These six standbys have earned a permanent spot on our vanities.
How does a beauty product become a classic? It really works and people swear by them. We’ve combed through the foundations, blushes, and mascaras that have come on the market in the past few years and determined the best that deserve a permanent spot on your vanity. We’ve even found a hair detangler, conditioner, heat protector, and ideal after-shower treatment all in one bottle. That is the key; find products that do double duty. If you’re looking to keep your beauty products to only the essentials here is what you will need for a quick morning makeup routine without compromising quality or style.
Natural Full Coverage Base
Ladies of all ages swear by this powder foundation. This full-coverage foundation has SPF 15 protection, no harmful ingredients, and leaves you feeling barefaced.
Buy It: Original Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 15, $28.50; bareminerals.com
Do-It-All Spritz-In Product
It’s a detangler, conditioner, heat protector, and the ideal after-shower treatment for anyone who styles hair regularly.
Buy It: It’s a 10 Miracle Leave-in Product, $18; birchbox.com
Moisturizing Lip Color
We can’t resist products that work double duty, and this pencil is both a liner and lipstick in one. It’s also formulated with shea butter to keep your pout properly hydrated.
Buy It: Bobbi Brown Art Stick, $28; sephora.com
This larger-than-usual brush helps build volume swipe by swipe, so you can achieve barely there eye definition or dramatic lashes using the same flake-free formula.
Buy It: Dior Diorshow Extase Mascara, $28.50; sephora.com
Universal Blush Hue
This cream blush formula delivers a natural flush, and its pink shade is perfectly suited to give anyone just the right amount of pop.
Buy It: Revlon Cream Blush in Smitten, $11.58; amazon.com
The Ultimate Eye Palette
Feast your eyes on this combo: a dozen skin-flattering shades, plus matte and shimmer shadows to get gorgeous both day and night.
Buy It: Urban Decay Naked eyeshadow palette, $54; sephora.com