Claire Beaudreault
March 22, 2018 12:20 pm
Amazon / Anna Buckley

It’s that time again — Mercury is in retrograde, and Amazon can help protect you with a beauty survival kit.

Like Fashion Week, it seems like Mercury Retrograde is always going on. While this period gets a bad rap, it doesn’t have to be the astrological disaster people think it is.

Communication, tech, and travel may be affected, so you’ll want to be sure that your affairs are in order. It’s not an ideal time to make major purchases or sign contracts.

With regard to beauty, it’s not the time to try administering your own vampire facial, checking out a crazy peel, or attempting a DIY hair change. Stick with classic, tried and true products and don’t mess with your routine too much.

Since losing or forgetting things might be an issue, it’s a good idea to grab multiples of a favorite product to stash in your purse, at home, desk, locker, or car.

All of these bestsellers are sold and shipped by Amazon, so you can pretty much be sure that none of these packages will be lost in the mail. Just double-check before you hit buy! Peep our picks:

1Burt’s Bees 100% Natural Moisturizing Lip Balm, Original Beeswax 4 Pack, $8.62


Look, you’re going to lose one, so why not grab a four pack of this lip care classic?

2Almay Oil-Free Eye Makeup Remover Pads,120 Count, $6.99


Hypoallergenic and gentle, to fix any makeup mishaps that may occur.

3Viva Naturals Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil, 16 Ounce, $10.79


You know the deal: pour coconut oil over entire life.

4stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner in Cobalt, $18.70


Goddess forbid you experience a digital wipeout, this liner won’t go anywhere.

5Neutrogena Hydro Boost Hyaluronic Acid Hydrating Face Moisturizer Gel-Cream, 1.7 oz, $14.99


Hydrates for 48 hours, in case you forget to moisturize one morning.

6Mario Badescu Facial Spray with Aloe Herbs and Rosewater, $7


Skin feeling…uncomfortable? Give tired skin a quick refresher with this gentle spray.

7Jillian Dempsey Lid Tint Eye Shadow in Bronze, $28


If you’re intimidated by a palette, keep it neutral and don’t mess around. This one-pot shadow applies easily with your finger.

8Revlon Balm Stain in Honey, $5.59


Smooth, moisturizing, quick, and hard to mess up.

9Lavanila The Healthy Deodorant-Vanilla Grapefruit 2oz., $13.63


Stay cool under pressure the natural way with this fragrant scent.

10Aquaphor Healing Ointment,Advanced Therapy Skin Protectant 14 Ounce, $12.74


If you’re not riding the Aquaphor wave yet, just know that it’s the solution to any dry skin issue you can dream up —chapped lips, cracked heels, gnarly cuticles, and healing tattoos (Tip: Maybe don’t get a tattoo during Mercury Retrograde).

11wet n wild Silk Finish Lip Stick, Blind Date, 0.13 Ounce, $0.99


Prone to forgetting your lippie or leaving it at home? Maybe you’re the queen of melting cosmetics in your car? At this price, you don’t have to worry.

12DenTek Fresh Clean Floss Pick, 75 Count, $3.49


You’ve got something in your teeth…no, other side…wait no…

13Julep Eyeshadow 101 Crème to Powder Waterproof Eyeshadow Stick, $18


An easy eyeshadow crayon that’s waterproof and super convenient.

14Goody Ouchless Bobby Pin, Crimped Brown, 2 Inches, 48 Count, $3.99


We implore you: do NOT cut your hair during this time. Seriously, now is not the time to cut bangs or attempt to trim your own. Pin that sh*t up and ride it out, you’ll thank us later.

15Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Nail Coat, $6.09


Avoid a nail mishap with this ultra quick dry topcoat.

16doTERRA Lavender Essential Oil, $28


Take a pause and breathe in the soothing aroma of lavender. Mix it into your lotion or drop some in your bathwater. Everything’s gonna be okay.

17Dove Refresh + Care Dry Shampoo, Volume & Fullness 5 oz, $3.99


You already know what it is.

18Body Glide Foot Anti Blister Balm, 0.80 oz, $8


In case you couldn’t wait to buy that new pair of Doc Martens,  you’ll need this for that horrific breaking-in process.

19Purell Naturals Advanced Hand Sanitizer with Essential Oils, 12 fl oz Pump Bottle (Pack of 2), $9.88


It’s grimy out there, clean your hands and don’t get sick!

20Clean & Clear Oil Absorbing Facial Blotting Sheets For Oily Skin, 50 Count, $4.99


Oil happens, and you can absolutely handle it.

Hang in there! Make sure you back up all your files and double check your travel arrangements. At least you’ll look and feel good. Shop the beauty section at