The number one reason people have bad reactions to skincare and makeup is fragrance. There’s an Armani mascara I love, but it’s scented and my eyes would without fail start to tear within seconds of putting it on – too bad really because I loved the idea of telling people that my eyelashes were scented…
Bobbi has a way of knowing what we need, when we need it. These frigid temperatures are giving us seriously rosy cheeks, and not in the cute, flushed way – in the patchy, blotchy mess kind of way that even the best skincare routine has trouble fighting off.
Forget liquid gold – in this weather you need gold cream. Chantecaille is the only thing that kept my skin from cracking during our week in Beaver, Colorado and a recent trip to NYC. I use it every night, but up in the mountains, 2–3 times a day. Next to SPF, it’s the most vital beauty product in dry, chilly temperatures.
Packaging isn’t everything in the beauty world, but when a sumptuous product finds its way into equally delectable packaging, the must-have effect goes through the roof. That’s how I feel about everything from Texas-based Farmhouse Fresh beauty, especially their Sweet Cream body milk lotion.
I have an elaborate 13-step beauty routine, and while I consider all 13 of those products as personal essentials, a few stuck out from the pack as the top five of the year. So without further ado, here are the best beauty products of 2013 – the ones that I just couldn’t live without. What were yours?
La Prairie held a splashy event to launch two new products that are the result of major innovation. They’re coming out early next year, but I had the chance to check them both out now: the Cellular Swiss Ice Crystal Cream and the Cellular Swiss Ice Crystal Dry Oil, which can work separately or together.
Proactiv+ works…it just does. It’s formulated with the same actives as countless other products, but somehow their trio of products is more effective without smelling bad or over drying your skin (their step 2 product is drying, but if you cut it down from the recommended three times to one or add in a moisturizing SPF to the trio of products, your skin should be fine).
I’ve been traveling a lot lately, and the timing couldn’t be more perfect beauty-packing wise. Now is the time when most brands are releasing their limited edition beauty gift sets and most not only offer stellar values, but they’re usually travel friendly. Case in point First Aid Beauty’s FAB Aglow Kit.