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10 Best Homecoming Makeup Products & Their Reviews 2022

Written by Arianna Last Updated: November 30, 2018

Your date worked up the courage to ask you out, or perhaps you asked them out. You’ve practiced your dance steps in front of the mirror when no one was looking, and now you’re counting down the days to homecoming.

After you’ve splurged on a dress, your hair, and maybe booked a limousine, it’ll be great to save a little by doing your makeup yourself at home. These fantastic products will not only save you time and money, but can help elevate your makeup game to the next level for your very special evening.

With that said, let’s get started. Here’s a list of the 10 best homecoming makeup products and their reviews for 2021.

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1. SHANY All In One Harmony Makeup Kit

This is a one-stop makeup kit, with well-crafted compartments that slide out to reveal a stunning array of colors for any skin tone and complexion. All the necessities, such as blushes, lip glosses, and eye shadows — a wonderful 170 colors worth in total — entice you from around the large pop-up mirror and brush compartment.

When folded up, this kit has convenient straps for you to take it with you on the go, and once you get used to its incredible range of colors, you’ll definitely want to take it everywhere!

Pros & Benefits:
  • Shany is a member of PETA, and all their products are cruelty-free.
  • This makeup kit is proudly designed in the USA.
  • Filled with natural colors, trendy shades, and bold hues.
  • A nice, soft and creamy feel when applied, a sign of quality makeup.
  • This brand is one of the best sellers on Amazon for a reason!

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2. Unicorn Snot Vegan and Cruelty Free Glitter Gel for Face, Body, and Hair

Okay, the brand name and bright colors on the jar might be purposely weird to grab your attention, but this gel will definitely make you stand out in your own uniqueness.

Express yourself with just the right hint of shimmer, little beckoning stars for your date to see, the perfect sparkle across your cheeks or around your eyes, all from this soft and luxurious gel. Instead of hiding behind a layer of makeup, make yourself shine with unicorn snot!

Pros & Benefits:
  • No primers or adhesives needed, just apply directly to your skin.
  • The gel dries clear and feels lightweight.
  • Easily removed with baby wipes or a cotton pad with makeup remover.
  • This product is cruelty-free and 100% vegan.

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3. BR Makeup Set

What you first notice about this product is its elegant shell shape that fans out when opened, its small but expertly selected palette of colors, and its convenient travel size. This kit is an all-in-one, mini makeup palette for your face, lips, and eyes.

While it’s sorely lacking foundation or concealer, it does give you the rest of the essentials: eyeshadow and blush, lip gloss, eyeliner, and accessories like brushes and a mirror.

Pros & Benefits:
  • Compact size and very easy to carry or fit in a bag.
  • Also includes a sharpener for the eyeliner pencils.
  • Colors run a little light when applied, great for the no-makeup look.
  • A small but perfectly-selected palette of colors.
  • Makes a great gift.

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4. The Wanted Ones 12 Piece Lip Gloss Set with Aloe Vera and Vitamin E

Another great product from Shany, this set includes twelve lip glosses of the most popular colors, all with nicely different opacities and finishes. Since the glosses are in clear tubes and true-to-color, you can see the exact shade you’ll be getting when you apply them.

Being rich in aloe vera and vitamin E, these glosses will also treat your lips to the nourishment and softness they deserve. And the lovely range of colors, jumping out at you from the sturdy plastic case, includes just the right amount of nudes, pinks, reds, and oranges.

Pros & Benefits:
  • All the colors are buildable, so you can add layers to get the perfect shade.
  • Shany is a member of PETA, and all their products are cruelty-free.
  • A slight shine, and not a matte finish, will make your lips pop.
  • Thick and moisturizing, these glosses will chase away any dryness.
  • Perfect for all skin tones.

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5. Lighted Vanity Makeup Mirror with 16 Led Lights & 180 Degree Free Rotation

You will need a good mirror to apply all the makeup you purchase from these reviews, and this mirror is one of the best for its price. Standing stable on a solid base, the mirror’s edges are surrounded by soft and natural LEDs to light-up every section of your face.

The brightness is adjustable with a simple finger-tap on the illuminated front sensor, and the mirror freely rotates through 180 degrees, all so you can see and find the perfect angle. This mirror is not only nice for yourself, but makes a great gift for your girlfriends, or even for your man, to make his shaving that much easier.

Pros & Benefits:
  • 16 LEDs display a clean and bright reflection.
  • Made from quality ABS plastic, so that there is no distortion, unlike bendable metal mirrors.
  • Resistant to scratches, chemicals, heat, and fingerprints.
  • Stable base, and can be used with either four AA batteries or USB powered.

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6. Oifill 11 Pieces Mermaid Makeup Brushes Set

A good quality makeup brush can make the difference between clumped or caked-on makeup and a thin, delicate, perfectly-shaded application. With tips in a range of widths and shapes, from fan to oval, from angled to flat, these brushes will have you expertly covered in ticklish, luxurious delight.

Being made from premium synthetic fibers, the brushes will help you craft the most flawless face and eyes, and you can conveniently use them to apply either liquid, powder, or cream cosmetics.

Pros & Benefits:
  • Perfect size and number of brushes for both at-home or travel use.
  • Unique 3D fishtail design to help apply powder, cream, or liquid, before brushing it in.
  • Made from premium quality materials, durable and long-lasting.
  • A variety of shapes, sizes, and density across the different brushes.

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7. The Makeup Mitty Single Pack Ultra-Gentle Cleansing Tool

With your makeup-game perfected, and after the dancing and excitement of homecoming is over, it’ll be time to return home and clean your face, removing these great products as gently as you can. This mitt fits over a few fingers, letting you guide its softness across your skin, removing makeup and grime without tugging or scratching.

Say goodbye to disposable wipes and cotton balls, which are horribly filling up landfills, and hello to this patent-pending, eco-friendly mitt. While washcloths are coarse, cotton balls scratchy, and wipes merely push makeup deeper into your pores, your face will thank you for babying it with this wonderful mitt.

Pros & Benefits:
  • Made from soft polyester, works better and lasts longer than other materials.
  • The triangular shape allows you to clean large areas like cheeks, as easily as smaller areas like eyelids.
  • Non-shedding fabric is also resistant to staining from products like benzoyl peroxide.
  • Comes with a travel pouch so you can easily take it with you.

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8. Acrylic Cosmetic Storage Lipstick Organizer

The modern woman has so many more shades of lipstick — stunning purples, eye-popping oranges, express-yourself blacks — than the few, simple reds that our mothers had. With all this selection at our disposal, comes a great responsibility to organize our lipsticks in a tidy and accessible way.

This storage case is absolutely perfect, a great size for a vanity counter or top of a dresser, and it will hold your lipsticks in tiered, stadium-like slots for easy viewing. Why dig around in a cluttered bathroom drawer, when you can grab the exact color you’re feeling.

With a shelf and mini-drawer, you can also store your favorite few nail polishes and eyeliner pencils.

Pros & Benefits:
  • Sturdy and stable construction will survive a chance fall to the floor.
  • Keep your most-used lipsticks in one place, and rotate them out for different moods or seasons.
  • A favorite for busy moms, college students in shared rooms, and apartment-renters with limited bathroom space.
  • Is multi-purpose: can also be used as a desktop organizer for pens and pencils, or for your kids’ crayons.

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9. Ellis James Designs Travel Makeup Bag Train Case Organizer

While this product is mainly geared towards travel, it’s also the perfect size for at-home use if you have limited space in your bathroom. It’s not only great for the stripped-down makeup needs when out of town, but also for if you have a minimal makeup collection at home.

In this case, you can fit a few each of: nail files, brushes, blush, nail polish, and lipstick, and also organize them neatly in the sturdy foam sections. The thing we love about this bag is that the dividers are removable, so you can reorganize the compartments to be the exact size and layout you need.

Pros & Benefits:
  • A Designer brand, so you know the quality and craftsmanship is well-executed.
  • A large, low-friction zipper that is smooth and easy to open and close.
  • Comes with three soft, adjustable dividers for the bottom compartment.
  • A square shape, with reinforced sides, so you can easily stack it in your bathroom drawer or suitcase, with other toiletries.
  • A strong, well-stitched external carrying handle.

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10. PIXNOR P2017 Waterproof Facial Cleansing Brush and Massager

Over time, no matter how well you remove your makeup each night, the residue of your products will seep into your skin and clog your pores. To avoid the dreaded break-out, it’s important to do a deeper clean on a regular basis. This brush, with its seven varied heads, will get into your skin and softly fling away dirt and debris like no other.

The brush is also water-resistant, so you can take it into the shower and use under warm water to open your pores and deeply exfoliate. Use it not only to remove makeup, but also to remove blackheads, gently remove oil, and improve blood circulation and muscle tone on your face.

Pros & Benefits:
  • Easy to clean: just run under warm water and let air-dry.
  • A little over five-inches in length and very light, easy to store in a drawer or take with you when you travel.
  • Use it with essential oils or gentle cleansers to invigorate your skin and pores.
  • Battery-powered, so it never needs to be plugged in and charged.
  • Two speed operation and seven gentle brush heads for different applications.

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11. Sheer Cover Studio – Volumizing Mascara Duo – Lengthening Black Mascara

A few of us have been blessed with long and thick eyelashes, but for the rest of us we have to use amazing products like this to level the playing field. The unique formula in this mascara, and its companion lengthener, volumizes with special fibers, making your lashes look longer, shinier, healthier, and more captivating.

It’s the perfect size to slip into your purse or pocket, to take with you wherever you go for a quick and easy touch-up. Not only does this mascara strengthen and condition your lashes, but its dermatologist-tested formula is non-comedogenic, so it it will not build up within your pores.

Pros & Benefits:
  • Not only lengthens, but helps strengthen and condition lashes over time.
  • The specially-designed brush separates lashes for a rich and defined look.
  • Comes with both the mascara base and the lengthening fibers.
  • Resists smudging once applied and as you go about your day.
  • A non-irritating formula.
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12. Sheer Cover Studio – Perfect Shade Mineral Foundation – Lightweight – Natural and Flawless Coverage

Foundation is the unsung hero of makeup. It is the base — the foundation, literally — that all other makeup is applied over, and while it doesn’t always get the attention of the bright colors in your other makeup, it should never be neglected.

This foundation, for lighter skin tones, uses optical filtering particles to deflect light and mimic a soft, airbrushed look. It is also a lightweight formula, allowing your skin to breath and not feel caked-under. Using patented True Shade Technology, this foundation adapts to your skin tone, with no blending and guesswork necessary.

Being dermatologist tested and non-comedogenic is also a great plus!

Pros and Benefits:
  • Suitable for all skin types, including normal, oily, or dry, and sensitive too.
  • Helps erase imperfections and create a camera-ready skin tone, all while still keeping the natural look.
  • Special pigments help correct the dreaded yellow and overly-pink undertones in your skin.
  • A thin layer is all that is needed to also conceal dark, under-eye circles.
  • Easy to use, and effective enough that you may not need a concealer.

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13. Homemade Beauty: 150 Simple Beauty Recipes Made from All-Natural Ingredients

While this is not a makeup product per se, we found this little guide an eye-opening and captivating read. Who else wouldn’t want to learn how to make simple, healthy, cost-effective makeup substitutes and beauty recipes at home?

Examples of what are in this book are how to make detoxifying masks from blueberries, using lemongrass as a natural bug-repellant, and using apple cider vinegar as non-toxic toner. If you are part hippie-girl at heart, or if you just care for the health of your face and skin, you owe it to yourself to try some of this book’s recipes.

Pros and Benefits:
  • For the DIY generation, and those concerned about the chemicals in over-the-counter beauty products.
  • Written by an industry insider, a makeup artist and contributing editor for a popular online magazine.
  • Gives you full control over what you put on your face and skin.
  • A great go-to reference, packed with tips and eye-opening information.
  • A huge array of recipes for all applications: skin, hair, teeth, and more.

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14. L.A. Girl Beauty Brick Eyeshadow, Nudes

With a magnetic case, a mirror, and a double-sided applicator, this tasteful and sassy collection of eyeshadow is perfect for the modern woman. Not only does it have the most popular colors, but it also showcases extras like dimensional shimmers and smooth mattes.

For work you might need a hint of a shine, whereas for date night you might want a dark and smoky allure, and those looks and everything in-between are covered by this well-thought out selection of colors. While it focuses on nudes and natural tones, there are also a few hints of neons in some of the more daring colors in this collection.

Pros and Benefits:
  • Looks equally great around both dark eyes and light eyes.
  • Matte colors are perfect for blending or laying down as a base.
  • Proudly cruelty-free.
  • Very versatile and easy to work with, can be applied wet as well.
  • High quality brush, resistant to wear over time, included.

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15. Mario Badescu Facial Spray with Rosewater & Facial Spray with Green Tea Duo

With a hint of cucumber essential water and a rich infusion of delicate botanicals, this misting collection of sprays will liven up your face, kissing it with a new vigor for the day. This package comes with two formulas: rosewater for a calming, delicate aroma, and green tea for a sharp and lively pick-me-up.

Like all of this popular brand’s offerings, this product is paraben free and not tested on animals. It is gentle enough to use throughout the day; use it as an accent on top of your makeup to help your other products pop, or also to refresh your skin and mood as needed.

Pros and Benefits:
  • Uses two popular essential aromas (rosewater and green tea), proven to calm moods or enhance energy.
  • Rehydrates dry and tight skin.
  • The green tea formula contains powerful antioxidants.
  • Packed with vitamins and minerals, these two sprays will tone and smooth your skin.
  • Can be used lightly after makeup application to help set it.

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16. NYX Professional Makeup Make Up Setting Spray, Matte Finish/Long Lasting

While the previous facial sprays could be used as a makeup setter, this product is specially formulated and tested for that exact purpose. As more and more makeup products are made with natural and cruelty-free elements, they become less likely to stay on your face and more likely to fade after application.

This spray will ensure your makeup stays where you applied it, and will also keep colors from dulling too quickly. Until you try a setting spray, you won’t know how fresh and perfect your face could look, from the start of the day to hours later when you’re winding down.

Pros and Benefits:
  • Shine-free matte finish.
  • Lightweight enough to not even be felt when applied.
  • Helps prevent transfer of your makeup to your clothes, fingers, or glasses.
  • Makes your makeup look more natural and blended into your skin tone.
  • Will not be affected by oily skin, and will stay put throughout the day.

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17. Duorime New 7pcs Black Oval Toothbrush Makeup Brush Set Cream Contour Powder Concealer Foundation Eyeliner Cosmetics Tool

What an ingenious and amazing idea! For hundreds of years, makeup brushes haven’t changed much: you hold them between thumb and fingertips, like a paintbrush, and awkwardly try to apply foundation, blush, and toner to all the nooks and crannies of your face.

This revolutionary brush set is styled like toothbrushes, so you can also hold them more comfortably in your palm. They come in a variety of sizes, with the largest being perfect to quickly and evenly apply foundation to your entire face.

Pros and Benefits:
  • Ingenious design prevents makeup wastage on brush tips or via spillage.
  • Tiny bristles on smaller brushes are soft enough to create an unparalleled finish on your skin.
  • Dense bristles on the larger brushes are still soft, even after you wash the brush countless times.
  • Exquisitely designed, with a perfect weight and balance for each brush.
  • Comes with 7 pieces, in a variety of sizes, all oval-shaped, for maximum coverage without preventing you from reaching smaller areas.

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18. Makeup Blending Set by Beautilee: Blend Like a Pro with This 3 Piece Beauty Kit of 2 Sponges and 1 Powder Brush

To get the airbrushed look that models and actresses often sport, you typically have to go to a professional or have the skill to painstakingly blend your own makeup at home. While it often takes practice to blend in a way that will still look natural, these brushes can make that task so much easier — even if you’ve never tried it before.

These egg-shaped brushes can be used with both wet or dry applications, and their texture and softness grab makeup and gently edge it in to surrounding colors. The shape of the brushes allow you to experiment with large areas, long lines, or even smaller points of blending.

Pros and Benefits:
  • Comes with full instructions and tips and techniques.
  • Ensures your makeup is blended streak-free, for an airbrushed look.
  • Extremely soft, and yet durable.
  • Comes with a bonus, retractable makeup brush with super-soft bristles.
  • Satisfaction guaranteed, and a portion of proceeds goes to support Women for Women International.

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Final Thoughts

Now that we’ve selected and reviewed some of the best choices for homecoming-related makeup products, we hope you’re ready to dive in and try some of these for yourself.

While doing your makeup at home for such a big event can sometimes feel daunting, with these products and a little practice and confidence, you can not only save money, but put your very best face forward.

Your eyes, lashes, lips, and cheeks can all shine out the beauty that you are now more ready than ever to show!

We hope you’ve enjoyed this list of the 10 best homecoming makeup products and their reviews for 2021. If you see one that’s not on the list and should be, let us know in the comments below.



Hi there! My name is Arianna and I have a passion for cosmetics and making myself look beautiful and stylish, especially on a budget. When I'm not diving into the latest beauty trend, you can find me playing tennis and taking care of my cat Mido.

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