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    38 Problem-Solving Products For Your Beauty Routine

    I've got 99 problems and splotchy foundation, mismatched eyebrows, and perpetually greasy hair are just a sampling of them.

    We hope you love the products we recommend! All of them were independently selected by our editors. Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page if you decide to shop from them. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

    1. Oil blotters you'll want to stash in your black crossbody right this second. These charcoal sheets remove excess oil without ruining your makeup in the process and..wait...what's that? It's your greasy t-zone running away in fear. Problem solved.,

    Promising review: "I have lived with oily skin my whole life and, when spring and summer arrive, my face is even more oily. These blotting sheets are much better than the ones you get at the drugstore, and I only need to use one sheet for my entire face (as opposed to the two sheets I need to use with other brands)." —Boa C.

    Get a pack of 200 from Amazon for $11.35.

    2. A Neutrogena clarifying shampoo because that ten pounds of dry shampoo you used two days ago is still trapped in your roots, but have no fear! This anti-residue wash deep cleans build-up that would otherwise lead to lack of body, excessive grease, and *gulp* stringiness.


    This non-irritating shampoo should be used once a week (using it too much may make your hair overly dry) and is gentle enough to use on any hair type, including color-treated manes!

    Promising review: "I bought this because of the low price, but it is AMAZING! It smells heavenly, it clarifies my scalp thoroughly, and definitely gets rid of build-up. I use it once every two weeks. You HAVE to follow up with a very moisturizing deep conditioner, let it sit for a while then comb through your hair. It's a new staple for me." —NickyC

    Get it from Amazon for $4.74.

    3. A NYX setting spray to lock in your makeup, because it only took about three hours of blending to get it to look this way. So humidity, sweat, tears: it's all irrelevant when you've topped your foundation with this magic stuff, which works to mattify your makeup and prevent it from turning into a greasy mess (no small feat).


    Promising review: "This stuff will make your makeup last and last! I have severely oily skin, which means that most foundations just slide right off my skin. And then I found this! I spray this on before I do my makeup, after I do any cream makeup (foundation, concealer, etc), and then again after I set with powder. This helps my makeup easily last from 7 in the morning the 7 at night." —Sadie

    Get it from Amazon for $8.47.

    4. A cult-favorite Fanola purple shampoo that nips brassiness in the bud. The violent pigment in this formula works to wash away unwanted yellow in your 'do, meaning you can extend the time between salon visits meaning you can SAVE A TON OF MONEY. Easy + affordable? Someone pinch me.

    Use this only once a week (for about three minutes at a time) to prevent your hair from turning a slightly lavender shade.

    Promising review: "Finally! A purple shampoo that actually does something to my brassy hair! I have silver-white hair that is exceptionally hard to maintain due to how easily my hair gains brassy tones and how stubborn they are to remove. I've tried a ton of other brands, and none of their toning shampoos will do a damn thing to my hair even if I leave them on for an hour. I normally have to dilute violet direct dyes to make a dent in my brass. It's nice to not have to schedule a chunk of time to mix a batch of custom toner, painstakingly apply it, and then sit around for an hour while it does its stuff. This shampoo actually works really well and can cut a lot of time out of my bi-weekly color maintenance." —Audrey

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99.

    5. A blending sponge to condense your many, many brushes into just one tool. This squishy BB can be used for everything from concealer to setting powder, all while providing a natural finish that is (*IMPORTANT*) not blotchy. It truly blends everything to perfection so that you don't have spots of cake-y, oompa loompa orange scatted across your cheekbones.,

    Promising review: "I absolutely love these! They're soft, sturdy, very easy to clean, and blend my makeup perfectly. My makeup doesn't look caked on and the sponge doesn't absorb product like many of the blenders I've tried before (and I've tried a lot). I'll definitely be buying more!" —lupe

    Get a set of five from Amazon for $8.99.

    6. Bliss eye masks capable of convincing the world that you did, in fact, get a solid eight hours of sleep last night. These holographic patches use an impressive blend of acetyl hexapeptide-8, sodium hyaluronate, and xylitol to reduce puffiness, smooth fine lines, and hit cancel on all dark circles.


    Pop these vegan and cruelty-free patches on while sipping your morning coffee or brushing your teeth for some quick pre-work TLC.

    Promising review: "Moisturizing and refreshing. These are perfect for after long flights, late nights spent studying/working, or relieving puffiness after crying through a sappy rom-com movie!" —Smith

    Get a pack of 10 from Amazon for $12.99.

    7. A Tweezerman folding comb designed with tiny metal teeth to glide through even the *clumpiest* of mascara. This works to separate and define each lash to get you the most coveted compliment of all time: Are those your real lashes?


    The brush itself also folds closed to make sure that it stays nice and clean.

    Promising review: "This eyelash comb works amazingly well. I had a cheap plastic one that was absolutely worthless, but this one is everything I hoped it would be! I love the design, that it can fold up and be protected so it doesn't get trashed in my makeup bag, and the comb tines are so small that it really ridiculously well at separating my eyelashes after I apply mascara. Just be careful because it hurts if you accidently get your eyelid with it!" —emilee

    Get it from Amazon for $8.39.

    8. OPI drying drops that layers your mani with jojoba and vitamin e, creating a barrier that both nourishes and protects your nails whilst they're still drying. Hasta la vista, pillow smudges! You'll no longer we be ruining my carefully applied polish.


    Promising review: "This stuff is awesome! I'm not sure how I'll be able to paint my nails again without using this stuff! Very simple to use. After applying my top coat I usually just need a small drop on each nail and then I just go lay on the couch and watch some tv or surf on my phone. Am I still cautious after using this product? Yes, but am I able to accidentally brush up a blanket or grab a drink without fear of smearing, smudging or otherwise ruining my newly painted nails? Nope! Worth the cost! I bought this about three months ago and have painted my nails at LEAST twice a week (really hard on my nails, work in surgery so I repaint them all the time) and I still have a full bottle." —Hippos

    Get it from Amazon for $12.83.

    9. A dual-ended eyeliner stamp because, IN SPITE OF YOUR BEST EFFORTS, achieving the perfect cat eye is hard and this easy-to-use tool makes it about 1000x easier. All you'll have to do is cover the stamp in eyeliner, apply to your lashline, and your wing will be done in mere seconds. You won't even have to use/waste 10 makeup wipes and several years of your life in order to achieve it.

    Promising review: "I just want to make my morning routine as easy as possible. I love winged liner, but I don’t have the steady hand for it. This stamp makes a perfect, easy, and consistent wing every time! I love it." —Julie B.

    Get it from Amazon for $13.27 (available in three colors).

    10. Bioderma micellar water that tackles both makeup and excess oil in the laziest way possible: with just a few swipes of a cotton pad. Not only will this gentle formula leave your skin feeling refreshed, but it'll *also* prevent excess shine from creeping in mid-afternoon (at about the same time you're in desperate need of caffeine). / Via @biodermausa

    Promising review: "I know micellar water is usually advertised for taking makeup off, but this has been the best thing I've found at keeping my oily skin at bay — and I've tried a lot of stuff! My skin is so oily that by 6PM, I have visible shine and go through about three oil-absorbing wipes just to get rid of it. This has made a remarkable difference! I use it once at night before bed and in the morning before applying moisturizer. I'm addicted. Also, I should note that I am acne-prone and this does not bother me." —BoyWonder

    Get it from Amazon for $5.90+.

    11. A makeup cleaner because YES, you need to deep clean your brushes. Not only are your makeup tools a breeding ground for bacteria (and a pimple apocalypse waiting to happen), but applying foundation with a brush covered in built-up foundation? Not ideal.

    This formula is made with gentle, plant-based ingredients that won't damage your brushes OR your skin. Plus, it can be used on any of your brushes or sponge applicators!

    Promising review: "I originally got this to clean my beauty blender, but I used it to clean my brushes as well! This takes the cake for the best brush cleanser I've ever used. I didn't have to do any scrubbing or anything — each brush took about a second each and suddenly my hundreds of brushes were clean in the blink of an eye! I keep my brushes clean now, and I never thought I would be 'that girl' who always had clean brushes...but alas, here I am, sitting on my high horse thanks to Ecotools. It even smells nice!" —Rebecca

    Get it from Amazon for $4.79.

    12. Solaroil to banish the bane of your existence — weak and brittle nails with cuticles that look like they were mauled by a wild animal. Just massage this oil into your nails and cuticles every night before going to bed. With daily use, your nails will begin to grow and strengthen (seriously, just read the overwhelmingly positive reviews) and your ripped-up cuticles will begin to heal/not look completely terrible.

    This formula is so effective, I guess you can say it really nails it. Eh?

    Promising review: "HOLY GRAIL PRODUCT. All my life, I've had super weak and brittle nails that would instantly break the second they grew out a tiny bit. This oil has changed EVERYTHING!! I’m shocked. I noticed after about a week of nightly use that my nails are growing (fast) and not breaking." —K. Black

    Get it from Amazon for $8.50.

    13. A Charlotte Tilbury tinted moisturizer that provides a sun-kissed glow, hydration, *and* actively blurs pores and hides redness. This even takes away the headache of finding your perfect color match: the product comes out white and adjusts to perfectly suit your skin (especially awesome for someone who just went on a beach vacation and their go-to makeup is now just a teeny bit too light). / Via @ctilburymakeup, AnaMaria Glavan / BuzzFeed

    I have been using this product all summer long and absolutely swear by it. It hasn't broken me out, gives me a bit of color, and is lightweight enough to withstand NYC humidity.

    Promising review: "This product is incredible! I apply this after serum and moisturizer in the mornings. It is NOT a foundation and it acts like a self tanner in a sense, but it does not stain your skin. This is great for no-makeup looks as it provides a slight hint of sun-kissed color without compromising the integrity of your natural skin. I love this and use it everyday!" —fiercefashion

    Get it from Sephora for $40.

    14. A no-frills O'Keeffe's lip balm for anyone who is ready to bid adieu to dry, chapped, crack-when-you-smile lips. Not only is this formula super moisturizing, but it also has a cooling effect here to give your sinuses a minty, awakening treat that can *only* be rivaled by a large glass of cold brew. Ironically something I'm in desperate need of right now.


    Promising review: "I have had chronic dry lips since childhood, to the point where my lips would crack and bleed. This is the first product that has made a significant difference for me! It is a heavy, waxy coating that stays on for hours yet feels light and smooth. It even has a soothing menthol tingle that feels great when my lips are irritated." —A.H.

    Get it Amazon for $6.78.

    15. A Schick dermaplaning razor sent from heaven for people who are done with the pains of plucking and the expense of waxing. This rids stray brow hairs and unwanted peach fuzz, all while ridding your complexion of dead skin to reveal a smoother and brighter complexion.


    And don't panic! This tool is super gentle, so you don't have to worry about accidental nicks and scrapes.

    Promising review: "This is a 100% painless and incredibly easy alternative to waxing or plucking. A few quick swipes gets rid of peach fuzz and I never have to worry about breaking out because of it. Also, it doesn't make hair grow back coarser or darker." —Ellen R.

    Get a pack of three from Amazon for $4.74.

    16. Precision tip cotton swabs to replace your manicured fingernail when it comes to sharpening cat eyes, cleaning shadow fallout, or erasing lipstick feathering. Coloring inside the lines of a picture? Easy. Coloring inside the lines of your lips? Genuinely one of the hardest things to do on planet earth.


    These cotton swaps are great for correcting eyeliner wings, shadow fallout, bleeding lipstick, and nail polish that has seeped into your cuticle.

    Promising review: "Best beauty tool ever! I have been using these swabs for years now! They are a must for eye makeup detailing (both liner and shadow), as they help with sharp edge liner and define more than an ordinary cotton swab can. I also use these swabs for nail polish removal and cuticle smoothing. They're so versatile!" —ljgfab4

    Get three packs of 200 from Amazon for $10.99.

    17. A tube of Glossier Cloud Paint available in six gorgeous shades ranging from sunny corals to brownish nudes. Blush is tricky because just one swipe can result in an unnaturally Barbie pink cheek, which is where this gel-cream formula shines: it’s got a buildable formula that allows you to manipulate the color to be as subtle or as prominent as you want. / Via @glossier, Jessica Sieb / BuzzFeed

    Promising review: "I got this blush in the puff tint and HOLY COW, it is amazing! It goes on easily and is super buildable for a more dramatic look. I've been getting compliments on my complexion and it's because of this. It stays on well even when I'm sweating, plus it doesn't feel greasy at all. This is the holy grail of blushes." —Sydney

    Get it from Glossier for $18 (available in six shades).

    Check out BuzzFeed's review of Glossier Cloud Paint.

    18. An ice roller to help nix puffiness and swelling (did someone say lymphatic drainage?), as well as redness and inflammation caused from things like, say, an eyebrow wax. In the wise words of a prophet: go ahead and ice ice baby.

    Just remove the roller head from the handle and store it in a freezer. When you’re ready to wave all that morning puffiness goodbye, it’ll be ready to go! Just swipe it back and forth along the puffy areas of your face (including your under eye bags) and it’ll feel like you’re getting a soothing, refreshing facial.

    Psst, this can also be a great tool for helping with migraines and sinus headaches!

    Promising review: "I absolutely LOVE my ice roller!! I originally bought this to to de-puff my face in the mornings, but now I use it for everything! It drastically reduces my face puffiness, helps with sore muscles, , relieves itchy legs when I break out in stress rashes, cools me off on hot days, etc. If you are thinking about buying this for any reason, DO. IT. It rolls so smoothly and feels amazing. It's my favorite product." —Savannah Hanson

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99.

    19. Flexible curling rods that allow you to wake up with ready-to-go hair. These are pros at giving you the perfect waves without subjecting your 'do to any more heat damage, resulting in my burnt split-ends, tired eyes, and weak upper arms crying tears of relief. If you're constantly running late, please meet your new low-maintenance soulmate.,

    Just wrap individual sections of hair around each rod, spritz with some hairspray to ensure a longer hold, go to bed, and THAT'S IT! Remove the rollers after your morning coffee and your hair will be set for the day.

    Psst, do you have straight, thin hair and are assuming these won't work for you? Well you are WRONG, because even reviewers with straight and thin hair swear by these things!

    Promising review: "These things are AWESOME. I have very long, fine/pin-straight hair and these curlers give my hair so much bounce. Since I wash my hair every other day, I use these when my hair is dry and leave them in overnight. I was expecting my hair to look like a frizzy poodle mess...but no. Just perfectly wavy curls (although I did brush the curls out a bit with a round brush because I don't personally care for perfect ringlets). The results are awesome!" —Brianna

    Get a pack of 42 from Amazon for $9.99.

    Read more about these curling rods.

    20. An Estée Lauder Pure Color Envy lipstick with a favorite nine-letter word: HYDRATION. This creamy, medium-to-full coverage formula will keep your pout moisturized for up to six hours — especially impressive given that most of my lip balms can't even do that. / Via @esteelauder

    Promising review: "This lipstick is amazing. I've gotten five different shades ranging from red to nude and mauve, and all the colors apply flawlessly and look gorgeous. Most lipsticks look terrible if you have chapped lips at all, and it'll often settle into fine lines. This is really the only lipstick I've found that is so creamy, it doesn't show any dryness at all! So worth the price." —CatherineL714

    Get it from Nordstrom for $32 (available in 35 shades).

    21. A Kenra Professional finishing spray that contains murumuru butter to add hydration and shine to any styled mane. The best part? It'll also give your curled-to-perfection hair a dose of volume and hold *without* making it look like you put about five gallons of product in it. / Via @kenraprofessional

    Get it from Ulta for $23.

    22. A Maybelline concealer formulated with goji berry and Haloxyl because no one needs to know that you binged all of The Office yet again last night. Just a quick swipe of this and *poof* your dark circles are now a thing of the past.

    Kayla Suazo / BuzzFeed

    This concealer also comes with an attached sponge applicator, meaning you can stash it in your bag for touch-ups without having to worry about carrying around a makeup brush.

    Promising review: "I am a makeup snob. I have stupidly high standards for cosmetic performance, and drugstore brands have let me down every single time I've given them a shot. So when I graduated from Covergirl to Sephora after college, I never looked back. My kit is full of Dior and YSL foundation, Armani concealer, Benefit brighteners, etc. But this thing is truly great.The sponge applicator is better than you think. Firstly, it's antimicrobial, so you don't have to worry about the hygiene aspect. Secondly, its ability to blend the product is outstanding. The concealer itself doubles as a highlighter, it looks good without primer, and it lasts so much longer than you'd expect." —Sarita

    Get it from Amazon for $7.12 (available in 12 shades).

    Check out one BuzzFeeder's full review of this Maybelline concealer.

    23. An Aquis hair towel designed with a microfiber construction that is super-absorbent and cuts drying time by up to half — meaning you'll be able to spend less time on your hair and more time on things that matter. Like Instagram scrolling! Or watching yet another conspiracy theory doc on Youtube!

    Natalie Brown / BuzzFeed

    Promising review: "I have thick, naturally curly hair and my hair usually takes forever to dry. This towel helps my hair to dry about twice as fast! Getting out of the shower, I wrap my hair in this towel while I get dressed and I no longer have to worry about my hair completely drenching my shirt as soon as i take it out of the towel. It really dries it to a manageable level of dryness in just a minute or two." —AubriSnowe

    Get it from Amazon for $20.99.

    Check out a BuzzFeeder's review of the Aquis hair towel!

    24. An Elizabeth Mott eye primer capable of keeping your shadow and liner in tact all 👏 day 👏 long 👏. That's right, folks! No creasing, smudging, fallout, or crying under the watch of this cruelty-free must-have.

    This primer is paraben-free and lightweight, plus it's infused with pearl powder to enhance the vibrancy of your shadow AND a sebum-controlling powder to stop oily lids in their tracks.

    Promising review: "Let me start by saying that I have used nearly every eyeshadow primer available. From expensive to cheap...none of them hold a candle to this. I have very oily skin, but this primer lets my shadow last a full eight hours or more. I could get maybe five or six out of the other brands if I'm lucky! Thank you to Elizabeth Mott for finally making a primer that lasts! I seriously love this stuff." —Melissa Mae

    Get it from Amazon for $13.06.

    25. A palm-sized Tangle Teezer perfect for anyone trying to detangle their 'do during a hectic morning commute! This brush comes with click-on cover that makes it the ideal tool to toss into your bag (knowing it won't collect any of the accumulated dirt residing on the bottom of your black work tote). / Via @tangleteezer

    This brush is also designed with gentle teeth that glide through knots *without* damaging your hair or causing any more breakage. It also adds shine and can be used on both wet and dry hair.

    Promising review: "I've been looking for a small brush to carry around in my purse for a while now. I have very thick hair that tends to get frizzy, so I like to have something on me for a quick fix. I love this little thing! It's nicely compact as well as lightweight, and the cap that comes with it is perfect for carrying around. It also does make my hair look really shiny after using, which was surprising to me. My only complaint is that because my hair is so thick, the short bristles don't tend go all the way through my hair. Other than that, I would say this is so worth it!" —mykatems

    Get it from Sephora for $16 (available in six colors).

    26. A Hair Dance powder dry shampoo especially great at vacuuming up grease and adding body sans any leftover chalky white residue. Pro tip: If you add some into your roots before bed, you'll wake up with a completely refreshed scalp that looks like it was shampooed five minutes ago ( opposed to five days ago).

    This vegan and cruelty-free dry shampoo doesn't contain any talc, parabens, or baking soda (hooray).

    A personal note: As someone with thin, greasy, flat hair, I can confidently say that powder dry shampoos are so much better than aerosol ones. Like, they actually make your hair look freshly-washed.

    Promising review: "My hair is ALWAYS oily at the roots and aerosol cans of dry shampoo make my hair stiff, but this stuff...this stuff is amazing! Adds volume, doesn't completely dry out my hair, and does not leave residue or build- up (I have black hair so this is very important). Also, my hair smells super fresh after using it. Would give more stars if I could!" —Gabriela

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    27. A L'Oréal two-step lipstick that guarantees no fading, no bleeding, no transfer, no need to reapply. How? One end contains color while the other contains a conditioning balm, designed to lock in color and prevent it from budging 👏 all 👏 day 👏 long 👏. / Via @lorealmakeup,

    Promising review: "There is no reason to buy any other lipstick. This stuff STAYS ON through lunch and sometimes through dinner. I've actually had to scrub it off before bed, after only having applied it once at 7AM. It's amazing." —Mary

    Get it from Amazon for $8.41 (available in 31 shades).

    28. A hypoallergenic Maybelline conditioning mascara in *gasp* not black! Opting for clear is a lovely idea since it volumizes your lashes without adding more harshness. Black mascara + dark circles? That equals to even darker circles, and you are currently feeling way too lazy to add the step of concealer.

    This clear mascara is also great at taming unruly eyebrow hairs. Just swipe a bit of this on + they're guaranteed to stay in place all day long!

    Promising review: "I use this when I've had a really bad night of sleep, my allergies are really bad, or I just look disheveled and exhausted. This (combined with some good SPF face lotion) helps to make my eyes look just a little brighter ad more awake. Plus, it's super easy to wash off AND it doesn't irritate my eyes which is a big plus." —Eden Isaac

    Get it from Amazon for $4.17 (available in 10 colors).

    29. A Lipstick Queen lipstick packaged in deceivingly green form, but surprise! It has nothing in common with Kermit. This moisturizing formula will reveal a perfectly pink hue within seconds, one that's totally unique to *your* pH balance. If you've been on the hunt for the perfect every day color, this option is genuinely tailored to you. / Via @lipstickqueen,

    Not only does it provide the perfect pop of color, but this balm *also* contains essential oils and vitamin E for the ultimate dose of a) moisture, and b) softness.

    Promising review: "A 'flattering shade of pink' was an ever illusive thing for me until I found Lipstick Queen! I am a red-head with tricky coloring, and pinks always look too garish on me — so naturally when I learned about this, I HAD to give it a go. I am in LOVE! It's super hydrating, lightweight, and is a very flattering shade that is uniquely mine. I'm thrilled!" —Stepper the Mighty

    Get it from Amazon for $16.

    30. A Handmade Heroes coconut sugar scrub that acts as pout prep for even the the most drying of matte lipsticks. Not only does this smell amazing, but it exfoliates away all dry, flaky skin that would prevent you from rocking that classic red lip you're finally going to try out tonight.


    This vegan and cruelty-free scrub is formulated with avocado oil, jojoba oil, and sweet almond oil for the ultimate dose of hydration.

    Promising review: "I bought this on a whim and I have no regrets! It smells delicious — like toasted almonds and almond cookies! I use the lip scrub before bed, and I could immediate tell the difference. My lips are smoother and softer, and my chapstick lasts much longer on my lips. I made my husband use it once, and his lips were also much smoother and super soft after just one use!" —Cowie

    Get it from Amazon for $8.90.

    31. A SKINFOOD finishing powder formulated with peach extract and calamin powder. Swipe this onto the most oily patches of your face (*stares at t-zone*), and rest assured that you will remain shine-free all day long.


    This powder is super lightweight and won't irritate even the most sensitive, acne-prone skin.

    Promising review: "Best powder I've ever tried! Mattifies very well. I have sensitive, acne-prone, combination/oily skin, but this powder does not break me out or irritate my skin. Plus, it smells so good — like real peaches! The tub also contains a lot of product, so this will last me a long time and is really affordable." —Katherine K.

    Get it from Amazon for $11.

    32. An Xtava diffuser to give you the most *chef kisses fingers* defined curls of your life. This tool is designed with 360 degree airflow, which is just a fancy way of saying that heat will evenly distribute to dry each strand to perfection without causing any unwanted frizz in the process.

    This diffuser has a 1.8 inch diameter, meaning it'll attach perfectly to ~most~ hairdryers.

    Promising review: "LOVE LOVE LOVE this diffuser! This is THE BEST diffuser I have ever used. I have super thick, long, naturally curly hair and not only does this diffuser dry my hair super fast, it honestly gives my hair volume and bounce. And amazingly, when I use this instead of air-drying, my curls are not frizzy!" —Georgia

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

    33. A simplehuman compact mirror truly worth the price tag. This little item is designed with an LED light that mimics natural sunlight so you can blend concealer to perfection, plus the handheld size makes it ideal for both travel and everyday use (from your dim-lit home bathroom to your office cubicle best defined by too much AC and fluorescent lighting). / Via @simplehuman

    This compact is also designed with a fold-out ring handle that makes it easy to hold, an automatic shut-off feature when you slip it back into the included pouch, a USB cable for charging, *and* a five-year warranty.

    Promising review: "I didn’t know how much this I needed it until I got it. Assuming it’s going to last for years, this little mirror is worth the price. It has a USB charger and turns itself off and on when you slide it into the pouch. It has a cunningly designed little ring on the back for your finger, a snap closure for the case, the quality is great, the brightness levels are easy to’s just perfect. I use it at least once a day at home and it’s going to be invaluable for traveling." —sharon9331

    Get it from Nordstrom for $100 (available in two colors).

    34. Tend solution because ingrown hairs and razor bumps are truly the pits. Just spread this lotion onto whichever body part you plan on waxing/shaving (and yes, it's safe to use on the bikini area...I know that's the question haunting your pretty little mind) and POOF! All skin irritation and bumps will vanish.

    Promising review: "This stuff is AMAZING. You would never believe it, but it works wonders. One of the worst parts of summer for me is razor burn and chafing/irritation, particularly at the beach when the hair follicles on my legs dry up from the saltwater. This stuff prevents ALL of that. No bumps, no pain, nothing. The best part? It doesn't matter when you put it on. Before you shave, after you shave, even when you're not shaving, going to the beach, getting back from the beach, etc. It just always works." —Claire

    Get it from Amazon for $14.05.

    35. A Maybelline eyebrow definer pencil with a dual-ended design that allows for natural-looking brows; just use one end for shading, and the opposite spoolie brush end for blending. The result? Facial caterpillars that look like twins (not sisters) with minimal effort/artistic skill required.

    Promising review: "Omg. Holy moly, this is so good. I haven’t been able to find a holy grail for my eyebrows because all the ones I’ve tried would either make my eyebrows too dramatic, or the color wouldn't quite match. But this one? It fills in gaps, lets me shape my eyebrows, looks so so natural, AND is easy to use." —LadyBug

    Get it from Amazon for $6.59.

    36. A silicone massage brush that boosts the effectiveness of your daily cleanser by adding some gentle exfoliation à la BPA-free bristles, which ensure your pores have been stripped of all remaining makeup. This is especially great for warmer months, when sweat gets trapped on the surface of your skin!


    This silicone cleanser dries quickly, meaning it doesn't act as a breeding ground for germs and bacteria (you know, the kind that can cause pimples and other havoc).

    Promising review: "This is awesome. I'm a licensed esthetician and know a thing or two about skincare, but unfortunately, I have such sensitive skin that most exfoliants I've tried really irritate my skin and can end up triggering eczema or psoriasis flares. This is a gentle enough way to exfoliate that it gets the job done for me without irritation. As a plus, the massage-like effect it has would aid in microcirculation and probably aid cell turnover (as exfoliation does in general)." —Michael Schiffmiller

    Get a pack of four from Amazon for $9.99.

    37. Shadow shields to help you achieve a perfectly even smoky eye while avoiding the dreaded ~raccoon eye~ effect that comes from that grey shadow you love so much. These nifty little adhesives will collect all that fallout AKA you won't have subtle of smudges of shimmery brown sprinkled across your cheeks.


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