Happy Friday, the 13th!! To celebrate this seemingly unlucky day, I’m featuring 13 of my LUCKIEST products that truly deliver … each. and. every. time.
Pictured: Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray, Chanel Tan de Chanel, Dr. Jart Premium BB Cream, Bobbi Brown Crystal Lip Gloss, Hynt Beauty Duet Concealer, Laura Mercier Volume Supreme Mascara, Kerastase Iris Royal Touché Perfection Cream, RMS Beauty Living Luminzer, RMS Beauty LipShine in Content, IT Cosmetics Brow Power Universal Brow Pencil, YSL Touché Éclat, Embryolisse Lait-Creme, Bobbi Brown Long-wear Gel Eyeliner
Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray: This hair product is one of the best does-it-all sprays on the market. This spray is a fabulous hair texturizer for all hair types. It doesn’t leave a powdery residue whatsoever and serves as a three-in-one: dry shampoo, volumizer, and UV protectant. Nothing else really compares to this particular hair miracle.
Chanel Tan de Chanel: This is a cream bronzer that virtually works for any skin tone. It blends seamlessly and stays fresh on both dry and oily skin. The color isn’t too orange or too dark, and it’s definitely not full of glitter particles. I not only use it on places where the sun normally hits the face, but I’ll use it down the neck and buff it along the collarbone as well to give a gorgeous glow to the décolleté.
Dr. Jart Premium BB Cream: This BB is a flawless product. It’s a true Korean BB cream that makes many of it’s competitors pale in comparison. The shades are beautiful and natural-looking (not too gray like many of the other original BB’s and not too orangey like many of the Western BB’s which are more like tinted moisturizers). This covers better than many foundations I’ve tried, and is moisturizing enough without feeling greasy. It features SPF 45, antioxidant bio-pepties and adenosine which protects skin from harsh environmental factors. It also boasts a pump dispenser which I personally adore — a mess-free and air-tight way to dispense just the right amount of product.
Bobbi Brown Crystal Lip Gloss: This is my go-to gloss for a glassy shine that stays put much longer than others I’ve tried. It’s fragrance-free and non-sticky and is, hands down, THE best gloss on both bare and lacquered lips. Just a dab of this crystal magic to the middle of your pout and your mouth is exponentially fuller.
Hynt Beauty Duet Concealer: This concealer is a cult product for a reason. It’s simply amazing. The Duet perfecting concealer provides full coverage and completely deletes any discoloration or blemish without looking dry and cakey. A teeny amount of this product goes a very long way. It’s blends beautifully, stays put all day (and night), and offers a variety of shades to suit any skin tone.
Laura Mercier Volume Supreme Mascara: The unicorn of mascaras, Laura Mercier’s Volume Supreme is one of my lash loves. It manages to lengthen and volumize with zero clumps. This formula is unique in that it uses glazing gel technology to softly sculpt and hold lashes in place. It’s also packed with natural cotton fibers that add thickness and length, plus nutrients to keep lashes conditioned. Just one coat and you’re good to go.
Kerastase Iris Royal Touché Perfection Cream: This hair balm is the perfect finishing cream to smooth through ends after blow drying. I usually take a dime-size amount from mid-length to ends and it provides the lightest, cuticle seal without stickiness, added weight or residue. I keep a tube in my bag as well as in the drawer in my bathroom.
RMS Beauty Living Luminzer: This RMS Beauty addict adores all products created by the “Green Guru”, Rose Marie Swift. She’s a genius in the little pot/ big results department. Her products are not only all-natural, but they’re highly pigmented and VERY good for your skin. I could wax poetic about this luminizer all day, but I’ll keep it brief. A dab of this glorious glow cream on your cheek bones, the cupid’s bow of your lip, down the center of your nose, and applied to the inner corners of your eyes and you’ll look more ethereal than an angel’s halo.
RMS Beauty LipShine in Content: This LipShine is a richly pigmented, classic berry red color that suits all skin tones. I like to use this dense, gel-like formula on cheeks as well for an uber-natural flush. RMS Content LipShine is light and non-sticky, and wows with it’s gorgeous color pay-off.
IT Cosmetics Brow Power Universal Brow Pencil: IT Cosmetics nailed it with this particular shade. This pencil is a buildable product that I find myself using on a multitude of hair colors (hence Universal). I’ll use the lightest of strokes on the fair-haired and deeper etching to shape the brows of my brunettes. It’s dual-ended, so the brush feature is a nice addition for quick brows at the red light. 😉
YSL Touché Éclat: I’ve been using this highlighting concealer since college. It’s formula is ideal for the inner corners of eyes, crevices around your nose and really, anywhere you want to deminish shadowing. The formula is light, the shades are perfect and the product stays put. Just a few clicks brushes away most imperfections. This concealing formula doesn’t settle into fine lines either. It’s ace.
Embryolisse Lait-Creme: This cult French moisturizer is my tried and true does-it-all cream. I’ll use this to prime skin before makeup as well as to freshen any dry areas on the face, post application, for a fresh and luminous glow. It’s a skin-perfecting miracle product, and I frankly don’t know what I’d do without it.
Bobbi Brown Long-wear Gel Eyeliner: This award-winning gel eyeliner offers 12 hours of waterproof, sweat and humidity-resistant wear, and in Charleston, SC, that’s always a plus! This gel liner coupled with a flat-tip eyeliner brush gives more precision and staying power than any pencil I’ve come across. This classic staple is a must.