If there’s one thing I stepped up my game in last year, it was my skincare routine. Yes, the girl who used the same products since she doused herself in way too much foundation and eyeliner as thick as a raccoon’s eye circles and was never brave enough to put a new product on my face since the age of 12 stepped up her game. I know, that’s not saying much, but alas, I am proud and I don’t plan on quitting this “new year, new face” routine anytime soon. The unfortunate part of this story is that while I have gotten better about using new and different products, it’s because my skin is doing this thing called “aging” which translates to “wrinkles, droopy eyelids, saggy neck” and every other thing you swore you’d never experience when you were 18. It’s a beautiful thing this getting older thing…said nobody ever. BUT. There is hope. At least that’s the miracle I’m holding very tightly on to.
Insert Sephora. The holy grail of life-saving [basically] products. They carry all of the brands I love and use often. Just walking into a Sephora store makes me feel prettier. The thing however is that it can be a little intimidating on knowing where to even start [especially when you need it ALL]. To make the process easier on you when it comes to which new hot items are worth trying I thought I’d act as your resident guinea pig and give a few a try. Can I just say that when I tried all of the products that I am showing below I never felt more like a natural beauty with glowing dewy skin and every time I caught a peek of myself in a mirror I smiled loving the feel-good look-good products on my face. I think based on that statement alone, it’s a pretty good indication on my thoughts on these items.
Let’s dive into a few of the new arrivals and tried & true crowd faves I gave a shot and more about how I plan on incorporating into my new year, new skincare routine! Make sure you sign up to be a Beauty Insider to earn points on every dollar spent and unlock more member benefits.
First up, this LANEIGE – Hypoallergenic Cica Sleeping Mask [also considered the favorite of the group].
Now that we got that magic maker out of the way, let’s dive into the second product I am most thrilled about. Insert this Stila Convertible Color: Dual Lip & Cheek Cream.
Next up, let’s talk about this Tatcha – The Serum Stick: Treatment & Touch Up Balm.
Last but not least, my must-have makeup item: concealer. I decided to give this Hourglass – Vanish Airbrush Concealer a try. If anything has “vanish” “airbrush” and “concealer” in the same sentence I’m game.
So there we have it friend, a new year = a new skincare routine. For the items featured here + a few other favorite products of mine from Sephora, see widget below!
Founder and creator of LIY, Erin turned her dream of a hobby blog into a full-time career which she now runs alongside the LIY team! When not in front of her computer screen [with a La Croix or wine in hand] or in front of a mirror taking mirror selfies, you can find Erin spending time on the water, cuddled up with her two pups and husband most likely watching the latest Shark Tank episode, or getting lost in an easy beach read.