February Glam 5 Beauty Favorites

 

In February, my beauty routine has been transformed by a collection of products that not only enhance my natural beauty but also nourish my skin with their unique formulations. The Vitamin Boost Plumping Face Primer stands out for its ability to create a smooth, hydrated canvas, ensuring my makeup stays flawless throughout the day. For a radiant glow that captures the essence of a fairy-tale, the Fairy Dust Pressed Highlighter in Starkissed adds just the right amount of shimmer to my cheekbones and brow bones, making my skin look ethereal. The Wild Flower Field Lotion has become my go-to for silky, soft skin, infused with the scent of a blooming meadow that uplifts my spirits. The Oil Slick Lip Oil in Peachy Cheeks is a game-changer, offering a juicy, plump look with a non-sticky finish that keeps my lips moisturized and subtly tinted. Lastly, the Oh-So-Natural Blush Drops in Peach Charmeuse provide a soft, peachy flush that looks like it comes from within, blending seamlessly for a natural, dewy finish. Each of these products not only elevates my beauty routine but also brings joy and confidence to my daily life.

CIATÉ LONDON

Vitamin Boost Plumping Face Primer

What It Does: The secret to a fresh, radiant complexion? This Vitamin Boost Plumping Primer, obviously. This little gem is all about the good stuff: niacinamide, peptides, probiotics, and a hydrating moisture complex. Each ingredient works together to help reduce fine lines and leave your skin looking nourished and plump (aka the perfect canvas for makeup!).

How to Use It: Spread one pump over your cleansed and moisturized skin before applying makeup.

About the Brand: British beauty brand CIATÉ LONDON is beloved for its on-trend, unexpected, and innovative products—from glow-getting highlighters to setting sprays and more. Through their products, they aim to make beauty uncomplicated and attainable for all and encourage others to express themselves through makeup.



KVOSSNYC

Fairy Dust Pressed Highlighter in Starkissed

What It Does: Want your skin to really come alive? This silky, skin-loving highlighter knows all about that. The one-of-a-kind formula adjusts to your skin’s undertones and helps amplify your natural radiance. And thanks to ingredients like crushed minerals, artichoke leaf extract, and evening primrose oil, it has a creamy feel that applies seamlessly (and doesn’t cake!).

How to Use It: Dust the highlighter anywhere you want a glow, like your cheekbones and the bridge of your nose.

About the Brand: KVOSSNYC is a clean skincare and beauty brand that is redefining the face of beauty. It's skincare and beauty on your terms, but, most importantly, it's products that support your skin through deep science and super-unique formulations.


MEMOIRE ARCHIVES

Wild Flower Field Lotion

What It Does: One sniff of this floral lotion and you’ll be transported to a colorful field of wildflowers. It features notes of wild daisy, rose, and blooming peony that linger on your skin long after you’ve applied it.

How to Use It: After showering, slather the lotion all over your damp skin. No need to use perfume afterward, this has you covered!

About the Brand: MEMOIRE ARCHIVES aims to capture specific moments and places in time with its line of sensory perfumes.



LOTTIE LONDON

Oil Slick Lip Oil in Peachy Cheeks

What It Does: All of the sweet—none of the sticky. This sheer peach lip oil is infused with peach extract and packed with vitamins E and B, jojoba oil, sweet almond oil, and omega-3 to leave your lips feeling sweet and super juicy.

How to Use It: Swipe it over your bare lips, or use it as a glossy lipstick topper.

About the Brand: LOTTIE LONDON’s innovative long-wear and high-pigment products aim to help you express your creativity and personality through beauty (a goal we can totally get behind!).





BORN RUBY

Oh-So-Natural Blush Drops in Peach Charmeuse

What It Does: Looking for an oh-so-natural hint of color? This peachy blush is like a drop of sunshine on your cheeks, giving you a natural, luminous flush. The hydrating formula is effortlessly blendable and melts into a gorgeous skin-like finish.

How to Use It: Place two to three dots along your cheekbones and blend out towards your hairline.

About the Brand: BORN RUBY aims to redefine beauty through sustainable and clean beauty practices. They are committed to not only enhancing your natural radiance but also taking care of our planet in the process.



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WE ARE PARADOX
Repair Game Changer Hair Mask

Product Type: Hair Mask
What It Does: This 96% natural, high-performance hair mask gives your strands a new lease on life. It’s designed without rules—apply to dry, wet, or towel-dried hair for as long as you like. Plus, it also acts as a finishing cream.
How to Use It: Apply to wet or dry hair, brush through, and leave for as little or as long as you wish before rinsing.
About the Brand: WE ARE PARADOXX believes product performance shouldn't be compromised when choosing natural, clean beauty. Their hair and body care is all up to 100 percent natural with organic extracts.


VILHELM PARFUMERIE
Poets of Berlin Fragrance

Product Type: Fragrance
What It Does: Inspired by David Bowie’s love of Berlin, this bold scent combines notes of blueberry, lemon, bamboo, green wild orris, and Haitian vetiver. It’s warm and gentle while also being magnetic, just like Bowie and Berlin.
How to Use It: Spritz the perfume onto your neck, wrists, and temples.
About the Brand: VILHELM PARFUMERIE is a niche perfume house that aims to capture memories, emotion, and inspiration in a bottle.



KVOSSNYC
Single Blush in Rosy

Product Type: Blush
What It Does: This ultra-blendable powder blush in a rosy hue is made with a balancing, brightening, and skin-cushioning formula for a natural, healthy glow. Antioxidant-rich gotu kola (a medicinal plant that’s known for its healing properties) helps boost collagen production, while summer lilac and thyme extracts moisturize to help prevent wrinkles, loss of elasticity, and skin vitality.
How to Use It: Apply to the apples of your cheeks in a soft circular motion. Blend for an even, sheer application.
About the Brand: KVOSSNYC is a clean skincare and beauty brand that is redefining the face of beauty. It's skincare and beauty on your terms, but, most importantly, it's products that support your skin through deep science and super unique formulations.



DR. BRANDT SKINCARE
Microdermabrasion Age-Defying Exfoliator

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Product Type: Exfoliant
What It Does: This age-defying exfoliator gently polishes and helps smooth your skin, buffing away dead surface skin cells for a smoother, brighter complexion in minutes. It’s a cult favorite for a reason.
How to Use It: Slowly and gently massage cream onto the skin for one to two minutes, avoiding the eye area
About the Brand: Founded by cosmetic dermatology visionary Dr. Fredric Brandt, DR. BRANDT SKINCARE’s cutting-edge products break the boundaries of traditional skincare.




Heart Percent
Dote On Mood Dewy Melting Lipstick

Product Type: Lipstick
What It Does: [Innovative Dewy Melting Lip Color] A lightweight sheer lipstick melts gently into your lips as soon as it touches your lips providing immediate, lasting hydration like a lip balm with a high-shine dewy finish.
How to Use It: [Dew Glossy Lipstick] Melt-on formula. High-shine dewy gloss lip color. Incredibly shine-like glass with lightweight, ultra-comfortable, non-sticky texture. [Dew Melting Textures] Long-lasting glossy textures. Like fresh dew drops, it gives you super shine and comfort without any stickiness. Smoothly glide on to create fuller-looking lips with an ultra-shiny wet look.
About the Brand: OLIVE YOUNG introduced the first Korean health and beauty store in 1999, with the opening of the first store.
Since then, OLIVE YOUNG has led the market as the first and the best.





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BENEFIT COSMETICS
24-HR Brow Setter Clear Brow Gel

About This Product
Brow Gel
What It Does: Brows that look naturally beautiful all day long? This clear gel delivers just that. Swipe it on for 24 hours of water-resistant definition and hold. The custom-molded, dual-sided wand coats brow hairs (yes, even the teeny ones) from root to tip without getting clumpy or flaky.
How to Use It: Comb this clear gel through your brows in the same direction that your brow hairs naturally grow.
About the Brand: Founded by two sisters in San Francisco, this quirky brand puts the fun back into makeup without sacrificing any of the quality.



ESTATE COSMETICS
Precision Liquid Eyeliner in Black

About This Product
Eyeliner
What It Does: Thick flicks, kitten wings, graphic lines, and more—this inky black liquid liner makes any eye look easy to achieve. The ultra-fine felt tip glides on your skin like butter (no tugging here!) and delivers the perfect dose of color right where you want it. And, it doesn’t smudge, crease, feather, or run—apply it in the a.m. and it’s on for the long haul.
How to Use It: Hold the liner like a pen and draw along your lash line, flicking out into a wing at the corner.
About the Brand: ESTATE COSMETICS is a Montréal-based brand with a passion for creating super-pigmented, long-lasting products with an intense color payoff.

GROWN ALCHEMIST
Polishing Facial Exfoliant

About This Product
Face Scrub

What It Does: Get your dull and rough-looking skin back to a smooth, soft, and supple state with the help of this revitalizing scrub. It’s gentle enough to use every day, and the grapefruit and rosehip oils help balance your skin and keep your oil production in check. Plus, with the brightening powers of vitamin C built-in, you’ll be on your way to radiant skin.

How to Use It: On damp skin, gently massage a small amount over your face, then rinse.

About the Brand: Founded in Melbourne, Australia, GROWN ALCHEMIST develops clean, science-backed formulas for skin and hair—all in chic, minimalist packaging.



OFRA COSMETICS
Mini Liquid Lip in Mocha

About This Product
 Lipstick
What It Does: If you love a classic matte lip, this one’s for you! Enriched with vitamin A and antioxidants, this mauve shade delivers the perfect color payoff while also making sure your lips stay hydrated. The light velvet texture glides on effortlessly, while the precision applicator ensures a flawless application in just one easy step.
How to Use It: Line your lips with the applicator and then fill them in completely. Let it set for a few minutes before eating or drinking.
About the Brand: OFRA COSMETICS products help make you look and feel good 24/7—and with essentials that transition from work to weekend, and day to night—there’s something for every lifestyle.

SUTRA
Heat Guard® Leave-In Cream

About This Product
Leave-In Conditioner
What It Does: Flyaways? Frizz? As if! This rich leave-in treatment is here to make sure your hair is hydrated and smooth by infusing your strands with plenty of moisture and nutrition. It’s also on a serious mission to help repair the damage caused by heat styling, so your hair can look healthy and happy.
How to Use It: Rake a small amount of conditioner through your damp or dry hair, then style it as usual.
About the Brand: Developed by a team of professional hair stylists, SUTRA BEAUTY aims to continually create cutting-edge tools and styling products that perform for pros and beginners alike.


My 5 October Beauty Favorites



RODIAL

Vit C Brightening Cleanser

About This Product

Product Type: Cleanser

What It Does: Remove excess oil and impurities while giving your skin a glowy boost with this gel-to-foam cleanser. It contains powerhouse brighteners like vitamin C, glycolic and lactic acids, and blood orange water to help gently exfoliate and smooth your skin.

How to Use It: Massage a dime-size amount into wet skin and watch as the gel transforms into a silky foam. Rinse with lukewarm water.

About the Brand: RODIAL is a global luxury skincare and beauty brand founded by former beauty editor Maria Hatzistefanis. They focus on offering targeted treatments with instant results and long-lasting benefits.




LUNA MAGIC

Highlighter in Tulum

About This Product

Product Type: Highlighter

What It Does: This creamy yet lightweight formula effortlessly glides on your skin, giving you the same radiant glow you see on social media filters. Ideal for fair to medium skin tones, this highlighter delivers a luminous finish that will enhance your natural beauty and help leave you looking flawless.

How to Use It: Glide onto your skin wherever you’d like some glow (cheekbones, bridge of your nose, brow bones, and Cupid’s bow).

About the Brand: LUNA MAGIC is an indie beauty and lifestyle brand founded by Afro-Latina and Dominican-American sisters Mabel and Shaira Frías. By combining their passions for beauty and lifestyle, they created a vibrant brand that celebrates their mutual love for their multicultural heritage, Latin culture, and music—in living color.





EARTH HARBOR NATURALS

Glow Juice Refining Enzyme Mask

About This Product

Product Type: Face Mask

What It Does: This mask is more than just a pretty face (but the purple color is stunning!). It’s also a powerful, fast-acting mask that works to help naturally resurface, cool, and firm your skin’s appearance thanks to alpha and beta hydroxy acids. Additional ingredients like red seaweed, white willow bark, and aloe leaf juice help reveal greater clarity, improve the look of texture and tone, and give a more youthful glow—all without irritating your skin. Plus, the mask doubles as a leave-on spot treatment.

How to Use It: Apply a generous amount to clean skin and leave on for at least three minutes before rinsing with warm water.

About the Brand: EARTH HARBOR NATURALS was born with the mission of creating high-quality and ocean-friendly self-care products that are nontoxic, synthetic-free, and plant-based.




BODYOGRAPHY

Eye Pencil in Black Walnut

About This Product

Product Type: Eye Pencil

What It Does: This brown coconut oil-infused eyeliner glides effortlessly on your lids (no dragging or tugging here!). The pencil's texture allows for precise application, delivering a crisp and clean line, but can also be smudged for a sultry smoky effect.

How to Use It: Glide the pencil along your lash line and smudge for an effortless look.

About the Brand: BIOGRAPHY is a family-owned business that delivers clean, top-quality products to help your skin look and feel its best.





AVANT SKINCARE

Collagen Intense Radiance Activator Serum

About This Product

Product Type: Serum

What It Does: Enriched with a blend of brightening and illuminating signature ingredients (like niacinamide and collagen), this serum is designed to enhance your skin's radiance and promote a luminous, vibrant complexion. Harnessing the benefits of collagen and lecithin, this formula works to help reduce the appearance of wrinkles, hydrate and replenish your skin, and promote a firmer, more youthful-looking appearance.

How to Use It: Morning and night, smooth a pea-size amount in gentle circular motions onto your skin.

About the Brand: AVANT SKINCARE meticulously scrutinizes each ingredient that formulates their products and always stands by the blend of nature and science as well as its mission: to make everyone feel confident in their own skin.

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