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    44 Beauty Products That Are Probably Better Than What You're Currently Using

    Because what are we sick of? Mascara that's smudged by lunch.

    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. A cruelty-free EcoTools set packed with five brushes you'll use on the daily: an angled foundation brush, a concealer brush, an eyeshadow brush, an angled liner brush, and a blush brush. All for less than $10? HALLE- and I cannot stress this enough-LUJAH.

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    Promising review: "These brushes are great quality for the price. I use them almost every day and they have stayed in very good shape. It is very easy to apply makeup and it even comes with a little instruction booklet to tell you how to use them." —Jennifer M.

    Get it from Amazon for $9.98.

    2. A Milani baked bronzer to give your complexion an instant “I just got back from vacation and have not spent a ton of time in this dimly-lit cubicle glow” while also enhancing your cheekbones. Consider this product to be the younger, cooler sister of the whole contour trend.

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    Promising review: "This is the BEST bronzer I have come across as of yet, and trust me, my checking account can vouch for being pinged time and time again for the purchase of several bronzers. I am extremely satisfied with this product. It is a beautiful color and goes well with all my other makeup. It's not too dark or orange, it did not break me out, and the color is dark enough that you actually can notice that you are wearing makeup but still subtle." —Shana

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99 (available in three shades).

    3. A Coty translucent powder that will set your makeup for a flawless finish that truly lasts all day long. If you've been contemplating splurging on those high-end, high-budget setting powders for a long time — don't. This is the perfect dupe.

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    This cult-favorite powder sets makeup with a lightweight finish, and has over 4,000 positive reviews. I'm not going to outright SAY that your beauty routine is suffering without it, but...

    Promising review: "I am totally blown away by this product! I live in a warm climate and have oily skin, but by the end of my work day using this powder, my face is still very matte! I am THRILLED! I can't believe it." —Alexis Julian

    Get it from Amazon for $5.67 (available in six colors, including translucent).

    4. Starface hydrocolloid pimple patches you should slap on a forming zit and et voila! They will a) prevent picking, b) speed up the fluid ~draining~ process, and c) stop bacteria from further inflaming that pesky spot. Talk about out of this world, eh?

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    Promising review: "I have struggled with acne for most of my life and this is a great overnight fix. I had a cystic pimple that completely went down after a night with a star. While it was still a little red, inflammation went down greatly and it was no longer raised." —Kenna S.

    Get a pack of 32 from Starface for $22.

    5. A Physicians Formula palette destined to become a staple in your daily beauty routine. Featuring twelve creamy shades infused with murumuru butter, this *one* purchase will give you an endless amount of both day and nighttime looks.

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    Promising review: "I'm a slight eyeshadow addict and my collection has a wide selection of brands and price points. This is the only one I've purchased twice. (I haven't completely used up the first one just yet, I'm just planning for that day.) It's an awesome all-purpose palette with a decent amount of product especially considering that the size of the palette itself being huge. Plus, it smells good!" —Tee Bee

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99.

    6. A L'Oreal gel liner for beginners at the whole ~wing~ thing. While liquid eyeliner requires exact precision (What am I? Picasso?), this brush prevents you from picking up too much product thus allowing for buildable shading you can smudge to perfection.

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    ALSO! If you have oily lids, stop what you're doing and order this product ASAP. It has amazing staying power that won't fade, smudge, or budge if your lids are prone to greasiness.

    Promising review: "My holy grail gel eyeliner!! I sometimes lose my better judgement and stray from this liner to try another brand, only to be disappointed. I always come back to this one. First off, I have extremely hooded eyes that pretty much sit on top of my eyelashes. I always do a thick winged liner and this stuff has never transferred onto my upper eyelid like some products do. Also, the staying power is AMAZING. I have left it on overnight (naughty, I know) and my liner is right where I left it, maybe just a tad bit lighter/faded. The gel is very easy to work with, super creamy, matte, and very pigmented." —Sarah

    Get it from Amazon for $7.31 (available in five colors).

    7. A SHANY liquid blush you'll want to add to your daily beauty routine right meow. Blush is tricky because just one swipe can result in an unnatural cheek modeled after Barbie pink, which is where this cream-to-powder product shines: it’s got a buildable formula that can be manipulated to be as subtle or as prominent as you want.

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    Bonus points for the fact that this formula is also paraben-free and doesn't test on animals!

    Promising review: "Five stars for this creamy blush. It comes in a small container, with a pump for easy application. Just squirt a bit onto your finger and blend away. Beautiful color, it doesn't streak, it doesn't require any special type of sponge or brush, and I had to reapply once about six hours into the day. Not bad. A paraben-free summer glow for an affordable price? Very happy with this purchase." —Dreamcatcher

    Get it from Amazon for $9 (available in five colors).

    8. An Elizabeth Mott eye primer capable of keeping your shadow and liner in tact all 👏 day 👏 long 👏. That's right, folks! No creasing, smudging, fallout, or crying under the watch of this cruelty-free must-have.

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    This primer is paraben-free and lightweight, plus it's infused with pearl powder to enhance the vibrancy of your shadow AND a sebum-controlling powder to stop oily lids in their tracks.

    Promising review: "Let me start by saying that I have used nearly every eyeshadow primer available. From expensive to cheap...none of them hold a candle to this. I have very oily skin, but this primer lets my shadow last a full eight hours or more. I could get maybe five or six out of the other brands if I'm lucky! Thank you to Elizabeth Mott for finally making a primer that lasts! I seriously love this stuff." —Melissa Mae

    Get it from Amazon for $13.06.

    9. A Neutrogena clarifying shampoo because that ten pounds of dry shampoo you used two days ago is still trapped in your roots. But have no fear! This anti-residue wash deep cleans build-up that would otherwise lead to lack of body, excessive grease, and *gulp* stringiness.

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    This non-irritating shampoo should be used once a week (using it too much may make your hair overly dry) and is gentle enough to use on any hair type, including color-treated manes!

    Promising review: "I bought this because of the low price, but it is AMAZING! It smells heavenly, it clarifies my scalp thoroughly, and definitely gets rid of build-up. I use it once every two weeks. You HAVE to follow up with a very moisturizing deep conditioner, let it sit for a while then comb through your hair. It's a new staple for me." —NickyC

    Get it from Amazon for $5.28.

    10. A Benefit four-in-one pencil complete with lighter and deeper shades, an edge definer, and an arch highlighter to fill in your brows and make 'em pop. Plus, the formula is easy-to-blend (perfect for *ahem* minor mess-ups), waterproof, and will stay put for hours upon hours.

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    Promising review: "This ambitious, unique product really delivers. It provides more definition to my brows than a one color product would. It’s easy to use, goes on really smooth, and absolutely gave me fuller-looking brows. It lasted all day on a really hot summer day without budging. It goes on REALLY easy so the key to this product is to be light-handed with small, feather-like strokes being my big tip. Once you get that down, you can customize based on your look and style easily. The quality and versatility of this brow pencil makes the price a great value. Plus, it’s a great nostalgia piece. It’s now the only one I’ll use." —JessicaJean17

    Get it from Sephora for $34 (available in four colors).

    11. An Aesthetica contouring kit here to take your hand and lead you into the path of chiseled cheekbones. This vegan, cruelty-free, and hypoallergenic palette includes a handy how-to guide (pictures and charts included!) to help this makeup technique seem 10000000x less intimidating to those of us who don't run a beauty vlog.

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    The makeup itself is super creamy and buildable, meaning mistakes can be easily fixed or blended out.

    Promising review: "I am absolutely in love with my kit. I have not bought a professional contouring kit before and was nervous about buying this one, but the product is easy to put on and it stays on all day. The kit also comes with a how to guide that helped me know where to place the contour and highlight specifically for my face shape. Also super easy to blend in!" —steph

    Get it from Amazon for $28.99.

    12. Grace & Stella sheet masks — because facials are expensive and these are not. Packed with antioxidant-rich green tea, these little luxuries are meant to reduce redness, calm inflammation, and give your complexion a ton of moisture.

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    Promising review: "I love this mask so much that I had to write a review. In fact, I’m wearing one right now. I like the thin material, the cooling sensation, and the redness on my cheeks disappears almost instantly. I have about 20 different kinds of masks in my fridge but I keep reaching for this one. Plus, great price." —V Do

    Get a pack of six from Amazon for $7.34 (available in three formulas).

    13. A La Roche-Posay gel cleanser with a favorite five-letter word: C-L-E-A-R. This salicylic acid wash targets (and destroys) blackheads and whiteheads while ridding surface oil by up to 47%, which basically translates to clear complexions ahead.

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    It's also surprisingly gentle enough to use twice a day, meaning you'll be able to attack acne in the AM *and* the PM without making your complexion overly dry.

    Promising review: "I was lucky enough to have clear skin in high school so I never understood how awful acne really is. When I was about 21-22 years old, I switched to a birth control implant, and that thing wreaked havoc on my entire life. I suddenly had horrible cystic acne. Not only did it make me self conscious and uncomfortable, but it was actually so painful — laying on my pillow hurt my face! To top it all off, my skin was also dry, and irritated. I tried every skin care line on the market for about two to three years, with no, or very little, results. Finally, I found La Roche-Posays skincare products. Within four days, the inflammation decreased, the redness was fading, and my skin felt less dry. By two weeks, my skin was practically clear! I have been using this product for about four to five years now, and I haven't had a single outbreak, EXCEPT for the time I wanted to try a different product to save money. Huge mistake, one I will not make again." —LadyHawke

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

    14. A luxe satin lipstick from the new Zoë Kravitz x YSL collection. If you've spent your entire life searching for the perfect shade of red, then I've got some good news: You're here. You've found it. Your journey is officially over.

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    This lipstick is even formulated with rosemary, carrot, and yeast extracts to prevent your lips from becoming sandpaper dry.

    Promising review: "I have two YSL lip oils and love them, but this is my first time buying one of their lipsticks and it is amazing. So conditioning and even long-wearing! The color is amazing, too — not orange or deep, just the perfect cherry (almost ruby) red." —AllisoninCO

    Get it from Sephora for $38 (available in six shades).

    15. An HSI thermal spray to protect your 'do from all that dreadful hot tool heat damage; the bleach you just put in your hair is damaging enough, and it's therefore extra important to provide a protective barrier between strands of hair and straight contact with a 150° curling iron. Extra kudos go to this argan oil formula for working to prevent frizz, add shine, and give some lightweight hydration.

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    Promising review: "This thermal product is FANTASTIC! I have spent a small fortune over the years trying to find a thermal protector that actually works and does not leave my hair feeling greasy or weighed down. This stuff is magic on my color-treated, grey under it all, wiry hair. It leaves it soft, shiny, manageable, and with no fly-aways. Cannot say enough good things about this product." —Jennier B.

    Get it from Amazon for $14.15.

    16. An hypoallergenic Alba Botanica facial cleanser that enlists the help of pineapple enzymes to gently reveal glowing and radiant skin without any harsh rubbing required. Talk about a ~bright~ future ahead.

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    Promising review: "This stuff is the best. I use it all the time and it's gentle, removes makeup, isn't overly drying, and doesn't sting my eyes. I'd say I have combination skin (though not terribly oily) and my skin is quite sensitive. This works great on my face! I'll be sad if this is ever discontinued because it's a perfect cleanser at a perfect price. People compliment my skin all the time and ask what my secret is and they're always surprised to learn it's not some pricey obscure product, just this cleanser that's consistently been in my skincare routine." —mel

    Get it from Amazon for $8.42.

    17. A buildable L'Oreal waterproof mascara that not only adds volume and length to your lashes, but it also does the unthinkable; that's right. It won't smudge by mid-afternoon and create the dreaded ~panda eye~ effect. (Like, I already have dark circles. I don't need mascara to enhance them.)

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    Promising review: "Holy grail of drugstore mascara! Thickens extremely well, adds some length, stays on my watery and greasy eyes all day with minimal clumping — no raccoon eyes and almost no flakes. It also washes off easily for a waterproof mascara!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $9.97.

    Read one BuzzFeeder's review of the L'Oréal Paradise Lash Mascara (#2).

    18. A Clinique gel-cream for parched complexions in desperate need of moisture. This blend of hyaluronic acid fragments and activated aloe water keeps skin hydrated for up to 72 hours (even after you've *gasp* washed your face) and can be used as a five-minute mask, as a makeup primer, or as the final step in your skincare routine.

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    Promising review: "This saved my skin. I have (HAD) really dry skin and this product saved my skin. I noticed a change right away! It corrected my dryness and improved the wear of my makeup." —BrenK

    Get it from Nordstrom for $21 (available in four sizes).

    19. A Stila liquid eyeliner with a formula worthy of the cult-like praise it gets: it dries quickly, won't smudge or budge, lasts 25 hours a day, and the thin tip makes application a summer breeze. Have we just found ourselves a soulmate?

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    This cruelty-free, waterproof liner is perfect for day-to-night wear! The fine-tip applicator allows you to draw on a thin line, but it's also easy to add a few extra swipes for a more dramatic nighttime look.

    Promising review: "I've been re-purchasing 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 12 colors).

    20. Solaroil to banish the bane of your existence — weak and brittle nails with cuticles that look like they were mauled by a wild animal. Just massage this oil into your nails and cuticles every night before going to bed and, with daily use, your nails will begin to grow and strengthen.

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    This formula is so effective, I guess you can say it really nails it. Eh?

    Promising review: "HOLY GRAIL PRODUCT. All my life, I've had super weak and brittle nails that would instantly break the second they grew out a tiny bit. This oil has changed EVERYTHING!! I’m shocked. I noticed after about a week of nightly use that my nails are growing (fast) and not breaking." —K. Black

    Get it from Amazon for $8.50.

    21. A full coverage Charlotte Tilbury foundation for a weightless, skin-like finish that doesn't feel like you're wearing 75 pounds of product on your face. This stuff is also transfer-resistant, waterproof, and also lasts forever and a day — through both sweat and humidity.

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    This foundation also uses MossCellTec No. 1 and AirCool technology that provides an immediate cooling sensation upon application *and* hydrates your skin.

    Promising review: "This foundation exceeded my expectations!! The formula is neither too thick or thin, applies so effortlessly, and my skin looked like skin even though my dark spots and scars were perfectly covered. It's not totally matte and has a subtle, luminous sheen which worked perfectly for my dry thirsty skin. I didn't even feel like I needed concealer! Just made my skin feel so great and comfortable. It also lasted all day with no caking or clinging to dry patches (and stayed on my nose, which is the oiliest part of my face)." —brebrebeauty

    Get it from Sephora for $44 (available in 44 shades).

    22. A no-frills O'Keeffe's lip balm for anyone who is ready to bid adieu to dry, chapped, crack-when-you-smile lips. Not only is this formula super moisturizing, but it also has a cooling effect here to give your sinuses a minty, awakening treat that can *only* be rivaled by a large glass of cold brew. Ironically something I'm in desperate need of right now.

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    Promising review: "I have had chronic dry lips since childhood, to the point where my lips would crack and bleed. This is the first product that has made a significant difference for me! It is a heavy, waxy coating that stays on for hours yet feels light and smooth. It even has a soothing menthol tingle that feels great when my lips are irritated." —A.H.

    Get it from Amazon for $4.39.

    23. A micro needle roller with a MUCH more affordable price point (we’re talking an $80 difference) than other rollers on the market. This is heaven sent for scarring and indentations caused by cystic acne, and it can even improve the effectiveness of all the products in your skincare routine.

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    Just roll this back and forth about four to five times on each problem area, and be sure to apply just a tiny touch of pressure to avoid hurting your skin.

    Also! Sterilize before and after use. When you’re done with it, be sure to store it in the provided case to keep it nice and protected.

    Promising review: "The older I get, the longer my skin takes to heal and it's brutal. I bought this on a whim and goodness, it's awesome. It has noticeably sped up my healing process. Indentations are filling in, raised patches are flattening out, and dark spots are lightening up. It is crazy effective." —Brittany Lynn Wolff

    Get it from Amazon for $17.97.

    24. A cruelty-free LUMA primer formulated with a bunch of fancy ingredients like crushed pearl powder, grapeseed oil, allantoin, vitamin e, vitamin e, and soybean oil. Wear this under makeup for the ultimate dewy canvas and prepare for some ridiculous glow.

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    Promising review: "This primer is an absolute godsend! It creates the perfect base under my makeup and foundation, adding the perfect amount of illuminating glow and giving off a dewy finish which looks amazing!" —Cheryl M.

    Get it from LUMA for $29.95.

    25. A NYX setting spray to lock in your makeup, because it only took about three hours of blending to get it to look this way. So humidity, sweat, tears: it's all irrelevant when you've topped your foundation with this magic stuff, which works to seal your makeup and prevent it from turning into a greasy mess (no small feat).

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    Psst, this spray is available in both a dewy and matte finish.

    Promising review: "This stuff will make your makeup last and last! I have severely oily skin, which means that most foundations just slide right off my skin. And then I found this! I spray this on before I do my makeup, after I do any cream makeup (foundation, concealer, etc), and then again after I set with powder. This helps my makeup easily last from 7 in the morning the 7 at night." —Sadie

    Get it from Amazon for $6.89.

    26. A vegan Acure brightening scrub made with argan extract and chlorella gentle enough to exfoliate acne-prone skin without causing further inflammation or redness. It's also an absolute 🌟 superstar 🌟 at fading scars and brightening your skin.

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    Psst, this cult-favorite and cruelty-free product has over 2,000 positive reviews!

    Promising review: "Are you kidding? Why didn't I find this sooner? THIS STUFF IS AMAZING. I'm 34, and never had a blemish... until I hit 30. Hormonal cystic acne has plagued my chin and neck for years. I've tried everything from washes, scrubs, microdermabrasion, facials, masks, even antibiotics as a last resort. NOTHING cleared my skin like this! I've been using this product for only two weeks and my skin is clearing beautifully, plus my old acne scars disappearing. People are making comments about how fresh, young, and healthy my skin looks. Its a small tube, but you only need a pea-sized amount really." —emhart16

    Get it from Amazon for $8.49.

    27. A Remington wand capable of doing the Impossible (yes, Impossible with a capital "I"). This miracle tool allows even the straightest of manes to hold the most beautiful beach waves: Just wrap your hair around the barrel, wait a few seconds, and you're done! Minimal effort required. Several tears shed.

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    This wand heats up within 30 seconds and has a 60 second automatic shut-off feature, meaning you'll never have any midday did-I-turn-off-my-curler panics ever again. The barrel also comes in 1" and 1.5" sizes, heats up to 410°F (and can be adjusted), and has a ceramic coating for even heat distribution.

    SIDE NOTE: I have been using the same Remington wand for about six (maybe seven) years and it is truly a gift from above. For reference, I have super straight, thin hair that usually can't ever hold a curl, but this helps me achieve a full head of beach waves in under 15 minutes.

    Promising review: "I have had this for five years and it still works amazingly. I use it so much that people don't know my hair is naturally straight, and I get compliments on it all the time. Honestly, I cannot believe how well this works and how long it's lasted considering how cheap it is. I bought this on a whim (cause it's only $20!) and it is one my greatest purchases of all time." —madison

    Get it from Amazon for $21.97+ (available in two barrel sizes).

    28. A Revlon eyeshadow palette for anyone who wants to experiment with ~bolder makeup lewks~ (think bright blue on your eyelids!) without forking over a ton of bottom dollar. Seriously, this palette gives you eight pigmented shades for less than $10. *faints*

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    Promising review: "I honestly love this palette more than I thought I would! The colors are all beautiful although admittedly, I have not had the courage to wear the green yet. This eyeshadow stays put all day and does not crease. I find myself reaching for this palette frequently and I have MANY to choose from." —Lacey Snow

    Get it from Amazon for $5.99.

    29. A vegan Tarte contour concealer here to banish blemishes, redness, and dark circles to the pits of Hades. Say hello to flawless coverage that is crease-resistant, easy-to-blend, and long-lasting — all while looking lightweight and natural.

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    This concealer also contains shea butter, mango seed butter, and licorice root to keep your skin moisturized and color correct red spots and dark circles.

    Promising review: "I found this about two years ago and am so glad I did. I won't ever use another under-eye concealer! This has the best coverage, is durable, and doesn't show wrinkles unlike so many other brands. It is well worth the money as a little bit goes a long way for coverage." —Roxitnow2

    Get it from Ulta for $27 (available in 30 colors).

    30. A Technic highlighting powder you can consider the makeup equivalent of an entire pot of coffee. Just a few swipes on your cheekbones, cupid's bow, brow bone, and inner corner of your eyes will make you look wide awake. Dare I say you'll be able to fool everyone into thinking you actually got enough sleep last night?

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    Promising review: "This highlighter is EVERYTHING. I love this product and a little really goes a long way." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $5.99.

    31. An Ecotools makeup cleaner because YES, you need to deep clean your brushes. Not only are your makeup tools a breeding ground for bacteria (and a pimple apocalypse waiting to happen), but applying foundation with a brush covered in built-up foundation? Not ideal.

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    This formula is made with gentle, plant-based ingredients that won't damage your brushes OR your skin. Plus, it can be used on any of your brushes or sponge applicators!

    Promising review: "I originally got this to clean my beauty blender, but I used it to clean my brushes as well! This takes the cake for the best brush cleanser I've ever used. I didn't have to do any scrubbing or anything — each brush took about a second each and suddenly my hundreds of brushes were clean in the blink of an eye! I keep my brushes clean now, and I never thought I would be 'that girl' who always had clean brushes...but alas, here I am, sitting on my high horse thanks to Ecotools. It even smells nice!" —Rebecca

    Get it from Amazon for $4.79.

    32. A Tweezerman curler guaranteed to get you the most coveted compliment of all time: Are you wearing falsies? This 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.

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    And if a ticket to fabulous lashes wasn't enough, this also comes with three cushy replacement pads.

    Promising review: "I didn't realize how awful my old eyelash curler was until I got this new one. As another rater stated, the top of the curler is thinner and allows for a better curl. I also love that the pink part is super cushy and comes with three replacements. Great purchase!" —ABMom!

    Get it from Amazon for $9.75.

    33. A coconut sugar Handmade Heroes lip scrub to prep your pout for bold lipstick. This will give you smooth, moisturized lips free of any flakes and the scent itself is best described as divine.

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    This vegan and cruelty-free scrub is formulated with avocado oil, jojoba oil, and sweet almond oil for the ultimate dose of hydration.

    Promising review: "I bought this on a whim and I have no regrets! It smells delicious — like toasted almonds and almond cookies! I use the lip scrub before bed, and I could immediate tell the difference. My lips are smoother and softer, and my chapstick lasts much longer on my lips. I made my husband use it once, and his lips were also much smoother and super soft after just one use!" —Cowie

    Get it from Amazon for $7.90.

    34. A cult-favorite Fanola purple shampoo that nips brassiness in the bud. The violent pigment in this formula works to wash away unwanted yellow in your 'do, meaning you can extend the time between salon visits meaning you can SAVE A TON OF MONEY. Easy + affordable? Someone pinch me.

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    Use this only once a week (for about three minutes at a time) to prevent your hair from turning a slightly lavender shade.

    Promising review: "Finally! A purple shampoo that actually does something to my brassy hair! I have silver-white hair that is exceptionally hard to maintain due to how easily my hair gains brassy tones and how stubborn they are to remove. I've tried a ton of other brands, and none of their toning shampoos will do a damn thing to my hair even if I leave them on for an hour. I normally have to dilute violet direct dyes to make a dent in my brass. It's nice to not have to schedule a chunk of time to mix a batch of custom toner, painstakingly apply it, and then sit around for an hour while it does its stuff. This shampoo actually works really well and can cut a lot of time out of my bi-weekly color maintenance." —Audrey

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99.

    35. A Nars satin lip pencil you can apply in the back of a moving car, no mirror, hand jittery from one too many cold brews — and application will still be easy thanks to the crayon design and creamy formula.

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    Promising review: "This is absolutely brilliant and so easy to apply — even on the train with no mirror. It’s very long-lasting and unlike so many lip pencils, it lasts for ages which is especially great considering the price." —Chk

    Get it from Nordstrom for $27 (available in 13 colors).

    36. A no-frills, fragrance-free Cetaphil body cream because changing weather = changing skin. If you're in need of some serious moisture and hydration, this jar of ✨ magic ✨ will truly deliver.

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    Promising review: "Cheap and effective! I prefer this moisturizing cream even to some higher-end brands I have used in the past. It adds a lot of moisture, isn't scented, and it leaves my super dry skin feeling really smooth. This was actually recommended to me by a dermatologist. He said to use this cream instead of a lotion, and to put it on right after you get out of the shower." —Harlee

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    37. A Sally Hansen two-step gel system (featuring a color base and top coat) that provides all the benefits of your typical gel mani; lasts up to two weeks, has amazing shine, no chips after .5 seconds of wear. But the best part? It doesn't require a UV lamp and can be taken off with regular remover — no soaking required!

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    Promising review: "My new obsession! I am obsessed with this and have received SO many compliments on my manicure. Perfect strangers assume I've paid a salon to make them this beautiful! I am constantly typing for eight hours a day, and each manicure will last seven full days without any chips or cracks. I've made it a ritual that every Sunday morning to wake up, grab a coffee, and remove my polish to start with a new one." —L. Kaba

    Get the first step from Amazon for $5.44+ (available in 80 colors) and the second step from Amazon for $6.15.

    38. Garnier Fructis one-minute hair masks available in six different formulas to tackle your specific hair concerns; avocado to smooth, banana to strengthen, coconut to nourish, goji berry to enhance color, and papaya for damage repair.

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    Promising review: "The best! This is an amazing conditioner and deep treatment. I live in the desert and have very dry, damaged hair. My hair is sensitive to harsh chemicals and this product is super gentle! This product has been a lifesaver for me." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $2.82+ (available in six formulas and two sizes).

    39. A paraben-, silicone-, and cruelty-free Honest lip balm with a buildable color that can be as subtle or as dramatic as you'd like. Plus, a blend of avocado, acai, and pomegranate oils work OT to keep your pout feeling nourished and moisturized.

    Promising review: "I am a lip balm fiend! I have only had this balm for three days and am already obsessed. I switched to using cruelty-free products about two years ago and have been looking for a plumy/purple lip balm and have yet to come across one until now. I am so pleased with this this! The sheer tint is perfect for everyday wear, there’s no scent or flavor, plus it's affordable and super moisturizing. Most lip products dry my lips out instantly, but not this." —dessa.k

    Get it from Amazon for $8.89+ (available in six colors).

    40. A NYX palette packed with six color correcting hues: green to combat redness, peach to cover up those pesky dark circles (see below), light and medium to make blemishes all but vanish, and purple and pink to brighten your overall complexion.

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    Promising review: "I have the worst dark circles under my eyes and for whatever reason, NOTHING has been able to help them at all. I’ve tried every cheap and expensive concealer and you can’t even tell a difference. I decided to give this a try because it was so cheap...BEST DECISION I EVER MADE! This actually covers up my dark circles completely!! I mostly just use the pink color for that, but I’ve used some of the other colors for acne spots and redness and they work just as well." —Chris & Liz

    Get it from Amazon for $8.15.

    41. A Skinfix cleanser that enlists the help of Brazilian kaolin volcanic clay, Canadian glacial clay, and sulfate-free coconut to cleanse your skin while tightening pores and preventing any breakout apocalypses. This clay-to-foam formula truly allows you to wave goodbye to heavy foundation, built-up sweat-trapped-in-pores, and allllll that excess oil.

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    Promising review: "This is the best cleanser I have ever used. I have an oily t-zone and the rest of my face is very dry. This feels so soft and soothing, gentle on eye makeup, and does not have that stripping or overly-dry feeling when rinsed off. Afterwards, my face is soft and serums and moisturizers absorb like a dream. Will definitely buy again." —butterbee21

    Get it from Sephora for $28.

    42. A Maybelline foundation to answer your callout for medium-to-full coverage that looks both au naturale and has a matte finish to control even the greasiest of t-zones. Now without further ado, let's wave a collective goodbye to all the cake-y textures of your foundations past.

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    Promising review: "This is possibly the best foundation I've tried in years. My skin is oily and breakout-prone, but this foundation blends in easily and keeps my skin smooth and matte for an entire eight-hour shift at work (my job is sometimes physical and involves heavy lifting). My other foundations turn into an oil slick after four to five hours! This foundation also offers good coverage for acne scars without looking cake-y." —Clare C.

    Get it from Amazon for $5.68 (available in 40 shades).

    43. A Malibu-made C & the Moon body scrub about to become a permanent fixture in your shower. This combination of brown sugar, coconut oil, sweet almond oil, and jojoba seed oil gently hydrates and removes dead cells for skin so smooth, even a baby's bottom would be jealous.

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    Promising review: "I'm usually not a scrub user, but I got this as a present and now I'm hooked, Can't imagine taking a shower without using it. My skin feels softer and the smell is delicious." —Aase L.

    Get it from C & The Moon for for $20+ (available in three sizes).

    44. A spring water Avène facial spray that may seem like a regular can of water, but can a regular can of water soothe eczema, calm sunburn, reduce rosacea flare-ups, set your makeup, and refresh dull and tired skin? I think not.

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    Promising review: "Its.....a can of thermal spring water. I don't know what else is in it and I don't really care, because it works. I had initially received one in my Ipsy bag and fell in love with it right away. This is great for calming sensitive skin, sunburn, any type of skin irritation, cooling down from being overheated (put it in the fridge for awhile and it feels AMAZING), or even just setting your makeup if it's looking too matte. If you have rosacea, this is a miracle product and you should buy it immediately." —SPO77

    Get it from Amazon for $9+ (available in four sizes).

    "...to find a mascara that doesn't smudge by lunchtime."

    TLC

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

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