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    41 Beauty Products That'll Basically Give You A New Definition Of True Love

    You may have to have a talk with your S.O. once you've tried a smudge-fixing top coat, dandruff-attacking shampoo, and rosacea-masking color corrector.

    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. Verb Ghost Oil makes quick work of taming frizz and flyaways. This is THE BEST hair oil if you have coarse, thick hair like me. Reviewers with hair textures up to 4c rave about it!

    stack of the bottles of clear hair oil
    @verbproducts / Via

    I got turned onto this stuff after some colleagues put it in stories and after trying just about every hair oil out there, I can assure that this is the good stuff. It's great for finishing off your look after heat styling (like with a curling iron or straightener) or helping your hair calm down post-blow-drying. I always keep a bottle in my medicine cabinet!

    Promising review: "I have 4c hair and this is AMAZING. At first I thought this would do nothing for my hair since Verb caters to looser hair textures but this product is lightweight and a little goes a LONGGGG way. I’ve used several pumps of this and the bottle still looks like I’ve barely used any of it! Amazing product for detangling, softening, and adding moisture to your hair." —Brit

    Get it from Amazon for $18.

    2. Admire My Skin Brightening Serum earns lots of credit in the Amazon reviews from people with hyperpigmentation and melasma. But folks with rosacea will also find it incredibly useful in their skincare routine.

    reviewer pic of bright red patch on cheek, then it's a little darker on day 4, then it's lightened up significantly and healing on day 14

    Note that like with a lot of skincare products, when applied this stuff makes issues like dark spots a little worse before they're better.

    Promising review: "I bought this for a few age spots that had become noticeable after a few too many hours in the sun this summer. One of the age spots was very dark and prominently located directly under my left eye. I bought this in a desperate attempt to diminish the age spot, at the very least. I am amazed at the results. The solution completely removed all of my age spots.

    FAIR WARNING: Many others have posted this, but it is worth repeating. This solution turns the spots much darker and even creates a sort of scab before flaking and peeling off to reveal healthy skin underneath. I used the solution at morning and at night, only on the dark spots, and looked like I'd been attacked by a clawed cat for about two weeks. Then the spots finally flaked and peeled off. Would I do it again? Definitely. But do note that it gets worse before it gets better." —Todd W Fletcher

    Get it from Amazon for $17.33.

    3. Mr. Pumice Ultimate Pumi Bar is your new shower BFF. Its rougher side will help attack calluses and the soft side will smooth out the offending areas.

    the pumice stone in its packaging

    Promising review: "At the shop where I get pedicures I noted that they use these. The dark purple side is perfect for keeping my heels smooth. I live in the desert and go barefoot often so need something for my feet, but other products didn't seem to be very effective. I use this with a callus gel every so often and this seems to work better than all the other 'pumice' bars, etc. This isn't pumice though, but I never liked the hard pumice stones and they didn't seem to do much anyway." —Desert Rose

    Get it from Amazon for $3.49.

    4. LONDONTOWN Kur Instant Smudge Fix, something I wish I knew about eons ago because I'm forever smudging my at-home AND salon manis.

    before pic of smudged nail polish and then an after pic of the same fingernail looking perfectly polished

    Promising review: "I rarely ding my nails, but did recently just as I was leaving the salon. I carry this with me in my manicure bag and it works perfectly. My manicurist was amazed! Highly recommend." —ZLIONNE

    Get it from Amazon for $14.

    5. Neutrogena Anti-Residue Shampoo targets residue from all that dry shampoo you have built up in your hair so your scalp will truly feel clean. I get it. Really.

    the clear shampoo sitting on a shower ledge

    Promising review: "I love this shampoo for once-a-month use to remove excess products such as leave-on conditioners etc. I have dry, curly hair and need very moisturizing conditioners and leave-on products, but those can build up over time (even washing hair three times a week). This anti-residue shampoo resets the hair and makes it feel so light and clean. I've been using it for over two decades. Unfortunately it's really hard to find this in brick-and-mortar stores nowadays for some strange reason (and I live in a big-ish city) so I'm happy to find it on Amazon at a great price." —Dumpling

    Get it from Amazon for $5.49.

    6. Smashbox Always On Matte Liquid Lipstick stays on in a super velvety way that won't dry out your lips or call for post-lunch application. Seriously, it stays put and I always get compliments when I wear it!


    This has become my fave long-lasting lipstick formula and I yearn for it in every dang color now. Oh, and just plan on tucking it in my pocket while I'm laying in my coffin (yep, put me in a dress WITH POCKETS), like we did for my grandma and her fave lipstick, OK?

    Promising review: "Literally the best liquid lipstick formula I've ever tried in my life. The shape of the applicator makes it easy to apply and it lasts longer than the Kat Von D formula (without drying my lips out like KVD does). I definitely want to purchase more." —ev253

    Get it from Sephora for $24 (available in two metallic shades and 24 matte shades).

    7. BH Cosmetics Power Pencil Waterproof Eyeliner has the pigment so your colorful cat eye will stand out in that Zoom call, no problem. Oh, and did we mention it's waterproof?

    dark skin model and light skin model with all the colorful eyeliner colors swatched on their forearms
    BH Cosmetics

    Get it from BH Cosmetics for $9 (available in 10 colors).

    8. Pleasing Care Bamboo Charcoal Oil Absorbing Sheets help stop the shine right when it starts without disturbing your makeup. AND they're larger than other oil blotting sheets!!


    I have been loyal to these for about three years. And I think I've tried just about every oil blotting sheet out there! (You should probably just go ahead and spring for that six-pack.)

    Promising review: "I've had oily skin my whole life and have used countless types of oil blotting sheets because they're life savers. THESE ARE AMAZING. Great deal, big sheets, and they pull out one at a time so easily. I used to use Clean & Clear sheets or knockoffs of the same thing but I'll never go back. Give these a try — completely worth it. They work well and are easy to use. No negative things to say at all." —Kelsey

    Get them from Amazon: one 100-sheet pack for $6.95 or six 100-sheet packs for $29.95 (available in three combinations).

    9. MAXSOFT Scalp Care Brush works wonders by massaging your scalp so you can start with a *true* clean slate and put those haircare products to full use.

    silicone brush with teeth-like parts on the bottom and a handle on top

    Believe me, you've never *really* washed your hair unless you've used a shampoo brush. The difference is astonishing.

    Promising review: "I cannot explain how good this feels when you're using it! It relaxes you and for sure is better than just using your fingertips to shampoo your hair. It actually goes down to the roots and makes sure that it gets into all the spots it can to clean your hair. I can tell you right now that my hair has never felt more smoother than after I started using this product. I would definitely recommend this!" —Romie Patel

    Get it from Amazon for $6.98+ (available in three colors).

    10. Dr. Jart Cicapair Tiger Grass Color Correcting Treatment goes on cooling and smooth, is easy to blend in, and will make you look in the mirror five minutes later wondering where all that redness went! I use it daily as a moisturizer under my foundation and some reviewers even use it as a CC cream. It's *that* good. And it has SPF 30!

    writer with half face of rosacea looking sunburned, the other half color corrected with the product
    Elizabeth Lilly / BuzzFeed

    Like I said up there ^, I use this every single day and to demonstrate just how well it works, I put it on half of my face in the pic on the left. Seriously, the color-cancelling prowess is impressive. Also it took me nearly a year to go through the full-size jar. So if the price has you feeling iffy, you can try out a travel version. Seriously, I'm forever indebted to this stuff.

    Promising review: "I have rosacea on both my cheeks and a bit on chin and also have a couple of acne spots on my chin as well and I’ve tried so many foundations to cover up my cheeks and no matter how full coverage my cheeks will still show through. So I decided to try this and I love it!!!! I use this after primer and moisturizer and then use a foundation (because I fake tan and my face is paler than my body) and my skin looks amazing!!! I’m so impressed! I love makeup but I could never really use a lot of face products because I was embarrassed. Definitely recommend if you have rosacea and want to wear full coverage foundation or even as a BB cream." —elyse1518

    Get it from Sephora for $19+ (available in two sizes).

    11. AmElegant Facial Hair Removal gets at the peach fuzz and those random face hairs that pop up seemingly out of the middle of nowhere.

    Promising review: "This product is AMAZING. As someone that struggles with razor bumps, this product delivers time and time again! I use it to remove the hairs on my upper lip and to trim hairs on my face and neck. It’s fast, painless and it gets the job done in a matter of seconds. The most important thing for me when it comes to this product is that it’s convenient! I can literally use it on my upper lip if I notice any hairs before leaving my house and it won’t leave red marks like thread or wax does nor is it time consuming. I find it extremely useful and I can see myself using it a lot in the long run. Everyone needs this PRODUCT! I’m buying one for my sister and my mom too!!!" —Rohan Hutchinson

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99+ (also available in pink and two styles).

    12. Corsx Acne Pimple Master Patches attack and help flatten out painful blemishes by sucking out the gunk without irritating your skin around the blemish like drying treatments.

    Promising review: "Omg, where has this been my whole life? Why did nobody talk about hydrocolloid patches when I was a teen? These truly do shrink your pimples (as long as it is an open or popped one). I just put one on before bed and by morning, voilà! All that's left is a small bump, if anything at all. I seriously couldn't believe my eyes. (All those years of suffering from acne! I'm in my thirties now with hormonal acne, btw.) These are magic!" —Julie W.

    Get a four-pack of 24 patches each from Amazon for $14.25.

    Check out our full review of these Cosrx Acne Pimple Patches!

    13. Schick Hydro Silk Dermaplaning Razors get at any pesky hairs out of place, whether you're shaping your brows or going in on some peach fuzz for smoother foundation application.,

    Promising review: "I'm a hairy gal. Hormonal problems ruled out by my physician; it's just hereditary. My cheeks, neck, forehead, and chin are covered in a fine ever-growing peach fuzz. If I cease shaving, I shall acquire a boat and thus forth be dubbed blonde beard. My mustache is darker and thicker, something I think a lot of women experience. I have been shaving for a while with a men's razor (Gillette Fusion ProGlide for reference) and shaving cream but it just couldn't give me a close enough shave. ENTER SCHICK SILK TOUCH-UP! Holy wow! I've been dry shaving my entire face and some of my neck with these and no irritation, plus it is the closest shave I have gotten. No pulling or scraping like other 'mini razors.' It's quicker than doing what I call a 'dad shave' in the shower, and I can see what I'm shaving because I'm at my makeup table and there's no shaving cream obstructing my view (I don't want to accidentally hack off the hair by my ears or forehead). Plus, I compared this to other (what I call) mini razors and it's twice the size. So very efficient for doing your whole face, easy for detailing those brows. I love this product and hope that they sell it forever. It works on my peach fuzz, mustache, and brows. If I ever get word that they are going to stop making them, I will hoard them all." —Dr. Eleanor Abernathy

    Get a pack of three from Amazon for $4.99 (or Subscribe & Save for $4.74/month).

    14. Radha Rosehip Oil is an all-natural solution to a ton of skin problems. It helps hydrate skin, reduces the look of wrinkles and scars, and reviewers even say it helps their hair and nails.

    reviewer pic of cheek with painful looking breakouts, then with the same cheek healing up, then the same cheek completely clear

    Promising review: "This is LIFE-CHANGING! I'm 33 and have had dry skin my entire life. I decided to try this because the price was reasonable and the reviews were great. I was NOT disappointed. I cleaned my face the first night, applied a thick layer of rosehip oil, and went to bed. Eight hours later, I woke up to a new face. I have used this oil every night for about five weeks and it has completely changed my skin. My mom saw me one morning and remarked that my skin looked like it did when I was 8! I also love that you get a large quantity of oil for a super affordable price, and a little bit goes a long way. For the amount you get, it's SUCH a bargain." —TuffLuckCowgirl

    Get it from Amazon for $14.95.

    15. Essence Cosmetics Princess False Lash Effect Mascara makes for a super dramatic before and after. Prepare to get grilled about where you got your eyelash extensions., @essencemakeup / Via

    Promising review: "Don’t let the price fool you. I reach for this over and over. Great for when you wear falsies too! I have sensitive eyes and I don’t have any problems with this mascara, no flaking, running, or burning. I will buy again and again." —Monica

    Get it from Amazon for $4.99 (also available in waterproof and sculpted volume versions).

    16. And Docolor Eyelash Comb separates lashes (whether they're still wet with mascara or decked out with extensions) to prevent any clumped look.


    Promising review: "A must-have in my makeup case! I have used plastic lash combs, metal ones, and flat ones, all of which just didn’t get the job done. I always went back to a safety pin, WHICH I DO NOT ADVISE! This comb is metal and arched, which is much easier to use, and the teeth glide through lashes easily. NOTE: If your mascara is dry and clumped, ANY COMB COULD POTENTIALLY PULL OUT LASHES. JUST NO. DO NOT DO IT. I put on mascara, and while it’s still wet, I glide the comb through the base and go up. It’s that simple. I was concerned about cleaning it with alcohol, but I asked customer service and was told it was safe." —ASConner

    Get it from Amazon for $4.99.

    17. Bread Beauty Supply Hair Mask Creamy Deep Conditioner made with super-fruit oils to give folks with 3a–4c hair lightweight hydration to leave your curls and coils feeling soft.

    Kayla Boyd / BuzzFeed

    Bread Beauty Supply is a Black woman-owned business that was founded by Maeva Heim in 2020.

    My colleague Kayla Boyd uses this conditioner. Here's what she has to say:

    "I recently started using Bread products and I really love how lightweight and easy they are to use. Since I have mixed textured hair that's been frequently dyed, it tends to get very dry. After using this deep conditioner my hair felt so much better and softer. In addition to that, the smell is A-MA-ZING. Definitely one of my new favorite wash day products."

    Promising review: "This conditioner not only smells delicious, it keeps my 3c curls soft and hydrated. I don’t even need a leave-in after... it’s that’s good." —Ginger S.

    Get it from Bread Beauty Supply for $28.

    18. O'Keeffe's Working Hands Cream soothes dry, cracked hands *while* making them look so much more presentable. I'm going to assume you've been washing your hands often and correctly all along, but maybe you haven't and your hands are super dry these days. (No, this is not an accusation.)

    person with very dry rough looking hand and then the same hand looking moisturized and no longer painful

    Promising review: "Every winter, my fingers and knuckles crack and bleed. I've tried everything on the market to heal my hands. I received this hand cream yesterday and when I put it on, I could tell right away that this was better than anything I'd tried. This stuff started working immediately. I filled all the cuts and cracks on my hands with this cream, and today they are almost healed. I believe that this is the best hand cream ever made on earth." —Steve

    Get it from Amazon for $6.98.

    19. And O'Keeffe's Foot Cream rehabs cracked, painful heels. Here's to going to bed without socks!

    person's cracked painful looking heal, then it looking better after second week, then normal after fourth week of use

    Promising review: "I have tried EVERYTHING, but because I am barefoot all the time, my heels crack (gross!!!!!!)... a lot. Sometimes they split open and it can be incredibly painful. I've tried creams, lotions, oils, you name it. Based on the reviews on Amazon, I thought I would give this foot cream a try, because I had recently had a split appear, and it was super painful to walk on. After about three days of applying this cream at bedtime, the pain started to go away because the healing process was kicked into gear by my skin finally being soft enough to do its thing. It leaves a weird residue on your hands after application, (which could probably easily be washed off if I wasn't already cozied up in bed), but it made all the difference for my normally cracked and dry heels. I notice I get much better results when I use it daily, (so if you skip a few days, you'll notice it won't work as well). Consistency is key, but it really does work!" —Faith Mendelson

    Get it from Amazon for $3.49.

    20. Glossier Solution scrubs pores and skin with a trio of Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA), Beta Hydroxy Acid (BHA), and Polyhydroxy Acid (PHA) to help loosen the yucky stuff to make way for lightened scars, smaller-looking pores, and fewer blemishes. (If you aren't into chemical exfoliation yet, you're skin is really missing out!)


    Promising review: "This cleared up my skin after only a week of use :’) I use it every night and it gives my skin such a healthy glow and I can see some of my dark spots fading!! My skin has been at its best state ever since I’ve started using Glossier Solution." —cheska

    Get it from Glossier for $24.

    21. Lovoir Winged Eyeliner Stamp imprints a perfectly symmetrical wing so you can use some of your time on better things. Oh, if only you could give Past You this product! But we can't dwell on things like that., Amazon

    Promising review: "I loved the product. I usually take 15 minutes to do my eyeliner perfectly for my dance recitals which include cleaning and re-doing multiple times. But with this eyeliner, I took only five mins to do it in a single go. It lasted really long, even in burning hot weather. It looked so beautiful even from a long distance. I loved the product. It's a must-have for all those who love eye makeup." —rasu

    Get it from Amazon for $14.97 (available in three sizes).

    Read more in our deep dive on the Lovoir Winged Eyeliner Stamp to learn why over 4k people love it!

    22. bareMinerals Complexion Rescue Tinted Moisturizer has a lightweight hydrating gel-cream formula, buildable coverage, and SPF 30 — which'll take at least one step out of your makeup routine. Looking at you saving a few minutes!

    four models of various skin tones with the shades swatched on their arms

    BTW, SPF 30 is the *minimum* SPF you should be using. It's the official recommendation of the ADA.

    Promising review: "I wanted a new tinted moisturizer, as a replacement for my powder-based makeup. I was nervous about picking a color through a website but using the 'find your shade' process was spot on. I have had no irritations or breakouts on my sensitive combination skin and love the feel on my skin. It adds moisture without oiliness. I like the SPF 30 but would be even more thrilled if there was an SPF 50 option." —Frau Walters

    Get it from bareMinerals for $33 (available in 20 shades). Paraben-, talc-, PEG-, SLS-, gluten-, and cruelty-free, vegan.

    23. John Frieda Hot Air Brush handles the blowout for you. No more figuring out how the heck to maneuver a blow-dryer *and* round brush.

    Maitland Quitmeyer / BuzzFeed

    It has two heat settings (and a cool setting to help set your 'do), plus its ionic power helps reduce frizz and adds some serious shine. And! Its ceramic coating cuts down on heat damage.

    Promising review: "This hot air brush has made the biggest difference in my usually flat, frizzy hair! I now have more body and shine than I have had in years! I highly recommend this product. It is lightweight and easy to use. My hair holds a style longer and it is so much easier than trying to blow-dry my hair while also using a round brush trying to style it. I wish I would’ve discovered this hot air brush years ago! Love it!" —L

    Get it from Amazon for $39.99 (available in 1 and 1.5-inch versions).

    Read our full review of the John Freida Hot Brush for more deets!

    24. Bomba Curls Dominican Forbidden Oil is infused with pure coffee seed and castor oil mean to moisturize your hair and scalp, while promoting hair growth and making your strands look glossier.

    the squeeze bottle of dominican forbidden oil
    Bomba Curls

    Bomba Curls is a WOC-owned business founded by Lulu Cordero and inspired by her Afro-Dominicana roots. The products are meant to help curly-haired folks naturally boost growth and achieve maximum length retention.

    Promising review: "Very lightweight and has a great smell to it as well. It did not weigh down my hair and it gave my hair great shine through out the week." —Nordstrom Customer

    Get it from Nordstrom or Bomba Curls for $22.

    25. Chaos Makeup Pressed Multi-Chromes mesmerize with dimensional color that might just have you checking yourself out in the mirror at every chance whether you wear this 100% pigment on your eyes, lips, face, or body.

    light skin model with the nine metallic colors swatched on the forearm
    Chaos Makeup

    This small biz has allll sorts of colorful makeup options. Just check out all the sparkling Instagram videos to see the colors in action. Note that it's based in Texas, so bear with shipping due to recent weather/utility problems.

    Get it from Chaos Makeup for $21+ (available in nine colors and two pan sizes). Cruelty-free.

    26. Camryn's BFF Gentle Edges Brush smooths and lays your edges (if you want to). It has two ends — one that'll massage your scalp to increase blood flow and a mini comb — for a tiny multi-tasking tool.,

    It goes without saying that you 100% do not need to lay your edges if you don't want to!

    Promising review: "Does as advertised, and it's not too harsh on your edges." —Alexandria Quist

    Get it from Amazon for $3.19.

    27. Biossance Squalane Oil (thanks to its namesake) packs in the same kind of moisture naturally found in human skin to keep your visage feeling soft, smooth, and plump. Reviewers say it helps with redness too!

    Hand pumping the clear oil from the bottle

    My colleague Bek O'Connell swears by this stuff. Here's what she has to say:

    "This is the stuff of dreams, people! I put it on my face at night after serum and before my night cream, and wake up with bouncy, bright skin. The first time I used it, I had overnight results. I am constantly yelling about this product to everyone who will listen; I even convinced my dermatologist to try it."

    Get it from Biossance for $8+ (available in three sizes).

    28. Satin pillowcases feel cool to the touch and are much easier on your hair and skin than cotton pillow cases that tend to suck up moisture and frizz your hair while you sleep. I can vouch. I have three sets!, Amazon

    Promising review: "LOVE THESE! They are a beautiful shade of gray, well-made and a perfect price! I ordered these to help protect against hair-breakage and I've already noticed a huge difference!!!" —shawnellnewberry

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in four sizes and 12 colors).

    29. Or a pretty satin bonnet to keep your curly, textured, or protective styled hair in tip-top shape while you get your beauty rest., Amazon

    Promising review: "I have medium back length locs (dreads), Silk headscarves on either slide of my head or my locs hang out so I thought I’d give this product a try.

    1) it’s pretty so I don’t feel like I’m actually wearing a bonnet lol

    2) it protects my edges and doesn’t slide off one bit due to the black elastic band

    3) I can use this as my locs continue to grow down my back

    4) the inside is lined with a thick soft silk-like material which is a plus as it’ll manage frizz and prevent breakage

    I will never purchase another silk head scarf again!!!" —Mrs. Smith

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99.

    30. Biotin Shampoo made with tea tree, jojoba, and argan oils and *without* sulfates. Reviewers say it helps with hair loss and preventing dandruff. (Gotta love a testimonial with photographic evidence!)

    person with lots of scalp visible through the hair on the top of their head, then lots of new hair growth and hardly any scalp visible

    Promising review: "I love this shampoo! I had gastric sleeve surgery and my hair was very, very thin. I started taking biotin and switched to biotin shampoo as recommended by my doctor. It doesn’t make your hair grow by washing it but it makes your hair and roots stronger. And it worked. After using the whole bottle, my hair was stronger. I had a lot of new growth that was sticking around (the previous new growth fell out early on) and my hair was getting thicker. Eight months later, my hair is back to normal. It's longer and thicker than ever. I still use it twice a week and love it! I’m not crazy about the way it smells but others love it when they smell my hair." —Diane J. Huff

    Get it from Amazon for $9.95.

    31. Beauty By Earth Exfoliating Gloves buff away dead flaky skin, which is always a good thing. But it's *especially* a good thing if you follow up your exfoliation with their self-tanner.

    person sitting on the edge of a tub exfoliating their arm with the glove before using self-tanner
    Beauty By Earth

    I have a super similar pair of exfoliating gloves and love to use them in the shower! These gloves are safe for all skin types and are recommended to use once or twice a week.

    Get them from Beauty By Earth for $10.99.

    32. Crave Naturals Detangling brush glides through your hair without tugging or ripping out your strands. Tangles, meet your match.,

    Promising review: "I'm a single dad of a 6-year-old girl and combing her hair is the hardest part of taking care of her. She gets really bad knots in her hair. This brush is the only thing that has ever worked. Thank you so much. She even likes to comb her own hair now." —Nguyen P.

    Promising review (for 4c hair): "I love this brush. I have 4c hair and it detangles my hair without a lot of hair loss. I do make sure my hair is wet when using it to detangle. The brush is pretty easy to clean, as well by just pullungbthe hair out and using running water. The only thing that could be better is the handle could be longer." —Nikki Jenks

    Get it from Amazon for $11.88 (available in six colors).

    33. Olaplex Hair Perfector No 3 transforms damaged hair for a touchable, visible difference when you leave it on for at least 10 minutes because it helps relink broken bonds.,

    BTW, it's vegan, paraben-free, and sulfate-free. Use this *before* shampoo and conditioner.

    Promising review: "Wow. I wish I would have taken a 'before' picture. I had severely brittle, bleached hair and terrible split ends. After using this once (kept in hair for about four hours), my hair was noticeably softer, less straw-like at the tips, and my split ends have disappeared. It seems like the Olaplex bonded them together. I heard that every time you use this, your hair just keeps getting better and healthier, and I'm looking forward to it. I plan to use once a week." —ecyphers

    Get it from Amazon for $28.

    Read our full review of Olaplex No. 3 for all the deets!

    34. Function of Beauty Skin Serum is customized just for you thanks to a quiz that'll help determine your skincare needs. Sometimes you just need someone to hold your hand and this brand'll help you do that virtually.

    the jar of serum with some serum spilled on a mirror
    Function of Beauty

    It has a gel-to-liquid-to-powder consistency for easy absorption and is suitable for sensitive skin. Each formula is created with these base ingredients: Betaine (an amino acid naturally found in skin that keeps it hydrated and makes it look plump), Panthenol (aka vitamin B5, which helps your skin attract and retain moisture), Allantoin (a skin-soothing and conditioning agent).

    Get it from Function of Beauty for $49.99. Vegan, and sulfate-, paraben-, and cruelty-free.

    35. No7 Stay Perfect Eyeshadow Palette is full of versatile, buildable shades for when you wanna play it mellow.

    three models' forearms of varying skintones with the neutral swatched colors on them

    Promising review: "Love the colors in this palette. They look great on and you have different shades to work with. Love the way it looks on as well. Doesn't clump up on your eyelid. First experienced No7 eye shadows years ago in England and glad I can now get it here in the states." —Rach

    Get it from No7 for $14.99.

    36. Goody Slideproof Elastics keep your sweaty mane in a ponytail or bun as intended while you feel like you're about to meet your maker in brutal workout classes. I have a MANE of hair and it keeps it where it's supposed to be.

    Elizabeth Lilly / BuzzFeed, Amazon

    If these things stay put while I'm dying on a stationary bike in an indoor cycling class, I'm sure they'll do the same for you! They're thick elastic bands with little nubs on them that help keep the hair tie in a position. Now, these *will* put a dent in your hair but oh my gosh your ponytail will stay in place.

    Get a 10-pack from Amazon for $2.98.

    37. A matte-finish setting spray locks in your makeup to help avoid touchups throughout the day., Amazon

    I've tried tons of different setting sprays and keep going back to this one because it's affordable and works nearly as well as any luxury version I've tried.

    Promising review: "This is my ride or die! Keeps my makeup in place all day without drying." —Armyvegan

    Get it from Amazon for $8.47+ (available in three kinds and jumbo sizes).

    38. KimChi Chic Drama Queen highlighters are super vibrant but oh-so-blendable whether you're dusting them on your cheekbones or blending them in as eyeshadow.

    the highlighter palette with six pans of shades
    KimChi Chic

    I have this palette in my arsenal and when I tried it for the first time I thought "Hmm, I'll use the pink on my cheekbones for just a slight little pink hue." Well dear readers, that pink delivered. It was VIBRANT. Not really the look I was going for, but I was super pleased with this color payoff (I wouldn't want anything less from a drag star's makeup line). A lot of times I stick to the champagne or whiter hue for highlighting my cheekbones and play around with the rest for my eyes. If you own this, you likely need no other highlighters at your disposal!

    Get them from KimChi Chic for $19.

    39. And Fluide Universal Gloss for some shimmer in a gorgeous pink you can add to lips, eyelids, cheekbones, or any other spot where you wanna *dazzle.*


    Fluide is a queer-owned and woman-owned business! This item is cruelty-free, vegan, paraben-free, and phthalate-free.

    Get it from Fluide for $15 (available in five colors).

    40. Versed The Shortcut Overnight Facial gives you glowy skin with glycolic and lactic acids, two alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs) that exfoliate the skin and stimulate collagen production. Gotta love something you can slather on your face before bed to work while you rest.

    A close-up of the tube and the product. You can see that it's a white cream that looks similar in texture to a thick moisturizer

    Promising review: "I completely love this product. I’m 27 with normal to oily skin and period acne. This stuff works wonders for my skin. It keeps it dewy but not greasy throughout the following day (yes, even after cleansing) and clears my period acne right up. Incredible stuff lightweight application that absorbs quickly. 11/10" —Kirby279

    Get it from Versed for $19.99.

    41. Or Ren Clean Skincare Evercalm Overnight Recovery Balm if your skin needs a serious break while you get your beauty rest. Its lipids from Olive, Almond Borage, and Linseed oils deliver some intense moisture overnight.

    the jar of the balm
    Ren Clean Skincare

    Promising review: "My skin was feeling dehydrated during these cold winter days and this sounded like it would be ideal. I wasn’t disappointed, I only need a little and it leaves my skin nice and soft, no more tightness or dry patches (had a couple due to retinol). Lovely cream. My skin was feeling dehydrated. I would buy again." —Nanci S.

    Get it from Ren Clean Skincare for $49. Cruelty-free.

    Reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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