24 Makeup Products You'll Probably Wish You'd Bought Years Ago
Once you have these, you'll sit there wondering why you waited this long to get them.
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1. Touch In Sol No Poreblem Primer makes your pores nonexistent and silkily glides over skin so those pesky things vanish. Plus, soothing green tea extract will leave an all-day matte finish. Whoop-whoop!
2. Undone Beauty Lip to Cheek 3-in-1 Cream Palette tints your cheeks and lips with a dewy flush of color that's sheer, blendable, and buildable. It's also divided into three sections that go from sheer to opaque so you can take your pick for the day. Given that it's infused with natural coconut, it's no wonder it makes your skin look good!
3. Colourpop Baby Got Peach Eyeshadow Palette gives you everything you need for a sunny summery look, with pretty peaches and pastels and three different finishes. It's hard to resist!
4. Patrick Ta Major Glow Lip Shine grants the most enviable and magical glass-like finish, color, and glow for the lips of your dreams. That's accomplished with its oil blend and advanced gel system, which uses suspended pearl to give you shine and fullness. You won't go anywhere without this again.
5. Skinfood Peach Cotton Multi-Finish Powder sets your makeup, absorbs oil and sweat, and gives you a matte look that's silky, not dry. What makes it different? It's the peach and sake extracts that soothe troubled skin, prevent dryness, and promote skin elasticity, making it perfect for oily and acne-prone types. The sweet peach scent doesn't hurt either!
6. Coloured Raine Beauty Rust Eyeshadow Palette lets you take earthy tones to another level with solid matte shades, and one metallic for that touch of sparkle ✨.
7. Colourpop Hyaluronic Tinted Moisturizer allows for a fresh feel because of its lightweight oil-free coverage and smooth skin-perfecting texture, while hydrating and brightening with hyaluronic acid. You'll look sweet and natural!
8. Fenty Beauty Cheeks Out Freestyle Cream Blush is a perfect and easy way to get naturally flushed cheeks. It doesn't get greasy so oily-skinned peeps are safe, and the formula is blendable so you don't have to worry about being too heavy handed and ending up with clown cheeks.
9. Il Makiage Mineral Shimmer Loose Powder goes on velvety, with a smooth luminous finish that'll make you glimmer like the stars. It sets makeup, controls oil, and is highly pigmented so you won't need a lot!
10. NYX Matte Finish Setting Spray firmly protects your makeup from outside elements and the mark of time, keeping you looking fabulous and fresh with the "just-applied" look for hours! It also comes in a dewy finish, so choose your fave and spray away.
11. Etude House Dear Darling Water Gel Tint hydrates lips with soap berry and pomegranate, and tints completely in a tattoo-like manner, leaving you with juicy, flattering color.
12. Tetyana Naturals 4D Silk Fiber Mascara gives you those dreamy, flutter-worthy movie star lashes with a natural thickening formula that dramatically volumizes lashes. I don't know about you but I'm all for drama.
13. Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick should be your go-to for your everyday lip because it truly does stay all day! It's matte but creamy, ensuring your lips don't get all dry with vitamin E and avocado oil.
14. Etude House Bling Bling Eye Stick makes it easy to get quick and long-lasting color that'll make your eyes pop. The texture is soft and creamy, moisturizing your delicate eye area, and the colors are glowy, catching the light in just the right way!
15. Maybelline Lifter Gloss is not only super hydrating but also enhances your lips, making them look plump and adding color so you can wear them alone or over lipstick. Flaky, washed-out lips? No thanks!
16. Smith's Rosebud Lip Balm has a vintage and aesthetically-pleasing vibe with its casing, while also, of course, hydrating and moisturizing lips so you never wake up with chapped, flaky ones ever again. You can use this for color on your cheeks and eyes, to soothe cuticles, and more!
17. Elizabeth Mott Queen of the Fill Eyebrow Tint Gel pulls together the whole look. The pomade formula fills in your brows without overdoing it and keeps them in place. And no, you don't need to be an expert either!
18. Natural Premium Oil-Blotting Sheets made with natural bamboo charcoal whisk away the oil on your entire face anytime, anywhere, any day. The sheets are soft on your skin, they don't disturb makeup, and come with 100 in a pack so they last forever. Just blot and you'll be good as new!
19. bareMinerals Original Loose Powder Mineral Foundation goes from powder to cream, melts into your skin like a dream, and gives a fresh, luminous finish. It's super easy to apply, has SPF 15, and leaves you with glowy, silky skin so you'll be like dang, that's my skin? 😱
20. The BuzzFeed x Birchbox Splurge-worthy Box includes dreamy, luxe products for your skin and hair that you'll love using during your much-needed me time! The contents are valued at over $200, so you'll be getting it at less than half the price.
21. Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless Liquid Foundation flawlessly becomes part of your skin, blurring pores, and offering moisture, coverage, and a lightweight feel perf for every day. It's a classic for a reason, guys! Plus, dewy one has SPF.
22. Australian Gold Botanical Tinted Sunscreen shields your skin from UVA and UVB rays with SPF 50, and evens your tone with a natural tint that prevents the dreaded ghostly white cast. It's also rich with skin-loving botanicals like eucalyptus and red algae, and helps blur imperfections.
23. Peripera Sugar Twinkle Liquid Eye Shadow is a perfect dupe for Stila Magnificent Metals Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow. Plus, life's too short not to sparkle!
24. Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder serves as your personal Instagram filter. It's a universal finishing powder that plays with light to soften the look of skin and impart a beautifully subtle ✨glow✨. Whether you want to mimic the gleam of the moon upon your skin, a ray of morning light, or a gorgeous candlelit glow, this powder's got your back.
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