I realize I am lucky. I am able to try a lot of beauty and makeup products every year. And while I adore many, there are very few that earn a continual place in my daily lineup. Some of these products I received as press samples, some I was actually paid to collaborate with and others I bought myself. However, this post is not sponsored and these brands have no idea they have made the cut of my top 10 beauty products of the year. That just proves I really try to work with brands I honestly love and treasure.
The Best Beauty Products Of the Year For 2024
So without further ado, here are the beauty products I used in 2023 that I will continue to use in 2024. These are not necessarily new products, but ones I fell in love with so now they hold a permanent place in my roster. Here are my top 10 picks in no particular order.
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I have been using this Jan Marini skincare system since early in 2023. Well, ever since I interviewed Jan on my podcast Beauty is a Bitch and it has literally changed my skin. Her professional skincare collections include cleansers, exfoliators, moisturizers and more! I have used Marini Skincare for the past year and my skin is much smoother and I am enjoying the most even tone I have ever had. Nothing I have used in past compares. I use several of her products but start with this award winning skincare system. The RESURFACE Bioclear® Face Lotion (a powerful combination of glycolic, salicylic and azelaic acid) has cleared up my hormonal breakouts! If you are woman in midlife, you owe it to your skin to try these products.
2. Ogee Highlighter Set, $138
By now everyone knows how much I covet this Ogee highlighter set. I’m not alone. It’s for good reason this 3-piece contour collection has gone viral. It’s that good. If you are searching for an ageless glow, this easy-to-use set effortlessly enhances the natural contours of your face. There is one balmy stick for contouring, another for blush and the last for highlighting your way to a beautiful glow. It’s also idiot-proof. You can’t mess it up, but I made this tutorial to show you how I use the set.
I use the Crystal Contour Collection most days and the Golden Contour Collection during the summer.
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I have been using this amazing foundation for a couple of years now. And while I try others, I always come back to this one, because it legitimately covers everything. It’s a brightening, color-correcting, skin-nourishing serum makeup that works to immediately nourish your skin while providing completely flawless, traceless coverage. It’s also clean, Vegan, hypoallergenic, cruelty-free, weightless and oil-free. I promise you will love it too!
I can’t live without this lotion. I know that sounds a bit dramatic, but it’s true. I’ve been using it for a couple of years now and it has changed my skin. This rich Paraben and preservative free body emulsion cream helps restore and maintain skin’s youthful appearance. It contains Squalane and extracts of rice, soy and sweet almond oil that provide superior moisture to the skin. A powerful antioxidant blend of white, red and green tea extracts, combined with goji berry, pomegranate and grape seed extracts, help to fight free radical damage. The result is visibly radiant and younger-looking skin from the moment you put it on. It also has an incredible fragrance.
It is essential to wear sunscreen every day, even if it’s cloudy. I honestly never leave the house without it. But so many sunscreens on the market are subpar. I learned this from Dr. Ellen Gendler and wrote this extensive post, Sunscreens: Myths, Facts and What You Need To Know, which I highly recommend you read.
And I love the European Anthelios SPF 50 she recommends but I can’t always get it. So I have been using ISDIN’s Eryfotona Actinica regularly. It’s a fast-absorbing, ultralight emulsion that provides all-mineral broad spectrum sun protection. This innovative formula also contains Patented DNA Repairsomes® which is clinically proven to repair existing sun damage. So it makes Eryfotona Actinica the perfect lightweight sunscreen for every day use.
I have a Dyson Air Wrap which I love, but had not been so lucky when it came to finding a great diffuser when I want to wear my hair curly but don’t want to air dry. Most diffusers blow my curls out and/or make them frizzy. The WEN® by Chaz Dean Brush Dryer Styling Tool is different. It features innovative technology to help maintain the integrity of your hair. It is incredibly lightweight (so your arms won’t get tired) with a dense combination of cruelty-free nylon bristles for superior smoothing, even vertical airflow vents for quick drying and multiple attachments (Including a diffuser) to help you achieve a salon quality blowout at home!
I wear a lot of Laura Geller products but I keep coming back to this palette. It contains 32 gorgeous artisan-baked shades from which I can create endless looks. Normally when I get an eye palette I use maybe half the colors. In this one I have used them all! They are highly-pigmented eyeshadows that are crease-proof and fallout-free. Apply them dry for a subtle smolder or wet for even richer vibrancy. Experiment with smoky eyes or customize your own looks. With so many light and dark shades you can have fun…and no matter your age, makeup should be fun.
This is a truly sensational mascara. One coat makes your lashes look instantly longer and thicker, so imagine what two coats can do! Made with bamboo extract and fibers this lengthening and volumizing mascara is weightless and does not flake or smudge, so it’s perfect for contact lens wearers and those with sensitive eyes. What really sets it apart is the Exclusive Flex Tower mascara brush which bends and lightly extends lashes so every lash is coated from root to tip. It’s like a magic wand. With this gorgeous combination the sky is the limit!
10. Glo Skin Beauty Illuminating Primer, $42
Glo Skin Beauty just released 4 primers and they are all excellent, but the illuminating formula is my go-to. This lightweight primer enhances brightness and skintone while simultaneously color-correcting and smoothing skin for more even, glowing skin and extended makeup weartime. The key Ingredients are Vitamin C, Squalane, Jojoba seed oil, light-reflecting pearlescent minerals and ethically sourced mica. I mix a tiny drop with my foundation for an all-over light-lit-from-within glow.
Do you have a favorite beauty product of the year? Are you going to try one of my top 10 picks?
Read some of my other anti-aging beauty posts like Splurge Vs. Steal: The Best Anti-Aging Skincare Edition and 11 Of The Best Hair Serums & Why You Need To Try One.
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