The 1 Beauty Product We Absolutely Can’t Live Without

beauty productsWe all have one. The single beauty product we just can't live without. Maybe we started using it when we were in eighth grade (Cetaphil, anyone?). Or maybe some lady at a makeup counter convinced us to buy it (despite it being way out of our price range), and now we're hooked. It's the beauty product that makes us break out into a cold sweat when we think for a nanosecond that it ever may be discontinued. It's part of us. And you'll have to pry it out of our cold, dead hands.

I polled some of the prettiest, dewiest, silkyest-haired women I know (the ladies of The Stir, natch) to find out what the one beauty item they could never go without was. And all I can say is: Get a pen handy. You're going to want to take notes.

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  • BeautiContol Tinted Moisturizer


    Mary: "BeautiControl Tinted moisturizer gives great, even coverage without looking heavy. I wear it everywhere ... even to the gym!"

    Where to get it: eBay (looks like it might be discontinued -- yikes, Mary!)

    How much: About $15

  • Biolage Shampoo


    Catherine: "I can’t live without Biolage shampoo for my hair. It’s expensive but shampoo makes all the difference in how your hair looks -- it’s incredible! I also love Aveda crème cleanser for my face."

    Where to get it:

    How much: About $17

  • Chanel Waterproof Eyeliner




    Julie: "I love Chanel waterproof eyeliner. It's the only one that doesn't budge and smudge."

    Where to get it: Chanel

    How much: $30

  • Sephora Mascara




    Kiri: "Sephora is the only ONLY mascara that doesn’t run on me and make me look like a raccoon. I also love false eyelashes, because mascara (except that one) always runs on me.

    "Oh, and SPF moisturizer! I use Murad because it has 30 SPF and doesn’t make me break out. Also, City Lips lip plumper. The BEST!"

    Where to get Sephora Mascara: Sephora

    How much: $15

  • Argan Oil


    Adriana: "Argan oil for me. I use it on both my skin and hair."

    Where to get it: Sephora

    How much: $30

  • Yonka Gel Nettoyant




    Nicole: "Yonka Gel Facewash is the only cleanser that keeps my skin balanced and clear. I also am obsessed with John Frieda Frizz-Ease 3-Day Straight. It's magic in the hot and humid months!"

    Where to get it: Amazon

    How much: $32

  • Origins Moisturizer


    Sheri: "I can't live without a good moisturizer. I use Origins."

    Where to get it: Macy's

    How much: $40

  • Mascara and a Lash Curler




    Amy: "It's mascara for me! And a lash curling thing to go with it!"

    Where to get the Tweezerman Lash Curler: Sephora

    How much: $20

  • Retin A


    Cynthia: "I can't live without Retin A!"

    Where to get it: From your doctor

  • B.Kamins Cleanser


    Michele: "B.Kamins cleanser is the best. I also love Bare Minerals powder!"

    Where to get it: B.Kamins

    How much: $34

  • Trish McEvoy High Volume Mascara


    Lindsay: "Trish McEvoy High Volume Mascara! It's amazing!"

    Where to get it: Trish McEvoy

    How much: $31

  • CoverFX Pressed Mineral Foundation


    Maressa: "CoverFX Pressed Mineral Foundation. I love it!"

    Where to get it: Sephora

    How much: $35

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