Happy Friyay fabulous friends! I wanted to keep with the new year theme of the week and share my most favorite beauty products of 2019 and why with y’all today. A lot of these products I’ve used for years and some I just added within the last 6 months and am truly loving. I’m sharing everything from skin care (my favorite and also most popular reader favorite category), make up, hair care, sunless tanner + spf and fragrance.
SkinCeuticals C E Ferulic // I’m well aware this isn’t the most affordable serum however it’s my #1 most loved + recommended product for one simple reason, it works. I was suffering from monthly painful cystic acne and couldn’t find a solution that worked until I finally splurged on this product. It has not only put my cystic acne at bay but has helped fade past acne scars and sun spots.
Sunday Riley UFO Dry Oil // Another serum I’ve used for a couple years now and love. This medicated dry oil absorbs into your skin quickly (hints dry oil) and has tea tree extract which helps to clear your pores and clear blackheads. I truly think this product has helped keep my acne and black heads under control as well.
Dr. Jart Cicapair Tiger Grass Color Correcting Treatment // I just recently started using this product and it has helped correct the redness I naturally have around my nose, on my chin and cheeks. This product works best when applying directly after your moisturizer with a big kabuki brush.
Glam Glow SuperMud Clearing Mask // This is my favorite mask for clearing up blackheads and more importantly my favorite spot treatment mask. If I have a pimple that pops up I’ll dab some of this on it and it will be half the size by morning if not completely cleared up.
PTR Pro Strength Lactic Pore Treatment // This is another new product I recently started using and really like. This powerful lactic pore treatment is super easy and fast to use with great results. After washing my face at night (only use in the PM) I’ll apply this treatment to my entire face and let sit for a few minutes. You’ll then rinse it off and continue with the rest of your PM skin care routine. This product helps shrink enlarged pores which is my number once annoyance! More so than wrinkles at this stage in life and that’s honestly just because I get botox lol.
CT Unisex Healthy Glow Tinted Moisturizer // This is my favorite tinted moisturizer I’ll wear on days I don’t want to wear foundation. It comes out of the tube white and customizes to your skin tone when you apply it and start to rub it in. Good to note this tinted moisturizer doesn’t have SPF so be sure to add that into your routine somewhere.
Tarte Amazonian Clay 12 Hour Blush // I love this blush for a few reasons. It goes on very natural and last all day. I also really like how it doesn’t take much which in turn helps the product last longer. I wear color ‘Seduce – rosy nude’
CT Lip Cheat Lip Liner // This is my favorite lip liner, I wear color ‘pillow talk’ and it pairs perfectly with almost any brands rosy nude lipstick or gloss.
Olaplex No. 6 Bond Smoother // I added this new product to my hair care routine last year and it has been a major came changer. It not only detangle and smoothes out my hair but more importantly strengthens and hydrates the ends of my hair.
Drybar Blonde Al Purple Shampoo // This has been the best purple shampoo I have found that gives me the best results when it comes to getting rid of brassiness and brighten up my blonde color treated hair. It can be a bit drying though so be sure to use a good hydrating conditioner and mask.
Nexxus Air Lift Finishing Spray // I picked this up from Target on a whim when they were having a beauty sale – so glad I did. It reminds me of Orbie’s dry texture spray but this one smells REALLY GOOD and is half the cost.
St. Tropez Sunless Tanner // I feel like I’ve tried all the sunless tanners out there and I will continue to test out new ones or ones that become rapidity popular bc I’m a product junkie at heart. With that being said, this Classic medium St. Tropez Bronzer is still my #1 go to.
Supergoop! SPF 50 lip gloss // This is my go SPF lip gloss for all year around but esp anytime I’m going to be out in the sun. I have extreme dry lips all year around and I’m prone to cold sores (ewe, I know). My lips not only chap easily but get sunburnt easily too and this has been the best preventative chapstick/gloss I’ve found. It’s light weight and goes on clear.
Elta MD Tinted SPF Moisturizer // So I know I linked the CT tinted moisturizer above, this one is different bc it’s much more light weight and not so much for coverage as it is to simply do the job of a good SPF. I will wear this one more int he spring/summer months but still use all year around.
Donna Karen ‘Cashmere Mist’ Deodorant // Hands down the best deodorant ever. Goes on so silky smooth/soft and smells AUH-mazing. More importantly – it works and works v well.
Chanel Chance Perfume // This is my new favorite perfume. It’s a very fruity floral perfume and brightens my day, especially during the winter :).
Calvin Klein Euphoria // Not into strong fruity florals? This scent is perfect for the fall/winter months. It’s a great woodsy contrast between ‘exotic fruits and seductive florals’.