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    Only Buy One Of These 32 Beauty Products If You Want To Be Incredibly Impressed With The Results

    If you don't want great results then this post isn't for you.

    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. Purlisse BB Cream features SPF 30 to protect skin, while supplying a flawless, smooth finish that isn't too heavy. This is great for sensitive skin and it's also vegan and cruelty free.,

    Promising review: "The best BB cream I have ever used. I spent years trying to find something that protected my skin, went on smoothly, and looked good all day long. I even tried ones from other countries and thought that maybe my standards were too high until I found this. Even my husband says that this BB cream is the best he has ever seen on me (and he has seen a lot). If you want that wonderfully natural no-makeup makeup look then this is what you want to use." —Anthony Russell

    Get it from Amazon for $26.34+ (available in 12 shades).

    2. Schick Facial and Eyebrow Razors help you keep on top of your brows between your waxing sessions or to forego them altogether. I love these for cleaning around my jawline and my upper lip!

    I always utilize these with a facial serum or moisturizer to make hair removal on my sensitive skin less harsh. They're way more manageable to use than an actual razor and are incredibly satisfying to see how much peach fuzz comes off after each shave.

    Promising review: "I love 💕 these little razors for all that peach 🍑 fuzz. My face looks so smooth now!!! They’re really easy to use. I had no idea there was such a product! My aesthetician used something similar on my face and I thought 💭 I can do that!! So glad I found it!" —Patti16

    Get a pack of three from Amazon for $4.99.

    3. Charlotte Tilbury Contour Wand adds a sun-kissed bronze to the skin that looks natural as heck. I swear by this stuff and will probably never stop being a fan. It just blends so well and melts in the skin beautifully.

    Charlotte Tilbury, Ali Faccenda / BuzzFeed

    I cannot say enough good things about this contour wand. It's constantly sold out, which already tells me it is not only beloved by me, but by so many others as well. I have never had a product blend so seamlessly into my skin and genuinely look like my actual skin once I've gotten a bit of color from out in the sun. This is my holy-grail cream contour and I'll forever be a fan. If they stop making this, I will cry.

    Get it from Charlotte Tilbury for $38 (available in two colors).

    4. Brooklyn Botany Scrub tackles the treatment of spider veins, stretch marks, blemishes, and uneven skin texture. They also have a wide variety of scents like coffee, blueberry, and coconut milk! ~YUM~

    Promising review: "This coffee scrub has quickly risen to my top-three faves! Now, I hate coffee but this smells soooo good and exfoliates and moisturizes like you would not believe. The Dead Sea salts, coconut oil, and antioxidants in the scrub work with the caffeine, enzymes, and acidic properties in the coffee grounds to combat cellulite, spider veins, stretch marks, wrinkles, and age spots to exfoliate, moisturize, and reduce their visible appearance. This scrub is also great for a skin detox! I really appreciate the fact it can be used on the face, hands, body, and feet. It’s a multipurpose rock star!" —Jen-Knee

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in seven different scents).

    5. Maybelline SuperStay Ink Crayon provides a rich layer of long-lasting color (up to eight hours to be exact), and it's smudge- and transfer-proof. Talk about a lippie staple.,

    Promising review: "Love this lipstick. I work in the operating room and in addition to wearing a masks during surgery, I am wearing one the moment I walk into work. Sometimes 12 plus hours. This lipstick goes on in the morning and it stays on. Why do I wear a lipstick under a mask? Because I do. It keeps my lips moist and beautiful and it doesn’t come off on the mask." —Daniela

    Get it from Amazon for $6.76 (available in 31 shades).

    6. Essence Lash Princess Mascara volumizes lashes beyond belief. Look more awake after just a few swipes.

    reviewer before and after using mascara

    Promising review: "I usually don’t write reviews, but I had to write one for this mascara. I saw a review for it on Facebook, which directed me to Amazon and for less than $5, I figured what could it hurt to try it. I never expected it to be as good as a $40 mascara! I only wear washable mascara and this stayed on all day with no flecking off at all and no smudges. It easily came off with just soap and water, too! The length was good with just one coat, and it stayed wet enough to separate your lashes well before it dried. I liked it so much with just one coat that I didn’t even bother with a second coat. I put on my sunglasses and my eyelashes were touching the glass! Now that’s length and I’m 60 years old!" —P. Blomberg

    Get it from Amazon for $4.99.

    7. Glossier Ultralip adds gloss and shine to lips with the perfect hint of color. Achieve a "your lips but better" look all while keeping them hydrated.

    Ali Faccenda / BuzzFeed

    It's super buildable and is vegan and cruelty free.

    This is an amazing lip product for summer. It's hydrating and not sticky (which is, in my opinion, the worst thing about glosses). I love applying a light coat and then blending it in with my finger so it isn't too shiny but it looks great without blending too. I find that in the summertime, regular lipsticks and liquid lippies can be way too drying so this balm is the perfect hybrid between lipstick and gloss. It has a gorgeous sheen that looks natural and healthy. You can even apply it on the high points of your cheeks for some glow and a pop of color (no need for blush!).

    Get it from Glossier for $18 (available in nine shades).

    8. Denman Hair Brush cuts down styling time and also helps brush through knotty post-shower hair without the pain. The evenly spaced bristles will keep curls nicely defined and bouncy.,

    This brush is great for 3c/b hair!

    Promising review: "I love this brush! I ordered because I saw a YouTube video of a girl with curly hair using it, and her curls came out amazing! I always do wash-and-gos, and I usually would only brush/comb my hair in the shower style it once I was out, but sometimes if I waited a little longer to style it, my hair would get dry and frizzy. It would be almost impossible to get my curls defined without getting back in the shower. With this brush, now all I have to do it spray my hair with water, put product in it, and comb it through with this brush, and my curls are poppin'! My image shows before and after use of the brush about 30 minutes after getting out of the shower. The brush is also very sturdy and you can take rows out if you want a looser curl!" —Kirstie

    Get it from Amazon for $18.95+ (available in three styles and eight colors).

    9. Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay works wonders on hair and skin when mixed with apple cider vinegar. Utilize it as a hair mask, bath soak, foot soak, and even on those pesky bug bites you've accumulated lately.,

    The Aztec Healing Clay can also be used as a face mask that's great for people with oily skin and hyperpigmentation. Combine the powder with apple cider vinegar.

    Promising review: "I have very thick, super-curly, coarse hair. I have been natural going on nine years. I’ve never been able to wear my hair in a wash-and-go style because my roots were always puffy, tangled, and had no curl definition. It would just swell up and look like cotton. Oh but then I used this miracle in a jar. It’s messy, and takes forever. But for the first time in my natural hair journey, I have been consistently wearing wash-and-gos. Takes me no time to style my hair, it’s moisturized, shiny, and looks so healthy. I’ve had soooo many people tell me how healthier my hair looks now. If I could give it 20 stars just for my hair I would!" —keina

    Get it from Amazon for $14.95+.

    10. First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream infuses skin with shea butter and calms with oatmeal so any flaking skin can stop, well — flaking. This is thicker than your typical face cream in case that lightweight one you currently own just isn't cutting it.


    Promising Review: "I absolutely LOVE this moisturizer. I’m a total beauty addict, and there isn’t much I haven’t tried in the way of skincare. This product really stands out! It has an amazing, thick texture and a lovely scent. I was blown away when I put this cream on my face. It felt so soothing and took away the redness! I can’t recommend this moisturizer enough to anyone who has sensitive skin, has a skin condition like eczema, or is like me and uses strong skincare products. Plus, it’s insanely moisturizing. That being said, it is not one of those moisturizers that you use and it instantly soaks right into the skin. This cream does actually feel like a cream, but I wouldn’t say that it feels greasy. I will always have a big tub of this stuff around for sure. It really does work wonders on dry skin!" —ilamarie10

    Get it from Sephora for $16+ (available in three sizes).

    11. Olaplex Hair Perfector No. 3 works to repair damaged hair to a ~like-new~ state. It starts at the cuticle to strengthen and smooth hair.,

    Promising review: "Magic, I swear this stuff is made from unicorns. I was doubtful, given that I have tried the gamut of hair-conditioning treatments (yes, yes, I know this is NOT a conditioner, but a bonder) and all I have to say is WOWZA! After some really harsh processing (got my hair from dark dark brown to very very blonde so I could add funky colors), my hair more closely resembled hay than it did actual hair and as the weeks went on, the breakage started getting worse. I tried this as my last feeble attempt to salvage my locks after a friend recommended it and I am BLOWN AWAY by the results! It really does work." —

    Get it from Amazon for $28.

    12. Lys Beauty Cream Blush kisses cheeks with the perfect flush that dries matte. It's high-pigment, nongreasy formula features kaolin clay, avocado oil, and vitamin E for a calming, radiant finish.


    Lys Beauty is a clean beauty brand founded by Tisha Thompson that's sold exclusively at Sephora. Their mission is to create clean products that fit all skin types and tones.

    Promising review: "Much like everyone else, I have been on a cream blush kick. These were sold out for a hot minute in Sephora and now I know why! The pigment, the creaminess, the blendability! This stuff is amazing! The price point is so good, you will end up splurging and getting all of them! Trust!" —IdaliaDenise

    Get it at Sephora or on Lys Beauty for $16 (available in six shades).

    13. Avarelle Acne Patches vanish breakouts overnight. We all know the feeling of stress breakouts (no thank you), so these will be your secret weapon.,

    They also blend into the skin so they can be worn throughout the day and not just at night!

    Promising review: "I’ve been experimenting with these for the last month and a half, and I am in love. They are really thin and blend into my highly freckled face incredibly well...I have gone out in public twice with them on, because when I did my last second mirror check before I got out of the car, I didn’t notice I had them on! While they absolutely help clean out the skin underneath, the biggest thing it does for me is stops me from touching my face. When I'm stressed out, I will absentmindedly touch/run my hands along my face and jaw constantly. Now, when I notice I’m doing that, I run into the bathroom and put these on any spots I have. Since they are thin and stick really well, I am able to leave them alone and stop touching my face." —MelsBells

    Get a box of 40 round patches for $8.49.

    14. Stila Stay All Day Liquid Eyeliner features a waterproof formula that doesn't budge even through sweaty workout sessions. A winged liner that lasts all day? Magic.

    reviewer showing before and after a workout class wearing eyeliner

    Promising review: "I literally just received this eyeliner in the mail, tried it on, and had to write a review! Awesome product, buy it now. Very dark, very easy to put on (nice sharp point), and I'm a very happy customer. After a one hour-long Body Combat class in the middle of summer in a crowded room with hardly any air-conditioning, I was VERY curious to see how this eyeliner would hold up. At the end of the class I checked it out and there was NO smudging or flaking. That is seriously impressive!" —Taylor Ross

    Get it from Amazon for $22 (available in 12 colors). 

    15. Touch in Sol No Poreblem Primer soothes and smoothes pores so your makeup will have the perfect base for application.

    picture of the primer's smooth silky texture on skin, then a picture of it blended into skin,  making pores invisible

    Touch in Sol is a POC-owned brand from South Korea whose mission is to put the fun back in makeup. 

    Promising review: "Even after only the first use, I was blown away by this primer. I honestly didn't think a primer could do what this one does. It went on very smoothly and didn't feel greasy whatsoever. All during my super-long day at work (12-hour shift), my makeup didn't budge and my face looked so smooth and satiny under my makeup. I have moderate to severe acne so my skin is generally fairly oily, but it's has also been very dry lately, and this primer made it so my makeup didn't crease at all or cling to dry patches on my skin. I can't emphasize enough how surprised I was every time I went to the bathroom and looked in the mirror to see how smooth my makeup still looked." —MMkay13

    Get it from Amazon for $15.50.

    16. She Is Bomb Collection Edge Control assists with smoothing and laying your edges (if you want to!) so you can rock top knots all day, every day., Amazon

    It goes without saying that you 100% do not need to lay your edges if you don't want to!

    Promising review: "I absolutely love this edge control. I have tried so many edge controls that did not work from all price points. Some edge controls would slick my edges down, but after an hour or two, it would need to be reapplied or it wouldn't slick my edges down at all. My hair absorbs everything I put in my hair. So I was so amazed at how well this edge control not only slicked my edges down but kept my edges slicked down all day. I apply it in the morning and when I return home in the evening my edges still look the same. I have natural hair, but with this edge control, my hair looks permed. This edge control is by far the best that I have ever tried. I normally purchase it from my local beauty store. I like it so much I was telling my husband about it and he ordered it from Amazon for me. It is so worth every penny." —Jamie Morgan

    Get it from Amazon for $9.75.

    17. Grande Cosmetics' Lash Serum promotes lash growth so you can as a result use less mascara which = less lash shedding.

    A before/after of a reviewer's lashes, looking much fuller and longer after

    Promising review: "I really wish I would have taken 'before' pics. My hairdresser told me about this stuff and said 'it works so good I had to stop using it every night.' I thought to myself 'Oh yeah, lashes too long, no such thing' but I on my second tube and I'm going to start using every other night. My lashes are so long, and it's like I have a double row of lashes. My bottom lashes are thicker too. I rarely write reviews but wanted to share because it really really works." —Asc

    Get a three-month supply from Amazon for $65.

    18. AJ Crimson Lipstick replaces lipsticks of years past with its creamy and opaque formulas. A true cosmetics case staple.

    model swatching various shades of lipstick
    AJ Crimson

    AJ Crimson is a BIPOC-owned small business founded by celebrity makeup artist AJ Crimson. According to their site, “I felt like there was an absolute need to bring products to women of color that actually worked and didn’t oxidize or change."

    Promising review: "The Ex-Factor shade is BEAUTIFUL for darker-skinned woman. OMG, this color gave me life when I put it on. At first, it seemed super dark; but then it was very nice on my lips. I loved it so much that I wore it to the gym :-) and felt amazing during my workout." —Sandra D Troutman

    Get them from AJ Crimson for $20.

    19. I Dew Care Hydrating Lip Mask kisses chapped lips goodbye with its moisturizing formula. Here's to a plumper pout.,

    Promising review: "I love this product. I just ordered a bunch of products in the I DEW CARE line and this is one of my favorites so far. It's helped my dry lips and reduced the my fine lines a lot. When applied it is smooth and comfortable and feels like a lip butter. I wear it day and night and I find it appropriate for use in both — but with day wear, it does require reapplication, just like a normal lip gloss would. It's summer time now so my lips aren't as dry as they are in the winter — but so far this is the best product for my lips I've ever used. I don't know why people would ever use ChapStick after trying this. Instead of sealing in (sometimes nonexistent) moisture like ChapStick is supposed to do, this actually adds the moisture to your lips." —R

    Get it from Amazon for $16.

    20. Moroccanoil Cream defines and preserves curls so they stay intact and bouncy all day.


    Promising review: "I love this stuff! It can be used alone and it will keep my curls soft and nice. If it's humid out I still use a small amount of gel to finish it off to keep it from frizzing out but I think this is my favorite curl cream by far. I use Moroccanoil to moisturize my curls first, then this, and then gel if needed based on weather. I highly recommend this!" —Erica Bruno

    Get it from Amazon for $14+ (available in two sizes and in a value set).

    21. Kim Chi Thailor Blush brings the pink for a flirtatious cheek color. This CUTE heart-shaped compact comes with two shades that can be worn separately or together.

    Kim Chi

    Kim Chi Chic Beauty is a queer-owned brand by the one and only drag queen Kim Chi. A portion of the proceeds of sales from their beauty brand is donated to the Trevor Project.

    Promising review: "I was drawn to this one because I didn’t have a blush with these colors. I absolutely love it and not just because of the color. It blends like a dream and sits so nicely on my skin." —Alyssa H.

    Get it from Kim Chi for $15.

    22. Hard as Hoof Nail Strengthening Cream prevents splitting, chipping, and peeling so your nails can stay stronger, longer. With calcium and additional vitamins, this cream will have your nails "hard as nails" in no time., Amazon

    Promising review: "This product is amazing!! As a lifelong nail biter, I decided on my birthday this year to finally kick the habit. I bought this, as well as two no-bite polishes (Mavala Stop and No-Bite Pro-Growth). I started using this cream every night on my nails. With some willpower and some horrible-tasting nail polish, this healed my destroyed, chewed, split nails and allowed them to finally grow. I have never been able to grow them without cracks and splits that kept them short and weak. I've tried other creams, polishes, acrylics, gels, meditation, the rubber band on the wrist, you name it. My nails are now strong and growing fast! This is my first real manicure on my natural nails! I now have a jar of this for home and one for work. I love it!!!" —HL1985

    Get it from Amazon for $7.94.

    23. Eve Hansen Exfoliating Mask features turmeric, bentonite clay, and cranberry seeds for a deep pore cleanse. This helps soothe skin and reduce redness., Amazon

    Promising review: "I love this mask! I stumbled upon it while researching cruelty-free brands, and I am hooked. It is gentle enough for my very sensitive skin (super-sensitive redhead here) and works well with a light, even application. I tend to use it one two times a week for about 10 minutes. It has a subtle not-unpleasant scent and removes easily with warm water. My skin is never irritated or reddened after. It is always left bright, clean, and smooth without over drying. The fact that this product contains natural ingredients, is cruelty free and affordable have made it a staple in my skincare routine." —Books, Vertigo and Tea

    Get it from Amazon for $19.98.

    24. Coty Airspun Loose Face Powder sets makeup for a long-lasting look that comes in both translucent and color shades. It can even be used on its own as a light-wear foundation.,

    The powder comes with a little puff for application.

    Promising review: "This powder is my holy grail! I am very pale with oily skin and it was hard for me to find a face powder that would keep my foundation in tact. I'd heard so many reviews about this item and I was very skeptical at first, but I decided to give it a try and it has been my go-to powder ever since. The container itself is designed so nicely and has a lot of product in it. Super happy that I decided to give this a try." —Stephanie

    Get it from Amazon for $5.72 (available in seven shades).

    25. Nyx Setting Spray comes in a matte or dewy finish and locks in makeup for all day wear. For some refresh throughout the day, apply a few spritzes when you feel your skin needing a pick-me-up.

    This spray is vegan and cruelty free.

    Promising review: "Having been a 'tomboy' the majority of my life, learning to apply makeup without looking like a clown was my first hurdle. Thankfully, after a few years of practice and numerous YouTube tutorials later I'm halfway decent at my makeup. Well, I'm only as decent as long as my makeup lasts. With just a few sprays of this, my makeup stays exactly as it was applied and my face doesn't even get oily anymore. I haven't tested it but I'm pretty sure I could sleep in my makeup and wake up with it looking just as good. I definitely recommend this finishing spray and will be buying again when I'm out. (You'll see a day and night comparison in my photos.)" —FlamePrincess

    Get it from Amazon for $6.69+ (available in matte or dewy finishes).

    26. Paula's Choice 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant gently exfoliates to minimize the look of pores while simultaneously soothing skin so it's less inflamed and irritated.

    "Not my skin, but I 100% vouch for this liquid exfoliant's amazingness. It's helped to even out my skin tone and control the hormonal acne around my mouth. It's the only thing I feel like has actually helped start to slow down those breakouts, and for that, I'm forever thankful. I apply a thin layer in the morning and at night after cleansing and before moisturizing." —Rachel Dunkel / BuzzFeed Staff

    Promising review: "I have every skin issue you can think of. I’ve spent probably thousands on a multitude of different products, trying to find one that would at least make a dent. I’ve had many procedures, many trips to the dermatologist. Nothing I’ve ever used, nothing I’ve ever done, has made such a profound difference in the appearance of my skin. Having rosacea, my face often felt hot, bumpy, and burned. While my complexion is naturally fair and pink, this has seriously covered all my bases in a gentle and effective way. I’ve been trying to turn my skin around for YEARS! This was the product that did it. If I could give it 100 stars I would. It has seriously changed my life!" —hc

    Get it from Amazon for $10+ (available in three sizes).

    27. Glossier Could Paint functions as both a blush and lip color for those of us who are lazy (guilty), but want something fuss-proof that looks natural.


    Promising review: "I'm SO OBSESSED with these blushes! I use the colors 'Dusk' and 'Beam'. I love using 'Dusk' on an everyday basis. It compliments my warm, light to medium skin tone really well and makes my cheeks look so fresh and glowy. I like using 'Beam' when I want a more bright cheek look. I like to apply the blush using my fingers. It gives my cheeks the perfect amount of color. GET THIS BLUSH! You won't regret it." —bittersweetmich

    Get it from Glossier for $18 (available in six shades).

    Learn more about why cloud paint is a must-have cosmetic in "This Gel-Cream Blush Is A Lazy Girl's Dream And Here's Why."

    28. Stila Glitter and Glow Liquid Eyeshadow adds a glimmering sheen to the lids without all that nasty fallout that comes from loose glitters. These are easy to apply and stay put for the most glamorous of eyelooks.

    An eye with sparkly gold eyeshadow and sharp cat eye liner

    Promising review: "I AM OBSESSED WITH THIS STUFF. Great glitter payout with little to no fallout if you do it correctly, and you don't have to worry about the mess of glitter glue and messy loose glitter. I have accidentally slept in this overnight, twice, and was able to rock the glitter eyeshadow to work the next day with no touchups, and I didn't even use an eyeshadow primer either time, although I did use a setting spray. Give this a go if you are looking for sparkly eyeshadow." —Stephanie

    Get it from Amazon for $24 (available in nine shades).

    29. Lanolips 101 Ointment Superbalm rejuvenates chapped lips, which is a MUST in these colder months. Apply this balm wherever else you need some extra moisture as well (cuticles, skin, etc.)

    before and after using lanolips on chapped lips
    Natalie Brown / Via BuzzFeed

    Promising review: "I've had dry lips forever, and they tend to flake and crack. Any lip balm that I had used would work for maybe an hour before I need to reapply. This balm keeps my lips so hydrated and moisturized all day long! I even like to apply it at night as a 'lip mask' and I wake up with nicely hydrated lips. It's a little overpriced, it a little goes a long way. I'll never repurchase another brand of lip balm again." —ellen

    Get it from Ulta for $16.95.

    30. Saie Glowy Super Gel adds a shimmer anywhere your heart desires. Mix it in with foundation or tinted SPF for a glowing complexion or apply on legs and arms for some dewiness.


    Saie is a woman-founded small business based in NYC that strives to create clean beauty for all. High-performance products with sustainable packaging and good, clean ingredients is their motto.

    Promising review: "I have very sensitive skin, and I have to be really particular about the base products I use (no silicones or waxes, no powders). The ingredients in this are perfect; it's such a lightweight texture, and it just gives a beautiful natural sheen to the skin. I use it every day now, and I feel like the bottle will last me a long time, so it's also a great value!" —Sarah M.

    Get it from Saie for $25 (available in two shades).

    31. EcoTools Makeup Brush Cleaner removes old makeup from brushes, sponges, and applicators and is hypoallergenic and free from parabens. Lingering makeup on brushes can be detrimental to skin health by causing breakouts and irritated skin — so just, like, wash your brushes, OK?

    Promising review: "This cleanser is great! It fully removes all makeup from the brushes without leaving them feeling beat up (I'm not the most gentle when it comes to cleaning brushes). I use a thick foundation that soaks heavily into the bristles, but this removed it all. At first I thought it was a bit thin, but after using it, a little bit goes a long way. It has a nice lather, but very nicely and easily rinses out." —Kryssy

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99.

    32. CND SolarOil conditions cuticles with almond oil and vitamin E so you can say goodbye to dry skin. This also helps strengthen nails especially if you've recently taken off a gel manicure that may or may not have weakened your nails a bit.

    Before and after using cuticle nail oil

    Promising review: "I had peeling, weak nails for years. Tried everything. A friend recommended a nail strengthener they saw on QVC. It was quite pricey and I wanted to make sure it was worth it so I read the reviews. One of the comments said just buy SolarOil. Since it was much more affordable than the QVC stuff, I tried it. I bought it in February. This size bottle lasted a bit more than a month religiously applying it two to three times a day. I was really seeing great improvement so I bought another bottle in late March. By May, all the peeling had grown out and my nails were getting stronger every day. I then bought the big 4-oz refill bottle because I never want to run out of it again! Cannot recommend this stuff enough!" —Diana

    Get it from Amazon for $8.50.

    Have fun trying all of these top-notch beauty products!


    The reviews in this post have been edited for length and clarity.

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