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22 Inexpensive Products That'll Make Any Makeup Lover’s Life Better

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1. A textured sponge to quickly remove color from your makeup brushes without using water or soap.

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Promising Review: “This easily allows you to change the color on an eyeshadow brush. It gets all of the powder off the brush and can be used with any type of powder brush. You can turn it over in the tin and use the other side when one side gets too much makeup on it!” —Angela Turkfeld

Get it from Amazon for $8.36.

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2. A lovely blender holder to store and air dry your sponges in the prettiest way.

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Promising Review: “This is the perfect storage holder for my Real Techniques Sponge. It keeps me from getting makeup on my white vanity table when the sponge is dirty. And it’s perfect for holding my sponge when I air dry it after being cleaned. The spirals allow for air to pass all around. And the beauty blender doesn't roll around or get moldy while trapped inside some non-breathable container.” —Michelle

Get it from Amazon for $5.99+ (Available in five colors).

3. A set of flexible oval makeup brushes to give you more control than a simple sponge.

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Promising Review: “These brushes are soft and apply makeup effortlessly. The handles make them so much easier to use than the blending sponges I normally use!” —Trina

Get the seven-piece set from Amazon for $8.98.

4. A pack of eyeshadow patches so you can keep glitter, eyeshadow, and mascara fallout from ruining your makeup looks.

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Promising Review: “I have been using tape to get a sharp line for my wings. And when I found this product, I was floored and thought they were too good to be true. But I promise they are one of the best things I have found for completing eye makeup looks. They stick just enough, and you can adjust them for different angled wings.” —Nicole Leonard

Get a set of 30-pack from Amazon for $11.86.

5. A multi-level palette organizer to access your beloved shadows with ease — which means more time to craft some epic looks.

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Promising Review: “This organizer works great for my longer eye-makeup palettes, and it doesn’t take up too much space on my vanity!” —Rob

Get it from Amazon for $12.99.

6. A lovely eyelash storage case so your fave falsies will never be alone.

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Promising Review: “This is such a high quality little case for the price. Plus, it’s so cute! How can you not smile when you look at it!? If you need an adorable little case for your eyelashes, this is a great option.” —Ali Wright

Get it from Amazon for $3.39.

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7. A set of cleaning mats to keep your makeup brushes looking like perfection.

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Promising Review: “The suction cups along the bottom of these mats are very helpful when it comes to cleaning brushes. Prior to the purchase of these mats, I very rarely cleaned my brushes. When I tried just using a paper towel, it didn't seem to have much benefit. But this mat provides labeled areas for different types of brushes and folds up nicely for storage.” —Maddie Majeski

Get them from Amazon for $9.90.

8. A collapsible makeup-brush tower so you can easily air dry your brushes without damaging their bristles.

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Promising Review: “This rack is very sturdy and has a heavy-duty feel to it. It does not feel like it will break easily, and it holds my brushes just fine!” —Mousie

Get it from Amazon for $10.99 (available in two colors).

9. A pack of silicone makeup sponges to avoid wasting makeup while blending in your foundation, blush, or even bronzer.

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Promising Review: The silicone sponges provide a smooth application of makeup products, and you can wash the excess right off! And it comes in a cute little pouch, so you can keep it in your makeup bag without it touching anything!” —Amazon Customer

Get a two-pack from Amazon for $6.99.

10. A pack of plastic spatulas you can use to dip into product jars — keeping your skin care or makeup routine as sanitary as possible.

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Promising Review: "These are perfect for using my different face creams, as I know it's not good to use your fingers to dip into jars. Hands can cause bacteria to enter the jars or make certain ingredients inactive. So these are great to use if a paddle wasn’t included with your skin care products.” —Rosalund

Get a 100-pack from Amazon for $7.99 (available in nine colors).

11. A cosmetics pouch with a waist strap for easy access to your brushes when doing makeup for a client — or even just your bestie.

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Promising Review: “I am a freelance makeup artist and love this pouch. It looks very professional and is necessary to get the job done. It holds all the brushes I need and is the perfect size — big enough, but not too bulky!”—Mrs. Hernandez

Get it from Amazon for $13.99.

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12. A pretty acrylic desktop organizer to transform your vanity into the the makeup masterpiece of your dreams.

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Promising Review: “This drawer comes in two pieces, but the top fits perfectly on top of the drawers. It's a great size, and fits almost all of my makeup. It is great for people who are starting out their makeup collection. But you can really fit a lot of products in the drawers. It looks great on bathroom counters, dressers, or a makeup counter!” —Carol Russo

Get it from Amazon for $12.99+ (available in 10 styles).

13. A pretty set of mint makeup brushes that come in a handy roll case — perfect for taking on your next getaway.

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Promising Review: "These makeup brushes are great quality! They are very soft, and the packaging is beautiful! The brushes are perfect for beginners or pro makeup artists!” —Graciela Sanchez

Get the 11-piece set from Amazon for $17.99.

14. A stainless-steel makeup palette to mix your products like a makeup pro.

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Promising Review: “I absolutely love this mixing palette. It's easy to clean and sturdy. It’s quite large, which is great for someone who uses a wide variety of concealers and foundations. And the rubber circle is a great touch because it helps prevent the metal from cutting into my skin.” —Boss Lady

Get it from Amazon for $3.86+ (available in two sizes).

15. A sleek LED magnifying mirror you can easily fold up for traveling — so your makeup will be flawless no matter where you go.

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Promising Review: “I wish I would have purchased this a very long time ago. My eyebrows look amazing now! I placed it right on my big mirror over the sink. It looks great and the light is very bright.” —Rvtgirl

Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

16. A six-drawer organizer cart for additional space to store away all of your beauty goodies.

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Promising Review: “I put two of these drawers together in about 20 minutes. Even though they are full of glass foundation bottles, they stay in. They hold all of my makeup perfectly!” —Mindy

Get it from Amazon for $25.41+ (available in four colors).

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17. A blackhead remover kit to extract pimples without using your fingers or nails — which can lead to more breakouts (eek!).

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Promising Review: “This kit came with so many tools it was hard to choose what to try first! This helped my blackhead-prone skin so much. My skin feels softer, and my pores have become smaller.” —Desiree Ashley

Get it from Amazon for $10.

18. A cosmetics work mat that converts into a handy travel pouch — so you can set up your vanity basically anywhere.

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Promising Review: “I have heard of the Lay-n-Go cosmetics bag. But seeing that this one is priced much lower, I thought I’d give it a try. It does its job perfectly! It can hold my big makeup palette and several other products, and I still have room to spare.” —FrugalSpender

Get it from Amazon for $7.99.

19. A magnetic Z Palette so you can finally get your individual eyeshadow pans in order.

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Promising Review: “This Z Palette is perfect for storing my eyeshadow singles, as well as those that I have deported from larger palette sets. The magnetic base is extremely strong and holds the shadows without any sliding around. I was unsure of what size to order at first, but I'm really glad I went with the medium. It would comfortably hold about 15 MAC, Makeup Geek, or Karity shadow pans!” —Kate

Get it from Amazon for $15.30.

20. A waterproof exfoliator brush to give your skin a deep clean and remove stubborn makeup products in a cinch.

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Promising Review: “This brush removes all my makeup, and I love it! I mainly use the face brush. But the body one is good for in the shower on your back, as well. I would recommend this if you've never owned a face brush and want to try one!” —Patty

Get the seven-piece set from Amazon for $19.99.

21. A spacious travel bag so you keep your makeup must-haves organized and protected.

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Promising Review: "I am so pleased with this bag. It feels very sturdy, and holds so many makeup products. It is a great value for the price.” —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $23.98+ (available in two sizes).

22. And a tiny melting pot you can use to melt down ingredients for DIY beauty projects — like making lipsticks or body butters.

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Promising Review: “I bought this pot for making lipstick, chapstick, and gloss, so I don’t have to make a mess out of the pots I use for cooking. It works great for melting shea butter, coconut oil, and cocoa butter. Even better, it melts beeswax pellets perfectly! Of course the beeswax takes a little longer than the other ingredients. But it doesn't burn, and it still takes less than 15 minutes to get pure liquid. The silicone liner is super easy to wipe out and keep clean. It also works great for keeping the beeswax and oil base melted for lipsticks and for adding mica powder. It is definitely the best addition to my homemade beauty supply tool kit.” —Lisa

Get it from Amazon or $23.99.

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

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