Skip the expensive stuff — you can score this reviewer-beloved setting powder, TikTok-famous poreless primer, and holy grail mascara for a *fraction* of the price.
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Coty Airspun Loose Face Powder, which is so beloved it’s racked up over 55,000 5-star reviews. It’s designed not only to give your make-up a beautiful blended look and last the whole livelong day, but to be super easy to apply — this doesn’t leave a white cast like some other powders do.
A painless, mint-flavored teeth-whitening pen for sensitive teeth and gums that can help lighten up years’ worth of stains from coffee, tea, wine, or just…you know. Existing as a human with teeth.
Essence’s Lash Princess mascara, because TBH, we’ve all wasted too many years and too much money looking for the ~holy grail~ mascara. This one is less than $5 and will give you such instant length you’ll feel like your eyelashes are about to pull a Butterfree and take flight.
A long-lasting, moisturizing lip lacquer so perfect for every day use that it will become a “must” in your beauty routine from the first use.
An illuminating moisturizer designed to enhance your skin’s natural glow ✨ — perfect for anyone who wants a lightweight alternative to foundation or just a lil’ extra shimmer in their lives.
A set of itty-bitty dermaplaning razors you can use to take care of those lil’ unibrow hairs that keep dodging your tweezers or work whatever face fuzzies you might want to take care of in a gentle way.
Or a painless battery-charged hair remover you can simply glide over super-fine hair like the hair above your lip or between your brows instead of going into a full battle mode with wax or shaving cream.
*Plus* an Eos shea butter shaving cream to truly change the GAME for sensitive skin or anyone prone to razor burn — this smooth, hydrating formula may feel different than your typical shaving products when it goes on, but the results speak for themselves.
A reviewer-beloved Mane Club 10-in-1 leave-in spray that honestly deserves its own theme song, for the amount of work it’s putting in. Its unique formula of cannabis sativa seed oil helps it condition, detangle, heat protect, prevent breakage, hydrate, smooth, soften, control frizz, boost shine, and strengthen your hair, and keeps it nongreasy to boot.
E.l.f.’s Poreless Putty Primer, a TikTok-famous lightweight base primer that reviewers swear by for reducing the appearance of pores and helping their makeup apply more smoothly and evenly.
Maybelline’s Cheek Heat Gel-Cream Blush, which is basically the affordable Cloud Paint dupe you’ll love so much you’ll wanna buy it in every shade — it spreads on your cheeks like finger paint and requires truly NO strategizing to blend. It is truly the easiest part of my routine.
A bottle of Elizavecca Hair Treatment, an Olaplex “dupe” repairing mask infused with collagen ingredients and protein extracts that will help restore hair health and reduce shedding. All you gotta do is apply it on wet hair after a shampoo, wait five minutes, and rinse it out.
An internet-beloved set of makeup sponges for expert-level blending and coverage that reviewers have crowned a Beautyblender dupe. It works for foundation, BB cream, powder, *and* concealer, plus wet or dry, so basically it’s working harder than I have for *checks watch* my whole life.
Maybelline’s Instant Age Rewind concealer, an inexpensive lightweight concealer for anyone who wants to quickly touch up before Zoom calls or walks around the neighborhood, but doesn’t want to commit to a whole layer of foundation. This also helps cover dark circles without caking and reduces puffiness.
A vitamin C–based face serum for brighter, firmer skin with muuuuch faster results than most of its competitors. A lot of reviewers could see a difference within just a few days of use.
Revlon Colorstay Eyeshadow Primer so you can show humidity, sweat, and any other force of nature trying to mess with your perfectly blended shimmer palette who’s boss.
A highly pigmented eyeshadow palette that may be small, but comes with the perfect mix of matte, shimmer, metallic, and glitter finishes so you can achieve the precise ~aesthetic~ you’re going for.
Eden BodyWorks Coconut Shea Curl Defining Creme made with coconut oil, shea butter, aloe, and avocado oil help define and moisturize curls without buildup (both in your hair *and* in your bank account from way more expensive versions). This medium-hold crème is ideal for wash ‘n’ gos, twists, or braid-outs.
A 16-pack of Korean face masks made with vitamin E and collagen to give your cheeks the kind of daily glow that usually comes with a *much* higher price tag.
Plus an Onset Eyebrow Soap Kit, an eyebrow pomade that doesn’t just fluffy up your brows for a little extra ~drama~, but holds them in place all the livelong day. It’s basically like getting a whole bunch of extra eyebrow thickness without any effort!
A set of satin pillowcases that not only have a cooling effect, but are soft on your skin and create less friction for your hair so it won’t get as tangled while you sleep.
A versatile mechanical eyeliner pencil you can get in basics or a ton of fun colors — reviewers are especially obsessed because it not only smudges beautifully, but stays PUT on your waterline.
Plus a smudge-proof eyeliner stamp so you can finally get the perfect cat-eye on the first go without having to ~wing it~ (read: wasting eight cotton balls, half a bottle of eye makeup remover, and all of the minutes you were setting aside to make your morning coffee).
A gel nail polish kit complete with everything you need for professional-level manicures without ever once interrupting the sacred flow of your Netflix queue.
Or a set of 10 quick-dry nail polishes for anyone who loves the idea of rocking some finger bling but simply cannot be tasked with waiting around for it to dry or get removed (these are my Dorito-eating hands!!). Bonus? They last for several days, but are also designed for easy peel-off.
A dual hair dryer and brush to dry your hair as you style it and give your ‘do an incredible amount of volume and shine, without the cost of a pricey blowout.
A thick clear lip gloss that glides on without getting so sticky that half your hair ends up in your mouth the second you get hit by a gust of wind, and will give your lips the perfect gleam of your Instagram dreams.
Cerave’s hydrating cleanser made with hyaluronic acid, ceramides, and glycerin — aka, all the good stuff to hydrate your face and remove makeup and oil without stripping your skin of its natural moisture. Psst — a lot of reviewers with sensitive skin and acne swear by this, because it’s super gentle *and* super effective.
A shampoo scalp massager you can use in the shower to massage and exfoliate your scalp, so you can get all of the relaxing decadence of feeling like someone is massaging your head without physically going to a salon. Psst — a lot of reviewers mention this has also helped with psoriasis, dandruff, and scalp tenderness!
A suuuper popular Bio-Oil made with vitamins A and E, chamomile, and lavender — you may recognize it as a product a lot of people use to help fade scars (both old and new), soothe cracked and dry skin, and help moisturize without affecting your pores, but people are also using it in quarantine to help with dry and painful skin on their hands from hand-washing and sanitizing.
A set of natural bamboo charcoal oil-blotting strips to absorb up moisture and sweat, leaving your face breezy and your makeup intact.
A bottle of Meltdown acne oil for anyone who’s cycled through a bunch of harsh prescription acne treatments from dermatologists that never *quite* do the trick. With its soothing rosehip oil and its redness-combatting black cumin seed, literally *thousands* of reviewers swear by this stuff.
O’Keeffe’s Working Hands Hand Cream, an affordable concentrated moisturizer for dry, cracked, or bleeding hands that actually *does* all the stuff the high-end brand names claim they’re going to do.
A dry shampoo spray that helps absorb excess oil and give your roots so much oomph that you won’t have to come up with some elaborate hairdo to hide them (or go through the whole shebang of washing your hair again).
A detangling brush with an easy-to-hold handle that’s so effective on all hair types that it’s amassed over 31,000 5-star reviews on Amazon — people swear by it for detangling fast without pulling on or damaging hair, so you can skip the time-consuming “ow OW Ow ow” in the a.m.
A hair thinner and cutter that people swear by for all sorts of styling hacks, whether it’s trimming their bangs, maintaining a cut, giving themselves natural-looking layers, or trimming and styling wigs.
A conditioning and healing castor oil full of vitamins and fatty acids that won’t just strengthen weak hair, but will help you maintain hair health over time. Reviewers mention seeing improvements in growth and strength within a week, with noticeable results within a few months.
A foot file that’ll remove calluses and hard or cracked skin from your feet with some gentle, pain-free rubbing. It works whether your feet are dry or wet at the time, and will leave your heels feeling gloriously soft.
A makeup brush–cleaning shampoo for brushes, applicators, and makeup sponges that will get them all squeaky clean *without* leaving any oily residue or yikes-level prices.
A makeup setting spray with a matte finish to lock your look in place in just a few seconds, even on days when you’re sweating up your own rainstorm.
A microfiber towel for anyone who on the air-drying beat — this helps prevent frizz and hair breakage, so you can maintain your hair’s natural texture as you let it do its thing.
A jar of Aztec healing clay masks that essentially suck the gunk out of your pores like a vacuum, and will also help reduce the redness and ache of acne lickety-split.
A firming eye cream that uses vitamin C, vitamin E, rosehip seed oil, and hibiscus flower extract to brighten and firm that sensitive skin around your eyes and neck not just on a day-to-day basis, but a long-term one, too.
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