Beauty editors – they’re just like us. Except they have access to the best and latest products on the market. Yet despite having their fingers in all the fabulous pots of creams, there are some products they keep going back to. These are the ultimate skincare and makeup heroes, the favourite favourites:
1. Becca Sunlit Bronzer
Your skin, but like you just came from a tropical island… Becca’s sheer, long-lasting bronzer isn’t glittery or stripey and just gives you the most delectable warm glow.
Becca Sunlit Bronzer
2. REN Perfect Canvas Clean Primer
A silicone-free primer that stay put and keeps your makeup looking fresh without any pilling.
REN Perfect Canvas Cleam Primer
3. The Body Shop Camomile Silky Cleansing Oil
One of the best cleansers in the business, this gentle oil emulsifies when you rinse your face, and removes all traces of makeup and sunscreen while not irritating your eyes. The ideal first cleanse, to follow with cleanser.
The Body Shop Camomile Silky Cleansing Oil
4. Revlon Colorstay Crème Eyeshadow
Nothing beats cream eyeshadow for easy application and blending – and Revlon makes some of the best on the market.
Revlon Colorstay Crème Eyeshadow
5. Maybelline Snapscara Mascara
If any product could dethrone Great Lash, it can only be another Maybelline winner – this time, in a wax-free formula that glides on, stays clump free and smudge free all day, and washes off like a dream.
Maybelline Snapscara Mascara
6. First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Lip Therapy
Bin those 17 lip balms you have banging around your handbag and replace it with this hero product. Kiss dry lips goodbye!
First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Lip Therapy
7. MAC Lustre Lipstick
Nobody does lipstick like MAC – and with its excellent selection of nudes, anyone can find their perfect colour. Hug Me is a big editors’ favourite, since it can also be worn over bolder shades to tone it down a bit.
MAC Lustre Lipstick in Hug Me
8. Urban Decay All Nighter Long-Lasting Makeup Setting Spray
It’s been an industry favourite for years, and with good reason – one spritz of the fine mist and your makeup is set for up to 16 hors
Urban Decay All Nighter Long-Lasting Makeup Setting Spray
9. Urban Decay Brow Endowed Volumizer
Beauty editors don’t always look flawless – sometimes they fake it with a brush of this eyebrow gel.
Urban Decay Brow Endowed Volumizer
10. L’Occitane Shea Butter Hand Cream
If you buy only one thing from L’Occitane, make it the shea hand cream – a perpetual bestseller that beauty editors will often gift to all their friends. It’s that good.
L’Occitane Shea Butter Hand Cream
11. SkinCeuticals CE Ferulic
Ask any beauty editor their favourite serum and you can guarantee this antioxidant powerhouse will make the list.
SkinCeuticals CE Ferulic
12. Kiehl’s Creme de Corps
Grown men have been known to steal this from their wives and girlfriends because nothing moisturises as effectively without leaving any sticky residue. A true gem.
Kiehl’s Creme de Corps
13. Smashbox Cover Shot Eye Palette
Everybody needs a nude eyeshadow palette, and this under-the-radar star ticks all the boxes.
Smashbox Cover Shot Eye Palette in Minimalist
14. Clinique Even Better Makeup
With its smooth and dewy finish – plus the power to fight dark spots – this foundation is a permanent fixture in beauty editors’ makeup stashes.
Clinique Even Better Makeup
15. Bio-Oil Skincare Oil
Need a touch of highlighter and you’ve run out? Bio-Oil. Dry elbows? Bio-Oil. Scars? Bio-Oil. Sunburnt skin? Yep, Bio-Oil. There’s not much this wonder oil can’t do.
Bio-Oil Skincare Oil
16. CosRX Acne Pimple Master Patch
Luckily we live in the 21st century, which means pimples can now be blasted with a patch. These little secret weapons are an insider’s favourite.
CosRX Acne Pimple Master Patch
17. Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer
This became an instant classic when it launched. It’s so easy to blend, has buildable coverage and works equally well under eyes as on blemishes.
Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer
18. Kiehl’s Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado
If you love eye cream, you’ll adore this richly moisturising yet non-gloopy version.
Kiehl’s Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado