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    29 Futuristic Beauty Products You'll Probably 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 set of Mighty Patches to suck up the gunk in your breakouts, leaving your skin clearer and cleaner. Popping zits is so 2000-and-late.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "I do not claim to understand the science behind this tiny miracles, but they have changed my life. I spent my workday looking forward to going home and putting one of these bad boys on my newly erupted Mt. Zit and the overnight results were Shocking. Not only is it grossly satisfying, but it saved me several days of walking around with a bloody crater in my face because my previous method of dealing with unsightly blemishes was to pick, pick, pick." —Amazon Customer

    Get a 36-pack on Amazon for $12.50.

    2. A Paula's Choice Antioxidant Pore Purifier from their Defense line, which is formulated to shield your skin against airborne pollutants — sadly a growing and lasting reality! 🙃

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    This serum rules! Living in New York with a million cars, zero trees, and awful air quality, my skin feels like trash basically always, but this beautiful goop helps my face get nice and squeaky clean at the end of a long day.

    Promising review: "My skin has large pores and is prone to breakouts. This is the only product that visibly diminished my pores and keeps my skin breakout-free without drying or clogging it. I use it twice a day with a moisturizer and the results are amazing. Looks like after 20 years of searching, I finally found the right solution." —Milasha

    Get it from Paula's Choice for $8.80+ (originally $11+, available in two sizes) or Amazon for $11+ (available in two sizes).

    3. 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 and chock out "This $20 Makeup Eraser Is Actually Magic And Here's Why" for even MORE info!

    4. A Milk Makeup mini 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.

    Sephora, instagram.com

    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 $15 (available in three shades).

    5. A winged eyeliner stamp, because the absolute toil of hand-drawing perfect wings could and should be a thing of the past.

    Amazon, amazon.com

    The set comes with a double-ended pen for each eye — one side with the wing stamp, and the other with a traditional liquid eyeliner tip.

    Promising review: "I’m terrible at doing anything fancy with my eyeliner. And by fancy, I mean anything that isn’t a straight line. My boyfriend and I are going to a metal concert tomorrow, and I really wanted to go all out with makeup. This is the best! My eyeliner was done in less than two minutes, and it looked perfect." —Caitlin Russell

    Get it from Amazon for $13.97 (available in three sizes).

    6. 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.

    amazon.com

    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 $6.99.

    7. 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!

    Maitland Quitmeyer / Via BuzzFeed, BuzzFeed / Via BuzzFeed

    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.

    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 (available in eight colors).

    Learn more about the Luna 2 in "This 60-Second Face Cleansing Device Is A Game-Changer For Your Skin Care Routine."

    8. 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 loved...now so small...

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    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 $16.99.

    9. 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 ❤️.

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    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 seven shades).

    10. A 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.

    Amazon, amazon.com

    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.

    11. An opalescent primer so your skin can have the opalescent glow that will be all the rage once robot beauty YouTube culture takes off.

    Rachel Dunkel / Via BuzzFeed, instagram.com

    I use it every time I wear liquid foundation, and it just makes me GLOW. I think it really helps foundation look (and feel) like actual skin. It's a unique product that's 100% worth the investment, imo.

    Promising review: "OH MY GOD! This product is AMAZING! The first time I used it, I didn't even put any makeup because my skin was glowing. The second time, I put on some makeup and after a whole day wearing all the products in my skin, when I washed my face at night, it was sooo good to the touch. It was unbelievable." —NainOliveira

    Get it from Sephora for $32.

    12. 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)!

    Amazon

    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 $14.96+ (available in two colors).

    13. A Tangle Teezer rose gold detangling brush so you can painlessly unsnarl tangles. It also looks exactly how I predict all of our phones will look by 2021.

    instagram.com

    The brush has a cover to protect it while traveling!

    Promising review: "I love that this Tangle Teezer comes with a cover, which slides on easily and protects the bristles. Whether you travel or not, sometimes the bristles on a comb or brush become broken or twisted. Having this easy to use cover helps protect the bristles. I just discovered Tangle Teasers, and I have now purchased one for every member of my family. It is a great product and a welcome addition to my home." —daviscg

    Get it from Amazon for $16.

    14. 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).

    15. 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.

    amazon.com

    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! 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 $19.99.

    16. A Glossier Moisturizing Moon 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!

    Glossier

    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.

    17. A water-activated powder shampoo — who could have predicted that timeless wonder liquid shampoo could ever be disrupted in favor of a more travel-friendly and str8 up fun option? Not me.

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    I can get down with this shampoo! It *instantly* gets sudsy and foams up super well. Totally feels like "regular" shampoo once wet, is easy to travel with since it's not a liquid, and hey — it's fun!

    Promising review: "Smells great and leaves my hair feeling silky and smooth even if I don’t pair a conditioner with it. Side note: it's also just cool and easy to travel with." —Kelly

    Get it from Owa Haircare for $29.

    18. 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.

    amazon.com

    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 $8.49 (available in three colors).

    19. 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

    I love this hair mask a shocking amount. One tub has lasted me 5evr and it delivers top-tier hydration and shine. 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 (available in three formulas) or Amazon for $12+ (available in three formulas).

    20. 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!

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    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 $34+ (available in two sizes).

    Learn more about this time- and money-saving tool in "Your Hair Struggles Are Over Thanks To This Magical Hot Air Brush."

    21. A Lipstick Queen "Frog Prince" lipstick that changes color based on your pH, making a ~custom~ hue unique to you! I never knew science could be so chic.

    instagram.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "A 'flattering shade of pink' was an ever elusive thing for me until I found Lipstick Queen! I am a red-head with tricky coloring, and pinks always look too garish on me — so naturally, when I learned about this, I HAD to give it a go. I am in LOVE! It's super hydrating, lightweight, and is a very flattering shade that is uniquely mine. I'm thrilled!" —Stepper the Mighty

    Get it from Amazon for $15.

    22. 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~.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "These bath bombs come in a cute box and are shrink-wrapped and then wrapped in paper. They really made a creative choice in all of the different scents like strawberry, lavender, frankincense, vanilla, eucalyptus, ocean, chamomile, mint, jasmine, rose. They fizzed very nicely in my tub and had little dried rose petals. It was all very pretty and I'm glad I got it for some relaxation time. Would buy again once I use all of them." —Thomas Capone

    Get a 12-pack from Amazon for $12.50.

    23. A magnetic face mask that defies gravity, both lifting surface impurities up up and away from your gorgeous face and replenishing it with carrot seed oil, sunflower seed oil, vitamin C, vitamin E, and argan oil. Step one: magnetic, flying face masks. Step two: magnetic, flying cars.

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    The mask comes with the magnetic remover and is phtalate-, paraben-, and sulfate-free.

    Promising review: "Saw people on YouTube trying this mask so I had to get it. I love it, it’s so fun to take off, and it smells amazing." —Taylor1221

    Get it from Target for $24.

    24. 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?!

    Amazon

    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: "The tip is pointed so it's very precise. They are great for getting the mascara off of your skin underneath your bottom lashes or getting mascara or eyeliner off of your eyelids after you've applied eye shadow and gotten some on it. This is a must-have for anyone who wears makeup!" —Alexis

    Get a three-pack from Amazon for $14.99.

    25. 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.

    amazon.com

    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 $7.49.

    26. 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.

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    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 wish I would have found this product years ago. I have always struggled with removing my eye makeup completely. 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.

    This won best makeup remover in the lowest price category on BuzzFeed Reviews!

    27. 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!

    amazon.com, instagram.com

    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 ( available in 22 shades).

    28. 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!

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    The setting spray contains no parabens, sulfates, or phthalates.

    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 $15+ (available in three sizes).

    29. A Birth of Venus jelly face mask from Lush whose fun jelly formula looks like something straight out of Twilight Zone. But, alas, it's not a fictional futuristic food — just a combo of sea water, lavender oil, and a fresh rose infusion that calms redness and reinvigorates the skin.

    instagram.com, instagram.com

    I stinkin' love this mask. Sometimes with a mask you're like "welp that was fun" but don't really notice a huge difference in your skin, but this one genuinely makes my complexion clearer, brighter, and just feel amazing. All Lush products are cruelty-free.

    Promising review: "For the first time my skin was not irritated after using a face mask! I have sensitive skin and acne, and this helped heal my face from all the redness and irritation." —Meli

    Get it from Lush for $13.95.

    Slay all the way to the year 3000.

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