25 under $25: The best beauty bargains for spring
Victoria's Secret Tinted Self-Tanning Gels
Kick-start your spring break tan with a dollop of this sheer bronzing gel ($15 each; victoriassecret.com). The gel creates a streak-free glow, while the tropical scent offers a preview of the beach days to come.
Tarte Power Pigments
Your old-school Crayola set just got a beauty counterpart — decked out in trendy printed getups to boot. The user-friendly lip stylos ($24 each; tartecosmetics.com) make it easy to color inside the lines and deliver a rich stain that won't quit.
Rituel De Fille Ash and Ember Eye Soot In Nightshade
Use this rich aubergine hue ($22; ritueldefille.com) as a starting point for your purple-toned smoky eye — the budge-proof formula lasts all day as an eye shadow base, but also looks gorgeous worn solo.
Nars Larger Than Life Eyeliners
Talk about easy on the eyes. The smooth, blend-able formula of these liners (in Puerta Del Sol and Khao San Road, $24 each; narscosmetics.com) won't tug at your lash line, and we love how the tropical tones add a runway twist to an otherwise minimal look.
Nails Inc. Foil Nail Polish
You don't need to hit up the salon to nail the foiled mani trend. With Nails Inc's metallic lacquers ($11 each; nordstrom.com) you get tiny foil pigments blended into the formula to mirror that coveted Minx effect. And at $11 a pop, it's the most wallet-friendly manicure we've found yet.
Maybelline Color Sensational Lip Color In The Buffs
Gone are the days of searching for that perfect nude lipstick! Maybelline's wide spectrum of tawny neutrals ($8 each; maybelline.com) offers up a version to flatter every skin tone. Plus, the extra addition of hydrating oils keep your pucker from getting parched.
Inni Nail Wraps
Keep paradise within reach thanks to Inni's custom nail wraps ($9 per set; inni.com). Transform your favorite beach picture into a manicure by uploading the photo to the brand's design studio, and in a few clicks, you'll have a tailor-made set of nail transfers that last up to two weeks, even without a top coat.
Givenchy Ombre Couture Cream Shadows
Consider them cream shadows with a day job ($23 each; sephora.com). These pretty pastels double as primers with crease-proof formulas, but pack enough punch to be worn solo.
Flower Glisten Up Highlighter Chubby
This trio of pearly neutrals ($10 each; walmart.com) blend seamlessly into foundation to enhance the high points of the face, thanks to just enough shimmer. "It gives skin that amazing illumination people usually create in Photoshop," says the brand's founder Drew Barrymore.