These are a few of our favorite things

By Published On: September 1st, 2014

We’re not making it up! Each of these beauty products […]

We’re not making it up! Each of these beauty products can really, truly be found in our staffers’ cosmetic bags.

Pink cheeks! Don’t leave the house without ’em.
—Lauren, Executive Editor
Trish McEvoy blush, $22

BorgheseMade with volcanic clay, this face and body mask deep cleans skin to clear up clogged pores.
—Katherine, Editorial Intern
Borghese clay mask, $73

ITcosmeticsI like to start with a blank canvas, and this silky smooth foundation ensures I do.
—Jaya, Editorial Intern
IT Cosmetics foundation, $38

MaybellineMy barely-there lashes are transformed instantly thanks to a wave of this magic mascara wand.
—Shea, Fashion & Style Editor
Maybelline New York mascara, $8

BenefitEven in the colder months, I can look like I just returned from a tropical getaway.
—Jane, Associate Editor
Benefit Cosmetics bronzing powder, $28

Paulas-ChoiceYears of abusing my skin in the sun left me with unsightly dark spots on my face; this is the only thing I’ve found that actually helps lighten them.
—Lacey, Editor in Chief
Paula’s Choice spot eraser, $25

philosophyMy locks go from dull and dry to soft and shiny in the span of a shower.
—Ginny, Contributing Editor
philosophy shampoo, $24; conditioner, $26

CaudalieThe secret to why I look so well-rested.
—Sarah, Contributor
Caudalie eye and lip serum, $75

KiehlsCopper and calcium make for powerful age-fighting ingredients.
—Mayuko, Product Photographer
Kiehl’s eye cream, $42

Napoleon-PerdisThis soothing chamomile- and vitamin E-based primer balances my sensitive skin and preps it for foundation.
—Steph, Creative Director
Napoleon Perdis primer, $45