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    19 Cult Beauty Products That'll Change Your Beauty Game

    There's a reason we're all obsessed with these products.

    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.

    In the beauty and makeup industries, there are a few products that just do it better than others.


    People catch wind of their iconic payoff and they become dubbed the infamous ~cult beauty~ products.


    These products are worth every penny — so much so that you'll repurchase them many times over.

    Here are a selection of some of the best items for your consideration.


    1. Cosrx acne pimple patches for when your skin acts up at the worst possible time.

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    These patches are super easy to use and are designed to heal breakouts overnight. They use hydrocolloid, tea tree oil and calendula oil to get the job done.

    Read our in-depth review on these patches here!

    Buy a pack of 24 from Amazon Australia for $4.85.

    2. Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade, which is one of the highest rated eyebrow products on the market.


    If the latest makeup trends are anything to go by, thick brows have been here, are here and will be here for the foreseeable future, which is why finding your perfect shade and formula is essential. Anastasia products are great quality, highly pigmented and you're sure to find your perfect eyebrow shade in their selection.

    Buy it from Sephora Australia for $33.

    3. Lush's Dark Angels sugar and charcoal scrub, which is the perfect product to use on oily skin.


    Mix it with a little water to create a paste, massage onto your skin, rinse off and voilà! Perfectly moisturised and gorgeous-looking skin.

    Buy it from Lush for $17.95.

    4. Coty Airspun Loose Face Powder, which somehow miraculously works on any skin type and any foundation, at any time of year.


    This powder is perfect for setting your foundation and eliminating any fine lines and wrinkles that might normally be accentuated by your makeup. It's super lightweight and will give your face a flawless finish, ready for any wild night.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $18.95.

    5. Tarte Shape Tape Concealer, which is an absolute must-have for anyone's makeup bag.

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    The formula is fantastic for getting rid of dark circles and covering any blemishes. According to the website, one is sold every 12 seconds! It also comes in 30 different shades.

    Buy it from Sephora Australia for $40.

    6. Thayers Witch Hazel that will soothe and tone your skin on a truly magical level.

    BuzzFeed / Anamaria Glavan

    This witch hazel is made from rose petal, aloe vera, vitamin E and witch hazel extract. You can also use it to remove makeup and it'll make your skin look clean and fresh AF.

    Promising Review: "I have combination skin that's prone to redness (especially around my cheeks and nose, with the latter being really annoying), plus the occasional pimple. After two weeks of regularly using this toner in my evening routine, I barely need concealer to cover the Crayola redness under my nostrils. PLUS! It's super effective as spot treatment. This stuff attacks your pimples with the same vendetta that Buffy used to destroy vampires: It works that well."

    AnaMaria Glavan

    Read the full review for this product by AnaMaria here!

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $27.95.

    7. Colourpop cream gel eyeliners that make it easy to add a little colour to your ~lewk~.


    These eyeliners come in some incredibly pigmented and vibrant colours, so you're sure to find one that will align with your aesthetic.

    Promising Review:
    "These liners are the easiest thing you can add to your makeup kit that will make you stand out. An extra 10 seconds in the morning and bam! They've honestly changed the way I view makeup — now, it's more of an accessory to match my outfit or mood for the day rather than a way to cover up imperfections. Plus, I always get compliments when I wear these and who doesn't love to be gassed up?"

    Sohan Judge.

    Buy it from Colourpop for $5.50 each or get a pack of 20 for $77.

    8. Kiehl's moisturiser that you can use day and night to give your poor, thirsty skin the hydration it deserves.

    BuzzFeed / Mariela Summerhays

    It's also paraben, fragrance and sulphate free, so you can use it on sensitive skin!

    Promising Review: “I love this cream — will not go a day without it. I first discovered it when I was stuck in an airport for hours. I was going around the stores trying on products and the store assistant swore this was the best thing for dry skin (especially when flying). She was not wrong. It’s creamy, but not greasy, and is so light. I find it serves as a great primer for under my makeup, too.”

    Mariela Summerhays

    Buy it from Adore Beauty for $51.

    9. Aztec Secret Healing Clay that will draw out all of your skin's demons — and imperfections.

    BuzzFeed / Hameda Nafiz

    This mask draws out all the gross gunk that's been caught in your skin. Just mix a bit of the powder with some apple cider vinegar and you'll be all set.

    You can read all about how magical this stuff is here.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $23.99.

    10. Benefit's POREfessional Face Primer that gives you an incredible base for any foundation and will assist your makeup with staying on all day.

    @benefitaustralia / Via Instagram: @benefitaustralia

    This primer was the very first one I used, just because I was seeing it absolutely everywhere and it has not disappointed. It makes your skin feel like porcelain and your pores are basically non-existent after a light application — which means you have the perfect base for your foundation.

    Buy the 7.5ml tube from Sephora Australia for $25.

    11. A Beauty Blender sponge that will change the way you apply foundation and blend contour forever.

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    If you still don't use a Beauty Blender to apply your foundation, you're missing out on flawless blending — trust me. Just wet the sponge and watch it double in size, wring it out and use it to apply all liquid or cream makeup. Magic!

    Buy it from Sephora Australia for $30.

    12. The Ordinary serum that's perfect to put on your face after toning and before moisturising at night.

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    By the time you wake up, your skin will be calmer, brighter and have a gorgeous glow that will have everyone asking you for skincare tips even though you still don't quite understand what toner is.

    Promising Review: "The year is 2020 — it's time you started embracing the power of retnoid. The Ordinary's version is bloody fantastic and oh-so-affordable. I apply this bad boy after cleansing and toning my skin at night. I'm a VERY OILY GAL, so I don't top it with anything else, because the squalane is super hydrating. But you can also top with moisturiser if your skin is dry AF."

    Julia Willing

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $18.90.

    13. FOREO's facial cleansing brush that is so easy and quick to use that you'll find it hard to make excuses not to wash your damn face.


    I've recently started using this tool and I'm someone who rarely ever bothers with skincare, so the fact that I've been dragging my feet to the bathroom to exfoliate my skin each night is a miracle, trust me! It only takes 60 seconds for a guided cleanse, then you rinse and apply moisturiser and voilà — you're good to go!

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $237 (available in four colours).

    14. La Roche-Posay's ultra-light facial sunscreen that's far less sticky than the regular kind.

    Christelle Quillien / BuzzFeed

    It's perfect for throwing on in the morning before your makeup or you can get this version which has a slight tint to it — which is a perfect alternative to heavy foundation in summer.

    The cream is SPF50+, has very high UVA/UVB protection and prevents premature skin ageing and long-term skin cell damage.

    Promising Review: "Living in Oz, I've learned that wearing sunscreen everyday is super important. This one by La Roche-Posay is my favourite because it's really light and absorbs easily into my skin and doesn't feel oily and thick. I wear this everyday under my makeup and haven't had any issues!"

    —Christelle Quillien

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $22.39.

    15. Sand & Sky's Australian pink clay kit to detox your skin after it's been exposed to a bunch of makeup, dirt and pollution.


    This kit includes the exfoliator, which will gently scrub away your dead skin cells and leave your skin fresh and clean. Plus, the pore refining face mask will tighten your pores and leave your skin silky smooth.

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $110.50.

    16. Burts Bees Beeswax Lip Balm, which is awesome at combatting dry lips.

    BuzzFeed / Isha Bassi / Via Instagram: @burtsbees

    This is the OG when it comes to natural beauty products. And if, like me, you suffer from chronic dry lips, this will quickly become a handbag staple. This lip balm is 100% natural, contains vitamin E to nourish your lips and the peppermint scent is perfect for your pucker.

    Promising Review: "I’ve tried my fair share of lip balms because working in an office with air-con means I’m forever cursed with dry, chapped lips. Enter Burt’s Bees — this lip balm is not only super moisturising, but it stays put for bloody ages. Plus, I’m a big fan of their tinted range, which adds a pop of colour with minimal fuss."

    Isha Bassi

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $5.

    17. Thursday Plantation Tea Tree Oil that is a lifesaver if you suffer from oily skin and experience breakouts because of it.

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    You can also use it to treat mozzie bites, so you won't be scratching the hell out of them into the night.

    Promising Review: "The Thursday Plantation Tea Tree oil range shouldn’t be overlooked. Their oils and creams are amazing for clearing breakouts, as well as being used as a general antiseptic. I also recently tried their cold sore cream  and it was really, really effective. Their stuff is magic."

    – Amelia Stanojevic

    Buy it from Amazon Australia for $8.99.

    18. Face Halo makeup remover cloths that can clean your face with just water and little-to-no scrubbing.

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    These makeup remover cloths replace up to 500 single use wipes, so not only will you be reducing your waste, but you'll also have no excuse not to get your eyeliner and mascara off before bed. They reach deep into your pores to remove makeup and impurities and when you're done using it, just toss it into the wash up to 200 times.

    Buy a pack of three from Amazon Australia for $18.

    19. And finally, Frank Body Rose Gold Shimmer Scrub, which will get your skin silky smooth and leave you with a glow like no other.

    BuzzFeed / Julia Willing

    This scrub contains coffee seed oil to get your skin perked up and excited and rose gold mica particles that will distribute all over your skin for a body highlight to die for. Use it right before you go out, be it a party or a low-key date night, you'll feel and look fabulous.

    Read more about this glorious scrub here.

    Buy a 220g bag for $19.95 from Mecca.

    You, looking and feeling like a pampered princess after using all these products:

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