I’m not always the most on top of what’s in during any given season. But this year I decided that I was going to take a look at what beauty products are making everyone excited. And I have to say I’m a convert: there are some absolutely amazing items that I have fallen in love with. I personally snagged a new concealer, some brow products, and a new palette. I’m willing to bet that a few of your beauty products are a little past expired, and now is the perfect time to update them with something new and improved. And if you’re one of those magical unicorns who never keeps product past its expiration (how??), you deserve a little treat. Maybe a gorgeous new lip color? No matter what you’re looking for, this season’s hottest beauty trends will deliver. And if you’re not into going with the trends, we have a few absolutely timeless classics mixed in for you.
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Set Your Makeup for All Day Wear With This Loose Powder
I’ve always struggled with my make-up looking a bit cakey. I have watched countless hours of make-up tutorials, and every single one mentioned using face powder–a lot of them mentioning this particular face powder. Without makeup, it hides lines, wrinkles, acne, and scars, giving your face a smoother, softer appearance. When worn with makeup, it helps your foundation stay in place longer, no matter how long your day is.
This Curling Iron is Perfect For Travel
Air drying isn’t always in the cards for me. Sometimes it’s just faster to whip out the curling iron to refresh my waves, and I am very pleased to see that I can also do this without breaking the bank. This curling iron works just as well as those fancy ones on the market, it looks gorgeous (I love rose gold) and is fairly small –– making it ideal for travel.
The No. 1 on Amazon: The Under-Eye Concealer Everyone is Talking About
Ok, I’ll admit it. I just bought three of these Instant Age Rewind concealers: one neutralizer, one highlighter, and one in a shade to match my skin tone. I’ve used them before, and like other buyers, I love them. “Thumbs up from a total snob,” writes reviewer Sarita. “Best under eye concealer ever,” says buyer Morty. I always look a little less awake in the colder months, so I need to stock up as we head into fall.
This Jelly Mask Looks Silly… Just Wait Till You See The Results
First things first, how silly does this jelly mask look? Yes yes, we can all let out the giggles. But boyyyyy does this work! Use it after an intense facial or an LED mask session to help create an occlusive layer, which forces hydration and pushes nutrients deeply into the skin. If you don’t know what all those words mean, just trust me: you’ll look ridiculous until you take the mask off, then you’ll look amazing.
This Hairspray Gives You Absolute Hold and Lasts All Day
More than 37,000 Amazon buyers rate this blasting freeze hairspray 4.7 stars! Many reviewers note it works great for styling and securing wigs. Reviewer Multi-Tasking Genius says, “It doesn’t make my hair sticky, it dries quickly, the nozzle is VERY accurate … and this product holds my spiky hair all day even in humid conditions.” When I’m dealing with a hat or other cold weather accessories, I need my hair to have a powerful hold, and this gets the job done.
This Clump-Free Mascara Truly Stays Clump-Free
Buying expensive mascara is a true waste of money. Regardless of whether you finished the tube, you should throw it away every three months or do to avoid clumping or infected eyelids from bacteria. Yes, your mascara can expire. So buying a $20+ mascara makes very little financial sense. Luckily, I found a mascara that I truly love that is less than $7.99, and this is it. No matter how much I layer it on, it stays true to its promise of being clump-free, and it gives me the gorgeous lashes of my dreams.
These Tonymoly Pocket Bunny Perfume Bars Are The Perfect Gift
Ok yes, I am addicted to ANYTHING Tonymoly. I will seek therapy, but until I do, I am obliged to tell you that this adorable trio of on-the-go perfume bunnies is a surefire crowd-pleaser. They come in three colors and all loaded up with different on-trend scents. Our favorite is plum-hued Bloom Bunny, which comes full of a stick-style perfume that’s an uplifting mix of lemon, jasmine, and amber. If you have any birthdays coming up, these are a great gift.
I Cannot Get Enough of These Tako Scrub Sticks
This little cutie is called Tako and it’s a blackhead scrub stick from TONYMOLY. It uses a powerful blend of marine plant extracts, black mud, and charcoal to easily extract pore-clogging skin impurities and reveal a more clarified complexion. My favorite part is the adorable little container it comes in, like a surprised little octopus buddy. I need three.
This Eyelash and Brow Serum Works Wonders
I’m not a very hairy person and have longed for thicker, longer eyelashes and some semblance of eyebrows. Thanks to this Lavish Lash brow and eyelash serum, I’m well on my way! It’s got biotin and natural growth peptides, plus over 45,000 glowing reviews that say it really works. If you’re struggling with the thicker brow trends of late, this serum will save you!
Get Kissable Color and Shine With This Butter Gloss in So Many Shades
After spending so much time wearing a mask, I’m dying for the chance to show off a gorgeous lip color. Why not stock up on some pretty butter gloss to give them the perfect touch as you show off that post-pandemic smile? This NYX Butter Gloss is a beauty-buyer fave, rating 4.6 stars on more than 50,000 purchases. I have the Ginger Snap and Cinnamon Roll shades myself, and they’re to-die-for.
Revitalize Hair Growth With Caffeinated Shampoo & Thickening Conditioner
Caffeine in my cup? Yes, please! Caffeine in my hair? Hold up a second! I’d never honestly given a thought to caffeinated shampoo until I saw this biotin shampoo and conditioner set from Paisle. Apparently, caffeine assists with hair growth. Who knew? The accompanying thickening conditioner is the perfect end to a wash, both gentle and lightweight. Reviewers rave about this product, from its scent to how well it works.
The Product That Saved My Hair From Breakage
If you’re anything like me, your hair is super prone to kinks and breakage. Enter these silk scrunchies. Seriously amazing; they hold up any amount of hair without putting strain on my luscious locks. My hair loves it and I promise you will too. Not to mention, they are pink and super cute. I’ve used them for dozens of different styles, they’re so versatile.
These Nail Wraps Give You A Mani In Seconds
Who has time to wait for their nail polish to dry? Certainly not me. And I’m guessing not you either. Until we can lay around until that lacquer hardens, we can always opt for these nail stickers instead. Stick them on, create your own nail design, and top with a quick-drying topcoat.
This Moisturizer is Super Lightweight And Silky
You’ve probably put on moisturizer before that left your face feeling — well, gloopy. But this lil’ bottle won’t do that. Not only is the formula lightweight and silky, but it also absorbs into your skin quickly so you’re not stuck walking around with a wet face. Hyaluronic acid works to lock in moisture, while 20% bio-moist complex leaves your complexion feeling refreshed.
These Eyes Masks Are The Saviour After a Late Night
Whether I’m looking for an excuse to pamper myself (is because it’s Sunday a good reason?) or if I’ve gone a bit too hard on the wine, these eye masks are like an energy drink for your eyes. It’s truly amazing how quickly you’ll perk right up. Also, you’ll look bougie af in gold, so no shame in your game if you wear them to walk the dog.
This Dior Lip Glow is Gorgeous And Worth The Splurge
I don’t wear a lot of makeup, but I like a little color on my lips. I usually gravitate towards tinted lip balm, but a while back, I tried this Dior Lip Glow and instantly fell in love. It’s supposed to react chemically with your lips to create a custom color – I don’t know if that really happens, but the rosy “your lips but better” hue is beyond gorgeous. I think it’s a great choice for the cooler months if you want to get a bit of a glow to your face.
CeraVe Has a Cult Following And This Eye Repair Cream is No Exception
Dark circles will be the bane of my existence (thanks genetics). No matter how much sleep I get, I look like I just pulled an all-nighter. I’ve tried my fair share of under-eye creams, but the eye repair cream is heaven-sent. With three essential ceramides and hyaluronic acid, you’ll notice you look more awake after just a couple of uses.
Sandals That Harness The Power Of Reflexology
These sandals take comfort to a whole new level with their use of reflexology. Designed for those with foot issues, the sandals are filled with small rubber points that target specific areas of your feet that are responsible for your overall health. I wear mine around the house, and they make a huge difference.
This Japonesque Go Curl Gives A Longer Lasting Curl
Step away from your old lash curler immediately. This new easel-style version from Japonesque has a seriously clever design and I am never going back. The result is a longer-lasting curl that will withstand the winter weather. I give extra points for the open cage design which means no more pinches and the fact it’s so small I can stash it in my purse for an on-the-go touch-up.
This Tinted Brow Mascara Gel Tames Your Brows
When it comes to your makeup, brows have gone from secondary characters to the stars of the show. If your brow game is weak, your whole face will be thrown off. Step it up with this Tinted Brow Mascara. This stuff tames, shapes, and fills-in with one quick swipe.
This Hair Tool Gives You the Perfect Waves
My hair is stick straight with zero curls whatsoever. This Bed Head Swerve hair tool is the only product I’ve found that makes my hair look naturally wavy. I can switch my ‘do up between tousled curls and beachy waves with the same device. Plus, the ceramic plates reduce frizz. When it’s getting cold out and I want to pretend I’m on a beach somewhere, I give myself some lovely waves.
The Thank Me Later Primer Series Keeps Your Look Pristine All Day
Want the longest lasting eye makeup ever? Try any of these Thank Me Later primer series that keeps your look intact even through sweaty workouts! The before and afters are literally amazing – the artfully-applied makeup looks the exact same up to 12 hours later! If you’ve never used eyeshadow primer before, now is the time to start because it makes a HUGE difference.
This Intense Repair Body Cream is a Game Changer For Dry Skin
If you have severely dry skin, or you just haven’t found a moisturizer that you love, opt for the Probiotic rich La Roche-Posay Lipikar intense body repair cream. It’s clinically proven to reduce dry skin and provide long-lasting hydration while still being gentle enough for daily use. Your skin will thank you, especially if you live in a colder climate where winter is basically a hell scape of dry skin.
This Nude Eyeshadow Palette Is A Perfect Dupe
This super affordable Nude eyeshadow palette is a perfect alternative for the much pricier (upwards of $40) Naked eyeshadows that are so popular, according to over 5,000 happy reviewers! It has all the shades you need to create tons of looks, from natural to dramatic. All for under $10! This is the kind of perfect basic eyeshadow you need to start building your makeup collection.
Show Off Your Lash Game With This Kit
Full confession time: I’m getting kind of tired of my lash extensions. The upkeep, the appointments, the detailed cleaning, the brushing … and the list goes on. I’ve been slowly seeking out at-home lash extension kits and landed on this one from KISS. These go on easily — no strips, no glue — with a claim that if you can apply mascara, you can apply falscara. Needless to say, these are staying right in my Amazon cart.
More Than 10,000 Amazon Buyers Rate This Ionic Hairdryer 4.7 Stars!
In the summer, I’ve been known to forego blow drying more often than not. But when it’s chilly out? I’m not heading out the door with wet hair. Get ready for the cold weather with an upgraded hairdryer. This salon-performance hairdryer uses ceramic technology and conditioning ions to protect your hair from damage and increase shine. It’s got an ergonomic design, four color options, and comes with concentrator and diffuser attachments.
This Rosehip Oil Is A Miracle Worker for Age Spots and Acne Scarring
Got acne or the dreaded acne scars it leaves in its wake? It’s no problem for this organic rosehip oil that reduces redness, age spots and scars while moisturizing and smoothing skin. And it reduces the appearance of fine lines, so it’s anti-aging, too! I always feel like my skin needs a bit of extra love in the fall and winter, so I made sure to stock up on this oil early.
This OPI Drip Dry Dries Polish in 60 Seconds
I”m not a patient person, so doing my own manicures is tough for me. I hate sitting still to let my nail polish dry! My secret weapon is OPI Drip Dry, a miracle product that dries nails in one minute flat. The nourishing formula, enriched with Vitamin E, is also good for cuticles.
The Best Dry Shampoo Money Can Buy
Refresh your hair between showers with this bestselling dry shampoo. This one is in the original clean-and-classic scent, but you can choose from a huge array of other options as you scroll the Amazon page. There are even dry shampoo formulas with a slight color in them, giving you twice the freshening effect. No matter which one you pick, I’ve found the Batiste brand delivers, leaving my hair feeling oh so much fresher.
This French Multi-Purpose Cream is A Must For Those In The Know
Beauty bloggers and those in the know count this iconic French Embryolisse cream as a makeup bag must-have for its moisturizing abilities. You can also use it as a makeup primer and face mask. It used to be really hard to find, but now you can easily get it on Amazon! *adds to cart*
This Foot Peel Makea Your Feet Oh-So Smooth
Got flaking, cracked feet? Just give ’em a soak in these peels — the outer layer of skin on your feet will begin to peel away, revealing baby-soft feet after about two weeks. I like to use them whenever I’m trying to save a few dollars on a pedicure, or if I just want to feel like I’m in a spa at my house.
This Eyelash Curler Gives You Dramatic Results In Seconds
If you’ve had painful run-ins in the past you may be wary to trust again, but reviewers are in love with this non-pinchy eyelash curler and its eye-opening results. This one’s well-made comes with extra pads and the manufacturer gets rave reviews for excellent customer service. If you want painlessly curled lashes that stay that way even without mascara, get this. (It even comes in a pretty rainbow metal color!)
This Fanola No Yellow Shampoo Keeps Blonde and Gray Tones Pure
My friend Anna embraces her gray hair and raves about the difference it makes to use this Fanola No Yellow Shampoo. I was intrigued! It seems that light-colored hair, including blonde, gray, and streaks, can be prone to yellowing. The way to counteract that is with a violet-hued shampoo like this one. It only needs to be used once a week to keep the yellow away! If you’re bleaching to a blonde color, this shampoo is a must have.
Get Rid of Car Smells on the Go With This Plug in Diffuser
I’m not here to sign you up to sell essential oils. I’m not even here to convince you of the uses and benefits of essential oils. All I’m here to do is tell you how you can use your essential oils on the go with the help of this cool-mist humidifier and diffuser that plugs into your car. If you spend much time on the road, this is a lifesaver. The charger also has USB ports so you never have to choose between operating your diffuser and charging your phone.
Cult Japanese Skin Care Kikumasamune Makes This Hydrating Toner Lotion
This facial toner lotion is not a toner in the astringent sense but works as a thin layer of moisture after applying serum or other products. Whether you have a 20 step skincare routine or just three steps, this should be one of them! Reviewers rave about the light but intense moisturizing, even on sensitive, acne-prone skin. I love pairing this toner with some of the other facial products on the list to give my skin the perfect finish.
This Micellar Cleansing Water is Safe and Effective on All Types of Skin
There’s a reason this cleansing micellar water sells out all the time; people just can’t get enough of it. Heck, I love it too! The gentle formula is safe on all types of skin, and it removes any makeup or dirt on my face without leaving my complexion feeling dry. Every other makeup remover leaves me struggling to get the last bits of mascara and eyeshadow off my face, but this baby takes me straight to clean in no time.
This Face Sunscreen is Premium Without the Price Tag
With two little redheads running around, we got through buckets of sunscreen while trying to keep them burn-free. This Sun Bum face sunscreen is the best I’ve found for their sensitive skin. It soaks in pretty quickly and doesn’t leave a white cast, so it doesn’t have that greasy feeling that kids (and adults) tend to dislike. And yes, you do need to wear sunscreen on your face even during the winter. Trust me.