Written by Lesley Holland Downey
What I’m loving right now is anything that makes my life easier and my routine a little more efficient. A dry shampoo that adds volume and resurrects a blow dry after a few days; a wave-enhancing spray that smells just as good as a designer fragrance; a CC cream that has SPF and enough coverage to mitigate darkness around your eyes; a favorite eye shadow stick that stays put all day. Here are the products in heavy rotation in my fall beauty routine.
Herbivore Coco Rose Coconut Oil Body Polish and Trish McEvoy Sexy 9 Blackberry and Vanilla Musk Body Sponge Duo—delicious-smelling treats for your bath or shower.
Kiehl’s Smoothing Oil-Infused Hair Products—finally something that can calm my dry, coarse hair down a bit.
It Cosmetics Confidence in a Cream and It Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC+ Cream with SPF 50—discovered in a moment of weakness after watching one of their infomercials.
TONYMOLY Water Bomb Sleeping Pack—I use this over my regular moisturizer at night when my skin is looking dehydrated, plus my teenagers love it for breakout-free hydration.
SKINFOOD Wash Off Rice Mask—gentle exfoliation for sensitive skin types.
Sara Happ The Lip Slip—I layer this uber-rich balm on at bedtime, and when I wake up I can still feel it working.
Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer—I’m a bit of concealer junkie, and this one covers without settling in the fine lines.
MAC Pro Longwear Powder—coverage in a flash, great for touch ups during the day.
Laura Mercier Caviar Stick—a perennial favorite, finally available in matte shades.
L’Oreal Lash Paradise Mascara—feathery soft mascara that easily washes off at night.
Benefit Gimme Brow—great to quickly define, shape and darken your brows.