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6 Spring makeup musts that won't break the bank

Jessica Padykula is a freelance writer and editor in Toronto, Canada covering a wide range of  topics for several online lifestyle publications. She is a regular contributor for SheKnows, covering travel, style, relationships, health and...

Budget spring beauty

It’s easier than you think to update your makeup bag on a budget. We scoured the web for some of the most fun and affordable finds that will help get you gorgeous this spring. From concealer to nail polish, get ready to shop and save this season.

Gorgeous gloss

Gorgeous gloss

Give your lips a glossy (but never sticky) sheen and a hint of tint that’s perfect for welcoming warmer weather with L’Oreal Color Riche Le Gloss in shimmery Golden Splash (target.com, $6). You can’t beat the price and the subtle golden glow the gloss gives our lips is ultra-flattering.

Nail art

Nail art

Nail art is hot but who has the time or talent to create intricate designs? We don’t, which is why we’ll be stocking up on these fun Sephora by OPI nail embellishment stickers (sephora.com, $5). Add panache to your polish with holograms, rhinestones, jewels and more. Simply stick – and go!

Complexion perfector

Complexion duo

Spring and summer are all about fresh faces with minimal makeup. Concealer only where you need it most and a dusting of translucent powder if you tend to be shiny is all you need before enhancing eyes and lips. We were impressed with the Physicians Formula Concealer 101 Concealer Duo (drugstore.com, $7) for its even coverage and wallet-friendly price.

Budget-friendly bronzer

Budget-friendly bronzer

Since a faux glow is the only safe kind of glow, adding a bronzer to your spring and summer makeup bag is a must. Highlight and warm up your skin with Maybelline New York Fit Me Bronzer that comes in several shades to suit your skin tone (walmart.com, $5). Easy to apply, we love the natural glow and light, natural-looking coverage.

Tinted moisturizer

Tinted moisturizer

Shift from using foundation to trying tinted moisturizer as a way to even skin tone while avoiding a heavier makeup look. You can’t beat the price or the coverage of elf Studio Tinted Moisturizer (target.com, $3), which also boasts SPF 20.

5 piece polish set

5-Piece polish set

We can be steadfastly loyal to certain things – our favorite coffee shop, our hair stylist – but when it comes to nail color, we’re as fickle as they come. That’s why we had to snap up the ULTA 5 piece In Bloom Nail Lacquer Collection (ulta.com, $10) featuring bold shades perfect for spring.

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