August 24, 2018

Beauty Favorites | What I’m Rebuying

 

Beauty Favorites, What I'm Rebuying, Beauty Inspo, Helena of Brooklyn Blonde

Wine glass is from CB2  

Today marks the start of the Sephora sale* and I usually use this opportunity to stock up on my favorites! I tend to purchase items I’m running out of or items on my “to try” list. While not everything I mentioned here is sold at Sephora, a few of these are. For the rest, they’re other favorites that deserved a mention, including the wine glass shown in the above photo.


Bobbi Brown Primer Plus Mattifier: I started using this primer several months ago and it’s been a new favorite for my oily t-zone. I still love the Laura Mercier Primer for cooler months, but if your skin is on the oily and shiny side, I’d definitely give this one a go.

Tan-Luxe The Face: If you follow me on instastories, you’ve probably seen me mention Tan-Luxe several times. I’ve always used a facial self tanner, but over the last several months, I’ve been using this. A few drops are mixed into your moisturizer (or SPF), day or night, and a few hours later, you’re left with a subtle glow. It will take several tries to know how you like it: daily, every other day, 2 drops, 1 drop, etc, but it’s pretty foul-proof. Since I tend to use acid on a daily basis (something that removes tanner), I’ve found I prefer 2 drops mixed into my daily SPF. I also make sure to add a thicker layer of moisturizer around my neck, since tanner tends to settle there.

Tan-Luxe The Body: Similar to the above, but specifically made for the body. I mix 2-3 drops into my body moisturizer and I’m left looking a little less ghostly. Make sure you add a thicker layer (without tanner) of moisturizer to your feet, ankles and knees so the tanner does not settle there!

YSL Touche Eclat Radiance Awakening Foundation: It’s been my #1 holy grail favorite for years. It evens out my complexion, yet never makes me look like I’m wearing face makeup. I’d often mix it with a drop of face oil to amp up the glowliness.

Vintner’s Daughter Active Botanical Serum: I love Vintner’s Daughter so much that I’ve dedicated an entire post to it. If you missed it the first time (and are interested), I go into detail as to why I love it. Bottom line: it’s such a beautiful product and always leaves me with the most glowing, healthy looking skin. This little bottle shown in the above photo is their latest travel-sized version!

Rodin Olio Lusso Oil: Whether it’s for the face or body, I’m a huge lover of oils. There’s just something so luxurious and special about them. Rodin Olio Lusso Oil is at the top of the luxury oil list. If you’re looking to treat yourself or want to give a gift of something fabulous, this is my favorite. Bonus points for looking absolutely beautiful in the bathroom.

Oribe Gold Lust Hair Oil: This luxurious, lightweight oil absorbs instantly to help restore all hair types back to its prime condition. Safe to use for colored or keratin-treated hair and works especially well if yours is more on the dry &/or damaged side. Apply as a pre-shampoo treatment, before blow drying for heat protection, or on dry hair for luster and frizz control.

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Bobbi Brown High Shimmer Lipgloss Pastel #12: When I’m not wearing a bright lip, chances are, I’m wearing this. Hands down, my favorite lipgloss out there! Another favorite color of mine is Bellini.

YSL Touche Eclat All-In-One Glow: It’s a drop lighter than the Radiance Awakening and almost acts like a tinted moisturizer, but with a little something extra. If you’re into light foundations, give this a try.

Drunk Elephant TLC Framboos Glycolic Night Serum: Just purchased my second bottle as I’ve really enjoyed having this in my rotation. This serum is intended for night and refines and resurfaces skin to reveal a smoother and more radiant complexion. It’s a great solution for dullness, pores, and uneven skin tone. I tend to alternate between this, prescription retinol and Sunday Riley Good Genes. 

Drunk Elephant C-Firma Day Serum:Another product I’ve mentioned before. You can check out the full Drunk Elephant post here, but this is definitely something that I’m rebuying.

It Cosmetics Superhero Mascara: This continues to be one of the best mascaras I’ve tried.  I’ve repurchased several tubes and anytime there’s a Sephora sale, I stock up (con: it dries out rather quickly, but I still love it).

Bobbi Brown Blush Pretty Pink: One of my favorite subtle, but buildable, pink blushes out there.

NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer in 2.5: I’ve tried many concealers but always end up coming back to this one. It does the best job of actually concealing without caking. I use this under my eyes, on any red spots and on blemishes.


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*Starting today, Sephora Rouge members get first dibs off your entire purchase with the code YESROUGE. Next week, VIB members get 15% off their entire purchase with code YESVIB and YESINSIDER.

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  • Peppermint Dolly

    So many great products – and a few “new to me” ones I’ll have to check out!!

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  • BeingIsabella

    What I love so much about this little guide of yours is that you mentioned so many great skincare products. Until a short while ago, I only really thought of Sephora for makeup, but this has completely changed, and to be frank, I am much more lured to their skincare department now. That Drunk Elephant C Serum looks wonderful and seems to be exactly what we will need as the Winter slowly, but surely approaches us in the city. A product recommendation I have for you, considering you love this Nars concealer, is the soft matte concealer in the pot. It is great for covering blemishes and undereye circles, the shade range is phenomenal, and you only need a tiny bit so it will last you a while. Have you tried this! Wishing you and your family and wonderful weekend – I hear the weather is suppose to be beautiful! xx

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  • Chloe

    I swear by the Nars concealer! I’ve never tried any of the other products, thanks for sharing!

    Chloe x
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  • Alex

    Sephora’s sales are the best ! I feel I am reading about YSL touche eclat for years now ! I should give it a go !
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  • Ewa Macherowska

    Absolutely love it! x

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  • Mireia

    Lately I’m so in love with Tan-Luxe products!

  • Renee

    How often do you rotate your serums within one week (drunk elephant gycolic, Sunday Riley good genes etc.)?

    Thx and love your content!

  • Jase

    The necklace is beautiful where is it from?

  • Mademoiselle Coconath

    Sounds like great products! I need to check them out
    xx
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  • Rach

    I always love your beauty product recommendations. They are usually the best! Thanks for sharing these!

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  • Kaya-Quintana

    Very curious about those YSL products, will check them out! 😀

  • Fatou

    This is amazing!
    xx
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  • vanessa

    loving your make-up favorites!

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  • Brianne

    About to pull the trigger on ththe DE glycolic night serum but curious how you use this with P50? Can you use them at the same time? Same with good genes. Can you apply those serums after using P50? Thank you!!

  • Astha

    i read your blog and love your beauty tips great products
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  • pavers brikmakers Perth

    Quirky wine glass!

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