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

Never again will you say, "I wish I could do my makeup like that!"

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

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Promising review: "These are awesome! And you can secure it in several different ways depending on what you need. It even helps you get the correct angle on your eyeliner if you extend it out past the corner of your eye. They're reusable up to two to three times." —Emerald City Girl

Get a box of 30 from Amazon for $7.90 or a box of 14 from Walmart for $4.78.

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

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Promising review: "I haven't used liquid eyeliner in such a long time, and the last time I used it the line came out horrific. Not with this one! The tip is like a foam — one side is pointy and the other side has more of a flat edge to it. I applied it and my mom said my eyes looked great. It lasted all night and even 'til morning. Does not irritate and goes on very smoothly. It does come off with ease when washing it off." —Darlene

Get it from Amazon for $12.99.

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3. A set of eyebrow stencils for all the help you need to get an impeccable arch every time.

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Promising review: "I have been trying to regrow my eyebrows after I stupidly overplucked a few years ago and messed up my eyebrow shape. This has helped me to not over pluck in order to re-achieve my desired look. Along with applying castor oil daily on my eyebrows, this is working very nicely. I no longer have to draw or darken my brows with a pencil except when plucking (so I don't screw them up AGAIN!). Easy to use." —Heather Maul

Get a set of four stencils from Amazon for $3 or from E.l.f. for $1.

4. A pack of pre-moistened eye-makeup-removing swabs so you never have to worry about how you're gonna get rid of that rogue eyeliner and mascara that are destroying your look.

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Promising review: "These little Q-tip-like sticks are great for removing eye makeup. They are especially helpful with smudges under the lower lashes. I squeeze them a little bit before using to keep the liquid from getting into my eye. The pointed tip allows for precise removal of smudges. A great product!" —Schoolmarm

Get a pack of 50 from Amazon for $4.11 or from Walmart for $5.34.

5. A bottle of NYX Matte Finish spray for makeup that'll last all day — like, 12 hours all day.

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Promising review: "I use this to set all my makeup. I will also use it immediately after I'm done with my eyebrows to set them. Don't go overboard on spraying, if you spray about four pumps it works wonders. My makeup will last a good 12 hours, even in 90-degree weather." —Melinda Del Rio

Get it from Amazon for $6.39 or from Walmart $7.97.

6. A curved eyelash comb to help you avoid any clumpy mascara situations.

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Promising review: "I have thin and short eyelashes, so almost all mascaras clump in my lashes. The shape of the comb makes it easy to smooth out almost all of my lashes at once. The metal bristles push through the clumping to separate and give more length to my lashes, but my favorite thing about this is it actually curls my lashes. A great time-saver for me!" —CSells

Get it from Amazon for $4.29.

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7. A reusable makeup spatula so you can get every last drop of your favorite lip gloss.

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Promising review: "My family made fun of me for this purchase but I LOVE it! It's great for lipgloss 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 for $6.55 and the foundation spatula for $7.99 from Amazon.

8. A makeup-brush drying rack that'll hold up to 26 brushes and totally help you save them all after a cleaning.

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Promising Review: "I used to lay my brushes on a towel to dry after I washed them and that was always a pain. Some of the brushes would get damaged. With this holder, they stay in place and dry so fast! I washed my brushes today at 10 a.m. and it is now 7:25 p.m. and 90% of them are completely dry! That's the best part for me. It's collapsible and super convenient for storing." —Amazon Customer

Get it on Amazon for $11.99.

9. A lining and defining E.l.f. eye tape so you get a flawless line every time, no matter what type of eyeliner you use.

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Promising review: "I have to admit, I was a little skeptical about how well the lines were going to come out and/or if there was going to be any bleed-through. With that being said, I love this product and it has cut the time it takes me to do my eyeliner in half. Also, I am a person who has a smaller-set face and eye sockets, and I'm able to cut them in half and double the product use life. Plus, if you are a person who prefers to do your foundation before your eye makeup it does not remove any of the makeup that you had previously put on but has just enough adhesive to where it sticks perfectly in place." —Ashley X

Get 40 strips from E.l.f. for $2.

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

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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 make-up 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!" —KCMO

Get it from Amazon for $11.89.

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11. A stainless-steel makeup palette, because you're a f#@%in' artist, why not have a tool that lets you mix your paints?

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Promising review: "This product is amazing. Very durable, use it for mixing my foundation and powder together. It's a perfect size and comes in a case to keep in. Highly recommend." —Sean Poe

Get it from Amazon for $6.59. You can also find one for nail polish on Amazon for $2.69.

12. A peel-off liquid nail polish barrier designed to help you protect the area around your nails when you're applying a fresh coat.

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Promising review: "Yes, it has a weird smell, but so does nail polish, so I don't care that it has the smell! It worked perfectly fine and how it's supposed to work. Put it on, let it dry (usually takes about two minutes or less) and peel it off when you're done! Peeling it off is the best (and easiest) part." —Ms.Hempingtonsworth

Get it from Amazon for $3.49.

13. A makeup-brush cleaning pad for when it's time to give your tools the deep cleaning they desperately need.

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Promising review: "I love this makeup brush cleaner. It's making me wonder how I lived life prior to this. Seriously, it's so easy! Just sprinkle some soap on the mat and rub your brush onto the mat. Whoever invented this may deserve a Nobel Prize. Top inventions/discoveries: 1. Man discovers fire. 2. Someone sliced that loaf of bread up and threw some meat and cheese in between it and VOILA! The sandwich was invented. 3. Tampons. 4. Wi-Fi. 5. Electric wine bottle opener. 6. Kedsum Makeup Brush Cleaning Mat." —Keeks

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

14. A touch-screen light-up makeup mirror with 10 times the magnification so you can make sure every last pore is hidden and eyelash is in place before you walk out of the house.

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Promising review: "I love this mirror. The size is perfect. The lights have a brightness range, so that's really nice too. It's easy to assemble and insert batteries. My favorite part is that it swivels! I was worried that having it for so long would make the lights warm, but that didn't happen. The clarity of the glass is wonderful, with or without the lights on. I saw my face in a completely different way! I could see all the eyebrow hairs and pores — really is a great mirror." —amanda

Get it from Amazon for $16.99.

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15. A makeup brush color-removing sponge to help you quickly get rid of excess product from your favorite tool.

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Promising review: "So honestly I didn't think this thing would work. Without water or any type of cleaner, how could it possibly work? But for a few dollars, I thought I'd try it. And I'm glad I did. Shockingly, it completely works at removing color and allowing you to switch. It also seems gentle enough on the brushes. This will save me tons of money because I won't need to purchase separate brushes for each color or from having to replace them because of over cleaning and wearing them out. I would definitely get this again and I'm thinking about buying these for friends." —Crystal

Get it from Amazon for $9.99 or a similar one from Walmart for $6.33.

16. A pair of stainless-steel and alloy eyelash-application tweezers, because putting falsies on is hard and it really doesn't have to be.

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Promising review: "Love this!! I have a terrible time applying falsies and always have. I absolutely slayed applying my lashes using these, with little effort. I was worried the tweeze part might not get a good solid grip on the lashes but no, the tweeze part grabs firmly and the metal lays perfectly smooth against itself when pressed. Totally recommend this product!" —da.chapra

Get it from Amazon for $3.58.

17. A foaming lip scrub to get rid of any excess skin and make your lips totally matte-lipstick-ready.

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Promising review: "I could feel a major difference after just one use. Squeeze some product on your lips, leave it on for about five minutes (it will bubble up), wipe it off, then rinse." —Marz

Get it from Amazon or Urban Outfitters for $16.

18. A two-piece eyeliner and eyeshadow stencil set that'll get you a purrfect cat-eye — pun totally intended.

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Promising review: "I don't know how to do makeup, so I got this handy-dandy little cheat sheet. I obviously can't let anyone know that I have all the answers now, so I can't purposely ace it, but I'm definitely a solid B with this savior stencil." —holly carrier

Get the two-piece set from Amazon for $2.49.

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19. An acrylic makeup organizer so everything is within reach when you're working on your art.

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Promising review: "LOVE this product! It comes in two separate pieces but the top fits perfectly on top of the drawers. It's a great size and fits allllmost all of my makeup. Great for people who are starting out their makeup collection, but you can really fit a lot of products in the drawers. Fits great on bathroom counters, dressers, or a makeup counter! I definitely would recommend this product. It was carefully wrapped and packaged too." —Carol Russo

Get it from Amazon for $13.99.

20. A set of reusable makeup-removing cloths you can use with just water to get even the toughest of makeup off.

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Promising review: "OBSESSED with these. I'm a skin freak — and HATE using makeup wipes since they make my face feel oily and gross. I run these under hot water, rub, and my makeup comes off completely. I honestly don't understand how or why it happens but it's magic! I recommend it to all my friends and family. LOVE that I just can wash them with my laundry too. They're like brand new and still work." —TG

Get a pack of three from Amazon for $2.97.

21. A two-piece three-in-one makeup application tool that'll help you apply your mascara to your lashes but not all over your eyelids.

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Promising review: "Funny little gadget. Thought I’d give it a try since I always get mascara on my lids. This did work but you have to get used to working with it." —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $5.99.

22. An eyelid primer for anyone who suffers from the greasy-lid eye-makeup shuffle that leaves your flawless eyeliner all over your lids three hours into the day.

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Promising review: "This primer is amazing. I have extremely oily skin and alopecia, so both drawing on my eyebrows and keeping them on can be a challenge. Most primers basically get chunky-looking and melt off my face. But not this one. I bought my first tube about two years ago. The tube lasted OVER A YEAR. That is freaking crazy. I do my makeup/use this primer daily, and it lasted a year! I bought my second bottle 'too early' and ended up not opening it for about four months. It works wonderfully as an eyelid primer and a brow primer. It makes my eyebrows go from lasting about two to three hours to lasting 24-28 hours without any shine or accidental rubbing off. I joke that it’s magic in a bottle — but in all honesty, it’s not really a joke. The photo provided is after about 20-22 hours of wearing the primer (on both eyelids and brows). I would highly recommend giving this a shot. Especially if you have oily skin like mine!" —Kennedi Grace

Get it from Amazon for $12.

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23. A larger-sized complexion sponge designed to give you streak-free application and make your skin look flawless.

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Promising review: "I use this sponge to apply foundation to my neck and face. I had seen it used in a makeup tutorial and decided to try it for myself. I was hesitant because it is marketed as a body sponge; however, it is awesome! Because of its larger size, not only is it faster, but it also gives my face and neck a 'smooth' finish. I get it wet, squeeze out the excess water, squeeze a dime-sized (maybe smaller) amount of foundation directly on the sponge, then blot and blend." —SFLTeacher

Get it from Amazon for $7.79 or from Walmart for $7.84.

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

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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 even. The picture is of my Halloween look that I did using the brushes to contour and apply foundation and eyeshadows! 🤗🤗" —Monique Lenzi

Get the 14-piece from Amazon for $10.99.

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