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9 Product-Boosters That Will Maximize Your Beauty Routine

Protect Your Face

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Just two drops of Nip + Fab Kale Fix Protecting Shot ($25; ulta.com) in your moisturizer help strengthen your skin's defenses against cell-damaging pollution and fortify your face with reparative antioxidants. (Here are 17 ways to add kale to your diet, too).

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Enhance Your Lashes

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What good is mascara without flutter-worthy lashes? Peptides and biotin in Rodan + Fields Enhancements Lash Boost ($150; rodanandfields.com) build up your lashes with or without makeup, so when you do put on mascara the effects are double as dramatic.

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Give Yourself a Glow

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Almay Healthy Glow Makeup + Gradual Self Tan ($15; ulta.com) acts as a traditional foundation, evening out skin and covering flaws on contact, while the tanning agents in the streak-free formula work behind the scenes to give your skin a natural-looking bronze that endures even after you wash your face. (Read up on our tips for self-tanning your face, so you look sun-kissed, not orange.)

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Brighten Your Skin

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Vitamin C is a top anti-ager, but it's tricky to stabilize in a cream. Enter Clinique Fresh Pressed Daily Booster with Pure Vitamin C 10% ($20; sephora.com). A push of a button releases a fresh dose of the skin brightener into a serum inside the bottle. Shake, then add two drops of the mixture to your moisturizer for a lasting glow

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Smooth Your Complexion

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Supercharge your serum or moisturizer with niacinamide, a potent form of vitamin B that minimizes the look of fine lines and pores. Paula's Choice Resist 10% Niacinamide Booster ($42; paulaschoice.com)

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Plump Up Your Pout

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Use Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Lip Booster ($23, makeupforever.com) as a hydrating, smoothing mask before applying lipstick or just on its own. The fluid is packed with emollient loofah oil for a luminous finish.

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Conserve Your Skin's Hydration

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Help your skin hold onto moisture with Ren Flash Hydro-Boost ($42; sephora.com). Smooth a few drops of the emulsion onto just-washed, dry skin and massage with wet fingertips. The formula will lock the extra H2O into your cells. (Same for these hydrating skin products).

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Save Sensitive Skin

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Mix these Cover FX Custom Infusion Drops in E + Chamomile: Calming ($48; sephora.com) into your favorite facial moisturizer to help keep redness and irritation at bay all day—or to your night cream before bed to soothe sensitivity while you sleep.

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Freshen Your Lips

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Fight those little flakes that prevent your lips from looking lush when you're wearing color. The microbristles on the tip of the Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment Perfecting Wand ($24; fresh.com) gently soften your pout as emollients like mango butter and grapeseed oil up hydration for a dewy and kissable finish.

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