39 Clever Things On Amazon That Make You Look Better With Almost No Effort

by Alexandra Miguel

Between manicures and blowdries, trips to the tailor and the dry cleaners, maintaining a polished appearance can often feel like a full-time job. But as any smart shopper knows, there are products out there that can help you feel more put together in a matter of minutes. Case in point? These 40 clever things on Amazon that make you look better with almost no effort involved. They work fast, they don't require any fuss, and they're affordable, too — and the best part is, they're only a click away.

Whether you're looking for a way to prolong the life of your hairstyle, get your clothes interview-ready at a moment's notice, or even remove unwanted blackheads quickly (and even have fun doing it — seriously), the products featured ahead will help you solve all your last-minute fashion and beauty dilemmas. They'll also help get you out the door faster and make your life easier when you're running low on energy — so really, what's not to love?

Scroll on to shop over 40 of the most genius products on Amazon that make getting ready easier — for $50 or less.

1. An Easy (And Satisfying!) Way To Make Fuzzy, Pill-Covered Fabrics Look New Again

People are obsessed with this best-selling fabric shaver by Conair — of the staggering 20,000 shoppers who left feedback after buying it, 85% gave it a positive rating, and over 7,500 left a glowing five-star review. Satisfyingly effective and easy to use, the battery-operated device removes lint, hair, and fuzz from clothing, bedding, and more, collecting it in a detachable compartment so you can easily throw it away.

2. A Quick-Drying Top Coat That Reviewers Call "A Miracle In A Bottle"

If you're someone who tends to ruin your manicure long before it's had time to dry, you need OPI's Drip Dry drops, pronto. While there are many topcoat-style nail products on the market that claim to speed up drying time, what sets this one apart is that it really, truly works — at least, if hundreds of glowing reviews and a near-perfect 4.5-star rating are any indication. "I am astounded, honestly," one Amazon reviewer marveled. "This little bottle is going to be my new best friend. No more having to wait a half hour or longer to touch something!"

3. The Fan-Favorite Setting Spray That Soaks Up Oil

The passion reviewers have for this setting spray can't be overstated — to date, it’s been awarded over 20,000 perfect five-star ratings. (And over 5,000 Amazon shoppers went out of their way to leave it a glowing review.) The weightless mattifying spray helps control excess oil production and locks your makeup in place for all-day wear, so you won’t have to worry about it fading or smudging until you choose to wash it off.

4. This Nourishing Lip Butter With A Lovely Tint

Formulated with nourishing, all-vegan ingredients including shea butter and agave, this lip butter will leave your pucker extra smooth. Even better, it has a subtle tint to it — so you can use it in lieu of your regular lipstick or gloss. Choose from several different shades, including peachy oranges, rosy pinks, and rich reds.

  • Available shades: 12

5. This Brush Set That Streamlines Your Daily Makeup Routine

For a no-fuss brush set that’s also easily transportable, consider this makeup brush set from EcoTools. Made from eco-friendly materials with bamboo handles, this kit includes five brushes to use for your daily routine. You’ll get an angled foundation brush, a blurring brush, a defining crease brush, an angled liner brush, and a full blush brush. Included is also a storage tray to keep your brushes easily accessible.

6. These Satin Pillowcases That Are Gentle On Hair & Skin

These smooth polyester satin pillowcases from Love’s cabin boast a knockout 4.5-star rating overall on Amazon, after 66,000-plus reviews. And they’re likely so popular because they’ll instantly make your bed look and feel more luxurious. Plus, they’re ultra-gentle on your skin and hair. The soft pillowcases are wrinkle-resistant, zipper-free, and machine washable. Choose from a variety of color options, as well as standard, queen, king, and body sizes.

7. A Set Of Eight Chain Extenders To Customize Your Bracelets And Necklaces

These chain extenders are great for adjusting a bracelet or necklace that's too small, and will also come in handy when you need to customize the length of your favorite necklaces to create the perfect layered look. The eight-piece set includes one gold and one silver extender in four different lengths: 2, 3, 4, and 6 inches. Made of durable stainless steel with lobster clasp closures, they're high-quality and blend in well with most jewelry, according to reviewers.

8. This Arabica Coffee Scrub Without Additives Or Chemicals

Pamper yourself with this Arabica coffee scrub. Simply scoop out your desired amount of product and massage it onto your body to slough off dry skin cells, dirt, and product buildup that gets in the way of having luminous, smooth skin. It’s infused with sea salt, olive oil, almond oil, and shea butter for an extra-soft finish. “I have really bad eczema on my arms, and after using this scrub my eczema was able to clear up,” one reviewer reported. “Also it makes your skin super soft!!”

9. A Jewelry Cleaner So Your Stones Always Sparkle

Simple Shine's jewelry cleaning solution make it easy to keep your gold, platinum, diamond, and other fine jewelry in tip-top shape, so you’ll never have to worry about dull-looking stones again. It also comes with a dip tray and brush to clean with.

10. The Newest Hair-Repairing Treatment From Olaplex — And It Doubles As A Heat Protectant

The newest in Olaplex's line of pro-favorite hair-repairing treatments, their No.7 Bonding Oil proves the brand truly can't miss. Featuring the same patented bond-repairing technology as all Olaplex products, the nourishing oil is super concentrated, yet feels non-greasy and totally weightless. It works to repair, strengthen, and moisturize your hair while simultaneously protecting it from heat damage from temperatures up to 450 degrees.

11. This Exfoliating Body Scrub That Smooths Out Your Skin

This exfoliating body scrub from First Aid Beauty is infused with glycolic and lactic acids, both of which gently remove dead skin — revealing a brighter, smoother texture underneath. The addition of pumice beads provides extra cleansing power, while vitamin E works to hydrate and calm the skin. Several reviewers raved over the smooth-skin results they got after just a few uses.

12. This Icy Facial Roller That Helps With Everything From Puffy Eyes To Migraines

Keep this brilliant facial roller in your freezer so it'll be chilled and ready to use when you need it — its benefits are so vast and far-reaching that you'll likely find yourself reaching for it more often than you'd expect. Massaging your face with an ice roller not only has beauty benefits (it can help with everything from puffy skin to redness), but it can also relieve pain from migraines, congestion, sinus infections, and more. Didn’t sleep? Ate too much salt last night? Just roll this over your skin and, with barely any effort involved, you’ll look (and feel) so much better.

13. An Ingenious Hack For Achieving The Perfect Cat Eye

If you love the look of winged eyeliner but don't love the tedious application process, this winged eyeliner stamp is for you. The dual-sided pen has a regular liquid eyeliner on one side and a wing-shaped stamp on the other. It works exactly how you'd expect — and according to more than 5,000 glowing reviews, the results are flawless.

14. This Bestselling Nail Drill Kit To Take At-Home Manicures Up A Notch

Why go to the nail salon when this electric nail drill kit makes it so easy to give yourself a perfect manicure at home? The user-friendly device can be used on any type of nails — natural, gel, or acrylic — and comes with 11 handy attachments to grind, carve, cut, and polish your nails. It's a must for removing gel nail polish, and it has roughly a million other potential uses, from smoothing out ridges to creating the perfect shape.

15. A Vitamin-Rich Hair Serum Encased In Portable Capsules

Each small but mighty capsule in this jar contains a potent hair serum made up of vitamin-rich Moroccan oil, jojoba oil, and vitamins A, C, E, and B5 — a winning combination for softer, stronger, and shinier hair, no matter your hair type. To use, cut the capsule and pour the serum into your palm. On shampooed and semi-dried hair, apply to strands (but avoid the scalp). From there, you can style as usual.

16. A Convenient Way To Keep Your Sneakers Looking Like New

These shoe cleaning wipes make it easy to keep those fresh white kicks in tip-top shape. Conveniently packaged individually, they'll remove salt stains, dirt, and more without causing damage. Plus, they're good for more than just shoes — you can also use them to clean jackets, furniture, other shoes, and more. (Just keep in mind that some reviewers report that these don’t work well for leather or suede.)

17. An Acetone-Free Polish Remover That’s Gentle On Nails & Tough On Polish

With this nail polish remover, you’ll get a gentle yet effective solution for removing even darker shades of polish. This acetone-free formula removes regular nail polish, and also shellac and gel polishes, without over-drying or stripping nails. Even better, it helps prep and clean the nail surface to extend the life of the polish you use next. Reviewers wrote that this remover “has a pleasant scent” and erased polish “quicker than acetone nail polish remover”. Plus, the formula is vegan and cruelty-free.

18. These Handy Clips That Easily Cinch Loose-Fitting Garments

These garment clips come in quite handy when you need a quick clothing fix and you don’t have time to head to the tailor. These stretchy elastic band are outfitted with two gentle clips at either end, so you can instantly cinch loose-fitting tops or waistbands without damaging the fabric. Keep them hidden underneath a sweater (if you’re altering a top) or a long top (if you’re cinching a waistband).

19. This Value Pack Of Makeup Blending Sponges You Can Use Over & Over Again

Designed with a unique egg shape, these makeup sponges are perfect for blending foundation, contouring highlighter, applying powder, and more. Once you’ve finished using a sponge, all you have to do is rinse off the product with a bit of soap and water and let it dry. This five-pack comes in a variety of bright colors, so you won’t lose sight of each sponge.

20. These Nifty Clips That Make Any Bra A Racerback

When you're wearing a racerback top or dress, use these nifty bra clips to adjust the straps on your usual go-to, rather than investing in a whole new bra. Sold in a pack of three, the clips can also be used to tighten the straps on a bra that's stretched out, or to boost your cleavage.

21. This Best-Selling Fashion Tape That Has Tons Of Potential Uses

Once you've added this Fearless Tape to your fashion tool kit, you'll find yourself wondering how you ever managed without it. The clear, double-sided tape has about a million potential uses — use it to close gaping blouses, conceal visible undergarments, or temporarily adjust the hem on dresses, skirts, or pants. Reviewers say it's easy to use and works like a charm, noting that it's strong enough to stay put, yet not so strong that it'll damage your clothes when you remove it.

22. A Natural Way To Condition Your Scalp, Lashes, & Brows

Cold-pressed castor oil has some amazing moisturizing benefits for your hair, skin, eyelashes, and eyebrows. Apply it to your scalp as a nourishing treatment for your locks, rub some into your arms and legs to soothe dryness, or add a few drops to your lash line or brows to stimulate growth. You’ll wonder how you ever carried on without it before.

23. The Brilliant Exfoliating Brush That Easily Buffs Away Razor Bumps & Ingrown Hairs

This exfoliating brush is a godsend for those prone to razor bumps and ingrown hairs, and the ergonomic handle fits nicely in your hand (so it won’t slip out in the shower, no matter how sudsy it gets). Even if you don’t get irritated post-shave skin, you can use this once or twice weekly to buff away rough, bumpy skin; reviewers report that it’s particularly useful on keratosis pilaris. “It does a good job of opening/clearing clogged pores on the surface of the skin; whether from an ingrown hair or from skin conditions like KP,” one shopper wrote. “I have used it both wet and dry and have really noticed a difference in the texture of my skin, already!”

24. This Gel-Filled Face Mask That Can Be Used Hot Or Cold

Keep this face mask in the freezer or microwave it for a few seconds — either way, you'll love taking advantage of the soothing benefits of cold or hot therapy, which range from de-puffing tired eyes to easing headaches and nasal congestion. It's filled with gel beads that not only help keep the temperature constant for longer, but also feel amazing as they conform to the contours of your face.

25. A Seamless Bralette That Won't Show Through Thin Tops Or Dresses

Designed to be completely invisible under clothes, this wireless bralette is made with a smooth, seamless fabric, and has removable pads and wide, comfortable straps. Choose from several colors, including black, gray, and white.

26. A Microfiber Hair Towel That'll Dry Your Hair Twice As Fast

If buying a special towel for your hair seems like a waste of money, the reviews for this microfiber hair towel will likely change your mind. In more than 900 five-star reviews, fans say it’s a “perfect size for all heads,” “actually works even for ultra long hair,” and is the “best hair towel”. What's the fuss about? The microfiber it's made with is significantly more absorbent than traditional terry cotton, which means it can cut down on your drying time. Microfiber is also gentler on your hair, so it helps reduce breakage and unwanted frizz.

27. The Silicone Scalp Massager That Makes Your Hair Look & Feel Amazing

Using this scalp massager is nothing short of a treat. But beyond how great the soft silicone bristles feel, massaging your scalp has a whole range of benefits, which include removing product buildup and combating dandruff — which, in turn, can make your hair look shinier and cleaner.

28. This Brush Set For Exfoliating & Massaging Your Face & Lips

Whether you’re dealing with dry, flaky lips or blackheads, this lip and face brush set is a multifunction way to cleanse, exfoliate, and massage your skin. With this set, you’ll receive two each of lip scrub brushes, facial mask applicators, and silicone face scrubbers. Ready your lips for flawless lipstick application with the lip brushes, apply face masks with the applicator brushes, and deep-clean those pores with the silicone face scrubbers. Reviewers say the set is “great for winter chapped lips” and is the “perfect facial kit”.

29. The Easy-Grip Eyelash Curler With Tons Of High Ratings

Designed with an easy-grip stainless steel handle and non-pinching silicone pads, this eyelash curler is an indispensable tool for achieving dramatic lashes. Over 23,000 customers have given it a five-star review on Amazon, so you know that it’s high-quality. It also comes with a satin carrying pouch that adds an extra touch of luxury to your makeup routine.

  • Available colors: 4

30. A Three-Pack Of Silk Scrunchies In Striking, Soft Colors

These velvet scrunchies are a cute, easy way to add a little something special to your 'do, but they're also more than that. Sold in a pack of three, each scrunchie has a discreet (yet surprisingly spacious) zippered pocket hiding in its folds. It's the perfect size for holding cash or other tiny valuables at concerts, festivals, and other situations when you'd prefer to leave your purse at home — and besides, the idea is so fun.

31. This Purple-Hued Mask That Revives Blonde & Platinum Hair

Despite its vibrant violet shade, this hair mask doesn’t turn your hair purple. Rather, it’s designed to remove brassy, yellow tones from dyed blonde and platinum hair. Formulated with hydrating coconut and marula oils, the mask conditions your strands — while protecting them from fading caused by the sun’s UV rays — so you can return to that salon-fresh look and feel.

32. A Mascara-Like Styling Product To Tame Flyaways

This popular hair finishing stick makes it easy to smooth flyaways and frizz when you want a sleek, pulled-back look. Packaged in a mascara-like tube complete with a spoolie wand, the lightweight gel formula dries clear and is non-greasy.

33. These Thermal Hair Rollers That Give You Big, Bouncy Curls

Designed with a ceramic-coated core, these hair rollers can quickly be warmed up using a hair dryer. You get eight rollers in assorted sizes, allowing you to create dynamic, voluminous curls in minutes. Simply add the curlers to almost-dry hair, blow over them with your hair dryer, and remove them once they’re cool.

34. This Anti-Frizz Spray That Shields Hair From Humidity

Keep unwanted frizz at bay, even in the hottest, stickiest climates, with this Living Proof No Frizz Humidity Shield. Exactly as the name suggests, this multipurpose spray protects hair from moisture in the air that can make hair unruly; plus, it protects against UV rays and heat styling tools to keep your hair strong and your color vibrant.

35. This Teeth-Whitening Powder Made With Activated Coconut Charcoal

Next time you notice coffee or wine stains on your pearly whites, you'll be glad to have this teeth-whitening powder in your purse. In addition to bentonite clay, the formula within the pen is made with activated coconut charcoal to help remove unwanted stains gently. Just brush your teeth with the powder and the included bamboo toothbrush for 3 minutes, then rinse.

36. An Easy Way To Remove Residual Pigment From Your Makeup Brushes

Like magic, this makeup brush cleaner will make every last bit of pigment and residue disappear off your makeup brushes. This rechargeable (via USB) cleaner has three spin speeds and comes with eight rubber holders to fit any brush size. Also included is the bowl, cleaning solution, and charging cable. Reviewers say it leaves them with “super soft and fluffy brushes again” and offers a “fast, easy, deep clean!!”

37. An Eyeliner & Lashes Kit That Doesn’t Require Messy Glue

For thick, flawless lashes, you’ll want this eyeliner and lashes kit in your life. The two products work in tandem to create an all-day look. There’s no need for messy lash glue with the magnetic lashes, while the waterproof eyeliner is infused with ultra-fine magnetic particles that bond with the lashes. Together, they’re designed to stay in place from work in the morning to dinner at night. You’ll get five pairs of lashes, which can all be reused. The application process is fairly short and simple, too — once you apply the eyeliner, the lashes can be placed on top.

38. An Easy Way To Put Your Hair In A Flawless Bun

A classic bun is one of the most timeless, sophisticated hairstyles you can wear, but getting the look just right is trickier than it seems — unless you use these nifty bun makers, that is. Reminiscent of the snap bracelets you probably wore as a kid, the twist-and-secure design makes it easy to get a flawless bun in seconds, per reviewers. Sold in a pack of seven colors, ranging from black to platinum blonde, their hair-like texture ensures they'll blend in flawlessly.