Confession: I've been indulging lately in beauty products that cost a pretty penny. Of course, I typically mix up my vanity with highs and lows, but this "5 Favorites" post doesn't include any drugstore buys. I almost feel guilty, but I couldn't help but rave about these new products. Yes, even the $29 hand cream. Hey, if you're going to spend your paycheck at Sephora, you might as well know what works!
Jane Iredale Hand Drink, $29 at janeiredale.com
I'm completely obsessed with applying cream to my hands as I skeeve dry skin. That being said, whenever a new hand cream comes across my desk, I use it... all of it. This time, I fell in love with Jane Iredale's new hand cream, not only does it it sink into my skin quickly and have SPF, but also because it and leave a greasy residue. When I saw that it was $29, I was shocked. A bit pricey for a hand cream, but if you're searching for the one, this is it.
Armani Eye Tint, $38 at giorgioarmanibeauty-usa.com
When I apply these eye tints, I feel fancy. Armani Beauty just launched 12 shades of this creamy shadow. To apply, I use the sponge applicator it comes with and then a shadow brush to blend. They stay put for hours and the give off the most beautiful luminescent color, (which is what I like the most), that can be layered for a more intense look.
Bobbi Brown Extra Illuminating Moisture Balm, $63 at bobbibrown.com
After doing my makeup, I press this moisture balm onto my cheekbones, the top of my nose, forehead and chin to enhance the appearance of my healthy skin. When it comes to makeup, you should use it to enhance, not cover up and this illuminating balm brings out the best of your skin. You can also wear it alone to reap the benefits.
YSL Volupte Tint-in-Oil, $32 at sephora.com
Now this... is special. The first of it's kind, YSL created a tinted lip oil that adapts to your natural lip color, making sure it's the most flattering shade for you. It works the same way as perfume where the same scent smells differently on different women. Available in eight shades, you can layer the color to increase the intensity of the pigment.
Indie Lee Patchouli Sandalwood Moisturizing Oil, $36 at indielee.com
Do you use oil on your skin? Sometimes I apply this alone right after I get out of the shower and sometimes I mix it with my moisturizer. My skin drinks it up! Made with jojoba and apricot oils and sandalwood, this oil is super moisturizing and great to use throughout the winter. Indie Lee makes several different types of oil, but the scent of this one is to die.