12 Game-Changing Beauty and Fashion Solutions for Everyday Problems

A mini guide featuring the trusted faves that Real Simple editors lean on to make life better-slash-easier.



1. Quick Cover-Up: Tarte Shape Tape


This iconic concealer (available in 35 shades) brightens dark circles and covers zits, thanks to its creamy (never cakey) texture and pigmented, matte finish. Mango butter prevents creasing.

To buy: $31; tartecosmetics.com

2. Skin Sculptor: NuFace Mini+


Think of this palm-size gadget as an instant face fixer. Smooth on the included activator gel then glide it over your skin—a low-grade electric current temporarily tones and tightens facial muscles for a lifted look.

To buy: $245; nuface.com

3. At-Home Facial: Drunk Elephant T.L.C.Sakari Babyfacial


When your skin starts misbehaving, this powerful peel can whip it back into shape. A potent cocktail of acids sloughs away dead cells, brightens spots, clears pores, and softens the look of lines.

To buy: T.L.C.Sakari Babyfacial, $28; drunkelephant.com

4. Lash Booster: Revitalash Advanced Eyelash Conditioner

Revitalash Advanced Eyelash Conditioner

Created by an ophthalmologist to help his wife feel better during her breast cancer treatment, this biotin- and peptide-laced lash treatment makes longer, more luscious lashes a reality.

To buy: $150; revitalash.com

5. A+ Applicator: BeautyBlender Bio Pure Makeup Sponge

BeautyBlender Bio Pure Makeup Sponge

Get a flawless foundation every time with this water-activated sponge. It’s made of 60 percent plant-based sugarcane so it’s easy on your face and the earth.

To buy: $20; beautyblender.com

6. Hair Repair: Olaplex No. 3 Hair Perfector

Olaplex No 3 Hair Perfector

If you dye or blow-dry often, this weekly, 10-minute treatment will bring your fried locks back to life. How? Amino acids penetrate deep inside, leaving strands stronger and silkier.

To buy: $30; olaplex.com

7. Wrinkle-Free Work Shirt: Chicos No Iron Stretch Shirt

Chicos No Iron Stretch Shirt

A soft, stretchy, machine washable button-down that needs no iron or steamer? Want. The three-quarter sleeves are easy to cuff, and the oversize cut is comfy.

To buy: $80; chicos.com

8. Carry-All Tote: Cuyana Tall Easy Tote

Cuyana Tall Easy Tote

Fit your laptop, phone, wallet, water bottle—and anything else you need—in this deep leather bag. Then slide the longer straps over your shoulder, or hold the shorter ones in your hand.

To buy: $248; cuyana.com

9. Dressy Leggings: Spanx Faux Leather Leggings

Spanx Faux Leather Leggings

Show off what your mama gave you in these sculpting, faux leather leggings with endless positive reviews. Just size up, so the waistband doesn’t roll down. Speaking from experience.

To buy: $98; spanx.com

10. Curve-Loving Dress: Reformation Cassis Silk Dress

Reformation Cassis Silk Dress

Like so many of Reformation’s killer frocks, this midi one made of lightweight silk is a balance of demure and bodycon, and celebrates your shape.

To buy: $378; thereformation.com

11. Everyday T-Shirt: Uniqlo U Crew Neck Short-Sleeve T-Shirt 

Uniqlo U Crew Neck Short-Sleeve T-Shirt

Swap all your burned out, gauzy tees with this nonsheer option. It comes in 13 pretty colors and feels way more luxe than it has a right to, considering the price.

To buy: $15; uniqlo.com

12. Shapeshifter Bag: Halfday The Garment Duffel

Halfday The Garment Duffel

This weekender actually starts as a garment bag. Hang your dresses, add your heels to the side pockets, and then zip it into a duffel to pack sweaters and more.

To buy: $98; halfdaytravel.com

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