Editors see a lot of beauty products parade across their desks day after day. But no matter what the latest techno-serum is or new mascara brush they test; they just can’t quit their favourites. Having worked with some of the best editors across the country, a quick survey produced eerily similar top ten lists. These are the products that get them through the grueling month-long fashion week circuits and the one’s they reach for at the bottom of their bags just before an event—these are the cult classics.
A sheer wash of pink, not too sticky and works wonders on cuticles: editors always love a good multi-use beauty buy (especially when the price is right!).
One quick glance backstage and you’ll see this gold bottle everywhere—strong hold but disappears with a stroke of a brush—there’s a reason why it’s been number one for so long.
YSL Touche Eclat $50
With a promise of brightening and erasing almost all signs of the night before, this little pen continues to deliver on all fronts.
One of these is sold every two minutes in the world—most likely because of its universal shade palette that imparts a beautiful, natural-looking glow.
I’ve known editors to travel with this stuff—yup it’s just that good!
Another multi-use buy that can be used on just about anywhere, and has been on editors’ top ten lists since the 1930s.
Super pigmented, long lasting and non-drying, and let’s not forget that Ruby Woo continues to be the perfect shade of red.
Mason Pearson Hairbrush from $130
By far the biggest investment you’ll make, but we promise your hair will thank us with its newfound shine and brilliance.
The perfect red nail polish can be found at your local drugstore with Revlon’s Revlon Red, which is never too orange or too blue.
Part of Urban Decay’s wildly popular Naked palettes, this one adds touches of rose gold, shimmering pink and velvety black—inspired by the glow of the setting sun.
**Bonus tip: Remember to never leave home without your Aquaphor, plus keep a tub in your bag, desk drawer, car and beauty cabinet!