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    36 Beauty Products You'll Probably Pat Yourself On The Back For Buying

    I support your decision to treat yourself to yet another lipstick you probably don't need but deserve.

    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. A two-pack of teeth-whitening pens with a natural mint flavor that'll leave your mouth smelling fresh while you work on achieving that mega-watt smile worthy of a Hollywood star.

    This pen is SO easy to use. All you have to do is twist the bottom and paint right onto your teeth. Each pen has 20 uses — get ready to blind people with your smile.

    Promising review: "I always worry whether this stuff will actually work, look good, be easy to use, taste decent, be safe for my teeth... and this stuff has it all and I'm more than impressed! This photo is just after TWO uses!! Love this product!" —Lil Mama Mindy

    Get a set of two from Amazon for $19.99.

    2. e.l.f Cosmetics hydrating camo concealer designed to last 16 hours so you'll never have to fret about your under-eye circles again.

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    This concealer is made with a highly pigmented formula that still dries matte, feels lightweight, and won't settle into fine lines or creases.

    Get it from e.l.f. Cosmetics for $6 (available in 26 shades).

    3. An eight-piece set of mini Drunk Elephant products that'll give you a chance to discover which is worth the full-size investment and create a rainbow of color in your medicine cabinet. What could be better?

    Drunk Elephant

    Promising review: "Best skincare products I have ever used. Super hesitant at first because of price, but so worth it. No more acne and no more blotchy redness. Always splurge on skincare and shoes!" —Kindle Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $90.

    4. A hair-finishing stick in case you're the kind of person who can't leave the house until your flyaway baby hairs have been put in their place.

    Promising review: "I rarely ever leave reviews, but THIS is amazing!! I have naturally frizzy hair that is also wavy and curly. I have a lot of breakage around the crown and this stuff sleeks it back but it doesn’t make it look greasy or crunchy! I suggest taking the mascara wand and wiping off the excess on the tube before applying so you don’t apply too much. When I apply too much all you have to do is let it dry and then scratch you’re fingernails from front to back to break it up and it still creates a sleek look without any crunchiness. I love this stuff so much I need to get another for my car on those days that my mom hair is looking terrible." —Adriana

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99.

    5. Acne-absorbing cover patches that'll blend in with any skin tone and are gentle enough for any skin type, so you can go about your day without worrying that it looks like you're growing a second head on your face.


    Avarelle's pimple patches are formulated with tea tree oil and calendula, which is said to heal and shrink zits overnight. A single pack comes with 40 patches in a variety of sizes to fit any pimple you've got.

    Promising review: "I’ve tried so many brands of pimple spots, and these are hands-down the best on the market. I’m a performer at Walt Disney World, and a clear complexion is required. Last night, I put these on a few acne problems (a small cyst, a whitehead, and a pimple I shouldn’t have picked and has been a bump for about three weeks now.) I just woke up and am writing this review in disbelief. THEY'RE FLAT! Gone! All of them! I could cry I’m so happy. The packaging is also ideal, because it allows you to conveniently and easily peel the stickers off without stretching them out or folding them back on themselves. Do yourself and your complexion a huge favor! Have these on hand for a stubborn zit when you really need help. Make sure you apply them to completely clean and dry skin." —Caitlyn

    Get it from Amazon for $8.50.

    6. Glossier Boy Brow, because your brow game may just be the most important thing you work on in 2020.


    My coworker AnaMaria Glavan is passionate about this product. Here's what she had to say:

    "Believe the hype: this magic bottle is proof that not all heroes wear capes. The creamy formula, which comes in blond, black, clear, and brown (which is what I used!), goes on smoothly and doesn’t require a lot of product to do the job. I used the wand to brush baby hairs in the beginning/middle of my brow upwards, and then brushed the longer, toddler-like hairs at the end of my eyebrows, sideways. And one coat was more than enough! Boy Brow does what exactly what the Glossier brand claims to do; it gives me a filled-in eyebrow that doesn’t look filled in. The finish looks natural, which is exactly what I wanted — my facial caterpillars have never looked better."

    Get it from Glossier for $16 (available in four shades).

    7. Clump-free mascara with a lightweight and long-lasting formula that'll have people asking if you recently got eyelash extensions. Joke's on them!, Amazon

    Promising review: "I absolutely LOVE this mascara. I have very sensitive eyes and am highly devoted to my trusted brands. When a friend suggested this mascara I was curious, as she loved it. For the price point and how good it looked on her eyes, I thought why not. Holy moly. I'm in love. It makes my lashes longer, — looks like I'm natural but better — and has a thinner formula so it looks like I have a billion gorgeous lashes, and looks the same all day long. I cannot recommend this enough. It doesn't rub during the day and give me that black eye look. It's wonderful. Must buy." —Katherine Ochsman

    Get it from Amazon for $12.95.

    8. An exfoliating lip brush to remove any dry skin from your precious pout before applying lipstick.


    Promising review: "Great lip brush! My lips feel so silky and smooth after using this. Normally after a long day of wearing makeup, my lips feeling gunky from all the lipsticks and glosses I’ve been using all day. However after using the brush they feel plump and smooth." —Janey Cakes

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99 (available in three colors).

    9. A hydrating argan oil hair mask that'll refresh your dry or damaged hair and give yourself an excuse to spend your Friday night at home.


    Promising review: "My hair is very thin and curly. The ends are damaged from heat and color, causing my hair to look even more unruly. I do oil treatments once a week and only wash my hair two to three times a week but NOTHING has made my hair feel like this product does. There is an immediate difference as soon as this product touches my hair. It leaves my hair feeling so silky, even after I rinse it out and dry my hair." —Maegan W.

    Get it from Amazon for $12.95.

    10. Tarte shape tape contour concealer you've likely been eyeing for months and will be so happy to finally test out.


    Promising review: "Best concealer till time!! Just love the consistency. Can be worn without powder to give a more dewy look! Love the travel size. Medium to high coverage! Would definitely recommend!" —Mehwish K.

    Get it from Tarte for $10 (available in 30 shades).

    11. Velvet blending sponges to replace the one with caked-on concealer you've likely never cleaned / have been using for FAR too long.

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    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 one-quarter 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 $18.99 (available in two sizes and three colors).

    12. Kiehl's Midnight Recovery Concentrate will become your go-to if you're a night owl — use the dropper to apply it all over your face before you hit the hay so your skin looks super-refreshed in the a.m.


    I've been using this product for years now and I'm still obsessed! It has a nice subtle scent to it, doesn't leave your skin feeling oily (it sinks in really quickly) and does exactly what it's supposed to do.

    Get it from Sephora for $27+ (available in four sizes).

    13. A set of 16 Dermal Korea collagen sheet masks so you won't ever have to fret about whether you have a quality mask on hand after a particularly stressful day when you're looking to unwind.


    Promising review: "These masks are amazing!!! Having 'ice pick' scars left over from acne I was told that I'd have to pay for expensive laser therapy because the body can't produce enough collagen to heal deep scars. I've been using these masks for two months and I've seen SIGNIFICANT reduction in my scars. They are almost completely gone!" —Shaun

    Read our full review of the Dermal Korea collagen sheet masks!

    Get them from Amazon for $9.99.

    14. La Roche-Posay gel cleanser to assist in conquering your arch nemesis: acne. It's made of a salicylic acid that'll target blackheads and whiteheads directly. See ya', pesky pimples.


    Promising review: "I was lucky enough to have clear skin in high school so I never understood how awful acne really is. When I was about 21-22 years old, I switched to a birth control implant, and that thing wreaked havoc on my entire life. I suddenly had horrible cystic acne. Not only did it make me self conscious and uncomfortable, but it was actually so painful — laying on my pillow hurt my face! To top it all off, my skin was also dry, and irritated. I tried every skincare line on the market for about two to three years, with no, or very little, results. Finally, I found La Roche-Posay's skincare products. Within four days, the inflammation decreased, the redness was fading, and my skin felt less dry. By two weeks, my skin was practically clear! I have been using this product for about four to five years now, and I haven't had a single outbreak, EXCEPT for the time I wanted to try a different product to save money. Huge mistake, one I will not make again." —LadyHawke

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

    15. A Triple Threat Color Stick from Thrive Causemetics that'll probably become the most important thing in your makeup bag — it can be used on your lips, face, and body!

    Thrive Causemetics

    For every product purchased Thrive Causemetics donates to help a woman *thrive*.

    Promising review: "This is honestly the best product. I use it on my eyes and lips and cheeks and it literally doesn't budge as eyeshadow. By the end of a 14-hour day it's still bright and beautiful. I mean it LASTS. I haven't found an eyeshadow that isn't gone by the end of the day or smudge. And it gives a beautiful glow to cheeks. WORTH IT!!" —Marcella C.

    Get it from Thrive Causemetics for $36 (available in four shades).

    16. A MakeupEraser cloth you'll wonder how you lived this long without after seeing how it magically takes ALL of your makeup off with just a few swipes.


    I have one of these bad boys and they even take off Kylie Lip Kits — a true feat.

    Promising review: "YESS!!! I cannot LIVE without this product. I have always had pretty bad acne and every product I’d use would result in either a breakout or just constant irritation. This product can be used with JUST WATER to get literally all of your makeup off with zero skin irritations! I use it in the AM and PM and one rag will usually last me a full seven days before needing a wash. I have about three or four of these because I cannot live without them. My acne has become a lot better by using this as opposed to cleaners and crazy products for my skin. Who knew a clean rag and water could actually do so much?!?" —Nina Aristo

    Get it from Amazon for $20 (available in a variety of styles).

    Psst! This won for the mid-priced best makeup remover on BuzzFeed Reviews, too!

    17. A high gloss from Kylie Cosmetics you can use to replicate your favorite of the young billionaire's Insta-looks while admiring her ever-stunning packaging.

    Kylie Cosmetics

    Even as a 27 year old, I own more than my fair share of Kylie Cosmetics. I'm talkin' lip kits and palettes for DAYS. Why you ask? Because Kylie Jenner makes a damn good product. Her packaging is among my favorite across all beauty brands and I love that she continues to reinvent the bottles, brushes, and boxes!

    Promising review: "This is my favorite gloss! I buy several high-end brands and this high gloss takes the cake! It even has the scent of cake! I’ve put it on and it keeps my lips hydrated all day! It’s not sticky like other brands tend to be. This was my first Kylie Cosmetics purchase and I’m extremely satisfied. I’m over 40 and thought, 'Is this even going to look good on me?' The answer is YES." —Debbie

    Get it from Kylie Cosmetics for $16.

    18. A universal nail polish bottle handle from Olive and June you'll want if you love doing your own nails but are forever struggling to do your opposite hand as beautifully as your dominant one.

    Olive and June

    I've been doing my own nails for a long, long time. It always seemed smarter to me to spend money on a bottle of polish I can keep instead of a manicure that only lasts a week. It's a skill that took a while to work on but, luckily, for at-home manicurists like myself The Poppy has made doing my nails a lot less challenging. It pops right onto any bottle of nail polish (not just Olive and June colors) and provides you with a stronger grip and a more accurate swipe.

    Get it from Olive and June or Target for $16.

    19. A bottle of Mavala Stop with a bitter (but harmless!) taste to help you not only kick your cuticle-biting habit, but leave you with gorgeous long nails. You'll have Cardi B–like claws in no time!

    Promising review: "It's a miracle! I am 45 years old and have tried every product over the years — my mom used to put everything imaginable on my fingernails to keep them out of my mouth, my grandma tried to pay me to grow my fingernails out, but still, here I was at 45 with horrible nails. This has been a miracle. I can't describe the taste but will just say that it makes me not want my hands anywhere near my face. Yes, it is difficult to eat finger food with this on — I went to Florida recently and had to have my husband peel my shrimp for me. :-) But, it is a small price to pay to break this habit." —Laurie S.

    Get it from Amazon for $15.50.

    20. Watermelon Pink Juice Oil-Free moisturizer you can count on to smell fantastic and leave your face feeling refreshed after the first application — it also doesn't hurt that the color of the lotion is ~pretty in pink~.


    I've been using this product for the last month and it has quickly become one of my favorites. It's a brightening and lightweight moisturizer that really works! I like to use it in the morning for a fresh start to my day. The pretty pink hue and glass bottle also just looks gorgeous on my counter — no complaints!

    Promising review: "Amazing! I haven’t been able to use a moisturizer for a couple of years without a breakout until I tried this. I had very dry, sensitive skin a few years ago, and then all of a sudden I had oily, acne-prone skin. I started using this because my skin was suffering without moisturizer and I was hopeful. It has not caused one breakout! It has helped heal the breakouts I had when I started using the product. This sits well under makeup, and causes no excess oil throughout the day." —Sephora Customer

    Get it from Sephora for $39.

    21. A hair scalp massager that'll quickly become your favorite shower accessory. You can use it to exfoliate and deep clean your scalp while applying your shampoo — it's a game-changer.


    I have one of these babies and it really is wonderful. Not only does it make me feel like I'm really getting in there while I'm washing my hair, but it also recreates that feeling you get when your hairdresser massages your head while washing it. Ugh, so good.

    Promising review: "Love this product! About five days before I received it I dyed my hair at home. As some of you may know who do the same, it’s difficult to get the hair dye out of your scalp. I scrubbed my hair for days with my fingers and it seemed like everything was gone because the water ran clear. When I received the product I was excited so I am immediately jumped in the shower to use it. To my surprise a ton of hair dye that was stuck on my head came off. Not only that, but my scalp feels breathable and clean. Definitely not greasy 24 hours later like regular shampooing would do for me. I would recommend this product." —Lisa Agro

    Get it from Amazon for $7.98+ (available in three colors).

    22. A limited edition Beautycounter lipstick with edgy packaging you'll probably like as much as the vibrant color of the actual lippie.

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    Not only will this lipstick give you the colorful pout you've been looking for but each purchase encourages buyers (like yourself!) to text BETTERBEAUTY to 52886 to urge Congress to support stronger personal-care laws. I have all three of these beauties and I was super impressed with how hydrating and vibrant they are (B. Fearless is my fave).

    Get it from Beautycounter for $34 (available in three shades).

    23. A supercharged vitamin C serum to help protect your skin against UV rays while also repairing damage that was already done. You won't think twice about adding this into your daily beauty routine., Amazon

    Promising review: "I have never felt more compelled to write a product review before. This stuff is INCREDIBLE. I have tried almost everything to improve my skin. I continue to get acne in my mid-30s and literally everything else I've tried has not worked, including prescription topical cream and oral medication. This has saved my skin! I have had very few breakouts, and if anything pops up, this takes care of it quickly! My skin feels moisturized and looks smoother and healthier overall. This is truly one of the best purchases I've ever made. I'm thankful I stumbled upon this serum!" —J.C. Denton

    Get it from Amazon for $14.95.

    24. A set of six pastel nail polishes and a top coat so you'll be more than prepared to create flawless spring manis.

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    I recently tried Olive and June's nail polish and was quite impressed. It went on very smoothly and didn't chip even after a week! I love how these colors will brighten up my nails for spring and summer (the mint is already calling my name!). This brand is also proudly 7-free, which means it doesn't contain harmful chemicals that most polishes do.

    Get it from Olive & June for $56.

    25. Gold under-eye collagen masks to wear while prepping your morning coffee to de-puff after you "accidentally" stayed up all night bingeing Love Is Blind on Netflix.


    Promising review: "These eye masks are absolutely amazing! I have hereditary dark circles under my eyes, as well as slight bags from being a mother of four. Eye creams do absolutely nothing for me, and I gave these a try just on a whim, not really expecting much. But they really work! The results aren't permanent, but I put these on for about an hour in the evening while I relax and watch TV, and my under-eyes are much lighter and less puffy. I absolutely love these eye masks, and I will never be without them again." —Kate Johnson

    Get a pack of 12 pairs from Amazon for $23.50.

    26. A John Frieda Hot Air Brush for anyone who looooves to get pampered with a blowout but can't actually afford to get one every week.

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    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

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

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

    27. Docolor Eyelash Comb to ensure you never have clumpy, stuck-together lashes like Madison from The Bachelor (sorry girl, I'll totally buy you one!).


    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 $7.99.

    28. Yes To Tomatoes Detoxifying Charcoal 2-in-1 Face Scrub and Facial Cleanser Stick will exfoliate your dead skin cells, treat breakouts, and remove your makeup thanks to the charcoal, tomato, avocado, and coconut oil extracts it's made of.


    Promising review: "This is amazing! I have been using this product twice a day for the last two weeks. My blackheads on my nose are completely gone! It also has shortened and prevented several pimples that have tried to pop up. My face has never felt softer and is super moisturized. I’m purchasing another one for my husband." —LJA

    Get it from Amazon for $8.25+ (available in charcoal and coconut).

    29. A Milani powder blush shaped like a rose to add some color to your cheeks and some floral fun to your makeup collection.

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    Promising review: "I felt it was time for me to find a new shade of blush and so I wanted one to go with the new berry colored lipstick I intend to wear primarily this winter. The Romantic Rose shade looked to me to have more depth than the other colors plus it was in a compatible color family. When I got home and tried it on I was pleasantly surprised. I find blush colors one of the hardest to select in terms of guessing how it will look on my own skin. It is the perfect shade and was easy to apply — looks great with the berry lipstick." —Sheila

    Get it from Ulta for $9.49 (available in four shades).

    30. An LED lighted compact mirror you can pop out of your bag to glamorously powder your nose or fix your lipstick.


    Promising review: "I bought just the compact mirror. So many features in such a convenient size. There are two 2.5-inch diameter mirrors (regular and 3X magnifying), a circular LED light, an on/off switch (with dimmer function), and a USB charging port with cord. The light works for 15 days after a 2-hour charge. In use, the mirror is clear and the lighting is perfect for applying makeup or doing touch-up, you can even close it when lit and use it as a purse or nighttime flashlight." —Steve Brock

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99 (available in two styles).

    31. A Sunrise Service face mask from Loops Beauty that'll help you start your day off on the right foot.

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    I recently gave this mask a go and was super impressed. Usually sheet masks slip and slide off of my face and I have to recline in an awkward position for 10 minutes — but no this one from Loops! It stays in place and includes great ingredients (pumpkin extract, white flower, and baobab oil) that left my face feeling super soft and hydrated. Oh, and the packaging is super cute.

    Get a five-pack from Loops Beauty for $30.

    32. Glossier Cloud Paint, which will add a touch of color to your cheeks with a quick swipe of lotion-like formula. The packaging is reminiscent of Pantone color cards adding an artsy chic element to your makeup bag!

    Glossier, Sarah Han / BuzzFeed

    My colleague Sarah Han (as well as MANY other BuzzFeeders) is a big fan of this product. This is what she had to say:

    "I wasn't a blush person until I met Cloud Paint. Any other attempts at wearing blush always looked super unnatural and accented redness on my face that would, as you might guess, populate in the cheek areas. It was always too much or too little, no in between. Little did I know I needed to say goodbye to powder blushes and let ~gel-cream~ blush into my life. The gel-cream formula just blends so seamlessly, like no other blush I've ever used, and it's a piece of cake to use. It doesn't make pores look more apparent and just gliiiiides over your skin for a dewy-looking flush. And if I have too many glasses of wine, I can blame any flush on the blush."

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

    33. Turquoise tweezers to ensure your brow game is always ~on point~ and that you'll always be able to find them in your messy makeup drawer.


    Promising review: "Love love this set! I have been searching for decent tweezers for years!!! And I’ve purchased all the high-end brands only to constantly be disappointed. These are amazing!! Especially the pointed tip one! I have FINALLY, FINALLY found the tweezers I’ve been looking for! Not only that but they are beautifully designed in a pretty pretty case!" —Kristen I.

    Get a set of three from Amazon for $12.99.

    34. A NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil you can use on your lash line, lid, or corners of your eyes for an easy pop of color. Just like *that* you'll be able to take your look from day to night!,

    Promising review: "I am lazy and hate doing my makeup, especially after a morning workout on a weekday. I wanted something I could throw in my bag and smear around my eyes in a couple of seconds, and to just add a little color without the fussiness. This fits the bill perfectly. It gives my eyes a little definition, but isn't super noticeable. The slight shimmer also makes me look awake on days where I'm dragging. It is not intensely shiny, though, which is important to me — I'm not a disco ball! It just reflects light and looks luminescent, not glittery. Because this is so easy to use, non-irritating, and is the exact color I was looking for, I expect that I will keep ordering it as long as it's available." —Rachel

    Get it from Amazon for $4.50+ (available in 23 shades).

    35. An exfoliating body scrub and body wash to leave your skin silky, smooth, and refreshed with floral packaging that'll transform your tub into a garden escape.

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    I'm a sucker for anything made by Love, Beauty and Planet, so you can imagine how thrilled I was to try out this body scrub in my shower. This product is infused with organic coconut oil and Bulgarian roses. It smells AMAZING and leaves my body feeling like velvet — definitely a luxurious add-on for any shower experience. Then I'll top off the whole experience by covering myself in the equally-lovely lotion. Can't beat it!

    Get them from Amazon for $14.31.

    36. And a mesh body exfoliator from Luv Scrub with so many uses you'll want to spend more time in the shower than ever before. You can use this unique piece of material to dry brush your skin, exfoliate with your fave body wash, and remove ingrown hairs.

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    I'm a big fan of this product — I personally love using it in the shower to exfoliate my back and shoulders which are typically hard to reach spots. The best part about it? It lasts for up to 18 months! No more loofahs for you.

    Get it from Luv Scrub for $18 (available in five colors).

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    The Walt Disney Company

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