It’s hard to believe the first month of 2021 has come and gone! This year I have committed to trying new beauty products every month. At the beginning of each new month, I’ll share what I loved, what I could live without and a review of each product! This month was a mix of skincare, makeup and fragrance. I am admittedly a creature of habit, so working new products into my routine was not easy, but I’m glad that I went for it. Let’s get in to it!
Must Try Beauty Products: Skincare
URBANSKIN RX Cleansing Bar
I received a beauty box from the URBANSKIN RX team and have been using the cleansing bar. The product is very gentle, but I love the tingling feeling that it has on my skin when I leave it on for a few minutes in the shower. I can definitely feel how clean and fresh my skin feels after using it. I personally have the Even Tone bar, however, I noticed while grabbing links that there is also Clear Skin bar. I will keep you posted on what results I see from the Even Tone bar – I didn’t feel any noticeable changes after using for 20+ days. The product is designed for melanin skin tones, which I loved because I am of course a woman with dark skin. This is a brand that I would be excited to try more products from to see how well it works on my skin. Adding that to my list for next month!
Must Try Beauty Products: Makeup
Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Flawless Filter Primer & Highlighter
This was a swipe up purchase while watching Instagram Stories one night. I saw Sarah Knuth share it, and I instantly became curious about how well it would work on my skin. All I can say is WOW. I love the glowy, dewy finish it gives my skin. There is a broad range of shades to choose from; I purchased shade 6.5 Dark Tan. I love to wear it with concealer and a little bronzer plus highlight for additional contouring.
Benefit Cosmetics Pore Minimizer
I am a firm believer in setting spray! So when I saw Benefit Cosmetics had a deal going at HSN for their POREfessional Super Setter Spray + Pore Minimizing Primer, I went for it. Anything that can help minimize the appearance of my pores is a must have for me! I’ve used Benefit products in the past, so I know how well they work and felt confident that I’d really like both products. The setting spray does a nice job of keeping my makeup in place and is extremely comparable to some of my favorite setting sprays by other brands. The only call out would be that I didn’t feel it was necessarily mattifying, which is not a deal breaker for me. The primer has a very smooth, buttery feel to it. If you’ve used and loved Peter Thomas Roth’s Skin To Die For primer, then you will LOVE this one too. The primer does an excellent job of mattifying my face without drying me out and covers my pores so well. Definitely recommend!
This duo is at a great price point right now on HSN – $32 for both products, a $45 value.
Must Try Beauty Products: Fragrance
Maison Francis Kurkdjian Paris L’eau À la Rose
If you love floral scents, you will love this fragrance. The beauty of it is that it is not over powering or too strong – very light and airy. According to the description online, one spray reflects a bouquet of 400 newly bloomed roses. I do not wear fragrance often, but I’ve found myself reaching for this one more and more. I will definitely try more from the brand. I have my eye on Baccarat Rouge 540 next!
Let me know if you have a chance to try any of my January favorites! I’ll be giving away some of these products to my newsletter subscribers, so make sure you are subscribed to never miss a post! You can find additional beauty posts here!
XO – Steph