Respectfully, I have to say that if you’re not using this concealer, you’re wrong. In my book, nothing else compares. It is the most natural, long-lasting, high-coverage concealer that truly looks like skin and doesn’t crease, ever. I absolutely love the formula and the fact that it includes SPF 25 so your delicate eye skin stays protected. It’s pricey, but hugely worth it, especially if you can grab it at a rare 15% off. A little goes a long way, so rest-assured this tube will last you much longer than comparable products.
Will I ever shut up about the Elemis Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm? No. No I will not. Aptly called “a spa in a jar,” it’s one of the most effective cleansers out there. One jar usually lasts me six months (and I use it twice a day), so it’s another product that is entirely worth the full price tag. But for 15% off? I’ll take four thank you very much. This balm cleanser does a truly spectacular job washing away pollutants, dirt and makeup without stripping your skin of its natural oils. The truly DIVINE smell also instantly melts away stress (speaking from experience) and I swear I sleep easier after using this. While you’re perusing the Elemis aisle, throw my all-time favorite Superfood Facial Oil into your cart and thank me later.
Let’s keep our foreheads from looking like a slip n’ slide, shall we? I have used Laura Mercier’s Translucent Loose Setting Powder since… 2010? Who knows at this point. I lightly dust it all over my T-zone, chin and under my eyes to set my makeup and avoid shininess. This powder is sheer, silky and gives a soft, subtle blur without ever appearing cakey. It has maintained its place in my makeup bag for over ten years because it’s exceptional at making my makeup last longer while ensuring my face never ventures into “reflective” territory.
When it comes to achieving perfect eyebrows, this is always step one for me. Prepping my brows with a great brow gel first actually means I use less brow pencil and when less pencil is used, the end result looks natural, not “drawn in.” I use this glorious Benefit Gimme Brow+ Eyebrow Gel in shade 03 Neutral Light Brown but I’ve found that all shades of this product are very natural and work wonders to add volume and natural color to any little eyebrow hairs that are lighter than I’d like. This product keeps things in place, doesn’t clump and lasts all day.
It’s no secret that I’m a longtime fan of all things Jo Malone. By some miracle, ALL Jo Malone products are included in this sale, and personally, I’m hoarding the brand’s Townhouse Candles (my newest obsession). This range was released for the first time last year, and I’ve been smitten ever since. Not only are the scents divine and ideal for fall (my favorite is Glowing Embers), but they come in breathtakingly beautiful ivory ceramic canisters that are worthy of a permanent place on your coffee table, regardless of the heavenly scented candle they contain. I’m stocking up on these for myself and buying several extra to have on hand for hostess gifts. I just love that I’ve continued using and loving the canisters long after the candles are gone.
Olaplex’s salon-quality formulas have garnered a cult following because they work really, REALLY well. I use Olaplex’s Hair Perfector No. 3 which is a strengthening treatment designed to be used 1-3 times per week. It needs to sit on your hair for ten minutes, so you’ll want to time things correctly, but the results are always worth it. If your hair is in any way damaged or compromised, this beloved treatment will bring it back to life. A true miracle worker.
P.S. Don’t be thrown by the small-ish bottle. A little goes a LONG way, even on thick hair.
Trust me, a few weeks of using this stuff and your days of eyelash extensions and/or falsies will be OVER. Although, I have definitely had people ask me whether my lashes are fake because this Neulash serum has made them so full and long. It’s backed by dermatologists so you can take comfort in knowing that it’s completely safe to use close your eyes. Just apply it along your last line every night before bed and watch the magic unfold. It requires a little patience in the first few weeks, but the results are indisputable.
Laura Mercier’s Matte Radiance Baked Powder is another product that’s been a permanent part of my daily makeup routine for the better part of the last decade. Shade 01 is forever my favorite everyday highlighter and funny enough, it’s actually a “matte” product. While it seems counterintuitive, this product provides the most natural illumination without wandering into “sparkly” or “shiny” territory. Since the product is understated, it’s the ideal everyday highlighter for contouring, applied on my cheekbones, the bridge of my nose, my cupid’s bow and the arch of my brows. I can always tell when I’ve forgotten this step because although subtle, the impact is huge.
Whenever I’m getting ready for an event or my skin just needs an SOS, this Lancer Caviar Lime Acid Peel is my most-trusted mask. It works absolute WONDERS in reviving dull skin, reducing hyperpigmentation and restoring a healthy glow. While very strong and packed with powerhouse ingredients, this mask is also somehow gentle enough for me to use the morning of an important event without stressing about showing the telltale signs of chemical exfoliation or retinol usage. (Many comparable products work great but I often have to endure a day of redness and puffiness after using them. Not the case with this Lancer peel.) The key ingredients include 10% glycolic acid, 10% phytic acid, and retinol—skin heroes that come to my rescue and revive my skin when I really want to look my best.
A giant pump of this beloved hand lotion is permanently parked on my bedside table and I do not go to bed without liberally applying it to my hands and neck. I’m a huge fan of all Aesop products (the entire range is on sale at Saks right now!), but this glorious scent is a particular favorite. It also happens to be extremely effective in making sure I don’t wake up with lizard hands.
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