Winter may be my favorite season, however, it is not my preference when it comes to my skin. My poor dry and dehydrated pandemic skin.
I have to say this season has been exceptionally harsh on my face. Between all of this time at home during quarantine, and the constant exposure to indoor heat, I am dehydrated AF.
It should come as no surprise to you that I am the sister who knows the least about things pertained to skincare and beauty products.
However, our sister Nicole, a founding member of The Sister Project and who also happens to be a beauty junkie, recently joined us on Cozy Conversations for a chat about everything from single parenthood, dating after divorce, real estate, and of course, beauty and skincare.
She didn’t hold back when it came to her favorite products.
Get your Amazon carts primed because this list is Sister Nicole’s tested and approved Must-Have Beauty + Wellness Products.
1. Charlotte Tilbury Flawless Filter 2. Charlotte Tilbury Magic Eye Cream 3. Beauty Blender 4. Naked Cotton Pad 5. Boric Life 6. Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer 7. NuFace Facial Toning Kit 8. Charlotte Tilbury Magic Cream 9. Tarte Creaseless Concealer 10. Darphin 8 Flower Nectar Facial 11. M-61 Vitamin C Serum
According to Nicole, the Charlotte Tilbury Flawless Filter is her absolute number one favorite product on this list. She applied it to me before a funeral we recently attended and when I looked at myself in the mirror I thought my skin looked, well, flawless. This is a real game-changer and according to Nicole, every woman should have this in their makeup bag.
Charlotte is the big hitter on this list because she appears here a few times. Her second appearance comes in the form of the Magic Eye Cream. According to Nicole, if you aren’t using an eye cream that is your first mistake. The Lord knows fine lines are coming in strong after one year in quarantine.
Next up is the Beauty Blender which is Nicole’s must-have beauty product application tool. The Beauty Blender sponge eliminates lines and streaks and leaves your face looking like you just stepped out of a salon or at the very least like you didn’t apply your tinted moisturizer with your hand.
Naked Cotton by White Rabbit Beauty rounds out Nicole’s list of products that aid in the application. Naked Cotton Pads offer versatility to everyday use other cotton pads don’t. You can use them to apply everything from cleanser, toner, to face treatments, and they don’t leave the dusty lint residue other cotton pads leave behind.
Ok ladies. We all know those hormones mess with everything from our mood and skin to the PH balance, down there. Worry not. Nicole shared her fave PH balancer for your hoo-ha. Boric Life Vaginal Suppositories get your lady bits feeling fresh and balanced as well as offer pain relief for any irritation or discomfort you might be experiencing.
Laura Mercier’s Tinted Moisturizer is Nicole’s favorite tinted moisturizer and has been for years. This product is like a hybrid makeup/moisturizer that offers a flawless and dewy, “no-makeup-makeup-look.”
Not all face products come in tubes and tiny jars. This one is more like a tool for your face. It’s called NuFACE and it is a microcurrent Facial Toning Device. NuFACE tones, lifts and contours your skin leaving you feeling refreshed. Nicole likes to do it while her kids eat their breakfast everyday.
As promised, Charlotte makes her third appearance, and this time Nicole is singing the praises of her Magic Cream. This cream provides instant hydration and a plumper complexion. Sign me up!
Next up is Tarte’s Creaseless Concealer. Nicole shared this product with Lauren a few years back and according to Lauren, it is the best thing that has ever happened to her. It is great for light coverage and a natural look. Run don’t walk.
Nicole shares Darphin Oil Flower Nectar off the record as she forgot to mention during our Cozy Conversation but wanted to ensure it made the list because she is a fan. Darphin Oil is rejuvenating elixir designed to rejuvenate, smooth, and nourish skin of all ages.
I snuck in one of Lauren’s favorites because it is rare we impress Nicole with a skincare product that would meet her standard. The M-61 Vitablast C Serum is in Lauren’s regular rotation and her skin GLOWS. This is a radiance-boosting serum with Vitamin E and C. It targets dullness and protects against environmental stressors.
If you have made it to the bottom of this blog you are in for a treat.
During our Cozy Conversation with Nicole Pearl | Episode 43, Nicole got candid about her Botox regiment and encourages everyone to give it a whirl as it will surely give you a little boost.
She promises the very smallest amount will leave you feeling confident and beautiful.
Her recommendation is Dr. Geldner at The Geldner Center in Hinsdale.
Lastly, if you want to update your beauty care regiment and replace some items with things that are more suited for us gals in our 30’s and 40’s but might not want to spend all your cash in one sitting, Nicole suggests starting with the Charlotte Tilbury Magic Creams, Flawless Filter and the Beauty Blender.