Skip To Content

    9 Practical Beauty Products You Didn't Know You Needed

    Practical solutions to your beauty problems

    We hope you love the products we recommend! Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales from the links on this page.

    1. A five drawer organiser to help keep all your makeup in one place.

    10FT / Via amazon.co.uk

    Promising review: "It holds SOO MUCH! I'm a makeup artist so I have loads of makeup and I really thought I will still have some just sitting on the side. BUT I HAVE SPACE. I love the fact that the top part has a flip open lid, as it lets me store palettes and brushes. It's so easy to clean. I just use a face wipe. The handles are perfect, I have quite long nails and find it hard to open little drawers but the handle on this are thick and long enough to hold onto easily. I actually love this makeup storage." – Lake

    Get it from Amazon, £20

    2. This cute display stand to hold your makeup sponges.

    MALLOOM / Via amazon.com, MH / Via amazon.com

    Promising review: "This is really everything I never knew I needed. This product has certainly exceeded my expectations. I've received many compliments on it, and it serves its purpose well. My beauty blender dries and has a place to sit, where it isn't touching the counter." – Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon, £1.99

    3. A hand palette that helps you to mix makeup, without the mess.

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Makeup-Hand-Palette-Prevent-Stains/dp/B01BFC0B2I/ref=sr_1_2_s_it?s=beauty&ie=UTF8&qid=1498064070&sr=1-2&keywords=foundation+mixing+palette

    Promising review: "This is smaller than I would probably like, but I do have to mix my foundations to get the right colour and for that, this is very handy. It saves me using the inside of compact lids. If anything, I want them to make a bigger palette!" – A. Douglas

    Get it from Amazon, £9.99

    4. Velcro sheets that keeps your hair away from your face.

    https://thisisbeautymart.com/shop/korean-fringe-stabilizer/
    BuzzFeed

    Promising review: "I am really into this. It worked so well on my fringe and it felt really comfortable, plus it didn't leave my 10" Brazilian weave frizzy, so bonus points on that. It works better than a hair bobble because you don't get the ponytail dent.– Tolani

    Get it from Beauty Mart, £3.50

    5. A squidger to help you get every last bit of your makeup out.

    Squidger

    Squidger is a small gadget that helps to squeeze the last annoying bit out of your moisturisers, foundations, cleansers, anything in a tube really. I mean, yes you could just cut open the packaging to get all the product, but that means you can't travel with it. So this product is actually worth having.

    Get it from Squidger, £4.99

    6. Silk pillowcases that care for your hair while you sleep.

    Lily Silk / Via amazon.co.uk

    Promising review: "This is a great pillow for protection from split ends. I have relaxed afro hair and this is a great buy for those of us girls who don't want to wrap up their hair every night . Usually with a cotton pillow I wake up with broken brittle pieces of hair on my pillow. This morning I looked and there were absolutely no hairs on my pillow. Fabulous!" – Sarah D

    Get it from Amazon, £12

    7. Washable mascara wands with four different brush styles.

    BuzzFeed

    Promising review: "These were great! I could definitely see a difference between the eye with just my normal mascara wand, and the eye I used the separate wands for. I like that you can choose which effect you want, and the defining brush is super useful for fixing clumping." .– Emma

    Get it from Amazon, £4.99

    8. A glue that helps keep your glitter makeup on for the whole day.

    Stargazer
    https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/profile/amzn1.account.AGBXB6GGKWSNTWVGVYZ7EH3XN7OA

    " I haven't tried many glitter glues but this one worked well, it kept my glitter on all day 👌 " – Rebecca Nelson

    Get it from Amazon, £1.80

    9. A hot-iron holster so you can keep your styling tools off your counter space or floor.

    Promising review: "Can't believe how well this works. It really does grip, the weight of any straighter, wand or waver, I have them all. Looks and feels high quality and I can't recommend this enough." – Julie

    Get it from Amazon, £18.99