It's no secret that I'm a bit of a beauty product nerd and I adore trying new things when I can. Over the past few years, I've found a few products in skincare, makeup, and hair care that I can truly classify as game changers: products that have given me such fantastic results that I'll keep loyally repurchasing them over and over again. While I definitely have parts of my beauty routine that come and go (or change with my skin condition/the season/my mood), these are five products that are here to stay.
1. Lash Extensions (Not pictured)
If you didn't catch my full post on my lash extension Q&A and overall experience, you can check that out here. Since getting my first set in November, I've been seriously hooked and have been going back every time I need a lash fill. This has seriously cut down on the time I spend getting ready in the morning and maintenance is super easy. 10/10 would recommend (and, if you're in the Boston area, definitely check out Rise Beauty Studio Co, which is where I have mine done).
This is my PERFECT product. I don't like full-coverage foundations and could never find a tinted moisturizer that I really liked until this Dior BB Cream came into my life. It's lightweight and perfectly evens your skin tone without looking "cakey". It's not crazy glowy. It's not matte. The best way I can describe this product is that it just looks like your skin. Which is exactly what you want, right? Bonus points for having a little sunscreen (SPF 10) as well.
This is one of those products that I always come back to. It was neglected in my makeup drawer when Glossier's Cloud Paint came out, but I've recently come back to it again just because there's nothing that gives quite the same effect. This liquid lip & cheek stain gives a rosy tint to lips/cheeks and is a breeze to apply. While I do love other blushes and lip colors, this is my go-to two-in-one product that gives me that perfectly natural flush in seconds.
I'm a big fan of Sunday Riley products in general, but this oil has transformed my skin. I'm not super prone to breakouts, but I am victim to monthly hormonal flair-ups. Fair warning: this product purges your skin, so the first week or so when you're using it, expect your skin to get worse before it gets better. Now that I've been using it every night for the past 6 months, I can't recommend it enough. My skin is super clear and hydrated - so much so that I don't really mind the fact that the product, as best I can describe it, smells like 'spicy herbal salad water'.
My hair can get really dry and takes a lot of heat (since wet hair is my pet peeve, I'm constantly blow-drying) and this product saves my hair and keeps it healthy (without weighing it down or making it feel greasy). It's a heat protectant, de-tangler (!!!), and makes my hair feel SO soft and moisturized. I spray this (very liberally) all over my hair after I get out of the shower and before I comb it out and it makes a world of difference.
I'd love to hear what your "beauty game changers" are! Feel free to leave me a comment below or on my Instagram @maevestier.
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Photos by Nicollette Petersen.