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    46 Beauty Products You Should Try In 2018

    The skincare and makeup holy grail products you'll soon swear by.

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    We asked members of the BuzzFeed Community to tell us the best makeup they bought in 2017. Here are the gorgeous results:

    1. Cosrx Acne Pimple Master Patches cover zits in hydrocolloid dressing, protecting them from further infection, literally absorbing pus and oil, and helping them heal WAY WAY faster.,

    "I have super sensitive skin and acne. Didn't matter what I used, I would develop either a rash or more painful acne. I bought a pack of the patches and my skin has never looked better! I sometimes get those pimples that make unattractive giant bumps that concealer wouldn't cover up. I slapped on the biggest patch over a recent one and not only did the swelling go down, the pimple was almost gone! I wish I could have taken a picture of the nastiness the patch collected overnight. SO satisfying! Who knew that I didn't need to buy expensive creams or do a time-consuming regimen to achieve the pimple-free skin I've wanted for years?" —missgem

    "Not only were they cheap and shipped quickly, but hot damn they work too. And not only do they work, but when they're on your face (if you have pale skin like mine) you can't even tell they're there. I literally lost one once, and had to feel for it." —a490d886ea

    "I actually read a post about the 'pimple patches' here on BuzzFeed. I ordered them and I am in love. They are so amazing! I put on a pimple overnight and the next morning it’s all cleared up. They also don’t dry out your skin like a lot of products do." —kwioncek

    "They work like you can’t believe!!! Totally worth buying." —kellyb4008c2352

    Get a pack of 24 patches from Amazon for $4.47.

    2. Maybelline Master Chrome Metallic Highlighter adds a warm glow to your face with soft powder infused with reflective pigments you can apply sparingly or intensely.

    "It’s one of the only drugstore highlighters out there that can compete with the higher end brands. It’s under $10 and it’s a large pan. The gold color is absolutely stunning — I use it every day." —mirandaheaney

    Get it from Amazon for $7.54 or Jet for $7.94. Also available in molten rose gold.

    3. Etude House Dear Darling Tint Water Gel Tint melts onto lips with a burst of color and leaves behind a bold but natural-feeling tint and a delicious fruity scent.


    Get it from Amazon for $6+. Available in 12 shades.

    4. Dr. G Brightening Peeling Gel gently exfoliates in the most satisfying way possible; just rub it in in circular motions against your skin, and the product will start balling up with all the residue and gunk you're removing. Plus, with vitamins C and E and black willow bark, it'll make your skin brighter than ever.

    "You guys on BuzzFeed kept raving about it. I finally tried it, and yep, it’s the shit. Even my husband noticed and said something." —kellyb4008c2352

    Get it from Amazon for $15.80.

    5. Fenty Pro Filt'r Solt Matte Longwear Foundation has you COVERED with 40 different shades in a huge range of skin tones. Plus its long-wear, climate-resistant formula stays matte all damn day.

    "A game changer. I thought I was going to hate it because of my dry skin but it’s so amazing and it doesn’t look cakey on my skin at all and it changed my makeup game." —cynthiaar2

    "I’m sure it’s been mentioned because it’s super popular, but for real the Fenty beauty foundation was life changing. Not only is the shade range amazing, but the formula is perfect. I have really oily skin so by the end of the day my foundation is usually sliding all over the place, but this stays put. It looks super natural, like my skin but better. It dries down really quickly and it stays all day. It doesn’t break me out at all, which for my sensitive skin is so important!! My girl Riri killed it with this one." —shannonstl

    Get it from Sephora for $34. Available in 40 shades.

    6. Physician's Formula Eye Booster 2-in-1 Lash-Boosting Eyeliner helps lashes grow fuller and longer while delivering a pigmented and precise line. And it's hypoallergenic, so it won't bother even sensitive eyes.

    "I don’t think it improved my eyelashes, but the tip feels like an actual paintbrush when lining your eyes! I have oily eyelids and it stays on fine with a primer underneath. And it’s at the drugstore!" —larissalove55

    Get it from Amazon for $5.22 or Walmart for $5.49.

    7. Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay deep cleans your pores with calcium bentonite clay, ~pulsating~ as it works its magic and banishing the toughest acne.,

    "Thank you BuzzFeed for featuring Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay in one of your posts! This product is amazing! I have super dry skin on my face and this helps me control it! Bonus points that it cost less than $10!" —anneuyc

    "I read many positive reviews for it, and I never try trendy or fad beauty products because I very sensitive skin with some minor acne. In the past clinical strength stuff has been the only thing that works. But I can honestly say that this stuff is legit! I used it in the morning and immediately noticed my acne was less red and irritated and it just seemed to keep clearing up throughout the day... I’ve had it for a couple weeks now and have used it every two to three days and my skin is glowing!" —anikag43e33e46a

    "The healing clay is one of the only products that helps with cystic acne." —paigel4109d1a20

    "I finally tried it and it is the best thing ever! The tub is huge so you get plenty of masks out of one container, and my skin feels so great after using it. I will say I was a bit surprised the first time I used it, my face was pulsating while the clay was drying, and after I took off the mask I was pretty red. I use apple cider vinegar to make my mask instead of water." —stephanie91

    Get it from Amazon for $8.85.

    8. Marc Jacobs Eye-Conic Multi-Finish Eyeshadow Palette contains seven long-wear pigments in four fashion-inspired finishes: velvet, satin, silk, and lamé, so you can have a whole wardrobe for just your eyes.

    "I'm someone who owns a lot of eyeshadow palettes, but I have to say that the new Marc Jacobs Eye-Conic Multi-Finish eyeshadow palette really blew my mind this year. I was kind of skeptical, based on the price, but it's worth every damn penny. I have mine in Scandalust, and it's answered all my prayers. Tbh, I did not even think eyeshadow could even perform like this — the pigmentation is insane, the shimmers make your eyelids look wet and glossy, and you barely have to touch the mattes to blend out them out, they're that creamy. All the palettes are super interesting, creative, and wearable, and I think anyone of any makeup ability can easily get a beautiful, cohesive look out of them." —jessg4a7d915ce

    Get it from Sephora for $49. Available in six colors.

    9. Skinmiso's Pore Beauty Nose Pack is designed with three steps to extract blackheads *without* further damaging your skin. The first mask opens pores and brings sebum to the surface (so you can use the cotton swab to wipe it away), the second tightens up pores and calms skin to prevent further black and whtieheads in the future, and the third step hydrates your skin and prevents sebum build-up.

    "Speaking as someone who unfortunately has blackheads and whiteheads on her nose, Skinmiso's Pore Beauty Nose Pack is a lifesaver. I used to have to struggle getting those bumps off my nose and it would always hurt. But with these, they soften up the sebum below so it's easier to extract. My nose feels soooo soft and smooth afterwards." —juliet4e5e8e915

    Get a ten-pack of each of the three steps from Amazon for $22.

    10. COTZ Face Sunscreen provides all the protection of a sunscreen with the lightweight, non-greasy feel of a primer. And it's water resistant for up to 80 minutes!

    "It’s mineral-based, has SPF 40, and feels just like a primer! And it doesn’t even have that funky, sunscreen smell. It’s on the pricier side but for a primer/sunscreen it will definitely last for a few months." —andreap4a88c459d

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

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


    "The best mascara ever; made me throw out every other brand I own." —danademartino

    I personally also LOVE this mascara. Check out my review here (#2).

    Get it from Amazon for $8.52 or Walmart for $8.97.

    12. Burt's Bees Intense Hydration Night Cream is infused with clary sage, which has water retention properties to keep moisture *in* your skin while reducing the appearance of fine lines.

    "My skin is oily but I also suffer from dry patches. I've used so many expensive moisturizers that pale in comparison to this one, it changed my skin after one use." —danademartino

    Get it from Amazon for $7.59 or Jet for $9.86.

    13. Stila Stay All Day Liquid Eyeliner has a smudge-free felt tip to make creating the perfect cat eye simpler than ever.

    "I know a lot of people rave about the Kat Von D liner, I found the Stila much easier too use. Especially for people like me, who suck at putting on eyeliner."


    Get it from Amazon or Sephora for $22.

    14. Derma E Very Clear Acne Cleanser contains 2% salicylic acid and antibacterial ingredients like tea tree oil to heal breakouts and unclog pores *without* drying out your skin.

    "I literally tried EVERYTHING to get rid of my adult acne that decided to show up at 27 years old after going vegan. This was the holy grail." —kristinm42bb99942

    Get it from Amazon for $12.95 or Birchbox for $15.50.

    15. Neutrogena Naturals Multi-Vitamin Nourishing Face Moisturizer replenishes your skin's nutrients throughout the day with vitamins B, C, and E, plus antioxidants. 97% of the ingredients are natural, and it has zero parabens, sulfates, or dyes.

    "I very rarely wear makeup, but since my skin is dry and flaky, moisturizing on a daily basis is a must. My skin is also acne-prone, so it’s hard to find a product that hydrates my skin without causing breakouts, but this $9 moisturizer does the job! Not only does it make my skin feel amazing, but it also leaves it looking noticeably brighter, and I’ve gotten so many compliments on my 'glowing' skin. I’ve been using this product for six months now and there’s no turning back!"


    Get it from Amazon for $9.40 or Jet for $10.69.

    16. Thayers Alcohol-Free Rose Petal Witch Hazel Toner contains aloe vera and healthy tannins to refine even the most sensitive skin. It'll even reduce any flare-ups or breakouts and improve skin tone.

    "I’m telling y’all, I have always had combination skin that was an oil slick on my T-zone and dry to the point of flaking around my mouth and eyes. But Thayers Witch Hazel Toner changed that! Now my skin is normal all over with a perfect glow! I have been using the rosewater version recently, but the cucumber one works just as well." —calliec447278859

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99. Also available in cucumber, lavender, lemon, peach, and unscented.

    17. Mario Badescu Facial Spray with Aloe, Herbs, and Rosewater hydrates your face in just one spritz, making it the perfect thing to keep at your dry AF office or in your purse. It even goes right over makeup for a dewy effect that's good for your skin!

    "This hydrating facial spray might not even do anything to my skin. All I know is after I use it I’m dewy, glowing, refreshed, and I feel like a queen. Totally worth it just for mood." —mikaylah44b7f35f8

    "Great for setting makeup and extra hydration after you wash your face. SMELLS. SO. GOOD." —tarlonk

    Get it from Amazon for $14.

    18. Belif The True Aqua Bomb Moisturizer is a gel-cream formula designed to ~burst~ when it hits the skin, providing a feeling of instant hydration and cooling.

    "Omg I cannot rave enough about it. I have really sensitive skin and most lotions make my face feel just not right, but this was recommended by an amazing artist at Sephora and I can never go back to other face moisturizers ever again! Doesn't make me break out or get all red and irritated." —chwelseaa

    "I switched to this moisturizer around six months ago and it's made a huge difference in my skin. I had oily, acne-prone skin and since using this, my skin has calmed down so much. It leaves my skin feeling moisturized without a heavy greasy feeling. 10/10 would recommend!" —abbeym485e08f0f

    Get it from Sephora for $38 or Amazon for $35.26.

    19. Burt’s Bees Lemon Butter Cuticle Cream softens and moisturizes cuticles with almond oil and cocoa seed butter and strengthens nails with vitamin E and sunflower oil. Plus the citrusy scent is just darn good.

    "I have a bad nervous habit of picking at my cuticles but this stuff repairs the damaged skin. It also smells like lemons and leaves your fingers feeling fresh!" —beatricealaynel

    Get a pack of three from Amazon for $14.82 or one from Jet for $6.95.

    20. The Tarteist Pro Amazonian Clay Palette is jam-packed with 20 long-wear shades infused with (surprise!) Amazonian clay for zero fall-out.


    "By far the best product I’ve purchased. The colors are so beautiful and pigmented!" —madisonp4596b9015

    Get it from Sephora for $53.

    21. Milani Make It Last Setting Spray eliminates shine and keeps makeup crease-, smudge-, and fade-proof so your 🔥 look lasts all night.



    Get it from Walmart for $8.97.

    22. Shea Moisture African Black Soap cleanses skin, absorbing oil while moisturizing (it's made with shea butter) and calming skin, helping relieve acne and symptoms of eczema and psoriasis.

    "Totally eradicated my stubborn adult acne." —ackerson

    Get it from Amazon for $4.99.

    23. Mad Hippie Vitamin C Serum is like a big ole glass of OJ for your face — brightening skin tone, reducing dark spots, fighting wrinkles AND retaining moisture (it's got hyaluronic acid in it, too).

    Elijah Hoffman

    "My skin has never looked better since using this." —lindseyt4c2951a3a

    Get it from Amazon for $27.19 or Mad Hippie for $33.99.

    24. Kat Von D Tattoo Liner lasts all day, thanks to its waterproof and fade-resistant formula. And its super-fine, flexible tip makes for a perfect application every time.,

    "The best decision I made this year was purchasing Kat Von D’s tattoo liner! It lasts all day and always gives me an amazing wing on the first try. The applicator is super unique and allows you to create a thick or a very thin line. I’d definitely recommend to all winged liner lovers!" —hlandry01

    Get it from Sephora for $20. Available in two colors.

    25. Skinfood Egg White Pore Foam tightens skin and pores, thanks to protein rich albumen (that's the egg white) so your face is smooth and fine line–free.

    "So great, I took my best friend to Ulta so they wouldn’t have to steal mine!" —adriklarinet

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    26. Kopari Coconut Melt is basically the holy grail of coconut oils, and you can use it as a hair mask, body moisturizer, under eye cream, makeup remover, dry shave product, and so much more.

    "It’s the Mecca of coconut oil. I used to use grocery store coconut oil but this is much better quality. I use it as a lotion, hair mask, under eye moisturizer, oil at the beach, makeup remover, etc. It smells amazing, and melts so easily in your hands so it is easily spread all over your skin. Although it’s an oil, it absorbs into your skin so you never feel greasy or look like you’re covered in oil. It’s not super expensive and worth the little extra that you would spend on typical coconut oils!" —beccac4889563e1

    Get it from Amazon for $40 or Sephora for $38.

    27. Juvia's Place Eyeshadow Palettes are perfect for anyone looking for the most pigmented and wearable colors of all time. And the packaging? Pure 🔥.

    "They're for the most part $20-25 and are extremely pigmented. Bonus points for being black-owned, having African women displayed on the palettes, and for having names of cities/places in Africa as the eyeshadow names!" —unnawkward

    Get them from Juvia's Place for $15+.

    28. Benton Snail Bee High Content Essence packs a punch with snail extract (which replenishes moisture) AND bee venom (which is anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory) and is great for all types of skin.

    Soko Glam

    "It has really upped my skin game. I usually have kinda splotchy red irritated skin that I've been trying to deal with for years. During the first week of using this stuff my face was a glowing, even, smooth wonderland. I love it!" —leahk41df8d1fb

    Get it from Amazon for $13.52 or SokoGlam for $18.

    29. The Ordinary's Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% balances your skin's production of oil, reducing the appearance of blemishes, without irritating sensitive skin.

    "Amazing. I used to have gross bumpy skin and after using it my skin is so much smoother. It also made my pores look smaller." —aw3sometacos

    Get it from The Ordinary for $5.90.

    30. Freeman Charcoal Black Sugar Polishing Mask combines the impurity-absorbing power of activated charcoal and the gentle exfoliation of black sugar for your clearest skin ever.

    "I love it! It clears up acne, exfoliates, and softens skin. Trust me, this is coming from someone who no longer uses her Peter Thomas Roth face masks." —spookytime

    Get one individually from Jet for $4.20 or a pack of three from Amazon for $13.58.

    31. Sonia Kashuk Dramatically Defining Eyelash Curler is a game-changer for long, curled lashes that'll make your eyes like doe-y AF.

    "Changed the game for me. I have stick straight lashes and my old Revlon curler just wasn’t doing it for me anymore. It’s been a few months and I’m still adjusting to the smaller opening on the SK curler, but the results are totally worth it." —reneeb18

    Get it from Target for $8.99.

    32. Glossier Boy Brow thickens, fills in, and grooms for full and natural-looking brows that'll last all day.

    "Life changing and perfect for the days when you don’t want a full face of makeup, but you still want your brows to look good." —cristonh

    Get it from Glossier for $16. Available in three shades plus a clear version.

    33. L'Oréal Paris Skin Care Pure Clay Clear & Comfort Mask is formulated with three types of clay to rid skin of impurities and vitamin-rich seaweed to soothe and calm skin so it doesn't get irritated.

    "I got it because I really struggle with oily skin and large pores. It feels absolutely amazing on your skin. It shrinks your pores and after rinsing it off it makes you feel like you have a whole new face!" —valerien45bef950b

    Get it from Amazon for $8.76 or Walmart for $9.77. Available in five mask formulations, each with different ingredients — perfect for multimasking!

    34. Pixi Beauty Glow Peel Pads and Glow Tonic both contain glycolic acid (at different concentrations), which gently exfoliates dead skin and increases cell turnover, helping your skin look glowing and fresh.

    "The glycolic acid in them has worked really well with my skin, my acne and scars have completely faded! Plus the products are reasonably priced." —maryf49ac26600

    Get them from Target: the peel pads for $22 and the tonic for $15.

    35. ColourPop Yes Please! Pressed Eye Shadow Palette is inspired by the ~golden hour~ — that time of day when everyone is saturated in the most beautiful light.


    Get it from ColourPop for $12.80 (originally $16).

    36. Covergirl Clump Crusher Mascara has a curved brush head to comb out potential clumps while building up mega length and volume.

    "People always assume I’m wearing expensive mascara but jokes on them — it was $8!" —jordanm424f9854e

    Get it from Amazon for $5.98 or Jet for $8.18.

    37. MAC Russian Red Lipstick goes on lips totally matte, with a rich formula that provides a lot of color payoff and looks great on all skin tones.

    "It just looks like it was made for me, and has great staying power. I wear it most days of the week now." —amandafeltsullen

    Get it from Nordstrom for $17.50.

    38. Kat Von D Shade + Light Crème Contour Palette comes with three shades of highlighter and three shades of contour that are incredibly creamy and blendable, melting right into your skin for a flawlessly sculpted look.

    "It’s amazing, refillable, and would work for a variety of skin tones!" —calliesaperston

    Get it from Sephora for $49 and the palette refills for $14-16 each.

    39. GlamGlow SuperMud Clearing Treatment blends six acids together with activated charcoal to absorb dirt and fight acne, ingrown hairs, redness, and scarring.

    "My skin looks amazing after I take it off! Best $69 (nice) I’ve ever spent." —emilyadaire

    Get it from Sephora for $69.

    40. The Jaclyn Hill x Morphe Eyeshadow Palette contains 35 different high-pigmented colors in matte, shimmer, satin, foil, and glitter finishes. It's basically one-stop shopping when it comes to your eye makeup.

    "❤️❤️ "—annal42d7a5358

    "The Morphe X Jaclyn Hill palette is definitely a fave. This palette gives you so many looks, and i sort of have to force myself to use other palettes sometimes." —savik

    "Best palette of the year!" —stefaniedem

    Get it from Morphe for $38.

    41. Ole Hendrickson Truth Serum is packed with vitamin C and collagen to firm, hydrate, and brighten skin for visible results.

    Instagram: @olehenriksen

    "I bought it in May and it changed my life. For the last six years I’ve had really dark spots on my chin and cheeks that have never gone away. With the truth serum, I use it twice a day and it begins to eliminate the dark spots after a few days. It’s really expensive ($48 for a tiny bottle) but I was desperate and it’s lasted me longer than I thought. Plus it smells like oranges! It’s an amazing product. I know $48 is a lot of money, but if you’re willing to spend that much to eliminate your dark spots that won’t go away, it’s worth it." —marcelinad

    Get it from Sephora for $48.

    42. Huda Beauty Desert Dusk Eyeshadow Palette features 18 blendable pigments in four different textures (matte, pearl, glitter, and chrome toppers) for gorgeously dramatic looks.

    "The colors are gorgeous and super pigmented and bendable. It’s my favorite eyeshadow palette by far." —allic423e8f6b2

    Get it from Sephora for $65.

    43. Urban Decay Subversion Lash Primer is a *whipped* formula, strengthening and coating every lash completely from root to tip to boost length and volume before your mascara even goes on.


    "Changed my life!" —hannahm43a54f99e

    Get it from Sephora for $21.

    44. Farmacy Honey Potion Renewing Antioxidant Hydration Mask with Echinaecea GreenEnvy uses all the beauty power found in a beehive (intensely hydrating honey, antiseptic propolis, and amino acid-containing royal jelly) for moisturized and plumped skin with a renewed glow.

    "Seriously, it changed my skin. I’ll use it at night before I go to bed and I’ll wake up with glowing, soft, moisturized skin. It may seem expensive, but it’s so worth it. It lasts for a long time and it makes my skin feel amazing. It’s the perfect pick-me-up after a bad day, and it adds a great step in my spa night routine." —hopemhale

    Get it from Sephora for $56.

    45. Stila Stay All Day Foundation and Concealer combines two amazing coverage products in one: 12-hour oil-free liquid foundation AND a coordinating (and refillable) high-coverage cream concealer, making it perfect for taking on the go.


    "Hands down; it's a god send." —amarie2121

    Get it from Sephora or Amazon for $40. Available in 16 shades.

    46. L'Oréal Infallible Lip Paint slathers lips with gorgeous and full-coverage pigment for a bold look in just one swipe of the wand.,

    "I have several colors but the Domineering Teal is the best. This stuff goes on full-coverage. It is affordable and has a subtle glossy shine! Best drugstore liquid lip color if you want shine." —brookelineg

    Get them from Amazon for $5.32+ each or Walmart for $6.99+ each.

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