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January 20, 2011

7 Luxe Products to Try Right Now

The girls behind the hit beauty sampling program Birchbox are constantly testing new products to curate the best selection for their members. They’re just as picky about the products they use on their day off:

Katia: I’m a huge proponent of strong brows. I heart my (1) Benefit Brow Zings. Darker brows make a huge difference—my face just looks more awake and done in a big way. I also can’t get enough of (2) Korres Body Butter. All body butters are not created equal—this one is vaca in a bottle.

Mollie: My hair gets out of control staticky during the winter so I’ve been using (3) Oscar Blandi Olio di Jasmine Serum. It’s super-light, smells amazing, and keeps my hair smooth. I’m obsessed with face oils. Lately, I can’t get enough of (4) Darphin Orange Blossom Aromatic Care. The crisp citrus scent perks up stuffy sinuses and it blends in to give my face a dewy, not oily, finish. I’m in no way a minimalist but I adore (5) NARS The Multiple in South Beach. I apply it with a brush just like blush and the peachy bronze color gives me a nice, shimmery flush.

Hayley: I’m fairly low-maintenance but addicted to a few products. I don’t wear foundation but I like the way (6) Too Faced Primed & Poreles Face Primer makes my skin look polished and shine-free. I also love how (7) Jouer Essential Lip Enhancer feels, and how it keeps my lips from chapping—even when it’s freezing out!

  • Elizabeth Dehn
    Born and raised in Minnesota by surprisingly low-maintenance parents, beauty writer and lifestyle editor Elizabeth Dehn (aka Bets) spent her awkward years buying Mood lipstick and whipping up DIY face masks before founding Beauty Bets in 2009.
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