24 Beauty Products We Can’t Live Without
OGX Moroccan Sea Salt Spray
This mist has come to the rescue on many a bed-head morning. It gives my hair nice, bouncy volume and texture, without any trace of stickiness. And the best part: no styling, no blow-drying—just scrunch and go. —Yolanda Wikiel, senior editor
To buy: $5, amazon.com.
Clinique Quickliner for Eyes
As a beauty editor, I’ve tried every eyeliner under the sun, but I always go back to this one. It goes on smoothly and blends easily with the little sponge on the end. Plus, it stays put until you want to remove it—at which point, it comes off easily without any tugging. It’s also automatic, so there’s no need to sharpen it, ever. I have it in black and in blue for when I want a little pop of color. Can you tell that I’m really obsessed? —Jenny Jin, beauty assistant
To buy: $17.50, sephora.com.
Aveeno Clear Complexion Foaming Cleanser
I can’t live without this! Every time I change my face cleanser, I break out. —Victoria Sanchez-Lincoln, fashion director
To buy: $7, target.com.
Tarte Amazonian Clay Waterproof Brow Mousse
Over the years my eyebrows have gotten much thinner, so for the last eight months I haven’t gotten them waxed or threaded. With this product I can fill in what I have, give it a shape, and it still looks like I have a natural brow. It goes on smoothly and stays on all day. —Tanya A. Christian, editorial assistant
To buy: $29; sephora.com.
I’ve been using blue ChapStick for years and years. I love it because it’s not greasy, lasts, and works great under lipstick! —Antigoni Gouras Manzi, producer
To buy: $3, cvs.com.
St. Ives Apricot Naturally Clear Blemish & Blackhead Control Scrub
I’ve been using this gritty exfoliating face scrub since high school. It’s like a quickie facial! It gets into your pores and gives a really deep clean. You just rub it on with your fingers, then rinse. Scrubs can be harsh if you use them every day, though, so I wash with it three or four days a week. —Betsy Goldberg, home director
To buy: $4, amazon.com.
Oil of Olay Complete All Day Moisturizer With Sunscreen
I don’t have many beauty obsessions—ha—but I use Oil of Olay Complete Moisturizer with SPF 15 every day. It’s the only thing that makes my face feel good after shaving. It keeps my skin soft and does a great job at protecting against the sun. —Brian Madigan, deputy photo editor
To buy: $9, target.com.
Lime Crime Velvetines in Red Hot
I looooove wearing red lipstick, but I am not very good at it—an hour in and it’s all over my teeth, my face, my clothes, my cats…. Thankfully, Lime Crime created a virtually nontransferable lip stain I can wear for hours without staining myself and my loved ones in the process. Seriously, this stuff does not budge without the help of makeup remover, which is perfect for someone like me who hates constantly touching up and checking for bleeding lipstick. Red Hot is also maybe the most perfect shade of red I’ve ever worn. (Shh, don’t tell MAC’s Russian Red, my old standby!) —Anastasia Signoretta, production director
To buy: $20, revolve.com.
Restorsea Rejuvenating Day Cream
I love, love, love this (albeit expensive) product. I had used it for a while last year and stopped, but noticed my skin had gotten dull and was breaking out. Frankly, it is worth the price because I can now forgo doctors and facials—so in the long run, it’s cheaper. And it’s pretty and has a great fragrance. —Lee Anne Baer, executive director, consumer research and insights
To buy: $150, amazon.com.
Eco Lips Gold USDA Certified Organic Lip Balm
I buy 25 at a time and put them in all my bags and pockets! —Danielle Claro, deputy editor
To buy: $5, amazon.com.
Yves Saint Laurent Touche Éclat
Yves Saint Laurent Touche Eclat is an exact match for my skin, blends in instantly, and is actually fun to use (I love clicking the bottom of the applicator pen to bring up the concealer). A life-changing product. —Terri Schlenger, copy editor
To buy: $38, sephora.com.
Frankies Extra Virgin Olive Oil
I use this olive oil (though I’d think any good olive oil would do) as a face moisturizer, on the ends of my hair, on my elbows, etc. I transfer some to a 2-ounce dropper bottle, which then lasts forever! Bonus: The rest goes toward creating delicious meals. —Wendy Granger, photo editor
To buy: $21, amazon.com.
Dolce & Gabbana Beauty Perfect Matte Concealer
I couldn’t live without my Dolce & Gabbana concealer. Really! —Filomena Guzzardi, editorial production director
To buy: $43, saksfifthavenue.com.
Neutrogena Body Clear Body Scrub
Back in college, I started to develop keratosis pilaris (a.k.a. chicken skin) on my underarms and using this scrub in the shower every day has helped dramatically. My red bumps are pretty much all gone, and I keeping using the product so they don’t return. —Andra Chantim, associate editor
To buy: $5, walmart.com.
Almay Makeup Remover Towelettes
These save me on the nights I just want to collapse into bed. I keep them on my nightstand—I know it’s not great to skip washing your face, but I figure it’s worse to sleep in makeup. They’re soft, not oily, and do a good job at removing the tough stuff—like mascara! —Samantha Zabell, editorial assistant
To buy: $5, target.com.
MAC Lipstick in MAC Red
This shade is perfect! I’ve recommended it to so many people with various skin tones and it literally looks good on everyone. It’s about as idiot-proof as red lipstick can get. —Benice Atufunwa, producer
To buy: $19, nordstrom.com.
Crabtree & Evelyn Tarocco Orange, Eucalyptus & Sage Ultra-Moisturizing Hand Therapy
I’m an inveterate hand-moisturizer and I’m always on the hunt for the perfect product: rich but not greasy, quick to absorb, scented without being overwhelming. Well, I found it in this shea butter–infused, fabulously fragranced cream. —Maura Fritz, deputy editor
To buy: $8, amazon.com.
Babyliss MiraCurl Nano Titanium Curl Machine
I got one of these to try out a few months ago and wasn’t expecting much—the tool basically sucks in a piece of hair, beeps a few times, and spits out a curl. But it’s seriously magic: It works amazingly and the curls hold all day. After using a flat iron to curl my hair for years, I’m officially a convert. I’ve received the Holy Grail of hair compliments multiple times since using it: that my ’do looks like Tami Taylor’s. —Laura Schocker, executive editor
To buy: $150, amazon.com.
Glossier Invisible Shield Daily Sunscreen
"If wearing sunscreen everyday is a chore, try Glossier Invisible Shield. I'm obsessed because it feels more like a serum since it's not grossly thick like typical sunscreen, so I look forward to applying it —especially because I'm saving my skin!" - Tamara Kraus, Assistant Digital Editor for Home
To Buy: $25; glossier.com.
SkinCeuticals Clarifying Clay Masque
"This mask is my favorite product in my bathroom. I slather it on before the shower, and let the hot water melt it off my face. It doesn't dry me out, yet every time I use it I feel like all of the gunk in my pores and skin has been sucked out. It leaves my skin feeling baby soft, and it lasts forever because it is so thick. If I had to choose one face mask to use for the rest of my life, hands down this is it!" - Sari Kamp Digital Food Department Intern
To Buy: $52; dermstore.com
L'Oreal Original Voluminous Mascara
"I have long but thin eyelashes, and after trying dozens of drugstore and department store mascaras, the only one I'll use is Loreal Voluminous mascara. The wand is slim, which I love, and it perfectly separates my lashes with zero clumping. It doesn't smudge either, even during New York City summers." - Kristine Solomon, Digital Content Strategist
To Buy: $8; ulta.com