Please upgrade your browser for the best Refinery29 experience. Read more.
We like to think we’re pretty knowledgeable (read: obsessive) when it comes to beauty products, but every now and then, we stumble across a get-gorgeous treasure that takes us completely by surprise. How can such an amazing product be on the market without our knowledge?
So, we thought we’d share the love by asking some of the best names in the beauty biz to spill the beans on their secret stashes. These beauty unicorns are the products in-the-know pros swear by — that most people don't even know exist. Read on to discover the hidden primping gems and find out what you need to stock up on before everybody else gets clued in.
Like this post? There's more. Get tons of beauty tips, tutorials and news on the Refinery29 Beauty Facebook page!
Illustrations by Ammiel Mendoza
With classic manicures taking over the red carpet (RIP, Mani-Cam) and bespoke nail salons popping up in major cities, we're receiving pretty mixed mani messages. Is nail art in or out? Are nude nails the new normal, or will we see brights make a return? Will our manicures ever be fully chip-proof? We decided to get to read
Primers, like Tinder users,
tend to be hit-or-miss. To find the partner (er, primer) of your
dreams, you’ve gotta do some background work. Before clicking "add to cart," consider what
kind will benefit your skin type and exactly how you’d like it to enhance your
complexion. Because, if you find the one (or perhaps a read