I have a fascination with beauty products that I can trace back to my time growing up. Before the days of YouTube or TikTok tutorials that highlight anything you’d want to know about beauty, I would dive into books by Kevyn Aucoin and Bobbi Brown, which were my first education in all things makeup. Then, when I had skin problems, I spent many hours with dermatologists and aestheticians and learned the foundations of skincare, picking up advice that I still follow today.
Now, working as an editor, I think even more about beauty products and spend hours testing them out. While there are plenty of new drops that catch my eye that I add to my routine, I still have a number of favorites that I’ll never replace. Here, I’m highlighting my editor-recommended beauty products, spanning from skincare to makeup to fragrance. These are the ones you’ll find in a prime spot on my bathroom counter.
I try to be diligent about reapplying sunscreen if I'm outside, but I usually don't want to put cream on top of makeup. That's where this powder comes in handy. You can brush it on top of makeup (and even along your hairline) without having to worry about being greasy.
For an indulgent at-home treatment, nothing feels more luxe than these under-eye patches from Chanel. They leave my skin looking firmer and less puffy. And I have to admit, I can't resist the Chanel logo.
I've been using these face masks since high school after I first heard Pat McGrath recommend them as her secret for prepping models' skin backstage at runway shows. There are plenty more face masks that have hit the market since, but these are still my absolute favorites.
Laura Mercier's Secret Camouflage Concealer has a cult following for a good reason and is another product I've been using for as long as I can remember. The palettes have two shades so you're able to blend the perfect color to match your skin. The formula is a bit thicker than other concealers I use, so it's great when I need extra coverage.
I keep things pretty simple when it comes to my eye makeup and tend to stick to neutral shades. This palette from Tom Ford has all of the colors I wear on the regular, so it is my everyday go-to staple.
I'm obsessed with lipstick and have tried out tons over the years. Tom Ford's matte lipsticks are the ones I always come back to, and I especially love the range of light pink shades for an everyday lip color.
When it comes to nail polish, I'm not very experimental with new colors, so I tend to stick with the ones that I love. This is my absolute favorite shade that I wear again and again—especially in the winter.
The number one thing I want to achieve with my hair? Extra volume. This Thickening Spray does exactly that, so I use it every time I give myself a blowout. I actually just finished the bottle and will be restocking this right away.
I've talked about this fragrance before, and I'll probably be talking about it for a very long time. I'm picky when it comes to perfume, but this one is simply intoxicating and is what I wear practically every day.