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    34 Holy Grail Beauty Products I Need To Make Absolutely Sure You Know About

    Please indulge me, I just...really need to share these products with you.

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    1. Coty Airspun Loose Face Powder sets your makeup *or* serves as a light foundation if you want to be low maintenance as heck. This powder comes in both translucent and tinted versions, so the world is truly your oyster.,

    The powder comes with a little puff for application.

    Promising review: "This powder is my holy grail! I am very pale with oily skin and it was hard for me to find a face powder that would keep my foundation in tact. I'd heard so many reviews about this item and I was very skeptical at first, but I decided to give it a try and it has been my go-to powder ever since. The container itself is designed so nicely and has a lot of product in it. Super happy that I decided to give this a try." —Stephanie

    Get it from Amazon for $3 (available in six shades).

    2. Stila Stay All Day Liquid Eye Liner slays the game by keeping cat eyes on *point* and flawless all day, every day. It goes on smooth and (most importantly) stays without flaking, smudging, or any other nonsense.,

    Promising review: "Stila is the absolute best liquid eyeliner I have ever tried. It doesn't fade or crack and stays on through sleeping and tears. It's very smudge-proof and it does not flake AT ALL. It dries quickly and stays. It's also easy to clean off at the end of the day. No hard scrubbing to get it off — makeup wipes will take it off easily. It's amazing for creating perfect wings or drawing artfully for Halloween. It's perfect for everyday subtle looks and for getting more creative and wild. I can use this eyeliner for months at a time without having to repurchase." —Chick

    Get it from Amazon for $22 (available in nine colors).

    Learn more about the power of Stila eyeliner in "Stila Makes The Best Liquid Eyeliner, Fight Me." It also won best mid-priced liquid eyeliner on BuzzFeed Reviews.

    3. NYX setting spray comes in a matte or dewy finish and locks in the completed makeup look you worked so hard on. You'll be happy you added an extra step to your routine when the compliments roll in for a full 12 hours.

    This spray is vegan and cruelty-free.

    Promising review: "Having been a 'tomboy' the majority of my life, learning to apply makeup without looking like a clown was my first hurdle. Thankfully, after a few years of practice and numerous YouTube tutorials later I'm halfway decent at my makeup. Well, I'm only as decent as long as my makeup lasts. With just a few sprays of this, my makeup stays exactly as it was applied and my face doesn't even get oily anymore. I haven't tested it but I'm pretty sure I could sleep in my makeup and wake up with it looking just as good. I definitely recommend this finishing spray and will be buying again when I'm out. (You'll see a day and night comparison in my photos.)" —FlamePrincess

    Get it from Amazon for $6.89 (available in matte or dewy finishes).

    4. Nars Blush helps you turn heads all day long with its incredible colors and super staying power. The shades "Orgasm" and "Outlaw" have earned their place in the makeup bags of adoring fans everywhere — and NOT just for their killer names.

    Nars's entire line of blushes shown on three different skin tones.

    Promising review: "Blush is my favorite beauty product, but I got so frustrated with having to reapply it all day that I decided to splurge on a Nars blush last winter, in hopes it would be long-wearing. Well, it is, and I've found my holy grail blush. This is the ONLY blush (powder, liquid, gel, stain, cream) that lasts all day for me; I can apply it at 6am before work and still have it on when I wash my makeup off at 10pm. There is no other product I've found that performs like that. It's also a good value for the price (which I originally thought was a bit steep), because you have to use so little of the product. I have used the 'Desire' and 'Albatross' blushes every day since I purchased them about a year ago, and they still look almost brand new. Nars blushes are a MUST-have for anyone who wears makeup — there is just nothing better out there!" —yourwateryhands

    Get it from Sephora for $30 (available in 23 shades).

    5. Aztec Secret Healing Clay Mask vacuums out pores and is lauded by basically everyone. It leaves skin smoother, pores smaller, and breakouts begging for mercy. YES, it even works on cystic acne!

    Don't forget the apple cider vinegar you'll need for mixing!

    Promising review: "It's such a holy grail. I recommend this to everyone I know. Whenever my skin acts up and I get hormonal acne, I use this and it immediately calms down. I use it once a week in combination with apple cider vinegar, and it does wonders. The only downside is that it's such a pain to take off." —Neera

    Get it from Amazon for $12.95.

    6. Essence Lash Princess Mascara lifts your lashes to the heavens with just a few swipes. Have fun batting your eyes all day like a dang Disney princess showing off your miraculous new beauty product!

    Two photos of someone with blue eyes and dark mascara.

    This mascara is gluten-free and cruelty-free!

    Promising review: "This mascara is my holy grail mascara. I never knew a cheap mascara could be so good! Very decently priced. My eyelashes are barely existent without mascara. This darkens and thickens my eyelashes. I get so many compliments wearing this." —Emily

    Get it from Amazon for $4.99.

    7. Urban Decay Primer Potion prepares your lids so you can lovingly apply your shadow in the morning knowing full well it'll be locked in place all the livelong day. Your hard work shall not be in vain!

    One eye labeled "without" with eyeshadow caked and smeared and one eye labeled "with" with eyeshadow in place.

    Promising review: "I love how they call it 'potion' because it really works like magic! This primer is a must-have for anyone who loves makeup. It intensifies your eyeshadow color and never, ever does it let your eyeshadow crease. I've even worn it for more then 24 hours and my eye makeup will still be flawless. Application is easy — I like to start applying shadow when it's still a little wet to get a bolder, rich, intense color. I will forever use this eyeshadow primer." —tdotcat

    Get it from Sephora for $13+ (available in two sizes).

    8. LA Girl's Beauty Brick Nude Eyeshadow Palette serves incredible eye looks without making you spend your entire life savings. Create a day look or even a night look for once now that you can actually afford to go out!


    Promising review: "This shadow is way more pigmented than I had expected. It's very easy to pick up color and it slides on effortlessly! I've tried the Naked palette and this compares almost the same! I'd say if you are on a budget and need a good shadow with multiple colors, LA Girl Nudes is your holy grail! It will be my go-to from here on out!" —Rachelle Mattei

    Get it from Amazon for $7.05+ (available in three colorways).

    9. Mighty Patch continues to gain major popularity for both their effectiveness at lessening breakouts *and* how easy they are to use. Just pop on the patch and WHAM! They go to work on sucking all that gunk out of your pimples.


    Promising review: "If you have issues with acne (especially those nasty whiteheads) but can't afford all the fancy step-by-step treatments out there, you at least need to buy these. This truly worked at minimizing my pimples, sucking up the wound, and keeping big pimples from getting worse. It really does draw up the pus to the patch! I leave one on overnight and just slowly peel off and then wipe away any remaining pus. I even let my mom who was visiting try it on her pimple and she loved them, so I had to order more!" —Megan Meehan

    Get a pack of 36 from Amazon for $12.50.

    10. Mac Viva Glam Lipstick laughs in the face of science and is formulated to be somehow creamy *yet* long-wearing. It's the only product that I've kept as part of my makeup routine since I first got it eight years ago. Yes, that is my longest relationship and no, I have no regrets.

    Nordstrom, Rachel Dunkel / Via BuzzFeed

    My aunt gets me a tube of Viva Glam I for Christmas every year, and I hope she never stops! It's the perfect shade of red and goes with basically everything. Viva Glam I is the reason for the season.

    Promising review: "Viva Glam I is the most amazing red lipstick! It is the perfect color, especially when lined with a MAC Mahogany lip liner. It is the best of ALL of the Viva Glam line. It stays in place, looks good for a long time and is a classic. I never leave home without it. I recommend this to EVERYONE! I Love you VIVA GLAM I." —Styleclub

    Get it from Nordstrom for $18.50 (available in three shades).

    11. Paula's Choice 2% BHA liquid exfoliant gently exfoliates while tackling breakouts, fine lines, and large pores. I personally can't get enough of this multitasking product — it's such a huge help with all my skincare chores and is the only thing that's actually helped with my hormonal breakouts.

    ^Not my skin, but I 100% vouch for this liquid exfoliant's amazingness. It's helped to even out my skintone and control the hormonal acne around my mouth. It's the only thing I feel like has actually helped start to slow down those breakouts, and for that, I'm forever thankful. I apply a thin layer in the morning and at night after cleansing and before moisturizing.

    Promising review: "I have every skin issue you can think of. I’ve spent probably thousands on a multitude of different products, trying to find one that would at least make a dent. I’ve had many procedures, many trips to the dermatologist. Nothing I’ve ever used, nothing I’ve ever done, has made such a profound difference in the appearance of my skin. Having rosacea, my face often felt hot, bumpy, and burned. While my complexion is naturally fair and pink, this has seriously covered all my bases in a gentle and effective way. I’ve been trying to turn my skin around for YEARS! This was the product that did it. If I could give it 100 stars I would. It has seriously changed my life!" —hc

    Get it from Amazon for $29.50.

    12. Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara lives up to the fangirls' hype, making lashes voluminous as can be without fallout. Its ~curvaceous~ brush and collagen-boosted formula make lashes unbelievably full without a million coats. Is it really better than sex? I guess that's subjective, but rest assured, it's VERY good!

    An eye labeled "before" with no mascara on and the same eye labeled "after" with lots of black mascara on.

    Promising review: "I have basically no eyelashes to begin with, but this mascara actually made it look like I have them! It goes on in sufficient amounts and really volumizes. I do not have to put on a billion coats to get the look I want. It's quick and easy and really is what the name states." —NataliaMatusz

    Get it from Sephora for $13+ (available in two sizes).

    13. Fenty Beauty Pro Filt'r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation basically broke the internet when it dropped — it's that good. Pro Filt'r users love this foundation for its full yet breathable coverage, pore-blurring effect, shine-reducing power, and range of 50 shades. Also it gets you one degree closer to Rihanna, which is honestly priceless., Sephora

    Promising review: "I was definitely hesitant to buy this foundation at first because of all of the hype and because I had never bought a 'luxury' foundation before. But this exceeded all of my expectations! This is a nice medium coverage foundation, which means if you don’t want to look too heavy, you can just apply one layer and be good. But if you need to, you can build it up in areas you need more coverage and it doesn’t look cakey. At first, I was afraid this would be too matte and cling onto my dry patches. It doesn’t do that at all. It’s a nice soft matte and honestly feels like I’m wearing nothing. Plus, the shade range is perfect. I’ve never had a foundation that matches my skin as well as this one. I’ll definitely be repurchasing this as it is my new go-to foundation. It's for sure worth it. Thanks, Rihanna!" —NicComputer

    Get it from Sephora for $35 (available in 50 shades).

    Learn more about this in this BuzzFeeder's full review on Fenty foundation.

    14. And! Fenty Beauty Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter reviewers agree this work work work work works for any skintone. While "Trophy Wife" is a crowd-fave, all of these long-wear cream-to-powder shades and duos are beloved by many.


    This highlighter is paraben-, sulfate-, and phthalate-free, as well as — like all Fenty products — cruelty-free.

    Promising review: "One word: GLOWIN'. Our girl Riri really thought about us when she created this highlighter. I've heard a lot about 'Trophy Wife', but this champagne color is to die for! The product applies smoothly on the face and it's highly pigmented so a little goes a long way. 'Mean Money' has a subtle touch perfect for everyday wear with simple contour while Hu$tla Baby has this glowy bright champagne color for nightwear. I do have dry skin and yet this doesn't look flaky on me." —deniseplease

    Get it from Sephora for $34 (available in nine shades).

    15. Garnier SkinActive Micellar Cleansing Water gently cleanses *and* removes makeup! It minimizes pores, controls oils, and leaves you feeling SO fresh and SO clean. The Fountain of Youth is made of micellar water, I'm convinced.

    The makeup remover held in someone's hand.

    This micellar water works for all skin types and is paraben-, fragrance-, sulfate-, and silicone-free.

    Promising review: "Holy grail of makeup remover! This stuff is ahh-mazing! Your dry skin will be no more. I have dry skin that it exacerbated by the dry, hot Texas summers and the cold, windy winters. Constant use of makeup wipes make my face dry and I don't like the feel of my skin after using them. Lately, I have been in love with liquid lipsticks. The use of the micellar water cuts my makeup removal time in half. My skin feels soft and my lips are kissable! You won't regret this purchase!" —Gr84lmom

    Get it from Amazon for $6.77.

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

    16. Glossier Could Paint ~cirrus~ly brings out your cheeks with a gel-cream formula that's just so. dang. pretty. Applied with the fingers, it's sheer yet buildable and ultra-seamless, so you can make it look like you have a lovely natural flush *or* layer your way to a blush-forward look.


    I use Cloud Paint in the shade Puff literally every day. Even if I don't do a full face, it makes me feel more put together and truly like a ~pretty lil' cloud~.

    Promising review: "I'm SO OBSESSED with these blushes! I use the colors 'Dusk' and 'Beam'. I love using 'Dusk' on an everyday basis. It compliments my warm, light to medium skintone really well and makes my cheeks look so fresh and glowy. I like using 'Beam' when I want a more bright cheek look. I like to apply the blush using my fingers. It gives my cheeks the perfect amount of color. GET THIS BLUSH! You won't regret it." —bittersweetmich

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

    Learn more about why cloud paint is a must-have cosmetic in "This Gel-Cream Blush Is A Lazy Girl's Dream And Here's Why".

    17. TruSkin Naturals Vitamin C Serum treats your skin to much-needed nutrition and is love at first drop. Also formulated with hyaluronic acid and vitamin E, this plant-based serum helps to lessen dark circles, sun spots, redness, and breakouts.

    on the left, a person with blemishes and on the right the same person with fewer blemishes

    Promising review: "I stumbled upon this product after searching for something to really ramp up my skincare routine. I wasn’t really expecting much, but to my surprise this has quickly become the holy grail product in my routine! The biggest impact I’ve seen is on my uneven skin tone. I’ve got some red patches around my cheeks (not sure if I’d call it rosacea) and after continuous use of this for about a week, I’ve seen a huge difference! Just ordered my second bottle!" —Nicole

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

    Thirsty for more info? Check out "This Vitamin C Face Serum May Give You The Best Dang Skin Of Your Life".

    18. Fanola No Yellow Shampoo prevents all the platinum qts of the world from getting brassy. Fanola users not only love their icy look, but are stoked to rarely have to return to the salon for expensive toning sessions. If I had known about this shampoo when I was platinum, I wouldn't have had to make those my $1-box-of–mac 'n' cheese years.

    Promising review: "I'm not one to leave reviews, but this product deserves it! Holy cow! I was going to go into the salon to brighten my hair up, but after discovering this product I cancelled my appointment. I'm totally in love! This shampoo is not drying at all and just after two washes I achieved my desired results! I can't recommend it enough!" —Rachael

    Get it from Amazon for $13.90.

    Ready to get your platinum back in action? Check out "If You Color Your Hair Blonde, You Need This Purple Shampoo" for more info.

    19. Healing Solutions Tea Tree Essential Oil bravely fights rosacea, redness, discoloration, and breakouts all with one super-duper product. Slap a cape on this baby, because whether you use it on your full face or as a spot treatment, it's your new hero.

    Promising review: "This is a great product! I've been being using this the past two weeks to reduce acne and it really works! You can see the change from one day to another: it reduces the color and the bumpiness of your acne. At night I apply it directly to each one of the breakouts. It not only helps with the acne you have, but also helps preventing any more breakouts." —Cliente de Amazon

    Get it from Amazon for $5.99.

    20. Stila Glitter and Glow Liquid Eyeshadow turns glitter eyeshadow application from a luxurious chore to a luxurious delight. The easy wand applicator lets you swipe on your ~lewk~ and the pigmented color ensures it won't take 1,500 hours of cosmetology school to pull it off.

    An eye with sparkly gold eyeshadow and sharp cat eye liner

    Promising review: ""I AM OBSESSED WITH THIS STUFF. Great glitter payout with little to no fallout if you do it correctly, 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).

    21. Tarte Shape Tape Contour Concealer punches above its weight as a full coverage, matte finish wunderkind that has taken the beauty community by storm. People love Shape Tape for its flawless-not-fake look and ability to, well, *conceal* under-eye circles perfectly.


    Shape Tape's vegan formula includes shea butter to help retain skin elasticity, mango seed butter to moisturize, and licorice root oil to color correct and brighten.

    Promising review: "I have severe dark circles under my eyes and this is the only concealer that I will ever use. Once I tried it I was hooked. It's the only full coverage concealer that stays on all day and doesn't look cakey once applied. It doesn't even matter if I use too much, because it blends so nicely." —Cara C

    Get it from Tarte for $27 (available in 30 shades).

    Learn more in this BuzzFeeder's full review of Shape Tape.

    22. La Roche-Posay Effaclar Medicated Gel Acne Cleanser fights acne with vigor but is gentle enough to use twice a day. The medicated formula targets problem areas and dramatically reduces excess surface oil, meaning it's both treating your current acne and actively preventing future acne. A good place to start if you want to see what issues can be resolved just with specialized cleansing.

    before and after with a forehead covered in bright red breakouts and the same forehead nearly free of breakouts

    This cleanser is oil-free, fragrance-free, paraben-free, allergy tested, and dermatologist tested.

    Promising review: "When I was about 21, I switched to a birth control implant, and that thing wreaked havoc on my entire life. I suddenly had horrible cystic acne. Not only did it make me self-conscious and uncomfortable, but it was actually so painful — laying on my pillow hurt my face! I tried every skincare line on the market for about three years with no, or very little, results. I tried essential oils, raw honey, all-natural soaps and salves, but nothing helped. Finally, I found La Roche-Posay's skincare products. Within four days, the inflammation decreased, the redness was fading, and my skin felt less dry. By two weeks, my skin was practically clear! I have been using this product for about five years now and I haven't had a single outbreak, EXCEPT for the time I wanted to try a different product to save money. Huge mistake — one I will not make again. I get compliments on my skin regularly, and I feel confident not wearing makeup. Give this system a chance!" —LadyHawke

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

    23. Baebody Eye Gel fools everyone into thinking you're feeling SUPER awake even if you stayed up all night crying while watching Grey's Anatomy. Vitamin E, jojoba oil, and amino acids work to plump under-eyes and reduce fine lines and wrinkles, if that's something you're worried about!,

    Promising review: "I have purchased three jars of this and can't go a day without putting it on morning and night. I'm in my late 30s and people constantly tell me I look 10–20 years younger. I used to having drooping eyelids and , plus fine lines and textured skin. I started using this product three months ago. It's not an overnight fix, but with time and consistent use, I noticed a big difference. I have actually stopped having to wear heavy makeup everyday. Most days I just put this on with some mascara and lip color, and go. Life-changing." —Holly

    Get it from Amazon for $24.95.

    Learn more about why the people love this eye gel in "This Potent Eye Gel May Help Diminish Your Fine Lines And Dark Circles".

    24. Belif The True Cream Aqua Bomb blows most other moisturizers out of the ~water~ with it's refreshing gel formula, long-term effect, and all around amazing feel. It's the skin equivalent of drinking a ton of H2O before bed to avoid a hangover after a night out — I recommend it to literally everyone I know, including you!

    Kayla Suazo / BuzzFeed, Rachel Dunkel / BuzzFeed

    The moisturizer works for all skin types and is oil-, phthalate-, paraben-, and sulfate-free.

    Aqua Bomb moisturizer is easily my desert island skincare product. Although I have dry-leaning combination skin, I hate most moisturizers because creamy formulas feel heavy and just yucky to me, especially under makeup. Aqua Bomb's gel-like consistency absorbs like a dream. It's soothing to stressed out skin in the winter and cooling through the heat of summer. I recommend it to friends of all skin types because it gives your skin that bouncy hydration it craves without feeling oily in the slightest. I've put it on every night and most mornings for years and have no plans of stopping anytime soon!

    Get it from Sephora for $22+ (available in three sizes).

    25. Batiste Dry Shampoo rescues all the lazy people of the world from oily roots basically every day. Thanks for the extra half hour of beauty sleep, Batiste!

    the dry shampoo's teal and green bottle in someone's hand

    As if it couldn't get any better, Batiste is also vegan and cruelty-free.

    Promising review: "My holy grail dry shampoo. I have very fine oily hair, but I don't like washing it every day. This product actually makes my hair look clean. Once you spray and rub lightly with your fingers, this product ensures an all-day clean." —Sarah

    Get it from Amazon for $6.49.

    Batiste also won best budget dry shampoo from BuzzFeed Reviews!

    26. Lovoir's Wingliner Stamp earns the trust of both makeup newbies and veteran eyeliner users. Even if you think you don't need probably do. Pride won't make your wings any sharper, but this stamp sure will!


    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: "Actual holy grail! This eyeliner has changed my life. I know that sounds suuuper dramatic (and it is), but it’s true! I have been doing cat eyeliner for the past six years and I’m somehow STILL horrible at it. I also recently had a baby, so my daily 10–20 minutes of attempting a passable cat eye was chucked out the window and replaced with a sad, under-five-minute routine. I ordered this on a whim thinking it might help and after the first application, I knew I had found my answer! This stuff is SO easy to apply and actually looks really good. Now I get to feel a little more like myself even if all I’m doing that day is changing diapers." —Katelyn

    Get it from Amazon for $13.99 (available in three sizes).

    27. Olaplex No. 3 rescues folks with majorly dry and damaged hair on the daily. Hairstylists have been using this at-home hair repair treatment FOREVER to turn frizzy messes back into a gorgeous manes.

    on the left "before — just my super damaged hair asking me to put it out of its misery" over damaged blonde hair. on the right "after six weeks of using opalex twice a week" over the same blonde hair with much less damage and split ends.
    Elena Garcia / BuzzFeed / Via BuzzFeed

    Promising review: "My hair has been very dry and damaged from too much straightening and curling, and my ends were starting to look terrible. To be honest, I have thin hair, do not get haircuts often, and I blow-dry, straighten, or curl my hair almost every single day — my hair goes through a lot on a daily basis. I heard about this product from a relative who is a hairstylist and she said she uses it often and it is amazing. My hair was silky and soft with less visible damage and that was only after one use. I am very positive it will only get better the more I use it and the longer I keep in on my hair if it worked this well after only one 15-minute treatment." —Gina

    Get it from Amazon for $28.

    Read more about one BuzzFeeder's long-term relationship with Olaplex No. 3 in "This Product Has Saved The Color-Treated, Totally Damaged Hair Of Thousands Of People".

    28. Shany Natural Fusion Eyeshadow Palette *delivers* for shadow lovers with 88 shades in the nude set and 96 colors in the colorful set. Suck it, rainbow! You have a measly seven colors and you think you're all that? You don't even COMPARE to this perfect palette!


    This palette is both cruelty-free and vegan!

    Promising review: "WOW. I am blown away by this palette. I didn't have much hope in it at first. It is really cheap and I was unfamiliar with the brand. I am an African American with yellow undertones. Eyeshadow can be really hard to show up if not pigmented unless we go through hell to prime or find some cheat. NOT THE CASE WITH THIS SHADOW! It is beautifully pigmented and easily layered for more bold color. The palette is full of colors you can wear every day, night, season, and occasion. Some are matte and some are shimmery. Great selection. I recommended this to friends and family. Very pleased!" —M.Harrow

    Get it from Amazon for $8.47+ (available in three colorways).

    29. Benefit The Porefessional Face Primer smooths uneven complexions over so your foundation can go on flawlessly every damn time. See ya later, pores. We're over.


    Promising review: "I’ve used several face primers over the years, and this one is the best I have used! I have some large pores and this helps hide them. It also is great if you have oily skin. Highly recommend!" —Mepper1993

    Get it from Sephora for $13+ (available in three sizes).

    30. PleasingCare Natural Premium Oil Blotting Tissues allow you to simply swipe pesky oils away throughout the day. I remember wiping my face with these as a teenager and comparing my oil-soaked sheets with those of my friends. Tbh, not much has changed!,

    Promising review: "I have been searching for something as effective as this for a long time now. I have extremely oily skin. I live in the Caribbean and whether I wear foundation or not, very early in the day my face is covered in oil, mostly over my T-zone. I tried this and it is excellent. It picks up the oil quickly, leaving my face naturally matte for hours. I am well-pleased with the light weight of the sheets. The pack fits perfectly in my purse or jeans pockets. I have no dislikes. I will stock up on it. Anyone with oily skin will find this as a must-have." —Melisa

    Get a 100-pack from Amazon for $6.95 (available in three styles.

    Learn more about who SO many people swear by these in "Over 1,000 People Love These $7 Blotting Papers For Keeping Their Skin Oil-Free".

    31. Lanolips 101 Ointment Superbalm prevents your lips from getting dry as can be, especially during these long winter months. Nobody should have to suffer from chapped lips, and as long as Lanolips is on-hand, they don't have to.

    Natalie Brown / Via BuzzFeed

    Promising review: "I've had dry lips forever, and they tend to flake and crack. Any lip balm that I had used would work for maybe an hour before I need to reapply. This balm keeps my lips so hydrated and moisturized all day long! I even like to apply it at night as a 'lip mask' and I wake up with nicely hydrated lips. It's a little overpriced, it a little goes a long way. I'll never repurchase another brand of lip balm again." —ellen

    Get it from Ulta for $16.95.

    32. Glossier's Boy Brow thickens and fluffs your brows to perfection with just a swipe. If you've ever seen someone's brows and thought "I wonder how they get them so naturally flawless," there's a 99% chance Boy Brow is the culprit.


    Promising review: "I didn't know I could love my brows this much. With two swipes, Boy Brow makes magic. It puffs them up and fills them out in the best way. The brown shade matched perfectly. This will be my forever product, and my top Glossier recommendation." —madeline

    Get it from Glossier for $16 (available in three shades as well as clear).

    Check our our review of this and several other Glossier products in "Just 9 Glossier Products We Really Love."

    33. John Frida's Hot Air Brush gives you a gorgeous blowout in a snap in the comfort of your own home. Whether you want to smooth your longer tresses or shape your bob, this lightweight tool will do so quickly *and* without making your arms super tired!

    Rachel Dunkel / Via BuzzFeed

    This is a personal holy grail for sure! I'd heard a TON of great things about the hot air brush but admittedly didn't fully believe it until I got one for myself. I was thrilled to have a dramatically short bob until I remembered just how hard they are to style. I'm nearly useless with a round brush and hairdryer. The hot air brush combines two unwieldy tools into one light, easy-to-manage one that's simple to use and greatly cuts down on my morning styling time. I recommend letting your hair air dry most of the way before finishing with this. Even a pass over dry hair helps get my bedhead into shape. Amazing. I have short hair and the 1" version is perfect.

    Get it from Amazon for $34.99+ (available in two sizes).

    34. Lush's Breath of Fresh Air Toner lives up to its name and keeps your skin feeling rejuvenated and just...fresh! I've been using this product for years and find its rose, aloe, and rosemary formula extremely calming, gentle, and effective.

    Rachel Dunkel / Via BuzzFeed

    This product in vegan and cruelty-free!

    Promising review: "I have always had combination skin with a very uneven complexion, until I started using this toner. It has completely changed my skin! I no longer have red blotchy cheeks and a shiny T-zone. Now my skin has a nice even color with no dry/oily areas. I don't even know if a qualify as 'combination skin' anymore — is there such thing as 'perfect skin?' I feel like a whole new person!" —Alex in Wonderland

    Get it from Lush for $10.95+ (available in two sizes).

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