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

Look sleek and sophisticated in just a few minutes.

by Julia O'Donnell
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Between manicures, blowdries, and trips to the dry cleaners, maintaining a polished appearance can feel like a full-time job. But as any smart shopper knows, there are products out there to help you feel more put together in a matter of minutes. Case in point? These clever things on Amazon that make you look better with minimal 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.


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.


This Anti-Frizz Spray With 35,000+ 5-Star Reviews

With just a few spritzes, shoppers have been able to reduce unwanted frizz no matter how humid it is outside with Color Wow’s easy-to-use spray. “This product works! I have used so many different hair products to tame frizz and create a smooth silky look and nothing has worked like this one. When used per the directions, it made my hair silky, shiny, and smooth!” one wrote.


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


A Multitasking Korean Gloss For Full, Soft Lips

Hydrate, exfoliate, and plump lips while leaving a dewy glow — with or without a tinted stain — thanks to this Nooni Korean lip oil. “It’s SO moisturizing and leaves a beautiful deep pink/red gloss on the lips that makes them look so full, healthy, and juicy,” one reviewer wrote.

  • Available styles: 16


A Mascara With Fibers That’ll Increase The Length Of Your Lashes

You won’t feel the need to wear falsies again once you try out this black lengthening mascara. It features flexible fibers that’ll increase the volume and length of your lashes with just one swoop. Best yet, it won’t get smudgy or flaky throughout the day. The formulation is water-resistant.


A Skin Highlighter That Leaves Your Face Glowing

This skin highlighter is a wildly popular makeup product on Amazon, with thousands of positive reviews attesting to its ability to leave the skin glowy and bright. Use it as a makeup base or on its own for a radiant look that lasts all day. Choose from five tints to get coverage that works for your skin.


This Gel-Based Callus Remover That Seriously Softens Your Feet

Make cracked, dry heels a thing of the past by using a dollop of this callus-removing gel on your feet. Once you apply the gel, allow it to sit for 10 to 15 minutes to fully soak into your skin. Once you rinse off the formula, you’ll instantly notice a smoother texture along the soles of your feet. Over 27,000 customers have given this product a five-star review, so it’s clear that it really works.


Or This Face Primer That Blurs, Softens, & Protects

According to reviewers, Elizabeth Mott Thank Me Later is “the best primer” because “it blurs pores” and “leaves [your] skin soft and ready for foundation” — all while protecting it from the sun with SPF 30. With shea butter and plant extracts, it also adds moisture for a demi-matte glow.

  • Available styles: 5


These Enamel-Safe Whitening Strips Reviewers Compared To Crest

Buyers have compared these best-selling Luminex whitening strips to leading brands and wrote that they “work so fast” and “don’t make [their] teeth sensitive like Crest does.” The enamel-safe formula doesn’t contain any harsh bleaches or alcohol, plus it’s non-toxic and safe for your microbiome. Best of all, reviewers “saw a difference after the first use.”


This Best-Selling Foot Mask For Baby-Soft Feet

If you have cracked heels or rough feet, this foot mask has earned nearly 70,000 reviews for a reason: “I have tried for [three] years and spent hundreds of dollars in pedicures. Nothing worked like this,” one reviewer wrote. Apply the booties, let the formula sink in, rinse your feet, and wait. Within a few weeks, the dead skin will begin to peel off in sheets, so you’re left with baby-soft feet.

  • Available sizes: Regular — Large
  • Available styles: 9


The Heated Round Brush That Adds Body & Shape To Your Hair

Next-level volume and body is easy to achieve with this heated hair-styling brush from Revlon. The 1-inch barrel features flexible silicone bristles that gently grip hair, styling and smoothing strands at the same time. It operates on two temperature settings for customizability, and the cool-touch tip helps keep hands protected.


A Dry Shampoo Powder That Smells Like Lavender

Practically all of the Internet is getting on the dry shampoo powder train, and if you haven’t made the switch, now is the time to climb on board. This paraben-free dry shampoo powder is well-loved on Amazon because it only takes a tiny amount to create a big difference — it’ll leave your hair feeling cleaner and voluminous (and smelling like lavender). It’s suitable for all hair colors, even those with dark shades.


A Sophisticated Bodysuit In The Softest Jersey

Bodysuits have become a fashion staple, so it’s well worth having multiple styles. This square-neck version is a chic step up from your sleekest tanks and tees — but in a soft jersey knit, it feels like your most easygoing basic. Keep it under a blazer at the office, then slip off your jacket and add statement jewelry for a dinner date after.

  • Available colors: 30
  • Available sizes: X-Small — XX-Large


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.


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.


This Hair Wax Stick That Creates Soft But Defined Looks

For sleek styles and taming flyaways, this hair wax stick comes in handy. Made from plant-based ingredients like avocado oil, it softens hair, reduces frizz, and adds shine — all without creating a stiff, greasy look. Apply it straight to your hair or warm it up a bit in your hands before smoothing it over your strands.


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.


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.


A High-Shine Top Coat That Dries Your Nails In Seconds

If you're someone who tends to ruin your manicure long before it's had time to dry, you need this dry fast top coat, pronto. Like most top coats, it creates a glossy, chip-resistant finish to preserve your nails — but unlike most top coats, this award-winning product is designed to dry quickly and effectively, so you can move on with your day.


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.


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.


A K-Beauty Sunscreen That Feels Like A Light Moisturizer

If you loathe greasy sunblocks that leave behind a sticky white cast, this K-beauty sunscreen is worth your attention. It’s formulated to be lightweight, absorb quickly, and leave skin feeling fresh — plus it offers SPF-50 protection alongside berry and plant extracts for skin-soothing benefits.


These Brow Pencils That Shape & Define Eyebrows

Reviewers have called these e.l.f. Cosmetics Instant Lift brow pencils the “best [option] for the price” and the “easiest eyebrow pencil for everyday use.” The dual-sided design has a precision tip on one end and a spoolie on the other, and the formula is rich, smudge-proof, and available in several shades.

  • Available styles: 5


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. It has racked up more than 14,000 five-star reviews, with one reviewer writing: “Honestly, I see a huge difference from using a regular towel to this Turbie Twist. Not only has the frizz gone down since buying and using but it has also gotten dry faster.”


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.


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


A Mouthwash That Also Helps Whiten Your Teeth

Thanks to the 2% hydrogen peroxide in the formula, this gentle but effective mouthwash helps to whiten your teeth as you freshen your breath. More impressively, though, it helps to prevent future stains to your enamel as well. Since it’s alcohol free, it’s also less likely to cause sensitivity. “My dentist actually recommended it (no really!) [...] I have some teeth with the top enamel missing [from] grinding and can’t use the trays or strips as they sting [...] This really has done the trick and does not hurt,” one Amazon shopper wrote.


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.


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.


The Acne Patches That Reduce Irritation & Accelerate Healing

With more than 90,000 five-star ratings, it’s clear the Mighty Patch is a winner when it comes to speeding up the amount of time it takes for a blemish to clear. The transparent hydrocolloid patches absorb oil and impurities overnight while protecting zits from irritation, germs, and dirt. Not to mention, they help keep your own curious fingers away from your face.


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.


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!!”


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.


An Under-Eye Serum With Stellar Ratings

A number-one best-seller, Revive eye serum has earned an overall 4.5-star rating from more than 2,000 reviewers. The formula contains ginseng, retinol, and Niacinamide to boost skin’s elasticity, maximize collagen production, and brighten dark circles. It’s also deeply hydrating and wears well under makeup.


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.


A Korean Repair Cream With A Unique Ingredient

This Korean repair cream has a unique ingredient: ethically harvested snail mucin, and its concentration is especially high. The results, according to reviewers? “Works miracles on extremely dry skin,” one wrote, while another raved, “My skin has never been so hydrated and healthy looking.”


These Silicone Nipple Covers That’ll Give You Smooth Coverage For 12 Hours

If you’re hoping for a bit of coverage but don’t want to wear a bra, these best-selling reusable nipple covers are the solution. They stick right onto your skin and will stay in place for up to 12 hours, no matter if you’re hitting the gym, going out with friends, or attending an all-day work event. The smooth finish ensures they won’t be visible underneath fabrics.

  • Available sizes: Small (A-C Cups) & Large (D+ Cups)
  • Available colors: 4


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.


These No-Show Cotton Socks That Actually Stay Put

Cotton socks wick away moisture, reduce chafing, and boost comfort — but they don’t always look great with loafers, flats, or low-collar sneakers. These no-show socks sit well below the ankle for invisible wear, and they stay put thanks to their stretchy fabric and grippy silicone. “Finally, I have found a no-show sock which does not slip,” one reviewer wrote.

  • Available sizes: 6-8 — 9-11
  • Available styles: 7


The Chunky Shrunken Puffer Vest That’s Having A Moment

If you’re looking to update your wardrobe, the cropped puffer vest is currently enjoying a serious resurgence among trend-setters. The chunky layer is both stylish and practical, with a stand collar that blocks the wind and a drawcord waist. Consider picking up the Barbiecore pink version if you really want to lean into this season’s trends, but a neutral would look just as fresh and remain wearable for years to come. (Since they’re so affordable, though, you could consider getting two.)

  • Available colors: 18
  • Available sizes: X-Small — XX-Large


This Hairbrush With Unique Bristles For Painless Detangling

This detangling hairbrush features special cone-shaped plastic bristles that’ll separate your strands sideways instead of down as you run it through, unraveling even the toughest of tangles with minimal effort and no pain. It can be used on wet or dry hair, as well as all hair types — and even with extensions or wigs.


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.


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.


This Fluoride-Free Toothpaste That’ll Clean & Whiten Your Teeth

This vegan toothpaste whitens and cleans your teeth at the same time. The minty toothpaste doesn’t contain any fluoride, triclosan, or peroxide, but it is also infused with vitamin B12. “I have tried several flouride free toothpastes and this is one of my favorites. It has a fresh mint taste, a nice lather and leaves my teeth and mouth feeling clean,” wrote one fan.


This Luxurious Body Scrub That Exfoliates, Brightens, & Hydrates

“My skin feels amazing afterwards. Everyone should treat themselves to this level of luxury,” one reviewer wrote about this turmeric body scrub — and plenty of other customers agree. The formula exfoliates with sugar and sea salt, brightens the complexion with turmeric, boosts elasticity with collagen, and hydrates with shea butter, coconut oil, and jojoba oil. The brand also makes several other formulas with varying scents and ingredients.

  • Available styles: 10


An Eye Shadow Primer That Helps Prevent Creasing

To keep your eye makeup looking vibrant, try this eye primer from Elizabeth Mott. Acting as a foundation for eye makeup, this paraben- and cruelty-free formula helps prevent oily lids, smudging, and creasing. Formulated to be lightweight and non-greasy, the addition of pearl powder helps brighten the color of your eyeshadow. It goes on smoothly to ensure that dramatic eye look lasts. And this primer does even more: It also balances and smoothes the skin around your eyes.


A Pet Hair Roller That Can Be Reused

This pet hair roller is a great solution for eliminating fur from your furniture, clothing, bedding, and more. Its extra sticky capability guarantees that every strand of hair is picked up, but it doesn’t rely on disposable sheets — instead, you can dump the hair out in the trash once the canister is full and use the roller again and again.


A Hanging Organizer That’s Designed For Purses & Bags

This hanging purse organizer is great for decluttering your closet and streamlining your accessory storage. With eight clear vinyl pockets and a swivel hook, it efficiently saves shelf space while neatly storing purses, handbags, and even other items like blankets, towels, and linens.


A Cuticle Cream For Nails That Have “Never Looked Better”

“My nails have never looked better,” one reviewer wrote about this cult-favorite Onsen cuticle cream. Another raved, “This has definitely made my nails grow much faster.” Packed with ingredients like Japanese seaweed, rice bran oil, vitamin E, and hot spring minerals, the formula aims to soften cuticles while nourishing the nailbed — and it’s not greasy or sticky, either.


These Hypoallergenic, Compostable Makeup Wipes That Actually Work

A hypoallergenic, fragrance-free formula that’s gentle on sensitive skin, a sugar-derived cleanser that removes makeup (even waterproof) without residue, and plant-based cloths that you can compost afterwards — what more could you want from your makeup remover wipes? Throw in the fact that a pack of 30 costs less than $10, and it’s no wonder reviewers have called them the “best facial wipes ever.”


Some Satin Hair Scrunchies That Won’t Crease Or Tangle

Because they’re wrapped in satin, these Kitsch hair scrunchies are designed to securely hold all types of hair without creases, tangles, or damage. Plenty of reviewers wear them to bed to maintain their style, but the stylish colors and silky texture also make them “cute for everyday and special occasions.”


This Dry Shampoo That Mattifies Oily Hair

Freshen up your look with this dry shampoo powder. The benzene-free formula is hypoallergenic and ideal for sensitive scalps, but still packs a punch when it comes to absorbing excess oil in the hair. Simply tap it on your head where you could use some coverage. The compact size also makes it great for travel and freshening up on the go.


This Buildable Gel-Cream Blush That Buyers Are “Obsessed With”

This isn’t your average blush. Color Bloom uses a gel-cream formula infused with nourishing ingredients to create a matte, lightweight, buildable finish that looks natural. It also has a built-in sponge tip for easy application and blending. “I'm obsessed with it, seriously,” one reviewer wrote. “It's a must-have for that perfect flush!”

  • Available styles: 15


A Foot File That Helps You Achieve Smooth Soles

This foot file is a great tool for achieving soft and smooth feet with minimal effort. Designed to effectively remove dry, calloused, and cracked skin from your heels, this pedicure tool features a surgical-grade stainless steel file that can be used on both wet and dry feet. It’s large enough to use comfortably while remaining lightweight.


These Wipes That Are Gentle On The Skin

These wipes are specially designed for gentle and safe cleansing of sensitive areas. Enriched with soothing aloe vera and vitamin E, they are pH-balanced and free from harmful substances like parabens and alcohol to keep your skin healthy and happy. Made with plant-based fibers, they are durable, flushable, and environmentally friendly.


These Fibers That Give The Illusion Of Thicker Hair

These hair fibers are an easy way to create a thicker and fuller look. With clump-proof fibers and follicle-mimicking molecules, they blend easily for a natural finish in 14 shades. Just shake them over your desired area and style as usual — the sweatproof fibers will stay put but wash out easily during your next shampoo.


This Highly Rated Face Wash That Gently Exfoliates

Upgrade your skin-care routine with this face wash that contains glycolic and salicylic acid to gently exfoliate your skin. Specifically designed to reduce breakouts from acne, it can help you achieve soft and smooth skin without causing irritation. “It has worked wonders for my skin, leaving it feeling incredibly smooth and refreshed,” raved one reviewer.


A Super Glossy Lip Oil For Under $10

With over 11,000 five-star ratings on Amazon, there’s a reason this lip oil is loved by users everywhere. Infused with vegan squalane, it provides rich hydration and shine, moisturizing for up to 12 hours. Choose from eight super glossy shades with a nonsticky finish.


This Moisturizing Cream That Provides Intense Hydration

This moisturizing cream is a powerhouse that offers intense hydration for your face, body, and skin. Hyaluronic acid, known for its ability to hold moisture, is combined with vitamin B5 in this cream, resulting in a product that deeply hydrates the skin. It’s also infused with hydrolyzed rice protein that promotes a healthy glow.


An Exfoliating Brush That Targets Razor Bumps & Ingrown Hairs

Designed to gently slough away dead skin, this exfoliating scrub brush effectively prevents and treats post-shave irritation. It's great for use on wet or dry skin, serving as an after-waxing treatment and a pre-shave exfoliator. The silicone bristles are firm yet flexible, making this brush effective and comfortable.


This Wrinkle-Release Spray That Smooths Out Clothes

No iron? No problem. This wrinkle-release spray is great to use in a pinch, using a plant-based formula to make your clothes look smoother and more presentable in minutes. Just spray, smooth, and hang your garments until dry to enjoy crease-free fabrics, whether you’re using it on clothing, drapes, or tablecloths.


This Makeup Eraser That’s An Eco-Friendly Alternative To Wipes

This makeup eraser towel allows you to erase cosmetics using the short fiber side and then exfoliate the skin by flipping to the long fiber side. The tiny hair-like fibers work together to effectively remove all traces of dirt, makeup, and oil from your pores. These can also be tossed in the wash and reused again and again.


This Clay Mask That’s Filled With Vitamin C

Brighten up your face with this vitamin C face mask that contains a host of good-for-you ingredients. Vitamin C and turmeric target dullness and dryness, leaving your skin soft and luminous, while kaolin clay smooths the skin and helps improve texture. It’s great for all skin types and can be used regularly.

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