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"There is nothing at any price as good as John Frieda Secret Weapon. You put a little into your hair when it's not working, and suddenly your hair is gorgeous and magical and perfect. I'm in Sicily [right now] and I forgot mine and I am desperate!!!" - Jean Godfrey June, executive beauty director
"I've been using this L'Oreal lip pencil in nude since high school!! I'll do a light trace of my lips every day as a part of my make-up routine regardless of what lip color I am using." - Alexis Bryan Morgan, executive fashion director
"I can't live without Nivea lip care. It's super smooth and soothing. It's sort of an all purpose balm—in a pinch I'll use it on my cuticles too!" - Anne Keane, fashion director
"Lip Smackers Dr. Pepper chapstick!!! It's probably one of my favorite things of all time—non-drugstore favorites included! It gives you this barely perceptible-yet-perfect tint, it lasts forever and has magical associations because I used to love Lip Smackers as a kid. I know Rachel Bilson also uses it, but I like to think I discovered it." - Megan O'Neill, associate beauty director

"I am a die-hard fan of Maybelline Full 'n Soft mascara. Every beauty expert and their mother swears by Great Lash, but I'm telling you: Full 'n Soft is the clear winner. It never flakes or smudges. It goes on super smoothly. And most importantly, it leaves your lashes feeling nice and soft and natural, which I love because it means I can re-curl my lashes in the middle of the day without worrying about breakage and I can reapply mascara if I decide I want to amp up my look without worrying about crusty clumps. Try it. Trust me." - Verena von Pfetten, executive digital editor

"I've tried just about every mascara out there and was a fan of Great Lash until I discovered Maybeline Full 'n Soft a few years ago, I second every thing Verena says about this mascara. It really is the best." - Fiona Lennon, bookings editor

"For some reason, a lot of aluminum-containing deodorants (and sorry, but I'm not willing to go the all-natural route when it comes to knocking out B.O.) tend to irritate my sensitive skin. Then, earlier this year, I discovered the amazingness that is Old Spice's Wild Collection—and the Wolfthorn scent in particular. While it's marketed for men, this solid stick's citrusy fragrance reminds me of an orchard—and who wouldn't want their underarms to smell like an orchard?! Plus, the Game of Thrones-y label is the best thing ever." - Elana Fishman, senior digital editor
"Jean suggested these to me while I was researching acne solutions for this story, and I've been hooked ever since! Whereas so many pre-moistened towelettes simply wipe away my top layer of makeup, I can feel these deep cleaning my pores at the same time. A must for before and after workouts—and sometimes when I'm just chilling at home and need a quick refesh!" - Alison Syrett Cleary, Digital Writer
"While I don't use concealer under my eyes, I DO rely on it to disguise the odd blemish since I'm acne-prone—and Revlon's ColorStay takes the cake when it comes to masking redness. It's also one of the only concealers—drugstore-sourced or otherwise—I've found that doesn't make me break out even more. And it actually comes in a decently wide range of shades (because how annoying is it when a concealer's only available in Light, Medium or Dark?!)." - Elana Fishman, senior digital editor
"Witch hazel! I use a brand from Whole Foods that I LOVE and swear by called Thayers and it's Rose Petal. It leaves my skin super soft and moisturized. I put a little on a cotton round and wipe after washing my face. It's a really great and gentle toner." - Hannah Mooy, art department
"I love love love Mustela's body wash/shampoo. I find it a little drying as a shampoo, but as a body wash it's unbelievable. It's made for babies, but I don't know why everyone doesn't use this stuff. It leaves my skin feeling so soft and so clean, plus I smell like a baby, which makes me irrationally happy." - Jayna Maleri, senior fashion writer
"My absolute fave is Maybelline's magic nude liquid powder foundation—it makes you look perfect and like you're not wearing any makeup whatsoever." - Hayley Phelan, fashion features editor
"If you spend hours like I do on Youtube watching videos of how the Kardashians get those long, thick, spidery eyelashes, (anyone?) then you'll love this mascara. I buy (and apply!) it in bulk and am constantly asked by strangers if my eyelashes are real. And it's so cheap! Best mascara ever." - Lauren Edelstein, stylist

"These are best, I carry them with me at all times. A little restart button for face and hands!" - Lisa Steinmeyer, design director

"These are hands-down best towelettes around! I have acne-prone and sensitive skin, and these wipes are my absolute favorite to remove makeup. I'm also in love with the delicious cucumber scent!" - Stephanie Kornblum, public relations coordinator

"Yes To products are amazing and crazy inexpensive. My favorite product of theirs is the Yes To Cucumbers Facial Towelettes. They're great for sensitive skin and will make you feel super clean and refreshed. I use them after the gym and to remove makeup, and I always keep a pack in my suitcase when traveling." - Sarah Ferguson, production assistant

"I don't know how long this chapstick-in-a-jar has been around, but it has been a beauty staple of mine for as long as I can remember. I have always had really dry skin, so as a kid, my mom would lather it on my lips—especially in the winter. The soothing, minty moisture reminds me of my childhood in a way. It actually works perfectly on minor cuts, too." - Kristie Dash, assistant to the editor-in-chief
"Regular astringent kills my skin. It makes it so dry and irritated, but Dickinson's With Hazel Astringent is perfect for sensitive skin. It still cleans your skin but without the harshness of alcohol. It's a total lifesaver, especially during the already harsh winter months!" - Hillary McDaniels, digital production assistant
"I love Dove and Ivory soap. They're mild and gentle and just smell nice and clean." - Julia Kalachnikoff, accessories director
"I love a soak before bed in Dr.Teal's Lavender Epson Salts, a 3 pound bag is about $6. Bargain!" - Fiona Lennon, bookings editor
 "Palmer's Cocoa Butter chapstick is my absolute favorite. It smells amazing, is perfectly creamy, and it's enormous so it lasts forever. I have one in every bag so I'm never without." - Meredith Bogonovich, art assistant
"I never leave home without Wet Ones for Sensitive Skin travel packs. These wipes are great for fixing smudged makeup—I love that they're fragrance-free and super hydrating. And because they contain witch hazel, they remove just about any clothing stain—even ink. Bonus: they're TSA-friendly!" - Liz Kiernan, special sections director
"I use Cococare Coconut Moisturizing Oil from head to toe. It has a great scent. I use it on my hair to smooth and moisturize my frizzy strands.  And after a shower, I rub some on my skin  to hydrate it  and impart it with a nice subtle gleam." - Joane Amay, senior fashion credits editor
"Batiste Dry Shampoo! Forget second day hair, I milk a blow out for about four days. To keep my roots looking fresh I use Batiste dry shampoo. I've tried all of the fancy salon brands and they just don't measure up to this $8.29 drug store find." - Noelle Sciacca, associate market editor
"I love mascara, I think the bigger the eyelashes the better! I swear by CoverGirl LashBlast Volume Mascara. Ever since it was introduced to me I won't leave the house without it!" - Lisa Goldstein, fashion market assistant