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    26 Products That'll Help Convert Makeup Haters

    Not a makeup fan? These things just might change your mind.

    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. A waterproof eyeliner stamp so you can create the perfect cat eye without having to redo your entire eye look about five times before finally getting those wings even.,

    When you purchase the stamp, you'll get two pens (one wing for each eye) and they're double-sided with a regular eyeliner pen on the other end. This way you can still line the rest of your eye and make any touchups without having to switch between products.

    Promising review: "Okay, so I am as shaky as shaky gets when it comes to putting eyeliner on... But this is a miracle sent from above! It honestly is the most amazing eye makeup product I own at the moment. It is as easy as it sounds. Literally. I like that it is double ended as well! You have two pens, one for the left eye, and one for the right. The opposite end on both is just every day liquid liner pen. But honestly, it goes on soooo much smoother than any other liquid liner I've tried, or owned. I will use this every chance I get!! It also appears to be long lasting." —.ˑMerkuryˑVolkanicˑ.

    Get the set of two from Amazon for $9.97 (available in two sizes).

    2. Glossier's Cloud Paint liquid blush for a bit of rosiness on your cheeks. It's super easy to apply and it'll add some dimension to your lovely face.


    Promising review: "This is the best liquid blush I have ever used! It doesn't settle into lines or pores and looks so natural! I also love that I can mix two or more colors together to make a custom color for me!" —Emily

    Get it from Glossier for $18 (available in six colors).

    For more details and pictures, check out why other BuzzFeeders think Cloud Paint is totally worth your money.

    3. A Coty Airspun translucent face powder with a lightweight finish that'll keep those stunning looks you worked hard on from smudging or budging., Amazon

    Promising review: "This powder is amazing and I cannot speak highly enough about it. I have very oily skin so setting powder is a must for me and this is an extremely amazing powder for baking or overall setting. I personally pair this product with the Covergirl loose setting powder and my makeup looks flawless and lasts all day. I have used this powder over very heavy foundations like Dermablend and have even worn it on top of powder foundation for a little extra coverage and it never looks cakey or dry. The smell of this is amazing and the fallout from container to face is very minimal. Because my skin is oily, I have always struggled when I switch products to keep my skin clear from breakouts, but when I first tried this, I had no breakouts at all. I would easily compare this to the Dermablend loose setting powder on everything except the price, which makes this a steal!!" —Rebecca Roberts

    Get it from Amazon for $5.97 (available in six colors, including translucent).

    4. An Essence lengthening mascara to give you a nice dramatic lash, because sometimes that's all you need to feel fabulous!

    This mascara is my all-time favorite! It really makes my eyes pop and it's SO affordable! Plus, it's gluten-free and cruelty-free.

    Promising review: "My sister suggested Essence Lash Princess False Lash Effect and I IMMEDIATELY fell in love. It provides dramatic length and great volume. I can honestly say I can’t stop looking at my eyelashes in the mirror every single day because of how awesome they look. Also, it is very long wearing. I go from an eight-hour work day right to the gym and sweat like crazy... and this stuff doesn’t budge! I love it!!" —Carrie E Miller

    Get it from Amazon for $4.99.

    5. A Maybelline dark circle concealer with a built-in felt applicator so you can make those tired eyes look bright again when it's time to pull yourself out of bed.

    Kayla Suazo / BuzzFeed

    Read our review of the Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Eraser Dark Circles Treatment Concealer (#4 on the list)!

    Here's an excerpt: "I still don’t know how a $7 tube of concealer (I use the Neutralizer shade) beats out the more expensive ones I have stuffed into my vanity, but it does. It’s not too creamy or thick, yet it still gives solid coverage without the cake-y feeling.

    When I am done with my entire routine, my eyes look lighter and brighter, but not in a way that’s totally obvious — even when photos are taken and the flash is on. Basically what I am saying here is this is a staple beauty product that, IMHO, deserves a place in every makeup bag!" —Kayla Suazo

    Get it from Amazon for $4.99+ (available in 18 shades).

    6. A Fenty Beauty Pro Filt'r hydrating foundation, because as the winds get colder our skin tends to get dryer. This new grape seed oil and sodium hyaluronate formula will give you a moisturizing, natural-looking, and smooth finish., Sephora

    Promising review: "Ladies and gentlemen she has done it again. I really wanted to get the first foundation, but I have super dry skin and the sample I got made my skin so flaky! This foundation is perfect and makes my skin look so flawless and beautiful. I've never felt so confident in a foundation before. You can easily control the amount of coverage. Just buy it and you won't regret it." —cateisabella

    Get it from Sephora for $35 (available in 50 shades).

    7. A cruelty-free Milani baked bronzer to give you a warm glow, even when it's dark and cold outside. You don't have to be a pro at contouring for this stuff to make a huge difference — and all it takes is a few brush stokes., Amazon

    This baked bronzer is meant to give you a streak-free glow with a slight shimmer finish. You can use it to shape, contour, and highlight your face for a little extra glow.

    Promising review: "I have light/medium skin tone and this bronzer is the perfect color. I use it to contour my cheekbones, nose, and jawline. Using the brush that is included makes it go on very smooth. I am amazed how well it works for the price. Don’t hesitate to buy it." —Grandma56

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99+ (available in three shades).

    8. A Kylie Cosmetics "Dolce K" lip kit (which is my go-to nude lipstick) for a gorgeous brown-nude that works with any look. And it comes with the exact matching liner to help shape and define your lips exactly how you want them.

    Kayla Boyd / BuzzFeed, Ulta

    If you use the liner and the liquid together (they're the same exact shade) then the color will last all day. I have worn this lip with tons of different looks from bold and colorful to more natural and it always adds the perfect finishing touch.

    Promising review: "I loveeee this lip kit. The lip liner is great all on its own, but when you add a little of the lip stick it's perfect! I will buy this again and again!" —Daniela

    Get it from Ulta for $29.

    9. A NYX setting spray to lock your smokey eye in place, while keeping your skin hydrated at the same time.


    Promising review: "I didn't expect much from this mist, but I was desperate and the reviews seemed hopeful so I gave it a try. I was not disappointed with this product. My face had become aggravated by the switch from summer to fall because of the loss of moisture in the air and influx of drying winds and also drying indoor heat caused by forced air in the home. All this caused my cheeks to get itchy and dry and irritated. In my desperate effort find some relief I upped my moisture game... The mist is not greasy or heavy it actually feels like water but it provides a nice light shield of moisture, gives a light dewy finish, and slows down the dehydration of the skin. I recommend it and I'd buy again." —Potatochips101

    Get it from Amazon for $5.99.

    10. A dual-sided TréStique matte lip crayon and balm, because you can use the balm side for some tinted moisturizing or layer it on top of the lip crayon for a more glossy effect., Amazon

    The color shown above is "Tuscan Wine."

    Promising review: "It glides on so easy. It's vibrant, creamy, and long lasting. It doesn't feel dry on your lips. You can have either matte or glossy lips from the lip balm. Love it!" —Iigoldie

    Get it from Amazon for $25 (available in six colors).

    11. A makeup remover cloth to set your face free at the end of the day. If one of your least favorite things about wearing makeup is trying to scrub it off, then this is what you need. One side of the cloth uses microfibers to remove *all* of your makeup with only water and the other side can be used to exfoliate.

    Buzzfeed / Taylor Miller / Via, Buzzfeed / Taylor Miller

    Promising review: "This is some kind of miracle cloth, I’m pretty sure. I was tired of using oily eye makeup removers and still having to scrub with makeup wipes to remove it all. This cloth does both and it actually got ALL my eye makeup off. I wasn’t left with that weird dirty looking rim of old eyeliner. I’m buying one for my sister, my mom, and pretty much anyone I love who wears makeup." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $20.

    Also, check out the full MakeUp Eraser review for more details!

    12. Glossier's Boy Brow for a quick and easy way to have your brows poppin'. It'll fill them in, without making them stiff or flakey. If you don't trust yourself with a brow pencil or pomade (@ me) then this is definitely the move!

    Anamaria Glavan / BuzzFeed

    This product is loved by one of our editors! Read more about the Glossier products we really love (it's #5 on the list)!

    Here's an excerpt: "The creamy formula, which comes in blond, black, clear, and brown (which is what I used!), goes on smoothly and doesn’t require a lot of product to do the job.

    Boy Brow does exactly what the Glossier brand claims to do; it gives me a filled-in eyebrow that doesn’t look filled in. The finish looks natural, which is exactly what I wanted — my facial caterpillars have never looked better." —AnaMaria Glavan

    Get it from Glossier for $16 (available in four shades).

    13. A pack of colorful makeup sponges you can use to flawlessly apply foundation, BB cream, powder, concealer, and more. Pro tip: dampen them with water for the best results.,

    Promising review: I’m honestly really stinking happy with my little sponges. They double in size as soon as you get them damp but they don’t soak up like any of my foundation so nothing goes to waste. It applies my makeup smoothly and works just as well as a Beauty Blender but for a fraction of the price. Totally worth it." —Corgi Lover

    Get a pack of five from Amazon for $8.99.

    14. A high pigmented Make Up For Ever matte lipstick that'll encourage you to try something bold. You can pick from rich shades of red, pink, nude, and purple. You may even be surprised at how confident you feel in a color you've never tried before!

    Get it from Make Up For Ever for $22 (available in 20 shades).

    15. A Milk Cosmetics holographic highlighter stick that'll easily swipe on to your cheeks, eyes, or lips for a very magical look. Even if you don't wear makeup often, how could you not love this mermaid/alien/unicorn perfection?


    Promising review: "I am not a highlighter person, but I had to get this product. The color payoff is unbelievable, you get a lot of product for the price, it's easy to apply and the color is so unique." —finessa

    Get it from Sephora for $18 (originally $28; available in three shades).

    16. A beautiful 14-piece makeup brush set perfect for a beginner because it has pretty much everything you need for a full face (plus, they'll look super cute on display in your room)., Amazon

    The bristles are vegan and cruelty-free, made of durable synthetic fiber that's soft and silky! This set will fulfill pretty much all of your makeup needs, including a blending brush, eyebrow brush, multiple eyeshadow brushes, as well as ones suited for eyeliner, contouring, blush, and more.

    Promising review: "I am a makeup brush fanatic! I own Sigma and Sephora and It Cosmetics brushes, as well as Elf and Real Techniques. I love quality, not brand labels. This is one of the best makeup brush sets I own. There are lots of thick soft hairs in the brush that help to create a smooth flawless looking finish. The handle and ferrule are made of nice materials and lend the brushes the perfect balance of weight right where you need it." —Christina

    The the 14-piece set from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in five colors).

    17. The Anastasia Beverly Hills x Jackie Aina eyeshadow palette so you can try all different kinds of looks with one handy (and highly pigmented) palette. It comes with 14 shades ranging from neutrals to vibrant metallics so you can experiment with everyday looks as well as more sassy and glam ones.


    Promising review: "I have ALL ABH palettes and I have to say this is one of my favorites. The colors blend well and the ability to perform different looks is even better. This is gonna be my new daily use palette. It’s as good as soft glam along with sultry. I am obsessed. This is worth it." —SassyMinx21

    Get it from Sephora for $45.

    18. A tube of Maybelline Dream Fresh BB Cream to help even out your skin tone, brighten, smooth, and hydrate with a more lightweight formula than most foundations. It even has SPF 30 to protect you from harmful rays.

    Ignacia Fulcher / BuzzFeed

    Read our review of the Maybelline Dream Fresh BB Cream (#5 on the list)!

    Here's an excerpt: "If you're anything like me, you love makeup, but want it to be absolutely fuss-free — especially if you enjoy your sleep more than you do beating your face. And in summertime, by the time you finally get where you're going, all of your foundation melted and quite suddenly a Dalí painting appeared on your fab face. This is where Dream Fresh BB Cream comes in handy — it's a lightweight, sheer formula that evens out your skin tone without the cakey-ness of a traditional foundation. Even better, it has a whopping SPF 30, which means you can skip a step in your morning routine! It's an eight-in-one skin corrector, which basically means it acts as a moisturizer, concealer, foundation, and sunscreen without any added oils that may clog your pores as well as preventing you from being your snacky self." —Ignacia Fulcher

    Get it from Amazon for $4.49 (available in three shades).

    19. A ColourPop x Disney lipgloss that'll give you a subtle shimmer. Perfect for adding a little extra glitz to your everyday look. And when you're ready to dive into lipstick territory, you can layer this over any color to add some extra shine.


    Promising review: "I highly recommend this lip gloss or any ColourPop gloss they are very glossy long lasting, shiny, sparkly, and only need to apply on once!" —Sol E.

    Get it from ColourPop for $8.

    20. A Stila One Step serum and moisturizer that can prime, color-correct, and brighten your face. It'll do the job of multiple products in one step and save you a ton of time.

    The lavender counteracts sallow undertones for a more energized look, the green neutralizes redness and blemishes, and the peach brightens, illuminates, and helps diminish the appearance of sun spots. It's also cruelty-free.

    Promising review: "This coverup replaces both my traditional green coverup for my blotchy red cheeks and my light coverup for under my eyes. It does not cake up or look thick on my skin. It perfectly hides my pores, evens out my skin tone, and does not make me look made up — it looks very natural." —Lily MD

    Get it from Amazon for $36 (available in three formulas).

    21. An Undone Beauty three-in-one lip and cheek palette formulated with coconut extract for a sheer, dewy glow to help liven you up when your face is feeling a bit dull.,

    Each shade has the three sections (sheer, medium, and intensely opaque) so you can choose the amount of coverage you want! It's also vegan and cruelty-free.

    Promising review: "This is great. I love the three formulas. I like my makeup easy and simple. This goes from almost a gloss to a full, rich lipstick. Lasts all day as a blush and is smooth and creamy as a lipstick. I liked it so much I ordered the other colors. So affordable, too!" —JBE

    Get it from Amazon for $14 (available in three shades).

    22. A paraben- and cruelty-free waterproof eyeshadow primer that'll set you up for success when you're trying your best to follow a makeup tutorial on YouTube. This product will help your eye makeup apply better and last longer.,

    Promising review: "So let me start by saying I have used nearly every eyeshadow primer available. From high end to low. Mac, Lorac, Urban Decay... 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'm 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 $13.06.

    23. An E.l.f. Cosmetics matte liquid eyeshadow, because it will apply some pretty, natural-looking color to your eyes (without the need of a brush) so you can ease into wearing eye makeup.

    E.l.f. Cosmetics

    Promising review: "I'm not normally one for liquid or cream eyeshadows because in my experience they've always creased or slid around on my oily lids. I was very pleasantly surprised by this shadow because it stayed put all day and looked just as pigmented and smooth as when I put it on. It makes a great base for other shadows or it can be blended out really easily to be worn on its own for the easiest out-the-door look ever. This is probably the one eye product I grab the most when I just need something simple." —Radiochu

    Get it from E.l.f. Cosmetics for $4 (available in four shades).

    24. A pack of hands-free eyeshadow shields that'll catch fallout while you apply your eye makeup, giving you a nice, clean under eye that you don't have to try to clean up afterwards.


    Promising review: "Shadow Shields are awesome and very simple to use. I use these on my clients all the time! The purpose of this product is to eliminate messy situations with makeup application like smudges, streaks, and shadow fallout. It has become my best friend when creating a perfect winged eyeliner. Anyone getting into beauty really would benefit from this a lot. I also like that this product saves me time with my clients and myself. I don't have to worry about being perfect with my eye shadow. TIP: Cut the shadow shields in half to increase longevity. If you're doing a more drastic look use a whole shadow shield." —Blossom

    Get a 30-pack from Amazon for $6.99.

    25. A set of four sparkly glitter eyeshadow creams in warm sunny tones to bring that inner shine to the outside. ✨ These easy-apply creams can be blended with your finger and applied on your eyes, cheeks, or anywhere on your body really.

    These products are also cruelty-free and free of paraban, sulfate, and synthetic fragrance.

    Get the set of four from KimChi Chic Beauty for $32.40 (originally $36).

    26. And a portable lighted makeup mirror with various zoomed mirrors and some storage slots in the base. It'll give you that good good lighting for applying all your new beauty products!

    Promising review: "Absolutely LOVE this mirror! Three different lighting levels make for easy makeup application depending on the type of event you're heading to (indoors, outdoors, formal evening), and four different zooms really let you see everything you need! It’s chic and the front design makes it one of the most modern and 'attractive' mirrors I’ve found (and let me tell you, I’ve looked for a vanity mirror for a while and none were what I would deem modern or compact). Lastly, being able to either plug it in to the wall or use batteries makes it super convenient for bringing with you on the go or for remaining on your countertop. Only great things to say about this product!" —Charlotte Nicolas

    Get it from Amazon for $34.99.

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