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    26 Products For Anyone Who Loathes Putting On Makeup But Still Wants To Wear It

    Raise your hand if you've ever felt personally victimized by your makeup routine...

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    1. Milk Makeup Hydro Grip Primer helps prep your skin whether you decide to put makeup on or not. It has ingredients like blue agave extract and aloe water to hydrate skin and will also help makeup stay on longer throughout the day.

    Milk Makeup Hydro Grip Primer

    Promising review: "This is the best primer I've tried! It goes on like a thin mask, but after giving it a minute or two to dry completely it keeps my makeup looking fresh all day! I will stick with this brand for life!" —Cassarolli

    Get it from Sephora for $30.

    2. Kat Von D Tattoo Eyeliner makes perfecting your winged liner ten times easier. This precise felt tip pen is a dream to use and is waterproof and pigmented as heck.

    Model wears Kat Von D Tattoo Eyeliner in black

    Promising review: "My sister smashed my birthday cake so hard into my face that I had cake all up my nostrils. But my Kat Von D tattoo eyeliner did NOT smudge one BIT. Not even after wiping all the cake and frosting off my face. Never using another eyeliner, love it!" — brennnn94

    Get it from Sephora for $21 (available in two shades).

    3. Or an eyeliner stamp pen assists if you cannot even be trusted to draw a semi straight line.


    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 $14.97 (available in five sizes and two colors).

    4. Rare Beauty by Selena Gomez liquid highlighter adds a touch of dewiness to the skin that you can wear without any other makeup. Sometimes you just want a healthy glow — a few dabs of this will do the trick.

    Selena Gomez wearing Positive Light Liquid Luminizer Highlight in radiant finish shade

    Promising review: "I love this product. It’s very natural and the glitter/shine is sooo gorgeous. i personally like to mix it in my moisturizer and it adds a healthy shine. I also love to apply it on my legs and hands with moisturizer which adds a healthy glow. (The shade) 'mesmerize' complemented my skin tone but I also loved 'transcend,' especially on deeper skin tones!" — sarahmona

    Get it from Sephora for $22 (available in eight shades).

    5. Haus Laboratories Heat Spell Palette provides you with both makeup products for easy portability and minimal effort, so you don't have to frustrate yourself trying to pick out both a bronzer AND a highlighter., Amazon

    Promising review: "This was a pleasant surprise. The packaging is sleek and simple, and compact enough to use for travel. The formula of the blushes is so buttery smooth and buildable. It gives you a beautiful skin-like finish that leaves you looking lively and youthful. Definitely recommend these to anyone, especially those new to makeup or easily intimidated by color. The highlighter is not overwhelming either but gives a beautiful glow, especially when layered with the blush. This duo is perfect for everyday make up. I definitely plan on getting more shades!" —Felipe R.

    Get it from Amazon for $26 (available in five colors).

    6. L'Oreal Voluminous Mascara gives the effect that you got 8+ hours of beauty rest (when we all know it was more like 3...) The formula is created to resist clumping and build lashes up to 5X their natural thickness., Amazon

    Promising review: "This is a great mascara. It goes on smoothly, no clumps, and stays all day. I don't have to worry about smudges or smears beneath the eyes. This is truly a waterproof mascara. I can go swimming, or take a bath, and it still looks fabulous! It comes off easily when I want it too. With my casual summer job, I have even worked with 'yesterday's mascara,' just washing the rest of my face." —Amanda M. Moore

    Get it from Amazon for $6.74 (available in seven colors).

    7. Glossier Boy Brow saves you time in case you're anything like me and genuinely cannot be bothered to pencil and shade in your eyebrows for longer than 30 seconds. And TBH, you can probs get them looking full and set in place in just that with this product.


    Promising review: "I'm admittedly low maintenance. I love getting my make up done in less than 10 minutes without looking like I got it done in 10 minutes. Boy Brow cuts down the time and still makes my brows look gorgeous and naturally thick. I love the formula. It's not thick or sticky and if you remove the excess, it lasts months. I love it and it's become a staple." —fritzy

    Get it from Glossier for $16 (available in five colors).

    8. Ere Perez Cranberry Lip & Eye Butter combines nourishing ingredients like cranberry, cucumber, and lactic acid into one handy little jar. Pop this multitasker on the lips or under the eyes for extra hydration on days when you don't want to wear any makeup but still want to look glowy.

    Model places Cranberry Lip & Eye Butter under the eye area
    Ere Perez

    Promising review: "I never even thought about using eye cream on the lips before, but I’ve really seen a noticeable difference. I like to use it at night as a hydrating lip mask while I sleep. Beautiful!" —Loz

    Get it from Ere Perez for $26.55 (originally $29.50).

    9. Natasha Denona Glam Eyeshadow Palette literally tells you where to place each shade if you have no clue where to start. This palette has the perfect combination of matte, shimmer, and satin shades for a wide variety of effortless looks.

    The palette opened showing all of the colors and shades

    I've owned quite a slew of eyeshadow palettes over the years but this one by far is the most luxe and easy to use. The colors are stunning especially because I go for more toned down eyeshadow looks these days that just give me a slight shimmer and a bit of depth to the eyes. In my opinion it's worth every penny and blends spectacularly.

    Get it from Sephora for $65.

    10. Inn Beauty Project Lip Oil adds a glossy pop of color to your pout that's 100% vegan and moisturizing. If you don't want to fuss trying to pick a perfect lipstick color, this lip oil has you covered. The red root and jojoba oil make it hydrating while pomegranate extract gently exfoliates chapped skin.

    Inn Beauty Project lip oil

    Promising review: "Love the smell every time you open the gloss. Loved that it has a subtle hint of red. Used it daily on top of other glosses and sometimes by itself. Loved the thick applicator and the texture of the gloss wasn’t goopy. Try it out!" —Kiki

    Get it from Inn Beauty Project for $15.

    11. Stila Glitter Liquid Eyeshadow dries down to a sparkly eye look that'll look like it took you hours to achieve. Why deal with the hassle of trying to pat on loose glitter to the lid? It's messy and honestly never looks like you want it to. This liquid shadow will fix all that.

    Model wears Stila Magnificent Metals Glitter & Glow Liquid Eyeshadow in Kitten Karma

    Promising review: "This is the best product I have used in years — the glitter stays put. It doesn’t leave tacky residue on your eyelids. You can easily control how much or how little product you want to use." —Christine G

    Get it from Amazon for $24 (available in 11 colors).

    12. Ciate London x Miss Piggy Blush Palette condenses your need for an onslaught of products so you can stop buying a thousand blushes to match your changing complexion. This palette lets you mix and match the shades that'll suit you year round.

    Ciate London x Miss Piggy Collection blush palette

    Reviewers claim that these blushes are buildable which is clutch so you don't go overboard and can build it up to your liking!

    Promising review: "Moi loves it! I collect all things Miss Piggy, so this is a dream come true!! I don't like wearing too much makeup, so this is perfect, the colors are to build, so it is great if you love minimal makeup. Two swipes of this and you are golden. I love that I can use it on my cheeks, lips and lids." —arielfille55

    Get it from Sephora for $32.

    13. Coty Airspun Loose Face Powder sets makeup for long-lasting wear so there's no under-eye concealer creasing.


    Promising review: "It's perfect!!! It comes with so much product, and the puff it comes with is pretty handy. The application is smooth. My makeup came out flawless. I set my makeup with this and worked out right after. THERE WAS NO SEPARATION, NO CREASING. This powder blessed me. GOD BLESS." —andrea

    Get it from Amazon for $5.97 (available in eight shades).

    14. Makeup Eraser Cloth helps you avoid skin irritation that can be a result of some makeup wipes. It's as simple as adding water and wiping the day's makeup away. *Magical*. This is also reusable — just pop it in the washing machine!

    A BuzzFeeder using the pink cloth to wipe makeup off from half of her face

    Promising review: "Amazing! This baby removed all my makeup including waterproof mascara. The cloth is super soft and I didn't need to wipe hard to remove everything. Wiped twice just to make sure all the makeup was gone. Best thing is all you need is water! Washed it by hand after use, and it was as good as new." —Lucy

    Get a two-pack from Amazon for $20.

    This is our mid-priced pick for the best makeup remover on BuzzFeed Reviews!

    15. Eyeshadow shields stop the eyeshadow fallout that's practically inevitable. Forgo ruining the rest of your face makeup, these will catch what could potentially fall under your eyes and be easily removed.

    Promising review: "I absolutely love these!! I took a lot of time looking at similar products and reviews for them, looking for the perfect ones to help me get that nice crisp edged wings I was looking for. I was scared of getting rounded ones that would only really help with fallout and not the wings. THIS PRODUCT IS THE PRODUCT I HAD BEEN LOOKING FOR!!!!!! It’s got exactly the shape I was looking for and works AMAZINGLY! They stick perfectly to the skin without budging, while still being very easy to remove when finished. I’m always excited peeling them off after my look is done, it’s like opening a curtain to reveal a grand prize every single time! My eye make up edges are always on point and I will NEVER do make up without these pads again." — Brianna

    Get a 100 pack from Amazon for $6.98.

    16. Individually wrapped Neutrogena Makeup Remover Wipes come in clutch if you're on the go and want your makeup off your face ASAP.

    Neutrogena makeup remover wipe individually wrapped

    Promising review: "These are a great product in general, but brilliant for traveling. They come individually wrapped in about an inch square package and unfold to approx. 10” x 10” (or a tad larger). I have sensitive eyes and these do not hurt or irritate whatsoever, plus they don’t leave a greasy film in my eyes at all. One towelette is enough to remove all my mascara and face make-up as they are not only a generous size, but are also thick and strong too." —Paul

    Get a 20 count from Amazon for $5.74.

    17. Anastasia Beverly Hills Clear Brow Gel ensures not a brow hair is out of place. The long-wearing gel also features chamomile for conditioning.

    Model uses Anastasia Beverly Hills Clear Brow Gel

    Promising review: "I was not a fussy brow gal until I tried Anastasia products and loved the result. This gel holds my hairs up gently, dries truly clear, and feels nice and cool on my skin. I use it over my brow pencil and love the result." —alyd1

    Get it from Sephora for $22.

    18. Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray absorbs excess oil and ensures your makeup stays put the entire day. Temperature control technology assists if it gets too hot so your makeup is less likely to slide down your face.

    Model uses Urban Decay All-Night Setting Spray

    Promising review: "My go-to setting spray. Makeup stays all day, even in Florida heat and working a 12-hour shift as a restaurant manager." —Goodow

    Get it from Sephora for $33.

    19. Winky Lux Coloring Changing Lipstick morphs to your perfect shade. Picking out a lipstick shade is exhausting and this one reacts to your lips' natural pH levels for your own unique shade.

    Model applies Winky Lux Color Changing Lipstick to lips
    Winky Lux

    Promising review: "It’s the perfect tint with hydration and the BEST PART is that it STAYS ON ALL DAY!!!!! Love love LOVE. You won’t regret!" —Alisha S.

    Get it from Winky Lux for $16 (available in four colors).

    20. Versed Cleansing Balm removes makeup quickly and efficiently. If you prefer to take your makeup off in the shower and would rather wash your face, hair, and body all at the same time (then this is your new holy grail). Ingredients like soothing eucalyptus oil and vitamin E make for a hydrating cleanse.

    Versed Day Dissolve Cleansing Balm

    Promising review: "Great! I bought the travel size to make sure I liked it and I do! You don’t need much, and it removes makeup so easily. It is an oily cream that washes off easily and leaves the skin soft and clean. I used Clinique Take The Day Off and it’s very similar but Versed is much more affordable. Will be a new go-to!" —Allen10

    Get it from Versed for $17.99.

    21. An eyebrow stencil kit makes filling in and shaping eyebrows a no-brainer. Grab your favorite eyebrow pomade or pencil and the stencil will guide you where to fill!

    Kit includes 24 stencils and an elastic fixed strap to keep them organized.

    Promising review: "I don’t have much in the way of eyebrows as you can see in my picture. Being a teen in the '90s I plucked them within an inch of their tiny thin lives and they never recovered. Drawing my eyebrows freehand is difficult. Drawing them symmetrical is even harder and I’m a makeup artist I can’t imagine how difficult it would be for a person who doesn’t do makeup for money. This thing has radically changed my life. I like to use the Fairy eyebrows stencil. You just strap it on fill in with pomade, dust with translucent powder and use a fine tip pencil to put in the hair strokes. My eyebrows look FLAWLESS and it’s so fast!!! If you have thin or no eyebrows and need help getting perfect brows that are even and symmetrical in less than 3 minutes this is it!!! I am a huge raving fan I wish I had purchased them sooner!!!!" —Duchess

    Get them from Amazon for $8.99.

    22. Cinema Secrets Professional Brush Cleaner cleans the old makeup out of your brush bristles so you don't spread germs between applications and keeps them looking fresh.

    Promising review: "Life changing!!! I used to HATE cleaning my makeup brushes, as you can see by the pictures, and just buy new ones to avoid doing it. This stuff is AMAZING and cleans literally instantly. Don’t bother buying a small bottle, go straight for the big size, I promise you won’t regret it!" —Vee 2Disco

    Get it from Amazon for $11.95+ (available in five sizes).

    23. An eyelash applicator tool replaces using your bare hands or tweezers for applying false lashes so you don't accidentally poke yourself in the eye (been there), and to give you more placement accuracy.

    False Eyelash Applicator Tool in golden

    Promising review: "Love it!!! Where was this before? I have almond shape eyes and never wore eyelashes because it's hard to set and place. With this, I'm done in seconds! Love! I've recommended to family and friends and looks soooo expensive too." —ED2

    Get it from Amazon for $4.98 (available in three colors).

    24. Glossier Core Lip Collection Set simplifies your lip routine (even for the most beginner of beginners). A balm for prepping, lipstick for color, and gloss for shine. ~BAM~ lip routine conquered.

    Glossier Core Lip Collection Set with mango balm dot com, clear lip gloss, and Generation G lipstick in Like

    Promising review: "I have very sensitive lips and stuff chaps and breaks out my lips easily. But not this!! I'm so glad I found lipsticks, balms, and glosses that don’t make my lips feel horrible after being on for a long period of time. Originally, I thought the price was kind of high for the products you get, however they’re long lasting and worth it!!" —Sophia R.

    Get it from Glossier for $35 (originally $44; available in nine flavored balms, three colored glosses, and six lipstick shades).

    25. L'Oreal True Match Lumi Glotion enhances your skin's natural glow and can be applied under makeup or sans makeup for an easy glow-from-within look.,

    Promising review: "This is a nice addition to my morning ritual. I even use it when I do not wear makeup (about half the time). It adds a nice glow to my skin and when used with makeup, is even better. It does moisturize, too. I liked it so much, I bought another one before the other ran out." —MJ Chard

    Get it from Amazon for $10.68+ (available in four colors).

    26. And a Beautyblender eliminates carrying a bunch of brushes. This handy sponge can apply foundation, concealer, setting powder, blend contour, cream blush, and can even be used to touch up makeup "oopsies" like messed up winged liner.

    A before and after of the product after being prepped with water before use showing how it has expanded

    Promising review: "Using the Sapphire Beauty Blender gives my face a flawless, air-brushed look. I have some dry patches on my skin that are obvious when using a makeup brush. But the Sapphire Beauty Blender obscures those dry areas instantly. This blender is softer than any other on the market. Whenever it wears out, I will definitely be purchasing another one." —Linda

    Get it from Amazon for $17.

    Hang in there — these products will have your makeup routine perfected in no time. We believe in you. *Fist bumps*.

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