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March 8, 2017

March Love List

We haven’t done a love list in awhile! And by the looks of the half-empties in my bathroom, it’s high time I fill you in on the things that have been getting me through winter and combatting the beauty blahs—dry skin, dull hair, general boredom from being stuck indoors. But these will all carry you into spring, too. I did notice that most are on the pricey side . . . not something I factor in when testing, which means they’re worth every penny! We do have a Target beauty buys post in the hopper if that’s more your jam! –Elizabeth

(clockwise): Eve Lom Kiss Mix Lip Balm ($22) is shiny, sticky in a stay-put way, and comes in that chic white pot. I ration it out, I love it so much. // 2. Ever since I started using Rhonda Allison Synergy A ($125) a couple months ago, people have commented how good my skin looks. I use it every night, sometimes topped with a moisturizer, and wake up with a smooth, fresh glow. Better than retinol!  // 3. My nightstand is littered with essential oils but Tata Harper Aromatic Stress Treatment ($80) is the most soothing—I roll it on before bed or before a moment of meditation when I need to calm the eff down. // 4. Clarins Instant Light Lip Protector in Plum Shimmer ($26) is the perfect sheer berry, but I also j’adore the formula for shine and moisture, and feel French every time I take out the sleek tube. // 5. Kevin Murphy Maxi Wash ($35) detoxifies product build-up without stripping and leaves my hair big and bouncy. Think of it as your Sunday shampoo. // 6. I always have concealer on hand for quick touch-ups to dark circles and imperfections. Rodial Instaglam Magic Pen Corrector ($26) super easy to use (while NOT driving) because it doesn’t require a brush, layers over other concealers, won’t spill in your bag, and doesn’t budge. // 7. Votary Toning Serum ($118) is one of the products that seems totally unnecessary (what exactly IS a toning serum anyway?) and yet is the thing I look forward to apply most—in the morning, right after I’ve cleansed, before face oils or creams. It wakes up my skin and gives it a refreshed look. // 8. I’ve been teasing GOOP by Juice Beauty Exfoliating Instant Facial ($125) on instagram so here’s the official word: the most luxurious yet natural at-home peel I’ve used. It’s also part microderm, so you get that satisfying scrub. If you’ve tried a lot of active exfoliants, you won’t notice different results with this, but I guarantee you’ll swoon over the experience. The subtle scent, cream texture, heavy jar, Gwyneth’s font . . . it’s basically skincare porn.

 

 

 

 

  • Elizabeth Dehn
    ABOUT ELIZABETH
    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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