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    21 Cult-Status Beauty Products To Finally Try This Year

    There's a reason these all have so much hype around them.

    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's Milky Jelly Cleanser is a gentle on the skin (even around the eyes!) but still effective at lifting away makeup and dirt.


    Some cleansers can leave skin feeling dry or tight after use, but not this one! It'll leave your face feeling smooth and nourished and can be used in two ways – either apply it to dry skin for a thorough cleanser, or to wet skin to just ~refresh~ your complexion. It uses some of the same cleaning agents as those found in contact lens solution, so you can use it over your lashes to remove mascara till your heart's content!

    Price: £15

    2. Balm Dotcom is a skin salve that you can apply to your lips, elbows, or anywhere else that could use a bit of nourishment.


    It features three ingredients that are known for their moisturising properties – beeswax, castor oil, and lanolin. It has a thick, waxy texture that means it'll properly stay in place once applied to work its magic, and it comes in a ton of different flavours and shades if you want to go beyond the classic 'original' version.

    Price: £10

    3. This Watermelon Glow Sleeping Mask by Glow Recipe hydrates your skin while you sleep, making it the ultimate low-effort, high-reward product.

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    The watermelon extract and hyaluronic acid in this will give your skin a hydrating boost, while the AHAs help to refine the appearance of pores. You'll wake up to glowing skin every morning and the formula is pillow-proof so it won't ruin your sheets while you toss and turn at night.

    Price: £41

    4. The Stila Stay All Day liquid liner has more than earned its cult status! It lives up to its name and really will stay in place without smudging or flaking.


    This liner will glide effortlessly onto your lid without skipping or pulling! The nib is super thin and precise, so you can go as subtle or dramatic as you like and get the *perfect* eyeliner wing.

    Price: £14.50

    5. While not technically a beauty product, the This Works Deep Sleep pillow spray will help you get your beauty sleep.

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    This bestselling spray is designed to help you fall asleep faster, have a better quality of sleep, and wake up feeling more refreshed than usual. It's all down to its blend of lavender, vetivert, and chamomile, and reviewers say it really does deliver on its promises.

    Price: £17.58

    6. If you're normally a little afraid of using blush, look no further than Glossier's Cloud Paint. The cream texture is lightweight and blendable, so you'll give off a "lightly flushed" look.


    Because it's so sheer, it's difficult to go overboard and end up with the dreaded clown effect. Alongside adding some colour to your cheeks, its blurring pigments give your skin a 'golden hour' glow rather than accentuating any texture or lines.

    Price: £15

    7. This FOREO Luna Mini 2 will take your cleansing to the next level.


    The sonic pulsations from this device remove up to 99.9% of dirt and oil from the skin, leaving it truly and thoroughly clean. It features different touch points that you can use on different areas of your face, with thicker points for oilier areas and thinner points for more delicate areas. Despite its thorough cleaning, the silicone bristles means it's gentler on the skin than scrubbing at your face with a flannel.

    Price: £99

    8. This Egyptian Magic Cream is the ultimate multipurpose hero. You can use it as an eye cream, lip balm, makeup remover, and so much more.

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    Its ingredients of bee pollen, honey, oil, beeswax, royal jelly, and propolis make it a true all-purpose product. The healing properties of this cream make it great for eczema relief, using on burns, or treating cuts and scrapes. It's little wonder that it's got a 4.4-star rating from over 8,000 reviews!

    Price: £26.98

    9. Your skin will basically feel brand new after using this Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay. Mix it with apple cider vinegar or water for a deeply cleaning mask!

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    It really ~gets into~ your pores to clear away buildup, and customers say their skin looks clearer and their pores look tighter as a result of using it. It's powerful stuff though so be warned, if you have sensitive skin just use it for 5-10 minutes (if your skin isn't sensitive you can up that to 15-20).

    Price: £12.18

    10. Give dry and damaged a hair a new lease of life with the Olaplex No.3 Hair Perfector.

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    This stuff gets right down to a molecular level to strengthen your strands, repairing damaged and broken bonds. All you have to do is apply it to damp, towel-dried hair, wait at least ten minutes, and then shampoo and condition your hair as normal.

    Price: £20.53

    11. The PIXI Glow Tonic is a perfect introduction to using acids if you want to chemically exfoliate but aren't sure where to start.


    I was very wary of trying any chemical exfoliation as my skincare routine consisted of just washing my face and putting on some SPF, so the word "acid" freaked me out. But after trying this, I'm converted! It's great at removing dead skin to leave your complexion glowing and even, and while there might be a little tingle as it gets to work there's no discomfort or irritation.

    Price: £18

    12. Say goodbye to dry, cracked lips thanks to this Laneige lip sleeping mask.

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    With a blend of hyaluronic acid, vitamin C, and antioxidants, this mask gets to work soothing and softening your lips while you snooze. The balm-like texture will stay put on your lips for fast absorption, and it'll produce a film over them that helps to stop moisture escaping.

    Price: £14

    13. Amp up the volume of your lashes without any clumping by using this Maybelline Lash Sensational mascara.

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    The low wax content of this mascara means you'll get intense dark lashes but not have to worry about the product clumping or piling up as you layer it on! It'll give a full, fanned-out effect to even the thinnest or sparsest of lashes, even the tiny ones that some mascara brushes don't quite catch.

    Price: £5.52

    14. Garnier's Micellar water is an easy one-step solution to removing makeup and even works on sensitive skin.

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    Soak a cotton pad with some of this and it'll lift away the dirt and makeup from your face without the need for harsh scrubbing or rubbing. You can use it over your eyes and lips as well as your face, and there's no need to rinse it off afterwards.

    Price: £5

    15. Simply swipe one of these NIP+FAB Glycolic Fix pads over your face before bed and it'll exfoliate your skin and decongest your pores!

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    The glycolic acid in this can help to fade pigmentation and discolouration, while the salicylic acid decongests your pores to remove dirt and help to prevent blemishes. As if that wasn't enough, it's also got hyaluronic acid to ensure that your skin still feels soft and smooth after using these.

    Price: £19.95

    16. Treat your hair to some deep conditioning with the Coco and Eve Like a Virgin hair masque.

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    It gets to work in just ten minutes, leaving your hair feeling softer, shinier, and smoother. This mask manages to thoroughly nourish locks without weighing them down, so your hair won't feel limp or greasy after using it. As well as helping to get your hair looking its best, the raw virgin coconut in its formula actually strengthen your tresses too, helping to prevent future breakage.

    Price: £32.90

    17. This incredible highly-rated Maybelline Instant Anti-Ageing Eraser concealer effortlessly covers dark circles without any creasing.

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    This concealer has an applicator built in, so all you have to do is twist it until the formula starts to appear on the spongey microfibre tip. It provides amazing coverage without looking cakey, so you only need to use a little to get the desired results.

    Price: £5.23-£6.38 depending on shade – it's available in 18 shades.

    18. If you've ever thought about trying Charlotte Tilbury's Magic Cream but not been sure, consider this a sign. This wonder-product plumpens, firms, and smooths the skin for a gorgeous glow.

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    Skin will look and feel more hydrated as this cream works to attract moisture as well as retain it. Its peptide complex will lessen the appearance of lines, and the aloe vera, damask rose, and vitamin A combine to target inflammation and reduce redness. On top of all that, it's got broad-spectrum sun filters too! Honestly, it's little wonder that this pot of cream has won awards.

    Price: £25

    19. If you like your foundation to be full-coverage, Huda Beauty's #FauxFilter Foundation has got your back. Its long-lasting formula will keep you looking flawless all day.

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    Whether the weather is wet and windy or hot enough to leave you sweating, this foundation will still stay put and look as fresh as it did when you applied it. Unlike many high-coverage formulas, it doesn't leave your skin looking flat and gives more of a a demi-matte effect. This stuff is powerful enough to cover tattoos and bruises, so you know that'll it make easy work of any dark circles or discolouration.

    Price: £33 – it's available in 26 shades.

    20. The soft-focus, light-reflecting particles of this Laura Mercier translucent loose setting powder give your skin an instantly airbrushed look.

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    This powder blurs imperfections and reduces the appearance of lines and pores, all without going creased or cakey – so your skin will still look like skin with it on. Its 16-hour formula keeps your makeup in place and doesn't have any flashback, so you won't end up with reverse panda eyes in any selfies you take.

    Price: £32 – it's available in three shades.

    21. Get an Ariana Grande-worthy high ponytail without any tugging or dents thanks to these Invisibobble hair ties.

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    A swishy high ponytail? Great. That unsightly, hard-to-remove lump or bump in your hair when you take your hair tie out? Not so great. The 'phone cord' design of these means that they apply uneven pressure to hair, preventing dents and also stopping that tight uncomfortable feeling that having your hair up for long periods of time can cause.

    Price: £4.25 for three.