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    44 Beauty Products Under $10 That Are Actually Worth Your Money

    Raise your hand if you are done with paying a ton of $$$ for subpar mascara.

    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. An Italia Deluxe lip liner set your pout (and your wallet) will sincerely thank you for. Twelve gorgeous colors for less than $10? Be still, my very broke heart.

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    Promising review: "I'm a makeup artist, and these are incredible! No joke, they are as creamy as more expensive liners I've had in the past. These pencils glide on the lips, they don't crumble, they sharpen well (if you wear makeup you know what I'm talking about), they don't dry out, they are true to their color, not waxy.... I could go on. Do yourself a favor and order these. I now have two sets — one for my business, and one for my personal collection!" —lital regev

    Get a set of 12 from Amazon for $7.56.

    2. A Coty translucent powder to set your makeup for a flawless finish — and one that will actually last.. Like, all day long! This is the perfect dupe for high-end products that also come with a high-end price tag (AKA way too high for my budget).

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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).

    3. A Schick dermaplaning razor sent from heaven for people who are done with the pains of plucking and the expense of waxing. This rids stray brow hairs and unwanted peach fuzz, all while ridding your complexion of dead skin to reveal a smoother and brighter complexion.

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    And don't panic! This tool is super gentle, so you don't have to worry about accidental nicks and scrapes.

    Promising review: "This is a 100% painless and incredibly easy alternative to waxing or plucking. A few quick swipes gets rid of peach fuzz and I never have to worry about breaking out because of it. Also, it doesn't make hair grow back coarser or darker." —Ellen R.

    Get a pack of three from Amazon for $4.99.

    4. 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 mattify your makeup and prevent it from turning into a greasy mess (no small feat).

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    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 $8.47.

    5. 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.

    6. Hydrocolloid, tea tree, and calendula oil Avarelle pimple patches you should slap on a zit to a) prevent picking, and b) speed up the ~draining~ process of said zit. Plus, these are transparent enough to wear while running errands without anyone in the world giving you a second glance.

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    I know, I know. You may feel robbed of the satisfying feeling that comes with popping a pimple, but this method is MUCH better because it won't leave a scar. To quote the Beatles, just let it be.

    Promising review: "I love these things! My acne-riddled, hormonal life is made easier by these beautiful little patches. The variety pack is best because the big squares can be cut to size, and boy do they stick! They do what they say. I've had cysts go down without popping. I've popped some (yes yes, I know, don't pick, people!) and patched em, and it'll drain. I've given them to friends who get cysts in the WORST places, and they always go down and definitely takes the edge off the pain overnight. If there's a spot that's weeping, stick one on there and it'll put an end to that." —Renee

    Get a pack of 40 from Amazon for $8.07.

    7. A daily Cuccio oil you'll want to keep on hand if you're a gel manicure connoisseur (which, let's face it, destroys nail beds one acetone soak at a time). This blend of safflower, sunflower, and cotton seed oils works OT to strengthen your nails and hydrate your cuticles.

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    This formula is available in two scents: milk and honey and pomegranate and fig. Both are equally delicious in scent.

    Promising review: "I really like this product! I try to take breaks from getting my nails done (hard gel, usually) since my nails get very thin and brittle between each set. This helps to make them look strong, smooth, and natural! It also keeps my cuticles looking fresh and adds a nice little shine to my nails!" —NMC

    Get it from Amazon for $6.38.

    8. A silicone massage brush that works to *boost* the effectiveness of your daily cleanser by adding some gentle exfoliation with BPA-free bristles, which ensure your pores have been stripped of all "this will cause acne" remaining makeup.

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    This silicone cleanser dries quickly, meaning it doesn't act as a breeding ground for germs and bacteria (you know, the kind that can cause pimples and other havoc).

    Promising review: "This is awesome. I'm a licensed esthetician and know a thing or two about skincare, but unfortunately, I have such sensitive skin that most exfoliants I've tried really irritate my skin and can end up triggering eczema or psoriasis flares. This is a gentle enough way to exfoliate that it gets the job done for me without irritation. As a plus, the massage-like effect it has would aid in microcirculation and probably aid cell turnover (as exfoliation does in general)." —Michael Schiffmiller

    Get a pack of four from Amazon for $8.99.

    9. 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.

    10. A hibiscus- and coconut-scented Shea Moisture cream ideal for thicker hair, as this adds all-day hydration and shine without weighing down your 'do. It even works to tighten and define your curls in the process AKA Shirley Temple ringlets are in 👏 your 👏 future 👏.

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    This magic mixture includes coconut, hibiscus, neem oil, and silk protein.

    Promising review: "I love this. This stuff smells really good, gets rid of the frizz, is light, and helps my curls keep their shape. I tend to shower at night and apply the smoothie when my hair is still wet, in the morning my curls still look awesome. I love the list of chemicals this product doesn't have and am happy I found something that works for my hair type." —olive

    Get it from Amazon for $8.70.

    11. A L'Oreal gel liner for beginners at the whole ~wing~ thing. Liquid eyeliner requires exact precision...but this brush applicator prevents you from picking up too much product, allowing for buildable shading you could 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).

    12. A vegan Malibu C treatment to prep your 'do for color application: Just leave this on for five minutes to remove color-blocking build-up, ~apply some dye~ within 24 hours, and voila! Your tresses are now a blank canvas that will allow for better color absorption and less fading after leaving the salon.

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    Promising review: "Best. Product. Ever. I tried this at the advice of my hairstylist because my color was not taking well and it faded within days of application. You use this product within 24 hours of coloring your hair, shampoo as usual, then pour the crystals from the packet into your hand. Just add warm water, apply to your hair, and you will INSTANTLY feel change happening. I could actually feel GUNK coming off my hair. The result was my hair looking shinier, more bouncy, and so much softer. The color also just took better and lasted much longer."

    Get it from Amazon for $3.70.

    13. A buildable L'Oreal waterproof mascara that not only adds volume and length to your lashes, but it also does the unthinkable — and by unthinkable, I mean 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).

    14. An Essie polish available in a staple color that will never let you down: WICKED. This deep red hue is sure to become the ~little [almost] black dress~ of your manicure routine, with a high gloss finish that won't clash with whatever you're wearing. Ever.

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    Promising review: "Wicked deserves all the accolades it gets. It's easy to apply, is the perfect vampy shade, and I still use mine frequently after buying it two years ago." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99.

    15. A Maybelline eyebrow definer pencil with a dual-ended design that allows for natural-looking brows; just use one end for shading, and the opposite spoolie brush end for blending. The result? Facial caterpillars that look like twins (not sisters) with minimal effort/artistic skill required.

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    Promising review: "Omg. Holy moly, this is so good. I haven’t been able to find a holy grail for my eyebrows because all the ones I’ve tried would either make my eyebrows too dramatic, or the color wouldn't quite match. But this one? It fills in gaps, lets me shape my eyebrows, looks so so natural, AND is easy to use." —LadyBug

    Get it from Amazon for $6.59.

    16. Bliss makeup wipes you'll want for those nights in which you are way too tired to cleanse, tone, and moisturize. These oil-free wipes contain aloe, chamomile, and marshmallow root to both cleanse *and* hydrate your face at the same darn time. (If you have sensitive skin, you'll want to try these ASAP.)

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    These wipes are also vegan and cruelty-free!

    Promising review: "These are the best makeup removing wipes I have ever tried! I have sensitive skin and most other wipes burn my skin when I use them, but these are actually soothing." —gunterje

    Get a pack of 30 from Amazon for $5.99.

    17. A Vivienne Sabó volumizing mascara with a clump-free, smudge-proof formula here to upgrade your lash game. 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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    This is very likely the last mascara brand you'll ever want to purchase because of how freakin' well it works to separate and thicken your lashes.

    Promising review: "I absolutely LOVE this mascara. I have very sensitive eyes and holy moly, I'm in love. I've found my new favorite mascara! It makes my lashes look longer and it looks the same all day long. Plus, it doesn't smudge during the day. It's wonderful and a total must-buy!" —Katherine Ochsman

    Get it from Amazon for $9.95.

    18. A deep pore-cleaning Aztec Secret clay mask with a powerful calcium bentonite clay to karate chop the crap out of cystic acne. Be sure to dilute this mask with either apple cider vinegar or water for the best results! AND! You can apply it with this golden facial mask brush.

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    Promising review: "Cystic acne: the bane of my dermatological life, and maybe yours too? This clay has helped immensely in keeping it at bay. I do a treatment once a week (since it is a bit time-consuming), but I haven't had any of those awful underground, takes-two-weeks-to-surface pimples since I've started using the clay. Combined with apple cider vinegar, it's immensely helpful for oily, cystic acne-prone skin. My skin's been so much happier since I've started using it. You need this. Right now." —Rebecca Shady

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    Read one BuzzFeeder's review of this Aztec clay mask.

    19. A blending sponge to condense your many, many brushes into just one tool. This squishy BB can be used for everything from concealer to setting powder, 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.

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    Promising review: "I absolutely love these! They're soft, sturdy, very easy to clean, and blend my makeup perfectly. My makeup doesn't look caked on and the sponge doesn't absorb product like many of the blenders I've tried before (and I've tried a lot). I'll definitely be buying more!" —lupe

    Get a set of five from Amazon for $8.99.

    20. An OGX fade-defying oil that enlists the help of orchid extract and grape seed oil to give your ends some lightweight hydration while *also* providing protection against the ☀️. Consider this like a sunscreen for your haircare routine.

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    Promising review: "I have color-treated red hair and while using sulfate-free shampoo has decreased fade incredibly, I always have trouble with my ends. They get dry and definitely fade, which leaves my hair not looking great. I apply this mainly to the ends and I've seen a drastic change in my hair. I love this product, and it smells heavenly! If you have thin hair prone to looking oily, the product can be a bit heavy so only use a small amount." —Rachel

    Get it from Amazon for $6.40.

    21. A formaldehyde-free Zoya polish designed with a wider brush, meaning you can disperse more polish onto your nail with just 👏 one 👏 stroke 👏. The brush also fans out a teeny bit, allowing for application onto the pesky corners of your nail.

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    Promising review: "Oh. My. Gosh. SO GORGEOUS! This is the most beautiful nail polish I've ever put on (I ordered the gold 'Tomoko' color), which looks luxurious and is great for the holiday season. Another added bonus is that it is very easy to apply and, if you are a beginner, this will work for you." —Berlyn

    Get it from Amazon for $10 (available in 32 colors).

    22. Bioderma micellar water that tackles both makeup and excess oil in the laziest way possible: with just a few swipes of a cotton pad. Not only will this gentle formula leave your skin feeling refreshed, but it'll *also* prevent excess shine from creeping in mid-afternoon (at about the same time you're in desperate need of caffeine).

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    Promising review: "I know micellar water is usually advertised for taking makeup off, but this has been the best thing I've found at keeping my oily skin at bay — and I've tried a lot of stuff! My skin is so oily that by 6PM, I have visible shine and go through about three oil-absorbing wipes just to get rid of it. This has made a remarkable difference! I use it once at night before bed and in the morning before applying moisturizer. I'm addicted. Also, I should note that I am acne-prone and this does not bother me." —BoyWonder

    Get it from Amazon for $5.90+.

    23. False lashes that aren't super dramatic, providing the perfect au naturale look for anyone who prefers that no-makeup makeup look.

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    Promising review: "I'm never one to really wear eyelashes because some lashes irritate my eyes or are just too heavy on my lids, but I love these! This is my second time buying 'em. They're very light, not too heavy, and give my look a nice finish." —Amazon Customer

    Get a set of 10 from Amazon for $7.99.

    24. A Hair Dance powder dry shampoo especially great at vacuuming up grease and adding volume sans any leftover chalky residue. Extending time between each hair wash is super important (excessive washing can lead to extra oil production, hair loss, color stripping, etcetera), and this is an easy way to avoid shampooing *without* feeling like a greaseball in the process.

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    This vegan and cruelty-free dry shampoo doesn't contain any talc, parabens, or baking soda (hooray). Pro tip: If you add some into your roots before bed, you'll wake up with a completely refreshed scalp that looks like it was shampooed five minutes ago (...as opposed to five days ago).

    As someone with thin, greasy, flat hair, I can confidently say that powder dry shampoos are so much better than aerosol ones. Like, they actually make your hair look freshly-washed.

    Promising review: "This stuff is the real deal! I’ve been all about dry shampoo for over 12 years and this has become my new favorite. I have very fine, limp, color-treated hair that I only wash about twice a week. I love sprinkling some into my hair at night and rubbing it in because the next day, not only is my hair softer, but it has so much volume without any kind of residue. The trick is not to use too much, but if you do, just rub thoroughly into your scalp and use a natural bristle brush to get out some of the excess. I don’t think I’ll ever need to buy a different dry shampoo again!" —misskacey

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    25. A shampoo brush to increase the effectiveness of your shampoo by helping clear away built-up product in your scalp — the kind that would lead to dullness and lack of body. This little silicone tool also works to stimulate your scalp and improve circulation, which can lead to speedier hair growth!

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    Promising review: "I'd like to say that this thing is one of the goofiest looking products I have ever bought in my entire life. That being said, it is one of my favorite products I've ever had, and I preach the wonders of this thing to anyone and everyone who will listen. Since purchasing it, I have cut down my use on shampoo AND CONDITIONER by HALF. I have long, color-treated, mildly damaged hair and I used to go through shampoo and conditioner like WATER. Now I don't feel so guilty about purchasing more expensive products because this little tool makes it go such a long way. It lathers beautifully, cleans my scalp, and distributes conditioner evenly. Also, the feeling is spine-tingling, literally like having a tiny hair stylist just washing your hair for you. The best part is, it gets my hair SO CLEAN that I don't need to wash as often either, which is the cherry on top. Seriously, do yourself a favor, treat yo' self, and get the thing. You won't regret it." —Allison Brittain

    Get it from Amazon for $6.98.

    26. 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.

    27. A Yes To cleansing stick you'll want to add to your morning routine, as this stuff works to ~wake up~ your skin as effectively as a cup of caffeine. This gentle scrub and cleanser efficiently gets rid of all icky impurities, while the coconut, avocado, and meadow foam seed oils work to leave your complexion feeling hydrated and supple.

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    Promising review: "LOVE! LOVE! LOVE! Removes makeup, softens skin, smells invigorating. And I love the rollup dispenser!" —Kelly Rogers

    Get it from Amazon for $7.07.

    28. A Maybelline highlighting stick that is 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 the 🌎 of a difference.

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    Adding highlight to those specific areas will catch the light and give off a natural glow, turning every hour into golden hour on your skin.

    Promising review: "I am no pro at applying makeup, and I'm a big fan of this product for that very reason. Within fifteen seconds of swiping this across my eyelids and cheekbones, I have a slightly more polished, glowing look. I received a compliment on this highlighter and that's impressive because, like I said, I am pretty unsophisticated when it comes to makeup." —E. E. Malinovsky

    Get it from Amazon for $6.59 (available in two shades).

    29. A cruelty-free Milani lipstick infused with vitamins A and C to ensure that your pout doesn't feel drier than sandpaper whenever you wear it. Dare I say your lips will actually feel...nourished?!

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    Promising review: "This is my favorite lipstick ever. It's smooth, beautiful, pigmented, and smells fantastic (I know that sounds weird, but truly it's lovely). I generally don't love lipstick and usually prefer lip stains, but this one is definitely a keeper!" —KW

    Get it from Amazon for $4.97 (available in 32 colors).

    30. A Garnier Fructis finishing spray that will become the ~pièce de résistance~ of your daily styling routine. This provides a non-sticky, light hold while texturizing every single layer to trick everyone into thinking your hair has body. If only they knew the (#thin, #flat, #boring) truth.

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    Promising review: "Love, love, love this stuff! It gives my layered bob the texture it needs to stay full and piece-y (I prefer a messy look for my hair). Plus, my hair looks thicker when I use this and I never notice any white residue. I was using another volume spray and that works well too, but it’s so much more expensive and it was not better than this Garnier product. Anyway, this is a holy grail item for me. I go three days between washes and, on days I don’t wash, I just freshen my hair with a bit more of this stuff (less than on freshly washed hair), and piece my hair into place and I’m good to go. And I love the smell. And the money I save." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $4.27.

    31. A ginger sugar overnight mask you apply before bed and voilà! You'll wake up to a nourished pout ready for even the most drying of matte formulas (because I'm just going to come out and say it...🗣️matte lipsticks look great, but they ARE drying as heck).

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    Promising review: "HOLY GRAIL! I have always had problems with my lips being painfully dry and peeling since being on Accutane fifteen years ago. I have tried EVERYTHING: every kind of lip balm, supplement, and scrub with no change. I've been using this mask for a little over a month now and my lips are soft and smooth...I can even wear long-wearing lipstick again! I also will occasionally wear it throughout the day as a lip balm. I seriously hope they never stop making this!" —MiteyMo

    Get it from Amazon for $7.80.

    32. A TONYMOLY hydrating sheet mask capable of moisturizing even the most tired of skin, all while invigorating your senses with the scent of lavender — the kind of aroma that could lull you to sleep despite the fact that your upstairs neighbor feels the need to tap dance at 3 A.M.

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    Promising review: "My skin is really sensitive and acne-prone, and I've has some bad experiences with sheet masks in the past. I tried this sheet mask last night after washing, exfoliating, and toning. It was really nice! The lavender smell wasn't too strong, and the mask left my skin feeling really soft and hydrated. It tingled a little bit but not in a burning way, and there was no irritation when I took the mask off after the recommended 30 minutes." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $3 (available in 27 scents).

    33. 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. It's also inexpensive!? Someone pinch me. I'm pretty sure I'm hallucinating.

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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).

    34. An OGX shampoo to add a much-needed dose of moisture (AKA goodbye dry, itchy flakes on your scalp) and which contains the invigorating scent of peppermint to give you a jolt of energy even a 10th cup of coffee can’t deliver.

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    A blend of Australian tea tree oil, milk protein, and peppermint oil work to moisturize every strand of hair (including the root!) without making your hair feel greasy or weighed down.

    Promising review: "This stuff is amazing. I have a flaky but oily scalp, which is sometimes itchy to the point of pain. After using this for a couple months, I don’t have any more scalp pain, the itchiness is almost gone, and the flakes are significantly reduced. I’ve been trying all sorts of different products for my scalp and this is the first one that has really worked." —Elizabeth Leumas

    Get it from Amazon for $5.22.

    35. A coconut-scented, cream-to-powder Physicians Formula butter highlighter capable of giving your skin a luminous, "I drink a ton of water" glow. Sleep? You obviously got a ton of it last night.

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    This highlighter is made with a blend of murumuru butter, cupuaçu butter, and tucuma butter that looks natural on the first swipe, but is definitely buildable for a more "I'm going out on the town tonight" look.

    Promising review: "Love this product!! I’ve had it for over a year and it still has so much left to give. The highlight is beautiful on my light skin, and the product is INCREDIBLY soft and creamy, blends wonderfully, and stays on all day!! Most highlighters are made with a darker undertone, making my highlighted zone appear rather darker or bruised, but this works wonders. Even after a year, the smell is still a coconut marvel and it has held up beautifully! Give it a try." —Hannah

    Get it from Amazon for $4.38 (available in five shades).

    36. NYX epic liner if you're tired of your liquid liner fading before your second cup of coffee (#rude). This stuff seriously will not budge and won't transfer/ruin your shadow if you have oily lids.

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    Promising review: "For real, this stuff DOES NOT BUDGE without makeup remover (I use cocoa butter to get mine off). I fell asleep with my makeup on the other night, and my husband said in the morning, “Your hair is a mess, but your eyeliner is FLEEKY!” He knew it would get a laugh out of me. Little did he know that statement totally solidified the fact that I would have a new staple in my makeup bag. Now, I’ve been swimming with this liner on in pools and oceans and can attest to the fact that it’s truly long-wear and waterproof. Praise the Lord for no more raccoon eyes after the first splash." —TayBranche

    Get it from Amazon for $6.30.

    Read one BuzzFeeder's review of the NYX Epic Liner.

    37. A Neutrogena foaming scrub guaranteed to make your complexion feel so minty fresh, you could consider it the skincare equivalent of a York Peppermint Patty. This glycerin-fueled exfoliating cleanser transitions from a gel formula into a bubbly foam, removing every trace of dirt, oil, and makeup as your continue to lather.

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    Promising review: "I have used this face wash for over 10 years and it is the ONLY product that has consistently and successfully controlled my oil and kept my breakouts to the minimum... without over drying my skin. I love the tingling sensation and exfoliating beads. The formula also changed to make the beads biodegradable, so it is better for the environment." —HLT

    Get it from Amazon for $6.22.

    38. A L'Oréal two-step lipstick that guarantees no fading, no bleeding, no transfer, no need to reapply. How? One end contains color while the other contains a conditioning balm, designed to lock in color and prevent it from budging 👏 all 👏 day 👏 long 👏.

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    Promising review: "There is no reason to buy any other lipstick. This stuff STAYS ON through lunch and sometimes through dinner. I've actually had to scrub it off before bed, after only having applied it once at 7AM. It's amazing." —Mary

    Get it from Amazon for $8.41 (available in 31 shades).

    39. A paraben-free Bioderma moisturizing lipstick for long-lasting hydration that *won't* eventually dry out your lips even more. I know that you know what I'm talking about.

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    Promising review: "I am addicted to lip balms, and this is the first kind I have found that actually moisturizes my lips without drying them out more. I only have to apply this once in the morning and once at night (and with other lip balms, I usually have to reapply every hour or so)." —grelmcmu

    Get it from Amazon for $4.90.

    40. Pre-cut foil with cotton pads in the middle. Their use? To soak off your gel manicure — the one you've already had for three weeks and is starting to peel/catch in your hair when you shower. You haven't had time to make it to the salon before it closes and that is FINE, because you can just remove it yourself.

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    Just add polish remover to each cotton pad, wrap the foil around your finger, let it soak for up to 15 minutes, and bam! Your gel can easily be scraped off (you can use a cuticle pusher).

    Promising review: "I'm so glad I found these remover pads. It was ANNOYING cutting up foil all the time, and these little pieces of heaven changed my life. It saves me SO MUCH! The little cotton pad is already on the foil so all I have to do is load the cotton with polish remover." —Princess Nails by Diana

    Get a set of 250 from Amazon for $9.99.

    41. 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 not the delicious, breakfast cereal kind.

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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 $8.90.

    42. A Maybelline concealer formulated with goji berry and Haloxyl because no one needs to know that you binged all of The Office yet again last night. Just a quick swipe of this and *poof* your dark circles are now a thing of the past.

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    This concealer also comes with an attached sponge applicator, meaning you can stash it in your bag for touch-ups without having to worry about carrying around a makeup brush.

    Promising review: "I am a makeup snob. I have stupidly high standards for cosmetic performance, and drugstore brands have let me down every single time I've given them a shot. So when I graduated from Covergirl to Sephora after college, I never looked back. My kit is full of Dior and YSL foundation, Armani concealer, Benefit brighteners, etc. But this thing is truly great.The sponge applicator is better than you think. Firstly, it's antimicrobial, so you don't have to worry about the hygiene aspect. Secondly, its ability to blend the product is outstanding. The concealer itself doubles as a highlighter, it looks good without primer, and it lasts so much longer than you'd expect." —Sarita

    Get it from Amazon for $7.12 (available in 12 shades).

    Check out one BuzzFeeder's full review of this Maybelline concealer.

    43. A Mario Badescu facial spray infused with green tea, cucumber, and peppermint essential oil that can perk up even the most tired skin (goodbye dullness, hello to being enveloped in the heavenly scent of cucumber and peppermint). This formula is also super cooling, making it the perfect post-workout treat for your complexion.

    instagram.com / Via @mariobadescu

    Promising review: "This is so refreshing! I use it as a toner and also as a refresher throughout the day. I spray it over my makeup throughout the day, and it rehydrates my skin during the dry season. Plus, it smells delightful!" —Jennifer Riley

    Get it from Amazon for $7+.

    44. Shadow shields to help you achieve a perfectly even smoky eye while avoiding the dreaded ~raccoon eye~ effect that comes from that grey shadow you love so much. These nifty little adhesives will collect all that fallout AKA you won't have subtle of smudges of shimmery brown sprinkled across your cheeks.

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    Promising review: "These shields are just the best! I am someone who does my foundation and concealer before I do my eye makeup. I like dramatic looks, which is often the culprit of the dreaded shadow fallout. Problem solved! Not only do these catch fallout, but they allow for crisper and more even lines on both the bottom and sides of my eyes. Side note, I have almond eyes and they are a bit big, but the shield still covers the entire area that they need to!" —Carolyn Rome

    Get a set of 30 from Amazon for $6.49.

    You, realizing you've been living a lie + paying WAY too much $$ subpar mascara:

    The CW

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

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