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12 Beauty Products On My Radar


I put a dent in my credit card shopping Sephora's VIB sale last week, so in theory, the last thing I should be thinking about right now is more beauty products. However, I'm an absolute monster and had a lot of things left on my list to check out at Sephora. Sadly, I would've maxed my credit card out if I had gotten anything on this list in addition to everything else I purchased, so I decided to play it safe and maybe not overload myself on expensive beauty products and dig myself into financial turmoil by just being a materialistic dumbass.

Just because my temporary buying ban was lifted to take advantage of a sale doesn't mean that I'm committing to a life of spending money like a madwoman again like I used to during that six month period after I graduated college and moved out of my college apartment. Oh, those were the good days of paying $525 for rent...

Regardless, there's a lot of products that I still have on my radar because they just sound so damn good. I figured instead of just privately keeping my eye on them, I'd share, just in case anyone was curious? I don't know, I just really wanted this list to be used somewhere, somehow. Maybe this will manifest all of these products into my life. Who knows!

Stranger things have happened.

Fresh Seaberry Moisturizing Face Oil

What it does: This oil is a blend of antioxidants and vitamin E to make your skin supple, and youthful. As the name says, it's meant to be nourishing and make your skin feel hydrated and look dewy.

Price: $53 for 1.6 oz/50 mL

Ingredients: Read the full list of ingredients here. Fresh highlights three key ingredients. It contains Seaberry Oil (duh), which is an antioxidant rich in moisturizing omegas 3,6,7, and 9 and protects the skin from aging free radicals (I see you, pollution). It also contains Cranberry Seed Oil which maintains the elasticity and smoothness in your skin and Camellia Seed Oil which retains moisture and promotes smooth and supple skin.

Why I want it: Ya bitch loves herself some antioxidants. One of the main causes in a lot of my acne when I first moved to New York was the nasty pollutants in the air and antioxidants were my main way of tackling those zits that popped up on my cheeks (hormonal acne was another story). I love my skin to be nice and moisturized at all times because I find that it just makes me look less dull and dead when I'm not wearing makeup and just makes my makeup look ten times better when I am.

Why I'm passing for now: I just bought a different face oil that is somewhat similar that I wanted to try more than this one. I'm going to keep this on my Sephora list for when I start running low on the one that I'm going to start testing out and compare and contrast which suited me better.


What it does: The name really says it all. It's an oil that detoxes your skin overnight to flush out pollutants and toxins. This includes damage from pollution, sun exposure, stress, and even lack of sleep. It purifies your pores and nourishes your skin so it's hydrated when you wake up and supports natural cell renewal and collagen production so you look like your most bouncy and glowing self.

Price: $50 for 1 oz/30 mL

Ingredients: Read the full list of ingredients here. Caudalie highlights Grape Seed Oil (typical for this brand) which regenerates and moisturizes, Organic Essential Oils of Carrot, Lavender, and White Sandalwood to detoxify, and Sweet Almond Oil, Rosemary Extract, and Neroli Essential Oil to fight fatigue.

Why I want it: Let's circle back to the fact that pollution really fucked with my skin when I first moved here. I also just love Caudalie and every product I've tried thus far from their various lines have been great and made a visible difference, aside from the original Vinosource moisturizer (it worked, it just didn't work any differently than other things I had tried and in my collection). I'm also just trying to get more into face oils in general after really loving the Lapis Oil from Herbivore that I'm tempted to purchase on a daily basis.

Why I'm passing for now: Again, I already ordered a face oil that is en route to my apartment as we speak so I'm holding off for now. There's a chance I might try this one before the Fresh one, but we'll see how my bank account is doing after these Jonas Brothers tickets go on sale.


What it does: It's a primer that also has anti-aging properties to create a soft-glow focus on your skin. It gives your complexion a bit of pick me up to make your skin look dewy and blur away fine lines with light diffusers. Plus, it adds luminosity to your skin for a flawless looking complexion.

Price: $55 for 1.35 oz/40 mL

Ingredients: Read the full list of ingredients here. Charlotte Tilbury highlights BioNymph Peptide Complex which has anti-aging properties and supports natural collagen production and Hyaluronic Acid, Wild Pansy, Rosehip, and Camellia to seal in moisture and renew dry, dull skin.

Why I want it: I want to be a glowy bitch! It's really as simple as that. I want to look like I'm glowing within at all times and look like the absolute goddess that I am. I kid, I kid.

Why I'm passing for now: I'm doing an okay job at making myself look like a dewy, glowing goddess without this for the time being so for budget reasons, I'm just going to pass even if I know this would likely just take my literal Glow Up to the next level.


What it does: This is a mask that's meant to hydrate and brighten your skin overnight with antioxidants (whoop, there it is) berries and vitamin C. So basically, you should look into this if you're trying to hydrate your skin, target dullness, and even out your skin tone so your skin looks brighter and more radiant.

Price: $48 for 2 oz/59 mL

Ingredients: Read the full list of ingredients here. Youth to the People highlights Maqui, an antioxidant-dense fruit that defends the skin against oxidative stress. It also contains Vitamin C (THD Ascorbate), a non-irritating and potent ingredient that firms and brightens to look of your skin and Squalene, which mimics your skin's natural oils to increase hydration without clogging your pores.

Why I want it: I'm a huge sucker for overnight masks, especially ones that keep your skin nourished and hydrated. I use them more often during the winter months, but your skin needs love and attention all year round when it comes to hydration!

Why I'm passing for now: I have another overnight mask from Fountain of Truth that I'm currently working through and an overnight moisturizing treatment from TULA that I need to finish first before I go ahead and get something else to do the same job, even if they all do have very different ingredients.


What it does: Clearly I'm on a face oil kick...this one is a lightweight oil that hydrates, soothes, revitalizes, and protects your skin. It has anti-inflammatory and nourishing properties due to its fatty acids, vitamins, and, you know it, antioxidants. It can also protect your skin against fine lines, dark spots, dryness, and aging effects of inflammation.

Price: $30 for 1 oz/30 mL

Ingredients: Read the full list of ingredients here. Go To highlights Buriti Oil, a hydrating and moisturizing oil with anti-inflammatory properties to reduce redness, roughness, and irritation. It also contains Almond Oil, which is gentle and softens and nourishes all skin types. Jojoba Oil, a supporter of elasticity and vitality in the skin, and Macadamia Oil, a protectant against dry, damaged, and mature skin, also make appearances in this oil.

Why I want it: I just clearly really want my skin to be as nourished as humanly possible. Isn't that what everyone wants, though? I've also just heard really great things about this brand and in terms of the rest of the normal skincare prices at Sephora, this one is pretty low to midrange when you compare it to the usual prices from, say, Fresh, Tatcha, Drunk Elephant, etc.

Why I'm passing for now: So many face oils, so little time. I do want to try more from this range though, so maybe when I have more bandwidth and money to try new products with. I'm definitely prioritizing skincare over makeup nowadays, so the more the merrier I guess?


What it does: Alright, yes, it's about time we have something that's not some sort of hydrating oil or face mask. This mask rebalances, detoxifies, and fine, hydrates the skin to keep you look healthy, alive, and youthful. So if you want your skin to look radiant and clarified, here you go!

Price: $38 for 1.7 oz/50 mL

Ingredients: Read the full list of ingredients here. Algenist highlights Patented Alguronic Acid which has been clinically demonstrated to provide anti-aging and anti-wrinkle benefits. It also contains Algae Prebiotic to help re-establish the balance of your skin's natural ecosystem (?) and Bentonite Clay to draw out toxins and impurities to refine your pores and deep clean your skin.

Why I want it: I haven't had a good clay mask in my life in, well, a very long time I guess. Even if my skin isn't nearly as terrible as it used to be when these masks were probably more necessary, I like having them on hand for the end of a long week or when I know I've been unintentionally hard on my skin.

Why I'm passing for now: I genuinely almost ordered this along with another clay mask I'm trying out, but I decided to pass and get this when the other one runs out so I'm not overwhelming my collection while draining my bank account.


What it does: In theory, I should skip this section, but I'm going to humor myself and leave it in. This is a four-step eyeshadow quad that won't crease on you for all-day wear with pigmented shades that are going to keep your eye makeup looking fresh.

Price: $53 for 0.18 oz

Ingredients: Read the full list of ingredients here

Why I want it: Because Charlotte has done so many freaking gorgeous looks on her YouTube channel with this and it supposedly suits everybody.

Why I'm passing for now: I need another neutral eyeshadow in my life like I need a bullet in my head. The temptation is beyond strong, but I'm resisting until I can prove to myself that I deserve another four neutral shadows in my life.


What it does: This product keeps your hair from being a disgusting, oily mess. Kidding. That's not in their words. In reality, it's a two-in-one style extender that cleanses and adds volume to your hair. It absorbs oil and sweat to dry cleanse your hair.

Price: $28 for 2 oz/56 g

Ingredients: Read the full list of ingredients here.

Why I want it: I cannot live my normal day to day life without dry shampoo. It's just impossible. I'm especially interested in loose powders because I find that it's a lot more effective for when I sleep with dry shampoo in my hair overnight, which is my pro-tip to extend your style between washes. Sleep in your dry shampoo, top-off, and brush through the next morning to ensure the oil stays far away on day three or four (or longer, I don't judge).

Why I'm passing for now: I have two other loose dry shampoos to go through so I figured I'd finish those before I overwhelm my collection with new ones.


What it does: This detox helps remove the build-up of products and pollution that gather on your scalp to deliver nutrients to the hair follicles. It also stimulates and balances the scalp so it's nice and moisturized and nourished.

Price: $42 for 3.4 oz/100 mL

Ingredients: Read the full list of ingredients here. Act + Acre highlights Moringa Oil to deliver important minerals, amino acids, and vitamins to your hair follicles to strengthen the hair shaft, Baobab Oil (anyone else thinking of The Little Prince?) to supply necessary nutrients to your hair follicles to make your hair strands less brittle, Amaranth Oil to leave your hair looking naturally shiny and contains antioxidants to combat free-radical damage, and Basil Leaf to help reduce excessive dryness of the scalp and remove impurities and dead cells with its anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties.

Why I want it: I noticed the other week just how back my product build-up was by day three of my style. Some days are worse than others, but I think I need a good detox for those times that shampoo just might not be cutting it.

Why I'm passing for now: Purely for budget reasons. When I have a little bit of spare cash, I think this is next on my list.


What it does: I mean, pretty self-explanatory, but this is an ultra-fine setting powder that is supposed to blur imperfections and visibly reduce shine. It supposedly doesn't get cakey or sit in your fine lines.

Price: $45 for 0.28 oz

Ingredients: Read the full list of ingredients here

Why I want it: I've just heard too many good things about it to continue to push it off to the side, even though this post is all about products I've been pushing off to the side but am keeping my eye on.

Why I'm passing for now: I just have other powders I need to be using and really enjoy using for the time being.


What it does: This is a velvety primer that smoothes and makes your makeup last longer, but also keeps the makeup out of your skin so it doesn't clog your pores and cause breakouts. It diminishes the look of pores, fine line, and imperfections so your skin is the perfect canvas for your makeup. It adds a protective layer as a barrier between your skin and makeup and visibly reduces the appearance of wrinkles and dullness.

Price: $52 for 0.7 oz/20 g and $22 for 0.24 oz/7 g

Ingredients: Read the full list of ingredients here. Tatcha highlights thin layers of silk, which consists of Fibroin, Sericin, and Silk Powder, to keep your skin smooth and glowing all day. It also contains Anti-pollution Natural Actives to fight environmental stressors and support the skin's barrier function and Hadasei-3 to reveal soft, youthful-looking skin.

Why I want it: I dunno, I've just heard enough good things about it that I feel compelled to hop on the Tatcha bandwagon, even if I cannot afford the Tatcha bandwagon.

Why I'm passing for now: I'm still not 100% sure where I stand with primers, which is ironic coming from somebody who is very obsessed with makeup and all of its various steps.


What it does: This is a makeup removes cleanser that basically melts all traces of your makeup from your skin and leaves it feeling smooth and hydrated.

Price: $34 for 3.2 oz/90 mL and $22 for 1.7 oz/50 mL

Ingredients: Read the full list of ingredients here. Farmacy highlights Echinacea GreenEnvy™ to promote an evenly-toned complexion, Sunflower Oil and Ginger Root Oil to gently cleanse and nourish your skin so it's glowy, Extract of the Moringa Tree to purify and refresh your skin and remove impurities caused by pollution, and Papaya Extract to naturally exfoliate and renew the look of your skin.

Why I want it: Removing my makeup is a huge feat, especially considering the amount I layer on my face on the day to day basis. I've heard great things about this and am starting to get more into cleansing balms and oils over traditional makeup removing techniques.

Why I'm passing for now: I have two different makeup removing cleansers right now and two different liquid makeup removers that I need to work through first before I add a fifth one into my collection.

What beauty products are on your radar right now?

3 comments:

  1. This is a great list! I've always wanted to try the Charlotte Tilbury face products, but since I have super oily skin I'm a little scared too... I always have skincare products on my radar! Since switching to Drunk Elephant I want like all of their products lol

    Kendal / Life With Kendal

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  2. All of these products sounds amazing! I need to add them to my list ASAP.

    Rachel
    www.hello-her.com

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  3. I want that little fridge so bad!

    Briana
    https://beyoutifulbrunette.com/

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