Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, or so they say. But is it really so bad to want to have supple skin, a dewy complexion and a salon perfect hairstyle, all at once? There’s nothing wrong with wanting your face to be clear, your body tanned and moisturized, and your hair photoshoot-ready. What’s the catch? None! You don’t have you look any further than one retailer to find everything you need to step out looking absolutely gorgeous.
Products to help you clear that pesky acne? Check. Volumizing blowout tools for a shiny, glossy hairdo? Double check. Do-it-at-home waxing? Checkity-check-check. From face to body to hair (everywhere!), we’ve pulled together a list of 37 of the best Amazon beauty products sitting on my wishlist right now. Get ready for your own wish list to grow.
If You Hate It Then You’ve Got To Put A Patch On It
Sorry for twisting your lyrics, Queen Bey, but there’s no better parallel. You hate acne? So do these hydrocolloid pimple patches. These are the perfect rescue remedy when that dreaded zit pops up before a big day at work or a new date. Affix one of these stickers to a problem area and, bam! overnight you’ll see the bump visibly flatten and the redness reduced. Keep these on hand for emergencies.
This Charcoal Mask Balances Skin
This revitalizing clay mask has been making a major buzz online lately, and I can’t wait to try it. The charcoal deep-cleans skin by clearing out pores, and the advanced hyaluronic acid keeps your skin hydrated. The result? Clearer, more even-toned skin that glows from within. I’m sold!
Cover, Hydrate And Protect In One Light Formula
You know it and I know it: We’re supposed to be slathering on sunscreen every morning. Bonus points for BB creams or foundations that have sunscreen built-in. But, if they don’t, who has time to add one more layer of stuff to their face in a rushed morning routine? This tinted sunscreen from the skin-loving brand Cerave does double — or even triple — duty, offering a layer of sun protection, a sheer tint, and ceramides to lock in skin’s moisture.
A Refining Toning Serum With Rihanna’s Stamp Of Approval
I’ve heard such good things about the Fenty Beauty line as a whole and this fat water pore-refining toner serum in particular that it quickly moved to the top of my Amazon wishlist. This multipurpose combo targets pores, minimizes dark spots, brightens, smooths skin, and fights shine without being drying or stripping the skin of essential moisture. Just one question: Will it make me look like Rihanna?
Wipe The Day Away With This Makeup Remover
I’ve long been a fan of Neutrogena’s oil-free liquid makeup remover. Hence, I have no reason to expect anything but the best from these perfectly portable (and disposable) makeup remover towelettes. These are a great addition to a gym bag or carry-on for traveling, and the product you’ll find here is a great BOGO offer: Two 25-count packs of day makeup remover towelettes and a 25-count pack of night calming towelettes.
This Moisturizer Sends Wrinkles Packing
Looking for the latest wrinkle-busting technology that won’t leave your face dry and flaking? This moisturizer is infused with retinol to smooth fine lines while nourishing the skin. Bonus: the botanical complex makes it smell amazing. Get in my cart!
Go For The Gold Undereye Masks
These gold collagen undereye masks are one of those wishlist additions that have me asking, “Should I? Shouldn’t I?” But, after talking to some friends who swear by them, they’re a solid should. This 30-pack has the ability to expel harmful toxins and significantly hydrate your skin, increasing blood circulation and improving cellular metabolism while reducing wrinkles, dark circles, and puffiness around your eyes. Who can say no to that?
Turn Your Hair Every Color Of The Rainbow
I live by the motto, “Life’s short and it’s just hair.” Meaning, I’m all for cutting those bangs, trying an entirely new style, or experimenting with color. I’m well known among my friends and family for showing up with different hair colors at every function, which is made simpler through the use of products like Keracolor Clenditioner. Available in nearly two dozen colors, it infuses color with every wash in one non-lather conditioning cleanser formula.
Achieve A Flawless Face
One of the least discussed topics in beauty circles is the appearance of hair in less-than-desirable places like your lips, chin, or cheeks. (It seems to get worse the older you get so there’s something to look forward to.) You’ve likely seen this painless hair remover by Finishing Touch on a TV infomercial, but it is a discreet and powerful tool you need in your makeup bag. There are 72,000 reviews and growing on Amazon.
Buh-Bye Dark Circles!
Wake up your eyes for a fresh, youthful look with this under-eye cream. It’s infused with caffeine to combat puffiness, aloe vera and shea butter to hydrate, and hydraulic acid to fight fine lines. Plus, it’s lightweight enough to be used in the morning but rich enough for a night cream. Talk about double-duty!
A Quality Makeup Sponge For Cheap
There’s nothing particularly earth-shattering about this beauty sponge blender unless, of course, you’re tired of paying $20 for its name-brand competitor, which looks and performs identically. I particularly enjoy the black color of this one, which will keep it from looking dirty while serving as a one-stop applicator tool for powder, cream, and liquid makeup. The best part? It’ll only set you back three bucks and some change.
Pump Up The Volume
Don’t get me wrong: I have — and love — my Dyson hairdryer, but sometimes I long for the simplicity of an all-in-one hairdryer and volumizer like this one from Revlon. Not to mention it gives me all the throwback hot air brush vibes from the 1980s). The oval design maximizes volume while giving you complete styling control and the bristles inject definition and texture. Three heat and speed settings will help you get that fresh-from-the-salon-blow-out look of your dreams.
Put This Skin Food On Your Plate
You nourish your body with delicious food — why not your skin? Weleda Skin Food ultra-rich body cream has such a cult following that I added it to my list to see what all the fuss is about. Designed as an intensive repair cream, one reviewer described it as “an incredibly thick formula comparable to cream cheese.” Sounds good to me, but remember not to eat it. Many beauty bloggers call it a dupe to the very expensive La Mer.
This Serum Is a Marvelous Multitasker
Got a million skincare products in your arsenal that all do different things? Time for some spring cleaning! This serum does it all; no need for a million different products. Apply it to clean skin at night and wake up to ‘wow’ each morning. Your bathroom vanity will thank you.
Lash Out At This Growth Serum
I love, love, love my lash extensions, but who wouldn’t want their natural lashes to be longer, thicker, and more supple? I know I do. This lash-enhancing serum from Grande Cosmetics is a highly-touted lash miracle worker by Amazon’s nearly 12,000 reviewers. This is an award winner, by the way, packed full of good stuff like vitamins, peptides, and amino acids and promises results in at little as four weeks.
Put Your Best Feet Forward
Since foot masks first surged to popularity over the past few years (they actually date back to the 1990s!), I’ve had a chance to try out a few. They are interesting and oddly fascinating, to say the least. The best way to describe them is to think of yourself as a snake, shedding its outer layer of skin. That’s what will happen to your feet. I’ve added these to my wishlist because of the addition of lavender.
Wax On, Hair Off
File this under “On my wishlist, but completely intimidated.” At-home waxing seems like a good idea, right? Until, of course, it isn’t, and then there’s no way out but through. This wax warmer set has great reviews (more than 23,000, to be exact) and includes everything you need to become your own wax pro in the privacy of your bathroom, from wax warmer to beads to applicator sticks.
This Vitamin C Serum is a Spa Day in a Bottle
Vitamin C is the ultimate over-achiever, which is what you want in a facial serum. This little dynamo promotes radiance and hydration without being greasy or harsh. It’s also made without parabens, sulfates, phthalates, and fragrance, so you can feel good about putting it on your skin.
Mirror, Mirror, On The Table
Don’t get me wrong: I love my vanity table, but it sits in kind of a dark corner of my bedroom. More often than not, I find myself picking makeup items out of it and applying them using the natural light near a window. This vanity mirror with lights is screaming for a place on my makeup table. It features 72 LEDs that light up in three lighting designs, as well as magnification to enable perfect application every time.
Brush Your Way To A Clearer Complexion
If that photo doesn’t have you reassessing your nightly cleaning ritual, I don’t know what will. The best of the images on the far right was achieved with the Finishing Touch Flawless Cleanse silicone face scrubber and cleaner, which features both a silicone cleaning surface and a massaging system beneath designed to promote a healthy glow and stimulate collagen production. You customize the cleaning level.
Go On, Get Your Glow On
Hi, I’m Beth and I am a recovering tanning bed-aholic. (Hi Beth!) In fairness, sunless tanners used to be simply awful. They were streaky and spotty and smelled horrid. Today’s sunless tanners are miles ahead of their counterparts from the 1990s, including this bronzing mousse from St. Tropez. Achieve a sunkissed look with no harmful UV exposure and, best yet, no streaky finish or musty smell.
Triple The Barrel, Triple The Curl
This triple barrel curl styling waver is on my wishlist for when (if?) I grow my hair out. I’ve never been great at achieving that tousled beach look with either a standard curling iron or straightener. This tool from Conair takes the guesswork out of creating long-lasting waves, using ceramic barrels to quickly and evenly deliver heat. One reviewer said “fast and easy hair,” and that’s good enough for me.
Bar Acne Forever
Yes, there are eleventy billion acne cleaning products on the market today, so what’s wrong with eleventy billion and one? This benzoyl peroxide acne cleanser comes in bar form, which I sometimes prefer since you can better control usage and foaming ability. There’s none of the bad stuff either, like fragrances or dyes, that could irritate your already sensitive skin.
Have you ever discussed teeth whitening with your dentist? Holy Moses, that stuff is not cheap. This teeth whitening kit from Smile Direct is, though, clocking in at just under $40. It includes teeth whitening pens and an LED light to help you achieve great results in as little as one week (up to nine shades whiter, they say!). Reviewers said it’s even good for those of us with sensitive teeth.
Refresh Brushes With This Color Remover Sponge
Unless you have a literal menagerie of makeup brushes, you know the struggle of trying to apply multiple colors with the same brush. Now you (and I) can minimize that frustration with this ingenious color removal sponge. Packed in a tin that is perfect for grabbing on the go, a few swipes of your brush across this surface, and you can navigate between two, six, or even 12 colors (although I’d suggest not using that many at once — it’s not 1984, you know).
These Makeup Brushes Are Luxury Defined
There is something so chic about these oval makeup brushes that traditional makeup brushes just can’t touch. This set includes multiple pieces from large, perfect for foundation, to small, ideal for detail work around your eyes. Designed in rose gold with a rubberized handle to help you keep a firm grip, you can add these to your makeup arsenal for less than the cost of one at your favorite makeup counter.
Sprays For Every Day
I can remember seeing ads for Mario Badescu products in teen magazines back in the day so for them to still be around, they must be doing something right. This four-pack of facial sprays features all of Mario Badescu’s bestsellers: Rose, green tea, lavender, and orange blossom. Pick your scent when you want to rejuvenate, re-energize, balance, and brighten or uplift and refresh.
This Mask Sampler Has Varying Benefits
Korean skincare is literally taking over the beauty industry right now, and I definitely want to climb aboard that train. I found this mask system on Amazon, which includes a collection of face-saving options like charcoal to purify or honey to moisturize. The best part? You get at least two of each type (depending on which options you select at checkout), so you can experiment to find the ones you (and your skin) like best.
360 Degrees Of Organization
We’ve all seen the acrylic organizers, right? I’ve even written about them a few times. And, while I’m 100 percent in favor of them (I use them in my bathroom and closet and on my vanity table), I’m smitten with this 360-degree bamboo organizer at the moment. It has a much more elegant design and the full rotation allows you easy access to everything with just a flick of the wrist.
Shake Your Bum Bum
If you buy one cult-favorite beauty product this year, make it this Brazilian Bum Bum Cream from Sol De Janeiro. (And yes, you can use it everywhere, not just on your bum.) It has the most delightful fragrance and is super moisturizing thanks to a combination of cupuaçu butter, açaí oil, and coconut oil. It has a permanent home on my wishlist so I can grab another when I’m close to running out.
Makes Your Nails The Envy Of All
I’m big into nail care. Despite the fact I stopped going to the nail salon about five years ago, I still give myself nearly weekly manicures, and I’m obsessive about the health of my cuticles. This Nail Envy nail strengthener from OPI is a must-have. It provides maximum nail strengthening with hydrolyzed wheat protein and calcium for harder, longer, stronger, natural nails that others will, well, envy.
A Different Take On Dry Shampoo
Can you believe I only really discovered the wonders of dry shampoo within the past year or two? (I know, I know.) I just never got it. Now, I get it. I’m dying to try this dry shampoo paste called Badlands from R+Co because I — quite literally — have never met an R+Co product I don’t like. This product is one part dry shampoo and one part styling paste, delivering oil absorption and crazy texture.
Don’t Tako ‘Bout It, Be About It
Don’t Tako ’bout it … see what I did there? This little cutie is called Tako and it’s a blackhead scrub stick from TONYMOLY. It uses a powerful blend of marine plant extracts, black mud, and charcoal to easily extract pore-clogging skin impurities and reveal a more clarified complexion. My favorite part is the adorable little container it comes in, like a surprised little ghostie.
The Holy Grail Of Texturizing Sprays
If you’ve never heard of Oribe dry texturizing spray, are you even a beauty product connoisseur? (Don’t answer that.) This is, without a doubt, the most dynamic texturizing spray out there, but its $40+ price tag always scares me off a little. I still keep it on my wishlist, though, for times I like to splurge. But, since when are incredible volume and sexy texture a splurge? (Don’t answer that either.)
When I Dip, You Dip, We Dip
Remember a few products up when I said I stopped going to the nail salon? That’s because I discovered the simplicity and inexpensive world of dip powder. My collection of dip powders has grown exponentially in the past five or so years, but I show no signs of slowing down in the “treat yo’ self” mantra. This dip powder kit for nails has everything you need to get started including brushes, liquids, manicure tools, and a selection of powders.
A Hair Product With 25 Benefits
I added — and removed — and re-added this product to my wishlist multiple times in the creation of this article, and now it’s a permanent fixture, thanks to some promising reviews I read. The product, Redken One United all-in-one leave-in conditioner, has 25 benefits in one bottle, ranging from heat protection to frizz-fighting. One reviewer compared it to “It’s a 10” and said it beats that by far.
Put Your Own Stamp On It
If you’re going to start doing your own nails (and you should), you might as well get caught up early in the stamping craze, too. This set is a good introduction to the world of nail stamping, offering five stamping plates, eight polish gels, a scraper, and stampers. Now you can create all of those beautiful designs you see in the salon for a fraction of the cost and time. You’ll really “nail” it, you might say.