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    Updated on Jan 31, 2019. Posted on Dec 28, 2018

    37 Beauty And Skincare Products Our Readers Loved In 2018

    *Face* it — these are really and truly great.

    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. S&T Always Off Makeup Remover Cloths do what they say they will, removing every single trace of dirt and makeup (even waterproof formulas!) with just water. And the cloths are super soft, so you won't have to resort to harsh scrubbing that can dry out your face.

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    Get a three-pack from Amazon for $3.99 (or a five-pack for $5.08).

    Promising review: "This product... I have no clue how this works, but it does! Let me start by saying I was wearing a full face of make up. I mean foundation, contour highlight, eyeliner, seriously the whole nine yards. All I did was wet it and wiped my face, my jaw literally dropped. This is hands down my favorite make up remover at the moment. The best part is that they are reusable so you don't have to keep buying those expensive disposables that leave your face feeling greasy. And honestly, four dollars? Just buy them. Trust me, you won't regret it." —Heather and Ryne Griffith

    Get a pack of three from Amazon for $3.99.

    For more options, check out our picks for best makeup removers at three price points on BuzzFeed Reviews!

    2. Fenty Stunna Lip Paint looks amazing on everyone — and the universal red shade was so beloved among lipstick lovers, they came out with for more must-have shades.

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

    Promising review: "Wow! I wasn’t expecting to like this so much. This is only my second Fenty purchase but both are awesome. Super pretty and wearable shade. I am normally not a matte lip lover because of drying but this is so comfortable and stayed on through drinking and eating. I can’t say that about many lippies. Highly recommend." —loverockandroll

    3. Nip + Fab Daily Cleansing Pads contain 2.8% glycolic acid for gentle chemical exfoliation, revealing brighter and clearer skin every day — plus hyaluronic acid for moisture and witch hazel to tone and soothe.

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    These are designed to resurface and retexture your skin, revealing an exfoliated and brightened complexion beneath!

    Get a container of 60 pads from Amazon for $6.55.

    Promising review: "I have huge pores, acne scars, discoloration and poor skin texture. I'm sad I didn't hear about glycolic acid sooner!! Started off using these pads 1x per day then moved up to 2x as soon as my skin was used to it. I've been using them for about 1.5 months and the progress my skin has made is astonishing. I will continue to buy these for many months to come!" —Customer

    4. Mighty Patch Pimple Patches absorb pus and oil from *inside* the zit, protecting skin from further damage and reinfection so you don't have to hot compress, pop, ooze, scar, and repeat.

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    Get a 36-pack from Amazon for $12.34.

    Promising review: "I'm obsessed with these things!!! I'm an esthetician, however, being in my twenties and having raging hormones has challenged my skin a lot. It's embarrassing showing up to work and having pimples meanwhile others are supposed to trust me with their skin. These are so fast acting and have save me a lot of time and money. Super fast acting, and it's amazing how it just sucks out the infection. It's perfect for those deep under the skin pimples as well, but it does take a few extra days. I will continue to repurchase!" —Julia Raye Todd

    5. Glossier Solution is an easy-to-use exfoliant chockfull of promising acids (AHA, BHA, and PHA, oh my!) that reduce acne and dark spots, brighten, improve skin tone and texture, unclog pores, exfoliate, and reduce signs of stress. Like, that's a lot of stuff.

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    Get it from Glossier for $24.

    Promising review: "I have been struggling with acne for as long as I can remember and Solution has SAVED my skin. Haven't had a pimple since I started using this last month. My usually oily skin has been so soft and glowing and my years of acne scars are vanishing. 100% worth every penny." —MRB

    We *also* love solution — learn why several BuzzFeeders love it in Here's Why The Mega-Popular Glossier Solution Is Totally Worth Your Money.

    6. Coty Airspun Powder creates a flawless finish to your foundation that won't turn shiny, crease, or fade all day.

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    Get it from Amazon for $5.69+ (available in six shades)

    Promising review: "Laura Mercier dupe! its perfect!!! It comes with so much product, and the puff it comes with is pretty handy. the application is smooth and is great for baking. My makeup came out flawless. I set my makeup with this and worked out right after. THERE WAS NO SEPARATION, NO CREASING. This powder blessed me. GOD BLESS." —Andrea

    Need more proof? Check out This $6 Face Powder Will Actually Make Your Makeup Look Flawless.

    7. L'Oréal Voluminous Lash Paradise Mascara builds up for dramatic, full, and fluttery lashes and NEVER leaves smudges under your eyes.

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    This is also my favorite drugstore mascara! Check out my review of Lash Paradise here (#2).

    Get it from Amazon for $8.52.

    Promising review: "Since, getting this mascara, I have wondered why I did not discover it earlier. I am not being paid to write this. I am 53 years old and have used many a mascara in my life. It is simply the best, best product I have ever used!! It gets every single lash on the first try. It literally builds them with the brush on the first coat. I have called so many friends letting them know-this is the ONE, Amazing product!" —Barbara

    8. Tarte Wipeout Color-Correcting Palette has everything you need to counteract and neutralize redness, discoloration, dark circles, brighten, and more.

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    Get it from Tarte for $25 (originally $45)

    Promising review: "I've tried lots of color correctors over the years and they were all off in some way, either too dark, too light, too runny, too dry...the list goes on. I had just about given up on color correctors and then I remembered Tarte and decided to try this one. OMG! I'm so glad I did! When I use them, I don't have to put foundation on. I LOVE IT! Thank You Tarte, for producing such amazing products!" —Andrene S.

    9. Neutrogena Anti-Residue Shampoo is ideal for using every few washes to remove all the product residue and buildup you've accumulated with styling — boosting volume in the process.

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    Get it from Amazon for $4.83.

    Promising review: "I bought this because of the low price but it is AMAZING! It smells heavenly, it clarifies my scalp thoroughly and definitely gets rid of build up. I use it once every two weeks. You HAVE to follow up with a very moisturizing deep conditioner, let it sit for a while then comb through your hair. It's a new staple for me."—Nicky C.

    10. Tend Skin stops ingrown hairs and skin irritation in their tracks, making it the perfect post-shaving product with a cult following for a reason.

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    Get it from Amazon for $18.99.

    Promising review: "I’ve always been in awe of ladies who have silky smooth legs and have wondered what I’m missing...Tend Skin is what I’ve been missing! Wish I would’ve found this a decade ago. My legs (and arms...I get little bumps on the back of my arms above my elbow) have never been so SMOOTH! Even my husband commented and asked what I’m doing different. This is such a wonderful product, and I always make sure to have a backup on hand so I don’t run out!" —Anna A.

    11. Natural Premium Bamboo Charcoal Oil-Blotting Tissues swipe away that shiny 3 p.m. forehead — without disturbing your makeup. Keep a pack at your desk, keep a pack in your purse, and live an oily skin–free life.

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    Get a pack of 200 blotters from Amazon for $6.60.

    Promising review: "Where have these been my whole life? I live in humid FL and have very oily skin. Halfway through the day I look like an oil slick. I love these charcoal tissues, they feel great on skin and gently absorb oil. It does not ruin or pickup my makeup at all when I dab them on my face, they leave no trace of oil and I am good for another four hours or so. I can't live without these now!" —Ashley Bouchard

    12. Glow Recipe’s Watermelon Glow Sleeping Mask works like a facial WHILE YOU SLEEP — the breathable, oh-so bouncy formula is made with soothing watermelon (duh), hyaluronic acid, and AHAs to moisturize *and* resurface your skin while you snooze. Aaaand it won't get all over your pillow.

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    Get it from Sephora for $45.

    Promising review: "Miracle worker. This mask is amazing. Even after the first use, I woke up to baby-soft, even toned skin. Not to mention it smells like heaven! After extended use, I don't need to exfoliate as often and my skin in consistently baby-soft, I have sensitive skin but have no issues with this mask. It's so good!" —Kresme

    13. Thayers Alcohol-Free Witch Hazel Toner is packed with good-for-your-skin ingredients like witch hazel (duh!) and aloe vera to refine even sensitive skin. It can help calm flare-ups or breakouts and improve skin tone over time.

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    Get it from Amazon for $9.29.

    Promising review: "I have been using this product for almost four years now and never had issues with skin irritation or packaging. I always order directly from Amazon. I live overseas and never had an issue with packaging, even though it takes about a week to get here due to the distance. My personal experience with this has only been excellent. The toner does have a very lovely light fragrance. I use it day and night after washing my face and before putting on any serums or creams. I do notice that it cleans any leftover makeup or leftover face wash and helps with taming breakouts. I have sensitive skin but have never had any issues. Excellent product." —Yarko Vanko

    Check out why a BuzzFeed writer is obsessed in her Thayer's Witch Hazel Review.

    14. Benefit Watt's Up applies like a dream, thanks to the cream-to-powder formula and the built-in sponge brush ideal for subtle strobing.

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    Get it from Sephora for $30.

    Promising review: "This product became an instant favorite from my very first use. Its silky smooth texture blends spectacularly, and it is just the little pop of highlight I need to have a fresh look. I will continue to use this...don't hesitate to try it!" —violetlime

    15. L'Oreal Blow It Spray cuts down your drying time while protecting your hair from heat damage (because your arms don't need a whole workout when you're trying to get ready), all while achieving salon-quality softness.

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    Get it from Amazon for $3.97.

    Promising review: "I use this every time I blow dry my hair. Even with my thick hair I can have it completely dry in less than five minutes. Leaves the hair feeling smooth and soft. I even find that I don't need to restyle my hair the next day even after sleeping on it." —blackrose

    16. Glossier Boy Brow makes thickening, filling in, and grooming your brows easier than ever — the tinted gel formula and mascara-like wand do it all with just one swipe!

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

    Promising review: "I love the simplicity of using this product and how understated it looks. I have the blonde which adds enough color to fill my brows in without overkill. Prior to this I was using a powder, which always make my brows look way too intense and would still result in stray hairs throughout the day. The gel holds everything in place." —kad

    Check out our full Boy Brow review here (one of several Glossier products we totally swear by).

    17. CeraVe Eye Repair Cream reduces the appearance of *both* dark circles and under-eye puffiness with a blend of marine and botanical extracts, plus ceramides for lasting hydration.

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    Get it from Amazon for $10.23.

    Promising review: "This stuff changed my life. It got rid of the dark circles under my eyes and also worked for the folds around my mouth and nose. I have gotten so many compliments on my skin. I had serious bags and sagging skin at only 25. I have been using this in conjunction with doing facial exercises and after a month and a half my face is tighter and brighter. The only thing i don't like it that it stays on top of my skin and feels greasy. I am already oily, and so i have to wear this on a day I am not wearing make up underneath or just at night. But for the results, I'll sacrifice! I included my one and a half month results (pictured above)." —Kelly Vazquez

    18. Living Proof Dry Shampoo quickly absorbs hair oil and sweat, while boosting volume and smelling ahh-mazing for the best hair of your life (even if you haven't washed it in days and days).

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    Not only do our readers love it — this is the only dry shampoo I use, it is SO worth the price, I'm in love.

    Get it from Sephora for $23.

    Promising review: "I've tried a bunch of friends dry shampoos from drug store to Bumble and Bumble. Finally bought this based on reviews; this stuff is amazing. It's like magic. Don't understand how they do it. A must have to keep stored away for those lazy days." —GraceT12

    Psst! Right now, you can also buy their limited edition gift set of the dry shampoo — you get a full size bottle, plus a travel-size bottle, for the SAME price as *just* the full size bottle — $23!

    19. Bye Bye Blemish Acne Treatment Drying Lotion is infused with salicylic acid, sulfur, and other all-natural ingredients to dry out acne spots without drying out your skin. Don't shake before use! Just dip a Q-tip right in and apply.

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    Get it from Amazon for $7.75

    Promising review: "I have tried almost everything as a spot treatment for acne with minimal results, but this stuff actually works. I put it on at night on my trouble spots, and by morning there is a difference. In just a few days, most of my acne has disappeared or reduced in size and redness. For the price, this stuff is magic in a bottle. You will look a little silly going to bed, but it's worth it for the results. It does have a not great smell, but it fades once it dries on your face. I would highly recommend." —Amazon Customer

    20. Elizavecca Witch Piggy Pore Control Serum contains 97% hyaluronic acid (which can carry up to 10 TIMES its weight in water), adding a serious boost of hydration and lasting moisture to your skin — and it can help reduce the appearance of pores.

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    This is the same brand that makes the MIlky Piggy Carbonated Bubble Clay Mask so many people swear by (and it looks damn cool).

    Get it from Amazon for $9.20.

    Promising review: "I bought this initially because I thought the little pig was cute. This is the best beauty product I have bought in a long time. It has made my irritated, flaky skin so soft and smooth. It feels a little sticky when first applied, but give it a couple of minutes and you won't feel any residue. I have super oily skin in the summer, and this does not make it feel oilier. I am a customer for life." —Nashvegas Girl

    21. Peace Out Pore Treatment Strips absorb dirt, excess oil, sebum, and dead skin from deep within pores, clarifying pores to help reduce their appearance *while* preventing blackheads.

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    Get a pack of eight (four pore strips and four nose strips) from Sephora for $19.

    Promising review: "First product I ever used to clean my pores. I never really noticed issues in this area but my friend loved them so much, I decided to use one. I was shocked with how much it pulled overnight. They were easy to wear and worked great with my sensitive skin. Definitely need to get more." —SammyJo11

    22. Covergirl Perfect Point Eyeliner glides on for sharp, gel-like wings — and it has a smudging tool on the other side for effortless smoky eyes. Just twist up (no sharpening required) and draw.

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    Get it from Amazon for $2.79 (available in nine colors).

    Promising review: "I've bought just about every eye liner out there. I hate those I have to sharpen manually. There is so much wasted and the tip breaks off. This is perfect. No waste. Perfect tip every time! I will never search for anything also again. This is also a great price!" —MellyC

    23. Tarte Shape Tape Concealer is sold *every 12 seconds*. Why? It provides super full coverage, blends flawlessly, and won't flake or crease, covering anything and everything you want it to.

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    Get it from Tarte for $27 (available in 30 shades).

    Promising review: "Oh my goodness! This is absolutely got to be the BEST concealer on the market, it is so smooth and makes my skin look flawless. Even though I have very dry skin, if I don’t go too over the top with this concealer it works perfect and doesn’t look cake-y or emphasize my smile lines. The bottle is massive and doesn’t break, the wand is the perfect size to get right up to my eye and is very precise. The best concealer I’ve ever used and probably the best I’ll ever use." —Kiraxmollx

    24. Murad Invisiblur™ Perfecting Shield Broad Spectrum SPF 30 PA+++ works as a multi-use treatment, primer, and sunscreen that diminishes fine lines and improves the texture of your skin.

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    Get it from Sephora for $65.

    Promising review: "A makeup artist at Sephora used this product on me the other day before applying my makeup. I didn't want her to because I like to keep it simple. When she finished my skin looked like it had been airbrushed in one step. I love that it is a sunscreen and a primer. Highly recommend it if you like to do one step and keep it simple." —Mere20

    25. Schick Silk Touch-Up Multipurpose Tool shapes eyebrows, trims/removes facials hairs, and exfoliates skin as a dermaplane (have you watched as many dermaplane facial vids as I have) — all with one little tool.

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    Get it from Amazon for $4.74.

    Promising review: "These little guys work perfectly for dermaplaning! I used one the other night after I washed and applied toner to my face. It’s been a couple days and my skin still feels baby soft. I didn’t have any sort of reaction or anything to the exfoliation which was nice because I have severe cystic acne. My makeup goes on so smooth and I finally have that glowing look I’ve been trying to get! I will definitely be buying these again." —Hannah Jean

    26. Tarte Minutes to Mermaid Brush Set comes with five ~fintastic~ (vegan + cruelty free) brushes to tackle different areas of your face — and they'll look really pretty displayed on your vanity too.

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    Get the five-brush set from Tarte for $25 (originally $42).

    Promising review: "Many adorable brushes are stiff and hard to work with, but this one is amazing. It is super soft and blends makeup really well!" —Cc Dang

    27. Fanola No Yellow Shampoo neutralizes yellow tones and brassiness for platinum locks — all in one to three minutes and *without* a trip to the salon.

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    Check out our deep dive for amazing before-and-afters!

    Get it from Amazon for $10.99.

    Promising review: "I'm not one to leave reviews, but this product deserves it! Holy cow! I was going to go into the salon to brighten my hair up, but after discovering this product I cancelled my appointment. I'm totally in love! This shampoo is not drying at all and just after two washes I achieved my desired results! I can't recommend it enough!" —Rachael

    28. Philosophy Renewed Hope In A Jar refines the texture of skin with a blend of AHAs (alpha hydroxy acids, aka chemical exfoliants), three(!) forms of mega-hydrating hyaluronate, and Asian fruit extracts to boost your glow. That's a lot of work for one jar.

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    Get it from Sephora for $39+ (depending on size).

    Promising review: "I have been using this since September and it has been a blessing for my combo skin (cheeks dry from New England weather, but maintaining oily T zone). So many of my friends have become hooked after using it at my house. It's lightweight, absorbs quickly, and doesn't look shiny! I put it on after washing my face and let it sit for like five minutes before applying my makeup." —hotmesshailey

    29. The fan-favorite Wet brush detangles even the most stubborn hair...WITHOUT ripping it from your scalp.

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    Get it from Amazon for $7.53+ (available in 11 colors).

    Promising review: "This brush is frigging magic. I would have never considered purchasing this if I had seen it in a store, the bristles are very 'flimsy' and I would have assumed it would do nothing to my super thick, curly, coarse (currently bleach-damaged) long hair that turns into a cavewoman wig by the end of one day. The great reviews persuaded me to give it a try. SO happy with the results! The brush is very gentle and I see very little hair on the brush even after going through the worst of rats' nests. it is simply amazing. this would be perfect for anyone, definitely a great brush for a parent brushing children's hair. I was so tired of brushing my hair I was actually considering chopping it off. So happy I tried this brush first!! If you are on the fence, order this sucker! It is a game changer!" —Jen Downy

    30. Maple Holistics Biotin Shampoo nourishes hair and stimulates your scalp, removing follicle-damaging buildup and helping your hair grow fuller and stronger with vitamin B5 and coconut oil.

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    Get it from Amazon for $12.95.

    Promising review: "For about five years I have been experiencing hair loss. I have tried all the brand name shampoos to help control the hair loss, but none of these shampoos helped much at all. Then I discovered this! It doesn't work overnight, but it works! And I am still on my first bottle. I have short hair and wash it twice a week. My friends can't believe how much fuller my hair is! It is truly amazing! I would highly recommend this shampoo for thinning hair!" —The D.

    31. Tarte Pearly Girl Teeth-Whitening Pen gently brightens you chompers with a vegan, no-mess calcium complex formula you can just brush on and go.

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    Get it from Tarte for $22.

    Promising review: "It’s easy to use, minty taste & gentle on my teeth. Results are noticeable within a few days of continual use. The travel size is must have for on the go too." —Cindy E.

    This won best inexpensive teeth whitener on BuzzFeed Reviews!

    32. Glossier Generation G is the low-maintenance lip tint you need for those days you want a pop of color but don't really want to put any effort in.

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

    Promising review: "Recently added Jam to my collection and it was perfect for the fall/winter. The new formula smells and feels better than the first and I'm not afraid that I'll break the stick or the lid anymore. I think that generation g goes on best after my lips have soaked up some balm dot com, but the new formula is 10000x easier to swipe on if I'm reapplying/in a rush." —Mari

    Check out our full Generation G review here (one of several Glossier products we totally swear by).

    33. Reecho Synthetic Clip-In Extensions make it look like you grew mermaid-worthy hair overnight. We're talking 2,000 five-star reviews on Amazon, too!

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    Get a set of five clips from Amazon for $8.99 (available in four lengths and 22 colors).

    Promising review: "Okay, so I am very picky about hair extensions. I've spent hundreds of dollars on numerous sets, and have never been completely satisfied. UNTIL NOW! These are BY FAR my favorite — and for such an amazing price! If you're worried that this deal is too good to be true (because I was) then stop worrying! And buy these extensions. Also, I have very short hair and they still look great! They're very full and luscious. And you can straighten them! I'm very happy!" —Makenzie Long

    Learn more about these extensions in our full write-up.

    34. Fresh Sugar Roll-on Deodorant Antiperspirant controls odor, squashes perspiration, and prevents bacteria with an alcohol-free formula that won't irritate your skin.

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    Get it from Sephora for $19.

    Promising review: "I did not expect this to work for me since I have been using clinical strength anti perspirants for years. The scent is fresh and light and lasts all day. It just feels so much better on my skin. I am so happy I tried this product and will not be going back to thick, heavy, strong chemical smelling drugstore deodorant. Another great product from Fresh!" —klovesg

    35. Or for something a little stronger: ZeroSweat Antiperspirant can reduce sweat for up to SEVEN DAYS, saving all your white shirts from pesky yellow stains once and for all.

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    Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

    Promising review: "I never review products, but I'm leaving one for this. I have had severe underarm hyperhidrosis since puberty and it has been a constant embarrassment and clothing ruiner. I used to sweat through a shirt, sweater, and a winter coat within minutes in freezing cold weather, leaving horrible pit stains and odor in new clothes, and I'd resigned myself to wearing nothing but loose tank tops and cheap black shirts. I had tried every recommended antiperspirant under the sun before I found this, and was about to seek medical help. I had low expectations after trying so many products, but this turned out to be a godsend! I've been using it for about two weeks and I've already noticed a huge difference. I'm much more confident wearing short sleeve and long sleeve shirts, as well as bright colors. Every now and then I get a little bit of dampness, but nothing like the soaked armpits I used to get and it's not enough to cause sweat circles under my arms. Definitely worth trying!" —Molly

    Learn more about it in Thousands Of People Swear This Antiperspirant Is The Only Thing That Controls Their Sweat.

    36. Benefit They're Real Mascara curls, separates, lengthens, and volumizes for dramatic, "are you wearing falsies?" lashes in just a few strokes.

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    Get it from Sephora for $24 (also available in brown).

    Promising review: "I have spent a few years trying a range of different mascaras...most were okay but never anything to fall in love with. I've tried several drug store and even a few department store mascaras. I got a deluxe sample of this in a birthday gift from Sephora and it has become my go-to, hands-down love this mascara! It defines, separates, and lengthens. It's perfect for everyday wear and you can layer it on if you want some more oomph. Finally found the one that works for me and I find it to be worth the money!" —jujube83

    37. Tifara Flexible Curling Rods ensure an amazing head of twists and curls is only one sleep away. Wrap your hair around the outside, twist the flexible rod into a loop, c-, or s-shape and then... go to bed!

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    Get a 42-pack from Amazon for $12.99.

    Promising review: "I love these things! I had curls that lasted the entire day!! My hair dries straight, it’s thin and doesn’t typically hold curls for more than an hour or two. But when I used these, I only had them in for four hours & they still held the curls until I went to bed that night — they survived a day at Disneyland! I didn’t even use hair spray or any type of holding product for that matter. I need to keep these babies in all night and see how they hold!" —Sarah Savin

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