As many of you guys have probably noticed by now, I'm something of a beauty product nerd, in addition to being obsessed with bags. Because I know that's also true for many of you, I like to take the opportunity every week or two to talk beauty instead of bags, and today is one such day. I've done a ton of beauty shopping in the past few weeks and found some products that have really helped my skin make the transition into the cooler, dryer weather that New York is having right now, and because of the recent Sephora sales, I'm guessing plenty of you also have some new favorites whose praises you'd like to sing. Now's the time: check out a handful of my picks below and let us know what you're currently obsessed with in the comments!
Belif The True Cream Moisturizing Bomb
$38 via Sephora
I blow through moisturizer with impressive speed during the winter, so this month, I set out to find something that would keep me hydrated under my makeup all day without sucking a hundred bucks out of every monthly budget until April. I had heard great things about this relatively affordable Belif cream, so I picked some up last week and have been very pleased with the results. My skin feels plump and hydrated until I wash my face at night and my makeup sits well on top of it.
First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Instant Oatmeal Mask
$24 via Sephora
I use a bunch of FAB's products year-round because they're gentle and effective, but I hadn't tried this popular moisturizing mask until recently. Just like most of the brand's products, it does exactly what it promises, and this particular product does it while smelling pleasantly of breakfast.
Herbivore Blue Tansy Resurfacing Clarity Mask
$48 via Sephora
I'll admit to first being intrigued by Herbivore's ultra-chic packaging, but it's the brand's commitment to natural, plant-derived, no-preservatives-added formulations that have motivated me to try half a dozen of its products. My latest favorite is this gentle peel, which uses fruit enzymes to exfoliate your skin gently but effectively.
May Coop Raw Sauce Essence
$43 via Sephora
I can't blame you if the phrase "raw sauce" turns you off, but if you can get past it, this stuff is the real deal. If you're unfamiliar with essences, they're a step in Korean skincare routines between toner and serum, and this one in particular is a cult favorite. After using it regularly, I can see why--my serum and moisturizer seem to sink into my skin more effectively or have their effects magnified by this tree sap-based goop.
Stila Convertible Color Blush in Lillium
$25 via Sephora
This product, which advertises itself as for both cheeks and lips, has been around forever, but I didn't try it until a couple of weeks ago when my blush cracked in my suitcase on a flight to Atlanta. Since my skin gets so dry in winter, it seemed like the perfect excuse to try a cream blush instead of my used pressed powder, and this is the first one I picked up in Sephora. I've used it every day since then; the application is quick and foolproof, and this particular shade is perfect for my fair skin tone.
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