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    23 Double-Duty Beauty Products That'll Change Your Makeup Routine

    Make your makeup *twice as nice*.

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    1. An anti-aging cream that combines a hydrating moisturizer and a firming serum for lifting and tightening effects you'll actually notice.

    Get it from Amazon for $11.97.

    Promising review: "Love this moisturizer. Can't ask for more. It's serum and cream mixed together, and it does as good a job as similar expensive products at a fraction of the cost. A won't be disappointed!!" —Helene Kelly

    2. A tube of Boy Brow so you can, with *just one swipe*, thicken, fill in, and groom your eyebrows.

    Get it from Glossier for $16.

    Promising review: "I have used this product every single day for the past year and I really can't say anything negative about it. I've never been one to excel in the makeup area, and this product makes it so easy to make my brows look amazing. It takes just one step — and I can create a fresh or dramatic look depending on how much product I use. My brows are sparse, and this product fills them in, keeps them in place, and makes them look how I've always dreamed." —Katie

    3. A tinted BB cream for anyone who has no time for moisturizer AND foundation; this provides light coverage and includes ingredients like cucumber, vitamin E, and jojoba to nourish your skin.

    Get it from Amazon or E.L.F. for $6. Available in four colors.

    Promising review: "I've used many, MANY foundations and BB/CC creams trying to find the 'best' one, and here it is! I was hesitant at first since it was so cheap and I am prone to breaking out, but this stuff covers just enough, blends seamlessly into my skin, and produces a soft dewy finish. I always blend it in using a beauty blender and set it with powder, and it provides just enough coverage without ever looking like I'm wearing any face makeup. I really love this stuff. I may have just gotten lucky, but it really is the perfect color and formula for my skin. For the price, you must at least try it." —Cnovelli14

    4. A bottle of top-rated micellar water to cleanse your skin of dirt and oil, remove even waterproof makeup, and refresh and balance your skin.

    Get it from Amazon for $6.96.

    Promising review: "This is one of my favorite skincare products. I 'd heard about micellar water through several skincare articles and decided to give it a try. I use it at night to remove my make up and cleanse my face. No toner needed afterward. I love that I can keep this in my room and use it right before bed. I have acne-prone skin and this has only improved it. I'v never tried any other brands and don't feel the need to since this works so well." —N.L.

    5. A strengthening two-in-one base and top coat, because you already have enough bottles of nail polish to store.

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $7.30.

    Promising review: "I love this product! I have been looking for a good, inexpensive base/top coat combo, and this works really well. My nail designs last much longer when I use this, and using it as a top coat makes it very glossy. Sometimes, I get lazy and don't feel like painting my nails, so I just use this as a clear nail polish so my nails don't look as dull. It dries in minutes, and my nails are so much healthier now!" —Cindy Wang

    6. A rosemary-infused setting spray to make your makeup last all damn day AND provide a final dose of SPF 50 so you can have peace of mind in the sun.

    Get it from Urban Outfitters or Amazon: the one-ounce size for $12 and the 3.4-ounce size for $28.

    Promising review: "I love this stuff! It sets my makeup, keeps my mascara from smudging and gets rid of shine all while protecting my skin. I also love that it is a spray so you don't need to wash your hands before applying it and spray throughout the day in the summer to keep your face fresh." —T. Kemmy

    7. A tin of Rosebud salve that'll prove its cult status immediately. Just swipe it on your lips, cuticles, elbows, or any other dry patches and watch the magic happen.

    Get it from Amazon for $7.83.

    Promising review: "After reading several reviews suggesting uses other than as a lip balm, I bought two tins of Rosebud Salve. One is for my lips, & the other I can use to moisturize my cuticles, quickly tame some flyaway hairs, & apply to small dry or irritated areas on my face. Since there is a slight pink tint, I sometimes use just the salve on my lips, but I also like it under my lipstick. The only negative that I have is that the tin can be difficult to open. I put a small rubber band around the lid, which gives me a better grip when opening the tin." —Bebops

    8. A double-ended brow product with pencil on one end for filling in and a highlighter on the other for the perfect arch.,

    Get it from Target for $9.99. Available in seven colors.

    Promising review: "I've been filling in my eyebrows for over 10 years and just started to let them grow in fully. After years of using a powder and a brush I was ready to try something new, and I was pleasantly surprised with how natural it looked. I hope they never discontinue this item. My hair color is a light brown and my eyebrows are pretty light so went with rose/soft brown and it looks very flattering on me." —Katherine Wookey

    9. A natural-looking concealer formulated with blemish-clearing salicylic acid, meaning it'll work twice has hard as the regular stuff.

    Get it from Amazon for $5.69. Available in four colors.

    Promising review: "I've been using this stuff for years; it's a holy grail product for me. I don't see any point in covering up a blemish unless you're also trying to clear it up. This blends seamlessly into my skin and definitely helps to clear up blemishes while it covers. Super easy." —KingFisher55

    10. A long-lasting moisturizer that doubles as a sunscreen and contains antioxidants and vitamins to protect your sun from any damage.

    No oily or greasy residue and no sunscreen smell, so you'll ~actually~ want to wear it!

    Get it from Amazon for $28.

    Promising review: "I have very sensitive skin, so finding the right product is a must! I have been using this SPF 20 moisturizer for months and I pretty much love it. I have no breakouts and it's not oily at all. I am the type that hates putting anything on my face, but I don't mind this moisturizer. It smells pretty good as well. My wife also uses it sometimes and she really likes it. If you are looking for a nice moisturizer that doesn't smell girly, I would highly recommend this product." —Dustin D. Hardwick

    11. A mirrored compact filled with a creamy lip and cheek tint perfect for tossing in your purse.

    Get it from Amazon for $25. Available in nine colors.

    Promising review: "I love it so much. This is my most-used makeup (and my favorite of all time!!!). I can't get over it! It gives you a perfect, natural looking redness/pinkness to your cheeks and a glow without looking like you're wearing any makeup. It is the perfect tone of pink. If you are looking for a darker look, just add more. I haven't used this on my lips yet, but I would like to some time soon :) Love this color! I would suggest to everybody!!!" —Beauty Lover

    12. A moisturizing primer that'll cut down your getting-ready time in the morning; it hydrates skin while evening it out to create the perfect canvas for whatever makeup you choose.

    It contains hyaluronic acid for hydration, antioxidants for protection, and tea and honey extracts for fighting redness.

    Get it from Glossier for $25.

    Promising review: "I am so glad I ordered this. It feels great on my skin and is definitely hydrating. The package suggests applying 'in dollops' but truly, a little goes a long way. I used one small dime-sized drop and it was fine for the whole face. For people with combination skin I'd suggest a little extra on the T-zone." —st0dad

    13. A two-in-one multi-masking jar with a clay mask to detoxify and purify and a gold gel mask to hydrate and firm, so you don't have to buy eight different jars to get the best skin of your life.,

    Get it from Tarte for $40.

    Promising review: "I am over the moon! I have been fighting bad skin for too long! And my skin has improved so much. I can't remember the last time I was happy with my skin!" —Nikki

    14. A multipurpose lip and cheek stick that has buildable coverage you can use as a flush of sheer color or amped up for a rosy glow.

    It also comes with a flat sponge on the other end so you can blend on the go (no clown face here!).

    Get it from Sephora for $29. Available in five blush colors and one highlighter shade.

    Promising review: "This is my absolute favorite go-to! The color is beautiful and it's so easy to apply on the go!" —Katiedid77

    15. A pigmented and precise liquid liner with a built-in serum to boost lashes and help them grow fuller and longer.,

    Get it from Amazon for $6.26.

    Promising review: "This stuff is my all time favorite eyeliner, and I have used a lot — I even work professionally as a makeup artist! Funny, I had noticed a few weeks ago my lashes seemed longer...I didn't realize that this helps lashes grow until this round of ordering it, (second time getting it) and saw it on the packaging. So it really does work! As a liquid liner it's not too shiny or thick; it's a clean solid liquid line — perfect for cat eye." —Katrina

    16. A clay and activated charcoal product you can use as both a daily cleanser (rinse it right off) or a deep mask (let dry for five minutes, then rinse) to clear out your pores and keep your skin clear and fresh.

    Get it from Amazon for $5.47.

    Promising review: "I was looking for a mask that actually works. This mask puts me in a great mood every time I use it. I pretty much wake the next morning with a clear face. Love this product." —Leah

    17. A creamy and long-lasting kajal eyeliner with a smudge brush on the other end so you can use it for both liner and smokey shadow looks.

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99. Available in four colors.

    Promising review: "I like that it doesn't smear after drying and lasts all day long. It's just great." —Artbird

    18. A portable shaving kit that won't leave you hanging with stray hairs; it comes with two razor blades, a moisturizing bar, and a spritz bottle of water for an irritation-free shave on the go.

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $15. Available in two colors.

    Promising review: "I always used to shave in the shower and then go out suddenly to find those few hairs in areas I was either too lazy/rushed to shave in the shower or didn't even see. And then I would get all embarrassed and try to cover it by pulling my skirt down or never raising my arms! This product changed that all!! Not only do I never have to worry about those stray hairs again, but it's such a cute and compact thing I now always have in my purse. THANK YOU SPHYNX for changing my life!!" —FunInTheSun

    19. A leeeeeeengthening mascara with a regular wand, *plus* a built-in comb to make sure that you have lashes for days with ZERO clumps.

    Get it from Target for $7.99. Available in eight colors.

    Promising review: "Love this mascara! My eyelashes look longer and fuller." —Lilly

    20. A mega-pigmented highlighter kit that doubles as a shimmery neutral eyeshadow palette.

    Get it from BH Cosmetics for $11.38 (on sale from $16.99).

    Promising review: "Love these highlighters! So pigmented and so pretty! I use it as eyeshadow and highlighter! ::heart_eyes:: " —Marissa A.

    21. A half contour, half highlight stick to make sculpting your face as easy as 1, 2, 3.

    1. Swipe contour. 2. Swipe highlight. 3. Blend.

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99. Available in three color combos.

    Promising review: "This product is the bomb! Has cut my makeup time down considerably. Easy to swipe it where it needs to go and then blend with a brush. My powder highlight/contour took me much longer to apply and it was harder to blend. Highlight and contouring shades are perfect. I will always use this." —Jane Zimmerman

    22. A perfectly pink duo, comprised of a highlighter and blush, for a healthy and rosy glow in all the right places.

    Get it from Colourpop for $14 (on sale from $16).

    Promising review: "Never wore pink blush before this one, and god was I doing it wrong. This is one of the most natural and healthiest blushes I have. But the highlighter, the HIGHLIGHTER!!! It's amazing, the best of their face palette! Not too glittery nor too subtle. Don't sleep on this one." —Didi

    23. A Shea butter-enriched double-ended lipstick, because you can't just limit yourself to one shade at a time.

    Switch up your shade when you leave work for happy hour, or just after lunch when your ~mood changes~.

    Get it from E.L.F. for $5. Available in five color combos.

    Promising review: "I am not a bold lip girl; I normally stick with the nude tones, but I was feeling a little adventurous and bought the 'Best Berries' shade and let me tell you, this stuff is amazing! It is VERY pigmented and it goes on super smooth. It's so lightweight that I don't even feel like I am wearing it. It doesn't give you that 'sticky' feel. The actual size of the lipsticks are smaller than a regular stick, but you get two colors for a great price!" —JackieB77433

    Change your lipstick, then go change the world.

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