43 Beauty And Skincare Products Our Readers Loved In 2019

43 Beauty And Skincare Products Our Readers Loved In 2019

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Flexible curling rods that allow you to wake up with ready-to-go hair. These are pros at giving you the perfect waves without subjecting your ‘do to any more heat damage and what’s that? It’s the sound of my burnt split-ends and weak upper arms crying tears of relief.

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Just wrap individual sections of hair around each rod, spritz with some hairspray to ensure a longer hold, go to bed, and THAT’S IT! Remove the rollers after your morning coffee and your hair will be set for the day.

Psst, do you have straight, thin hair and are assuming these won’t work for you? Well you are WRONG, because even reviewers with straight and thin hair swear by these things!

Promising review: “These things are AWESOME. I have very long, fine/pin-straight hair and these curlers give my hair so much bounce. Since I wash my hair every other day, I use these when my hair is dry and leave them in overnight. I was expecting my hair to look like a frizzy poodle mess…but no. Just perfectly wavy curls (although I did brush the curls out a bit with a round brush because I don’t personally care for perfect ringlets). The results are awesome!” —Brianna

Get a pack of 42 from Amazon for $12.99.

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A NYX setting spray to finish off your complexion. Humidity, sweat, tears: it’s all irrelevant when you’ve topped your foundation with this magic stuff, which works to mattify your makeup and prevent it from turning into a greasy mess.


This spray has a matte formula, meaning it won’t turn your makeup into a greasy or oily mess.

Promising review: “This spray is everything! Like, oh my gosh. I notice the difference if I forget to spray this on. I’ve walked through the humid city of New Orleans in the middle of July and my makeup stayed on from the time I got to work and was mostly still there by the time I got home, which was nine hours later. I can’t rave enough about this, and I’m very picky when it comes to makeup.” —missyj95

Get it from Amazon for $5.19.


Bamboo pads for anyone looking to cut down on waste within their beauty routine. Replace your disposable rounds with these, which are just as good (if not better) at removing every last trace of makeup from your complexion. Micellar water, meet your new favorite partner!


These even come in a convenient travel pouch.

Promising review: “I use these to take make up off, and I love that it replaces something that I would otherwise use once and throw away. These are very soft, and they seem to get completely clean when I throw them in the washer. I was a bit worried they would look gross since I use them to remove mascara and eye makeup, but so far they clean up great (had them about month or so). They are very soft, which I’m glad about since I use them in my eye area. Then, at the end of the week, I throw the used ones in their cleaning pouch and throw them in the wash. Works great!” —L. Johnson

Get a pack of 16 from Amazon for $12.99.


A Coty translucent powder that will set your makeup for a flawless, lightweight finish that truly lasts all day long. This is great for beginners because the formula truly appears clear and won’t leave behind a white cast you’d have to blend and blend for it to go away.


If you’ve been contemplating splurging on those high-end, high-budget setting powders for a long time — don’t. This is the perfect dupe.

Also, this cult-favorite powder sets makeup has over 4,000 positive reviews. I’m not going to outright SAY that your beauty routine is suffering without it, but…

Promising review: “I am totally blown away by this product! I live in a warm climate and have oily skin, but by the end of my work day using this powder, my face is still very matte! I am THRILLED! I can’t believe it.” —Alexis Julian

Get it from Amazon for $5.67 (available in six colors, including translucent).


An eyeshadow duo easy as one, two, swipe. Use the included sponge applicator to spread the lighter shade across your lash line, then deeper shade in the crease of your eyelid, and voila! You’ve got a crease-resistant, subtle smoky eye that will last all darn day.

Benefit Cosmetics

Promising review: “I was really surprised at how easily and accurately the blender sponge placed eyeshadow on my eye! The curve of it follows your crease nicely and you can put the darker shader closer to the lashline (more smokey) or in the crease (more depth/eyes look bigger). The colors are really neutral too, perfect for everyday.” —DanDan

Get it from Benefit Cosmetics for $16 (originally $24, available in three colors).


A Make Your Own Beauty Masks book packed with 38 all-natural recipes that are easy to make and don’t require a trip to the store; your pantry likely has all the ingredients you’d need. (Psst, the book also comes with 10 sheet masks for when you don’t feel like doing a DIY skincare routine.)

Urban Outfitters

Promising review: “I saw this and absolutely had to get it! I bought two, one for me and the other for my mom! I love the recipes.” —nachi

Get it from Urban Outfitters for $19.99.


A gluten- and cruelty-free Essence mascara that has a clump-free, smudge-proof formula here to up your lash game like whoa. Just a few swipes of this will have everyone asking you the most coveted compliment-in-the-form-of-a-question: are those your real lashes?


Promising review: “I got tired of breaking the bank over mascara. My sister suggested Essence Lash Princess False Lash Effect and I IMMEDIATELY fell in love. It provides dramatic length and great volume. I can honestly say I can’t stop looking at my eyelashes in the mirror every single day because of how awesome they look. Also, it is very long wearing. I go from an 8 hour work day right to the gym and sweat like crazy…and this stuff doesn’t budge! I love it!!” —Carrie E. Miller

Get it from Amazon for $4.99.


Oil blotters you’ll want to stash in your black crossbody right this second. These charcoal sheets remove excess oil without ruining your makeup in the process and..wait…what’s that? It’s your greasy t-zone running away in fear. Problem solved.

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Promising review: “I have lived with oily skin my whole life and, when spring and summer arrive, my face is even more oily. These blotting sheets are much better than the ones you get at the drugstore, and I only need to use one sheet for my entire face (as opposed to the two sheets I need to use with other brands).” —Boa C.

Get a pack of 100 from Amazon for $6.95.


A Tarte liquid foundation to banish blemishes, redness, and dark circles to the pits of Hades. The coverage is non-drying, long-lasting, and absolutely flawless…but it still manages to look lightweight and natural. Now repeat after me: Owen Wilson WOW.

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This vegan, cruelty- and oil-free foundation contains Amazonian clay, vitamin a, vitamin e, and mineral pigments…but the real winner here? It also contains SPF15 for all of us dummies who tend to skip this step in the mornings.

Promising review: “My absolute favorite foundation! Goes on smooth and my oily skin always looks fresh and flawless! No need for constant touch ups with this foundation.” —Veronica S

Get it from Tarte Cosmetics for $39 (available in 24 shades).


A tube of Glossier Cloud Paint available in six gorgeous shades ranging from sunny corals to brownish nudes. Blush is tricky because just one swipe can result in an unnaturally Barbie pink cheek, which is where this gel-cream formula shines: it’s got a buildable formula that allows you to manipulate the color to be as subtle or as prominent as you want.

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Promising review: “I got this blush in the puff tint and HOLY COW, it is amazing! It goes on easily and is super buildable for a more dramatic look. I’ve been getting compliments on my complexion and it’s because of this. It stays on well even when I’m sweating, plus it doesn’t feel greasy at all. This is the holy grail of blushes.” —Sydney

Get it from Glossier for $18 (available in six shades).

Check out BuzzFeed’s review of Glossier Cloud Paint.


A primer sheet mask you’ll want to use before an important event in which GLOW is the goal. A blend of vitamin c, hyaluronic acid, and vitamin b3 quickly reduce the appearance of pores while prepping your skin into a smooth, nourished canvas ready for foundation.

E.l.f. Cosmetics

Promising review: “I bought these a while ago and had saved them to use for when I do my makeup for a special event. On my bridal shower, I decided that I would give these a try so I followed the instructions before applying makeup. Oh my goodness…I don’t know if it was the mask, the fact that I was well-rested, or what.. but my makeup turned out BEAUTIFULLY, and it photographed beautifully, and I had no other changes to my makeup routine. I used it again before another event and can safely conclude that it was thanks to this primer mask.” —zahraa98

Get it from E.l.f. Cosmetics for $2.


A plant-based gel cream that works OT to tame those pesky flyaways that no amount of brushing can get rid of. The best part? This formula is non-greasy, completely transparent, the mascara wand makes it super easy to apply, and will make your ‘do look more polished with basically no effort required.


Promising review: “I have super fine hair with lots of breakage and no matter how I put my hair up, I have bad fly aways. This stuff is great! So easy and it stays better and looks smoother than stiff hair spray.” —Jill Stilfield

Get it from Amazon for $7.99.


A Herstyler repair serum infused with argan oil, vitamin e, and aloe vera to tame frizz with a vengeance. It’s also blissfuly lightweight, meaning it won’t weigh down your mane *or* make it look like you’re wearing a vat of grease.


Promising review: “I found this product through a BuzzFeed article for those with frizzy hair and THIS PRODUCT DID NOT DISAPPOINT, PEOPLE! I put this serum through the ringer; I got this to stand up to Bay Area fog AND the nasty, humid heat wave we got a couple weeks ago. No frizz, no extra curls. Nothing! On top of that, it made my hair super glossy. I’m very impressed. Heads up though, a little goes a long way. One pump is enough to cover my hair and I have medium-length hair.” —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $11.99.


A celestial-inspired baked eyeshadow palette packed with rich, vibrant hues so striking, one can say they’re ~out of this world~. And it’s currently on sale for less than $10!? *faints*

BH Cosmetics

Promising review: “This palette is so pigmented! I love it so much, the shadows are so soft, and the color payoff is awesome!” —Miriya L.

Get it from BH Cosmetics for $8.40 (originally $21).


A Peter Thomas Roth six-piece gift set that includes a pumpkin enzyme mask, a cucumber gel mask, an Irish moor mud mask, a 24K gold mask, and a rose stem cell mask to tackle your most pressing skin concerns – *plus* a hyaluronic moisturizer to keep your complexion hydrated.


Promising review: “I purchased this mask set last year for the first time and I have really enjoyed it! They are a GREAT staple set that will let you customize your mask game for treating whatever your skin is going through. Plus, this is the best hyaluronic gel you’re gonna find anywhere on the market in my opinion.” —virginia4790

Get it from Sephora for $60 (originally $75, $218 value).


Solaroil to banish the bane of your existence — weak and brittle nails with cuticles that look like they were mauled by a wild animal. Just massage this oil into your nails and cuticles every night before going to bed and, with daily use, your nails will begin to grow and strengthen.


This formula is so effective, I guess you can say it really nails it. Eh?

Promising review: “HOLY GRAIL PRODUCT. All my life, I’ve had super weak and brittle nails that would instantly break the second they grew out a tiny bit. This oil has changed EVERYTHING!! I’m shocked. I noticed after about a week of nightly use that my nails are growing (fast) and not breaking.” —K. Black

Get it from Amazon for $8.50.


A Marc Jacobs primer with a nourishing formula that will condition your lashes and prep ’em for D-R-A-M-A. Apply this pre-regular mascara for a falsies look that lasts and lasts.


Promising review: “I’m not one to get lash primers as its another step in my routine, but this primer has officially become part of that routine! It applies so nicely to the lashes with the shape of the spoolie. The primer dries quite quickly as well. The most amazing thing about it is the moment you apply your mascara, your lashes are so long, thick and gorgeous! It truly works.” —dorothymack

Get it from Sephora for $26.


A dual-ended eyeliner stamp because, DESPITE YOUR BEST EFFORTS, achieving the perfect cat eye is hard and this handy, easy-to-use tool makes it about 1000x easier. Sick of having one perfect wing and one that looks, well, like a toddler drew it on? Then consider your prayers answered.

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Just cover the stamp in eyeliner, apply to your lashline, and BAM! Your wing is done and you haven’t had to use/waste 10 makeup wipes to achieve it.

Promising review: “I just want to make my morning routine as easy as possible. I love winged liner, but I don’t have the steady hand for it. This stamp makes a perfect, easy, and consistent wing every time! I love it.” —Julie B.

Get it from Amazon for $13.97 (available in three colors).


A vegan handmade bath bomb inspired by the man, the myth, the legend: ROY G. BIV. This fizzy treat reveals a gorgeous rainbow hue whilst you soak in ingredients such as epsom salt, kaolin clay, witch hazel, and grapeseed oil to make your skin soft, clean, and happy.



An Elizavecca collagen protein treatment because our ends? Split. Shampoo as per usual, leave this mask on for up to 15 minutes, then rinse; your dry hair will suddenly transform into smooth, luxurious locks that look like they’ve never ever *seen* a hot tool or hair dye.

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Promising review: “This stuff really works! I tried to go blonde about a year ago and burnt my hair to a crisp. This stuff brought my hair back to life. My hair was so soft. It wasn’t frizzy after it air dried like it normally is. I highly recommend this product. I will definitely be repurchasing.” —Kimberly Ann Jennings

Get it from Amazon for $8.30.


A waterproof eye color for a fantastic dose of ✨ sparkle ✨ that feels like luxury at first swipe. The formula itself is ultra blendable, lasts all day, and the shade options are both shimmery and stunning…but the best part is how easy it is to apply! Simply swipe, blend, and that’s it. It looks like you put in a *ton* more effort than you actually did.

BH Cosmetics

Promising review: “I am in love! This makes me feel like a fairy princess. There are literally no words. Just buy this product!” —Melanie C.

Get it from BH Cosmetics for $8 (available in six other colors here).


A sheer matte lipstick with a buildable formula to a) give their pout a blotted finish or b) a bold color ready for a night out on the town. This vegan and cruelty-free product is also available in six dazzling shades, each one perfect for everyday wear.

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Promising review: “I hoard lip products and I always have them with me whether it is chapstick or a tint. The blotted lipstick look is one of my favorites but takes some time to achieve in the morning. With this Gen G lipstick, I easily can achieve this look in seconds. I bought the shade ‘Like’, and it is so flattering and natural. Absolutely recommend! This is the only lip product I will ever need.” —Anna

Get it from Glossier for $18 (available in six colors).


An oil-free Supergoop SPF 40 sunscreen that won’t leave a white cast over your complexion *or* cause dreadful breakouts. In fact, a swipe of this vegan, meadowfoam seed oil formula will leave your skin feeling both protected, hydrated, and soothed.

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Promising review: “This is the best sunscreen! This feels so silky and smooth on my skin. It is clear so it doesn’t leave a white cast on my dark skin like most other sunscreens do. I actually look forward to putting it on everyday!” —JM

Get it from Dermstore for $32.


A Hard As Hoof nail-strengthening cream you’ll want to keep on ~hand~ if your nails are constantly breaking. Apply this blend of calcium and hydrogenated jojoba oil up to three times a day to strengthen your nails, hydrate your cuticles, and extend the life of your mani.


Promising review: “I honestly didn’t think it would work, but I was so frustrated with the state of my nails/cuticles (nails extremely weak, flexible and brittle, always breaking and tearing, and my cuticles were a ragged mess, always dry and cracked and bleeding, yuck) that I bought this because nothing else i had tried was working. I still don’t understand at all how it works, but it really does. After applying as directed (on cuticles, nails and underneath the nail tips) three times a day, I saw a BIG difference after just 1 week. My cuticles were no longer cracked, the skin no longer tearing away, my nails stopped tearing off and breaking all the time. My nails grew MUCH thicker and became seriously strong. For the first time in years I was able to grow out my nails and get a manicure that i knew wouldn’t get ruined by a broken nail within a few days.” —Emma Roth

Get it from Amazon for $7.94.


Glycolic and hyaluronic acid Nip + Fab cleansing pads that exfoliate like MAD to reveal brighter, smoother skin. These will fade acne scars and help prevent future acne, all while witch hazel keeps your skin calm throughout the process.

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Use the textured side of these pads to exfoliate, and then FLIP! The opposite side will polish and smooth your skin. Then just wash it away! Easy peasy.

Promising review: “I am new to the world of AHAs and glycolic acid, so I’m not sure how this product measures up to others similar to it. But I’ll never go back to NOT exfoliating. I’ve noticed my stubborn acne scars fading drastically after only a week of using these nightly. My recurring acne in those areas seem to be dying down, and my overall skin tone seems to be brightening. I am really impressed so far!” —Mitzy McMillion

Get a pack of 60 from Amazon for $8.96.


A Naked eyeshadow palette so great, you’ll actually find yourself ~hitting the pan~ on all 12 pigmented hues. Ready yourself for a mix of rose-toned neutrals in matte, pearl, and metallic finishes that are super pigmented and can be used on the daily.


Promising review: “I absolutely love this palette, it’s gorgeous. I work at Sephora, and this palette is my go to for eyeshadows when I have to get ready for work. It has an amazing variety of lovely rose-hued colors, I get compliments daily on my eyeshadow colors. It’s possibly my favorite Naked palette, which is shocking because I used my Naked one palette into the ground.” —TillyCat

Get it from Sephora for $54.


Hydrocolloid, tea tree, and calendula oil pimple patches you should slap on a zit to a) prevent picking, and b) speed up the ~draining~ process of said zit. Plus, these are transparent enough to wear while running errands without anyone in the world giving you a second glance.


I know, I know. You may feel robbed of the satisfying feeling that comes with popping a pimple, but this method is MUCH better because it won’t leave a scar. To quote the Beatles, just let it be.

Promising review: “I love these things! My acne-riddled, hormonal life is made easier by these beautiful little patches. The variety pack is best because the big squares can be cut to size, and boy do they stick! They do what they say. I’ve had cysts go down without popping. I’ve popped some (yes yes, I know, don’t pick, people!) and patched em, and it’ll drain. I’ve given them to friends who get cysts in the WORST places, and they always go down and definitely takes the edge off the pain overnight. If there’s a spot that’s weeping, stick one on there and it’ll put an end to that.” —Renee

Get a pack of 40 from Amazon for $8.07.


A matte lipstick that is both full-coverage and lightweight, the combo of which will quickly turn this MLBB (~my lips but better~) shade into your new favorite lip product.

BH Cosmetics

Promising review: “This isn’t sticky and is a lovely, soft, and shiny color. One of my faves!” —Muriel Y.

Get it from BH Cosmetics for $6 (originally $8).


A concentrated O’Keeffe’s moisturizing cream ideal for dry, cracked hands in desperate need of some TLC. This water, glycerin, and paraffin formula is used (and loved) by everyone from construction workers to people with eczema.


Promising review: “Does this product need another five star review? Nope. But I had to. This is truly a miracle product!! I have the driest skin in the winter, to the point where I will look down at my hands and notice that they’re bleeding from all the various cracks. This product made a major difference after just one use! Here I am weeks later and my hands have no cracks, look younger, and are no longer red.” —P. Neuber

Get it from Amazon for $7.29.


A limited-edition palette packed with six color correcting hues: green to combat redness, orange to cover up those pesky dark circles, two peach shades to make blemishes all but vanish, and yellow to highlight and brighten. Quickly layer this under foundation to tackle all of your skin concerns with just one teeny palette!

Tarte Cosmetics

Promising review: “All my makeup needs in one palette…covers dark circles, redness, highlights, contours, and brightens!” —Jillian

Get it from Tarte Cosmetics for $25 (originally $45).

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Promising review: “I absolutely LOVE this mascara. I have very sensitive eyes and holy moly, I’m in love. I’ve found my new favorite mascara! It makes my lashes look longer and it looks the same all day long. Plus, it doesn’t smudge during the day. It’s wonderful and a total must-buy!” —Katherine Ochsman

Get it from Amazon for $12.95.


A L’Oreal primer spray you’ll want to add to your haircare routine if you’re short on both patience and time. Why? This can cut dry time in half while also providing a dose of ✨ shine ✨ and heat protection.


Promising review: “The product really does seem to speed up the blow drying time for my hair; I have fine, straight hair (but a lot of it) that’s about shoulder length and I can dry it in seven or eight minutes with this product. It also leaves my hair very soft. It has a mild, but pleasant scent.” —scooterjoey

Get it from Amazon for $3.49.


An Arrow lip balm packaged in deceivingly clear form, but surprise! This moisturizing formula will reveal a perfectly pink hue within seconds, one that works to enhance your natural lip color.


Promising review: “I love this lip balm, perfect for the dry, cold winter months. The tint is just right and so pretty, it definitely makes your lips soft and hydrated.” —Kelly

Get it from Birchbox for $15.


Silicone brushes that are an absolute necessity for every skincare aficionado out there. This lets you slather on that thick mud mask without a) getting your hands covered in said mud mask, and b) prevents you from picking up (and wasting) excess product which means money saved.

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Promising review: “I love this product! It makes it so much easier to apply my mud face masks and prevents me from using too much product. I can easily apply the correct amount of product over my face and the brush is also easy to clean.” —Traci Fuqua

Get a pack of two from Amazon for $3.98.


A Kiehl’s foaming cleanser tough on makeup and gunk but gentle enough for sensitive skin, meaning you won’t experience extreme dryness/a sudden acne outburst whenever you take off your foundation pre-zzz’s (you can thank the trio of squalane, avocado oil, and apricot kernel oil for that).


Promising review: “This is perfect for combo skin because it removes all the oil without making your skin feel squeaky or tight. It’s a pretty thick gel so a little goes a long way, so you have to make sure your face and hands are wet when you apply it. But you get a lot of bang for your buck because it lasts a long time!” —ebdancer

Get it from Sephora for $20.


A shampoo brush to stimulate your scalp and improve circulation, but more importantly? It increases the effectiveness of your shampoo, actively working to clear away all the built-up product in your scalp that would (inevitably) lead to dullness, lack of body, and grease.


Because it stimulates your scalp and improves circulation, this nifty little tool is also a beast at helping with hair growth (see proof above!).

Promising review: “I have been using this for about three weeks now and I LOVE it. It feels amazing! I haven’t changed my shampoo or anything, but my hair definitely has more volume…like my roots are standing up or something! I don’t know exactly what is happening, but I am all for it.” —Lsn1986

Get it from Amazon for $6.98.


A Stila liquid eyeliner with a formula worthy of the cult-like praise it gets: it dries quickly, won’t smudge or budge, lasts 25 hours a day, and the thin tip makes application a summer breeze. Have we just found ourselves a soulmate?


Promising review: “This is absolutely the best eyeliner that I have ever tried. And I have tried MANY! The colors are bold and it stays on till you take it off.” —Shelly W.

Get it from Stila Cosmetics for $22 (available in eight colors).


A Fenty liquid lipstick that has a weightless, long-wear formula that feels like a second layer of skin. Plus, the “Uncensored” shade is a must-have; if you’re looking for the ideal universal red, this one is IT.


Promising review: “Wore this amazing lip paint for 13 hours, with no touch ups, and I could’ve kept going. I had three meals (including Thanksgiving), and loads of drinks and IT STAYED ON. One dip gets you enough product for several applications. I can’t quite describe how it goes on but I’ll try: it’s like painting a canvas, except the canvas is your lips. You only need one layer/swipe and you have full opacity. The applicator has a flat side that can be flipped to an edge to get a sharper line/more precise application. The pics show one layer of the product at the start of the day and near the end of my night. Worth every penny. And it looks good on every skin tone.” —MsKMJ

Get it from Sephora for $24 (available in seven colors).


A John Frieda hot air brush, because your arm is already sore from balancing both a dryer and a round brush. This easy-to-use tool promises a salon-quality, shampoo commercial-worthy blowout and all you’ll have to do is, well, brush through your hair. *patiently waits for royalty check*


This hot brush is designed to look exactly like a lightweight round brush, except this one is fancy and emits even heat! It’s also designed with ionic technology to increase shine and prevent frizz.

Promising review: “I am no professional hair stylist, nor do I have time to do my hair everyday (I’m a mommy of two) but I must say that this brush makes getting ready so much easier. It’s fairly simple to use. I like my hair to have a lot of volume (I have thin hair) and my layers to show (please excuse my dead ends), so that look is easy to achieve with this tool. This adds lot of volume and adds a nice wave to the end of your hair. I would recommend this product to anyone looking for a nice, easy blowout!” —C.

Get it from Amazon for $29.99.


A Smashbox step-by-step palette here to take your hand and lead you into the path of chiseled cheekbones. This travel-sized trio includes a handy how-to guide (pictures and charts included!) that helps this makeup technique seem 10000000x less intimidating.


Promising review: “This was my very first contour kit and let me tell you, it is worth every penny you spend! The colours are so blendable and pigmented and flatter my skin tone very well, the highlight shade is also very brightening for underneath the eyes, and the contour shade sculpts your features very well!” —Jorjina A

Get it from Sephora for $35.


A Schick dermaplaning razor sent from heaven for people who are done with the pains of plucking, the expense of waxing, and are short on time. This quickly rids stray brow hairs and unwanted peach fuzz (while ridding your complexion of dead skin to reveal a smoother and brighter complexion), that way you won’t spend your day worrying about your brows.


And don’t panic! This tool is super gentle, so you don’t have to worry about accidental nicks and scrapes.

Promising review: “This is a 100% painless and incredibly easy alternative to waxing or plucking. A few quick swipes gets rid of peach fuzz and I never have to worry about breaking out because of it. Also, it doesn’t make hair grow back coarser or darker.” —Ellen R.

Get a pack of three from Amazon for $4.74.


A putty primer to blur pores, mattify excess oil, and offer light coverage (#goodbye redness). This is the perfect step one for a full-face routine consisting of concealer and foundation, but is also great to slather on when you’re pressed for time and want a bright, dewy, and even canvas.

E.l.f. Cosmetics

Promising review: “I love this product! It creates such a great base for foundation and concealer but I also often use it by itself if I’m in a rush or don’t feel like putting on a full face. My makeup routine wouldn’t feel complete without it.” —Joss19

Get it from E.l.f. Cosmetics for $8.


A four-in-one mascara that curls, separates, defines, and nourishes your lashes with just one swipe. Not only will it not clump or flake, but your lashes will also be treated to a luxurious blend of olive esters, rice bran, carnauba wax, and provitamin b5 to for ultimate protection.

Tarte Cosmetics

Promising review: “This mascara is amazing. It was recommended to me by a friend and I have to say that this mascara really gave my lashes length, was not clumpy, and lasted all day while I was at work.” —Chrissy

Get it from Tarte Cosmetics for $23.

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