Every woman has her own arsenal of classic beauty products, but every now and again, you may want to switch things up. If you’re looking for new items to add to your beauty bag, consider these five products that you may not have thought about using (but should!).
It may seem like just an unnecessary step in your skin-care routine, but for those of us who wear a lot of makeup or have really dry skin, using a toner can be beneficial. Besides getting rid of any dirt your cleanser may have missed, it can infuse skin with much-needed moisture. We like Fresh Black Tea Age-Delay Instant Infusion Treatment Toner ($48) because it uses natural ingredients like black tea and rosewater to deliver 24 hours of hydration, as well as smooth and soothe skin.
Makeup artists swear by it and for good reason. The right primer sets the tone for the rest of your makeup look, evening out skin tone, controlling oil and making sure your makeup stays put all day. Lancôme La Base Pro Pore Eraser Perfecting Makeup Primer ($38) does all that and more, minimizing pores and improving skin texture for flawless makeup application.
Eye Shadow Sticks
For women on the go, eye shadow sticks save a lot of time without sacrificing your beauty look. With just a few swipes, you’ll have instant eye color, as well as a product on hand that can double as eyeliner. Packed with hydrating pigments, Mally Beauty Age Rebel Shadow Stick ($28) glides on and blends easily for long-lasting color.
While exfoliating your skin on a regular basis is a no-brainer, it can be easy to forget to do the same with your lips. Dry, flaky skin can not only affect how lips take on color, but it can age you as well. Keep lips nourished and conditioned with Bliss Fabulips Sugar Lip Scrub ($18). Formulated with sugar, jojoba oil and shea butter, it gently buffs away dead skin for a smooth, healthy-looking pout.
Rich moisturizing creams aren’t the only products that can relieve dry skin. Body oils can do that, too, and so much more, including firming and revitalizing skin. We recommend Tata Harper Revitalizing Body Oil ($90), a luxurious oil that not only deeply moisturizes skin, but also reduces redness and improves circulation.