Posted: Mar 03, 2013 10:00 PM
 
Makeup trends shift with the seasons and picking up new products can update your look in minutes. Some new beauty products work and others get tossed in the trash. These gorgeous allParenting writers share the best makeup products they keep in their cosmetic bags year after year.

Help your skin glow

Makeup Must-haves skin

I'm not a huge makeup person, but I must have Neutrogena Oil-Free Moisture Lotion with sunscreen. I've been using it faithfully since I was a teenager (Walgreens, $12). - Leigh Ann

I couldn't go on another day without my Laura Mercier concealer. Let's just say having a toddler, plus being almost 40, equals under eye circles that just won't quit! (Sephora, $22) - Lisa

I know I'm late to the game with this obsession, but I can't live without mineral makeup! I love the line from Kari Gran — a little goes such a long way and it's reasonably priced (KariGran.com, prices vary by product). - Katie

My makeup must-have is Boots No.7 Highlights Illuminating Lotion because it keeps my real Minnesota skin (Pale! In desperate need of sunshine!) a secret (Target, $13). - Galit

I feel like I look washed out if I don't use a bronzer and my top pick is Nars in the Laguna shade. It gives you that sun-kissed look without making you look like a Jersey Shore cast member — sorry Snooki! (Sephora, $34) - Kim

YSL Touche Éclat is apparently French for "Please make me look bright-eyed & well-rested." (Sephora, $40) - Jennifer

I rarely, rarely, leave the house without blush. I love the Josie Maran Argan Color Stick, which doubles as lipstick — and mascara (Sephora, $22). - Molly

Focus on the eyes

Makeup must haves eyes

I can't live without Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion. I wish I had discovered it years ago since my eye makeup would always wear off before lunch. A little goes a long way, and my eye shadow/liner looks as good at 6 p.m. as it does when I apply it at 6 a.m. (Sephora, $20). - Ami

I actually wear MAC Prep + Prime with or without eyeshadow. I love the way it brightens my tired eyes when I wear it alone and I also love the way it keeps shadow in place when I wear it (Macy's, $19). - Nichole

I cannot leave the house without my Maybelline Great Lash Mascara in blackest black. It doesn't clump or flake, and makes me look like I wasn't up all night with the kids after working until 1 a.m.! (Walgreens, $6) - Michelle... and Sherri agrees!

Kissable lips

Makeup must haves lips

My Aveeno lip balm is heaven in a tube. It has a creamy (not waxy) texture, and has a light vanilla scent. I couldn't live without it! (Walgreens, $4) - Nichole

Please don't make me give up my Burt's Bees Tinted Lip Balm, either (Macy's, $7). - Sherri

I could not live without my mascara and my MAC Satin lipstick: it's a plum-colored matte lipstick that I have been wearing for a solid 14 years. It's kind of akin to my security blanket (Macy's, $15). - Melissa

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