10 Cosmetic Superstars That’ll Shine Bright in Your Beauty Arsenal

6 months ago

If you ever dreamt of the perfect blush that will make your complexion go “ahh,” the lip balm that can save the driest of the lips, or mitts that will exfoliate your problems away, you need to look no further. We did our very best to find handy beauty products that will have you grinning from ear to ear (literally, thanks to that perfect lip balm!).

1. No more messy applications and wasting the product. This soft-silicone tool will get the job done. Perfect for mixing and applying various masks. Easy cleanup.

If you loathe putting cosmetic products on your face using your fingers, try these flexible and soft brushes that make applying masks incredibly easy. They apply thin, even layers of skincare products. Suitable for sensitive skin.

Promising review:

  • I love these! I no longer dread putting on my face products. I was using my fingers to apply the product to my face; it was so messy and got on my nails too. When I came across these silicone brushes, I knew I had to have them. They are amazing, and the low price is a steal.
    These brushes really changed my routine. I use my facial products more often because I’m no longer worried about the annoying mess. The silicone brush is very flexible and spreads the product on my face nicely. Cleaning the brush is a simple task; just rinse and pat dry. Highly recommended! — Wells

2. Use this glass skin veil mist if you’d like to give your skin that healthy glow everybody is talking about. The product is beyond moisturizing. You can spray it after cleansing, your skincare routine, or putting on makeup. And anytime during the day.

The product is lightweight, refreshing, non-toxic, and silicone-free. It contains cucumber water, peach extract, reishi mushroom, and lotus extract. It’s also Leaping Bunny-certified.

Promising review:

  • Works well. It moisturizes my skin and gives it a nice flow. I spray it into my hand and put it on my face instead of directly spraying it on my face. Spraying it directly on my face doesn’t seem to have good coverage. — Taylor Lander

3. Exfoliate all dead skin cells with this awesome mitt made with plant-based fiber. The product visibly solves the problem of dry and bumpy skin, increases blood circulation, prevents ingrown hair, and is perfectly suitable for spray tan prep or removal.

This glove works like a charm. It will give you gentle yet effective exfoliation. After using it, you might find yourself unable to resist petting your shoulders, arms, and elbows.

Promising review:

  • I didn’t really think this would work as advertised, but I soaked in a hot bath and then used it, and wow! So gross — tons of skin came off. (My legs where I shaved didn’t have the same buildup, but that makes sense.)
    I have not been doing any routine exfoliating, so I’m sure the results would not have been as dramatic if I had been. I’m hoping this will help my keratosis pilaris, but it’s too early to tell. My skin feels fantastic. — Mary Miller

4. This bloomy blush will give you a naturally fresh look. Be careful because it is very pigmented; a little goes a long way. The scent is delightful, and the product will give you a nice, velvety feeling afterward.

The product contains nourishing ingredients — infused with vitamin C, which helps with hydration and brightens your skin. The lightweight gel-cream formula is smooth, buildable, and blendable. And for a precise application, there is a sponge tip. Another big plus is that there are PLENTY colors to choose from. Pick your favorite!

Promising review:

  • It’s a beautiful cream blush. Glides on great and blends out to a very nice blush. It’s great for either a full face of makeup or no makeup. And the price is amazing!
    The only thing I will say is that there are little sparkles in the blush, which are more noticeable with a swatch on hand than when applied to the face. Either way, I love it and recommend it. — Delanie

5. If you often deal with dryness, habitual biting, or the harsh effects of cold winds on your lips, try this fruity lip balm with vitamin E oil and lanolin. It will give you super smooth lips and quickly cure any area that lacks moisture.

It is an excellent balm for cracked lips, extremely dry skin, cuticles, elbows, and more. The product contains no petrolatum, no parabens, no artificial fragrance, no mineral oil, and no sulfates. Cruelty-free.

Promising review:

  • I was hesitant. I sometimes struggle to believe reviews, but this is the real deal. I have chronically dry lips, and even if I use chapstick every day, my lips dry up and peel. I’ve struggled with this my whole life.
    One day after using this, my lips are no longer dry or peeling, and I don’t feel like I have to reapply this every 10 minutes. INSANE. I do want to admit that it smells good, USUALLY. I sometimes get a whiff of a Vaseline smell or taste, but hardly. This is worth it. — Bree

6. This waterproof liquid liner is extremely long-lasting and super intense. It will help you create impressive graphic looks and be bold about them. The product comes in classic and bright shades.

Complete your look with this nifty item! It lasts up to 36 hours without cracking or fading. A neat, flexible brush-tip applicator makes an application easy and precise. The product is also cruelty-free.

Promising review:

  • I’m in love with this eyeliner. Nyx is the best. Easy to apply, dries quickly, and lasts all day and night. — Amazon Customer

7. Get salon-quality lashes without leaving the comfort of your home. The product will help you achieve the most desired “no-makeup” look because it is designed to slightly enhance your natural lashes.

These lashes are lightweight and waterproof, with no visible strip. They come in a variety of different styles to suit any taste.

Promising review:

  • Absolutely love how soft and lightweight these are. So much easier to wear than any others I have used. Highly recommend it and will definitely purchase more. — Perfectly Imperfect

8. A leave-in treatment mask that works in the blink of an eye (well, a bit longer than that, 4 minutes to be exact). It travels into the inner hair levels and reverses the damage, restoring strength and elasticity.

The product helps repair the damage from bleach, color, other chemical services, and heat.

How to use:

  • Wash your hair with a shampoo.
  • Do not condition.
  • Towel-dry your hair thoroughly.
  • Start with 3 pumps of the treatment and add more as needed.
  • Apply all over.
  • Let it sit for 4 minutes.
  • Do not rinse out.

Promising review:

  • A friend recommended this product to me. So I went on a hunt to find it. I purchased the small package due to the high price and my questions about whether this would work for me or not. It was nice to have an option to test out the product for a lower investment. After using it once, I found the product easy to use.
    The directions are good. And as advertised, it makes your hair feel and look silky and healthy. Dare I say that I LOVE this product? The only negative is the price. But given how little you use each time, the product should last a while. I think this one is a keeper. — M. A. Seely

9. Give this bubble pore pack a try. The principle of work is simple: the soft mud is applied gently all over the skin, and the bubbling effect should draw out skin impurities. It also has a soothing effect.

This product contains a blend of marine plant extracts. The mask includes a powerful combo of natural Rotorua mud and charcoal extract that absorbs excess oil.

Promising review:

  • I’ve had this product for 7 months now and use it once or twice a week. It clears up the blackheads on my nose so easily and doesn’t irritate my skin. I just found out today that if you pop the bottom part off, it’s a moisturizer! In a lot of reviews, I’ve seen people think the moisturizer is the actual product, but it’s two-sided, and my mind is utterly blown. — Bknotts

10. This old-school product never disappoints. It is a must-have in every bag. Vaseline (100% pure petroleum jelly) is proven to help heal dry and damaged skin. It locks in moisture, solving your painful problems.

The petroleum jelly is dermatologically recommended, fragrance-free, hypoallergenic, non-irritating, and won’t clog your pores. It is suitable for sensitive skin. Aside from its healing properties, you can also use Vaseline to remove your makeup.

Promising review:

  • I want to start by saying these are BIG tubs; I thought they were the small, personal-sized ones. When I received the heavy-ish box and saw how big they were, I was even more impressed by the price. Vaseline has been my go-to for years. As someone with horrendously and perpetually dry skin, this product is a lifesaver.
    I have used COUNTLESS lip balms and treatments from both cheap and expensive brands, and this is the ONLY product that actually stops my lips from cracking and bleeding. I also put some on the top of my hands, which get super dry (especially in winter). Iconic product, but just beware that one of these tubs will NOT fit in a purse. — Sarah Swallow

We hope you’ll treat yourself to a bunch of cool, newly discovered products that will have you ready to take on the world. Don’t forget to have fun and try to turn your self-care rituals into a real adventure.

Bright Side gets commissions for purchases made through the links in this post. Reviews could have been edited for length and clarity.

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