36 Cult Beauty Products to Buy When You're Bored


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I've made many recommendations in the past about fashion items to buy when you're bored, but I think it's time to show your beauty product collection some love. I'm by no means here to promote buying things you don't need just because you're bored. Instead, my advice is to use downtime wisely and shop for items that you'll actually use often (and may even make your life easier). 

I'm a bit of a self-professed beauty junkie, and I have trouble resisting products that become cult favorites (whether instantly or over the years). I also love a good under-the-radar find, but products become cult favorites for a reason, and if they're good enough to generate buzz (worldwide, in many cases) and tons of positive reviews, they're good enough for me to try. So instead of mindlessly scrolling through Instagram again, why not take the time to scroll through this slideshow? You might find a product that could transform your beauty routine for the better. Oh, and none of them is over $100.

1. Olaplex Hair Perfector No. 3

2. Tom Ford Cream Color for Eyes

3. Verb Ghost Oil

4. Mario Badescu Drying Lotion

5. Glossier Invisible Shield Daily Sunscreen SPF 35

6. Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Lipstick in Pillow Talk

7. Shani Darden Texture Reform Gentle Resurfacing Serum

8. Olive & June The Poppy

9. Ouai Air Dry Foam

10. J.Hannah Ghost Ranch Nail Polish

11. SkinCeuticals Glycolic 10 Renew Overnight

12. Nars Orgasm Afterglow Lip Balm

13. Nécessaire The Body Lotion

14. Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer

15. Drunk Elephant C-Firma Vitamin C Day Serum

16. Milk Makeup Kush High Volume Mascara

17. Supergoop! Glow Stick Sunscreen SPF 50

18. Marc Jacobs Under(cover) Perfecting Coconut Face Primer

19. Kosas Lipstick - Rosewater

20. Tatcha Luminous Dewy Skin Mist Mini Size

21. Dior Backstage Glow Face Palette

22. The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5

23. Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush

24. Lord Jones Pain & Wellness Formula Body Lotion

25. Urban Decay All Nighter Long-Lasting Makeup Setting Spray

26. La Mer The Lip Balm 

27. Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze & Glow Contour Duo

28. Bioderma Sensibio H20 Micellar Water

29. Kate Somerville ExfoliKate Intensive Exfoliating Treatment

30. Fenty Beauty by Rhianna Pro Filt'r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation

31. Bio-Oil Skincare Oil

32. Augustinus Bader The Cream

33. Clé de Peau Beauté Concealer SPF25

34. Glow Recipe Watermelon + AHA Glow Sleeping Mask

35. Trilogy Certified Organic Rosehip Oil 

36. Fresh Soy Face Cleanser

Next up, 21 beauty products I currently want from Amazon.

Allyson Payer
Senior Editor

Allyson is a senior editor for Who What Wear. She joined the company in 2014 as co-founder Katherine Power's executive assistant and over the years has written hundreds of stories for Who What Wear. Prior to her career in fashion, Allyson worked in the entertainment industry at companies such as Sony Pictures Television. Allyson is now based in Raleigh, North Carolina, and is originally from Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She holds a BFA in theater. Her path to fashion may not have been linear, but based on the number of fashion magazines she collected as a child and young adult, it was meant to be.