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    44 Beauty Products That Are Worth Every Penny

    A mix of cheap and splurge-worthy beauty that are worth the *payoff*.

    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. Vogue Effects Eyeliner Stamps tackles the seemingly impossible task of drawing the perfect cat-eye by simply stamping on pro-level wings. Will you get all the credit? Obviously.

    It has two sides: one that has a stamp to MAKE. THE. WINGS. FOR. US (!!!) and another side to draw a steady, smudge-proof line that's extremely hard to mess up thanks to its thick felt tip. It's even available in three sizes so you can choose the thickness of your wings!

    Promising review: "Let me start by saying this isn't my first cat-eye rodeo. I've tried the taping method, normal liquid liner, plastic winged stamping devices, stencils, all of it! So when I saw this I thought, meh, why not give it a shot. Well, this gem arrived and I immediately had to try it out, all while laughing at how terrible this would probably turn out....but to my surprise it was perfect. I HAVE NEVER IN MY LIFE BEEN ABLE TO DO A CAT-EYE IN UNDER 10 MINUTES, LET ALONE THE TWO MINUTES THIS TOOK TO DO! There were no sloppy streaks that I had to touch up or anything you would expect. Just a clean, crisp line." —LadyMeow

    Get a pack of two (one for each eye) from Amazon for $12.99 (available in three sizes).

    To learn more, check out "Hundreds Of People Swear By This Eyeliner Stamp For The Perfect Cat Eye".

    2. Revlon One-Step Hot Air Brush brings pro-like blowouts right to your ~fingertips~ by creating sleek, frizz-free 'dos in half the time. How? Flexible tangle-free bristles smooth and style your hair as you brush, while negative ions condition and reduce static as you dry. The result: an easy-peasy glossy mane.

    Promising review: "I have NEVER been able to give myself a nice blowout until I got this! I would dry, then straighten, then use a curling iron. On my first try with this tool, I was able to get gorgeous, soft hair in about 20 minutes. Amazing!" —Rachel S.

    Get it from Amazon for $38.99+ (available in four colors).

    3. Seche Vive Gel Effect Top Coat Nail Polish lets you always have pro-like gel manis ~on hand~ *without* blowing your weekly budget. It'll keep your nails looking freshly-done for up to 14 days (!!!) so chipped, messy-looking hands will be a thing of the past.

    Valeza Bakolli / Via BuzzFeed

    Promising review: "I am apparently hard on all nail polishes. A typical DIY manicure would last a day or two before chipping. I have tried MANY top coats and DIY gel solutions, but read recent reviews on Seche Vive gel top coat and thought I would try it. I was surprised. I did my nails on a Thursday and they lasted me through Tuesday before chipping. This was pretty amazing." —Mommy May

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $9.48.

    To learn more about why a BuzzFeeder now swears by this, check out "I Tried The Seche Vite Top Coat That Claims To Really Make Your Manicures Last Longer, Here's What Happened".

    4. Kat Von D Tattoo Liner fights sweat, water, or really any natural element so it can look freshly applied all 👏 darn 👏 day. AND its superfine and flexible brush makes sure your application is easily ~on point~. Basically, this cult-favorite is here for you through thick and thin (and everything in-between).

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    This baby's fade-, melt-, crack-, and run-resistant finish has earned 8,801 five-star reviews so you know it's worth the $$$! AND its pigmentation demands the word "black" to be redefined — it's that satisfyingly dark. Plus it's cruelty-free!

    Promising review: "This is the best liner EVER. I went to Sephora to purchase this after I saw all of the great reviews on here — you chicas were right, this liner is phenominal. The tip allows very detailed and precise lines; it's very easy to make a subtle thin line or even a cat-eye. It lasts, too. I wore it on a hot humid New York day where I was helping host a gathering and this did not budge not one bit." —lovelivelaugh

    Get it from Sephora for $20 (available in two shades).

    To learn more, check out "I Swear, Even If You Suck At Makeup, You Can Master The Cat Eye With This Liquid Eyeliner". And! See what won best liquid eyeliners on BuzzFeed Reviews.

    5. Neutrogena Anti-Residue Shampoo hits the reset button for dull, damaged hair. Just a weekly rinse with this will remove dulling residues (hello, styling products) and bring your mane back to its previous ✨shiny✨ state.

    Promising review: "This is a great product! It removed months/years of product build-up in my hair that I didn't even know I had. After just one wash, my hair felt lighter, finer, more voluminous, and I needed fewer styling products to achieve the same results. I have long, dark, fine hair and I use this about once every two weeks, or once every four to five washes." —Kat

    Get it from Amazon for $4.74.

    6. Benton Aloe BHA Skin Toner has an easy-to-pump that'll only require you to blend with your fingers (no cotton pads required) before moisturizing. Aloe, salicylic acid, and snail mucin work together to drastically moisturize and soothe your complexion — people with redness especially love this, and say they see results of calmer skin ~overnight~!

    Promising review: "This is the toner that convinced me that toners are worthwhile. My skin is very fair and tends toward splotchy redness, especially after cleansing. I apply this toner after double cleansing and I can watch as the redness recedes and my skin becomes smooth and even. It’s the one part of my routine that I never skip." —Amy K.

    Get it from Soko Glam for $19.

    See what won best toners on BuzzFeed Reviews.

    7. Fanola No Yellow Shampoo brightens your blonde hair to fully platinum in just one to three minutes. Meaning: you get to maintain platinum blonde tresses ALL YEAR without a trip to the pricey salon — so long, roots.

    Just don't use it for more than three minutes (once a week), because then your hair will turn lavender (unless you're into that, which some reviewers are!!!).

    Promising review: "I have platinum blonde hair and harsh water. My hair easily gets discolored no matter how little I wash it. I have used a number of high-end purple shampoos and thought they were all great quality. Until now. I didn't realize what I was missing in my life. I left this shampoo on for maybe three minutes and now my hair looks freshly-toned to an icy blonde. I'll never live my life again without this shampoo." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $13.64+ (available in three sizes).

    For more info, check out "If You Color Your Hair Blonde, You Need This Purple Shampoo".

    8. Haus Laboratories Lip Gloss make Gaga fans (or any human, really) forever grateful when they get to pucker up in STYLE every darn day. Each shade boasts mirror-like shine, glides effortlessly on, and makes lips look smooth and full 💋.,

    Promising review: "I typically hate lipgloss, but this lip gloss is not sticky at all and is actually so smooth! The color pops nicely and it makes your lips appear fuller and smoother. It also lasts ever eating and drinking. I’m usually a huge matte lipstick person, but I fell in love with this gloss." —Rachel

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

    Haus Labratories' eyeshadow sticks were one of Oprah's favorite things (v important)! Check out that and more in "24 Of Oprah's Favorite Things You Can Probably Afford Even If You Aren't A Billionaire".

    9. Glossier Brow Flick simply ensures your caterpillars will always look SO. GOOD. with barely any effort — and it'll look totally natural, thanks to this tool's ultra-fine tip. Bold brows make you feel 🔥; it's just science.


    Promising review: "I cannot do makeup to save my life, but this made it so easy to learn how to make my brows look amazing (I have next to none). It looks natural and makes it so easy to get the shape and fullness I want. Plus, there is no transfer, flakiness, or smearing." —Kim

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

    To learn why a BuzzFeed editor and her lil' brows love this, check out "Just 10 Things You'll Want To Try In July".

    10. Coty Airspun Loose Powder works as both a setting and face powder so oily T-zones, acne, and scars are basically nonexistent from the minute you put it on. If 24/7 shine control and steadfast makeup sound good to you, then you just found yourself a new best friend.,

    Promising review: "I am totally blown away by this product! I have been consistently using a more expensive powder for about six months, and was dissatisfied with the fact that my skin appeared oily by the end of the work day. By 5 p.m. I have been wearing my makeup for about 10 hours. I also live in a warm climate and have oily skin. By the end of my work day using this powder, my face is still very matte! I am THRILLED! This way outperforms the other powder and is 13% of the cost. I can't believe it. I'm never going back." —AlexisJulian

    Get it from Amazon for $5.67+ (available in six shades and two sizes).

    To learn more, check out "This $6 Face Powder Will Actually Make Your Makeup Look Flawless".

    11. Hero Cosmetics Mighty Patches drain 👏 those 👏 zits 👏 so you can avoid picking or any of the other lovely benefits of a usually longer-lasting breakout. They're gentler than acne cream, speed up recovery to practically overnight, and do all the ~heavy lifting~ for you.

    Promising review: "I do not understand the science behind these tiny miracles, but they have changed my life. I spent my work day looking forward to going home and putting one of these bad boys on my newly erupted Mt. Zit and the overnight results were shocking. Not only is it grossly satisfying, but it saved me several days of walking around with scars on my face, because my previous method of dealing with them was to pick, pick, pick." —Amazon Customer

    Get a pack of 36 from Amazon for $11.88.

    12. Or! Dr. Jart Focuspot™ Blemish Micro Tip Patches`tackle deeper, cystic acne thanks to their self-dissolving micro tips that work like your derm's usual methods. A combo of hyaluronic acid, vitamin B3, and peptides melt into the zit within ~two hours~ to soothe inflammation that usually takes MUCH longer to heal.,

    Promising review: "WOW! I’ve had a tough spot of big cystic pimples that wouldn’t dry out or get any smaller no matter what I did. I wore one of these overnight. The next day one of the pimples was completely white and gone in a few hours and the other was significantly smaller and is now almost gone. I’ve used many spot treatments before, but I LOVED this one. Definitely buying more! And I loved the microneedles it has, really think that’s what made such a difference!" —cassiefernandez

    Get a pack of six from Sephora for $18.

    13. Vivienne Sabó Classic French Mascara has already converted many a brand snob into a believer in lower-priced mascaras. It's a one-stop journey to thick, fanned lashes in just a bat of the eye — aka all the results you expect from high-end labels, just without the scary spending.

    Promising review: "I have religiously used Diorshow Black mascara for the past decade. I decided that I no longer wanted to spend $30 on mascara, so I decided to venture out a find a more affordable brand. After reading the reviews on Amazon, I decided to purchase this product. The brush is small, which makes it easy to work both the top and bottom lashes. The product itself it thick enough to make a noticeable difference on my lashes, but not too thick that it looks clumpy. I have had no issues with the product running either, and I tend to rub my eyes frequently." —Denay

    Get it from Amazon for $9.95.

    See what won best waterproof mascara on BuzzFeed Reviews.

    14. HerStyler Hair Repair Serum takes matters into its own hands when it comes to treating fried, damaged tresses. Infused with vitamin E, aloe vera, and argan oil, this bb works overtime to restore shine, flatten frizz, and overall bring that tired mane back to LIFE. And all it takes a few swipes of your fingers.

    Promising review: "I found this product through a BuzzFeed article for those with frizzy hair and THIS PRODUCT DID NOT DISAPPOINT, PEOPLE! I put this serum through the ringer; I got this to stand up to Bay Area fog AND the nasty, humid heat wave we got a couple weeks ago. No frizz, no extra curls. Nothing! On top of that, it made my hair super glossy. I'm very impressed. Heads-up though, a little goes a long way. One pump is enough to cover my hair and I have medium-length hair. Also, it can make your hair look oily if you use too much. I do have oily hair so working on my ends first then working to my roots works for me." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99.

    To learn more, check out "Thousands Of People Say This Serum *Actually* Has Helped Their Dry And Frizzy Hair".

    15. Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Lipstick lasts (and lasts) without feathering or drying — it's buildable, actually hydrating, and helps make your pucker look fuller and wider. Aka it is WELL worth the splurge.

    Promising review: "I'm not usually a fan of matte lipsticks, but these are just gorgeous. They don't make your lips feel dry, the color lasts for ages, and although they are matte, they don't look flat and boring. The pillow talk nude goes with everything — great for both day and evening. The packaging is beautiful too, as usual from Charlotte Tilbury." —cathy99

    Get it from Nordstrom for $34 (available in 12 shades).

    See what won best matte lipsticks on BuzzFeed Reviews.

    16. Juno & Co. Microfiber Velvet Sponge will make your beauty routine feel extra luxurious every morning. Not only is it *super* soft, but it blends and contours better than most traditional sponges — meaning, you're about to have a new set of "skills".

    They can be used wet or dry, and have three sides for different effects: its pointy top is great for contouring eyes and lips, the slanted edge for blending setting powders and covering your under-eyes, and the flat bottom for applying makeup to the larger areas of your face, like your forehead, cheeks, and chin.

    Promising review: "Woah! This sponge is revolutionary. I’m a sponge snob and will never go back to any other sponge. Let’s just say, with my old brand, it would take a full pump of foundation to cover my car wrecked face. With this sponge, I tried my full pump and ended up being covered in more layers of foundation than I could count. Learned my lesson and only have to use 1/4 of a pump with this sponge, because it doesn’t soak your foundation up like other brands." —Lexi

    Get a pack of four from Amazon for $11.99+ (available in two sizes and three colors).

    17. The Birchbox+BuzzFeed Splurge-Worthy Beauty Box helps you enjoy the ultimate treat-yourself routine — aka start 2020 off RIGHT. Your hair *and* skin will look and feel top-notch, thanks to this collection of luxe brands.

    You'll get nine amazing products (that are usually much more expensive when bought individually!):

    Travel-size Smashbox foundation primer ($15 retail)

    — Full-size First Aid Beauty hydrating mask (not yet available anywhere else!)

    Full-size Saturday Skin whipped moisturizer ($57 retail)

    Travel-size Glamsquad finishing spray ($12 retail)

    Full-size Kevyn Aucoin eyeliner ($35 retail)

    Full-size Bumble and Bumble oil primer ($28 retail)

    Travel-size Amika hair mask ($12 retail)

    Glamglow Bubblesheet mask ($9 retail)

    CoulourPop matte lipstick ($6 retail)

    Get it from Birchbox for $62 ($200+ value).

    To learn more, check out "The BuzzFeed X Birchbox Splurge-Worthy Beauty Box Is Here, And You Might Have To Have It".

    18. Ecotools Makeup Brush Cleansing Shampoo washes away months (years?) of gunk off your brushes, and conditions old bristles back to their original form in a matter of minutes. Even if you're lazy you can handle this, I promise.

    Did I mention it's all-natural and cruelty-free?

    Promising review: "This stuff is great. I had never cleaned my brushes before (gross, I know) and this stuff got them so clean so fast. I didn't even remember most brushes were two-toned because they were all makeup colored for so long. I can't believe the nastiness that came off my brushes. I was putting all that old stuff all over my face!" —Echo

    Get it Amazon for $5.99.

    To learn more, check out "I Tried The Makeup Remover With Over 1,000 5-Star Reviews From Amazon To See If It Really Works".

    19. Schick Silk Touch-Up Dermaplaning Tools remove peach fuzz and shape brows painlessly (and without paying for a wax). They're gentle, precise, and won't leave irritation marks like most threading or razors. Aka your face will be as smooth as a baby's bottom and you'll never have to pay the price.


    Promising review: "I regularly used the Tinkle facial razors which I thought worked well, but I just used one of these razors for the first time yesterday and OMG the amount of peach fuzz and to my surprise dead skin that came off was shocking and oh-so-satisfying. I will definitely be stocking up." —I & S. Stark

    Get a pack of three from Amazon for $4.74.

    20. Cirepil Blue Wax is not only the brand that most higher-end salons use, but it's easy as all heck to use at home for literally half the cost. People swear it's practically painless, leaves zero bumps or redness, and gives them the same results as a professional session. Feel free to tip yourself.

    Most reviewers use the Gigi Wax Warmer ($25.45 on Amazon) to heat up the beads! You'll also need applicator sticks ($7.99 on Amazon for a pack of 100).

    "My frequent trips to European Wax Center was costing a lot of money, so I decided to get serious about self-waxing. I purchased a soft wax that you use with the strips, and then this. I really had a hard time getting my armpits done with the strips. They peeled off my skin, and required multiple passes. It hurt so much, and I was sure I'd never be able to do it. Last weekend, I decided to try the hard wax, and it was so easy that I just started waxing other parts of my body like my legs, upper lips, bikini area, and stomach strip. I did multiple passes, and it handled it all perfectly. I'll reserve this wax for my face, and underarms since I got no discomfort, and so far no ingrown hair using this wax. I will definitely be repurchasing." —JinxPhoenix

    Get it from Amazon for $22.55.

    To learn more, check out "Thousands Of People Swear By Cirépil Wax For Painless Waxing And Saving Money".

    21. Lorac Lux Diamond Palette (almost literally) puts a sparkle in your eye with 20 mesmerizing shades in velvety matte and metallic shimmer. Each one is buttery smooth, amazingly pigmented, and super nourishing (ty, chamomile and cornflower extracts).

    Promising review: "Absolutely stunning palette!! All of the colors are gorgeous. I could see this used for every day makeup, work, and definitely weddings." —Jo

    Get it from Ulta for $19.50 (originally $39).

    22. CeraVe Moisturizing Cream helps you flake on super dry and red skin with literally just this product. It's so thick yet effective that it's earned the National Eczema Seal of Acceptance, which you'll definitely understand when your complexion finally feels hydrated for 24 hours.

    Promising review: "I developed a dry, patchy area on the side of my mouth, but figured it was dry skin due to winter. After a week it spread to my chin and other side of my mouth. I thought it would go away on its own but then three weeks passed. I tried moisturizers and coconut oil but nothing worked! I was frustrated and embarrassed by this patchy, scaley skin on my face! As a last ditch effort I tried Cerave and it worked! It was much better after two days! Its now a month later and its still gone!" —Kathleen

    Get it from Amazon for $14.31.

    23. Kiehl's Daily Reviving Concentrate brings out your ~inner glow~, even if it's currently hidden under stressed-out skin. It's infused with ginger root, sunflower oil, and tamanu oil to quickly energize and brighten tired complexions. Who stayed up all night looking at Baby Yoda memes? According to our radiant skin, not us.

    Promising review: "After many years using Kiehl’s products, my skin started to need more than just my facial cream. My skin was looking very dull, sallow, and extra dry this winter. I started adding this product in the morning. After a couple of weeks there is such a visible difference. My skin looks and feels so supple, fully moisturized but not greasy, and smoother with a healthy color. It's so gentle on my sensitive skin." —Kiehl's Customer

    Get it from Kiehl's for $47.

    24. Brilliant Beauty Eyelash Curler pumps up your lashes' volume without ~maxing out~ your card — all before you even put on mascara. Reviewers with short lashes swear by these, because they effectively lengthen without tugging or pulling!, Amazon

    It's recommended to hold down the eyelash curler for three to five seconds, then pulse halfway down the lashes three times — one second per pulse.

    Promising review: "I have had many eyelash curlers over the years, at varying prices, but this is the best one ever! My last lash curler was twice the price and this is 1000 times better. The product is very well made and I love the rose gold. It will be my only one for the rest of my life." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99+ (available in three colors).

    25. Coco & Eve Like A Virgin Hair Masque allows you to rewind when it comes to years of coloring. Its astoundingly nourishing coconut and fig blend does such a good job at restoring shine and health, you'll wonder if you've ever SEEN bleach.

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    It even treats split ends! Look I know this is pricey, but my jaw is still on the floor from seeing its unbelievably effective results. So it's WORTH IT.

    Promising review: "So my hair is really bad. I've dyed it one too many times and now I'm letting it heal. My hair used to be at my hips and I cut it all off up to my shoulders to get rid of as much dead hair as possible. And I still had a few inches of damaged hair. So whenever I take a shower, my hair is always a rat's nest afterwards. And then once it dries, it's coarse and frizzy at the ends. I used this mask for the first time tonight. First off, let's just get this out there. It smells amazing! Now straight to the point. Once I put it on my hair and brushed using the tangler I could feel it instantly working. I let it sit for 10 minutes and rinsed my hair. And oh man, my hair felt incredible just being rinsed. I towel dry and air dry my hair, I don't use a hair drier. But I was able to easily brush my hair with no struggle. I am in awe. I have tried multiple types of conditioners and leave-in conditioners, hair treatments, and hair masks to try to revive my hair. I am so happy I have found this. This is my new go-to for hair treatment!!" —Mollie Cruel

    Get it from Amazon for $49.50.

    Check out a BuzzFeed editor's full raving review in "7 Game-Changing Beauty Products You'll Love Upon First Application" (#2 in the post).

    26. Maybelline Instant Rewind Treatment Concealer uses a sponge applicator tip and goji berry extracts to treat dark circles and puffy under-eyes très vite so you can forget all about your 2 a.m. Netflix binge in one quick, easy step.

    Kayla Suazo / BuzzFeed

    Promising review: "This is the best under-eye concealer ever. I am 67-years-old and have tried them all. It blends nicely with my foundation and has never caked. The sponge applicator is soft and makes application quick and easy. I will continue to use this product and hope, like many products I've used over the years, that it doesn't get discontinued." —Morty

    Get it from Amazon for $7.94+ (available in 12 shades).

    Check out a BuzzFeeder's full review on why she loves this concealer in "Just 8 Maybelline Products We Really Love" (#4).

    27. Tarte Pearly Girl Vegan Teeth Whitening Pen works on-the-go to help give your grin a boost — not to mention its soft-bristle brush works well even on uneven teeth thanks to its 360° application. AND it's bleach-free, which is great for avoiding sensitivity!

    Promising review: "I bought this because I feel so insecure about my teeth. They are pretty yellow, because I am a heavy coffee and tea drinker and my boyfriend has yellow teeth because it's genetics. I bought this because it's much cheaper than the whitening strips and thought if it doesn't work then it was $22 and I'll return it. We've been using it for about five days now and we both have noticed that our teeth brighten a shade or two. They aren't white, but for only five days this product is amazing! It's easy to use, the taste doesn't bother either of us, and it's easy to travel with. I would recommend this product to anyone." —cmull93

    Get it from Tarte for $22.

    See why this won best lowest-priced teeth whitener on BuzzFeed Reviews.

    28. Cosmedica Skincare Pure Hyaluronic Acid Serum treats your skin to this widely loved, holy grail ingredient...for cheap! It addresses really every general skincare goal — an even skin tone, brightness, hydration, and a smooth and soft complexion. Think of this as an easy-peasy form of TLC.,

    Btw, this is used by both people with oily and dry skin (and is safe for sensitive skin!) — it counteracts oil overproduction with natural hydration *and* gently restores moisture to parched complexions.

    Promising review: "It works so well! I've been using the hyaluronic acid for about two weeks now, and my skin has felt full and smooth ever since! It also seems to have reduced oil production and eliminated the formation of whiteheads; I credit that to this helping my skin retain water and not having to produce so much oil." —J. Morris

    Get it from Amazon for $10.40

    29. Lipstick Queen Lipstick puts an end to hunting down a shade that feels natural. This little stick of magic shifts into a fitting hue based on your lips' pH level, which is a heck of a lot easier than standing in front of the makeup counter for approximately 17 hours.

    Crystal Ro / BuzzFeed

    Promising review: "I LOVE this lipstick. It goes on more like a balm (which I like, because you don't have to worry about how crisp your edges are) and it doesn't dry you out. If it starts to fade after a while you can freshen it up with lip balm. I only have to reapply the actual lipstick after about five to six hours. The color is perfect. It's pink, but not florescent pink." —April Schlauger

    Get it from Amazon for $15.94 (available in eight shades).

    Check out a BuzzFeeder's full review in "7 Game-Changing Beauty Products You'll Wish You'd Tried Sooner". And! See what won best matte lipsticks on BuzzFeed Reviews.

    30. Laura Mercier Caviar Stick Eye Color lives up to its fancy name. It simplifies creating a gorgeous smoky eye to just a few easy swipes, thanks to its creamy formula. Good thing your not-so-hard work will last all day.


    Promising review: "I bought these after I saw an Instagram post about how easy they were to blend. It was right! They're easy to blend, and great for building color. I bought two one matte and one with a little shimmer love them both and plan on adding more to my collection." —ChristinePlus

    Get it from Nordstrom for $29 (available in 17 shades).

    31. Acure Brightening Facial Scrub multitasks like no other exfoliant by clearing excess oil, treating breakouts, and bringing out a glowing complexion from underneath. Gone are the days of dimming your bank account in the name of brighter skin.

    Promising review: "I am in LOVE with this facial scrub. I’ve had this for almost two weeks now and I love the way my skin is glowing! I have sensitive skin so I have to really be careful with the products I choose. Even after one use, you start to see a difference. It moisturizes, exfoliates, and leaves your skin smooth. I didn’t even need to apply a moisturizer afterwards! Definitely a must-have!" —Mizza C.

    Get it from Amazon for $8.49.

    32. Lorac Front of the Line PRO Liquid Eyeliner ~hands~ over total control so you can easily guide its tip over your lash line. Its flexible tip is designed to glide smoothly and deliver a bold, precise finish. And! It's water-resistant in case you cry tears of joy.

    Promising review: "This is by far the best eyeliner I've ever used. I simply love the ease of this liner. If you are someone who has trouble applying liner, this is your product. When we get older, it is harder to find a product that is easy to apply, looks good and stays looking good all day. This is your product. It glides on easily, is a liquid so there is no pulling of the eyelid, stays on, and you can put it between the lashes, under or on top of them with ease. This is one product that I will continue to order over and over and over. I love it." —Kindle Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $23 (available in four shades).

    See what won best liquid eyeliners on BuzzFeed Reviews.

    33. Undone Beauty Lip + Cheek Cream allows you to maintain a rosy glow all day in the easiest way possible. It'll give you the same effects as both a designer creamy blush and lip tint, but lets you decide how much you'd like to build., Amazon

    Each of the three shades is a three-in-one palette for blending, highlighting and tinting of both your lips and cheeks.

    Promising review: "I loved this! It's my favorite of the Undone Beauty products! When applied to the cheek it makes you look super rosy and fresh and I received so many compliments on my makeup when I wore this for the first time. It applies much more matte on your lips, but makes for a great base underneath gloss or other lipstick. It reminded me of a much more expensive cream blush. This is the best buy!" —cecily knee

    Get it from Amazon for $10 (available in three shades).

    34. Peter Thomas Roth Water Drench Hyaluronic Cloud Facial Cream accomplishes quite the magic trick. It transforms ~atmospheric vapor~ into a fresh water formula to provide nourishing hydration that lasts up to 72 hours (!!!). The cherry on top: its hyaluronic acid helps you kiss dull and uneven skin tones goodbye. Talk about cloud nine.

    Promising review: "I have extremely oily and acne-prone skin and I’m so obsessed with this moisturizer! A little goes a long way so the price is not so bad. I use under my make up in the morning and before I go to sleep at night. It doesn’t break me out at all (which for me is most important) and does not make me oily. It’s legit heaven on your face. I’ve bought this moisturizer about four times now and I will keep buying it." —kg1213

    Get it from Sephora for $22+ (available in two sizes).

    35. Bioré Deep Cleaning Pore Strips draw blackheads, dirt, and oil out of clogged pores from your nose and forehead like a freaking magnet. Deep clean does not even BEGIN to define these.

    Promising review: "I have scrubbed the center of my forehead for months but the 'field of black dots' just remained no matter what. So finally I decided to give this a try. I followed instructions exactly (removed after 10 minutes) and after I peeled it off I looked and not a dot in sight — until I looked at the strip! That looked like a forest with all those 'dots' standing up on end. Highly recommend!" —David G.

    Get a pack of 14 from Amazon for $7.14 (available in four styles).

    To learn more, check out "These Amazingly Satisfying Pore Strips Are A Cult Favorite For A Reason".

    36. PleasingCare Natural Bamboo Charcoal Oil Absorbing Tissues confront midday shiny T-zones head on by absorbing excess oil, controlling shine, AND soothing irritated complexions with bamboo charcoal. Blotting has never been so satisfying.

    They're even all-natural! They're made from 100% natural linen fibers with organic bamboo charcoal to keep you nice and fresh all day.

    Promising review: "I've had oily skin my whole life and have used countless types of oils blotting sheets because they're life savers. THESE ARE AMAZING. They're a great deal, big sheets, and they pull out one at a time so easily. I'll never go back to other brands. Give these a try — they're completely worth it. They work well and are easy to use. I have no negative things to say at all." —Kelsey

    Get a pack of 100 from Amazon for $6.60.

    37. Covergirl TruBlend Undercover Concealer prevents ruining your entire morning in the name of covering a pimple, and surprise yourself with how quickly this'll get the job done. Its stick design is easy to use and blend, plus reviewers say it takes *very* little to achieve full coverage without additional foundation. No fuss. No mess.

    AND it's available in 30 shades, so it's easier to find one that actually looks natural.

    Promising review: "For all of you lovely makeup lovers (like myself), this stuff is amazing! I honestly thought I was going to get ehh ok results especially because I usually conceal with a peach/orange color correcting concealer for my under eyes and acne scars, because they're quite a bit darker than the rest of my face. I also normally set with a powder before applying my foundation over the top but I wanted to see if this was good enough on its own and it is. I didn't set it or my foundation and after shopping for hours in the Texas heat, there weren't any creases or patchy blotches. I love it." —Kimber Rosee

    Get it from Amazon for $7.54 (available in 30 shades).

    38. Remilia Keratin Hair Treatment needs only a *drop* of its powerful blend of vitamin B5, silk proteins, and keratin to treat oily roots, hydrate parched locks, and strengthen damaged manes. You can use them as both a heat protectant and a quick repair serum!, Amazon

    PLUS! These are cruelty-free, and the capsules are vegan-friendly and biodegradable!

    Promising review: "I'm in love with this product! I have complicated hair. It’s super curly, but very thin. I’m always searching for hair products that work for my hair type. Most products for curly hair tend to weigh my hair down and make it look greasy. But Remilia does the complete opposite; it has added shine and volume to my hair. It's actually defined my curls and given them more bounce. I’ve been using this product straight for almost two months and I’m hooked! Each cap contains a perfect amount of serum whether I wear my hair curly or straight. I usually use half of it when my hair is towel dried and then the rest before I straighten for extra heat protection. Or I’ll use it for extra shine and frizz control once my curls have dried. I’ve seen a big transformation in the health of my hair since using this stuff and I’ll definitely be back for more!" —Destiny

    Get a pack of 30 from Amazon for $23.95.

    39. Obagi Nu-Derm Gentle Facial Cleanser does it all for people in search of clearer complexions: a complex of oat amino acids and alfalfa extract detoxifies breakouts, controls excess oil, and evens skin tone, while aloe vera soothes inflammation and cools redness. Let us say thanks that this miraculously doesn't require a prescription.

    Plus, this is a favorite among those with sensitive skin because it's SUPER gentle!

    Promising review: "I have hormonal acne and oily skin and this is the only cleanser I’ve used for the past year and a half in combination with other Obagi products and my skin has never looked better. Breakouts are definitely less frequent and oil is kept under control." —Dermstore Customer

    Get it from Dermstore for $43.

    40. Diane Fromm Twist Flex Rods style your hair into gorgeous ringlets while you catch up on your beauty sleep (and give your locks a needed break from heat tools). Consider these to be your overnight hairstylist that you absolutely do not need to tip.

    Just twist them to your liking (a loop, C-, or S-shape)!

    Promising review: "As someone who colors their hair, I am constantly on the lookout for ways to style my hair without further damaging it. I therefore try to stay away from heated methods of styling hair as much as possible. I prefer heat-less methods like this, because the curls seem to set for longer and stay bouncy. Let me preface by saying this: the 'before' photos of my hair were taken after having the curlers in my hair for only two hours. I have pretty thick hair and was looking for a casual, wavy look...the fact that my hair took to curling in such a short period of time is AMAZING!! I also love the fun assorted colors." —kiana

    Get a pack of 30 from Amazon for $7.69+ (available in two styles).

    To learn more, check out "Hundreds Of People Use These $8 Twist Rods To Get Perfect Heat-Free Curls".

    41. Tend Skin Care Solution nixes ingrown hairs and razor bumps ~in the bud~. When applied before waxing or shaving, it drastically reduces redness, irritation, and bumps — even in the bikini area!

    Reviewers say you can also use this after shaving!

    Promising review: "This stuff is AMAZING. You would never believe it, but it works wonders. One of the worst parts of summer for me is razor burn and chafing/irritation, particularly at the beach when the hair follicles on my legs dry up from the saltwater. This stuff prevents ALL of that. No bumps, no pain, nothing. The best part? It doesn't matter when you put it on. Before you shave, after you shave, even when you're not shaving, going to the beach, getting back from the beach, etc. It just always works." —Claire

    Get it from Amazon for $13.29+ (available in two sizes).

    To learn more, check out "This Magical Product Will End Ingrown Hairs And Razor Bumps For Good".

    42. Radha Beauty Rosehip Oil requires merely a few drops to tackle redness, scarring, pimples, and everything in-between. Reviewers use this before bed and wake up to ✨glowing✨, healing skin! Nothing will get in your way of clear skin again...not on this bb's watch.

    Promising review: "This oil is amazing!! It has evened out my skin tone, balanced my oily and dry patches, and cleared up all blemishes all in only two weeks of use. This is the best my skin has ever looked. Everyone needs to use this oil!!! This has made such a difference with my skin that friends and coworkers are even noticing." —Alyssa

    Get it from Amazon for $14.95.

    To learn more, check out "This Facial Oil Will Solve All Your Skin’s Problems". And! This is "certified organic", which you can learn about in "Here's What "Certified Organic" Actually Means".

    43. MediHeal Ampule Masks come in a slew of formulas to target specific skin goals — they're quick, effective, and most importantly, cheap! We're talking tea tree oil (to clear acne), collagen (to lift and firm), an intensive hydrating formula (to deeply moisturize), and more. These + 15 minutes = happy, happy skin.,

    Promising review (for A.C. Dressing): "I rarely find sheet masks meant to treat acne. I was recommended these at a brick and mortar beauty store in Boston and repurchased them on Amazon. I don’t know what is so special about these but they absolutely help with my acne. Each mask has a little sticker-style image on the cheek. This has the added bonus of helping you figure out which side of the sheet mask is meant to touch your skin. Helpful!" —Author Sable Sylvan (Heather Davies)

    Get them from Amazon for $9.95+ each (available in 11 formulas).

    44. Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer comes at a high price, but has already proven to be worth the splurge (at least according to hundreds of happy reviewers). Not only is it engineered to protect your hair from damage, but dries even thick manes quickly and easily. AND it'll promote extra shine, leaving you with slo-mo worthy, shiny locks in no time.


    Promising review: "This is worth the high price! I have long, very thick hair that I've always struggled to style on my own. I saw a demonstration in a London department store and knew I needed this. My favorite qualities are how FAST this dries my hair. And how SMOOTH it makes my hair. I have naturally wavy hair that I've straightened with GHD's since 2001. With this dryer, it's the first time I've been happy with my natural waves. I attribute this to the fact that this dryer seems to work out all the frizzy-ness in the drying process. Love this and would buy again!" —LillacSkies

    Get it from Sephora for $399 (available in three colors).

    See why this won our splurge-worthy pick for best hair dryers on BuzzFeed Reviews.

    But remember the cardinal rule no matter how much you spend on makeup:


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

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