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    May 8, 2020

    37 Beauty Products Under $20 With Results That Seem High-End

    Things I want: results. Things I don't want: to spend a ton of money.

    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 cult-favorite Fanola purple shampoo to nip 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 $12.97.

    2. A Pawpaw two-in-one pot you'll consider *major* bang for your buck: it's got a sugar lip scrub to slough away dead skin, plus a nourishing lip balm made with Pawpaw, olive oil, and aloe vera.

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    Promising review: "This stuff is amazing. It takes so little and makes my lips so smooth. There really is no fragrance or flavor. The scrub is sugary and the balm is extremely moisturizing and it lasts. I put it on at night just before bed and again in the morning." —Prime shopper

    Get it from Amazon for $10.

    3. A cruelty-free wet 'n' wild liquid lipstick that glides on like butter, lasts all day long, won't bleed, and costs about the same amount of $$$ as your cup of morning coffee. We love the power of a bold red lip.

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    Promising review: "For the price, this product is amazing. I tested it to see if it would hold up at least during pictures for my wedding, so put it on first thing in the morning. I was super pleased that I only needed to touch it up once after I ate — to be expected — which was HOURS after I put it on. I tested pressing my lips against my hand, drinking from a glass and using a straw, and it didn't rub off on anything. It's a bit drying but the color was very vibrant, and didn't fade or chip throughout the day, which is a problem I've had with other brands of long-lasting lipstick." —Alex

    Get it from Amazon for $2.69 (available in nine colors).

    4. An Avène gel cleanser lauded by over 1,000 reviewers, who all *swear* that this is the ultimate step one in your skincare routine. This soapless stuff truly does wonders for acne while a splash of thermal spring water works to calm your skin (and help maintain its optimum pH balance).

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    Consider this one of the best skincare products sold in European pharmacies!

    Promising review: "I've tried countless face washes over the years and this one is the only one I buy now. It doesn't have a strong scent, the gel texture applies nicely, lathers easily, and effectively removes face and eye makeup in one wash. It has kept my face clear of acne without over-drying. I love how thoroughly it cleans and doesn't leave residue. I only use about less than a dime-size amount, so one bottle lasts me several months. I live in a climate with harsh winters so I'm surprised that it gets rid of oil and doesn't leave my face cracking." —Elizabeth Baur

    Get it from Amazon for $12+ (available in three sizes).

    5. A Schick dermaplaning razor for anyone ready to bid adieu to the pains of plucking. This rids stray brow hairs and unwanted peach fuzz with just a few swipes, plus the tool itself is super gentle and won't cause any accidental nicks or scrapes.

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    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 $5.62.

    6. A micro needle roller to combat scarring and cystic acne indentations one swipe at a time. This specific model is more affordable than other rollers on the market (we’re talking an $80 difference) but equally as effective. #bless

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    Plus, this can improve the effectiveness of all the products in your skincare regiment. 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 $19.99.

    To learn more, check out "People With Acne Scars Try Micro-Rolling".

    7. An Xtava diffuser for the most *chef kisses* defined curls of your life. This tool is designed with 360 degree airflow, which is just a fancy way of saying that heat is evenly distribute to dry each strand to perfection without causing any unwanted frizz in the process.

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    This diffuser has a 1.8-inch diameter, meaning it'll attach perfectly to ~most~ hairdryers.

    Promising review: "LOVE LOVE LOVE this diffuser! This is THE BEST diffuser I have ever used. I have super thick, long, naturally curly hair and not only does this diffuser dry my hair super fast, it honestly gives my hair volume and bounce. And amazingly, when I use this instead of air-drying, my curls are not frizzy!" —Georgia

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

    8. A Mario Badescu clarifying serum that bids adieu to about-to-erupt blemishes one sleep at a time. Just apply a thin layer of this thyme and salicylic acid gel over effected areas, and the only thing you'll be waking up to is the irritating sound of your alarm — no cystic acne (that deep, painful kind).

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    Promising review: "I have suffered with acne for 10 years. I have tried every soap and medicine on the market. I even tried Accutane, and while it improved my skin, it didn't get rid of it completely. This has cleared my skin up tremendously and I hardly have any breakouts now! It seems expensive but a little goes a long way and it works, so it's totally worth it!" —Hannah Webb

    Get it from Amazon for $20.

    9. A Cerave exfoliating cleanser gentle enough for even the most sensitive complexions. Salicylic acid, hyaluronic acid, niacinamide, and vitamin D pick up dead skin cells (the kind that cause gunk build-up) to prevent acne outbreaks — but this is still non-comedogenic, so your complexion won't feel overly tight *or* break out even further.

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    Promising review: "Best cleanser I have ever used!!! And believe me, I've tried everything... My skin feels really clean. I noticed a difference in my skin immediately! I like that it is foaming/sudsy and a little goes a long way. Never over dries. Since I've become diligent about washing every night and morning, I have zero blemishes. Great cleanser for sensitive, sometimes dry, acne-prone skin. I also suffer from KP (keratosis pilaris) on the back of my arms and this cleanser has cleared it up almost completely. I will never buy anything else! This is my go-to, holy grail cleanser." —Mrs852

    Get it from Amazon for $9.88.

    10. A tube of Glossier Cloud Paint available in six gorgeous shades ranging from sunny corals to brownish nudes. Blush is tricky because just one swipe can result in an unnaturally Barbie pink cheek, which is where this gel-cream formula shines: it’s got a buildable formula that allows you to manipulate the color to be as subtle or as prominent as you want.

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    Promising review: "I got this blush in the puff tint and HOLY COW, it is amazing! It goes on easily and is super buildable for a more dramatic look. I've been getting compliments on my complexion and it's because of this. It stays on well even when I'm sweating, plus it doesn't feel greasy at all. This is the holy grail of blushes." —Sydney

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

    To learn more, check out "Here's Why Glossier Cloud Paint Is Totally Worth Your Money".

    11. A Neutrogena clarifying shampoo because that 10 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 $5.19.

    12. The Balm water-resistant mascara with a clump-free, lengthening 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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    Pro tip: Grab the travel-sized bottle. Mascara needs to be replaced about every three months before it expires, which means this mini mascara will give you *just* the right amount of uses.

    Promising review: "This is my holy grail mascara. Every time I think 'is there a better option out there?' and try another brand, I immediately regret it. This mascara lengthens, adds volume, and it does it all with minimal clumping. I’ve been using for this years and the formula has never flaked once. Super easy to remove, even though you’ll probably never want to." –Roshelle

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99+ (available in three sizes).

    To learn more, check out "24 Beauty Secrets You Should Really Know".

    13. A Cosmedica rose gold serum to deliver some major "I drink a ton of water" vibes. A blend of hyaluronic acid and aloe offers balanced hydration and visibly brighter skin, even giving your complexion a touch of illumination — it can even be applied over foundation as a subtle highlight.

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    Promising review: "This product is beautiful. I have combination skin and the formula is hydrating, but does not make my skin feel oily. It leaves the perfect glow for non-makeup days and is a great primer before applying foundation." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $20.

    14. A vegan, cruelty-free, travel-sized Handmade Heroes tinted dry shampoo specifically formulated for darker hair. This will sweep up all that grease *without* leaving a white cast on your scalp (something that often happens on brunette manes).

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    Promising review: "I have been trying to get away from washing my hair every other day for a while. I've tried many dry shampoos and hate the aerosol kind because don't absorb the oil and/or leave a white residue. I have tried powder dry shampoo from a well known salon and it left my hair feeling like I had some waxy buildup. THIS dry shampoo though... WOW. Easy to apply, no white residue, a little goes a long way, and I went three days without shampooing!" —A. Cherry

    Get it from Amazon for $12.90.

    15. Cotton Mediheal sheet masks packed with ingredients like willow bark, rosemary, tea tree oil, chamomile, and asiatic pennywort — all of which work in perfect harmony to exfoliate and stop pimple problems in their tracks while simultaneously calming down your complexion.

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    This mask even has a built-in timer of 15 minutes! The logo will begin to appear once the time has come to remove it, which is pretty freakin' brilliant.

    Promising review: "This is probably my favorite sheet mask for calming my skin when I have inflamed acne lesions. When I have active breakouts, I like to leave this mask on until it dries completely, which seems to help reduce the size and redness of acne much more than simply leaving the mask on for 20 minutes." —clinton

    Get a pack of five from Amazon for $9.95.

    16. An Eva Naturals face serum because adult acne is garbage and according to reviewers, this stuff truly helps. Ingredients like hyaluronic acid, retinol, aloe, salicylic acid, and niacinamide work in harmony to solve your most annoying skin problems from acne and dark spots to dehydration and redness.

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    Promising review: "I have never felt more compelled to write a product review before. This stuff is INCREDIBLE. I have tried almost everything to improve my skin. I continue to get acne in my mid-thirties and literally everything else I've tried has not worked, including prescription topical cream and oral medication. This has saved my skin! I have had very few breakouts, and if anything pops up, this takes care of it quickly! My skin feels moisturized and looks smoother and healthier overall. This is truly one of the best purchases I've ever made. I'm thankful I stumbled upon this serum!" —J.C. Denton

    Get it from Amazon for $14.95.

    17. A Hask shampoo + conditioner duo to provide tresses with an extra layer of protection, using organic rose oil and peach extract to seal in color while also giving bounce, body, and shine. Want to be cast in a shampoo commercial? This is step one toward that royalty check.

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    Promising review: "This product made my fine, color-treated, and slightly damaged hair feel shiny, bouncy, and smelling fresh and clean (without being overpowering). I will honestly never use another shampoo/conditioner again after finding this product! I LOVE it!" —Joy Evans

    Get the set from Amazon for $14.20.

    18. A Seche Vite base and top coat duo that protect your nail beds from stains while also promoting a shiny, longer-lasting mani: No more waking up to bed sheet smudges, no more worrying about your at-home manicure chipping after exactly one day.

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    Promising review: "This set has been a game-changer for great quality home manicures. Since using the base and top coat, I regularly get asked where I got my nails done and if they’re gel because they look so perfect! I do my nails on Sunday nights, and before using this set I’d usually be touching up chips by Tuesday night. With this base and top coat, they easily look great through Thursday and sometimes last the whole week." —Ev

    Get this set from Amazon for $9.97.

    19. A beautyblender sponge to condense 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.

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    The limited-edition sponge featured above actually changes color when it comes in contact with water.

    Promising review: "This product is incredible. I had been avoiding spending this much money on a sponge for a long time and finally caved to see what all the hype was about. It was 100% worth it and I cannot go back. It is very lightweight, does not absorb too much product, and is the perfect shape. I would absolutely recommend trying this product if you are on the fence about it." —jluch

    Get it from Sephora for $20.

    20. An Olive & June universal handle cleverly designed with an ergonomic grip, the kind that will make your at-home mani as easy as pie.

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    Promising review: "The poppy lives up to all the hype. I don't know why but this simple handle switch made doing my nails so much easier. I didn't need to touch up at all, not even my dominant hand. I am not a meticulous person so I was beyond impressed at how easy it was to have a salon worthy manicure done by myself!" —Katie C.

    Get it from Olive & June for $16.

    21. A Maybelline BB cream to hydrate, blur pores, and even out your overall complexion in a pinch (no more "did I blend evenly?" panic required) . It even contains broad-spectrum SPF 30, so you can rush out of the house knowing that your complexion is simultaneously looking fresh *and* being protected.

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    This lightweight product is great for normal and dry complexions, but may not be the perfect fit for oily skin.

    Promising review: "So happy I finally found something that covers my rosy cheeks, blemishes and large pores. I have combination skin type: oily t zone and overall dry skin, and it works for my skin. The best part is that it has SPF 30 in it. My dermatologist does not stop stressing the importance of daily use of SPF on the face, so now I'm happy I can still cover up my pimples and protect the skin from harsh UV rays from the sun. It doesn't feel heavy on my face and doesn't make it look like I caked on a pound of foundation. I have used it for about three weeks already and have not noticed an increase in pimples or skin irritation." —Davis

    Get it from Amazon for $6.28.

    Read one BuzzFeeder's review of the Maybelline BB cream.

    22. 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 a.m. *and* the p.m. 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.

    23. Paula's Choice 2% BHA liquid exfoliant to tackle enlarged pores, pesky pimples, and fine lines with a vengeance. It also works OT to gently exfoliate (ta ta FOREVER, dullness) without causing redness or irritation along the way.

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    Promising review: "I have acne-prone skin that is combo-to-oily with large pores, and this stuff has truly been a lifesaver! Like this is literally witchcraft in a bottle and my new holy grail! Ditch your harsh scrubs and give this a go... your skin will thank you." —Philena

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

    24. A cruelty-free Elizabeth Mott brow gel because the eyes aren’t the window to the soul...the eyebrows are. This pomade formula will keep your brows 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 (unlike your regular brow pencil).

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    Promising review: "So incredibly happy with this. It's incredibly easy to apply (I have to really wipe my wand first, though, or else it's too thick) and the color blends in SO well with my natural color. It gives my eyebrows JUST the right amount of attention; not too much, not too little. Just killer, natural, beautiful brows!" —Monique French

    Get it from Amazon for $15 (available in four shades).

    25. A WetBrush designed with OmniFlex technology, which is just a fancy way of saying it conforms to your scalp to quickly and painlessly detangle your 'do. It slides through any kind of hair — whether super straight or curly — within mere minutes, saving you a ton of post-shower styling time.

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    This is even wonderful if you have thick, curly hair that has resulted in one (or several) broken brushes. It may look flimsy, but it's seriously the exact opposite of flimsy!

    Promising review: "I have fine, color-treated hair that gets easily tangled. I had been using a detangling shower comb, but still managed to pull out and break hair every day! I was skeptical about using a brush and figured, what the heck, if it doesn't work, I can return it. OMG! Great buy! It easily detangles my hair (I brush it through while I have conditioner on it) and there's almost no breakage. I won't lie, yes there's still hair on the brush, but nothing like the detangling comb. This one's a definite keeper!" —Kindle Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $9.97 (available in pink).

    26. 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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    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.

    27. Lanolips strawberry ointment you should apply before bed and voilà! You'll wake up to a nourished pout that has effectively bid adieu to flakes.

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    Promising review: "This stuff is my favorite lip product, bar none. I've been a lip balm/chapstick user for years, and have tried just about every brand. This stuff just WORKS, it leaves my lips moisturized hours later and they don't feel more dry when it wears off." —K

    Get it from Amazon for $14.

    To learn more, check out "Y'all, Lanolips Is Basically A Miracle Balm And The Only Thing That Actually Healed My Chapped Lips".

    28. A hypoallergenic Glossier gel cleanser because you'd love to double cleanse, but you lack the energy. That's okay! This gentle-but-effective cleanser will literally ~melt~ makeup, oil, and gunk off your face — just add a few pumps to wet skin, cue mini facial massage, rinse, pat dry, and go to sleep. Only about .5 seconds have passed.

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    Promising review: "I have really sensitive skin and this is amazing. SO smooth and gentle enough to not cause breakouts, but still strong enough to get rid of the dirt and gunk in my pores after a long day. If you're gonna buy anything from Glossier, it should be this." —Hufflebucky

    Get it from Glossier for $9+.

    29. Garnier Fructis one-minute hair masks about to Evanescence the heck out of your hair — in other words, it'll bring it back to life (😉). This is 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 $3.40+ (available in six formulas and two sizes).

    30. A BH Cosmetics eyeshadow palette on par with some *much* more expensive brands on the market. Brace yourselves for 16 matte and shimmer shades with great color payoff, easy-to-blend formulas, and a great mix of hues.

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    Promising review: "The colors actually look better in person than in the picture. The pigmentation is great and the shadows go on so easily." —Sarah H.

    Get it from BH Cosmetics for $12.

    31. 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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    If this were drinking water, it would be Voss.

    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).

    32. A Verb restorative oil to take 👏 on 👏 frizz 👏. This lightweight blend of bamboo extract, moringa seed oil, and argan oil restores dehydrated ends with very little product, taming frizz and adding shine with each and every application.

    Alice Prendergast / BuzzFeed

    Promising review: "I have naturally thick hair that has a tendency to tangle and be mighty frizzy after washes. This stuff has made my hair silky soft and I am actually able to run my hands through it in the morning after showering! It is really the only product I have come across that not only makes my hair nice and shiny and healthy, but I'm able to apply to damp hair and just let it naturally dry before work without making it a frizz show the rest of the day." —Julia

    Get it from Amazon for $18.

    To learn more, check out "23 Things Under $25 That BuzzFeed Writers Swear By" (#9).

    33. An exfoliating towel, because the following word strikes fear in all of our hearts: Backne. This remove layers of dead skin that lead to scarring — use it in combo with Mario Badescu botanical body soap and your back will be all but invincible to breakouts.

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    Promising review: "I've only been using this for a week. I have severe back acne discoloration and scarring, and I've already noticed a DRAMATIC difference in how my skin looks and feels! I'm thrilled with the results. I use this every night with the Mario Badesco AHA body wash." —Mariah

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99.

    34. A Bliss moisture cream so you can keep consistent dehydration at bay by using this soothing rose water and nourishing colloidal gold duo every night pre-Zzzs. It's even specifically designed for sensitive skin, so rest assured that it will become a welcome addition to your nighttime routine.

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    Promising review: "This is an amazing product and great for super sensitive skin. My skin reacts to everything, but this is calming and a great moisturizer." —Kimberly Harrow

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

    35. 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.

    Sarah Han / BuzzFeed

    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 $6.29.

    To learn more, check out "This $6 Liquid Eyeliner Gives You The Best Cat Eyes Of Your Life".

    36. 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.

    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 $7.46+ (available in 52 colors) and the second step from Amazon for $6.27.

    Me @ my chin pimple:

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