitamin C and hydration-helping niacinamide, Native’s Brightening Facial Cream checks all our boxes (including being a moisturizer with SPF!) It’s just $20, too, and is sweet-as-can-be for the summertime months.

3. Peter Thomas Roth 24K Gold Pure Luxury Lift & Firm Hydra-Gel Eye Patches (60-Pack), $75

Peter Thomas Roth 24K Gold Pure Luxury Lift & Firm Hydra-Gel Eye Patches (60-Pack)

If you’re looking for the ultimate under-eye patches, Peter Thomas Roth is the way to go. Its luxe-looking 24K Gold Hydra-Gels help aid the skin in being more lifted and firm (and let’s be honest, you just can’t stray away from that bronzed goddess color).

4. Kopari Ultra Restore Body Butter, $34

Kopari Ultra Restore Body Butter

As one of the most cherished brands we’ve written about, Kopari puts the “clean” in clean skincare (and, interestingly enough, was one of the first brands foraying into this niche). Its Ultra Restore Body Butter is one of the best we reviewed, too, and it’s a dream post-shower.

5. Pixi Skintreats Glow Tonic Glycolic Acid Exfoliating Toner, $15 to $29

Pixi Skintreats Glow Tonic Glycolic Acid Exfoliating Toner

Pixi’s Skintreats Glow Tonic Exfoliating Toner is raved-about and is your go-to for removing dead skin cells and guiding your skin to a healthier state. Part of the reason for this impressive result is thanks to the aloe ingredient count (which is the ultimate skin-soother).

For more recommendations, check out our roundup of the best expert-backed toners.

6. CeraVe Hydrating Facial Cleanser, $5 to $14

CeraVe Hydrating Facial Cleanser

CeraVe, the brand you already know is dermatologist-tested and phenomenal for cleansing and hydrating your skin on a budget. Namely, its best-selling Hydrating Facial Cleanser is one to steal (especially for normal to dry skin) and even contains hyaluronic acid — a staple ingredient in most luxury skincare.

7. Olay Regenerist Retinol 24 Max Night Serum, $30

Olay Regenerist Retinol 24 Max Night Serum

Much like your tried-and-true night cream, Olay Regenerist’s Retinol 24 Max Night Serum is the before-bed skin primer to wake up with skin feeling anew. It contains retinol, the universally accepted aide for anti-aging purposes, and the brand’s line is one of the best retinol creams and serums our dermatologist experts recommend.

8. Sunday Riley Lighthearted Sunscreen SPF 30, $35

Sunday Riley Lighthearted Sunscreen SPF 30

Sun’s out, baby, and it’s time to pick up a fully loaded body sunscreen to use all summer long. Similar to facial sunscreens, Sunday Riley’s formula is light, contains dermatologist-recommended zinc oxide and has the cutest packaging ever (a bonus, TBH).

9. First Aid Beauty KP Bump Eraser Body Scrub, $30

First Aid Beauty KP Bump Eraser Body Scrub

We’ve tried First Aid Beauty’s KP Bump Eraser Body Scrub, and here are our thoughts: it’s similar to a facial exfoliator, actually helps diminish the bumps on your legs and is a dream for sensitive skin. For $30, it’s waiting for you to add it to your Target cart.

10. Mario Badescu Facial Spray with Aloe, Herbs & Rosewater, $5 to $12

Mario Badescu Facial Spray with Aloe, Herbs & Rosewater

Ah, Mario Badescu’s Facial Spray. It’s the less-than-$15 spritzer we all know and love, especially for its wake-me-up ingredients that serve as an excellent makeup primer. Luckily, Target has a few variations and sizes available to make your shopping experience even better.

11. Hero Cosmetics Pimple Correct Acne Clearing Gel Pen, $20

Tube of blue product formula next to product box

Consider this the hero in your skin care lineup as it aims to eradicate acne using ingredients like salicylic acid and tea tree to soothe and smooth skin.

12. Que Bella Plumping Hydrogel Lip Mask, $3

Red product packaging

Ditch the chapstick and infuse some major hydration into your lips in up to 20 minutes. Plus, that under $5 price tag will have you buying these in bulk they’re that effective.

13. LOOPS Weekly Reset Face Mask, $6

peach product packaging next to peach face mask

Decompress after a long week of work with a face mask that’ll help rejuvenate your skin in up to 10 minutes — that’s right, no need to wait overnight for results. With ingredients like honey and rice extracts, they’ll supply vitamins, amino acids and other essential nutrients so you can enjoy bright, smooth and moisturized skin.

Best Target Haircare Products

1. Function of Beauty Straight Hair Shampoo Base with Coconut Water, $10

Function of Beauty Straight Hair Shampoo Base with Coconut Water

Yes, Function of Beauty is at Target! For just $10, snag the clamored-about bases for your hair type (including straight, wavy and curly) to try out one. Plus, it’s one of our favorite shampoos we reviewed.

2. Trademark Beauty Babe Waves Original Hair Waver, $60

Trademark Beauty Babe Waves Original Hair Waver

For effortless beach waves, you truly can’t beat Trademark Beauty’s Babe Waves Original Hair Waver. From its pink-embossed charm to styling power, your hair will be tousled to perfection in less than 10 minutes. That said, it’s a solid curling tool to pick up.

3. It’s a 10 Miracle Leave-In Conditioner, $28

It's a 10 Miracle Leave-In Conditioner

If there’s a multi-use product on the market that wears the most hats of them all, it’s the It’s a 10 Miracle Leave-In Conditioner. Truthfully, it’s gold to some people (including ourselves), and we love how it’s a heat protectant, anti-frizz product and tamer all in one.

4. Drybar Hot Toddy Heat Protectant Mist, $14 to $29

Drybar Hot Toddy Heat Protectant Mist

Speaking of heat protectants: Drybar’s Hot Toddy Heat Protectant Mist not only smells incredible (think: your relaxing salon, brought to your bathroom) and makes your hair soft to the touch after styling with your go-to blow-dry brush.

5. Kitsch Ceramic Hair Rollers (8-Pack), $14

Kitsch Ceramic Hair Rollers (8-Pack)

Take your hair to new heights (without heat) with Kitsch’s Ceramic Hair Rollers. This eight-pack is great to have on hand while styling (after leave-in conditioner) and come in different sizes to cater to your front hair pieces and long layers alike.

6. SheaMoisture 100% Pure Argan Oil, $10

SheaMoisture 100% Pure Argan Oil

We’ve heard much about hair growth products, from at-home treatments to sprays. But, applying a bit of SheaMoisture’s 100% Pure Argan Oil to the tips of your hair will help your locks grow a bit faster. For less than $15, it also keeps your hair well-hydrated.

7. Kristin Ess Titanium Curling Iron, $60

Kristin Ess Titanium Curling Iron

Kristin Ess is one of Target’s leading beauty brands (see also: The One Signature Shampoo we adore). For $60, the titanium make will leave your hair bouncy and soft and comes in a sleek, white-and-gold exterior that’s hard not to love.

8. Not Your Mother’s Plump For Joy Body-Building Dry Shampoo, $6

Purple and white bottle of dry shampoo

Revolutionary and surprisingly just $6 is Not Your Mother’s Plump for Joy Body-Building Dry Shampoo. It’s one of the best we tested for volume, too, and we want to stockpile a dozen of them in our homes so we never run out (simply put: run to Target).

9. OUAI Hair Shampoo, $32

OUAI Hair Shampoo

Yes, salon-quality haircare is available at Target, with one brand being OUAI. Its Hair Shampoo is unbelievably and perfectly scented, a formula you just have to trust us on. It’s great for all hair types, too, and pairs well with the matching conditioner.

10. Sexy Hair Big Sexy Hairspray, $17 to $34

Sexy Hair Big Sexy Hairspray

If you want big sexy hair, a jumbo-sized hairspray will help you get there. Well-known for its bold red-and-black packaging is Sexy Hair’s fan-favorite spray, producing a style that’ll last for hours without that crunchy feeling (you know what we’re getting at).

11. Schick Silk Razor, $6

Product box with three razors inside

No need to grab your shower razor as this 3-pack uses a small, slim razor that’ll gently remove peach fuzz, brow hair and any other spot you’re looking to target. It even comes with a slim handle for more control.

12. eos Shea Better Shave Cream, $4

Yellow bottle of shaving cream

Keep your legs feeling smooth while minimizing bumps and cuts with eos’ signature shaving cream. It comes in a warm vanilla scent that will have you feeling calm and cozy after your nice hot shower. Plus, the formula provides up to 25 hours of moisture you won’t want to miss out on.

13. Eva NYC Mane Magic 10-in-1 Primer, $13

Purple and pink ombre spray bottle

You locks will be praising your good taste in hair care after once spritz of this. The brand boats a 10-in-1 formula that not only reduces frizz, but will act as a detangler, frizz protectant, strengthener and more.

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