Beauty

The Beauty Products Our Editors Used Again & Again In 2021

Our newfound skin, hair, and makeup staples.

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These are the best beauty products of 2021, according to our editors.

We only include products that have been independently selected by Bustle's editorial team. However, we may receive a portion of sales if you purchase a product through a link in this article.

“This SPF not only protects your skin from the sun, but also promises to help lighten dark spots over time. I can't confirm if it's done that for me, but I can say that it gives me the dewiest glow. Can your SPF do that?” — Faith Xue, beauty director, BDG
$168
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“This is my everyday makeup favorite. I swirl the brand's Big Buffing Bronzer brush in the pan, then sweep it across my cheeks, bridge of my nose, forehead, and chin. It blends easily, and makes me look like I've just spent a day in the sun.” — Faith Xue, beauty director, BDG
$28
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“This ticks off all the boxes you need in a good leave-in conditioner, keeping my hair super soft, hydrated, and tangle-free. It also doubles as a heat protectant spray and has the most divine scent.” — Audrey Noble, beauty writer
$26
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7 Days Of The Week Clip Gift Set
Emi Jay x Juicy Couture
“This collab is a nostalgic dream. From cheetah print to ‘Juicy’ spelled out in rhinestone, you get seven adorably designed claw clips to wear daily — something I've done since its recent launch and will continue into the new year.” — Audrey Noble, beauty writer
$168
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“Part mascara, part lash serum, this is the ultimate mascara. You get maximum volume and a treatment that helps your lashes grow longer and stronger. I once wrote that this is basically lash extensions in a tube, and I still stand by that.” — Audrey Noble, beauty writer
$26
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“It’s rare for a shampoo to impress me, but this one truly does: Not only does it cleanse, but it nourishes with botanicals like amber and neem to leave my hair feeling and looking shinier and healthier than ever post-wash.” — Rachel Lapidos, senior beauty & lifestyle editor
$55
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“This is a godsend for bruises, dark spots, scars, and any other stubborn marks on your body. Its combo of tranexamic and kojic acids plus niacinamide — in easy-to-use mist form — has become my body-clearing hero.” — Rachel Lapidos, senior beauty & lifestyle editor
$30
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“I love a liquid blush, but many fade after a few hours. This formula, however, provides a pop all day long. I’ve been obsessed with ‘Encourage,’ a gorgeous everyday pink.” — Rachel Lapidos, senior beauty & lifestyle editor
$20
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“This year I finally found my holy grail foundation. The lightweight, fragrance-free formula offers enough coverage to cover blemishes and dark spots, blends into my skin seamlessly, and provides sun protection.” — Erin Stovall, senior beauty editor
$30
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“I'd been on the hunt for a buildable, hydrating, and melanin-friendly skin tint for quite some time before I discovered this skin tint. It checks off all the boxes and more: The formula’s easy to work with and gives me the coverage (and glow) I need.” — Kui Mwai, beauty writer
$32
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