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    22 Beauty Products You're Gonna Want In Your Life In 2021

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    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. An Ilia mascara that not only makes your lashes look suuuuper long, but it also conditions your lashes to feel incredibly soft.

    A before and after showing Brittany's lashes look much longer and fuller after using the product
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    "This mascara feels like it actually conditions my lashes when I have it on, and never feels crispy or clunky (like some do). Like, have you ever put on mascara and thought, frig, this is why my eyelashes are stunted? Yeah, that does NOT happen with this one, whatsoever. The fact that it's made with beeswax and shea butter makes me feel like I'm giving my lashes a little TLC, even though I'm wearing makeup. It also comes off super easily at night, which is great when I'm feeling lazy and don't want to deal with a full-on scrub down. And the results? The length it gives is no joke! I'm obsessed." —Brittany Barber

    Get it from Sephora Canada for $18+. Available in two sizes.

    2. A reusable exfoliating Japanese towel to upgrade your shower experience and truly take care of your skin! These really scrub that dead skin off your bod, help with skin conditions like eczema and keratosis pilaris, and unveil clean, super soft skin. Reviewers love how it's easy to reach your back with this, too!

    A three-pack of the exfoliating towels
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    You can use this daily or weekly depending on how you feel about its abrasiveness.

    Get a three-pack from Amazon Canada for $13.64.

    3. A dewy luminous base cream for when it's too much to put on foundation everyday. This gives your skin a quick pick-me-up that evens your complexion, moisturizes, and offers a glow so even when you're not wearing makeup, you still look bright and fresh!

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    Get it from Amazon Canada for $18.97+ (available in four shades).

    4. An epilator to remove both thick and fine hair at the root so you can go for several weeks without reaching for a razor. It has massage rollers and two speed settings for customizable comfort!

    A model using the epilator on their legs
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    Reviewers say that after using it for a while, their hair has stopped growing back, and that the first few sessions may hurt but that it gets easier the more they used it.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $39.99+ (available in two colours).

    5. A multi-use Nature Republic Soothing Aloe Vera Gel to feel nothing but refreshing on your skin. Whether you have acne, inflammation, sunburn, or even shaving irritation, you can use this for immediate relief and hydration. It soothes where you need it to — it's literally in the name!

    the gel jar and its watery texture
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    Keep it in the fridge for double the relief! And it's amazingly affordable too.

    Another BuzzFeed editor swears by this gel too! Check out her Nature Republic Soothing Moisture Aloe Vera Gel review to learn why.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $13.88.

    6. Pat McGrath EYEdols eye shadow, which will give you amazing, eye-popping ~lewks~. Reviewers love the buttery formula and how well it blends.

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    FYI, this is a black-owned brand!

    Get it from Sephora Canada for $35.

    7. The Marc Jacobs Beauty Enamored Hi-Shine lip lacquer lipgloss will give your lips a gorgeous, shimmering pout. Reviewers appreciate how well the gloss works on its own and layered over lipstick.

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    Get it from Sephora Canada for $26.50 (originally $38, available in 18 shades).

    8. The MAC Cosmetics Studio Fix soft matte foundation stick is perfect for your regular makeup application and for touch-ups throughout the day. Reviewers love how natural a look it provides, and that it'll last through the whole day, even on oily skin.

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    Get it from Sephora Canada for $28.50 (originally $38, available in 33 shades).

    9. An Epsom bathing salt soak with white willow and eucalyptus to help soothe their stress and tiredness, and clear their busy head. It has a relaxing, refreshing scent and will re-energize them so there's no hesitation in trying — or giving!

    the package

    Get it from Skinstore for $11.44.

    10. A thickening shampoo for fine and thin hair. It uses organic coconut water and mimosa flower for lightweight body and volume, and you can physically feel the thickness of your hair after using this!

    the bottle
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    I know because I've used it! It makes my hair feel fuller, more voluminous, and clean too. The scent is light and lovely and I love the price.

    This is sulphate-free, paraben-free, cruelty-free, and vegan.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $8.97.

    11. A killer Fenty highlighter that creates a silky and iridescent cream-to-powder glow on the cheeks (and eyes, collarbones, and anywhere else you want to gleam and glimmer). The shades range from subtle daytime shimmer to experimental ice blue and eye-blinding shine so take your pick!

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    Get it from Sephora Canada for $48 (available in nine shades).

    12. And a Fenty body luminizer to give you that sun-soaked island glow all year long — even if you've never even been to an island! Your body gets a lovely glistening sheen; basically, this is highlighter but for your bod!

    model soaked in the luminizer and glowing

    Get it from Sephora Canada for $75 (available in three shades)

    13. A Kaja heart-shaped lip gloss stick because it'll give you the supplest lips with nourishing argan and plum seed oils and a rich formula that basically melts on your lips for shine and colour. The fun heart-shaped applicator fits right in your Cupid's bow too — pucker up!


    This is cruelty-free and vegan.

    Get it from Sephora Canada for $23 (available in nine shades and two finishes).

    14. A Cosrx Snail Mucin Power Essence because it works with 96% snail mucin for intense repair and hydration that's still gentle. It's packed with replenishing nutrients that help prevent and repair damage, hyperpigmentation, dryness, and acne until your skin's elasticity and glow is at its best. Sometimes I have nightmares they'll stop selling this 😳.

    A model applies the snail mucin serum to their hand
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    Snail mucin is a star ingredient for fading acne scars and hyperpigmentation. It's also super hydrating, which is important for your skin barrier. And the extreme hydrating benefits are a plus. This is fragrance-free and great for all skin types.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $23.81.

    15. This combo pack of Dermal sheet masks that'll plump and hydrate your skin with vitamin E and collagen. They target different concerns so you can choose whichever one your skin needs that day, kick back, and let the mask do its work. *Cue happy dance.*

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    I use these and absolutely love how refreshed and healthy my skin feels afterward. It also doesn't feel thirsty or starved for nutrients after, and my skin naturally looks brighter and dewier.

    Get a pack of 16 masks from Amazon Canada for $36.98 (also available in a pack of 32).

    16. A dry shampoo from Kérastase that'll breathe new life into your days-old 'do, absorbing oil and creating volume, because some days you just don't feel like doing a full wash, y'know?

    A before and after showing a model with limp and oily hair, and after using the dry shampoo her hair is more voluminous and less greasy
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    You can even use this dry shampoo on your roots immediately after a fresh style to help prevent oil from building up so quickly!

    Get it from Kérastase for $47.

    17. A container of Laura Mercier translucent setting powder that'll eliminate oil and shine from your ~lewk~ — plus, it won't show up in flash photos, so you can make your selfie game strong.

    A before and after photo showing the setting powder creating a smoother complexion
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    Get it from Sephora Canada for $30+ (available in three shades and three sizes).

    18. An Anastasia Beverly Hills' Brow Wiz eyebrow pencil that'll give your brows the full, shaped look (without looking too perfect, y'know?) — it's perfect for makeup newbies who are still perfecting a steady hand.

    A before and after of a model wearing the product

    Get it from Sephora Canada for $28 (available in 10 shades).

    19. A Nars blush in shade Orgasm that reviewers swear looks great on EVERY skin tone, giving your cheeks a gentle rosiness with a hint of sheen. All of the Nars shades look great, but this one tops them all!

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    And it's super buildable, if you want a more dramatic look.

    Get it from Sephora Canada for $39 (available in 20 shades and three finishes).

    20. A container of First Aid Beauty's Ultra Repair Cream Instense Hydration that'll lock in your skin's moisture, making it feel silky smooth and preventing flakiness and rough patches throughout the harsh Canadian winter.

    Before and after photos show that the cream has moisturized and repaired dry and cracked hands
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    Get it from Sephora Canada for $21+ (available in two sizes).

    21. A facial hair trimmer that'll gently remove those little hairs on your chin, upper lip, jaw, cheeks, and neck! It won't pull at your skin, plus, it's small enough to throw in your bag.

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    I own this trimmer and use it all the time on my peach fuzz — there's no pain at all and it gets super close!

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $25.99+ (available in five colours).

    22. A hyaluronic acid serum that's super cheap but super effective. All you need is a few drops so it lasts you a while, and the vegan formula helps prevent excess oil production, add hydration, and boost brightness — for less than $7!

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    Get it from Sephora Canada for $6.80+ (available in two sizes).

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