Over the years, I’ve tried out hundreds of beauty products. As an editor, many land on my desk when new launches are released, while I seek out others on my own if they’re recommended by trusted friends in the fashion and beauty industries. Many inevitably don’t live up to the promises printed on the bottle—no, there are few things that are actually going to make me look five years younger.
However, there are also products that live up to their claims, and they quickly earn a permanent place in my beauty routine. Of the many products I’ve tested, the 25 ahead have earned my editor stamp of approval—and you can order each of them straight from Amazon. From products for sensitive skin to my favorite candle to the affordable makeup remover I’ve been using for years, these are products I always recommend to my friends. Go on to see why these 25 beauty products are on my must-buy list.
I know, I know: Deodorant isn’t the most exciting beauty purchase you can make. But let me tell you that this is one of the best products I’ve ever purchased. Not only do I love the scent, but it’s the best antiperspirant I’ve ever tried.
Whenever my skin is feeling dull, I turn to these alpha-beta peels from Dr. Dennis Gross. They make my skin feel refreshed and return its glow. I love these so much I’ve been using them since high school.
For years, I didn’t realize how Beautyblenders were supposed to work. (Pro tip: Dip them in warm water before using.) Since I figured out how to use them the correct way, they’ve become indispensable as a way to diffuse makeup I’m applying.
When I put on makeup, I typically wear a cat eye, so I’m always experimenting with new liquid liners. This one from Pat McGrath is a recent favorite. I love that there are two tip sizes that allow you to draw thin or thick lines.
Elnett hairspray is something I first discovered when I found out it’s stocked in the kits of talented hairstylists. What I love is that it leaves a flexible hold, meaning it isn’t too stiff, so you can still run your fingers through your hair.