The beauty products we can’t live without
The Best Health team shares their must-have beauty products
Aveda Damage Remedy
"My must-have beauty product has to be Aveda Damage Remedy Shampoo and Damage Remedy Restructuring Treatment. They are both pricey, but when my hair is looking dry and dull-and I've been throwing it up in ponytails way too often-I use these products for a few days. They work miracles for me. After using them my hair always looks so much healthier and I start having 'good hair days' again."
-Jennifer Walker, senior content editor
Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion
"I used to have problems with eyeshadow disappearing halfway through the day-but no more. Now I'm hooked on Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion (available at Sephora). It makes any eyeshadow stay put until bedtime, even after a sweaty workout."
-Kat Tancock, web editor
Dermalogica Active Moist face moisturizer
"I love the Dermalogica Active Moist face moisturizer. It's not greasy. It absorbs right away. And I'm not feeling dry in the middle of the day. I've tried tons of moisturizers, but this is one that I'll keep buying."
-Lisa Hannam, associate editor
Shu Uemura Eyelash Curler
"It's very hard for me to pinpoint ONE thing, but if you twist my arm, it would have to be an eyelash curler, and the only one I use is Shu Uemura, which I think is the best, an opinion shared by legions of makeup artists. It used to be at Sephora, but now is at Holt Renfrew, and is about $28 (much less on the US shopping website). I keep it protected in the box it comes in so it doesn't get banged around in my makeup drawer."
-Rhonda Rovan, beauty editor
Clinique Lash Power Mascara
"My go-to product is Clinique's Lash Power Mascara Long Wearing Formula in dark chocolate. This mascara has staying power. It doesn't run when my eyes tear up in cold weather-but rinses off easily with warm water at the end of the day. Best of all, it doesn't clump like many waterproof mascaras."
-Margaret Nearing, senior editor
"I cannot live without my DiorShow Waterproof mascara."
-Sun Ngo, acting art director
Imju Fiberwig mascara
"I never bothered to apply mascara because I found most brands flaked off and were messy to remove at night. But now I'm hooked on Imju Fiberwig, a cult-hit mascara from Japan. This stuff is nothing short of a make-up miracle-it never flakes, is easily removed with warm water and makes my lashes look super-long. It doesn't even smudge if I absent-mindedly rub my computer-weary eyes."
-Jennifer Goldberg, associate web editor
Lancôme Fatale mascara
''I can't leave the house without mascara. My favorite is Lancôme Fatale mascara in black. It makes me look like I'm wearing fake eyelashes, and beats every mascara I have ever tried.''
-Stéphanie Letourneau, associate web editor, plaisirssante.ca
What are your beauty must-haves? Tell us in the comments.