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31 Awesome Beauty Products That'll Make You Feel Super Confident

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We asked the BuzzFeed Community to tell us about the things in their makeup bags that make them feel the most confident. Here are the beautiful results:

1. A superpowered hair dryer capable of pumping up the volume and diffusing self-doubt.

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"A hair dryer is the one item I need to feel flawless. I have a really flat hair and blow drying it is the only way to give it a bit of volume. If don't do it, my whole outfit seems wrong all day." —Erick B.

Over 1,000 Amazon reviewers swear by the Conair 1875 Watt Iconic dryer, which is basically your hair's new BFF. It comes with two heads: one for smooth 'dos and one diffuser head for maximizing the effect of your fave hair product on textured styles. Plus, it has two speeds and three heat settings. Read BuzzFeed's full review here (#10).

Get it from Amazon for $29.99+ (available in two colors).


3. A go-to flat iron that could put the pros out of business.,

Erin S.

This one has adjustable plates to keep you from snagging your precious locks, plus it locks closed and has an auto-shutoff feature for safety. It even comes with two salon clips, because you're basically about to become a hair professional.

Get it from Amazon for $24.99.

4. A sleek eyelash curler almost as beauteous as the lashes it'll give you.

"I can’t live without one." —Kristina S.

This curler has over 2,000 positive reviews on Amazon and comes with a luxe storage pouch.

Get it from Amazon for $8.99+ (available in three colors).

5. Kiss press-on nails, for the look of a fancy manicure minus all the time and money.,

"I get compliments all the time when I wear them! I can't afford gel nails and these don't hurt my real nails. Plus, I feel fierce AF in them!" —dianeosaurusr

Get the pointed version from Amazon for $6.11. Get square ones like the picture on the right from Walmart for $7.12. Find more Kiss nails here.


6. Pretty-scented dry shampoo so your locks can look fierce even if you've overslept.

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"Hair reinvigorated by Batiste's dry shampoo in 'Tropical' makes me feel like even the worst person can't touch me." —erinrobinson

Get Bastiste dry shampoo from Amazon for $6.23+ (available in four scents), Jet for $3.82, or Walmart for $7.06.

7. theBalm's Meet Matt(e) Hughes lip color in "Charming," which lives up to its name (and then some).

"The color is absolutely gorgeous and automatically makes me feel like I have my shit together. I always get compliments when I wear it!" —sarahalarid93

All the clever shades are named after qualities you'd look for in a date, but honestly, can I just marry this lipcolor instead?

Get it from Amazon (available in 12 colors) or Jet for $16.15.

8. Fenty Beauty Pro Filt'r Longwear Foundation for a skintone match so perfect it's as if you were nakey, nakey, nakey.

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"I know tons of people have already raved about it, but as a multiracial woman I can't tell you how good it feels to finally have a foundation that matches my skin tone! Every time I put it on I want to do a little happy dance!" —bbeasl

Check out BuzzFeed's full review here.

Get it from Sephora for $34 (available in 37 shades).

9. Too Faced's Better Than Sex Mascara, because sure sex is cool but have you ever tried truly terrific waterproof makeup?,

"I swear by this mascara. No matter how unattractive I feel or how my outfit looks, I can always add this as a sexy pop that will make me feel good. Plus, it's a great product if you're not wearing any other makeup and still want to pull your face together." —rebeccadavidson

Get a set of two (one waterproof, one regular) from Amazon for $45, or get a single tube from Sephora for $23.


10. Eva NYC Mane Magic, a 10-in-1 primer that protects your hair from the heat of your styling tools, prevents frizz, detangles, adds shine and softness, and basically saves the day in every way.

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"This stuff helps detangle my hair whether it's wet or dry and gives it a healthy gloss. Plus it, stops my hair from looking or feeling greasy." —Kit D.

Get it from Target for $11.99 or JCPenney for $12.

11. A glam bronzer that deserves to take home the gold.,

"My go-to way to finish any look is a touch of bronzer. I've never been a makeup girl and love going au natural. But when I put a swipe of bronzer across my cheeks, a whole new side of me comes out, like I can rule the world."


Milani Baked Bronzer in "Glow" will make your lovely face do just that. Plus, the compact has a secret mirror compartment that stores a little brush, perfect for doing your face on the fly like the beauty superspy that you are.

Get it from Amazon, Walmart, or Jet for $7.97.

12. BECCA Shimmering Skin Perfector Liquid Highlighter in "Opal," because in the immortal words of Smash Mouth, you'll never shine if you don't glow. Luckily, this stuff will have you doing both.

"I always get compliments when I wear it and it makes me feel put together, which boosts my confidence." —jumanai

Get it from Amazon for $34.94 or Sephora for $41 (available in six colors).

13. DevaCurl Coconut Curl Styler that will make you look in the mirror and go, "damn, curl.",

"As long as my hair looks great, the rest will follow." —Sami K.

This stuff gives you bouncy curls without that crunchy feeling that sometimes comes with other products. Check out BuzzFeed's full review here (#7).

Get the Supercream Coconut Curl Styler from Amazon for $17.65, Jet for $17.67, or Walmart for $17.63.


14. Ardell's Demi Wispies lashes, faux lashes ready to provide your new mantra: "eye got this."

"I don't wear them every day, but when I do, I feel like I can take over the world! They just add an extra touch of glam to any makeup look." —nehsah

Get set of eight for $9.04 or two sets of eight for $16.56, all from Amazon.

15. Gel nail polish for a mood-boosting look that lasts.,

"I get gel manicures to make me feel confident and beautiful even if I have on a messy bun and sweats." —shadeofblue

Two coats of Essie Gel Couture polish and the special top coat, and you've got a mani with the look and last of a gel manicure without exposing yourself to a UV lamp. Check out BuzzFeed's full review here.

Get the polish and top coat kit from Amazon for $18.49 (available in four colors).

16. Benefit Ka-Brow! eyebrow color gel to give your daily routine a truly high-brow vibe. You'll use it so often your other products will get gel-ous., @benefitcosmetics / Via

"I never feel like I’m entirely put together unless I have this on. It's the one thing I have to put on before I go out." —Lauren M.

Get it from Amazon for $23.99+ or Sephora for $24 (available in six colors). Find more colors and Benefit brow products here.

17. Fenty Beauty Stunna Lip Paint, aka a red lip that looks good on everyone — for Rihl.

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"I didn’t quite understand the hype initially, because what’s another red lipstick to my makeup bag, but let me tell you, the first time I tried it I totally fell in love! I instantly felt way more powerful, like I could take on the whole world. It makes me feel confident and sexy, and now I look for every excuse to wear it!" —Alex E.

Check out BuzzFeed's full review here.

Get it from Sephora for $24.


18. Kat Von D tattoo liner, a product that's aptly named, since you'll want to commit to it permanently.,

"I use it to draw on what I call my 'angel wings' — it's my signature look. I have small eyes and this liner elongates them. I love how it makes me look." —nathanvh

Get it from Sephora for $20 (available in two colors).

20. Moroccoanoil dry shampoo that'll have you feeling fly as a mother in no time.,

"This dry shampoo is AMAZING! I’m an active mom of a 1-year-old and this product allows me to work out in the morning, spray some on my roots, and have fresh and just-blow-dried-looking hair in minutes! It isn’t powdery at all and doesn't leave behind residue, plus it smells INCREDIBLE! When I don’t have time to shower and wash my hair, this is the product I grab to make me feel fabulous!" —ellemorrison

Get it for dark hair tones from Amazon for $18.98. Get it for light hair tones from Amazon for $20.02 or from Jet for $16.

21. bareMinerals powder, the perfect foundation for your face — and your confidence.

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"When I don't have time to do my makeup properly, a layer of this stuff covers up my dark circles, redness, and acne scars without clogging my pores." —l4a2f7441e

Get it from Amazon for $19.97+ (available in 20 shades).


22. GlamGlow Supermud — a luxe mask for clearing away both oil and insecurities.

"Using this weekly has made my skin look incredible, and makes me feel very confident." —malleyd

Get it from Sephora for $24+ (available in three sizes).

23. A matte red lipstick with day-changing powers.

"Dior's Rouge Matte red lipstick in 999 makes me feel like I can conquer anything! Whenever I have a bad day, I put on some of this beautiful red lipstick. I instantly feel confident and ready to turn my bad day into the best day. I always found it difficult to find a great red lipstick to go with my red hair and fair skin, but I swear, this one goes with ANYTHING!!!" —Yolande S.

Get it from Sephora for $37.

24. Tarte's Swamp Queen palette so you can say "see ya later, alligator," to self-doubt.

"I especially love the Gator Wings highlighter. Whenever I wear it, I feel like I can blind the haters!" —Holly S.

The palette's mirror is even emblazoned with a motivational saying, in case you needed further reminder that you are amazing.

Get it from Jet for $37.99.

25. Urban Decay Perversion Mascara to help those pretty peepers pop.,

"A good mascara always makes me feel better. I'm currently loving this one." —Sara J.

Get it from Sephora for $23.


26. A bright hair color to leave you feeling as bold on the inside as you look on the outside.

"I've always felt normal and boring, but in my first year of middle school it took a turn for the worse. I fell into a deep depression and started self-harming, but one day I decided, 'You know what, I want to change my hair color.' My mom and I ordered some purple and blue hair dye and colored all of my hair. I felt so happy when I looked in the mirror and saw myself. I've tried blues, pinks, purples, and greens, but my favorite color to do by far is red. There's something about it that makes me feel untouchable." —tammybingbongguidry

People swear by Arctic Fox Vegan Semipermanent Hair Dye — it has over 1,000 five star reviews on Amazon. Plus, it's animal-friendly and is as good for your body as it is for your mood, since it's free of nasty chemicals.

Get it from Amazon for $16.99+ (available in 20 colors).

28. A wild shade of lipstick that makes it basically impossible to be a wallflower.

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"Whenever I feel frumpy, I put on some lipstick in a non-traditional color." —mhutchinson317

Fenty Beauty Mattemoiselle comes in all kinds of cool colors, from greens to purples to blues, and makes your lips feel all soft and smooth. Full disclosure, I'm wearing the purple shade, "One Of The Boyz," as I write this, and I do in fact feel like a boss.

Get it from Sephora for $18 (available in 14 colors).

29. Kat Von D Liquid Lipstick in "Berlin", a color so powerful, it may be the cure for the common cold., Elizabeth Lilly / BuzzFeed

"It's the perfect pink-but-almost-red lippie to brighten up my face and mood, even if I have a sinus infection! It mostly stays put, even if I'm blowing my nose with a cold." —elizabethlilly

Get it from Sephora for $20 (available in 43 colors).


30. Tarte Maracuja Oil, which just might convince you to join the no-makeup movement with its moisturizing magic.

"I'm in my 30s and I've finally started to embrace not wearing makeup (I used to do a full face DAILY, without fail). I enjoy moisturizing my skin and this oil is my all-time fave product. I put it on my lips and nails before bed, too. I don’t have the greatest skin, but popping on some of this in the morning makes me feel luxurious and pampered, plus it smells so natural." —paix420

Get a .5 oz bottle from Amazon for $28 or Sephora for $16.

31. MAC lipstick in "Royal" to mark the start of your purple reign.,

"When I'm wearing this, I feel like I could take over the word if I wanted to. It makes me feel bold and authentic." —Nicole P.

Get it from Nordstrom for $17.50.

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