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7 Life-Changing Beauty Products You Need To Try ASAP

Tried, tested, and loved by BuzzFeed editors — including The Spatty, Lime Crime Unicorn Hair, and It Cosmetics CC Cream!

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1. The Spatty digs deep within your almost-empty bottles to scrap out the last remaining bits of product (especially, ahem, after the pump for your primer bottle stops working) so no 🤑 dollars 🤑 go 🤑 wasted 🤑.

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The Spatty is a must-have for anyone who owns beauty products and WILL NOT REST until every single drop is scrapped from the bottle (hello, ME) — especially when the product is Hourglass Mineral Veil Primer and costs a pretty $54 (yeah, it hurts). I've seen The Spatty featured on countless BuzzFeed shopping posts, including the best Shark Tank products. So I knew it'd end up in my Amazon cart eventually. It's one of those things that makes saving money just a tad easier, and I'm here for it.

It's literally a tiny spatula that can wiggle its way through any narrow opening and has a curved edge on one side to get to the hard-to-reach areas of a round bottle, especially at the bottom. So when your pump stops working and your tiny heart breaks at the sight of all the magic white material stuck inside an inflexible (but very chic) glass bottle, this baby works much better than chopsticks or whatever other ratchet means you can think of. I'll definitely be using it with my Fenty Foundation and many other products in due time. But! Its uses don't simply stop at makeup products — it works just as well for bottles of conditioner, nail polish, and condiments! It takes two seconds to wash (it's also dishwasher-safe, but I'd rather just hand-wash) and then spends the rest of its existence sitting pretty in a makeup brush holder with all of my other brushes!

P.S. I took a video with one hand so it was a little shaky, but know that you can easily pick up WAY more product than shown. Spatty away! —Sarah Han

Get it from Walmart for $4.94 or Amazon for $7.99. Also available in a longer 12" version.

2. Botanic Farm Salmon Egg Hydrogel Eye Patches make under-eye puffiness say a teary farewell because these luxe and hydrating gold jellies are filled with salmon egg extract, snail secretion filtrate, colloidal gold, and aloe vera to strength the delicate skin around your peepers, especially after a not-so-great night of sleep.

@botanicfarmofficial_us / Via instagram.com, Emma McAnaw / BuzzFeed

If I get less than ten hours of sleep my eyes get bags. No, what's a bigger word for bags....I get SUITCASES. And as many millennials can relate, I do not always get ten hours of sleep. If ever! So I needed a solution pronto (and one that doesn't cost me a million dollars tyvm). Enter these eye patches! Not only are they super-effective, they're cruelty-free, easy to use, and great for sensitive skin. Believe me, you can touch my face with a speck of dirt and I'd either get a rash or a pimple. So if these babies work for me, they'll probably work for you!

They're made of salmon egg, snail slime (yea), and colloidal gold, so it's really just forces of nature telling your eye bags to take a seat. Plus, there are 30 patches so you have a whole month to try them out. Did I mention they are really, really easy to use? I usually try a bunch of beauty trends and then promptly drop them because ~effort~, but I literally just plop them under my eyeballs and continue to watch Netflix. You only need to use them for about 15 minutes and it's hard to forget to take them off — the longer you wear them, the firmer they become.

It was only about a week until I started to notice a real difference in my precious eye bags. If I got only a few hours of sleep, I'd still have a little discoloration, but the puffiness is long gone! I'm not saying these are MIRACLE workers but they definitely made me less self-conscious about whatever the heck is blowing up under my eyeballs after a bad night's sleep. So, insomniacs and allergy-sufferers rejoice!! —Emma McAnaw

Get a container of 30 from Amazon for $29 or Botanic Farm for $30. Take 25% off on Botanic Farm with our ~exclusive~ coupon code buzz25!

3. Fluide Liquid Lipstick in Silver Future and Glitter in Electric Sea celebrates and creates a safe space for the sheer beauty of LGBTQ bbs with showstopping glittery and metallic products that give back to organizations supporting the health and legal rights of the LGBTQ community.

Francine Hendrickson / BuzzFeed, fluide.us

So, when I heard a makeup line that is inclusive of LGTBQ folks and people of color was FINALLY launching, my little trans heart almost exploded. Then I found out the launch party was in Brooklyn, so of course I went. Now before I go any further, let me tell you about Fluide – this line is queer-run, trans/non-binary inclusive (their website and Instagram are full of amazing, diverse models), and all of their products are vegan/cruelty free! Okay so, back to me getting my makeup done at the launch party and falling in looooove with the Silver Future Liquid Lipstick. I recently dyed my hair lavender and generally wear a lot of cool colors, so this metallic look + my lavender/cool colors look = possibly the greatest look I’ve ever had.

When I first tried the Silver Future, the MUA at the launch used it as liquid liner for a cat eye, then applied as a lipstick with Electric Sea Glitter over it (which I am equally obsessed with). Since then, I’ve worn this color allll the time, and I love how bold it is – seriously, all of Fluide’s liquid lipsticks have three times more pigment than any other lipsticks currently on the market. And I can vouch for this lip being suuuper smooth and easy to apply — and it stayed on through water drinking, freezing temps, kissing, and performing poems. I like wearing this on stage for a boost of confidence – everyone always compliments the color, and it makes an otherwise understated outfit really pop.

As a trans/non-binary person, makeup always felt like an element of self-expression I didn’t really have access to, so the idea of wearing a bold lip color (and glitter) would usually intimidate me. But just seeing the positive representation Fluide is bringing queer folks in the beauty industry gave me the courage to try this, and I am so glad I did. I highly recommend it to other queer babes and allies! Five percent of Fluide’s profits go to LGBTQ nonprofits, and that (plus amazing quality makeup) is something everyone can get behind. —Francine Hendrickson

Get Liquid Lipstick in Silver Future from Fluide for $16 (available in nine shades total) and Glitter in Electric Sea for $12 (available in six shades total).

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4. Marin Bee Honey Butter keeps your overworked keyboard hitters baby soft and hydrated all day long AND each sale lends its hand towards bee conservation.

I keep some all-natural hand cream at my desk that I absolutely love! I feel like I spend a lot of time using my hands and they can get dried out, fast. And nobody likes to type with dry, cracky skin! Marin Bee's honey butter just feels a little extra special than regular lotion, and IT SMELLS AMAZING. Plus the packaging is the cutest thing I have ever seen, so I love having it out on my desk. The coolest part is Marin Bee donates a portion of their sales to help save the bees! 🐝 —Kayla SuazoGet it from Amazon for $18.For more like this, check out 12 Unexpected Things Happy People Keep On Their Desks.
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I keep some all-natural hand cream at my desk that I absolutely love! I feel like I spend a lot of time using my hands and they can get dried out, fast. And nobody likes to type with dry, cracky skin! Marin Bee's honey butter just feels a little extra special than regular lotion, and IT SMELLS AMAZING. Plus the packaging is the cutest thing I have ever seen, so I love having it out on my desk. The coolest part is Marin Bee donates a portion of their sales to help save the bees! 🐝 —Kayla Suazo

Get it from Amazon for $18.

For more like this, check out 12 Unexpected Things Happy People Keep On Their Desks.

5. Lime Crime Unicorn Hair (shout out to Valentine!!) is the perfect no-harm, no-bleach semi-permanent dye of ~your dreams~, whether you're looking to restore your bleached strands and regrowth to lush red glory or upgrade your bleached blonde ends with a generous wash of magnificent pink.

I am that person who, upon seeing how often I willingly choose to chemically alter my hair, you’re surprised to see still has any hair left on her head. I went from long red locks to short cropped silver in the same amount of time it took me to finish all four seasons of Grace and Frankie (a couple of days). The damage done to my hair was unspeakable. And the problem was (as every stylist that saw me predicted), I wanted to head back to bright red the minute blonde got boring (which took about a minute). I began to refill my follicles with red, which is notoriously hard to keep, and even harder when your hair is damaged, meaning I was spending a hefty penny keeping it fresh. Then I met Lime Crime’s Unicorn Hair, a full-coverage deposit color that costs a fraction of the price of a salon service. I spent Valentine’s Day sitting next to my spouse covered in what looked like blood with a plastic bag wrapped around my head. Because I know romance. And because my Unicorn Hair (in the appropriately-named shade Valentine) arrived that day and I wasn’t going to let a Valentine’s night get in the way of my new head of hair. I wanted a deep, lush red, so I kept it on for about an hour, and used the plastic bag to lock in heat while protecting my couch from potential doom. After an hour, my dried up and worn down copper locks looked straight up Disney Princess Ariel red. Unicorn Hair doesn’t use a catalyst, which basically means you’re not aggressively breaking up your hair to add in color. It also means that this product works best to enhance color that has already been dyed (like my faded red), but will also give a nice tone to natural hair. I love the dimension the color gives both my untouched regrowth and my processed ends. TL;DR It took nothing, cost little, and will be forever on my bathroom shelf and on my happy head. —Mal Mower
Mal Mower / BuzzFeed

I am that person who, upon seeing how often I willingly choose to chemically alter my hair, you’re surprised to see still has any hair left on her head. I went from long red locks to short cropped silver in the same amount of time it took me to finish all four seasons of Grace and Frankie (a couple of days). The damage done to my hair was unspeakable. And the problem was (as every stylist that saw me predicted), I wanted to head back to bright red the minute blonde got boring (which took about a minute). I began to refill my follicles with red, which is notoriously hard to keep, and even harder when your hair is damaged, meaning I was spending a hefty penny keeping it fresh. Then I met Lime Crime’s Unicorn Hair, a full-coverage deposit color that costs a fraction of the price of a salon service.

I spent Valentine’s Day sitting next to my spouse covered in what looked like blood with a plastic bag wrapped around my head. Because I know romance. And because my Unicorn Hair (in the appropriately-named shade Valentine) arrived that day and I wasn’t going to let a Valentine’s night get in the way of my new head of hair. I wanted a deep, lush red, so I kept it on for about an hour, and used the plastic bag to lock in heat while protecting my couch from potential doom. After an hour, my dried up and worn down copper locks looked straight up Disney Princess Ariel red. Unicorn Hair doesn’t use a catalyst, which basically means you’re not aggressively breaking up your hair to add in color. It also means that this product works best to enhance color that has already been dyed (like my faded red), but will also give a nice tone to natural hair. I love the dimension the color gives both my untouched regrowth and my processed ends. TL;DR It took nothing, cost little, and will be forever on my bathroom shelf and on my happy head. —Mal Mower

Ok y'all, I've been agonizing about dragging my old-but-professionally-bleached blonde hair back to a salon and drenching it in new, magical colors. Why agonizing? Because of HIGH PRICES. It's enough to make me cry and curl up into a ball. So when I saw Lime Crime's Unicorn Hair, I was like, "Can I really just dye my hair myself for $16? Will it REALLY work??" 👀👀👀 It'll set you back $32 if you *actually* wanted a dark pink — I used Dilute (a pastel mixer/toner) to tone down the Valentine red a bit (don't ask me why I didn't just get the Strawberry Jam color 🙄).Anyways, wow, it was such a breeze to use. I tied up my hair in four very messy sections so I could try and make sure I covered almost every damn strand with pink goo. I only kept the dye on for 30 minutes (which is the recommended time anyways, but if you want more intensity, shoot for one to two hours!) because it was super late at night and I needed my zzz's, but the color still turned out SO vibrant! And my hair felt totally normal and as unharmed as bleached hair can feel afterwards. Two washes later, it literally looks THE EXACT SAME. And even when it fades I know that, given my previous dabble with Bubblegum Pink, I know it'll fade ~gorgeously~ and slowly. —Sarah HanGet Valentine from Amazon for $16. And all of the other colors (including the pastel Dilute mixer) from Amazon (available in 11 colors) or Lime Crime for $16 (available in 27 colors).
Sarah Han / BuzzFeed

Ok y'all, I've been agonizing about dragging my old-but-professionally-bleached blonde hair back to a salon and drenching it in new, magical colors. Why agonizing? Because of HIGH PRICES. It's enough to make me cry and curl up into a ball. So when I saw Lime Crime's Unicorn Hair, I was like, "Can I really just dye my hair myself for $16? Will it REALLY work??" 👀👀👀 It'll set you back $32 if you *actually* wanted a dark pink — I used Dilute (a pastel mixer/toner) to tone down the Valentine red a bit (don't ask me why I didn't just get the Strawberry Jam color 🙄).

Anyways, wow, it was such a breeze to use. I tied up my hair in four very messy sections so I could try and make sure I covered almost every damn strand with pink goo. I only kept the dye on for 30 minutes (which is the recommended time anyways, but if you want more intensity, shoot for one to two hours!) because it was super late at night and I needed my zzz's, but the color still turned out SO vibrant! And my hair felt totally normal and as unharmed as bleached hair can feel afterwards. Two washes later, it literally looks THE EXACT SAME. And even when it fades I know that, given my previous dabble with Bubblegum Pink, I know it'll fade ~gorgeously~ and slowly. —Sarah Han

Get Valentine from Amazon for $16. And all of the other colors (including the pastel Dilute mixer) from Amazon (available in 11 colors) or Lime Crime for $16 (available in 27 colors).

6. It Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC+ Cream gives your face a flawless, all-day, actually-looks-like-skin finish with ample SPF 50 protection in one easy step, so you have one less thing to worry about before running out.

@itcosmetics / Via instagram.com, Anna McCarter / BuzzFeed

"I had recently started using Retin-A, a skincare product that my dermatologist had prescribed. Because Retin-A causes rapid cell turnover, it’s extra important to wear a high SPF every day — and the It Cosmetics CC Cream caught my eye because of its whopping SPF 50.

Three years and many, many tubes of the stuff later, I can say that this product is everything I need in a foundation and more. I can wear it with a full face of makeup or put on a light layer with nothing else while I'm running errands on the weekend. And as a bonus, I don’t have to worry about applying sunscreen underneath it, since the product's SPF 50 has got me covered. Yes, the name is kind of gimmicky and it’s not the cheapest foundation, but IMHO this makeup is unlike any other product on the market I've ever used, and worth every. damn. penny. (Plus it's cruelty-free and free of parabens.)" —Anna McCarter

P.S. Read the full review here!

Get the "normal" CC Cream from Sephora for $15+ and the Illumination Cream for $38 (both available in seven shades).

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7. Winky Lux Mini Pill Lipstick Kit offers the darn cutest lippies and barely takes up any room (no more overflowing bags!), while still packing in so much pigment that'll last through halal food and everything else the day throws at you.

AnaMaria Glavan / BuzzFeed, anrdoezrs.net

My bag is a telltale sign that I am a messy person. I throw in a whole bunch of crap in there before I leave for work: lipsticks, mascaras, concealers. You name it, it’s in my bag. So call it a case of pre-spring cleaning, but I’m trying to make a more conscience effort to keep my purse organized. One way to make sure my purse isn’t overflowing with beauty products? The size of said products. Which is why this pill lipstick from Winky Lux is my new beauty bread and butter and I want the whole damn world to know it. Buckle in, kids, I have a glowing review coming your way.

This lipstick is SO FRIGGIN’ TINY AND CUTE. It is maybe half the size of my pinky, meaning it can fit in any of the various pockets throughout my everyday bag. It’s just super convenient because it takes up almost no space, so I can also store it in my wallet, my tiny clutch that fits absolutely nothing, my pocket, etc. Besides that, it’s also super easy to apply and LASTS. Like, all day. I’m writing this at 1:41 PM, applied it at 8:00 AM, and it still looks fantastic. I haven’t had to reapply it once — even after eating halal food.

The lipstick I am wearing comes in a mini kit of five lipsticks, all in gorgeous, wearable shades ranging from nudes to purples and reds. My personal favorite is the 'Pippy' color, which I’m wearing in the above pic. It’s the perfect color! Oh, and they’re vegan and cruelty-free. Hooray! —AnaMaria Glavan

Get a set of five from Winky Lux or Urban Outfitters for $16.

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