Too Legit to Quit: 5 Beauty Products Our Editors Always Go Back to
Sure, hundreds -- maybe thousands -- of beauty products come across our desks each year, but these are the ones we'll never stop using. Ever
I've been using this cream shadow as eyeliner since it launched ... oh, maybe seven years ago. I apply it with a liquid eyeliner brush and draw on a baby cat eye, which I wear almost every single day. It glides on easier than any gel liner -- and it stays in place incredibly well. Even though I've been using it for seven years, I'm only on my third one! How's that for a cost-per-wear bargain?
2. Tata Harper Refreshing Cleanser, $75
Tata Harper's skin care line was first featured in "Vogue" back in 2007-ish, and I instantly fell in love. She farms her own ingredients in Vermont, but her products are glamorous, not hippie-crunchy. I tried this cleanser about a year ago, and now I don't want to use anything else. It's creamy and moisturizing, but it makes my skin feel really clean and it even takes off eyeliner and mascara.
3. Pro+Therapy MD Emergence Serum, $130
I'm a sucker for high-tech skin care ingredients -- the more futuristic-sounding the better. So when I went to a media launch event for this product, I was completely blown away by the technology and I wanted to try it immediately. I ended up using the whole bottle. When I ran out, I decided to try something different, but then I noticed that the fine lines on my forehead became more noticeable. I freaked out and went back to this serum. Now I'm afraid not to use it.
4. Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray, $39
I've been on dry shampoo detox for the last couple years (apparently, all that gunk on your hair follicles can block hair growth), and that's why I love this spray. It rejuvenates and re-volumizes my hair like a dry shampoo, but it's weightless and doesn't sit on the scalp -- plus, it has the most amazing scent of any hair product I've ever tried.
5. Rahua Voluminous Shampoo , $32 and Rahua Voluminous Conditioner, $34
Whenever I use this shampoo and conditioner I get compliments on my hair. Volume, movement, and shine -- it does it all. And it's natural. Because it's so good (and wildly expensive), I don't use it every day. Instead, I ration it for when I really need it.
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