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    22 Beauty Products I've Tried (And Some That Are Currently In My Cart)

    These will have you lookin' fine, fresh, and fierce.

    1. A Briogeo conditioning hair mask that'll help strengthen your tresses and bring those locks back to a state of silky smoothness. Using it regularly can help prevent further damage, too.

    Melina holding the tub of the hair mask

    2. An e.l.f. Lip Plumping Gloss with a high shine that'll make your lips the central focus in any conversation (ooh la la). Reviewers say the colour lasts, and the plumping tingle isn't too strong, either.

    3. A MAKEUP BY MARIO complexion balm that'll add the perfect amount of warmth to your face without being too intense. It'll give off a dewy finish that'll make you look like you're glowing from within.

    4. A tube of Dior Lip Glow Oil that'll give your lips some nourishing hydration and (depending on what shade you choose), it'll give them a subtle tint, too. It'll look like you're wearing a gloss but it'll feel as comfortable as a balm — and it's not sticky, either.

    5. A Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Contour Wand that'll help you define your face with ease. The sponge applicator will allow you to get really precise, and the creamy consistency will make it easy to blend.

    6. A bottle of te Dior Backstage Face & Body Foundation that'll give your skin a natural finish. Since it's waterproof, it won't sweat off your face after a long day and it offers buildable coverage, so you can layer it on for those *full glam* days.

    Melina holding the foundation against a desk

    7. And a tube of Dior Backstage Concealer that'll pair perfectly with the foundation. It's infused with caffeine, so you can kiss your puffy under-eyes buh-bye.

    8. A NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil that'll be a game changer when it comes to dramatic eye looks. Dab it all over your lids, or, if you go for the white shade, you can use it to brighten up your inner corners and waterline to look a lil' more awake.

    9. A Sephora Collection eyeshadow primer that'll prep your lids for any eye look. It'll make your makeup last way longer, so you won't end up with patchy shadow and smudged liner at the end of the night.

    Melina holding the primer and applicator

    10. A tube of caliray tubing mascara that won't transfer or flake, so you won't end up with dreadful raccoon eyes. It's water-resistant, but removal is a breeze: all you'll have to do is roll it off with some warm water!

    someone holding the want and tube of the mascara

    11. A bottle of Drunk Elephant D-Bronzi drops that you can mix with moisturizer to give you a subtle bronzed complexion. It's packed with antioxidants that'll shield your skin from any environmental irritants, too.

    Melina holding the drops against a bathroom countertop

    12. A tube of GrandeLASH serum that'll lengthen your lashes so you can take a break from falsies or extensions. If you have thinning or brittle lashes, this will definitely help you out in that department.

    Melina holding the serum

    13. A tube of Caudalie Instant Detox Face Mask that'll help clean the gunk 'n' junk out of your pores and minimize their appearance. It'll give your face an overall refresh and leave it looking clear, glowy, and even-toned.

    14. A bottle of Benefit lip and cheek stain that'll *actually* stay on your cheeks throughout the day. It's a great base to layer under other liquid, cream, and powder blushes to give them extra staying power.

    15. And a Rare Beauty cream blush that'll melt into your skin and blend effortlessly with the rest of your makeup. It's super lightweight, too, so it'll give you a natural flush without clogging your pores or looking all cakey.

    16. A Kosas tinted brow gel with plant-based fibres that'll add some volume to your brows without having to fill them in. It has a strong hold, too, so your stubborn hairs will stay in place for that fluffy brow look.

    17. A bottle of Ilia skin tint serum with SPF 40 and skincare ingredients like hyaluronic acid and niacinamide. It'll give you the perfect amount of natural coverage for that "my skin but better" vibe.

    A person holding a bottle of foundation

    18. A Laneige lip mask that's super hydrating (without feeling too thick on your lips). It'll give your smoocher a healthy-looking sheen that'll last for hours before you have to reapply.

    19. A tarte Maracuja Juicy Squad Lip Set that includes a lipstick, a plumper, and two balms that you can wear solo or layered together. They'll smooth out your lips while giving them some pigment and a touch of ~juiciness~.

    20. A set of two Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Sprays that'll keep your makeup intact all friggin' night long. It's also waterproof, so no tears or raindrops will ruin your lewk.

    21. A set of two tarte eyeshadow palettes that'll have you covered in the colour department. Both palettes have a variety of matte and shimmery finishes, so you can create a ton of different holiday looks.

    22. And lastly, a Sephora Collection brush set that comes with a handy-dandy carrying case, so you can easily take it on the go with you. Whether you're dusting on highlighter or blending your shadows, you'll have just about every tool to cover all your makeup application needs.

    the brush set open displaying the brushes in the leather case

    You're welcome!

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