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15 Amazon beauty essentials and how they should be replaced




No surprise here, but a beauty lover’s makeup bag is usually filled with on-trend products and essentials, from mascaras to concealers and liquid blushes. But how often should you save these beauty favorites? Some should come out of your life much sooner than you think.

Just in time for Amazon’s Beauty Haul sale, Shop All Day contributor Makho Ndlovu stopped by TODAY to share some tips and tricks for keeping your beauty bag clean and in perfect condition, including her must-haves makeup favorites that save you money in the long run. the race.

Keep scrolling to find out how often you should clean your brushes, throw away your mascaras and more. Plus, beauty favorites to shop, including Amazon’s Beauty Haul bestsellers.

Amazon makeup products and cleaning tips

Essence Lash Princess False Lash Effect Mascara

If you’re wondering how long you should use your mascara before throwing it away, Ndlovu says it should be replaced every three months. Since you change beauty essentials so often, you can save money by buying something affordable, like this best-selling Essence Lash Princess. The brand claims that this mascara gives your lashes bold faux effects without clumping or flaking.

Too Face Better Than Sex Mini Mascara

Editor’s note: Our pick is low on stock, but we’ve found similar options below.

Ndlovu also suggests using the mini version of your favorite brand or a premium brand that you wanted to try. This cult mascara comes in a mini travel size for almost half the price. According to the brand, this volumizing mascara features a unique hourglass brush that separates each lash for a dramatic lengthening effect.

Milk Makeup Kush Mascara

Milk’s Pigmented Mascara is made with a vegan conditioning formula. Depending on the brand, it can deliver lifted lashes that don’t stiffen or dry out, so lashes appear softer.

Anastasia Beverly Hills Mini Lash Brag Volumizing Mascara

While you might know this brand for its brow products, its mini mascara has over 500 five-star reviews from Amazon buyers. The formula is water resistant and designed to last all day.

Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Eraser

For correctors, Ndlovu says you can keep them a little longer, explaining that they need to be replaced every year. Her go-to concealer is this affordable and best-selling Maybelline option, which promises to conceal dark circles, hide fine lines, blemishes and more.

BS Mall Makeup Brushes (Set of 14)

Ndlovu says you should change your beauty sponges every month, but a good alternative is a set of easily washable makeup brushes. This 14-piece set comes with brushes for all your beauty needs, from concealer to foundation to eye shadow. With over 81,000 five-star ratings, the brand claims the bristles are super soft and made from vegan synthetic fibers.

Beakey Makeup Sponge Set (Set of 5)

If you can’t give up your beloved beauty sponge, Ndlovu says these much-loved sponges come in a five-pack at a price that’s hard to beat. According to the brand, the material is extremely porous for flawless application of foundation, concealers, liquid blushes and more.

Ricris Premium Makeup Brush Cleaner and Dryer

“Experts say you should clean makeup brushes after every use or even every week,” says Ndlovu.

That’s why she loves this beauty gadget that makes the arduous task faster and easier. According to the brand, this brush cleaner has a battery-operated automatic wringer and a cleaning bowl that disinfects and dries each brush in less than a minute.

Lay-n-Go Cosmo Drawstring Makeup Bag

Ndlovu loves this washable makeup bag that lays perfectly flat, making it easy to see all of your makeup items at once. Once you’re done, the corded enclosure allows for quick cleanup, making it perfect for a busy morning or on the go. Featuring an inside pocket and brush loops, you can choose from over 20 different colors and patterns.

Coolbear 360 Rotating Makeup Organizers and Storage

Another way to store your makeup is to use clear storage organizers. Ndlovu loves this handy 360 degree rotating case because it lets you see everything at once and looks chic on bathroom or vanity counters.

More makeup must-haves from Amazon

EcoTools Professional Makeup Brush Cleaner

Keep your beauty tools in pristine condition with this best-selling brush and cleansing sponge. According to the brand, this non-toxic formula will remove up to 90% of makeup, oils and impurities.

Bird & Fish Silicone Makeup Brush Holder and Cleaning Mat

This multifunctional silicone mat lets you rub your brushes or sponges on one side, then flips over and acts as a brush holder for quick drying. The set also includes a sponge removal pot which is perfect for cleaning up color from eye shadow brushes.

Garnier SkinActive Micellar Water

If you’re looking for a face wash that does it all, the brand says this micellar water can be used as a cleanser in the morning and a makeup remover at night. According to the brand, this product will gently remove oil, dirt, impurities, mascara and more. Plus, you can save 24% on Amazon’s Beauty Haul sale.

Revlon Oil Absorber Roller

For quick oil absorption, this reusable facial roller is compact and will quickly take care of any shine, says the brand. Right now you can save 21% on this volcanic stone roller.

Rimmel Exaggerate Felt-Tip Eye Pencil

Get an accurate wing every time with this fine tip liquid marker. According to the brand, the formula is water and smudge resistant, so you don’t have to worry about midday touch-ups.

Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick

According to the brand, this cult classic lipstick is infused with vitamin E and avocado oil, making it extremely hydrating and nourishing to wear. It’s available in over 35 different shades and during Amazon’s beauty sale, you can pick one up for less than $4.

Focallure Shimmer Cream Eyeshadow Stick (2 Pack)

These cream eyeshadow sticks can be used as eyeshadow or eyeliner. Coming in a two-pack of shimmering shades, the brand claims the formula is extremely silky-smooth and will last for up to 12 hours of wear.