There are so many new beauty products that deserve attention sometimes I forget ones that I’ve liked before. I was reading Into The Gloss’s Top Shelf post on Violet Grey‘s founder Cassandra Grey, who mentioned her love of Embroylisse’s Lait-Crème Concentrè cream. I have never tried the cream which apparently is a favorite among models (I’ll take Cassandra’s advice, but 15-year-olds with no wrinkles? not so much). Anway, it made me remember how much I love their BB cream. It is lightweight, smells divine, and has a matte, airbrush effect when you put it on (maybe it’s the Hyaluronic Acid, which if you read my last Anything But Fillers post, you know is good for plumping skin). The color works on most skin tones. The airbrush effect I love, but to give it a dewier finish am going to add a spritz of Inflora Rose Water (the one makeup artist Mary Wiles recommended in her How to Get Glowing Skin post).
I was also out of lip balm so reordered By Terry’s Baume de Rose lip protectant with SPF 15. It is expensive for a lip balm, $60, but worth it, and it gives your lips a pretty slightly pink sheen. I don’t normally wear lipstick during the day, so this is my go-to. If you decide to buy one, get the pot, not the tube—it’s too messy.
Another French fave that I rotate with my moisturizer is Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse, a dry oil with six plant-based oils—macadamia, hazelnut, borrage, almond, camellia, and St. John’s Wort. It is not expensive, $29, (though my Chanel Sublimage moisturizer is very), again it smells incredible and does not make me break out. I use it all-year round, though more often in winter.