As the month of March winds down and we say so long to the dreaded winter months (and our dry skin), we’re looking forward to experimenting with makeup trends galore. We’re usually hibernating around this time of year, regardless of whether or not there’s a pandemic. It’s that period of time in-between holiday glam and bright pops of Spring color that we’re in right now. Skincare has mostly dominated our beauty routines, but we’ve made time to play with some of the looks we’ll be emerging from quarantine with.
Welcome to our inaugural beauty favorites article, where we’ll be telling you all about the amazing products we’ve tried and kept on our shelves each month. From cult-favorites to new releases, make sure to tune in to NBGA to find out the latest. Keep reading for more!
If you have oily or acne-prone skin, don’t shy away from facial oils, especially this one from Sunday Riley. It actually manages and prevents acne and breakouts with medicated Salicylic Acid. Congestion be gone!
The cult-favorite Summer Fridays is responsible for many products that blow our minds away, including this Super Amino Gel Cleanser. It has a cocktail of over 11 amino acids to restore your skin’s pH balance and leaves skin feeling refreshed.
Shedding that dry winter skin is no easy feat, and that’s where Frank Body comes into play. With ingredients like robusta coffee, cold-pressed almond oil, and vitamin E, buff away dead skin and banish breakouts in no time.
Do we expect anything less from Urban Decay? We’re absolutely obsessed with their newest launch. With beautiful greens, browns, and shades of gold, we’re ready to create some incredible looks.
It’s hard to protect our skin’s microbiome without making sure we take into account our skin barrier. There are a lot of free radicals, sun damage, and pollution that can clog and age us. This moisturizer from The Nue Co. helps protect the skin by using clean ingredients and sustainable materials.
Boy Smells recently launched its genderless fragrance line, a beautiful of smells that are all too heavenly to describe. This fragrance, full of notes like cedar and vetiver is a reminder to be yourself and challenge the status quo.
BYREDO can truly do no wrong. With their newest launch, they’ve whisked us away into yet another olfactory dimension. Maté, cassis, and wood mixed in with black tea and violet remind us that we’ll forever be dropping $270 on their perfumes.
A liquid lip balm that provides high shine, nourishment, and regeneration. We’ve got our eyes on this incredible lip gloss alternative.
This new launch from the innovative Kevyn Aucoin is dual-ended marker that shapes, defines and sets brows for a full, natural finish. It’s perfect for that model brow look.
This is one of the best retinols I’ve ever tried. It’s does not dry, irritate, or leave a filmy layer on skin. Get all of the skin-clearing and anti-aging benefits you need with this Retinol Reform from Shani Darden.
Considered a skin supplement, this serum is a nutrient-rich formula that establishes a harmonious, breathable barrier between skin and daily exposure to urban pollution. An abundant supply of vitamins, antioxidants, and energy-rich phytonutrients fortify the skin’s surface to counterbalance the impact of free-radicals.
This body butter from Josie Maran is super juicy, soft on the skin, and provides intense hydration and skin cell turnover with the most gentle form of retinol. Keep your skin healthy all over with this pink-algae-derived formula.
This concealer and foundation is a full coverage delight with a wake-up call! It’s infused with caffeine and coconut, a blend that’ll be sure to have you looking fresh and concealed. It also comes in 30 shades and is vegan.
We don’t know about you, but we’re absolutely loving a cheek tint for the upcoming Spring months. With this silicone-free formula, you can easily dab on a little or a lot. Beautiful, sun-kissed skin is a moment away.
The iconic Mothership palette is back with a gorgeous shade range that’s perfect for Spring and Summer. We know we’re eyeing that bright orange shade for all the glam this season.
It’s potent and will absolutely drench you in hydration. Its two most powerful ingredients skullcap and purslane help calm the skin and reduce irritation. Say bye-bye to inflammation and fine lines.
This Triple Berry Smoothing Peel is one of the hands-down, best at-home peels to dramatically smooth visible skin damage, lift sun spots, and clear pores. It honestly smells like berry jam and it’s SO hard not to eat. Don’t eat it!
This game-changing, vegan and Canadian skincare line is one of our favorites to use for gorgeous, glowing skin. 89.5% of its ingredients are specifically added for moisture replenishing. This is a toner and essence combination that is sure to knock your socks off.
We do love ourselves some French beauty, after all. This eye contour cream from typology has concentrated coenzyme Q10 and prickly pear oil to reduce wrinkles and fine lines around the eyes. We love it!