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    32 Beauty And Skincare Products That Deserve A Permanent Spot On Your Vanity

    These items are worth the hype and worth the honor of sitting on your vanity.

    We hope you love the products we recommend! All of them were independently selected by our editors. Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page if you decide to shop from them. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

    1. Farmacy Green Clean Makeup Meltaway hydrates skin while simultaneously removing makeup. It won't strip or irritate your skin like makeup wipes sometimes can. This will literally melt away your day's worth of makeup.

    Farmacy Green Clean Makeup Meltaway
    Sephora

    Promising review: "I had never tried a cleansing balm before, but after this I don't think I'll ever go back to any other makeup remover. I'm always looking for clean/green products and this is it. It melts away my waterproof eyeliner and mascara!" —Ginafe

    Get it from Sephora for $34.

    2. Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask softens and locks in hydration overnight. Reapply throughout the day as a glossy balm or pop on at night before going to sleep.

    Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask in berry
    Sephora

    Promising review: "Obsessed! I’ve bought this for many friends. I use it morning and night. I’m not someone who gets cracked lips. However, I was on Accutane years ago and even years later my lips stay on the dryer side. People always ask if I have filler but I have to give all the credit to this lip mask." —danilona

    Get it from Sephora for $22 (available in seven flavors).

    3. Rare Beauty by Selena Gomez Liquid Highlighter adds a touch of dewiness to the skin, and you can truthfully wear this without any other makeup. Sometimes you just want a healthy glow, so a few dabs of this will do the trick.

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

    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).

    4. Glossier Solution exfoliates to reveal smoother, blemish-free skin. It also tackles redness and closing enlarged pores for an illuminated complexion.

    Glossier

    This product includes a blend of three acid groups: Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA), Beta Hydroxy Acid (BHA), and Polyhydroxy Acid (PHA). Check out our review for even more details on Glossier's Solution.

    Promising review: "I absolutely love this! I've wanted to try it for the longest time after seeing what it did to a friend's acne. I've only been using it for a week, but I'm already blown away by the results. I use it at night and when I wake up in the morning, my normally oily and red skin is smooth and even, and any pimples from the night before are just gone. I can't recommend this product enough; this is a must-have!" —Katie

    Get it from Glossier for $24.

    5. L'Oreal Voluminous Primer Mascara goes on white and adds additional fibers to lengthen and thicken lashes. I never apply mascara without it. It is a major game changer.

    Allison Faccenda / BuzzFeed

    Over the years I've noticed my lashes falling out and they're not as voluminous and long as they once were (*cries*). This mascara primer has changed all of that. I use it in tandem with the Thrive Causemetics mascara for a dynamic duo that hasn't failed me yet. The primer base adds a noticeable amount of fibers to thicken my thin lashes, which gives me a full lash look.

    Get it from Amazon for $6.74.

    6. Too Faced The Natural Nudes eyeshadow palette offers 16 stunning neutral shades for creating your dream eye look. A balance of matte and shimmer shades are formulated with coconut water to maintain skin moisture levels (yes — even on your eyelids).

    Too Faced Born This Way The Natural Nudes palette
    instagram.com

    Promising review: "I really enjoy this palette! I find it so easy to blend and I use my fingers to apply the shimmer shadows and have no issues. I find it so easy to find the complementary color schemes and I like that you have the option to mix and match colors. I really do enjoy not having to overthink which ones to pair with which. Such a lovely every day palette. A staple in my opinion." —val87

    Get it from Sephora for $48.

    7. Charlotte Tilbury Lip Set features three lip products for achieving a multidimensional look. Each kit comes with a lipstick, lip liner, lip gloss, and lip bath gloss. Use them individually or all together for a plump pout.

    Sephora

    Set includes Tilbury's popular Matte Revolution Lipstick, Cheat Lip Liner, Jewel Lip Gloss, and Collagen Lip Bath Gloss in her cult-favorite shade "Pillow Talk".

    Promising review: "The original Pillow Talk (shade) is a lovely neutral pink and this set gives you all of the options. With the inclusion of a full-size lipstick, this is a fantastic value. Tilbury lipsticks are worth ever penny." —LCothren

    Get it from Sephora for $45.

    8. Fresh Soy Makeup Removing Face Wash gently takes makeup off without stinging. This pH balanced face cleanser, with ingredients like rosewater and cucumber extract, is great for sensitive skin types.

    Sephora

    Promising review: "I bought this because I wanted a light cleanser (sans AHAs) to use at night before retinol. The soy cleanser feels light and clean going on and leaves you feeling ~fresh~ with low risk for irritation from other products (in my experience). A little goes a long way, so although it's on the pricier side, one bottle lasts for a few months." —schaboi

    Get it from Sephora for $38.

    9. Glossier Lash Slick mascara works as a fabulous blending mascara if you're a false eyelash wearer. It doesn't get clumpy, separates lashes, and is water-resistant (so it's easy to remove in comparison to waterproof mascaras).

    Glossier Lash Slick
    Glossier

    I use this ~always~ on top of any other mascara I'm using on any given day. I love that it locks my mascara in place since I wear contacts and am always afraid of it smearing all over my face. I'm also obsessed with using this as my go-to mascara when I wear false eyelashes to blend my natural lashes with the faux ones. If you prefer a lightweight mascara option, this is also a great choice for you.

    Get it from Glossier for $16.

    10. Summer Fridays Jet Lag Mask provides a solution for dull and dry skin with vitamins, ceramides, and antioxidants. With a creamy consistency, this mask gives a deeply hydrating experience great for the winter season or any skin that needs some TLC.

    Summer Fridays Jet Lag Mask
    instagram.com

    Promising review: "I originally got this in sample size and I HAD to buy the full size because I love how it makes my skin feel. It can be used as a mask or as a moisturizer, I use it as both, and it leaves my skin extremely hydrated and smooth." —Tori1108

    Get it from Sephora for $48.

    11. Maybelline SuperStay Matte Ink Liquid Lipstick lasts for up to 16 hours on the lips (literal sorcery). With an overabundance of shade options, you'll have a new go-to lipstick for every day of the week that's matte and highly pigmented.

    Jennifer Tonti / BuzzFeed, amazon.com

    Promising review: "This is perfect if you like long-lasting, matte lipstick. I wore it for my wedding: The lipstick lasted through hours with food, kissing, and heat without smudging or any change in how it looked. I have eaten fried chicken, burritos, pasta, and tons of other things while wearing this lipstick and it stayed on perfectly without needing any real touch ups. Seriously my holy grail liquid lipstick." Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99 (available in 42 colors).

    12. Son & Park Beauty Water replaces your need for toner, cleanser, and moisturizer — it acts as all three (*mind blown*). Pop some on a cotton pad and gently wipe your face to remove additional makeup residue and dead skin while simultaneously getting in an exfoliation session.

    Son & Park Beauty Water
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "YOU NEED THIS PRODUCT. PERIOD. This is seriously my ride or die. If I could ONLY have one skincare product, it would be THIS BEAUTY WATER. It is a makeup remover/toner/exfoliant/hydrating/cleanser, ALL IN ONE. It makes my skin feel so refreshed. Even if I wash my face, I will go in with this toner on a cotton pad and remove the makeup remains and get a good cleanse." Amanda Saunders

    Get it from Amazon for $20.89.

    13. Physician's Formula Butter Bronzer smells like a tropical beverage and lives up to its name. Its buttery texture glides onto the skin for a sun-kissed glow that'll have everyone fooled you've been away on vacay (when you actually haven't moved off the couch in three days).

    instagram.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "Love this bronzer! It's the perfect shade to make you tan...NOT ORANGE! I have pretty pale skin and I find most bronzers are ineffective to give me a true tan look. This bronzer does the job. It makes me tan without the unnatural look. Not too sparkly, which in my opinion looks very fake. And the smell makes it over the top. It has a very strong coconut smell that makes me feel like I'm somewhere on an island." Amazon555

    Get it from Amazon for $9.19 (available in four shades).

    14. A Subtl Beauty Lip And Cheek Set will help you downsize your makeup bag (so it's not so heavy to lug around) by combining your lip and cheek color into one easy product. Dab some on your lips and then on your cheeks for a hydrating pop of color.

    Subtl Beauty

    Set comes with three Lip And Cheek pots in the colors dusty rose, riveting red, and plum. These buildable lip and cheek tints are non-greasy and feature hydrating ingredients like vitamin E, shea butter, jojoba and avocado oil.

    Get it from Subtl Beauty for $33 (originally $42).

    15. E.l.f. Poreless Putty Primer creates a smooth base for effortless makeup application. Primer fills in pores with its velvet-like texture and has a slight tackiness for gripping, so your makeup looks just as good as it did when you applied it.

    The poreless putty primer in clear jar with black lid
    instagram.com

    Promising review: "Beauty gurus have been raving about e.l.f.'s putty primer, so I decided to give it a try because of the affordable price. ... At first, when I applied the primer, it did feel greasy on my skin, but after applying my makeup, my skin looked amazing. Not only did this primer minimize my pores, but it also kept my oily skin at bay and helped my makeup last throughout the day. I can now say that I found a holy grail and this primer is definitely a product I will keep purchasing." Pamela

    Get it from Amazon for $8.

    16. Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner stays put for 24+ hours that you'll be wondering why this wasn't in your beauty routine prior. If you wear contact lenses, this will be your new BFF. It's waterproof and will stay in place.

    instagram.com / Via @stilacosmetics, amazon.com

    This waterproof eyeliner features a fine-tip applicator that won't budge. The felt tip makes achieving a sharp winged liner look wayyyy easier and won't bleed like other liquid liners.

    Promising review: "I've been repurchasing this for years now and it's the holy grail of liquid liner. It's my favorite liquid liner of all time. Goes on in a solid, smooth line, and lasts all day. It has held up through heat, humidity, and the gym. It's very easy to apply, and is especially great for people who struggle with winged liner. All in all, a fantastic purchase and well worth the price!" littlebird

    Get it from Amazon for $22 (available in 11 colors and two styles).

    17. Ilia Skin Tint has SPF 40 to protect skin from harmful UV rays (yes — SPF should be worn year round). It's so lightweight and adds just a hint of color to the skin for the days you want to forgo the full coverage foundation but still want plump and smooth skin.

    Ilia Super Serum Skin Tint
    Ilia

    Once applied to skin, the formula will start to adapt to its true color for an overall smoother complexion. The combination of makeup and SPF allows you to simplify your makeup and skincare routine into one easy step. Anything to save time? Count me in.

    Get it from Ilia for $46 (available in 18 shades).

    18. Gisou Hair Perfume features a sweet honey scent that adds shine and smells AMAZING. The scent lingers and there's truly nothing better than catching a whiff of how amazing you (and your hair) smells.

    Gisou Honey Infused Hair Perfume
    instagram.com

    I purchased this a few months ago and I AM OBSESSED. I was always fond of the "spritzing some perfume under your hair" trick (aka the back of your neck), so it would last longer but this product has changed the game for me. A few quick spritzes of this on my hair since I've lightened it in color helps tame a bit of my frizz, while adding a heavenly scent that I would genuinely eat (but I won't lol).

    Get it from Sephora for $44.

    19. Freck XL creates lifelike freckles wherever the formula is placed. Decide how heavy or light to apply the cluster of faux freckles (to your own liking), lightly tap so they blend into the skin, and ~bam~ all-day beauty marks that look realistic as heck.

    Person shows off makeup look with Freck XL faux freckles
    Freck

    For deeper skin tones, they suggest letting the dots sit and develop before lightly tapping them with your finger for a seamless blend.

    My friend Lindsey turned me on to this product and it is one of the most fun makeup products I've ever used. I love tapping these on my nose and cheeks for the illusion that I've had a lot of time sunning. They look super natural and authentic and last practically all day.

    Get it from Freck for $32.

    20. Awake Glow Pill Super Serum delivers much needed hydration and a super blend of vitamins B3 and B5 for quenched skin. If you have oily skin, use the serum in place of a moisturizer, and if you have dry skin then layer it under your moisturizer.

    Awake Glow Pill Super Serum
    Awake

    This vegan and dermatologist–tested serum has been clinically proven to hydrate the skin for up to 24 hours — AKA the tallest most fulfilling glass of water your skin will ever drink.

    Get it from Awake for $39.

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

    Model uses Anastasia Beverly Hills Clear Brow Gel
    Sephora

    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.

    22. Fenty Bronzer Brush features chiseled shape bristles to hug your cheekbone and apply your bronzer exactly where it should be placed every. single. time. You'll never have to guess where to place your contour ever again.

    Person uses Fenty Bronzer brush to apply bronzer
    Sephora

    Promising review: "Absolutely love! I have started upgrading my brush collection and you best believe all the new brushes I get will be Fenty. They are so heavy duty–feeling, yet very gentle and easy to work with! I’m not a professional but I feel that these are a great deal. This is my new favorite brush. I don’t normally wear bronzer every day but this brush makes me want to. It’s very comfortable to hold and the brush hairs are perfect for my sensitive skin." —isaboohoo

    Get it from Sephora for $36.

    23. BareMinerals Skinlongevity Long Life Herb Serum helps strengthen the skin's barrier against free radicals and stress. (Did somebody say stress? I'll take three bottles.)

    BareMinerals Skinlongevity Long Life Herb Serum
    instagram.com

    Promising review: "I really love the bareMinerals brand for many years now. I have not tried a product that I did not love, and there is no exception with the Skinlongevity Long Life Herb Serum. It gives a beautiful natural glow to my skin while leaving it feeling super smooth and soft." —Darlene_ca_6kfwg

    Get it from bareMinerals for $62.

    24. 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
    Sephora

    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.

    25. BH Cosmetics Rose Gold Makeup Brush Set provides you with 13 various brushes that'll fulfill practically every applicator need you could require. The firm yet flexible synthetic bristles are usable with liquid, cream, and powder products.

    BH Cosmetics Rose Gold Makeup Brush Set
    BH Cosmetics

    The 13-piece set features a pointed powder brush, powder brush, flat top brush, small contour brush, fluffy blending brush, tapered blending brush, flat shader brush, dense shader brush, angled shading brush, detailing pencil brush, angled brow brush, bent fine liner brush, and a brow & lash brush.

    Promising review: "I really like these brushes. So fluffy soft and affordable. I love that they come with a cup to place them in. I would recommend this set to anyone who is getting into makeup. It’s a great start." —Juliana A.

    Get them from BH Cosmetics for $19.50 (originally $26).

    26. Bésame Cosmetics x I Love Lucy Lipstick in a semi-matte finish will have you wishing it was still the 1950s. This gorgeous coral hue will have you running around the house shouting "Honey, I'm home!"

    instagram.com, Besame Cosmetics

    Promising review: "I have a small collection of Bésame Cosmetics and this is one of my absolute favorites. The color is beautiful and long-lasting. As with all of the lipsticks I've purchased, it's creamy, opaque, touches up well and doesn't feather." —Cherisse B.

    Get it from Bésame Cosmetics for $24.

    27. Colourpop Bare Necessities Eyeshadow Palette features 30 shadows for a slew of makeup look combinations you can mix and match to your heart's desire. This is a great starter palette for anyone new to makeup or someone who wants a one-stop shop for eyeshadow.

    Colourpop Bare Necessities Eyeshadow Palette
    Colourpop

    Promising review: "I love this palette. You can create so many looks from dark smokey to everyday work appropriate. This is a must-have for any makeup user." —Rochelle R.

    Get it from Colourpop for $34.

    28. The Beauty Crop Fabulous Flocking Lashes Mascara helps you never waste any more product that gets stuck at the bottom of the tube (RIP to all the dollars I lost in product that vanished into the dark depths of my mascara tubes). This no smudge, all day wear–mascara will stay put (even at the gym).

    The Beauty Crop Fabulous Flocking Lashes Mascara
    The Beauty Crop

    Promising review: "This is like a lash treatment. My lashes feel softer and healthier after use. The color is a true deep matte black. The result is a natural everyday look, but is buildable. Adds length and volume. Splash proof. Non-drying and non-flaky. Provides a rubber-like coating that is gentle to remove with washcloth or make up eraser and water. Not like any other mascara formulation, so may take some people getting used to it. I have repurchased again and again. Tube shape allows for air to be squeezed out to prevent drying over time." —Jessica L.

    Get it from The Beauty Crop for $19.90.

    29. Peach Slices Deep Blemish Microdart Patches are a game changer for under the skin breakouts that tend to be super painful. The microdarts penetrate the skin and dissolve under the surface with salicylic acid to uproot breakouts and make them disappear.

    Model wears Deep Blemish Microdart Patches
    Peach & Lily

    I get a lot of cystic breakouts that hurt like hell. These patches feature super tiny sharp darts that target those super painful, under the skin pimples that you can't pop or see. After wearing these for one night, they shrunk my cystic breakout and it practically vanished... These are absolutely worth the buy.

    Get a pack of nine from Peach & Lily for $8.99.

    30. Youth To The People Moisture Cream has an air-whip texture so light and fluffy you'll want to bathe in it. Enriched with kale, spinach, and green tea, it'll be the superfood your skin is needing this winter.

    Youth To The People Superfood Air-Whip Moisture Cream
    Sephora

    Promising review: "I absolutely love the YTTP products and this is no exception! I’ve been on the search for a face cream that doesn’t break me out and provides enough moisture without being too greasy for my combo/oily skin and this is it! This is now my everyday face cream and I love it. A little goes a long way. It’s lightweight and my skin quickly absorbs it and feels hydrated. I’ve purchased it twice now and it’ll always have a place in my skincare routine." —ioak

    Get it from Sephora for $48.

    31. 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

    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.

    32. And Tweezerman Slanted Tweezers precisely grab any rogue eyebrow hairs or hold false lashes for easy application. These 25 degree–slanted tweezers ensure each hair pulls out cleanly at the base instead of breaking off halfway down (which can cause ingrown hairs...ouch).

    Person uses Tweezerman tweezers to pluck eyebrows
    Amazon

    Promising review: "Favorite tweezers ever. This is probably the fifth one I own from this brand; I designate them for myself, random kids injuries, and each bathroom. They’re extremely well-made and have zero trouble getting the smallest, finest hair, or splinter. They fully close without that “sticky” feeling that other brands get when you open them." Amazon reviewer

    Get them from Amazon for $19.85.

    When you're feeling cute after slaying your beauty routine.

    Disney

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