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    40 Makeup Products You Might Just Have A Blast Using

    ColourPop's Barbie-inspired lipstick, a Morphe palette with over 35 fall colors, pink pearlescent highlighter from Kylie Cosmetics, and so many more playful 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.

    1. Glossier Ultralip will add shine and color to help you create the perfect pout every time. It comes in an array of shades, so good luck trying to decide which to try out first.

    gif of Ali applying glossier ultrlip in lucite
    before and after using glossier ultralip
    Ali Faccenda / BuzzFeed

    It's super buildable and is vegan and cruelty-free. BuzzFeed writer Ali Faccenda (shown above) tested this lippie and enjoyed it! She said:

    "This is an amazing lip product for summer. It's hydrating and not sticky (which is, in my opinion, the worst thing about glosses). I love applying a light coat and then blending it in with my finger so it isn't too shiny but it looks great without blending too. I find that in the summertime, regular lipsticks and liquid lippies can be way too drying so this balm is the perfect hybrid between lipstick and gloss. It has a gorgeous sheen that looks natural and healthy. You can even apply it on the high points of your cheeks for some glow and a pop of color (no need for blush!)."

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

    2. Morphe's Fall into Fabulous Artistry Palette is a must-have for anyone who wishes it was always autumn and worshiiiiips a fall foliage color scheme.

    a fall makeup palette with 35 colors
    morphebrushes / Via www.instagram.com

    Promising review: "All the colors are so beautiful. Just came in the mail and I did swatches and I'm obsessed!!!!!!!" —Beemae

    Get it from Ulta for $26.

    3. Princess Tiana-inspired liquid lipsticks you might want to buy two of right from the start because your sister is *definitely* going to try and steal it from you. Don't mess with Disney adults who also love beauty products.

    a red lipstick  with a glamorously illustrated tiana on the packaging
    Colourpop

    Promising review: "This shade is such a beautiful, rich, and versatile shade of red that I bought a backup. I don't want to be without this new staple shade in my collection. It transitions perfectly from day to night, and has a pillowy yet moisturizing feel to the lips. I'm not normally a liquid lipstick fan because they chap my lips so badly, but this formula does not do that. I highly recommend this shade and formula if you're looking for great color payoff without the chapped lips from liquid lipstick." —Ashley S.

    Get it from Colourpop for $9.

    4. Fenty Beauty Diamond Bomb All-Over Diamond Veil you'll love if you haven't stopped listening to "Umbrella" since 2007 and also love shimmer.

    the hexagon shaped packaging for the pink diamond shimmer
    Sephora

    Promising review: "YESSS! If you want to be a bright glistening glitter goddess, get this right now! This gives your skin a wet look and highlights you beautifully." —BritttXo

    Get it from Sephora for $39 (available in three shades).

    5. Revlon Oil Absorbing Volcanic Roller you can swipe across your face to pick up any excess oil you might typically find lingering around (shiny forehead — I'm lookin' at YOU!). It'll do a way better job than those sheets you've had sitting in your makeup bag for far too long.

    Revlon Volcanic Roller
    Revlon / Via www.instagram.com

    Promising review: "I was skeptical but this immediately soaks up your oils and leaves that blurred look. It’s also really small so it makes it travel/purse friendly. It kind of pulls off foundation, but works like the oil blotting sheets but BETTER!" —Cynthia

    Get it from Target for $12.99.

    6. Glossier Boy Brow, because who wouldn't want flawless eyebrows every day? It has a mascara-like applicator and creamy formula you can count on to lift and hold your your brow hairs in place.

    on the right buzzfeed editor with no product on her brows captioned
    Anamaria Glavan / BuzzFeed

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

    "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 five shades).

    7. Milk Makeup Kush lip balm will become THE product you can't leave your home without — it'll calm and hydrate your lips thanks to its cannabis seed oil, shea butter, and moringa butter.

    BuzzFeed editor holding the product in green, which applies clear
    Kayla Boyd/BuzzFeed

    BuzzFeed editor Kayla Boyd is a big fan of this lip balm:

    "I love this lip balm because it's ~super~ moisturizing. The 'Green Dragon' shade goes on completely clear so it also makes a great base to wear under lipstick. It's ultra comfy to wear, nonsticky, and doesn't flake. Plus, the lid is magnetic and the overall packaging is really nice quality."

    Get it from Sephora for $16 (available in five shades).

    8. Charlotte Tilbury Instant Look In A Palette Stoned Rose, perfect for anyone who is relatively new to doing makeup and will appreciate having clear instructions as to what belongs where. You can thank me later.

    The palette
    Three models' arms with swatches of the rosy and nude shades
    Sephora

    Promising review: "I adore this palette. It’s the perfect everyday, can-do-my-makeup-without-thinking-and-still-feel-beautiful palette. I feel like the pan size is still easy to get a brush into, and the complexion products are also great for the eyes. Every time I wear it, I get complimented on my eyes (green)! I feel put-together, and it is great for travel or when you’re in a rush. I can’t believe that out of all the makeup I own, this little gem that honestly looks quite boring, has become an instant favorite." —ajbrown512

    Get it from Sephora for $75.

    9. Nars blush, which comes in *so* many different shades, you'll probably return for more once you see how nicely it adds some color to your cheeks.

    The product in pink
    narsissist / Via www.instagram.com

    Promising review: "My favorite go-to blush! It has a shimmer to it that really makes your skin glow. It also has a natural look to it too and I really like that. If you don’t have this, you should!" —KBMcMahon

    Get it from Sephora for $30 (available in 20 shades).

    10. Stila's Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow, a must-have for anyone who would appreciate a little glitz 'n' glam any day of the week. This eye shadow is shimmery, fabulous, and simple to apply.

    the eye shadows shown swatched on three different skintones
    a model with a glittery gold eyelid
    Sephora

    Promising review: "For the girls who love sparkly glam looks but hate the mess it usually causes, this is for you ;) I hate trying to wear glitter shadow and it ends up everywhere lol. This product is the perfect alternative, I can get a lovely glitter eye look and it stays put. Works well on its own or layered over other shadows." —hillarynreallife

    Get it from Amazon for $24 (available in 10 shades) or Sephora for $24 (available in 7 shades).

    11. Tarteist Quick Dry Matte Lip Paint you can count on to leave you with an A+ lip without that yucky, crusted, dried-out feeling that often comes with a matte formula.

    BuzzFeed Shopping reviewer holding the lip paint in light pink with a matching lip
    Kayla Boyd / BuzzFeed

    BuzzFeed editor Kayla Boyd loves this lipstick:

    "One of my biggest problems with liquid lipstick if that a lot of them will flake and peel. This Tarteist Quick Dry Matte Lip Paint does not! It dries super fast and then you can barely feel it on your lips at all. It can be a tad dry so I just like to make sure my lips are moisturized before I apply it. It stays on all day long and I'm obsessed with the neutral shades 'Exposed' and 'Festival.' They both have a pinkish tint and make great everyday lip colors." 

    Get it from Tarte for $18 (originally $20; available in 12 shades).

    12. ColourPop Lizzie McGuire-inspired makeup palette that'll, quite literally, pay tribute to what your high school beauty dreams were made of — only to bring 'em right into your current makeup routine. Whether you always wanted to be Lizzie, Miranda, or (dare I say???) Kate...you'll be able to create a fun look with these colors.

    the palette with colorful eyeshadow shades
    a buzzfeed editor holding the palette that has a cartoon lizzie next to the mirror
    ColourPop, Kayla Boyd / BuzzFeed

    Promising review: "I LOVE THIS!! It DEFINITELY sums up what middle school/high school Lizzie would have worn. I had a Lizzie M. bed covers set and it was literally all these colors and the curtains were the green and pink. So cute. Great pigmentation. 10/10. CP killed this." —Shelbie

    Get it from ColourPop for $16.50 (originally $22).

    13. A set of five Kulfi Beauty highly-pigmented eyeliners featuring an ultra-creamy formula (I see you aloe vera extract and vitamin E) that'll stay in place for the entire eye. Anyone feel like applying a cat-eye right about meow?

    the five underlined eyeliners standing up against an ombre pink background
    close up of a model with black eyeliner around her eyes
    Kulfi Beauty

    Kulfi Beauty, named after a type of South Asian ice cream, is a South Asian-owned business that makes products that celebrate and empower the diverse needs of their communities.

    Promising review: "These are just what I have searched a decade for. I've never had an eyeliner go on so smooth or effortlessly before. The color stays vibrant all day, not sinking into my skin or transferring elsewhere. I am in love with this product." —Andrea J

    Get them from Kulfi Beauty for $85.

    14. Essence Lash Princess mascara might just leave people wondering if you recently got eyelash extensions (which it feels like everyone and anyone has been raving about). Joke's on them!

    Before shot of a Buzzfeed editor without mascara
    After shot of BuzzFeed editor with long lashes
    Emma Lord/BuzzFeed

    My fellow editor Emma Lord is a BIG fan of this mascara. She said:

    "Hello, that is my face above, because I bought into the hype of over 35,000 positive reviews and now I will never look back!! Putting it on is like giving my eyelashes butterfly wings. It doesn't get clumpy, it stays put ALL the live long day (I spent all of this ridiculously hot pandemic summer wearing it, so I can speak to that), and you can apply it on very lightly if you don't want it to look so dramatic, or continue applying for longer lashes each time."

    Promising review: "I have to be honest, for a 'cheap' three-pack mascara, I did NOT have high expectations. These, however, exceeded my expectations and went MUCH MUCH farther. I had been buying a certain $25/tube brand (rhymes with truepique) and I like these just as much!! I’m saving a TON of money and like my lashes just as much." —Liz

    Get it from Amazon for $4.99.

    15. A Barbie Dreamhouse lipstick kit I probably would've sold my soul for as a kid — it's pretty in pink and the packaging is simply *chef's kiss* perfection. Alexa? Play "Barbie Girl" by Aqua.

    a barbie themed lipstick and liner
    ColourPop

    Promising review: "Beautiful color. This is dreamy on your lips. Lasts better than expected." —Meladie L.

    Get it from ColourPop for $16.

    16. ‎The Lip Bar Vegan Lip Liner to easily define your lips and ensure your favorite lipstick doesn't run amok. It features an easy-to-apply, buttery formula you'll happily use day after day. AND! It's vegan!

    Lip Bar Lip Liner
    thelipbar / Via www.instagram.com

    Promising review: "Very simple and easy to use. Pencil glides on making it easy to line lips accurately. Color is very pigmented and pencils are a great addition to lip colors. I own almost every shade." —CallHerKB

    Get it from Target for $9.99 (available in four shades)

    17. E.l.f. Putty Primer, a fan favorite you might even look forward to applying at the start of your beauty routine thanks to how magically it preps and smooths pores. Its hydrating abilities will keep you (and your makeup!) looking fresh.

    ELF Cosmetics Putty Primer
    elf cosmetics / Via www.instagram.com

    Promising review: "This is truly a great primer, one that's legitimately the closest thing on the market as a dupe to Tatcha's Silk Canvas. Yeah, it's not EXACTLY like Tatcha's, but as someone who has used both, let me tell you, for $8, you get near-identical results and your makeup will definitely last. Wore this to a concert (standing-only) to really put it out for a wear test, and it definitely held up, much better than Milk's Hydro Grip primer I'd been trying out. I, personally, would highly recommend this product!" —Phil

    Get it from Target for $8 (available in three shades).

    18. Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray you can rely on even more than your bestie (for real) as it's designed to stand the test of time. Rain, sweat, and tears won't stand a chance against your makeup after applying this.

    gif of two arms with swatches of makeup, both being rubbed off. One has the setting spray on, and one does not. The makeup on the arm with the setting spray stays on much better than the arm without
    bottle of the setting spray

    BuzzFeed writer Marquaysa Battle looooves this product:

    "I use this spray and will swear by it for the rest of my days. I definitely have oilier skin in the summer months and over the years, I've tried a number of drugstore setting sprays that did absolutely nothing. This spray is worth the extra coins. I even wore it to Puerto Rico. Through the blazing sun and lots of ocean splashes, my makeup did NOT budge."

    Get it from Sephora for $15+ (available in two sizes).

    19. A Hello Kitty-themed shadow palette featuring warm, shimmery colors that'll become your go-to when you want to create a flawless summer look.

    an orange palette with hello kitty in a bikini on it and four shades of eyeshadow
    ColourPop

    Promising review: "Love these colors. Small palette perfect for traveling and summer vibes." —Agustina R.

    Get it from ColourPop for $9 (originally $12).

    20. AJ Crimson metallic lipstick in a sultry wine color, in case you're looking for a way to add a bold pop of color into your look.

    a model wearing a sparkly red lip
    AJ Crimson

    AJ Crimson is a Black-owned small business that sells vegan, cruelty-free makeup.

    Get it from AJ Crimson for $22.

    21. A revolutionary Ciaté London lip shadow starring the iconic Edna Mode you'll be able to build up into the pigment you prefer most while appreciating its lighter-than-air formula.

    the editor showing their subtle lip color while holding up the product
    a pink square lip powder with edna mode on the front of the package
    Heather Braga / BuzzFeed, Ciaté London

    I'm a diehard Disney fan (a Disney adult, if you will) and was so excited when Ciaté London announced they'd be releasing a collection all about Edna Mode. I was gifted the entire set (squeeeeeeealing still!) but was the most impressed with this lip shadow. I had never tried a product like this (Ciaté London has an array of colors that aren't Disney-inspired) and right off the bat am extremely impressed. It's really easy to layer on the color and build it up so it's more pigmented, but I love that you can also go lighter with it and make it look like a subtle lip tint. It feels like air on my lips — like I don't have product on at all! This will 100% be my go-to travel lip product. You'll have a hard time convincing me that the brilliant Edna Mode didn't actually develop this herself.

    Get it from Ciaté London for $20.

    22. IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye Concealer you wouldn't think would be "fun" to use but you'll certainly agree with me when you see how it banishes your dark under-eye circles. It even boasts a 24-hour, crease-free, waterproof coverage without looking caked-on.

    on the left buzzfeed writer's face with arrows pointing to her dark under eye circles and fine lines, on the right the same writer wearing the concealer with arrows pointing to no eye circles or lines
    Elena Garcia / BuzzFeed

    The concealer is paraben-, sulfate-, and phthalate-free, as well as cruelty-free and vegan. BuzzFeed writer Elena Garcia (as seen above) knows a thing or two about why this product is great:

    "I've used a bunch of different under-eye concealers (all cruelty-free, of course) to hide the disaster that lives under my big blue eyes, but none have worked nearly as amazing as It Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye Concealer. It gives me perfectly matte, full coverage without clumping up into the wrinkles of my eyes. It's supposedly waterproof too, but since discovering this concealer, I never cry anymore, so I can't say I've ever tested it out."

    Get it from Sephora for $28 (available in 24 shades).

    For Elena's full review, head to "This Concealer Totally Makes Your Under-Eye Baggage Disappear."

    23. Kylie Cosmetics Princess Please Kylighter will create the luminous glow you've always dreamt of for your cheekbones — it's super easy to use and won't budge once you apply it. 

    a pink highlighter with kylie printed into it
    kyliecosmetics / Via www.instagram.com

    I'm a diehard Kylie Cosmetics fan and their recent updates to all of their products to make sure they're cruelty-free and vegan has been a game changer. I could go on and on about how much I love pretty much every product Kylie and her team has put out, but my most recent obsession is this highlighter. I have a very pale complexion and never want to look like I've overdone it with my highlighter — that wasn't an issue at all with the Princess Kylighter. It's a nice, subtle pink but can definitely be layered for more opacity. I put it on as a finished touch to my usual makeup and loved how it added just *a bit* more glam to my look.

    Get it from Kylie Cosmetics for $24 (and check out all of the other shades here).

    24. Lashes in Wonderland falsies and lip gloss named for Cinderella's famous exit from the ball, they'll help you up your lash game without going *too* over-the-top and leave your lips looking kissable. You'll likely want to order multiple sets and create a stash — they're that fabulous.

    a set of eyelashes and a tube of lip glass with bows engraved on it
    Lashes In Wonderland

    Lashes in Wonderland is a Latina woman-owned small business that sells stunning, dramatic, fake lashes for all kinds of occasions. The "Home by Midnight" lash set is 20mm rounded and features a V-stitch style. Each order comes with a lash brush and magnetic sliding case. They've also all been truly put to the test and have stayed put throughout rides on Disney's Splash Mountain, Space Mountain, and Big Thunder Mountain...hehe.

    Get the bundle from Lashes in Wonderland for $20.

    25. Peripera Ink Velvet Lip Tint will be easier than ever for you to integrate into your day-to-day makeup routine — it creates a long-lasting, weightless, buildable lip color you won't ever tire of.

    the rosy nude shade on model
    the color in a gradient faded effect on lips
    Amazon

    BuzzFeed writer Nusrat Sultana is a big fan! She said: 

    "I have this in several colors and always love how it colors my lips and lasts all day without me having to reapply because of the stain effect. You don't need to worry if the color is there. If your lips feel dry, just rub some lip balm over them — the color stays! You can also build up the color for intensity or swipe it once and blot for a natural-looking gradient stain."

    Promising review: "I've been looking for a good, long-lasting tint for a while now and have been disappointed nearly every single time. Most of the products would fade or go on really unevenly, causing me to have to reapply multiple times. Not these! These stay on through both food and drink (I've tested them with sandwiches, soup, soft drinks, water bottles, etc.) AND smooth over any dry areas on your lips to make them look really soft and not chapped at all. The applicator also makes it really easy to get the product exactly where you want it. I have long days from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. and I usually only reapply once or twice — and even then, it's only necessary when I've been doing some hardcore stress eating. I've finally found my holy grail lip tint!" —Wendy K.

    Get it from Amazon for $9.90 (originally $12; available in 12 shades. Find more shades here).

    26. Glossier Cloud Paint, which will add a touch of color to your cheeks with a quick swipe of lotionlike formula. Powdered blush? IDK her.

    a gif of a buzzfeed employee putting cloud paint on their cheeks
    the eight different glossier cloud paint tubes
    Jessica Seib / BuzzFeed, Glossier

    My colleague Jessica Seib loves Cloud Paint (as do many other BuzzFeed employees, myself included). She said:

    "I'll be the first to admit that Cloud Paint in 'Beam' is a heavenly STAPLE. If you can't tell from the photos, it's both lightweight and moisturizing. The shade is super subtle, but equally as flattering on both a bare and full face of makeup. My daily *lewk* is forever changed — you won't regret buying!"

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

    27. Clove + Hallow Hydratint will help you create the illusion that you're always playfully blushing at all times 😉. It's fantastic because it's a serum, so it's way easier to blend/build than a powdered option.

    writer kayla suazo wearing the blush on cheeks
    gif of Kayla dabbing blush on cheeks with brush applicator
    Kayla Suazo / BuzzFeed

    Clove + Hallow is a woman-owned small business based in Atlanta that was created to provide high-quality, vegan products all with 15 clean ingredients or fewer.

    BuzzFeed editor Kayla Suazo says: "I loooooove this stuff. It's like this magical formula that seamlessly blends in with my skin, leaving me with a flushed look that’s the perfect amount of noticeable — not too bold, not too bright. I’ve never been one for blush or playing around with colors, so I love that this is incredibly buildable while still being natural looking. It keeps my skin hydrated, which I am forever thankful for as my cheeks tend to get dry during colder months. But it also looks amazing when used with a setting powder on humid days. And because it’s a lightweight serum, it’s incredibly easy to blend with other colors in the Hydratint line. 

Lastly, it’s in the cutest bottle and ya really can’t top an adorable product that gives stellar results."

    Get it from Clove + Hallow for $7.60 (originally $19; available in four shades).

    28. Lovoir winged eyeliner stamp if you obsess over makeup tutorials but haven't been able to nail liquid eyeliner just yet.

    a model holding the black pen with the slanted eyeliner stamp on the end
    a reviewer showing how easy their cat eye came out with the tool

    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! 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 I put the left cat-eye on first and it was perfect. I thought this was a fluke and did the right eye...again, it came out clean and 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. I can now do a cat-eye EVERY day and look/feel like a badass. Everyone can think I spend hours doing my makeup in the morning." —LadyMeow

    Get a set of two from Amazon for $14.97+ (available in two sizes and colors)

    29. Fluide's Otherworldly Pride Collection, which contains an eight-pan makeup palette starring an array of sparkly colors, a T-shirt, a set of face gems, and a coppery gloss you can use on your lips, lids, or face.

    the products from the collection
    two models holding up the makeup palette
    Fluide

    10% of all sales of this collection will be donated to mutual aid platform For Our Sibs. Fluide is a queer-owned small business based in Brooklyn, New York that sells gorgeous makeup.

    Get it from Fluide for $50 (shirt available in unisex sizes M–XL).

    30. Winky Lux flower balm you'll find simply magical when it goes on clear, then blossoms into the perfect shade of pink as it combines with your natural pH level. In addition to its lovely color, it'll keep you lips feeling fresh and hydrated.

    a gif of a model putting the lip balm on
    a model applying the lip balm on which is clear with a tiny flower inside
    Winky Lux

    My sister and I have this fun lil' lip balm, and we love it! The flower inside is as pretty as the shade of pink it creates. I like minimal makeup, so this product has been a slam dunk for me. My lips are *always* chapped (also I tend to chew on them, so that's on me) and this has been a solid solution to keeping them hydrated and looking cute.

    Promising review: "Love this! Perfect color every time! I am notorious for buying lipstick and hating it. This is perfect! And it stays put!" —Jennifer S.

    Get it from Amazon for $16 (available in four flower colors) or Winky Lux for $16 (available in three flower colors).

    31. HipDot Clueless-inspired palette, featuring four lovely shades inside an old school cell phone-shaped case that'll leave you *totally buggin'* every time you whip it out for a touch-up.

    the four shades inside a pink cell phone case
    A model with the four shades on their arm
    Hip Dot

    Promising review: "Super pretty face palette! The shimmer shades I used as highlighters and they looked beautiful! The blushes were beautiful and lasted all day." —Jillian S.

    Get it from Hip Dot for $26.