10 beauty products that will change your life
Benefit Fine One One
Add a natural-looking flush to lips or cheeks with this twist-up that houses three flattering colors: pink champagne, watermelon, and subtle coral. Use individually (the champagne hue makes for a great highlighter on cheekbones, the coral looks super fresh on lips) or try swirling them together.
ELF Studio Collection Daily Moisture Stick
Let us count just some of the ways you can use this spill-proof hydrator: Swipe it on pre-makeup to ensure smooth application; rub onto chapped elbows; or dab onto scraggly cuticles when there's no time for a mani. The balm contains a plethora of hydrators like cocoa and shea butters, but feels lightweight thanks to its gel formulation. You'll want to stash one in every purse.
Revlon PhotoReady Primer & Shadow
Whether you want an eye look that's office appropriate or date-night ready, this palette has you covered. Packed inside: a primer, three colors that can be used wet or dry (using them wet intensifies the shades for a more dramatic effect), and a sparkly top coat that amps up any look.
$9, drugstores; 8 shades
Maybelline New York Instant Age Rewind The Lifter Foundation
We're big fans of Maybelline's Age Rewind products. (The Age Rewind The Eraser Dark Circles Treatment Concealer nabbed one of our coveted Anti-Aging Awards in 2012.) The latest addition to the line not only has a built-in primer for super staying power, but is also packed with anti-aging peptides to make skin look firmer. Sold.
$14, drugstores; 12 shades
Jouer Tinted Lip Enhancer
Everything you need for luscious lips packed inside one tiny tube: a complex of plumping ingredients for a fuller pout, super hydrating vitamin E, shea butter, and jojoba oil, plus a gorgeously sheer wash of color.
$16, nordstrom.com; 3 shades; available in March
Physicians Formula Youthful Wear Cosmeceutical Youth-Boosting Dark Circle Corrector & Concealer
Knock out dark circles with this dual-sided wonder stick that delivers a serious one-two punch to tired eyes. Start with the yellow-based corrector to help counteract blue or purple tones, then even out skin with the flesh-colored concealer. The metal roll-on tip makes for smooth application and feels refreshing on puffy peepers.
Stila Stay All Day Foundation & Concealer
This brilliant space-saving foundation hides a concealer (and mirror) in the cap. Use the included brush to apply foundation first, then dab on the concealer anywhere you need a little extra complexion perfection.
$44, stilacosmetics.com; 16 shades
Rimmel London Glam Eyes Day 2 Night Mascara
Score two mascaras for the price of one. This bargain lets you create two very different lash looks, depending on which cap you use. Open the pink one for super long lashes, or choose the black if you want a more voluminous effect.
Tarte BB Tinted Treatment Primer
Swap all those counter-cluttering jars and tubes for this multi-tasking blemish balm cream. While all BBs have multiple benefits by definition, this new version takes it to the next level, acting as primer, moisturizer, sun protection, and foundation. Use it alone, or layer underneath foundation on days when you need a little more coverage.
$34, sephora.com; 4 shades
Too Faced 3-Way Lash Lining Tool
Even eyeliner novices will be able to create perfectly lined eyes with this innovative, triple-tipped marker. Use the tips to dot color in between lashes (it's the secret to fuller-looking fringe), or use the fine points to draw on a thin, clean line. Want a smokier, more dramatic look? Angle the liner and use all three tips at once for a thicker line.