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The Best Amazon Beauty Finds

July 3, 2023


Team LIY

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Our relationship with Amazon has come a long way in the past few years. We went from being pretty dang skeptical to hitting “Add to Cart” several times a day. Maybe a few too many times per day, but that’s neither here nor there.  Today we rounded up the items that have found their way into our beauty routines over and over again. From premium beauty to drugstore finds, sometimes it’s just easier to hit add to cart than get to the store in time! Get your makeup bag ready, here are our the BEST beauty items on Amazon!

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Lash Paradise Mascara

Lash Paradise Mascara

Hands down, the best $7 I’ve ever spent on Amazon when it comes to beauty products! I love how this mascara lengthens and thickens my lashes, without transferring to my face at all!

T3 Curling Iron

1-Inch Curling Iron

After being recommended this curling iron by my hair stylist, I knew I needed to invest in it. Two years later and I’ve never looked back! I love the longer barrel which makes it easier to pull my hair through to create looser curls that stay!

St Tropez Bronzing Water Facial Mist

Believe me when I tell you – this stuff is amazing! I use it a couple of times a week to keep a healthy, natural-looking glow on my face, neck, and chest all year round. After I wash my face at night and apply all of my serums, moisturizers, etc I top it off with a few sprays of this clear bronzing mist and I wake up in the morning looking like I just got back from the Caribbean. It’s very easy to use and very effective!

Grande Lash Eyelash Serum 

Grande Lash Eyelash Serum 

Grow lashes grow! I’ve been amazed at how much longer and fuller my lashes have been since using this every night. I now have it on subscribe & save because I never want to go without it! 

Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask 

Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask 

If you want softer, less chapped lips – buy this and use it every night before bed. Believe me, you will l-o-v-e this stuff! 

Pureology Hydrating Shampoo & Conditioner

Shampoo + Conditioner

Press-On Nails


We can’t quit these press-on nails! As you can tell, the LIY Team has fallen hard for these $5 nails! [highly recommend prepping your nails for them and applying RIGHT before bed so they can “set” overnight!]

Tend Skin Aftershave

Tend Skin Aftershave

Swimsuit season is upon us! 👙 Be gone razor burn and ingrown hairs 🙌🏻 If you struggle with these issues near your bikini line, this stuff is a game changer! Apply it along my bikini line after you shave and it makes a world of a difference! Try it, you won’t be sorry!

Redken Acidic Bonding 

Redken Acidic Bonding 

I find Olaplex a little too heavy for my fine hair, causing it to feel greasy pretty quickly [which calls for more hair-washing than I prefer]. If you have fine hair, I can’t recommend the Redken Acidic Bonding line enough! My stylist even complimented me on how much healthier my hair is looking and feeling [a major WIN!].🙌 If you didn’t have great luck with Olaplex, give this one a try! 

Bronzing Foam

Bronzing Foam

I had heard a lot of great things about this self tanning foam and it has over 6,000+ reviews on Amazon! I love that it only takes 2 hours to develop, is vegan, cruelty free, and toxin free made with all natural ingredients. I’ve tried a LOT of different self tanners throughout the years and this is one of my favorites so far! 

Makeup Eraser

Makeup Eraser

I started using this after hearing rave reviews and now I’m one of those girls telling all of my friends they need one! I use it every night to wash my face [I love that it takes off all of my eye makeup with just water] and that you can use it for up to a week or so before throwing it in the washing machine the reuse again and again! I’ve had this thing for YEARS and still use it daily!

Tinted Face Sunscreen

Tinted Face Sunscreen

I love this tinted face sunscreen for lightweight coverage + sun protection in the summer months! It’s moisturizing and can be worn on its own or layered under your usual makeup routine!

Maybelline Fit Me Powder

Maybelline Fit Me Powder [translucent] 

Powder under $7 that you will want to buy again and again! I wear the translucent and love it! I feel like it hides shine and really blurs my pores.

Sky High Mascara

Maybelline Sky High Mascara

I stand by that this Maybelline Sky High mascara is MAGIC! Under $10 and better than most high end options in my opinion!

Pysicians Formula Butter Bronzer

Physicians Formula Butter Bronzer

I’ve also shared this bronzer in “Our Empties” blog post because it’s goodie at a GREAT price. It’s only $10 and is one of the best out there in my opinion! It goes on beautifully and smells like a tropical vacation. I don’t even need a plane to transport me to an island with this bronzer handy! This will also last you a really long time. I also double up and use it as eyeshadow!

Katy’s Tinted Hydrator

Wet n Wild Tinted Hydrator [wearing color Medium Tan]

Surprisingly, Wet n Wild is one of my top picks when it comes to face makeup (their photofocus foundation is also $5 and one of my favs!) and this new Tinted Hydrator was no exception! For only $5 it’s perfect for a light to medium coverage for Summertime, PLUS it has skincare built in! Tip: mix in with this Elf halo liquid filter and you will have theeee perfect combo for Summer, glowy skin!

Elf Halo Glow Liquid Filter

Halo Glow Liquid Filter // Vest

For under $15, I recommend trying this stuff out STAT! 💥 It’s gone viral and now I can see why! Now my skin is not the best, but it truly does make the skin look filtered in my opinion (not that we need that to feel good!). You can put this on by itself to give a little boost and evening to the skin or mix with your foundation for a “glow from within”!

Allison’s Chest Pad

Chest Pad

Calling all side sleepers!! In my 40’s (Allison here), I have started to notice lines on my chest when I wake up in the morning from sleeping on my side. This silicone chest pad IS A MIRACLE WORKER!!! I have worn this on my chest, on repeat, when I sleep, and I have noticed a huge improvement! The lines are nearly gone! I have linked here a super affordable one (actually a 2 pack) from Amazon. Check them out, your chest will thank you 😉

Paula’s Choice Skin Perfecting Exfoliant

Paula’s Choice Skin Perfecting Exfoliant

This exfoliant is pure magic!! I deal with breakouts all Summer long and this has made a huge difference! It minimizes my pores, keeps my summer breakouts at bay, my skin feels and looks so much better too!

Gimme Hair Ties

Gimme Hair Ties

The BEST hair ties! I used to be a huge fan of the coil option but these are amazing! They don’t pull my hair, stay put, great for thick or thin hair and my scalp doesn’t hurt when I use them!

Portable Makeup Bag

Portable Makeup Bag

This might be my favorite Amazon purchase I’ve ever made! I was tired of digging through my makeup bag looking for what I needed but needed something that would also hold everything and travel well. This makeup bag is it; unzips to lay flat so I can see everything, holds A LOT and easy to travel with!

Summer Hair Care

Pureology Color Fanatic Leave in Conditioner / Sun Bum Heat Protectant / Hair Tie Bracelets

My favorite Summer Hair Care items — This Pureology spray, Erin’s been raving about is incredible! My hair looks and feels amazing! The Sun Bum Heat Protectant smells SO good! And the hair ties can be worn as a bracelet which makes them multi purpose!

Heather’s Nail Oil

Nail Oil

Skin Care Routine

Face Cleanser // Exfoliant // Retinol Serum // Day Moisturizer // Night Moisturizer

THREE items that have given me back my face! Jen here, I am 44.. and have suffered from adult/hormonal acne and breakouts for most my adult life! The past 3 months I’ve been using these 3 items + a day/night moisturizer and WOW. I’m very pleased with my skin today & love that this entire regimen is priced right… because I still have those hair days to pay for!

Elemis Superfood Facial Oil

Elemis Superfood Facial Oil

Elemis Superfood Facial Oil is lightweight, and leaves my skin feeling hydrated and oh so soft! I use it morning and night after washing my face and have zero issues with feeling greasy. I genuinely look forward to washing my makeup off at the end of the day so I can put this on!

Kiss imPRESS Nails & Julep Eyeshadow Sticks

Eyeshadow [Putty and Smoky Amethyst] / Press on Nails [Pretty Pink]

I pride myself in being able to get ready for the day in about 30 minutes, but I still like to leave the house feeling put together (most days). How do I do that? By finding easy solutions like these! I apply Kiss imPRESS Nails once a week and my nails stay perfectly “done” all week long – no chipping with these! I just keep nail glue [I like this brush on option] handy for the occasional pop-off that can occur. My other secret weapon? These eyeshadow sticks! They come in a ton of colors, are so easy to apply, and last all day with no creasing!

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