Ready for your spring glow-up? With warm sunny days ahead, here’s a roundup of 25 affordable and amazing drugstore beauty buys for spring that are sure to put some pep in your step! Out with the dull, in with the dew!
Put your fresh face forward with these glow-giving springtime faves!
Neutrogena Purescreen+ Mineral Tinted Sunscreen SPF 30 ($15)
This tinted mineral sunscreen enhances your skin tone, blurs visible imperfections and layers easily under makeup with a sheer, lightweight feeling. The best part? It leaves no white cast behind – just a soft, smooth finish with a healthy glow. The fragrance-free formula is suitable for all skin types, including sensitive skin.
e.l.f. Halo Glow Liquid Filter ($14)
Infused with skin-loving squalane and hyaluronic acid, this liquid glow booster gives your complexion a lit-from-within glow in seconds! Can be used 4 ways: wear alone, over or under makeup, mix with foundation or use as highlighter for glowing, dewy skin. Available in 8 flexible shades that work beautifully across all skin tones from fair to dark!
Jason Wu Beauty Tinted Moisturizer Meets CC Cream ($19.99)
Infused with Vitamin B3, Vitamin E and Goji Berry Extract, this tinted moisturizer reduces redness, hydrates and soothes skin, and evens skin tone beautifully while adding a healthy glow!
L’Oreal Glow Paradise Balm-in-Lipstick ($7.97)
Infused with pomegranate extract, this cushiony balm-like lipstick instantly nurtures lips while providing a hydrating flush of color. Available in 8 sheer shades.
NYX Bare With Me Hydrating Concealer Serum ($11)
This lightweight serum-concealer hybrid helps camouflage dark under-eye circles, blemishes, and dry skin patches—all while helping to hydrate the skin. It smooths on easily and provides medium-coverage with a natural finish….no-makeup makeup, done right. Available in 17 shades.
NYX Fat Oil Lip Drip Lip Gloss ($9)
Infused with vegan squalane and raspberry oil, this hydrating tinted lip oil gloss delivers long-lasting hydration with a non sticky high-shine finish. It comes in 8 universally-flattering shades.
Physicians Formula Strawberry Jam Blush ($10)
This buttery-soft blush has a gorgeous pink hue that provides the perfect pop of pink! It has an ultra-creamy soft texture and leaves behind a sweet strawberry jam scent. What’s not to love?!
e.l.f. Suntouchable! Whoa Glow SPF 30 Sunscreen ($14)
This lightweight sunscreen doubles as a hydrating primer to grip makeup for long-lasting wear and imparts a glowy, sheer finish. With just a hint of peach-tone shimmer, the non-greasy and hydrating formula is also boosted with aloe, hyaluronic acid, and squalane. You can also wear on its own for a natural glow!
It’s the perfect dupe for the cult favorite SUPERGOOP! Glowscreen Sunscreen
Pacifica Kind Glaze Dewy Glow Layer ($11.20)
Skincare-meets-makeup in this dreamy glaze that makes skin look instantly illuminated & dewy, without feeling greasy. It contains ceramides, collagen and squalane to hydrate skin and help lock-in moisture. Wear it alone or with your favorite foundation for a radiant, fresh-faced glow!
Pacifica Fluffy Blush in Bloom ($7.70)
With a lightweight air-whipped formula infused with vegan collagen, this blush adds a fluff of soft cloud-like color to lips and cheeks.
Milani Conceal + Perfect Under Eye Brightener ($10.99)
Infused with hydrating hyaluronic acid, caffeine & color-correcting pigments, this under eye brightener has a lightly tinted formula that instantly illuminates with micro-fine pearls. Can be worn alone or to create a smooth canvas for concealer application.
e.l.f. Luminous Putty Bronzer ($7)
Enriched with argan oil and vitamin E, this creamy putty-to-powder bronzer blends seamlessly into skin, giving you a natural sun-kissed glow with a hint of shimmer.
Bubble Day Dream Vitamin C + Niacinamide Tone & Texture Serum ($17)
Formulated with a combination of Vitamin C + Niacinamide, this brightening serum helps even skin tone, reduce scarring and dark spots (hyperpigmentation). It also contains ceramides to replenish your natural skin barrier for a healthy complexion. Fragrance free.
Maybelline Instant Perfector 4-In-1 Matte Makeup ($10.98)
This multi-tasking makeup has a whipped, lightweight formula that blurs pores, conceals blemishes, mattifies and evens skin tone —all in one easy step. Available in 6 self-adjusting shades for an instant perfected matte look.
e.l.f. Power Grip Primer + 4% Niacinamide ($10)
This is a sticky gel-based primer enriched with 4% Niacinamide to help even out skin tone and brighten while gripping makeup. Ideal for all skin tones, it goes on completely clear and gives skin a dewy, glowing finish.
L’Oréal Age Perfect 4-in-1 Tinted Face Balm Foundation ($10.97)
This tinted balm offers skincare benefits plus the coverage of a foundation. It has a unique velvet texture with a luminous finish that melts into skin instantly for a smooth and even complexion. Available in 8 light to medium coverage shades ranging from fair to deep.
bliss Glow Rush Luminous Daily Moisturizer with Vitamin C ($20)
Perfect for dull, dry skin, this luxe moisturizer delivers deep hydration and a luminous glow that lasts. Powered by vitamin C, squalane, panthenol and shea butter, it locks in moisture and gives you a dewy fresh glow.
Pixi On-the-glow Bronze ($18)
Perfect to keep in your purse, this compact cream bronzer stick gives you a natural bronzed glow with a sheer tint while providing essential hydration. Just one swipe, blend and you are good to glow! Available in 4 shades.
Maybelline Super Stay Vinyl Ink Nudes Liquid Lipcolor ($9.99)
This no-budge lip color defies smudging and transfer and lasts up to 16 hours with a comfortable feel. Shake and swipe for instant shine and highly pigmented color!
ColourPop So Glassy Lip Gloss Spring Fever ($8)
Infused with jojoba oil, this warm nudie-pink lipgloss drenches lips with a crystal-like shine for the perfect glossy pout. It has a comfy, non-sticky formula that’s perfect to wear on its own or over your fave lipstick.
Physicians Formula Murumuru Butter Glow Liquid Bronzer($11.19)
Looking for a natural-looking sun-kissed glow? This sheer liquid bronzer provides instant warmth, illumination and hydration while nourishing with skin-loving ingredients. Simply apply a small amount to the face and blend outward or mix in with your favorite foundation and you’re good to glow!
Hero Cosmetics Pore Release Facial Treatment ($20)
Formulated with 2% salicylic acid plus PHA, AHA, aloe and lotus water, this fragrance-free toner gently penetrates pores to clear stubborn blackheads and clogged pores from the inside out — without stripping your skin. It leaves skin visibly clearer and smoother within few weeks.
Pacifica Vegan Collagen Plumping Jelly Mask ($25)
This lightweight jelly mask contains vegan collagen and squalane plus Hyaluronic acid that helps nourish and lock-in moisture to leave skin looking dewy fresh. It can be used as a moisturizer or as an overnight treatment that doesn’t feel greasy or heavy.
NYX Ultimate Glow Shots Liquid Eyeshadow ($10.50)
Boosted with Vitamin C to brighten your skin while wearing, this liquid eyeshadow gives you all the shimmer, no glitter. The no flake formula lasts for up to 12 hours.
Versed Moisture Maker Hydrating Hyaluronic Face Serum ($20)
This high-powered hydration serum formulated with hyaluronic acid complex, moisture-binding polyglutamic acid (4x more hydrating than HA) and snow mushroom extract drenches skin in soothing, plumping hydration. Also contains peptides and antioxidants to boost skin’s barrier function.
Beyou. 5-Minute Instant Restore Caffeine Face Mask ($14.99)
An instant pick-me-up! Infused with antioxidants and caffeine, this face mask reduces morning puffiness, lifts and tightens your skin to restore your natural glow in just 5 minutes. Can also be used as a pre-makeup treatment, or any time you need an instant glow!
selfless by hyram Niacinamide and Maracuja Daily Barrier Support Moisturizer ($20.49)
This gel cream provides lightweight nourishment with a silky feel. A combination of barrier strengthening Niacinamide (5%), Maracujá oil and Murumu seed butter helps even skin tone, while soothing and hydrating. Best for oily, combination skin and acne-prone.
Cocokind Resurrection Polypeptide Cream ($25)
With a dreamy cushion-like texture, this rich cream instantly restores skin’s moisture levels while improving its radiance and firmness. Perfect as a night cream, especially for dry skin types.
Neutrogena Stubborn Texture Niacinamide Serum ($12.75)
Designed for acne-prone and oily skin, this fragrance-free serum contains 10% Niacinamide to improve uneven skin tone and texture plus 4% Neoglucosamine to smooth and brighten dull skin.
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