A nude lip that won’t wash you out, plus seven other beauty buys to save your sanity

By Heather Muir Maffei
Updated February 25, 2019
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This sponge-tip, long-wear liquid lipstick takes the guesswork out of finding your ideal nude. Unbutton (a peachy nude) looks gorgeous on lighter skin tones. Uncuffed (a rosy mauve) stuns on medium shades, while Unveil (chocolate brown) dazzles on darker complexions. Just swipe and smile.

To buy: $24; sephora.com.

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The wand bends at its stem, creating the perfect angle to target tiny hairs at the inner corners without any smudging. Use it straight to lift and lengthen the rest of your lashes.

To buy: $11; amazon.com.

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With a price tag so steep, we rolled our eyes—until we tried it. It dries, smooths, and curls hair faster, with less damage. It has our salon-goers doing blowouts at home. Bonus: Instead of using extreme heat to smooth hair, it uses air.

To buy: $550; dyson.com.

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The same trusted, convenient formula is now available in a one-ounce baby version, so it’s even easier to take wherever you go.

To buy: $2; target.com.

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For those extra-dry parts—knuckles, elbows, knees, and heels—that require more than traditional lotion, try this gel. It exfoliates and hydrates to smooth any scaliness. Ahhh, that’s better.

To buy: $8; cvs.com.

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The first mouthwash we’ve seen that we actually want to display on our counters, this alcohol-free formula uses peppermint to freshen breath without the burn.

To buy: $38; davidpirrotta.com.

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Long-wear colors rock—until you can’t get them off. This washable cloth whisks away color with a dab of face wash.

To buy: $26; takemyfaceoff.com.

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Slip on these gloves, which are infused with macadamia oil and shea butter, for 10 minutes while you watch TV. You’ll get softer hands and a moment of Zen.

To buy: $10; patchology.com.