8 R29ers Share Their MVP Beauty Products

Not to toot our own horn or anything, but here at R29, we know a thing or two about beauty. In fact, our affinity for all things beauty runs so deep — between stalking new product launches on Insta and experimenting with trends that can only be described as downright lewks (looking at you, feather brows) — that if you were to ask us what our go-to products are at any given moment, we'd be able to give you the full rundown without skipping a beat.
To put this to the test, we made a beeline straight to our trusty, in-the-know R29 staff to get the scoop on their MVBPs — as in, most valuable beauty products. Their list of ride-or-dies went on for days (as one can imagine), so we narrowed it down to just a handful of recommendations — from travel-ready sheet masks to a M·A·C foundation and concealer palette that'll make you want to join the #FIXFAM. Click through, because who knows? You might just find your next vanity staple.
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Sandra, Brand Experiences Manager

"I found this gem on a recent trip to Paris. I know it's a cult favourite, but words cannot express how much I love this oil — I wish I purchased more! I use it everywhere: on my face, hair, and body. And the best part is that the scent leaves me feeling very, well, je ne sais quoi."

Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse Multi Usage Dry Oil, CA$30.09, available at Beauty Expert.
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Claire, Beauty Editor

"I first discovered this line when I received a free shade match in-store, and I quickly fell in love with the range. The M·A·C Studio Fix Fluid SPF is super blendable, yet the coverage level can be built up depending on your preference. The concealer palette features six shades that I use to mix and match to my exact skin tone, and the pressed powder is never ever cakey."

M·A·C Cosmetics Studio Fix Fluid SPF 15, CA$34.00, available at M·A·C Cosmetics; M·A·C Cosmetics M·A·C Studio Conceal And Correct Palette , CA$43.00, available at M·A·C Cosmetics; M·A·C Cosmetics Studio Fix Powder Plus Foundation, CA$34.00, available at M·A·C Cosmetics.
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Morgan, Brand Experiences Manager

"I love this Ouai texturizing spray because it adds volume and body to my hair without making it stiff. It's like hairspray meets dry shampoo, and the scent is SO nice."

Ouai Texturizing Hair Spray, CA$32.00, available at Sephora.
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Kelly, Senior Fashion & Beauty Editor

"Sheet masks have completely changed my life (and my skin). Right now I'm really loving Dr. Jart's two-step rubber masks — the brightening and hydrating ones, especially. When I take them off, my skin is straight-up glowing. Plus, they come in fun colours and are perfect for traveling, too."

Dr. Jart+ Hydration Lover Rubber Mask, CA$17.00, available at Sephora; Dr. Jart+ Bright Lover Rubber Mask, CA$17.00, available at Sephora.
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Serena, Facebook Live Producer

"I've never been great at curling my hair, but now that I have the Beachwaver, I'm addicted. It automatically curls your hair with the click of a button and gives you a head full of perfect curls within minutes."

The Beachwaver Co. Beachwaver Pro 1-Inch Rotating Curling Iron, CA$253.34, available at Nordstrom.
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Megan, Entertainment Editor

"I'm a huge skin-care fan, so my pick has to be this serum by The Ordinary. It's lightweight, absorbs quickly, and contains niacinamide (a skin-brightening ingredient). It has completely transformed my skin's texture — my pores are noticeably smaller, my overall skin tone is more even, and I can tell my skin now produces less oil than it did before. Oh, and it only costs $6."

The Ordinary Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%, CA$8.00, available at Beauty Bay.
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Kristin, Senior Account Manager

"I'm absolutely obsessed with Living Proof's Dry Shampoo. My hair is very dark and oily, so most dry shampoos leave a white residue or don't absorb all the way. This one, however, always gets the job done."

Living Proof Perfect Hair Day Dry Shampoo, CA$28.33, available at Living Proof.
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Elena, Entertainment Editor

"I am so enthusiastic about this product — I tell everyone about it. It’s a nail strengthener, and the only one that has ever made my stubby, biter's nails durable and strong. I even had to buy a nail cutter! It's truly a miracle product."

Mavala Scientifique Nail Hardener, CA$38.46, available at Amazon.
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