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9 Weirdly Useful Beauty Products That Actually Work

Including a hand palette that means you'll never waste a drop of foundation again.

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1. A portable folding diffuser that will save curly-haired travellers from the dreaded frizz.

amazon.co.uk

Promising review: "Really like this product. Fits on the 3 different dryers I have tried thus far. Very light and easy to pack. Definitely recommend purchasing." –

Amazon Customer

Get it on Amazon, £14.50

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2. An all in one brow product that will serve up Your Brows But Better *and* save space.

Eyeko

Promising review: "I was sceptical of this Eyeko product – the brush on one side and little pot of product on the other just seemed kind of gimmicky to me. But I wasn't mad at it! I managed to do my eyebrows in half the time it usually takes, and I'm not going to lie, it's nice to know I can use just one product instead of my usual two. I probably wouldn't use it every day, but if I'm in a rush or just want a quick fix for my brows (which are naturally quite sparse), I'm definitely keeping this in my makeup bag. I definitely recommend it for people like me, who consider Instagram-worthy brows a distant dream I'll never achieve. This little product is quick, easy, and colour (dark) is a great match." –Ellie Bate

Get it at Eyeko, £18

3. A nifty hand palette that means you'll never waste a drop of foundation again.

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Promising review: "This is smaller than I would probably like but I do have to mix my foundations to get the right colour. For that, this is very handy and does save me using the inside of compact lids! If anything, I want them to make a bigger palette!" – A Douglas

Get it on Amazon, £9.99

4. A set of mascara wands that will mean you can lengthen, volumize and separate your lashes, without swapping out formulas each time.

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Promising review: "Mascara is pretty much just that – the real way you create effects is through the brush. As such, this set of brushes allows you to try out different styles. There are four different type of brush – twelve in all and three of each type. These all you to lengthen, volumize, curl or define your eyelashes.

These brushes are meant to be disposable. Personally, though, I cannot see why – they may not last forever, but they can certainly be used more than once, as long as you are not sharing them and clean them properly." – S Riaz

Get them at BeautyMart, £5.50

5. A holder for your blender that means it can dry properly all over.

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Promising review: "So this is something I didn't think I needed but now I have it I wonder how I ever lived without it (jk). Stands cutely on my windowsill and has extended the life of my blending sponges because they can air dry easier so don't get mouldy." – Isabel Jacob

Get it on Amazon, 99p

6. A fringe stabilizer that will keep your hair off your face while you blend, and won't leave your hair frizzy after,

Promising review: Tolani: I am really into this. It worked so well on my fringe and it felt really comfortable, plus it didn’t leave my 10” Brazilian weave frizzy, so bonus points on that. It works better than a hair bobble because you don’t get the ponytail dent.

Emma: This is way more effective than I thought it would be! Almost too effective. Pulling it out my hair was a bit painful, and it felt like it was frizzing my hair up when I did it. Also, I feel like maybe my hair is a bit too long for this. But this would definitely be great for someone with a fringe or shorter bits of hair around their face. – Tolani and Emma

Get it at BeautyMart, £3.50

7. An illuminated mirror that is a game-changer for anyone who is tired of adjusting their make-up routine for a dark bathroom.

amazon.co.uk

Promising review: "Really impressed definitely with it being so cheap – my bathroom has hideous yellow lighting which looks nice but makes my face look tired and aged – doing my make up in there makes me end up looking like I've rubbed Cheetos over my face. This gives my face its true colour and I don't leave the house looking hilarious. Little mirror is great for eyebrows." – Miss Lauren

Get it on Amazon, £15.99

8. Some silky cotton pads that won't leave bits of cotton caught in your eyelashes after cleansing (or in your beard, if you have one).

thisisbeautymart.com

Promising review: "I am officially a cotton pad snob after using these! I will never go back to normal cotton pads again. You pay for what you get sometimes and this product helps remove your make up, cleanse and tone loads better, it absorbs more as its thicker so you don't use as many either. I would recommend this product to anyone!" – Anon

Get them at BeautyMart, £4.50

9. A weirdly useful brush cleaner that will really get into the bristles and leave your brushes looking like new.

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Promising review: "Love this product, it's easy to use...grips on the sink well and made my brushes brand new again. The embossed parts are not too rough and still cleaned my expensive brushes, I was a bit scared at first. They have a delicate side for the eye brushes too." – AM

Get it on Amazon, £5.99

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