What's Your Must-Have Beauty Essential?

03/22/2008 at 06:00 AM ET

Courtesy TheBalm

Ok, maybe it’s cliched, but we all have that one product that we would cling to on a desert island for dear life (too bad, it can’t just be Matthew Fox!). For me, I haven’t left my home without my timeBalm concealer on since the day I discovered it. My years of embarassment over my hereditary dark circles vanished in a swoop of magical coverage. Now, we want to know what your life-changing product is! Tell us: What’s your one must-have beauty essential that gets you raving? And why do you love it so much?

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Ashley on

DiorShow Mascara in black! Also, my Lancome Juicy Tube in Simmer. It’s the best color ever!

Jennifer on

Nars blush in Orgasm!!! I’ve been using it for 3 years now, and it’s the one product that is constant in my makeup bag.

Kim on

I love John Frieda’s Brilliant Brunette shampoo and conditioner. I don’t know what’s in it but it always makes my hair shine. Plus, it’s affordable!

shopliquorice on

victoria’s secret lipgloss! it’s sparkly (but not over-the-top), comes in a variety of colors/shades, and smells absolutely fabulous! love it.

♥ rosie on

I carry my Burt’s Bees Lip Balm in my pocket -it goes everywhere with me! It always keeps my lips soft and smooth ..never fails!

Cecile on

My must-have is the maybelline mascara (the green tube) it’s great for my tired days :P

Maricel on

I absolutely cannot live without my Khiel’s ultra facial tinted moisturizer. This product not only makes my skin look flawless but it’s light, has SPF, and a little dab goes a long way!! I never went back to using foundations & press powders. Thanks to my cousin Mirra who introduced me to this product!

April on

I love Too Faced Lip Injection. I’ve tried just about every lip plumper out there, and this is the only one that really works. It plumps your lips and gives them a nice rosy color.

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Nicole on

MAC studio fix in C4! It’s a MUST have!

holly on

Waterproof mascara in black! It makes such a difference on my face even with nothing else on. And I never have to worry about it running if I sweat in the Texas heat or something moves me to tears. I’m a sap!

StephanieG on

My WIGO hot air brush, which doesn’t fry my hair as flat irons do.

Tamara on

I’m a newly devoted follower of Bare Escentuals foundation. My skin always looks clear and flawless when I put it on, but it feels like I’m not wearing foundation at all! That and my MAC lipglass. I’m convinced that with an even skin tone and glossy lips you always look pulled together, even if you’re just running out on a quick errand!

Michele on

I love Pur Minerals 4-in-1 pressed mineral foundation:

bellechic27 on

I love my new face moisturizer by Yes To Carrots! Its wonderful!!

Clarice136 on

I just tried this new hair care line for curly, wavy and kinky hair called Hair Rules and its amazing! I’ve really just been using the curly kinky cream as a styling product and its the best thing I’ve found for my hair since Nexus Humectress. Always have had a hard time with my hair as its curly and fine. But Hair Rules is my new best friend. :) Check it out!


Clarice136 on

If you live in NYC this new haircare line that I’ve fallen in love with is now at Ricky’s. It used to be just be online which it still is but now you can also buy Hair Rules at Ricky’s. I’ve been using the Daily Cleansing Cream and Curly Whip.

allybreezy on

chapstick.. the cherry flavor.

“…the taste of her cherry chpastick.” ;)

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