3.2k voters

These Weird Beauty Items Might Look Strange On Your Vanity, But They'll Step Up Your Makeup Game

Updated September 17, 2019 14.9k votes 3.2k voters 140.9k views15 items

List RulesVote up the gadgets that, despite being totally weird, actually work.

They say that beauty is pain, but with these strange beauty products, beauty is peculiar. 

In the never-ending quest for perfectly smooth, hydrated, and glowing skin, beauty junkies have stumbled across some seriously weird beauty products - take, for instance, the silk cocoon “fingerballs” that are about to take the place of your old washcloth or the anti-aging device that looks more like a modern art sculpture. But, as with everything, beauty is in the eye of the beholder with these strange beauty gadgets. They might not look cute in your bathroom cabinet, but damn, do they get the job done.

Get ready to add some odd beauty regimens to your daily routine. These are the weirdest beauty products that actually work!

  • Photo: Voya

    If you're bored with bath salts, then Voya's Lazy Days Seaweed Bath is for you. Basically, it's a bag of dried seaweed you add to your bathwater. When the seaweed comes into contact with water, it re-hydrates and springs back to life, releasing its "alginate properties" that soothe, moisturize, and repair skin.

    Squeezing the hydrated seaweed will release more gel to keep your skin hydrated. If you do decide to take a seaweed bath, be careful getting out of the tub - the seaweed gel can make things very slippery!

  • Photo: Amazon

    No, this isn't a modern art sculpture - it's an anti-aging device known as the NuFace Trinity Facial Trainer! Basically, it uses micro-current technology to give you a "non-invasive facial-lift" at home and comes with different attachments to target different needs, like wrinkles, skin tone, and facial contour.

    If you use it for as little as five minutes a day continuously, clinical trials have shown you could notice major improvements - no trip to the plastic surgeon's office necessary.

  • Photo: Amazon

    This beauty tool may look like it is meant for use in the bedroom, but it's 100% meant for your face - and it actually works. The Youthlab Germanium Face Massage Beauty Roller's aluminum alloy handle is attached to a rotating head covered in germanium stones, which energize and lift the skin.

    As you rhythmically roll it across your face, the movement will improve circulation and make your skin appear firmer as well. Use it after applying serum or moisturizer to help the products absorb deeply for best results. 

  • Photo: Amazon

    This product is both adorable and useful. If you have trouble getting the wings of your winged liner symmetrical (and don't we all?), you need this set of cat-shaped stencils in your life. Depending on the angle you use, you can create up to 10 different cat eye liner looks, including a thick retro wing or a simple, slight uptick. Plus, it's less than $10, so why not?