35 Cult Favorite Beauty Products Reddit Users Swear By

Reddit is like the Wikipedia of online forums. You might not be able use it as a viable source for a research paper, but you can get one hell of an education from it. There are tons of forums and subs dedicated to the best cult beauty products on Reddit, and if you’re looking for the next holy grail beauty product that’s going to save your life, these pages are a wealth of knowledge. That’s because they’re filled with knowledgeable people (in this case, beauty enthusiasts and actual customers) who have no motives other than to share their findings with you. Oftentimes, it's in the most detailed and thorough ways possible.

If you’ve never been on Reddit before, it’s the self-described “front page of the internet.” It’s filled with threads of conversation in any category imaginable, and users can subscribe, comment, and share just about any pertinent information they want. Comments with the largest amount of likes get pushed to the top, so on the best beauty Reddits specifically, it’s really easy to see which products are cult favorites among the communities. Consequently, if you’re in the market for some new life-altering beauty products, check out these favorites from actual Redditors right here.

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Purify Skin And Remove Excess Sebum

Vichy Normaderm Daily Cleansing Gel, $18, Amazon

According to Redwinewhitesheets, this Vichy Normaderm daily deep cleansing gel “is the ONLY cleanser that has ever kept my skin calm… I’ve been using it morning and night for the past 3 years and I will continue to use it forever.”

Conceal, Protect, and Moisturize

Too Faced Tinted Beauty Balm , $22, Amazon

“Ridiculously in love with Too Faced Beauty Balm tinted moisturizer,” says sprengertrinker, because it’s conceals, protects, moisturizes, and evens with lightweight coverage that always looks fresh.

Prime Your Eyelids For All-Day Stay

Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion , $19, Amazon

“I cannot live without Urban Decay’s eye shadow primer,” says JUST_JESSK. I’ve tried all of them and they work amazing on me. I have extremely oily skin/ eyelids. Without primer I cannot wear any eyeshadow or liner.

This Mascara For Length And Separation

Guerlain Maxi Lash Mascara , $28, Amazon

“My favorite of all time is the Guerlain Maxi Lash,” says Garchomgirl. “Another mascara great for length and separation.”

The Reddest Of The Red Lip Stains

Sephora Cream Lip Stain in Always Red , $22, Amazon

When it comes to lipsticks that are the reddest of the red, people are loving Sephora cream lip stain 01 in Always Red. “SO BRIGHT,” says 2kittygirl, and tons of reviewers agree.

This Matte Finish That Keeps The Shine To A Minimum

Too Faced Cosmetics Primed and Poreless Powder , $45, Amazon

To get a matte finish that lasts all day, no matter how much makeup you’re wearing, you’ve got Too Faced Cosmetics Primed and Poreless Powder. “Gives me a nice soft-focus look and keeps shine down,” says one user.

A Great Shade For Women Of Color

NARS Blush in Taos , $22, Amazon

“Nars Taos,” says princessology. “Perfect for women of color.” It provides a sheer hint of color that’s not too heavy, but goes on smooth for a natural glow.

Outline Your Brows In This Sculpting Pomade

Anastasia Beverly Hills Dip Brow Pomade , $21, Amazon

Anastasia dip brow,” says MACMUA. “I have 6 backups of chocolate.” It gives you waterproof brow color that helps you to shape and sculpt, and it’s long-lasting and fast-drying.

Romantic Feathery Lashes Without Clumping

Lancome Hypnose Drama Volume Mascara , $30, Amazon

User Garchomgirl says that Lancome Hypnose ‘Drama Volume’ mascara produces “Very romantic, fluttery, feathery lashes” without any clumping or flaking.

Like Wallpaper Glue For Your Face

Philosophy The Present Clear Makeup , $30, Amazon

“For a very crazy night or any other sweaty event - Philosophy The Present,” says sunivva in the great primers category. “It’s like a wallpaper glue- impossible to move but you have to remember to wait at least five full minutes for it to set.”

A Dramatic Liner That Makes Cat-Eye A Breeze

Kat Von D Tattoo Liner , $30, Amazon

No cult beauty subreddit leaves out Kat Von D Tattoo Liner, which has a soft flexible brush that glides along the lashline for easy, all-day style. Misslizah puts it simply: “Amazing stuff.”

This Powder For Easy Contouring

Kevyn Aucoin The Sculpting Powder , $42, Amazon

When it comes to ideal contouring tools, Redditors are all about Kevyn Aucoin sculpting powder. Foxinthebush uses it in medium and says, “Perfect grey tone!”

A Translucent Moisturizer That Evens Skintone

Smashbox Camera Ready BB Cream , $34, Amazon

Smashbox BB Cream in light has saved my life,” says Reddit User amiprettynow, and tons agree — it’s lightweight, natural-looking, and evens out your skin tone with little effort and no caking.

False-Lash Volume Without The False Lashes

Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara , $28, Amazon

Beauty subreddits are all about Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara, which “Makes lashes look super fluffy, just like false lashes,” says mathandmascara.

Keep Your Skin And Lips Ultra-Hydrated With This Fruit-Based Moisturizer

Lucas’ Papaw Ointment , $14, Amazon

Cloudshoes’ pick is, “Lucas’ Pawpaw ointment! Ever since I first bought this back in high school, I’ve never been without it. It’s the only thing that can get my lips through winter in reasonable shape.”

Reliable Color For Chapped Lips

Yves Saint Laurent Volupte Tint In Oil , $32, Amazon

For those of us with chapped lips, Yves Saint Laurent Volupte Tint In Oil is a godsend. “It hydrates, it doesn’t feel slippery, it’s much more pigmented than I anticipated, it lasts several hours on me, it leaves a gorgeous stain - it’s everything I want in a lip product,” says beanieandpeach.

Thick, Long Lashes That Still Feel Soft

CHANTECAILLE Faux Cils Mascara , $55, Amazon

“I love my Chantecaille Faux Cils mascara,” says lunakitty_. “It smells like roses and makes my lashes so long and thick, but they still stay soft.” The usual tube goes for around $100, but this travel version lets you try it out for a reasonable price.

Never Leave Me, Clarifying Liquid

Cosrx AHA, $13, Amazon

This clarifying liquid called Cosrx AHA reduces impurities and renews the complexion, which is why Reddit users are saying things like, “Yes! If I skip a few days, my skin turns into a dry, flaky mess,” and “Never leave me, please.”

This Plumping Oil That’s Not Too Greasy

Miss Flower & Mr. Honey Essence Oil, $24, Amazon

Concerning Miss Flower & Mr. Honey essence oil, Reddit user Sharkus_Reincarnus says, “It gives my skin that extra 10% to take it to max plumpness, firmness, and brightness no matter what. It’s also my favorite ‘oil’ product to use in the day, as it’s light enough on the actual oils that I don’t get pilling but rich enough to keep my face happy. It’s glorious!”

This Ridiculously Popular Natural Shadow Palette

UD Naked Eyeshadow Palette , $75, Amazon

“Naked!” says Amorong, referring to this holy grail of smooth-application powders. “Even though it was only the ‘Basics’ palette. It’s still my baby.”

This Awesome Set of Professional Brushes

Eco Bamboo Kabuki Brush Set , $25, Amazon

While tons of the go-to brush sets for Redditors are well over $200, the Eco Bamboo Kabuki brush set of ten has tons of mentions because of its soft washable bristles, even coverage, and durable build.

A Natural Residue From Bees That Heals Your Face

SCINIC Propolis Ampoule, $17, Amazon

“For me it’s Scinic Propolis 95 Ampoule,” says BanBeaUK. “It makes such a difference in healing my acne.” That’s because it’s made from a residue from honeybees that’s loaded with antioxidants and skin-healing properties.

A Vibrant, Soft Finish Without Any Smudge

MAC Fluidline Eye Liner Gel , $25, Amazon

My first eyeliner in high school was Mac Fluidline,” says numb_doors. “And l fell in LOVE.” It gives you a silky, soft finish without any smudge or fading color.

Highlight Specific Areas For A Well-Contoured Face

Benefit Watt’S Up! Soft Highlighter , $36, Amazon

For a delicate champagne glow that’s so easy to use and transport, people are loving Benefit Watt’S Up! soft highlighter. “It’s absolutely beautiful,” says coffee_pls. “Since I’m more pale, I usually use it as a cupid’s bow highlight or eyeshadow.”

A Serum That Helps With A Matte Finish

Skin Food Peach Sake Pore Serum, $9, Amazon

Tons of people are in love with Skin Food peach sake pore serum, like dancingonrainbows, who says, “It’s really mattifying, a godsend for my oily face. Absolutely no signs of oiliness after a day out with makeup on.”

This Non-Drying And Luxurious Clay Mask

Innisfree Super Volcanic Pore Clay Mask, $14, Amazon

“Oh how I love clay masks,” says MissPicklesMeow. “That being said [Innisfree super volcanic pore clay mask] is my favorite one! It has a nice creamy consistency and slightly cooling when applied to the skin.”

This Green Concealer Counteracts Any Redness

Smashbox Photo Finish , $15, Amazon

“I like the Smashbox Photo Finish in green. It works well for me. A little goes a long way,” says himynameismeghan. The green color counteracts any redness, and it’s got vitamins and healthy natural ingredients to support your skin.

Heal Skin With Snail Venom And Bee Extract

BENTON Snail Bee High Content Essence , $16, Amazon

In the cannot-live-without category, user _theghoulnextdoor is obsessed with “Benton Snail Bee High Content Essence! Nothing has turned my skin around as well as this essence.” The snail venom and bee extract helps to heal pimples, even skin tone, and promote firmness.

Vibrant Colors For A Reasonable Price

Coastal Scents Revealed Eye-Shadow Palette , $20, Amazon

The top shadow pick for Lipstixx is “The Coastal Scents Revealed palette - it’s cheap, and has beautiful color and pigment payoff. Plus it contains 6 or so dupe shades from either Naked or Naked2. Win!”

This Dark Lipstick For Fall Style

NARS Semi-Matte Fire Down Below , $41, Amazon

As far as dark lipsticks go, Redditors cannot stop raving about NARS semi-matte Fire Down Below. It’s nourishing and non-drying with vitamin E, goes on evenly, and wears as a badass dark red for fall and winter months.

Heal Skin Overnight With This Rice Mask

Cosrx Rice Overnight Mask , $14, Amazon

People in the Asian Beauty scene absolutely love this Cosrx Rice overnight mask. “It’s turned my red, irritated, acne-prone skin around in about a week. My skin is soft and clear - I haven’t had skin this gorgeous in about a decade. I love it!”

Set Your Makeup For All Day Wear

Laura Mercier Translucent Setting Powder , $38, Amazon

As far as loose setting powders go, Laura Mercier’s translucent setting powder is one of the best available. Love-from-london says, “Seriously, makes you look airbrushed,” and tfb- responds, “If I could up vote a thousand times more, I would. I’ve gone through three and it’s my definition of a HG product.”

Get A Radiant Glow Over Any Foundation

Benefit Cosmetics High Beam , $31, Amazon

Benefit High Beam—my first cult product and first high-end product,” says vespria, because it enhances your complexion for a young, radiant glow on any skin tone.

People Love NARS Blushes For Natural-Looking Color

NARS Blush in Orgasm , $36, Amazon

Nars Orgasm,” says Reddit user iywtvelvetdress. “Bought it in high school, loved the black high end packaging and the name was probably part of the allure. I still buy the blush and use it often.”

This Palette That Combines Basics With Bright Colors

NYX Cosmetics Eye Shadow Palette , $11, Amazon

NYX’s Jazz Night palette is one of the most beautiful color sets I’ve seen, and the quality is pretty good,” says user GoGoBitch. “My everyday matte brown comes from that set, although I get distracted by the gorgeous, shimmery shades that make me feel like I’ve walked out of a Fitzgerald novel and/or good jazz club.”

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