Tell Us: What's Your Makeup Must-Have?

11/03/2006 at 06:00 AM ET

Just like with clothes, shoes or bags, stars have makeup products that they come back to over and over again. For Jennifer Lopez (left), she can’t get enough of her nude Nars Belle du Jour lipstick. Jennifer Aniston gets her rosy cheeks from Chanel Powder Blush in Cedar Rose, which she has worn to multiple events. And Christina Aguilera’s signature red lips? She can thank MAC Powerhouse lipstick for the perfect scarlet pout. Tell us: what is the one makeup product that you use over and over again? Which one do you really love?

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Sammy on

This may sound a little old-school, but I have never found a better mascara than Maybelleine’s Great Lash in Blackest Black. It’s the best and it’s super cheap!!

EChizzle on

Love Love Love Loreal’s Hip products – Finally a Lux and inexpensive brand for women of color! Oh, and my eyelash curler. Even without mascara that little tool really makes your eyes POP!

Kasia on

Diorshow Mascara and Nars lipgloss in Orgasm.

Amanda on

The one make-up I can’t live without is mascara. I love Maybelline “Great Lash” in soft black!

donna on

Lancome, juicy tubes its a must have for me love the stuff

laura on

mine is blush and blistex. that’s it. make up is bad for your skin anyway and natural is better.

Joan on

I love Clinque’ duo shadows I wear a neutral color that has stardust lynx in it. I just hope they never stop making it!!!!!!

Rebecca on

My favorite lipgloss is the one thing I could never go without- theBalm Plump Your Pucker is the BEST! I have a few colors, but the best one for my skin tone is crush my grapes.

Another favorite: check out the product reviews in productville.

Monique on


Clarins “Souffle de teint” in soft beige is like wearing nothing on your face and looks so natural. Kiehl’s 1 lip balm, I CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT ;-)


Meredith on

Benefit Dandelion blush and Benefit Lemon Aid. Those and one swipe of mascara and I am good to go

Jen on

Clinique moisture surge moisturizer before putting on make up makes my skin super super soft and keeps it from getting dry. And Bad Gal Lashes mascara by Benefit makes my lashes super plump without clumping. and in the winter of course my Burts Beeswax lip balm.

Emma on

I absolutely love my DiorShow Mascara and Shu Uemura eye lash curler. Together, my eyelashes have never looked better.

Jessica on

Rimmel Mascara (curved brush) and Max Factor lipstick

Jen on

I can’t live without my Bobby Brown Everything Mascara in Black and my Clinique Air Kiss lip gloss. Even if I only have time to put these on and no other make up I feel like I can run into anyone including an ex and not have to worry.

cate on

i have some peppermint lip balm from ulta that works wonders on my lips. its cheap and my lips look natural but gorgeous.

Pamela on

Burt’s Bees Lip Balm: it’s all natural and really keeps your lips moisterized.

marie on

I love love LOVE my Lancome Flextencils mascara! It is a must-wear no matter what my day holds…

mk on

MD Skincares Tinted Moisturizer cause i HATE foundation.

Martha on

Arbonne make up and skin care go hand in hand and are my favorite. Also love their chap stick and prep & plump lipstick.

Tina on

Clinique cream eyeliner in black honey. It’s the perfect color for hazel eyes and it lasts all day and night

distar on

Estee Lauder So Ingenious Powder

Origins Full Story Mascara

Mac Powerpoint Eye Pencil in Engraved

AnnieM on

Maybelline mascara and Estee Lauder Fruition – love them!

AnnieM on

Maybelline mascara and Estee Lauder Fruition – love them!

Jen W on

Nars blush in Orgasm is AMAZING!!! I’ve never found a blush that works so well with my skin tone. Also Escada’s 2003 summer limited edition perfume Ibiza Hippie…they don’t make it anymore so I only have 1 bottle left!!!

Liz on

Nars Blush in Orgasm and Covergirl Lash Exact mascara in very black

Carolyn on

MAC eyeshadow in Shroom is adds a bit of sheer shimmer but blends nicely, so you don’t end up with an 80s frosted look!

JenB on

Cover Girl eyeshadow single in Champagne. I’ve used it for over ten years. Use it as a base for darker colors or layer it on top for shimmer. I can’t live without it.

Cindy on

I always carry Kiehl’s #1 lip balm and can’t live without my Stila tinted moisturizer.

Heather on

I can’t go a day without my CO Bigelow Menthalip–a great minty gloss with lots of different tints. Lick your lips and it freshens your breath!

holly on

I can’t live without my Nars Orgasm blush!

JJ on

omgg i cant live without my channel makeup OMGG ITS OFF THE HOOK GIRLLLL

megan on

NARS blush in Exhibit A. It looks really scary in the case, but if you put it on lightly the color is so amazing!!

J. on

Well, it’s not make-up, but its a must have underneath, clinique’s all about eyes moisturizer. My eye make-up never looks quite right, or stays on very well if I skip this step. And also good old chapstick lip moisturizer.

Chelle on

the product i can’t live without is Time Balm concealer…it’s the only product i have found that covers my dark circles and doesn’t set in the creases around my eyes…i also love MAC c-thru lipglass…it’s the best neutral lip gloss that actually stays put!

Debbie on

I agree with you Sammy…No makeup purse is complete without it.

Storm on

Avon Mascara. It’s the cheapest mascara around and it’s the best. No clumps, not smears. The best. I have tried everything, I always recomend Avon, Definition Mousse Mascara or Superfull Mascara.

jamie on

I love Pout Blush in Blossom Belle….the perfect peachy color for my cheeks!

rhondellew wilson on

The make up I cant live without is max factor 2000 calorie mascara and Mac eyes shadow

sara on

Nars blush and lipgloss in the color orgasm! and the Chanel eye shadow quad (the brown shades).

Brandi on

I can not live without my MAC Studio Fix Powder Plus Nc45 or the Eye Brow pencil in Spiked. MAC products are not too harsh on my skin. I Love it!!!!

Angie on

I agree, Great Lash mascara is the best. I also love Almay brown eyeliner. Great for blondes who want the dark eye look. Stays on forever too. ELF lip gloss is great and way cheap also and it tastes yummy.

Giana on

Loreal Voluminous Lash Mascara in Blackest Black

Victoria Secret Lip Gloss in French Kiss

Nars Blush in Orgasm

Leslie on

Nars blush in Sin (if Orgasm is too orange)
Bobbi Brown Silk Smooth Foundation
Bobbi Brown Lipgloss in Spun Gold

Britt on

My make-up essentials are first tinted moisturizer (I hate foundation, makes me feel dirty and fake), mascara, soft smudge black eyeliner, neutral lipliner and chapstick!!!

Misty on

I am another old fashioned girl….I can’t live w/out Maybelline Great Lash in the “blackest black”

Elice on

Nars blush – Orgasm. Nars lip gloss – Giza

Gabriela Ruiz on

MAC Viva Glam 1 lipstick
DiorShow mascara
and concealer.
thats all you need.

funfun100 on

lipgloss and mascara from dior are great

otilia on

i Love LOREAL AND BURJOIS!i like the mascara panoramic curl(loreal) the gloss glam shine (loreal) and the eye shadow hi-tech trio by deborah;the infailible and finally my blush chocolate by burjois!And the parfum allure (chanel)

Sarah on

I cannot live without my bare essentials! That stuff is absolutly amazing and I use MaryCay mascara!

Carrie on

rosebud salve

Jennifer on

L’Oreal Blush – the rose shade is the most natural looking on my superpale skin
Clinique Long Pretty Lashes and Waterproof mascaras – both eliminate the need for lash curlers and the waterproof actually stays put and comes off when you need it to.
MAC tinted lip conditioner – it works and is a good natural shade
Clinique Air Kiss Lip Gloss – my friends always bring it back from US trips for me as you can’t get this shade in Europe.

amy on

Lancome …EVERYTHING ….great product

Andrea on

I must be outta the loop, but I’ve never heard of Nars. Where can you get this? Department stores or? I personally love Burts Bees lip balm. It’s amazing. :)

regina on

i have real bright eye lashes so i never leave the house without some black mascara. my fave is the pink/green maybeline great lash. it’s cheap and even stylist use it cause it’s so good.

casey on

bag balm is a great lip balm — it’s actually used for cow udders, so i get made fun of for carrying it around, but i don’t have chapped lips thanks to bag balm! its about $8 at a drugstore, and you pretty much only have to buy one thanks to the fact that it’s sold in a HUGE tin!

Celestina on

Dark brown lipstick, dark brown mascara, white eye pencil and good moisturizer (no powder or toner, no blush, thanks for Nature I’ve got a good skin ;) and big smile. That’s what I need to look beautiful. Oh and dark blue or black nail polish.

Angy on

I really love my “make up for ever” gloss very juicy and it stay great all day long!!!

ash on

I love the Maybelleine’s Great Lash in brownish black. It’s affordable and it is the best mascara ever made!!!!

danny on

heyy, my makeup must have is ESTEE LAUDER tender blush in nude rose. its perfect for the winter when you cant get a natural color on your cheeks, so it just makes them so rosey!! =P

Pamela Propst on

MARY KAY Medium Coverage Liquid Foundation and Ultimate Mascara, also by MARY KAY! Shop on line at:

mono on

shimmery peach blush (Chanel) + blistex (don’t laugh at me, but it’s better than any lip gloss I ever tried) + eyelash curler

And before I go to bed, I always use Vichy Purette Thermale 3 in 1

yen on

ANY PRODUCT BY DIOR,SPECIALLY THE DIORSHOW waterproof mascara (without any effort it will give u great lashes) and the radiance booster pen its really good,trust me is moneyt well spent.

sylvia on


Jaeda on

CHANEL.. everything! gloss, rimmel and a good base of makeup! thats all.

Iris on

There’s no better mascara than Bourgeois Coup de Théâtre. It’s definitely a MUST HAVE!!!

cowboyluver on

probably my sephora lash lover mascara.

emily on

for lips
lipgloss-victorias secret minty lip shine.

it smells and tastes amazing, adds high shine, and freshens your breath.
(all the flavors are great though)

for eyes

mascara- COVER GIRL LASH EXACT in black…absolutely incredible.
doesnt clump, it lenghens, and defines.
let each coat dry and keep building it up (wont ever look fake)

eyeliner- maybelline unstopable eyeliner in onyx
waterproof, will never smudge

eyeshadow- my best kept secret…bronzer as eyeshadow. adds a natural glow to your lid. make sure the pigment is not too orange though

rochelle noble on

i am a make up artist. best red – MAC RUSSIAN RED

Miranda on

clear skin that glows. make up can make anyone beautiful but it takes a strong person to embrace their natural beauty.

Lisa on

LOVE LOVE LOVE Avon SuperFULL Mascara. It really seperates every lash and never clumps! I have gotten many compliments on my eyes when wearing this mascara. It’s my MUST have make-up!

Emily on

I Love, love my Tamz. It is for flyaway hairs on your head & I use every day on my brows. I always finish my makeup look with Tamz!

micheleeee. on

The blackest liquid eyeliner I can find!

VeRoNiCa on

i think she looks absolutely gorgeous…she knows how to pull of anything and when i say anything i mean ANYTHING she’s just a beautiful latina

veronica on

i can’t live without a simple light neutral color lip gloss it’s all you need to look gorgeous

tot-tot on

Victoria Sercets, SWEET TALK PEACH SHIMMER lip gloss.Is the ulimate best it is not expensive and it taste great!!

Mackensie on

DIORSHOW MASCARA!!! and my eyeliner …. my eyes just have to POP!!!!!!

Jocelyn on

Christian Dior Show Mascara in Black
It curls, lengthens, AND thickens
Best mascara ever!

Kate on

If you haven’t tried arbonne bronzer, you have to!!! instant glow for any skin tone… not orange at all… it’s the best

Katie on

My eyelash curler and mascara, definitely. I don’t wear much make-up, but those are a must!

Alice on

Chanel’s Base Lumiere + Teint Universel. So light, so natural – gorgeous skin! :)

Ginger on

I cant live without my Bare Minerals… is so awesome!!

Abby on

Dr. Haushka Rose day cream
Max factor foundation
Touche eclat by YSL
Mac eyeshadow
Body shop eyelash curlers
Max Factor 2000 calorie lash in black
Coloursport 24hour eyeliner
Benetint blush
Clarins beauty flash balm
Bo-ing benefit
Clarins taupe eyebrow pencil

Lisa on

I have to have my Bare Escentuals — their whole line is has the greatest products ever …. You can even SLEEP in it and it won’t cause breakouts! No fillers, no preservatives, no alcohol or chemicals, just pure minerals. I even love their lipstick – I’ve never used any lipstick that makes my lips feel so soft (my husband likes it, too ;)

Miranda on

I cant live without my petticoat shimmer blush by m.a.c

Tea on

I can not live without Lancome’s bronzer!

Amy on

My daily “face” consists of:
Maybelline Volum’ Express Mascara in Blackest Black
Rimmel Soft Kohl Eyeliner in Black
MAC eyeshadow in Silver Ring
Cover Girl Advanced Radiance Makeup in Medium Light
Avon Beyond Color Lip Recovery Cream in Creamy Nude

=D I’m a little bolder than most! I like to go for the dark eyes and pale lips look… it works with my red hair and blue eyes.

Pamela on

My favorite mascara is Mary Kay’s Signature Utlimate Mascara. This products gives you the long, think, voluminous-looking lashes you’ve always dreamed of having!!

Melissa on


Kristin on

Burts Bees wax comes every where with me. And i live for mascara and have tried millions. My flavor or the week is Rimmels they have in the red container. Its cheap and works better then the uber expensive ones i’ve tried along the way


I lalalove my MAC studio fix compact and my maybelline shiny-licious lip gloss in coconut cream … couldn’t live w/o them!

kayla on

diorshow mascara. once you’ve tried it, you cannot go back. that and tarte double-ended lipglosses in almost any of the colors.

Vitalina on

I love L’oreal volume shocking mascara and their lip glosses just fantastic!!

alexandra on

my favorit products are guerlain’s terracotta No 4 and mac lipglass pink lemonade. They can turn ur pale face into a fabulous one! i just adore them..

Jann on

My favorite makeup product is Bare Escentuals powder foundation. I’ve been using it for a couple of years and will NEVER go back to liquid/cream foundations again. It gives you a flawless finish and wears all day long with SPF. Great stuff!

Julie on

NARS lipstick in ‘Roman Holiday’ is the most gorgeous shade of pink I’ve ever used! I adore it because it really tones down my deep red lips that nothing can ever play down.

Audra on

I LOVE my Mocha Freeze Lipstick from Mary Kay. It goes with any liner, gloss. It changes depending on what you put underneath it and/or on top!

Jen on

I can’t live without MAC eyeshadow in “Amber Lights” and “Naked Lunch”. they are the perfect shades that compliment any skin town and add subtle glamour to any look!!

Tiffany on

Chanel lip liner in Nude, hand down. It’s the best color all around! I even wear the liner all over my lips with a touch of clear gloss. Voila! It’s a fabulous natural color for the lips. Pair it with Chanel Spark lip gloss – you’re a smash hit!

nesli on

I love Loreal Volumex4 mascara,it is the best.
Barry M bronzer blush,it doesn’t make you orange
YSL Touche Eclat,blends well
Dior Spice Lipstick,unfortunately you cannot find them anymore
Benefit Tint
the Body Shop eye shadow cubes

Manya on

clinique bronzer
clinique powder
lancome mascara
dior lip gloss
self tanning cream Clarins

Abby on

Armani Silk foundation
Mac Nude lipstik
Mac (i think its called)C-thrue lipgloss
Lancome cream blush

Jennifer on

Lancome Cream Blush/foundation
TimeBalm concealer
CoverGirl outlast double ended
Chanel Imitiable mascara

Libby on

Lancome mascara, MAC lipliner in spice, Bobby brown foundation, Nars eyeshadow and Bobby brown concealer

jazzminne on

I can’t live without mascara or black eyeliner. Might sound grody but totally laid back style.

monica on

I can’t live without :
great lash mascara
revlon eyelash curler
nars faith eyeshadow- gold with pink shimmer
nars orgasm blush- gives u a peachy glow
lip gloss – i really cnt decide- i have too many favorites

Sophie on

-Bare Escentuials foundation
-Laura Mercier Secret Camaflouge (wear it’s needed)
-Lorac Coverup (undereyes)
-Shu Umera Basic masacara in black
-Nars Black Moon eyeliner
-Nars Penny Lane cream blush
-Bobbi Brown Pot Rouge in pale pink
-Philosophy Kiss Me lip scrub
-Nars lipgloss in Turkish Delight

jessica on

I love

badgal lash—Benefit
covergirl trio eyeshadows in copper and yellow
marykate and ashley liqid eyeliner
mark concealer
phiscians formula—powders are great longtime customer
rimmel Black Satin Nail polish
Pink Blush—Mary Kay

rachel Cheng on

yea uhh by far the best mascara out ritee now is..

Lashexact or Volumeexact by Covergirl..
no clumps, makes your lashes look GREAT ! ! !
has a new brush technology which could explain its superbity…

Audrey on

MAC ZoomLash Mascara.
I like my lashes long and dramatic, and this is the best lengthening mascara I have ever used.

Ally on

The sexiest and most seductive lipstick, also a must have for Valentines Day is the Kissing Gloss by Playboy Beauty. It has a cool, mint sensation and you can either wear alone for that natural look or wear on top of your favorite shade of gloss. Its the best thing ever.

rachel b. on

CoverGirl Outlast lip stick a must!

RU on

I live on Chanel liquid liner NARS blush and Dior eyeshadow and lip gloss

mehh on

i must have always the burts bees lip balm. its so tingly i lovee it. i also adore the look christina has recently got into. its stylish and classy yet it had a modern twist.

Jen on

My absolute favorites!!!! Bare Essentials in fairly light foundation and glow for color. MAC liner, clinique shadow and the absolute perfect gloss for anyone – Chanel Glossimer in “Spark”. Wouldn’t leave the house without it.

Maribel on

Hi. I know this is ooooolllld news but does anyone know the name of the lipgloss (Dior) that Jessica Alba made famous by reapplying it at the Academy Awards in March 2006? Thanks.

Nora on

BRONZER BRONZER BRONZER! I have straight up milk chocolate skin and red/pink blush just doesn’t work for me. I won’t put on make-up without my dap of concealer under my eyes and cocoa powder but for some reason I smile after I put my bronzer on. I get that serious “glow”. However, I’m a bit addicted to my L’Oreal gloss COY shade. It’s the perfect neutral shade for my lips. That was a mission to find.

rakki on

i love love love always my MAC power & Avon mascara

Brighteyes on

My bronzer, brown liner, brown mascara, and lip gloss are a must before I will leave the house!!! That gives me a great glow and quick beauty fix.

Absolute favorite lip gloss – Chanel Glossimer in Equinox!!

Casey on

Mac Zoom Lash Mascara
Max Factor Pan Stick Foundation

Chynna on

SPF 45 sunscreen, an eyelash curler, black Wet n Wild Mega Lash mascara, a good undereye concealer, and a blemish concealer that stays on all day.

kellie on

You dont need expensive make up there is inexpensive make up that does it better and could be better for your skin

Sondra on

recently Perscriptives told the world they are no longer going it be in buiness. I live for their camaflouge concealer dark, yellow orange. I don’t know what I’m to do without it and I can’t find anything like it. Can you help

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