I’ll admit, I can be a bit fickle where beauty products are concerned. I’m (almost) always willing to try something new that promises to be more effective. I don’t expect miracles, but some products work noticeably better for me than others, and I’ll keep replenishing those until I come across another that’s an improvement.
Here are a few products that I’ve re-purchased at least once and plan to purchase again when they run out:
8 Beauty Product “Re-Buys”
- Aesop Reverence Aromatique Hand Wash. We’re now on our 3rd or 4th bottle of this, and le Monsieur loves it as much as I do. It smells lovely, and the pumice grains do a nice bit of exfoliation. (Tip: you can also use in the shower for a mild gommage.) It’s a bit of a splurge, but a bottle does last for months, and it’s a little daily indulgence that we both enjoy. Great for gardeners too!
- Makeover Workshop Re-Creation Lip Treatment. This is really a wonder product, in my opinion. I used to always have rough, flaky lips no matter how much lip balm I used. Once I started applying this product two or three times a day, my lips became noticeably smoother and the flakiness all but vanished. (Tip: allow to soak in for a few minutes before applying lip color.) I’ve been using this for a couple of years now and wouldn’t be without it.
- Chantecaille Lip Chic in “Amour.” This is my MLBB, no-brainer, apply-without-having-to-look color. The formula is fantastic: sheer and moisturizing but also stays on for hours.
- Makeover Workshop Firming Neck And Throat Creme. As I said above, I don’t expect miracles, but I did notice a difference after using this for a couple of weeks. The skin on my neck and under my chin looked smoother and less puckered. (Brian recently gave me a sample of the Illuminate & Contour Eye Serum Treatment which has some of the same active ingredients. I’ve just started using that one and will report back.)
- Charlotte Tilbury Life Changing Lashes Eyelash Curler. I was a fan of the Shu Uemura eyelash curler for many years, until they stopped selling in stores in the US. After that I tried one from Chanel I really liked, but that was discontinued soon after. Next, I did a couple of rounds with the one from Kevin Aucoin which was also good. But it’s been intermittently unavailable, and on a whim I tried Charlotte’s. It doesn’t seem to curl as tightly as prior brands I used, but the upside of that is that I don’t inadvertently crimp my lashes too sharply either. An eyelash curler generally lasts me about 6-9 months, with a pad change halfway through. If I could just buy the replacement pads, I’d do it. (Tip: heat the curler with your blow dryer for a few seconds, and curl lashes BEFORE applying mascara. Clean the curler regularly with a bit of makeup remover or a cotton pad soaked with micellar water.)
- Charlotte Tilbury Full Fat Lashes 5 Star Mascara. (Yes, they are a bit “extra”✨✨ with these product names…) I was a big fan of Chanel “Le Volume de Chanel” mascara for a few years, but I switched to this one in the interest of moving toward a cruelty-free makeup bag. I like it just as much as the Chanel. Goes on smoothly, doesn’t flake or smudge, comes off easily with cleanser and water.
- Pureology Hydrate Shampoo. It’s gentle, doesn’t dry my hair or mess with the color. The lavender fragrance is heavenly. (Tip: the conditioner is also quite good. A small bottle lasts me for years because I need so little of it.)
- Living Proof Perfect Hair Day 5-in-1 Styling Treatment. This is another product that lasts me for ages because a little bit is all I need. It simultaneously makes my hair feel fuller and smoother. (Tip: rub a small amount into wet hair after washing. Comb or brush through, then dry/style as normal.)
None of these products are tested on animals. 🐰 Do you tend to stick with the same beauty products, or do you frequently try new ones?