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31 Holy Grail Beauty Products That Actually Follow Through On Their Claims

No bullshit here. The products in this post were updated in May 2018.

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1. Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless Foundation is a drugstore foundation with a high-end look.

2. Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder is blendable over any skin tone and works to set makeup without that cakey feel.

3. Colourpop Ultra Matte Lipsticks are one of the best on the market — even when compared with their much more expensive counterparts.

4. MAC Ruby Woo Matte Lipstick is the most universally flattering red lip color on the market.

5. Urban Decay All-Nighter Setting Spray seals makeup and helps it to last way longer than it probably s

6. Pixi Glow Tonic helps to tone skin and prep it for moisturizer or makeup, giving you an even skin tone.

7. Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation is a favorite because it practically melts into your skin and gives it that ~lit from within~ look.

8. OPI Infinite Shine Collection Nail Polish includes all of the most popular OPI colors in a new formula that's closer to a gel than a regular polish.

9. CoverGirl LashBlast Volume Mascara continues to be one of the true mascara staples in the drugstore world, even after CG comes out with new products.

10. Sunday Riley Good Genes is an all-in-one lactic acid treatment that helps to exfoliate dull skin, unclog pores, and make skin look smoother and fresher.

11. Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat is the most sworn-by top coat of every nail blogger.

12. Anastasia Dip Brow is a colored brow pomade that, when used with an eyebrow brush and spoolie, can give you Insta-worthy arches.

13. Lush Dark Angels is a black sugar cleanser that leaves oily skin feeling matte.

14. CeraVe Moisturizing Lotion moisturizes dry skin, sensitive skin, and even skin prone to eczema in a lightweight, non-irritating way.

15. Jeffree Star Velour Liquid Lipstick has a flawless application, rich pigment, and bold colors that are hard to find anywhere else.

16. Kat Von D Tattoo Liner made a name for itself because it actually acts like tattoo ink on your eyelid: no bleeding, no smudging, no budging.

17. Glossier Generation G Lipstick is part lipstick, part balm, part stain. All three parts combined make for a gorgeous, "just bitten" kind of look and feels like nothing's on you.

18. NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer is some lightning magic potion for under-eye circles.

19. Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion sets such a perfectly smooth, flat, sturdy canvas for the art you want on your eyelids.

20. Josie Maran 100% Pure Argan Oil can be used on your face, hair, nails, body, or wherever you want to moisturize skin.

21. Glamglow Supermud Clearing Treatment is a face mask that helps to heal problematic skin.

22. Benefit Porefessional Face Primer feels like putting a veil of velvet over your face before foundation to basically make pores disappear.

23. Tweezerman slanted tweezers get every damn hair with minimal pain.

24. IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC Cream is a full-coverage liquid foundation that color-corrects as it works to prevent aging and give you sun protection. Damn!

25. Kiehl's Creamy Eye Treatment With Avocado is exactly what you imagine: the feeling of smoothing a perfectly ripe avocado onto your skin and then feeling like a boss.

26. Bumble and Bumble Pret-a-Powder is one part volumizer, one part dry shampoo, and one part texturizer. It's worth more than its weight in gold.

27. Clinique Moisture Surge Intense Skin Fortifying Hydrator is a lightweight cream gel that is freaking perfect for winter. Stock up now, friends.

28. Smashbox Photofinish Foundation Primer works to make sure oily skin looks, well, less oily — especially in photos.

29. NYX Color Correcting Concealer Palette works to correct redness, dark circles, and dull skin for an even-toned complexion.

30. Garnier Micellar Water is an all-in-one makeup remover and cleanser that even gets of gritty mascara.

31. Aquaphor works on dry, cracked, sensitive skin and is even known for being the best way to help a new tattoo heal.

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