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    17 Products That'll Help You Put Makeup On So Much Faster

    Cut your makeup routine time down in half with these products.

    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 sponge brush cleaner that'll clean any of your tools in seconds so you won't have to fumble between brushes or use a dirty one. The center of the sponge can be used wet to clean off creamy products and dry on the outside to dust off shadows.


    Promising review: "This thing is amazing! Doing my makeup in the morning is so much easier with this because I can use the same brush for two different colors when needed and also prolongs the time in between a full washing of my brushes." —Michelle Larson

    Get it from Amazon for $5.89.

    2. A set of two winged stamps (one for your right eye, one for your left) for a perfect eyeliner look super fast. No more uneven eyeliner wings and wasting time in the morning trying to make them perfect.,

    You can do it with these double-sided pens — one side is a stamp, the other side is a felt-tipped eyeliner so you can follow along your lash line. Check out our closer look at this eyeliner stamp.

    Promising review: "Let me start by saying that I am actually pretty decent at getting a good winged liner look on my own. However, I’ve been looking for something to save me time in the morning and this product is great for that! I was really skeptical at first but I was able to get it on the first try." —Colette

    Get them from Amazon for $13.27 (available in four wingtip sizes).

    3. A Benefit Cosmetics four-in-one brow pencil that'll contour, define, highlight, and carve out the perfect brow look without an entire kit.


    It's like a clicky pen with four different shades to shape your brows.

    Promising review: "This light and dark combo made my brows so precise, defined, and the highlight just made it perfect. More importantly, there was NO cleanup time of messing hands from concealer. I got a ton of compliments too. If you struggle with your eyebrows like me at times this is perfect for you." —Jaslicia

    Get it from Sephora for $34 (available in five shades).

    4. An adhesive shadow patch with a straight edge to guide your sharp eyeliner to make a perfect line. No redos here!


    Promising review: "I don’t know how I've done my eye makeup without these my whole life! They help so much with eyeshadow fallout it’s insane! There are two stickers on them, but I only do the small top ones since I like to do my foundation before eyeshadow! They’re very sticky and sometimes take off some of my foundation but I’ve found if you first tape it on your hand then onto your face it helps!" —Amazon Customer

    Get them from Amazon for $8.69 (comes with 100 pieces).

    5. A creamy Julep waterproof eyeshadow stick that'll effortlessly glide on your lids exactly where you want it and won't crease. It also has a built-in blending sponge on the opposite end for easy smudging so you can quickly take your look up a notch.


    Promising review: "So easy to use, and brightens my eyes incredibly! No powder mess to clean up on my face. Makes me want to throw out all my powder eyeshadows! This is the only eyeshadow I will ever need, as I’m trying to simplify my makeup routine. I am almost 60 years old, and this made a significant difference in my appearance, even though I do not use eyeliner or mascara. Makes my eyes pop. It’s a game changer!" —shelly

    Get it from Amazon for $18 (available in 20 colors).

    6. A Make Up For Ever dense angled brush to apply eyeshadow evenly, thoroughly, and quickly with moderate to heavy coverage and blending.


    Promising review: "My eye makeup routine has gotten so much easier since I got this brush. I use it with powder shadows for blending into the crease and it works wonders." —Jewelisfabulous

    Get it from Sephora for $30.

    7. A Glossier brow filler for when you don't have time to create the perfect brows. It'll fill, thicken, plump, shape, and groom your brows in one swipe.


    Check out our review of the Glossier Boy Brow.

    Promising review: "I've been through so many tubes of this and it will continue to be the only brow product I purchase forever! It is so perfect it fills in any gaps I have and shapes them so nicely. It makes them look naturally super thick! If I could marry it I would!" —Natalie

    Get it from Glossier for $16 (available in four shades).

    8. An IT Cosmetics CC cream that'll deliver seven steps in one. It'll be a color corrector, a daytime moisturizer, a full-coverage foundation, a sunscreen with SPF 50+, a hydrating serum, a poreless primer, and a dark spot concealer.

    Promising review: "I have been using this foundation for about one year. I was not using it regularly until a saleslady suggested I use a damp sponge to apply it. What a difference! I absolutely LOVE it!! I get compliments on my complexion all the time. I feel like it hides discoloration and does not accentuate wrinkles at all. I especially love the SPF for summer. If you purchased and do not find yourself loving this product, I recommend that you try applying it with the damp makeup sponge before writing it off." —erika

    Get it from Ulta for $39 (available in 12 shades).

    9. An makeup remover pen for quick mishap clean up. No need to start over or waste an entire makeup wipe — just dab over your mess up and the mistake will be gone in seconds. It's also perfect for on-the-go!


    Promising review: "This product is fantastic for clumsy people like me! I have used it to remove mascara transfer on upper lids, bleeding lipsticks, eyeliner that went wonky, and other makeup mishaps. It is just a great tool to have in your makeup kit. You do not need to rub just dab on problem spots and your makeup mishap will be erased." —ClassyLibrarian

    Get it from Walmart for $2.54 or Amazon for $11.86 (for a three-pack).

    10. A disposable dual-sided eye shadow sponge to quickly use when your brushes are dirty or if you're in a rush. These allow eyeshadow to easily wipe across your lid in a controlled way, so shadow won't just fly everywhere. Or you can just use these to quickly clean up any excess shadow if you mess up!


    Promising review: "Excellent! These are the perfect size for applying eyeshadow. No bacteria buildup in your eyeshadow in the container because these are disposable. A fresh applicator every day. They hold the shadow well after you swipe your container and then apply the shadow to your lids." —nicoleg

    Get them from Amazon for $6.99 (comes with 80 sponge applicators).

    11. An eyeshadow stamp for creating a precise look in seconds without having to actually draw on your lids. Just apply powder shadow directly to the tool and stamp on. Voilà, magic!


    Promising review: "Amazing tool for people who like to create good gorgeous makeup. Need a little practice but it works miracles." —simona d. murgescu

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99 (available in two colors).

    12. A Milk Makeup holographic stick that'll serve as blush, highlighter, and lipstick all in one simple step. No need for multiple products taking up more of your time.


    This product is formulated without parabens, sulfates, phthalates. It's also cruelty-free and vegan. And check out our review of the Milk Makeup Holographic Stick.

    Promising review: "After only one week of using it, I got so many compliments on my highlight. It is so easy to use, and it really sinks into your skin well. For me, it lasted pretty long and made my skin and complexion look super glowy. I am in love with this product. It also is such a nice color on your eyelids and I usually go over it with a similar pink shade." — jshans

    Get it from Sephora for $18 (originally $28).

    13. A multi-purpose finger sponge to blend cream or powder shadow with precision and speed. It can also be used for concealer, setting powder, highlighting, and contouring all-in-one.

    Promising review: "I love the versatility of this bullet. I buy several of them for different uses. 1) For liquid foundation and concealer, 2) For cream contour — IT'S PERFECTLY SHAPED FOR THIS, and 3) For quick eye shadow application. It's great for creating the perfectly blended smoky eye." —JRenee

    Get it from Ulta for $14.99 or Amazon for $14.95 (available in two sizes).

    14. A supersaturated Maybelline cream eyeshadow that'll be easy to apply, thanks to its smooth application when time isn't on your side! And it looks great on all skin tones.


    Promising review: "The color is true and easy to apply. I use a sponge tip applicator to apply. It is metallic but not overly so. As I am olive, it compliments my skin tone. It surely would compliment ALL skin tones... That's just how pigmented. It is smooth and applies evenly." —JeMicheSunshine

    Get it from Amazon for $3.79+ (available in 21 colors).

    15. A large oval foundation brush to quickly and evenly apply your foundation when your in a hurry. You won't have to take your time to sponge or blot on foundation or concealer, this brush will do it all in half the time.

    Promising review: "I ordered this as a whim add on item and I'm completely in love with it. It works the best on liquid foundation but also will apply cream and powder. I can get a flawless finish on my face in under a minute without bouncing a sponge around. Super quick and easy to use, requires no learning period and I'm using less foundation because it's not all getting absorbed by a sponge. Bristles are packed tightly and super soft on my face. Ordering one for my sister and my mom. Seriously great product." —Rachel Castello

    Get it from Amazon for $7.98 (available in three sizes).

    16. A NYX contour stick with dual ends for quick contouring in just one swipe. It'll also highlight with a natural and creamy finish.


    Promising review: "I love how easy contouring is with the NYX Wonderstick. As a busy mom, I don't have tons of time to do my makeup. Having one stick that works quickly is amazing!" —Kdubz

    Get it from Ulta for $8.40 (originally $12, available in four shades).

    17. A pigmented metallic eyeshadow-slash-highlighter to brush over your cheekbones and nose for a quick, shimmering finish.


    Promising review: "This took a long time to ship, but for the price, it was totally worth it. I use this as a highlighter pretty much every single day and it beats every single expensive highlighter brand I have ever tried. Its staying power is amazing and the shimmer is fantastic! The colors are all fairly similar. Just slightly tinted." —AmazonShopperND

    Get it from Amazon for $1.99 (available in eight colors).

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