What Beauty Product Is Your Must-Have?

01/05/2009 at 01:59 PM ET

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We all have that one go-to product that we need to get out of the house in the morning. For example, Rachel Bilson can’t live without her La Mer face cream. “It’s a lot of money but you only need very little that goes a long way, so it lasts a really long time. It’s more of an investment. It really does [work],” Bilson tells PEOPLE. We want to know your beauty must-have! Tell us: In budget conscious times, what is the one beauty item you absolutely cannot live without? And what is the first thing that you would willingly give up?

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Julie on

Cannot give up my Bare Escentuals Bare Pleasures eye shadow set – no way! I use it every morning and mix and match all of the colors. It could keep me occupied for months!

Although I love my fancy bath gels, I could live without them. I’ve used a nice coconut scent I bought at the drugstore for $1 and absolutely loved it. Actually, I frequently write posts at http://www.iheartheels.com about my beauty favs.

J on

After reading reviews about a newer all natural skincare line, Terralina, I decided to give it a try. I’ve searched endlessly to find a simple, effective skincare regimin for my combo/hormonal acne skin and finally have found it! The cleanser, toner and moisturizer are wonderful, gentle and truly the most natural products I have found that actually work! (Buff Puff or regular exfoliator is neccesary too, only 2-3 times a week)

Great product line I cannot go without!

Naomi on

I can’t live without Clinique Super Defense Facial Cream. It protects your face from pollution and harmful sun rays, while giving it a glow like no other. Even though it’s a little bit on the expensive side, it’s worth every penny because it lasts a long time.

Graziela Miranda on

Adorei o novo cabelo da Rachel Bilson… Será que chega ao Brasil???

Legal esse corte anos 70, ele é juvenil e cai bem com cabelos escuros. Cabelos claros lembraria o He-Man.

Esse é o contraste que deu certo… Fundo castanho com luzes acobreadas, que pesaria para uma mulher mais velha, se não fosse a combinação com o corte totalmente jovial. Perfeito!!!

susan on

it’s avon anew all in one moisturizer, and they’re discontinuing it!

Ohioan on

I can’t live without: 1) Cosmedicine Medi Matte SPF 20 oil-absorbing anti-oxidant facial moisturizer – it keeps the oilies at bay and protects my face from the sun; 2) Bobbi Brown powder blush in apricot, which keeps me from looking like a corpse through the winter; and 3) Kiehl’s Superbly Efficient Anti-Perspirant and Deodorant Creme – the best anti-perspirant on the market for being gentle, long-lasting, unscented, and totally effective! I could give up fancy shower gels, fancy lotion, and most perfumes.

frugal fashionista | on

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lola richie on

Eyeliner and face powder. American Beauty has nice eyeliners. I like the liquid to powder foundaations. I try many different things, however, I like to use products without harmful parabens and that are made in the US

Lisa on

I love NARS blush in orgasm! Works for everyone, every season. Whether I’m pale in the winter or tan in the summer-it gives a great glow!

Jen on

A must have is ArtDeco Camouflage. Covers blemishes like nothing I’ve ever used before.

arianne on

I can’t live without ProActiv. I swear, it really works! I never really had acne, but I never had clear skin either so this is definitely the best I’ve tried.

I also can’t live without Philosophy Hope In A Jar moisturizer and MAC Studio Fix foundation :)

Marisol on

1) Lancome eye-makeup remover is heavenly gentle but really works. 2) Burt’s Bee’s lip balm is waxy and really soothing. 3) Trish McEvoy lipstick is perfect, (especially in rosy pink) for a great pop of color. 3) Chance by Chanel is the perfect scent for any occasion.

DaJuana on

I just love Neutrogena makeup remover and facial cleanser wipes. They work better than anything I’ve tried in the past and are very gental. A true must-have! Their in a blue pack and u can get at any drug store, Target, etc.

Rose on

I’d have to say Philosophy’s Microdilivery Peel! I used to have very dry patchy skin and although you’re only supposed to use this once or twice a week, i have to admitt that i use a little bit of the resurfacing crystals almost every day. I think it preps your skin so well for your daily makeup routine!!!

kali on

If that cream did this to her hair I want nothing to do with it.

Chelsea on

Ew, Rachel Bilson’s head is huge.
But I can’t live without MAC products.

Karrie on

I’m trying to find this product “Cosmedicine Medi Matte SPF 20 oil-absorbing anti-oxidant facial moisturizer”. I can’t find this exact prouct. I keep getting the lotion, and that is different.

Did they discontinue this product? I should be able to find it somewhere.

Can someone please help me??

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