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    If You Don't Have These 54 Beauty Products In Your Drawer, You're Missing Out

    Overnight solutions for pimples, SPF-infused foundation, and quick-dry nail polish...just to name a few of these beauty must-haves.

    We hope you love the products we recommend! All of them were independently selected by our editors. Some may have been sent as samples, but all opinions and reviews are our own. 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. Laneige's Lip Sleeping Mask is a number one bestseller for very good, well-earned reasons! After a night with this on, you'll wake up to moisturized, hydrated lips that are softer than ever.

    a model applying the pink jar of the original berry scent with the a small applicator
    Sephora

    BTW, some people use it as a daily lip balm or lip protectant over their lipstick too!

    Laneige is an Asian-owned brand that has been in the beauty game for years (seriously, since the 90s!). The luxury brand prides itself on being affordable too, and has many fan favorite products because of it.

    Promising reviews: "Holy freakin grail!! I pick at my lips so they’re constantly chapped and raw. I used this once and by the second day all the dry/dead skin had come off and my lips were softer than I’ve ever felt. Totally worth the money and smells amazing!!" —Anissamarie01

    "Lives up to ALL the hype. Holy grail amazing product. I have been chapstick obsessed since birth, and this product goes above and beyond. I carry it around in my purse and use it every day and my lips look super glowy and hydrated, and it lasts a long time after application. I'm slowly collecting every shade." —honeycbxdger

    Get it from Sephora for $24 (available in seven scents) or from Amazon for $24 (available in four scents).

    2. The famous Alleyoop Pen Pal works as a multicolor, multifunctional four-in-one makeup pen that'll definitely help shrink your makeup bag (and the time you spend going through it). With one click you'll have eyeliner, lip liner, highlighter, AND an eyebrow pencil in the palm of your hand. Genius!

    a gif of a person using the pen on their eyes and lips
    a model holding the pen pal
    Alleyoop

    It's vegan, cruelty- and paraben-free, and the packaging is recyclable!

    Alleyoop is a woman-owned small biz that takes "beauty efficiency" to a new level. Most of their products are compact and have multiple functions!

    Promising review: "This 4-in-1 touchup pen has been such a lifesaver! It is super compact and convenient for on-the-go. I always make sure to have it in my purse before I head out the door. The colors are pigmented, creamy, and glide on the skin easily. Each color is perfect for what I need. I'm obsessed!" —ana

    Get it from Alleyoop for $18.75 (originally $25; available in three shades).

    3. Bed Head Wave Artist Deep Waver creates those beachy vacation waves you crave year-round and with minimal effort. All you have to do is clamp and repeat! And depending on your desired volume, reviewers say it won't take too long either. 

    Reviewers hair with defined waves after using the hair tool
    Reviewer showing the results after using the waver

    Reviewers with various hair types says this tool is golden — thin straight hair, thick 4c hair, etc. A few people noted that it's even wig- and weave-safe! And FYI, this hair tool also reduces frizz and adds shine, too.

    Promising reviews: "I AM OBSESSED. My friends recommended this product and I’m so glad I finally got one!!!!... I feel like the waves look so natural. I have straight, fine hair that can barely hold a curl and I don’t even have to use hairspray to keep these waves, plus it adds lots of volume! Once you get the technique down it’s super quick and easy, takes me about 15 mins or so! I can’t say enough good things about this product, so just get it!! —Lydia Delcourt

    "I'm always skeptical on new hair tools, as I've been burned many times (pun intended). However, I kept seeing posts about how great this tool is, so I bought it. I love it! My hair is to my waist and very thick and naturally curly, and it worked very well. it took me about 15 minutes to waive all my hair. The tool is light and has a comfortable grip. I use the highest heat setting and hold it on my hair for five seconds on each portion of the section of hair I'm working on. The waves can hold for days...I highly recommend." —Ana V.

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99.

    4. Neutrogena's Hydro Boost Water Gel has a major cult following because of the long-lasting moisture it provides. With over 57,000 5-star reviews, to say reviewers are obsessed is an understatement.

    Reviewer holding bottle in hand
    Reviewer face after using cream
    BuzzFeed / Kayla Sauzo

    This noncomedogenic beauty staple is also oil-free, dye-free, and fragrance-free!

    And just a heads up: be sure your Hydro Boost Water Gel is coming straight from Amazon's warehouse! Some reviewers have had trouble with their product if purchasing from a different Amazon retailer.

    Promising reviews: " THIS IS THE HOLY GRAIL. I wish I had got this [earilier]. I like the smell, the consistency, and how well it absorbs into my skin. My skin feels SO hydrated after I use it. Even if I use it after a face mask, it still absorbs so well, whereas the hada labo just felt like it was sitting on my skin more times than not. I'm obsessed with this!" —R. R.

    "This is my GO TO moisturizer! I am obsessed with how it makes my skin feel and how it smells (kinda like blue raspberry). It has made my skin so much softer and it lasts a really long time since a little goes a long way. I am almost done with this bottle and will definitely be re-ordering when I am close to running out." —Sandra M.

    Get it from Amazon for $18.99.

    5. A super-soft Makeup Eraser wipes off your makeup using *only* water! (Yes, you read that right.) The gentle fabric also has a microfiber blend specifically designed to clear gunk from your pores. If that's not magic, I don't know what is.

    a reviewer holding up the big pink eraser
    Reviewer with half their face made up, and the other half bare after using the eraser

    It's got two sides — one that can wipe off all your makeup with water and a light scrubbing, and another that exfoliates your skin. Plus, all you have to do when you're done using it is wet it and hang it up to dry! No more wasting money on icky washcloths that hurt your skin!!! I can hear your pores singing from here.

    Promising review: "I am amazed by this product. I would even say that this is life-altering! I have not had to buy makeup remover in three months and don't believe I will ever have to again! When I used makeup remover, I felt like I could never get all of my makeup off and I had to rub my eyes quite a bit to get it off. Even after a lot of rubbing when using makeup remover I still would wake up the next morning with makeup residue from the previous day and I never felt I could completely get my makeup off. With makeup eraser, there is not one bit of makeup left!! It is like magic!! Make sure you follow directions, you have to use warm water and use the correct side!" —Sprklbuz

    Check out BuzzFeed's review of the Makeup Eraser for more deets!

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99+ (available in six colors).

    6. Essence Lash Princess mascara gives dramatically long lashes without the price of extensions or false strips. This best seller has over 158,000 five-star reviews!

    a reviewer photo showing the significant difference between one eye with the mascara and the other without
    a reviewer holing the black mascara tube

    Promising reviews: "I have tried every single expensive mascara and this one tops them all. Sometimes I use a different wand with the formula but I will still buy this over anything else. I saw it in a BuzzFeed article and bought it based on all the positive reviews. I love it, my roommates use it all the time, crowd fave for sure, and it even stays on when you need it to, doesn't flake, and with a makeup wipe isn't impossible to get off." —schyler

    "After using Lights, Camera, Lashes by Tarte for the past year, I got tired of breaking the bank over mascara. My sister suggested Essence Lash Princess False Lash Effect and I IMMEDIATELY fell in love. It provides dramatic length and great volume. I can honestly say I can’t stop looking at my eyelashes in the mirror every single day because of how awesome they look. Also, it is very long wearing. I go from an eight hour work day right to the gym and sweat like crazy...and this stuff doesn’t budge! I love it!!" —Carrie E Weikert

    Get it from Amazon for $4.99.

    7. Clinique Black Honey lipstick is TikTok-viral and has been a cult-fave literally since the '90s for looking good on any and every skin tone. It's got a silky smooth balm texture and sheer, buildable color. 

    Bianca holding up a tube of the black honey lipstick against a brightly-coloured wall
    Bianca taking a selfie while wearing the black honey lipstick
    Bianca Guzzo/BuzzFeed

    Check it out on TikTok here!

    BuzzFeed writer Bianca Guzzo tried it out and loves it just as much the rest of the world:

    “I’ve been seeing this lipstick trending everywhere and as I’m more of a tint and balm girl these days, I knew I had to give it a try. The color payoff with a shade this deep is subtle but it’s definitely buildable. I like that it gives me a pinch of color on my lips that perfectly compliments my no-makeup-makeup days. I like to layer a clear balm on top for a glossy look.”

    Get it from Sephora for $22.

    8. A set of 10 quick-dry nail polishes takes only 60 seconds to dry, lasts for several days, AND are designed to be peeled off for easy removal. 

    a reviewer wearing the purple polish
    Reviewer holding up small bottle of blue polish with other colors in packaging

    BTW, this polish is water-based which means it doesn't have the dramatically strong scent that nail polish normally has. 

    Promising review: "The set comes in various colors and they are all beautiful. The polish has a big brush that covers the nail easily. The polish is opaque but I did two coats. It didn't stain my nails or has a strong smell. The polish dried up quickly. I cook and clean, so it started to wear off on the fourth day. But I can repaint because of the easy application and fast drying." —perksofbeautyblog

    Get 10 bottles from Amazon for $13.99 (available in five color combinations).

    9. Paula's Choice Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant is top-rated for providing awesome results in smoothing and clearing skin. It's got over 43,000 5-star reviews and (thankfully) comes in a 1-ounce mini version too!

    a reviewer holding the full size 4 ounce bottle
    a before and after of a reviewer's results on their cheek

    Promising reviews: "I never write product reviews but I am OBSESSED with this product...I am so glad I decided to try something new. I've been using it for less than a week and my pores are smaller, skin tone is more even, breakouts are under control and fading at least twice as fast as usual, and my skin is GLOWING. I have very sensitive, acne-prone skin that is annoyingly combination. I haven't found this to be overly drying or irritating in any way. I would recommend this product to anyone." —Amazon Customer

    "This is something I will never not purchase now. I've purchased several bottles now over the last few months or so and I am truly obsessed. Nothing has ever changed or improved my skin so much in such a short time. It's amazing. A holy grail for sure. It evens my skin tone, quickly gets rid of marks or breakouts, smooths my skin, adds a glow...it [really works]. I literally saw results the first night I used it (the next morning)." —Abigail Rose Marsicano

    Get it from Amazon for $13+ (available in two sizes).

    10. Broadway's long-lasting clear lip gloss set includes three glosses, each with a different main ingredient that takes a plain ole gloss to the next level. The rosehip oil gloss is designed to reduce fine lines on your lips, the mint oil gloss creates a cooling sensation, and the coconut oil gloss is for lips that need extra hydration. Each provide the ~perfect~ glossy finish.

    Reviewer wearing the lip gloss
    a reviewer holding up three gloss tubes

    Promising review: "I️ saw these in a BuzzFeed article and I always need chapstick/lip moisturizer with me so I️ thought I️ would give these a try! And safe to say, these are perfect, exactly what I️ was looking for! I️ have had the mint one on for 30 minutes and I’m obsessed! It was a little sticky like any lip gloss at first but as time goes but it’s very cooling and moisturizing. I’ll definitely be ordering more to have on hand!" —Stephanie

    Get a three-pack from Amazon for $3.99.

    11. LilyAna Naturals' eye cream helps you hide how tired you really are after a long week. The rose hip and hibiscus-infused eye cream helps reduce dark circles and puffiness, leaving your eyes to look bright and wide (or alert and awake).

    a reviewer holding up a 1.7 ounce bottle
    reviewer's before and after photo showing their eye bags disappearing over time

    Promising review: "I’m OBSESSED! I always have trouble with eye creams because my skin in general is very sensitive and dry. Usually I get a bad rash or my eyes tear up when using eye creams so I just stopped using them. I decided to give this one a try with all the great reviews and I’m so glad I did! Super hydrating, doesn’t make me tear up and sits well under makeup!... It did instantly hydrate my under eyes with no reaction and had a brightening effect that made me look less tired!...Can’t beat the price of this either, definitely worth a try!" —D

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99+.

    12. The Mighty Patch Surface gets those pesky zits to disappear overnight. These babies are large, so if there's a huge area that needs attention, you can hit it in one fell swoop. It's perfect for that *one* area that breaks out the most like your chin or cheeks. Bonus points! They also prevent picking and acne scarring. Simply apply the patch right on top of your pimple in the evening and the rest is history. 

    gif of someone removing the bigger, surface patch
    the same person holding up the used strip filled with gunk
    Amazon

    Hero Cosmetics is home of The Mighty Patch. The brand is woman-owned and Asian-owned, founded by current CEO Ju Rhyu. Since their Might Patch launch in 2017, they have evolved with products such as cleansers, toners, nose strip Mighty Patches, and more! 

    Promising review: "I have this very weird rash and whitehead outbreak whenever I am ovulating every month. Of course I get this right before I have a date. I used this once for a few hours and the rash totally disappeared and my nose looks about 90 percent better. I can’t wait to try these again tonight. I never leave reviews and just had to for the amazing-ness that is this patch." —kyleagogo

    Get it from Amazon for $17.99.

    13. Beauty Bakerie's metallic lip whip makes you feel like a BOSS every time you put it on — and what better way to step out of the house? Reviewers say it's absolutely gorgeous in person, is long-lasting, and smudge-proof.

    a model wearing the red metallic liquid lipstick and holding up the tube
    Beauty Bakerie

    Beauty Bakerie is a cruelty-free cosmetics company founded by Cashmere Nicole. They provide tons of vibrant, high quality cosmetics including everything from lashes and eyeshadow palettes, to lip scrubs and primer — all adorably packaged to fit the baking theme, and all highly rated.

    Promising reviews: "MY ALL-TIME FAVORITE. Of all the metallics, Royal Tea {pictured above) is my favorite shade. I wear it almost every day, whether I'm dressing up or dressing down. It complements my skin tone, is not drying, and lasts all day. If I don't remove it, it's still there when I wake up. I can't get enough of this color!" —Natalie B. 

    "Not only does the metallic have a shine without the annoying stick of gloss, but the color is stunning. It’s bold, and I feel like a boss." —Jade G.

    Get it from Beauty Bakerie for $22 (available in five shades).

    14. Revlon One-Step Hair Dryer and Volumizer brush changes the haircare game! It makes ALL the difference when you're blow-drying your hair, when you've just showered and have to rush to brunch, or are just having a bad hair day. It produces gorgeous blow-out results and works for all hair types.

    a reviewer showing their hair before using the brush (very curly) and after using the brush (straight).
    a reviewer holds up the brush

    Reviewers with everything from thin and short to wavy and fine to thick and curly hair love this One-Step Brush and say it works great for their hair types!

    Promising reviews: "I was pretty skeptical about purchasing this at first since there weren’t many reviews from people with coarse hair, but after a friend recommended it, I decided to give it a try, and I love it. I have thick, coarse, curly 3c hair. And usually to straighten my hair, I use a blow dryer with attachment and then a straightener which usually takes 1.5–2 hrs. But with this, I let my hair dry like 75% of the way, apply a heat protectant and hair oil, split my hair into 8 sections, and I’m done in 30-40 minutes! My hair is straight but still has a ton of volume; and it feels so soft! It’s truly remarkable for this busy momma! It took me a good 2-3 times of practicing with it to really feel like I could get a good shape, but I’m now in love. It’s also really great for refreshing your style...Long story short, I’m obsessed, I’ve joined the cult. I’m never giving it up." —Gretchen

    "This thing is LIFE-CHANGING! Let me start out by saying that this review isn’t sponsored, I’m just THAT obsessed. I have fine hair that falls flat almost immediately after styling it. I’ve been blowing out my hair with a round brush almost every day since high school (so, for the past 10+ years) and have NEVER seen results like this, and trust me, coming from a family of hairdressers, I’ve tried almost every product and tool around. I’ve had this tool for about two weeks now and don’t know how I ever lived without it. My hair has never looked so bouncy or felt so smooth, and best of all, the results last all day long. It does take some getting used to (I wasn’t sold the first time I used it), but once you get the hang of it, it’s awesome...If you have hair, you need this!" —Lexi

    Get it from Amazon for $32.49.

    BTW, Revlon's got a One-Step Styler specifically for curly hair, too for only $39.99! It has over 31,000 5-star reviews and has earned just as much love as the OG styler.

    15. Or a top-rated diffuser attachment! It keeps your curls intact and gives them extra volume without ruining definition. This will cut drying time for curly hair in half as it's built with an extra-large design for quicker drying, and 360-degree air flow to diffuse hair evenly and gently, so hair can maintain its natural curl and bounce.

    Reviewer with styled curly hair from the diffuser
    The black wide diffuser attachment on a standard hair dryer

    P.S. reviewers say the attachment fits Dyson Airwraps, too! 😉

    Promising review: "The BEST diffuser on the market! I have naturally wavy hair and have struggled with finding the right diffuser to keep my tresses curly while drying my hair. Using the Black Orchid Hair Diffuser is what you need if you have wavy to curly hair! You'll still have your curl and won't have frizz after using the Black Orchid!" —BMRGirl

    Get it from Amazon for $22.49.

    16. Maybelline Dark Circles Treatment Concealer is a miracle-working product that'll make those dark circles disappear almost instantly (keyword being "instant"). 

    A BuzzFeeder holding the tube-shaped concealer
    Gif of the same BuzzFeeder applying the concealer on the under-eye area
    Kayla Suazo / BuzzFeed

    Promising review: "I can not stop raving about this product. I AM IN LOVE. This product is affordable and definitely a MUST HAVE in everyone's collection when it comes to makeup. Hides my dark circles and gives my eyes some life. I'm obsessed. ALSO IT IS WORTH EVERY PENNY, in case my review wasn't clear enough." —Nada

    Get it from Amazon for $7.98 (available in 18 shades).

    17. The Flick Stick winged eyeliner stamp gives you the ~perfect~ cat-eye look in seconds. No need to carve out 15 minutes of your getting-ready routine to create identical, perfectly symmetrical winged liner on your own. This stamp is pretty much a one-and-done type of situation (and I'm here for it).

    reviewer holding the stamp with examples on their left hand
    reviewer with a perfect cat eye after using stamp

    The Flick Stick comes from New Zealand-based brand and small biz Lovior Beauty

    Promising review: "I am obsessed with these liners!! My first application took under three minutes and was perfect. These liners are foolproof. I even put it to the ultimate test and applied on my bare, unprimed eyelids. I have oily eyelids and I’m telling you this liner is long wearing and smudge proof! So far I’ve used the 8mm and 10mm sizes and I have zero complaints. I’ve gotten so many compliments and flick stick liners are now a staple in my makeup collection. My beauty routine is now much quicker and more streamlined. Do yourself a favor and buy this!" —