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    38 Beauty Products Under $15 If You're Low-Maintenance But Want High-Maintenance Results

    For those of us with full-coverage taste on a low-coverage budget.

    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 super-gentle yet hydrating Cerave eye cream to perk up your puffy eyes and fool people into thinking you got a full eight hours of sleep last night. It contains hyaluronic acid for extra moisture and three essential ceramides to protect the delicate skin around your eye. 

    Reviewer showing results of using CeraVe eye cream
    Reviewer showing results of using CeraVe eye cream

    Promising review: "I've been embarrassed for years about the bags under my eyes, but with two preschoolers at home, stress, and mild insomnia, I didn't see a way out. This is like a little miracle tube. I use it before bed and then in the morning too. I use it even if I didn't wash my face. I've gone from looking like there are bruises under my eyes to looking normal again. I no longer feel the need to use concealer under my eyes on a regular basis. I highly recommend!" —Amber J.

    Get it from Amazon for $5.50.

    2. A Maybelline Dark Circles Treatment Concealer for when you need to fool everyone into thinking you got a full night's sleep, when in reality you were up watching Squid Game all night.

    Reviewer's before and after results of using the Maybelline Instant Rewind Eraser Dark Circles Treatment Concealer
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    Read our Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Concealer review (#4 on the list)!

    Here's an excerpt: "I still don’t know how a $7 tube of concealer (I use the Neutralizer shade) beats out the more expensive ones I have stuffed into my vanity, but it does. It’s not too creamy or thick, yet it still gives solid coverage without the cakey feeling.

    "When I am done with my entire routine, my eyes look lighter and brighter, but not in a way that’s totally obvious — even when photos are taken and the flash is on. Basically what I am saying here is this is a staple beauty product that, IMHO, deserves a place in every makeup bag!" —Kayla Suazo (BuzzFeed Shopping & Products editor)

    Get it from Amazon for $4.33+ (available in 17 shades).

    3. A cruelty-free lengthening mascara with a whopping 133,000 5-star Amazon reviews and some seriously impressive before-and-after photos. Oh, did I mention it's UNDER $5?!

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    Promising review: "Love it, love it, love it!!! You really look like you have fake eyelashes on. This mascara is amazing! It's not thick and lumpy, and it glides on smoothly and precisely. You feel like you had a makeup artist do your eyes!!! It lasts all day — no touch-up required, no smearing, no clumping. I use soap and warm water to remove. I am 500% completely happy and satisfied!" —Very Satisfied!!

    Get it from Amazon for $4.99.

    And check out our full Essence Lash Princess Mascara review for more details.

    4. A repairing hair treatment that takes just eight seconds to repair damage and restore shine. Apply it after shampoo but before conditioner and let the amino acids and "lamellar water technology" work its magic to smooth your hair without weighing it down.

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    Promising review: "I don’t usually do reviews on products, but for this one I absolutely have to. I have 3c type hair and struggle with a lot a breakage, unmanageability, and moisture. When my mom mentioned this product to me, I didn’t take her seriously because of the simple fact that we have two completely different hair textures. I never would have thought this brand would work on my hair ... I have never in my 22 years felt my hair like this. I feel like I have a completely different head of hair. This product is so amazing and I will FOREVER be using this product in my hair regimen." —Theressa Hailey

    Get it from Amazon for $8.97.

    5. A pack of multipurpose dermaplaning razors you can use to shape your eyebrows and remove fine hairs. You can also use it to remove any stubborn peach fuzz so your foundation will glide on more seamlessly than ever.

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    Promising review: "I used to pay a professional to dermaplane my face once a month to remove the peach fuzz, which makes me look older and makes the makeup application more cumbersome. I searched for years for a home product to use to save money and time. This is the closest I have been able to get to professional dermaplaning in the convenience of my home, on my time/schedule, and at a fraction of the price. Love it!" —SEM1969

    Get a three-count from Amazon for $4.99.

    6. A hair-finishing stick with a unique mascara-like applicator to keep flyaways and cowlicks at bay when you don't have time to mess around with creams or serums.

    Promising review: "I have super-fine hair with lots of breakage. No matter how I put my hair up I have bad flyaways. This stuff is great! So easy and it stays better and looks smoother than stiff hairspray." —Jill Stilfield

    Get it from Amazon for $7.98.

    7. A deeply nourishing hair mask with aloe vera and castor oil to tame frizz and add softness without weighing down your natural texture.

    Jar of Girl + Hair Curl Cloud with model showing before-and-after results
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    Promising review: "I'm a natural-hair girl! I often struggle with finding a product that helps me manage and keep my hair safe for the next styling. Although I wear protective styles, the in between time really counts, so this mask is a lifesaver. I love to see the hydration of my natural curls and I feel this product gives them the love they truly deserve! This product has helped me redefine my hair experience. Love it!" —Ashley Jennings

    Girl + Hair is a Black-owned, woman-owned small business.

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99.

    8. A medicated gel cleanser that uses the power of salicylic acid to banish breakouts and reduce excess surface oil by 47% — so you'll be looking matte and breakout free in no time. It also contains lipohydroxy acid to lightly exfoliate any dead skin, so this is basically like a brand new face in a bottle.

    Reviewer holding bottle of La Roche-Posay medicated gel cleanser
    Reviewer's before-and-after results after using the La Roche-Posay medicated gel cleanser for over a year

    Promising review: "I have been using La Roche-Posay Effaclar Medicated Gel Acne Face Wash for cystic/hormonal acne, and it has seriously been the best product I have tried so far. I have very sensitive and dry skin, so I also follow up with an eye cream and moisturizer (because this product can be drying if you don't). This cleansing gel has completely changed my skin in just 10 days; it is more clear, smooth, and even toned. I think this product is great for all skin types that struggle with acne, as long as you follow up with the proper moisturizer/skin regimen according to your skin type." —Chelsea

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

    9. A pack of cooling, hydrating eye gels with hyaluronic acid and collagen you can put on 15 minutes before that early morning weekly meeting, then toss off right before you click on the Google Meet link.

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    Promising review: "First of all, amazing deal for the price! Secondly, they work amazing!! I have issues with tired eyes and I used the patches for about 30 minutes after I washed my face, while I was in the shower, then took them off when I did my makeup, and my under-eye was so moisturized and rejuvenated!" —Tiara Baker

    Get a pack of 20 pairs from Amazon for $14.27.

    10. An eye primer to help your way-too-expensive eyeshadow actually last the whole day so you finally get your money's worth.

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    Promising review: "So let me start by saying I have used nearly every eyeshadow primer available. From high-end to low — Mac, Lorac, Urban Decay...they don't hold a candle to Thank Me Later. I have very oily skin. I use this primer and my shadow lasts a full eight hours or more. I could get maybe five or six out of the other brands, if I'm lucky. I got this as a sample in my Ipsy bag, and I had to buy the full-size product straight away! I couldn't be happier with my purchase. Thank you, Elizabeth Mott, for finally making a primer that lasts! I love this stuff!" —Melissa Mae

    Get it from Amazon for $13.48.

    11. An organic lip scrub — because winter is coming and your lips are about to get real flaky real quick. It's made with exfoliating bits of cane sugar crystals to slough away dead skin and mango seed butter to add some extra moisture.

    Two tubes of Better Living And Home Lip Sugar scrubs
    Better Living And Home/Etsy

    Promising review: "Love love love love this stuff. I’ve been looking for sugar scrubs for my lips for a while now and I’m so thrilled with these! Used them this morning and I loved the experience. And I can’t even say enough about the eco-friendly packaging and shipping materials." —Kat C.

    Better Living And Home is a woman-owned Etsy shop based in East Brunswick, New Jersey.

    Get it from Better Living And Home on Etsy for $5 (available in nine scents or unscented).

    12. A bottle of facial toner that proves products for acne-prone skin don't have to be overly harsh to be effective. This smooth potion uses a blend of witch hazel and aloe vera to control excess oil, tighten pores, and reduce irritation and redness.

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    Check out our full review of Thayer's Witch Hazel Facial Toner.

    Promising review: "I've been using this every day for about nine months as a toner in my skincare routine and I've seen a tremendous difference. My dark marks and acne have gone away tremendously. I also dealt with fine bumps and textured skin and it greatly reduced that as well. My skin is almost clear. I'm almost on my third bottle of this. I'm never letting this go. I also use it after I shave my legs and 'down there' (not inside of it just pat it on the perimeter) and it prevents any bumps or irritation that may occur. No complaints whatsoever. If you want an all-natural, multipurpose, affordable toner product this is for you." —Sue Craig

    Get it from Amazon for $9.49+ (available in six formulas).

    13. Or a tub of blemish-clearing pads from the same brand behind everyone's favorite affordable toner. These little exfoliating wipes are alcohol and fragrance free, so you can swipe away to your heart's content without irritating your skin.

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    Promising review: "I have very acne prone skin and these are amazing. I use these throughout the day especially with wearing a mask often now, and I feel my breakouts have been less frequent and less harsh." —Blingger07

    Get a pack of 60 from Amazon for $9.99.

    14. A leave-in conditioning spray with a whopping 10 benefits in one bottle. Just a few spritzes will condition, detangle, provide heat protection, hydrate, smooth, soften, control frizz, boost shine, and strengthen your strands.

    Model holding two bottle of Mane Club NYC One Hit Wonder spray
    Mane Club NYC

    Promising review: "I have fine hair that tangles very easily and has little to no volume. This stuff is a dream when it comes to untangling my hair. It is lightweight and does not weigh my hair down. Plus it smells fantastic!" —Caela D.

    Mane Club is a small business specializing in cruelty-free, vegan hair products.

    Get it from Mane Club for NYC for $8.

    15. The impressively multitalented Mario Badescu Facial Spray to refresh your skin, perk up your makeup, and have you looking glowy and hydrated all day long. You can even spritz some in your hair when it needs a quick restyling!

    Model holding Mario Badescu Facial Spray
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    Try storing it in the fridge for an extra pick-me-up on hot days — it's a game changer!

    Promising review: "I enjoy the refreshing, cooling sensation this gives when sprayed on the face; it gives a boost of hydration before my moisturizer, and also works well as a setting spray. But the best benefit I've gotten is from spraying it in my hair! My limp, thin, baby-fine hair has never looked better or felt stronger." —Laura B

    Check out this BuzzFeeder's Mario Badescu Facial Spray deep dive for more info!

    Get it from Amazon for $5.95+ (available in two sizes).

    16. A pack of Avarelle Acne Cover Patches you can quickly plop on any pimple and let the blend of tea tree and calendula oils shrink your zit in just a few hours.

    Reviewer photo of used pimple patches
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    Promising review: "I love this product! Whenever I have a pimple that is ready to burst (whitehead), I put one of these stickers on for a day and BOOM, it flattens and sucks up all that yucky junk. It feels really comfortable and can be barely noticeable if you have a small pimple that needs to be removed. There were times when I wore these out to school. Great product!" —Jenny

    Get a pack of 40 from Amazon for $8.49.

    17. Or a set of pimple patches so adorable you might be tempted to put one on even when you don't have a breakout.

    Pack of NanoLuaShop Pimple Patches in various shapes and colors
    NanoLuaShop/Etsy

    Promising review: "WOW, I honestly didn't think pimple patches could work so well. I've used other cutesy brand ones in the past and they've done an ok job but these are *chefs kiss*. For real, I tried them on both an old maskne zit and a freshly budding maskne zit and both were nearly flattened and completely gone when I took the patches off four-plus hours later." —Alana M.

    NanoLuaShop is a small Etsy shop based in Phoenix, Arizona.

    Get a pack of 12 from NanoLuaShop on Etsy for $6.99+ (available in four colors).

    18. A post-blemish rescue balm, because even though you know you really shouldn't pop that pimple, sometimes you just can't help yourself. Just drop a little dab on that popped blemish to add moisture, reduce irritation, and prevent scarring.

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    Promising review: "This product is amazing! I’ve been using it on my chin for two nights for scarring from hormonal breakouts. The scars are almost gone! I had a red spot from picking that is barely visible also." —Saige Against The Machine

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99.

    19. A bottle of Bio-Oil Multiuse Skincare Oil to help reduce the appearance of pesky scars thanks to a special blend of vitamin A, chamomile, sunflower, lavender, and vitamin E oils.

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    Promising review: "I swear by this product. Very effective on discolored skin due to scarring. I had shingles on my face brought about by stress because we were moving. It ravaged the lower right side of my face and I was pretty sure it was going to leave hideous scarring. I bought this and started applying it when I started scabbing and still haven't stopped using it until now. I had my shingles in April and it's August now. Check the 'before' and 'after' pics. It works." —twitch

    Get it from Amazon for $8.92+ (available in four sizes and various packs).

    20. A jar of the reliably nourishing Nivea Crème to provide some love to the driest areas of your face and body. You can even use it as a creamy makeup remover instead of constantly buying those wasteful cleansing wipes all the time.

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    Promising review: "I was under the impression that cremes like Nivea are extremely oily and sticky. But dude, I love this. I was in Philadelphia and it was really cold there, so my skin ended up getting extremely dry. I stayed with a friend who had this, and I tried it out because I couldn't find any other moisturizer​ in her bathroom. And boy oh boy, my skin was rejuvenated after just one use. Like, I am not kidding — my skin immediately felt super hydrated and moisturized, almost like the moisture had reached to the deepest of layers my face! The immediate effect is slightly sticky, but just give it some time to absorb. Please give it a try, you won't regret it." —A. K. Singh

    Get it from Amazon for $7.12.

    21. Aztec Secret Indian Bentonite Healing Clay to extract dirt and oil from your pores and keep your skin feeling its absolute best. It's basically like a reset button for those times when your skin needs a little extra attention.

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    Promising review: "Works amazing! I primarily used this for detoxing my armpits (sounds weird, right? But you should seriously look into it). I also slathered it on my face to pull out the impurities! I am 100% satisfied with this product!" —Happy Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $14.95+ (available in two sizes).

    22. The extremely beloved Mario Badescu Drying Lotion that looks like a tiny science experiment, but acts like a magical acne potion. Simply dip a cotton swab down into the pink solution, then dab it over any pimples to watch them shrink in just a few hours.

    Two bottles of Mario Badescu Drying Lotion
    Amazon

    Promising review: "Honestly, I assume that this dainty bottle is powered by some sort of magic, because this stuff is truly ah-mazing! Not long ago, I had a deep pimple that was building to a slow crescendo of awful (important to note, I usually have clear skin), and my mother-in-law recommended this stuff to me. She promised that it would drastically reduce the pimple, if not zap it altogether, overnight. I was weary, but I also had a business trip coming up and I was worried that the tender mound was going to blossom into a third eyeball by the time I stepped off the plane for client meetings. I dabbed a tiny amount of this stuff on the zit after my nightly facial routine (it kind of looks like calamine lotion) and went to bed not expecting much. No joke, this miracle elixir managed to shrink the nasty little sucker so much, that the tenderness had gone away!" —Caerley Hill

    Get it from Amazon for $14.45.

    23. A bottle of Vanicream facial cleanser, which dermatologists love for its extremely gentle oil-free formula. But don't worry — it still packs an impressive punch when it comes to breaking down dirt and excess oil.

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    Promising review: "I bought this after much research and review scouring, and I’m so glad I did. I have been trying to repair the moisture/lipid barrier on my face, and needed a cleanser with the right balance to aid in that process. Washing with Vanicream cleanser is great because it removes things like sunscreen and light makeup but it will not leave your skin feeling stripped or tight." —C. Hollz

    Get it from Amazon for $8.86.

    24. And don't forget the matching Vanicream moisturizing cream so you can lock in some extra moisture without any extra irritating fragrance or parabens.

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    Promising review: "This product is the best!! I have tried so many products for my neck and face and this is the only one that worked. I have an allergy to my cats that suddenly popped up after having them for years and nothing I tried would get rid of the dry, scaly skin. My neck also started to get really ‘crepey’ and I was at my wits end. I would apply layer after layer after layer of different products and nothing worked. I saw a dermatologist and was given different creams and took skin vitamins and I was still a mess. Then I tried Vanicream and it changed my life!! I know that sounds cliché but it really did bring my skin back to where it used to be. The redness, itching, scaling, crepe like appearance is all GONE and it looks and feels normal again. I am so happy with this product and can’t believe how good and inexpensive it was." —Mary M.

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99.

    25. A bottle of Aveeno's classic Daily Moisturizing Lotion, which is basically like a soothing oatmeal bath in moisturizer form. If your skin starts getting itchy once the cooler months roll in, you'll want this on your bathroom counter ASAP.

    Model pumping Aveeno Daily Moisturizing Lotion into hand
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    Promising review: "I was hesitant about trying this but when I saw the reviews for people getting great results with eczema I decided to try. After three days of using this twice a day on legs and hands I noticed a huge difference. My skin is no longer flaking or cracking. My heels are better. This is not greasy and absorbs well. I would definitely recommend." —llc

    Get it from Amazon for $8.68.

    26. Cetaphil's Gentle Skin Cleanser — which proves you don't have to spend a fortune to get an effective face wash. It's super creamy and completely fragrance free, so it's basically a no-brainer if you have sensitive skin.

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    Promising review: "I absolutely love this cleanser. I have sensitive combination skin so my cheeks and the outer parts of my face are really dry while my nose, forehead, and chin are more on the oily side. This cleanser does an amazing job at cleansing my face and I always feel clean after using. it. It does a really good job at balancing the oil on my skin so my T-zone doesn't feel oily while my cheeks feel nourished. It's extremely gentle and leaves my skin so soft and not stripped, which is nice as some brands make my skin feel really tight after cleansing. I also appreciate that it is fragrance free because my skin can sometimes react and get irritated when using products that are heavily scented or have fragrance." —Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $12.89.

    27. A waterproof eyeliner stamp that helps you achieve the impossible: creating the perfect winged liner on the very first try.

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    Promising review: "I've tried the taping method, tried normal liquid liner, plastic winged stamping devices, stencils, all of it! So when I saw this I thought, meh, why not give it a shot... It's not like my hopes were high since nothing else has been efficient or worked as it should.

    "Well, this gem arrived and I immediately had to try it out, all while laughing at how terrible this would probably turn out...but to my surprise, I put the left cat-eye on first and it was perfect aside from needing to connect it to my current liner. I thought this was a fluke and did the right eye...again, it came out clean and perfect!" —LadyMeow

    Get it from Amazon for $14.97 (available in three sizes and a combo pack).

    28. An illuminating moisturizer that'll give you that glowing ~lit from within~ complexion — think of it as a subtle highlighter for your whole face. Everyone will be looking at your little square in the next Zoom meeting.

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    Promising review: "I love this product. It makes it look like you have a natural glow, without feeling heavy or looking cakey. Great for those with dry skin who can’t wear heavy foundation but want to smooth out their skin." —Jessica Giles

    Get it from Amazon for $7.65 (available in four shades).

    29. A dry shampoo foam — yes, I said foam! — that'll help you freshen and restyle your locks at the same time. It will give your hair a clean slate and stop you from throwing your brush out of the window when your curls just won't cooperate.

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    Promising review: "I have very very fine and fragile hair. It’s wavy (2b to 2c with some 3a curls mixed in) My ends are dry and my scalp gets very oily quickly.

    "When the product arrived I was on second-day hair. I worked the foam through my roots and the sides on my head. The most oily places for me. It was easy to work through and it smells so fresh and clean. My results were amazing! My roots looked clean, no residue or build up like powder dry shampoos. My scalp does not itch and it gives my fine flat hair a ton of volume. Also, my hair looks thicker when I use it. I usually can’t go more than a day or two without washing my hair. With this product I was able to go four days without washing my hair." —Amelia Tilton

    Get it from Amazon for $6.35+ (available in four formulas).

    30. A lightweight liquid foundation with surprisingly impressive coverage. Not only will it immediately cover acne, but it also contains salicylic acid to treat blemishes and stop future ones from occurring.

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    Promising review: "I love this stuff! It's one of the only foundations that my dermatologist lets me use that actually covers anything. The other noncomedogenic foundations I have tried hardly cover anything. You can use a little for light coverage or use a lot for full coverage. I've applied it with a sponge, brush, and silicone sponge and it worked great with all. It even works fine if you just apply it with your fingers. I have extremely acne-prone skin and it does not make me break out. It also has salicylic acid in it which helps with breakouts." —Kindle Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $4.82+ (available in 15 shades).

    31. An all-natural pimple potion with a super-convenient roller-ball applicator so you can quickly swipe it over your skin the second you feel a breakout occurring.

    Bottle of Pimple Potion from RootedEarth
    RootedEarth/Etsy

    Promising review: "My hormonal acne is pretty bad. Applied pimple potion at 4:30 p.m. and it went down dramatically by 7:30. This stuff is MAGICAL." —Rosemary Perez

    RootedEarth is a small Etsy shop based in Casco, Maine.

    Get it from RootedEarth on Etsy for $14.99+ (also available in a pack of three).

    32. An extremely easy-to-use and downright magical spray that covers your roots in seconds, which might come in handy if you like to cover your grays. Plus, this video of Eva Longoria demonstrating how to use it is pretty mesmerizing.

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    Although, gray hair is honestly pretty fierce, so feel free to let those silvery strands shine!

    Promising review: "This product is terrific for hiding the pesky gray hairs that start to emerge one to two weeks after coloring my hair. I have dark hair, and a lot of gray around my forehead and temple areas, so any gray hairs are beyond obvious. Once they start to peek out, I use this product and I can last another couple of weeks before coloring." —Carissa K

    Get it from Amazon for $9.97 (available in 10 colors).

    33. A beloved nourishing cream to condition your cuticles and help your nails grow to impressive lengths. Your hands will look manicure-fresh — but without the outrageous nail salon prices.

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    Promising review: "My natural nails are horrible! They are and thin and brittle, and have a tendency to split, peel, and break. Consequently, I wore acrylic nails for several years until I got tired of leaving so much money at the nail salon. When I soaked off the acrylics, my nails were, of course, worse than ever, and nothing I tried seemed to restore them to even their original condition until I found Hard as Hoof Nail Strengthening Cream. I rub this into my cuticles and nail beds several time a day and after two months my nails are hard and much thicker with no breaking or splitting. For the first time since I took off the acrylics, my nails are growing past my fingertips. This cream is a keeper, just ordered my second jar and I'll never again be without it." —M. Hill

    Get it from Amazon for $7.94 (also available in packs of two or three).

    34. A bestselling eyebrow pencil with a helpful double-ended design. You can fill in your brows in a flash with the angled pencil side, then use the spoolie brush on the other end to smooth everything out.

    Reviewer showing results of using Maybelline brow pencil
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    Promising review: "Spent years using a brow pomade but got tired of it drying out in the little pot so quickly. I avoided pencils since I could never find one that went on as saturated and with a creamy sort of consistency that I was used to. Tried this on a whim since I'd seen a few positive reviews via YouTube and thought the angled tip was pretty neat. I don't know if I'd want to use anything else ever again because I love it so much! Easy to apply, goes on smoothly and the little brush on the end is great for evenly brushing product through the brows once they're filled in. Looks so natural and precise. So very happy to get out of my comfort zone and try something new." —Shannon M Slape

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99+ (available in four shades and a pack of two).

    35. Coty Airspun loose face power to quickly mop up excess oil and keep your makeup looking flawless all day. It's basically FaceTune in a portable package.

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    Promising review: "It's perfect!!! It comes with so much product, and the puff it comes with is pretty handy. The application is smooth. My makeup came out flawless. I set my makeup with this and worked out right after. THERE WAS NO SEPARATION, NO CREASING. This powder blessed me. GOD BLESS." —andrea

    Get it from Amazon for $5.72+ (available in five shades and various pack sizes).

    36. A pack of oil absorbing sheets that will tackle the shiniest of foreheads and have you looking instantly matte without ruining your makeup. These are a must on the days when you're already running late and have no time to wash your face.

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    Promising review: "I LOVE these oil-absorbing sheets! I tried them out a few years ago but haven't gotten around to writing a review until now. I've tried other blotting sheets and they've either broken me out or just did not absorb all the oil. Every time I come back to these I realize they are truly the best. I have SUPER-oily skin (and cystic acne which I have the scars to show for) and this makes me feel sooo fresh and even calms down active pimples/acne." —Noopur D.

    Get a pack of 100 from Amazon for $6.95 (available in two formulas and various pack sizes).

    37. Queen Helene's Mint Julep Masque, because it's a slumber party staple for a reason — it 👏 just 👏 works. It'll stop breakouts in their tracks and the tingly minty sensation will have your skin feeling instantly refreshed.

    Reviewer holding bottle of Queen Helene Mint Julep Masque
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    Personal tip: If you have a pimple coming in, dab this on top and let it sit overnight — it'll shrink by the time you wake up!

    Promising review: "After turning 33, I was blessed with painful cystic acne, worse than I ever had in my teens! I tried numerous creams, washes, toners, spot treatments, and finally found my way back to this mask that was a staple during my teen years. It is the ONLY thing I have found that works, and it works well. I use it whenever I feel a zit coming on, and find the blemish is very reduced and less painful the next day. It takes about 10 minutes for the mask to dry, and I used a wash loth to take it off. I sincerely hope they never stop making this product!" —Vicki

    Get it from Amazon for $6.09.

    38. And an outrageously popular Differin gel that has compelled over 29,000 Amazon reviewers to leave a review as glowing as their skin. It's a prescription-strength retinoid that gets deep down in your pores to promote skin turnover, so you'll basically have a brand-new face after a few uses.

    Reviewer photo showing results of using Differin gel over 12 weeks
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    Promising review: "I don't have too much of an issue with acne, however I do have hormonally based pimples once a month, with a few pimples that break through every now and then. I really purchased because it is a retinoid that you don't have to go to the doctor for and I wanted it to help with some sun damage on my face and fine lines. I've only been using this for a month, but I can honestly say that within the first week I could see a change in my skin. I have absolutely had not one break out of any kind and my skin is so smooth. I sincerely believe that the discoloration and hyperpigmentation on my skin is beginning to fade." —Catattack

    Get it from Amazon for $12.29+ (available in three sizes).

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