30 Beauty Products To Help You Get Your Makeup Done Fast

30 Beauty Products To Help You Get Your Makeup Done Fast

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The Spatty Daddy mini-spatula scoops up the last little bit of concealer or foundation faster and easier when it runs super low and you haven’t had time to re-up. This way, you can still breeze through your outta-the-door-in-five routine!


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Promising review: “I used this to stretch my foundation another three weeks which makes this a SUPER money saver. I was able to use my lip gloss another two months. And my favorite lipstick wasn’t gone for another five weeks. This is a genius tool that pays for itself the first time you use it!” —Katie Colgan

Get it from Amazon for $9.25.

2.

Eyeshadow patches prevent fallout from ruining your foundation once placed underneath your eyelids. This way, you won’t have to waste time doing any fixes after you’ve already flawlessly painted your face.


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You could also use these to get a smooth winged eyeliner look or on your lips to make sure your lipstick and/or lip liner has perfect lines. They’re made for use before and after you’ve applied foundation BUT lots of reviewers noted that these are super sticky so you may want to put these underneath your eyes and do your shadow before applying the rest of your makeup.

Promising review: “These are such handy little things! It’s the worst when you spend so much time putting on your eyeshadow and you get fallout under your eyes. These have saved me from that! They’re easy to use and a fantastic price!” —Melissa Darreld Bowers

Get them from Amazon for $7.98 (available in a 100-count pack).

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Avarelle Acne Absorbing Cover Hydrocolloid Patches dry up pimples in mere hours and also slash the time it takes to strategically place makeup on or around your blemishes. These patches are meant to be worn over or under your makeup! They’re see-through so they won’t interfere with your look and you can play in makeup without worrying about it irritating breakouts.


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Promising review: “As opposed to other brands, this has been the only one that works in protecting and getting rid of pimples and is absolutely the only one that is thin and transparent enough to wear in public or under makeup… Since the Avarelle patches contain soothing ingredients, they work to calm inflammation in breakouts that are under my skin as well. I no longer use ANY spot treatments and aside from masks, this is the only product I use to treat my occasional breakouts. After sleeping with the Avarelle patches, my breakouts are usually either totally flat or gone. However, I continue to use them after to treat any leftover redness or after extractions to help the skin heal. Please give these a try. They’ve been life-changing for me. Since I’ve been using these, I no longer pick at my pimples and my skin has improved DRASTICALLY.” —Kris

Get them from Amazon for $8.50 (available in a pack of 40).

4.

Drawstring makeup pouches keep all your products together on the go while saving space. When you want to dig around for any specific thing, you can open it up and lay it flat and immediately put your eyeballs on whatever you need. This will cut all the time you spend digging around in your makeup bag trying to find your stuff.


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The pouch features a zipped storage pocket, an elastic brush holder, and a convenient handle upturned edges to prevent your makeup from rolling onto the floor.

Promising review: “I was tired of fumbling around in my cosmetic case and saw this. I was skeptical, but WOW! On my recent two-week trip to Europe with constant laying out and packing up, this item was wonderful. I could find what I wanted right away. Packing up was just a matter of pulling the drawstring. At first, I wasn’t sure about changing to this bag but now I could not do without it.” —Mojosharkey

Get them from Amazon for $26.95+ (available in 14 colors).

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The NYX Concealer Color Correcting Palette helps you literally cover up any kind of discoloration! This way, you won’t spend so much of your time over-layering your face with foundation or concealer (no cake face, OK?!). The palette features six shades which are light and medium (to camouflage spots that aren’t too dark), yellow and peach (to conceal dullness and dark circles), green (to cover redness), and purple and pink (to brighten).


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The concealers have a creamy formula and hydrate your skin. Apply the color that will conceal the spot that you want to cover and then put your foundation on top of it as usual. NO, you won’t have a purple spot or green spot of concealer sitting on your face. Once you apply your foundation, it won’t be detectable at all. Happy blending!

Promising review: “I’ve always used concealers that match the color foundation I use. I decided to try the different color concealers and I’ll stay with these. They cover the dark circles and redness with perfection.” —Debbie

Get it from Amazon for $8.15.

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A dual-ended eyeliner stamp because cheating your way to a FLAWLESS winged eyeliner look is honestly goals. No seriously, you’re gonna save so much time. It has a wing stamp on one end and a traditional felt tip on the other. No more trial, error, and smudging away product since you can get it right on the first try with this stamp.


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One scroll through the photos in the Amazon reviews of this product will show perfect winged eye after perfect winged eye!

Promising review: “Let me start by saying this isn’t my first cat-eye rodeo. I’ve tried the taping method, normal liquid liner, plastic winged stamping devices, stencils, and more! So when I saw this I thought, ‘Meh, why not give it a shot?’ It’s not like my hopes were high since nothing else has worked as it should. Well, this gem arrived and I immediately had to try it out, all while laughing at how terrible this would probably turn out. To my surprise, I put the left cat-eye on first and it was perfect aside from needing to connect it to my current liner. I thought this was a fluke and did the right eye… Again, it came out clean and perfect! I HAVE NEVER IN MY LIFE BEEN ABLE TO DO A CAT-EYE IN UNDER 10 MINUTES, LET ALONE THE 2 MINUTES THIS TOOK TO DO! There were no sloppy streaks that I had to touch up or anything you would expect. Just a clean crisp line. I love that it has two ends as well, one with the stamp and one with a thin tip so you can connect your liner and cat-eye. I can now do a cat-eye EVERY day and look/feel like a baddie and everyone can think I spend hours doing my make-up in the morning.” —LadyMeow

Get it from Amazon for $13.97.

7.

An acrylic desktop organizer so all of your makeup has a place and you don’t have to spend too much time hunting down the products before putting them on your face.


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Promising review: “I searched Amazon for over an hour trying to find some kind of makeup organization for all of my makeup. I usually just throw all of my makeup into a plastic food container or ziplock baggie and it was just becoming very annoying. For one thing, it was making my makeup super dirty because all of it was just being thrown around together. So finally I found this gem and I absolutely love it! It came in two pieces that fit together perfectly and inside the drawers is a kind of rubber mesh that keeps your makeup from sliding around. It isn’t gigantic by any means but it is the perfect size to keep all of the makeup I use regularly. I may have to purchase another kind of storage from this company again soon for my other makeup because I have way too much! But I love the compartments. Everything has its place now and the best part is that this was a great deal. The price was affordable and the quality of this storage set is so great. Thanks so much!” —Ashley C.

Get it from Amazon for $13.99+ (available in 21 styles).


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These dermaplaning tools will also remove peach fuzz so your face will be a smoother canvas for your makeup!

Promising review: “I’m a redhead with pale skin and light see-through hair on my arms and face. I’m a makeup artist and I kept hearing from others about face-shaving (dermaplaning) and how it makes the makeup look better and skin glowy. I decided why not, let’s try it! And I’m so impressed! I wish I had a picture as I was using the tool how much white peach fuzz came off in small strokes! I loved the eyebrow tool and couldn’t have shaped the brow without it!” —DL

Get them from Amazon for $4.99 (three in a pack).

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E.l.f. Cosmetics Beautifully Bare Smooth Matte Liquid Eyeshadow takes the work out of applying a little color to your eyes. You won’t need a brush or concealer to clean up the edges since this stick shadow’s doe-foot applicator will help you quickly swipe on a smooth liquid eye look. Yup, this definitely needs to be incorporated into your running-late-but-gotta-be-glam routine.


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Promising review: “I’m not normally one for liquid or cream eyeshadows because in my experience they’ve always creased or slid around on my oily lids. I was very pleasantly surprised by this shadow because it stayed put all day and looked just as pigmented and smooth as when I put it on. It makes a great base for other shadows or it can be blended out really easily to be worn on its own for the easiest out-the-door look ever. This is probably the one eye product I grab the most when I just need something simple.” —Radiochu

Get it from E.l.f. Cosmetics for $4 (available in four shades).

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The Freck OG The Orignal Freckle Pen for anyone wishing they had freckles or who hates spending time trying to perfect their foundation enough to look good and not cover the ones they already have. This pen will give you freckles (or give them back) in just a few seconds and you can use it on bare skin or on top of foundation!


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This freckle pen is vegan and cruelty-free. It’s also free of phthalates, parabens, gluten, and alcohol.

Promising review: “This pen makes fake freckles look so natural and it’s suuuper easy. I use it every day because I wanted something quick. 10/10.” —Katrina

Get it from Revolve for $24 (available with free shipping and returns).

11.

A Beakey Makeup Brush Set that includes 10 brushes, one beauty sponge, and one brush cleaner egg set to help you apply all your makeup smoothly and easily from wherever you are!


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Promising review: “SOFTEST BRUSHES EVER! I kid you not, I was very skeptical about purchasing these because of course, it’s a random online buy, but I am so glad I did! All of these brushes perform better than my high-end ones. The packaging it came in was ADORABLE and I’m saving the box because it’s a flawless marble.” —Tatiana

Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

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A MakeUp Eraser cloth wipes product off quickly but thoroughly when you mess up so you can get right back on the beat and your schedule stays in place! You can also remove your products with it, toss it in the washer, and then reuse later on. One side of this cloth has short microfibers meant to remove 100% of your makeup with only water. The other side has long fibers to exfoliate your skin.


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Promising review: “This is some kind of miracle cloth, I’m pretty sure. I was tired of using oily eye makeup removers and still having to scrub with makeup wipes to remove it all. This cloth does both and it actually got ALL my eye makeup off. I wasn’t left with that weird dirty looking rim of old eyeliner. I’m buying one for my sister, my mom, and pretty much anyone I love who wears makeup.” —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $20. Also, check out the full MakeUp Eraser review for more details about this godsend.

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Anastasia Beverly Hills Clear Brow Gel cleans up your brows with only one or two swipes and holds them in place ALL day. It’s perfect for a beginner who knows they wanna do something with their brows but isn’t exactly ready to do any full-out sculpting.


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This clear gel is also great for anyone who already has pretty thick eyebrows and doesn’t want to fill them in or wax them. If you do still prefer to fill your brows in, this clear gel is the perfect second step for cleaning them up and holding them in place.

Promising review: “I literally bought this two days ago and now I’m wondering why I didn’t buy it sooner! I can’t get over how great my brows look. They look so even and stay in place for so long! I have some stubborn hairs that are no longer so stubborn now that I use the brow gel! I shouldn’t be surprised by how great this is though… Anastasia brow products are always AMAZING!” —Christinams1

Get it from Sephora for $22.

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A brush cleaner and dryer removes makeup and bacteria from your makeup brushes and also DRY them in just a few minutes. This way, you can start your makeup with clean brushes every single time if you want to! It’ll also come in handy if you need to quickly clean the pigment from a brush you’re in the middle of using when you want to add another color.


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It runs off of two AAA batteries which are sold separately. You’ll also want to snag some makeup brush cleaner (also sold separately) to get the best outcome.

Promising review: “This brush cleaner is a lifesaver. I love my makeup brushes as I have many but after a while, they were getting nasty but I found this and it cleans them perfectly. Handwashing wasn’t getting them clean enough and this is so simple. It comes with eight different brush attachments so it will fit any size brush handle. It only takes 30 seconds and they’re clean. It also dries them so I can use them right away if needed. This will save me A LOT of money on brushes.” —Serena Norris

Get it from Amazon for $15.99.

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Glossier Perfecting Skin Tint lightly layers your face and doesn’t take a bunch of blending to get the job done! It’s meant to even out discoloration and give you a dewy, skin-like finish without being as heavy as a traditional foundation. Mmhmm. Your no-makeup makeup game is about to be super popping!


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Promising review: “I am not a big foundation person. I like having a natural ‘your skin, but better’ look and at 48, I’m lucky to have a pretty decent complexion with very few lines/wrinkles. I tried the Skin Tint in G8 and am totally in love with it! I used it today, figuring since it was casual Friday, I’d go with a very natural look… It took me five minutes to get ready this morning. I blended in the Skin Tint followed by a few taps of the Cloud Paint and a sweep or two of the Lidstar in Cub and I was DONE! I love the simplicity of the Glossier products and will continue to purchase and experiment with this brand.” —Kathy

Get it from Glossier for $26.

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PrettyDiva Jelly Flower Lipsticks change colors based on the temperature of your lips and so you always have a perfect customized pink. You can grab this on days when you have no idea what color to choose so you spend less time “deciding” since your temperature will decide for you. This is also a more affordable dupe for the lip colors by the WinkyLux brand!


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Promising review: “Absolutely in love! It came in a cute little box and was exactly as pictured. I tested it out on my hand first and the color changed almost immediately. Once I put it on my lips I fell in love, it changed to a very flattering color and feels really good in my lips versus most lipstick/stains which always feel weird. I will definitely be purchasing more of these.” —Morgan

On the hunt for the best matte lipstick? Check out our top three picks on BuzzFeed Reviews.

Get them from Amazon for $9.98 (available in two colors).

17.

NYX Butter Lip Gloss makes your lips look kissable yet effortless. It comes in different colors that’ll suit a variety of skin tones and with or without a full face of makeup.


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Promising review: “I’ve been in the mood for nude lips lately but didn’t really have that many in my arsenal of lip products. I looked up WOC-friendly shades and this gloss constantly came up. I’m SOOOO glad I bought it! It’s just right for the office and isn’t in the ‘concealer nude’ family. It’s subtle but also makes itself known. NYX Butter Glosses are the best in texture also. So smooth and shiny. Love it!” —Nancy C.

Get it from Amazon for $2.59+ (available in 24 shades and one three-pack option).

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Makeup headbands hold your hair back while you beat your face so you don’t spend precious seconds fighting with wisps of hair or trying to get foundation out of your locks.


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Promising review: “I received my elastic hair band and I absolutely love it. I can’t have a bad day if I put this on and look at myself in the mirror. Call that what you want but I’ve had a hard time finding a hair band that works for me. I usually have to use a headband that puts pressure on that bony part behind the ear. It hurts! … I appreciate that this has elastic to keep it on in the front of the head as well as in the BACK of the head. This sucker doesn’t move which I appreciate when I’m trying to do my skincare/makeup. A small part of me wishes I could wear this in public but alas, no. Not socially acceptable unless I’m in costume or doing some sort of consultant work. Also, it’s so darn cute… If you’re even thinking about it, then DO IT!” —Jenty92210

Get them from Amazon for $5.99 (available in three colors).

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Faux lashes that sooo many reviewers shared were super easy to apply! No more spending 20 minutes trying to put lashes on just to have one pop off in the corner before you can even get out of the bathroom. You’ll get 10 pairs of lashes and a free pair of tweezers to apply them with.


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Promising review: “I wear glasses and these were perfect and comfortable! The band is very flexible and easy to apply, especially with the tweezers it came with. I’m definitely ordering again.” —Amazon Customer

Get them from Amazon for $7.59+ (available in two quantities).

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Backup face sponges for applying makeup if you lose your brushes OR if they’re still wet after cleaning. These sponges will be great for applying setting and translucent powders but you can also use them for foundation.


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Promising review: “I bought these powder puffs to use with my Rimmel StayMatte Powder which doesn’t come with an applicator. I’ve actually never used this type of powder puff — only the thin ones that come in drugstore makeup compacts. But these were just as cheap as those and looked a bit more luxurious. I’m definitely happy I decided to try these! They feel great on my sensitive skin. They are soft and gentle and apply my powder evenly and perfectly. The ribbon on the back makes holding them so much easier! You can lightly pat the powder into your skin without having to use too much force and end up over powdered or irritating the skin. These are definitely a great investment and for the price you pay, you get three of these so you can have one for home, your purse, for body powder, and whatever you need. I don’t think I’ll ever go back to the other kind of makeup puff now! These are great and just feel so much better than the cheap, thin, scratchy things I’d been using in the past.” —RLM

Get them from Amazon for $5.99+ (available in four quantities).

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NYX Professional Makeup Setting Spray gives your makeup a nice finish and holds it in place all day. This spray is also a good choice if you’re looking for a quicker option than a setting powder. Just sprits three or four times and then head out of the door.


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Promising review: “INCREDIBLE! I swear this has changed my life. It makes my makeup last all day, as in literally 12 or more hours. It has even kept my makeup on and smudge-proof through a two-hour nap!!! I’m so incredibly impressed. I have very oily skin and the ‘dewy’ finish has not made me look or feel greasy. I seriously love this stuff sooo much!!!!” —JaNaeSyx

Get it from Amazon for $17 (available two in a pack).

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Makeup sponges so you can blend your foundation quickly with just a few blots all over the face. Sponge blending will give your foundation a skin-like finish. You can also use your sponge to dab primer on your face before your foundation or to apply setting powder afterward.


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Several reviewers noted that these sponges are also easier and faster to wash than the bristles of traditional makeup brushes!

Promising review: “These sponges/blenders are AMAZING! They are silky smooth to the touch yet so textured to hold my foundation and give it a perfect blend. I’ve spent $30 on a more popular brand and this one is WAY better… Plus, they came with a cute little zip lock to store your unused and keep them from gathering dirt and dust. BRILLIANT! I was hesitant to buy without being able to feel but these are PERFECT and EXACTLY what I need. These will be my go-to for future purchases. I’ll most likely even buy these for my other makeup-loving friends! The seller even sent a cute little thank you card.” —Trisha Mott

Get them from Amazon for $8.99 (available with five in a pack).

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Bite Beauty Multisticks provide rich color for the lips, eyes, and cheeks so you can use ONE product and get your whole face together in a few swipes. It also has a cream-to-powder formula so it feels light and comfortable sitting on your skin. Sigh. Isn’t it gonna feel so good to actually get out of the house on time from now on?!


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Promising review: “I wasn’t sure about using a product that is for eyes, lips, and cheeks because I didn’t think it would work well for all three but, this product does! It comes in a nice range of colors that will work on most skin tones. The formula lasts long on the cheeks, blends well on the eyes, and stays put on the lips. The multistick makes getting ready for work in the morning so much quicker!” —Veleka

Get them from Sephora for $24 (available in 19 shades).

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E.l.f Cosmetics Line And Define Eye Tape will adhere to the spot right outside of your eye so you can whip up the fiercest, most defined cat-eye of your life in record time!


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Promising review: “I have to admit, I was a little skeptical about how well the lines were going to come out and/or if there was going to be any bleed-through. That said, I love this product and it has cut the time it takes me to do my eyeliner in half. Plus if you are a person who prefers to do your foundation before your eyes makeup it does not remove any of the makeup that you have previously put on, but has just enough adhesive to where it sticks perfectly in place.” —Ashley

Get it from E.l.f. Cosmetics for $3 (available in two 20-packs).

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Milani Color Statement Lipstick that reviewers say is super pigmented! The quality color formula will cut down the number of swipes you have to apply to get a full lip!


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Promising review: “I love this color. I’ve bought a BUNCH of the Milani lipsticks, in matte and regular, and this is my favorite color (Naturally Chic). All of the Milani lipsticks apply smoothly, have great pigment, and are pretty long-lasting. I need to reapply maybe once a day after a meal. I have tons of lipsticks (I’m a bit addicted) and Milani ranks high on my list.” —Kelli Dettmann

Get it from Amazon for $3.99 (available in 32 shades).

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Mally Beauty Eyeshadow Sticks glide onto your lids without creasing or smudging so you can finesse the pigment easily and put it exactly where you want it with minimal mistakes and do-overs. It’s also transfer-proof so you don’t have to worry about your shadow slipping and sliding throughout the day.


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Promising review: “I have been using Mally shadow sticks for years and they are always just outstanding. You apply the color and then you have about 45 seconds to smudge/blend/whatever before it’s on for the day. I usually set mine with a little powder eyeshadow to add interest and wearability and these shadows stay right where they’re put without flaking, creasing, or fading for a good 12 hours or more. I have oily eyelids so finding an eyeshadow that stays without creasing or fading can be a real problem. I have tried to find similar sticks that aren’t so expensive ($25 for one eyeshadow!) and have not found one so far. But you know what? These are worth every penny because they truly are, as Mally says, ‘bulletproof!’ I got the Chocolate Diamond shade. It’s a very pretty medium brown that you can do a lot of looks with. Sadly, they seem to have discontinued my favorite Saddle Shimmer but this Chocolate shade is a great substitute. Plus, I was delighted to find them on Amazon, because then I could have my Shadow Stick in two days. What’s not to love?” —Birdmom9726

Get them from Amazon for $25 (available in 11 shades).

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KISS Fast-Clear Lash Glue so you don’t have to waste precious minutes smudging away excess dark pigment from around your eyes. The undetectable clear hue will make your faux lashes look like they’re coming straight outta your eyelids. It’s also water-resistant!


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Promising review: “Holy moly does this stuff HOLD! I let it set for 30 seconds on my lashes before I apply and I literally am done. I found this gem not knowing how extremely pleased I would be. No more ends of my lashes peeling or falling off. FINALLY!” —The Rivers

Get it from Amazon for $4.04.

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Clorox Disinfecting Wipes that I keep in my bathroom to wipe up all unavoidable makeup that’s left in the sink when I’m done without taking too much time. It’s honestly impossible to avoid dropping at least a little setting powder. These will help you make sure the bathroom is clean after every makeup session so it’s ready when you return to it.


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Promising review: “Our household LOVES these wipes. They are super easy to use on just about every surface of the house. They eliminate all sorts of dirt, grime, and germs and leave a lovely light lemon scent behind. They are not rough on your hands even if you use them often. We love to use them in the bathroom and kitchen, in particular. The wipes are easily accessible and always within reach and SO much better and cheaper than using a spray bottle and paper towel together, especially if you have carpal tunnel syndrome and want to save your hands from fatigue.” —Feline Friendly

Get them from Amazon for $9.99 (three packs with 75 sheets each).

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An eyeshadow palette kit that likely has every single color you could dream to wear. It features a tri-fold palette with 68 shadows, one blending sponge, and a makeup brush set. This kit minimizes the time it takes to thumb through multiple palettes and beauty tools to complete your eyeshadow look.


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Promising review: “Wow! I am pleasantly surprised! The colors are very pigmented with an even amount of matte and shimmers (not glitter, thankfully), great pop of color shades, extremely beautiful nudes, and transition colors! A bit of fall out but well worth the money! The brush set is cute and the sponge is good. I’m very satisfied! Shipping was super quick as well!” —Andi

Get it from Amazon for $16.88.

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Dual-sided sponge brushes to grab when your makeup brushes are either dirty or (oops!) you just can’t find your favorite one at the moment. The show must go on right?!


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Promising review: “Excellent! These are the perfect size for applying eyeshadow. No bacteria buildup in your eyeshadow in the container because these are disposable. You get a fresh applicator every day. They hold the shadow well after you swipe your container and then apply the shadow to your lids.” —Nicoleg

Get them from Amazon for $6.99 (comes with 80 sponge applicators).

Reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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