New Products I’m Loving

There’s some new products that I’ve recently gotten that I really wanted to share because I love them so much! It isn’t quite time for March favorites, and I wouldn’t feel comfortable including these yet as I aim to test things for at least a few weeks if not months because I deem them a favorite, so I wanted to make a separate post. You likely won’t see these again until April when I’ve had more time to thoroughly test them, but I hope these quick hits of new products is still helpful.

Josie Maran Argan Daily Moisturizer SPF 47 – My favorite sunscreen of all time, Krave Beauty’s The Beet Shield, is still sold out, and I’m almost out of my current sunscreen. I decided to give this a try since it’s a favorite of so many people with dry skin. They weren’t wrong – it’s both moisturizing and lightweight and doesn’t leave a white cast despite being an all mineral sunscreen. I’m so excited to have a higher SPF product now that it’s finally getting nice outside. I’m even more excited to have one that doesn’t dry out my skin or have a tint that leaves my face looking a strange color like a lot of mineral sunscreens tend to do.

PSA Skin The Most – I recently wrote about how I stopped buying hyaluronic acid serums because they tend to either not do anything or are actively destructive for my skin. So when Allies of Skin sent this to me (PSA is their sister brand), I expected to hate it or at least feel indifferent about it. I was so wrong! This really made a huge difference for my skin in a way I never expected. I’ve used it with slightly damp skin right after showering with a tiny amount of moisturizer on top and been able to wait hours before using anything else. This is actually game changer for me – usually I need to really think about when I shower at night because I need to do my whole skincare routine after to avoid my skin getting dry and dehydrated. Then, I worry about what to do after taking a walk, doing yoga, or eating dinner if I’ve already done my routine – do I start all over or hope it’s fine? With this product, I can shower whenever and do the rest of my skincare routine whenever I want! And of course, even though I was gifted this, all opinions are 100% my own, and I am absolutely buying this with my own money whenever I run out.

Dew Wet Balm (left) and Finding Ferdinand Lipstick (right)

Danessa Myricks Dew Wet Balm in Rosewater – I’ve been obsessed with the idea of owning the Super Loaded Tinted Cream Highlighter from Westman Atelier for however long it has existed. But every time I thought about getting it, I just couldn’t do it – it’s $75 and apparently full of glitter which just isn’t for me. Then, I discovered the Dew Wet Balm in Rosewater for $22 and decided that this could be the perfect thing to get instead. And I was right! It’s the perfect texture that’s balmy without being sticky. It picks up from the pan so easily, blends out fast, and dries down to a gorgeous sheen that doesn’t budge. It also imparts a beautiful touch of rosiness to add to any blush I’m already using. It’s not full of glitter, it’s not $75, and I’m so happy I found it.

Finding Ferdinand Custom Lipstick – I’ve been having so much fun playing around with the custom lipstick maker on this site – you can literally make any color that has a hex code for only $30 (for comparison, Bite Lip Lab charges $60 per lipstick though you do get to meet with a consultant in-person or on Zoom). And the one that I ended up getting is a beautiful color that matches so well with my favorite lip liner in the shade Kackie. It also adds some springy brightness and sheen to any of my other lipsticks without needing to go straight to a gloss, which I’m so pleased with. This is also possibly my favorite lipstick formula – it’s somehow sheer, impactful, moisturizing, and long-lasting all at the same time. And the packaging feels so luxurious! If I am ever able to pan a few lipsticks, I know exactly where I’m going to get some new ones. I do have an affiliate code with Finding Ferdinand which you can use to get 10% off: liftbakelove10. I wrote this review before I had this code, and like all my reviews, is my completely unbiased opinion.

Shop Miss A Super Soft Wonder Blender – I cannot believe I was spending $20 regularly on Beauty Blenders when these were an option. They get so big once you’ve wet them, and they have an amazingly soft texture. And they are still firm enough to avoid soaking up a ton of makeup and blend products seamlessly. I have tried many Beauty Blender dupes and makeup sponges, but none of them have as great as this one. At $1.55 per sponge, I am never going back!

I do everything I can on this blog to give thorough reviews of products that I’ve tested for at least a month or two (if not years), but I couldn’t keep these five to myself! Do you want to see more early impressions of products or should I stick to reviews of products I’ve had longer to try? Let me know!

5 thoughts on “New Products I’m Loving

    1. I’ve mostly tried hyaluronic acid serums that are focused on that ingredient (e.g., from Good Molecules and the Ordinary and recently the one from Glow Recipe among many others). I think it’s due to living in such a low moisture environment (it’s incredibly low humidity here most of the year) that can make it tough since it will pull moisture to wherever it is lowest. I think that combined with already having dry skin means that it gets even drier and then I have issues. That said, I’m excited to look at these serums that are combo ingredient/focused on hydration vs just hyaluronic acid because that seems to work much better! All that said, always love to hear your recommendations 🙂

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      1. In that case I’d point you towards Hada Labo Gokujyun Super Premium Lotion (gold bottle Japanese brand) or Perfect Gel Cream. Their formulations are a lot more cosmetically elegant than that of other Western HAs. Have you tried those?

        Other than that… I guess I’d finish my skincare routine fully rather than stop in between? Just because I can’t be bothered flip flopping if nothing else.
        Or perhaps mist a lot if all you want to do is cleanse and do stuff, then finish your routine when you have the time?

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  1. I’ve tried the Hada Labo Gokujyun Super Premium Lotion too but it broke me out. I know it’s tons of people’s HG though so it’s also one of the ones I recommend when people ask what they should try first! Totally agree with you re: being more elegant than Western HAs.

    I usually work out around 5 or 6 and then shower so it’s a long time before that and when I sleep (which includes eating dinner), so I like doing the start and stop situation but I wouldn’t say that’s what I’d recommend or tell others to do! Misting and keeping our humidifiers running is something I need to keep on top of so that’s a great reminder 🙂

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