Looking for the Chosen One? That single, soul-saving beauty product that will change your life?
We rounded up the girls so they could give up the ghost on the holy grail beauty products they love and live by.
You ready to meet your one true love?
“Through adolescent breakouts, hormonal skin-fits and four separate, equally polluted cities, nothing’s stood the test of time as well as Cetaphil’s Daily Advance Ultra Hydrating Lotion. When it comes to moisturizer, few match this perfect formula. It’s super hydrating for my dry skin, blends easily with any foundation and gives me a dewy, super glow on the reg’.”
“When highlighters became a thing, I was quick to jump on the bandwagon if not for a constant Goldilocks scenario too shiny, too cakey, too patchy. Then I found Kiko Milano’s Radiant Touch creamy Stick. Now my go-to highlighter, this one won me over with this buttery, blendable formula, portable size and a glow that seems to emanate from within.”
“I love to play up my eyes with some good, old-fashioned kohl. Unfortunately, most of the ones on the market make my super-sensitive peepers water and itch. A friend suggested I try Lotus Makeup’s Ecostay Kajal and I’ve never looked back (or bleary-eyed) since. It has zero preservatives and paraffins, an intense color pay-off, and stays on all day long.”
“Champis were a rite of passage in my household, but when I left home, I fell out of routine (and then my hair started falling out!) My flatmate recommended Kama Ayurveda’s Organic Sweet Almond Oil at first I thought, ‘wait, it’s not coconut?’ but I don’t question the good things anymore, because my hair’s back to looking thick, lustrous and strong. Mom would be proud.”
“What’s the secret to looking radiant and youthful no matter the passage of time? Listen closely: it’s retinol. For years, I’ve sworn by Dermalogica’s Overnight Retinol Repair. It keeps my skin firm, renews and repairs all internal and external damage and zaps away wrinkles and fine lines. Benjamin Button who?”
“Mascara might be a girl’s best friend, but best friends are hard to find! After spending a lot of money on the expensive, obscure and organic, I finally found the real deal and it’s not a big secret either. Maybelline Colossal Mascara is a cult fave for good reason all that volume, high-drama and staying power for the humblest price. I never leave my house without a swish of it.”
“Finding a concealer that blends without leaving creases and covers the deepest, darkest circles is harder than you might think. For me, it took a couple decades until someone nonchalantly handed me the LA Girl Pro Conceal HD on a day I needed a quick touch-up. Now, even if I never sleep again, none would be the wiser.”
“As a curly-haired girl, I’m always looking for some discipline, shine and bounce. For me, it’s served in a bottle called L’Oréal Professionnel Mythic Oil. It’s a dense but lightweight serum that absorbs super quick, protects your hair from sun damage, smooths and nourishes your locks. I’ve tried so many over the years, but this one sticks and sticks it to my unruly curls, too!”