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    24 Fan-Favorite Beauty Products I’m Surprised You Haven’t Tried Already

    Beauty bandwagons worth jumping on.

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    1. Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer makes under-eye circles and other troublesome spots disappear with just a few swipes of its highlighting formula with *light-diffusing technology*.


    Get it from Sephora for $30 (available in 22 shades).

    Promising review: "So creamy! So blendable! Great shades for fair skin and amazing all-day wear. Does not crease, slip, or change at all throughout the day." —Chellybean98

    2. Radha Rosehip Oil has over 4,800+ reviewers who say it not hydrates their skin, but also reduce redness and breakouts.

    Get it from Amazon for $15.95.

    Promising review: "This oil is amazing!! It has evened out my skin tone, balanced my oily and dry patches, and cleared up blemishes all in only two weeks of use. This is the best my skin has ever looked. Everyone needs to use this oil!!! This has made such a difference with my skin that friends and coworkers are even noticing. I lather it on generously every night, and again in the morning. The oil does have an orange color but once it is absorbed into the skin you can't notice. My only complaint is that it has left a little orange stain behind on my pillow cases. But if that is what it takes for me to have beautiful skin, I can deal with it!" —Alyssa

    Learn more in This Facial Oil Will Solve All Your Skin’s Problems.

    3. 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., Amazon

    Get it from Amazon for $7.12 (available in four colors).

    Promising review: "This is a great highlighter for its price! I've used Becca's Champagne Pop ($38) in the past, and NO ONE can tell the difference between the two. Its gives a natural looking glow- without the appearance of excess. I use it with both a fan and regular brush. Perfect for both night and day (you'll need to vary the application depending on when you plan to use it, however). Arrived in perfect condition as well." —Ajap Boparai

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

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

    Promising review: "Stila is the absolute best liquid eyeliner I have ever tried. It doesn't fade, or crack and stays on through sleeping, or tears. Very very smudge proof and it does not flake AT ALL. It dries quickly and even though it is waterproof (as long as you don't touch it excessively) it stays. It's also easy to clean off at the end of the day. No hard scrubbing to get it off, makeup wipes will take it off easily. It's amazing for creating perfect wings, or drawing artfully for Halloween. It's perfect for everyday from subtle looks, to more creative and wild. I usually use black eyeliner, so I decided to get a more expensive, higher end brand, popular eyeliner. I most was not disappointed. I can use this eyeliner for months at a time (at least doing wings every day or so) without having to repurchase because it has dried out or was empty. Just shake before using each time, and it should last for several months, (2-5) depending on the usage daily and if it is stored/used properly." —Chick

    This won best mid-price liquid eyeliner on BuzzFeed Reviews!

    5. Cosrx Acne Pimple Master Patches cover each pimple in hydrocolloid dressing, protecting them from further infection, *literally absorbing* pus and oil, and helping them heal WAY WAY faster — and keeping you from picking at them.


    Get a pack of 24 from Amazon for $4.77.

    Promising review: "Absolutely amazing! They come in three different sizes, so you can conquer any zit, no matter how large or small. They are close to clear, so they blend in well with my skin. I'll put one on a painful, irritated, head-less pimple in the morning, go about my day (no one has called me out for wearing them, which means either they haven't noticed or they're afraid to say anything), and by the evening all the yuck has been sucked out onto the patch. It's disgusting, but SO COOL! When I take the patch off, it looks like the pimple was photoshopped right off my face. ZAP! Leaving the patch on all day also keeps me from picking, which prevents nasty scars and making the zit worse. Seriously, I wish I had these in high school. Buy them for yourself, buy them for the teenagers in your life, buy them for everyone!" —Lindsay & Eddie

    On a personal note, I swear by these as part of my sensitive, acne-prone skin care routine!

    6. 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.


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

    Promising review: "What can I even say about this? Fenty is just perfection. This foundation has high coverage but feels like I barely have anything on. A little really does go a long way. I've found that it dries really fast, so I suggest buffing it into one area at a time (starting with the checks, etc.). It's definitely not one of those situations where you dab a little all over your face and then blend it out with your beauty blender (don't do this! It will end up looking splotchy). I suspect it dries fast because of the matte formula, but it is so worth it. I really love the smell. It smells like luxury. And it looks even better." —tlentzmc

    7. 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.

    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 with this product for all the deets!

    8. Tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes 4-in-1 Mascara lengthens, curls, conditions, and volumizes your lashes by up to 330%. (That's kind of a lot). And all with a vegan formula.


    I L-O-V-E this mascara myself — and so do over 3,000 Tarte reviewers!

    Get it from Tarte for $23.

    Promising review: "I’m absolutely obsessed with this mascara. I have really short lashes and this mascara lengthens them and gives them a lot of volume. It’s very buildable and i’ve never experienced clumping or spider looking lashes. Also it’s a great price for a high end mascara that actually does a great job!" —Maddie H.

    9. 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.,

    ^The picture on the right is the ~balling up~ in action~^

    Get it from Amazon for $15.80.

    Promising review: "This peeling scrub is amazing! It goes on like an exfoliating scrub would, but as you continue to scrub your face, little bunches of dead skin appear! I limit my usage of this to once/twice a week, but every time I use it, my skin GLOWS for the next few days and is ridiculously soft. Like baby skin soft. I have very oily skin with occasional pimples here and there, and this hasn’t made me break out or caused any problems, and I’ve been using it for two months now." —Amazon Customer

    Learn more about it in Here’s The Deal With The Magical Peeling Face Gel Everyone Loves.

    10. Thank Me Later Primer keeps your makeup look on lock all day AND all night. That's right, you will NOT have to reapply before your evening plans.

    Get it from Amazon for $13.06.

    Promising review: "So let me start by saying I have used nearly every eyeshadow primer available. From high end to low. Mac, Lorac, Urban Decay... they don't hold a candle to Thank Me Later. I have very oily skin. Using this primer, shadow lasts a full eight hours or more. I could get maybe five or six out of the other brands, if I'm lucky. I got this as a sample in my Ipsy bag, and I had to buy the full size product straight away! I couldn't be happier with my purchase. Thank you Elizabeth Mott for finally making a primer that lasts! I love this stuff!" —Melissa Mae

    11. Dermal Korea Collagen Essence Sheet Masks provide the perfect opportunity to pamper yourself, adding much-needed hydration for your skin — plus 20 minutes of pure chill time.

    They all have collagen and vitamin E, but each ones has it's own unique ingredient too, namely aloe, herb, aqua, charcoal, pearl, platinum, snail, hyaluronate, cucumber, green tea, gold, Q10, white, vitamin, royal jelly, etc.

    Get the set of 16 different varieties from Amazon for $10.69.

    Promising review: "So it's winter here in Michigan, so my skin gets EXTREMELY DRY and I break out because of it. I've tried all sorts of oils, facial cleansers, scrubs, you name it, to get rid of my acne. I've recently got it bad on my chin and it's super embarrassing. So I decided to dry out these face masks. I was a bit skeptical at first because they're so cheap and you get 16 of them and I also didn't know the ingredients.. But, hey, gotta try things sometimes ya know? So I got them and immediately after using one, I saw results the next day. I've been using them every other day or every two days, and all that's left is scarring, no pimples, and my face is extra glowy. I love these and I would DEFINITELY buy again." —Taylor

    12. Milani Baked Blushes are well-known dupes for ~more expensive versions~ (looking at you, Luminoso!), so you can get a gorgeous rosy glow while staying ~flush~ with cash.

    Get Luminoso (a well-known dupe for Nars Orgasm) from Amazon for $6.97.

    Promising review: "Everything it's reputed to be. Beautiful and glorious. I was concerned when I swatched it I. The back of my hand because it came across as gold shine but with a brush on the face it's simply glorious. It's peachy and perfect and glory without being shiny. I will buy this again and again forever and ever." —Duchess

    13. Loyalty-inducing multipurpose balm Smith's Rosebud Salve prevents dreaded winter chapped lips — even if you wear matte lipstick every day.

    Get it from Amazon for $6.92.

    Promising review: "I have been a Carmex balm user for years.... other balms, lip therapies, etc I had tried just left my lips feeling parched after it wore off - always looking for something better but always went back to Carmex balm. However... i wanted to give Rosebud salve a try... it has been around forever so what did i have to lose? Well, I am sold! It actually leaves your lips feeling soft long after it has worn off. My lips feel better softer than they have in years. I have not had any problems whatsoever with the tin that other buyers seemed to have had some issue with. Really good stuff." —lagayla s. eakle

    14. Garnier SkinActive Micellar Cleansing Water has your back when it comes to effortlessly cleaning your face. It *gently* removes makeup, dirt, grime, and residue from the day, leaving your skin cleansed but not stripped. And you don't have to rinse!


    Get it from Amazon for $6.48 (available in three varieties: regular, waterproof, and oily).

    Promising review: "After one use of this product, I was thinking 'Where has this been all of my life?' I am using it to remove waterproof eye makeup and it is WAY better than any eye makeup remover I have ever used before. It is not oily so it doesn't feel greasy or blur my vision after I use it, yet it cleans magnificently without rubbing. This is going to become a staple in my bathroom!" —Rabid Reader

    Psst! This won best inexpensive makeup remover on BuzzFeed Reviews!

    15. Coty's cult-fave Airspun loose powder creates a flawless finish to your foundation that won't turn shiny, crease, or fade all day.

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

    Promising review: "I absolutely love this powder. I've used more expensive ones in the past, but this one takes the cake. It keeps my makeup on all day, even with my oily skin. I personally don't use the 'baking' method, but even so it keeps my face in place all day, even when I get hot and sweaty. I recommend it to all of my friends!" —Brittany

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

    16. 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?

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

    Promising review: "Due to very pale and sallow skin along with chronic allergies, I have had dark circles since I was a little girl. Since then I've tried everything for my dark circles, mostly consisting of spendy makeup counter items. Who would have thought the drugstore would be where I would find the cure to my dark circles?! Love love love this product: the applicator, the color, the coverage, the staying power and of course the price. I use it all over my eye since the discoloration is all over. It's a great primer for eyeshadow. People complain about the stickiness — just be sure to set the product with powder once you have it the way you want it and you'll be good to go." —DanceLady

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

    17. Aztec Secret Healing Clay Mask ~pulsates~ as it works its magic, banishing the toughest acne and deep cleaning your pores with calcium bentonite clay.

    Get it from Amazon for $10.95.

    Promising review: "This product is AMAZING. It's an official Holy Grail product of mine. I ideally use it once-a-week, and it feels as if angels themselves have taken the time, to delicately renew my skin with the magical touch of their wings. Ok, but really. I wear foundation daily, have combination and sensitive skin, and require hypo-allergenic products. I truly feel this product is a part of why I stay break-out free week after week. I mix with equal parts water and [apple cider] vinegar and use the sensitive skin time recommendation to avoid over-drying or any tenderness afterward, moisturize after and I'm good to go! I also find it works WONDERS as a spot treatment for the pimples that do happen to appear every-so-often. I love this stuff, use it often, and it still lasts FOREVER. Literally the best mask I've ever used." —S.Nae

    Check out more incredible before and after photos here!

    18. Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel absorbs quickly into your skin, moisturizing skin with hyaluronic acid (it holds up to 1,000 times its weight in water!).

    Get it from Amazon for $16.17.

    Promising review: "I live in the desert, so I keep mine in the refrigerator & when I put it on my face it feels refreshing. My face is soft to the touch after applying it and stays that way for an extended period. It has a subtle, clean smell which I like and find appealing. Highly Recommended because the price I think is very affordable and the product truly works well." —Michelle Strain

    Check out a truly ~glowing~ review in I Found The Best Face Moisturizer Out There, And It's Only $15.

    19. Pat McGrath Matte Trance Lipsticks smother your lips in super opaque pigment that'll last and last. And they're all housed in perfect packaging, complete with golden lips!


    Get it from Sephora for $38.

    Promising review: "These are so beyond amazing! They are exactly how I thought they'd be. I've been searching for the perfect lipstick formula and this is it!!!! It is matte yet creamy with coverage in one swipe and so lightweight. You won't even know there's anything on your lips- that's how good it feels. And the best part, even though they transfer, these stay on the lips!!! Even through drinking and eating!" —Trean7

    Btw, this was our top pick for best $$$ matte lipstick on BuzzFeed Reviews!

    20. 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!


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

    Promising review: "I've always had really light eyebrows that don't match my naturally dark brown hair on my head, and this product is my MUST USE every day, even if it's all I wear! I love how it holds your brows in place without feeling like hairspray or something unnatural. It definitely makes it look like I have more full and thick eyebrows than I actually do! Perfect as a stand-alone on a fresh face or accompanied by a full face of makeup! I'm in for life!" —mubby_luvs_makeup

    Check out our Boy Brow review, plus eight other Glossier products we love here!

    21. 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).

    Mad Hippie

    Get it from Amazon for $27.19

    Promising review: "I’ve been using this serum for a good two or three years and love it just as much! It keeps my skin bright and toned. I’ve noticed that this has also helped with breakouts, due to the type of vitamin c they use (SAP). This form of vitamin c is non irritating. I’ll never not buy this vitamin C serum. Seriously. I stopped using it for a couple of months and my skin was so dull and had breakouts pop up again." —Jess

    22. 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.,

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99.

    Promising review: "I seriously swear by this eyeliner. I've used a plethora of high end, expensive eyeliners and in the end, I always come back to this baby. I have annoyingly oily lids and sensitive eyes — usually things that work for one do not work for the other. Not this stuff! I've put it on at in the morning for work and had it last through a night of drinking and dancing without even slightly budging. The applicator is really unique — it applies like a felt tip liner but the tip is actually more like a tiny synthetic brush. It's so tiny and perfectly shaped that it allows even someone sloppy like me to get a perfect line every time. I honestly can't think of even one eyeliner that can come close to competing with this one for me, high end, drugstore or otherwise." —Farrah Rogers

    23. 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.

    Get it from Amazon for $40 (available in 16 shades).

    Promising review: "The coverage is amazing and lasts all day without any touch ups even after getting wet." —Amazon Customer

    24. Maybelline Fit Me! Matte and Poreless Foundation lasts alllllll damn day, thanks to its buildable and lightweight formula containing ~micropowders~ that absorb oil to keep you shine-free.,

    Get it from Amazon for $5.47 (available in 40 shades).

    Promising review: "This is possibly the best foundation I have tried in years. My skin is oily and breakout prone. This foundation blended in easily and kept my skin smooth and matte for an entire eight hour shift at work. My job is sometimes physical and involves heavy lifting, so my other foundations turned into an oil slick after four-five hours. This foundation also offers good coverage for acne scars, but does not look cakey. I would recommend this product and will repurchase it." —Clare C.

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