Ever had a beauty product you love so much that you shook, hacked, scraped or squeezed its container until you were absolutely positive you had expended all of its precious contents? Rare indeed is the product that elicits that deliciously desperate feeling, especially in beauty editors. So when our team of beauty mavens encounters a rave-worthy product, you know it's the real deal. Herewith, our editors rattle off their "beauty empties," aka the best beauty products that they can't help but use until the last drop. Read on for their best nail polishes, hair products, skin care products and makeup now.
Ah, winter. While we're fans of shopping at outdoor holiday markets for super-cute trinkets, pretending to be Olympic athletes on the ice skating rink and sipping hot chocolate with lots and lots of whipped cream, we're not quite as in love with what the colder weather does to our skin. Yep, the frigid air of winter can lead to a seriously dry, dull complexion. While switching to a thicker, richer moisturizer is certainly helpful this time of year, using the right makeup is also key.
Those of us with curly hair know it can be both a blessing and a curse. When it behaves, nothing's better than having a head full of perfect ringlets or waves that cascade over your shoulders. But when it's acting ornery or piqued -- look out. Thirsty, frizzy, stressed-out curly hair is never pretty. And when we try to wrestle those same misbehaving curls into submission, it only makes things worse. (Because, really, the only thing that looks worse than fried curls are fried curls that have been further fried in an attempt to make them behave.)
Tired of applying powder countless times throughout the day? You're not alone. There are many of us with oily or combination skin who fight day in and day out to keep our faces shine-free. The good news: Powder is no longer the only option to get a sought-after matte complexion. The answer lies in your skin-care routine. A few product tweaks, you may just want to ditch your powder after all.