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    17 Things You Need If You Want To Pare Down Your Makeup Routine

    Spend less time getting ready in the morning and more time doing things like sleeping!

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    1. A makeup storage display that'll encourage you to go through all the cosmetics you own and throw out what you don't use (and what's probably expired). Why are you holding on to so many products you don't use???


    Promising review: "This is a great quality! I've seen this exact same design in local stores for $45! Everything has a space that fits it β€” the small squares hold lipsticks, concealer sticks, and manicure tools, the tall compartments in the back are perfect for brushes and pencils, the large square section holds bulky stuff like foundation and loose powder, and the drawers fit compacts, shadows, more brushes, and blending sponges." β€”Janelle

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99+ (available in 21 colors and styles).

    2. A tinted moisturizer designed to not only hydrate your skin, but also even out your completion so you don't have to spend time caking on foundation.


    Promising review: "I absolutely love this product. It's kind of like a foundation, but it's better. It gives me a nice even tone, just the right amount of moisturizing, and a nice glow. I could go without makeup and still look presentable. It saves time and looks natural. It's a great product." β€”Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $23.99 (available in nine shades).

    3. A shimmery eyeshadow stick you can dab in the corner of your eyes to make them brighter and eliminate your need to wear powdered eyeshadow at all.


    I stopped wearing eyeshadow a while ago, and it has made my life so much better. Do you know how many hours I would spend getting my smokey eye just right? Now, when I want to give the illusion of wearing eyeshadow, I use a stick similar to this one and dab it in the corner. It's super easy and makes your eyes look so much brighter. PS: This also works great as an eyebrow highlighter!

    Promising review: "This brightens the eyes and is so easy to apply. It has been placed on my favorites list." β€”Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $18.

    4. Or an eyeshadow duo if you don't want to give up eyeshadow but just want to make it super simple to put on. All you have to do is give your lids a swipe and you're GOOD πŸ‘ TO πŸ‘ GO πŸ‘.

    Benefit, Ulta

    Promising review: "This is easy to smooth on to add a little extra sparkle to your look. For someone who wants simple, no-fuss eye shadow, this is definitely the way to go! β€”Lindsay

    Get it from Ulta for $24 (available in five colors).

    5. An eyelash growth enhancer serum formulated to boost the length and thickness of your eyelashes (and eyebrows) so you won't even want to use mascara anymore!


    Promising review: "It works! I have used it for both my lashes and my eyebrows. I am three months into the treatment, and my eyebrows look fantastic! My eyebrows had fallen out due to age and hormones, and now they have grown back! My lashes are thick and long and do not need mascara anymore. I am very pleased and will purchase again." β€”JuliBob

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99.

    6. An eyelash curler to help your lashes look fuller and more defined without caking them in layers of mascara.


    Promising review: "This is the best eyelash curler I've ever owned! My eyelashes are straight with no curl to them at all and difficult to curl. With this eyelash curler, I can't wait to curl them every day! It's so easy, and I just get a beautiful, upswept curl. (Plus, they stay curled all day!) I can't recommend this product enough." β€”janetb

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99+ (available in rose gold, rainbow, and silver).

    7. An eyeliner stamp that will save you soooo much time in the morning and give you a simple yet sophisticated look.

    Maitland Quitmeyer / Via BuzzFeed

    Promising review: "I absolutely LOVE this! It’s so easy to use. I got the perfect wings on my first try. It saved me so much time trying to get even wings. I also rub my eyes, and this does not smudge. I would definitely recommend this to anyone." β€”Sandra G.

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99 (available in four sizes).

    8. A two-in-one blush and highlighter stick you can apply super easily on days you want to add a bit more color to your look but still keep it looking natural.


    Promising review: "This adds the perfect touch of color to my makeup. It is natural looking. I love the convenience of this two-in-one stick. I'm very pleased with this product!" β€”E.M. Jalph

    Get it from Amazon for $24.

    9. A vitamin C serum formulated to help even skin tone and minimize acne scars and dark circles.


    Promising review: "Sixty days later and I am thrilled with the results. The clarity, plumpness, and brightness of my skin is the best it's ever been. I still have some redness/splotchiness, but it's much milder. Some existing sun spots have also lightened. This is the best addition to my nighttime regimen!" β€”Lisa Longe

    Get it from Amazon for $14.01.

    Read more about how amazing this serum is here.

    10. A tinted lip balm that will replace your need for lipstick altogether, gracing your pout with hydration and a dose of color.


    You know how you usually never seem to actually finish a lip balm because you lose it before you can get to the bottom? Well, I officially finished my first tube of lip balm, and it was this tinted Chapstick. I love it because it really moisturizes my lips and adds a good amount of color. I keep it in my purse and apply it for work and after-work events and always feel good to go. It even caused me to stop using lipstick!

    Promising review: "I'm here to stock up on this item. I bought my first one from a box store. I love the color and the moisture seems to last a long time. I'm not a huge makeup person β€” some days all I want is chapstick. This makes it look like I tried!" β€”Misty

    Get it from Amazon for $4.26+ (available in six colors).

    11. A jade roller designed to help your skin absorb serums and moisturizer even more, so you see greater benefits from the products you use.


    Promising review: "This is very cooling and calming little facial ritual. I use it at night with my serum and in the morning with my toner. The small side is perfect for the under-eye and side of the nose area. I find that that using the small side in these areas de-puffs my eyes and helps clear my sinuses (I have to blow my nose right after), which is great. I highly recommend this little beauty tool. I'm going to send one to my sister." β€”YogaGrl83

    Get it from Amazon for $24.90.

    12. BuzzFeed's seven-day better skin challenge, which will help you make small changes in your life to even your skin tone.

    Jenny Chang / Via BuzzFeed

    And all it takes is 10 minutes a day!

    Read more about the seven-day better skin challenge here.

    13. A rosewater facial spray to spritz on your face when you need a little afternoon pick-me-up. This baby will leave your skin feeling refreshed so you don't feel the need to pile on more makeup. / Via Mario Badescu

    Promising review: "This is a very nice product. I use it as a refresher, not with makeup. It is nice and has a lovely floral scent. It's not too strong but relaxing. It offers a nice burst of cooling to your skin. It does not cause my skin to dry out or anything else negative. It has had a minimal, but mentionable, effect on reducing redness from psoriasis." β€”LLW

    Get it from Amazon for $5.25+.

    Read more about how amazing this facial spray is here.

    14. A moisturizer with SPF to protect your skin from the sun and generally keep it in tip-top shape.


    Promising review: "This was a re-purchase because I haven't found a better product after six years. The high SPF, thin consistency, easy absorption, and virtually no effect it has on makeup are the reasons I continue to buy this." β€”mellisecond

    Get it from Amazon for $8.69.

    15. A pack of pimple patches that seriously work WONDERS to get rid of acne fast β€” say goodbye to your concealer!

    Amazon, Sarah Han / Via BuzzFeed

    Promising review: "Believe the hype! I waited a couple days until I was able to squeeze a tiny bit out, then tried the patch. I left it on for 12 hours, and it diminished the size and redness of the bump! It seems too good to be true, but it's not!" β€”Anna

    Get it from Amazon for $4.74.

    Read more about these pimple patches here.

    16. A four-in-one defining and highlighting brow pencil to give you gorgeous eyebrows in minutes β€” so much so that nobody will be looking at the rest of your makeup.


    This waterproof pencil looks like one of those color-changing pens you had in grade school, except this one gives you amazing brows. It has a lighter and darker shade to give your brows depth and dimension, plus an edge definer and arch highlighter to clean and shape them. And it lasts up to 24 hours!

    Promising review: "What a great concept! This pen reminds me of being young and writing in different colors. Now I don't need a brush, powder, and concealer. This four-in-in tool has it all and blends great with my fair skin and dyed hair. It’s easy to shape and define brows. In no time, I’m ready." β€”Doesntmeanu

    Get it from Sephora for $34 (available in five color varieties).

    17. A matte setting spray to keep what makeup you do have on in place so you never have to reapply through the day. Nobody got time for that!


    Promising review: "God I love this stuff. LOVE it. I will buy it over and over and over again. It keeps my makeup where it needs to be, and by the end of the day, I'm in fantastic shape. Even when sweating a lot. I never have to worry about my makeup during the day. I love it love it love it." β€”Ria

    Get it from Amazon for $6.37.

    And remember, you are beautiful no matter how little or how much makeup you wear!

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    Reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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