Beauty editors—those lucky souls— get sent so many jars, compacts and bottles full of fancy new products that they never have to scrape down to the bottom of any container. Still, there are a handful of products so absolutely dear to our beauty director, Jane Larkworthy, and our beauty and health editor, Jamie Rosen, that they faithfully use every last bit. Here, Jamie’s beauty MVPs.
Omorovicza Thermal Cleansing Balm: Removing dirt with dirt does seem counterintuitive. Get past the fact that this Hungarian mud cleanser looks like charcoal grease and I swear, it leaves skin makeup-free and unbelievably soft. $102, bergdorfgoodman.com
Suki Exfoliate Foaming Cleanser: This lemony sugar scrub, which magically foams with water, has amazing gentle exfoliating abilities. And it smells good enough to eat (it’s vegan and organic, so you probably could). $29.95, sukipure.com
Bobbi Brown Mahogany Eye Shadow: A lot of brown shadows are pretty in the package but dull on the eyes. This one is rich and deeply pigmented. I use it almost every day on my upper and lower lids, and even my brows. I just replaced one I had for at least three years (way past its expiration date, I know, but it still performed perfectly). $20, bergdorfgoodman.com
Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation: Most days I just use tinted moisturizer and concealer. But for special occasions, I turn to this foundation for coverage without cakiness. It’s also a favorite of the adorable and talented makeup artist Renato Almeida. $58, nordstrom.com
Sjal Mineral Kalla Energy Tonic: I mist this toner directly on my face after cleansing. I can’t pinpoint exactly what effect it’s had on my skin but I can say that the act of using it is absolutely delightful. Every time I attempt to move this out of my bathroom cabinet to make room for something new—it’s part of the job after all—I can’t bring myself to do it. $70, shopsjalskincare.com
Art of Shaving Shaving Cream: Men get fancy razors, brushes and steam shaves. At least we have this—creamy, rich and scented with just enough rose absolute to keep product stealing husbands away. $30, theartofshaving.com
Check back tomorrow for Jane Larkworthy’s six picks