The Editor-Approved Beauty Products You Can Buy On Amazon

We can’t claim to know what the future of retail looks like (you’d need a crystal ball for that), but Amazon might just be the closest we’ll ever come to being able to buy everything all in one place — from our couch, no less. Naturally, that includes thousands of beauty products, and even some that can be delivered the next day for free with qualifying orders. What a world.
True, with all marketplace sites you need to be sure what you're buying is allowed to be sold there, but Amazon's selection of authorized, totally legit beauty products is huge — and ever-growing. That vast quantity comes with a price, which is that it can be confusing to virtually navigate all of the different categories and sections to find what you need… and what you should buy, just because.
To make the journey into the depths of the Amazon beauty section a little less dizzying, we’ve compiled a list of the must-have products we love, so click through for the editor-approved picks you can Add to Cart right now. All the better to get your money’s worth out of the Prime subscription you bought just so you could watch Transparent, right?
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“This is one of those ‘if you give a mouse a cookie…’ products. The warm, sandalwood-y scent is so addicting, you'll need it in every form imaginable after trying it. (Luckily, it's available in a body wash, hand cream, and candle.) Oh yeah, and it makes your hair soft and shiny and bouncy and all those good things, too.” — Alix Tunell, senior beauty editor

Davines OI Shampoo, $29, available at Amazon.
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“Isn't it unfair that when you do something that's good for you, it comes back and bites you in the ass? Like how putting on sunscreen prevents skin cancer but makes your face break out like you stayed up all night eating greasy pizza? This is one of the only ones that keeps my skin clear. I also like the dry finish, so I use it all over my body.” — Cat Quinn, beauty director

La Roche-Posay Anthelios Clear Skin SPF 60 Face Sunscreen for Oily Skin, $19.99, available at Amazon.
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“I used to tackle my embarrassing facial ingrowns with a cheap aftershave treatment meant for guys who razor shave. The stuff was so effective it was almost too potent, but the ugly packaging forced me to hide it in the way back of my medicine cabinet. Anthony's formula, which contains lavender and willowherb, is a little more gentle, and the bottle looks much cooler, too. (Hey, I'm shallow.)” — Khalea Underwood, beauty writer

Anthony Ingrown Hair Treatment, $32, available at Amazon.
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“My nose is so sensitive that it has been an actual problem for me at times, like when I insisted throughout elementary school that I could not, under any circumstances, be seated in the cafeteria at lunchtime with the other children because there were simply too many smells. (I got to lie down on the bed in the nurse’s office instead, which had been my plan all along.) But I love the scent of this cleanser — it’s warmer and a little more floral than your average honey fragrance, and I use it head-to-toe in the shower.” — Rachel Krause, beauty writer

Nuxe Rêve de Miel Face Cleansing and Make-Up Removing Gel, $19, available at Amazon.
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“I barely have to do more than a rough blowdry when I have a can of this around. I just lean back, spray my whole head, scrunch my fingers through my hair to separate any crunchiness, and somehow, magically, have these cool bends and big waves that last through the work day.” — Alix Tunell, senior beauty editor

Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray, $46, available at Amazon.
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“These little capsules are super fun to use — plus, the formula is moisturizing and smooths out my skin for easy makeup application.” — Megan Decker, beauty intern

Elizabeth Arden Advanced Ceramide Capsules, $98, available at Amazon.
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“Eyelid primer doesn't normally get a lot of love, but if I'm wearing eye makeup I always prime first. This one keeps my makeup from creasing throughout the day, and it’s totally transparent on the lid, so it doesn't interfere with the color of my shadow.” — Mi-Anne Chan, beauty writer

Lorac Behind The Scenes Eye Shadow Primer, $23, available at Amazon.
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“I would have never picked up this color in the salon. In the bottle, it looks super shimmery and weirdly sheer. But once I saw my friend wearing it, I gave it a shot and fell in love. Two coats turns it into this opaque, shiny (but not shimmery) lilac-blue color. People ask me what it is all the time — and our fashion features director even wore it on her toes for her once-in-a-lifetime extreme shoe selfie.” — Cat Quinn, beauty director

Essie Nail Color in Bikini So Teeny, $9, available at Amazon.
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“Honesty hour: I thought that facial sprays were bullshit for a very long time. But on a particularly sticky day while stuck on a smelly underground train, this one, which just so happened to be in my purse, saved my life. It's utterly refreshing, and managed to make my face look dewy, instead of sweaty, once I made it above ground.” — Khalea Underwood, beauty writer

Evian Facial Spray, $15 for 2, available at Amazon.
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“This was actually the first beauty product I ever tried to buy on Amazon when I was 17, when I couldn't find Oribe anywhere in my small town and wasn't fancy enough to order it straight from the brand's site. Put off by the possibility of sketchy retailers, I never did get around to it, but I finally got to take this tousling mousse for a spin a few years ago and was smitten with the texture and body it gave my limp ends.” — Samantha Sasso, beauty editorial assistant

Oribe Surfcomber Tousled Texture Mousse, $38, available at Amazon.
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“If there's any formula that will make you a believer in gel-like nail polishes, it's JINsoon: On toes, the color lasts a full month; on fingers, a solid week and a half. Nostalgia is my go-to — not too pink, not too beige, not too opaque.” — Alix Tunell, senior beauty editor

JINsoon Nail Lacquer in Nostalgia, $18, available at Amazon.
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“I discovered Jouer's line of matte liquid lipsticks last year, and have had various shades on rotation since. The thin formula goes on easily for opaque color, but it never feels dry on the lips.” — Mi-Anne Chan, beauty writer

Jouer Long-Wear Lip Crème, $18, available at Amazon.
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“This is one of the best primers I’ve ever used. I wear it on its own on top of moisturizer, and it eliminates any redness while evening out my skin tone.” — Megan Decker, beauty intern

Stila One Step Correct, $36, available at Amazon.
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“I like to wear my long hair lightly tousled and parted down the middle, somewhere between Joni Mitchell and a Haim sister, but first I have to fight its natural state: flat, shiny, and sad. I use this spray for the perfect day-old texture and grip, even when my hair is freshly washed and squeaky clean — it doesn’t weigh it down or leave sticky buildup behind, so I can use it on day three, too. I just spritz, scrunch, grab my guitar, and go. (Kidding. I don’t play guitar.) ” — Rachel Krause, beauty writer

R+Co Trophy Shine & Texture Spray, $29, available at Amazon.
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“Once upon a time I lived in Paris for six months. Vichy became my go-to brand for soothing my sensitive skin, and I'm still in love with the micellar water. I discovered that it was the best way to avoid any inflammation when removing makeup, and have been hooked ever since.” — Samantha Sasso, beauty editorial assistant

Vichy Micellar Cleansing Water and Makeup Remover, $17.49, available at Amazon.
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