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    27 Easy Products To Try If You Love Makeup But Struggle To Put It On

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    1. This eyeliner stamp is waterproof and smudge-proof!

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    Getting that perfect cat eye is one of the hardest makeup tricks to perfect. Save time and frustration with this eyeliner, which has a winged stamp that you can simply press against your eyelids! As an added bonus, this one comes with a normal eyeliner pen on the other side, and it comes in a two pack with one stamp for each eye!

    Price: £9.97 for a pack of two.

    2. A long-lasting smudge-proof eyebrow feather pen, which makes your brows look microbladed.

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    Big, bushy eyebrows are still in fashion (thank GOD), but it can be hard to find a wearable version of the look for everyday. Pomades can be heavy, and eyebrow pencils can make your brows look blocky if you don't know how to feather the stuff! This easy-peasy feather pen is the perfect middle ground – it makes your eyebrows look full and feathery in seconds.

    Price: £5.99.

    3. This tinted lip balm, which has great colour payoff while staying super forgiving.

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    This Max Factor tinted lip balm is available in eight different shades (my personal fave is Exquisit Caramel!) It's lightweight enough to be really easy to remove and forgiving, but pigmented enough to give you a great ~look~ for less effort.

    Price: £2.75- £10.79 depending on colour.

    4. An eyebrow measuring tool if you really struggle to keep those bad boys symmetrical.

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    You've probably heard of eyebrow stencils before, but the fact is you can't expect a pre-made shape to look good on everyone – each face is different. It can be really hard to work out when your brows should start, arch, and end! This measuring tool is designed with microblading artists in mind, because it helps you mark out perfectly symmetrical brows.

    Price: £6.59.

    5. You can tidy up the edges of your eyeshadow with these patches, which shield your foundation from fallout.

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    Fallout from eyeshadow is a real problem, no matter what your skill level. These handy AF stencils give your eyeshadow those super satisfying clean lines, and it protects the foundation under your eye from stray pigments too!

    Price: £4.99 for 100 pieces.

    6. Try out some tinted brow gel if all that other eyebrow stuff seems like a bit too much.

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    You can make your brows seem fuller, more even, and darker in seconds with some fuss-free tinted eyebrow gel, which you use kind of like mascara to coat the hairs of your brows. This one is waterproof and doesn't smudge, and it lasts all day! Plus, it's available in seven different shades, so there's something for most people.

    Price: £12.99.

    7. These jumbo eye crayons will give you great colour payoff in seconds.

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    You'll get no fallout from this stuff, and there are enough shades to find something flattering for most skin types! You can buff this eyeshadow out on its own for a subtle glow, or draw it above a dark eyeshadow for a no-fuss faux cut crease. This NYX pencil comes in 20 shades!

    Price: £2.99 - £9.70 depending on colour.

    8. Can't apply glued-on fake eyelashes? Try these ones instead, which stick to magnetised eyeliner!

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    The hassle of applying fake lashes can be real. It's just really, really hard to get normal lashes to lie flat against your natural ones and prevent the edges from detaching! These magnetic ones mean you don't have to deal with glue, and because the whole strip is magnetically attached to the liner, it'll stay even above your lashes. You can re-use the lashes too if you clean them properly!

    Price: £13.99 for a pack of five including magnetic liner.

    9. If you're always worried about how blended your lewks are, this Kabuki foundation brush is well worth considering.

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    Because Kabuki brushes are more dense than other kinds, they apply a more even pressure to your foundation, which is perfect for buffing it out. You can apply powder with it, too, and stipple your contour (it's a super effective way of giving yourself that airbrushed look!) Plus, because its bristles are so tightly-packed, this brush won't absorb excess product either, which will both make your foundation last longer and prevent that cakey look. It's available in black, pink, and rose!

    Price: £6.95.

    10. This translucent setting powder will make your foundation sit better and last longer, no matter what your skin tone or type.

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    Airspun powder has built up a bit of a cult following for a reason! This translucent powder is really finely-milled, meaning it won't give you that cakey finish or a chalky cast. It's a great way to set your foundation (it's the only thing that stops the concealer under my eyes creasing), and because it's translucent, it works for a variety of skin tones.

    Price: £10.45.

    11. If you haven't already, take a look at these really popular makeup sponges – people love 'em for a reason.

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    If you use these things damp (which is the only way to do it TBH), they'll give your foundation that flawless, airbrushed finish in seconds! Plus, because these sponges apply pressure really evenly, you won't get patchy or uneven foundation.

    Price: £5.99 for two.

    12. Eyeshadow primer is the best way to get your eyeshadow to pop.

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    If, like me, you're sick of dull, bland eyeshadow, this primer might help you out! Because it gives your eyeshadow a plain base to cling onto, not only does the stuff stay on longer and smudge less, it also looks more pigmented and bold. This MaxFactor one comes in a universal shade that claims to work for all skin types.

    Price: £5.74.

    13. Rather than laying your foundation on really thick, it could be time to try dabs of some really good concealer instead (you just can't beat Maybelline Eraser.)

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    Good concealer will honestly fix so many makeup problems. Eyebrows need cleaning up? Concealer. Eyeliner not sharp enough? Concealer. Want to cover those pesky spots and under-eye bags without caking your face with foundation? Con (and I MEAN this) cealer. Maybelline's Eraser is pretty much the best budget concealer you can buy, and it comes in 18 different shades.

    Price: £6.64.

    14. A makeup eraser pen, which you can use to clean up those (basically inevitable) lil' mistakes.

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    Ever think while your doing your makeup how amazing it would be if there was a lil' pen to just erase that one annoying mistake without taking your whole face off? This pen has got you, fellow messy makeup users! The pointed top makes it really easy to precisely remove just one small, specific mistake.

    Price: £8.39.

    15. This NYX setting spray is the best one I've ever used.

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    If your makeup seems to run off your face approximately zero seconds after you've applied it (which, same), this setting spray is a life saver. It makes my makeup last all day (like, actually last), and customers love how lightweight and comfortable it is! Plus, its formula is vegan and cruelty-free.

    Price: £7.

    16. Some highly-pigmented highlighter that will give you huge payoff in seconds.

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    It can be really hard to get proper payoff from highlighters, and that can be really frustrating if you want that disco ball glow! This highlighter set is highly-reviewed – customers love how glittery the pigments in this thing are, and some reviewers say it's the shiniest they've found!

    Price: £8.62 for two powders and two creams.

    17. A lip brush, because applying your fave lipstick directly from the tube is probably not helping you.

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    Probably one of my hottest takes is that lipstick (especially the matte kind) can be as hard, if not harder, than eyeliner to apply properly. Where do lips end? Do I paint the weird inner corner bit too? Why do I go from full, pouty lips to deranged clown so quickly? Fact is, lipsticks (particularly the darker kinds) are supposed to be applied with a brush to stop wobbly lines and smudging (I'm 1000% guilty of both.) Customers say this one is really soft and precise!

    Price: £4.99.

    18. These easy-to-use contour sticks are just the right width to give you precise but effective contouring.

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    These highlight and contour sticks are great for really accurately mapping out your contour, and customers say they're super easy to blend too! They come in three-packs of varying shades, and the formula is non-comedogenic, meaning it won't break you out.

    Price: £12.99 for a pack of three.

    19. This Revlon concealer brush will help you carve out your eyebrows more easily.

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    Filling in your brows will only get you halfway to stunning eyebrows – if you really want those babies to pop, you'll need to carve them out with some concealer. You can tidy up your eyeliner with this precise brush too! Plus, it'll help you cover those annoying lil' spots and discoloured patches.

    Price: £1.54.

    20. These cotton swabs are double-ended, with one blunt side for bigger mistakes and one pointed side for more precise cleanup.

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    If you find your eyeliner or lipstick needs a quick tidy-up, these cotton swabs are great! The pointed ends can tackle fiddly, precise lines, while their rounded tips are great for slightly less precise mistakes. Plus, customers say one packet lasts them ages!

    Price: £6.59 for a pack of 300.

    21. This baked bronzer won't get patchy.

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    This bronzer is really finely-milled, so it won't look patchy or sit unevenly on your skin. Plus, it comes in four different shades, so there's a colour for loads of people.

    Price: £13.95.

    22. Some Bourjois creamy blush that won't make you look like an embarrassed lobster.

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    Creamy blush sounds a bit weird, but it's actually a great way to get a subtle rosy glow without overdoing the redness. This silky formula goes on incredibly easily, and while it won't redden your cheeks too much, it's definitely pigmented enough to provide a sweet rosy tint. This blush comes in ten different shades, so there will be a nice match for quite a few skin tones!

    Price: £4.89.

    23. This Seche Vite topcoat is perfect for people whose nail polish usually doesn't last a night (it's me, I'm people.)

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    This stuff is amazing – it's literally the only product that has ever kept nail polish on my hands for more than 24 hours. The best way I can describe it is that it feels like my nails have been kind of laminated, but with a gorge shiny gloss instead of plastic. It works by penetrating through your nail polish and bonding it to the nail beneath, helping to provide a really long-lasting finish. Customers love how long it makes their manicures last and how well it prevents chipping!

    Price: £8.94.

    24. Struggle to match your foundation to your skin, or realising that your autumn skin tone is a little lighter than in summer? Try these foundation lightening drops...

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    Folks love these lightening drops, which can help you save money on your foundation by making sure you don't need to buy a new bottle as the seasons change.

    Price: £7.

    25. ...Or these drops, which will darken your foundation.

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    It can be really hard to find the perfect shade, especially if you've got a deep skin tone. These darkening drops are great for personalising your foundation. A lil' warning, though; customers say a little goes a very long way with this stuff, so be careful not to go too far too quickly!

    Price: £7.49.

    26. You can buff your eyeshadow out with ease by using this incredibly handy Real Techniques brush kit.

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    One of the biggest signs of a pro makeup user is perfectly buffed eyeshadow, and with the right tools, that look isn't actually too hard to achieve! Customers love this brush kit, which has over 300 reviews with a five-star average and comes with a fluffy buffing brush, a super fine detail brush, an eyebrow comb, a packing brush, and more!

    Price: £14.62 for a set of five tools.

    27. Individual lashes, because not every day calls for a full strip lash.

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    If you love the look of fuller lashes but don't see yourself committing to a full set for everyday use, these lil' individuals are gorgeous! Plus, they're easier to apply than strip lashes, and they're way more customisable to different eye shapes too (I have half-hooded eyes, and these are the only lashes I don't have to make alterations to before use!) Because this set contains a mixture of different lengths, you can make your falsies look very realistic by gradating the lash length.

    Price: £4.95.