I mentioned on the latest podcast that I come from a long line of vain women. And that is true. It’s also the reason that I am always on the lookout for a new beauty product that can change my life or at least a lip color that can last throughout the day. Since this is the beginning of a new year (I know. It’s February. But, still, we are just barely into 2018) I felt like this was a good time to share some of my current favorite beauty products.
Some of these are old faithfuls and some of them are new discoveries. Either way, they are tried and true and all products I’ll buy again.
This is a product that Caroline told me about because she is at the age where she is going to know about a new makeup product long before I am. And it turns out that it’s legitimate. I don’t really have a problem with dark circles, but this is a miracle worker and comes in a bunch of different shades so you can find the right one for your coloring.
It’s a great all around concealer.
This is another Caroline discovery. She bought a tube of this at Ulta and I tried it the other day on a whim. It lasted ALL DAY LONG. And it didn’t feel dry or flaky. It really is the best lip color I can remember trying in FOREVER.
There are a bunch of color options so it’s a win all the way around.
I discovered this last year and haven’t looked back. It is great coverage that doesn’t feel heavy and has just a little bit of illumination to it that keeps your face from looking flat.
But I’m also hearing a lot about this IT CC cream your skin but better with bronzer and it’s next on my list. I am so diligent about my sunscreen these days because OLD AGE, but I am also so pale that Caspar the Friendly Ghost wishes he was as white as I am.
I need a little color on my face to get me through these winter months without looking like I’m in the lead in a PBS Masterpiece Theater series.
I mentioned on the podcast that I just got a lash lift and so I haven’t been wearing mascara. However, this has been a new favorite. It’s very similar to the Better Than Sex mascara but half the price and I think it’s not as clumpy.
I have tried a lot of products to fill in my brows, but I always come back to this one. I think it lasts forever and looks very natural.
So a friend of mine told me I should get the Revitabrow eyebrow conditioner instead of the one for eyelashes. This was shocking to me because I think the one for eyelashes works like a charm, but this is apparently even more effective and you can use it on your brows and lashes.
A friend of mine had this on in the fall and I had to know what it was because it looked so good. I immediately ordered it for myself and have no regrets. It’s so easy to put on because you just draw a line across your eyelid and it lasts forever. Plus, it’s kinder to the older eye because it’s creamy and doesn’t get caught in any hypothetical eye creases or fine lines that a person may have.
I personally love the moonlight color because it’s a good neutral with a little bit of sparkle.
This is a little pricey but it really does work. You can wear it on its own or over a good lip color. It actually plumps your lips and works as a moisturizer.
So my true favorite is this stila smudge stick waterproof eyeliner because it is truly waterproof and lasts all day. But I tried this Physician’s Formula trio and it’s a good bang for the buck. It goes on really easily and smoothly without tugging on your eyelid and the colors are great neutrals.
This is another good product that’s inexpensive and easy to pick up at the grocery store. I know people swear by certain high end bronzers but they all kind of feel the same to me and I really like this one.
If you’ve listened to anything I’ve said over the last six months, then this will come as no surprise to you. I’ve been taking off my makeup with coconut oil and a warm, damp microfiber cloth. Then I put on a retinol product (I’ve recently discovered this Resurface by Shani Darden and am a fan) and then I wait about fifteen or twenty minutes and use about 6-8 drops of rose hip oil all over my face and my neck.
One thing I’ve learned: I put my hair up in a bun before I do this because otherwise your hair can get in the oil on your face and that’s not really good for anyone.
So my skin is really dry, especially in the winter time and especially when I’m using a retinol product. My go to moisturizer is Hummingbird Farms unscented heavy cream. My face just soaks it up and I’ve been using it morning and night after my rose hip oil soaks in. However, I just ordered this ultra repair sleeping cream and have been using that at night and the Hummingbird Farms in the morning and I really like it.
Warning: This combination only works if you have really dry skin. I’ll have to switch this up when the weather gets warmer but on these dry, cold winter days this is perfect for me and keeps me from looking like a white, pasty lizard.
I also highly recommend Hummingbird Farms trio of heavy creams if you’re looking for a good body or hand lotion because they smell divine.
So there you have it. My favorite beauty buys as of February 2018. Feel free to share any of yours that we need to know about it in the comments. Knowledge is power.