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    28 Beauty Products So Great, People May Think You Hired A Makeup Artist

    Professional results, every single time.

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    1. Aesthetica Cosmetics Cream Contour and Highlighting Kit takes your hand and leads you toward the path of chiseled cheekbones. This vegan, cruelty-free, and hypoallergenic palette includes a handy how-to guide (pictures and charts included!) to simplify this intimidating makeup technique.

    photos of two models before and after using the contour kit

    2. Bella Jade Makeup Setting Spray locks in your look with a green tea formula so that humidity, sweat, tears: It's all irrelevant when you've topped your foundation with this hydrating stuff, which works to seal your makeup and prevent it from turning into a greasy mess (no small feat).

    3. DHC Velvet Skin Coat ensures all-day-stay and hydration via two superstar ingredients: organic olive oil (which provides antioxidant-rich hydration and protection against environmental stressors) and silica, the latter of which bids adieu to the excess oil that loves to claim your T-zone as its home.

    4. Nyx Color-Correcting Concealer Palette contains six color correcting hues: green to combat redness, peach to cover up dark circles, light and medium to make blemishes go poof, and purple and pink to brighten your overall complexion. Quickly layer this under foundation to tackle your skin concerns in one quick swoop, resulting in a professional finish.

    before model applied tone corrector to under eyes and after model applied tone corrector to under eyes

    5. Eliace False Eyelashes deliver lash extension results for a fraction of the price (and effort). They're designed with a seamless band technology for all-day comfort, look au naturale, and won't feel like a heavy burden to your lids. Reviewers even *swear* that they're easy to apply.

    6. Lifus Illuminating Kit contains four light-diffusing pigments to ~highlight~ key spots that trick the masses into assuming you hired a makeup artist: your cupid's bow, the inner corner of your eye, the highest points of your cheekbone, and the bridge of your nose.

    the palette

    7. Elizabeth Mott Thank Me Later Base keeps shadow and liner intact all 👏 day 👏 long 👏. That's right, folks! No creasing, smudging, fallout, or crying under the watch of this cruelty-free must-have.

    8. Wet N' Wild Mega Last Breakup-Proof Liquid Eyeliner is destined to become the holy grail of your eye makeup arsenal, thanks to a) impressive staying power of up to16 (!) hours and b) and ultra-fine brush tip that makes it about 1000x easier to master a straight line.

    A reviewer photo of a winged black liquid eyeliner

    9. Beautyblender Makeup Sponge condenses your many brushes into just one product. This squishy BB can be used for everything from concealer to setting powder when damp, all while providing a natural finish that is (*IMPORTANT*) not blotchy. It truly blends everything to perfection so that you don't have spots of cake-y, oompa loompa orange scatted across your cheekbones.

    pink beautyblender without water on the left and with water on the right

    10. Solar Paint adds subtle contour via a gel crème made of fancy Desert Milk (a melting pot of hydrating plant extracts). It's easier to blend than the chalky bronzer powder you've been using since freshman year, plus it's blendable with just a few dabs of your fingertips.

    11. Ownest Eyebrow Soap Kit adds texture and thickness to unruly facial caterpillars, providing a ~feathery~ look that ensures each individual eyebrow hair stays in place all. day. long.

    12. Yves Saint Laurent Nu Glow Face Priming Moisturizer contains shea butter and vegetal glycerin, a harmonious duo that guarantees hydration (translation: no dry patches for your foundation to unfairly cling to). A generous helping of light-reflecting pearls and rosat even provide a delicious glow.

    before and after model applied the priming moisturizer

    13. Essence Lash Princess Mascara guarantees the most coveted compliment of all time: "Are those your real lashes?" This jet black lengthening formula won't smudge by lunchtime, plus costs less than $5 which... I'll have about eight tubes, please.

    14. Coty Airspun Loose Face Powder sets makeup for a flawless, lightweight finish that truly lasts all day long. This is great for beginners because it won't leave behind a white cast, the kind you'd have to blend and blend (and blend) for it to go away.

    reviewer with matte makeup

    15. Charlotte Tilbury Unisex Healthy Glow Tinted Moisturizer takes away the headache of finding your perfect color match: The product comes out white and adjusts to perfectly suit your skin (especially awesome for someone who just went on a beach vacation and their go-to foundation is now just a teeny bit too light). That's right, fellas. No more mismatched necks.

    16. I Dew Care Plush Party Lip Balm addresses chapped lips once and for all. This functions as a sleeping mask — apply this shea butter, cocoa butter, hibiscus flower extract, and vitamin C mask formula before bed and wake up to a nourished pout. No flakes. Ever again.

    the pink lip balm with reviewer text that says "this has saved my lips"

    17. Double Take Eyeliner allows you spread your ~wings~ and fly to a peaceful realm in which mastering the cat eye is easy. Let me elaborate. This dual-side prod contains a clay-infused gel pencil for definition and a quick-drying liquid liner on the opposite side — the latter is purposely designed with an ultra fine, extra long tip that leaves less room for error.

    BuzzFeed Shopping reviewer holding the eyeliner while wearing winged eyeliner

    18. NYX Jumbo Eyeliner Pencil comes in several hues and is purposely designed as a thicker crayon, which means a single swipe covers more square footage. And hack time: Opt for white on your waterline to instantly brighten your eyes and make you look ::yawns:: more awake.

    model wearing white eyeliner on their eyelids

    19. ColourPop Hyaluronic Concealer costs less than $10, but don't be deceived by the affordable price tag — this is full-coverage and gives expensive formulas a run for their money. Dark circles will be covered like a dream *and* a dynamic duo of hyaluronic acid and coconut water keep your skin supple and hydrated.

    20. Schick Hydro Silk Touch-Up Razors lets you bid adieu to the time required for plucking. This rids stray brow hairs and unwanted peach fuzz with just a few swipes, meaning trips to the salon or a dangerous rendezvous with at-home wax are officially a thing of the past. Using these means your foundation and concealer will just about glide on, too.

    the pink and blue razor

    21. Tweezerman Neon Great Grip Curler curls your lashes in a ~pinch~, is designed with an ergonomic handle that feels sturdy in your hand, and has a hypoallergenic silicone pad to prevent any tugging or pulling which makes the whole process a breeze for beginners.

    model using pink eyelash curler

    22. Tower 28 Beauty BeachPlease Lip + Cheek Cream Blush is the ultimate two-in-one product. A sun-kissed glow is yours with just a few quick and buildable swipes, the hues are impeccable, and reviewers rave about the unreal lasting power. ::adds terra-cotta shade to cart::

    23. Elizabeth Mott Eyebrow Tint Gel and Brow Filler uses a cruelty-free to keep stray hairs in place while subtly filling them in, immediately giving your ensemble an air of ~I am put together can’t you see my brows look good~. The best part? It's so easy. No expert drawing skills required and the result looks natural.

    photo of reviewer wearing the brown eyebrow gel

    24. TailaiMei Eyeshadow Shields prevents shimmer from being sprinkled across your cheeks and gray fallout from somehow appearing on your chin. Not only do these prevent the dreaded ~raccoon eye~ effect, but the sharp edges make these the perfect stencils for precise liquid liner.

    Model using the shadow shields to catch fallout while applying eye makeup

    25. Charlotte Tilburry Mini Lipstick & Liner Set contains itty bitty versions of the iconic Pillow Talk duo, a nude pink sure to become part of your every day makeup routine. It's the perfect ~my lips but better~ combo.

    the lipstick and lip liner

    26. Peripera Ink Velvet Lip Tint contains a lightweight (but buildable!) formula that provides rich pigment in one swipe, not feeling cake-y like the matte lipsticks you've splurged on in the past. Extra kudos are in order for a ~precision applicator~ that makes filling in your Cupid's Bow a breeze.

    27. Smashbox Photo Edit Eyeshadow Trio turns smoky eye dreams into reality with pigmented-but-blendable shades that are truly matte — no shimmer, no fallout. And did I mention that the included primer helps your look last for hours? Because it does.

    the palette

    28. The Balm Mad Lash Mascara uses a clump-free, lengthening formula to upgrade your lash game stat. One coat gives you the whole "your lashes but better" look, but two coats? Everyone will just assume you're wearing falsies. It's that good.

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