To put it succinctly: when you look good, you feel good. When was the last time you woke up looking like a troll, ready to take on the world? Probably never. But I don't just snap my fingers and instantly go from dungeon dweller to passable princess — oh no. It takes time, effort, and help from a ton of the awesome beauty products I've shared with you below.
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From brightening face serums to beachy hair wavers, you're basically guaranteed to find something in here that can help you look your best every morning. My personal favorite — thank you for asking, by the way — is the matte lipstick that comes in more than 30 colors. And since it costs less than $10, you might as well grab it in a few different shades. But why read about it here when you could just keep scrolling? Stop reading this. I'm serious — you've gotta save those peepers for all the cool stuff you'll find below!
This Serum That Can Help Even Out Your Complexion
Apply this hyaluronic acid after you've cleansed your face, and the hydrating serum will lock in moisture to keep your complexion from drying out. The long-lasting blend can also help reduce the appearance of fine lines, as well as even out your skin. And unlike some brands, this one is safe for all types of skin.
This Eyeliner That Glides Onto Your Lids Like Butter
With an ultra-fine tip that helps you get into tight spots, this eyeliner pen is a must-have for any makeup collection. I like to use this one in particular when I'm drawing into the corners of my eyes — and since the formula is smudge-proof, it looks great all day long. Choose from three colors: black, brown, or grey.
If You Aren't Using An Eye Cream, You Should Really Start
Speaking as someone who always used to wake up with puffy eyes, using an eye cream like this one has truly done wonders for me. Three different peptides work to help firm up loose, baggy skin, while hyaluronic acid works to moisturize fine lines. Plus, it even contains caffeine, which helps get rid of any stubborn puffiness.
This Kit Is Great For Anyone Just Starting Out A Skincare Routine
Interested in starting a skincare routine, but not sure where to begin? This kit is perfect for beginners. Each order comes with a bottle of ferulic acid and moisturizer — so really, you only need to use your own cleanser. Follow up with a few drops of ferulic acid all over your complexion, then top it off with the bio-complex moisturizer for a dewy look.
A Hot Air Brush That Adds Volume To Limp Roots
Look, I, too, was skeptical when it came to this hot air brush — but then I tried it. And man, oh man, are my roots lifted. Not only does it give my hair bounce and volume, but the tufted pin bristles let you roll it extra-close to your scalp without burning yourself. And with three heat settings to choose from, it's safe for all types of hair.
A Shampoo Brush That Scrubs Your Scalp Clean
Add a dollop of shampoo to this brush, then gently massage it into your scalp for an indulgent clean. The bristles are made from soft silicone that won't leave your head irritated, while the handle on the back helps you maintain a firm grip when wet. And if that isn't enough? You also have the choice of four colors: black, green, purple, or pink.
A Moisturizer That's Loaded With Retinol
The retinol and vitamin A in this moisturizer are great for brightening dull, tired skin — and they can even help prevent future wrinkles. It also absorbs quickly, ensuring that you aren't stuck walking around with a wet face. Plus, reviewers loved how it "goes on smoothly."
This Hood Hairdryer That's Great For Curly Hair
Using a hairdryer directly on curly hair will leave it frizzy and dry, whereas this hood helps dry your hair gently. It's designed to work with all lengths of hair — and it also works particularly well when used with hair curlers, as well as deep-conditioning treatments. Plus, it just looks cool, doesn't it?
This Eyeshadow Palette With 40 Gorgeous Shades To Pick From
Don't know where to start when it comes to makeup palettes? This one covers all the bases. With 40 shades to choose from, it's easy to create any type of eyes you want — from professional daytime looks to sparkly nighttime eyes. And since each color is ultra-pigmented, it doesn't take a ton of application for the colors to look vivid.
Upgrade Your Eyeliner With This Gel Version
I recently switched over to using this gel eyeliner from L'Oreal, so I can personally confirm that it is way better than any eyeliner pen, crayon, or what-have-you. Not only does the high-shine finish last for up to a full 24 hours, but it's also great for filling in winged tips. Choose from four colors: black, bronze, espresso, or slate.
This Flat Iron That Won't Leave Your Hair Frizzy
You don't want to cheap out on your flat iron unless you enjoy having a dry, frizzy mane. You don't? Oh, well, in that case, you'll definitely want to check out this professional flat iron from HSI. Ceramic plates distribute heat evenly to help infuse shine while reducing frizz, and the adjustable temperature means you can use it on any type of hair. Plus, it even has dual-voltage — which means you can use it when traveling.
These Rods That Curl Your Hair Without Any Heat
Sleep with these rods in your hair, and in the morning, you'll wake up with bouncy, voluminous curls. They're made from lightweight foam, which means they won't press uncomfortably against your head while you're snoozing. "Curls were full and fell nicely," wrote one reviewer. "I didn't have to untangle hair or pull to get these rods out."
Dark Spots Are No Match For This Serum
You don't have to pay for an expensive laser procedure to get rid of dark spots — just give this serum a try. Not only is it suitable for acne-prone skin, but it even contains plankton extract to help minimize uneven pigmentation in your skin. Plus, each bottle is made right here in the United States.
These Fake Eyelashes That Don't Need Glue
Real talk? Putting on fake eyelashes is a total pain — but these magnetic ones are genuinely easier. Just draw on your lid using the included magnetic liner, then get the fake lash close to your lid. The magnets in the liner will attract the magnets on the lash band, allowing them to stick together without any glue.
These Beauty Blenders For Flawless, Even Application
If you've been putting on your foundation with your fingers or brushes, STOP! Get one of these blenders damp with a little water, then use it to dab foundation into your skin instead. This method provides a more even, natural-looking coverage, and the tapered tips help you get into the sensitive spots around your eyes.
These Mascaras That Thousands Of Reviewers Adore
I don't have to tell you about how these mascaras sculpt each lash for the most voluminous effect possible — thousands of reviewers have already done a great job. Why not let them speak for themselves? "I IMMEDIATELY fell in love," wrote one reviewer. "It provides dramatic length and great volume. I can honestly say I can't stop looking at my eyelashes in the mirror every single day because of how awesome they look. Also, it is very long-wearing. I go from an 8-hour workday right to the gym and sweat like crazy...and this stuff doesn't budge! I love it!!"
This Spot Treatment For Emergency Blemishes
Even if your skin is clear, you'll wanna keep this spot treatment in your medicine cabinet for any emergency blemishes that pop up. You know the type — the big red dot that pops up on your lip right before a date or that giant whitehead that appears between your eyes the morning of a big meeting. "The few single spots of acne I have had pop up have literally been gone by the next day without any skin dryness or peeling," raved one reviewer.
A Deep Waver That Infuses Shine Into Frizzy Hair
Fire up this deep waver for some gorgeously beach-inspired hair. The heating plates are made with tourmaline ceramic, which means they infuse shine and calm frizz. But if that isn't enough? Reviewers raved about how it's "easy to use," with several even writing about how they receive daily compliments on their hair.
These Cleansing Wipes That Won't Dry Out Your Skin
Most cleansing wipes will dry your skin out, whereas these gently remove dirt and grime — without leaving your complexion flaking. They're hypoallergenic and don't require you to follow up with a rinse afterward. Plus, they're made without any sulfates, parabens, or artificial fragrances.
A Hair Dryer That Helps Tame Frizz
I've been using this hair dryer from Conair for years, and if I'm honest? It's the only one I'll probably ever use. It does a phenomenal job of calming frizzy strands, and the ionic output even helps add some shine. All of this, for less than $30 — a total steal if you ask me.
These Cheap Tools That Let You Do So Much Styling
You can easily style your hair in dozens of different gorgeous ways with the help of these topsy-turvy tools. You might remember them from those early 2000s infomercials — but instead of costing $19.99, they're now available for less than $7! And if you aren't sure how to get started with them? There are tons of tutorials you can watch on YouTube.
This Curling Iron With Six Interchangeable Barrels
With six different interchangeable barrels to choose from, this curling iron gives you a serious amount of options when it comes to styling your hair. It's safe for all hair types since the heat is adjustable up to 410F — and it even comes with a protective glove to keep your hand safe from burns. Choose from two finishes: rose gold or black.
A Bottle Of Ferulic Acid That Can Basically Do It All
If there's only one thing you use after cleansing your skin, make it this bottle of ferulic acid. It's loaded with vitamins C and E, which can help even out your skin tone. It only takes a few drops to lock in moisture — and reviewers with sensitive skin raved about how it didn't cause any irritation.
These Makeup Brushes That Won't Break The Bank
Take it from someone who spent way too much time using the applicators that come included with your palettes — these brushes truly up your makeup game. Each order comes with 16 that you can use for all parts of your routine, from eyeliner to foundation. And if you don't like the rose gold handles? You can also grab them in champagne or green.
This Highlighter That Conceals Dark Circles
I'm not exaggerating when I say that I use this highlighter daily. Not only does it hide the dark circles underneath my eyes, but the sponge-tip applicator makes it easy to swipe on and go. The creamy formula is great for blending — and one stick is enough to last months.
A Bottle Of Vitamin C That Can Brighten Your Skin
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Give your skin a few drops of this vitamin C after you've cleansed, but before you apply your moisturizer. Not only will it help moisturize your complexion, but it can also help brighten skin so that your complexion is left glowing. And unlike some bottles of vitamin C, this one is safe for all types of skin.
A Loose Powder That Locks In Your Makeup
You always want to set your foundation with powder, as it'll help lock it in so that it doesn't smudge — and reviewers can't get enough of this loose powder. Not only does it help minimize the appearance of wrinkles, but it's also lightweight, with long-lasting coverage. "It comes with so much product, and the puff it comes with is pretty handy," wrote one reviewer. "The application is smooth and is great for baking. My makeup came out flawless!"
This Moisturizer That's Chock-Full Of Vitamin C
You can use this moisturizer day or night — it's so versatile that it won't clog your pores while your sleep, yet it'll help brighten your complexion during the day. Reviewers with sensitive skin appreciated how it's formulated without any synthetic fragrances. Plus, one even wrote that "it also leaves a very beautiful, smooth finish and texture. I am completely impressed."
This Gel That Defines Your Eyebrows
Available in five different shades, this gel is perfect for filling in sparse brows. The brush tip applicator won't leave your brows looking artificial — you know, that blocky marker look? Yeah, not a problem over here. Reviewers also loved how easy it is to apply, with even more raving about the ultra-affordable price.
This Matte Lipstick That Comes In So Many Colors
With more than 40 gorgeous shades to pick from, you're gonna wanna grab more than a few of these matte lipsticks while they're still in stock. The long-lasting formula stays put for up to 16 hours, which means you can easily go straight from daytime to nighttime without having to reapply. Oh, and did I mention that each one costs less than $10? Because I wasn't kidding when I said you'd wanna grab more than one.
A Primer That Helps Makeup Glide Onto Skin
When I can tell that my skin will be oily later in the day, I'll use a few dabs of this primer before putting on my makeup. The matte cream helps control shine, and it even works to shrink the appearance of pores. But if you ask me, the best part about it is that it lets my foundation glide on with minimal streaks — and the waterproof formula lasts all day long.
A Finishing Stick That Tames Frizz And Flyaways
I think we can all agree that slicking your hair back with gel is so 2004. The next time you've got some frizz, use this finishing stick to help lay them down flat. The plant-based formula has a light moisturizing effect, which is great for dry hair — and it's completely transparent so that it blends into any hair color.
The Lotion That Provides 24 Hours Of Moisture
With warm weather quickly approaching, you're gonna want this body lotion. Spread it all over your legs right out of the shower for a refreshed, hydrated look — and the potent formula provides up to 24 hours of moisture. But if you aren't into the rose scent pictured above? You've also got the choice of lavender, mimosa, or sandalwood-scented options.
A Charcoal Mask That Won't Dry Your Skin Out
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Charcoal is a gentle, natural way to absorb oil from the skin, and this mask is absolutely loaded with it. But unlike regular charcoal masks, it also features hyaluronic acid — just to help keep your complexion from drying out. Rub it into your skin, then let it sit for about 15 minutes as it detoxifies clogged pores.
This Eyeliner Stamp That Makes A Perfect Winged Tip
Drawing winged tips is hard, but you know what's easy? Pressing them on with this handy stamp. Each order comes with two stamps (one for each eye), and the opposite ends feature a regular eyeliner pen so you can de-clutter your makeup bag. Plus, the formula is waterproof and smudge-proof, which means it'll stay looking great for hours on end.
This Dry Shampoo That Might Just Save Your Life
Greasy roots got you feeling slimy? Douse them with this dry shampoo until you're able to hit the shower. A little goes a long way, which means one bottle is enough to last you months — and the formula is even vegan. Just rub it into your roots, then watch as they begin to perk up.
This Kit That Lets You Do Gel Manicures At Home
I've been doing gel manicures using this kit for about a year now — it only takes a little bit of practice to get your nails looking like they were done professionally. It'll also help you save money, as it costs less than $40, yet comes with seven different gorgeous pastel polish shades. And if that isn't enough? The UV curing lamp is borderline professional, especially with the adjustable timer.