7 Products We All Unanimously Agree Are Amazing
We go through a ton of products—each one tailored to our specific skin types, tones, and needs. But every once in a while a product comes along that woos every single one of us. It's those staple makeup and skincare offerings that we can't help but fall in love with, no matter what our personal needs are. Things like the perfect sunscreen that doubles as a makeup primer, a warm, woody scent we all feel connected to, or an at-home peel that offers results we literally had to see to believe.
Below, find those very products for the editors at Byrdie HQ. Each one is a favourite of every single one of our editors, ranging from self-tanning mousse to vitamin C serum. Get ready to fall in love.
"Editorial director Faith and I are both smitten with Tom Ford’s too-pretty-for-words cream shadows and every time we wear them we find each other asking 'what’s on your eyes?' without fail," Amanda says. "The shadow is super blendable and comes in tons of beautiful, wearable shades."
"Byrdie’s assistant editor Erin’s and my discovery of ModelCo’s brow gel was like two girls falling for the same person simultaneously," Amanda notes. "Luckily, there’s plenty of this stuff to go around. No other gel dispenses pigmented onto my brow hairs or keeps them in place anywhere as well. The final result is thick, feathered, and highly compliment worthy."
"You can't through a day at Byrdie's office without discussing Skinceuticals' CE Ferulic," says Hallie. "It's the center of at least one conversation between ourselves and our co-workers at least once every 24 hours. Together, vitamins C and E and ferulic acid make individual antioxidant stronger and more effective. This little bottle of goodness nixes any dark spots, moisture loss, and provides a lit-from-within glow you never knew you had."
"This is a tried-and-true editor favourite here at Byrdie," muses Hallie. "We can't stop writing about it, or talking about, or basically shouting it's brilliance from the rooftops. It has a base of coconut oil (so it's actually good for your skin) and offers the meltiest, glowiest, most natural-looking highlight that never, ever dries down. I apply it everywhere the light hits and I won't ever stop. Oh, and it's all-natural to boot."
"Faith suggested this gentler version of Darden's original retinol product when I asked how to keep my sensitive skin looking particularly radiant," Hallie says. "And, she was right on the money. I couldn't believe how transformed my skin looked when I woke up after applying it the night before. My pores were practically erased, my skin even, and my lingering breakouts gone. As a team, we're split down the middle between this serum and it's cult-favourite counterpart, but either way, they both rule."
"This is the best glitter liquid eyeshadow, hands down," Hallie gushes. "Ask anyone in the industry and they'll agree. It is entirely food-proof: It blends like a dream, glides on effortlessly, feels lightweight, and is infused with water to keep everything comfortable and in-place. Then, there's the sparkle. I've never worn it without getting a ton of compliments."
We all dabble in a few different self tanning products, but this one is one we always come back to. It's long-lasting, doesn't smell, and it's shockingly easy to apply (with no streaks ever). It won't keep your skin tacky as it dries and it offers an even, golden glow every single time.