I like to start my year off by cleaning out my over-stocked medicine cabinet and vanity of products I no longer use or didn’t like and start fresh. I still strive to be one of those people who has fewer, better things all around, and beauty products are a great way to start that process. I don’t need 6 eye creams or 4 mascaras. And while it’s tempting and fun to try new things, I need to stick with what works for me most of the time. Less clutter, less CRAP in 2019! Hooray! So here is my updates beauty regimen and stand-by favorites.
SKINCARE & MAKE-UP ROUTINE:
This oil has SO much hype, and Allison in my office has it and agrees it’s amazing, so while it is hideously expensive, I did order it and will fill you in on my thoughts.
I have been using this cleanser for over a year and I LOVE it. Also expensive, but fewer chemicals, smells like the spa of your dreams and really cleans your skin without drying it out at all.
This mask/exfoliator is SO good. You slather it on and leave for five minutes and then rub it around (it has a fine grain to it) to exfoliate and wash off. It looks like you’ve had a 50 minute facial, I swear.
Another one of the hyped up new products for 2019- this cream uses stem cell technology to do all sorts of good stuff for aging skin. Instead of buying another jar of my stand-by La Mer, I’m giving this a try. Will report back!
Unfortunately, the CVS brow pencil is the only one within my budget, but I enjoy hearing about what you wear – you always look amazing!
Great post! Wondering if you’ve tried any of May Lindstrom’s line? I just started her ‘Blue Cocoon’ balm and it’s changed my whole face in the best way! It’s all natural, too. Thanks for sharing! Always love reading your blog!
I have been using the Augustinus Bader cream for a few months now, though expensive, truly the only cream I have seen a significant difference and in not much time :) Thank you Erin for sharing your favorites, I am going to try the mascara and brow pencil for sure!
Your hair is so beautiful I’d love to know the products you use!
Honestly, nothing crazy interesting! But I’ll do a hair post soon!
I’m excited to hear what you think about your new products. I went through a bottle of Vinter’s Daughter last year. While I really liked it, it wasn’t a miracle worker for my skin like it seemed to be for other people. I just switched to the True Botanicals Radiance Oil and LOVE it. Same great non-toxic principals as Vinter’s Daughter, but at a better price.
Thanks for all the suggestions! Another enthusiastic vote for True Botanicals Radiance oil, though I use the small size of Drunk Elephant marula oil whenever I travel.
Thanks! I tried Vinter’s Daughter as well last year and for the price, I wasn’t wowed. I like the Juno by Sunday Riley for the daytime as a lower priced option to VD. For the evenings, I have used the Maralua Oil from Drunk Elephant but I’m not impressed – I will try the True Botanical Radiance Oil instead!
I have heard the same about True Botanicals!
The Kiehl’s avocado eye cream is the best. It also doesn’t make my eyes water as most eye creams seem to do. When I’m not headed right out I layer it on thick and let it soak in.
Great post. I have a question – is it possible to put the description of the item next to the picture of it? I generally am scrolling back and forth when reading this kind of post. If not no worries!
I love these posts! Based on your recommendations, I am wearing #10, the Bobbi Brown Stonestreet bronzer today (wear everyday actually!) and I also loved the Laura Mercier bronzer (J’adore Le Soleil) you recommended last year. We must have similar coloring because your picks always work for me! Thank you for all of your posts and my thoughts are with you and your family. I admire your courage and perseverance Erin. I wish you, Andrew, and Henry all the very best in 2019. XOXO
Hi Erin! Thanks for posting your faves! I notice you recommend your highlighter as “great for evening” and am wondering, do you wear highlighter during the daytime too or mostly for special nights out?
Thanks for your suggestions!
Usually only if I’m going out, but I feel particularly gross, I may add a little to my temples/ outer cheekbone for a little glow. A great all over glow one that is a little less “glam” is the Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick. I use it in Bronze all over sometimes when I need a perk up!
(I am just starting to experiment with highlighter!)
Have you checked out Follain? Started in Boston and all clean products. I love vintners daughter and mix it with vitamin C serum. Pricey but a bottle lasts me close to a year so not as awful as it seems. Also fan of #4. Thanks for sharing!
This is so helpful!! Thank you for sharing all of your favorites! Excited to hear what you think of the Vintners Daughter, I am debating on that one as well!
Can’t wait for the Insta-stories red carpet!