You Get To Keep 5 Beauty Products: What Are They?


You read enough Top Shelves and you start to notice a pattern. Namely, that while certain products temporarily Marie Kondo-style spark joy, a handful of others leave a more lasting impression. When a product is so effective that you literally can’t imagine your life without it, that’s when you know you’re onto something good. Jeanne Damas can’t live without Glossier concealer, Stefani Robinson can’t live without Eco Styler Gel, and Abby Moriarty can’t live without the Hourglass Arch Brow Sculpting Pencil or Stila eyeshadow in Twig. For Christina Han and Anne-Victoire Lefevre, it’s Homeoplasmine lip balm. For Planned Parenthood’s Alencia Johnson, it’s red lipstick. (This one, to be exact.)

It all got me thinking: If you could only keep five beauty products, just the things you can’t live without, which would they be? Let me know your answers in the comments.

—Ali Oshinsky

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