â€śAdd this to the list of mists so worth the $$$â€”even though this one is all of $7. Itâ€™s light, refreshing, and necessary once 3 P.M. rolls around and my face is feeling dry.â€ť â€”Lindsay Schallon, senior beauty editor
â€śConsider this coffee scrub unicorn beauty for people who hate unicorn beautyâ€”and love soft, hydrated, ever-so-slightly glimmery skin.â€ť â€”L.S.
â€śI hate white eyelinerâ€”Iâ€™m convinced it accentuates how bloodshot my eyes always are from staring at a computer screenâ€”but I actually adore these creamy pastel pencils. They glide on super smooth, donâ€™t smear around, and add a pop of brightness without making me look like I belong in a Visine commercial.â€ť â€”Amber Rambharose, beauty editor
â€śYes, I have purchased this oil at full price before. I was lured in by its short and sweet ingredient listâ€”meadowfoam oil just sounds like blissâ€”and hooked by how it leaves you smelling like a French heiress just chilling in a field of flowers right off the Riviera.â€ť â€”A.R.
“Humble brag: ever since accepting chemical exfoliants as my savior, my skin has been great (a year ago, I couldn’t go two days without dealing with a new crop of whiteheads, so I’m basking in this gear shift). The one traditional acne-fighter still in my arsenal is this drying lotion. When a zit makes it through my bacteria-nuking regimen, it dries it out overnight.” â€”Rachel Nussbaum, beauty writer
“And this is the life-changing acid I just mentioned. Coming in at 4% BHA, it’s mild enough that you don’t have to worry about sensitive skin reacting, while powerful enough to make a difference. For a quick primer on BHAâ€”which stands for beta hydroxy acidâ€”it gets down into your cells and exfoliates them, getting ahead of acne-causing bacteria and nixing potential pimples in the bud. Again: life-changing.” â€”R.N.
“Some people are blush people; I’m not one of them. My skin is so pink-toned naturally that blush has always felt a little like adding insult to injury. That said, a scribble of this stick on my cheeks every morning makes me look alive, and it takes all of two seconds.” â€”R.N.
â€śJenna Dewan Tatum doesnâ€™t lie; this spray is everything. It smells like a fancy salon and gives my fine, flat hair the most perfect rumpled waves that last all day.â€ť â€”L.S.
â€śMy version of being financially responsible is only buying jars of sea salt, coconut oil, and flower petals when theyâ€™re on sale. Following that logic, itâ€™s basically criminal not to stock up on this blend that’s genuinely good for your skin. The star ingredient: calendula petals, a flower Iâ€™ve used to soothe everything from menstrual cramps to muscle aches.â€ť â€”A.R.
â€śHere’s what I turn to the mornings after I fall asleep in my makeup (which Iâ€™ve done at least twice a week for the past three months, so often). The glycolic acid gently sloughs away dry, dull skinâ€”but never in a way that flares up my rosacea, thanks to the aloe vera and botanical extracts.â€ť â€”L.S.
“I know, I knowâ€”matte lipstick fatigue is peaking, and with every. single. brand coming out with their own take, they all blend together at some point. But through it all, Anastasia Beverly Hills’ OG version has stayed in my purse. It goes on super opaque, doesn’t budge, doesn’t destroy my lips, and the colors are gorgeous. This trio of browny-nude colors are casual, but beautiful. It’s ideal.” â€”R.N.
â€śI use manuka honey for everything: scrapes, bruises, inflamed skin and ingrown hairs. This pigment a full face multitasker and the honey makes it extra good for dry or acne-prone skin, chapped lips, itchy eyelids, you name it. Itâ€™s basically a glow-y Band-Aid for all your skin ailments.â€ť â€”A.R.
â€śI used to roll my eyes when people said silk pillowcases changed their lives. Then I tried one. This is no B.S. beauty mythâ€”the days I sleep on one, my hair looks ten times shinier and smoother. The only downside is the work it takes to wash them.â€ť â€”L.S.
â€śWhen I need to feel calm, grounded, bust down writerâ€™s block, or chill out, I roll on a Vialed scent and enter a bubble of how that feeling smells. Itâ€™s wonky to describe, but feels straight up transcendent. The scents themselves are right up there with that youâ€™d drop $200 in a toxic cloud filled department store: ouds, neroli, myrrh, amazing.â€ť â€”A.R.
â€śThis polish is no joke. Itâ€™s so good that I took kitchen scissors into the bathroom so I could slice open the packaging and save every last drop in a Ziploc bag. Itâ€™s my favorite product to shave with, since I donâ€™t need to moisturize after using it. It makes you that soft all over.â€ť â€”A.R.
â€śThis lightweight K-beauty favorite creates a mirror smooth (but not shiny) barrier that seals in moisturizer and keeps makeup magnetized to its dewy finish.â€ť â€”A.R.
“My shower is a revolving door of products (part of the beauty writer job is trying everything, I’m lucky). But the one thing that’s stayed with me for literally six years? My cheapo, purple plastic wide-toothed comb. It’s not cute, but essential for detangling my curls in the shower. This one is a chic upgrade I wouldn’t be afraid to ‘gram.” â€”R.N.
â€śThere are myriad reasons every makeup artist keeps this balm in their kit, but Iâ€™ll leave you with the only one that matters: Itâ€™s the best lip balm out there, hands down.â€ť â€”L.S.
â€śWith a metallic cream eyeshadow on one end and a sparkly dose of glitter on the other, I feel like Emily Bluntâ€™s character in The Devil Wears Prada with this on. Thatâ€™s the highest praise I can give.â€ť â€”R.N.
“My love of turban towels is well-documented, and I can thank Aquis for bringing me into the fold. As someone who values her curls not turning into a cloud of frizz, microfiber fabric is the towel loophole. It takes hours off my drying time, and gets my soaking wet curls out of the way in the morning. Can’t live without it.” â€”R.N.
â€śWhenever I feel a period zit coming on, I zap it with this deviceâ€”the blue LED light kills bacteria that causes acneâ€”and follow it up with Mario Badescuâ€™s drying lotion. Itâ€™s crazy how well the combo works.â€ť â€”L.S.
â€śThe cult of Dip Brow is far-reaching, and after a few months of seeing it mentioned in basically every makeup tutorial posted to Instagram and Reddit, I bit the bullet last year. It was a good decision. All you need is a tiny dab of the product on an angled brush to fill in both of your brows. The color lasts all day. Iâ€™m still working my way through my first potâ€”again, from last year. Thatâ€™s unheard of.â€ť â€”R.N.
â€śIn an affectionate way, my hair is a product-eating monster. Literally, I can load on four pumps of heavy-duty hair oil, and any smoothing effect it gives is typically gone within the hour. Itâ€™s an untold mystery of this world, but Verbâ€™s Ghost Oil puts up the best fight of any oil Iâ€™ve tried (and Iâ€™ve tried so, so many). It smoothes, adds shine, doesnâ€™t completely kill your volumeâ€”and on me, the effect lasts about three hours. On my friends, theyâ€™re set the whole day.” â€”R.N.