The bestselling concealer on Amazon, comfy shorts & affordable eyebrow pencils

Last year I did a “best things I bought on Amazon” post that might be worth revisiting at some point. I still use everything on the list, except the closet light as I left that in my last house when I moved. The hummingbird feeder is giving me a lot of joy and I also am using the Purito Centella sunscreen and really like it. I recently ordered the acne cover patches and the cleaning wipes we talked about last week. Here are a few more things I’m looking at on Amazon.

A concealer that will transform your look
Maybelline Instant Age eraser is the best selling face makeup item on Amazon! It comes in 18 different shades, all under $8. It has 4.3 stars, over 18,000 ratings and a B on Fakespot. Women rave at how well it covers up undereye circles, scars, crow’s feet and more. It’s called “the best concealer I’ve found,” “perfect color and coverage,” a “dark circle eraser,” is said to be just as good or better than high end brands and a “holy grail concealer.”

Comfortable all-purpose shorts you’ll want to live in this summer
These comfortable women’s bermuda shorts with pockets come in sizes x-small to 5x and in 15 different colors, all under 26. They have almost 1,500 reviews, 4.4 stars and a B on Fakespot. Women love the longer just-above-the-knee length and write that “the fabric is stretchy enough to be comfortable, but the shorts hold their shape.” They’re called “super soft and comfortable,” are are said to be great for working out, running errands or just wearing around the house. Thanks to People for featuring these.

Bandages that come in so many skin tones
When we talked about the fact that Bandaid was finally offering bandages in more than one skin tone, I mentioned the brands Browndages and TruColour. It turns out you can get Tru Colour bandages on Amazon. They’re just $3.50 for 30 standard bandages, $7 for a variety pack of bandaid types (knuckle, large, small) or $15 for a variety pack of four different kids. Here’s a link to all their offerings on Amazon. Every listing I checked had over four stars and an A on Fakespot. Reviewers say “the skin tone was perfect,” “no more cute children’s adhesive bandages to get around the fact that flesh tone never matches” and “sometimes you want to get on with life instead of explaining all day what happened to your finger.”

A portable fireproof and waterproof document bag to keep your important papers safe
I have a fireproof plastic safe but it’s bulky and not convenient at all. This document bag by Homier is 17” by 12” by 6’’ to hold bank documents, passports, birth certificates and more. It’s also portable so it can be quickly retrieved in the event of an emergency. It has 4.5 stars, 193 ratings and a B on Fakespot. It’s said to be “big enough for all our important documents,” “large enough to hold A4 folders” and one person put it on the stove for 30 seconds and said “It became very hot but there was no smell at all.”

A deep hydrating mask to transform curly hair
Curl cloud by Black-owned brand Girl + Hair is a deep conditioning mask with coconut, aloe vera and castor oil specially formulated for curly hair. This has no silicone or parabens and can transform hair with just one ten minute treatment. You can see a before and after video here. This has 23 ratings, 4.5 stars and a B on Fakespot. Women say this “smells amazing,” “makes detangling so easy,” and “completely restored moisture in my hair.”

An eyebrow definer for effortless brows
I’m always looking for good eyebrow products, which have been hit or miss for me. Plus they’re usually expensive. There are two very good options I found in affordable bestselling eyebrow pencils. (Both have middling fakespot ratings, which is typical for makeup.) The product above, Maybelline Total Temptation Eyebrow Definer, is under $6 and comes in four colors. It has almost 11,000 ratings, 4.5 stars and a D on Fakespot, making the adjusted rating still pretty good. Women call it a “godsend” for sparse brows, say they “love this brow pencil” and that it’s the “best retractable eyebrow pencil” on the market.

The other bestselling eyebrow pencil is the L’Oreal Paris Makeup Brow Stylist Definer, which is under $7 and comes in six colors. It has 4.5 stars, over 4,400 ratings and a C on Fakespot. It’s said to be a dupe for Anastasia Brow Wiz at half the price, to last all day without smudging and to be “way better than other products I’ve tried.”

Coconut oil body cream for luxuriously soft summer skin
Coconut Miracle Oil body cream by OGX is under $9 for 6 ounces and is said to soothe and hydrate dry, itchy skin. This has 4.6 stars, over 4,800 ratings and a B on Fakespot. Reviewers write that “my husband has noticed a dramatic change to the way my skin feels,” “it dries fast and doesn’t leave a slippery, greasy residue,” and it has “the most dreamy smell.” Plus it’s sulfate free and women with sensitive skin say it doesn’t bother them at all. This product line also features lotion, a body oil mist, wash and scrub, which are said to “smell exactly the same and it is AMAZING.”

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  1. Erinn says:

    I can vouch for that Maybelline concealer – it is FANTASTIC. It doesn’t seem to really crease for me, and I surprisingly have found a match despite being SUPER pale. I like it just as much as I like any of the high end concealers I’ve tried.

    • LadyMTL says:

      I use it as well, and I love the coverage though I’ve found that if my undereyes are the slightest bit dry (like in the winter, for example) it tends to make the dryness very obvious. Maybe it’s the sponge applicator, who knows?

      That said, it definitely doesn’t crease and it really does cover my super dark under-eye circles. I even use it to spot conceal acne marks on my face, if I’m not in the mood to wear foundation.

      • Erinn says:

        That’s exactly what I do, too! It’s a pretty good spot concealer.

        I find taking my makeup sponge lightly over it helps with the dryness. Probably diffuses it a bit.

    • Jerusha says:

      My ancestry is Irish/English/German. I’m PALE! What shade do you use?

      • Erinn says:

        I use Ivory (100). My typical foundation is Mac NC10 if that helps. I’m more or less neutral toned – I find a lot of pink leaning foundations/concealers tend to look too dark on me just because they’re too pink leaning.

      • Betsy says:

        I’ve gotten darker since having kids (go figure), and the cool ivory is almost white out if a decent amount of product is used. I just use it as the sheerest brightened and it works really well for that.

  2. manda says:

    I am tempted to try that coconut miracle oil–has anyone on here actually tried it? Bc I love my cerave! But a dreamy smell every now and then would be nice

    • Mellie says:

      I use the OGX coconut miracle oil for my hair, it comes in a small bottle, you just need to use a tiny amount, it lasts forever and it is the best stuff. My girls and I all use it, we have various types of hair and it is wonderful for keeping your hair hydrated and healthy looking. I’ve also used this brand of shampoo/conditioner and been very happy with the products. With that, I would imagine that this cream is just as good, I’m going to try it too.

      • Lindy says:

        I can’t use that because it has dimethiconol which is a non-water-soluble silicone:-( I have thin, fine, curly, fuzzy hair and anything with silicones builds up fast and weighs my hair down until I wash it with a clarifying shampoo (and that makes my hair even dryer).

        It’s hard to find products for my hair. Most stuff for curly hair is too heavy and there’s silicone in almost everything.

    • CityGirl says:

      Manda – I tried it and it wasn’t so effective for me but my skin is really dry and super sensitive. I don’t know if it’s ok suggest something but hopefully it is. I found Advanced Clinicals Coconut Oil Cream Moisturizing Lotion on Amazon and love it. Anyone I’ve shared it with loves it also. Plus it’s comparatively inexpensive. 2 16oz jars (with pump dispenser) for less than $20.

  3. lucy2 says:

    I just bought a bunch of those shorts! Since I’ll be working from home all summer I needed comfy shorts. TBH, I didn’t love them, the fabric felt heavy and like they’d be too hot, and they were very slim fitting. I was looking for something looser and lighter for summer. I kept 1 pair but returned the rest.
    I’ll have to try the concealer sometime, but I always have a hard time matching my skin tone, especially online.

    • Esmom says:

      I agree on your assessment of the shorts. I bought a pair last fall, looking initially for something to wear over cycling shorts. They are a bit heavy and make me feel sort of old lady-ish, even with the slim cut. I wear them when I go out walking at the crack of dawn when no one will see me, lol.

      • lucy2 says:

        That’s what I kept the one pair for, walking. I will say they felt like good quality, but just too heavy for what I was looking for.

  4. smcollins says:

    I’m going to have to look into those shorts, they sound perfect for me.
    My go-to, absolutely favorite eyebrow product is Maybelline N.Y. Brow Precise Fiber Volumizer. It is *fantastic*! It perfectly fills in my brows, leaving them looking full and completely natural (a little goes a long way). I highly recommend it!

  5. OriginalLala says:

    oooh I’m gonna have to try that curly mask! I’ve been using a mix of Cantu, Ecoslay, and Kinky Curly products, but I am always on the lookout for new stuff to try :)

  6. Jen says:

    I’ve never been a fan of the Maybelline Age Rewind concealer! I have really bad dark circles and the concealer never blends in, it just looks so bad on me. But Youtubers rave about it! Another affordable (and excellent) concealer I would recommend is the Elf 16-hr Camo Concealer.

    The Maybelline eyebrow pencil is great! It has a cute tiny spoolie that is also really sturdy, perfect for blushing eyebrow hairs.

    Going to pick up the hair mask!!

    • Jerusha says:

      I love the E.L.F. Products. Been buying them since the days when everything cost $1.00.

    • ClaireB says:

      I liked the yellow neutralizer Maybelline concealer for my dark circles. They’ve renamed it since I used it, so it might be a different formula, but it worked really well when my undereyes were almost purple.

    • Jenn says:

      For discoloration, I’ve fallen in love with L.A. Girl’s line of $5 concealers. They have peach and red correctors, which make purple undereye circles disappear, as well as “cool pink” for the ultra-pale. (I am ultra-pale.) Plus a huge range of other correctors/concealers, too, like yellow for undereyes and green and mint green for redness.

  7. Cate says:

    I have the fireproof bag it holds a lot and is pretty awesome. I live in Tornado country so we grab that and the pets and head to the basement.

  8. Esmom says:

    Great post. I can attest to the Loreal eyebrow pencil being really great. I’ve wasted money on too many. My eyebrows are light and it’s hard to find a blonde pencil that doesn’t look odd but their blonde shade looks really natural and it does stay on all day.

    I haven’t tried the OGX lotion but I love their coconut shampoo and conditioner. Keeps the frizz away without weighing my hair down. I haven’t found anything better in years.

  9. LaUnicaAngelina says:

    I use the illuminating version of the Maybelline concealer. It’s absolutely great and my favorite of all the many I’ve tried.

  10. Alsf says:

    Love the document bag, thank you!! 💙.

    Elf eyebrow pencil works well for me for about $3.

  11. Nancypants says:

    I love the concealer.
    The first time I used it, I came home from work and started to wash my face and then noticed, “Hey! My concealer is still working!” I have dark circles and this stuff covers well and stays.
    I also wear reading glasses and driving glasses and sunglasses…
    Off and on all day. This concealer stays.
    My daughters are pale and pinkish but I’m darker (no tan) and I use Fair. It’s inexpensive enough that I didn’t feel badly about passing the lighter tubes to my girls while I bought another shade.

    I haven’t received it yet but did just order the conditioner Gwen Stefani’s stylist uses on her super-bleached hair. Pantene’s Smoothing Combing Cream. You can’t find it in stores any longer. Amazon has it for about $7. “I mist it onto clean, dry hair to start, then I put in my volumizers, and maybe mousse, depending on the hair,” – Danilo Dixon

    I was disappointed in Aveda’s Pure Abundance shampoo. Abundance? It made my hair limp. Smells great.

    I found the perfect peachy lipstick at Amazon. Maybelline’s Naked Dare. Most peaches are too orange or turn rose when applied. This stays a soft peach.

    That’s about it for interesting things.

    I’m always up for eyebrow make-up. Hair doesn’t grow in a scar. I’ve been using the same super-cheap pencil for years and then a baby toothbrush to blend then a spritz of hairspray on the brush to hold. I’ll try something new.

    I always wondered why Band-Aid didn’t make different shades. I should have patented that.

  12. Marty says:

    I can vouch for that eyebrow pencil, I love it for a quick and easy application. Maybelline’s eyebrow products in general are pretty great, especially for the price.

  13. Katherine Kelley says:

    I love Maybelline but my beef with them is that they and L’Oreal (who owns them) are not cruelty free and still test on animals.

  14. Lola_Lola says:

    I know I am so late to this but I love the maybelline eye brow pencil! It is the best. It goes on easy and it is so natural looking. I get compliment on my brows all the time and everyone is surprised when I tell them it’s this exact pencil.
    I really want to try the hair cream for when I wear my hair natural.