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    Updated on Jan 31, 2019. Posted on Nov 15, 2018

    25 Futuristic Beauty Products You'll Wish You'd Known About Sooner

    *insert every lyric from "Year 3000"*

    We hope you love the products we recommend! All of them were independently selected by our editors. Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page if you decide to shop from them. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

    1. A derma roller to promote collagen production using micro-needles. Users say this helps with acne scars, discoloration, and large pores. This gadget is on the ~cutting edge~ of technology, but like...not in a scary way!,

    This derma roller has a *teeny tiny* .25mm needle length that won't hurt your skin at all, but allows serums and such to sink deeeeep in for maximum effect!

    Promising review: "BUY THIS NOW. I have genetically bad skin. Like, absolute crap. I have huge pores, discoloration, acne, and acne scars. I am a twenty-one year old and I go to Mayo Clinic Dermatology and they said my only hope was having laser treatment to fill my scars and pores. My friends showed me a video of a derma roller and I spent months doing research. I finally decided to take the plunge and order this product. I have used this about eight or nine times and my skin is looking considerably better. I still have acne, obviously, but this is helping to heal my old scars and shrink my monstrous pores. I love it. I haven't combined the roller with any special treatments for better absorption. In summary, my skin looks tighter, healthier, and better than it has in many, many years." —Jennifer Beranek

    Get it from Amazon for $19.97.

    2. A makeup eraser that bestows upon you the power to remove all of your makeup — even! waterproof! mascara! — with only *water*. Ummm NASA plz step your game up, this is the greatest technology ever created.

    Taylor Miller / BuzzFeed

    This makeup eraser is two-sided, each optimized for washing and exfoliating. It's also machine-washable, like all good things in the world. Read more about why a BuzzFeeder is obsessed with this in our full review.

    Promising review: "I purchased this based on some positive reviews and they can't even touch how amazing this product is. When I purchased this product I did so, because I was tired of using mascara removers, washing my face, and still having mascara or makeup on a makeup pad while swiping toner on my face. Well, that problem is now gone. This product seriously does what it says — it erases makeup! I could not believe the way it removed my makeup the first time I used it! You use it for a week, toss it in the wash, and use it again. I was wondering how it would clean up in the laundry, and it looked brand new — no mascara was left after it went through the wash. I will be purchasing a second one, and hoping that they continue to make this product as it is with no changes. It is amazing, and if you're considering purchasing it, do it! No more chemicals to remove that makeup!" —StaceyB

    Get it from Amazon for $20.

    And read more about why this was one of our favorite makeup removers on BuzzFeed Reviews!

    3. A Milk Makeup holographic stick for making you look super cute while totally helping you blend in with the surely impending cyborgs until they become full-on replicants.


    Promising review: "I just bought this two days ago and I haven't stopped either putting it on or swatching it! I have very pale skin and I love how it almost has a purple undertone to it. It is easily buildable, but you can also blend it with the right brush. I love this product because it gives my overall makeup look something extra that regular powder highlighters don't do. This will definitely become a highly-used product of mine and I can't wait to use it even more!" —LilyDokhanchi

    Get it from Sephora for $28 (available in three shades) or a mini version for $14 (available in three shades).

    4. A brush cleaning sponge so you can change eyeshadow colors with just a swipe. Remember when you had to wash brushes and wait for them to dry? I don't, it was literally so long ago.

    Promising review: "Let's face it, cleaning your makeup brushes is a chore! This handy tool is phenomenal for those who like to use multiple colors in one look or someone who uses the same brush for everything. You can use this dry and simply run your brushes across the dry sponge which knocks the excess color off your brush and allows you to use it again and again before you really have to wash it. After several uses you can lift the dry sponge out of the container and actually see the little flakes of powders in the bottom of the tin. I also wash this when I wash my brushes, just use the same brush cleaner and warm water to clean this and it's like new and ready to use again once it dries." —That Girl Tara

    Get it from Amazon for $5.99.

    5. A set of COSRX pimple patches to suck up the gunk in your breakouts, leaving your skin clearer and cleaner. Popping zits is so 2000-and-late.,

    Learn more about the all-powerful pimple patches (and catch a glimpse of more squirmy pus pics) in BuzzFeed's full review.

    Promising review: "I've had a giant pimple on the bridge of my nose where my glasses sit all week. Used one of these bad boys last night for the first time and WOW! That sucker is gone literally overnight. I've been struggling with adult/stress acne and this is a godsend. Could not recommend enough!" —Monica

    Get a 24-pack on Amazon for $4.80.

    6. A Foreo Luna Mini 2, a vibrating face scrubber that is basically a robot butler for facial cleansing. During its 60 second program for removing makeup, oil, and dirt, it buzzes and lights up, telling you to move to a different portion of your face. Thanks, robot butler!


    The Luna is made of waterproof silicone, making it an enemy of bacteria and germs, and its vibrations allow it to cleanse beyond just the ~surface~ of your skin. Read more about why BuzzFeeders are obsessed with the Luna in our full review!

    Promising review: "I have very dry skin and when I exfoliate too vigorously my skin gets dry patches. I've been using this regularly for the past four months and I can honestly say, my skin has never looked better. I use both sides for a total of two minutes with a mild cleanser. I've only charged this device once and I'll moderate the intensity as needed. Overall, I love this device and am so happy that I bought it." —Charles and Jenn

    Get it from Amazon for $118.15.

    7. A magnifying, light-up compact for both checking your makeup on-the-go and reminiscently gazing out your spaceship window back at planet Earth...everything you ever so small...,

    The mirror features an LED light and both 1X and 7X magnifications.

    Promising review: "Love this mirror! I bought this for makeup when I travel. It's the perfect size and the light is a big plus. It's easy to handle, not to big, and not to small, it's perfect! It came with batteries and instructions that were easy to read." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $18.04.

    8. A Kaja cheeky stamp so you can boldly rock a futuristic heart cheek ~or~ smooth it out into traditional blush until the world can handle your ❤️ fashion cheeks ❤️.

    The blush is formulated without parabens, sulfates, or phthalates. Score!

    Promising review: "These are SO MUCH FUN. The applicator is the cutest thing I have ever seen and so fun to use! You can leave cute little hearts stamped on your face, or you can use your fingers to gently blend them out into the most beautiful, rosy cheek color. And a little goes a long way!" —Sarahbane

    Get it from Sephora for $24 (available in four shades).

    9. An actual facial steamer, because hovering your face over a pot of boiling water has no place in The Future. The steam helps to unclog pores so you can better utilize the extractor kit that comes with the steamer as well. Dr. Who? Dr. You.


    Promising review: "I use this face steamer twice a week for 15 minutes and my pores looks the best they ever have. They're smaller and I haven't had any acne. So much more comfortable than steaming over a pot on the stove! Well worth the investment!" —Stfortn - male born in 1988

    Get it from Amazon for $36.95.

    10. An A'Pieu Steam Eye Mask that heats itself up, giving you a relaxing, spa-like steam treatment. My feet can't even figure out a way to heat themselves up, but this eye mask has? Incredible.

    Urban Outfitters

    The eye mask's heat lasts for about 20 minutes. Time to cue up a podcast!

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $3 or a five-pack on Amazon for $8.

    11. A rose quartz roller and gua sha whose dependability solidly lands it a place in your beauty routine for all time. Rocks will always rock your world (especially when they're said to help with puffiness, circulation, skin tone, and dark circles)!

    Try putting these products in the fridge before use for maximum world-rocking.

    Promising review: "I LOVE this product. I keep it in the fridge for cooling and then use it to soothe my skin after applying serum to my face. The serum seems to soak in better. It reduced puffiness under eyes, helps with sinus issues, and made my skin glow! This will be part of my daily routine." —h48371d

    Get them from Amazon for $32.94.

    12. A Tangle Teezer holographic detangling brush so you can painlessly unsnarl tangles while keeping it ~holo~. It also looks exactly how I hope all of our phones look in 2020.

    The brush is effective for all hair types, and is ergonomically designed to fit snugly in the palm of your hand.

    Get it from Dermstore for $16 or a similar style on Amazon for $10.55.

    13. An Ohii wake-up pen, because Lana wrote the lyric, "heaven is a place on earth with you" after a psychic vision of a future where a single cosmetic pen could banish under eye circles.

    Urban Outfitters

    Both shades add an iridescence to your under eyes, lightening those dark circles. Go for the pearl shade for pure brightness and the peach shade to add some warmth. The wake-up pen is also vegan! Rejoice!

    Promising review: "I'd never heard of this brand so I was a little hesitant at first, but I really wanted to try the peach wake up pen so I purchased it. Absolutely no regrets — so easy to use and it really brightened the dullness under my eyes. The wake up pen is a MUST part of my morning routine now." —ww12

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $18 (available in two illuminating shades).

    14. A facial cleansing brush kit to scrub-a-dub-dub your whole body thoroughly with its full series of heads and attachments. If Dorothy got that Emerald City makeover today, they'd just give her one of these.

    The kit comes with two small brushes perfect for facial cleansing, a sponge head designed for makeup removal, a large brush for body-cleansing, and a pumice head for removing stubborn calluses. The brush is also waterproof so you can use it in the shower!

    Promising review: "I've been wanting one of these for so long! However, the price on a lot of them has stopped me from having one. I stumbled upon this completely by accident, but I’m glad I did! The price is much lower than others. I was unsure at first if I should buy it, because of the brand which I hadn’t heard of, and because it didn’t have thousands of reviews. I gave it a try anyways and it’s great! I absolutely love that it can be used in the shower all over the body. The pumice stone attachment is great for heels. It has two different speed settings depending on what you’re using it for. Some of the brushes are so incredibly soft! I love the stand it comes with and that it has a small hole at the bottom so water drips out rather than settling and getting moldy. Overall, this is a really good quality product for a fraction of the price of others. Highly recommend! One tip...if you’ve never used one of these before, go light on your face." —Wendi W.

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99.

    15. A Glossier hydrating face mask that is perfect for intensely hydrating your thirsty skin here and now ~or~ in the coming time when global warming has destroyed Earth and we all literally live on the moon. It's dry up there!


    The mask uses almond oil, plant-based squalane, hyaluronic acid licorice root, lemon extract, honey, and aloe to hydrate and soothe. Ahhhh, fresh.

    Promising review: "I love the galaxy pack mask so I had to give this one a go too. And I'm so glad I did! It is so cooling on and my skin literally loves this. It drinks it up right away, meaning there's never much left for me to remove! I have quite oily/combination skin and I don't feel like it makes my skin any more oily, just gives it a top off of some much-needed hydration." —Rachel

    Get it from Glossier for $22.

    16. A rose gold eyelash curler so you can update your tarnished 10-year-old curler with a sleek, modern one and still curl those lashes quickly and effectively.

    Promising review: "This is the best eyelash curler I've ever owned! My eyelashes are straight with no curl to them at all and difficult to curl. With this eyelash curler I can't wait to curl them every day! It's so easy and no kinks, just a beautiful, upswept curl (and they stay curled all day!). I can't recommend this product enough." —jenetb

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99 (available in three colors).

    17. A Hairgurt creamy hair mask, because who hasn't looked at their yogurt and thought, "This is the final frontier of hair follicle hydration." It even comes in three flavors...ahem...~formulas~ to address every kind of hair issue!

    Free People

    The three Hairgurt formulas are curl perfecting, smoothing, and intense repair. All three contain yogurt proteins intended to nourish dry hair. They are also all sulfite-, paraben-, and cruelty-free!

    Promising review: "This stuff makes my hair feel so amazing. I leave this on after shampooing for about 10 minutes. I rinse off and condition my hair right after. I don't have to put on additional styling cream after because my hair is detangled and soft when it dries. It makes styling my hair so much easier. Also, you get like five to six uses out of it!!!!" —ginaisanig

    Get it from Free People for $10.

    18. A John Frida hot air brush to stay on trend as double-acting inventions take the stage: a car that's also a bed, a taco that's also pizza, a hair dryer that's also a hairbrush!,

    The oval-shaped brush is perfectly designed to easily give yourself a blowout, without having to spend all that time and money at the salon. Find out more about why BuzzFeed is obsessed with this tool in our full review!

    Promising review: "OMG this is the BEST HAIR TOOL for haircut with layers!! When I tried to style it at home with a regular blow dryer and round brush I couldn't do it like the my hairstylist — it came out flat and straight. Then I came across this AMAZING brush. I am SOOOOO GLAD I tried it. This product is truly everything!!! It is LIGHTWEIGHT, which makes it very easy to hold, the heat temperature on high is perfect (first i thought it wasn't hot enough, but it's perfect to style hair without causing heat damage), the bristles are soft, hair slides through, does not pull on hair, no breakage at all. The feature that I LOVE is that it has a cool setting to let curls cool down before releasing them (NO NEED TO USE HOT ROLLERS). This hot air brush is so great that I had to purchase one for mom as soon as I was done using it. Cannot say enough good things!" —FashionChic

    Get it from Amazon for $33.32+.

    19. A Lipstick Queen color-changing lipstick that uses your natural pH levels to create a ~custom~ shade of pink just for you. I never knew science could be so chic.

    Crystal Ro

    Read a BuzzFeeder’s full review on why she loves this lipstick!

    Promising review: "I am on my third tube of this stuff and I am the kind of person who never finishes lip products. This goes on sheer and turns into a flattering bright, rosy pink stain. The more layers you apply, the brighter it gets. Even on the days I don’t wear any makeup, I throw this on to just brighten up my face a little." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $18.75+ (available in eight shades).

    20. A set of TWELVE bath bombs. Better stock up! I'm pretty sure bath bombs are going to be the first universal currency. Not to mention the swirly colors will make you feel like you're ~floating through the galaxy~.

    All twelve bath bombs are vegan and are formulated with coconut oil and essential oils for a lovely bathing experience. And, hold the phone, they also come with a free lip balm?! There's nothing I love more than free lip balm.

    Promising review: "These arrived right on time and packed very nicely —

    so pretty! I love that they are vegan and cruelty free, as that is very important to me in my purchases. They smell divine and left my skin silky. Bath time is about to become my favorite time of day!! Will be giving these as gifts. The lip balm that came with my order is amazing!" —Veronica P

    Get a 12-pack from Amazon for $19.92.

    21. An E.l.f. makeup eraser pen, because apparently enough people were using The Secret to manifest an easy solution to smudged eye makeup woes...and it worked?!

    The pen can even remove waterproof makeup and is made with vitamin E, cucumber, and chamomile for some extra moisturizing while you're at it.

    Promising review: "OMG! These are AMAZING!!!! Any girl knows that sometimes you get a bit crazy with your winged eyeliner, or you hit another part of your face after you finish your flawless makeup. Guess what? This really does just remove the tiny mistake you made. When I first got it, I had my doubts. Wow was I wrong! I was applying waterproof eyeliner and sneezed! You can only imagine what that looked like afterwards. I pulled out this little pen, shook it up, and followed my random squiggle of eyeliner. My mistake was GONE! This pen is like magic. I wiped the tip after and have used a few more times to get that perfect wing. The tip will stain, but it will not transfer as long as you clean it after every use. I am so happy that it came in a three pack. I gave one to my best friend and kept the other as a spare. I will keep getting this over and over because it works on everything! Made a mistake with all day lipstick — FIXED!" —Jeni

    Get it from Amazon for $6.48.

    22. A pack of precision cotton swabs. Yes — if you can believe it — we found a way to improve upon the humble cotton swab and make it an essential for any makeup bag.

    Promising review: "I LOVE the double-tipped applicator. The pointy end is so helpful when doing make-up, and even for cleaning out small crevices. Be it your ears or your laptop keys! I have trouble finding double-tip applicators in stores. These were a good price for the amount you get, and the quality is not lacking. Great buy!" —Amanda

    Get a 400-pack from Amazon for $8.49 (also available in spiral tip).

    23. A bottle of Garnier micellar cleansing water, everyone's favorite all-in-one makeup remover and cleanser. Thank you, makeup technology, for finding a way to improve on good 'ol H2O.

    The micellar water works for all skin types and is paraben-free, fragrance-free, sulfate-free and silicone-free. Truly, what's not to love?

    Promising review: "I wished I would have found this product years ago — I had seen it at my local store for awhile, but never really cared to look at it. I was browsing on Amazon one day and read the reviews and finally decided to try it, and boy am I glad I did! Please keep this product in production! I have always struggled with removing my eye makeup completely — I used an off-brand eye makeup remover with cotton balls and I would have to scrub it off my eyes — not good when I already have red itchy eyes from allergies. After removing the makeup it would look like I cried. In the morning I would still have mascara under my eyes. I have been blown away by this product. I just shake it up, and put a little bit on a cotton round. A gentle wipe on my eyes is all it needs to completely remove my makeup — no more morning raccoon eyes. I take another cotton round and gently rub the rest of my face with it to remove makeup before using my face-cleansing brush. The product does not irritate my eyes or face at all. It does not feel greasy or leave a film. I feel so clean after use and it is very gentle. My skin has also been much clearer since I started using this — now my face-cleansing brush is able to clean my skin and not work so hard at my makeup!" —hollyb28

    Get it from Amazon for $6.82.

    Check out a BuzzFeeder's full review and see why it won best makeup remover in the lowest price category on BuzzFeed Reviews!

    24. A tube of Stila liquid eyeshadow that is the solution to the fallout we've been suffering from using normal eyeshadow for eternity. It also comes in a variety of metallics for perfectly matching the metallic jumpsuits old sci-fi movies predict we'll all be wearing sooner than later!,

    Promising review: "I AM OBSESSED WITH THIS STUFF. I bought kitten karma and then i went back and bought diamond dust and golden goddess. GREAT glitter payout with little to no fallout if you do it correctly (apply it after the rest of your eyeshadow), and you don't have to worry about the mess of glitter glue and messy loose glitter. I have accidentally slept in this overnight, twice, and was able to rock the glitter eyeshadow to work the next day with no touchups. And I didn't even use an eyeshadow primer either time, although I did use a setting spray. Give this a go if you are looking for sparkly eyeshadow." —Stephanie

    Get it from Amazon for $24.

    25. A bottle of Urban Decay's all nighter setting spray for literally taking your look into the future. Seriously...your makeup isn't budging for a while!

    The setting spray contains no parabens, sulfates, or phthalates, so there's no reason not to rock this 24/7.

    Promising review: "I couldn't say a single bad thing about this. It's insane. This makes my makeup stay perfect all day and all night. I could run a marathon and still look perfect (not that I'm going to try)." —Chloedolledup

    Get it from Sephora for $32.

    Slay all the way to the year 3000.


    The reviews in this post have been edited for length and clarity.

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