We’ve officially arrived at the dog days of summer, a notoriously hot time that often correlates with a touch of beauty burnout. The excitement of playing with trends as the seasons transition has all but worn off by now. So, if you find yourself in desperate need of a quick, easy refresh, dig into one of our favorite kinds of shopping round-ups: the best Target summer beauty buys.
To whittle it down to just 20 picks in the retailer’s vast selection, we focused on best sellers. The products below have hundreds—sometimes thousands—of glowing five-star reviews, backing up the idea that less expensive doesn’t always mean bad quality (just like expensive doesn’t always guarantee good quality). We’ve even thrown in a few of our own tried-and-true affordable favorites, as well as recommendations we’ve culled from beauty experts through the years.
Ahead, shop the best Target summer beauty items—all priced below $30. Organized by hair products, makeup, and skincare, these highly-rated faves have everything you need for an instant summer glow-up.
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Feature image by Michelle Nash.
The Best Target Summer Beauty Items: Hair Products
The Best Target Summer Beauty Items: Makeup
L’Oreal Paris Brow Stylist Definer Eyebrow Mechanical Pencil
I once paid a pretty penny for a brow pencil at Neiman Marcus and trust me, this works just as well. Put your best brows forward this summer (and every season going forward).
L’Oreal Paris Brow Stylist Definer Eyebrow Mechanical Pencil, $8.49
The Best Target Summer Beauty Items: Skincare
Holler and Glow Purrfect Pedi Foot Mask
Get your feet in tip-top shape for sandal season with this hard-working enzyme foot peel.
Holler and Glow Purrfect Pedi Foot Mask, $3.99
Dove Beauty White Moisturizing Beauty Bar Soap
Beauty bars are having a moment, so why not invest in the skincare hero that started it all.
Dove Beauty White Moisturizing Beauty Bar Soap, $3.49
PanOxyl Maximum Strength Antimicrobial Acne Foaming Wash
Another Kelly recommendation, this benzoyl peroxide-packed formula is perfect for anyone suffering from acne—whether you’re dealing with a slick t-zone or dreaded backne this summer.
“The trick is you must leave it on for a couple of minutes to reap the benefits,” Kelly shared. “Start off low and slow, see how skin reacts, and add on more time if needed/tolerated.”
PanOxyl Maximum Strength Antimicrobial Acne Foaming Wash for Face, $9.49
Hero Cosmetics Mighty Patch Original Acne Pimple Patches
The next best thing to popping a pimple is slapping one of Hero’s fast-working patches on it. Wear them overnight and wake up to clearer skin, or sport them during the day (they’ll blend right in).
Hero Cosmetics Mighty Patch Original Acne Pimple Patches, $8.99
Bio-Oil Skincare Oil for Scars and Stretchmarks
Summer is a time when you want to put your best skin forward. This natural body oil locks in moisture, reduces the appearance of scars or stretch marks, and has hundreds of glowing reviews—we’ll take it.
Bio-Oil Skincare Oil for Scars and Stretchmarks, $5.99
CeraVe Moisturizing Cream
The derm-loved drugstore staple features a powerful blend of ceramides and hyaluronic acid to protect your skin’s natural barrier and keep things hydrated all summer long.
CeraVe Moisturizing Cream, Face and Body Moisturizer for Dry Skin with Hyaluronic Acid and Ceramides, $18
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