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    27 Beauty Products Reviewers Swear By For Being So Easy To Use

    Beauty isn't pain, y'all. It's actually way easier than you think.

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    1. Essence's Lash Princess mascara for instant length so effective, it will make your eyelashes look like they could take flight (while still looking natural enough that they won't be mistaken for falsies).

    Promising review: "My lashes are so fair and thin that its hard for me to find mascara that will give me such great volume. This mascara is so good! It was easy and was a flawless result for an affordable price. 100% would recommend." —Emily Creek

    Get it from Amazon for $4.99.

    2. A super-soft Makeup Eraser that will make you feel like a human whiteboard. It legit just takes the makeup right off your face — even your most waterproof mascaras — with nothing but water and a gentle scrub.


    It's got two sides — one that can wipe off all your makeup with water and a light scrubbing, and another that exfoliates your skin. It's also chemical-free and made of a microfiber blend that's specifically designed to clear gunk from your pores and make sure you don't have any makeup left over. Plus, all you have to do when you're done using it is wet it and hang it up to dry! No more wasting money on icky washcloths that hurt your skin!!! I can hear your pores singing from here.

    Promising review: "I have always hated washing my face and taking off my makeup because it takes forever and makes a mess, and I feel like I'm always left with some amount of mascara rubbed all over giving me raccoon eyes. This thing is a game changer. Get it wet and everything comes off. Like the other reviews said, you have to REALLY drench it for best results, but it's so quick and easy! After using it for a week or so, I throw it in the wash in a delicate bag with the rest of my towels. I've washed it three or four times now and have had no problems, it comes out looking and feeling like brand new. Never going back to spending $$$ on makeup wipes!" —AndM

    Check out BuzzFeed's review of the Makeup Eraser for more deets!

    Get it from Amazon for $20.

    3. A jar of Aztec healing clay masks for acne that essentially suck the gunk out of your pores (and pre-existing acne) like a vacuum. It doesn't just help with the acne you already have — it helps to prevent acne in the future, making it less of a quick easy fix and more of an actual solution.

    People in the reviews are also singing its praises for reducing the size of their pores! And by the way, there are a lot of reviews — this bb has over 13,000 five-star reviews on Amazon. Practically a small nation! Many of them advise mixing the mask with apple cider vinegar for best results.

    Promising review: "Great results, easy to use. Dried my skin out a little but nothing a moisturizer couldn't fix. Amazing results. Shrunk my pores and my face feels like the cleanest it's been in recent memory. Definitely use the apple cider vinegar too." —ian cumings

    Get it from Amazon for $12.77.

    4. Glossier's Cloud Paint blush that you can basically fingerprint right onto your face — it's thick enough for a noticeable glow, but subtle enough to be extremely forgiving in your application, no matter your level of blush expertise.


    Promising review: "I recently purchased Cloud Paint in Dusk and I'm amazed by how easy it is to make this product look really pretty and natural. I've never worn blush or bronzer or anything like that before, so I was concerned that I wouldn't know how to make this look good. I'm thrilled to report that it blends perfectly and is really buildable like the skin tint and stretch concealer. Like other Glossier products, this one seems perfect for makeup minimalists--people who aren't comfortable in heavy makeup but who like to have fun with their look. I can't wait to try more colors!" —B

    Check out BuzzFeed's full review of Glossier's Cloud Paint for more deets!

    Get it from Glossier for $18 (available in six shades).

    5. A dual hair dryer and brush to dry your hair as you style it and give your do an incredible amount of volume and shine.,

    Promising review: "I was trying not to get my hopes up based on all the positive reviews, but holy moly, this dryer brush is amazing! I feel like I’ve missed out on years of great hair up until now. I have long, fine hair that needs some extra help to get more volume. I’ve typically relied on volumizing dry shampoo and not washing every day to do that — which has helped a lot but felt like I was missing a step when drying my hair. I could never manage the professional-looking blowout...until now! I even have setting curlers and am using Boldify spray. It is easy to use, even on my first try. The settings are easy to access, and no worries about hitting the switch because you twist instead. It dries fast and isn’t too loud. I love it and will be using it from now on!" —Lacey Dias

    Get it from Amazon for $56.89 (available in three styles).

    6. A set of clear acne-absorbing cover patches that use hydrocolloid, tea tree, and calendula oil to target all those trouble areas that cropped up during your stressful week, suctioning the gunk right out of them while you lay in bed casually ignoring half your texts.,

    Promising review: "I am a blogger and I test out SO MANY PRODUCTS but I have super sensitive skin and I often breakout from trying so many products, also hormonal breakouts. I've tried everything and I find these little stickers work SO WELL. I've tried a bunch of other brands and I like them too, but for some reason these seem to be my favorite. They don't hurt to remove, super easy to apply, once removed I have no irritation and also sometimes you can literally not even SEE them on the skin. I've even worn these with makeup over them and no one noticed. (the little ones). I keep mine on all day and all night. next day, the pimple is usually at a head and so I will apply another, next day it's almost gone and I will then go in with aloe vera or shea butter to moisturize and it's like there was nothing ever there. I keep purchasing these.... you can also use them on your body FYI for anyone who deals with ingrown hairs... if you've ever had an "embarrassing" ingrown hair you can use these on them and they work really well and speeding the healing and also providing some coverage." —Britanie

    Get a set of 40 patches from Amazon for $8.50.

    7. A hair-finishing cream for taking care of those little wisps and flyaways that don't quite make it into your ponytail — a far better solution than shoving a baseball cap over your head and calling it a day.,

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

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99.

    8. A Batiste dry shampoo spray that will help absorb excess oil and give your roots so much oomph that you'll shenanigan everyone into thinking your Day 3 hair is actually Day 1, and all you have to do is spray it on your head and work it in with your fingers. It's basically a magic trick.,

    Promising review: "How have I lived so long without knowing about this product? Have my friends intentionally kept this a secret because they want me to be forced to wash my thick long hair daily? What type of friends are they? But I regress. I work out almost daily and my scalp sweats (ick) and can get itchy (eww) but this easy to use dry shampoo takes away the damp nasty feeling, fluffs my hair right up and off I go with the confidence of the village idiot. Great stuff!" —Jody D.

    Get a three-pack from Amazon for $14.90.

    Read BuzzFeed's reviews of dry shampoos for more deets!

    Pssst — Batiste also sells dry shampoos for specific hair colors and in different scents!

    9. A makeup brush shampoo specifically designed to get all the gunk of your leftover foundation out in mere minutes, no matter how long you've gone without cleaning them. (No judgment, y'all. The time-space-makeup continuum is a wild one.)


    Promising review: "I found this because I read some article about highly reviewed items on Amazon that were under $10. I had been in need of a brush cleaner, and saw this item and put it on my wishlist for awhile. Finally bit the bullet and purchased. Y’all. Some context, I’ve never cleaned brushes before, I’ve always just used them up and then bought new ones, over and over. I used this on my oldest brush, which had been putting powder on my face for months and was probably pretty gross. It cleaned it up perfectly!! It was clean and smelt nice, for the first time in forever! It’s so easy to use, I’m a lazy person by nature so if it isn’t easy to use, I probably won’t use it. This is easy. Definite recommendation! Try it!" —briannaknt

    Get it from Amazon for $11.52.

    10. A 16-pack of Korean face masks made with vitamin E and collagen to give your cheeks the kind of post-mask glo up that is just b e g g i n g to be Instagram-storied, and literally all you have to do is put it on your human face.


    The pack comes in 16 different varieties, so every night your face can take a new adventure — I'm talking lavender, cucumber, green tea, the whole shebang. Now your face can ~taste the rainbow~.

    Promising review: "These sheet masks are great to incorporate into your skin care routine. They are easy to use, fit well onto the face and can be stored in the fridge before use for an even greater cooling effect. I have mostly oily skin that isn't super sensitive and have had no bad reactions from these masks. Be sure to rub the rest of the package's serum onto your face when done with the mask to get the most of your product. Would definitely recommend for this price." —Amazon Customer

    Get a 16-pack from Amazon fo $9.99.

    11. A set of itty bitty eyebrow razors you can use to take care of those lil' unibrow hairs that keep dodging your tweezers, and also work well on whatever face fuzzies you might want to take care of in a gentle way.

    Y'all, I am extremely too lazy (and cheap!!) to go to a salon, and do not trust myself with anything that has the word "wax" at "at-home" in the product description, so these have been a godsend. I use them for my brows and they're not only super quick and effective, but I've personally never dealt with razor burn or any other kind of reaction you might get from shaving an unusual part of your human face. A lot of reviewers also mention using them for dermaplaning.

    Promising review: "Fabulous beauty aid. Painlessly and quickly removes long, thick, dark facial hair and tons of soft fine light facial hair. Best tool for trimming around eyebrows and hair line. Better than both battery-operated hair-removal units I’ve had. So easy to use. So fast. So cost-effective, and smaller than a tooth brush. This is the greatest beauty tool since the eyelash curler. It has to be used to be believed. I was amazed! If you really want to get rid of facial hair, this is your tool." —Amazon Customer

    Get a set of six from Amazon for $4.25.

    12. Glossier's Boy Brow, a combo eyebrow gel and pomade that you can swipe a few times through each brow for instant subtle, natural definition. The brush picks up just enough of the product in the tube each time that it's impossible to mess up.


    Promising review: "Natural and easy! I use boy brow everyday that I wear makeup, and I love that natural but refined and full look this gives my brows and sometimes my eyelashes. I got rid of all other brow products immediately and I'm never going back! While the boy brow is perhaps not the most inexpensive brow product on the market it is by far the best and unlike other tinted brow gels out there it doesn't leave your brows with a crusty finish but rather a breathable and flexible finish that manages to keep your brow hairs glued in place. It has become my holy grail eyebrow product and I can't wait to try more of Glossier's products!! :)" —Emma

    Check out BuzzFeed's full review of Glossier's Boy Brow for more deets!

    Get it from Glossier for $18 (available in four shades).

    13. An smudgeproof eyeliner stamp so you can finally get the perfect cat-eye on the first go without having to ~wing it~ (read: wasting eight cotton balls, half a bottle of eye makeup remover, and all of the minutes you were setting aside to make your morning coffee).


    Promising review: "I love this product. It's easy to use. I'm not a makeup gal, but I am trying to start using a little bit of makeup. I don't know how to put on eyeliner or make wings. A friend told me about this and after reading the reviews, I decided to buy it. It works well, it's good for a novice/expert. The packet comes with two eyeliner stamps — one for each eye. One side has a stamp and the other side has a pen. I take it and put it next to the end of my eye and stamp it and then go over the top of my eyelid with the pen. I've never done it before and it's easy for me." —ZJ

    Get the set of two (one for each eye) from Amazon for $14.97 (available in two colors and four styles).

    14. A bottle of Elizavecca Hair Treatment, a repairing mask infused with collagen ingredients and protein extracts that amp up hair damaged by your beauty tool arsenal or the sun — all you gotta do is apply it on wet hair after a shampoo, wait five minutes, and rinse it out. Presto! Hair that would make Timothée Chalamet's curls weep.

    Bek O'Connell / BuzzFeed

    Promising review: "My friends and I love this product. Easy to apply. Works great on my fine hair. Love the texture and smell — just like a conditioner. I leave it on the ends of my hair for about 20-25 minutes before rinsing it off. The price is fantastic and the mask works wonders. My hair is long and fine. I'm not sure how it would work on other hair types. I've ordered this mask twice and will be ordering it again. I've bought my two packs and loved them. Just wanted to post and let other reviewers know that this particular hair mask has worked well for me. Using it on the ends of my hair it has helped with overall appearance and health." —MSK

    Check out BuzzFeed's full review of the Elizavecca hair treatment for more deets!

    Get a bottle from Amazon for $7.50.

    15. A gentle-use teeth whitening pen with bristles full of whitening gel that will give you results so immediate, you'll notice a difference from the very first time you use it (and naturally, blast Chip Skylark's "My Shiny Teeth And Me" in celebration).,

    Promising review: "This product is so easy to use and it is very effective. The brush applicator allows for precise placement and a little goes a long way. I noticed significant whitening after 2 applications and no gum irritation. If you're new to this please follow their instructions. This isn't the highest concentration of peroxide but it will absolutely get your teeth white without causing irritated gums and sensitive teeth if used according to the instructions. I will buy again!" —R. Burgess

    Get a set of two from Amazon for $19.99.

    16. A Lay-n-Go cosmetic bag that fans out to become a mat so you can basically cancel the concept of packing and unpacking your beauty arsenal whenever you're on the move.

    Lay-n-Go / YouTube / Via

    Promising review: "These pouches are one of the greatest ideas I have discovered lately. I bought this one for my cosmetics and the little one for my jewelry to take on my last trip. I absolutely loved them both! In the first place they take no room in your luggage because they flatten up once you pull the strings shut. One goes in the bathroom and whether or not one has a good size vanity it's so easy to find a surface big enough to lay it on, then just open it flat and everything is on sight and easy to locate. No more rummaging around to find the eye shadow or something else." —Laura Vidal

    Get it from Amazon for $26.95 (available in 12 colors).

    17. CoverGirl's TruBlend matte concealer, which blends so seamlessly to your skin tone that it basically does half the work for you. A lot of reviewers noted that they didn't even *need* additional foundation or powders for coverage, so these lil' tubes are working overtime.

    Promising review: "I don't know what to start off with besides saying how amazing this concealer is!! The concealer has a great formula, that's easy to blend and dries to a matte finish. Almost didn't bake afterwards because the look was close to flawless. I'm big into bright under eyes and this gave me the look I love. This has easily made its way into my go-to makeup, and perhaps one of my new favorites." —Mandy Smith

    Get it from Amazon for $7.89 (available in 30 shades).

    18. A tin of Cirepil blue wax beads that use a gentle hard wax to easily remove both the coarsest and finest of hairs in a matter of minutes, leaving you with skin so smooth that you're going to have to sit on your hands stop yourself from stroking your underarms and legs in public.

    This stuff is used in a lot of high end salons, too, so this tin is truly an investment in not going bankrupt this summer trying to maintain all your ~areas~.

    Promising review: "This is the best hard wax I have ever tried! I prefer to use hard wax over any other wax hands down. I use it on myself & on my friends, family, & clients. I have found that this works best for me when used on clean, oiled (lightly) skin. Using a light oil helps prevent the wax from sticking to & pulling on the skin, therefore only grabbing the hair. Easy to use & easy clean up. I have found my holy grail hard wax & will be repurchasing every time I start getting low." —Stillkickin

    Get it from Amazon for $24.48.

    19. An eyelash separator so you can get that full, thick-lashed look from your favorite mascaras and rescue yourself from the dreaded clump — all without running the risk of losing one of your (limited edition! rare! lovely!) eyelashes, or getting a safety pin too close to your eyeball for comfort.,

    Promising review: "I have long thick lashes and I've needed one of these for a long time, but I was having trouble finding what i wanted. I found this online and it's perfect, affordable, and easy to use. What I really like about these is that the combs aren't so super close together that my lashes cant fit through them with mascara on, which has been an issue with previous products I've tried. This one is perfect!" —Jamie

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99.

    20. Glossier's Skywash sheer matte lid tint with a diffused texture that blends so seamlessly into your eyelids that you don't have to deal with three other blending shades and a teensy how-to guide on the back of an eyeshadow palette to give it depth.


    Promising review: "This is just so easy to apply and it's quite hard to mess up. I rarely wear eyeshadow for any reason other than going out and I'm excited that the color I purchased (Valley) is the perfect shade for day wear. I'm at the point in my life where if something isn't quick and easy to put on my face ... I just won't wear it. Very excited to try other colors as well." —alana

    Get it from Glossier for $18 (available in seven shades).

    21. A thick clear lip gloss that glides on without getting so sticky that half your hair ends up in your mouth the second you get hit by a gust of wind, and will give your lips the perfectly dewy shine of your Instagram dreams.

    A set of five of these comes in five different flavors: Mint, Rosehip, Mango, Coconut, and Argan oil.

    Promising review: "The cute little package that these glosses came in came pretty fast. The glosses themselves are moisturizing, come out easy, and VERY thick. If I ever run out (I feel like I won’t for years — a little of this goes a long way) I’d purchase this again." —nessie

    Get a set of five from Amazon for $8.99, or a set of three for $4.48.

    22. e.l.f cosmetics' waterproof winged eyeliner pen with a fine point tip designed for hassle-free thin or thick-winged looks, so even a newbie can play with styles until they get one that is *chef's kiss* perfection.

    Elf cosmetics

    Promising review: "This eyeliner is great for the price. Good pigment and goes on pretty easily and seems to be waterproof. I've been using it for about a month now. I've used another eyeliner pen from e.l.f. that dried up in a couple of weeks, so I'm glad this one has lasted so far. If you need a precision eyeliner at a good value, I would recommend trying this one." —Chel L

    Get it from e.l.f. cosmetics for $6.

    23. A jar of Coty Airspun Loose Face Powder, a light, airy way to set your makeup that comes with its own tool to make it even easier to apply. This will give your face that extra glow that will make everyone think you actually slept eight hours, hydrated, and acknowledged your to-do list, when really you're just riding the wave of this perfectly subtle shine.,

    Promising review: "The Coty Airspun Loose Powder is a great translucent powder. I use it over my BB cream and liquid coverup to seal everything in and leave me with a clean, even tone — and it does this job wonderfully! My face never feels cakey or powdery and the coverage lasts all day or night. It is very easy to apply with the included tool, but I personally prefer using my own brush to apply it. Overall a great powder." —Dominique Augustin

    Get it from Amazon for $5.97 (available in five shades).

    24. A bottle of nail and cuticle repair oil that you simply brush on your nail beds once a day to condition and strengthen all those brittle spots and hangnails, so you can let your nails ~breathe~ after that gel manicure removal went, uh, a little south.

    Promising review: "My nails were brittle. Chipped and cracked a lot. I used this product every night for a few weeks and it made my nails look stronger and brighter. Chips and cracks are gone. Cuticles are not dry or peeling. The oil is easy to apply and rub around my nails. The oil absorbs quickly too. Can't smell anything unless i take a big whiff up close and all I smell is almonds. I got the smallest bottle. Should last me a while. Would recommend." —Jeanie

    Get it from Amazon for $8.50.

    25. An anti-aging eye cream that uses vitamin C, vitamin E, rosehip seed oil, and hibiscus flower extract to brighten and firm that sensitive skin around your eyes and neck, and give you a little extra hydration you need on those days when that second cup of coffee isn't *quite* eliminating that second glass of wine you had the night before.,

    Promising review: "Been loving it. Does the job minimizing fine lines & really moisturizing. It’s ideal especially for those with deeper lines already. A little goes a long way too and it absorbs fast! Easy to dispense & really compact. Highly recommended!" —Carrie

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

    26. e.l.f. cosmetics' velvet matte lipstick in deep, silky colors that you can apply right onto a bare lip without all the extra prep work or base layers you have to work into with a lot of mattes.

    Elf cosmetics

    Promising review: "It’s my first time to use e.l.f. cosmetics and I’m so impressed! I love the formula of the matte lipsticks, it’s moisturizing and so easy to apply. I also love the bright red colors and how pigmented they are. I will definitely buy the Ruby Red and Rich Red colors again! Highly recommend!" —joy_williamson

    Get it from e.l.f. cosmetics for $4 (available in six shades).

    27. A detangling brush with an easy-to-hold handle that's so effective on all hair types that it's amassed over 4,000 five-star reviews on Amazon — people swear by it for detangling fast, and for doing it without pulling and damaging hair, so you don't have to compromise your hair's natural texture to evict all the little knots and tangles from it.

    It also works on wet *and* dry hair, so you don't have to time out your brushing.

    Promising review: "I was really skeptical when I bought this brush, wondering if it was really going to work on super curly, easy to get tangled hair. It has exceeded my expectations and I can't believe how awesome it actually works. This is great for thick, curly, hard to untangle hair. It doesn't get caught in the snarls and it is so easy to brush hair now." —Kimber Burks

    Get it from Amazon for $9.88.

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