THE EDITOR'S CUT: A LOOK INTO EMILY'S BATHROOM

For many women, the bathroom, vanity, makeup bag, etc. are sacred places. It has taken years to curate products that do more good than harm. Wednesday Zine editor-in-chief Emily Blake ripped open the many drawers and cabinets in hers’ and is spilling the contents for those Wednesday readers who want to support ethical, non-harmful, mostly female-led companies without sacrificing good skin or hair. 

Skincare:

Glossier serums   The "super pure serum" is my go-to whenever I am having a breakout that seems to just get worse. All of these serums do an excellent job of evening out your skin while not causing redness or dryness. I often use the "super glow" before I put on any makeup in order to have a little buffer so that harsh concealers, etc. are not being directly soaked up by my pores. 

Glossier serums

The "super pure serum" is my go-to whenever I am having a breakout that seems to just get worse. All of these serums do an excellent job of evening out your skin while not causing redness or dryness. I often use the "super glow" before I put on any makeup in order to have a little buffer so that harsh concealers, etc. are not being directly soaked up by my pores. 

Glossier milky jelly cleanser   As someone with sensitive skin, I have been trying years and years and years to find a cleanser that I can use regularly (that I feel is not contributing additionally to my acne-prone skin). I am not lying when I say this Glossier cleanser is the first cleanser I have ever used on a daily basis that I feel truly helps my skin. 

Glossier milky jelly cleanser

As someone with sensitive skin, I have been trying years and years and years to find a cleanser that I can use regularly (that I feel is not contributing additionally to my acne-prone skin). I am not lying when I say this Glossier cleanser is the first cleanser I have ever used on a daily basis that I feel truly helps my skin. 

Glossier exfoliating and toning solution   This solution is truly a solution for people who have sensitive skin but still need to exfoliate. My skin gets red and dry very easily, but I still need something to detox my skin and clear out my pores. This product does exactly that. I also use the Glossier cotton pads to apply it evenly and cleanly. 

Glossier exfoliating and toning solution

This solution is truly a solution for people who have sensitive skin but still need to exfoliate. My skin gets red and dry very easily, but I still need something to detox my skin and clear out my pores. This product does exactly that. I also use the Glossier cotton pads to apply it evenly and cleanly. 

Mario Badescu drying lotion  This is a spot treatment that you can really see work. By applying some of the sediment at the bottom of the bottle to a problem area using a q-tip, this product dries up the area and you can literally wipe off your previous blemish. I buy mine at  Sephora  or  Ulta .

Mario Badescu drying lotion

This is a spot treatment that you can really see work. By applying some of the sediment at the bottom of the bottle to a problem area using a q-tip, this product dries up the area and you can literally wipe off your previous blemish. I buy mine at Sephora or Ulta.

Lano everyday rose lotion  As I have mentioned, I have fairly sensitive skin. This means finding the right everyday lotion seemed to be impossible at times (until I found Lano). It is a heavy-duty moisturizer while also having the quickest drying time of any lotion I have ever used. No greasy residue, no chemical or overwhelming fragrance, all in a cute portable package. I bought mine at  Free People . 

Lano everyday rose lotion

As I have mentioned, I have fairly sensitive skin. This means finding the right everyday lotion seemed to be impossible at times (until I found Lano). It is a heavy-duty moisturizer while also having the quickest drying time of any lotion I have ever used. No greasy residue, no chemical or overwhelming fragrance, all in a cute portable package. I bought mine at Free People

Makeup:

Benefit concealer  If you have sworn off foundation like I have, then a concealer is a crucial staple on those days where a blemish is just too out of control to let free. However, I will never compromise treating my skin well. That is why I love this concealer. It has great coverage, but is also very hydrating and actually jam-packed with beneficial oils. So even though you are covering up a blemish with makeup, you're not doing more harm than good. I bought mine at  Sephora

Benefit concealer

If you have sworn off foundation like I have, then a concealer is a crucial staple on those days where a blemish is just too out of control to let free. However, I will never compromise treating my skin well. That is why I love this concealer. It has great coverage, but is also very hydrating and actually jam-packed with beneficial oils. So even though you are covering up a blemish with makeup, you're not doing more harm than good. I bought mine at Sephora

Benefit contour stick  I don't wear foundation ever. At most, I will wear BB Cream. However, I love a little contour. This contour stick is creamy and blend-able enough to go right on top of a moisturizer, blended with my fingertip, and look completely natural. I got mine at  Sephora .

Benefit contour stick

I don't wear foundation ever. At most, I will wear BB Cream. However, I love a little contour. This contour stick is creamy and blend-able enough to go right on top of a moisturizer, blended with my fingertip, and look completely natural. I got mine at Sephora.

Buxom Sarina lip gloss  This is one of those staple products that you will eventually feel naked without. It subtly plumps your lips, has a moisturizing effect, and is in the prettiest hue of shimmering bronze that you can find. It looks stunning over nude-colored creamy lipstick or just bare lips. I got mine at  Ulta.

Buxom Sarina lip gloss

This is one of those staple products that you will eventually feel naked without. It subtly plumps your lips, has a moisturizing effect, and is in the prettiest hue of shimmering bronze that you can find. It looks stunning over nude-colored creamy lipstick or just bare lips. I got mine at Ulta.

Glossier Cloud Paint liquid blush  in "puff"  This is a blush that does not dry your skin out, look cakey, or damage your skin. 

Glossier Cloud Paint liquid blush in "puff"

This is a blush that does not dry your skin out, look cakey, or damage your skin. 

Glossier Boy Brow gel in Brown   I love eyebrows. If I only have 5 minutes in the morning, I brush my teeth, put on moisturizer, and use Boy Brow. It lasts forever, the pigment is natural, and the brush combs out your eyebrows while you apply it. 

Glossier Boy Brow gel in Brown

I love eyebrows. If I only have 5 minutes in the morning, I brush my teeth, put on moisturizer, and use Boy Brow. It lasts forever, the pigment is natural, and the brush combs out your eyebrows while you apply it. 

Stila liquid glitter eyeshadow  Eyeshadow can be a weird and tricky thing. Sometimes it looks like you're not even wearing any, so you wonder why you bothered in the first place. Other times, it cakes on to the point where you look like that first time you experimented with blue eyeshadow at "Justice Just for Girls" in the third grade. This liquid eyeshadow is a dream product. It doesn't dry out your eyes. It has a shimmer that is not overwhelming, and it is that dreamy pink hue that matches with everything. I got mine at  Ulta .

Stila liquid glitter eyeshadow

Eyeshadow can be a weird and tricky thing. Sometimes it looks like you're not even wearing any, so you wonder why you bothered in the first place. Other times, it cakes on to the point where you look like that first time you experimented with blue eyeshadow at "Justice Just for Girls" in the third grade. This liquid eyeshadow is a dream product. It doesn't dry out your eyes. It has a shimmer that is not overwhelming, and it is that dreamy pink hue that matches with everything. I got mine at Ulta.

Maybelline Great Lash Mascara in blackest black  A tried and true classic. Length without excessive clumpiness or capacity to run down your face as soon as you start walking or barely sweating. The "blackest black" shade makes even one swoop of mascara be enough to add that extra oompf to your look. Available at any drugstore.

Maybelline Great Lash Mascara in blackest black

A tried and true classic. Length without excessive clumpiness or capacity to run down your face as soon as you start walking or barely sweating. The "blackest black" shade makes even one swoop of mascara be enough to add that extra oompf to your look. Available at any drugstore.

Haircare:

Milkshake leave-in conditioner  When I was younger, I would use detangler religiously. As soon as I got out of the pool, my mom or grandmother would spray some sort of leave-in conditioner, or else my hair would start to form dreadlocks. Now that I'm an adult, I can't just spend my days spraying "3-in-1 detangler"" that has the little octopus on the front. Milkshake is the heavy-duty leave-in conditioner that I use immediately after I get out of the shower. If I miss a day, I really do see a difference. And it has that cupcake-esque scent that still reminds me of combing out my hair after swim team. I got mine through my hairstylist.

Milkshake leave-in conditioner

When I was younger, I would use detangler religiously. As soon as I got out of the pool, my mom or grandmother would spray some sort of leave-in conditioner, or else my hair would start to form dreadlocks. Now that I'm an adult, I can't just spend my days spraying "3-in-1 detangler"" that has the little octopus on the front. Milkshake is the heavy-duty leave-in conditioner that I use immediately after I get out of the shower. If I miss a day, I really do see a difference. And it has that cupcake-esque scent that still reminds me of combing out my hair after swim team. I got mine through my hairstylist.

Pillow Soft Curls conditioning lotion  I don't want to put too much weight on a curl lotion, but this product truly saved my hair. After struggling with dryness, having to cut my hair into a bob because my curls would get too out of control, and the aforementioned, accidental row of dreadlocks I had underneath my hair in the 8th grade. After years of abusing my hair with harsh products and heat in order to flatten out some of my curls, Ms. Jessie's product line was a haircare savior. Pillow Soft Curls is my personal favorite because it works simultaneously as curl cream, a detangler, and a moisturizer. However, Ms. Jessie's line is full of products for every type of curl. If you don't have a problem with dryness like I do, I have heard that Multi Cultural Curl is a great cream for more definition. I got mine at  Target .

Pillow Soft Curls conditioning lotion

I don't want to put too much weight on a curl lotion, but this product truly saved my hair. After struggling with dryness, having to cut my hair into a bob because my curls would get too out of control, and the aforementioned, accidental row of dreadlocks I had underneath my hair in the 8th grade. After years of abusing my hair with harsh products and heat in order to flatten out some of my curls, Ms. Jessie's product line was a haircare savior. Pillow Soft Curls is my personal favorite because it works simultaneously as curl cream, a detangler, and a moisturizer. However, Ms. Jessie's line is full of products for every type of curl. If you don't have a problem with dryness like I do, I have heard that Multi Cultural Curl is a great cream for more definition. I got mine at Target.

heavy-duty hair pick  I bought mine at  Sally's Beauty Supply.  It is cheap, easy to throw in your bag, and doesn't snap in half no matter how many times I yank at my tangled ends. I fully comb through my hair after I have showered and applied the Milkshake leave-in conditioner.

heavy-duty hair pick

I bought mine at Sally's Beauty Supply. It is cheap, easy to throw in your bag, and doesn't snap in half no matter how many times I yank at my tangled ends. I fully comb through my hair after I have showered and applied the Milkshake leave-in conditioner.

Emily Blake