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    28 Imaginative Beauty Products To Help You Break Out Of Your Routine

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    1. A Snow White sour apple soap bar to treat your skin to one wickedly good cleaning sesh. Careful though, you might still be put to sleep with such a relaxing wash. 🍎🛀🏿

    hand holding an apple-shaped soap bar with a skull's face emerging from the middle of the apple. when I said wicked good, oh I meant wicked good.
    Coffin and Cauldron / Etsy

    The bar is handcrafted by a Miya, the owner of the spooky-themed small business, Coffin and Cauldron. Granny Smith fragrance, green mandarin, orange peel, and jojoba oil ingredients make up the formula and are meant to nourish the skin and leave it smelling divine.

    Promising review: "This smells so good, like absolutely incredible. This is me begging the seller to make a body wash, a perfume and a sugar scrub. i would buy it all. I love it so much!" —Madison Marsteller

    Get it from Coffin and Cauldron on Etsy for $7.

    2. Holographic loose pigment glitters for getting super funky and sparkly with your looks for all the upcoming festivals, Halloween shindigs, concerts, b-day celebrations, and whatever else you think will call for some creative bling-a-ling.,,,

    Yes. I def just wrote bling-a-ling. I cannot be sued, so you know. Anywho, the review pictures of this loose pigment really tell the whole tale, no? This glitter isn't about being perfect or professional. It's about FUN. Ya know, that thing we all could use a little more of in our lives? Get into it! Soooo many reviewers stress how easy this loose glitter is to use and how much they like the glue that comes with it. Folks used this stuff on their nails, eyelids, collar bones for festival costumes, hair (since it's chunky enough to easily wash out!), and so much more.

    Promising review: "Probably one of the best value for money glitters I have ever used! I am a full time drag queen and this glitter gets the attention of MANY others! You can see it on and off the stage. It is so easy to out on and STAYS on. Without the sharpness of a cheap glitter this glitter is very comfortable. When i run out I WILL be purchasing my glitter from here.! THANK YOU!" —Soriah Sis

    Get it from Amazon for $6.98+ ( available in two color options).

    3. Color-changing lipsticks?! Yuuuup. And per multiple reviews, they'll actually factually change colors on your lips throughout the day. Forever stanning a beauty product that does what it says it'll do!

    model applying a white lipstick to her lips as it changes to pink  when applied

    The lippies are proudly made in the USA with moisturizing ingredients like vitamin E and Argan oil.

    Promising review: "I love the way the three different colors develop on my lips. The yellow turns into a light pink, the light blue into a light purple/lilac, and the dark blue into a richer purple/plum. I also like to build the color intensity by applying multiple layers. I began using beeswax lip balm a couple of weeks before buying these lipsticks and my lips became more and more dry and started to peel. Once I began using these lipsticks, I had to reapply a lot less often than the beeswax and my lips stopped peeling and are now feeling very moisturized! If I wear lipstick, I always apply it underneath...I really love how my lips look and feel using these lipsticks/balms." —Cece

    Get the set of three from Amazon for $14.

    4. A lip balm-making kit to treat the kiddos to some beautifying DIY fun. (Maybe this'll keep their paws off of YOUR beauty products for once? But no promises! 😄)


    The kit comes with shea butter, grapeseed oil, beeswax, flavor oil, vitamin E oil, droppers, stirring sticks, eight lip balm tubes, two lip balm tins, fun lip balm stickers, and step-by-step instructions. It's from Urban Kangaroo, a woman-owned small business based in California!

    Promising review: "I purchased this DIY kit for my crafty 11-year-old daughter. In the past I’ve purchased DIY kits that had all kinds of strong chemical smelling ingredients, but not this one. This kit is absolutely perfect! It came with the exact amount of ingredients you need to make all 10 lip balms with ZERO MEASURING required. My daughter was able to do easily follow the simple picture and written instructions and make the lip balms in 5-10 minutes. The peach scent is very subtle and not that 'fake peach' smell. When she was done I immediately put the lip balm on and I really like it. It’s moisturizing but not greasy and doesn’t have a flavor if you lick your lips. My daughter is already asking for another kit to make more." —Jackie C.

    Get it from Urban Kangaroo on Amazon for $29.95 (brand offers a 100% satisfaction guarantee).

    5. Floral nail wraps for treating yourself to a quick, professional-looking manicure without the long times spent in a tech's chair.

    model's hands with floral nail wraps
    Pretty Fab Nails / Etsy

    This darling small biz is Latina-owned, based in Florida, and has a nice variety of nail wrap designs, stickers, nail tools, and other accessories.

    Promising review: "I wanted to wait to review these nail wraps as they just kept going! I bought these thinking I would be happy if they lasted the weekend... I finally removed them last night after 26 days! I followed the application instructions (swipe nail with nail polish remover beforehand), and finished with a topcoat, making sure to cap the tip of the nail too. When wearing these nails, I bathed, I swam, and they still lasted! One set will be enough for two applications for short nails. I would definitely purchase these again!" —Charlotte

    Get a set from Pretty Fab Nails on Etsy for $5.99.

    6. Or! Customizable chrome ombre nails that'll also look like you stepped straight outta the salon. You can tailor 'em to your preferred shape, length, and size.

    model with long ombre glitter nails
    Ethereally Touched Nails

    Ethereally Touched Nails is a Black woman-owned brand that sells a seemingly endless amount of beautiful press-on nails that really look like they're professionally done thanks to how customizable they are.

    Get them from Ethereally Touched Nails for $25.39 (available in five shapes, sizes, and lengths).

    7. A science-themed eyeshadow palette called "Sodium Fine" (get it?! 🤣🧪🔬) so you can ~experiment~ with fun colors to go with bold, rich lewks.

    @makeupscientistcosmetics / Via, @makeupscientistcosmetics / Via

    From the beaker shape to its science-themed shadow names like "Comet" (shimmer coppery red shade), "Area 51" (a matte highlight shade), and "Dexter" (a purple glitter) — this palette is beyond cool. It's also cruelty-free and vegan! And, you'll be supporting a small woman-owned business based in Greenville, North Carolina. Aye, 252!

    Promising review: "This palette is amazing!!!!! It’s so pigmented. The colors pop extremely well. I can’t wait to see what other palettes this brand has to come." —Jasmine

    Get it from Makeup Scientist Cosmetics on Amazon for $45 (Prime one-day shipping).

    8. The Eyescream paint job brush set inspired by baking utensils and so on-brand with all the fresh, scrumptious beats you'll whip up at your vanity.

    five brushes inside the lots of a makeup brush roll that's shaped like a pink and white polka-dotted apron. the brushes have handles shaped like different cooking utensils including an egg beater, butter knife, spatula, and the scraper spatula
    Beauty Bakerie

    This vegan brush set is from Beauty Bakerie, a Black-owned and woman-owned business founded by entrepreneur Cashmere Nicole.

    Promising review: "Very cute brushes. I was iffy because of the price but the brushes are pretty sturdy. I think they are metal so I know that they will last. The brush holder is also really cute and you can hang it up from the handle." —AR87

    Get the set from Beauty Bakerie at Target for $29 (comes with five brushes meant for expertly applying makeup to eyes and brows in an apron-shaped brush roll).

    9. And! Beauty Bakerie's Neapolitan ice cream face bar designed for versatile use, easy travel, and long wear. Sweet, right?

    the bar palette that's shaped like a Hershey Bar with three pans inside
    Beauty Bakerie

    The mini palette has a bronzer, highlighter, and blush. Each item is multi-functional and can serve as shadow or contour (for the bronzer only and depending on your shade).

    Promising review: "This is very nice for travel and I love the colors chosen for this palette. I loved it for the bronzer/contour shade but the highlight is incredible. The blush is a cute color, just need to build it up a little bit. This is a good deal, I wouldn't skip this!" —Makeup Queen Gay

    Get it from Beauty Bakerie at Ulta for $18.

    10. Afro Picks with gorgeous, vibrant prints on them for detangling and boosting the volume of your stunning kinks, coils, and curls. Perf if you're trying to start wearing that 'fro out more!

    Afro Pick

    Afro Picks is a Black-owned business founded by the Walker brothers! The statement they shared on their website really captures everything you need to know about their mission:

    “We started Afro Pick with the belief that Afro picks don't have to be the same everywhere. Afro picks are more than just an incredible tool to take care of our natural hair. They are also a symbol of the unity and strength in Black culture and have the potential to tell a powerful story. A story about you and about our culture. A story that can change the world. We hope you take this journey with us.” —The Walker Boys

    Get the pick from Afro Picks on Amazon for $17.99 or from the Afro Picks website for $17.99.

    11. A Monopoly-themed makeup palette to brighten up your face. For once in your life, you will FINALLY win Monopoly. 🤪

    the palette s haped like the monopoly boards with shadows placed according to the colors form the game

    The palette has 14 shades in a mix of glitters, shimmers, and mattes — all named after different cards from the game. Also, how can I not tell ya that this palette is part of the brand's Game Night collection which is full of other colorful palettes to experiment with. 

    Fun fact: I played Monopoly all the time as a child. At 30 years old, I just found out I was playing it all wrong. I was buying property based on the colors I liked and the property names that I deemed cool. I never won, obvs. But I was always satisfied with the end of the game. I finally learned to play for real last year, and I whupped everybody! Haha! 

    Get it from Hipdot for $30.

    12. Glow-in-the-dark eyeliner and mascara duos that'll also look good in the light so you won't look weird and silently hope people know you're otw to somewhere cool as you head to somewhere cool!,

    Promising review: "THIS STUFF IS THE BOMB!! I work in a night club and I have fallen in love. The mascara I could live without but the eyeliner is awesome! It needs to be shaken before use or the consistency stinks and it’s patchy under the light but when used right it’s perfect!" –Kimmy K

    Get a six-color variety pack from Amazon for $23.98.

    13. Or a full glow-in-the-dark kit if you really wanna go all out (which you 1000% should do if you want. More is more for some of us and that is A-OK.),

    Promising review: "This is exactly what I was hoping for. This product was great. Didn’t take forever to dry and was very easy clean!!! My pictures for my photography class turned out great!" —nzzggwreolwhm

    Get the kit from Amazon for $18.99 (comes with eight pots in different colors).

    14. Colorful braiding hair extensions so you can experiment with new shades and enjoy some extra hang time. (And yes, there are natural hair color options too in case you want a more understated yet equally cute style.)

    model wearing braid extensions that twist at the end and are all different colors mixed in with dark brown
    Beauty Beez

    It's from Beauty Beez! A Black-owned and family-owned beauty supply store based in California.

    Get a pack from Beauty Beez for $3.99 (available in multiple color options with a color chart available).

    15. Fun dual-ended eyeliner stamps to punctuate those gorgeous cat-eyes with some extra personality.,

    It's incredibly similar to the regular eyeliner stamp you BuzzFeed readers can't seem to get enough of — with just a lil' more fun.

    Promising review: "The eyeliner is amazing. Very beginner-friendly also❤️ Love it will order again." —Cynapses

    Get a pack of four from Amazon for $14.99 (the pack will come with a heart, daisy, star, and moon stamps).

    16. Spiral spin pins for anyone who hasn't yet mastered the perfect bun. Just wrap your hair into the bun style you want and spin a few of these babies into it so it'll stay. No mess-ups and takedowns with a can't-execute-but-sure-can-frustrate YouTube tutorial playing in the back.

    first image shows a model pulling hair up into a pony, second is the same model with the pony twisted down into a bun and pushing the spin pin in to hold it in place, and third photo is the model with a slightly messy ballerina bun and tendrils

    Promising review: "I LOVE THESE. I used to purchase the Goody brand, but it seems my local stores stopped selling the larger size and only carry the tiny ones now. I decided to try this brand, and I'm so glad I did. I love that there are eight per pack, versus the two in the competitor boxes. I make sure to keep these handy anywhere I go. My hair is extremely long, about 25 inches, and one of these holds my hair in place perfectly. I use two when I'm playing volleyball, and I never have to retie my hair like I used to when using a hair tie. I definitely recommend these." —Victoria B.

    Get them from Amazon for $7.99.

    17. Glossier Cloud Paint liquid blush to add a lil' (or A LOT) of rosiness to those cheeks. It's buildable and comes in so many colors, no way you won't be able to get as creative as you please. (Also: Coral on cheeks? Severely underrated blush shade. Whew!)


    This fan-favorite blush has a gel-cream formula and blurring pigments meant to NOT accentuate pores and texture.

    Promising review: "This is the best liquid blush I have ever used! It doesn't settle into lines or pores and looks so natural! I also love that I can mix two or more colors together to make a custom color for me!" —Emily

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

    Want more deets on just how good Cloud Paint is? Peep what other BuzzFeeders have to say. Spoiler alert: We def think Cloud Paint is totally worth your money.

    18. Peripera Ink Velvet Lip Tint so you can depart from your traditional nude lip and treat those puckers to a moisturizing, buildable pop of color. Don't you DARE be surprised when you're around your friends and they shout, "Yesss, lips!" 😘👄

    left image is a woman with a lighter complexion wearing a pink matte lipstickc olor, middle is another fair-skinned person wearing a different shade of pink and far right is a darker-skinned person wearing a pink lip tint

    And yesss, there are neutral shades too for when you wanna revert back to Old Faithful. Every day's not a bold lip day, I get it!

    Promising review: "Very pretty color. Lasts a long time, doesn't smudge when dry, and when I think I need to reapply, I can just put a new coat over it and looks good as new. Love it!" —Shawn

    Get it from Amazon for $9.90 (also available in five shades and a variety pack).

    19. A Halloween-themed face mask set meant to help you have some spooky fun and help minimize fine lines, tighten pores, firm skin, and improve texture. This def calls for a face-mask-and-horror-flick night in, doesn't it?


    Promising review: "I'm 27 and this is my second time purchasing these masks. I use these about once every other week or so. I have seen drastic improvements in my skin. After one use my skin was not nearly as dry and flaky. My face seemed a lot more supple and plump as well. After continued use, I have noticed my fine lines on my forehead are less noticeable and the overall texture of my skin is more smooth compared to bumpy looking. I also noticed I don't look as tired even though I'm exhausted lol. My uneven skin tone has improved and my face has brightened some. I live and work in the city and I think you can tell by my skin appearance but after using these my skin looks fresh, soft, and has a nice glow to it even after one use. I will continue to keep these masks stocked in my vanity." —Rachel

    Get the set from Amazon for $54.94 (will come in three packs including ones that are witch, zombie-, and mummy-themed).

    20. A mixed pack of hair jewelry including cuffs, cowrie shells, hoops, and other charms to further enhance the beauty of your locks, faux locks, cornrows, box braids, or twists.,,

    There is just SO MUCH you can do with these beautiful hair accessories. Despite how they look, all of them are actually flexible so you can tighten or loosen them to fit thick or thin braids/locks/twists. I love putting them in my twists. Initially, I used to just use the gold cuffs but now when I twist my hair up, I like to add dangling charms in there too for some extra funk, you know? If you typically get twists and leave 'em at that, then accessorizing with these might be a cool switch-up.

    Promising review: "Sometimes i wear them and the clip kind of opens up and the charm slides out, so be careful or go in and tighten them. Upgraded my hairstyle from cute to very cute, love them." —Simona D.

    Get the pack from Amazon for $9.99 (available in three finishes).

    21. Lashes that will bring THE WHOLE PARTY to your face. The black and white ones?! Oh, those ~puppies~ are just BEGGIN' to be part of someone's Cruella de Ville costume. Just sayin'.,

    Yes, these lashes will be doing THE MOST. That's literally their point. They're def for costumes and other festivities where *regular* makeup won't do because *cool* makeup is required.

    Promising review: "Perfect addition to my Halloween costume. I would recommend. I got many compliments throughout the night." —Short.Cut

    Get them from Amazon for $8.99 (available in six colors).

    22. Hair braiding string to instantly give a beautiful, gilded look. Prepare to give all the goddess vibes with this simple yet easy-to-use accessory.

    golden string for braiding hair
    Beauty Beez

    I'm obsessed with HOW MUCH PRODUCT they have available on the website, too! It's literally like digitally walking through the local beauty supply stores. So many hair shops build up their brick-and-mortars and either don't have a website at all or don't upkeep it. But Beauty Beez is on the JOB, okay?! Aside from this string, the brand has a massive variety of hair accessories and that's not even half of the store's inventory! Like!?

    Get it from Beauty Beez for $2.49.

    23. A charmingly dramatic oversized scrunchie so obviously meant to transform basic messy buns or ponytails into a major statement.

    BuzzFeed / Kayla Boyd, Jane Dottie Vintage

    It's from Jane Dottie Vintage, a Black-owned and woman-owned sustainable fashion brand. The shops brimming with hair accessories, vintage finds, jewelry, and loads more. A few folks on the BuzzFeed Shopping team actually love this scrunchie. Peep what my co-workers have to say ahead.

    Kayla B. says: "Giant scrunchies are the accessory I never knew I needed. I have big, curly type 3 hair and I'm constantly putting it up and taking it down throughout the day. These adorable scrunchies make throwing my hair up in a messy bun so much more fun. I'm wearing the cotton cow print scrunchie in the photo above."

    Maitland Q. says: "These bbs are made from vintage satin remnants, so they're sustainable too. I have several of these scrunchies and they are truly THE LARGEST I'VE EVER SEEN. I looooooooooove them, and they make just-can't-even days feel a bit more chic."

    Get the scrunchie for $11+ (available in a TON of colors).

    24. A Witch's Brew Sugar Scrub to leave your skin feeling enchantingly soft and smelling like Rice Krispies Treats. (And yea, Halloween is otw and we're unashamedly having fun EARLY.)

    two tubs of the scrub with a green skull on top with wings plus an animated cauldron and witch hat
    Girl In The Graveyard

    It's from Girl In The Graveyard — a vegan, cruelty-free, and from a woman-owned small business based in Los Angeles, California. If you haven't started incorporating body scrubs into your skincare routine then there's no time like the creepy-cute present. 🧙‍♀️💕

    Get it from Girl In The Graveyard for $15.50.

    25. A holographic lip gloss trio so perfectly frosty without appearing ashy and so perfectly shimmery without being too Tin Man that you'll def wanna find reasons to wear 'em every chance you get.


    It's from Fluide — a proud vegan, cruelty-free, and queer-owned beauty brand based in Brooklyn, New york!

    Promising review: "I love how full coverage and colorful these glosses are! Also, the new wand on these glosses make application so much easier and more even. Could we get these on all of your glosses? Overall, 10/10 will buy again!" —Tyler Whooley

    Get the trio from Fluide for $30.

    26. A Street Taco Makeup Palette! 😭🌮 Listen, WHAT FUN you're about to have with a palette full of colors inspired by one of the most delicious meals in the world. Taco Tuesday is about to be extra dope, dontcha think?

    palette shaped like a taco with 10 shades inside
    Glamlite Cosmetics

    It's got 10 shades in a mix of mattes and shimmers all named after different taco toppings. Limón and Picante? *chef's kiss* And now, I'm starving, of course. The palette's by a Latinx-owned and woman-owned brand called Glamlite Cosmetics!

    Promising review: "This palette is so incredibly creamy and pigmented. The makeup is amazing, and it also comes in a TACO. I cannot even explain how much I love this and how much I recommend it. The colors are incredible and fun, and doing your makeup with a taco is...indescribable." —Stevie

    Get it from Glamlite Cosmetics for $22.

    27. Water- and smudge-proof eyeliner for anyone who wants to a unique eye look while staying true to their affinity for simplicity.

    Kulfi Beauty

    The smooth liners are from a small, South Asian-owned and woman-owned brand called Kulfi Beauty — affectionately named after a South Asian ice cream. Peep what the owner had to say about the brand to BuzzFeed Shopping:

    "Kulfi Beauty is the result of my journey rediscovering the joy in makeup for myself and reclaiming my beauty for myself… Kulfi Beauty puts the South Asian community at the forefront: our skin tones, undertones, and skin concerns are all taken into consideration when formulating and developing our products. The colorful eyeliner shades that I developed are inspired by South Asian textiles and complement all skin tones." —Priyanka Ganjoo, Founder/CEO

    Get it from Kulfi Beauty for $20 (available in five colors).

    28. And last but never least — the Pat McGrath Mothership IX Palette. A literal Huetopian Dream. Pigments richer than Richie Rich and his rich daddy. Splurge on this palette when you really wanna treat yourself to some GOODT luxury makeup and challenge yourself to play with more color.


    Pat McGrath Labs is Black-owned and woman-owned. I've written it before and I'll write it forever: The brand's owner and namesake, Dame Patricia Ann McGrath, is the literal master of makeup, as she's behind the iconic looks of some of the most prestigious fashion shows in history. So: You. Your cart. Mother'll be there waiting!

    Promising review: "Definitely worth every dollar. There are so many different looks you can make with this palette. The quality is soooo good. I have zero complaints. The matte shades blend so well, even without eye shadow primer. The glitters shades are my favorite. My brush picked up those shades without a problem and they blended so well. The glitter does have a little fallout." —Jadayra

    Get the palette from Sephora for $125.

    Reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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