It’s hard to believe that March is almost over!!! Where did this month go?! Most of us have been spending a lot more time at home and doing wayyyy more self care rituals than usual. I used to use a face mask once a week, maybe once every other week, and now I’ve been using one 3 times a week – and oh man, my skin is rejoicing.
In my new monthly series, Best of Beauty, I share beauty products I used for the past month that really stood out to me. They are a mix of products that I’ve been using for years, months, or just recently tried in the past few weeks and loved. Everything from perfume, to face masks, eye shadow, moisturizer, shampoo, serum and more. Here’s what made the cut this month…
Best Beauty: March
Bobbi Brown Bronzer
I’ve been using this bronzer for over a decade now. I use shade “Bali Brown” and let me tell you, it is the prettiest, easiest bronzer to apply. There’s a slight shimmer to it which I love. You get a subtle glow and it really pops when the light hits it! I always use a bronzer brush to apply it, and tap a bit of the powder off before applying because a little goes a long way.
Image Skincare Lip Balm
My old dermatologist recommended this lip balm and I fell in LOVE with it a few years ago. It’s so moisturizing, scent free, clear, and I keep about a million in every drawer around my apartment. Unlike so many lip balms, it doesn’t need to be reapplied constantly because it actually works. I found it on MAJOR sale here and bought 10 tubes the other month!
Sunday Riley UFO Face Oil
If you have a blemish, use a drop of this on it and it will go away – no joke. I SWEAR by this stuff. So many of you have said you love it after I recommended it too. I never travel without it because I often break out after being on a plane/change of climate. If I have a blemish, I simply dab a drop on, rub it in, sleep with it overnight – and the next morning it’s either gone or died down significantly. It dries up a pimple FAST.
Tan Luxe Self Tanner Face Oil
I just did an IGTV explaining exactly how to apply these self tanner drops! If you need a natural looking face tan, use 2-3 drops of this mixed in with your everyday serum, moisturizer or foundation and rub it all over your face. You will be amazed at what a little color can do for you – you just look healthier! It doesn’t get on your clothes, barely has a smell, and washes off with your normal face cleanser. I wear the light/medium shade.
The shade I’ve been using since I was 18 is called C-Thru and if they ever discontinue it I will be devastated! I love that MAC offers a free gloss if you bring in 6 empty MAC products. This is such a great nude shade and my go-to everyday gloss. I have a naturally dark pink lip color, so this really neutralizes it/blends well. FYI if you have a lighter natural lip color this may be a bit too nude for you, so just use a tiny bit!
Tata Harper Resurfacing Mask
I’ve used 3 of her masks now, and none compare to the Resurfacing Mask. This mask really gets your pores deep cleaned. I don’t know how it does it, but it WORKS. My face feels squeaky clean, but not dried out, after using it. Plus it’s a completely CLEAN product.
Tom Ford Body Oil
This stuff smells like SUMMER. I rub a little bit on my collarbone and shoulders when I’m wearing a pretty top or dress. It is so feminine, gorgeous, and really gives me that extra pep in my step. You just feel sexy wearing it!
Barbara Sturm Face Cream
I’ve been using this face cream for 2 months now and my skin eats it up. It’s unscented, absorbs fast, and has the BEST texture out of any moisturizer I’ve ever tried. It’s pricey, but I personally think it’s worth it if you’re over 30. If you’re looking for a similar feeling product, and under the age of 30, this Kiehl’s moisturizer is a good one (I used to use it in my mid 20s.) It’s unscented as well, not too thick and absorbs easily. FYI I use the Barbara Sturm regular face cream, but am going to try her rich face cream next since my skin has been EXTRA dry this season.
YSL Eyeshadow Palette
This is the prettiest eyeshadow palette! It has all the best colors and is the only one I use on a day to day basis. The exact color way I use is called Saharienne. The shadows blend beautifully.
Be sure to check out last month’s Best of Beauty: February roundup!