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
My dermatologist instructed me to use these since they're simple and won't irritate my sensitive skin. I often rebel and try the latest anti-aging/anti-oxidant/anti-whatever products, but if my skin starts breaking out or getting irritated, I always go back to these safe picks.
2. Bareminerals Blush in Celebration, $19
I got a bareMinerals starter kit to try and while I didn't fall in love with the foundation (I'm more of a tinted moisturizer/BB cream girl) I still use this blush. The shade (Celebration) is the perfect rosy hue for my skin and you only need a minuscule amount for coverage, plus it lasts all day, unlike most blushes that disappear off my face by lunchtime. The only downside is I just discovered my shade is discontinued! When this pot finally runs out I'm going to be scrambling.
3. Head & Shoulders Classic Clean Shampoo, $6.49 and Conditioner, $6.49
I don't have dandruff but I do wind up with a dry, itchy scalp from time to time (thanks to my addiction to dry shampoos and volumizing sprays). This stuff moisturizes my scalp but still gives me fluffy, soft hair. Plus, it's one of my only beauty products that my husband will also use, so there's even more motivation to keep it stashed in the shower.
4. Aveeno Daily Moisturizing Lotion, $7.82
This has won a ton of awards and has a permanent spot under my bathroom sink. It's nothing fancy -- no pretty fragrance or swanky bottle -- but it does its job. No matter how dry my skin is, this'll get it back into shape without any irritation. I'll try a fun-scented body butter from time to time but this is still my go-to most mornings.
5. Philosophy Pure Grace Perfume, $44
I'm way too much of a fragrance slut to have a signature scent, but if I absolutely had to pick one, it would be this. I've worn it off and on for years and it's just a wonderful, light, clean scent that works for any season and any occasion. It also oddly smells like the Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas, which might seem like a bad thing -- but I swear it's not.
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