It’s that time again — when we unleash our beauty editors in the wild and let them go crazy with $50 at our favorite retailers. This time we’re asking our beauty editors what they would do with $50 at Target, a.k.a. the happiest place on earth — their picks might surprise you.
As beauty editors, we test so many products that oftentimes we don’t have the chance to finish everything we start. But I fell so in love with this fruity-smelling setting spray that I ran out — and I don’t think I can live without it. It’s a setting spray that doubles as a dewy face mist and I’m so, so obsessed.
This liquid lipstick is my all-time favorite, and I can’t get enough of the shade Fighter, which is a rusty orange-brown color that compliments my skin tone. I haven’t run out yet, but I am definitely stocking up for the future.
Summer calls for Vitamin C, which is why I’m looking for a serum like this one from Vichy to add to my skincare routine. The serum works to brighten skin, which I’m so in need of on foundation-less summer days.
I love a good waterproof mascara, and this new Maybelline Total Temptation Waterproof was my go-to when I was presented with this $50 Target Challenge. I love how it adds major dimension and volume to each individual lash and how it can last all day into night. Worth every penny.
Whenever I go to Target, I always make sure to stop by the face mask shelf in the beauty aisle. I love picking up a multi-faceted one like this, where I’m getting essentially three masks in one: a calming mud mask, a charcoal one and a vitamin C version.
I’ve been obsessed with dry skin balms as of late, and this new Soap & Glory Melty Talented one is something I’ve had my eye on for a while. It smells like heaven and will moisturize the driest of lips at the drop of a hat.
It’s no mistake that this Vitamin C Serum is also one of my immediate buys, like Marisa. This super affordable version from Vichy beats out any high-end serum that does just about the same thing. It brightens and evens and will forever alter your summer skincare routine in the best way.
I’ve used these peel pads for years (maybe decades!), and they were recently revamped and made available at Target. They’re individually wrapped and perfect for travel, and they make skin glow in one swipe.
It’s no secret that I’m a beauty editor who doesn’t wear much makeup. I often opt for a glowy sunscreen-only look over a full face beat, but every once in a while there’s a product that sneaks its way into my everyday routine. This is one of those such things. The L’Oréal True Match Lumi Glotion is really moisturizing — which was a little unexpected. Liquid glow products often have a thicker, makeup-y texture but this really feels like a lotion you’d use on the rest of your body and feels like an added layer of moisture on the skin — I love it!
I’m a palette hoarder, and no, I don’t want any help with my obsession. I just had to have this gem by Pacifica — it’s packed with bronzers, shadows and highlighters so you can beat your face without having to leave the palette. The color story is also gorgeous — it feels beachy and totally summer ready.
About the Author:Tembe Denton-Hurst hails from Brooklyn, NY, but if you ask her, the answer will be much more complicated. She's passionate about YouTube, storytelling and swatching everything she can get her hands on. When the assistant beauty editor isn't brainstorming crazy ideas for makeup.com, she's lurking on Reddit, spending time with her cats Stella and Dakota or asking obvious questions.