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    40 Products That'll Totally Change How You Put On Your Makeup

    Products to help you perfect a winged liner, keep your makeup in place all day, and just make your beauty routine a little easier.

    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 two-sided waterproof, smudge-proof liquid eyeliner designed with a stamp edge so you always get the perfect wing.,

    Promising review: "Amazon makes all things possible, even the perfect winged liner. I’m speechless. I’ve never been able to do winged liner in the 30 years I’ve walked the Earth. This product is amazing, it’s seamless. Literally, it’s foolproof. Not to mention it has great staying power, it’s very dark, and hasn’t smudged all day. I seriously wasn’t expecting to like it this much, you’ve got a customer for life!" —Taylor

    Get it from Amazon for $11.04+ (available in two sizes). Cruelty-free and vegan.

    2. A reusable oil-absorbing Revlon Volcanic Face Roller to soak up any excess oil instantly. It can easily replace blotting papers and be used on a clean or finished face — it won’t mess up your makeup!

    A customer review photo of them holding the face roller

    Promising review: "I love it! I always get so oily in my T-zone and I hate it so I’d pack on powder or run out of blotting sheets so quickly. This product absorbed my oil while not messing with my makeup! :) I will definitely be taking this with me everywhere." —Emma

    Get it from Amazon for $9.98

    3. A bottle of Nyx Matte Finish spray for makeup that'll last all day — like, 12 hours, through snow, fire, and emergency response teams all day.

    A series of customer review photos showing their makeup at the start and end of the day

    Promising review: "I’ve been using this for a while, but finally needed to write a review. This morning, I put my makeup on and did some generous sprays of this setting spray. Then, I went into the 100-plus-degree heat and demonstrated a short workout at an outdoor event. Despite drinking as much water as I could handle, I overheated quickly and EMS had to come to my rescue. Between my boyfriend and EMS, there was a small crowd around me literally pouring ice water on me, mopping my face and neck with cold towels, and pressing ice packs on me. This continued for a while and I was sure that my makeup was gone, but this spray kept my face mostly intact! If this spray can keep my makeup on through an encounter with EMS and being essentially submerged in ice water, it can keep yours on through your (hopefully less eventful) day!" —Bugaboo

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99+ (available in two formulas). Cruelty-free.

    4. A light and silky Touch in Sol No Poreblem primer so you can smooth out your skin before you apply your favorite foundation — they've even tested it out on these good-looking oranges to show you how effective it is (no oranges or animals were harmed during the testing of this primer; it's 100% cruelty-free and vegan)., Amazon

    Promising review: "I'm 44 and for the past four years my skin has been throwing a hissy fit. No matter what I tried my pores were screaming through my makeup. You know what I mean? Makeup sinking into the pores will turn any good foundation into a pool party on your face. Finally, a month ago I found this and it really works. I have combo-dry skin, weather depending and it doesn't make my skin oily. My foundation sets nicely over it (no sinking) and stays on for about eight hours before needing a touchup. And of course my pores...barely visible!!!! I'm happy!" —KPak

    Get it from Amazon for $15.50. Cruelty-free and vegan.

    5. A set of Wonder Concealer Pencils, a waterproof contouring stick you can use to hide blemishes, as a lip liner to prevent bleeding, or as a waterline eyeliner that'll help brighten your eyes.


    Promising review: "I've been using the Nyx Wonder Pencil for years, and I was so disappointed to learn it had been discontinued. I couldn't find another product quite like it in stores. These were cheap, so I thought I'd give them a try. I am very happy with them! I bought the 02 shade and it's a very close match to the Nyx pencil in medium. The formula goes on smooth and creamy and since they can be sharpened they are perfect for very small spot concealing. The wear is good as well. Totally recommend!" —Morgen Weatherly

    Get the set of three from Amazon for $6.98 (available in three shades).

    6. A bottle of Ecotools Makeup Brush Cleansing Shampoo designed to get your favorite tools looking like they're brand new — it's also hypoallergenic and made with gentle, plant-based ingredients., Amazon

    Promising review: "I hate washing my brushes, I've always done it by hand and it's always caused the big fluffy powder brushes to feel rougher or become matted no matter how hard I try to reshape them. I got this solution and I couldn't BELIEVE how amazing my brushes were afterward! I also have insanely sensitive skin and most any soap I put on a brush will cause me to break out when I use it later, no matter how well I typically rinse it. But I really think that this cleaner worked great and I haven't had any sensitive bumps on my skin since using it." —Chelsea

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99. Cruelty-free and vegan.

    7. A tube of Essence Lash Princess Mascara that'll leave you with lashes that look so damn long people will think you're wearing falsies — but you're not! And you didn't have the struggle of trying to put on fake lashes., Amazon

    Promising review: "After using Lights, Camera, Lashes by Tarte for the past year, I got tired of breaking the bank over mascara. My sister suggested Essence Lash Princess False Lash Effect and I IMMEDIATELY fell in love. It provides dramatic length and great volume. I can honestly say I can’t stop looking at my eyelashes in the mirror every single day because of how awesome they look. Also, it is very long-wearing. I go from an eight-hour workday right to the gym and sweat like crazy...and this stuff doesn’t budge! I love it!!" —Carrie E Miller

    Get it from Amazon for $4.99. Cruelty-free.

    8. A perfectly pigmented Han Skincare Cosmetics All Natural Cheek and Lip Tint — I'm telling you right now this stuff is legit. I have very pale lips and I just dab a little bit of this on and... BAM! It looks like my lips are naturally the perfect shade of rose without looking like I'm actually wearing anything on my lips! I've also completely replaced my blush with this stick.

    A photo of a variety of the cheek and lip tints scattered about

    It's also 100% vegetarian and gluten-, cruelty-, petrochemical-, paraben-, artificial color–, GMO-, phthalate-, and silicone-free.

    Promising review: "I’ve used Nars blush sticks for years now. Fluctuated between the peachy-color Portifino and pinky-color Malibu. This Han color is absolutely perfect — no sparkle but enough highlighter look. Very natural when you blend it in. When you first put it on its a bright peach but I use a blender blush and it’s magnificent. For the price, compared to Nars, I’ll never buy Nars again. I spray tan so my skin is usually sunkissed bronze and this color matches perfectly." —Lauren shaw

    Get it from Amazon for $16 (available in eight shades). `

    9. A two-piece eyebrow soap kit — a clear-setting cream you can brush through your eyebrows to add thickness, volume, and texture. It also nourishes and conditions your brows.,

    Promising review: "I absolutely love this and am amazed at how much fuller my brows look! Application is also super easy and quick! I took three pictures — the top picture is before I applied it, the middle picture is after application, and the third picture is after I've drawn a line under my brow to clean up the look and filled in some sparse areas." —P.A.

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99.

    10. A stainless-steel Skin Spatula that helps you deal with your decades of skin woes by using high-frequency vibration to clean blackheads, whiteheads, grease, and dead skin — just make sure and use it on wet skin.,

    Promising review: "This worked better than a hydra facial! I still had blackheads after the $100 facial and this tool got them out so much better. I would suggest using a soapy/frothy cleanser vs. water because the glide is smoother — and don't be too aggressive because you can get carried away, remember it's a metal spatula. I use a rotating facial brush every other day with a frothy cleanser, this tool weekly, a mattifying toner every day, and I feel like I just left the spa." —mom bod

    Get it from Amazon for $22.99.

    11. An ultra-pigmented, long-lasting Peripera Ink Velvet Lip Tint for a weightless color your pout is thirsty for.

    A customer review photo of them wearing and holding the bottle for Ink Velvet 05

    Promising review: "Pleasantly surprised. I own a lot of lip tints from various brands and price ranges. Including the always popular BeneTints from Benefit. I ordered this and proceeded to apply a nice generous layer. I kept it on for five minutes. I then wiped it off with a paper towel and voilà. This formula is thick enough, which makes it stay in place and it does not bleed, plus the applicator has a nice shape that provides a nice application and outline without the need of a liner. My only complaint, I didn’t get more colors." —Jared

    Get it from Amazon for $9.90 (available in 12 shades). Cruelty-free.

    12. A set of concealing L.A. Girl Pro blemish and undereye correctors so you always have perfect skin, even when you don't get rid of those under-eye bags, in no time., Amazon

    Promising review: "For me, the orange is an absolute necessity. Only one other product has ever been able to effectively hide my dark circles but the texture was too thick. So when I heard about this on YouTube I had to give it a try. Nearly six months later, I haven't turned back. In terms of under eyes, I always start with an eye cream to reduce creasing, then I apply primer, and then the orange corrector. I do my best to focus just on the DARKEST areas, and not the entire under-eye area. I find it helps to wipe a concealer brush against the applicator brush so that you can have more control over how much and where it is placed. After it's dry, I apply a light coat of foundation and lastly a light-colored concealer. I posted some unfiltered pictures of the before and after. The last was taken six hours after application. Also, I did not use any filter because I want to be able to show exactly what it looks like before and after." —Sam

    Get the pack of three from Amazon for $9.99.

    13. An amazing teardrop-tip Maybelline Total Temptation Eyebrow Definer Pencil designed with a super defining color and a handy little brush that'll help you achieve a perfect brow, every day., Amazon

    Promising review: "I have little to no eyebrows. Penciling them in with something like Brow Wiz ($21) with the tiny tip is pointless and takes forever and I run out in a month or less. This makes it easy and my brows look BOMB!!! I will buy this over and over and over" —Duchess

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99 (available in four colors).

    14. A color-changing BYO Blush that reacts to the pH of your skin to adjust to your skin tone and give you the perfect rosey glow — no matter what!


    Youthforia is woman-owned small biz that aims to make makeup that's so good for your skin you can sleep in it. The founder, Fiona Co Chan, even tested the blush by sleeping in it for two months! They are passionate about being environmentally friendly and not using fossil fuels or gross toxins in their products.

    If two people with the same skin tone apply the blush, they'll both get a slightly different color! How cool is that? This contains 20 plant-based, antioxidant-rich oils that help nourish your skin. It's long-lasting; good for all skin types; and fragrance-free, vegan, and cruelty-free.

    Promising review: "Dewy and glowy. I tried it over makeup and it appeared as a strong pink shade but settled to a flushed, glowy color. I had my little sister try it too because I wanted to see the color change again and it lasted a really long time on her. The texture was smooth and it was easy to rub in and blend out." —Summer

    Get it from Youthforia for $36.

    15. A pack of blotting papers, because when they say you can cook an egg on it, they're not talking about your oily skin — they're probably talking about hot concrete floors.

    A customer review photo showing their forehead before and after using the blotting papers

    Promising review: "I've had oily skin my whole life and used countless types of oil blotting sheets because they're lifesavers. THESE ARE AMAZING. Great deal, big sheets, and they pull out one at a time so easily. Give these a try — completely worth it. They work well and are easy to use." —Kelsey

    Get a 100-sheet pack from Amazon for $6.95 (available in three scents).

    16. A tube of Elizabeth Mott Thank Me Later Eye Shadow Base that'll make sure your eye makeup stays put all day long.

    Promising review: "I feel so stupid...I'm 65 years old and have always been annoyed by the fact that by midafternoon, my upper lids would be oily, shiny, and sporting a stripe from my eyeliner. I didn't think there was a cure. Then stumbled upon the idea of using a primer/foundation designed for the eyelids. What? How BRILLIANT!! Who would have thought? I dipped my toe into the water and purchased one tube of the Thank Me Later Eye Shadow Primer. I don't use eye shadow on my lids, but I do use it as a liner on my lower lashes. (I add water to compressed eye shadow and put it on my skin with a sponge-end pencil thing). This stuff ROCKS!! At the end of a hot Texas day, my lids are still as fresh and dry as they were at 6 a.m. And it only takes a pinhead-sized drop to cover one entire lid from lashes to eyebrow, with enough left to cover the lower lid area as well. It's creamy, but dries very quickly. Awesome! The only thing that keeps this product from being 100% perfect is that it has a chemical smell when you first put it on...BUT...after a few minutes, the smell is gone and my eye makeup looks impeccable for 12+ hours. Obviously, I highly recommend this product. They've found a lifetime customer with me." —ShortieTX

    Get it from Amazon for $13.48. Cruelty-free.

    17. A lightweight, long-lasting Coty Airspun loose setting powder — it can help minimize the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, acne, and other blemishes while giving you a smoother, softer look.

    Some scattered containers of the Coty Airspun loose setting powder

    Promising review: "I am totally blown away by this product! I have consistently been using Laura Mercier's Translucent Loose Setting Powder for about six months and was dissatisfied with the fact that my skin appeared greasy/oily by the end of the workday. I also live in a warm climate and have oily skin. By the end of my workday using this powder, my face is still very matte! I am THRILLED! This way outperforms the Laura Mercier powder and is 13% of the cost. Can't believe it. Never going back." —AlexisJulian

    Get it from Amazon for $5.72+ (available in four shades).

    18. A peel-off liquid nail polish barrier designed to help you protect the area around your nails from those often inevitable invasions of polish when you're applying a fresh coat.

    A series of customer review photo of the nail polish barrier applied under nail polish

    Promising review: "I recently discovered how to properly apply glitter nail polish and Second Skin Liquid Latex Barrier is perfect to keep my skin clear while I'm sponging on the glitter. A little goes a long way, which is great. But I think my frequency of use (weekly) will have me buying more frequently. My next adventure is to try ombre on my nails." —Ace Harrin

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99.

    19. A pack of facial and eyebrow razors that'll help shape your eyebrows, remove fine hairs, and smooth your skin.

    Promising review: "I love 💕 these little razors for all that peach 🍑 fuzz. My face looks so smooth now!!! They’re really easy to use. I had no idea there was such a product! My aesthetician used something similar on my face and I thought 💭 I can do that!! So glad I found it!" —Patti16

    Get a pack of three from Amazon for $4.99.

    20. A Vive Cosmetics matte liquid lipstick in Amor Eterno which is a deliciously rich darkish red that will not rub off — if you're anything like me and love a red lip but also love to eat 23 out of the 24 hours in a day, this is the red lip of your dreams. This. Is. It.

    Vive Cosmetics, Instagram: @vivecosmetics

    Promising review: "I love this shade so much. I love reds and this is a nice dark one that is still vibrant. I love the texture and how easy it is to glide on too. My only other experience with liquid lipstick was from Nars and that one was too drying and would dry clumpy, I began thinking my application was the problem but that kept happening. That almost scared me from liquid lipsticks but this was the exact opposite and just amazing!! I will be buying more." —Daisy

    Get it from Vive Cosmetics for $20. Cruelty-free.

    21. A reusable makeup spatula so you can get every last drop of your favorite foundation.


    Promising review: "My family made fun of me for this purchase but I LOVE it! It's great for lip gloss and cream highlighters that come with the sponge wand things. The stick is flexible but has some heft to it. Buy it!" —BMLarson

    Get the lip gloss spatula and the foundation spatula for $5.49 from Amazon.

    22. A pack of super-soft makeup sponges that'll provide you with a much more affordable option when you're looking to replace your old spongey.

    A customer review photo of a wet and dry makeup sponge

    Promising review: "So pretty, soft, and awesome. Super budget friendly in comparison to other brands! Here's a comparison shot of it next to a dry sponge." —Sunshine Bear

    Get the pack of five sponges from Amazon for $8.99.

    23. A lipstick-holding, bleed-preventing Maybelline New York Makeup Lip Liner in clear to ensure your perfect pout stays perfect all day long! It'll stop your lipstick from bleeding into your fine lines and running past the border of lips.

    The Maybelline New York Makeup Lip Liner in clear

    Promising review: "This is the only clear liner that I have used that works 100% to keep my lipstick from feathering and 'leaking' outside of my lips. I love it!" —Cherry Kelln

    Get it from Amazon for $5.49 (available in 15 shades).

    24. A double-sided silicone lip brush to get rid of any excess skin and make your lips totally matte lipstick-ready.

    A model holding three scrubber lip brushes

    Promising review: "I admit I was skeptical about this product but my desperation to regain my soft lips made me click the BUY button. I just had a baby and between all the milk I was pumping for the baby and caffeine drinking my body was dried out and dehydrated. My lips took a hit and were dried, cracked, and even bleeding — very painful. Even my tried-and-true expensive-as-heck lip moisturizer I use couldn't help. Having this lip brush did the trick and made all the difference. The exfoliation must have allowed my lip moisturizer to get better absorbed. I was able to see results in just a couple of days. Now I have soft and supple lips again. I tried using a toothbrush and I would not recommend it. First, the toothbrush doesn't feel as good and second, it will waste whatever product you are using with it because the product will settle deep in the bristles so you have to use a lot more of it, and third it's also hard to clean. This silicone lip brush feels so good and since the 'bristles' or 'bumps' are shallow, I just needed to use a little bit of my expensive lip moisturizer and it was so easy to clean the brush afterward. Where has this thing been all my life? I don't think I can live without it now." —Double-J

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99 (available in three colors). And you might want to consider pairing it with this effective little lip scrub, if you're in the market.

    25. A super-bold Kulfi Kajal Eyeliner designed in a dramatically pigmented formula that's made with aloe vera and vitamin E — which makes application totally smooth (literally, it glides evenly and comfortably) but is also totally smudge- and waterproof.

    Kulfi Beauty

    Kulfi Beauty, affectionately named after a type of South Asian ice cream, is a South Asian woman–owned beauty brand that makes products to celebrate and empower the diverse needs of their culture.

    Promising review: "Love the eyeliner — it's the best I have ever used. It goes on smoothly, neatly, and easily. It still looks good at the end of the day." —Charlotte A.

    Get it from Kulfi Beauty for $20 (available in five shades).

    26. A bottle of the ever-popular Ilia Super Serum Skin Tint with SPF 40 — its light, tinted formula offers just the right amount of coverage while offering some serious skincare. It's created with a blend of hyaluronic acids, plant-based Squalane, and niacinamide, which help even tones and soften fine lines and imperfections, and then it dries down to a natural, dewy finish.

    A model holding the bottle next to their face

    Promising review: "This foundation serum is the absolute best thing I’ve ever used. It gives a perfect amount of coverage for my liking. It’s not heavy and mask-like. It doesn’t settle in pores and fine lines. It feels like I’m putting a luxurious, hydrating skincare product on. I love that it has SPF as that’s a major deciding factor when I chose makeup. I really don’t need to apply any added moisturizer before putting this makeup on because it’s so hydrating by itself. I have oily skin but it can get dehydrated, and I use a prescription retinoid so my skin can get flaky and regular foundations accentuate any dryness. I love this stuff. It’s my holy grail foundation!" —Ashley P.

    Get it from Ilia for $48 (available in 30 shades).

    27. A pack of pre-moistened Andrea Eye Q's Oil-Free Make-Up Correctors to help fix those little mistakes you can't ever seem to avoid during your beauty routine.

    The Andrea Eye Q's Oil-Free Make-Up Correctors

    Promising review: "I suck at doing my eyeliner and no amount of YouTube makeup tutorials can help me. But now that I have these handy little erasers, I don’t look like a failed smokey eye every day. You might be thinking, why not just use a makeup wipe instead? Or why not just soak the tip in remover? Well, because that doesn’t work as well. Trust me, I tried that too. These are great because they have a very fine-pointed tip so the accuracy is great. Plus they are sturdy. These are awesome." —Faith Foster

    Get a pack of 50 on Amazon for $6.02.

    28. A super-easy-to-apply Kaja Roll-On Highlighting Balm that includes a rolling applicator that glides across your skin to leave a perfect shimmer.


    Promising review: "A must-have!!!! This goes on super smooth, nice, evenly. You just take the roller that’s included and then roll it where are you want highlighted at stays put, no flaking or caking I recommend this product and all products by this brand; their eye shadows are fabulous, too." —mom2jav

    Get it from Amazon for $28.

    29. A reusable makeup-removing cloth, because getting rid of all the excess makeup every night is a chore but this will help make it easier — you just need water!

    The makeup removing cloth with makeup residue on it

    Promising review: "I was skeptical of these, but now I'm pretty sure they're what Mulan's outfit was made of when she wiped her makeup off on her sleeve in the movie. Even totally dry they're pretty impressive about taking all of my makeup (including waterproof eyeliner and mascara) in a couple of swipes. I like to use a little micellar water to make my skin feel a little cleaner. It's nice not to burn through so many cotton pads." —RachelM

    Get a pack of three from Amazon for $5.49 (available in five color sets).

    30. A pack of makeup-removing Cetaphil cleansing cloths made with gentle ingredients that'll help get rid of your day's look without damaging your skin.


    Promising review: "I normally use the gentle skin cleanser, but was going on a trip and thought I would take these instead so I wouldn't worry about going over the liquid limit in my carry-on (or worry about finding washcloths in European hotels). Now I think I'll be switching to these all the time. They do a great job of cleansing and refreshing the skin (perfect for on the plane), and remove my eye makeup better than actual eye makeup remover! Plus it's way less work than the whole wet-lather-rinse-dry routine when you're tired." —Kailia L.

    Get a pack of 25 wipes from Amazon for $6.12.

    31. A tube of Nyx eyebrow gel, a clear formula that works with your powders and pencils to fill in your brows, seal them, and hold them in place. It has a nonsticky formula that lasts all day and can even work to enhance the natural curl of your lashes.

    A customer review photo of their eyebrows before and after using the NYX eyebrow gel

    Promising review: “I absolutely love this stuff. I have a 'bare minimum' makeup look and this stuff is part of it! I actually use it even if I don't fill in my brows at all. This stuff is able to go on thin enough for me to not feel it but thick enough to hold the hairs where I want them until I take it off. I don't have any extra wax or residue, it lasts until I remove it, and does not have any smell or tint to it. I take my brow shape pretty seriously since that seems to be what I'm complimented on more than anything else. The picture I've included is what my brows looked like with the gel but without any makeup on them. You will not find anything this good for a price in the same ballpark.” —Nina

    Get it from Amazon for $5.97. Cruelty-free.

    32. An acrylic makeup sponge organizer and drying house that'll fit up to nine of your magical little makeup applicators.

    A customer review photo of the acrylic makeup sponge organizer

    Promising review: "It was frustrating and beyond annoying to have to use Beautyblender packaging or a hairspray bottle cap to organize and dry my Beautyblender sponges. It looked awful on my makeup counter and was totally dysfunctional. This acrylic organizer is absolutely perfect! It’s very well made and works perfectly for all sponge sizes. LOVE and would highly recommend!" —Th-4

    Get it from Amazon for $12.49.

    33. A shiny tube of Rimmel Stay Glossy lipgloss designed to stay put for six hours.

    A close up of lips using Rimmel Stay Glossy 6 Hour Lipgloss in Seduce Me

    Promising review: "I usually buy a lip gloss or lipstick with high hopes and quickly find a thousand reasons to hate it. (Too sticky. Too loud. Looks wrong.) I wanted a little color, but not a sticky, mask-like feel. So I picked up a tube of this lip gloss and was really surprised at how much I loved it. Its lightweight formula wears for hours and feels smooth. Not overpowering for my pale complexion." —sam

    Get it from Amazon for $2.39 (available in 27 shades).

    34. A set of super-soft makeup brushes to help you blend, beat, line, highlight, cover, and blot your face to your heart's content.

    A customer review photo of the makeup brushes

    Promising review: "Very soft brushes! I love them! The rose gold color is perfect for my setup, too! 🤗🤗 I’ve used each brush and they apply makeup very well and evenly." —Monique Lenzi

    Get the 14-piece from Amazon for $8.99.

    35. A pack of moisturizing and super-minty lip tints that come in four natural shades to give you a perfect pout all day long., Amazon

    Promising review: "I love the tint of plum! It seems dark for a pale person such as myself, but it's a really flattering shade for any season. I use it every day and sometimes layer it up in place of lipstick at night." —Corin

    Get a four-pack from Amazon for $9.98+ (available in five sets).

    36. A whipped Dear Dahlia Dream Velvet Lip Mousse that can actually be used on your lips, cheeks, and eyes. They're formulated with dahlia flower, which not only helps nourish the skin but has a delightful scent.

    Dear Dahlia

    Dear Dahlia is an Asian woman–founded luxury vegan K-beauty brand inspired by the dahlia flower and dedicated to bringing out each woman's natural elegance, authenticity, and timeless beauty.

    These lipsticks are very different from other liquid lips — more light and airy still giving off long-lasting matte color that compliments all skin tones. I need them all!

    Get it from Dear Dahlia for $31 (available in 18 shades).

    37. A pack of Almay's hypoallergenic eye makeup–removing pads to finally make it so you don't wake up with that smidge of mascara sprawled out under your eyes.

    A model pulling out some eye makeup–removing pads from their container

    Promising review: "These things are like magic. I have been wearing prominent eyeliner for most of my makeup-wearing career and I had accepted as a part of life that it would always be a pain to remove. I've tried a lot of different products that people lauded as being awesome for eye makeup removal, and while some worked a lot better than others nothing really made the process 'easy.' Now I have found these and they are a game-changer. I used them for the first time last night and I could not believe it: 90% of the makeup came off with the first swipe and the rest came off with the next. Nothing smeared. I am still incredulous this morning. From now on this will definitely be my go-to product." —Elana

    Get a pack of 80 from Amazon for $6.29.

    38. A Black Opal True Color Pore Perfecting Powder Foundation blurs blemishes with a creamy, oil-free formula that glides on like a dream and dries like a powder. Its lightweight finish still provides medium coverage that lasts, plus it helps to control shiny complexions.


    Beautybeez is a Black-owned business that celebrates multicultural beauty. It was created so women of color could experience a one-stop-shop that caters to their needs.

    Get it from Beautybeez for $11.99 (available in 12 shades).

    39. A hydrating Charlotte Tilbury tinted moisturizer that'll blur out any visible pores to make makeup application totally flawless. The formula comes out white and then adjusts to your skin — so you never have to worry about finding a perfect shade match.

    @ctilburymakeup / Via, AnaMaria Glavan / BuzzFeed

    Promising review: "Wow, I am loving this product! It is easy to apply, very forgiving in application, and gives you a lovely glow. It doesn’t feel like makeup at all and keeps my face nicely hydrated without looking too shiny. And a little product goes a long way." —ladybugw

    Get it from Sephora for $40.

    40. And a pack of Shadow Shields to help you catch excess makeup and leave your under-eye area looking flawless.

    A closeup of an eye with the Shadow Shield placed under it to catch excess makeup

    Promising review: "Wow!! I love this product! It has been a lifesaver when it comes to making sure my eye shadow doesn't end up on the rest of my face or my clothes. It sticks to my skin even when I've already applied under eye concealer. I've been able to create beautiful smokey eyes! I've purchased it twice and will continue to do so." —Esperanza

    Get a box of 30 from Amazon for $7.05.

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

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