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10 Life-Changing Beauty Products You Need To Try ASAP

Tarte Amazonian Clay foundation, Neutrogena Hydro Boost moisturizer, a winged eyeliner stamp, and seven other dope products tried, tested, and loved by BuzzFeed editors!

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1. Tarte Amazonian Clay is a lightweight, creamy foundation that goes on ridiculously smooth while also hydrating your face. Plus, you can kiss pimples goodbye, because you don't know 'em while it's on!

"I am in love. Tarte’s Amazonian Clay is unlike any foundation I’ve tried. I often wake up with dark circles and slightly red cheeks — and sometimes a surprise pimple — but I typically find that foundations dry out my skin. OR, they’re too liquid-y and end up making my face feel oily all day. But not with this! It’s creamy, smooth, hydrating, and it adds a warmth to my face. Just look these photos!!! The first two are before I applied the foundation. Hello, pimple. Hello, dark circles. The last one is after three light dabs on my beauty blender: one on each cheek and one on my forehead.A little seriously goes a long way. All I do is put on a moisturizer or primer (depending on what I am doing that day) and apply the foundation with a sponge, slowly dabbing and blending. It has this matte finish when it’s done drying so it’s easy to build with contours and highlighters and not feel like you’re wearing a heavy face of makeup. Basically what I am saying is, this is worth EVERY penny!" —Kayla SuazoGet it from Sephora for $39 (available in 24 shades).
Kayla Suazo / BuzzFeed

"I am in love. Tarte’s Amazonian Clay is unlike any foundation I’ve tried. I often wake up with dark circles and slightly red cheeks — and sometimes a surprise pimple — but I typically find that foundations dry out my skin. OR, they’re too liquid-y and end up making my face feel oily all day. But not with this! It’s creamy, smooth, hydrating, and it adds a warmth to my face. Just look these photos!!! The first two are before I applied the foundation. Hello, pimple. Hello, dark circles. The last one is after three light dabs on my beauty blender: one on each cheek and one on my forehead.

A little seriously goes a long way. All I do is put on a moisturizer or primer (depending on what I am doing that day) and apply the foundation with a sponge, slowly dabbing and blending. It has this matte finish when it’s done drying so it’s easy to build with contours and highlighters and not feel like you’re wearing a heavy face of makeup. Basically what I am saying is, this is worth EVERY penny!" —Kayla Suazo

Get it from Sephora for $39 (available in 24 shades).

2. The Ordinary Caffeine Solution invigorates the area under your eyes, so if you were up until the early morn' partying like there's no tomorrow, you won't actually look like you're dying the following day.

"Since I’m always on the go — work, social life, traveling, etc. — I usually end up with puffy, dark circles under my eyes that tell the world I haven’t gotten my needed hours of sleep. Plus, as someone who has serious allergies and sinuses, it only gets worse in the spring and summer. And while I love to stunt with my makeup, your skin care and that first foundation of skin has to be lookin’ right and tight before anything else! I love doing other skin care steps like putting cold tea bags on my eyes, or even using my metal ball roller from the Body Shop to break up those fluids, but nothing gives me the satisfaction quite like The Ordinary’s Caffeine Solution 5% + EGCG.It’s a somewhat thick, gel-like consistency that I just dab under both of my eyes and within minutes, the puffiness is gone. Sometimes, I’ll even put the product under my eyes and just let it sit for a few minutes before rubbing it in, and on some occasions, I’ve even put it on my forehead, or my cheeks, or anywhere else I just need an instant lift. Within minutes, the caffeine particles in the solution have de-puffed my skin, and my eyes look amazing and ready for me to go in with the rest of my skin care and makeup. In my opinion, the best part really is the fact that a little goes a long way — I can change how much I use based upon how severe my puffiness is. And I love the product so much, I’ll use it morning and night before heading out the door for a night out with the girls (or even just staying in and sleeping, IRL). Added bonus: If you have sensitive skin like me, this product won’t give you any problems. Yes! So bye-bye, puffy eyes, I got a new attitude." —Jamé JacksonGet it from Sephora for $6.70.
Jamé Jackson / BuzzFeed

"Since I’m always on the go — work, social life, traveling, etc. — I usually end up with puffy, dark circles under my eyes that tell the world I haven’t gotten my needed hours of sleep. Plus, as someone who has serious allergies and sinuses, it only gets worse in the spring and summer. And while I love to stunt with my makeup, your skin care and that first foundation of skin has to be lookin’ right and tight before anything else! I love doing other skin care steps like putting cold tea bags on my eyes, or even using my metal ball roller from the Body Shop to break up those fluids, but nothing gives me the satisfaction quite like The Ordinary’s Caffeine Solution 5% + EGCG.

It’s a somewhat thick, gel-like consistency that I just dab under both of my eyes and within minutes, the puffiness is gone. Sometimes, I’ll even put the product under my eyes and just let it sit for a few minutes before rubbing it in, and on some occasions, I’ve even put it on my forehead, or my cheeks, or anywhere else I just need an instant lift. Within minutes, the caffeine particles in the solution have de-puffed my skin, and my eyes look amazing and ready for me to go in with the rest of my skin care and makeup. In my opinion, the best part really is the fact that a little goes a long way — I can change how much I use based upon how severe my puffiness is. And I love the product so much, I’ll use it morning and night before heading out the door for a night out with the girls (or even just staying in and sleeping, IRL). Added bonus: If you have sensitive skin like me, this product won’t give you any problems. Yes! So bye-bye, puffy eyes, I got a new attitude." —Jamé Jackson

Get it from Sephora for $6.70.

3. The Cleopatra Cat Eye Stamp has two sides: a triangular stamp one one end and a felt-tip eyeliner on the other to create the perfect winged liner look in no time flat, i.e., you'll never be late again!

"I am ~Not Great~ at winged liner. On a good day, I'm running about fifteen minutes later than I should be, so there's no time to break out fancy eyeliner tricks when it's likely I'll fuck it up and have to scrub it off my face anyway. But I like the look of a winged eyeliner paired with my almost-daily red lipstick, so when I got this Cleopatra Cat Eye Liner, I was both skeptical and hopeful (I contain multitudes).

Let's cut to the chase: This stamp actually works, and it actually works really well. You just line it up with the corner of your eye, press it on, and release. Stamp both eyes to make them even (and for a Virgo perfectionist like myself, matching wings are really important!!). Then you can line your eyes as usual with the felt-tipped liner on the other end of the pen, connecting the wing to your lash line. That's it!!! The above picture on the right is the finished result — and I'll be honest with you, I had never drawn such picture-perfect wings before this stamp. '60s-esque cat eyeliner in under 60 seconds? What could be better.

Now an extra pro tip from me to you: I like to go over the final wing with my **Holy Grail** eyeliner, NYX's Matte Liquid Liner, because that ish DOESN'T SMEAR OR BUDGE EVER!!! Combining the ease and perfectionist-friendly look of the stamp with the stay-all-day power of the NYX liner = the perfect eye makeup routine. And to quote a great meme, when I figure out other ways to not be running 15 minutes late every morning, it's over for you bitches." —Maitland Quitmeyer

Get it from Amazon for $19.99. (Don't be weirded out that you have to get it on the "available from other sellers" page — I checked with the company and it's the real deal!)

4. Sephora Collection Green Clay Mask absolutely reduces redness and calms irritated skin while being refreshing AF.

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"Nearly 15 years after Accutane dramatically improved my acne woes, I still have lots of skin issues. But that’s life! Redness, sensitivity, and oiliness tend to be my three biggest problems. So when an impromptu trip to Sephora by my office left me walking by the Sephora Collection masks display, this little green clay mask whose packaging says it “purifies and minimizes pores” hollered at me.

Laziness in the past year has made me stick with mostly sheet masks, which are better at making my skin feel smooth and moisturized than calming the visible effects of irritation. (The only mask I’ve recently been willing to wash off my face is this Origins charcoal one that’s an OG fave.) Back to this lil’ green monster, the pouch says it has four uses in it but, TBH, I think it’s closer to five or six for me. The green concoction goes on smoothly and has a teeny bit of grit that lightly scrubs your face when you remove it. I can tell my complexion looks less red afterward and it definitely has that AHHHH effect. If Sephora sold this in a Criscolike tub I’d buy that shit ASAP." —Elizabeth Lilly

Get it from Sephora for $10 (also available in seven other varieties).

5. Nooni Moisturizing Lip Oil keeps your lips super popping while you sleep, especially if they're dry, cracking, and in need of some TLC. Plus that tint will give 'em a subtle, rosy shine.

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"My lips can be as dry as the Sahara desert, so it’s important that I apply a thick, moisturizing product on ‘em before I go to sleep. My regular ChapStick usually doesn’t work quite as well when I use it before bedtime. Potential solution? I wanted to try out a lip oil and see if that worked any better. AND IT DID! Let’s get a round of applause for this appleberry lip oil from Nooni! My once-chapped lips will forever be in your debt.

First and foremost, I really love that the consistency of this lip oil isn’t sticky — my lips don’t feel like I just slathered it in the Lip Smackers lip gloss I wore in the eighth grade. The product instantly sinks into my skin and gives a subtle, soothing shine. And so my nighttime routine goes as follows: cleanse, tone, moisturizer, apply this lip oil. By the time I wake up in the morning, my lips feel super moisturized, and not OMG-I-am-dying-I’m-so-dry like they usually do. AND! This lip oil gets rid of dead skin, so my lips actually appear fuller in the a.m. (which heaven knows that I need). Plus, the packaging is small enough so you can easily fit it into your bag and reapply throughout the day!

I particularly like the pink-tinted product because it gives my pout a nice flush of color, but the clear oil works equally as well. PLUS! These bad boys have a gorgeous, subtle scent you would probably want to bathe in. I’M IN LOVE, I’M IN LOVE, AND I DON’T CARE WHO KNOWS IT." —AnaMaria Glavan

Get it from Amazon for $15.

6. Winky Lux's Steal My Heart Lipstick Pills are the charming makeup purchase you need if you want everyone to go "awww" every time you go to apply lipstick.

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"This is such a fun little lippie! Not only is it an adorable heart shape, it also SMELLS delicious. It smells like SweeTarts, and as someone who is secretly a sugar-crazed child with a credit card, I am absolutely here for it. Seriously, it's hard not to just take a bite out of it every time I take it out. Speaking of taking it out, I do so all the time, so everyone can admire this work of art. Like all of Winky Lux's lipsticks, it's housed in a pill capsule–shaped tube. Inside, the lipstick is two-toned and heart-shaped.

While it's called a lipstick in the description, I'd honestly call it more of a lip tint or gloss. The color is sheer, and the red one ("Kiss Me") is more hot pink than red. Despite the appearance, it goes on evenly in one solid color. I'm a big fan of wearing this on days that I want to swipe on some color and forget about it. The pink tint lasts a long time (I legit brushed my teeth with it on) but it's sheer enough to not get on my teeth or all over my face (like after brushing my teeth). If you're trying to add some kitschy fun to your look, this is a great option." —Rebecca O'Connell

Get it from Winky Lux for $14 (available in three colors).

7. An ultra-hydrating mask made with actual rose petals — to make you and your skin feel like royalty every day.

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"I wage a daily war against my skin, wherein my face tries its damnedest to be as dry as possible and I try my damnedest to not let it win. My typical weapons of choice are intense moisturizers and oils, but I recently added the incredible Fresh Rose Face Mask into my arsenal after claiming it as a sample with my last Sephora purchase — and let me tell you, I think I can finally spot the end of the battle on the horizon. I dabble in the face-mask world, but have never used one with such noticeable and immediate effects, namely: visibly hydrated skin; an even, smooth texture; and tightened pores on my otherwise strawberry-resembling nose. (Apparently, others have as well, as evidenced by its 1,000+ five-star reviews.)

Fair warning: You may initially be freaked out by the texture of this gel mask, which can best be described as gelatinous, with pieces of real rose petals floating about. (An average of two and a half roses per container, to be exact!) But fear not! This mask is nothing short of amazing, and I love that it's gentle enough to use every day. I prefer using it in the morning, because it has a cooling sensation upon application that makes me feel awake, both due to its texture and, perhaps, the aloe vera and cucumber extract it's formulated with. It's also made with a "smart" (?) algae, intended to provide those moisturizing effects I have experienced firsthand, and rosewater that's meant to soothe the skin.

Sure, this product may be a bigger splurge than a drugstore-variety mask, but by golly, has it been worth it for me, and if you're constantly fighting dry, flaky skin, you might feel the same. The score as of late? Dry skin: 0, Fresh Rose Face Mask: 1. And an added bonus, you will also feel like a very fancy person with a skin care regimen that includes actual roses. Look at you!" —Emmy Favilla

Get it from Sephora for $25 for a 1 oz. jar or $62 for a 3.3 oz. jar.

8. Glow Recipe Watermelon Sleeping Mask and Pink Juice Moisturizer smell like heaven, brighten your face, and soothe irritated skin while making you think of food (or candy) the whole entire time.

"It doesn’t happen too often, but once in a while I give into trying out 'buzzy' products the internet can’t seem to shut up about. That’s the case with Glow Recipe’s Watermelon Sleeping Mask (at one point there was a 5,000-person waitlist! WHAT?) and now their new Watermelon Pink Juice Moisturizer — and let me tell you, I’M IN LOVE. Usually smell isn’t the foremost reason why I love a product (unless it’s literally a perfume, lol) but like, this smell is SPOT-ON for my favorite childhood and current favorite fruit candy, Watermelon Jolly Ranchers. I also love nomming on actual watermelon slices, so when I found out watermelon extract soothes skin irritation (hello, red cheeks!) and delivers essential ingredients, my love increased tenfold. You have no idea how calming it is to inhale this fruity scent after a long-ass day, all the while knowing that you're about 2.5 seconds away from bed. There's no better feeling than finishing the last step of a tedious skin care routine!But enough about the smell — the mask and moisturizer FEEL just as good, if not better. I can best describe their textures as bouncy and all around fucking delightful. It's slightly solid, but not quite. Jellylike, but not as hard to work with. (We're back to food again, sorry not sorry.) It has a slight tackiness, but not the annoying or heavy kind. It quickly sinks in once you've rubbed it in between your hands and started dispersing it all over your face. I love using the moisturizer in the morning for a lighter, goes-under-my-makeup-smoothly hydrator and the intensive sleeping mask at night (s/o to the AHAs in the latter, which gently exfoliate while I snooze). Even if you don't buy it, JUST TRY SMELLING IT. I'll even offer up my own! Seriously, just ask me." —Sarah HanGet the Watermelon Sleeping Mask from Sephora for $22+, and the Moisturizer for $39.
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"It doesn’t happen too often, but once in a while I give into trying out 'buzzy' products the internet can’t seem to shut up about. That’s the case with Glow Recipe’s Watermelon Sleeping Mask (at one point there was a 5,000-person waitlist! WHAT?) and now their new Watermelon Pink Juice Moisturizer — and let me tell you, I’M IN LOVE.

Usually smell isn’t the foremost reason why I love a product (unless it’s literally a perfume, lol) but like, this smell is SPOT-ON for my favorite childhood and current favorite fruit candy, Watermelon Jolly Ranchers. I also love nomming on actual watermelon slices, so when I found out watermelon extract soothes skin irritation (hello, red cheeks!) and delivers essential ingredients, my love increased tenfold. You have no idea how calming it is to inhale this fruity scent after a long-ass day, all the while knowing that you're about 2.5 seconds away from bed. There's no better feeling than finishing the last step of a tedious skin care routine!

But enough about the smell — the mask and moisturizer FEEL just as good, if not better. I can best describe their textures as bouncy and all around fucking delightful. It's slightly solid, but not quite. Jellylike, but not as hard to work with. (We're back to food again, sorry not sorry.) It has a slight tackiness, but not the annoying or heavy kind. It quickly sinks in once you've rubbed it in between your hands and started dispersing it all over your face. I love using the moisturizer in the morning for a lighter, goes-under-my-makeup-smoothly hydrator and the intensive sleeping mask at night (s/o to the AHAs in the latter, which gently exfoliate while I snooze). Even if you don't buy it, JUST TRY SMELLING IT. I'll even offer up my own! Seriously, just ask me." —Sarah Han

Get the Watermelon Sleeping Mask from Sephora for $22+, and the Moisturizer for $39.

9. C'est Moi Visionary Makeup Crayon is the best eyeliner for anyone who wants an optimistic pop of color, but doesn't even know the first thing about how to use it.

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"When I say I am horrible at applying makeup, I am actually being quite generous. Despite countless hours of YouTube tutorials, spending hundreds of dollars on tools, products, or whatever the internet tells me to buy, and carefully listening to my friends explain to me how they manage not to look like a four-year-old colored all over their faces — I am 100% useless at makeup. I’ve accepted this fact, and have decided to do whatever the f#@% makes me happy. And these C’est Moi makeup crayons do just that! They let me experiment with color without being complicated, expensive, or overwhelming.

They’re so easy to glide on, they stay put (I have really greasy eyelids, so I use a primer), and they come in SO MANY awesome colors (like 14!!). I can do just a line, or fill in my whole lid. I can get wild without the need to blend or brush or whatever the hell you’re supposed to do with powder shadows. I really love these! It also doesn’t hurt that they’re super affordable!" —Elena Garcia

Get it from Target for $7.99 (available in 14 colors).

10. Neutrogena Hydro Boost Face Moisturizer clears up the dry patches on your skin without being ridiculously heavy — which means you can use it in the summer and not die of heatstroke.

Kayla Suazo / BuzzFeed

"After doing tons of research on the best moisturizers, I kept coming across Neutrogena's Hydro Boost gel-cream. It's only $15 — which is significantly cheaper than other skin care products I've used — so I figured it would be worth a try. SPOILER: It's a godsend. I actually use it twice a day: once at night after washing my face, and in the morning before applying my makeup. No lie, the results are immediate. My matte foundation goes on smoother than ever, and there are ZERO skin flakes!!!

I typically get dry patches of skin on my forehead and nose year-round, but if I am diligent about applying this gel-cream, they go away rather quickly. It also makes my face look bright and glow-y, and I feel radiant on the days when I'm secretly dead-exhausted. And because I tend to deal with dry skin throughout the entire year — even in the summer — I plan to keep this in my regimen. Another thing I love about it is how a little goes a loooong way. It's a lightweight gel, so a small dollop can cover my entire face and I don't feel like I just caked on a heavy lotion. I truly can't recommend this product enough. It's time to finally say g'bye to dry, flaky skin." —Kayla Suazo

Get it from Amazon or Walmart for $16.17.

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