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    47 Beauty Products You Should Try In 2019

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

    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.

    We asked members of the BuzzFeed Community to tell us the best makeup and skincare products they bought in 2018. Here are the gorgeous results:

    1. NYX Epic Ink Liner delivers the perfect wing every single time — without letting your money 💸 fly 💸 away like other brands.

    "I got the suggestion from a BuzzFeed post and I am NEVER going back to my old, expensive liner. It works perfectly, it stays on for hours with no feathering, AND once it dries, it comes off so easy. I wear it just about every day and I’ve had it for almost six months, and I’m just now running out. If you buy anything from this post, BUY THIS!" —halia2

    Get it from Amazon for $8.61.

    Btw, this won best inexpensive liquid eyeliner on BuzzFeed Reviews!

    2. 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.


    "Total. Game changer. Not one dot on my face in sight (even on my period!" —katherines412e020bc

    Get it from Glossier for $24.

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

    3. Lime Crime Bushy Brow Precision Pen fills in and enhances your eyebrows with individual hair–like strokes, while Bushy Brow Strong Hold Gel tames the hairs for all-day hold so your brows stay bold until you take your makeup off.


    "THE BEST brow product on the market. Long lasting, and makes you look like you were born with bushy, full brows!" —Sarah E. Whittle, Facebook

    Get them from Amazon: the brow pen for $20 (available in five shades) and the gel for $18 (available in seven shades).

    4. Urban Decay's Primer Potion is the must-have product for anyone who wears eyeshadow, making the colors more vibrant, the lasting power FAR longer, and keeping creasing, fading, and oily lids from ruining your look.


    "I have oily skin and this works like a dream I recommend to everyone." —Sanja Knez, Facebook

    Get it from Sephora: the standard size for $24 or a mini size for $13.

    5. Mario Badescu Facial Sprays with Aloe hydrate your face in just one spritz, making them the perfect thing to keep at your dry AF office or in your purse. They even go right over makeup for a dewy effect that's good for your skin!

    "The rosewater one is hydrating, priming, and it smells DAMN GOOD." —oliveb412ccd71e

    Get the set of three full-size sprays (one rosewater, one cucumber and green tea, and one chamomile and lavender) from Amazon for $21.

    6. Smashbox Always On Liquid Lipstick coats your pout in never-fail, super-pigmented color that'll outlast the greasiest burger lunch – no fading, cracking, feathering, or bleeding.


    "I've stanned Kat Von D liquid lipstick for years and years (and still really like it!) but recently tried this and am completely sold on it. It stays on through the greasiest and sloppiest of desk lunches, an endless carousel of caffeinated beverages, and happy hours that turn into me tearing into greasy pieces of pizza. I'm ready to buy it in every last color." —elizabethlilly

    Get them from Sephora for $24 each (available in 24 matte shades and six metallic shades)

    7. 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.


    "As a dark skin girl with weird undertones and oily skin, this foundation actually has a shade perfect for me, and one I don't have to mix with powders for a lighter shade. It keeps my makeup shine-free and I would definitely buy it over and over again." —annavillard

    "My #1 foundation of 2018." —ashl476a1cab9

    Get it from Sephora for $34 (available in 40 shades).

    8. 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).


    "Adding a vitamin C serum to my skin routine has been a game changer!! It’s helped fade my acne scars and keeps my skin bright and glowy. I use it day and night after washing and toning, then follow with moisturizer after it soaks into my skin. I use Mad Hippie’s Vitamin C serum, but there are lots of great brands out there for every budget!" —samanthaadriennec

    Get it from Amazon for $27.19.

    9. 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.


    "Love love loveeee." —leahsookhoo

    "Me tooo! <3 that was probably my best product of 2017 tbh." —ashl476a1cab9

    Get it from Morphe for $38.

    10. CeraVe Skin Renewing Night Cream restores your skin's protective barrier, replenishing ceramides, delivering moisture all night, and helping your skin look more glowing (and less tired) by the time your alarm goes off in the morning.


    "It’s not glamorous but it has CURED my wintertime dry skin. Cerave in general is no frills, gets the job done. At a drug store price too." —Jennifer Tonti

    Get it from Amazon for $12.69.

    11. Glossier Lash Slick Mascara coats eyelashes with super-tiny fibers for a natural-looking extending effect that's *also* water-resistant.


    "Like a lot of people, I usually cringe at the thought of a mascara that costs more than $10, but I jumped on the bandwagon as soon as it came out. It's by far the most versatile mascara I've ever used -- I can do anything from a no-makeup look to extra long, voluminous, fluttery lashes. It's also the only mascara I've ever used that doesn't flake at all, even after a long day's wear. There really isn't a need for me to even have more than one mascara now. Definitely worth it." —Eleanor Barker, Facebook

    "My lashes point downward so I’ve always had issues with mascara running under my eyes and on my lids. I had found some decent waterproof mascaras but the removal process was always rough on my lashes. The Lash Stick (which honestly isn’t even that expensive, as far as some mascaras go) doesn’t smudge or run and is so easy to take off at the end of the day!" —yendoll

    Get it from Glossier for $16.

    12. Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Dark Circle Eraser completely conceals dark circle, fine lines, and puffiness under the eyes while treating them with goji berry and haloxyl. You've heard so many people love this — don't you think it's worthy a try?


    A BuzzFeed writer swears by this concealer herself — check out her review (plus seven other Maybelline products we really love) here!

    Get it from Amazon for $6.07+ (available in 12 colors).

    13. 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.

    "It's a mouthful, but it's always my best buy." —meleefuxs

    Get it from Amazon for $7.66 (available in three colors).

    14. Olehenriksen Banana Bright Eye Cream wakes up the skin beneath your peepers, brightening skin over time, fighting fine lines, and instantly reducing dark circles with vitamin C and subtle color-correcting pigments.

    "Some days I am straight up rocking the grumpy cat look. This is THE eye cream I've been searching for to erase my under eye bags. I look 17 again, it's AMAZING. Would buy a gallon if I could." —Nicolette Morgan, Facebook

    Get it from Sephora for $38.

    15. 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.


    "These things are truly little miracles for acne. If you have a whitehead or open pimple, just pop one on time and WATCH as they absorb all the pus and gunk. A few weeks ago I had a monster zit on my temple I knew was going to a head again and again and again before finally healing. When the first whitehead emerged, I popped on one of these, changed it the next morning, wore it all day, and the pimple was gone. The patch itself doesn't vanish *completely* under makeup, but I didn't mind having it on my face at work. It straight up turned what was going to be a two-week pimple volcano into a gone-in-TWO-DAYS wonder."—Maitland Quitmeyer (yes, that's me)

    Get a pack of 24 patches from Amazon for $4.70.

    16. Cosrx Salicylic Acid Daily Gentle Cleanser reduces breakouts and gently removes impurities without harshly stripping or drying out your skin (aka causing new acne in the process).

    "Everyone knows the pimple patches, but I started using this face wash and i feel like it helps maintain a blemish-free complexion. It's soft on my skin, doesn't burn or irritate — and with the patches, its like the ultimate pimple fighting team." —Alexandra Napoli

    Get it from Amazon for $10.51.

    17. Anastasia Beverly Hills x Amreezy Highlighter gives your cheekbones, cupid's bow, and wherever else you apply it a champagne-like glow to get the party started every day.


    "It’s so beautiful and looks amazing." —nancyp4cdf73662

    Get it from Sephora for $28.

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


    Easy. I’m a dancer, and I’ve worn it in 8 hour practices (not even the waterproof version!) and it has stayed on perfectly. It brings so much length and volume to my lashes without being clumpy, and doesn’t leave black residue under my eyes after sweating through dance class. Hands down my favorite mascara I’ve tried yet. I’ve gotten all the women in my family hooked on it.


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

    Get it from Amazon for $8.52.

    19. 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.


    "Amazing! My skin is so clear and smooth. Even my wife loves it and she has really sensitive skin. I could not recommend it more! And the price is awesome as well." —robynelizabeth56

    Get it from Amazon for 21.

    20. Beauty Bakerie Matte Lip Whips won't budge no matter what you throw at them — if you hate reapplying lipstick (but don't mind needing to work a lil' extra to remove 'em at the end of the day) these are for you!

    "They NEVER. COME. OFF. I literally apply once in the morning and then never again!" —jamic495ea5424

    "Beauty Bakerie Lip Whips. That’s it. That’s the comment." —giav41cc6e5b0

    Get them from Beauty Bakerie for $20 (available in 19 shades).

    They also sell a two-in-one Lip Whip Remover ($14) to get every bit of lipstick off *and* moisturize your lips.

    21. NYX Setting Spray finally spells the end for having to re-do your full face of makeup (or waste money on those blotting sheets). Your face will stay perfect and shine-free all day and all of the night.,

    "I have seasonal allergies and was tired of my foundation being wiped away every time I went to blow my nose (which is a lot!), but this inexpensive setting spray keeps my makeup put all day, no matter how many times I need to blow my nose!" —cristinas437192d57

    Get it from Amazon for $6.37.

    22. Tarte Shape Tape Foundation feels weightless on skin, even while the full coverage formula absorbs oil, refines pores, and conceals anything you ask it to — without needing extra concealer on top.


    "It is literally the ONLY thing that will cover my severe cystic acne, and I don’t even need concealer for extra coverage!!" —madelynioned

    Get it from Tarte for $39 (available in 23 shades).

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

    "I LIVE for winged eyeliner, but I work at a restaurant, so it usually smears within a few hours. This eyeliner looks perfect even the morning after waking up from a night out." —karlamarieg2

    "I also finally tried it for my everyday eyeliner flick and I don't think I can go back to my drugstore liquid liner." —elizabethlilly

    Get it from Amazon for $22 (available in 12 colors).

    24. Milk Makeup Kush High Volume Mascara is infused with CBD-rich cannabis oil to condition lashes for thickness without fallout, meaning your lashes will look longer and fuller *today* and over time.

    The reader pictured above (and a couple other people who recommend this mascara) also swear by the Milk Makeup Kush Brow ($18 on Sephora; available in three shades)!

    "They build so nicely and make my lashes feel so long and healthy!" —emilyl4cdaf24ea

    "The fibers are non-clumping and crazy buildable! The mascara doesn’t leave any fallout at all." —emilyl4cdaf24ea

    "Two coats of this and I have amazing, up-to-my-eyebrow lashes all damn day with no flaking! Seriously better than any other mascara on the market."—mirandam488c3d3b0

    "Best mascara I’ve ever used (and I have tried SO many, drugstore and high end), when I ran out and used a regular one until I could repurchase it I didn’t even feel like myself. The best way I can describe it is that my lashes look like they’re full of life when I wear it. I’m usually one to bounce around from mascara to mascara (especially because I’m extremely picky) but this one is truly the one for me!! This high end product is definitely worth the price." —underratedcereal

    "It makes me look like I have false lashes on. It’s my favorite mascara. —rachelfanning

    Get it from Sephora for $24.

    25. O'Keefe's Working Hands Lotion makes dry winter hands a thing of the past, healing cracked skin and protecting against new damace in no time flat. This stuff is basically a miracle for people who wash their hands a bunch.

    "My son had a stomach bug and to avoid catching his germs I washed my hands until they were raw and angry at me. A friend recommended this. My hands were healed in a day and no longer inflamed. I got my husband hooked on it too!" —emmyd414a6b692

    "Yes girl! This stuff is the business! It has an odddddd texture, but it fixes cracked dry skin like nothing else. My elbows are frequently soooo dry that they hurt, but after using this stuff they feel great." —morahavicente

    Get it from Amazon for $7.94.

    26. Marc Jacobs Gel Highliner Eye Crayons glide smoothly along your skin, delivering a powerful pigment that'll feel creamy (they'll made with vitamin E and rosehip oil) for effortless application.

    "Great colors, smooth application, long wear. Lunatic and Stone fox are two of my favorites. Absolute fiend for them." —selenaw

    Get them from Sephora for $25 each (available in 20 shimmer shades, 12 matte shades, one satin shade, and seven glitter shades).

    27. Wet N Wild Photofocus Eyeshadow Primer keeps your lids on lock for hours and hours and hours, drying down clear so it doesn't interfere with pigmentation.

    Wet N Wild

    "I have oily hooded eyelids, and even after 14 hours my eyeshadow looks exactly like it did when I first applied it. And did i mention its only $5?" —kobiw

    Get it from Amazon for $4.49.

    28. Juvia’s Place Palettes (readers recommend Zulu and Saharan) are perfect for anyone looking for the most pigmented and wearable colors of all time. And the packaging? Pure 🔥.

    Juvia's Place

    "The colors in Zulu are beautiful, and since it’s a brand run by black women you know the pigmentation on their palettes is AMAZING." —underratedcereal

    "Saharan is A gorgeous, beautiful palette with the best shimmers I’ve ever seen." —serrak2

    Get them from Juvia's Place for $20+ each. Or you can get a bundle of the two palettes recommended here (Zulu and Saharan) for $38.50.

    29. MAC Shape + Shade Brow Tint is two-sized for all your eyebrow needs: a liquid liner on one side to fill in individual "hairs" and a sponge tip on the other end to evenly apply powder for a bolder, bushier brow look. And it's waterproof and fade-proof for all day wear!



    Get it from Nordstrom for $21 (available in six shades).

    30. The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid Serum provides pure moisture to your skin, thanks to its ability to attract more than 1,000 times its weight in water, p l u s vitamin B5, which increases hydration at the surface level.

    The Ordinary

    "I have super dry skin. This is hands down the best serum I have ever used. Actually, the best moisturizing product at all. And it’s CHEAP!" —paix420

    Get it from The Ordinary for $6.80.

    31. Maybelline Lash Sensational is designed with a fan-shaped brush to capture every. single. lash, fanning them upward and outward for a buildable effect so you can customize your look.


    "I don’t buy drug store mascaras, but I was in a hurry and picked this up. This is just as good as any high-end mascara and it will not smudge after a long night—used it for my college graduation!" —anon2300

    "It's the best! Everyone says Lash Paradise from L'oréal, but this is where its at!" —ashl476a1cab9

    Get it from Amazon for $6.74.

    32. Tarte Lights Camera Splashes lengthens, volumizes, and outlasts the most intense tear sessions — but with the conditioning formula, it's actually *good* for your lashes, too.


    "I've have full blown cried and this has stayed on perfectly. I love the brush and it really makes my lashes look fuller and longer. —Kayla Suazo

    Get it from Tarte for $23.

    Not into waterproof? I swear by the regular Lights, Camera, Lashes mascara myself!

    33. Nars Powermatte Lip Pigments are the lightweight liquid lipsticks for people who *usually* hate liquid lipsticks. These are flexible, breathable, and so weightless, you might forget you're even wearing it.


    "They’re the best liquid lips I’ve ever tried. They have incredible staying power and they don’t leave my lips unbearably dry." —jasonfunderberker

    Get them from Sephora for $26 each (available in 20 shades).

    34. Andalou Naturals Get Started Kit for Clear Skin includes everything you need to jumpstart your skincare routine and see clearer healthier skin with just five products.


    "Great price with great results. It is gluten free, cruelty free and almost 100% vegan." —laurenmatte11

    Get the starter kit from Amazon for $14.99.

    You can also buy the included products separately:

    —Citrus Kombucha Cleansing Gel ($8.61) to cleanse, clarify, and remove excess oil

    —Willow Bark Pure Pore Toner ($8.73) to soothe, calm, and balance your skin's pH level

    —Kombucha Enzyme Exfoliating Mask ($10.08) to exfoliate away dead and dull skin cells, revealing brighter, clearer skin

    —Acai + Kombucha Oil-Free Moisturizer ($16.59) to condition and hydrate skin without clogging pores

    —Argan Stem Cell Recovery Cream ($9.99) to purify pores of bacteria and dirt and absorb excess oil

    35. Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Botanical Oil transforms into a gentle cleansing milk when mixed with water to dissolve and remove every trace of makeup—even waterproof!—without stripping or overdrying your skin. And super ingredients like lavender (so soothing before you go to bed!) and squalene oil (aka your skin's new BFF) leave skin replenished and ready to recharge overnight.


    "Idk what is in this stuff but I got a little sample and my skin thirsts for it now. I use it every night and my skin has never been clearer or healthier." —annieb45945f625

    Get it from Nordstrom for $32.

    36. Glow Recipe’s Watermelon Glow Sleeping Mask is basically 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.


    "This stuff is the bomb. I put it on at night once or twice a week and my skin really does glow!" —annieb45945f625

    Get it from Sephora for $45.

    37. Colourpop Super Shock Shadows will trick people into thinking you spend the big bucks on your gorgeous pigments, but in reality they're only $5 each, so feel free to stock up!


    "Believe me when I say they're super pigmented, long-lasting, and easy to blend! Plus, they have a huge variety of colors to choose from and on top of that, they're only five dollars each! Thank you, Colourpop!" —marlene714

    Get them from Colourpop for $5 each (available in tons and tons and tons of shades).

    38. Glossier Lidstar Eyeshadows impart just enough sparkle for a subtle glow and wash of color to put the ~lid~ on a gorgeously low-key makeup look.



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

    Learn more about these shadows in our Lidstar review!

    39. Morphe 8C Cool Pro Blush Palette has your back if you're tired of blushes that go too warm/orangey or don't even show up *at all*. With matte, shimmer, and satin finishes, you'll wear 'em all for different looks.


    "I'm Black and had been looking for berry-colored blush all year. This is the only affordable blush with berry colors I've found and I love it!" —afrodeity

    Get it from Morphe for $20.

    40. Fenty Match Stix have everything you need to conceal, correct, contour, and touch up your face — all in one swipe. They're designed for layering, so the cream-to-powder formula blends in b-e-a-u-tifully, whether you're applying at 8 a.m. or touching up at 10 p.m.


    "They have the best colors and formula. It blends like a dream and leaves a satisfying contour without seeming too over the top. It also makes your makeup routine so much faster!" —mcharlenesain

    "Usually my skin tone is what usual 'deep/dark' palettess use for a contour color, but this time I actually feel included!" —annavillard

    "Loveeee the contour shade 'Amber' especially." —andreadawnh

    Get them from Sephora for $25 each (available in 20 shades).

    41. Dr Dennis Gross Peel Pads are pricey, but are pre-soaked with a blend of gentle-but-powerful chemical exfoliants to diminish fine lines, refine texture, and reveal brighter, clearer, and healthier skin. Peep the over 900 reviews on Sephora that also swear by these bbs.


    "It worked amazingly on my skin post-adult acne, took away most of my pigmentation and texture! My skin looked and felt fresh within two weeks of using them! Loved it!! My holy grail!" —vrush25

    Get a pack of 35 pads from Sephora for $88.

    42. Anastasia Beverly Hills Soft Glam Palette has the 14 shades you need (a mix of mattes, duo chromes, and shimmers) to create all the eye looks of your dreams — if you're a beginner, this is one-stop shopping for buttery, no-fallout gorgeousness.


    "This is EVERYTHING! Beautiful shades and blends like a dream. Everyone needs this eyeshadow palette." —gabriellemaryk

    "I’m new to using eyeshadow and my friends all recommend using it. I finally broke after the Sephora lady doing my makeup used it, and it’s AMAZING. The shadows are pigmented and bendable, and the perfect colors for a beginner to create any natural or glam look. I seriously recommend it if you're intimidated by eyeshadows because it is the perfect way to start." —nicoleramonar

    Get it from Sephora for $42.

    43. Fenty Flyliner works (work work work works), thanks to its easy-to-grip triangle shape, flexible felt tip, and unwavering (and never fading) color intensity with the application of a gel and the pigment payoff of a liquid.


    "The felt tip application with triangular shape makes for easy precision and best parts: eyeliner literally won’t budge and the felt tip doesn’t dry out quickly like other liners. I’ve been using almost daily for monnthhhsssss." —grattonerica

    Get it from Sephora for $20.

    44. Maybelline Fit Me Loose Finishing Powder helps control shine all 👏 day 👏 long 👏 with a mineral-based formula for a smooth (never cakey) texture without interfering with your foundation color.


    "My skin is oily so it needs powdering but I hate looking dry, especially in the winter, so this powder is amazing!" —martieh2

    Get it from Amazon for $4.39+ (available in eight shades).

    45. Tatcha Luminous Dewy Skin Mist can be used under *or* over makeup for that fresh-faced glow no matter where you are, thanks to the 20% botanical oil formula, plus hyaluronic acid for lasting hydration AND a trio of Japanese superfoods (green tea, rice, and algae) to boost radiance.


    "I use it as a quick, light moisturizer, foundation primer, makeup setting spray, makeup refreshing spray. It’s expensive, but takes the place of several products. It also comes in travel size — it works."


    Get it from Tatcha for $48.

    46. Sephora Lipstories Lipsticks come in the cutest packaging, and each shade is inspired by a special occasion or moment in life — and of course, they deliver high-coverage color with just one swipe.


    "They are good quality and super cheap too ($8 each)! There are a ton of colors and I have bought a lot for myself. I am getting some as presents for friends and family this Christmas!! I recommend!!" —sthepotato

    Get them from Sephora for $8 each (available in 17 matte shades, 15 satin shades, and 8 metallic shades).

    47. Stila Glitter & Glow Eyeshadow applies like a dream, leaving a glittery and multifaceted sparkle that'll last and last — and won't get into your eyes. Liquid shadows are the way of the future!


    Get it from Amazon for $24 (available in 13 colors).

    Gettin' ready for my best makeup bag ever in 2019.


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