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    24 Products That Will Save You So Much Money On Beauty

    So you can... buy more makeup.

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    1. A flexible spatula specifically designed to remove every last drop of foundation or concealer. EVERY DROP. Seriously, look how clean that bottle is!!

    Promising review: "This product is fantastic for dispensing foundation that doesn't come with a pump. I waste so much less makeup and make much less mess. It also really does help you use up every drop. The other end of the spatula also has a little ball on the end, and will pick up product from much smaller tubes like concealers!" —Nurse Jen

    Get it from Amazon for $5.79.

    2. A microfiber cloth to remove every single trace of dirt and makeup (even waterproof formulas!) with just water, so you stop buying makeup remover or those expensive wipes.


    And the cloths are super soft, so you won't have to resort to harsh scrubbing that can dry out your face.

    Promising review: "YESS!!! I cannot LIVE without this product. I have always had pretty bad acne and every product I’d use would result in either a break out or just constant irritation. This product can be used with JUST WATER to get literally all of your makeup off with zero skin irritations! I use it in the AM and PM and one rag will usually last me a full seven days before needing a wash. I have about three or four of these because I cannot live without them. My acne has become a lot better by using this as opposed to cleaners and crazy products for my skin. Who knew a clean rag and water could actually do so much?!?" —Nina Aristo

    Get it from Amazon for $20 (available in pink, black, and purple).

    Psst! This won best mid-priced makeup remover on BuzzFeed Reviews, too!

    3. A non-porous silicone blending sponge that'll never absorb any product. 100% of what goes on the sponge goes on your skin!

    This one has a strap on the back you can slide a finger or two under to make holding it easier!

    Promising review: "I love it! It gives me such a flawless finish and uses so little of my foundation. I was so tired of my sponges soaking up my foundation so I’m so glad I found this! Really full coverage. I recommend!" —Naomi

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99.

    4. A blunt-tipped syringe for bottles with narrower openings (that a stir stick or beauty spatula wouldn't be able to access). Just insert and suck out any remaining product!

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    Promising review: "I had a expensive bottle of cologne and the top broke off and there's no way to take the rest of the top off without breaking the bottle. So, I drilled a small hole on the top and bought these to suck the cologne out and put it in another spray bottle. Not sure this is what this product was intended for but it worked great for me. Haha." —Joe

    Get a pack of 10 from Amazon for $8.10.

    5. A bottle of Sally Hansen Miracle Gel nail polish to give you a long-lasting gel manicure with NO UV light needed. Meaning you get an at-home manicure that lasts and lasts (at a drugstore price).

    Promising review: "The directions say to use two coats of polish and one coat of the top coat. After six days of wear, it hasn't started chipping yet. And it dries much faster than I expected. I finished my fingers and toes in less than 30 minutes. Some of the pastel colors require an extra coat and a little more drying time, but the pink that I'm wearing now was no problem. I think I'm going to stick with this for a while." —Henry's Girl

    Get it from Amazon for $7.49+ (available in 105 colors).

    And check out a BuzzFeeder's review BuzzFeeder's review of this polish (#3)!

    6. A pack of cotton rounds you can pop over your powders and shadows before traveling so they don't smash or crumble into a million pieces.


    For smaller eyeshadows, you can use cotton balls instead!

    Get three 80-count sleeves (240 rounds total) from Amazon for $11.28.

    7. Or if the damage has already been done, a bottle of rubbing alcohol that'll completely revive broken or smashed pressed powders or eyeshadows.

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    Promising review: "I use this to mix and press my own powder cosmetics, or to repair a damaged eyeshadow or powder compact. It works great for this, evaporates away completely without discoloring the product." —Amanda Rall

    Get it from Amazon for $7.29.

    Get more info on how to do it here.

    8. A cruelty-free eyeshadow primer to keep your makeup look on lock all day AND all night. That's right, you will NOT have to reapply before your evening plans.

    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. Thank you Elizabeth Mott for finally making a primer that lasts! I love this stuff!" —Melissa Mae

    Get it from Amazon for $13.06.

    9. Foundation color mixers so you don't have to buy a whole new bottle when you get or lose a tan — or just buy sliiiightly the wrong shade. Just mix a few drops in with your foundation and apply!


    This one comes in six different shades for perfect customization: Deep (for darker foundation), Luminous (for a gold undertone), Olive (for, you guessed it, an olive undertone), Opalectent (for shimmer), Warmth (for an orange undertone), and White (for lighter foundation).

    Get it from NYX or Ulta for $9.99.

    10. A pair of tweezers to remove the stoppers from lip glosses, concealers, and other tubes so you can remove every bit.

    Get a top-rated pair of Tweezerman tweezers from Amazon for $13.67.

    11. A bottle of gentle baby shampoo that'll banish even the peskiest traces of eye makeup (at a fraction of the price of makeup remover).


    Promising review: "When I was younger, my mom mentioned that she used Johnson & Johnson baby shampoo to remove her makeup. At the time, I had been buying expensive makeup remover for a while but I decided to give this a try. That was about 15 years ago. Not only do I use this to remove my makeup, but I wash my face with this too. I love that a little goes a long way!" —Susana

    Get it from Amazon for $4.92.

    You can also combine baby shampoo with coconut oil + purified water to DIY your own makeup-removing wipes!

    12. A jade roller to help your skin absorb serums better and boost their benefits so you can apply less for the same result. It just feels really great, too.

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    Promising review: "This seems like a silly little gadget, but it really is lovely. I find it extremely beneficial in encouraging skin serums and treatments to fully absorb. (And if you're investing in quality skincare, you don't want it going to waste on your pillowcase!) I also spend many hours a day speaking at high volume which causes me to have a lot of facial tension and this really soothes my muscles at night. This thing isn't going to give you a new face but it's absolutely enjoyable and worth the price to give your face some extra TLC." —Casey

    Get it from Amazon for $25.99.

    Check out a BuzzFeeder's review of this jade roller for more info (#3 in the post), and learn more about one editor's experience with them in general in Turns Out, Jade Rollers Are Pretty Legit.

    13. A jar of disposable spatulas so you can scoop out your moisturizers, masks, and other jarred products without contaminating your jar or taking too much product.


    Promising review: "I use these with my face cream so that I do not have to use my fingers to get the cream out of the jar. These spatulas help me scoop out just the perfect amount without contaminating my face cream. I am on my second container of these and am sure I'll be purchasing many more!" —Amazon Customer

    Get a jar of 100 for $7.99 on Amazon.

    Learn more about product expirations (and why dipping your hands into the same jar over and over is bad) in It's Time To Start Throwing Out The Makeup You've Had For Years.

    14. A two-in-one lip and cheek stain that'll look natural and laaaaast (according to one reviewer, it lasted through a plate of spaghetti), because buying lip AND cheek products gets pricey.


    It's like Benetint, but more than $20 cheaper!

    Promising review: "Love love love this tint. I use it as a cheek tint as well as a lip color to give a lovely natural flush to my skin. A little dab goes a loooong way and it stays put all day long and into the night. Immediately after receiving and trying the red color, I purchased a three pack with the red, pink and orange tints on Amazon, so I wouldn't have to worry about ever being without. It is simply amazing. Great product, a little bit of a wait for overseas shipping (the three pack came with Prime two-day shipping), but it was totally worth it." —Antoinette Hewish-Schmid

    Get it from Amazon: individual colors for $6.20+ each (available in three colors: Cherry Ade, Orange Ade, and Strawberry Ade) or the set of all three for $12.

    15. A unique cap dispenser system to store your lotion, shampoo, moisturizer, and other bottles upside down so you can get every drop without working too hard.


    It comes with four different connectors to fit all sorts of bottles and containers!

    Promising review: "I am always looking for ways to save money and using this Flip-It! All in One Beauty Pack is a GREAT way to do that! I always seem to realize I'm out of shampoo when it's nearly gone, but with this adapter, you are able to get that last little bit of shampoo or conditioner! This is definitely a money saver since you don't have to worry about purchasing a new bottle of shampoo when you have some left in the old one. You are literally able to pay for what you're actually using, which is great! These adapters can be used on lotion bottles, moisturizers, or shampoos. These are highly versatile and perfect for any household." —K. Poling

    Get it from Amazon for $13.95.

    Check out our full review of the Flip It here (#4)!

    16. A mattifying gel for anyone who wants perfectly matte lips but already has a whole collection of creamy colors they don't want to waste.


    Just apply it on top of your favorite color and *POOF*! Instantly matte.

    Promising review: "This stuff is great. I tried it for the first time today, and I love it. It made my lipstick matte without drying and kept my lips soft and moist for hours: whoever formulated this stuff is a genius. And you don't need much, either...just a tiny dab for each lip. Thank you, Smashbox. Please don't ever stop making Insta-Matte." —Kundrie

    Get it from Sephora for $24.

    Check out our picks for the best matte lipstick on BuzzFeed Reviews.

    17. A set of adorable and TSA-approved refillable bottles so you can stop wasting money on expensive travel-size versions of your beauty must-haves.


    The small jars are perfect for vacation-sized amounts of that expensive eye cream you can't live without. Plus, the set comes with rotating labels so you can mark your products accordingly and a clear carrying case to keep them all together.

    Promising review: "This is a great set. The labeling system works well; I like that they're all different styles. The best thing about them honestly is the fact that the green, orange, and blue bottles, as well as the toothbrush cover, have little suction cups on them. No more trying to fit everything on the tiny ledge in a hotel shower! Just stick them to the wall and go!" —Fyrechild

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99.

    18. A bottle of eye re-wetting drops to refresh that clumpy and dried-out mascara that hasn't even expired yet. It'll go on like brand new!

    Just don't do this to mascara you've had for more than three months!

    Learn more about this tip at The Beauty Department and get the drops from Amazon for $8.54.

    And check out our picks for the best waterproof mascara on BuzzFeed Reviews.

    19. A face mask mixing kit for whipping together a soothing and hydrating oatmeal, milk, and honey mask with the ingredients from your kitchen. (Plus, the little jar is perfect for repotting that last bit of lipstick you can't get out of the tube).


    It has everything you need, including a spritzing bottle, bowl, measuring spoons, mask brush and spatula, sponge, and an airtight jar.

    Promising review: "I do a lot of mixing with natural facial products so these items come in handy. I put my lemon spray in the nice spray container. My daughter makes lipstick and the little round container comes in handy. I also love the measuring spoons for my charcoal mask. Love the little brush, it is very gentle, doesn't scratch the face. I am going to purchase a set for my daughter. The price is nice too!" —Debbie

    Get this nine-piece set from Amazon for $7.99.

    Check out some ideas for DIY facial masks in Here’s What Dermatologists Said About Those DIY Pinterest Face Masks.

    20. A lip topcoat that'll vamp up any existing lipstick by making it deeper and darker. Plus, it's formulated with shea butter and vitamin E to moisturize your lips while you're wearing it!


    Promising review: "I just recently bought this item and it is great!!! Lipstick is a new endeavor for me and I've been buying it like crazy. This product doubles your lipstick inventory. I love it. I'll probably order a couple more so I never run out." —Cassie124

    Get one from NYX for $6 or get a pack of three from Walmart for $20.30.

    21. A scalp brush to exfoliate and get rid of buildup, help your shampoo do its job better (so you can use less!), and stimulate your circulation. Bonus: it'll also feel *really* amazing, like a massage at a fancy hair salon.

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99 (available in two colors).

    Promising review: "I was skeptical... this was a splurge after a few glasses of wine, but I’m so glad I did. This really massages your scalp while stimulating your follicles with no tangling of my hair! I use less shampoo, since this helps it really work in and suds up. Even my husband loves it." —Amy N.

    22. A waterproof, budge-proof, transfer-proof tube of Wunderbrow eyebrow gel with a fiber-like formula and spoolie applicator for a natural look that'll last and last (and last and last and last) — until you *choose* to take it off., Amazon

    Promising review: "I absolutely adore this product!!!! As you can see in the photos I have very sparse eyebrows that I cannot get to grow back! I decided to try Wunderbrow in Brunette, as I have dark blonde hair and the color matches perfectly!!! You can build up the color; one coat will give you a very natural look, which is what I have in the second photo. This product definitely lasts and is difficult to remove! I use an oil based remover to take it off so I can't testify if it would last overnight. It definitely lasts all day on an oily face that would usually cause my powder eyebrows to melt off by the end of the day!! Wunderbrow does not budge and I cannot be happier with this product!!!!" —Amanda

    Get it from Amazon for $14.96 (available in five shades).

    23. A nail polish thinner so you can keep using that perfect nude shade you found that's no longer available — gloopy thickness that's impossible to paint, begone!

    Get it from Amazon for $7.89.

    Promising review: "Hands down (no pun intended) my best beauty purchase of 2015. I have an entire cabinet of nail polish. So many of them had become too thick to work with but they were too expensive or too perfect of a color to just toss out. So they have been sitting around taking up space. Now, all 40 of my nail polish bottles have been revived. This thinner worked with every polish I own. It worked with the expensive ones, the cheap ones, the glittery ones, the shimmery ones and the special treatment ones. This thinner is a godsend and now I have so many colors to play with again that I have been redoing my nails every other day." —Elizabeth

    24. A fan-favorite setting spray that'll finally spell 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.,

    Promising review: "I’ve been using this for a while, but finally needed to write a review. This morning, I put on my makeup and some generous sprays of this setting spray. Then, I went into the 100+ degree heat and demonstrated a short workout at an outdoor event. Despite drinking as much water as I could handle, I overheated quickly and EMS had to come to my rescue. Between my boyfriend and EMS, there was a small crowd around me: literally pouring ice water on me; mopping my face and neck with cold towels; pressing ice packs on me. This continued for a while and I was sure that my makeup was gone, but this spray kept my face mostly intact! If this spray can keep my makeup on through an encounter with EMS and being essentially submerged in ice water, it can keep yours on through your (hopefully less eventful) day!" —Bugaboo

    Get it from Amazon for $5.99.

    Saving money is a beautiful thing.


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