Here’s the thing: I get to test *a lot* of beauty products, and every year there a few standouts. Last year, I shared favorites like my favorite skincare line that transformed my skin, favorite OTK boots, and desk bike. This year, I thought I would break it down into categories starting with the best beauty products of 2019. From self-tanner to anti-aging concealer to all the latest and greatest hair tools, I’ve tried a lot of items and now I am sharing the items I use religiously all year long and items I keep re-buying. Keep scrolling to shop the best beauty products 2019 according to me.
I have tried quite a few self-tanners and the Vita Liberata Invisi Foaming Water Mousse is my favorite self-tanner! The color is gorgeous and it lasts the longest! It is also organic so you can tan all year long. This one does NOT have a "guide" aka bronzer so you don't have to worry about transferring. Many people have commented on my tan and can't believe it isn't real. My best friend saw my tan and bought this the next day to use and she loves it! I use color Medium/Dark.
This hydrating, cooling, and brightening roll-on treatment is packed with skincare goodies––a cocktail of hyaluronic acid, hydrating rosewater, probiotic, caffeine, and superfoods to provide moisture and a shield of defense against pollution. You can read about the difference between the blue and rose. Whatever your issue—fine lines, dark circles, dryness, puffy eyes—this eye blam will give you noticeable results. I can't say enough good things about Tula Rose eye balm because it is truly is one of the most effective eye products I've used!
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Move over Moroccan oil, there is a new player in town. This oil contains the same active ingredient as all the other Olaplex products - one of the very few bond-building ingredients that ACTUALLY repairs your hair strands instead of just masking and smoothing damaged strands with temporary moisture. It dramatically increases shine, softness, and color vibrancy, while minimizing flyaways and heat protection up to 450°F. It works on all hair types and textures.
IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye Illumination Anti-aging Concealer is your eight hours of sleep in a tube! It has a very thick, creamy texture so you must know how to apply correctly. You can check my highlights on Instagram for a tutorial.
It is a very concentrated concealer. I squeeze out a teeny drop out of the tube and rub between my fingers for a good 5 seconds to warm it up, and it then turns into a thin liquid which I DAB on the delicate undereye area. Anyone who is trying to RUB the thick consistency on their undereye, especially without warming it up, is clearly going to experience dragging of the skin. So warm and dab! Set with fine powder. A little goes a long way!!
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If you're using makeup wipes to remove your makeup, stop! Makeup wipes are actually the worse. Instead, I love using Bioderma Micellar Cleansing Water to take off makeup as the first step for double-cleansing. It removes dirt, oil, and excess sebum and will unclog pores without irritating chemicals or fragrances. It is non-drying and gentle, yet totally effective in removing all dirt and makeup. I use a reusable cotton round with it. Because of its rinse-free formula, it can be used on the go when traveling! I love these minis that I keep in my travel bag.
The Dyson Airwrap collection can replace your entire collection of hair tools (blow-dryer, flatiron, curling iron) with a single device that makes hair smooth, curly, wavy, or full of bouncy volume — in less time and using less heat than other hot tools required. See my full review here.
Available at Dyson
I first noticed that my friend's lashes were so long and she had told me she started using Babe Lash. Oh, does this lash serum work! I noticed my lashes were a lot longer after 30 days. A word of advice don't get impatient and use too much, or slight itchiness and temporary coloration on your upper eyelids, a thin line is enough.
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I've been neglecting my scalp so it has become dry and itchy. Briogeo Scalp Revival serum helps soothe my scalp while also removing build-up. Absolutely love the refreshing, cooling peppermint and spearmint oils. Even better, it's 98% naturally-derived and is vegan and cruelty-free!
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This is NOT a tanner and not meant to be. Vita Liberata Body Blur is perfect if you need quick color or if you're trying to hide blemishes on your body. Keep in mind - this will wash off as soon as you bath. It's more of a quick fix like makeup for body. It literally blurs imperfections like discoloration, light scars, and tiny veins and even making cellulite appear less noticeable. I only use it on special occasions like weddings, events, etc.
The only drawback is that if you sweat, it'll rub off on furniture and on clothes, especially if wearing light-colored clothing, so beware. I apply a small amount with this Sunless Tan Kabuki Brush! I get perfect and flawless results. Use small circular motions and little amount of product to apply. Less is more and a little goes a long way. You'll still get full coverage and not worry as much about the transfer onto clothing.
Available at Nordstrom
My brows are microbladded but even so, using this brow gel gives it that extra oomph it needs. This gel is amazing! It doesn't make my brow hairs stiff, my brows look natural, and this stuff doesn't transfer if I have an "itch". I use 4.5 shade and it works perfectly for me. Most amazing brow product ever. Go get it!!
Available at Sephora