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40 Products That'll Totally Change How You Put On Your Makeup


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A waterproof, smudge-proof liquid eyeliner stamp that addresses the bane of every makeup wearer’s existence: creating the perfect, symmetrical cat-eye. Now you don’t have to spend an hour redoing your wings — this easy-to-use stamp creates the same wing on each side, and no one will even know the difference. 🤫


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A bottle of Nyx Matte Finish spray so your carefully crafted makeup look can survive up to 16 hours of wear, through humidity, sweat, rain, and snow, without any smudging or melting.


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A light, silky Touch in Sol No Poreblem primer to try if your foundation never goes on looking as smooth as you’d like — this’ll hydrate the skin while also minimizing the appearances of spots, blemishes, and pores to help your foundation look its best on top. Just check out the difference on this orange below!


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A bottle of Ecotools Makeup Brush Cleansing Shampoo, because chances are, your sponges and brushes are overdue for a good cleaning. Made with gentle, plant-based ingredients, this cleanser will remove all the built-up makeup, oil, and impurities from your tools — and watching all the gunk be washed down the sink is *so* satisfying.


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A tube of Essence Lash Princess Mascara, beloved for its ability to give you bold, dramatic lashes while also separating them to prevent clumping — and, most of all, for its $5 price tag!


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A perfectly pigmented Han Skincare Cosmetics All Natural Cheek and Lip Tint, because we loooove a 3-in-1 makeup product! This hydrating multi-stick adds a lovely pop of color to your lips and eyes as well as a natural flush to your cheeks so you don’t have to reach for (or travel with) a product for each step.

A photo of a variety of the cheek and lip tints scattered about

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A two-piece eyebrow soap kit to help you sculpt your brows so they have the exact shape, volume, and texture you’re going for — and keep them looking defined and fluffy throughout the day.


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A stainless-steel Skin Spatula that’ll take your exfoliation game to the next level. It issues high-frequency vibrations to deeply clean and remove blackheads, dead skin, oil, and dirt from deep within your pores, which will also help your other products absorb and work their magic more effectively.


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A tube of Elizabeth Mott Thank Me Later Eyeshadow Base because if you’re applying eyeshadow without primer, you’re not getting its full effect. Not only will it make your eyeshadow look bolder and extra pigmented, but it’ll also combat oil and creasing so your smoky eye looks flawless all night long.


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And a pack of eyeshadow shields to catch excess makeup while applying it and leave your under-eye area looking clean afterward.

four step process of an eyeshadow look created using the eyshadow shields to catch excess makeup that falls underneath the eye

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A long-lasting Peripera Ink Velvet Lip Tint that’ll give your pout a smooth, ultra-pigmented stain with a silky finish. It also has a lightweight feel that’s not sticky or clumpy!

A customer review photo of them wearing and holding the bottle for Ink Velvet 05

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A set of L.A. Girl Pro blemish and under-eye correctors that’ll be your go-to color-correction trio: orange to help cancel out dark under-eye circles, green to neutralize redness, and yellow for addressing purple/blue tones and all-over mild redness.


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A pack of blotting papers that’ll be a lifesaver if you tend to get shiny throughout the day. These rapidly absorb the excess oil to help you freshen up without having to mess with powder — just a few pats and you’ll be ready for that midday meeting.

A customer review photo showing their forehead before and after using the blotting papers

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Youthforia’s YO Blush, which reacts to your skin’s natural pH level to create the *perfect* shade of flush for your skin tone so you never have to think about what shade to wear. This vegan, color-changing oil is made with 20 different plant-based ingredients that are so skin-friendly, you could even sleep in this!


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A peel-off liquid nail polish barrier if you love painting your nails but have long given up on staying inside the lines. The “second skin” layer around your nails will easily peel right off when you’re done painting, leaving you with clean, almost professional-looking nails.

A series of customer review photo of the nail polish barrier applied under nail polish

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A pack of facial and eyebrow razors for safely exfoliating your face and removing peach fuzz if desired, since it’ll also help your makeup go on more smoothly. It doubles as an eyebrow razor so you can shape your brows and easily remove any stray hairs.


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A lightweight, long-lasting Coty Airspun loose setting powder that’ll go on top of your foundation to help smooth and soften the look as well as lock it in for all-day wear. It can also help reduce the appearance of blemishes and fine lines.

Some scattered containers of the Coty Airspun loose setting powder

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A Vive Cosmetics matte liquid lipstick in Amor Eterno, a bold dark red you’ll want to reach for all fall and into the holiday season. It has a velvety matte finish that can withstand your midday snacks and happy hour drinks so you can rock that red lip all day and into the night.


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A pack of super-soft makeup sponges that’ll be a budget-friendly alternative to pricier, name-brand sponges out there. Reviewers say they blend product just as seamlessly, and you can use them with wet or dry makeup!

A customer review photo of a wet and dry makeup sponge

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And an acrylic makeup sponge organizer to give your collection of sponges a clean and easily accessible storage spot where they can dry in between use (not to mention look super adorable on your vanity or dresser).

several sponges of different shapes and colors resting in the clear makeup sponge organizer

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A Maybelline New York Makeup Lip Liner in clear that’ll make sure your go-to lipstick looks its very best for hours. By lining your lips with this, it’ll prevent bleeding and feathering and create a defined lip shape.

The Maybelline New York Makeup Lip Liner in clear

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A double-sided silicone lip brush if you’re constantly applying lip balm but your lips still don’t look or feel soft — chances are, they just need some exfoliation so your moisturizing product can be fully effective (and your lipstick can look its best).

A model holding three scrubber lip brushes

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A super-bold, smudge-proof Kulfi Kajal Eyeliner with a creamy texture that glides on smoothly and won’t give you those dreaded raccoon eyes after a long day. Its color is rich — no need to retrace your lines over and over ’til it’s properly saturated — and it’s infused with moisturizing aloe vera and vitamin E. BTW, if you struggle with liquid eyeliners, you may find this application easier!


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A bottle of the ever-popular Ilia Super Serum Skin Tint with SPF 40 for light, dewy coverage that’ll take care of your sun protection in the same step. And because it’s formulated with hyaluronic acid, plant-based squalane, and niacinamide, it’ll also help hydrate, plump, and smooth your skin as well as even out your skin tone (without feeling heavy!).

A model holding the bottle next to their face

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A pack of pre-moistened Andrea Eye Q’s Oil-Free Make-Up Correctors, little swabs that let you quickly and easily correct makeup mistakes without messing up the whole look. Finally, fixing that eyeliner wing doesn’t have to smudge the entire area.

The Andrea Eye Q's Oil-Free Make-Up Correctors

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A reusable makeup-removing cloth because taking off your makeup at night isn’t anyone’s favorite task, but this makes it as easy as possible, not to mention sustainable. All you need is water, and it’ll lift away even thick eye makeup without harsh tugging.

The makeup removing cloth with makeup residue on it

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Or a pack of makeup-removing, fragrance-free Cetaphil cleansing wipes if you’re not ready to quit the disposable towelettes, but need a gentler option. These are formulated with aloe vera, chamomile, and green tea, so they’ll actually soothe your skin as they gently clean.


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And a pack of Almay’s hypoallergenic eye makeup–removing pads you’ll be glad to have after a long night out when you just want to collapse into bed. These soft pads contain a botanical blend of cucumber, green tea, and aloe that’s gentle on the sensitive skin around your eyes, removing even waterproof mascara and eyeliner without hard rubbing.

A model pulling out some eye makeup–removing pads from their container

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A tube of Nyx eyebrow gel if your brows have a mind of their own and you want some serious help taming those hairs. This clear gel shapes your brows and works with your pencils and powders to seal in the color and hold them in place. Bonus: It can even be used as a clear mascara to enhance your natural curl!

A customer review photo of their eyebrows before and after using the NYX eyebrow gel

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A shiny tube of Rimmel Stay Glossy lip gloss designed to stay put for six hours.

A close up of lips using Rimmel Stay Glossy 6 Hour Lipgloss in Seduce Me

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A set of super-soft, beginner-friendly makeup brushes to help you apply all your blushes, eyeshadows, highlighters, and other makeup products as easily and effectively as possible. Reviewers rave about this set for the quality at such an affordable price — the 79,000+ 5-star reviews are a testament to it!

A customer review photo of the makeup brushes

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A four-pack of moisturizing (and refreshingly minty) tinted lip balms you can reach for any time your lips are feeling a bit parched. The soothing formula contains castor, argan, and coconut oils that soften your lips, plus conditioning beeswax, and moisturizing vitamin E. Not only that, but each balm will also give you a sheer, natural-looking pop of color.


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A whipped Dear Dahlia Dream Velvet Lip Mousse with a buildable, multi-use formula that can be blended onto your cheeks and eyelids as well as your lips! It has a soft, powdery finish that’s not drying, and comes in some seriously *gorgeous* shades.


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A Black Opal True Color Pore Perfecting Powder Foundation designed to blur the appearance of blemishes, control shine, and mattify the skin so you’re left with a smooth, velvety finish. Its color-adjusting pigments adjust to your unique skin tone for precise matching!


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