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    29 Products For People Who Love Makeup, But Suck At Putting It On

    We're all trying our best. These products will help ya' try a lil' less.

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    1. A winged eyeliner stamp in case you've spent what feels like an eternity working on your flick to no avail. Same.

    2. A blurring primer for helping smooth out pores and fine lines for a smooth foundation application. Prepping your skin with the (v easy) priming step will make your makeup look so much nicer!

    3. An SPF 30 color-correcting treatment to help light-complected folks cancel out all sorts of redness thanks to its green-to-beige formula that'll feel oh-so-cool going onto your skin. Some reviewers even use it in lieu of foundation or a BB cream because it works *that* well.

    4. A translucent setting powder people of color swear by thanks to the way it'll blend in perfectly with zero flashback and keep your foundation set for life. Jk. Just the day. But still!

    5. And a matte setting spray to make it look like you're not sweating it, EVEN IN FLORIDA HUMIDITY.

    6. A sheer lip color that'll be super easy to control (and even layer!!!) but look like a just-blotted lipstick.

    7. Or an SPF 15 tinted lip balm I can personally vouch for. It's easy to put on without a mirror, is super moisturizing, and has color that tints your lips for the day. If you're afraid of lipstick, this is a safe bet. I keep not one, but two(!) in my purse at all times.

    8. Hands-free eyeshadows shields I saw a MUA use on Theresa from The Real Housewives of New Jersey on an ep when she was giving her a seriously smokey eye that had ZERO fallout. So plz sign me up.

    9. A five-pack of makeup sponges that — when damp — can help blend your foundation into a filter-like finish. Plus, they come with these lil' stands you can park them in after you've washed them. Please wash them (here's some soap for that).

    10. A holographic stick that'll serve as both blush and highlighter because you deserve both in one simple step that'll make you look like the most glamorous alien super villain ever. (A look worth vying for every day, tbh.)

    11. A bronzing moisturizer if you can't quite seem to find the right balance between pallid and orange when applying bronzer. It's tough out there for a building-dweller!

    12. Smashbox Always On Matte Liquid Lipstick which could quite possibly be your new go-to because of its velvety texture, handy applicator, and stay-put formula. (Bury me in a subpar lipstick and I'll haunt you in a not-fun way.)

    13. A holy grail concealer that makeup obsessives have been raving about since it launched because it's so easy to use and ACTUALLY stays put. I too have jumped on the bandwagon. Won't you join us?!

    14. A Play by Sephora subscription as a chance to try out new beauty products without dealing with returns if you're not into them.

    15. A long-lasting eyebrow gel (that's waterproof!) you probably saw on Shark Tank and have been considering ever since. 'Tis time.

    16. Or a holy grail clear brow shaper if your brows are already lush, but those lil' hairs never seem to stay put.

    17. A magnifying lighted mirror to help ensure that your brow-filling product is going exactly where you intend.

    18. And a folding, lighted compact so you won't have to feel like you're making out with the office bathroom mirror when you're touching up your eyeliner before happy hour.

    19. An SPF 35 CC cream for when you want coverage but don't wanna bother with the arduous task of blending a full face of foundation.

    20. A super simple cream-to-powder eyeshadow stick in case you watch mesmerizing Insta makeup videos over and over again but are unsure about dropping $125 on an eyeshadow palette rn.

    21. A waterproof eyeshadow primer that'll keep that perfectly blended eyeshadow (LOOK AT YOU!) in place.

    22. A universal lip liner that can combat feathering and fading without having to match up liners with lippies. It's 2020. Let's not waste our time on that, k?

    23. Or a lip liner that's soft but saturated enough to fill in your lips and eliminate the need for lipstick!

    24. A lip sleeping mask to moisturize and smooth your lips the night before you wear a bold lip. Or the night after you wear a bold lip. Or just for some chapped lips relief!

    25. A makeup-erasing pen for keeping tiny flecks of eyeliner from ruining your perfectly concealed under eyes and having to start all over again.

    26. Or a correcting stick that'll be perfect for folks with sensitive skin. That way you can avoid having to start from scratch when you color outside your lip liner lines. *Plus* it doubles, nay, triples, as a lip balm and cuticle oil stick.

    27. A makeup-erasing cloth that'll take off a whole face at the end of the day (or just in case you want to start fresh) with *just* water. So it's environmentally friendly AND super soft on your skin.

    28. And a cinch-able cosmetic bag you can use as a handy surface anywhere to catch spills.

    29. Or a hybrid oil-serum if you just cannot with actual makeup and wanna replicate your ~glow~ after you apply your moisturizer, serum, and sunscreen. This product is made EXACTLY for that effect.

    When someone (correctly) tells you that your makeup looks amazing.

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