Favorite Beauty Products of 2019
If there is one thing that gets me all kinds of excited and makes me want to remortgage my house for, it’s beauty products! Since making an allowance as a 12 yr old girl, I would save up for two things: $0.05 sours (enough to make my tongue bleed of course) and beauty products from the local drug store.
I had elated pride that my bedroom shelves and drawers mimicked that of my very own Shoppers Drug Mart and that every Seventeen Magazine “must-have” beauty product was at my fingertips.
Fast Forward to life as an adult and being the one in charge of everything down to the toilet paper we use...and you’ll find that the need to own every beauty product resides pretty low on the totem pole. Nonetheless, I still prioritize the fractional amount of products that I do invest in and use as my go-to’s!
To put these products into some kind of context, here are my basic morning and evening facial routines.
Cleanse with a moisturizing cleanser
Antioxidant / Vitamin C Serum
Spot Treatment (if needed)
Oil cleanser (good for getting all the makeup off)
Gentle Exfoliating cleanser
Treatment serum / facial oil
Night moisturizer (heavier than my daily one)
Lip sleeping mask
Deep exfoliation 2x a week
Face Masks 1-2x week
Here is the LONG list of the products that I had on repeat over 2019 and am still using today.
Garnier - 4-in-1 Micellar Water
Deep Cleanse Exfoliating Cleanser
Glossier - Exfoliating Skin Perfector
Rodan & Fields - MicroDermabrasion
Facial Spray with Aloe, Herbs & Rosewater By Mario Badescu (or anything Rosewater or Tea Tree)
Day - Balancing Act By Saturday Skin
Night - D.N.A Time Defying Cream By Dr. Brandt
Vitamin C Hyaluronic Serum By Derma E, Revitalift Pure Vitamin C By L’Oreal
Acne - Drying lotion By Mario Badescu ( the best acne spot treatment EVER)
Fine Lines - Wrinkle Warrior By Kate Somerville
Rosacea - Rozatrol By Zo’ Skin Health
Triple Peptide Eye Cream By Dr. Brandt, Needles No More, No More Baggage By Dr. Brandt
Vanilla Woods By The 7 Virtues ( all clean at Sephora and so much better for you!)
VitaTree - Hair Skin & Nails Vitamins
Brazilian Bum Bum Cream (daily)
Eucerin Advanced Repair (advance repair for super dry)
Perfecting Primer By Nude By Nature & Futuredew by Glossier
Unisex Healthy Glow By Charlotte Tilbury
Liquid - It Cosmetics CC Cream & M. Asam Magic Finish
Powder - Radiant Loose Powder Foundation in N5 Champagne
Concealer - Shape Tape By Tarte
CC+ Radiance Ombre Blush By It Cosmetics, Nars Orgasm & Cloud Paint in PUFF from Glossier
LAURA MERCIER Matte Radiance Baked Powder Compact
Stay All Day Waterproof Eyeliner By Stila & The Feline Flick By Charlotte Tilbury
Roller Lash Mascara By Benefit
Brow Powder Duo in Medium Brown By Anastasia
Anything from Tarte or M.A.C (my fav base color that I apply first is ORB from M.A.C)
Butter Gloss in Creme Brûlée By NYX, Liquid Lipstick in Tidal By Burt’s Bees,
Tinted Lip Balm in Pink Blossom By Burt’s Bees, Pillow Talk Lipstick By Charlotte Tilbury
Blur Spray By Milk, Matte Magic Mist & Set Spray By Elf
Primer / Blow Out Cream By Monat
Treatment / NeuReapir Argan Oil By Neuma
Dry Shampoo / The Champ by Monat
Hair Spray / Refinish Control By Monat
I hope this is super helpful!!
FYI - In 2020 I will be sharing more CLEAN products (stated testing NATURAL brand already) as I continue to find ones I love using. I am working towards building a safer more streamline set of beauty products that are certificate clean and more multi-use as I want to cut down on the number of products I have to buy and store in my home.
Shine on sweet friend,