Spring cleaning means cleaning out all that expired skincare and makeup products. You might want to consider throwing out that three-year-old eyeshadow palette. And with all that space in the bathroom, you can fill it with many new products that you are guaranteed to use. This list includes all the beauty and skincare essentials that you need to know about, and all of them come highly reviewed!
This NYX Professional Makeup Butter Gloss proves that sometimes affordable skincare is better than high-end products. One of the thousands of rave reviewers states, "This is one of those drug store products that lives up to its reputation. It’s a nice, rose mauve color with no yellow undertones. The color stays true and won’t turn orange while you’re wearing it. It’s not sticky, like so many inexpensive lip glosses. It will also keep your lips reasonably hydrated."
This Milani Baked Blush has over 23,000 reviews on Amazon, and many people gush that they have the perfect selection of shades for all skin tones. With 16 shades to choose from, the multi-purpose formula is buildable, making it versatile for contouring and highlighting and available in matte or shimmer finishes.
If you follow any beauty influencers, you will know they will swear that overdrawing a line around the lips is a simple hack to fuller lips without the expense of getting injections. This set of Italia Ultra Fine Lip Liners comes with twelve different pencils in various colors to help you deliver a more contoured and defined look to your pout. Kiss, kiss.
This Organys Lash & Brow Booster Serum helps to naturally grow back eyebrows and lashes that have become naturally thin or have been over plucked over time. One reviewer writes, "Surprised at how well this works to regrow brows!! I'm about halfway through the bottle and super impressed with how it's filling in my years-old bald spots from over-plucking as a teen!! Very happy!"
The number one key to good skin is remembering to wear a daily SPF religiously, and this ETUDE HOUSE Sunprise SPF 50+ is excellent for maximum sun protection. The formula is sun milk that softly blocks ultraviolet rays without worrying about a white cast residue forming on your skin. It's an excellent formula for sensitive skin types as it is a mineral base.
This Heroine Make Volume and Curl Mascara is waterproof, long-lasting mascara that won’t irritate sensitive eyes and provides up to ten hours of curl with a dynamic lengthening effect. One reviewer said, "The verdict, ladies and gents: HOLY GRAIL MASCARA!!!! I have short, stubby, straight lashes. I used my lash curler, applied that mascara, and went for it, expecting to see smudges and droopy lashes by the end of the day. NOPE. Lashes stayed nearly perfect 'til the very end!"
Let's face it, ladies, we all spend a fortune in the salon tending to our tresses. Conceal your roots and pesky grays that pop up in-between visits with this L'Oreal Magic Root Cover Up Spray to extend the time between visits. Trust me, this product saves thousands of women money, matches your hair color with the ten options available, and you can be one of them.
This Sacha BUTTERCUP Setting Powder is an essential buy if you need a photo finish look. The science behind it is that it tricks the light, so you never look ashy in bright lighting or when using flash. The other benefit is that it also helps combat oiliness in the skin. One reviewer writes, "Buttercup!!! Where have you been all my life! I’m 47, menopausal, and I sweat a lot. I don’t like the sweaty look, especially on my face; I think it makes me look like a fat kid that just sprinted across the football field for a cupcake..eww! This powder absorbs moisture and oil and is not caked at all, nor does it settle into fine lines, accentuating them. I look better, and this is great for photographs."
Achieve a natural-looking tint with this Maybelline Cheek Heat Gel-Cream Blush. It is an oil-free, water-based liquid blush formula that glides effortlessly onto the skin, leaving a soft dewy appearance. This is an excellent product for both makeup novices and pros, as you can build it up depending on the look you want to achieve.
There has been a massive resurgence of facials oils in the past couple of years. It may seem weird to put oil on the face, but it is helpful even for oily skin. This Honest Organic Beauty Facial Oil is an all-natural formulation that deeply hydrates the skin, looking glowing and healthy. One reviewer states, "Loved it. I’m getting ready to buy my 3rd bottle. I traveled to Taiwan recently. I only used this and lipstick (no makeup or anything else). The airplane was so drying. All I did was apply this to my face whenever I felt dry. My face looked so plump and moisturized when I arrived. Anyhow, I hope they don’t change anything."
This Wunderbrow Eyebrow Gel is a great product to give the appearance of much thicker brows while still looking natural. The gel defines, fills, and thickens the appearance of sparse or over-plucked brows. One reviewer states, "LOVE this product so far! It doesn't come off unless you scrub hard with soap and water or use makeup remover. I got both the brown-black and black...I mix them a little because the brown-black doesn't have too much black, but it is a nice dark brown. I have been wearing it for four days now, and the product lasts about two days. It's great! Very satisfied. Worth the $."
This TULA Skin Care Face Filter Primer delivers a filter-like finish to the skin by combining potent probiotic extract and superfoods to prep the skin for makeup, providing a balanced and healthy glow. And no need to worry about harsh chemicals - the formula is 100% clean. One reviewer states, "This stuff is AMAZING! I smeared a little bit with my fingers and could not believe the results! My skin looks smooth, even-toned, and glowy...but the best part is it looks like I have NO makeup on! Like I have perfect skin. Do your face a favor and buy this now! You will not regret it!"
This Pond's Makeup Remover Cleansing Balm will remove even the most stubborn makeup without any harsh rubbing. Cleanse your skin with the product and rinse off with warm water to remove makeup and impurities. One reviewer states: "I used this for the first time today, and I am in love! My makeup melted off. You don't need to use much either. It goes a long way. Massage it into your skin, even eyelids and lips, and your entire day comes right off. I used warm water to rinse and then followed it up with a face cleanser as I always do."
This Revlon Photo Ready Concealer Stick is a high-definition filter technology that reflects light, covers, and blurs pimples, under-eye circles, and other imperfections with a creamy formula to deliver a buildable medium or full coverage. One reviewer writes, "I admit, this is my first time using a concealer, and I'm 61. :) Whenever I heard of a concealer, there were always associations with caking, flaking, settling into creases, and accentuating the problem area. So I was super pleasantly surprised to find myself getting younger-looking in seconds right in front of my eyes. I dabbed a little into the corner of my slightly droopy eyes, and they instantly looked so much clearer and wrinkle-free that I looked ten years younger."
This Maybelline Hyper Easy Liquid Eyeliner Pen has over 29,000 reviews about its ease of application and lasting ability. This is a great beginner product for people looking to get into the winged eyeliner trend due to its easy brush tip delivers the smoothest glide that hugs the shape of your eye.
This Physicians Formula Murumuru Butter Bronzer delivers a radiant goddess-like glow so much so it will look like you just flew in from some far-off tropical destination. This buttery soft blend of murumuru butter can be layered with a subtle shimmer to create a sculpted look. Available in eight shades.
This NYX PROFESSIONAL MAKEUP Makeup Setting Spray has over 75,000 Amazon reviews and many users rave about the long-lasting effects of this setting spray. You can choose which finish suits your overall look, from matte to dewy, and the evening have a plumping finish or radiant if you need to get your glow on. It's your go-to product for outdoor events or long days if you need your makeup to last and prevent smearing or smudging.
This IT Bye Bye Pores Primer is one of those holy grail products that transforms the overall makeup finish for folks with more prominent pores or mature skin. One reviewer said, "I've tried all sorts of make-up primers and powders, astringents and toners. Nothing worked to minimize my pores. I purchased Bye Bye Pores after reading the Amazon reviews, and . . . it works!"
This Pure Anti-Wrinkle Face & Neck Retinol Cream is an excellent product before bed. It is formulated with Retinol cream that helps with collagen and elastin production, which helps to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and age spots. And with over 8,000 five-star reviews on Amazon, this is a clear winning product.
This value for money 4D Silk Fiber Lash Mascara delivers a supercharged boost of volume and length to lashes. One reviewer writes, "I can't believe the quality of this mascara for the price. I normally pay much more for my Milk mascara, but I prefer this one over all of the other premium brands in my makeup bag. I have had so many compliments, and people constantly ask what mascara I use. I Highly recommend this to everyone!"
This Neutrogena Tinted Facial Moisturizer is a great lightweight product that evens the skin tone. It is also a retinol treatment, so it does not dry out the skin and keeps it moisturized. One reviewer writes, "I have been using this for over two years. This product is great, and my skin feels great and looks great. I found it on Amazon because I had a hard time finding my color in the store. I’m over 40, and this product makes my skin look radiant and soft."
Does anyone else suffer from cracked nails? This Bee Naturals Nail and Cuticle Oil is an all-natural treatment full of oils and nutrients to restore and maintain healthy nails. One reviewer states, "At first, I would get a cheaper bottle of nail oil, but I read all the reviews that raved about this product and decided to spend a few extra dollars. I'm glad I did! I used this product daily for a week (a little goes a long way). My cuticles healed immediately."
Every curly-haired girl knows that finding that perfect curl product is essential to loving being blessed with naturally curly hair. This Davines 'This Is A Curl' Building Serum is one of those products. One reviewer states, "Nothing else comes close, and I’ve tried just about every popular curl preparation to avoid paying this price tag, but I’ve wasted so much money on products that didn’t come close to these results. I have coarse, curly Native American hair. You’d never know. Cause my curls to look defined, soft, and touchable. This cuts the frizz and gives magical results when used appropriately."
We love the COCO & CO Organic Pure Extra Virgin Coconut Oil. It is a great value-for-money multi-purpose product that can be used on both the skin and hair. One reviewer states, "Love it!! After both of my pregnancies and, yes, hormones, my hair became very dry. I had to use it right when it came in the mail, and just after one use, I became addicted. I'm in love with the softness and shine. Thank you for giving me my beautiful, healthy, shiny hair !!!"
This Maybelline Dream Pure Skin Clearing BB Cream is more lightweight in texture than a foundation but still gives brilliant coverage and evens skin tone. If you are looking for a lightweight and oil-free formula to act as a canvas to perfect your natural makeup looks. This is the solution.
Nowadays, there are so many natural deodorants on the market that it can be hard to sift through and find one that delivers the same results as aluminum-based deodorants. But, this Little Seed Farm Deodorant Cream has the goods, as it blocks body odor and helps combat the body's natural perspiration, unlike other brands claim to do. One reviewer states, "I have been struggling to find an aluminum-free and baking soda-free product; I've been disturbed by the antiperspirant monopoly. I am happy to report this all-natural deodorant works, even in the 110°+ heat of Las Vegas. So happy to be giving my money to this company. I am hooked!"
Pack these Wander Beauty Baggage Claim Gold Eye Masks in your case if you are taking a trip and need a little pick me up for your eye area. These gold eye masks give an instant lift to dark circles and instantly reduce puffiness. Pop them on for 10-15 minutes and gently pat the remaining serum into the skin for optimum results. Seal in the hydration and anti-aging benefits with your favorite eye cream.
The Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Face Cream has been a best seller for the brand for years, and users rave from the rooftops about its skin healing properties. One reviewer writes, "I wish I could give this ten stars because that's how much I love it. My 13-year-old daughter had EXTREME dry lips, like a half-inch around her mouth, and we tried night creams and oils and vaseline, and nothing helped, even a little. After some research, I saw people raving about this lotion, so I thought I'd try it. Within TWO HOURS, we could already see a difference, and by the end of the week, the dry skin was completely gone, and she hasn't ever had to use it again."
It's almost summertime, so it's time to cart the essential summer beauty must-have, the self-tanning lotion, so that you can achieve that golden glow minus the skin damage. This Loving Tan Express Mousse is an easy-to-apply option that gives a natural-looking tan. One reviewer states: "I’ve tried many sunless tanners, and this is the best one I’ve tried."