Our Top 20 Favorite Beauty Products of All Time
Our editors each submitted their favorite beauty products to put together this list of tried and true cult favorite beauty products to help you glow up like the queen you are.
The Ouai Rose Hair and Body Oil
Note from our editors: "It smells amazing, it can be used for two totally different reasons (after shower hair oil or face). I put it on before bed and sometimes on my neck before leaving the house as a perfume alternative because it smells so good."
Maybelline Volume Express Mascara
Note from our editors: "I’ve been using this for a while now, it was voted the number one mascara a few years ago and it’s great. Makes my lashes look long and plump and shit and easy to take off at night. I never understood why or how people spend copious amounts of money on mascara because this is $6 at any drug store."
Neutrogena Oil Free Make Up Remover
Note from our editors: "I love this bad boy. It’s easy, light, and not too oily but gets the job done. I love the face wipes too (when I’m traveling) but this really removes eye makeup before bed. Added bonus, a little goes a long way so it can last me a few months."
MAC Cosmetics Lipstick in Whirl
Note from our editors: "One of my favorite go to lip colors! The color is perfect and it stays matte without completely drying out your lips."
Urban Decay All Nighter Long-Lasting Makeup Setting Spray
Note from our editors: "The new final step to your makeup routine! This weightless, super-fine mist holds foundation, eyeshadow, blush, and concealer in place so that makeup looks picture-perfect all day long. Warning: because of it's long-wear purpose it can clog pores if you forget to wash it off so be sure to store some make-up wipes in your bag/nightstand just in case!
Jouer Long Lasting Creme Liquid Lipstick
Note from our editors: "LOVE this liquid lipstick…stays on so well and the formula won't dry out your lips! They have a ton of beautiful shades. I personally love “terra” because it's not too subtle but not too over the top. Also love their shimmer shades like “penny” and “pamplemousse”! I always pair it with this lip liner it is absolutely the perfect color and consistency…literally one of the few beauty products I could not live without and recommend to everyone"
Mario Badescu Drying Lotion
Note from our editors: "It's seriously the best for pimples."
Fenty Beauty Match Stix Trio
Note from our editors: "Finally…Gotta shoutout my girl Rih for her Fenty Beauty Match Stix, I have the shade “starstruck” and I absolutely love it! I use it as highlight on my cheeks, nose, and inner eyes. Ill even throw it on as eye shadow or on top of a liquid lip stick to give my lips a shimmer!"
Kat Von D Tattoo Liner
Note from our editors: "Best liquid liner I’ve ever used that lasts my oily eyelids and gives me the perfect tip"
LJH TeaTree 90 Essence
NOte from our editors: "This is literally a lifesaver for my oily skin. It works wonders on trouble spots and the overall texture of my skin"
Innisfree No Sebum Mineral Powder
Note from our editors: "It's just simply the best mineral powder there is. It's lightweight and won't clog your pores but is still effective enough to give me that photo-finish I'm looking for."
Que Bella Professional Charcoal Mud Mask
Note from our editors: "You can literally feel this mask working because the menthol tightens your pores, and it doesn’t dry out my skin like some purifying masks can"
Lancome Teint Idole Ultra Wear Camouflage Color Corrector
Note from our editors: "Green and orange concealers are the best way to eliminate dark under-eye circles after a sleepless night because they cancel out the dark blue and red undertones in your skin and this one is my absolute favorite it blends perfectly."
Tease Eau De Parfum by Victoria Secret
Note from our editors: "This perfume is a basically a way more affordable version of Viva La Juicy, and it smells amazing"
Fenty Beauty Signature Foundation
Note from our editors: "it's just the best foundation there is. Its light weight but sticks to your skin to give you an airbrushed look, but softens so as not to clog pores and doesn't dry out your skin or look oily all day long. It's basically the holy grail of foundation, and props to Riri for inclusivity! Protip: apply with your fingers rather than a brush or sponge, the natural oils on your fingers make it easier to apply and gives it a more natural look."
Tarte Pro Glow to Go Highlight and Contour Palette
Note from our editors: "I love this trio because it makes contouring (something I am too lazy and unskilled in the art of make-up for) super easy, quick, and makes me look like a Kardashian (almost).
Note from our editors: "this palette has every color you could need! The light colors are perfect for every-day wear and they layer together to make really beautiful and dramatic looks for events/going out/dinner/ sitting in your room looking fly AF."
Hoola Matte Bronzer
Note from our editors: "I love this bronzer because it doesn't shimmer too much so its a lot a more understated and looks more like a natural tan."
CliniqueFit Workout Makeup Broad Spectrum SPF 40
Note from our editor: "I love this makeup! It is my favorite one from clinique so far. I have a very active job and this makeup has lasted all day even with me sweating all day. I also love that it has SPF in it since I am working outside most days. I have gotten lots of compliments on my skin since using this, and that has not happened with any other product I have used."
Benefit High Beam Liquid Highlighter
Note from our editors: "Liquid highlighter sounds a little weird but its the best! it makes sure the highlighter goes exactly where I want it to and it lasts all day long."
Anything "The Ordinary"
Note from our editors: the ordinary is the best brand of beauty products on the market, their products work miracles and are unbelievably inexpensive for what they are. I love this retinoid cream it makes my skin flawless and fights aging, its basically magic.
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