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15 Tried And Tested Products Every Beauty Addict Swears By

Including a genius make up bag that opens flat (which means no more rummaging) and is padded to protect glass bottles too.

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1. A brush cleansing gel that will make them actually *want* to wash their make up brushes.

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Promising review: "Before I bought this I'd been cleaning my brushes with ordinary soap which just didn't get them very clean. I used this with the Real Techniques Brush Cleansing Pallete and it got my brushes totally clean in a few minutes. It may seem a bit on the expensive side but you don't have to use very much at all so it will last a while. – Amazon Customer

Get Real Techniques Brush Cleansing Gel on Amazon, £4.99, or in the US for $6.29.

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2. And a brush cleaning pad that sticks to the sink, to make sure all the fibres get washed.

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Promising review: "These brush cleaner mats are very durable and good quality. I use them with brush cleaner liquid and refreshes brushes to 'as new' condition. The small mat is great for wiping excess eyeshadow off brush to change colour. Really happy with them." – S Butcher

Get ESARORA Makeup Brush Cleaner Pad on Amazon, £5.99, or in the US for $9.99.

3. A cruelty-free glimmer balm that will add some punch to kisses under the mistletoe.

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Promising review: "I was a bit worried this would turn bright megenta as a lot of these color shifting lipsticks do bc of my skintone. This balm is beautifully packaged and gives you the right amount of color, with the perk of subtle glitter. It was way more then I expected it to be. I really love it!"– Carolyn G

Get it at BeautyMart, £13, or in the US from Nordstrom for $14.

4. A make up organiser that has sections for lipsticks, brushes as well as drawers, so their dressing table will stay neat and tidy.

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Promising review: "Holds my make up & jewellery perfectly! Because I have so much make up this is the second one I’ve brought but trust me it looks a lot better on a dressing table than having all your make up everywhere! Just keeps things tidy & in place! Totally recommend!" – Susanna Louise Hawley

Get GLAMSMACKED ® Clear Acrylic Cosmetic Organiser on Amazon, £13.95

5. A genius make up bag that opens flat (which means no more rummaging) and is padded to protect glass bottles too.

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Promising review: "I rarely post product reviews but as someone who takes toiletries with them everywhere, this product has been a revelation! I sort of thought I owed it to whoever created this.

"It arrived in a cute duster bag with the brand label. I ordered the small and you can see from the pictures just how much I can squeeze in - more than surpassed my expectations. And I also discovered that it has all sorts of sections and compartments to store things in (for pills, lashes, earrings, holding brushes in place this is fab)." – Amazon Customer

Get the Flay Lay Co make up bag on Amazon, £19.99

6. A sweet macaron lip balm that will keep lips deliciously soft.

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Promising review: "Aside from its amazing scent, I also like this lip balm because it's great at moisturizing my lips and helps to retain that moisture too. So I don't have to reapply as often as I do with some other lip balm. The formula is soft and not thick at all, making it easy to apply. It's also not sticky, so I don't have to worry about sticky lips. " – Dreams to Creations

Get it at BeautyMart, £6.50, or in the US from Jet for $8.67.

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7. A light sunscreen that won't pill under make up, and is suitable for all skin tones.

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Promising review: "This has become my favourite sunscreen to date! As a black person, it can be hard to find sunscreens which do not leave a gray cast over the face but which still had a nice and smooth finish both of which I have found in this product.

It is used as the last step of my usual 5 step morning routine and under my make-up and I have noticed no pilling or reactions. I definitely hope the formula stays the same (these last for a long time despite my daily usage) and I will be not be looking for other sunscreens soon!" – M

Get Etude House Sunscreen Milk With SPF 50+ on Amazon, £13.49, or in the US for $11.15.

8. A bargain mascara and eyelash curler combo that will keep peepers popping.

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Promising review: "I am never disappointed by eyeko, for me personally I find that their products are really good and do what they say they will. I love the grip of these lash curlers, I love the velvet texture and I find that these curlers actually lift and curl my lashes really well. My lashes are not really long and they can be sparse so I use a lash conditioner, these curlers don't make my lashes fall out like others have in the past. I'm really impressed with them and if I want to go out without any make up on I know my lashes will still look good thanks to these. They are worth the money without a shadow of a doubt." – Katie J

Get Lash Alert Cushion Curler + Mascara at Eyeko, £18, or in the US for $25.

9. A cult nipple balm that will save even the most chapped of winter lips.

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Promising review: "This is quite possibly one of the best lip products that I have used to date. It is relatively more expensive than other lip products but the tiny tube goes a long long way, despite me using it day and night every day. It is completely clear on your lips and flavourless. It has a sticky and thick consistency, but as it melts slightly on application to the lips - it’s not an uncomfortable application. It soaks in enough to make your lips feel extremely moisturized. It’s 100% natural so I didn’t feel like I was applying anything harsh to my lips either.

"I definitely think that if it came with applicator, it would make application much easier. However, this is just me being picky. It would also be nice if it was available in bigger sizes. – Uzmah Aysh

Get Dr Lipp Original Nipple Balm on Amazon, £12, or in the US for $13.20.

10. A cat headband that is unbearable cute, and will keep your hair out of your eyes while you wash your face.

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Promising review: "The hairband is great for keeping hair out of your face while you're doing your routine. I used it just about every day, and it worked great — even on my big hair." – Essence Gant

Get it on Amazon, £5.37, or in the US for $8.21.

11. A nifty organiser that will keep your cotton buds and pads close at hand.

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Promising review: "Perfect little cute cosmetic pads & buds organiser! Perfect for any make up table sits lovely next to my make up organiser! Great for the price & obviously looks a lot better than having a Johnson’s cotton bud tub on the table & a pack of cotton pads sitting around! Totally recommend for any cute set ups... love the little lids too. This obviously doesn’t hold a whole pack of buds & pads but it just keeps the table looking neat & there’s no harm in topping them up!" – Susanna Louise Hawley

Get it on Amazon, £3.99, or in the US for $9.99.

12. A bubble clay mask that will look cute on Instagram, and will actually perk up your skin too.

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Promising review: "Excellent product! Fast delivery and well packaged! You can hear it fizzing and crackling as it expands! Feels strange and tickles/ itches as it foams up! You have to fight the urge to rub your face too soon but when you’ve finished your skin feels great!" – Amanda Lodite

Get MeMe Carbonated Bubble Clay Mask on Amazon, £9.97, or get a similar one in the US for $11.

13. A silicone blender that means not a drop of foundation will be wasted (because it's expensive!)

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Promising review: "The best bit for me is that it doesn't waste any of my foundation, plus they are super easy to clean and come up brand new, so you will never need to replace them. They come in a small handy carry case so that they are kept together and easy to pack in your make up bag or handbag. I would definitely recommend the sili blender to any make up user, it's the best blending tool I've ever used." –Amazon Customer

Get Siliblender on Amazon, £9.99, or in the US for $16.99.

14. A pocket mirror with LED lights so you'll never have to adjust your make up for bad bathroom lighting again.

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Promising review: "This is a really nice, and innovative mirror – the mirror is clear, not too big and lightweight. The LEDs respond well and switch off when you close the mirror. It's good that the battery is changeable so will last forever. I'm taking it on holiday with me and the led lights will be good for low light and when I want to get close up, one side is normal reflection and the other is magnified." – R Green

Get it on Amazon, £9.99, or get a similar one in the US from Jet for $5.37.

15. These super-moisturizing gloves that will quench parched winter paws.

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Promising review: "I love this mask, you can see a visible difference in 15 mins, the glove is thin but as long as you don't pull it down or across when you're sealing it, it works perfectly. I use mine in bed just before lights out as you can scroll on your tablet or phone with it too!!" – Lelani

Get it at BeautyMart, £8, or in the US from Sephora for $8.

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