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    29 Beauty Products That'll Maintain Your Flawless Look

    Because even if you are fading at 4pm, it doesn't mean your hair and makeup has to as well.

    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. Onset Eyebrow Soap Kit sets collapsible brow hairs in place and up for success! AKA this stuff tames and fluffs for sleek, full-looking brows that won't lose steam (even if you are) during back-to-back meetings.

    reviewer showing before, after application, and complete with filled-in brows

    And! This consists of a mild, non-irritating formula that's organic and won't foam or leave any residue.

    Promising review: "I have the kind of eyebrows that look very full with brushing, but can quickly look like one has 'collapsed' once my hair or something else touches it. I’ve used nearly every product from Anastasia BH, but never had luck keeping my brows in place. Well, let me tell you, this stuff is no joke. I had to scrub my eyebrows clean tonight to get them to move. If you need some help holding your fluff, this will be your new favorite product. Also, I was able to ditch the eyebrow pencil since this this stuff holds every hair in the place you brush it." —Bailey M, Deacon

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99.

    2. E.l.f. Cosmetics Acne Fighting Putty Primer defeats breakouts and keeps your all-day look right where you left it. How? Acne-fighting ingredients like salicylic acid and zinc, of course. Plus, the velvety formula sweeps over pimples to smooth uneven complexions — just apply pre-foundation or concealer, let it sit for 30 secs, and voila! Fresh-faced canvas.

    E.l.f. Cosmetics
    model showing before and after 30 days with a significant improvement in their acne

    The 1.8% Salicylic Acid helps prevent the development of pesky breakouts and redness. Zinc helps reduces inflammation and Kaolin keeps oil at bay while minimizing the appearance of pores. Plus! It's vegan and cruelty-free.

    Get it from E.l.f. Cosmetics for $9.

    3. Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray keeps makeup where you want it and not where you don't, i.e., it won't rub off on your friend's white shirt when you lean in to give 'em a hug. TBH, sweat, rain, and humidity should all just admit defeat, because they're no match for this superhero spray.


    This is perfect for normal, oily, dry, and combination skin types. Plus, the vegan and cruelty-free formula lowers the temperature of your makeup for seamlessly smudge-proof, waterproof, and transfer-resistant wear.

    "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." —Marquaysa Battle, BuzzFeed Writer

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

    4. Elizabeth Mott Waterproof Eyeshadow Primer laughs in the face of oily lids and creases, since its paraben-free formula features a sebum-controlling powder that locks in your shadow. (And you're not going to want to skip out on this step if you're looking for your pigment to really pop.)

    And it's cruelty-free!

    Promising review: "So let me start by saying I have used nearly every eyeshadow primer available. From high end to low...they don't hold a candle to Thank Me Later. I have very oily skin. Using this primer, shadow lasts a full eight hours or more. I could get maybe five or six out of the other brands if I was lucky. I got this as a sample in my Ipsy bag, and I had to buy the full-size product straight away! I couldn't be happier with my purchase. Thank you, Elizabeth Mott, for finally making a primer that lasts! I love this stuff!" —Melissa Mae

    Get it from Amazon for $13.48.

    5. Nexxus Frizz Taming Sheets defy frustrating flyways with smoothing ingredients like argan oil — aka they're like dryer sheets but for your hair. They're *fantastic* for controlling frizz on the go as one quick swipe and bam, your tresses will look just as smooth as they did the moment you stepped out of your house.


    Promising review: "These are awesome they help tame frizzy crazy hair! I use after I straight iron my hair it helps my front bang area stay straight." —Jeff

    Get eight sheets from Amazon for $9.99.

    6. Coty Airspun Oil-Reducing Setting Powder tackles daily 4 p.m. T-zone shine while locking in your concealer and foundation. Simply put, you can give your skin a quick refresh with this for a "just-applied" look anytime your face becomes more reflective than the screen you've been staring at all day.

    Reviewer with flawless makeup and a shine-free look achieved by using the setting powder

    It can also be used as a foundation to even out your skin tone and reduce the appearance of pores and blemishes.

    Promising review: "I absolutely love this powder. I've used more expensive ones in the past, but this one takes the cake. It keeps my makeup on all day, even with my oily skin. I personally don't use the 'baking' method, but even so it keeps my face in place all day, even when I get hot and sweaty. Other reviewers are right, it does have a slight baby powder smell, but it doesn't bother my very much and once you've applied it to your face, the smell disappears. I recommend it to all of my friends!" —Brittany

    Get it from Amazon for $5.72+ (available as a pack of two or three and in six shades).

    7. Wet 'n' Wild's Photo Focus Primer Water preps skin for makeup application *and* sets all your hard work in place with a 3-in-1 formula. Infused with skin-loving vitamins, this hydrates so you're not left trying to conceal dry patches, and it provides a light, dewy glow.,

    Psst! This is vegan and cruelty-free!

    Promising review: "I purchased the coconut one and the scent didn’t disappoint! Made my makeup last all day, and the next day because I forgot to wash it off. LOL." —Jaclyn

    Get it from Amazon for $4.98.

    8. Batiste Dry Shampoo freshens up grease-ridden hair instantly so your blow out can live to see another day — and as an added bonus, it also creates volume. Pro tip: Spritz this on your roots before bed and let it work the night shift on your oily locks for a serious time-saving solution.

    Promising review: "This dry shampoo is amazing! I have tried so many brands over the years and was so dissatisfied with all of them that I thought dry shampoo just wasn't for me. To give context, I have a very oily scalp with long, fine blonde hair. Batiste saves the day! I don't like washing my hair every day and this product helps me last two to three days from my last shampoo. It gives good volume and doesn't feel loaded with product. Also, it does leave some white residue, but a blow-dryer on cool gets almost all of this out. I highly recommend this dry shampoo to anyone with an oily scalp! It's amazing for the price and for how frequently I need to use it. And for anyone worried about build-up, I have never had an issue with this dry shampoo and I use it about four times a week." —Laurel Adkins

    Get it from Amazon for $9.38.

    It was also selected as our low-price point for the best dry shampoos.

    9. Cover Girl All Day Lip Color and Top Coat withstands coffee sips and soda slurps in a long-lasting formula that reviewers swear stays put, looks vibrant, and nourishes lips. Just glide on your color of choice and then lock it in with the moisturizing balm for up to 24 hours of wear!

    reviewer wearing the canyon shade of lipstick

    Yep, she's also cruelty-free!

    Promising review: "This lipstick is amazing. I've tried several all day lipsticks recently (Maybeline Superstay 24 Hour, Revlon Colorstay Overtime, Jeffree Star) and none of them compare to this one. It goes on smooth, dries quickly and evenly, and lasts through pretty much anything including eating and drinking. I love the lip balm that goes over top. It's moisturizing without being too glossy and is great for refreshing the color. Still looks good as new after eight hours!" —Liv Eveland

    Get it from Amazon for $7.64 (available in 22 shades).

    10. Glossier Wowder softens shine as the final step in curating your selfie-ready look (no Insta filter required). I, for one, cannot stop bragging about its ability to blur pores because the moment this light powder hits, *poof* skin appears smoother and foundation stays put well into the night.

    model with before wowder and after wowder with less shine

    I had been meaning to give this a whirl since its release a few years ago, and, boy, I don't know why I waited so long to snag it because this stuff has changed the game. I recently moved from New York to California and, let me tell you, with this change in climate, my skin has gone through every phase imaginable: Painfully flaky with patches of dryness, breakouts beyond belief, and shine, ooh, so much shine you'd think there had been an oil spill. (And I'm telling you all of this because no matter what I put on my face, makeup never sits on it quite like I want it to.) 

    Enter, Wowder — the pillowy-soft powder that has done the unthinkable: Blurred my imperfections and sets my concealer without leaving a chalky residue. Now, anytime I catch my reflection in the mirror I literally have to double take. My skin appears smoother and any fine lines look so much softer. A little goes a long way — and now I can leave my house with a little more confidence and return with a look that hasn't wavered.

    Oh! And it's vegan and cruelty-free.

    Promising review: "I have pretty oily skin and I always look shiny by the end of the day. This setting powder left me with a matte finish that lasted all day. :)" —Sammy

    Get it from Glossier for $22 (available in five shades).

    11. Verb Ghost Oil restores damaged tresses with an impressive, shine-inducing product. True to its name, you'll barely even notice this lightweight formula that smoothes frizz in just a few pumps. Its blend of Moringa oil and essential nutrients fight humidity-causing fluffiness and promote all-day bouncy, star-studded locks.

    Alice Prendergast / BuzzFeed

    Promising review: "This stuff has changed my hair game. I have excessively bleached hair. But this stuff is so great to my hair, it has returned it to a soft, healthy, silky feeling. My regime is wash, condition for awhile or use a protein treatment, let it dry till it's damp, then I run it through my hair (I have long, thick hair) and work it into the bleached parts. I dry and then add a little more after. The amount you get for the price is astonishing, considering most hair oils are less product for like twice as much. Buy it: works great, smells great, feels great." —Eva

    Get it from Amazon for $18.

    Read our Verb Ghost Oil review for more info!

    12. Benefit Cosmetics Porefessional Super Setter spray secures makeup with a lightweight, waterproof mist that lasts up to 16 hours *with* the added benefit of blurring pores for a satin-soft complexion.


    Promising review: "This is the best setting spray that I’ve ever used. I’ve tried multiple high end spray and they never truly work. My face gets sweaty especially with the mask and this spray has helped me the most as far as keeping my makeup in place. The mist is very fine and it smells amazing. I’m obsessed with this stuff." —Customer

    Get it from Sephora for $32.

    13. Revlon Oil-Absorbing Roller Stick mattifies shine with its volcanic stone roller, which takes care of oily complexions in an instant. It essentially works like a blotting sheet but *better* since it won't mess with your impressive contour.


    Promising review: "This rolling device is like pure magic. Or voodoo?! You simply roll it around your oily areas and BOOM the oil magically vanishes into the ball never to be seen again! This is an item that #tiktokmademebuyit for sure! I saw a video on TikTok and immediately went on the hunt only to be disappointed that this item was sold out everywhere! I eventually got added to a waiting list here on Amazon and once they had it in stock again, they charged my card and sent it my way! If you have the chance to purchase this and you have oily skin, get yourself on the waiting list if you need to and just kick it until it shows up. You will be pleased. Thank me later." —Veronica Cooper

    Get it from Amazon for $9.98.

    14. Tarte Shape Tape Concealer camouflages dark circles, blemishes, and dark spots for long wear, crease-free coverage that never flakes. Because once this stuff is blended, it sticks to its plan of keeping your makeup looking on point.


    Promising review: "Seriously, this is the best concealer ever and the ONLY makeup product I've never traded out for any other brand! Amazing for covering cystic acne, acne scars, under eye circles, redness, literally does it all and blends seamlessly and never looks cakey. Great for natural makeup, heavy makeup looks, literally DOES IT ALL." —M

    Get it from Ulta for $27 (available in 35 shades).

    15. Kulfi Kajal Eyeliner intensifies your everyday look with a richly pigmented formula that pairs aloe vera and vitamin E. The kicker? It's smudge-proof. Yep, this stuff is waterproof and won't even think about budging until you need to remove it.

    Kulfi Beauty

    It's also cruelty-free and vegan!

    Kulfi Beauty, affectionately named after a type of South-Asian ice cream, is a South Asian woman-owned beauty brand that makes products to celebrate and empower the diverse needs of their culture.

    Promising review: "Love the eyeliner - it's the best I have ever used. It goes on smoothly, neatly, and easily. It still looks good at the end of the day." —Charlotte A.

    Get it from Kulfi Beauty for $20 (available in five shades).

    16. BestLand Hair Finishing Cream takes care of unruly flyways that refuse to cooperate no matter how many bobby pins you've stuck between your strands at the beginning of the day. And it looks like a regular ol' tube of mascara, so you'll remember to keep it with your other touchup essentials.

    Reviewer before with unruly hair and after with smoothed down hair

    Made from natural plant extracts, the serum won't leave your hair greasy.

    Promising review: "No matter what I do or what expensive and high rated product I try, my flyaways are an annoying constant. This product has completely rid me of my daily top of head flyaway frizz! I wish I would have discovered this product years ago! It smooths my hair out and truly lasts all day. Be careful, as a tiny bit goes a long way!" —RHoffsommer

    Get it from Amazon for $7.98.

    17. And 24-Hour Edge Tamer lays your hairline without any leftover residue. It works on several textures like Brazilian, virgin, or natural hair — plus it's made with hair-loving ingredients like argan oil which retains your texture's natural moisture.,

    Psst! You don't HAVE to lay your edges because your hair is gorgeous either way but if you ever want to, this is designed to make sure you do so in a gentle, damage-free fashion.

    Promising Review: "Hands-down the best edge control I have ever used and I have used a lot of them. Stayed all day. No flakes and nongreasy. And this one is not even the strongest on the line." —Seabea2013

    Get it from Amazon from $4.99+ (available in four sizes).

    18. Tatcha SPF 35 Sunscreen works as a primer for those with sensitive, burn-prone skin. Expect: blurred pores, shine control, and no pilling or leftover white cast (like you'd find with other sunscreens). Plus, it leaves your skin feeling baby bum soft thanks to Japanese wild rose and loquat leaf extract.

    Maitland showing the use of the sunscreen on face with no sunburn and no sunscreen on body = sunburn city
    Maitland Quitmeyer / BuzzFeed

    Its SPF 35 protection works for both UVA and UVB rays.

    Promising review: "I live in high humidity Florida, I am glow in the dark pale and I am acne prone. I have to wear sunscreen everyday because sun damage shows up on my super pale face pretty much immediately. I also have to wear foundation because of my acne scarring, hyperpigmentation and existing sun damage. This is the only sunscreen I’ve ever used that doesn’t make my makeup slip around, doesn’t break me out and doesn’t make my pores look huge. It melts in to your skin and feels refreshing, not greasy or heavy at all. It makes a great primer (I use Fenty foundation, hourglass setting powder and urban decay setting spray and I look fresh allllllllll day). It’s utter sunscreen perfection, but the price. I die a little inside every time I buy it, but every time I try something else it’s a total wast of money. If you can afford it, buy it. It’s really perfect." —dwndestiny

    Get it from Sephora for $65.

    Check out a BuzzFeed Editor's full review of the Tatcha sunscreen.

    19. NYX Tinted Brow Mascara shapes disobedient hair and sets them in place to fill in gaps that were over-plucked week after week in your teens. *Goes back in time and snatches tweezers out of my young self's hand.*

    reviewer before and after with filled, shapely brows after using the gel

    Promising review: "Wow! I love this, and couldn’t ask for a better price. I naturally have really light eyebrows (most of the time you can’t even tell I have them lol). This product matches perfectly with my hair color and it lasts all day long. I’ve had friends tell me they can’t even tell I have it on, it looks very natural. Will be buying this again!" —Hannah Stark

    Get it from Amazon for $5.90 (available in four shades).

    20. Fenty Beauty Pro Filt'r Longwear Foundation diffuses pores with a full coverage formula that leaves a soft, matte finish. So you can reach for this with the assurance that you'll be able to commute to work, then happy hour, and home again with a look that never faltered.

    model wearing foundation shade 385 and concealer 385

    Promising review: "I cannot put into words my satisfaction. Nobody else has ever captured my skin tone so well! It’s so hard for me to find a proper foundation and I’m so glad I made the purchase. (I have: Combination skin prone to breaking out) It stays on all day, and I haven’t had a breakout from the foundation!!" —VerryCherry

    Get it from Sephora for $36 (available in 50 shades).

    21. Bunzee Bands have adjustable beads that can be customized depending on the length of your 'do to keep it looking fresh. It holds buns, puffs, and updos with no stress — and that goes for your head as well! These are cushioned with a soft outer layer for extra comfort and snag-free removal.,

    One reviewer noted that she actually washed her Bunzee band and it held up in the washer!

    Promising review: "My hair is massively thick and I have been through various rubber bands to make my puff. Most of the time, I just break them. I was able to keep this in my hair and it was not pulled out. I highly recommend especially for 4c hair." —Video Star

    Get it from Amazon for $10.95+ (available in three colors and in single packs and two-packs).

    22. Supergoop! SPF 40 Glowscreen grips makeup and actually keeps it in place — all while shielding you from harmful rays with a clean-feeling primer. Plus, this pearlescent lotion also features a star-studded lineup of skin-loving ingredients like hyaluronic acid, B5 vitamins, and blue-light-protecting peptides.

    The primer

    BuzzFeed Editor Katy Herman has this and says, "I use this stuff daily and adore it! I love that it's not perfumey, and it's really light and easy. I'm very low-key when it comes to beauty and skincare, but what matters most to me is that I get some SPF on my face, plus some moisture so my skin doesn't feel all dry after blow-drying my hair in the morning. Slathering this on accomplishes both of those things and makes me feel like I have a fancy skin routine with just a couple pumps of a bottle. Oh, and the bottle is large and lasts a while."

    Promising review: "I really love this sunscreen. I’ve tried so many and they usually leave a dry chalky feel. Not this one. I have dry skin and this one feels so smooth and hydrating and I love the glow that it leaves. It will be my new go-to!" —Customer

    Get it from Sephora for $36.

    23. FocusCare's Satin-Lined Sleep Beanie retains your hairs moisture and prevents breakage and static that cotton pillows can leave you with come the a.m. It's also the perfect solution if you want to preserve just-done curls.

    Promising review: "After noticing increased hair loss and breakage I researched ways to help this. Wearing a silk cap was one of them, which seemed weird but I was desperate. This is cotton on the outside and silk on the inside. There is an elastic band around the opening to keep it in place. It looks ridiculous but SO WORTH IT. I've noticed that not only is my hair falling out less but it stays shiny and way less greasy when I wake up. I am able to keep curls in my hair overnight as well – which is unheard of before. I've recommended it to everyone." —Customer123

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99 (available in 24 different options).

    24. Bread Beauty Supply Elastic Bounce Cream envelops strands in a silky, protective leave-in formula for a flexible hold whether you're air-drying, diffusing, or braiding out your hair. Not to mention the starpower of hydrolised quinoa protein and mango butter that work to repair, revitalize, and reduce future damage.

    model with curly hair before and after using the cream, the after with defined soft curls
    Bread Supply

    Bread Beauty Supply is a Black woman-owned business that excels in creating haircare for not so basic hair. And they cater for curl types 3a to 4c.

    Promising review: "It lasted the day! As did all the other updos I did this weekend while on a mini vacay. Even stood up to the humidity. My fellow curly girlfriends kept telling me to use hairspray, but wasn’t needed. Needless to say I’m impressed." —Morgan A.

    Get it from Bread Supply for $28.

    25. Anastasia Eyebrow Highlighter Crayon conceals any makeup mistakes or pesky hairs that are growing back in, plus it defines the ends of your brows for a flawlessly clean look every single time. Pro tip: apply this as an end-of-the-day touch up to ensure your brows are looking sharp always.

    model applying the crayon to their brow bone

    I personally s-w-e-a-r by this little crayon for applying the finishing touches to my brows. I try not to pluck them very often but occasionally I'll have the odd hair growing in that just looks out of place — but is too short to tweeze. This creamy, pigmented crayon disguises any annoying little follicles *and* provides a highlighting effect on my brow bone for a subtle form of contouring that seriously lasts all day.

    Promising review: "Fabulous tool to carve out eyebrows. Easy to use and blend. Couldn’t be happier, highly recommend. Tons of product, it is quality and lasts all day."—Customer

    Get it from Sephora for $18 (available in three shades).

    26. Wet N' Wild Mega Last Breakup-Proof Liquid Eyeliner delivers drug store prices with high-end results. Think: an opaque, streak-free wing, flick, or bold stroke that lasts up to 16(!) hours. This ultra-pigmented, waterproof liner draws a precise, fool-proof line every time, *and* features an ultra-fine brush-tip.

    A reviewer photo of a winged black liquid eyeliner

    Promising review: "I love this! The tip has a pretty fine point to it allowing for thick or thin line control and it is SO smudge-proof! I work with animals and end up getting water sprayed in my face often and it doesn’t move! If I take a nap with it on? Still solid when I wake up. Rub my eyes way more than I should? No raccoon eyes! But when I want it gone it comes right off when washing my face or using a remover wipe! I highly recommend this to anyone looking for a good, budge-proof eyeliner that won’t take 50 years and a bottle of oil to get off." –Logan

    Get it from Amazon for $4.98.

    27. Bumble and Bumble Spray de Mode ensures the precious time you spent creating your lewk does not go to waste. This miracleworker provides a medium hold for a multitude of hair textures. Plus, it's part working spray part finishing spray, meaning you can spritz as you go and add a little more oomph at the end.

    three hairsprays including the spray de mode on the right
    @Bumbleandbumble / Via

    Promising review: "This product is like memory foam for your hair. I have thick, heavy Indian hair that has trouble holding a curl longer than an hour. I’ve repeat bought this for the last six to seven years. Spray as you style and once again at the end. I’ve been able to retain the style for six to seven days or until I wash again. Feels light and you can even run a brush through it and bounces back. It’s one of the things I’m most asked about. The smell isn’t my favourite but does disappear a few minutes after you spray. Product lasts me a very long time. The only thing is the price goes up every year. So good to buy in the sale. Overall would highly recommend." —Shivan

    Get it from Sephora for $32.

    28. Essie Gel Couture Top Coat dries quickly and acts as an insurance policy for your freshly done nails that, let's be honest, are in threat of getting smudged by literally anything you do (no matter how careful you are). Just peep how well this stuff worked for one reviewer. That's a NINE day mani you're looking at.

    reviewer showing their pink sparkly nails nine days after applying the top coat with no chipping

    Promising review: "Best top coat ever lasts for days without chipping, and believe me I am an ER RN and wash my hands a 1,000 times per shift and use harsh hand sanitizer this stuff wears like iron worth every penny." —Lola

    Get it from Amazon for $7.89.

    29. Latorice dip powder kit provides you with the kind of staying power one could only dream of having for a fresh, fancy mani. This chip-, smudge-resistant dipping system is easy to do at home *and* contains vitamin E and calcium to strengthen the nail bed. Win-win, baby.,

    It comes with a base coat, an activator, a top coat, five color powders, a nail file, a brush, and instructions.

    Promising review: "This product is great! As someone who is CONSTANTLY getting their nails done (dipping powder) at salons, it has been hard to do so because of COVID-19. I was looking for an inexpensive kit with neutral colors that I could use. This starter kit has been an absolute lifesaver during these unprecedented times. It is so easy to use! I finished off my nails with a gel top coat and cured it under the UV light that I had from a while ago (I attached a photo on the right). Overall it's an amazing product — very satisfied!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $9.98+ (available in two designs).

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