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    40 Products That'll Totally Change How You Put On Your Makeup

    Like an eyeliner stamp to give you the *perfect* wing every time, or a popular $5 mascara so effective you'll look like you're wearing falsies.

    We hope you love the products we recommend! All of them were independently selected by our editors. Some may have been sent as samples, but all opinions and reviews are our own. 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 waterproof, smudge-proof liquid eyeliner stamp that addresses the bane of every makeup wearer's existence: creating the perfect, symmetrical cat-eye. Now you don't have to spend an hour redoing your wings — this easy-to-use stamp creates the same wing on each side, and no one will even know the difference. 🤫

    2. A reusable Revlon Volcanic Face Roller designed to keep excess oil at bay throughout the day, absorbing shine in seconds without messing up your makeup or requiring you to pack on more powder. If you have oily or acne-prone skin, this clever roller might just be your new holy grail.

    Revlon oil-absorbing volcanic face roller
    Reviewer using Revlon oil-absorbing volcanic face roller

    Just twist the ring to pop out the stone, then wash it with a mild soap/cleanser and let it air dry after every use.

    Promising review: "This rolling device is like pure magic. 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 $14.49.

    3. A bottle of Nyx Matte Finish spray so your carefully crafted makeup look can survive up to 16 hours of wear, through humidity, sweat, rain, and snow, without any smudging or melting.

    4. A light, silky Touch in Sol No Poreblem primer to try if your foundation never goes on looking as smooth as you'd like — this'll hydrate the skin while also minimizing the appearances of spots, blemishes, and pores to help your foundation look its best on top. Just check out the difference on this orange below!

    5. A bottle of Ecotools Makeup Brush Cleansing Shampoo, because chances are, your sponges and brushes are overdue for a good cleaning. Made with gentle, plant-based ingredients, this cleanser will remove all the built-up makeup, oil, and impurities from your tools — and watching all the gunk be washed down the sink is *so* satisfying.

    6. A tube of Essence Lash Princess Mascara, beloved for its ability to give you bold, dramatic lashes while also separating them to prevent clumping — and, most of all, for its $5 price tag!

    7. A perfectly pigmented Han Skincare Cosmetics All Natural Cheek and Lip Tint, because we loooove a 3-in-1 makeup product! This hydrating multi-stick adds a lovely pop of color to your lips and eyes as well as a natural flush to your cheeks so you don't have to reach for (or travel with) a product for each step.

    A photo of a variety of the cheek and lip tints scattered about

    8. A two-piece eyebrow soap kit to help you sculpt your brows so they have the exact shape, volume, and texture you're going for — and keep them looking defined and fluffy throughout the day.

    9. A stainless-steel Skin Spatula that'll take your exfoliation game to the next level. It issues high-frequency vibrations to deeply clean and remove blackheads, dead skin, oil, and dirt from deep within your pores, which will also help your other products absorb and work their magic more effectively.

    10. A tube of Elizabeth Mott Thank Me Later Eyeshadow Base because if you're applying eyeshadow without primer, you're not getting its full effect. Not only will it make your eyeshadow look bolder and extra pigmented, but it'll also combat oil and creasing so your smoky eye looks flawless all night long.

    11. And a pack of eyeshadow shields to catch excess makeup while applying it and leave your under-eye area looking clean afterward.

    four step process of an eyeshadow look created using the eyshadow shields to catch excess makeup that falls underneath the eye

    12. A long-lasting Peripera Ink Velvet Lip Tint that'll give your pout a smooth, ultra-pigmented stain with a silky finish. It also has a lightweight feel that's not sticky or clumpy!

    A customer review photo of them wearing and holding the bottle for Ink Velvet 05

    13. Maybelline's Instant Age Rewind Concealer, perfect for a quick touch-up (without cakiness!) on days when you're not feeling a full face of makeup. Dark, puffy under-eye circles and redness are no match for it.

    former BuzzFeed editor applying the concealer under eyes
    former BuzzFeed editor showing the under-eye coverage
    Kayla Suazo / BuzzFeed

    BuzzFeed Shopping editor Emma Lord says, "TBH, last year I started using this myself (although this is [former] editor Kayla Suazo's lovely human face above), and I am mad that I wasted time with other concealers for so long. I am a deeply impatient person who likes to look good and does not like to put in effort in any way, shape, or form, and Maybelline created this so that people like me could gracelessly slap it on in the morning and be like 'OK, REFLECTION, YOU GOT THIS' before being on their merry way. It never cakes, I look way more awake than I have any right to, and I never struggle to blend it the way I do with other concealers. 11/10 subscribe." 

    Promising review: "This is my all-time favorite concealer. It goes on creamy, covers under-eye circles without looking chalky. I hope they never stop making it." —YVonneM

    Get it from Amazon for $8.80+ (available in 18 shades).

    And check out our Maybelline Instant Age Rewind concealer review for more deets!

    14. A set of L.A. Girl Pro blemish and under-eye correctors that'll be your go-to color-correction trio: orange to help cancel out dark under-eye circles, green to neutralize redness, and yellow for addressing purple/blue tones and all-over mild redness.

    15. Or Live Tinted's Huestick Corrector, which uses orange pigments to counterbalance blue and purple found in dark circles, spots, and hyperpigmentation — put this on underneath your concealer and watch them ~vanish~. This 4-in-1 multi-stick *also* delivers gorgeous color to your eyes, lips, and cheeks, so just pick this back up after foundation (if you wear it) to finish the job, and you're done!

    several tubes of the huestick corrector in various shades of orange/red/pink
    model applying the huestick to their face

    Live Tinted was founded by Deepica Mutyala, who first went viral for her red lipstick hack for under-eye circles in 2015. The Huestick was the first product the company launched, making waves as the first multi-stick with clean ingredients to also balance out dark circles and spots. It's made with hyaluronic acid, squalane, and vitamins C and E.

    Check out the "Rise" shade in this TikTok from @victorialyn. You can also see a demo from Deepica herself with the "Origin" shade in this Instagram post (swipe right to see it)!

    Promising reviews: "I'll admit, I was totally skeptical of these Huesticks. I am 34-years-old, of Sri Lankan descent (medium to deep tan skin) and I've NEVER been good at makeup. I was excited to try these Huesticks, made by and vouched for by a fellow South Asian, but was worried it would look like I was ACTUALLY wearing makeup. I was pleasantly surprised after using Rise under my eyes and around my mouth, blending with a BeautyBlender and then using my same amount of cc cream and powder foundation. You really still can't tell I'm wearing makeup. I even asked my BF if he could see the orange 'glow' under my eyes before I put on the cc cream and he couldn't see it! It really was color correcting!" —Reviewer

    "I love this pencil. I'm fair and cool-toned and got the peachy pink color. I've previously used other rose pink under eye correctors and brighteners that are pretty good, but the peachy tone and the texture of the pencil are the best I've found. I just pat some concealer over top and it covers my dark circles beautifully. Will repurchase for sure!" —NickiName

    Get it from Ulta for $24 (available in five shades).

    16. A pack of blotting papers that'll be a lifesaver if you tend to get shiny throughout the day. These rapidly absorb the excess oil to help you freshen up without having to mess with powder — just a few pats and you'll be ready for that midday meeting.

    A customer review photo showing their forehead before and after using the blotting papers

    17. Youthforia's YO Blush, which reacts to your skin's natural pH level to create the *perfect* shade of flush for your skin tone so you never have to think about what shade to wear. This vegan, color-changing oil is made with 20 different plant-based ingredients that are so skin-friendly, you could even sleep in this!

    18. A peel-off liquid nail polish barrier if you love painting your nails but have long given up on staying inside the lines. The "second skin" layer around your nails will easily peel right off when you're done painting, leaving you with clean, almost professional-looking nails.

    A series of customer review photo of the nail polish barrier applied under nail polish

    19. A pack of facial and eyebrow razors for safely exfoliating your face and removing peach fuzz if desired, since it'll also help your makeup go on more smoothly. It doubles as an eyebrow razor so you can shape your brows and easily remove any stray hairs.

    20. A lightweight, long-lasting Coty Airspun loose setting powder that'll go on top of your foundation to help smooth and soften the look as well as lock it in for all-day wear. It can also help reduce the appearance of blemishes and fine lines.

    Some scattered containers of the Coty Airspun loose setting powder

    21. A Vive Cosmetics matte liquid lipstick in Amor Eterno, a bold dark red you'll want to reach for all fall and into the holiday season. It has a velvety matte finish that can withstand your midday snacks and happy hour drinks so you can rock that red lip all day and into the night.

    22. A reusable makeup spatula because turns out, there's a *lot* more product left in that bottle of foundation you were planning to throw out. Now you'll be able to use every cent of product you paid for.

    Reviewer photo of empty foundation bottle next to spatula
    Reviewer photo of empty foundation bottle next to spatula

    Promising review: "I bought this a while ago because I felt like there was often too much product I couldn’t reach using the built in applicator. Each bottle is 1 ounce, and I had five 'empties' to test this spatula on. I got so much product out of these old bottles that I had to stop before finishing every bottle. My two ounce container is practically over flowing! Thanks to this little spatula, I now have two full bottles worth of foundation potted to use. The spatula is pointed and I think for these bottles a square-shaped spatula would have been more efficient, but nevertheless the deed is done! So impressed! (And, considering the cost of each bottle, I saved about $70 worth of foundation that I love and is no longer being sold!)" —Krystal

    Get it from Amazon for $5.49.

    23. A pack of super-soft makeup sponges that'll be a budget-friendly alternative to pricier, name-brand sponges out there. Reviewers say they blend product just as seamlessly, and you can use them with wet or dry makeup!

    A customer review photo of a wet and dry makeup sponge

    24. And an acrylic makeup sponge organizer to give your collection of sponges a clean and easily accessible storage spot where they can dry in between use (not to mention look super adorable on your vanity or dresser).

    several sponges of different shapes and colors resting in the clear makeup sponge organizer

    25. A Maybelline New York Makeup Lip Liner in clear that'll make sure your go-to lipstick looks its very best for hours. By lining your lips with this, it'll prevent bleeding and feathering and create a defined lip shape.

    The Maybelline New York Makeup Lip Liner in clear

    26. A double-sided silicone lip brush if you're constantly applying lip balm but your lips still don't look or feel soft — chances are, they just need some exfoliation so your moisturizing product can be fully effective (and your lipstick can look its best).

    A model holding three scrubber lip brushes

    27. A super-bold, smudge-proof Kulfi Kajal Eyeliner with a creamy texture that glides on smoothly and won't give you those dreaded raccoon eyes after a long day. Its color is rich — no need to retrace your lines over and over 'til it's properly saturated — and it's infused with moisturizing aloe vera and vitamin E. BTW, if you struggle with liquid eyeliners, you may find this application easier!

    28. A bottle of the ever-popular Ilia Super Serum Skin Tint with SPF 40 for light, dewy coverage that'll take care of your sun protection in the same step. And because it's formulated with hyaluronic acid, plant-based squalane, and niacinamide, it'll also help hydrate, plump, and smooth your skin as well as even out your skin tone (without feeling heavy!).

    A model holding the bottle next to their face

    29. Glossier Cloud Paint, a long-standing cult favorite that tons of self-proclaimed lazy makeup wearers swear by. That's because it goes on *so* easily using your fingers and blends to give you the softest, most natural-looking flush. You can even pick it up in a slightly darker shade and use it as contour too!

    a soft natural looking blush applied to a darker skinned model
    a similar blush applied to a lighter skinned model
    Glossier

    Check out how easily it's applied in this TikTok from @missmonolids. Psst — you can also check out our Glossier Cloud Paint review for more on why it's a dream for anyone who doesn't like to spend long on their makeup.

    Promising review: "Listen, I am a LAZY makeup wearer, L-A-Z-Y. I have mountains of blushes and I never wear any of them, I really wanted something that was quick (brush free). I bought this in Beam and I love it; it is bright, happy and a bit peach-orange. I think it is great for summer, and it is so easy to apply. I definitely want at least one more (or every) shade. If you are trying to work something simple into your routine, pick this up — it is not heavy or over the top and it literally lasts on my face from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m." —Mc K.

    Get it from Glossier for $20 (available in eight shades).

    30. A pack of pre-moistened Andrea Eye Q's Oil-Free Make-Up Correctors, little swabs that let you quickly and easily correct makeup mistakes without messing up the whole look. Finally, fixing that eyeliner wing doesn't have to smudge the entire area.

    The Andrea Eye Q's Oil-Free Make-Up Correctors

    31. A reusable makeup-removing cloth because taking off your makeup at night isn't anyone's favorite task, but this makes it as easy as possible, not to mention sustainable. All you need is water, and it'll lift away even thick eye makeup without harsh tugging.

    The makeup removing cloth with makeup residue on it

    32. Or a pack of makeup-removing, fragrance-free Cetaphil cleansing wipes if you're not ready to quit the disposable towelettes, but need a gentler option. These are formulated with aloe vera, chamomile, and green tea, so they'll actually soothe your skin as they gently clean.

    33. And a pack of Almay's hypoallergenic eye makeup–removing pads you'll be glad to have after a long night out when you just want to collapse into bed. These soft pads contain a botanical blend of cucumber, green tea, and aloe that's gentle on the sensitive skin around your eyes, removing even waterproof mascara and eyeliner without hard rubbing.

    A model pulling out some eye makeup–removing pads from their container

    34. A tube of Nyx eyebrow gel if your brows have a mind of their own and you want some serious help taming those hairs. This clear gel shapes your brows and works with your pencils and powders to seal in the color and hold them in place. Bonus: It can even be used as a clear mascara to enhance your natural curl!

    A customer review photo of their eyebrows before and after using the NYX eyebrow gel

    35. A shiny tube of Rimmel Stay Glossy lip gloss designed to stay put for six hours.

    A close up of lips using Rimmel Stay Glossy 6 Hour Lipgloss in Seduce Me

    36. A set of super-soft, beginner-friendly makeup brushes to help you apply all your blushes, eyeshadows, highlighters, and other makeup products as easily and effectively as possible. Reviewers rave about this set for the quality at such an affordable price — the 79,000+ 5-star reviews are a testament to it!

    A customer review photo of the makeup brushes

    37. Plus, eyeshadow color removal sponges that let you experiment with colorful eye looks without the pain of cleaning or switching between brushes for every color. Just rub your brush in this pan for a few seconds, and it'll be good to go for your next shade!

    gif showing an eyeshadow brush leaving pigment on an arm, then cleaned in the sponge for a few seconds, then wiped again on the arm showing no makeup is left on it