As we inch toward Christmas, I have been trying products that help me look and feel better during the hectic season!
They include a luxe primer and setting spray, cruelty-free makeup that makes you look glowy, luxe skincare, a fun steam mask and hair care that will help with dry, winter hair:
Elcie Cosmetics Pearl Radiance Primer ($38 USD) — An oil-free, water-based primer that acts as lingerie for your skin, providing a smooth, seamless and satin-like finish. The formula brightens the complexion with a touch of pearl, boosting luminosity for a healthy and radiant glow. Minimizes the appearance of pores, fine lines and wrinkles.
Elcie Cosmetics Hydra Enhancer Setting Mist ($35 USD) — An innovative hydrating and setting mist that balances the complexion, sets makeup and refreshes the skin. This alkaline facial water is an antioxidant, neutralizing free radicals. It has smaller molecules than tap water, so it absorbs more easily into your skin giving you maximum hydration with a quicker effect, while holding your makeup in place all day. Suitable for all skin types.
What I think: I love the packaging of these products. They are very luxe! The primer smoothes skin for makeup and leaves a soft glow. It so nice under foundation, or on it’s own for a bit of polish. The mist is so refreshing! It’s a soft mist and instantly hydrates and sinks into the skin. It holds my makeup in place all day!
Available at elciecosmetics.com
Vertere Skincare Travel + Discovery Kit ($51 on sale for $28 USD) — This set includes Travel + Discovery sizes of our patented Dramatic Transformation Cream SPF 18 and Refining Treatment Cleanser. This two-week introduction to VERTERE is a perfect companion for traveling, or to gift to friends in need of portable yet highly effective and hydrating wrinkle smoothing and dark spot brightening that won’t clog pores.
What I think: This little kit comes in a cute bag! The cleanser is so nice, it comes in a handy pump despenser and has a refreshing citrus scent. It leaves my skin clean, but hydrated, too. The night cream is not greasy at all, it actually hass a bit of a matte finish, which is interesting for a night cream. In the morning, my skin looks amazing! My skin tone in more even and looks younger!
Purchase at vertereskincare.com
Erborian Pate au Ginseng Concentrated Black Mask ($61 for 1.7 oz) — Formulated with Ginseng root, used for ages in Korea to help fight visible signs of aging, PÂTE AU GINSENG helps improve the appearance of skin’s firmness and elasticity through its tensor effect. With a concentrated dose of Ginseng, and its instant tensor effect, this mask helps your skin feel firmer and smoothes out the appearance of the skin, providing immediate comfort and vitality for tired complexions. As if plumped from within, the skin looks visibly smoother, more luminous and younger.
What I think: This is so hydrating, but I can also feel it firming my skin. It makes it look smoother and younger. This is amazing before going out or photos, too! It’s also great for those of us who are older and need a bit of help firming skin.
Purchase at usa.erborian.com