Amazon is already a go-to destination for big-name beauty brands across drugstore and luxury categories, but it's also a goldmine for lesser-known names. After deep-diving into R29 readers' most unexpected buys from the site, we found that many of the items mentioned consistently came from that very category. Once unearthed, these unassuming skin-care, makeup, and even foot-care recommendations always seem to pick up so much steam that they skyrocket to top-bought viral success. So we decided to corral all of these popular products and pin them down into one hidden-gem hotspot.
In addition to the bestsellers we're already privy to as reader cult favorites, we also put out an open call for finding the next best buy that hasn't gone viral...yet. Ahead, scroll through the resulting collection of makeup, hair-, and skin-care products that R29 readers are actively adding to cart on Amazon — from top-shopped foot masks to a $13 miracle skin-clearing serum, a pack of exfoliating washcloths that our very own beauty writer swears by, and much more.
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