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20 Makeup Gadgets That Will Actually Make Your Life Easier

Products that will ~makeup~ your day. The products in this post were updated in March 2018.

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3. Cult-status makeup brushes that make blending incredibly easy.

Superb reviews include: "Each day I am blessed with visions of heaven as this brush glides across my skin, spreading a satin sheet of BB cream over my face with incomparable evenness and coverage. Gone are the days of streaky brushes, maximized pores, and overall inferiority. I have seen the light, and ne'er shall I return to the darkness." —Amazonite

Get it from Amazon for $19.32.

5. A solid cleanser that gets your Beautyblender and makeup brushes just like new.

Just wet your brush or sponge, swirl it around the cleaner, and rinse.

Get it from Amazon for $16.

6. An eyelash curler that looks futuristic AF...and actually works.

Curlers like this one have more leverage to create a longer-lasting curl.

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


7. A set of two silicone brush cleaners you can use on any set of dirty brushes.

The eggs have varying textures to get all your brushes crazy clean.

Get them from Amazon for $5.99.

9. A cosmetic bag that opens up into flat surface to spread out your makeup.

Keep your makeup (and your counters) clean. Just pull the drawstring to turn it back into a bag!

Get it from Amazon for $26.96 (available in 14 colors).

10. A beauty spatula that gets every damn drop out of your expensive foundation and concealer bottles.


11. A light-up compact with a regular and 10 times magnifying mirror that brings precision to your 2 p.m. lipstick refresh.

14. A brush-cleaning machine that gets the job done in 15 minutes.

It'll run up to 12 brushes through one wash cycle and three rinse cycles to get them residue- and bacteria-free.

Get it from Amazon for $149 (available in four colors).


16. An app that scans your skin and custom blends a foundation to perfectly match your skin tone.

The lightweight formula has buildable coverage, and the bottles are even printed with your name!

Download it for free for iOS.

18. A brush sponge that lets you switch between eyeshadow colors without accidentally blending them.

Sweep the brush across the sponge to get every bit of pigment off. Because you don't want to get your glittery black eyeshadow mixed in to your neutral taupe.

Get it from Sephora for $18.


20. A miracle liquid that turns eyeshadow into eyeliner.

Add a drop to eyeshadow to make it last all day, or add a little more to create a liquid eye liner. Just apply with your favorite eyeliner brush.

Get it from Nordstrom for $25.

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Reviews in this post have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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