What is considered “on trend” is always changing, but there are some beauty staples that stand the test of time. From skincare to makeup and hair care, these are some must-haves that suit the needs of every routine. Implement these picks in your routine and it will change your beauty game.
Skin Care: Murad Acne Spot Treatment
Feel a pimple coming on? Murray’s Acne Spot Treatment is made from a powerful blend of sulfur and salicylic acids that demolishes any chance of acne taking its full form, without drying out skin in the process.
Skin Care: Josie Maran Whipped Argan Oil Body Butter
Sticking to her signature, Josie Maran incorporates a generous helping of argan oil into a line of uniquely scented body butters that ensure the softest skin after every use.
Skin Care: Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion+
Clinically proven to rejuvenate damaged skin, this 24-hour moisturizing lotion was formulated to repair cells by an impressive 54 percent. The proof is in your newfound glow.
Skin Care: Aromatherapy Sugar Scrub in Lavender Vanilla
A must-have scrub for those after-hour showers, this particular blend of essential oils and natural ingredients works to relax the mind as well as your skin for a gentle groom and easy sleep.
Hair Care: Moroccanoil Treatment
Before argan was beauty’s it-factor find, Moroccanoil coined the ingredient its own. This style essential manages your mane and keeps strands ultra-shiny when applied before or after blow dry.
Hair Care: Lush Cosmetics R&B Hair Moisturizer
from $25, lushusa.com
Got frizz? Control fly-aways with Lush’s smooth R&B blend that keeps unruly curls in check. Formulated with organic avocado butter, oatmeal, and candelilla wax, it works best on African or extremely curly hair by providing enough moisture to calm humidity-stricken strands.
Hair Styling Tools: Hot Tools Professional Marcel Iron
If you’ve got your sights on a tighter curl (think Shirley Temple circa the 1930s), try your hand at the Professional Marcel Iron by Hot Tools. The wand is half an inch thick, with 10 heating settings for your personalized control.
Hair Styling Tools: Conair Infiniti Pro Ionic Steam Flat Iron
Steam-misting straighteners? Now here’s a trend we could get used to. The Infiniti Pro Ionic Steam flat iron refreshes your hair as the steam moisturizes strands to keep it looking healthy. One use guarantees a 60-hour hold, so for women on the go, this isn’t just a beauty tool, it’s a bare necessity.
Nails: Burt’s Bees Lemon Butter Cuticle Cream
This bittersweet blend by Burt’s Bees combines sweet almond oil and cocoa seed butter to hydrate and heal compromised cuticles. Bonus: Key ingredients like sunflower oil and vitamin E give brittle nails a beautifying boost.
Nails: butter LONDON Scrubbers
$10 for pack of 10,butterlondon.com
These Butter London remover wipes are best for traveling nails desperate for a re-do. All it takes is just one swipe for each individually packaged, two-in-one Scrubber to wash polish completely away.
Nails: O.P.I. Bubble Bath
An ideal shade for all seasons, this gentle pink nail color from O.P.I. plays a key neutral role in any polish collection. Swipe on a few coats for an additional note of femininity to complement every occasion, from wedding receptions to happy hour.
Nails: butter LONDON Matte Finish Top Coat
Butter LONDON’s mattifying top coat is one of the most popular on the market. Store this one on your shelves for when you want to mix up your manis with a sleeker finish.
Nails: Red Carpet Manicure Red LED Gel Nail Polish Collection
Get Hollywood hands with Red Carpet Manicure’s collection dedicated to the label’s signature color. Available in seven shades ranging from rich crimson to wine, each gel ensures a long wear of 21 days.
Eye Makeup: Dior Diorshow Mascara
A classic for creating dramatic lashes, Diorshow mascara has been reformulated with a patented air-lock technology to lengthen the life of your tube. The large brush builds volume and length with a bold impact, while microfibers create the look of lash extensions. It’s also available in waterproof.
Eye Makeup: Stilla Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner
A Stila cult-classic, this tight-tipped tool is not only waterproof, but day-fade proof so your liner stays around the clock. It’s an on-the-go accessory that’s easy to apply and quick to dry so you run no risk of smudging.
Eye Makeup: Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion
Urban Decay’s most powerful primer potion has us spellbound. Effective for up to 24 hours, the nude cream is almost weightless, featuring a space-age polymer technology that corrects any awkward imperfections on your skin, so lids become the perfect color canvas.
Face Makeup: Urban Decay Naked Skin Weightless Ultra Definition Liquid Makeup
This liquid foundation from Urban Decay is lightweight and ultra-luxe. Made from light-diffusing spheres blended to blur imperfections, this matte-finish formula forgoes flaws with ease.
Face Makeup: bareMinerals Original Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 15
This mineral foundation from bareMinerals is recognized as one of the best. Made from a basic formula of no more than five ingredients, it applies like a powder, but resembles a cream-like texture for a flawless, almost naturally illuminated complexion.
Face Makeup: Benefit Hoola Matte Bronzer
Now we know how Ariana Grande gets glowing cheekbones. As seen in herYouTube makeup tutorial, this best-selling bronzer goes on with a natural matte finish and can be used to define and contour.
Face Masks: Tony Moly I’m Real Sheet Masks
$4 for 2 masks,tonymolyus.com
Let’s talk TonyMoly. Not only are these masks effective, they’re super affordable. Who doesn’t love a beauty bargain? Available in 10 different masks that each cater to a different need (such as moisture, elasticity, and vitality), each tri-layered sheet is infused with natural oils to completely nourish skin.
Face Masks: Origins Clear Improvement Active Charcoal Mask to Clear Pores
An Origins original, and one of the brand’s most popular products, this bamboo charcoal-based cleansing mask works well to wipe clogged pores clean.
Brow Maintenance: Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz
Crafted by the Queen of Brows herself, this mechanical brow pencil is makeup magic. Equipped with a retractable tip, you’ll definitely want to implement it into your daily routine, or toss in your bag for afternoon touch-ups.
Brow Maintenance: Anastasia Beverly Hills Tinted Brown Gel
Put down the liner and powder, friends, and embrace your furrowed brow as it is. Keeping things casual with a hint of glam, define brows with a run through of Anastasia Beverly Hill’s tinted gel that shapes and slightly shades brows to their full potential.
Lipstick: MAC Lipstick in Ruby Woo
Sure, we’ve seen a few radiant red lipstick shades, but no one on the market does retro red like MAC’s Ruby Woo. Arguably one of the most popular variations of the color to date, this iconic hue never goes out of style, so swipe on a coat and channel your inner lady in red.
Lipstick: Kat Von D Everylasting Liquid Lipstick in Bauhau5
Happy hour calls for a special berry — and we’re not talking cocktails. Kat Von D’s mulberry hue guarantees the same striking effect as a few shots of tequila with the ladies, but will save you calories (and possibly some composure).
Lip Balms, Glosses, & Scrubs: EOS Visibly Soft Lip Balm
Derived from conditioning oils and moisturizing shea butter to ensure ultra-soft lips, you’ll want to buy this budget-friendly balm in bulk so your smile stays smooth.
Lip Balms, Glosses, & Scrubs: Maybelline Baby Lips Moisturizing Lip Balm
Providing your pout with up to eight hours’ worth of moisture, this beautifying balm will have your lips looking and feeling smoother than a baby’s bottom.
Lip Balms, Glosses, & Scrubs: Too Faced Lip Injection Extreme
Too Faced’s “basic” gloss is anything but. The translucent serum is actually a lip plumper, and triggers a slighting intense tingle that can last up to 10 minutes, creating fuller lips with each application.