10 Beauty Essentials
- Next1 of 11Imaxtree.com
- Previous NextWant It!2 of 11Courtesy of Chanel
- Previous NextWant It!3 of 11Courtesy of NARS
- Previous NextWant It!4 of 11Courtesy of Philosophy
- Previous NextWant It!5 of 11Courtesy of Essie
- Previous NextWant It!6 of 11Courtesy of VMV Hypoallergenics
- Previous Next7 of 11Courtesy of MAC
- Previous NextWant It!8 of 11Courtesy of Estée Lauder
- Previous NextWant It!9 of 11Courtesy of CoverGirl
- Previous NextWant It!10 of 11Courtesy of Fresh
- Previous NextWant It!11 of 11Courtesy of L’Oréal Professionnel
Make Over Your Makeup Bag1 of 11
When it comes to beauty products, you've got your wants and you've got your needs. Luckily the beauty editors at ELLE have picked 10 products that you really should invest in. We totally agree. —Glo
Anti-Aging Makeup2 of 11
By Emily Hebert for ELLE
Invest in a tinted moisturizer or foundation with SPF to help combat age-revealing lines and wrinkles (nourishing botanicals are a bonus!) Chanel Vitalumière Moisture-Rich Radiance Fluid Makeup SPF 15 is reformulated with smoothing hydrators, marine extracts and mineral-based pigments.
Multi-Tasking Lipcare3 of 11
Expect more from your lipstick or gloss — besides imparting color, the perfect tube should also protect and moisturize, like Nars Pure Sheer SPF Treatment, which keeps lips kissable.
RELATED ON MSN LIFESTYLE: 10 Keys For Every Woman's Wardrobe
Signature Fragrance4 of 11
Even if you go through fragrances like boyfriends, don’t ditch them all — keep one perfume that’s true to your personality and save it for special occasions. Next month, Philosophy debuts the fifth scent in its Grace collection, Eternal Grace (available at Nordstrom).
RELATED ON ELLE: Celebrity Hairstyles: Discover the Hottest Updos for Summer
Go-To Polish5 of 11
Choosing from a multitude of colors at the nail salon is a treat! Just be sure to have your own bottle of polish handy for those times you can’t make it to a pro. Indulge your girly side with Lancôme Le Vernis in Ms. Perfectly Pink, or go bold with Essie Nail Polish in Pretty Edgy, part of the company’s summer collection.
Eye Rejuvenator6 of 11
The delicate skin around your eyes is the first facial area to show signs of aging. To keep eyes looking fresh, incorporate an anti-aging serum or moisturizer into your daily skin care regimen. VMV Hypoallergenics Re-Everything Eye Serum and RareMinerals Active Triple Treatment Eye Cream are each chock full of depuffing and firming ingredients.
Glow-Getting Product7 of 11
Grandma may have pinched her cheeks, but there’s an easier (and less painful) way to get an instant glow — whether you opt for liquid or powder, a blush-toned highlighter is a must. Swirl a large brush in M.A.C High-Light Powder, part of the brand’s To The Beach collection (available May 28), and bedazzle your cheekbones in seconds.
Face Moisturizer8 of 11
Keep skin supple by not skimping on moisturizer — even if your complexion is blemish-prone or oily, a light layer of lotion works wonders. Estée Lauder Hydrationist Maximum Moisture Crème delivers hydration without clogging pores and comes in three different formulas (normal/combination skin, dry skin and SPF 15).
RELATED ON ELLE: DIY Hair Accessories
Lashworthy Mascara9 of 11
A coat of mascara can wake up eyes instantly — no shadow or liner required. The key: finding a lash-pumping formula that doesn’t leave hair brittle. CoverGirl LashBlast Fusion is a buildable mascara that creates length and volume, minus troublesome clumps; Givenchy Phenomen'Eyes Waterproof Mascara gently adds smudge-resistant curl and definition.
Creamy Body Lotion10 of 11
Avoid scaly arms and legs with a moisturizer. Apply daily onto shower-fresh skin for optimal results — lotion humectants will draw leftover water droplets into the dermis. Fresh Citron de Vigne Body Lotion revitalizes the skin with vitamins and shea butter — and perks up the senses, too (it smells like a vineyard.)
RELATED ON ELLE: Get Beach-Ready! Must-See Workouts and Nutrition Tips
Nourishing Shampoo & Conditioner11 of 11
Minimizing your use of hot tools and styling products can improve the health of your strands, but there’s no reason you should go it alone — a great shampoo and conditioner can be hair-savers. L’Oréal Professionnel Source de Richesse shampoo and conditioning mask boost hair health with all-natural, eco-friendly ingredients.